Ben is a policy officer with the TUC's European Union and International Relations Department. He covers trade, decent work and international labour standards, as well as the TUC's work on priority countries such as Iraq Palestine/Israel and Burma. He is also a Board member of ETI.
Ben says: "Workers themselves are in the best position to secure respect for their rights, by acting together and negotiating with management. Trade unions work with ETI to help make this happen on the ground."
Ben also blogs at www.touchstoneblog.org.uk