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Tag: labour rights

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Workers in a garment factory in Ha Dang. Photo: Respect Vietnam

Ensuring companies stretch themselves: Learning from Oxfams Unilever report

OPINION: Peter McAllister, Executive Director of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), shares with us his thoughts on our recent study on labour rights in Vietnam with Unilever.  ...

A woman cycles to work in Hanoi. Photo credit: Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

Unilever perspective: The importance of innovative partnerships in driving social sustainability

Learning:  Last week we published the results of an unique study conducted with Unilever on labour rights in Vietnam. Here Marcela Manubens, Global VP for Social Impact at Unilever,...

Training for migrant workers in Hanoi, as part of an Oxfam-funded programme designed to empower workers to claim their rights from their employer or local authority.Photo: Oxfam in Vietnam

Words and actions: lessons from Unilever's supply chain

OPINION: Five years ago, Oxfam and Unilever agreed to an unusual collaboration. Oxfam conducted a study on labour rights in Unilever's Vietnam supply chain and operations. Liesbeth Unger...

A ‘chat with management’ session at Unilever’s factory in Cu Chi. There was no dialogue between management and workers when Oxfam’s research team first visited the factory. Photo: Unilever Vietnam.

Labour rights in Unilever’s Vietnam supply chain: what has changed since the first Oxfam study?

LEARNING: Rachel Wilshaw, Ethical Trade Manager for Oxfam, introduces their latest report on labour rights in Vietnam, a unique study done in conjunction with Unilever.  ...

UK construction workers

Living wage: what happens when companies put well-being before profits

As Oxfam celebrates becoming a living wage employer, Oxfam GB's ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw explains what a living wage means for Oxfam - and why it is so desperately needed by workers...

Lining up life and economy to create a good society

I did a bit of thinking over the summer. Mulling over ideas such as what is 'good development'? What is a good society? What is 'good growth' rather than just recovery of the old...

Behind the Brands - the companies respond

The week saw the launch of the second phase of our Behind the Brands campaign, calling on food and drinks companies to protect the land rights of communities affected by their supply chains. Here...

Humankind Index: our new approach to measuring prosperity, one year on

As the G8 leaders prepare to gather in Belfast and there are renewed calls to look beyond GDP, Oxfam Scotland releases its second Humankind Index (HKI) results, an attempt to do just that. ...

Wage ladder – what’s next?

The worldwide garment industry produces enormous wealth - surely workers can share in these gains? A question posed by today's guest blogger, Ivo Spauwen of the Fair Wear Foundation, who writes...

Traffic lights showing amber

We give Greening a green light on growth (well, amber, anyway...)

As the UK Secretary of State for International Development outlines plans for tackling poverty through growth, we welcome her focus on addressing land and gender injustices.  ...