Workers in Bangladesh are denied the right to strike

Bangladesh does not allow its EPZ workers to exercise their trade union rights. Photo: Solidarity Center (2015), Flickr

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Bangladesh is the most dangerous country to be employed in, according to a report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). In the report, Bangladesh is the country that most restricts trade union rights. The strikes at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 resulted in 12 people being fired, 350 prosecuted and 522 unidentified workers reported.

April 16, 2021, News

Strong unions halt the crisis for gender equality

Together, the trade union movement works globally with gender equality, here at a seminar in Benin. Photo: Lina Karlsson

Of: Sofia Östmark

Around the world, more women than men have lost income and jobs during the covid-19 pandemic. That is why strong unions are especially important right now. Together, we can put an end to the serious, historic decline for women in working life, says Sofia Östmark, Chancellor at Union to Union.

March 12, 2021, Debate

Maquilapolis, the right path to development in a globalized world?

Photo: canva.com.

Of: Edmé Dominguez 

There is a documentary called Maqulapolis that tells the story of some Mexican women's daily lives. They work as maquiladora workers in Tijuana, Mexico's northwestern border with the United States. Maquiladoras means assembly plants, ie factories that assemble different products from industrial parts that come from different parts of the world. They are part of the so-called “global value […]

December 8, 2020, Guest chronicle