The Communiqué of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, “The Trade Unions and Collective Labor Agreement Law No. 6356 is Enough; The Number of Workers in the Business Branches and the Statistics of January 2023 on the Number of Members of the Unions” was published in the Official Gazette.
Accordingly, 2 million 330 thousand 98 out of 16 million 163 thousand 54 workers, which corresponds to 14.42 percent, have membership in a labor union.
It was observed that approximately 13.9 million of the 16.1 million insured workers, or 86 percent, were non-unionized.
Among the 20 business lines, the business line with the highest number of employees was “Trade, Office, Education and Fine Arts” with 4 million 211 thousand 656 personnel. This was followed by “Metal” with 1 million 919 thousand 28 employees and “Construction” with 1 million 525 thousand 729 personnel.
Change in ranking
When the data for July 2022 is compared, the total number of workers in Turkey increased by 175 thousand 626 and the number of unionized workers increased by 49 thousand 813 persons. The increase in the number of unionized workers was 0.16 percent.
While the labor union with the highest number of members was Hizmet-İş with 256 thousand 625 personnel in the previous period, Türk Metal increased the number of its members by 13 thousand 326 and reached 258 thousand 928 in the previous period. The number of members that Hizmet-İş added in the last period increased by 4 thousand 13 people. Service-İş Union with 256 thousand 625 members and Öz Sağlık-İş Union with 199 thousand 587 members followed Türk Metal.
Increasing the number of its members by 5 thousand 758 people, Öz Sağlık-İş maintained its place in the ranking.
While there was no change in the order of the business lines in which the most unionized employees work, there was an increase in the number of workers working in these business lines.