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Tanya Warlock's Articles

The benefits of decent work in global supply chains

30 Jun 2017, by in International

The importance of decent work in global supply chains continues to be reiterated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the UN’s agency on labour standards. At this year’s 106th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), discussions took place around the need to “further assess shortfalls in working conditions as well as governance issues that…

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International Women’s Day: 50-50 by 2030

07 Mar 2017, by in International

Today (8 March) is International Women’s Day (#IWD2017) and the UN’s chosen theme for this year focusses on ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030’. This theme chimes well with the values of the TUC and our sister trade unions around the world who will be joining the global union call…

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#InternationalMigrantsDay 2016: Solidarity with undocumented workers 

18 Dec 2016, by in International

The TUC has joined other unions around Europe to mark International Migrants Day (18 December) by calling for undocumented migrants to have their rights respected. All too often undocumented workers suffer the humiliating and degrading experience of being excluded from society, on top of inhumane working conditions because the law doesn’t provide protections for their…

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Trade unions campaign to eliminate violence against women

25 Nov 2015, by in International

Today (25 November) is the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the #16DaysofActivism (to 10 December’s Human Rights Day) of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. According to the World Health Organisation, 1 in 3 women around the world have experienced some form of violence against them. This…

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Burma: On the way to a cautious democracy?

13 Nov 2015, by in International

On 8 November the people of Burma (Myanmar) expressed their democratic right and voted in favour of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party. This victory will give Burma its first democratically elected government in decades after nearly 50 years under military rule. The TUC hopes that this new chapter for…

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