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Liberal Democrat party unveils plans for legal 'duty of care' on social and environmental issues for UK firms
Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
Businesses would be given a legal “duty of care” on environmental and social issues that could be used to prevent them selling goods from deforested areas and to force companies to investigate their overseas supply chains, under plans set out by the...
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UK: Council passes motion condemning shift changes for JD Sports warehouse workers, described as ‘a prison sentence’
Author: Nick Statham, Manchester Evening News
"'It's more like a prison sentence'... JD Sports urged to rethink Rochdale warehouse shifts after hundreds of complaints", 18 October 2019...
UK: Labour demands Prime Minister terminate government contracts with Amazon following findings on warehouse health & safety
Author: Matthew Young, The Mirror
"PM urged to act over ‘modern slavery’ in Amazon warehouses uncovered by Mirror", 22 October 2019...
UK: Matalan warehouse workers strike following ongoing wage disputes & owed back pay; Includes company comments
In August 2019, GMB Union members at a Matalan distribution centre in Liverpool began a strike following an ongoing row over pay. Workers voted to walk out after management made an offer which would see around 25% of employees who work on weekends rec...
UK: Striking Matalan warehouse workers share personal concerns as strike over low pay at Matalan warehouse reaches sixth week
Author: Emilia Bona, Liverpool Echo
"Survival at the picket line: Matalan staff on strike for six weeks are at breaking point", 20 October 2019...
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Lawyers & activists challenge UK importation of Uzbekistan cotton with judicial review, following reports of continued forced labour
Author: Annie Kelly, The Guardian
"Lawyers challenge UK import of 'slavery-tainted' Uzbek cotton", 21 October 2019...
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UK: Workers report neglect of staff wellbeing at Amazon warehouse, including pressure on pregnant women to meet targets & staff falling asleep in toilet cubicles
Author: Matthew Young, The Mirror
"Amazon warehouse staff 'treated like slaves with 10-hour shifts and short breaks' ", 20 October 2019...
Author: Alessandra Corrêa, BBC News Brasil (Brazil)
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UK: New Look explains why it is working with supplier it blacklisted in 2017 following exposé revealing unauthorised subcontracting & workers paid below minimum wage
Author: Tom Pegden, Leicester Mercury
"Why New Look is using Leicester supplier it dropped in 2017 following undercover Channel 4 exposé", 13 October 2019...
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UK supermarkets admit they cannot guarantee their supply chains are free of soya linked to deforestation despite commitments made
Author: Anna Sophie Gross, Uki Goñi and Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian
"Tesco and M&S likely to have soya linked to deforestation in supply chains", 5 Oct 2019...