Members of the IUF-affiliated TOLEYIS protested anti-union practices by management on July 9, 2015 in front of Swissotel The Bosphorous in Istanbul. Workers at the hotel organized a union in 2004 but are now being alternately pressured to resign or encouraged with rewards to leave the union.
The Zurich-based Swissôtel owns over 40 hotels in 17 countries and, along with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Raffles Hotels & Resorts, is part of the FRHI Hotels & Resorts which operates 117 hotels worldwide.
On June 26, IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald wrote to Swissotel management urging the company to stop union-busting and recognize the rights of the union and its members. Click here to read the letter.