Press conference ahead of DP-DHL AGM, Frankfurt

24 May 2013

An alliance of trade unionists will hold a morning press conference in Frankfurt on 29 May 2013, ahead of the opening of the Deutsche Post-DHL annual general meeting. The press conference – which will feature representatives from UNI Global Union; the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation); ver.di; Turkey’s Tumtis trade union; and an unfairly sacked Turkish DHL employee – will explain matters of serious concern about the company’s treatment of workers which will be raised both inside and outside the AGM.

The press conference will take place from 08:30  to 09:30 on May 29, 2013 at the Bigfood Höchst café  at Silostraße 91, 65929 Frankfurt Höchst. This is
opposite the  Jahrhunderthalle ( where the AGM is taking place. The press conference will finish in plenty of time for those attending it to also attend the AGM itself.

Speakers will include: unfairly dismissed DHL Turkey employee Aysel Simsek; Tiny Hobbs, ver.di district chair for Department 10 (postal services); Ingo Marowsky, ITF global head – supply chain and logistics; Alan Tate, UNI campaigns director; and Gurel Yilmaz, general secretary of the Tumtis union.

Please let know by email if you will be attending the press conference.

For more details please contact:
ITF (London, England). Sam Dawson, ITF press and editorial manager. Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 9260. Email:
UNI (Nyon, Switzerland). Richard Elliott, UNI Global Union director of communications. Tel:  +41 22 365 21 30. Email:
Ver.di (Frankfurt, Germany). Ute Fritzel, ver.di press officer. Tel: + 49 69 2569 1110. Mob: +49 (0)170 814 25 32. Email: