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Migrant Workers Send Solidarity Message

  • December 18, 2014
  • Francesca Ricciardone

On December 18, we join workers around the world to celebrate International Migrants Day. It is a day to honor and support the women and men who often labor under limited legal protections and struggle daily to access their right to decent work. In Jordan, domestic workers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indonesia have… [READ MORE]

Bangladesh.Women garment workers in Bangladesh march on the first anniversariy of the Rana Plaza collapse2. Photo Sifat Sharmin AmitaSolidarity Center

Struggling for Human Rights, Achieving Women’s Empowerment

  • December 10, 2014
  • Tim Ryan

Each year on December 10, the global community marks International Human Rights Day, anchored in the founding document of the United Nations which asserts that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights. That founding document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, also lists “the right… [READ MORE]

Photo: Nkechi Odinukwe

Global Wages Stagnate Despite Worker Productivity: ILO

Inequality around the world has its roots in the labor market, according to this year’s International Labor Organization’s (ILO) “Global Wage Report.” ILO research shows that increased worker productivity–particularly in developed economies, where inequality saw its widest increase—has had little effect on boosting wages. However, some emerging and developing economies, especially those focused on poverty… [READ MORE]

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