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Alpagut Workers: “We Are the Ones Who Produce, We Are the Ones Who Will Take Power”

(10.06.2019) The history of the working class is replete with experiences of past struggles. Today, if we want to proceed and succeed in strikes and resistances, we must look back at our past struggles and learn from them. And we must stand up against the bosses in a stronger, determined, conscious and...

A Letter from UID-DER Women’s Committee to Akiko Hoshino

(03.06.2019) Fumiaki Hoshino, who in his early age had joined the ranks of struggle of the Japanese working class in the aspiration of a world without war, exploitation, and full of peace and freedom, lost his life. Cruel Japanese rulers tried to break him away from his struggle and beloved ones by keeping...

Declaration of 100 Teachers in Hiroshima

(06.03.2019) We, teachers in Hiroshima, categorically oppose the inscription of the Self Defense Forces in the 9th clause of the Constitution and also the new introduction of “emergency clause” in it. We are firmly determined to prevent the disaster caused by war and nuclear weapons once again imminent in...

Call from UID-DER: For a Wider International Workers Solidarity!

(10.10.2018) Workers movement and unions are under severe repression in Turkey. Working conditions of the working class are deteriorating with each passing day, along with falling real wages and worsening living conditions. More than 2000 workers per year lose their lives in work accidents. And the economic...

May Day 2018: Hundreds of Thousands Say NO to Exploitation and State of Emergency

(01.05.2018) May Day, the working class’s international day of unity, struggle and solidarity, was enthusiastically celebrated in a number of towns across Turkey. Despite the state of emergency, which has been made the normal mode of government since 2016, despite heavy repression, and bans and restrictions...

Workers in UID-DER: “NO to this Faulty Order!”

(01.05.2018) As a fighting organisation of workers, UID-DER prepared for the May Day conducting a work in workplaces and working-class neighbourhoods with the main slogan “NO to this Faulty Order!” The result was a massive and enthusiastic column in Istanbul Maltepe. In UID-DER column workers raised voices...

International Solidarity with the DHL Express Strike

(11.04.2018) The strike of DHL Express workers who were dismissed because of getting organised by joining TUMTIS, an affiliate of TURK-IS, has reached its 9th month. The striking workers waging a struggle to get reinstated despite all kinds of repression were visited by ITF and ETF union officials on March 29...

To our Iranian class brothers/sisters: Our sufferings are common, so are the enemies!

(18.11.2017) Dear Iranian class brothers/sisters, We feel in our heart, together with you, the grief for the disaster caused by the big earthquake. Hundreds of deaths sacrificed for capitalism and thousands of injured makes us deeply sad. We send our condolences to all our Iranian class brothers/sisters.

May Day 2017 in Turkey and UID-DER

(11.05.2017) May Day 2017 celebrations in Turkey took place under conditions of state of emergency where democratic rights are trampled upon, attacks against the working class mounted, and a one-man regime is imposed on society. But despite all repression, and the efforts of trade-union bureaucrats to hollow...

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What is UİD-DER and What Does It Stand For?

(23.12.2009) Our Association of International Workers Solidarity, UİD-DER, has been founded in June 2006 by Workers Self-Education Groups (WSEG) which have been active in different industries such as metal, textile,...