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Bring workers’ rights back into fashion

Angered by the avoidable tragic factory collapse at Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks at how we’ve regressed on employment.

Filed in: Bangladesh Corporations Human Rights India Politics Trade Unions Work

Thatcher is gone but her legacy lives

‘The Wicked Witch is dead’ but although he’s celebrating, Alan Hughes urges us to fight on against everything she stood for.

Filed in: Politics Trade Unions United Kingdom

Why won’t Adidas pay-up in Indonesia?

The sportswear giant has lost contracts worth over $10 million because of its refusal to settle a $1.8-million debt to workers.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Indonesia Trade Unions United Kingdom

Direct action for a future that works

Britain’s anti-austerity fight increasingly prefers to-the-point tactics over marches as people run out of things to lose, says Jamie Kelsey-Fry.

Filed in: Activism Trade Unions United Kingdom

‘Mockery’ made of London cleaners’ living wage

Union says working-hour cuts will keep Société Générale cleaners in poverty. Michael Pooler reports.

Filed in: Activism Trade Unions United Kingdom

Turkish authorities target trade unions

Protesters have taken to the streets of Istanbul after dozens are imprisoned during a major police crackdown on union activists.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Trade Unions Turkey

Defending Korea’s peace island

South Korean villagers are campaigning to keep a military base off the pristine Jeju island, reports Chloe Simons.

Filed in: Korea, South Peace Trade Unions

The unpalatable reality of working for Apple

A fresh wave of reports unveiling exploitation in the iPad empire are forcing Apple to clean up up its act, reports Mark Engler.

Filed in: China Human Rights Trade Unions Wealth Work

Strike!

On Wednesday, Britain saw its biggest strikes for 85 years, sounding a note of challenge to the government’s austerity drive, reports Michael Pooler.

Filed in: Activism Debt Trade Unions

Student protests: the return to the streets

Despite relatively low numbers on Wednesday, the push for a truly public university system is by no means dead in the water, says Michael Pooler.

Filed in: Activism Education Politics Trade Unions

Pay your interns!

As a campaign is launched to stop the exploitation of interns, office manager Anna Weston explains the paid internship programme at New Internationalist.

Filed in: Co-operatives Trade Unions Work Youth

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