Global Solidarity

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In India, gig workers challenge platforms online in war of words

Kunal Purohit reports from Mumbai on how gig workers are exposing exploitative practices on social media to reach an important ally: consumers
30 September 2021

Vietnam’s factory workers struggle just to get by under hard lockdown

Michael Tatarski reports from Ho Chi Minh City on the failure of Vietnam's “bubble” strategy to protect factory workers during a Covid-19 resurgence
13 September 2021

Global brands neglect their responsibilities as pandemic ravages Myanmar garment factories

Despite the surge in Covid-19 cases, garment factories are still operating and forcing workers to continue production as usual without complying with the pandemic guidelines Covid 19 guidelines agreed between brands, trade unions and suppliers.
02 August 2021

China’s food delivery workers take action while the union idles

Food delivery workers in several major cities went on strike at the end of June in protest at pay cuts and the draconian policies imposed by the online platforms that dominate the market.
06 July 2021

Phnom Penh casino accused of union busting with mass layoffs

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Yon Sineat report on how trade union leaders are fighting back after more than 1,300 Phnom Penh casino workers were laid off this year.
23 June 2021

India’s workers devastated by deadly second wave of Covid-19

P.K. Anand reports on how India’s government has learned little from last year’s pandemic and lockdown measures and reveals how workers are suffering as a result. 
13 May 2021

The changing face of migrant workers in China

China’s rural migrant worker population fell by 5.2 million last year as the Covid-19 pandemic and attendant economic slowdown led to job losses and wage stagnation.
06 May 2021

Myanmar trade union demands action from international brands to protect workers

As International Labour Day approaches, the Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) is calling on international brands and suppliers in the garment industry to protect the rights of trade unionists and ensure that workers will not be dismissed during the ongoing protests against the military junta.
30 April 2021

Finding a family in the union: A garment workers’ leader in Bengaluru

A trade unionist in Bengaluru discusses the struggles of India’s garment workers and her own personal journey from victim to worker leader.
21 April 2021

Prominent Hong Kong labour leader sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment

Veteran labour leader Lee Cheuk Yan was sentenced today to 12 months in jail for organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly on 18 August 2019. Eight other prominent pro-democracy figures were also sentenced today during a high-profile district court hearing for their roles in that protest. In addition, Lee was given a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to participating in a separate protest on 31 August 2019. In total, Lee will serve 14 months in jail.
16 April 2021
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