In line with our 2023 Education Programme, our first training meeting was held on 10 June 2023 in Mudanya.
The meeting, which was held for the representatives and branch managers of our union in Manisa, Bursa and Tuzla, was also attended by DISK President Dr. Arzu Çerkezoğlu, our General President Kazım Doğan and Tobias Bavnsgaard, representative of Denmark’s 3F federation, our union’s project partner.
Dr Arzu Çerkezoğlu made the opening speech of the meeting. In her speech, Çerkezoğlu emphasised the importance of the level of organisation of workers and stressed the need to further increase organisation in the second century of our Republic. Çerkezoğlu pointed out that the working class of Turkey, regardless of their views, trusts DİSK, and therefore the representatives of DİSK members have a great responsibility.
In the first part of the training meeting, which was organised in three parts, social security law expert Fevzi Şen and labour law and audit expert Sinan Özaslan made a presentation of more than two hours on basic payroll concepts and basic social security concepts. Şen and Özaslan answered in detail the questions of our representatives regarding examples from their workplaces.
In the second part, Dr Bülent Aslanhan made a presentation on the concept of occupational disease, the procedures to be carried out due to occupational disease and the things to be considered in terms of OHS. Dr Aslanhan answered the questions following the presentation.
In the last part of the meeting, our union’s experts Gizem Salman and Haluk Deniz Medet gave information on the content and functioning of ILO Convention No. 190 on the Prevention of Violence and Harassment at Workplace, which is included in our collective labour agreements, and especially on the “workplace policy document”.
The second part of the representative training within the scope of the project carried out by our union, DİSK and 3F and supported by the European Union will be held in Istanbul on 17 June 2023.