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Rights at work

The invisible role of trade unions in the fight against slavery

30 Nov 2014, By

On Saturday the Home Office released a new strategy for combating modern slavery or forced labour in Britain and abroad. We’re still digesting it, because, surprisingly, we weren’t consulted on it, and we aren’t mentioned in it. And this is not the only example of people trying to address forced labour without a key role for…

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Equality at work: Fair play needs strong unions

06 Jun 2014, By

There have been a number of breakthroughs for equalities in the world of sport recently; we’ve seen the appointment of the first female football manager, Helena Costa, in France -a move Arsene Wenger has publicly backed. There was the coming out of the first openly gay NFL player, Michael Sam, who emotionally embraced his boyfriend…

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Two years jailed in Bahrain: Release Mahdi Abu Dheeb

07 May 2014, By

In 2011 the Bahrain Teachers’ Association’s (BTA) President, Mahdi Abu Dheeb, called on his teaching union to strike. The strike was in support of the large scale pro-democracy protests that had started in Bahrain in February of that year. He was charged with inciting hatred and attempting to bring down the regime. He has been…

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