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25 October 2019

Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

"Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment Open for Consultation", 18 July 2019...

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25 October 2019

Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment launched

In July 2019, the Institute of Human Rights and Business (IHRB) published a report entitled 'Dignity by Design' which calls for action in the built environment lifecylce, shaping society's response to global challenges like inequality, mass-migration,...

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22 October 2019

UAE: Government continues to contract construction companies lacking worker welfare protections

Author: Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye

"Migrant workers continue to face risks in Dubai, one year ahead of Expo 2020," 21 Oct 2019...

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16 October 2019

Qatar: Unexplained death of World Cup stadium worker one of hundreds dismissed as "natural" by authorities

On 23 June Rubchandra Rumba, a Nepali labourer working on a football stadium for the World Cup 2022, died during his sleep. His death was attributed to "acute cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause[s]”; one of many such deaths recorded as ...

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11 October 2019

Building Responsibly release guidance notes on Worker Welfare Principles for engineering and construction

On 10 October 2019, Building Responsibly launched Guidance Notes to accompany the Building Responsibly Worker Welfare Principles, published in June 2018. The Principles protect a range of labour rights, covering topics including the rights to safe and...

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1 December 2014

Qatar to deport migrant workers on strike

According to reports, more than 100 migrant workers primarily originating from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were arrested after striking for days and who refused to return until pay and conditions were improved.

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23 January 2013

Call for construction industry 'blacklist' inquiry [UK]

Author: BBC

MPs will hear calls later for a full inquiry into claims of the blacklisting of workers on major public projects such as Crossrail and the Olympics. The move follows disclosures about a database of 3,000 names used to vet workers in the construction...

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13 July 2010

Wave of anti-union repression in Panama

Author: International Trade Union Confederation

According to information received by the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation), several acts of repression took place on 8 July in the [Bocas del Toro] Province, in which six people lost their lives. These unacceptable acts were targeted...

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3 September 2009
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Author: EFE

El grupo constructor y de servicios OHL firmó hoy con los sindicatos UGT y CCOO un plan de igualdad que afectará a todos los centros de trabajo de la compañía y a todas sus empresas filiales de construcción...Con este plan, empresa y sindicatos ponen...

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4 August 2009

Balfour Beatty among firms that bought information on workers [UK]

Author: Rob Evans, Guardian [UK]

Leading construction firms were named and shamed by an official watchdog for unlawfully blacklisting trade union activists…Balfour Beatty was prominent on the list of 14 companies published today by the information commissioner, Christopher Graham...

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