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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.
 
 

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.

War on Want's commitment to safeguarding and code of conduct

16 February 2018 - 10:30am

The recent reports regarding the conduct of staff working for international humanitarian and development charities focussing on Oxfam, is a crucial reminder of the importance that charities should place on ensuring effective policies and practices in safeguarding, including commitments to recognise and uphold the dignity of local communities that the sector works with.

The women of Honduras speak out against electoral fraud

12 February 2018 - 12:15pm

In November, 2017, Hondurans took to the polls to elect a new president, local governors and councillors. However, far from a smooth transition into a new presidency, numerous irregularities and allegations of electoral fraud became apparent, unleashing a post-election crisis.

Ten reasons why unions are important

12 February 2018 - 10:15am

The #heartunions week of action (12 - 18 February) celebrates the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. 

Heart Unions - Celebrating our Work with Trade Unions

9 February 2018 - 3:00pm

War on Want has always stood in solidarity with workers around the world, who face intimidation and retaliation for organising into trade unions. Unions have been central to War on Want’s work throughout our history because they are critical in the fight against global poverty. All around the world, they bring workers together to achieve things that they would be unable to achieve on their own. That's why we're proud to support HeartUnions week.

Liam Fox responds to War on Want trade democracy protest

9 February 2018 - 2:45pm

Trade Secretary Liam Fox MP was so affronted by our calls for trade democracy that he wrote in the Independent on Wednesday to directly attack War on Want following our trade democracy protests with Global Justice Now this week.

An amazing week of trade democracy action!

9 February 2018 - 11:00am

It’s been quite a week in our ongoing campaign for UK trade democracy – we’ve lobbied MPs, demonstrated and discussed, all while trade has yet again hogged the media spotlight.

Young Tunisians know 2011 changed nothing: the revolution goes on

8 February 2018 - 5:45pm

Written by Ghassen Ben Khelifa and Hamza Hamouchene for the Guardian

Away from tourist sites, a new uprising is boiling up. Can an old order mired in austerity and repression survive this time?

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