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17 May 2019

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...

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Report
7 May 2019

Global report on working conditions finds job quality of concern to all workers

Author: International Labour Organization & Eurofund

"Working conditions in a global perspective", 6 May 2019...

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Story
7 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...

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Company response
6 May 2019

Rio Tinto's response

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...

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Company response
25 April 2019

NFI Industries' response

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...

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Report
24 April 2019

Report: Apparel brands' purchasing practices are driving labour abuses in garment factories

Author: Human Rights Watch

""Paying for a Bus Ticket and Expecting to Fly": How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses", 23 April 2019...

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Item
10 April 2019

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,...

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Article
28 March 2019

New global database mapping apparel factories allows users to search by brand names & locations

Author: Sonia Elks, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery", 28 March 2019...

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Article
14 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...

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Article
11 March 2019

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...

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