Theresa May is showing contempt for Palestinian rights

6 February 2017 - 12:15pm

This article was first carried by the Independent. Theresa May rolls out the red carpet for Israel's Netanhayu today, their meeting raises serious questions about the UK government’s commitment to its obligations under international law, and its willingness to promote and enforce even its own policies regarding Israel and the Palestinians. 

Fox breaks promise to hold parliament debate on Brexit template trade deal

6 February 2017 - 8:30am

It is scandalous that while telling us he has 'taken back control' from Europe, Liam Fox has signed us up to a secretly negotiated European Commission trade deal that will hit the UK before, during and after Brexit without any debate in parliament.

Government’s contempt for Palestinians as it ‘rolls out the red carpet’ for Netanyahu

5 February 2017 - 7:15pm

Theresa May welcomes Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Downing Street tomorrow. Yet if May followed the rules of her own government, she would slap an arms embargo on Israel rather than roll out the red carpet.

Dispatches: 'nothing modern about the exploitation behind internet shopping'

31 January 2017 - 11:15am

The Dispatches investigation reveals yet another case of workers on precarious contracts living under constant fear of losing future work. Precarious agency work, digital surveillance and low wages are a recipe for exploitation and abuse.

Theresa May's NHS sacrifice to seal Trump deal is 'TTIP all over again'

27 January 2017 - 8:45am

The prime minister suggests UK health services could be part of a US trade deal. It would be no surprise at all if Theresa May offered up the NHS when you consider that the UK government has already done exactly the same in TTIP. 

£3 an hour UK garment workers reveals 'ugly face of the fashion industry'

23 January 2017 - 9:45am

Channel 4’s Dispatches has revealed that garment workers in the UK are being paid workers £3 an hour. These allegations reveal the ugly face of the fashion industry. Fast fashion's race to produce the latest trend drives down conditions in pursuit of ever greater profit. 

Theresa May’s promise to protect workers’ rights rings hollow for migrant workers

20 January 2017 - 10:00am

Theresa May’s set piece speech on Brexit this week repeated several insidious migration myths. Protecting workers’ rights means standing with migrant workers – something the prime minister is failing to understand.

 

Brexit Britain trade deal with Trump: goodbye NHS, hello financial crisis

17 January 2017 - 12:00pm

Any trade deal between Trump’s USA and May’s Brexit Britain is a real danger to our democracy, the NHS, rules protecting food, the environment and much else besides.

Free public event: Piling the Pressure on CETA

17 January 2017 - 11:30am

  • Date: Thursday 26 January 2016
  • Time: 7 - 9pm
  • Place: Wood Lecture Theatre, Westminster University NW1 5LS
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Comment: Supreme Court must find for worker's rights in gig economy case

20 February 2018 - 11:30am

Speaking ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the ‘Pimlico Plumbers’ Gig Economy Case, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“The supreme court case must confirm what many courts have already decided, that claiming these workers were self-employed is a ploy to dodge taxes and deny worker’s rights, such as holiday and sick pay.

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War on Want's commitment to safeguarding and code of conduct

16 February 2018 - 10:30am

The recent reports regarding the conduct of staff working for international humanitarian and development charities focussing on Oxfam, is a crucial reminder of the importance that charities should place on ensuring effective policies and practices in safeguarding, including commitments to recognise and uphold the dignity of local communities that the sector works with.

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