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23 October 2019

UK: Labour demands Prime Minister terminate government contracts with Amazon following findings on warehouse health & safety

Author: Matthew Young, The Mirror

"PM urged to act over ‘modern slavery’ in Amazon warehouses uncovered by Mirror", 22 October 2019...

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Article
21 October 2019

Bangladesh: Study shows female garment workers are being deprived of maternity leave and childcare rights

Author: New Age Bangladesh

"Female RMG workers in Bangladesh deprived of maternity benefits: study" 20 October 2019...

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Article
21 October 2019

UK: Workers report neglect of staff wellbeing at Amazon warehouse, including pressure on pregnant women to meet targets & staff falling asleep in toilet cubicles

Author: Matthew Young, The Mirror

"Amazon warehouse staff 'treated like slaves with 10-hour shifts and short breaks' ", 20 October 2019...

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14 October 2019

Kenya: A progress report on class action lawsuit against Metal Refinery EPZ for alleged pollution leading to deaths

Author: Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action

"The Owino Uhuru class action suit progress report: From 2016-2019"...

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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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  • This is a response from the following companies: C&A
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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