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19 January 2020

Laos: Workers at Chinese-owned factory complain of physical abuse & unfair labour practices

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao Workers Are Abused at a Chinese Factory in Luang Prabang", 17 January 2020...

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7 January 2020

China: Investigation finds labour abuse & sexual harassment at toy factories producing for international brands; Includes company responses

In November 2019, labour rights NGO China Labour Watch (CLW) released a report raising allegations of labour abuses faced by workers at five factories producing for international toy brands in Guangdong Province, China. Abuses documented by CLW include...

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7 January 2020

India: Trade unions say govt. efforts to streamline labour laws undermine worker protections

Author: Shreehari Paliath, IndiaSpend.com

"Why trade unions are pushing back against India's proposed Industrial Relations Code", 7 January 2020...

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17 December 2019

USA: Federal investigation finds garment workers producing for Fashion Nova underpaid & exploited; Fashion Nova denies responsibility

Author: Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times

"Fashion Nova's Secret: Underpaid Workers in Los Angeles Factories", 16 December 2019...

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11 December 2019

India: 40+ workers killed in factory fire, highlighting urgent fire & building safety regulation concerns

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6 December 2019

Thailand: Forced labour & exploitation in seafood industry persist as result of buyers' business model, research reveals

In December 2019, Freedom Fund and Humanity United released 'Tracking Progress: Assessing Business Responses to Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in the Thai Seafood Industry', which examines how the seafood sector has addressed the issues of forced...

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26 November 2019

Al-Haq named 2019 recipient of Human Rights and Business Award

Today, on 26 November 2019, at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Al-Haq is being named the 2019 recipient of the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award for its ground-breaking work drawing attention to how certain companies operating...

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22 November 2019
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Im November 2019 veröffentlichte Public Eye die Ergebnisse einer Recherche zu den Produktionbedingungen des Zara-Kapuzenpullovers "Respect". Dabei kommt die Organisation zu dem Schluss, dass der auf die Produzenten ausgeübte Preisdruck zur Ausbeutung...

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22 November 2019

Turkey: Investigation tracks production of 'sustainable' Zara hoody, revealing garment worker exploitation & low wages

In November 2019, Public Eye released findings of its investigation tracing the production of a 'Respect' Zara hoody, revealing worker exploitation and low wages in the Turkish factories where it was produced. Based on field research, analysis of disc...

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29 October 2019

UK: Google's contracted cleaners threaten strikes over alleged labour violations & dismissal of union members

In October 2019, members of Google's contracted cleaning team in London went on strike over labour rights concerns and the dismissal of two union representatives. The cleaners, contracted by cleaning firm Principle Cleaning Services, say Principle has...

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