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March 2010 (4)
Mar 27 2010 5:31PM
ILO demands release of Burmese forced labour activists

The Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has just finished its Spring meeting with a call to further action on forced labour in Burma, and for the release of those jailed for drawing attention to forced labour...

Mar 25 2010 10:46AM
ILO inquiry shows evidence of systematic violations of rights in Zimbabwe

The first ever ILO Commission of Inquiry resulting from complaints by both worker and employer organisations has found evidence of systematic – and indeed systemic – violations of trade union rights in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. The...

Mar 15 2010 8:06AM
UPDATE: Jailed in Iran for defending trade unions

UPDATE on the blog below. Sometimes good things happen. Just a day after he was sentenced, Mr Olyaiefard has been released. The revolutionary court has accepted that Olyaiefard had not been given a chance to appeal his original...

Mar 3 2010 1:04AM
No time to let up on EU sanctions on Mugabe

South African President Jacob Zuma flew into London tonight (Tuesday) with media reports suggesting that he would press Gordon Brown to relax EU sanctions on the thugs in ZANU-PF who ran, and continue to run parts of, Zimbabwe. It is...