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The fight goes on: Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe

Around the world, trade unions are facing fierce repression. But workers are still uniting to stand up for their rights and, in some cases, winning, from this month’s New Internationalist magazine.

Filed in: Cambodia, Colombia, European Union, Mexico, South Africa, Trade Unions, Work and Zambia

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Out of the ashes of Rana Plaza

The factory collapse in 2013 caused an international outcry – but have labour conditions improved? Thulsi Narayanasamy reports from Bangladesh.

Filed in: Bangladesh, Trade Unions and Work

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Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

Filed in: China, Russia, Trade Unions, Vietnam and Work

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Duterte’s drug war threatens Philippine democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales reports on the heavy-handed campaign of the country’s president.

Filed in: Democracy, Drugs, Human Rights and Philippines

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Photo Gallery: visualizing Philippine democracy through UN SDGs

For International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales offers snap shots of the country’s corruption, poverty and drug war.

Filed in: Drugs, Human Rights, Philippines and Poverty

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It's heating up: 'Unions can play a vital role in the battle for climate justice'

Danny Chivers talks to Anabella Rosemberg of the International Trade Union Confederation about putting climate change on the labour movement’s agenda.

Filed in: Climate Change, Trade Unions and Work

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Ethiopia’s young men: Between hope and a hard place

In an attempt to improve women’s lives, this east African country is leaving young men behind, writes Nikki van der Gaag.

Filed in: Children, Ethiopia, Men and Women

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A migrant’s story

Trade unions aren’t even on the radar of most of London’s poorly treated hospitality workers. But a union could help them find their voice, as Afrika explains.

Filed in: Migration, Trade Unions and Work

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Trade unions – the facts

From the changing workplace to zero-hours contracts, precarious working and outsourcing: workers are open to extreme exploitation. Here are the facts.

Filed in: Trade Unions and Work

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We must reclaim our freedom from Monsanto like we did from the British

On the eve of her appearance at the One Earth, One Humanity One Future festival in Oxford later this month, Vandana Shiva calls for seed freedom.

Filed in: Web exclusives

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Laos: living with unexploded bombs, 40 years on

US bombs still kill in Laos – even decades years after being dropped.

Filed in: Arms and Vietnam

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