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  1. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Labor Courts Act No. 7036 dated 12 October 2017. (Is mahkemeleri kanunu.) - Official Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2017-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-10-25 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-01-01 | TUR-2017-L-105804

    Purpose; Establishment of labor courts; Mediation as a condition for litigation; Obligation to apply to the Social Security Institution; Duties; Authority; Proceedings and legal remedies; Decisions that can not be appealed; Cases that do not fall Under judgement; Provisions repealed; Transitional provisions; Entry into force.

  2. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Collective agreement

    The 4th Period Collective Agreement covering the years 2018 and 2019 on Financial and Social Rights for the Public Officials. (Kamu Görevlilerinin Geneline ve Hizmet Kollarına Yönelik Mali ve Sosyal Haklara İlişkin 2018 ve 2019 Yıllarını Kapsayan 4. Dönem Toplu Sözleşme) - Official Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2017-08 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | Date of end of application: 2018-12-31 | TUR-2017-M-105813

    PART I: General provisions
    PART II: Section 1: Collective agreement for the public servants in general
    PART III: Financial and social rights for service branches
    Section 1: collective agreement on office, banking and insurance services
    Section 2: Collective agreement on education, training and scientific service
    Section 3: Collective agreement on health and social services
    Section 4: Collective agreement on local government service
    Section 5: Collective agreement on press and communication service
    Section 6: Collective agreement on cultural and artistic services
    Section 7: Collective agreement on public works construction and village services
    Section 8: Collective agreement on transportation services
    Section 9: Collective agreement on agricultural and forestry services
    Section 10: Collective agreement on energy, industry and mining services
    Section 11: Collective agreement on religion and foundation services

  3. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of the Ministry of Finance to amend the Regulations on the payment of price differences of the purchase of services from the work of personnel arising from the collective bargaining agreement. (Personel Çalistirilmasina Dayali Hizmet Alimlarinda Toplu is Sozlesmesinden Kaynaklanan Fiyat Farkinin odenmesine Dair Yonetmelikte degisiklik yapilmasina iliskin yonetmelik.) - Official Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2017-02 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-08 | TUR-2017-R-105806

    It adds a temporary article 4 to the Régulations (entry into force of the amendment).

  4. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 6770 dated 18/01/2017 amending the Law on the Pension Fund of the Republic of Turkey and some Acts and Decrees having force of Law. (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Emekli Sandigi Kanunu ile Bazi Kanun ve Kanun Hukmunde Kararnamelerde Degisiklik yapilmasina dair Kanun) - Official Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2017-01-18 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-27 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2017-01-01 | TUR-2017-L-105811

    Adds a temporary Article 226 to Act No. 5434 on the Retirement Fund of the Republic of Turkey (pension benefit payments).

    Adds a temporary Article 71 and 72 to the Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Act No. 5510 of 31 May 2006(postponements of SSI premium payments).

    Amends para 1 of temporary article 4 of Act No. 6331 on Occupational Health and Safety by replacing "1/1/2017" by "1/1/2018" and replacing "1/1/2018" by "1/1/2020".

    Amends para 1 of article 54 of Act No. 6356 on Trade Unions and Collective Labour Agreements (presidency).

  5. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of the Ministry of Finance to amend the Regulations on the payment of price differences of the purchase of services from the work of personel arising from the collective bargaining agreement. (Personel Çalistirilmasina Dayali Hizmet Alimlarinda Toplu is Sozlesmesinden Kaynaklanan Fiyat Farkinin odenmesine Dair Yonetmelikte degisiklik yapilmasina iliskin yonetmelik.) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2016-10 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-13 | TUR-2016-R-103266

    Amends part 1 of article 4 (Empowerment of public employers' unions); adds a temporary article 3 (Authorizations not made on time).

  6. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 6704 on granting pensions to destitute, weak and helpless Turkish 65 years and older citizens and Amending some laws and Decree Laws. (65 Yasini Doldurmus Muhtaç, Güçsüz ve Kimsesiz Türk Vatandaslarina Aylik Baglanmasi Hakkinda Kanun ile Bazi Kanun ve Kanun Hükmünde Kararnamelerde Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2016-04-14 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-26 | TUR-2016-L-103279

    It amends:
    - Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions: adds a new clause to para 2 of article 19 (assistance provide under certain conditions).
    - Labour Act No. 4857 of 22 May 2003: amends para 3 of article 56 (leave periods).
    - Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Act No. 5510 of 31 May 2006: adds a temporary article 69 (collection of general health insurance premiums waived for holders under 25 years old age).
    - Act No. 6356 on Trade Unions and Collective Labour Agreements: amends para 7 of article 28 (assistance provided under certain conditions)

  7. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of June 2015 amending Regulations on the authority determination for collective bargaining agreements and voting on strikes. (Toplu Is Sozlesmesi Yetki Tespiti ile Grev Oylamasi Hakkinda Yonetmelikte degisiklik yapilmasina dair yonetmelik) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2015-06 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-14 | TUR-2015-M-100923

    It amends various provisions of the Regulations: it changes the words "3%" by "1%" of para 1 (ç) of article 3, para 4 of article 10 and para 1 (a) of article 4, para 1 of article 5, para 3 of article 8 and para 1 of article 10; amends para 3 of article 4 (limit percentage to conduct collective bargaining); adds a new para (3) to article 9 (determination of jurisdiction); repeals temporary article 1 and its title.

  8. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulations of the Ministry of Finance on the payment of price differences of the purchase of services from the work of personel arising from the collective bargaining agreement. (Personel Çalistirilmasina Dayali Hizmet Alimlarinda Toplu is Sozlesmesinden Kaynaklanan Fiyat Farkinin odenmesine Dair Yonetmelik) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2015-01 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-11 | TUR-2015-M-100932

    Article 1: Purpose and Scope; Article 2: Basis; Article 3: Definitions; Article 4: Scope and implementation of the collective bargaining agreement; Article 5: calculation and payment of the price difference; Article 6: information and documentation on the collective bargaining agreement.

  9. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of November 2013 concerning audits of trade unions and confederations as well as registration of collective bargaining agreements. (Sendika ve Konfederasyonlarin Denetim Esaslari ve Tutacaklari Defterler ile Toplu is Sözlesmesi Sicili Hakkinda Yönetmelik) - Gazete in Turkish

    Adoption: 2013-11 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-26 | TUR-2013-R-94666

    SECTION ONE: Purpose, scope, basis and definitions
    SECTION TWO: Principles of internal auditing
    SECTION THREE: Principles of external auditing
    SECTION FOUR: Liabilities relating to the audit
    SECTION FIVE: Books and records to be kept
    SECTION SIX: Registration of collective bargaining agreement
    SECTION SEVEN: Final Provisions

  10. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of October 2013 on the authority determination for collective bargaining agreements and voting on strikes. (Toplu Is Sozlesmesi Yetki Tespiti ile Grev Oylamasi Hakkinda Yonetmelik) - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2013-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-10-11 | TUR-2013-R-94784

    Regulations based on Articles 42 and 61 of Act No. 6356 on Trade Unions and Collective Labour Agreements dated 18.10.2012.

    Part 1: Purpose, Scope, Basis and Definitions
    Part 2: Authority determination
    Part 3: Strike vote
    Part 4: Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

  11. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of January 2013 to amend the Associations Regulations. (Dernekler Yönetmeliginde Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Yönetmelik) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2013-01 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-31 | TUR-2013-R-94777

    It amends several provisions of the Regulations on Associations published in the official gazette No. 25772 dated 31.03.05: Article 14 para 1 (General Assembly); Article 17 para 1 (ordinary and extraordinary general meeting); Article 19 (associations to receive assistance from abroad); it repeals Article 20; change "Annex 7" by "Annex 9" mentioned in Article 23; Article 27 para 1 (status); Article 32 (Registry Receipt, Inventory and Inventory Book); Article 36 para 1 (journal); Article 37 para 1 (books); Article 38 (Association income); Article 43 para 5 (books); repeals para 5 of Article 44; Article 46 (collection of revenue by the members of the Board of Directors); Article 53 para 2 (conditions for permission to for associations); Article 61 (use of alcoholic beverages and live music within associations premises); Article 66 para 1 (sanctions in case of gambling, etc. at associations premises); adds a new para to Article 67 (deadline for local opening and operating permits in case of revocation); Article 71 para 2 sentence 2 (competent authority for authorizing opening and issuing operating permits); replaces the words "regulations" by "Directive" mentioned in Article para 1 of Article 74 and para 1 of Article 77; Article 87 para 1 (numbering of books); Article 88 para 1 sentence 3 (index number of the association); Article 91 para 1 last sentence ( sample of protocol, projects and other documents to be given to the associations if need be).
    Amends Annexes 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26.
    Repeals Annexes 7 and 23.

  12. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of December 2012 on Sectors. (Iskollari Yonetmeligi) - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2012-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-12-19 | TUR-2012-R-94785

    The purpose of this Regulations is to determine which jobs will enter into which sectors based on Article 4 of Act No. 6356 on Trade Unions and Collective Labour Agreements.

  13. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 6356 on Trade Unions and Collective Labour Agreements. (Sendikalar ve Toplu Is Sözlesmesi Kanunu.) - Resmi Gazete

    Adoption: 2012-10-18 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-07 | TUR-2012-L-91814

    Part I - Purpose and Definitions
    Part II - Principles of Establishment and Bodies
    Part III - Membership
    Part IV - Protection
    Part V - Activities
    Part VI - Revenues, Audit and Dissolution of the Organizations
    Part VII - General Principles of Collective Labour Agreements
    Part VIII - Conclusion of Collective Labour Agreement
    Part IX - Settlement of Collective Labour Disputes
    Part X - Establishment and Working Principles of the High Board of Arbitration
    Part XI - Strikes and Lockouts
    Part XII - Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

    Trade Union Act No. 2821 of 5 May 1983 and Act No. 2822 of 5 May 1983 on collective agreement, strikes and lock-out are repealed as well as Article 1 paragraph (A) of the Labour Courts Act No. 5521 of 30 January 1950.

    All references to Acts No. 2821 and 2822 made in other legislation shall be referred to the present Act.

  14. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 6289 Amending the Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions. (Kamu Görevlileri Sendikalari Kanununda Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Kanun) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2012-04-04 | TUR-2012-L-90004

    Makes various amendments to the principal Act. Changes the title of the Act to "Act on Public Employees' Unions and Collective Bargaining". Makes various changes to membership of unions including allowing for public employees to become union members during their employment probation period and senior employees and their assistants in workplaces of more than 100 employees may join unions. The requirement of two years service before being able to found a trade union has been abolished. Matters which are to be included in unions' and confederations' statutes have been simplified. The functions and rights of workplace union representatives have been set out and a Public Employee Advisory Board established.

  15. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of December 2011 to amend the Associations Regulations. (Dernekler Yönetmeliginde Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Yönetmelik.) - Resmi Gazete

    Adoption: 2011-12 | Date of entry into force: 2011-11-30 | TUR-2011-R-91815

    This regulation amends Article 96 by replacing the words "entry into force 1 month after its publication" by "31.01.2013".

  16. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of October 2011 to amend the Associations Regulations. (Dernekler Yönetmeliğinde Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Yönetmelik) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-10 | Date of entry into force: 2011-10-30 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2011-11-30 | TUR-2011-R-88968

    It amends several provisions of the Regulations on Associations published in the official gazette No. 25772 dated 31.03.05: amends article 5 (permit); repeals paragraph 4 of Article 6; repeals the words "two copies" of paragraph 1 of Article 7 and sentence (a); repeals the last sentence of paragraph 3 of article 8; repeals the words "two copies" of paragraph 2 of Article 9 and amends the part concerning the permits; it repeals the last sentence of paragraph 1 of article 11 and paragraph 2 of article 17; amends paragraph 1 of articles 18 and 19 by replacing the words "association or foundation" by "association"; amends article 20 (Documents to be attached to the application form); repeals annex 5, article 21, last sentence of paragraph 1 of article 25, second sentence of paragraph 1 of article 29; amends paragraph 1 of article 31 (balance sheet); amends article 50 and sentence 1 of paragraph 1 of article 51(application form to be considered as an association working in the public interest); repeals the words "3 copies" mentioned in paragraph 1 of article 54; amends paragraph 1 of article 55 (vacation request); amends paragraph 1 (b) of article 58 (office); repeals the first sentence of paragraph 1 of article 83 and paragraph 3 of the same article, the last sentence of paragraph 1 of Article 93; amends articles 96 and 99 (Electronic filling of tax declarations and notifications).

  17. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 6236 to add a temporary Article to the Act No. 2822 on collective agreements, strikes and lock-outs. (Toplu İş Sözleşmesi, Grev ve Lokavt Kanununa Bir Geçici Madde Eklenmesi Hakkında Kanun.) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2011-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2011-06-01 | TUR-2011-L-88933

    Adds a temporary Article 2 to Act No. 2822 of 5 May 1983 on collective agreement, strike and lock-out (statistics).

  18. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of March 2010 of the Labour and Social Security Ministry to amend Regulations on the determination of the competent branch services for institutions and establishments entering under the scope of Public Servants trade Unions Act (Act No. 4688 of 25/1/2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions). (Calisma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanligindan - Kamu Görevlileri Sendikaları Kanunu Kapsamına Giren Kurum ve Kuruluşların Girdikleri Hizmet Kollarının Belirlenmesine İlişkin Yönetmelikte Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Yönetmelik) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2010-03 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-27 | TUR-2010-R-85586

    Amends the Annexed list of Regulations on the determination of the competent branch services for institutions and establishments entering under the scope of the Public Servants' Trade Unions Act published in the official gazette No. 24516 dated 7/9/2001.

  19. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of December 2009 to amend the Associations Regulations. (Dernekler Yönetmeliğinde Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Yönetmelik) - Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2009-12 | Date of entry into force: 2009-12-30 | TUR-2009-R-85598

    Repeals point b) of para. 1 of Article 5 of the Regulations on Associations and part b) of part b) of para. 1 of Article 7 published in the official gazette No. 25772 dated 31.03.05.

  20. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 5672 dated 26/05/2007 amending the Trade Union Act. - Resmî Gazete on-line (in Turkish)

    Adoption: 2007-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-01 | TUR-2007-L-77331

    It amends Article 14, paragraph 14 of Trade Union Act No. 2821 dated 05/05/1983 (concerning elections).

  21. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 55919 of 8 June 2006 to amend the Associations Act No. 5253 of 4 November 2004.

    Adoption: 2006-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2006-06-15 | TUR-2006-L-74710

    Repeals the last sentence of the third paragraph of Section 27 concerning public interest associations and adds a new sentence after the third paragraph.

  22. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 5401 of 3 July 2005 to amend the Trade Union Act No. 2821 of 5 May 1983.

    Adoption: 2005-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-19 | TUR-2005-L-72644

    Amends section 33(8) (Social activities of trade unions and confederations) by replacing the words "by decision of the assembly general" by "decision of the board of directors".
    It also amends section 62 related to the obligation of employers to inform the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of recruitments, terminations of contracts and dismissals of workers until the 15th of the following month.

  23. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on the statistics of July 2005 related to the number of workers by branches of activities and members of unions, in accordance with the Trade Union Act No. 2821.

    Adoption: 2005-07 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-17 | TUR-2005-M-72647

  24. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Circular No. 2005/14 of June 2005 of the Prime Minister's Office on mesures to adopt for the evolution of trade unions.

    Adoption: 2005-06 | Date of entry into force: 2005-06-02 | TUR-2005-M-72645

    Provides a list of 13 basic principles to be taken into account by public institutions and unions. List established following the annual collective bargaining that took place in July 2004.

  25. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 5332 of 12 April 2005 amending the Trade Union Act of 5 May 1983.

    Adoption: 2005-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-16 | TUR-2005-L-71712

    Amends article 33 paragraph 1 No (8) (social activities of trade unions) and adds a new provision to article 44 (for the application of the article 33 para. 1(8).

  26. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of March 2005 on associations.

    Adoption: 2005-03 | Date of entry into force: 2005-03-31 | Date of partial entry into force: 2006-01-01 | TUR-2005-R-72051

    Provides for the main rules and procedures for the creation of associations. Also contains provisions on set-up procedures, funding, foreign funding, general assembly meetings, international activities, income and expenses, affidavits, general dispositions and various forms to fill in.

  27. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Associations Act No. 5253 of 4 November 2004. (Dernekler Kanunu) - Unofficial English translation Gazette in Turkish

    Adoption: 2004-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 2004-11-23 | TUR-2004-L-70392

    New association Act replacing the one of 1983. Contains general provisions on the definition, objectives and scope of the Law. Also contains provisions concerning declarations to provide, inspections, activities that need authorization, forbidden activities, and punishments in case of violations of the provisions of this Act.

  28. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 5198 amending the Public Servants' Trade Unions Act, the Social Insurance Act and the Social Security Institution.

    Adoption: 2004-06-24 | TUR-2004-L-68454

    Amends sections 14 (membership), 16 (resignation from membership), 18 (protection from discrimination because of membership), 25 (membership fees), 30 (criteria for determination of competent trade unions and confederations to conduct collective bargaining), 35 (travel expenses of persons involved in colective bargaining) of Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001. Adds to this Act a provisional section 9 providing for dates of next determination to take place.

    Amends also sections 8 and 78 (contributions) of Act No. 506 of 17 July 1964.

  29. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of October 2003 on the Legal Advice Department of the Institute for Labour.

    Adoption: 2003-10 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-27 | TUR-2003-R-65915

    Provides that the Legal Advice Department is in charge of dispute settlement. Establishes functions and competencies of the department and of its members.

  30. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 20 September 2003 to amend the Regulations determining the services of the Institute and establishments concerned by the Act No. 4688 on public servants' trade unions.

    Adoption: 2003-09-20 | Date of entry into force: 2003-09-20 | TUR-2003-R-65258

    Modifies some code numbers of services on the list published in annex.

  31. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 4773 of 9 August 2002 to amend the Labour Code, the Trade Union Act and the Act on the relations of press employees with their employers.

    Adoption: 2002-08-09 | Date of entry into force: 2002-08-15 | TUR-2002-L-63979

    Amends sections 6, 8, 13, 17, 24 and 98 of the Labour Code presenting a list of agricultural tasks regulated by the Code and provides for conditions of termination of labour contracts. Also amends sections 30 and 31 of the Act on Trade Unions relating to the rules of termination of labour contracts of trade union representatives.

  32. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Legal Notice of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of 7 June 2002 on information to be given by confederations of public servants' trade unions in accordance with Act No. 4688 on public servants' trade unions.

    Adoption: 2002-06-07 | TUR-2002-M-62777

    Provides for an annual update and computerization of lists of members of public servants' trade unions.

  33. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Office of the Prime Minister, General Directorship of Staff and Principles, No. 2002/17 (No. B.02.0.PPG.0.12-320-8628).

    Adoption: 2002-06-02 | TUR-2002-M-71136

    Concerns the implementation of Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions. Concerns the right to join and form trade unions, the advertising of trade unions, the organisation of meetings or their engagement in social, cultural or artistic activities and social dialogue with union directors.

  34. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Circular 2002/5 concerning the implementation of Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions (No. B.13.0.çGM.0.12.00.04.4736).

    Adoption: 2002-05-14 | TUR-2002-M-71134

    Request by the Minister of Work and Social Security to implement Act No. 4688.

  35. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 4748 of 26 March 2002 to amend several acts.

    Adoption: 2002-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-09 | TUR-2002-L-62773

    Amends, inter alia, the Act No. 5680 on the Press of 15 July 1950 (on violations of national unity), the Act No. 657 on Public Servants of 14 July 1965 (prohibition of torture and degrading treatments), the Act No. 2820 on Political Parties of 22 April 1983, the Act No. 2908 on Associations of 6 October 1983 (on restrictions for the creation of associations by military personnel and ex-prisoners, and limitation for the use of national symbols), and the Act No. 2911 on Public Gatherings of 6 October 1983 (on authorizations).

  36. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on the procedures and principles for determining the number of trade union members and the public employees' unions competent for each branch of service and for determining the competent confederations.

    Adoption: 2001-11-09 | TUR-2001-R-62726

    Provides that the number of public employee members of trade unions shall be established each year by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

  37. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions.

    Adoption: 2001-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2001-08-13 | TUR-2001-L-61723

    I. Objectives, content and definitions; II. Principles and bodies; III. Membership; IV. Activities and administrative bodies; V. Resources, expenses and control; VI. General Assembly; VII. Special, transitional and final provisions. English translation available.

  38. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 25 June 2001 on the application of the Act no 4688 on Public Servants' Trade Unions.

    Adoption: 2001-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2001-09-08 | TUR-2001-R-61737

  39. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on section 41 of the Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions.

    Adoption: 2001 | Date of entry into force: 2001-11-09 | TUR-2001-R-61734

  40. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on the General Direction of the Association for Labour in Turkey.

    Adoption: 2001 | Date of entry into force: 2001-07-26 | TUR-2001-R-61738

    Contains provisions on the status and personnel of the Direction. Repeals the Regulations of 2 February 1996.

  41. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notice of Ministry of Labour and Social Security Statistics concerning the number of workers by branch of activity and the number of trade-unionists as of January 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-02-01 | TUR-1999-M-52387

  42. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 4277 of 26 June 1997 to amend the Trade Union Act.

    Adoption: 1997-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-28 | TUR-1997-L-47698

    Trade unions and trade union federations can create establishments for the technical and professional training of their members. Removes the ban on the exercise of trade union activities except the ones mentioned in the act. Abrogates the article which prohibits trade unions from engaging in political activities. Prohibits the adoption of names, labels and brands belonging to political parties as well as the granting of donations to them. Removes the power of the state to exercise an administrative and financial control over trade unions.

  43. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Constitution

    Act No. 4121 of 23 July 1995 amending the preamble and certain articles of Act No. 2709 of 7 November 1982 concerning the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey.

    Adoption: 1995-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 1995-07-26 | TUR-1995-C-42905

    Provides trade unions with the right to appeal to judicial authorities and to take part in collective negotiations with the administration. Determines the procedure to be followed in the signing of collective conventions. Abrogates Article 52 which forbids the trade unions from engaging in political activities.

  44. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 4101 of 4 April 1995 to amend several sections of the Trade Union Act and to repeal several arrangements of that act by inserting a provisional article.

    Adoption: 1995-04-04 | TUR-1995-L-41219

    Modifications notably concern the right of the worker to withdraw from a trade union, the possibility of dissolving a trade union and the preliminary approval of the government for all affiliation to international organizations. The Act also amends certain arrangements concerning the prohibition of political strikes, essential services and sentences of imprisonment which can be pronounced against the members of a trade union who participate in strikes.

  45. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 3847 of 25 November 1992 on the ratification of ILO Convention No. 87 - Act

    Adoption: 1992-11-25 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-22 | TUR-1992-L-70436

  46. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 3845 of 25 November 1992 on the ratification of ILO convention No. 135 concerning protection and facilities to be afforded to workers' representatives in the undertaking. - Act

    Adoption: 1992-11-25 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-11 | TUR-1992-L-70486

  47. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Regulation No. 89/13956 amending the regulation on arbitration and mediation concerning Article 65 of Act No. 2822 on collective agreement, strike and lock-out.

    Adoption: 1989-03-23 | TUR-1989-L-8569

  48. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 3449 to amend and repeal some sections of, and to add one transitional provision to, the Trade Union Act (No. 2821).

    Adoption: 1988-05-25 | TUR-1988-L-6467

    This Act amends the Trade Unions Act (LS 1983 - Tur. 1A) in relation to the conditions applicable to founding members (s. 5) and the documents which must be furnished to the provincial authorities in order to establish a trade union (s. 6). It also amends s. 9 (functions of executive officers, number of representatives in general congresses and other organs), s. 11 (functions of the general congress) and s. 14 (electoral procedures; ten years' active employment required for candidates for office in mandatory organs). Changes have also been made in the rules governing membership (ss. 22, 25 and 31), functions of shop stewards (s. 35), expenditures of trade unions and confederations (s. 44), transfer of assets and audits (ss. 46 and 47), removal from office (s. 53), penal provisions (s. 59) and dues check-off (s. 61). The provisions prohibiting trade unions from engaging in certain activities have been reformulated (s. 37, second para.). Finally, in s. 21, clauses 3 and 4, which prohibited students and persons carrying out religious functions and services from establishing a trade union, have been repealed. The amendment Act also contains transitional provisions.

  49. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 3451 of 25 May 1988 concerning the amendment and the annulment of some sections of the collective agreement, strike and lock-out Act No. 2822.

    Adoption: 1988-05-25 | TUR-1988-L-6468

    The amendments require the trade union to communicate its membership registration forms to the employer within three working days of applying to the Ministry to conclude a collective agreement (amended s.13) and exclude a trade union which does not represent at least ten per cent of the workers employed in the branch or activity in which it is constituted from pursuing an appeal in a jurisdictional dispute (amended s.15). In cases of disputes in general, mediation procedures may begin immediately (amended s.22). Clauses 3 and 5 of s.29 (activities and services where strikes and lockouts are prohibited) have been amended, as have the first and third paragraphs of s.38 (obligation to leave the establishment in the event of a strike or lockout). The number of pickets permitted has been increased to four (amended s.48). The amendments also address the High Court of Arbitration (s.53), mediation fees (s.59) and penalties in case of an employer's infringement of workers' rights (s.78). The second paragraph of s.31 (reference to state of emergency or martial law in relation to temporary prohibitions) and the first paragraph of s.32 (renewal of a collective agreement where a strike or lockout is not permissible) are repealed.

  50. Turkey - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Associations Act (No. 2908) (extracts).

    Adoption: 1983-10-06 | TUR-1983-L-61131

    Establishes principles governing associations which have been formed by at least seven persons on a permament basis with a view to realising a specific objetive which is not prohibited by law. Part II regulates foundation of associations, and establishes which associations are prohibited. No associations shall be founded which contravene fundamental principles laid down in the Constitution. Also prohibits foundation of associations which claim that minorities based on racial or linguistic differences exist on the national territory. Part VII sets forth sanctions for persons belonging to, and participating in activities of, prohibited associations.

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