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Press Comment: Pimlico Plumbers Supreme Court Ruling

13 June 2018 - 2:30pm

Responding to the Supreme Court judgement on the Pimlico Plumbers case, Owen Espley, labour rights campaigner at War on Want, says:
 
“New technology does not mean no rights. This is a victory for common sense and will benefit ordinary people all over the country who are denied basic rights such as holiday and sick pay. 
 
It is a stinging rebuke to the government for failing to uphold the law and forcing people to fight for their rights.
 

Letter to the FCO: project funding should not be conditional on working with perpetrators of human rights violation

4 June 2018 - 1:45pm

Dear Minister Burt,

We are a coalition of Palestinian and UK-based charities and human rights organisations working directly with Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, and with Palestinians, including minors, held in Israeli military detention.

MPs across parties call for suspension of arms sales to Israel

24 May 2018 - 10:00am

A cross-party group of MPs have called for a suspension of arms sales to Israel in an Early Day Motion tabled on 23 May 2018.

MPs from across political parties have expressed dismay over the UK Government’s response to Israel’s killing of unarmed protesters in Gaza, with particular questions on the legality of UK arms sales to Israel.

Reaction: UK abstention from UN Gaza vote makes a mockery of commitment to international law

19 May 2018 - 9:00am

Trusting that Israel can fairly and neutrally investigate its own war crimes is an insult to any common sense definition of justice, and makes a mockery of the UK’s stated commitment to international law, human rights, and accountability

Press release: BP’s Manchester shareholder meeting faces protest over fracking and human rights abuses

16 May 2018 - 11:45am

Oil company’s first ever Annual General Meeting in Manchester faces protest with participants from communities affected by BP’s operations in Argentina and Colombia.

UK government must end its material support for Israel’s unlawful violence

14 May 2018 - 2:30pm

The U.S. government moves its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem today, lending support to Israel’s illegal annexation of the occupied city by recognising it as Israel’s capital. The move comes at an incendiary time. Over the past seven weeks, Israeli security forces have opened fire on unarmed Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 55 and injuring thousands. War on Want calls on the UK government to stand up for Palestinian rights in accordance with its obligations under international law and to implement an immediate two-way arms embargo on Israel.

Event: Striking back: Building a Movement against Low Pay and Precarious Work

10 May 2018 - 4:45pm

When: 2-4pm Friday 18th May 2018

Where: Discus Centre, Unite the Union, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1 X 8TN

What: Public Meeting: Striking back: Building a Movement against Low Pay and Precarious Work 

Colombian human rights defender visits UK to tell BP to pay up

8 May 2018 - 10:30am

Colombian human rights defender visits UK to tell BP to pay up and demand #OilJustice

In the days leading up to the protest at British Petroleum's annual general meeting in Manchester on 21 May, War on Want and the Oil Justice Project will be hosting a visit from Fabián Laverde Doncel, a Colombian human rights defender and legal advisor for victims of state and corporate crimes. 

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