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9 July 2020

Australia: Subcontracting in high-risk sectors amid COVID-19 could worsen existing labour abuses, says ACCR

Author: Dr Katie Hepworth, Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility

“Broken chains of responsibility: Victorian COVID-19 clusters reveal subcontracting risks”, 3 July 2020...

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9 July 2020

China: Artificial intelligence used to monitor workers' safety on construction sites

Author: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

“Chinese construction firms using AI to monitor workers’ safety … but also to spot ‘loiterers’”, 6 July 2020...

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8 July 2020

Tesla secures cobalt sourcing deal with Glencore, despite human rights concerns linked to cobalt mining

Author: Sam Shead, CNBC

"Tesla plans to use Glencore cobalt in new Gigafactories", 16 June 2020....

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8 July 2020

UK: Local government rejects Banks Group's proposal to expand Bradley coal mine

Author: Coal Action Network

"No additional coal extraction in the Pont Valley!!!", 1s July 2020....

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7 July 2020

India: CEO, directors, other high level officials of LG Polymers plant arrested and charged after investigation into deadly gas leak

Author: The Tribune

"Vizag gas leak: CEO, two directors of LG Polymers arrested", 8 July 2020...

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7 July 2020
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Author: Red Muqui

“Plataforma de afectados por metales logra que gobierno cree comisión multisectorial para atenderlos” - 3 de julio de 2020...

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7 July 2020
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Author: Ouest-France avec AFP

« Allemagne. Des centaines de salariés d’Amazon en grève » 29 juin 2020...

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7 July 2020

Asia Floor Wage Alliance examines challenges of COVID-19 for suppliers that translate into increased risk & burden of liability for garment workers

Author: Asia Floor Wage Alliance

"THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES: Garment supply chains in the time of pandemic, Isue III", July 2020...

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7 July 2020

Australia: Komatsu mining is sued by employee for ignoring numerous reports of sexual harassment and discrimination

Author: Tammy Mills, The Sydney Morning Herald

"'No place for a woman': Mining supplier sued for sexual harassment," 5 Jul 2020...

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Story
7 July 2020

Bahrain: COVID-19 outbreak among Orlando Construction workers awaiting Labour Ministry decision on withheld wages & passports; co. did not respond

By June 2020, Migrant Rights reported that 150 workers at Orlando Construction Co. had not been paid for between three and six months. 30 workers are reported to have resigned, awaiting salaries, others continue to work without pay....

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