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Unions join the uprising in Turkey

Rónán Burtenshaw and Tommy Gavin reporting from Istanbul The hundreds of thousands that have taken to the streets across Turkey this week may represent diverse interests and have a range... more

IKEA must tackle anti-worker culture present in its global network

UNI IKEA Global Union Alliance calls on IKEA to rectify glaring workers’ rights violations in its global network, especially in Turkey, outlined in “IKEA’s Race to the Bottom in Turkey”,... more

We made it! – Global Breakthrough as Retail Brands sign up to Bangladesh Factory Safety Deal

The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories.... more

Disregard for the lives of workers leads to multiple deaths in Bangladesh factory collapse

Labels Primark and Mango found after factory collapse Bangladesh Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) Ireland, along with trade unions (including Mandate Trade Union) and labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world is calling... more

Fatal Fashion - new report by Clean Clothes Campaign and SOMO on garment factory fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh

Companies blind faith in failed auditing model resulted in more than 400 deaths On the eve of a Dutch governmental mission to Bangladesh, the Centre for Research... more

MRCI: Government Announces Law to Criminalise Forced Labour

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) this evening welcomed the decision of the Irish government to criminalise forced labour (modern day slavery).  A definition of forced labour is... more


The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is to propose holding a series of major national demonstrations on February 9, 2013 in protest at... more

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland -89% of Irish Public Support Criminalisation of Forced Labour

89% of Irish Public Support Criminalisation of Forced Labour


ICTU Press Release: Next Budget must forge 'Route to recovery based on growth, jobs and hope'

Congress General Secretary David Begg today (Nov. 7) urged Government to change course and use the coming budget to forge a ‘route to recovery based on growth, hope and jobs.’   Speaking... more

Why we need a ‘YES’ vote in the children’s referendum….Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance.

The Government is holding a children’s referendum on Saturday 10 November 2012.  For anyone working with vulnerable children, this is long overdue.  If you care about children,... more
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