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22 February 2006

Action by World Bank’s IFC on Workers’ Rights a Major Step Forward

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

he ICFTU has applauded yesterday’s adoption by the International Finance Corporation (the private sector lending arm of the World Bank) of a new loan performance standard on labour rights and working conditions. After the new standard is implemented...

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21 February 2006

IFC adopts new environmental and social safeguard standards: final version to be issued in coming weeks

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1 February 2005
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Author: Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB), Instituto Persona, Empresa y Sociedad, ESADE

Este Boletín electrónico mensual ofrece una selección de las noticias e iniciativas más importantes sobre Empresa y Derechos Humanos a escala internacional y, en especial, de aquello que acontece en España y América Latina...[se refiere a BHP Billiton,...

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16 December 2004

Act now to help Haitian sweatshop workers

Author: No Sweat

[letter from Haitian unions & their supporters to Michael Kobori (Levi Strauss), Mark Constantine (International Finance Corporation), R. Henry Kleeman (Sara Lee) with update on mediation between Grupo M (supplier to Hanes [part of Sara Lee] &...

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1 December 2004

Labour: Developing Countries 'Trading Rights for Investment'

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1 December 2004

[PDF] full report: "Behind the brand names - Working conditions and labour rights in export processing zones"

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[refers to Tainan Enterprises, Sara Lee, Grupo M, Fujitsu, Jaqalanka, Workwear Lanka, Sanmina-SCI, Flextronics, Jabil, Solectron, Sears, JC Penney, IBM, HP, Dell, Texas Instruments, NEC]

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25 November 2004

Pressure mounts on Grupo M to negotiate with Haitian workers

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network

Pressure is mounting on the Dominican apparel manufacturer, Grupo M, to respect its Haitian workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively at the company’s Codevi jean factory located in Haiti’s Ouanaminthe free trade zone on the country’s border...

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1 September 2004

Slave labour along the Massacre river [Haiti]

Author: Maurice Lemoine, Monde Diplomatique

The Dominican investor [in a free-trade zone in Ouanaminthe, Haiti] was clothing subcontractor Grupo M...with...a reputation for treating [workers] brutally and ignoring union rights and regulations...On 8 June 40 heavily armed soldiers from the...

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16 August 2004

Haiti: Scandal of workers who make Levi's

Author: Miranda Moore, New Nation

Grupo M [a supplier to Levi Strauss]...has issued a statement assuring workers [who were fired in June allegedly for unionising activities] that they will be allowed to return to the production line in the new Codevi free trade zone...It is, perhaps,...

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30 June 2004

Levi Strauss jeans company must press Grupo M to end violations of workers' rights in Haiti

Author: Haiti Support Group

In letter sent today...to Michael Kobori, director of global code of conduct for the San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co., the Haiti Support Group expressed its very grave concerns regarding the behaviour of Grupo M, at the Codevi free trade...

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