Amnesty International asks UK trade unionists to join its campaign to give Turkish workers TU rights


Trade unionists in the UK are being encouraged to sign a petition calling for full workers’ rights in Turkey.

Amnesty International claims that despite constitutional changes, Turkish workers continue to be subject to laws limiting their right to strike, while in the private sector the right to organise and form trade unions falls short of international standards.

Some public sector employees still do not have the right to join or form trade unions or to bargain collectively. The right to strike is denied to all civil servants.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has issues guidance on how Turkey can bring its labour laws into line with the Core Conventions on the right to organise, the right to strike and the right to bargain collectively, but these reforms have yet to be implemented.

Amnesty is calling on Turkey’s Labour Minister to grant Turkish workers their fundamental labour rights. You can sign the petition here.

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