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News


Global Network Arab Countries: DWRC message on the occasion of 1 May
May 1, 2013
May 1st - Message from Global Network Arab Countries by DWRC: On the occasion of May Day 2013, the Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center (DWRC) in Palestine sends its warmest solidarity greetings to all working women and men around the world, in particular to the garment workers in Bangladesh, who have suffered such a terrible tragedy. We would like to convey our words of encouragement and support to the unemployed and all those who continue to be driven into poverty and precariousness by the global crisis or the specific situation of their countries, and the failure of governments to protect the fundamental rights of workers.


Global Network Asia: HKCTU and AMRC supporting the striking dockers of Hong Kong port
April 9, 2013
Global Network Asia: HKCTU and AMRC supporting the striking dockers of Hong Kong port On March 28, 2013, the Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD), an affiliate of HKCTU, staged a strike at Hong Kong Container Terminal No. 6 in Kwai Chung to demand an overdue pay raise and an end to their exploitation. Over 400 are still on strike today, demanding besides a wage increase also respect for their labour rights. The wages of the dock workers, who are mostly hired by the sub-contractors, have not risen in the past fifteen years. The workers are also facing health and safety risks daily, working extremely long shifts and not being given meals and toilet breaks.

Global Network Arab Countries: Regional coordinator DWRC protests against the Israeli decision on bus segregation for Palestinian workers
March 7, 2013
The Global Network coordinator for the Arab Countries DWRC condemns the Israeli decision to introduce segregated buses for Palestinian workers from the West Bank, and calls upon the international community to protest against it.

Global Network Lebanon (LTUTC) : Demonstration of the union coordinating institution, the education sector and state employees
February 28, 2013
In February state employees from went on strike - for the first time in the country- , to protest against the law that prevents state employees from their right to organise, strike and demonstrate.

Domestic Workers report from World Social Forum on Migration published with the support of Global Network Asia and Latin America
February 19, 2013
In November 2012, SOLIDAR and several members of the Global Network Asia and Latin America participated in the World Social Forum on Migration in Manila, the Philippines. Based on the findings of three different workshops on migrant domestic workers, the extensive thematic report ‘Enhancing Visibility of and Strengthening Global Consensus on Protecting and Empowering Domestic Workers’ was published this week.

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