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Migrant and Precarious Workers are Winning Britain a Pay Rise!

17 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Migrant and precarious workers are winning Britain a pay rise. Migrant and precarious workers are leading the fights to get organised. They are tackling precarious work, outsourcing and privatisation, the real drivers of low pay and insecurity at work.  Despite facing stigmatisation by a media that too often blames them for low pay and insecurity at work, they are standing up for themselves and winning. Their struggles tell an important story about how Britain can win a pay rise: by standing with migrant workers and ending precarious contracts.

Open Democracy: EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse

17 October 2017 - 11:30am

Thulsi Narayanasamy, War on Want's Senior International Programmes officer for Asia & the Pacific reports on how the EU's so-called trade concessions whitewash ongoing violations in Sri Lankan factories - as well as the profoundly unequal terms of global trade, which prevents meaningful development for the global South. 

The Ecologist: Indigenous resistance: my fight for land and life in Colombia

16 October 2017 - 2:45pm

On World Day of Indigenous Resistance, Wayúu woman Angelica Oritz shares her experience as a human rights defender, living and fighting for the future of her community in the shadow of the largest opencast mine in Colombia. Angelica is from the Lomguato Reserve and General Secretary of Fuerza de Mujeres Wayúu (Wayúu Women’s Force), which works with War on Want's partners in the region and raises awareness about the violations of human and ethnic rights in Guajira.

Indigenous leaders & activists visit London this week to challenge BHP over devastating of communities

16 October 2017 - 2:15pm

From the frontline of the movement for environmental and social justice, our visitors will speak out about the destruction caused by BHP from the Samarco dam disaster in Brazil to forced displacement around the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia and share their stories of resistance. We will be co-hosting a series of events, visitors will be available for media interviews and on 19 October they will be protest outside the BHP annual general meeting. 

Autumn edition of Up Front out now: Brexit and the challenges we face

12 October 2017 - 4:45pm

The UK is at a pivotal moment as we redefine our relationships with Europe and the rest of the world. Our new political landscape means we have the opportunity to put forward real solutions to big questions and demand a more transparent and democratically accountable process. We must continue to support this fight for justice and human rights. 

Parliament to be ‘shut out’ of post-Brexit trade deals

11 October 2017 - 2:45pm

Trade Justice Movement response to Trade White Paper

The Trade Justice Movement has welcomed the government’s recognition in its trade white paper, released yesterday, of the need for trade policy to be “transparent and inclusive”. However it has criticised the government’s commitments so far as woefully inadequate, in particular the lack of any clear role for parliament in scrutinising trade deals.

Report Back: Green Party Fringe Meeting: Living on the Margins

10 October 2017 - 12:00pm

On Saturday 6 October 2017, War on Want together with Greens of Colour, Green party Trade Union Group and Jean Lambert MEP  organised a fringe meeting: Living on the Margins: Protecting Migrant Workers Rights in a Precarious World. 

The speakers were: 

7 October 2017 World Day for Decent Work

9 October 2017 - 3:00pm

The World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) celebrated its 10th anniversary on 7 October. This year, the global focus was on the world struggle for a living minimum wage and a pay rise for all workers.

Living on the margins: protecting migrant workers’ rights in a precarious world (with War on Want & Jean Lambert MEP)

6 October 2017 - 6:30pm

EVENT DATE: 16:45 -18:00, Saturday 07 October 2017

LOCATION: Queens Suite 2, Harrogate Convention Centre,

WHAT: Green Party Fringe Event 

NB As this event is part of the Green Party Conference, you will need a ticket to the conference to attend. 

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