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- Trade Unions from industrialised countries
call on governments to take new initiative to halt growing
insecurity for workers
- ICFTU Online..., 23 June 1998. Government needs to
ensure that public systems and social concerns are an
integral part of all social policy, says the Trade Unions
Advisory Committee (TUAC) in a statement they are
presenting to OECD Ministers.
- World labor needs independence and
- By David Bacon, 4 March 2000. Around the world, workers
have been fighting for over two decades to keep the social
gains they won in the years following World War Two. These
struggles dramatize the new problems workers face in the
global economy, as well as their refusal to passively
accept its new (or not-so-new) priorities.
- Unions to investigate alleged South African
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Monday 11 November
2002. Slave labor racket. All workers who come to
Australia are entitled to be treated and paid in exactly
the same way as other Australian workers, not exploited,
not made to be slave labour.
- Dire working conditions in computer
- CAFOD Report, Monday 26 January 2004. A new CAFOD
report, Clean Up Your Computer, exposes the
dire working conditions in computer production in the
developing world. Electronic workers in Mexico, Thailand
and China suffer harassment, discrimination and
intolerable working conditions.
- Competing to Supply Retail Giants
- By Kirstin Downey, Washington Post, Tuesday
10 February 2004. Multinational retailers and grocery
chains are driving down wages and lengthening work hours
for millions of female workers around the world as
competitive pressures spread.
- Sportswear firms to investigate Oxfam
- By Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian,
Thursday 4 March 2004. Sportswear made by Puma, Umbro,
Fila, Adidas, Reebok, Nike and ASICS is being produced by
workers around the world whose rights are being regularly