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Name: 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.
Country: Turkey
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1988-05-25
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed seperately, 5 p.
ISN: TUR-1988-L-6468
Bibliography: Printed seperately, 5 p.
Abstract/Citation: 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and the first paragraph of s.32 (renewal of a collective agreement where a strike or lockout is not permissible) are repealed.
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