Growing Pains

March 2007

The human cost of cut flowers in British supermarkets

Growing Pains.pdf

Amargo Florecer

March 2007

El costo humano de la venta de flores en los supermercados británicos

Growing Pains Spanish.pdf

Globeleq - The Alternative Report

September 2006

Globeleq was set up by DFID as part of its strategy of “promoting the private sector in the developing world”. Yet the involvement of international power companies in developing countries has been deeply problematic

Globeleq - The Alternative Report.pdf

Global Europe

April 2008

This brief examines the EU's double attack on developing countries and the European social model itself

Global Europe EUs Double attack.pdf

Global Europe - A Critique

December 2006

War on Want's four-page response to the European Commission's new 'Global Europe' strategy

Global Europe - A Critique.pdf

Global Crisis Leaflet

December 2008

Time for a Clean Start

Global Crisis leaflet.pdf

Getting Away With Murder

February 2008

The need for action on UK Private Military and Security Companies

Getting Away with Murder.pdf

Fuelling Fear

May 2008

The human cost of biofuels in Colombia

Fuelling Fear.pdf

Forces for Change

May 2006

This report highlights the struggles that informal economy organisations are facing in Africa, and was launched in Malawi by War on Want and its partners.

Forces for Change - Informal economy organisations in Africa.pdf

Food Sovereignty report

November 2011

The report contrasts the UK government’s preferred approach of ‘food security’, based on free markets supplemented by aid, with the positive alternative of food sovereignty, which returns control over the food system to farmers.

Food sovereignty report.pdf

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Fashion brand Uniqlo’s sponsorship of Tate Modern in the spotlight over garment worker exploitation

23 February 2018 - 4:15pm
Last night, campaigners projected a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.
 
 
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Comment: Supreme Court must find for worker's rights in gig economy case

20 February 2018 - 11:30am

Speaking ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the ‘Pimlico Plumbers’ Gig Economy Case, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The supreme court case must confirm what many courts have already decided, that claiming these workers were self-employed is a ploy to dodge taxes and deny worker’s rights, such as holiday and sick pay.

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