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Appalling working conditions at JD Sports 'typical of precarious contracts'

16 December 2016 - 11:45am

Reports of appalling working conditions at JD Sports' warehouse are shocking yet unsurprising.  As we have seen before with retailers such as Sports Direct and Asos, this kind of exploitation is typical of precarious contracts where bosses hold all the cards and workers are too afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs.

Deliveroo Drivers Speak Out for #RooUnion

15 December 2016 - 10:30am

Deliveroo hit the headlines in August when drivers in Camden staged a strike in response to a change in the way they were paid.

Will we finally see justice for the Marikana miners?

12 December 2016 - 10:45am

It has been four years since the South African Police Services gunned down almost 150 mine workers, killing 34. The South African Presidency has finally announced that some police officers will be charged for these killings, and that compensation will be paid to the families of those that died.

The Times: ‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid

9 December 2016 - 9:00am

War on Want in The Times. A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation, writes Billy Kenber. 

War on Want gives evidence to MPs on DFID’s ‘shameful’ CDC Bill

7 December 2016 - 12:45pm

The government has serious case to answer when UK taxpayers’ money ends up in the coffers of a palm oil company linked to land grabs and labour violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lack of oversight and due diligence is shocking, particularly when DFID is seeking to siphon off more of the public’s money to its private equity arm, CDC Group.

Evening Standard:G4S sells off Israeli prisons arm after pressure groups’ protest

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

War on Want in Evening StandardWar on Want’s Ryvka Barnard said G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership of and investment in the facility.  “If G4S was concerned about human rights, it would leave the Israeli market completely,” she added

G4S sells Israeli business but should ‘leave Israeli market entirely’

2 December 2016 - 11:30am

G4S has long profited from Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, its decision to sell its Israeli business shows that boycott and divestment campaigns work. However, G4S remains complicit in human rights abuses through its ownership and investment in the Israeli police academy. If G4S is concerned about human rights, it must now leave the Israeli market entirely, just as Veolia, Orange, and CRH have done.

‘A child’s place is not in a prison’: the scandal of the Israeli prison crisis

1 December 2016 - 4:00pm

Every political prisoner has a story. War on Want has joined forces with Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Centre to produce a series of photo stories about Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention.

Talking Trade: War on Want on BBC World Service

25 November 2016 - 12:00pm

For over 30 years, multinational corporations have used free trade agreements as the primary means to increase their power.  A 'new generation' of trade deals like CETA, TTIP and TPP continue to prioritise big business profits over the public interest. War on Want's senior trade campaigner, Mark Dearn, talks trade on BBC World Service, Newshour Extra - Trade Wars: the End of Globalisation?

Latin America Conference 2016 - Adelante!

23 November 2016 - 2:30pm

Once again, War on Want is proud to be one of the supporters of the hugely successful Latin America Conference taking place from 9.15 – 17.00 on Saturday 26 November at the TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS 

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