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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...

Solidarity Message to Doro-Chiba for 5-6 November Actions

(20.10.2016) As your friends in UID-DER we salute with sincerest revolutionary feelings your determined struggle in a period when capitalism and governments at the service of capital drive the whole world into dire conditions of exploitation and hell of war. Humanity faces the profoundest crisis ever created...

Celebrating UID-DER’s 10th Anniversary

(16.06.2016) UID-DER’s 10th Anniversary of founding was celebrated on 12 June by a massive indoor event. The event was a blend of telling the nature and activities of UID-DER by presenters, music performed by UID-DER Music Band and Workers’ Choir, recitation of poems, screening of videos and...

May Day Enthusiasm despite Repression and Restrictions

(13.05.2016) Hundreds of millions of workers across the world took to the streets on the occasion of May Day and raised their voices for their demands and shouted out their outrage against capitalism. Workers gathered together and became of one heart against crises caused by capitalism, imperialist wars,...

May Day Vigour in Gebze and Mersin: UID-DER Marches Forward, Struggle Grows!

(13.05.2016) UID-DER was present in Gebze and Mersin with its massive, enthusiastic, disciplined and red columns. The workers in the columns were mainly women and young. UID-DER contingents attracted notice with energetic slogans, red flags, workers’ discipline and placards against the rise of fascism and...

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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,...