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13 June 2002

Globalization narrows gender gap: World Bank

Author: A'an Suryana, Jakarta Post

Economic globalization has been proven able to reduce gender inequalities across the world, a senior economist at the World Bank said on Wednesday.

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11 June 2002

Internationally-recognised Core Labour Standards in India

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

India has only ratified four of the core ILO labour conventions. In view of serious problems of child labour and forced labour, as well as restrictions on the trade union rights of workers in EPZ’s and continuing gender discrimination in employment,...

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4 June 2002

Electronics and Appliances Sector Rated Highly for Environmental Performance

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

German research firm also finds, however, that there is much room for improvement in the sector's social performance -...This most recent report evaluates the world's top 16 manufacturers of office electronic equipment and domestic appliances...The...

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3 June 2002

Earnings of women still lag by 18% [UK]

Author: Tania Branigan, Guardian [UK]

British women can celebrate 50 years of progress in the workplace, but still lack sufficient childcare, are concentrated in particular jobs, and earn on average 18% less than men, according to the equal opportunities commission.

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1 June 2002
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Author: Le Mauricien [Ile Maurice]

Vers la ratification de deux conventions [du Bureau international du travail] par le gouvernement - La Convention 100 traite du paiement de salaires égaux aux hommes et femmes pour travail égal et la Convention 111 traite de la non-discrimination dans...

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28 May 2002

Internationally-recognised Core Labour Standards in Haiti

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Report for the WTO General Council Review of Trade Policies of Haiti (Geneva, 5 and 7 June 2002) -... flagrant violations of workers’ trade union rights, including violence against trade union activists, and serious problems with child labour,...

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28 May 2002

Labour rights violations in Haiti

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28 May 2002
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Author: Confédération internationale des syndicats libres

... des violations manifestes commises à l'encontre des droits syndicaux des travailleurs, notamment de la violence contre les militants syndicaux, et des graves problèmes liés au travail des enfants, y compris la servitude des enfants pour dette...La...

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21 May 2002

BSR Unveils Labor Law Database: Web-based Tool to Improve Labor Compliance and Safeguard Human Rights in the Supply Chain

Author: Business for Social Responsibility

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) today unveiled Labor Law, a unique Internet database of labor law reports and supply chain compliance resources. Compiled from hundreds of primary sources, Labor Law will provide users with independently...

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16 May 2002

US may press countries over labour rights

Author: Edward Alden, Financial Times

The US is considering the first revision in almost 20 years to the list of workers' rights that African and other developing countries must respect in order to sell their goods duty-free into the US market. The US Senate is likely to approve next week...

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