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Solidarity Action with Aviation Workers on the Anniversary of 15-16 June Revolt

(16.06.2012) On 16 June, the 42nd anniversary of the great workers’ revolt of 15-16 June 1970, trade-unions, political parties and democratic mass organisations protested the ban on strike action in aviation industry and sacking of aviation workers by Turkish Airlines (THY). The demonstration was held in...

A Message of Appreciation from Iranian Workers Organisations to UID-DER

(20.05.2012) Coordination Committee for the Formation of Workers Organisations, has announced UID-DER’s campaign in its website and expressed their appreciation for the campaign. Below we are publishing their message of appreciation which is a significant expression of international class solidarity.

Turkish Government’s Anti-Democratic Attack on the Right to Strike

(20.05.2012) The governing AKP (Justice and Development Party) aims to broaden already draconian anti-union laws of Turkey to make it impossible for aviation unions to organise legal strikes. Last week, an AKP deputy...

Interview with Iranian Refugee Socialists

(05.05.2012) UID-DER, which launched a signature campaign to end repression of Iranian working class, met with socialist refugees and migrant workers from Iran in May Day demonstration. Iranian workers who were carrying banners that read “Workers of all Lands, Unite”, “Free Political Prisoners and Arrested...

May Day 2012 in Turkey: Marching with UID-DER

(02.05.2012) Hundreds of thousands of workers joined May Day demonstrations in various cities and towns across Turkey. The central demonstration was the one in Istanbul which was the biggest one. Around 200,000 toilers joined the demo and the Taksim Square was packed. Many contingents were unable to enter the...

May Day Message from Iranian Workers' Solidarity Network

(30.04.2012) Our dear class brothers and sisters in Turkey,...

Our May Day Message to Japanese Class Brothers/Sisters

(26.04.2012) We consider May Day an occasion for us to show our anger, and determination to fight, against the capitalist world order which is the source of all major social illnesses. It is also an occasion for us to enthusiastically chant the aspiration of the working class for a new world without...

Our May Day Message to Iranian Class Brothers/Sisters

(26.04.2012) As your class brothers/sisters in Turkey who are aware of your sufferings under the oppression of the Mullah regime which is an enemy of the working class, we keep on our solidarity campaign “Stop Repression of Iranian Working Class!”. We will also raise your cry in the May Day demonstrations in...

Solidarity With Iranian Workers Keeps On

(13.04.2012) Trade unionists, intellectuals, artists, academics and representatives of those parties and associations symphatetic to labour cause keep offering their support to the campaign in defense of Iranian workers...

Putschist Generals and Other Perpetrators of the 12 September 1980 Coup to the Dock!

(29.03.2012) 32 years ago Turkey woke up to a dark September morning. On 12 September 1980 the military junta seized power in a fascist coup. During the period of fascism that lasted 3 years all political parties, associations, workers’ organisations were closed, union activities were stopped, DISK ...

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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,...