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5 December 2001

Break in career costs women their rights [UK]

Author: Alexandra Frean, Times [UK]

Women who take a career break to bring up their children do not automatically retain employment rights, an employment tribunal has ruled. In a ruling with implications for thousands of working mothers, an employee of Barclays has been told that she...

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5 December 2001

Minister calls for gender 'pay gap' clampdown [UK]

Author: Ananova [UK]

Firms are being urged to launch pay reviews to make sure female staff are not being paid less than men...Women will find it easier to get information from their employer about whether they are being paid less than male colleagues.

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3 December 2001

Equality committees proposed in new guidelines [Ireland]

Author: Carol Coulter, Irish Times

The establishment of equality committees and appointment of equality officers are among the proposals in new guidelines for equality in employment...Two weeks ago two companies were ordered by the Director of Equality Investigations to pay £5,000 and ...

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2 December 2001

New plan to close equal pay gap [UK]

Author: Gaby Hinsliff, Observer [UK]

New law will force bosses to admit whether men receive higher salaries - Working women are to get new legal rights to find out whether male colleagues earn more than them as part of a government crusade to close the pay gap between the sexes.

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1 December 2001

A Trade Union Guide to Globalisation

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

...released...on March 26, 2002, focuses on the impact of globalisation on workers, and trade union responses...The Guide to Globalisation gives a tour of the wide array of new approaches in the field of corporate social responsibility, from the UN's...

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1 December 2001

A Trade Union Guide to Globalisation (refers to labour abuses, Global Compact, codes of conduct, export processing zones, abuse of women workers)

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1 December 2001
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Author: Confédération internationale des Syndicats Libres

Un guide syndical sur la mondialisation pour dénoncer les pires pratiques

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1 December 2001
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Author: Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres

En una guía sobre la mundialización se ponen de relieve las peores prácticas

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29 November 2001

"Human Rights and Global Civilisation": 2nd Annual BP Lecture by Mary Robinson, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights [includes several paragraphs about business/human rights]

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29 November 2001

Human Rights and Global Civilisation: 2nd Annual BP Lecture by Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Author: Mary Robinson, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

[includes several paragraphs about business/human rights near the end of the lecture, in the section entitled: "Broadening the human rights coalition"]

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