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10 June 2020

Weekly Update 10 June: 200,000 seafarers stranded aboard as governments close ports but demand supplies

 Photo by Bernard Spragg, licensed by CC0 1.0 Our run down of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs and events announcements. READ THE FULL UPDATE Archive of past Wee...

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9 June 2020

Australia: Rio Tinto mining blast destroys ancient Aboriginal sacred site

Rio Tinto's mining blast for the expansion of an iron ore mine at Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia destroyed a cave of significant cultural importance. The cave is considered a sacred site that showed 46,000 years of continual...

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9 June 2020

OUT NOW: KnowTheChain 2020 ICT Benchmark on efforts to tackle forced labour

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8 June 2020

Colombia: NGOs submit report on patters of business conduct during the conflict to the Truth Commission

The Colombian NGO Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR) submitted a report on patterns of business conduct during the internal armed conflict to provide the Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non...

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8 June 2020

Impacts of COVID-19 on supply chain workers in the electronics sector

Electronics factory in Shenzhen - photo credit: Steve Jurvetson COVID-19 poses risks to workers in global supply chains, including those in the electronics sector, and in particular workers in vulnerable conditions such as migrant workers. Such risks ...

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8 June 2020

Jordan: Rich Pine garment factory dismisses 200 workers amid Covid-19; co. did not respond

In May 27 2020, Rich Pine International Group terminated the contracts of 200 Jordanian workers at a garment factory in Irbid Cyber City, claiming that their contracts have expired. The factory, which is owned by a Taiwanese investor, has nearly 1,700...

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4 June 2020

Gulf migrant workers choose between contract changes or repatriation without wages & compensation

 

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4 June 2020

Russia: President declares emergency over massive diesel spill from Norilsk Nickel plant

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3 June 2020

Weekly Update 3 June: USA: Unions & companies speak up for racial justice

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1 June 2020

Mexico: Torex Gold responds to 4 cases of killings and the one disappearance of labour rights defenders and workers in the Media Luna mine in Guerrero over the past 3 years

The Canadian mining company Torex Gold is the owner of the Media Luna mine in Guerrero, Mexico.  From 2017 until 2020 the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has registered the killing of four labour rights defenders who worked directly in or...

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