Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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Over wat de werkplek vroeger en nu tot een gevaarlijk of veilig oord maaktIn De Burcht is tot en met 4 maart 2001 een tentoonstelling te zien waarin het streven om de werkplek veilig te maken... [Event]
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn December 1978 Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Namibia to report on the elections. The elections were organized by the South African government and intended to favor the... [Image gallery]
The disastrous fires in the Kader Factory (Thailand, 1993) and Zhili Toy Factory (China, 1993), that killed more than 250 workers led to a campaign to improve health and safety rights of workers and... [Collection highlight]
For Dutch people the glass industry in Leerdam is very well known, but strangely enough the knowledge about the history of this industry is only meagre. About 1.5 metres of papers relating to the... [Collection highlight]
Asbestos reveals the effects of globalization from an unusual perspective. The health hazards associated with the use of asbestos are acknowledged throughout the West. Many countries have already... [Collection highlight]
The Kader Toy Factory fire on 10 May 1993 in Thailand is considered as one the worst industrial inferno's in history. 188 people were killed, most of the victims were young female workers from the... [Item of the Day]
The legendary Indian dak (mail) runner faced many dangers and he was armed with a spear to protect himself against wild animals. A runner carrying mail from Calcutta towards Moondepore Tuppa was... [Item of the Day]
In 2003 the International Labour Organization ILO declared 28 April the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. That same day the world's trade union movement holds its international Commemoration... [Item of the Day]
In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a commercial building with five garment factories operating inside collapsed. After days of searching, death toll ended at 1129. In the aftermath, pope Franciscus spoke out... [Item of the Day]
A mine disaster in Kinross, South Africa, killed 177 people. The Board of Kinross Mine did not identify the dead black miners by name but by ethnic group only.The Congress of South Africa Trade... [Item of the Day]