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Comment, Solidarity Spring 2010

Comment, Solidarity Spring 2010

It has been a busy year and one of solid progress for UnionAID as we work to establish ourselves as a credible organisation. For a number of reasons there is a public scepticism about...

Hot off the press

Hot off the press

What’s the story about international development work? Does giving money to groups working in poor countries do good or harm? Why should we care about workers overseas? UnionAID has produced an education kit with...

Helen Clark’s address to the ITUC World Congress

Helen Clark’s address to the ITUC World Congress

Taken from APHEDA’s website 15 July 2010 The International Trade Union Confederation 2nd World Congress took place in Vancouver, 21 – 25 June 2010 Remarks by Helen Clark to the ITUC World Congress Thank...

Solidarity, Autumn 2010

Solidarity, Autumn 2010

The second issue of Solidarity, the newsletter of the Unions Aotearoa International Development Trust, is available below.  This issue looks at what happens to the money you donate to UnionAID. New Zealand Premiere of Breaking the...

Building bridges in Sri Lanka

Building bridges in Sri Lanka

A new UnionAID project is currently being piloted in Sri Lanka which seeks to build relationships, and community activity, across ethnic groups who have been divided by the bitter civil war. UnionAID has forged...

What your donations are funding in India

What your donations are funding in India

The UnionAID project in Tamil Nadu is a really good example of life-changing benefits for a relatively modest investment. A recent evaluation of the project has confirmed that, not only is the project enabling...

Project gains in human rights

Project gains in human rights

Gender equality and women’s empowerment Improved women’s access to entitlements under government and union agreements, strong participation and leadership by women within the union, a reported reduction in domestic violence from 25-15% increasing education...

Union cards free cremation workers from police intimidation

Union cards free cremation workers from police intimidation

Union identity cards have put a stop to police harassment of cremation workers, according to Allahasami, the Cremation Workers’ Union President. Since joining the Tamil Nadu Labour Union (TNLU) these illiterate workers asked for...

Getting value for your donation

Getting value for your donation

UnionAID works in several ways to ensure that every dollar you donate makes the maximum contribution possible to helping workers in developing countries improve lives. Firstly, we keep our administration costs to an absolute...

Comment, Solidarity Autumn 2010

Comment, Solidarity Autumn 2010

Late last year I took part in a participatory evaluation of our UnionAID projects in South India and on the Thai-Burma border. I spent a week with each project and, after meetings and visits...