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Working fulltime in their own homes, putting their health at risk with the chemicals they use, to make the shoes sold in Western shops. The Indian organisation Cividep wants to raise awareness about the poor working conditions of the women that earn just over 40 dollars per month.
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) has voted in favour of a boycott against Israel, which is expected to affect cultural, economical and academic ties. Condemnation has come from Isreali politicians, diplomats and unions.
Johannesburg. If Glenda Rampapana is lucky, she could get a day’s work at sunrise. The unemployment rate is at 27 percent in South Africa where the government wants to implement a minimum wage. However, the proposal is causing concern.
PHNOM PENH. He parks his tuktuk on the sidewalk of a heavily trafficated Phnom Penh thoroughfare. Just like millions others in cities all over the world, Sor Chanak makes his living driving people around.
Phnom Penh. H&M has made promises to raise wage levels and increase worker influence in the garment factories of Cambodia. The validity of these supposed ambitions is being criticized. ”What have they actually achieved? Nothing!”, says Sajsa Beslik, sustainibility banker at Swedish Nordea.
The transparency into H&M’s projects is non-existant claims sustainability banker Sasja Beslik at Swedish Nordea. The fashion retailing giant respond to these accusations, and aid agency SIDA question what the alternative option is.
Hayange. Leftist voters are causing increased uncertainty in the upcoming second round of the French presidential election. Hugues Miller is a union representative in a Front Nationale stronghold. He dislikes Marine Le Pen, but is still planning to protest with a blank vote.
A large proportion of the 4.3 million migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean survive by working in the informal economy or in irregular conditions. An invisible wall that is necessary to bring down, together with discrimination and xenophobia.
Johannesburg. The escalating competition between taxi companies and Uber has turned violent. Uber drivers have had their vehicles vandalized and there have been instances where drivers were physically assaulted.
Mao Neav takes a few quick steps out into the field, followed by her faithful dog Onada, tail wagging, tongue out and panting, ready for what is out there. The field is peppered with cluster bombs.