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25 February 2002

Women workers urged to unionize [Indonesia]

Author: Jakarta Post

Indonesian women employed in the transport and tourism field should form their own union to put an end to widespread gender discrimination in the workplace, an activist said.

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Article
21 February 2002

EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] settles race and sex bias suit for $1 million against Optical Cable Corp.

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC's suit alleged that Optical Cable violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to hire African-American applicants for a 10-year period, by assigning women to lower paying positions than their similarly situated male counterparts...

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Article
20 February 2002

Industrial Unrest in China: A Labor Movement in the Making?

Author: Tim Pringle, Foreign Policy In Focus

[section entitled "Illegal Working Conditions and Management Methods" refers to "sexist pay rates" that award male workers more than female workers, workers earning less than the legal minimum, and "humiliating and antisocial behavior from management"]

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Article
18 February 2002

Women's Progress? Not As Much As You Thought

Author: Toddi Gutner, Business Week

A new report shows that women are still far from equal in nearly every measure of corporate success

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Article
14 February 2002

Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Diamond Ring from Anyone, Under Any Circumstances, Even If They Really Want to Give You One

Author: Liz Stanton, Center for Popular Economics

[describes health risks to miners, mines' damage to environment & indigenous peoples, use of bonded labour for cutting & polishing, contributions of mining to conflict, child soldiers & small arms trade]

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Article
12 February 2002

Guatemala women 'abused'

Author: BBC News

Women working in Guatemala's two largest female-dominated sectors of industry - sewing and household services - suffer from persistent sex discrimination and abuse, human rights campaigners say.

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Article
12 February 2002

Guatemala: Women and Girls Face Job Discrimination

Author: Human Rights Watch

U.S. Companies Contract With Abusive "Maquilas" - Women in Guatemala's largest female-dominated labor sectors face persistent sex discrimination and abuse, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today.

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Article
9 February 2002

New union demands equal pay [UK]

Author: BBC News

The UK's second biggest union is threatening "naming-and-shaming" for employers who fail to hold pay audits in an effort to expose unequality between men and women. Officials point to statistics that suggest women earn up to 18% less than men.

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Article
5 February 2002

Swiss prize goes to female metal worker: Lathe operator fought hard against pay discrimination [Switzerland]

Author: IMF-International Metalworkers' Federation

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Article
26 January 2002

Gildan bows to Fund: T-shirt maker implementing code of conduct [SA8000] after allegations of pregnancy testing of Honduran employees air in TV report

Author: Jan Ravensbergen & Melanie Verhaeghe, Montreal Gazette

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