Corporate lobbying allegedly undermining union rights

International Organisation of Employers accused of undermining right to strike at ILO conference
Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), 6 Jun 2012

Philippines: ILO urges employers to support unionization in sectors where they are lacking  - employers federation says that's not their responsibility
Irma Isip, Malaya Business Insight (Philippines), 25 Apr 2012

US Govt. labour agency adopts rule that would streamline unionisation - US Chamber of Commerce sues to block it
Matthew Huisman, Blog of Legal Times (USA), 21 Dec 2011
      Rule thrown out by judge because labour board lacked a quorum when it approved measure
       Sara Forden, Bloomberg, 14 May 2012

USA: American Rights at Work alleges that Hyatt opposes Senate bill that would improve worker health & safety – includes company response
Will McDonald, American Rights at Work Blog, 4 Aug 2011

Fiji: Qantas & Air Pacific linked to drafting of decree that labour groups say "effectively outlaws unions" – includes company responses
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Oct 2011

US companies lobby against Chinese labour law
Sarah Schafer, Newsweek (USA), 28, May 2007

China's proposed new labour laws meet opposition from US business
David Barboza, New York Times, 13 Oct 2006
       Multinationals Accused of Hypocrisy over China Labour Law Reform
       Intl. Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF), 26 Oct 2006
       China's proposed labour law reform: concerns about US & European industry association  
       lobbying; company responses & non-responses

       compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 28 Mar 2007

New report reveals how multinationals try to control decisions at the WTO
Sanjay Suri, IPS, 28 Aug 2003

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