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8 October 2011

US politicians seek to halt Bahrain arms deal

Author: Al Jazeera

US members of Congress, concerned about the Bahraini government's response to a popular uprising, introduced a rare measure that would halt a $53m arms sale to the Gulf Arab state. US Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and US Representative James McGovern of...

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14 July 2011

Bahrain: Revoke Summary Firings Linked to Protests

Author: Human Rights Watch

The Bahrain government should investigate and remedy the summary dismissals of more than 2,000 workers…apparently as punishment for having…supported pro-democracy demonstrations…[A] total of 2,186 workers, many in…firms in which the state has a...

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14 July 2011

Bahrain: Over 2,000 workers may have been fired as punishment for participating in pro-democracy protests says Human Rights Watch

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16 May 2011

Global economic crisis opens up new space for discrimination at work, ILO says

Author: International Labour Organization

In the new Global Report on Equality at Work 2011, the International Labour Office (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of...

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11 May 2011

Bahrain oil company fires almost 300 over anti-government protests

Author: Associated Press

Bahrain's oil company has fired almost 300 employees for taking part in anti-government protests and general strikes in recent weeks, the Gulf kingdom's energy minister has said. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza – who also serves as the chief executive of...

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29 January 2010
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic [France]

La HALDE et l'OIT ont publié le 3ème baromètre sur les perceptions des discriminations dans les entreprises et la fonction publique. Les résultats confirment une hausse du nombre de victimes depuis la première édition, en 2008. L'origine demeure le...

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24 August 2009

Knauf Gips lifts threat to fire staff involved in anti-gov't protests - reflects dilemmas for foreign firms [Iran]

Author: Global Risks Forecast, Maplecroft

The withdrawal of a threat by German company 'Knauf Gips KG' to fire any employees involved in anti-regime demonstrations has highlighted the dilemmas companies face in politically sensitive environments...During the current period of political unrest...

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30 July 2009
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Author: Prensa Latina

La empresa norteamericana de seguridad privada Inter-Con [filial de Intercon Security Sistems] está apoyando el golpe de estado en Honduras prestando sus agentes al ejército, denunciaron hoy empleados despedidos de esa compañía. El presidente de la...

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1 June 2009

[PDF] Electronic Industry Code of Conduct

Author: HP

The Electronic Industry Code of Conduct was prepared by a number of companies engaged in the manufacture of electronics products between June and October 2004. Participating companies included HP, IBM, Dell, Solectron, Sanmina SCI, Jabil, Celestica...

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17 April 2008
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Author: Anna Flotats, El País [España]

La emisora de la Cadena Cope de Santiago ha despedido dos veces a la periodista Isabel Quintairos por estar casada con una mujer y considerarla simpatizante del BNG [Bloque Nacionalista Gallego], según una sentencia judicial. Entre ambos despidos hay...

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