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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 Work

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 Work

Still standing or standing still?

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

Filed in: Trade Unions Work

Philippines’ war on drugs is ‘steamrolling the rule of law’

Human rights organizations have called for global intervention into the crisis, Iris C. Gonzales reports.

Filed in: Drugs Philippines

Swazi media workers protest conditions at king’s newspaper

Higher pay, union membership, nepotism, and more, are at the center of the struggle, reports Peter Kenworthy.

Filed in: Swaziland Work

‘More understanding, more awareness, more dignity!’

Clelia Goodchild talks to members of the first union in Europe for illegal street vendors about what they want.

Filed in: Migration Senegal Spain Trade Unions Work

The Nauru Files: It’s time to close Australia’s abusive detention regime

When faced with overwhelming evidence of systemic abuse, the country’s prime minister shifted responsibility, writes Mark Isaacs.

Filed in: Australia Human Rights Refugees

Climate change and colonial history make a toxic combination

Without proper context, the new research can be mis-read to be against ethnic diversity, writes Alex Randall.

Filed in: Climate Change Refugees

Sacked for reading a book during break

London’s poorest workers routinely face abuses of their rights. Joe Trapido reports on a new initiative to help them fight back.

Filed in: Trade Unions Work

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 Work

Young women caught in deadly crossfire of El Salvador’s gang warfare

There is a whole generation behind bars, writes Amy Smith.

Filed in: El Salvador Prisons Women

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