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18 March 2019

USA: California jury awards $29 million to woman claiming Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer

Author: Reuters

"Woman awarded $29m in damages in Johnson & Johnson cancer case", 14 Mar 2019...

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17 March 2019

So. Africa: Union threatens to shut down operations at ArcelorMittal mine due to alleged poor working conditions; company comments

Author: Dineo Faku; The Business Report (South Africa) 13 March 2019

“Numsa to lead an indefinite shutdown of ArcelorMittal”...

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15 March 2019
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Author: El Espectador

“En Colombia varias bebidas tienen más azúcar que lo que dice el etiquetado” – 15 de marzo de 2019...

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14 March 2019
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Author: Marianne Rey, L'Express (France)

« La discrimination au travail, un fléau toujours présent », 13 mars 2019...

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13 March 2019
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Author: Hara Flaeschen e Vilma Reis, Rede Brasil Atual (Brazil)

"No Mato Grosso "chove" agrotóxicos, apontam pesquisadores", 25 de fevereiro de 2019...

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13 March 2019

Brazil: Forced labour, due diligence & beef and timber supply chains research results, includes outreach to companies

The University of Nottingham, BRICS Policy Centre, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Reporter Brasil and Core Coalition, with the support of the British Academy, have conducted a research on the Beef and Timber Supply Chain in Brazil in 201...

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13 March 2019

Cambodia: The Ministry of Labour takes legal actions against a brick factory owner for employing a minor

Author: Kunthear Mom, Khmer Times

"Ministry takes action against brick factory for employing minor", 13 March 2019...

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12 March 2019
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Comunidades chiapanecas en apoyo por organizaciones de la sociedad civil, acusaron que los proyectos de la minera San Francisco, subsidiaria de Minera Frisco, está posiblemente afectando a la salud de los pobladores y que además han generado el despojo...

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11 March 2019

Airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after Ethiopian Airlines flight crash killing 157 people; second accident involving same model in 4 months

Author: Kate Lyons & Lily Kuo, The Guardian

"Carriers ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in wake of disaster"...

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11 March 2019

Canada: Tobacco companies lose appeal in class action lawsuit by smokers about lack of warning re risks of smoking & ordered to pay CA$17 billion in damages

In 1998, Canadian smokers filed a consolidated lawsuit against the Canadian subsidiaries of British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, namely, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.; Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. ...

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