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Solidarity kitchens on the move in Sri Lanka

Garment workers who have lost jobs as a result of the economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka can now gather together over free meals and discuss their issues. The second Solidarity Kitchen was opened last month in Biyagama Free Trade Zone (FTZ) by the FTZ &  General Services Employees Union.

These workers have been severely impacted by soaring inflation and the Union was concerned about reports that these women were forced to turn to sex work to survive. The plan is to extend this important programme, funded by UnionAID, to garment workers in different areas and zones. 

UnionAID supports democratic, worker-led organisations that help empower working people to improve their work and livelihoods through collective action.

Find out more about what we do and how to get involved here or become a Kiwi Solidarity Member now.

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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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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

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Support the people of Myanmar

Two years on from the military coup, the people of Myanmar are still fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup.

They are calling for our support.

We are liaising constantly with our partners on how we can help.  They have asked for funding to support the campaign for democracy and to uphold human rights.