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Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, Solidarity Center

Murder Charges for Rana Plaza Disaster ‘Much Delayed’

Bangladesh courts this week charged 38 people with murder for their role in the collapse of Rana Plaza factory building that killed more than 1,130 garment workers in April 2013. Solidarity Center Asia Region Director Tim Ryan calls the move “a much-delayed step in the right direction,” but adds: “Over the past three years, the… [READ MORE]

Zimbabwe wage theft, Solidarity Center

Report: Working without Pay—Wage Theft in Zimbabwe

An astounding 80,000 Zimbabwe workers in formal employment—out of some 350,000 workers—did not receive wages and benefits on time in 2014, according to a new Solidarity Center report, “Working Without Pay: Wage Theft in Zimbabwe,” released today in Harare. As a result of this widespread wage theft, many workers say they are forced to eat only… [READ MORE]

Ukraine unions protest austerity, Solidarity Center

Ukraine Unions Protest Austerity, Utility Cost Increases

  • July 8, 2016
  • Solidarity Center

Tens of thousands of trade union members marched through central Kyiv July 6, protesting austerity measures they believe are undermining standards of living of Ukraine’s working families. In particular, the government plans to continue to implement International Monetary Fund demands that utility subsidies to be cut, drastically raising home heating and utility bills. In Ukraine,… [READ MORE]

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“Over the past three years, the Bangladesh government has approved fewer and fewer union registration applications. Through their unions, workers are able to speak out freely about safety and health concerns at their worksites and prevent horrible tragedies like Rana Plaza. Limiting workers from forming unions puts workers’ safety at risk,” said Tim Ryan, Solidarity… [READ MORE]

An astounding 80,000 Zimbabwe workers in formal employment–out of some 350,000 workers–did not receive wages and benefits on time in 2014, according to a new Solidarity Center report, ‘Working Without Pay: Wage Theft in Zimbabwe,’ released today in Harare.

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