Turkey among ten worst countries for workers' rights, says ITUC
The Global Rights Index by ITUC confirms Turkey as one of the ten worst countries in the world in terms of workers' rights.
The Global Rights Index published by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), confirmed that Turkey is among the ten worst countries in the world in terms of workers' rights.
The section dedicated to Turkey highlighted the repression of strikes, the arbitrary arrests of trade unionists, and the systematic union busting employed by employers.
The report said: "Throughout 2023, workers' freedoms and rights were relentlessly attacked, with law enforcement cracking down on protests and trade union leaders facing unjust arrests."
The report added: "Moreover, employers continued their systematic efforts to undermine unions by systematically terminating workers who attempted to organize."
In the list of 148 countries, the ten worst countries for workers' rights include Bangladesh, Belarus, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Guatemala, Myanmar, Tunisia, the Philippines, and Turkey.