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Critical vote looms on Canada trade deal which forced tar sands on Europe

11 January 2017 - 4:30pm

What Big Oil companies see as 'burdensome regulations' are for millions around the world the difference between life and death. British MEPs will be among those voting tomorrow (12 January) on whether CETA is bad news for the environment, public health and food safety – ahead of a final vote on the deal in February.

'Disgraceful': Netanyahu calls for pardon of Israeli soldier who killed defenceless Palestinian

5 January 2017 - 10:15am

Benyamin Netanyahu’s call to pardon an Israeli soldier filmed shooting dead an injured and defenceless Palestinian man is disgraceful, and a stark reminder of Israeli prime minister’s lack of respect for justice, due process, rights or the law.

Government's workers’ rights tsar is 'wrong' on rogue employers and exploitation

5 January 2017 - 10:15am

David Metcalf is wrong to suggest exploitation is limited to rogue employers in the UK: with as many as 4.5 million workers in insecure work, workers increasingly live under constant fear of losing future work, meaning abuse by bosses goes unchallenged.

2016 - An incredible year. Thank you!

22 December 2016 - 10:30am

Thanks to War on Want's incredible supporters 2016 has been a year of amazing achievements.

Canada trade deal CETA will fuel rampant EU inequality

19 December 2016 - 10:30am

Inequality is grist to the mill of far right populists, yet the European Commission and MEPs are failing to learn the lessons of Brexit and the rise of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. Instead, it’s big business as usual, and continued support for policies that generate inequality and fuel the racist right.

War on Want supports legal challenge to UK government's pension policy

16 December 2016 - 2:45pm

The government has a serious case to answer when it blocks local communities from taking ethical stances against the likes of G4S, whose complicity in the abuse of Palestinians’ human rights is proven. This week the Palestine Solidarity Campaign applied to take the government to judicial review.  War on Want and Campaign Against Arms Trade provided witness statements to support the case.

Appalling working conditions at JD Sports 'typical of precarious contracts'

16 December 2016 - 11:45am

Reports of appalling working conditions at JD Sports' warehouse are shocking yet unsurprising.  As we have seen before with retailers such as Sports Direct and Asos, this kind of exploitation is typical of precarious contracts where bosses hold all the cards and workers are too afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs.

Deliveroo Drivers Speak Out for #RooUnion

15 December 2016 - 10:30am

Deliveroo hit the headlines in August when drivers in Camden staged a strike in response to a change in the way they were paid.

Will we finally see justice for the Marikana miners?

12 December 2016 - 10:45am

It has been four years since the South African Police Services gunned down almost 150 mine workers, killing 34. The South African Presidency has finally announced that some police officers will be charged for these killings, and that compensation will be paid to the families of those that died.

The Times: ‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid

9 December 2016 - 9:00am

War on Want in The Times. A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation, writes Billy Kenber. 

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