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Ethiopia: Major apparel brands accused of 'race to the bottom' after investigation reveals wages as low as $0.12 per hour & 'numerous' labour abuses in garment factories; Incl. co. responses
An investigation by Workers Rights Consortium into Ethiopia's growing textile and apparel export sector has found the lowest wages it has ever documented in any garment exporting country - as little as $0.12 an hour - and numerous labour rights abuses...
Author: International Labour Organization & Eurofund
"Working conditions in a global perspective", 6 May 2019...
USA: Los Angeles port truck drivers allege wage & labour violations in Rio Tinto's supply chain; Includes co. responses
Port truck drivers in California are alleging wage and labour violations due to unlawful misclassification by NFI Industries and its subsidiary, Cal Cartage Express, as independent contractors rather than employees. NFI is a logistics provider for...
Author: Rio Tinto
... Rio Tinto takes the allegations against NFI Industries and its subsidiary Cal Cartage Express seriously. We have asked NFI Industries to demonstrate that they are meeting our Supplier Code of Conduct and they are actively working to respond to our...
- Related stories: USA: Los Angeles port truck drivers allege wage & labour violations in Rio Tinto's supply chain; Includes co. responses
- This is a response from the following companies: Rio Tinto
Author: NFI Industries
California Cartage Express is committed to complying with all laws and the company is in full compliance with the Rio Tinto Supplier Code of Conduct. These unfounded allegations that are being made against the company are part of an ongoing effort by...
- This is a response from the following companies: NFI Industries, Inc.
Author: Human Rights Watch
""Paying for a Bus Ticket and Expecting to Fly": How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses", 23 April 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Beyond Social Auditing
UK: CSOs call for mandatory human rights due diligence law to make multinationals accountable for abuses
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & other CSOs
We are civil society organisations... launching a new campaign calling for an effective law to require companies and investors to take action to prevent human rights abuses, worker exploitation and environmental harm in their global operations,...
Author: Sonia Elks, Thomson Reuters Foundation
"Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery", 28 March 2019...
USA: Wendy's targeted to buy tomatoes from growers following strict labour standards as part of Fair Food Program
Author: Noam Scheiber, The New York Times
"Why Wendy's Is Facing Campus Protests (It's About the Tomatoes)", 7 March 2019...
- Related companies: Wendy's
Myanmar: European brands linked to garment factories accused of targeting union leaders & labour abuses
Author: Kyaw Lin Htoon, Nikolaj Houmann Mortensen & Phyo Thiha Cho, Frontier, Danwatch & Myanmar Now
"Garment factories supplying EU market accused of targeting union leaders", 7 M arch 2019...