TESK, having the attribute of one of the biggest non-governmental
organizations, it is the only voluntary vocational organization that
undertakes important tasks and responsibilities in vocational training
subjects. According to this purpose the following activities are performed;
Apprenticeship training is provided and an amount of share is allocated for
this from their income.
In order to improve the tradesmen and craftsmen’ vocational
training and to provide them with finance, the Found of Supporting and
Improving Tradesmen and Craftsmen Vocational Training has been launched.
Central Workplace Investigation and Consultancy Group have been established
under the TESK body, in order to secure uniformity and harmonise with
workplace and consultancy groups’ works besides it aims to find solutions
that groups may confront
Training directorates are available within the body of organization units, in
order to provide and improve training.
Workplace investigation and consultancy groups have been established under the
TESK body, in order to improve the training quality provided.
Assistant, master, and craftsman certificate are given.
As having The Vocational
Training and Technology Centers (METEM)-, in which the professional training
is provided, established in order to help the tradesmen and craftsmen and
small business’ and their employers’ occupational improvement and adaptation
to new technologies, besides of providing complementary training for the young
students since the deficiencies in their practical training occurs due to the
inadequate substructures of workplaces.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS;
The issues that have
arisen primarily from the 5262 numbered law and its regulations, and also
issues that caused from other related regulations, are examined according to
the developing and changing conditions, and by preparing the suggestions for
possible solutions, necessary actions are taken through the proper quarters.
TRADESMEN AND CRAFTSMEN REGISTRY;
For the purpose of publish and keep in a secure and correct way tradesman and
craftsman registries are saved to electronic environment, under the
supervision of the civil of first instance dealing with trade cases and to
work within the boundaries of the administrative board of the province where
they are, tradesman and craftsman registry departments set up in tradesman and
craftsman chamber union. At tradesman and craftsman registry departments being
a business, closing and changing process can be done.
For the end of March 2012;
The number of registered tradesman and craftsmen is 1.980.974
The number of ongoing activity chamber is 3.110.
Taxes, laws and regulations that are matter of tradesmen and
craftsmen’ concerns are followed up, changes are announced, possible solutions
to problems experienced are searched for, and necessary actions are taken
through the proper quarters. Consultancy services are provided to aid tax
related problems of the organization.
Instructive studies are carried out to help tradesmen
and craftsmen to be informed about their rights related to and liabilities for
social security subjects, and by determining the problematic points in social
security system, necessary studies are performed on behalf of the
Informative studies are carried out explaining the
current system in order the long-term solutions for the existing financial
problems of tradesmen and craftsmen to be found, and necessary actions are
taken both to provide them with access to credit or financial support they
need to use, under the proper conditions, and also to achieve overall
improvements in the related general conditions.
EU AND FOREIGN RELATIONS;
During the ongoing
negotiations between EU and our country, acquis communitaire related to
tradesmen and craftsmen are investigated, joint projects are entered into and
performed, under the scope of EU programs, by inter-cooperating with
equivalent organizations of other countries, and necessary opinions and
suggestions related to EU subjects are submited to the legal authorities.
TESK has been subscribed for International
Artisans and SME organizations in order to improve competitive capacity of
tradesmen and craftsmen and to enable them perform their activities in
international platforms. Studies carried out by those organizations and other
international organizations are participated. In the execution of those
activities, extension of the tradesmen and craftsmen’ vision, implementation
of the best practices and best model applications, establishment of innovative
approaches are aimed. Developments and innovations that can be conveniently
adapted into working conditions are followed, and related laws and regulations
and model applications of other countries are investigated.
Studies are carried out
in the large extent in order to enable women in our country to participate in
the production processes and in order to cover them under the shelter of
social security organization. Within this frame, as the project of developing
women enterprise capacity by funded of EU has been implemented successfully,
activities are maintained under the scope of available conditions.
STUDIES RELATED TO PROJECT:
For the purpose of helping the represented
tradesmen and craftsmen, improve their ability to adapt to developing
conditions and to improve their competitive and organizational capacity,
projects have being prepared and incorporated studies have being executed
under the scope of programs supported by primarily EU and by other
The majority of 47,000 food
product manufacturers and 400,000 sale and collective consumption workplaces
in our country are the tradesmen and craftsmen organized under the umbrella of
our Confederation. Accordingly, the operations with regard to the food sector
have an essential share among the operations of our Confederation.
Within the European Union full
membership process, reliable food increasingly becomes a concept gaining more
importance; both new regulations are brought almost every day in legal terms
and consumers increasingly become conscious on this matter. Therefore, it is
important for our tradesmen and craftsmen engaging in food-related occupations
to be informed and to adopt the conception giving particular importance to the
public health and consumer satisfaction at the workplaces.
Within this scope; there have
been drawn up Hygiene Practice Guides aiming at leading our tradesmen and
craftsmen operating in the food sector and other workplaces in the sector in
order to provide reliable food in each stage of the process including the
production, maintenance and submission of the food to the consumer.
Furthermore, the regulations
with respect to the food legislation are followed up, the amendments are
declared, the solutions concerning the problems of our tradesmen and craftsmen
operating in the food sector are searched, and the attempts are made at the
level of relevant authorities.
CERTIFICATES USED IN EXPORT
In line with the amendments made in the General Communiqué on
Customs by the Ministry of Customs and Trade, the authorization for the
printing and distribution of A.TR Movement Certificates and Origin
Demonstration Certificates (Certificate of Origin, EUR.1 Movement Certificate,
EUR.MED Movement Certificate, Form A Certificate) to be used in export by the
tradesmen and craftsmen has been granted to our Confederation and the
authorization for the approval of the same to the Unions of Chambers of
Tradesmen and Craftsmen. In this way, our tradesmen and craftsmen can export
with the mentioned certificates.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
For our tradesmen and craftsmen to be able to turn
into an organizational structure and to compete both internal and external
market, our Confederation carries out operations for creating the industrial
capacity reports necessary for the operations of the tradesmen and craftsmen
and required to be submitted to the relevant authorities, indicating the
machinery and installation, the annual production capacity, the annual
consumption capacity and capacity calculations, and capital and employment
information of the tradesmen and craftsmen operating in the trade,
construction and service sectors as well as their contact information, and
valid for 3 years as of the date of approval are confirmed in electronic
Upon the rapid opening of our
national economy to foreign countries, the confrontation of our exported goods
with problems in terms of labeling and identification in the external markets
has caused the application of the BARCODE system widely used in the world to
be a requirement in our country as well. Based on this requirement, it was
allowed for our tradesmen and craftsmen to obtain barcode by the protocol
signed between our Confederation and TOBB on 20/11/1996. Within this
framework, the application documents of the tradesmen and craftsmen who apply
to our Confederation for barcode are examined, forwarded to TOBB and the
results thereof are followed up by our Confederation.
PROTECTION OF CONSUMER RIGHTS:
According to the authority granted by and
liabilities obligated by Law and pertaining to the protection of both the
tradesmen and craftsmen’s interests and consumer rights, and also in alignment
with principle of fulfillment the liabilities, consumer claims are examined
and evaluated within the frame of related laws and regulations.