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Support Korean striking railway workers facing crackdown

23 Dec 2013, By

This Christmas will see Korean workers on the barricades.  The Korean government escalated its crackdown against striking members of the Korean Railway Workers Union (KRWU) this weekend, with police raiding KRWU’s offices and arresting over 100 workers. In response the KCTU union federation to which KRWU belongs has called a general strike which could lead…

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Week of Action on Bangladesh Accord on Factory Safety

14 Sep 2013, By

Could this be one of the most eventful weeks of campaigning for UK brands to commit to the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety? It involved me getting chucked out of River Island in Bournemouth with the President of the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) from Bangladesh, which makes it certainly one of my most…

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Stop anti-unionists getting away with murder in the Philippines

12 Aug 2013, By

Last month we were lucky enough to be visited by Josua Mata, the leader of the Alliance of Progresive Labour in the Philippines . Josua was in London having taken part in the Global Labour University’s summer school at Northern College.  He was upbeat about the interesting exchanges he had with participants at the event but soon our conversation turned…

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Unions unite to call for US-EU trade deal to benefit workers

30 May 2013, By

This week trade union confederations in Europe (ETUC) and the USA (AFL-CIO) officially kicked off a joint campaign to press for workers’ rights and progressive economic policies to be a core part US-EU trade deal (or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to use its marvellously uncatchy official title). Now, just in case you don’t spend your…

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Dhaka deaths: with companies signing up, now help victims’ families

16 May 2013, By

Three weeks ago, over 1,100 textile workers were killed when the Rana Plaza building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh. By the stroke of midnight yesterday, over thirty of the world’s biggest retail and textile companies (including Tesco, Primark, Sainsbury’s, Next, Marks and Spencer, New Look and John Lewis) signed up to the IndustriALL/UNI-Global Accord on Building and Fire Safety in Bangladesh. These…

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