Turkey: Industrial relations profile

Turkey has a population of 75.6 million, half of which is under the age of 30. It has close to 55 million people of working age (15–64 years old). Of those, only 27 million are economically active. The unemployment rate is 9.2%. The economy has been undergoing a structural shift from agriculture and industry to services. Despite its remarkable economic performance, Turkey is still not managing to increase its employment levels. Industrial relations in Turkey are characterised by low union density, decentralised collective bargaining and hostile labour–employer and labour–state relations. Read more in this industrial relations country profile.

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