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Aggressive sales targets pushing Turkish bank employees to the limit

Thursday 12 October 2017

Turkish banking union Basisen has received the full support of the UNI World Executive, for standing up to alarming sales pressure which is costing lives. Metin Tiryakioglu, President of Basisen, said, “Sales and targets are a serious problem for our members. The management thinks only about profit and they do not consider the extreme psychological…

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Romania’s trade unions going from strength to strength

Wednesday 11 October 2017

In a time where trade unions are facing an unprecedented crackdown throughout the world, two Romanian trade unions have won 2017 Breaking Through Awards. Romanian IT union SITT (Sindicatul IT Timisoara) received a Breaking Through Award after their campaign to help tech workers organise gained over 1,100 new members in less than six months. They are…

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Services E-Card: Commission’s ill-conceived e-card threatens services sector

Friday 8 September 2017

Today, strong concern was expressed about the potential negative impact of the Commission’s services e-card on the services sector. At a public hearing organised by the social partners of three sectors directly affected by the proposal – the construction, cleaning and insurance industries – the potential impact and far reaching social consequences of the proposed e-card…

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