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9 September 2019

Bangladesh: Union alleges 700+ garment workers dismissed from factory producing for C&A, H&M & Benetton were targeted for union activities; Incl. co. responses

Photo credit: Tareq Salahuddin CC BY 2.0 In August 2019, 701 garment workers at SF Denim Apparels (SF Denim) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, were fired en masse after the factory - which produces for  Benetton, C&A and H&M - cited a shortage of orders f...

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Company response
9 September 2019

C&A's response

Author: C&A

... For C&A, securing fair recruitment, decent work and full respect of labour rights is one of our top priorities as a business......

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Company response
9 September 2019

H&M's response

Author: H&M

Freedom of association is core to our social sustainability work globally as well as locally in Bangladesh. We work to strengthen freedom of association through the Global Framework Agreement with IndustriALL and the Swedish trade union IF Metall,...

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  • This is a response from the following companies: H&M
Company response
4 September 2019

Benetton's response

Author: Benetton Group

... As regards the factory SF Denim Apparels ltd, we did a CSR audit on August 1st, 2019 and it scored 94/100, not reporting any problem in terms of workers rights......

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Article
28 August 2019

South Sudan: Govt. to assess pollution in oil-producing areas after concerns on its impact on livelihoods & health

Author: John Adukata, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"South Sudan to assess pollution in oil-producing areas"...

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26 August 2019

Zambia: Lead poisoning having disastrous effects on children’s heath; HRW report

Lead exposure around a former lead and zinc mine in Zambia is having disastrous effects on children’s health, according to Human Rights Watch. The Zambian government should promptly clean up the contamination and ensure proper treatment for all who...

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Article
9 August 2019

Kenya: How use of mercury to refine gold negatively affects artisanal miners' health

Author: Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Despite high health risks, women reluctant to abandon trade in gold"...

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Article
1 August 2019

Cambodia: Nearly 200 garment workers resign after failing to reach an agreement with employers over working conditions

Author: Livsier Ly, Khmer Times

"Hundreds conduct factory walkout over working conditions", 1 August 2019...

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Article
25 July 2019
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Author: Instituto de estudios para el desarrollo y la paz- Indepaz (Colombia)

“Organizaciones nacionales e internacionales de Derechos Humanos ALERTAN: Desalojo por vía policiva de la comunidad indígena wayúu “El Rocío””- 23 de julio de 2019...

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23 July 2019
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Author: The New York Times ES

“Trabajadoras de los campos de fresas de España denuncian abusos” - 22 de julio de 2019...

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