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Press Release From Akkardan Workers

(10.04.2010) We, the Akkardan workers, have been giving a fight to protect our jobs and honour for about 2 months. We have fought and are still maintaining this fight with our class consciousness, against all the efforts made by the boss to divide us and break up our resistance. However, the experiences we...

Appeal for Solidarity from Akkardan Workers

(04.04.2010) We, the workers of Akkardan Company, were laid off from our jobs on January 26, 2010. However, we did not end up going home and instead we started to fight back in front of the factory for our children’s...

Mahle Mopisan Workers Start Struggle

(16.03.2010) More than 500 workers of Germany rooted Mahle Mopisan’s factory in İzmir Gaziemir Free Trade Zone, are sacked because of unionization with United Metal Workers Union. The boss of Mahle Mopisan exerted...

14 Hours Is Not Enough, 9 More Hours!

(18.03.2010) I work in a private hospital as a cleaning worker. I’m on the night shift permanently. I work around 14 hours a day and wonder sometimes how I could keep standing after so much working. It must be the affect...

Child Labourers in the Shoemaking Sector

(16.03.2010) I’m an 18 years old worker in the shoemaking sector. The factory I work at has around 300 workers and I could say that almost the half of them are children. I also started to work at the age of 14.

Workers Struggle In Sincan

(09.03.2010) We are non-unionized workers from Sincan who are coping with the rats of the boss and campaigning to unionize the workplace with the support of UID-DER. Our struggle still continues despite the suppression...

Boss tries to crash the organization of workers in Akkardan!

(02.03.2010) Now they are in a resistance (a wildcat strike) and fighting for their jobs. Every day they gather in front of the factory with their families. Those workers who are still working in the factory support their fired friends and their struggle. At lunch time they bring their meals to their...

Tekel Workers Keep On Their Struggle

(19.02.2010) It’s been over two months and Tekel workers keep fighting for their jobs against all odds. They started on December 15 by gathering in Ankara arriving from all over the country. They managed to make their...

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,...

UİD-DER was in Istanbul and Gebze in May 1

(03.05.2009) The most important thing with this year’s May 1 events in Turkey is the failure to organise a united mass demonstration in Istanbul due to disputes over venue. This meant wasting an opportunity to show a...

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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,...