labor rights

Workers at Aldi's Fyffes plant in Honduras protesting against discrimination. Photo: Giorgio Trucchi/REL-UITA

Blog: A Workers' Rights Campaign Win in Honduras: Aldi Supplier Fyffes Recognizes Union

Poverty wages, toxic pesticides, harassment: to fight these bad working conditions on melon plantations in Honduras, Fyffes workers organized in a union - and were fired. For years we protested. Now we can tell you: our protest works!

Women's rights activist Domin Dhamayanti. Credit: Adrian Mulya/Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: Behind Indonesia's seafood sector: Domin's fight for the rights of women workers

Read this inspiring story of one woman's intense commitment to fight for the rights of women workers in Indonesia's seafood sector.

Back-breaking work: tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Blog: Behind the world’s favorite brew: a living wage for tea pickers

The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has put a spotlight on the poor pay and working conditions endured by millions of people who make our clothes or grow our food.

Cooperative Entente de Le Bia in Sankro, Ivory Coast in January. Photo: Peter DiCampo/Oxfam

Blog: Workers 'Behind the Brands': We’ve got some good news and some bad news

For many people around the world the first of May is International Workers’ Day, a chance to celebrate the role of workers and labourers in our society. So we thought this would be a good time to look a little harder at how the 'Big 10' food and beverage companies score for their policies towards workers rights on our Behind the Brands companies scorecard. It's a mixed picture.

Man with his packed donkey in Kosht epa valley, Afghanistan

Blog: Day 7: Farmers do not come from Mars

If poor farmers had more freedom to innovate and adequate access to public and private investments, they would likely disappoint us by getting out of farming altogether. But even if only one or two in five remained, they would change the world for the better, literally.

By Julio A. Berdegué, Principal Researcher, Latin American Centre for Rural Development (RIMISP)

Children learning in Tanzania. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 10: The Recivilization of Men by Women

The agrarian transition to an input-intensive, capitalized form of agriculture is deeply gendered. Food security depends on combating overt discrimination against women, but this shall only be viable if combined with a redistribution of roles in the household.

By Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

A woman working on a farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 4: Women Farm Workers Dying for Food

One of the ultimate perversities of our era is that the producers of food and their children often go to bed hungry. Reform of commercial agriculture is urgent if the women farm workers who grow and pack our food are to have enough to eat.

By Fatima Shabodien, former Director of the Women on Farms Project

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