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November 2011 (7)
Nov 29 2011 8:58PM
Jailed Iranian trade unionist Rezaa Shahabi on hunger strike

Reza Shahabi is in an Iranian jail for no other reason than the part he played in the leadership of the Tehran busworkers' union. He has now been in jail since his arrest in June 2010, and his health has not been good. His situation...

Nov 25 2011 9:22PM
Why hasn't UK signed the Convention to stop violence against women?

Today, 25 November, has been the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and it seems a fitting moment to ask the government to reaffirm its commitment to eradicating violence against women with a very tangible...

Nov 20 2011 9:36AM
Fiji's junta condemned over rights by ILO

The UN'sInternational Labour Organisation (ILO) this week issued a strong condemnation of Fiji'smilitary Junta over severe violations of labour rights (see pages 809-847). The ILO's Committee on Freedom of Associationdescribed the...

Nov 19 2011 6:26PM
Health fears for jailed Iranian trade unionist

The Tehran bus drivers’ union the Vahed Syndicate, of whichimprisoned Iranian trade unionist Reza Shahabi is a board member, has raisedconcerns about his state of health. According to the union he has been returned to prison after...

Nov 8 2011 10:13PM
Protest to Fijian authorities about treason charges against trade unionists

The global trade union movement has launched an electronic action aimed at the military dictatorship in Fiji, who have arrested the leaders of the Fiji Trades Union Congress, one of them already charged with plotting to overthrow the...

Nov 5 2011 10:35PM
Fiji: second union leader arrested without charge

After the arrest last weekend of Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) President Daniel Urai on his return from CHOGM in Western Australia, this weekend saw the release of FTUC General Secretary Felix Anthony. Twelve police officers are...

Nov 1 2011 4:53AM
Swaziland: police stop people praying for democracy

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting decision at the weekend not to even mention Swaziland looks more ridiculous than ever with the news on Monday (31 October) that the Royal Swazi Police have even stopped workers holding a...