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4 March 2019

Germany: Labour minister to introduce new law combatting poor working conditions in parcel delivery sector

Author: Deutsche Welle

'German labor minister tackles working conditions in parcel delivery sector', 2 March 2019...

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4 March 2019

UAE: Almost 80% of respondents in construction industry poll say local legislation should go further to protect labour rights of migrant workers

Author: Mehak Srivastava, MEED (UAE)

MEED’s construction industry survey polled opinion on labour welfare legislation, especially for migrant workers, and found that the majority of respondents were of the view that the law could go further....

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3 March 2019

Laos: 'Commissions' required of companies bidding for building homes for victims of dam collapse

Author: Ounkeo Souksavanh & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"'Commissions' Required of Companies Bidding For Building Work in Flood-hit Lao Province", 27 February 2019...

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1 March 2019
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Author: Servindi (Perú)

“Costa Rica dice adiós a los combustibles”, 27 de febrero de 2019...

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26 February 2019
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Author: Fundação Nacional do Índio (FUNAI) (Brazil)

“MPF lança Manual de Jurisprudência dos Direitos Indígenas”, 21 de fevereiro de 2019  A Câmara de Populações Indígenas e Comunidades Tradicionais do Ministério Público Federal (6CCR) lança o Manual de Jurisprudência dos Direitos Indígenas. A publicaçã...

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26 February 2019

SC and BWI publish second workers' welfare progress report

Author: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (Qatar)

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the tournament infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, and global trade union Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), have...

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25 February 2019

USA: Labour groups & academics call on Congress to inquire into labour violations at the Imperial Pacific casino in Saipan, CNMI

On February 22 2018, a group of individuals and organisations "outraged by the severe labor rights violations that transpired at the Imperial Pacific construction site in Saipan, CNMI", wrote to the Senate Energy Committee and the House Natural...

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21 February 2019

Blog: Engineers Against Poverty looks at the role of govts and clients in addressing late payment in construction

Author: Jill Wells, Engineers Against Poverty (UK)

[L]engthy contractual chains...facilitate payment abuse. Money withheld at the upper reaches of the contractual supply chain causes serious problems for participants further down...who suffer the longest delays and are the least able to mitigate their...

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16 February 2019

Australia: Investor report says Australian cos. 'significantly exposed' to modern slavery; provides guide on Modern Slavery Act reporting

A report by the Australian Council for Superannuation Investors says Australian companies are “significantly exposed” to modern slavery in their supply chains. Among the sectors that are most vulnerable are financial services, mining, construction and...

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12 February 2019

A supply chain of complicity: Labour exploitation in Qatar and migrant workers' access to justice

Author: Linde Bryk, Legal Advisor, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

…Forced labour is a global phenomenon that often goes hand in hand with transnational business activities and long labour supply chains. Forced labour risks are particularly high in sectors that rely on outsourcing their operations, such as the...

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