Workers and unions across the world have been joined by conscious consumers and retailers in remembering the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh
Trade union rights
Labour contractors on the docks in Buenaventura, the largest port in Colombia, pay US$200 for two weeks work loading and unloading ships. But they don’t pay cash. On payday, dockers, or longshoremen, have to go to a loanshark, and … Continued
The Algerian presidential election, set for 17 April, appears to have been rigged in favour of the ruling president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, according to local activists and trade unionists. Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in office despite his poor … Continued
Despite being 60 per cent owned by Amancio Ortega, the third richest person on the planet, the Spanish multinational Zara is exploiting its employees in Chile, imposing poor pay and working conditions. In response, the workers have decided to … Continued
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