From the TUC
Ebrahim Madadi

ACT NOW! Iranian regime persecutes trade unionists … again!

09 May 2015, By

Last week, labour activists in Iran once again found themselves the target of persecution for exercising their legal and rightful trade union activities. The incidents include the reported arrest and imprisonment of Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi from ITF affiliate, the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company. The global transport workers’ union…

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Udita (Arise) documentary. Credit: Rainbow Collective

‘UDITA’ film shows need for labour law reform in Bangladesh

07 May 2015, By

You can now watch on the TUC’s website the new documentary UDITA (ARISE) made by  Rainbow Collective about the struggles that women trade unionists in the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) have faced in Bangladesh over the last five years. The film premiered on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24th…

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Inaction Replay: Qatar Reannounces Unkept Promise

05 May 2015, By

It’s a strange tactic to take the anniversary of a promise you didn’t keep to make exactly the same promise. One year ago, with great fanfare, Qatar’s government promised the world that kafala – their sponsorship system that essentially leaves workers owned by their employers – would be abolished as part of “far-reaching labour market reforms”.…

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May Day 2015: Justice at work

01 May 2015, By

Today is International Workers’ Day, the first of May. Since 1890, May Day has seen trades unionists come together to celebrate the core values that we stand for. It’s a day for us to strengthen our call for dignity and justice at work.

Red flag in a storm

May Day in distress

30 Apr 2015, By

It seems that Governments around the world are cracking down on trade union activities on international workers’ day more than usual. From Bahrain to Swaziland and from Iran to Somalia and Turkey, trade unions are reporting interference from their Government.