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Union activity escalates in demand for fair pay

Natasha Turner looks at why public-service workers in Britain have been on the picket lines this week.

Filed in: Activism England Work

The most dangerous job in the world

Lydia James talks to Syrian Civil Defense volunteers about their work, the risks and their motivation.

Filed in: Conflict Society Syria Work

Trade unions are feminism’s forgotten ally

We should learn from and link to the unions, says Rebecca Winson: solidarity works!

Filed in: Activism Feminism Trade Unions Work

Unions celebrate victory as up to a million workers strike in Britain

Natasha Turner reports on the ‘biggest public-sector walkout since 1926’. 

Filed in: Trade Unions United Kingdom Work

The secret war on Asia’s workers

When everything is a commodity, labour rights count little, says Josiah Mortimer.

Filed in: Human Rights South Asia Work

How much of your soul does the minimum wage buy?

Kate Smurthwaite suggests overthrowing capitalism to avoid smutty workplace t-shirts… 

Filed in: Corporations Work

‘The beach is for tourists’: why Vietnamese workers can’t enjoy the sun

The insecurity of a ‘middle-class’ status in the Global South traps young people into poor working conditions. Didem Tali reports.

Filed in: Class Vietnam Work

No-boss Britain: entrepreneurs or out of options?

A quarter of the self-employed began working for themselves because they had no alternative, says Mischa Wilmers.

Filed in: United Kingdom Work

Britain’s draft Modern Slavery Bill does not go far enough

When will the government take action to protect migrant domestic workers? asks Tony Mckenna.  

Filed in: England Migration Work

Beneath the tide, a different sort of harvest

Filmmaker Kat Zoula visits the seaweed farmers of Zanzibar.

Filed in: Agriculture Environment Oceans Tanzania Work

Cambodia’s garment workers fight poor working conditions

Alice Cuddy reports on the government crackdown against protesters and trade unions.

Filed in: Activism Cambodia Trade Unions Work

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