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Up Front: Fighting Oppression

April 2017

In this edition read about the voices that must be heard in the fight against oppression. You can read about how British firms are reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship in Eritrea and how we are demanding action to halt corporate complicity in brutal human rights abuses. Read too about the growing resistance of the Saharawi people, denied their basic human rights and suffering under the Moroccan occupation. Also in this edition learn more about how we’re standing with migrant workers, fighting racism and together with our partners in Sri Lanka securing fundamental rights for garment workers.

Up Front: Fighting Oppression

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Fashion brand Uniqlo’s sponsorship of Tate Modern in the spotlight over garment worker exploitation

23 February 2018 - 4:15pm
Last night, campaigners projected a series of messages to UNIQLO CEO, Tadashi Yanai demanding that the Japanese fast fashion chain takes responsibility for 2000 workers, collectively owed $5.5 million in unpaid wages and severance payments.
 
 
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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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