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3 October 2001

Women face hostile conditions at workplaces in Asia: ILO report

Author: Dawn [Pakistan]

A large number of women are moving into labour force in Asia, but they occupy bottom rungs of the employment ladder leading to increase in the scale and risk of sexual harassment at workplaces, says a technical report of International Labour...

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Article
1 October 2001

EEOC and Eagle Global Logistics settle employment discrimination lawsuit with $9 million consent decree

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Voluntary Agreement Resolves Allegations of Discrimination - The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Eagle Global Logistics f/k/a Eagle U.S.A. Airfreight, Inc., announced today that they have reached a $9,000,000 voluntary...

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1 October 2001

Migrating from Exploitation to Dignity: Immigrant Women Workers and the Struggle for Justice [USA]

Author: Multinational Monitor

An Interview with Miriam Ching Yoon Louie - Miriam Ching Yoon Louie is the author of Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory.

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Article
27 September 2001

GM bias lawsuit settled for $1.25 million

Author: Joe Miller, Detroit News

Automaker to adopt policies to fight discrimination: General Motors Corp. will pay $1.25 million to 16 workers at a Linden, N.J. [New Jersey], assembly plant to settle lawsuits charging the company with sexual and racial discrimination. The automaker...

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Article
26 September 2001

EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] resolves lawsuits for $1.25 million against General Motors Corporation

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The suits...alleged that GM had failed to provide Mary Scott a work environment free from sexual harassment and similarly failed to address incidents of racial harassment affecting her and other African- American employees. In addition, the EEOC...

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Article
10 September 2001

EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] files sex discrimination lawsuit against Morgan Stanley

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Lawsuit Charges Brokerage House with Widespread Discrimination against Women

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Article
5 September 2001

Companies Tell of Successful Transformation - Speakers from Sanlam and Eskom report progress towards promoting diversity and combating discrimination

Author: Business Day [Johannesburg]

[panel discussion - U.N. World Conference Against Racism]: The speakers were handpicked to describe how their companies and organisations have succeeded in the struggle for gender and race equality in the workplace. Their performances were polished if...

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Article
2 September 2001

Statement by ILO Director-General at World Conference against Racism

Author: statement by Juan Somavia, Director General, International Labour Organization

"...Racism is a workplace issue. Where racism and discrimination exist, workers are faced with them constantly, day by day, as they try to earn a living. And if you are unemployed, they are formidable obstacles to getting a job..."

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Article
1 September 2001

Workplace one of frontlines in fight against discrimination, Secretary-General tells Global Compact event

Author: United Nations

Following is the text of remarks made today by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the Global Compact Event held in conjunction with the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa

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Article
31 August 2001

Integrating Gender into the Third World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

Author: United Nations Development Fund for Women [UNIFEM]

[includes section entitled "Women and the Economy"] (South Africa 31 August-7 September 2001)

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