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Any future government must ‘hand power back to workers’ says War on Want

15 May 2017 - 2:45pm

The priority of any future government must be to hand power back to workers to allow them to claim their rights and feel secure enough to challenge poor pay and abusive conditions. Workers in insecure employment, on precarious contracts, such as zero hours or bogus self-employment, are often too afraid of speaking out for fear of losing their job or future work.  Any future government serious about the rights of workers must ensure workers are secure enough to claim their rights.

'It's not rocket science': government czar misses the point on zero-hours

9 May 2017 - 1:45pm

This is not about how much bosses know or don't know when it comes to appreciating their workforce, it's about whether workers are able to claim their rights and feel secure enough to push back against poor pay and bad practices.

Fundraiser! BARCLAY'S BIRTHDAY CABARET

4 May 2017 - 2:45pm

With Jeremy Hardy, Jim Barclay, Scummy Mummies, Neil Bromley, Steve Gribbin, and Ian Saville

Eritrea: British firms bankrolling a brutal regime

3 May 2017 - 11:15am

Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world. Yet in the pursuit of profit British firms are turning a blind eye to human rights abuses and reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship.

WATCH NOW: How garment workers are exploited

27 April 2017 - 5:00pm

War on Want’s Senior International Programmes Officer (Asia and the Pacific),Thulsi Narayanasamy, talks garment worker exploitation on 'Economic Divide'  (14 April 2017)

BDS is a legitimate means of protest against human rights abuse, says War on Want

27 April 2017 - 12:15pm

Campaigning for BDS is a legitimate means of protest, a fact that has been affirmed time and time again by bodies such as the European Union. It’s effectiveness is one of the main reasons why there is an organised campaign led by the Israeli government to shut it down. Students have every right to use their democratic rights to organise and exercise freedom of expression, and should be applauded for calling out violations of international law and human rights abuse.

Jemna in Tunisia: an inspiring land struggle in North Africa

27 April 2017 - 11:15am

Jemna is a beacon of hope for a Tunisia where its people have sovereignty over their land and resources. Jemna needs to be supported, celebrated and emulated for the sake of its people and for our sake. 

Malmström attempts to reboot TTIP in visit to USA

25 April 2017 - 4:30pm

Millions across Europe opposed the EU-US trade deal TTIP,  while Barack Obama was in office, now the people of Europe will not accept an even more extreme Donald Trump version of this hated secret deal.

Western Sahara: Resistance in exile

25 April 2017 - 2:45pm

Deep in the Sahara desert some 165,000 Saharawi refugees cling to the hope that they will one day return to their confiscated homeland. But despite a lifetime in exile, and denial of their basic human rights, resistance is growing.

Rana Plaza four years on: 'Everything has changed. We know we should not be afraid at work'

24 April 2017 - 2:45pm

Too often the voices of women garment workers in Bangladesh are marginalised or dismissed, yet women garment workers are far from hapless victims. They continue to fight every day to improve working conditions for themselves and each other. They also have a clear analysis of the problem: international brands are responsible for their exploitation, it is they who benefit from it.

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