Ev-Ek-Sen, the Turkish union of homebased workers, has issued a declaration calling for international support and solidarity in its bid to achieve legal recognition.
In November of 2009, homebased workers founded the first trade union for homebased workers in Turkey - Ev-Ek-Sen. However, according to Turkish law, only workers registered for social security have the legal right to form a trade union. Since homebased workers are not officially recognised as workers, they cannot register for social security and Ev-Ek-Sen is going to have to fight a protracted legal campaign to win the right to exist.
The union has issued a declaration calling for support from all those who have a common interest in this struggle for the right of freedom of association and for workers’ rights for homebased workers. To read the full test of their declaration follow the link below. To contact the union and offer support please email firstname.lastname@example.org