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9 October 2019

Workers making kitchen countertops in the US & Australia allegedly falling ill due to silica dust exposure

Author: Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR

"Workers Are Falling Ill, Even Dying, After Making Kitchen Countertops", 2 October 2019...

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7 October 2019

USA: Somali women lead protests against Amazon over working conditions, including wages and health & safety

Author: Lauren Kaori Gurley, VICE

"60 Amazon Workers Walked Out Over Warehouse Working Conditions", 3 October 2019...

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16 July 2019

Morocco: Fertilising industries accused of harming the health of Moroccan workers and communities. OCP responds

Bread for all, SWISSAID and Catholic Lenten Fund issued a report claiming that the Moroccan state-owned company OCP is polluting the air with its fertiliser factories, and endangering the health of its employees and of the local population. The report...

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4 February 2019

Bangladesh’s garment factories must never become death traps again

Author: Aruna Kashyap, Human Rights Watch

"Bangladesh’s garment factories must never become death traps again", 1 February 2019...

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4 February 2019

Bangladeshi tannery workers face health and safety crisis

Author: Rock Ronald Rozario, The Union of Catholic Asians News (UCAN), Hongkong

"Bangladeshi tannery workers face health and safety crisis", 30 January 2019...

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30 January 2019

India: World Bank and Tata Group must take urgent action to address long-standing health and safety concerns on their tea plantations

Author: Accountability Counsel, PAJHRA (India), PAD (India), and Nazdeek (India)

 28 January 2019...

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7 January 2019

India: Unsafe workspace has resulted in lower female workforce participation

Despite its growing economy, India has one of lowest female labour force participation rates in the world. The factors contributing to this phenomenon are multi-faceted. Concerns of personal safety, security including fear of sexual harassment and opp...

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1 January 2019

Bangladesh: Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety announces end of its tenure

Author: NewAge Bangladesh

"Alliance announces end of its tenure", 14 December 2018...

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1 January 2019

Bangladesh: Recent amendments in Labour Act considered a step toward better labour law

Author: Md. Sameer Sattar, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

"Towards a better labour law – recent amendments to Bangladesh Labour Act 2006", 18 December 2018...

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5 December 2018

Bangladesh: Accord: blessing turns burden?

Author: Refayet Ullah Mirdha, Daily Star, Bangladesh

"Accord: blessing turns burden?", 28 November 2018...

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