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Our Stories

Every day our courageous union partners are working hard to create real change. By building unions, forming cooperatives and fighting for their rights, tens of thousands of working men and women have achieved long lasting improvements to their incomes and working conditions.

Their stories show the power of collective action and solidarity to change lives and make a better world.

Stories from Our Union Partners

Bangladesh garment workers push for wage hike

The National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh, representing over 111,000 members across 108 registered factory unions, launched an ambitious campaign, with support from UnionAID, advocating for a significant increase

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A buddhist monk is stopped by riot police in Thailand

RLUG represent workers at Thai protests

UnionAID partners, The Rangsit Labour Unions Group was represented at the rallies, protests and marches at APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Community) in Bangkok Thailand this month. The concerns of a

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two women stand outside a thai courthouse holding three fingers up in support of democracy

Thai Union Organiser Not Guilty!

UnionAID Aotearoa NZ/Rangsit Labour Union Group Thailand project co-coordinator Sriprai Nonsee found not guilty of sedition Rangsit Labour Union Group organiser Sriprai Nonsee has been found found not guilty of

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Stories from our Young LEaders

News from our young leader programmes

Mindanao and Indonesia After the Indonesian and Mindanao Young Leader Programmes wound up recently in Auckland and Wellington respectively and everyone said their final farewells, preparations were already underway for

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INSPIRASI 2023

UnionAID, with  partners the Auckland University of Technology, BaKTI and the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, is delighted to welcome the fifth cohort of East Indonesia Young Leaders to the

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Small business project in Myanmar fosters pride

While the world’s eyes are on the war in Ukraine, the murderous military in Myanmar continues to kill, execute, and displace citizens across the country. February 1st will mark two years since the brutal coup which saw the illegitimate demise of a democratically elected parliament.

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3 strategies for surviving a military regime

While the world’s eyes are on the war in Ukraine, the murderous military in Myanmar continues to kill, execute, and displace citizens across the country. February 1st will mark two years since the brutal coup which saw the illegitimate demise of a democratically elected parliament.

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Seeking Host Families – MinYLP

Are you interested in hosting a young leader from the Philippines? UnionAID is seeking Wellington-based host families for its Mindanao Young Leaders Programme from mid-April until late June 2023.  Participants

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