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28 June 2011

Demoted GM executive sues, alleging age bias [USA]

Author: David Ashenfelter & Chrissie Thompson, Detroit Free Press [USA]

A demoted General Motors executive has filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against the company, saying it is pushing out older, highly qualified executives in its haste to build a leaner, younger company after its 2009 bankruptcy...GM spokesman Jay...

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10 June 2011
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Author: Agencia de Información Laboral- ENS [Colombia]

…Así lo denunció la Asociación de Trabajadores y Extrabajadores Enfermos de GM Colmotores, organización creada [en] mayo en Bogotá por 28 trabajadores de esta empresa, todos enfermos y en tratamiento médico por idénticas patologías: síndrome del...

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11 April 2011

HC [High Court, Gujarat] to mediate in GM strike [India]

Author: Times of India

Gujarat high court's Mediation Centre will try to work out a solution to the ongoing strike at the Halol plant of General Motors India (GMI) next Tuesday...The Halol plant of GMI is witnessing labour unrest since March 16 after...[a] strike call...

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6 April 2011

GM Workers in India on Strike: Appeal for Solidarity [India]

Author: Natl. Labor Committee

Nearly 1,600 workers at the General Motors Halol plant in India have been on strike for the last three weeks…Over 269 auto workers at the GM Halol plant are suffering permanent spinal cord injuries due to constant heavy lifting without ergonomic...

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1 March 2011
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Author: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo - PNUD [Colombia]

Se inicia hoy la cuarta versión del Premio Emprender Paz: la apuesta empresarial para empresas y gremios en Colombia que contribuyen a la construcción de paz en el país. Hasta el 31 de mayo estará abierta la convocatoria y cada ganador recibirá como...

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23 February 2011
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Author: El Espectador [Colombia]

La Secretaría de Ambiente formuló pliego de cargos a General Motors [Colmotores] por “enterrar residuos peligrosos como envases y tambores con solventes, pintura y aceites en la ronda del río Tunjuelo...”...desde 2008 esa multinacional identificó siete...

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10 February 2011

[PDF] Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Anglophone Africa over the past year... [Headings:] Examples of the “resource curse” ...HIV/AIDS and TB...Dams:...

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10 February 2011

New briefing on business & human rights in Anglophone Africa, by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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12 January 2011

U.A.W. to Renew Organizing Efforts at Foreign-Owned Plants [USA]

Author: Nick Bunkley, New York Times

The United Automobile Workers union this year is renewing its effort to organize workers at plants that foreign automakers operate in the United States and will portray companies that resist as “human rights violators,” the union’s president said...

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