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18 June 2013

Housekeepers Protest Hyatt’s “Longstanding Labor Abuses” [USA]

Author: Harry Stevens, TriplePundit (USA)

Dozens of Hyatt hotel workers gathered outside the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Chicago last week to protest what they call “longstanding labor abuses” by the [company]...The protesters were members of UNITE HERE, a labor union...[that]...

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30 January 2013

Hotel groups deny exploitation of housekeeping agency staff [UK]

Author: Janet Harmer, Caterer and Hotelkeeper [UK]

Several of the UK’s largest hotel companies [including Hilton Worldwide, the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), Travelodge and Premier Inn,] have dismissed suggestions that the sub-contracting of housekeeping services by agencies has led to the...

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25 January 2013

UK: Parliamentary meeting calls for better working conditions for agency housekeepers at hotels

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16 May 2012

[PDF] Press Release: As Eurovision Song Contest approaches, concerns about hidden cameras in Azerbaijan hotel rooms

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sought responses from seven companies that operate leading hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan, about reports that hidden cameras have repeatedly been placed in hotel rooms in the country to record people having sex...

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8 May 2012

In Advance of London Olympics, U.S. and U.K. Investors Ask Corporations to Step Up Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Efforts

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility [USA]

...[A] coalition of U.S. and U.K. investors and NGOs have united to call on corporations to strengthen their focus against human trafficking and modern slavery in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games...The initiative focuses on the London tourism...

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Company non-response
18 April 2012

Hilton Worldwide did not respond to: Concerns raised by NGOs about Formula One and its teams going ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the human rights situation in the country. Click here

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17 April 2012

[PDF] Press Release - Bahrain Grand Prix: Only 29% of Formula One companies respond to human rights concerns

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Only 29% of firms linked to Formula One responded to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre about human rights concerns that various organizations raised relating to the Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for 20-22 April. Forty two companies or teams...

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10 January 2012

The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct

Author: ECPAT-USA

The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct is the only voluntary set of business principles travel and tour companies can implement to prevent child sex tourism and trafficking of children...Current U.S. signatories [as of 10 Jan 2011] include...

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Company response
5 January 2012

Response by Hilton Worldwide: Concerns about hidden cameras in hotel rooms as Eurovision Song Contest approaches.

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19 December 2011

Nix signs code of conduct for meeting planners on child sex trafficking, developed with ECPAT-US - marks US Human Trafficking Awareness Day (Weds 11 Jan)

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