The Statement by UID-DER on its New Campaign:
We are workers, working day and night with elbow grease, producing the whole wealth. Everything stands on our own hands. We are the ones raising those skyscrapers high, opening tunnels, and digging the bosom of coal mines. Just imagine what would happen when all workers stop working for one day!
(11.08.2015) The Arçelik LG factory in Gebze produces air conditioning units. It is a joint venture between Koç Holdings, the biggest capitalist conglomerate in Turkey, and South Korea’s LG.
(12.08.2015) We send herewith heartfelt greeting of solidarity and support from Japan across oceans to you, brothers and sisters of workers of Arçelik LG, striving to achieve separation and independence from Türk Metal, a Fascist union.
(02.08.2015) Thank you very much for sending your powerful and heartfelt solidarity message! We'll translate and distribute this to all participants to the rally.
(29.07.2015) 70 years ago in hot days of August American imperialism carried out a massacre in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the sorrow of which is still burns in our hearts.
(29.07.2015) Nuclear power plants as well as other facilities for nuclear weapons inherently require radiation exposure of workers. Without their work, nuclear facilities cannot exist. The struggle against radiation–exposed work will build international solidarity of workers to stop nuclear wars and also decommission all nuclear power plants in the world.
(24.07.2015) On July 22 over 2000 teachers protested outside the Iranian regime’s “parliament” on Baharestan Square. Over 100 were arrested after they were beaten by police.
(07.06.2015) We, Japanese and Korean railway workers, have determined to issue a Joint Statement to declare our will for crushing the privatization, deregulation in the public sector and neoliberal labor policy, and to stand up for solidarity with workers of the world struggling against capitalist attack.
(24.05.2015) Brothers and sisters, fighting metal workers and workers of UID-DER,
We send you a heartfelt message of international solidarity to support metal workers, including cooperating workers, who stand up for organizing an independent union by overthrowing the fascist union’s bondage.
(19.05.2015) To the metal workers of Turkey
Our dear class brothers and sisters
We heard about your recent heroic struggles from the comrades of UID-DER. We are very impressed with your fight against the three-pronged attack of the capitalists: the biggest capitalists of Turkey, the capitalist state and the gangsters of Türk Metal.
(21.05.2015) Movement of metal workers in Bursa, heartland of automotive industry in Turkey, sends tremors through the whole metal industry in Turkey. Workers of biggest industrial companies such as Renault, Fiat and some others have already started unofficial strikes and also of other factories including Ford and many others have been holding various types of protests in their factories and around.
(06.05.2015) To celebrate May Day, hundreds of millions of workers across the world took to the streets and raised their voices against exploitation and repression by capitalist system and for unity, solidarity and struggle. This year’s celebration in Gebze, a worker’s town, was much more massive and vibrant than recent years. Many unions from around neighbouring towns such as Istanbul and Kocaeli joined with the unions in Gebze. UID-DER was also present with its massive, enthusiastic, disciplined and red column.
(01.05.2015) Our dear class brothers and sisters in Turkey,
Our fellow labour activists in UID-DER,
For the first time in eight years the Iranian regime has allowed workers to demonstrate and celebrate May Day in public. This development has a number of domestic and international causes, with workers’ increasing combatively during the past few months being the main one.
(01.05.2015) Our dear Iranian class brothers/sisters. It is May Day and today our class brothers/sisters all over the world take to the streets as one voice, one heart. They raise their voices and vow that they will not bow down before the attacks of the bosses. They come together to stop joblessness, poverty and repression. They say they do not want to kill and die in imperialist wars. They say no to capitalist exploitation.
(10.03.2015) Our dear friends of Doro-Chiba and Japanese class brothers and sisters,
As your class brothers and sisters in Turkey we salute and support with all our heart and soul the honorable struggle you have been waging for 4 years against nuclear power plants since the Fukushima disaster.
(10.03.2015) Four years have passed since the disaster on the March 11. People in Fukushima are raging. Evacuees amount to 130,000, of which 30,000 people are living in “temporary” housings. People are deprived of hometowns, farmlands, livelihood, lives worth living. Radioactivity spreads widely. Contaminated water is leaking day by day.
(26.02.2015) Messages of solidarity sent by Doro-Chiba, a trade-union of Japanese railway workers, and Workers Liberty Industrial Committee from Britain to the striking metal workers in Turkey to be conveyed by UİD-DER were handed by a delegation of UİD-DER to Birleşik Metal-İş (United Metal Workers’ Union) in a visit to its national centre.
(17.02.2015) Comrades of Workers' Liberty in the UK send our full solidarity to striking Turkish metal workers, particularly in light of the government repression of their strike. The right to withdraw our labour is what fundamentally distinguishes the worker from the slave, and must be defended at all costs.
(04.02.2015) Over 1,000 workers at the Safa Rolling and Pipe Mills in Saveh are continuing their protest for a third day. On the second day of the protest production at the plant was brought to a standstill. According to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), 26 lorry drivers who had brought raw materials for the Safa Rolling and Pipe Mills Company from Bandar Abbas gathered in front of the factory gate.
(12.02.2015) Please find attached Doro-Chiba's solidarity message to your courageous struggle. We wholeheartedly support the decisive strike of United Metal Workers' Union (UMWU) and indignantly condemn the strike ban by the AKP government in the name of “disruption of national security”. It'd be great if you could forward this message to UMWU, too.
(10.02.2015) On January 29, thousands of metal workers started their strike against bosses’ union MESS (Union of Metal Industrialists). The strike was organised by Birleşik Metal-İş, which is a DİSK affiliate and involved 22 factories across Turkey. Birleşik Metal-İş is one of the three unions in metal industry officially recognised for collective bargaining along with Türk Metal (Türk-İş affiliate) and Çelik-İş.
15,000 workers at 22 factories, where Birleşik Metal-İş is organised, chose to go on strike. On Thursday, 29 January, workers shut off the power at Cengiz Makine factory in Gebze, which was subsequently followed by other factories. Thousands of workers from various unions and many democratic mass organisations, including UID-DER were present to support the strike. On 30 January, the AKP government passed a resolution to ban the strike. However, the strike of thousands of fighting metal workers has already aroused enthusiasm among broader toiling masses and started to cultivate consciousness of rights-claiming among workers.
(20.01.2015) Since the eruption of the world-worst nuclear disaster of Fukushima Dai-ichi triggered by the Earthquake on March 11, 2011, Doro-Chiba has been organizing a signature campaign to abolish all nuclear power plants on the earth, appealing to workers and labor unions all over the world. UID-DER is the most earnest and significant supporter of our campaign, responding to our appeal by sending us over 16,000 signatures.
(08.01.2014) Hundreds of electricity and Iran Tyre workers protest against temporary contracts outside regime’s ‘parliament’. Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) has reported that on Wednesday, January 7, about 500 workers of regional electricity companies from different parts of Iran gathered in Tehran to protest against temporary contracts.