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25 April 2019

Amazon letter shows company uses an automated system to monitor & terminate employees

Author: Colin Lecher, The Verge

How Amazon automatically tracks and fires warehouse workers for 'productivity', 25 April 2019...

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25 November 2014

Macedonia: Trade union organizes training on workplace health & safety

Author: Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI)

"Macedonia: SGIP continues to build shop stewards knowledge on safety and health at work", 18 November 2014...

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19 November 2014

Tanzania: Local China Sichuan International Cooperation workers allege mistreatment; includes company's comments

Author: Habel Chidawali, The Citizen (Tanzania)

"Local staff fault Chinese firm"...

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17 November 2014

Montenegro: SGIGMCG's organising campaign in the construction of highway project

Author: Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI)

…[T]he Trade Union of Construction and Industry of Construction Materials of Montenegro, SGIGMCG, had an Executive board meeting focusing on Chinese investments and contractors in the construction of the highway Corridor 11…Nenad Marković, president of...

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30 October 2014

Malta: Police question Leisure Clothing director over allegations of labour exploitation

Author: Jurgen Balzan, Malta Today

Bin Han, one of the directors of Chinese owned company Leisure Clothing was taken by police under arrest for questioning, following a raid at the plant this morning, over allegations of unfair conditions of employment. MaltaToday is informed that the...

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6 October 2014

China: Report illustrates project supporting business dialogue on human rights

This is a report from a project entitled “The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in China and Globally”, which aimed to support participants to enter into meaningful peer-to-peer dialogue, and to share policies and practices related to...

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23 May 2014

Sino Hydro workers complain of abuse (Zambia)

Author: Frederick Mwansa, Post (Zambia)

Workers of Sino Hydro...have complained of abusive language and beatings by... Chinese supervisors...[They] told...member of parliament, Greyford Monde...that they suffered regular beatings...and [were] subject[ed] poor safety conditions.....

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3 March 2014

Response by CWE (see China International Water & Electric): NGO report raises concerns about respect for human rights by companies involved in major projects in Cameroon

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21 February 2014

SA [So. Africa] leads Africa in anti-Chinese sentiment

Author: Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Mail & Guardian (So. Africa)

China has become accustomed to hearing complaints from Africa about how their businesses are operating on the continent...A new study reveals, however, that perceptions of China in Africa differ from country to country...[Conducted] by...Ethics...

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1 February 2014

Africans' perceptions of Chinese Business in Africa: A Survey

Author: Ethics Institute (South Africa)

This survey measures Africans’ perceptions of the business practices of Chinese nationals (hereafter “Chinese Business”) in African countries...China stands accused of being a ‘new colonial power’, extracting resources for their own benefit with little...

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