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“In two years, Duterte has crushed all progress we’ve made”

“Isn’t it cool? I get some hostile looks when I walk around in it, but other people come up asking where they can buy one,” Josua Matas says of his T-shirt, which reads “Resist dictatorship”. He is the Secretary General of the labour union umbrella organisation Sentro and does not hold back when he speaks about the Philippines’ hard-line president, ... Read More »

Riyadh denies plans to tax foreign remittances

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance has denied plans to tax the remittances of foreign workers. The statement to Saudi Press Agency came in response to reports of a proposal to tax transfers, the ministry said. “The Ministry of Finance denies this in detail, and confirms [its] commitment to support the free movement of capital through official channels according to international ... Read More »

Nigeria shows a new path to development

Corporal punishment is an illuminated neon sign overhanging a dysfunctional society where schools and homes are no longer safe havens of love, protection and care for children Any government that permits corporal punishment to children in schools, madrassahs and homes would never qualify for a humanitarian award in the eyes of Allah or man. – IMPOSSIBLE! Sir Frank Peters Nigeria has ... Read More »

The curse of joblessness

Tazlina Zamila Khan The recent data of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics revealed that currently, the total number of unemployed is 4 crore 82 lakhs. It might represent only the quantity, but each number has its own sad story of being unemployed. The transition period from school to work creates a great impact on the maturity of the young people. It ... Read More »

Political Forum on SDGs must address migration

By International Organization for Migration The United States, Jul 17 2018 (IOM) – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) is a global framework of immense ambition and consequence. It is, as the UN Secretary-General has described it, a ‘blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for people and the planet’. Read More »

Will trade unions survive in the platform economy?

A new publication by our partners from the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Via a non-exhaustive mapping of various examples in Western European countries, this Working Paper explores to what extent the collective representation and voice of digital platform workers are being shaped by current dynamics in the platform economy. Read More »