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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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14 May 2002

LABOR: ILO, Philippines Sign "Decent Work" Deal

Author: UN Wire

The Philippines, one of four countries selected for the initial three-year phase of the International Labor Organization's Action Program for Decent Work, signed an agreement yesterday in Manila with the ILO and employers' and workers' groups to launch...

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13 May 2002

Internationally-recognised Core Labour Standards in Slovenia: Report for the WTO General Council review of trade policies of Slovenia

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

(Geneva, 13 and 15 May 2002) -...women receive lower wages than men and are under-represented in senior positions, and discrimination in employment against Roma continues to be a problem...Child labour does not generally occur, although there are...

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5 May 2002

Union accuses employers on gender pay gap [UK]

Author: Nikki Tait, Financial Times

Amicus, Britain's largest private sector union, is accusing employers of deliberately exploiting pay differentials between men and women as it steps up a campaign this week to address the problem.

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26 April 2002

Kirby Bouquet for Equal Pay [Australia]

Author: Workers Online, Labor Council of New South Wales [Australia]

High Court judge Michael Kirby cites NSW treatment of equal pay as a ground-breaking application of human rights principles into industrial law - Speaking to a packed audience, Justice Kirby argued that international human rights principles, through...

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26 April 2002

Law Firm Accused of Discriminating Against Women Settles Suit [USA]

Author: Robert F. Worth, New York Times

The law firm headed by David Boies agreed yesterday to settle a lawsuit brought by two former employees who claimed that the firm had illegally discriminated against them and other female lawyers by paying them less than the men and restricting their...

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24 April 2002

MEXICO: ILO Says Girls More Vulnerable To Child Labor, Exploitation

Author: UN Wire

...The ILO's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor says Mexican girls on average work longer hours, receive less pay and begin at a younger age than boys, mainly in the agricultural sector.

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