- Regressive laws
- Obstacles to union formation
- Police violence
Each year we rate countries depending on their compliance with collective labour rights and document violations by governments and employers of internationally recognised rights. These are the ten worst countries for working people.
How does your country rate?
Severe violation of freedom of assembly
Violence against trade unionists
Climate of fear and impunity
Across five regions you can see violations of workers’ rights in law and practice. The Middle East and North Africa is the worst region for working people in 2022.
How does your region compare?
Middle East and North Africa is the worst region for workers’ rights for the 9th year running. Read our analysis to find out why.