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Two factory workers in China

Can trade be ethical in China?

Written by Cindy Berman on September 22nd 2014

A growing labour shortage, rising skill levels and better wages are changing the nature of Chinese factories and the relationships between workers and employers.
ITUC Global Rights Index map

The list of shame

Written by Stirling Smith on September 16th 2014

Stirling Smith has been looking at a new list of countries with dodgy records in workers’ rights.

Who bears the cost of cheap food?

Written by Fiona Gooch on September 1st 2014

Traidcraft promotes international trade being undertaken in a way which reduces poverty in developing countries. Fiona Gooch looks at who bears the cost of cheap food, following a recent Dispatches programme about working conditions within UK food supply chains.
Agriculture workers, UK

Happy Birthday to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Written by Stirling Smith on July 31st 2014

The 40th birthday of the Health and Safety at Work Act makes Stirling Smith reflect on the continuing problem of deaths, injuries and ill health at work in ETI members' supply chains.