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Labour groups launch report addressing gender justice in garment supply chains, as negotiations are underway at the ILC to create a global standard on women’s labour rights
Author: Global Labour Justice & Asia Floor Wage Alliance
"Gender Justice on Garment Global Supply Chains: An Agenda to Transform Fast-Fashion", June 2019,...
USA: JPMorgan Chase agree to pay $5 million to settle lawsuit brought by male employees for extended paid parental leave
Author: Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox
"JPMorgan Chase is giving $5 million to fathers who were discouraged from taking parental leave", 31 May 2019...
Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights
"Time for the G20 to act on commitments and step up leadership on business and human rights", June 2019...
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NGOs call on UN to consider gender as a fundamental aspect of proposed treaty on business & human rights
Author: Dr Marianna Leite, ChristianAid
"It’s time for the UN to put gender justice in business into action", 3 Jun 2019...
Author: AFP et 20 Minutes (France)
"«Nous avons pris conscience», Nike va changer ses contrats pénalisant les athlètes enceintes", 26 mai 2019...
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Working Group on Business and Human Rights releases report on gender dimensions of the Guiding Principles
Author: Working Group on Business and Human Rights
23 May 2019...
Ethiopia: Major apparel brands accused of 'race to the bottom' after investigation reveals wages as low as $0.12 per hour & 'numerous' labour abuses in garment factories; Incl. co. responses
An investigation by Workers Rights Consortium into Ethiopia's growing textile and apparel export sector has found the lowest wages it has ever documented in any garment exporting country - as little as $0.12 an hour - and numerous labour rights abuses...
Author: Minky Worden (HRW), Washington Post
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