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!
Today I joined hundreds of people from around the world in a walk out of the 19th UN climate talks. Oxfam has been keenly involved in the talks for a long time, fighting to help stop climate change, and to support people affected by it, and every day the urgency for governments to help gets greater.
When you ask people what happened yesterday in the negotiations at the COP ,
they’ll say – not much. Delegates were hunkered down in side rooms and
there were no major sessions taking place. But it’s interesting how
steamy a ‘not much’ day can be. And it feels like the temperature is
rising quite quickly.