Talking Trade: War on Want on BBC World Service

25 November 2016 - 12:00pm
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Trade Wars: the End of Globalisation?

War on Want's senior trade campaigner, Mark Dearn, talks trade on BBC World Service, Newshour Extra. Listen now.

The rules of the global economy are written in the interests of big business. For over 30 years, multinational corporations have used free trade agreements as the primary means to increase their power.  A 'new generation' of trade deals like CETA, TTIP and TPP continue to prioritise big business profits over the public interest. Find out more.

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Migrant and Precarious Workers are Winning Britain a Pay Rise!

17 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Migrant and precarious workers are winning Britain a pay rise. Migrant and precarious workers are leading the fights to get organised. They are tackling precarious work, outsourcing and privatisation, the real drivers of low pay and insecurity at work.  Despite facing stigmatisation by a media that too often blames them for low pay and insecurity at work, they are standing up for themselves and winning. Their struggles tell an important story about how Britain can win a pay rise: by standing with migrant workers and ending precarious contracts.

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Open Democracy: EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse

17 October 2017 - 11:30am

Thulsi Narayanasamy, War on Want's Senior International Programmes officer for Asia & the Pacific reports on how the EU's so-called trade concessions whitewash ongoing violations in Sri Lankan factories - as well as the profoundly unequal terms of global trade, which prevents meaningful development for the global South. 

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