Unions

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Court suspends Giulio Regeni murder and kidnapping trial
Decision follows hours of deliberation over whether it is fair for four Egyptian security officials to be tried in absentia

Ruth Michaelson

14, Oct, 2021 @8:41 PM

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Giulio Regeni: trial of Egyptian security agents charged over death begins in Rome
The accused, all members of the National Security Agency, are being tried in absentia after the researcher’s kidnap and killing in Cairo

Ruth Michaelson in Rome

14, Oct, 2021 @9:36 AM

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Revealed: exploitation of meat plant workers rife across UK and Europe
Thousands of outsourced workers on inferior pay and conditions to fulfil demand for cheap meat, Guardian investigation shows

Ella McSweeney and Holly Young

28, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign
Case is ‘major blow’ in country with weak workers’ rights and puts trade deals in question, says Human Rights Watch

Rebecca Ratcliffe

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘No one may be compelled’: Zimbabwe unions go to court over Covid jabs
Firms accused of ‘rounding up workers like animals’ for compulsory vaccination as country acts to stop spread of virus

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

07, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Top fashion brands face legal challenge over garment workers’ rights in Asia
Pan-Asian labour rights group launches groundbreaking attempt to hold global labels accountable for alleged rights violations during pandemic

Annie Kelly

09, Jul, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Giulio Regeni’s last messages before his death in Egypt counter spy claims
Facebook messages from the Italian student killed in Cairo in 2016 show his concerns about studying in the country

Anthony Harwood

14, Jun, 2021 @8:55 AM

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Migrant guards in Qatar ‘still paid under £1 an hour’ ahead of World Cup
Promises of better working conditions ring hollow for tens of thousands of security guards, who say they still work long hours for low pay

Pete Pattisson

01, Jun, 2021 @6:29 AM

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Nigeria’s court strike paralyses underfunded justice system
Defendants left in prison for months awaiting trial as staff strike over judicial system’s financial autonomy

Ope Adetayo in Lagos

26, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bangladesh clothing factory safety deal in danger, warn unions
Without extension of legally binding 2013 accord, life-saving changes still required in factories will not go ahead

Sarah Butler

22, Apr, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Myanmar military junta arrests prominent trade union leader
Daw Myo Aye, labour organiser and a leader of civil disobedience protests, dragged from office by army

Sarah Johnson

19, Apr, 2021 @1:10 PM

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'Thrown to the wolves': how Covid-19 laws are being used to silence garment workers
Campaigners report job losses and jailing of those airing grievances – and urge global fashion brands to stand up for workers’ rights

Tansy Hoskins

26, Oct, 2020 @7:15 AM

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