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Girls go to Homework Centres

Perhaps surprisingly, in a society where traditionally girls have little value, more girls than boys are attending Tamil Nadu Labour Union evening education centres and boosting their education. As a result of the success...

Welcome Laila Harre

We are very pleased to welcome Laila Harre to UnionAID as the full-time programme manager for the Indonesia Young Leaders Programme.  Laila brings a wealth of experience and energy to the role and will...

Fiji Workers United

Joining the union is seen as “something personal as each union member becomes a sister or brother to another member facing the same or similar challenges and there is comfort in knowing that workers...

MYLP Alumni Making his Mark

Few people in Myanmar – including politicians – have a good understanding about governance and the role of MPs in the fledgling democracy.  However this is slowly changing thanks to one alumni from the...

New Philippines Project Underway

Even as the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or call centre industry in the Philippines continues to grow, wages and conditions for their workers have been deteriorating, according to the BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN)....

Peter Conway Memorial Lecture

The second Peter Conway Memorial Lecture was given by Helen Clark, former Administrator of UNDP and Prime Minister of New Zealand to a packed theatre in Wellington this June.  Helen’s lecture focussed on the...

Myanmar Railway Project Success

A UnionAID funded project in Myanmar has, over the past 5 years built a national railway workers’ federation with 2,200 members and 15 unions across the country, despite difficult conditions and opposition from management...

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