Our Principles And Objectives


Our Principles

KTÖS carries out all its activities within the framework of democracy, peace culture and human rights, and by adopting the principles of equality, gender equality, social justice, civil freedoms, solidarity, pluralism, non-violence, non-discrimination, criticism, awareness, scientific research and empathy.


Our Objectives

  • To regulate the relations between members and employers or members themselves;
  • To improve the working conditions, working hours and salary conditions of the members and to protect the rights of the members by providing them with better life opportunities in terms of material and moral aspects;
  • Ensure that all workers in the service represented by the union are organized within the union;
  • Resolving conflicts and disputes between members and employers by negotiating through collective bargaining or agreement;
  • Improving the social status of members, raising aid and providing benefits to members and their families;
  • To protect and develop the economic, democratic, social, political, legal, cultural, professional, personal rights and interests of members and all working people in working life and other areas of life;
  • To join, assist and contribute to any trade union, federation or confederation established for similar purposes and cooperating with such structures;
  • To encourage the enactment of laws in accordance with the interests of the members;
  • Publishing an educational, cultural, magazine or similar written, printed or internet publication;
  • To collect and save money, to acquire movable and immovable property, to establish and manage businesses in order to achieve union goals;
  • To fight for the protection and development of the teaching profession and its dignity, to be a party to studies and developments made in this field;
  • To fight for the development of education and training by targeting public education and to be a party to all kinds of studies and / or changes in this field. The society has a say in decision making processes in an organized way; to ensure the realization of an equal, free, qualified, democratic, scientific, accessible and native language public education in the public sphere that is purified from the state and the market to the utmost;
  • To ensure gender equality among its members;
  • Struggle for the recognition / implementation of union rights with strikes and collective bargaining and to ensure the harmonization of the provisions regulating working conditions in our legislation with universal norms, and to ensure the implementation of the contracts of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, other International Human Rights Conventions, the CEDAW Convention and the International Labor Organization (ILO) );
  • Enabling women members to take part in administrative units more effectively by applying positive discrimination and positive action against women members;
  • To act to raise awareness of its members and society on human rights and equality issues;
  • To fight for the preservation of the ecological balance, the historical and cultural environment;
  • To work to ensure that measures are taken to improve the working conditions of special needs education and science workers;
  • To strive for the unity and solidarity of labor at the international level, to establish and develop relations with international labor organizations, primarily in the education branch.