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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.…

  • Wed Sep 21 03:32:49 2016
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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. .…

  • Mon Sep 19 04:17:08 2016
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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.…

  • Mon Sep 19 05:55:05 2016
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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.…

  • Tue Sep 13 07:46:42 2016
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Still standing or standing still?

Jo Lateu considers the state of the unions, and argues that a revival has already begun..…

  • Tue Sep 6 07:42:31 2016
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Inside China’s prisons

It’s difficult to know for sure how many political prisoners there currently are in China, but it’s safe to say that there are thousands of them.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
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Breaking the system designed to keep tea workers poor

Sabita Banerji reports on the challenge of securing labour rights for plantation workers in India. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Impeachment of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff is a setback for the whole country

Increased political polarization has fueled the growth of the far right wing and repression of social movements, writes Sarah Roure.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Another Guatemalan banana union leader shot dead

On March 2nd, Guatemalan banana union leader, Miguel Angel Ramirez ofSITRABANSUR, was shot dead. SITRABANSUR, which is affiliated to BananaLinks Guatemala partner union UNSITRAGUA, was founded by Miguel Ramirezand his fellow workers at the 'Olga Maria' plantation in the PacificSouth of Guatemala in July 2007. Since then SITRABANSUR members havebeen harassed and threatened by private security hired by the company-Frutera Internacional Sociedad Anónima, supplier to Chiquita Brands-and 24 union…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Inside China's Prisons

Swinging open Chinas cell doors to hear whos inside, and why...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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