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We are the 53

Last week, rank-and-file members of Unite in one workplace raised ¬£1,000 to support 53 Indonesian workers, sacked by Nestl√©. They were joined by trade unionists in Germany, the Nordic countries and elsewhere who in a…

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LabourStart conference in Istanbul

For decades, the Arab world knew nothing of independent trade unions. The unions that did exist were state-controlled, reflecting the ideologies (in particular, Arab nationalism) of the ruling parties. Eight years ago, the first of…