Within the scope of the Occupational Health and Safety Training project carried out by our union, the central women’s OHS training meeting was held on 10 December 2021.

Our female representatives and members attended the training meeting held in Istanbul.

Kazım Doğan (Member of the DİSK Board of Directors and General President of the Textile Workers Union)

The training meeting, which started with a short opening speech by Kazım Doğan, Chairman of our union, was held in three sessions.

DISK Chairman Dr. Arzu Çerkezoğlu conveyed her wishes of success to the meeting with a message due to the preparations for the “Enough is Enough, We Want to Make a Living” rally to be held on Sunday, December 12.

Lawyer Dilara Doğan (Textile Workers Union Legal Advisor)

Attorney Dilara Doğan, one of our union’s legal advisors, made the first presentation of the meeting. Doğan discussed the basic rights for the protection of women in the Occupational Law No. 4857 and Occupational Health and Safety Law No. 6331.

She also touched upon the rights of women workers, especially arising from maternity, in the General Health Insurance and Social Insurance Law No. 5510.

Ceren Isat (ASOS Etik Ticaret Turkey and North Africa Regional Manager)

In the second session of the training meeting, ASOS Etik Ticaret Turkey and North Africa Regional Manager Ceren İşat made an interactive study on the concept of gender. As it is known, article 5.7 of the Global Framework Agreement between IndustriALL Global Union, of which we are a member, and ASOS supports the “development of training programs”. In this context, İşat, who attended the meeting, produced a study that questioned the meaning, function and place of the concept of gender in our lives with the active participation of our representatives and members.

Ayşe Emel Akalın (International Labor Organization Gender and Social Dialogue Officer)

In the third session, International Labor Organization (ILO) Gender and Social Dialogue Officer Ayşe Emel Akalın made a presentation online. In his presentation, Akalın talked about ILO’s Convention No. 190 on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in Work Life from the preparation process.

Mentioning what innovations the convention brought and how it would affect the working life, Akalın emphasized that the convention should be evaluated together with the ILO’s Recommendation.