Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations

Established on 20 December 1962, TİSK is the sole umbrella organization authorized to represent Turkish employers in industrial relations nationally and internationally. Having been the shared voice of enterprises for the last 59 years, our Confederation aims to generate macro-level solutions in fields of activity where the member employer associations are represented.

Minimum Wage

TİSK is the only organisation authorised to represent the employers’ perspective at the Minimum Wage Commission. It fulfils an act...

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Individual and Collective Labour Law

TİSK follows up on all legal developments regarding employer-worker relations in coordination with the highest-ranking authorities. By m...

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Occupational Health and Safety

Since the day it was founded, TİSK has been an organisation which has focused primarily on health and safety at work. TİSK Microsurgery ...

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Future of Work

By introducing the Future of Work to the agenda, TİSK blazes a path in the sustainable pursuit of future trends which shall influence al...

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Vocational Qualifications System

TİSK is the only organisation authorised to represent the employers’ perspective at Management Board of the Vocational Qualificati...

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Social Security

TİSK is the only organisation authorised to represent the employers’ perspective at Management Board of the Social Security Instit...

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Incentive Practices

TİSK informs its ecosystem on all incentive practices offered in the context of work life, including employment, investment, SME etc. It...

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International Relations

TİSK represents employers in international organisations of paramount importance in the professional world such as the International Lab...

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Relying on collective wisdom, we operate for the benefit of our nation and all the parties involved, promoting, and practicing collaboration and cooperation.

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Cities in Operation

200 Billion $

GDP Contribution

100 Billion $

Export Contribution

2 Million

Employees

TISK

Established on 20 December 1962, TİSK is the sole umbrella organization authorized to represent Turkish employers in industrial relations nationally and internationally. Having been the shared voice of enterprises for the last 59 years, our Confederation aims to generate macro-level solutions in fields of activity where the member employer associations are represented.


20 Member Employer Associations

With its headquarters located in Ankara, TİSK embodies 21 member employer associations operating in various industrial and economic sectors including public services.

Production, Industrial Relations, Competitiveness, Productivity

Production, industrial relations, competitiveness, productivity, registered employment, collective labour agreements, foreign trade zones constitute TİSK’s main topics of focus and activity.

2 Million Employees, 10.000 Workplaces

2 million people are employed in approximately 10.000 workplaces registered under member associations.

1961

Earliest Cornerstones of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations

The primary foundations of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations were laid in a meeting of 6 leading employer unions of the young Republic of Turkey in Istanbul.

  • Metalware Industrialists’ Union
  • Istanbul Wood Industry Employers’ Union
  • Istanbul Textile Industry Employers’ Union
  • Istanbul Food Industry Employers’ Union
  • Istanbul Printing Industry Employers’ Union
  • Istanbul Glass Industry Employers’ Union

Through the collaboration of these institutions, “Istanbul Employer Unions Association“ was founded.

1962

Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations

Thanks to the fast and comprehensive organizational effort by employers nationwide, the title of the association was changed to “Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations” by resolution of the General Board at the 2nd Ordinary General Meeting held on 20 December 1962.   To this date, TİSK remains to be the sole confederation representing employers in the country.

In Turkey, the foundations of contemporary relations between workers and employers were laid by the 1962 Constitution which granted the workers and employers the rights to establish unions, sign collective labour agreements, conduct strikes and lockouts.

1965

TİSK Extraordinary General Meeting

Istanbul Chamber of Industry

1972

TİSK 10th Founding Anniversary

1978

TİSK 12th General Board

1982

TİSK 14th General Board

2007

TİSK 23rd General Board

2010

TİSK 24th General Board

2012

Collective Labour Agreement

Employers and workers unions and confederations continue their activities in accordance with Act No. 6356 on Collective Labour Agreements, Strikes and Lockouts issued in 2012.

2013

TİSK 25th General Board

2018

TİSK 56th Founding Anniversary

2019

TİSK’s New Chair of the Board of Directors is Özgür Burak Akkol

TİSK 27th Ordinary General Board Meeting was held on December 28, 2019 in Ankara. Özgür Burak Akkol was appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Nevzat Seyok, Celal Koloğlu and Suat were appointed as the Vice Chairs of the Board of Directors at TİSK.

Ertan İren, Ali Cüneyt Arpacıoğlu, Erhan Polat, Levent Kocagül, Mehmet Naci İlci, Bora Koçak, Celal Kaya, Ahmet Bayraktar, Zekeriya Sancı, İmran Okumuş, Metin Demir, Mustafa Taşkın, F. Fethi Hinginar, Cengiz Taş, Tansel Özenbay, Nadir Yürüktümen, Bekir Burak Uyguner and Adnan Çiçek were appointed as the Members of the new Board of Directors at TİSK.

Ramazan Yön, Erol Bakan, Aydın Fethi Baytan were elected to the Supervisory Board; Osman Nemli, Recep Şükrü Ergün, Erkan Muharrem Kafadar, Oğuzhan Gürsoy and Bahise Kurt were elected to the Disciplinary Board.