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Basic labour law information

Turkey - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Act No. 2709, the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Act No. 4857 of 22 May 2003.

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Turkish Commercial Code, Act No. 6102 dated 13.01.2011.
     Turkish Code of Obligations (Act No. 6098 dated 11.01.2011).
     Code of Civil Procedure (Act No. 6100 dated 12.01.2011).

01.05) Human rights
     Act No. 6284 dated 8 March 2012 to Protect Family and Prevent Violence against Women.

01.06) Economic and social policy
     Act No. 3218 on Free Trade Zones.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions.
     Act No. 6356 on Trade Unions and Collective Labour Agreements.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     The Prison and Detention Centre Workshops Institution (Circular Order No. 137/3 of 2010).
     Act on the Establishment and Administration of the Prison and Detention Centre Workshops Institutions (No. 4301).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Regulation on the principles and procedures for the employment of children and young persons.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Act No. 3308 on apprenticeship and occupational training.

11) Cooperatives
     Act No. 1581 of 1972 on agricultural cooperatives and their unions.
     Act No. 3476 of 6 October 1988 on cooperatives.

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Act on Weekly Rest (No. 394 of 1924).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Regulations on the prevention of major industrial accidents.
     Regulations on safety and health in working with carcinogenic or mutagen substances.
     Regulation on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment at Workplaces (Official Gazette No. 28695).
     Act No. 6331 on Occupational Health and Safety.

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Turkish Atomic Energy Authority Act, No. 2690 of 1982.
     Regulation on Radiation Safety of 2010 (Official Gazette No. 23999).
     Regulations on the protection of workers from risks of vibration.
     Regulations on safety and health regarding asbestos.
     Regulations on the protection of workers from exposure to biological agents.
     Regulations of the Labour and Social Security Ministry of January 2013 on the Health and Safety measures with respect to Asbestos.

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Regulations on Occupational Health and Safety on Fishing Vessels.
     Regulation on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Social Insurance Act No. 506 of 17 July 1964.
     Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Act No. 5510 of 31 May 2006.

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Act No. 5434 on the Retirement Fund of the Republic of Turkey.

15.04) Unemployment benefit
     Act No. 4447 of 25 August 1999 establishing Unemployment Insurance.

17) Migrant workers
     Law on foreigners and international protection No. 6458 of 2013.
     Act No. 4817 on work permits for foreigners.
     Act No. 6735 on International Labour Force dated 28 July 2016.

18) Seafarers
     Turkish Commercial Code, Act No. 6102 dated 13.01.2011.
     Maritime Labour Act (No. 854).

18.06) Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
     Regulations on Occupational Health and Safety on Fishing Vessels.

19) Fishers
     Regulations on Occupational Health and Safety on Fishing Vessels.

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mining Law (Law No. 3213)

22.05) Construction workers
     Regulation on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Civil Servants' Act No. 657 of 14 July 1965.
     Act No. 4688 of 25 June 2001 on Public Servants' Trade Unions.
  
 

  
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