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Be part of something special – Host an Indonesian Young Leader

Be part of something special – Host an Indonesian Young Leader

Living with a New Zealand family has had unexpected positive outcomes for students attending the MYLP in Wellington. Strong bonds are forged with families who learn about Myanmar culture, and students have learnt about...

Dalit Workers take Control

By establishing their own cooperatives, nearly 300 Dalit workers around Madurai will now have the chance to contract directly for jobs. For 85 construction workers, previously on casual or daily wages, this provides job...

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...

Solidarity Autumn 2018

This eighteenth edition of Solidarity magazine looks at Prime Minister Jacinda Adern announcing the Indonesia Young Leaders’ Programme, Dalit women establish their own jaggery production plant and Tamil girls value the opportunity to go...

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)....