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Unions celebrate victory as up to a million workers strike in Britain

Natasha Turner reports on the ‘biggest public-sector walkout since 1926’. 

Filed in: Trade Unions United Kingdom Work

The secret war on Asia’s workers

When everything is a commodity, labour rights count little, says Josiah Mortimer.

Filed in: Human Rights South Asia Work

How much of your soul does the minimum wage buy?

Kate Smurthwaite suggests overthrowing capitalism to avoid smutty workplace t-shirts… 

Filed in: Corporations Work

‘The beach is for tourists’: why Vietnamese workers can’t enjoy the sun

The insecurity of a ‘middle-class’ status in the Global South traps young people into poor working conditions. Didem Tali reports.

Filed in: Class Vietnam Work

No-boss Britain: entrepreneurs or out of options?

A quarter of the self-employed began working for themselves because they had no alternative, says Mischa Wilmers.

Filed in: United Kingdom Work

Britain’s draft Modern Slavery Bill does not go far enough

When will the government take action to protect migrant domestic workers? asks Tony Mckenna.  

Filed in: England Migration Work

Beneath the tide, a different sort of harvest

Filmmaker Kat Zoula visits the seaweed farmers of Zanzibar.

Filed in: Agriculture Environment Oceans Tanzania Work

Cambodia’s garment workers fight poor working conditions

Alice Cuddy reports on the government crackdown against protesters and trade unions.

Filed in: Activism Cambodia Trade Unions Work

The true cost of your cup of tea

Sri Lankan tea pickers remain in a caste system that binds them to extreme poverty, says Marco Picardi.

Filed in: Sri Lanka Trade Work

SOAS cleaners strike for equal rights

Steve Rushton interviews workers fighting for better working conditions in a university that teaches global justice.

Filed in: Activism Work

$500,000 a week? For kicking a football around?

Money has turned the beautiful game ugly, says Alan Hughes.

Filed in: Economics Media Sport Work

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