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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 Work

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 Work

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 Zambia

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

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

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

A harsh verdict on India's poorest, most vulnerable children

In a step backward, the country is allowing its young to be employed in ‘family businesses’, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Children India Work

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