In Gebze, the industrial district that borders Istanbul, the Kosan Kozmetik factory produces cosmetics under the Flormar brand, acquired in 2012 by the Rocher Group. The factory refuses to have unions. Yet the Rocher Group, the French cosmetics giant, better known as Yves Rocher, calls itself “an inclusive and open company”, committed to “fighting all forms of discrimination”. However, it does not appear to be fighting trade union discrimination, at least not everywhere.
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Stop union crackdown in Turkey
The management of Kosan Kozmetik, a 51%-owned subsidiary of the Yves Rocher Group, has laid off employees, most of whom are women, for having joined a union. They demand their reinstatement and denounce the complicit inaction of the French group.