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Owen Tudor's Articles

Tolpuddle in Tuscany: talking Brexit & Grexit

04 Jul 2015, By

Last night I was sat in a tent for a couple of hours on top of a hill in Tuscany, alongside the current and future Presidents of the European Trade Union Confederation (Ignacio Toxo from Spain’s CCOO and Rudy de Leeuw of the Belgian FGTB respectively) and the leader of Italy’s largest trade union movement the…

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Pakistan: one of the terrible ten worst countries for workers’ rights

19 Jun 2015, By

Pakistani workers face large-scale exclusions from labour law, arrests and violence. Last year protests were held condemning the murder of eight labourers in Balochistan. Earlier this year, trainee police officers who had not been paid for seven months took to the streets before were subject to baton-charges and arrests. Protesting police baton charged: On 19…

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China: one of the terrible ten worst countries for workers’ rights

15 Jun 2015, By

China makes the top ten for widespread cases abuses, workers employed in precarious work and the country’s lack of due process. Strikes and pickets are illegal and workers involved in either face threats and harassment by both employers and government officials. There’s also widespread discrimination and the chance of arrest for speaking out. Physical attacks…

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