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22 October 2019

USA: ‘Intense work pace’ at Amazon warehouses may increase risk of workers developing musculoskeletal disorders, report finds

Author: Alexia Fernandez Campbell, Vox

"The problem with Amazon’s speedy shipping, in one graphic", 18 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

UK: Workers report neglect of staff wellbeing at Amazon warehouse, including pressure on pregnant women to meet targets & staff falling asleep in toilet cubicles

Author: Matthew Young, The Mirror

"Amazon warehouse staff 'treated like slaves with 10-hour shifts and short breaks' ", 20 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

USA: Amazon warehouse worker who died of heart attack at work reportedly left on the floor for 20 minutes before receiving treatment

Author: Michael Sainato, The Guardian

' 'Go back to work': outcry over deaths on Amazon's warehouse floor', 18 October 2019...

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18 October 2019

Saudi Arabia: Two workers killed, two injured at SASREF oil refinery; includes company comments

Author: Arab News (Saudi Arabia)

"Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery," 15 Oct 2019...

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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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25 April 2019

Amazon letter shows company uses an automated system to monitor & terminate employees

Author: Colin Lecher, The Verge

How Amazon automatically tracks and fires warehouse workers for 'productivity', 25 April 2019...

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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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