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“We saw some positive signs, especially a move by the government to free a trade unionist who was in prison, who had been tortured, [but] we want to see the acknowledgment of the problem go all the way down the line—all ministries and all levels of government,” said the Solidarity Center’s Eastern Europe/Central Asia Director, Rudy… [READ MORE]

Speed is Key in Reforming Bangladesh’s RMG Sector

We need to hold every new deal we see in supply chains up to the now gold standard of the Accord,” says Shawna Bader-Blau, executive director of the Solidarity Center. “No more Rana Plazas. We need something better and it is up to us to make it happen, and freedom of association is key…”

Five Years After Rana Plaza, How Much Has Changed in Bangladesh?

“Markets and corporations don’t magically conjure up shared prosperity,” said executive director of the Solidarity Center Shawna Bader-Blau. “It’s the agency of individual citizens coming together collectively… that push governments and corporations to make changes to the way our economies and democracies work that make them more fair.”​  

Five Years After Rana Plaza, Leaders Emphasize Need for Brands to Sign Accord Renewal

Shawna Bader-Blau, executive director of the Solidarity Center, said, “Every time there is new initiative to regulate corporate behavior through supply chains, it is incumbent on all of us to insist freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining be included… It just doesn’t happen. Most of the time, multi-stakeholder initiatives … center on… [READ MORE]

Towards a Global Compact that Safeguards the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families

A dialogue organized by the Council of Global Unions Working Group on Migration (CGU-WGM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) was convened during the third round of negotiations on the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in New York this week, moderated by Neha Misra, Solidarity Center senior specialist for migration and human… [READ MORE]

Workers Want Meeting with President

According to a report by Ledriz and the Solidarity Center, the failure to pay what workers are legally entitled to is wage theft. It is also a violation of international labor standards, as well as national legislation on the employment of workers said the report, Working Without Pay: Wage Theft in Zimbabwe.

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