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#TheCargill14 take their fight for reinstatement to Cargill’s Turkish head office 30-08-2019

To mark 500 days of their ongoing struggle, the Cargill 14 gathered with other trade unionists and supporters in front of Cargill's Turkish headquarters in Istanbul on August 30.

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Court confirms #TheCargill14 were fired for forming a union 11-07-2019

A local Turkish court determined on July 10, 2019 that workers at Cargill's Bursa-Orhangazi factory were dismissed in April 2018 solely as a consequence of their union activity. The expert report, which informed the court's decision, confirmed that the company's justifications for dismissal were groundless. The workers were fired because they had joined Tekgida-Is.

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#TheCargill14 mark a year of struggle with demonstration at head office 18-04-2019

The 14 workers fired one year ago for organizing a union at their Cargill factory in Bursa-Orhangazi, Turkey and their union Tekgida-Is are more determined than ever to have their rights respected.

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Cargill unions around the world call for an end to rights abuses at Cargill Turkey 18-03-2019

Twenty-four unions representing Cargill workers in 15 countries, from Australia to the US, Indonesia to Russia and across Europe, have together publicly called on the company to stop violating rights in Turkey, where workers were fired at a Cargill facility in Bursa-Orhangazi nearly one year ago solely as a consequence of organizing to form a union - an internationally recognized human right.



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The Cargill 14 - still strong, still fighting 05-11-2018

Photo%202For more than 200 days now, 14 workers who were dismissed on April 17, 2018 while trying to organize a union at Cargill Turkey continue their militant protest.


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Reinstate #TheCargill14 now! 18-09-2018

Cargill14Istanbulrally2A large rally on September 18 in front of Cargill's Istanbul head office, with participants from 22 trade union, civil and political organizations, showed the wide support for the fourteen workers and members of IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is who have been continuously protesting since they were dismissed over 150 days ago while organizing a union at Cargill in Bursa-Orhangazi, Turkey.  

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Stop the attack on rights at Cargill Turkey - Reinstate #TheCargill14 now! 16-07-2018

CargillFourteen union activists have been continually protesting after being unfairly dismissed from their jobs on April 17, 2018 while organizing a union at Cargill-Turkey's corn-milling facility in Bursa-Orhangazi. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO CARGILL!

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Reinstate the Cargill 14 now! 19-06-2018

CargillFourteen union activists were unfairly dismissed from their jobs on April 17, 2018 while organizing a union at Cargill-Turkey in Bursa-Orhangazi. These 14 dismissals follow those of seven other workers who were also unfairly dismissed in 2015.

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UFCW updates non-discrimination LGBTI language in Cargill collective agreement 25-05-2018

UFCWIUF-affiliated UFCW's Local 1776 successfully negotiated positive LGBTI language with Cargill that entirely removes heterosexual bias terminology throughout the existing contract.

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Cargill workers in Egypt still locked-out, still holding strong 08-04-2014

Workers at the Cargill-owned National Vegetable Oils Company in Alexandria, Egypt, have been prevented from working since December 16.
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Provisional meat sector steering group agrees work programme 16-04-2012