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

14 Jun 2015, By

Workers in this Eastern European country face discrimination, forced labour, and repression of protests. The case of hunger-striking workers jailed for protesting their unfair dismissal continues. This follows labour laws introduced by President Lukashenko that prohibits farming and forestry workers from being able to leave their jobs at will that the President himself compares to…

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Ten countries not to go to, if you’re a trade unionist

13 Jun 2015, By

Although holiday season is almost upon us, this isn’t really the TUC Holiday Show. Over the last fortnight, trade unionists, employers and governments from all over the world have been in Geneva for the annual conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and every year, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) takes the opportunity to…

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Can an exercise of will effect political change?

12 Jun 2015, By

Apologies, but it’s been very hot and muggy all day, and I find that makes me less active and more thoughtful. So it was a good time to read this blog by Kemal Dervis, former economics minister in Turkey, ex-head of the UN Development Program and one-time World Bank Vice President. It suggests a way…

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