(MEMUR SENDIKALARI KONFEDERASYONU)
The confederation was founded in Ankara on June 9, 1995 by 32 civil servants including M. Akif Inan, Nurettin Sezen, Abdullah Akar, Ismail Killioglu and Sevket Sezer. Memur-Sen is generally considered to have close ties with the Welfare Party and Hak-Is Confederation.
In the activity report presented to the first general assembly meeting of Memur-Sen, the confederation traces its roots back to the guild system that began to develop already in the 12th and 13th centuries and formulates as its main objective the attainment of respect for moral values, compliance with the rules of right and law, establishing labour peace, a fair wage system, and increasing work efficiency by solving the problems between the employees and the employer Ministries.
Its principles are enumerated as:
1. the defense of the rights and interests of workers, improvement of social security, and ensuring better working conditions, and
2. the defense of the rights and interests of employers, the participation of unions in the administration of public bodies, raising efficiency, training of employees to increase their effectiveness (including the expulsion of those members who fail to work efficiently despite training and, if necessary, a change in their positions).
The first congress of Memur-Sen was held on 18-19.11.1995. The board elected at this congress is composed of M. Akif Inan (chairman), Ismail Killioglu (vice-chairman), Ahmet Aksu (general secretary), Nurettin Sezen, Muzaffer Kale, Hamdi Saylan, Hüsamettin Sanal, Fatih Ugurlu, Mevlut Dogan and Hayati Kirli. Later, Ismail Killioglu replaced by Kamil Aydogan.
The union reported 140,000 members in 1997, and publishes a monthly periodical called Memur-Sen Bülten".
As of December 1997 the unions affiliated to Memur-Sen are the following:
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