ATTENTION! YOUTH ON THE JOB! AN EUROPEAN UNION PROJECT 

 
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The project application was made to and accepted by the Turkish National Agency, EU Ministry in 2013. The project was implemented in September in the same year. Within the scope of this project, any associations were founded with the organizations from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Serbia and UK.  They discussed with 21 young people, who came from these countries and Turkey, on practices in fields of employment, worker’s health and occupational safety and environment in the participant countries and awareness of the participants on these matters was increased.  

Associations:

  1. The Stroke Association (UK);
  2. Lille Maja: Youth Centre (Estonia);
  3. Nature Friends Youth Public Union (Azerbaijan);
  4. Civic Inititative Association (Georgia);
  5. Gutta-Club Centre (Moldova);
  6. Latvijas Studentu apvieniba (Latvia); and
  7. Forum of Youth Macedonias (Serbia).

 

Within the scope of this project, a 6-day training schedule was implemented. In this training schedule, any sessions on profession selection/working life, worker’s health and occupational safety, first aid and environment were organized.

Any relevant activities of the partner countries were discussed and any information was given on practices in field of worker’s health and occupational safety in Turkey within the scope of technical visits to ISGUM and ULKER A.S.

In this schedule prepared by using any common training techniques, any participants, who came from the countries cooperated by us, played an active role.  

Training Language: English  

Date: 30th September – 5th October, 2013

Participants: 3 participants from each country

Place: CASGEM, Ankara

 

Project Contact: Mrs. Begum DOGAN, Labor and Social Safety Training Specialist

 

EU PROJECT ON REVIEW OF RISK EVALUATION PRACTICES IN SMALL AND MIDDLE SCALED ENTERPRISES WITH REGARDS TO WORKER’S HEALT AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY 

 
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The project application was made to and accepted by the Turkish National Agency, EU Ministry in 2013. The project was implemented in 2014. 21 participants, who participated in the project as representatives of CASGEM, ISGDER and TEKEV, visited the Agency of Professional Risk Social Insurance (AUVA) in Vienne (Austria) and Agency of Legal Accident Insurances and Prevention (DGUV & IAG) in Dresden (Germany) for 1 week. The participants obtained any detailed information on structure and activities of the agencies visited, and practices and regulations of the countries in field of worker’s health and occupational safety and discussed on integration og the good practices to our country.  

Contents of the study visit:  

- Review of the practices on worker’s health and occupational safety in the EU countries;  

- Review of the training modules on Risk Evaluation for small- and middle-scaled enterprises;

- Review of cooperation with small- and middle-scaled enterprises to prevent any job accidents;

- Perspective small- and middle-scaled enterprises to practices on worker’s health and occupational safety and observations of cultures on worker’s health and occupational safety;  

- Establishment of the training modules for small- and middle-scaled enterprises; and

- Establishment of cooperation and increase of mutual activities for foreign partners.

Partners:

Local:

  1. The Foundation of Technicians (TEKEV); and
  2. The Association of Occupational Safety Specialists (ISGDER).

International:

  1. The Agency of Professional Risk Social Insurance (Austria), www.auva.at, and
  2. The Agency of Legal Accident Insurances and Prevention (Germany) www.dguv.de.

 

 

 

Project Contact: Mrs. Seval EROGLU, Labor and Social Safety Training Specialist

 

 

DEVELOPMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMISSIONS AND OTHER SOCIAL DIALOGUE MECHANISMS IN WORKPLACES 

 
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Improving the efficiency of trainings and working groups for workplace union representatives, employee representatives and branch managers in order to develop social dialogue

 

1. DESCRIPTION

 

1.1. NAME OF THE PROJECT

Improving the efficiency of trainings and working groups for workplace union representatives, employee representatives and branch managers in order to develop social dialogue

1.2. SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

First 25 cities where unionisation rates are high and 2 foreign cities where best practices will be analysed

1.3. ABSTRACT

Training seminars will be organized in 25 cities where the unionisation rates are high and the awareness level of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and the occupational health and safety commission of the worker representatives will be increase in the light of local legislations and EU directives. The views of local union representatives, worker representatives and branch managers will be collected through qualitative research technique; a report entitled “The role of the unions in strengthening the social dialogue in workplaces in Turkey and suggestions” will be prepared. Moreover, best international practices will be analysed through Italy and Romania study visits and will be included in the report which will also be distributed to the social parties.

1.4. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

In this project it is aimed that syndicates acquire knowledge on; actors’ participation to the management, who are the driving force in organizations at workplaces that are the smallest scale in the social dialogue, expressing opinion, consulting, informing and negotiations as well as on Labour Law, Syndicate Law, Collective Labour Agreement Strike and Lock-out Law and Social Security Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law and other legislation. To this end training seminars will be conducted in order to increase the performance of the commissions that the legislation foresees.

The objective of the project is enhance the duties of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and the occupational health and safety commission of the worker representatives, commissions formed by collective union agreements and other participatory management mechanisms of all selected 25 unions through seminars.

Additionally, best practices will be analysed and a new model will be developed. A scientific research will conducted and published through identification of the current situation of the unions. The research will present solutions for problems.

1.5. RATIONALE

Despite having legal legislations and requirements, the implementations are deficient. Nevertheless, The EU Progress Reports (2009, 2010) and ILO documents mention the significance and the importance of developing employer-employee relations in Turkey. Strengthening and developing the current implementations the social party representatives must be trained.

1.5.1. CURRENT SITUATION, REQUIREMENTS AND PROBLEMS 

The centre does not have efficient resources to manage the operational process, seminar facilities in mentioned cities, national of international expert keynote speaker provision and equipment to be used during the seminar organizations for the implementation of the project.

1.5.2. GROUPS WHO WILL DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM THE PROJECT

Confederations, unions and independent unions will directly benefit from the project.

1.5.3. THE REASON WHY BENEFICIARY GROUPS ARE SELECTED

The target group was selected upon groups which are active in order to process the social dialogue in workplaces in Turkey effectively.  The EU and ILO have criticised Turkey in international platforms and official documents that workplace level social dialogue is insufficient. 

1.6. IMPLEMENTATION STEPS OF THE PROJECT

-Contacts with the confederation for the establishment of the project team and the planning of the project

-Determination of the cities (together with the social partners) where the seminars will take place and preparation of the seminar content

-Organization of the seminar and implementation of the research

-Evaluation of the Seminar Organization and Research Findings

-Publication of the Project Activity Report

-Publication of the Scientific Research Report

1.7. ADDED VALUE OF THE PROJECT

The project will strengthen the social dialogue mechanism, develop work life through actuating workplace union commissions and contribute to work peace. Moreover, the organization will contribute to the promotion of ÇASGEM. 

1.7.1. EVALUATION MECHANISM

In-depth interviews will be conducted with the workplace union representatives and branch managers in order to determine the social dialogue and participatory management mechanism knowledge and deficiencies and the knowledge will be increased through trainings. The project activity report and the scientific research report that will be prepared and published will ensure conformable and correct information production for law-makers.

1.8. DURATION OF THE PROJECT AND PLANNING

01.01.2012- 31.12.2012

2. PROJECT BUDGET

The project budget is 120.000,00 TL

2.1. PROJECT BUDGET RATIONALE

Necessary consumables, travel service procurement and other expenses.

3. PROJECT OUTPUTS

Awareness of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and worker representatives increased

Strengthened social dialogue in workplace

Contribution to efficient work environment

Effective cooperation with social parties, contribution to work satisfaction, increase in occupational accidents and diseases.

 

3.1. EXPECTED IMPACTS ON TARGET GROUPS

Raising awareness of social partners

 

3.1.1. STATE OF AFFAIR

 

3.1.2. CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

Knowledge level in social dialogue in workplaces, participatory management of individuals and groups will be increased.

3.2. PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER OUTPUTS

Seminar notices, posters, brochures, introductory booklet, activity report and scientific research report and attendance certificates will be distributed to participants.

3.3. MULTIPLIER EFFECT

Increase in awareness and knowledge on social dialogue and participatory management of branch managers, employees, workplace union representatives and worker representatives through trainings and seminars, increase in the number of trained union manager’s workplace union representatives and worker representatives. A model for industrial relations commission, workplace coordination commission, quality circle etc. participatory management commissions or a supreme board for existing commissions will be suggested in order to create more active commissioning. The research will be published in November 2012.

 

3.4. SUSTAINABILITY

A training module will be developed once the training programme is completed and ÇASGEM will support social partners. Above mentioned training programme will be delivered in ÇASGEM and other requested cities.

3.4.1. INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY

Deliver sustainable training services in cooperation with parties taking part in work life.

4. RISKS

No large-scale risks foreseen during the implementation of the above mentioned studies.

Project Abstract Information Form

Annex 2

Annexes of the Project Offer:

— Cover page (see Annex-1).

— Project Abstract Information Form (see Annex-2).

— Project Budget Offer (see Annex-3).

— General Budget of the Project (see Annex-4).

— Budget Payment Plan (see Annex-5).

— Budget lines (see Annex-6).

— Additional information and documents will be included depending on the context and situation of the project.

WARNING:

The project shall be prepared once the fund information is received. For information call: (312) 296 65 90

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROJECT FOR POLICEMEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS 

 
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The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Mr. Faruk Çelik, stated that policemen work wholeheartedly to ensure public security and added the following: “It is not possible to accept a loss of life or a damage due to the work environment risks while policemen work against negative factors in risky environments”.

The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Mr. Faruk Çelik, emphasized the importance of occupational health and safety in the signature of “Occupational Health and Safety Project for Policemen and Law Enforcement Officers” protocol and stated that 2,3 million of people lose their lives every year and that this number is equal to the population of Kuwait, Republic of Macedonia or Mongolia.

Faruk Çelik, the Minister of Labour and Social Security stated the following:

“The situation in Turkey is not pleasant. 4 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives in 27 European countries in terms of accidents resulting in death. In Turkey, 17 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives. Nowadays, 8 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives thanks to the measures taken. It is seen that 1-1,5 people out of 100 thousand lose their lives in 15 core European countries. That situation lays on us a responsibility, therefore we realized its importance and we carry out similar protocols and legal arrangements. 100 per cent of occupational diseases might be prevented. If it is possible to prevent 98 per cent of occupational accidents and if such accidents take place, it means that there is a serious delinquency.”

Minister Faruk Çelik reminding that an important part of the Occupational Health and Safety Law will enter into force from 1 January 2013 explained that the law includes all employees.

Minister Faruk Çelik stating that 63 per cent of employees and 98 per cent of work places were not included in the scope of occupational health and safety, expressed that they aim at minimizing occupational accidents and the related mortality.  Minister Faruk Çelik pointing out that all work places should carry out a risk assessment, said that risks might be determined without accidents and that risk elements might be eliminated.

-Law enforcement officers are out of the scope of the law-

Minister Faruk Çelik reminding that law enforcement officers are out of the scope of the law stated that it has special justifications.

Minister Faruk Çelik expressed the following:

“As the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, we prefer that such exceptions should not exist.  If there is any rule, I believe that one should obey it. Naturally, professions, tasks and on-the job trainings have got specific sensibilities. Even though there is a requirement, we should also respect that it should remain as an exception by force of the task. The protocol we signed today, this meeting shows this requirement. Even though it is an exception, since there is also a requirement, we found a compromise. You are working wholeheartedly to ensure public security in risky environments. It is not possible to accept a loss of life or a damage due to the work environment risks while you are working in risky environments. As the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, we will be pleased if we can ensure that one of our colleagues is not injured due to the environment and risks, or he/she does not lose his/her health and life.”

 

-240 thousand policemen will be trained within the scope of Occupational Health and Safety Project for Policemen and Law Enforcement Officers to be carried out by the Centre for Labour and Social Security Training and Research and Police Academy, training programmes will be implemented on; providing occupational health and safety to law enforcement officers during their work, increasing sensitivity, eliminating or minimizing material and moral damages of law enforcement officers by carrying out relevant research and development.

In the first part of the project, a training will be provided to 250 trainers about the occupational health and safety of policemen. In the second part, trainer pool will be increased to 2.500 people and the training potential will be augmented. In the third part, 2.500 trainers trained on the occupational health and safety will train 240 thousand people.