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Indian workers protest draconian government measures which undermine their rights

22 May 2020 - 3:00pm

As many thousands of workers face destitution and hunger as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we stand in solidarity with workers across India who today are protesting the government’s use of the pandemic to introduce anti-worker labour laws. 

Organisations such as Cividep India are working hard to expose the impact that the pandemic and lockdown measures are having on an already vulnerable workforce. 

Government succeeds in advancing Trade Bill which ‘erodes the power of Parliament to nothing’

21 May 2020 - 12:00pm

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21 May 2020

The government has succeeded in advancing the Trade Bill through Parliament - despite broad opposition through reasoned amendments from Caroline Lucas MP, Keir Starmer MP and Sarah Olney MP. Emily Thornberry MP called the bill “a massive missed opportunity for our country” which “erodes the power of Parliament to nothing”. Responding to the news, Leah Sullivan, Trade Campaigner at War on Want, says:

Campaigners win Supreme Court challenge to government's pension divestment ban

29 April 2020 - 3:30pm

Today, the UK's Supreme Court ruled to overturn a government ban on local councils divesting pesion schemes from companies complicit in human rights abuses. Palestine Solidarity Campaign has been fighting this case in courts since 2016, and have now finally won a definitive ruling that confirms the government's 2016 legislation is illegal and must be scrapped.

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