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Hong Kong – Coca-Cola deliverymen go on strike over alleged outsourcing plan

Friday, 04 October, 2013 Phila Siuphila.siu@scmp.com Swire Coca-Cola HK deliverymen stop work over concerns about outsourcing, lower pay and long hours. Photo: David Wong Delivery workers at a Coca-Cola factory in Sha Tin went on strike yesterday, accusing their employer… Continue Reading →

Look Around, Workers World over Are Pissed #mustread

A survery shows that workers across the globe are standing up for better treatment and dignity – Jon Queally, staff writer Bangladeshi police officials stand in a line as striking garment workers throw stones during a protest in Narayanganj on… Continue Reading →

The woman who nearly died making your iPad #mustread

| Aditya Chakrabortty Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window Aditya ChakraborttyMonday 5 August 2013, The Guardian Tian Yu… Continue Reading →

How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India’s trade in child slavery

Gethin Chamberlain in Assam The Observer, Millions of Brits drink a cup of Assam tea each day, but it comes at a terrible price. Plantation workers on 12p an hour are easy prey for traffickers who lure away their daughters to… Continue Reading →

Call for images from the IG Khan Memorial Trust

Calling for images The IG Khan Memorial Trust is looking for images on the broad theme of Labour and Dignity. The Trust, founded in memory of the late Dr IG Khan (a historian and teacher at Aligarh Muslim University who… Continue Reading →

Labour MP John McDonnell urges India to end the #deathpenalty #humanrights

ELIZABETH BARRETT , TIM SCULTHORPE THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2013, The Independent The British Government should use “every mechanism of communication” to urge India to end the death penalty, a Labour MP has said. John McDonnell said Britain was “uniquely placed” with its… Continue Reading →

BMC refuses safai karamchari study leave for TISS course #WTFnews

Sukanya Shantha : Mumbai, Sat Feb 09 2013, , IE For nearly a year, Sunil Yadav has been trying to take study leave from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), where he works as a safai karamchari, to complete his Masters at… Continue Reading →

#UK- #David Cameron rejects votes for #prisoners #humanrights

  channel4 David Cameron rules out giving prisoners the vote despite the advice of his chief law officer in the face of pressure from the European court of human rights. In response to a question from Labour MP Derek Twigg, the… Continue Reading →

Tea Labourers dying of hunger in Assam

Feb 1, 2012-Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) has learnt about 11 recent deaths due to starvation, malnutrition and lack of medical care in Bhuvan Valley Tea Estate, a privately owned tea garden, in the district of Cachar in North-East… Continue Reading →

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