This page contains links to do with employment rights and the Magna Carta

The Guardian: Davos: unions call for businesses to share fruits of growth with employees

This short article covers the call by Philip Jennings, general secretary of UNI Global Union, and other global union leaders for there to be a new Magna Carta to tackle inequality and unemployment at the World Economic Forum in January. You can read it here.

Article: A Magna Carta for call centre workers

In this article a bill designed to protect call centre workers in the Philippines is discussed as well as the sector conditions that led to the creation of the bill.  You can read it here.

Employment rights in NZ

New Zealand has a comprehensive set of employment laws that help keep workplaces fair. On this page you can find resources and links to information on employment in NZ. Click here to access.

United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Under article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights people have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. You can read the full item here. 

The Right to Work in Dignity: Human Rights and Economic Rights

This short 7 page essay gives a quick history of the modern movement to improve workers’ rights at work. You can read the pdf here.


Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Citizens Advice Bureau

EPMU: Fairness at Work

Work and Income NZ

International Labor Organisation

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