Flexicurity and Turkey's new labor act: problems and prospects
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CitationDereli, T. (2014). Flexicurity and Turkey's new labor act: problems and prospects.Labor and employment relations in a globalized world: New perspectives on work, Social Policy And Labor Market Implications, 135-158. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04349-4_6
By combining flexibility and employment protection, the 2003 Labor Act of Turkey has become a key element in promoting fundamental employment rights in Turkey, safeguarding workers' employment conditions under flexible arrangements, and improving equality at the workplace. This paper aims to explain the unique process used in drafting this legislation as well as the Act's main dimensions and the problems encountered in practice. The chapter is composed of mainly two parts. Following some background information, the first part deals with the process of drafting the proposal for a new Labor Act. The second part explains the main dimensions of the draft bill and the final text enacted by the Parliament. The paper concludes with a final section on the general evaluation and future prospects for flexicurity in Turkey.