A Bitter Cup

July 2010

Although the tea industry is booming and UK supermarkets are cashing in, workers in India and Keny are harassed, poorly paid  and denied trade union rights on tea plantations and in tea packing factories.

A Bitter Cup.pdf

Up Front: South Africa 2010

May 2010

While vast sums have been invested in tourist facilities ahead of the 2010 World Cup, millions of South Africans today face appalling living conditions.

Up Front -- South Africa 2010.pdf

Annual Review 2010

January 2010

War on Want's 2010 Annual Review shows how we sustained our work at record levels over the past year.

annual.review.2010.pdf

Up Front: Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops

November 2009

We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible human cost. Millions of workers around the world suffer poverty wages ard dire conditions, producing cheap fashion for sale in our high street shops. This can't go on.

Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops - Up Front.pdf

Briefing: No More Business As Usual

November 2009

The world is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Millions of jobs have already been destroyed and millions more are under threat.

No more business as usual.pdf

Up Front: Food Justice

August 2009

For over a billion people across the developing world, farming is a way of life, providing food, income and a sense of community rooted in generations of tradition. Yet in recent years this way of life is being threatened by unfair trade rules and the rise of corporate farming. Alongside our partners across the world, War on Want is fighting for food justice.

Up Front - Food Justice.pdf

El comercio del empleo

August 2009

Miles de millones de hombres y mujeres trabajadores en todo el mundo se les ha negado la oportunidad de un trabajo digno y un empleo seguro, como consecuencia de las políticas de libre comercio.

El comercio del empleo.pdf

Ignoring the Law

June 2009

Despite the passage of the 2006 Labour Law, conditions for Banlagdeshi garment workers remain dire. This briefing paper outlines how workers in Bangladesh's sweatshops toil in unsafe factories while earning paltry wages and having few or no benefits.

Ignoring the Law - Labour Rights Violations and the Bangladeshi Garment Industry.pdf

Beyond the London Summit

June 2009

In this paper Put People First assesses the outcomes of the G20 London Summit on 1 April 2009 and the UK government's progress towards the 12 recommendations set out by the Put People First platform in March 2009.

Beyond the London Summit.pdf

Policy Platform

April 2009

The global financial and economic system is in crisis. Existing economic policies and institutions have overseen an economic system scarred by high levels of poverty and inequality, which is contributing to an environmental catastrophe.

Policy Platform.pdf

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