19 Oct '15, 3pm

Great news! Turkish workers at Mulberry handbag factory have won their case, court cases dropped, full compensation!

Great news! Turkish workers at Mulberry handbag factory have won their case, court cases dropped, full compensation!

A meeting on Friday between factory management and workers ended a nine month union busting dispute, where it was agreed that court cases against the union would be dropped and full compensation paid to all workers involved. Workers at SF Leather, a Turkish supplier of handbags and purses for the British luxury brand Mulberry, had been calling for their human rights to be respected after management fired workers who had joined the fledgling union Deriteks Sendika. The management subsequently attempted to sue them on trumped up charges, and only offered to rehire them if they gave up union membership. The nine month campaign culminated in actions held outside stores and factories around the world including Istanbul, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Bristol, New York, Bangalore and others, in partnership with the Clean Clothes Campaign and the Union League. More than 11.000 people sig...

Full article: http://www.cleanclothes.org/news/2015/10/19/turkish-worke...

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