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17 June 2013
PSI pledges its full support to the general strike called by five major trade union centres and professional organisations on 17 June 2013. PSI joins the ITUC and other global unions in calling on the Turkish government to immediately end police brutality, to respect these protests and trade union actions, and to enter into dialogue to address the legitimate concerns expressed.
06 June 2013
PSI is committed to equality for all irrespective of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, national identity, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion, at the workplace, in trade unions and in the broader political, social, economic and cultural context. LGBT workers’ rights are trade union rights, and trade union rights are human rights. Trade unions are committed to fight against discrimination and for an inclusive non-violent society.
22 May 2013
In Istanbul, trade union expert İsmet Aslan and 14 other suspects were released on 30 April after 16 months in pre-trial custody. This follows the release of 22 KESK members from prison in Ankara on 10 April, after facing baseless terrorism charges and spending 10 months in prison. Those released included members of Public Services International affiliates representing workers in the public sector as well as members of the teachers’ union Eğitim-Sen.
14 May 2013
The 107th Session of the International Labour Conference will be held at the Palais des Nations and the ILO headquarters, in Geneva, from 28 May to 8 June 2018. PSI will be working in close cooperation with its affiliates and the Workers’ Group at the ILC to make the voices of public sector workers heard!
30 April 2013
Fifteen women trade unionists from the independent confederation of public service unions, KESK, were in court on 18 April 2013. During the short hearing, the judges lifted the foreign travel ban; previously a condition of their bail.