UnionAID Blog

Successful launch of UnionAID

Successful launch of UnionAID

Thanks to all our supporters in the union movement UnionAID has got off to a great start since the launch on May Day 2009. UnionAID is unique among overseas development agencies in putting workers’...

Violations of core labour standards in India – ITUC Report

Violations of core labour standards in India – ITUC Report

“Despite efforts and programmes to address child labour, bonded labour and the position of Dalits, large numbers of people remain in deplorable situations. More than 1.3 million Dalits are estimated to be still employed...

Rich pickings: how trade and investment keep the Burmese junta alive and kicking

Rich pickings: how trade and investment keep the Burmese junta alive and kicking

In September 2007, the Burmese people mobilised their largest social and political uprising since 1988. Thousands of monks and ordinary people marched to protest grinding poverty and the country’s repressive military dictatorship. The resulting...

Repression in Burma

Repression in Burma

In September 2007 thousands of Burmese monks and citizens came out onto the streets to demonstrate against grinding poverty and the military dictatorship. Burma had not seen a social and political protest on this...

Spotlight interview with Maung Maung (Federation of Trade Unions of Burma)

Spotlight interview with Maung Maung (Federation of Trade Unions of Burma)

“We have offshore oil and gas. We sell it to Thailand and we are supposed to sell it to China and India, but where is the electricity for the population? In Rangoon, at night,...

Video: Vigil for Aung San Suu Kyi

Video: Vigil for Aung San Suu Kyi

Vigil held at Midland Park in Wellington on 21 May 2009. Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested by the regime and is in Burma’s notorious Insein prison. She faces trial for...