One of the World’s 10 worst Countries for Workers is Turkey
⚒ Following the attempted coup in Turkey in July 2016, trade unions and their members have been made public enemies. Over 100,000 public sector workers have lost their jobs in systematic purges by the Erdogan government, whilst others have been transferred or suspended.
⚒ Furthermore, trade union leaders and members have been
⚒ During the whole month of February, acts of violence, arbitrary dismissal and detention took place in the country, aggravating the climate of tension and causing violence and uncertainty.
⚒ There has been a slight decrease in the number of recorded instances where the rights to free speech and public protest were repressed through the police and security services.
⚒ Threats and violence in retaliation for the exercise of freedom of association deprive workers of their rights and create a climate of fear that chills the exercise of that right by others.