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16 July 2018

Cambodia: Factory workers faint anew due to high working temperatures, poor ventilation, & malnutrition

Author: Pech Sotheary, Khmer Times

"Workers faint in poorly ventilated factory", 13 July 2017...

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16 July 2018
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Author: Provea

“En seis años PDVSA derramó 856.722,85 barriles de petróleo al medio ambiente” – 8 de julio de 2018...

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16 July 2018

Dutch regulator finds fuel sector does not adequately report on toxicity levels in fuels bound for West Africa

A report presented to the Dutch governement on 9 July 2018 by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) of the Netherlands found that producers of blend stocks and traders who blend gasoline and diesel for West Africa or heavy fuel oil for...

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16 July 2018

Europe: Amazon workers to strike over working conditions & collective bargaining rights ahead of Prime Day; co refutes allegations

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16 July 2018

United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights' statement at the end of mission to Kenya

Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Statement at the end of visit to Kenya by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights"...

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16 July 2018

Zambia: Govt. agency to probe safety of consumer product after safety concerns

Author: The Zambian Observer

"Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency probing safety of Blue Band Margarine"...

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15 July 2018

Australia: Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying workers; dangerous working conditions

Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying farm labourers. Workers also claim that they experienced "bleeding episodes" after breathing in farm chemicals. ...

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13 July 2018
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Author: Júlia Dolce, Brasil de Fato, (Brazil)

“Composto à base de químico glifosato corresponde a 50% do mercado brasileiro de agrotóxicos”, 11 de julho de 2018...

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13 July 2018

Ecuador: Constitutional Court rules against Chevron’s appeal in long-running massive environmental pollution case

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13 July 2018

German Ministry of Economic Affairs acknowledges need for reform of social audits in textile industry in final statement on OECD complaint against TÜV Rheinland; incl. co response

In May 2016, ECCHR and several partner organisations filed an OECD complaint against TÜV Rheinland for its alleged failure to notice the presence of child labour, lack of freedom of association, risks of building safety, and disciplinary measures...

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