In 2018, we identified 1,197 individual protest events of workers and public servants by scanning all the local and national print media and some websites. These protest events occurred as part of a total of 642 cases. These cases include workplace-based protests, general protests, and solidarity protests. Number of these cases are 429, 174 and 39 respectively. In comparison to last year, the number of cases has increased by a small amount, but the number of single protest events has decreased by 10%. Out of 1,197 single protest events, 32% are those related to collective labor agreements in the workplaces tied to MESS (Metal Industrialists’ Union of Turkey), and protests of public servants expelled from public institutions by the decree laws.
You can download the 2018 Working-Class Protests Report