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Government work permit plan ‘plays into the hands of exploitative bosses’

25 August 2016 - 12:15pm

The government's plan for a work permit system for EU migrants is a recipe for eroding the pay and conditions of all workers. By creating hoops for migrant workers to jump through, there is a real danger the work permit system will push migrant workers into the shadows and into the hands of exploitative bosses.

'Outpourings of public anger' not enough, says War on Want's John Hilary

22 August 2016 - 12:30pm

As the image of a Syrian boy injured by an air strike in Aleppo goes viral, Al Jazeera asks: Do powerful pictures make a difference? John Hilary, War on Want's Executive Director, appears on Al Jazeera's Inside Story. 

War on Want at the International Permanent People's Tribunal

16 August 2016 - 2:45pm

War on Want is at the International Permanent People's Tribunal being held in Swaziland from the 16-17 August 2016. The  Tribunal is hearing testimonies from Southern African communities on the impact of Transnational Corporations' (TNCs) unethical conduct.

Sri Lanka’s garment workers: paying a high price for cheap clothes

15 August 2016 - 12:15pm

Behind the electrified fences of Sri Lanka’s free trade zones are factories full of women, paying a high price for making the cheap clothes sold on the UK high street. War on Want’s Thulsi Narayanasamy explains.

Byron Burgers and Sports Direct are two sides of the same coin

8 August 2016 - 12:00pm

The first shots have been fired in the run up to formal Brexit talks. Theresa May’s tour of European capitals is complete, and we are seeing a real danger that the call to ‘control our borders’ will be used not only to restrict freedom of movement but to further weaken the rights of those migrant workers who are already in the UK. We can’t let this happen.  An edited version of this article was first carried by politics.co.uk

Over 100 Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike

3 August 2016 - 3:30pm

Over 100 Palestinian political prisoners have joined a hunger strike in protest against Israel’s use of administrative detention, holding prisoners without charge or trial.

Report Back: Demonstration at Byron Burgers

2 August 2016 - 11:15am

On Monday 1st August 2016, War on Want and supporters attended a noisy demonstration outside Byron Burger restaurant in the centre of London. The demonstration was called to protest media reports of Byron Burgers entrapping members of their staff, who were subsequently deported by immigration officials. Hunrdreds of people gathered in the rain to express their anger. 

Byron Burgers slammed for 'two-faced stitch-up'

28 July 2016 - 5:45pm

Byron Burgers should be ashamed of its two-faced behaviour. Byron has been all too happy to make money from migrant workers for years, but now betrays them in a stitch up with the Home Office. 

Stand With Migrant Workers: #ShameOnByron

27 July 2016 - 4:45pm

EVENT DATE: Monday 1 August 2016 – 18:30pm

LOCATION:  Byron Holborn, 114 High Holborn, London WC1V 6JQ, United Kingdom

Last week,a Spanish newspaper reported how the Byron burger chain brought their migrant workers to special 'training' session across 15 Byron restaurants in London. When they arrived, immigration police were waiting for them and a reported 50 were arrested and deported. A further 150 managed to avoid deportation and are in hiding acording to the source. 

Stop Arming Israel campaigners give Elbit a run for its money

27 July 2016 - 11:15am

In July 2016, on the two year anniversary of Israel's last major attacks on the Gaza Strip, Israeli arms company Elbit Systems announced that it is poised to expand in the UK. But Elbit is sure to run into some difficulties as Stop Arming Israel campaigners have already given the company a run for its money over its UK operations.

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