Press declaration made in front of the Ministry of the Labour

Today members of DISK organized a press declaration in front of the Ministry of Labour. In the declaration read by Erol Ekici (President of DISK,), it was said that “the Government is staging a two-fold attack against workers and one part of this attack is new Collective Labour Relations Draft Bill which doesn’t even mention word trade union in its name.” Ekici also added that  “this new draft bill is against ILO Conventions No: 87 and 98, European Social Charter, UN Economical, Social and Cultural Rights Convention and 90th Amendment of Constutiton of Republic Of Turkey.”

In the declaration, it was said that “the second part of this attack is to apply National Employment Strategy Document which will destroy severance pay, turn workers into rental slaves by introducing Private Work Agencies, lower minimum wage and generalize precarious work.” Ekici also emphasized that the efforts to close DISK which were applied in 1970s and withdrawn after huge worker mobilizations, are now tried to be implemented by some statistical manipulations. And he added that “some officials even stated that DISK will loose its ability to do Collective Agreements and will be closed after this legislation.”

Ekici finalized his speech by calling Government to respect international Conventions, ILO Conventions, European Social Charter and 90th Ammendment of the Constution and added that DISK will go on fighting for a decent working life and a trade union legislation in conformity with ILO Conventions.

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4 Responses to Press declaration made in front of the Ministry of the Labour

  1. Burcu Ayan says:

    Dear comrades from DİSK confederation,

    On behalf of 2.6 million IUF members around the world, I salute your resistance, and I salute your peaceful occupy action of ILO Ankara offices to fight for a decent trade union legislation in compliance with the ILO Conventions.

    The IUF and its member organizations call on the Turkish government to immediately revise the draft law to bring it into compliance with ILO Conventions and international labour standards. The IUF supports your action to ensure that trade union rights are fully respected and accessible to all workers in Turkey

    In Solidarity,
    Burcu Ayan
    IUF-UITA-IUL
    Genève/Switzerland

  2. Wishbone Slim says:

    It will take more then words to stop this attack on the basic rights of working men and women.
    Captial, in it’s death agony, will destroy any and everything held dear by the working people unless the we come to the conclusion that we, the organized working people, must develope the political will and organization to topple capitalism and run society in the interest of those who produce the wealth and not those that manipulate it. It the process of pursuing this goal we must reach out to all the oppressed, minorities championing their struggles and making it clear that with the economic and organizational strength of the working class the means to settle their issues is at hand.

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