(WASHINGTON) —Teamsters working at DHL across the United States and Canada will join in solidarity for an International Day of Action on December 12 with DHL workers worldwide to support workers in Turkey who have been mistreated while trying to form a union.
Workers sacked by DHL Turkey who believe the dismissals were linked to their trying to organise a union will see further evidence of worldwide support for their plight when representatives of two global unions visit their picket lines this week.
For more than a year, the Turkey Motor Vehicle and Transport Workers' Union, Tumtis has been organising workers in DHL Turkey. So far, over the last year, 20 workers have been dismissed for attempting to organise a union.
The new Express Division was created in 2008 to handle all matters relating to DHL Express (this includes the DHL Independent Cartage Contractors or “ICC”s) and Air Express International “AEI”, formerly known as Danzas.