After 30 years on Bogotá’s buses, I fear that just transition is slipping out of our hands

“December 2021. That’s the last date when the buses I have been working in and around my whole life will be phased out, for a new generation of all-electric ones. …

It has the legal framework but what will it take to power genuine just transition in the Philippines?

In 2008, the Philippines passed the landmark Renewable Energy (RE) Act, which aimed to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and harness its local energy sources. The law was designed to attract …

Janhavi Dave: “We need to empower home-based workers by investing in more co-operatives. Unity builds strength and resilience”

“South Asia is home to over 50 million home-based workers, most of whom are women. From agarbhatti incense stick rollers in India to piecework garment workers in Sri Lanka, they contribute immensely to …

In the midst of the Covid crisis, Kenyan unions are attempting to tackle the climate emergency head on

“After 18 months of lockdowns, closed borders, grounded flights and travel restrictions, the global tourism industry is still reeling from the impact of Covid-19. One of the countries where this …

A dangerous new law in Egypt allows for the dismissal of any public employee who opposes the regime

On 1 August, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved a law, previously approved by parliament, allowing for the non-disciplinary dismissal of public employees. Referred to in the media as the ‘Law on …

Taiwan’s foreign factory workers face rights violations amid latest Covid outbreak

“Taiwan may be at the tail-end of its worst Covid outbreak since the pandemic began, but migrant workers are still facing draconian lockdown measures that rights advocates describe as “discriminatory”. …

Clinical waste collectors – unprotected, untrained, underpaid and undervalued

“It was an accident that could have been avoided. While a waste collector was incinerating infectious waste at Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone’s principal adult referral centre in the capital Freetown, …

Despite the efforts of trade unions and NGOs, seafarer abandonment is on the rise

“I didn’t think fate would be so hard on me.” Sahabaj Khan, an Indian seafarer, never imagined that he would find himself in a situation like this. He and three …

In the United States, the digital giants are baring their claws against emerging support for trade unions

“A little grey letterbox could lead to huge changes for employees at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse in Alabama. On 9 April, workers at the site overwhelmingly voted against the creation of a …

With the government reluctant to ratify ILO C176, Pakistan’s miners are condemned to work in death traps

“Mohammad Israr, 17, says that he prays with a heavy heart every time he enters the deadly coal mine in the mineral-rich, south-western province of Balochistan that claimed the life …

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