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29 March 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: The legal significance of #MeToo

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7 February 2018

UK: Tesco faces record £4 bln equal pay claim, says law firm pursuing case

Author: Reuters

Supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case....

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27 January 2018

UK: Class action lawsuits against supermarkets Sainsbury's & Asda demand equal pay

Author: Louise Tickle, The Guardian (UK)

Nearly a thousand employees have now joined the action [originally lodged in 2015 by three female workers based at a Sainsbury’s in Shrewsbury and one in Fareham, Hampshire]... 17,000 Asda workers [...] are [also] claiming equal pay for jobs of equal...

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17 January 2018

Supermarkets refuse to share plastic footprint, says Guardian amid growing health concerns over plastic found in tap water

Author: Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian (UK)

As concern over the scale of unnecessary plastic waste grows, the Guardian asked Britain’s eight leading supermarkets to explain how much plastic packaging they sell to consumers and whether they would commit to a plastic-free aisle in their stores....

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20 September 2017

Governance gaps in eradicating forced labour: From global to domestic supply chains

Author: Andrew Crane, Genevieve LeBaron, Jean Allain & Laya Behbahani in Regulation & Governance

"Governance Gaps in Eradicating Forced Labor: From Global to Domestic Supply Chains," 6 September 2017...

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20 December 2016

UK: Victims in first lawsuit over modern slavery & human trafficking against British company win substantial compensation

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2 December 2016

Forced Labour in the Textile and Garment Sector in Tamil Nadu, South India: Strategies for Redress

Author: Annie Delaney, RMIT University & Tim Connor, University of Newcastle

November 2016...

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2 December 2016

The Ethical Trading Initiative: Negotiated solutions to human rights violations in global supply chains?

Author: Tim Connor, University of Newcastle, Annie Delaney, RMIT University & Sarah Rennie, Melbourne University

November 2016...

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1 December 2016

Barriers to grievance: leather footwear homeworkers in Tamil Nadu, South India

Author: Annie Delaney, RMIT University

November 2016...

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18 October 2016

UK: Employees sue Tesco for alleged age discrimination in disproportional pay cuts for over 40s

Author: Gwyn Topham, Guardian (UK)

"Tesco workers take company to court over alleged discrimination", 16 Oct 2016...

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