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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.

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. 

Precarious contracts at the 'cold heart' of Sports Direct's working practices

22 July 2016 - 11:00am

An MPs' report on Sports Direct's working practices shows it's time the billionaire boss, Mike Ashley, was held to account and the government moved to end precarious contracts.

Trident Vote - renewal is a ‘reckless and criminal act’

18 July 2016 - 11:15am

Which part of the non-proliferation treaty do they not understand? Trident renewal is a reckless and criminal act and any MP voting for it should to be ashamed.

New report: British companies leading new ‘scramble for Africa’ worth $1 trillion

11 July 2016 - 7:00pm

British companies, aided and abetted by the UK government, are at the forefront of a new ‘scramble for Africa’, according to a new report published today by War on Want.

Gaza two years on: UK government remains complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians

7 July 2016 - 4:00pm

It is two years since Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,200 people. By continuing the arms trade with Israel, the UK government is giving material support to Israel’s aggression against the Palestinian people.

European Commission forced into ‘humiliating climbdown’ on CETA

5 July 2016 - 4:00pm

Public pressure has forced the European Commission into a humiliating climbdown as they have been prevented from denying a democratic vote on whether to accept the toxic EU-Canada trade deal, CETA.This is a small victory for democracy in confronting the authoritarian European Commission that continues to put the interests of big business first and sell the rest of us down the river.

USA seeks new UK trade talks: ‘It’ll be TTIP all over again’

1 July 2016 - 11:45am

The British public must be on their guard once any UK-US trade negotiations start. We know only too well from what we have seen in TTIP that this will mean a huge threat to our democracy, human rights and the fight against climate change.

LuxLeaks: whistleblowers verdict ‘a scandal’ says War on Want

29 June 2016 - 2:15pm

A Luxembourg Court has handed the LuxLeaks whistleblowers suspended prison sentences and fines for their role in exposing global companies' secret tax deals in Luxembourg. For too long the public have been in the dark when it comes to the shady tax affairs of big business, so it’s a scandal that the whistleblowers should be punished for acting in the public interest and revealing the dodgy dealings of multinationals. 

High Court rejects attack on local councils standing up for Palestinians

28 June 2016 - 11:30am

Today the High Court ruled in favour of Swansea, Gwynedd and Leicester councils who faced a legal claim over motions passed concerning illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The ruling is a victory for local democracy and freedom of speech and affirms the right of local councils to act in solidarity with Palestinians and to ensure their policies are in line with international and UK law. 

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