Global Rights Index 2018 : Worst Countries for Working People


 

Turkey: Arrest of union leaders – Discrimination and dismissals

In the aftermath of the attempted coup in July 2016, civil liberties have been severely downtrodden in Turkey and trade unions and their members have been systematically targeted under the guise of the state of emergency. In April 2017 alone, more than 2,125 persons were detained and 3,974 workers were dismissed from public services. During the year, the government banned numerous strikes organised in the glass and the metal sectors because it deemed them “prejudicial to national security”.

In April 2017, 14 TUMTIS officials, including Ankara branch president Nurettin Kılıçdoğan, received heavy prison sentences ranging from 1.5 years to 6.5 years for recruiting new members and obstructing the freedom of conducting business, while Zeynep Çelik, a nurse and former DISK Executive Committee member, was arrested in May 2017.

In August 2017, 682 teachers in the southeastern provinces, all members of Eğitim-Sen (Union of Education Workers), were subject to compulsory reassignment in other provinces for “participating in marches contrary to the Turkish Republic’s fight against terrorism”.

In February 2018, Elif Cuhadar, a KESK Executive Committee member, was arrested for statements she had made during a panel discussion in 2014.

Three other public service trade union members, Cagdas Yazici, Recep Temel and Idil Ugurlu, were detained without due process in March 2018.

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Osmanlı ve Avusturya-Macaristan İmparatorluklarının Torunları


 

Avrupa Adalet Divanı Önünde Adalet Arıyor!

⚖♚ Avrupa Komisyonuna şikâyette bulunuluyor, konu resmi düzeyde her platformda dile getiriliyor, zaman zaman ikili anlaşmalar ile geçici çözümler getiriliyor ve sonunda hukuki davalar açılıyor.

⚖♚ Ancak Türkiye’yi tamamen rahatlatacak adımların atılması henüz mümkün olmadı. Konuya ilişkin çalışmaların dağınık ve yetersizliği olumsuz etki yapıyor. İvedilikle daha sıkı bir eşgüdüm ve net bir odaklanma ile çalışmaların hızlandırılması, bu önemli kazanımın kağıt üzerinde kalmasını engelleyebilir.

⚖♚ Davalar farklılıklar içerince, siyasi atmosfer değişiveriyor. İyi de hani hukukun üstünlüğü, bağımsızlığı, tarafsızlığı? AB bu ilkelerin savuncusu değil mi? Türkiye söz konusu olduğunda dayatmıyor mu?

⚖♚ Şimdi, Mahkeme Nisan ayındaki duruşmada; ‘bu Türkler de artık çok fazla olmaya başladılar! Bu işin sonu nereye varacak ya hû? Böyle giderse bir gün Türkler tam üyeliği de dava, mahkeme yoluyla kazanacak galiba; biri onları durdursun vakit erkenden…’ diyebilir mi?

⚖♚ Söz konusu; Türkiye, Türkler ve haklı çıkarları söz konusu olunca, AB’nin bütün kurumları farklı telli çalgıları da kullansalar, ahenkli bir «Türk Marşı» çalabilirler, kaygı bu.(nö)

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Zaman «Acımasızca» ilerlerken…


Biraz Nostalji!

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Türkiye – AB İlişkileri: Artan Diyalog, Süregelen Anlaşmazlıklar…


Turkey Under Watch !

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Global Trade Union’s Rights Index 2017


 

One of the World’s 10 worst Countries for Workers is Turkey

⚒ Following the attempted coup in Turkey in July 2016, trade unions and their members have been made public enemies. Over 100,000 public sector workers have lost their jobs in systematic purges by the Erdogan government, whilst others have been transferred or suspended.

⚒ Furthermore, trade union leaders and members have been
attacked, arrested and jailed, whilst marches and protests have
been banned or subjected to repressive policing in the aftermath of the coup. Similarly, freedom of movement for trade unionists in Turkey has also suffered in 2017.

⚒ During the whole month of February, acts of violence, arbitrary dismissal and detention took place in the country, aggravating the climate of tension and causing violence and uncertainty.

⚒ There has been a slight decrease in the number of recorded instances where the rights to free speech and public protest were repressed through the police and security services.

⚒ Threats and violence in retaliation for the exercise of freedom of association deprive workers of their rights and create a climate of fear that chills the exercise of that right by others.

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L’un des 10 pires pays pour travailleurs et travailleuses au monde est la Turquie

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The Tripartite Social Summit and Future of Europe…


 

EU social partners sign agreement on #ActiveAgeing

The future of Europe: charting the course towards growth, employment and fairness„. Participants to the Tripartite Social Summit expressed in particular their views on making work pay as a way to promote employment and social inclusion, new forms of work and the future of industry as well as on the European pillar of social rights and the role of the social partners.

‘Time for a united Europe of 27 to shape a vision for its future’ said European Commission Chief J.C.Juncker.

‘The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome will be a moment for reflection and unity, but also a moment to set the direction of the EU for the decade to come’ declared EU President Donald Tusk.

For the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) General Secretary, Luca Visentini; Trade unions needs that the European Union redouble efforts to increase investment and to create quality jobs, and to encourage collective bargaining to enable pay rises that will drive growth.

According to the Patron of Patrons, Emma Marcegaglia; Europeans are faced with unprecedented challenges: in the international environment, in up-coming Brexit negotiations, regarding employment, security, migration,She urged Member states not to act alone, to effectively respond to challenges they must stay united.

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8 Mart’ta AB ve Türkiye Tablosu!


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