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21 August 2008

Danish factory accused of union busting in China

Author: Peter Rasmussen, in 3F, United Federation of Danish Workers

Trade unionists sacked. No employment contracts. No respect for the courts. These are some of the accusations levelled by a local union at Ole Wolff Electronics, a Danish-owned electronics factory in the city of Yantai...[in] China. Ole Wolff...

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1 September 2009

Thompson Electric, Inc. In Partnership With: IBEW - An innovative partnership that makes worker safety and training a priority [USA]

Author: American Rights at Work

In 2002, Thompson Electric, the IBEW, and industry trade group the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) joined forces in a strategic move to address the biggest issues facing the electrical contracting industry-providing workers with core...

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12 July 2011

T-Mobile USA Violates Workers’ Rights, Union Representatives Say

Author: Cornelius Rahn, Bloomberg [USA]

[L]abor leaders filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to push the German phone company’s T-Mobile USA unit to respect workers’ rights. The…[unions] contend that T-Mobile violates international guidelines by...

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13 July 2011

Samsung: labour challenge [So. Korea]

Author: Song Jung-a, Financial Times [blog]

Four employees at theme park operator Samsung Everland, the group’s de facto holding company, have formed the first pan-Samsung union, challenging the group’s policy of not allowing labour unions...Samsung is now the world’s largest technology company...

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18 July 2011

Samsung Everland fires union leader for leaking corporate information [So. Korea]

Author: Yonhap News [So. Korea]

Samsung Everland…said Monday that it has fired a worker for leaking sensitive corporate information less than a week after employees set up a trade union. The company, which is an affiliate of Samsung Group…said Cho Jang-hee, the vice chairman of the...

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1 June 2013

[PDF] Free Speech and Freedom of Association: Finding the Balance - A Position Paper

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Delta Air Lines and Deutsche Telekom to respond to this paper; see responses below.] The fundamental right to freedom of association guarantees that workers are able to form and join trade unions...

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13 March 2015
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7 November 2017

Techonomy Media urges tech giants to increase internet transparency for the benefit of civil society

Author: Ann Babe, Techonomy

“The Internet Under Attack Is Civil Society Under Attack”, 7 Nov 2017...

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18 March 2019
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Author: Open Global Rights

“Las tecnologías de cadena de bloques aportan una transparencia que podría mejorar las prácticas de derechos humanos”, 24 de enero de 2019...

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22 October 2019

So. Africa: Embrace technology solutions to mitigate risks associated with mine closures, says IT specialist

Author: Vanessa Tyne, IT Online (South Africa)

‘Securing abandoned mines’ 17 October 2019...

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