Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Turkish textile factory accepts IndustriALL-TEKSIF demand
Turkish textile factory accepts IndustriALL-TEKSIF demand
09
Nov '12
After 4 months of struggle and the insistent campaigning of Texim workers, the union’s key demands for recognition of fundamental workers’ rights and reinstatement have been accepted.

On 2 November after negotiation with Texim management, a Turkish textile factory that produces clothing for Hugo Boss and Pierre Cardin, the company accepted the key demands of the union, Textile, Knitting and Garment Industry Workers’ Union (TEKSIF). In negotiations supported by IndustriALL Global Union the company accepted TEKSIF’s demands:
 
•Reinstatement of all dismissed workers on increased wages,
•Full salary for the 4 month picketing period,
•10 months compensation in addition to the legal package for workers choosing not to return to work
 
Texim openly announced that they would no longer practice anti-union methods and as a result TEKSIF has managed to organize around 50 per cent of the workers and will apply for certification at the Ministry of Labour.
 
“IndustriALL supported Texim workers by contacting the brands and trade unions in the garment and other sectors throughout the world. This resistance by Texim workers very quickly showed its impact and is an important example of how unionization makes a difference for the working conditions of workers” said Kemal Ozkan, IndustriALL Global Union Assistant General Secretary, who was part of the latest negotiations in Istanbul.
 
Since 2010, TEKSIF has been campaigning for union organizing at Texim. This struggle was a resistance against the unilateral change of working conditions imposed by the employer. Workers, particularly the militant machine operators did not accept these conditions imposed by the employer and their resistance through their union TEKSIF led to their dismissal.
 
“We would like to convey heartfelt congratulations to all the courageous workers in Texim who resisted for 4 months … this should be an exemplary model for workers in the garment industry,” said Kemal.

IndustriALL


Must ReadView All

UK publishes temporary tariff regime for no-deal Brexit

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Mar 2019

UK publishes temporary tariff regime for no-deal Brexit

The United Kingdom will avoid imposing tariffs on most imported goods ...

Pic: UN Environment

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Mar 2019

UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion addresses fast fashion

The UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, launched recently at the UN...

Cotton arrival at Pak ginneries down 6.84% as on March 15

Textiles | On 19th Mar 2019

Cotton arrival at Pak ginneries down 6.84% as on March 15

Over 10.762 million bales of cotton have arrived in 2018-19 season at ...

Interviews View All

C. Dhandayuthapani, Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Cyril Pereira, Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Deepak Jain, Baggout

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Sugandha Bhardwaj,

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Ritu Ajbani & Neha Agarwal,

Ritu Ajbani & Neha Agarwal

Petit Royal, co-founded by entrepreneurs <b>Ritu Ajbani and Neha...

Gagan Gulati,

Gagan Gulati

PG Silk Mills Private Limited had a humble start with a hand-dyeing unit....

Tiasha Renganathan, Twinery Innovations by MAS

Tiasha Renganathan
Twinery Innovations by MAS

Twinery-Innovations by MAS is the innovation arm of Sri Lankan company MAS ...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Chandani Sahi, By Chandani

Chandani Sahi
By Chandani

By Chandani is a womenswear prêt couture brand with fusion silhouettes by...

Aneeth Arora, Péro

Aneeth Arora
Péro

The Woolmark Company has partnered with handmade fashion label Péro and...

Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves, SS Homme

Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves
SS Homme

SS Homme celebrates the craft of traditional tailoring through the bespoke ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


March 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search