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26 October 2006

Multinationals Accused of Hypocrisy over China Labour Law Reform

Author: Intl. Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation

US and European multinationals have been accused of double standards for adopting codes of conduct requiring their suppliers behave ethically on the one hand, while on the other lobbying against China’s proposed new labour laws which, if implemented,...

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1 October 2006

Child Labor is Back: Children Are Again Sewing Clothing for Major U.S. Companies [Bangladesh]

Author: National Labor Committee [US-based NGO]

An estimated 200 to 300 children, some 11 years old or even younger, are sewing clothing for Hanes [part of Hanesbrands], Puma, J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart at the Harvest Rich plant in Bangladesh. The children report being slapped and beaten, sometimes...

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28 September 2006
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28 September 2006

Carrefour: "Social charter" [PDF]

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8 September 2006

Organizing Wal-Mart: The Chinese Trade Union at a Crossroads

Author: Anita Chan, Visiting Fellow of the Contemporary China Centre of the Australian National University, in Japan Focus

Surprise, surprise, it is the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), the trade union notorious throughout the world for being “useless”, that has taken on Wal-Mart and succeeded in setting up workplace union branches at twenty-two Wal-Mart...

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31 August 2006

Why all companies should address human rights (and how the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre can help)

Author: Christopher Avery, Annabel Short, Gregory Tzeutschler Regaignon - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[this chapter appears in the the ICCA Handbook on CSR and Corporate Culture; a list of chapters in the handbook and ordering details can be found at http://www.cca-institute.org/handbook.html] The following sections set out why human rights are...

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15 August 2006

China Labour Bulletin article on ACFTU's unionisation drive in Wal-Mart stores

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Article
26 July 2006

Inditex invites companies to join September start-up of relief scheme for victims of collapsed factory, Bangladesh

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Spanish-based retailer Inditex sent a letter to invite brands to participate in a Voluntary Relief Scheme to provide much needed support to workers who were injured and the families of those who died when the Spectrum / Shahriyar factory collapsed on...

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1 July 2006

Business & human rights in Colombia: report by IBLF with UN Global Compact & Ideas Para la Paz

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1 July 2006

[PDF] full report: "Development, Peace and Human Rights in Colombia: A Business Agenda"

Author: Lucy Amis, Adrian Hodges, Neil Jeffery, Intl. Business Leaders Forum, in association with Fundación Ideas para la Paz, UN Global Compact

[refers to Ecopetrol, Carrefour, Interconexión Eléctrica, TPL, Merilectrica, Banco Caja Social, Colmena, Colmena Fiduciaria, Colmena Capitalizadora, Deco y Matco, Cales y Cementos de Toluviejo (Tolcemento), La 14, Merck, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nike,...

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