workers' rights

  • 2 Mar 2012

    In February 2012, an employment tribunal in England ruled that it was acceptable for a Christian worker to lose her job for refusing to work on Sundays. Savi Hensman explores the complex issues behind this case.

  • 29 Jul 2011

    One year before the London 2012 Olympic Games, War on Want has warned that the Games could be tarnished by sponsors' poor human rights records.

  • 18 May 2010

    Anti-Slavery International is lobbying governments around the world to support a strong global convention on conditions for domestic workers when they meet to discuss the issue next month.

  • 6 Mar 2010

    A military court has sentenced a former solider, Joe Glenton, to nine months imprisonment for refusing to participate in military action in Afghanistan after he developed a conscientious opposition to the war.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    This week sees the launch of a global Ethical Fashion Calendar to bring together the various events, campaigns and products which seek to take an ethical approach to fashion. It promotes shows, exhibtions and talks around the world.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    Human rights campaigners, trades unions and several religious groups have reacted with dismay to a House of Lords vote allowing religious organisations greater exemptions from anti-discrimination law in matters of employment.

  • 8 Jan 2010

    Bullying of clergy is a major problem in churches across the UK, according to Unite, Britain's biggest trade union. They are calling for a change in the law to give ministers of religion the same employment rights as other workers.

  • 30 Oct 2009

    A new report about bisexual people in the workplace has triggered debate about wider recognition of bisexuality, leading to calls for churches, workplaces and other institutions not to ignore bisexuals.

  • 11 Sep 2009

    The leaders of Britain's Methodist Church will attend the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Liverpool next week to show solidarity with vulnerable workers and to develop their links with trade unionists.