After Two Decades of Darkness, a Daybreak in Burma?

Almost 22 years ago, the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide in a free and fair election in Burma—but the military dictatorship refused to let the NLD take power. Instead, the ruling junta crushed the organization and imprisoned its members and activists, including its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. In the past six… [READ MORE]

Nigerian Unions Claim Victory in Fuel Subsidy Battle

Nigerian unions have called off a general strike that, with broad support from the public, crippled the country for more than a week after the government partially restored a crucial fuel subsidy. With the subsidy abandoned, the price of gas and other essentials more than tripled. While the protests were largely peaceful, at least 10… [READ MORE]

Solidarity Center Launches Pakistani Labor News Web Portal

The Solidarity Center has launched its latest online venture, a web portal aimed at disseminating news about issues that affect Pakistani workers to a global audience. As a repository for major developments on worker rights in Pakistan, LabourWatch Pakistan (LWP) aims to help bring understanding and increased awareness of the plight and progress of workers… [READ MORE]

Debate in Kyrgyzstan: To Join or not to Join a Common Customs Border?

Would Kyrgyzstan’s membership in a regional economic bloc with Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan aid or undermine jobs, wages, and living standards for Kyrgyz workers? The Solidarity Center brought together some 70 government experts, union leaders, employers, researchers, and representatives of international organizations in Bishkek to discuss key concerns. The Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, and… [READ MORE]