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All workers have common demands In the global race to the bottom, all workers face similar pressures every day, in every country. Workers have the same needs and share the same demands no matter where they live and work. These are outlined in the Global Labour Movement Charter: • The right to organise unions and take collective action including industrial action and solidarity actions • The right of all workers to organise collectively without being subjected to violence, intimidation or legal harassment • Secure employment • Health & Safety at work, compensation, rehabilitation • A living wage for all workers in all industries • Decent work, with appropriate hours of work proposed by workers, paid leave and paid holidays • Full rights for women workers • Indigenous workers’ rights and Land Rights • Permanent residence with full employment rights for all refugees and all migrant workers in all countries • No child labour • Education, housing, health and childcare provisions • Social Security and adequate welfare benefi ts. The Global Labour Movement Charter can be used as a starting point when we organise together. we need a global labour movement charter The right of all workers to organise collectively without being subjected to violence, intimidation or legal harassment The right to organise unions and take collective action including industrial action and solidarity actions Secure employment Health & Safety at work, compensation, rehabilitation A living wage for all workers in all industries Decent work, with appropriate hours of work proposed by workers, paid leave and paid holidays Full rights for women workers Indigenous workers’ rights & Land Rights Permanent residence with full employment rights for all refugees and all migrant workers in all countries No child labour Education, housing, health and childcare provisions Social security and adequate welfare benefits australia asia worker links - workers change the world po box 45 carlton south victoria 3053 australia tel: + 61 3 9663 7277 email: aawl@aawl.org.au web: aawl.org.au abn: 82 920 590 967 inc assn no: A1318 aawl march 2010 8 aawl.org.au - Asia Workers Organising - Global Picketline


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