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Impending Strike in Metal Industry

(25.05.2013) Türk Metal (Union of Turkish Metal Workers), affiliated to Türk-İş (the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions), took the decision to go on strike as the collective bargaining rounds ended up in disagreement between trade unions organized in metal industry and MESS (The Association of Turkish...

UİD-DER’s Solidarity Message: Turkish Airlines (THY) Workers are not Alone!

(20.05.2013) THY management and the government put pressure on workers for them not to join the strike. Atatürk Airport is under police siege. THY management keep sending text messages to workers in order to demoralise and frustrate them. And unions and democratic mass organisations are taking side with the...

UİD-DER Women’s Committee: We Share Our Bangladeshi Class Bothers/Sisters’ Grief

(17.05.2013) Our dear Bangladeshi class brothers/sisters...

UID-DER’s Condolence and Solidarity Message to Bangladeshi Workers

(11.05.2013) Our dear class brothers/sisters,...

Doro-Chiba: “We Fiercely Denounce A Nuclear Treaty Agreement”

(08.05.2013) Dear all friends of UID-DER, Japanese far right Abe administration, on the one hand, is eager to abolish the current Japanese Constitution together with its “peace clause” to change Japan into a nuclear-armed war state. On the other, Abe is intent to export packaged deal of nuclear power plant...

May Day in Turkey

(05.05.2013) May Day was celebrated in many cities and towns of Turkey. Despite the intimidation of the government in the run up to May Day, workers in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Mersin, Zonguldak, Gebze, Diyarbakır, Tekirdağ, Antep, Manisa, Muğla, Rize, Kars, Karabük, Hakkari, Bingöl, Bitlis and many others,...

Our May Day Message to IWSN

(30.04.2013) We celebrate your May Day which is a day of unity, struggle and solidarity for the working class. The working class can only resist the attacks of the bourgeoisie through an organised and determined stance. As UID-DER we also believe that this organised struggle has to be waged on an...

May Day Message from IWSN to UID-DER

(30.04.2013) Once again we are celebrating May Day aware of a year of struggles that has included both victories and defeats. Every day the capitalists are bringing about the ever closer integration of the working class on a world scale and also the technology to share the experiences and struggles of workers...

Our May Day Message to Citroen Aulnay Strikers

(24.04.2013) We salute you with our warmest feelings of solidarity. We wish you victory in your determined strike you have been carrying on for months and we also greet your May Day. Our Association (Association of International Workers’ Solidarity) composed of fighting workers from diverse industries...

Mersin Port Workers Fought and Won

(15.04.2013) 1600 workers in Mersin Port, which is at the Mediterranean region of Turkey, are under persistent attacks of MIP (Mersin International Port), the company managing the port, for some time. MIP tries to divide workers, stop union activity and force the unionised workers to quit the union and sack...

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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,...