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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?

Government Response to Taylor Review is Green light to Abusive Employers

7 February 2018 - 4:30pm

Responding to the government’s response to the Taylor Review, released today, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The Government’s response to the Taylor review is a green light to abusive gig economy employers to continue bending the rules, and abusing their staff. As long as workers live in fear of losing future hours, and have to make themselves available with no guarantee of hours, abuse will continue. 

Stand With Migrant Workers: NHS In Crisis – Fix It Now Demonstration

2 February 2018 - 5:15pm

On Saturday 3 February, thousands will march on London to demand that the government ends the NHS winter crisis. It is time for the government to fully fund our health system and end the creeping privatisation, putting the NHS back into the hands of the public where it belongs.

Reaction: UN report on complicity of 206 corporations in Israel’s violation of international law

1 February 2018 - 11:15am

Responding to a new report from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, indicating corporate complicity in illegal Israeli settlements, Ryvka Barnard, War on Want Senior Campaigner said:

"Israel’s oppression of Palestinians depends on a chain of complicity that includes corporations around the world. Arms companies like BAE Systems sell weapons to Israel used in deadly attacks on Palestinians. JCB and Caterpillar sell equipment to the Israeli military used to demolish Palestinian homes. HSBC provides financial services and loans to these companies and others.

Buenaventura: Tireless leader and defender of human rights Temistocles Machado assasinated

30 January 2018 - 10:15am

The social organisations and human rights organisations of the Inter-organisational Committee of Buenaventura, along with social movements from across Colombia, denounce the assassination of community leader Temistocles Machado, defender of human rights and member of the Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN) and the Inter-organisational Committee of Buenaventura. Read the statement by our partners, Nomadesc. 

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