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 Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government

Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government

by Geertjan Davelaar — last modified 29-04-2013 15:59

Since January 2007 the Bangladesh government has banned political and trade union activities and given itself "state of emergency" powers which severely limit civil rights. Labour rights activists and workers have been arrested, put under surveillance, interrogated or detained.

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Leading Sports Brands, Unions, NGOs Form Working Group

Leading Sports Brands, Unions, NGOs Form Working Group

by Geertjan Davelaar — last modified 24-04-2013 09:51

A month before the start of the Beijing Olympics key sporting goods brands including Nike, adidas, New Balance, Umbro and Speedo are forming a ground breaking joint working group with trade unions and NGOs to explore amongst other issues how to promote trade unionism and collective bargaining as well as improving wages across the sector.

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