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My thoughts on democracy and protest

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As workers, getting our message or opinion across to multinational corporations can be difficult. This is what makes the role of protests so important… Read more »
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Sri Lankan garment industry struggles to attract women workers

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As Sri Lankan apparel firms prepare to spend 55 million rupee ($492,061.24 AUD) on a public relations campaign to attract more female workers, union leaders argue that ensuring better working conditions is the best way to improve sector’s image. Read more »
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Time for action! Oxfam delivers your messages to The Just Group

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In December last year Herald Sun investigations confirmed that home-based workers in Australia who sew labels such as Portmans and Jacqui-E work under poor conditions with wages as little as $2 an hour. Read more »

2011 Labour Video Competition

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Have you seen a film that has inspired you to support labour rights? LabourStart’s second Labour Video of the Year competition is now open for nominations. Read more »
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Domestic worker rights: Dignity overdue

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Domestic workers are among the most exploited workers in the world. According to human rights and labour organisations, action to support domestic workers rights is well and truly overdue. Read more »
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What women want? The voice of women workers at the UN

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Union delegates at the 55th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women report that while increasing numbers of women are participating in tertiary level science and technology education, this has not translated into equal career opportunities or equal pay. Read more »
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Strong women, extraordinary challenges

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As a migrant worker Nining was under pressure to survive in her new environment as well as to provide support to her parents and family back home. At the same time, Nining could not stand the way that workers were treated and exploited within the factory. Read more »

Cue up for more ethical clothing!

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Australian fashion pioneer Cue determined to walk the talk on labour rights. Read more »
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Cambodian workers sacked after asking for living wage

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More than 300 illegally dismissed Cambodian workers remain locked out of their workplaces despite official orders for their reinstatement. Read more »
Image: Garment worker leader Moshrefa Mishu along with other leaders at rally in October 2010 (Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World)

Bangladeshi union leader illegally detained, in ill-health

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At 1:15 am on December 14 last year, twelve plain-clothed officers arrived at the home of Mashrefa Mishu, Garment Workers Unity Forum President and long time human rights activist. Read more »