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TUC tells employers to ‘pay up now’ for Bangladesh factory collapse victims one year on from Rana Plaza  ActNOW!  2014-04-24 [TUC]

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Workers Memorial Day 2014 2014-04-23 [NUJ]

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NUJ calls for Independent to recognise digital journalists 2014-04-17 [UnionNews]

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