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Health: General (including workplace health & safety)

X-rays - photo by Bill Branson

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21 January 2020
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21 January 2020

Zambia: 131 miners stranded underground during repair work at Konkola Copper Mines; including provisional liquidator's comments

Author: Daniel Chansa, News Diggers

"131 miners stranded underground at KCM after power trip out", 23 December 2019....

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Article
20 January 2020

African leaders tackle fake drugs that kill people and fund terrorism

Author: Danielle Paquette, Washington Post

"Fake drugs kill people and fund terror. African leaders hope to do something about it.", 18 January 2020...

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20 January 2020

Bahrain: Repatriated Indian worker alleges labour abuse including long hours, harassment and unpaid wages

Author: News of Bahrain

"Social workers help expatriate 'tortured by employer' fly home," 20 Jan 2020...

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20 January 2020

Eritrea: How EU could be financing projects built by forced labour; includes EU's comments

Author: Matina Stevis-Gridneff, New York Times

"How Forced Labor in Eritrea Is Linked to E.U.-Funded Projects"...

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20 January 2020

Exported Syngenta pesticide found in drinking water in Brazil, NGO alleges; incl. company response

Official documents obtained by Swiss NGO Public Eye show that 37 tonnes of profenofos were exported from Switzerland to Brazil in 2018. Profenofos is an insecticide which is banned in Switzerland due to its effects on health and the environment....

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20 January 2020
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Author: Marie Astier, Reporterre

Les « travailleurs détachés » — qui viennent de Pologne, d'Espagne, de Roumanie... — fournissent une grande part de la main d'œuvre dans les campagnes françaises. Ce statut vulnérable et précaire permet de nombreux abus, dont sont notamment victimes...

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Company response
20 January 2020

Response by Syngenta

Author: Syngenta

At Syngenta protecting health and the environment is of paramount importance to us... We respect all international, national and local laws, and take our obligations as a large global business seriously......

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19 January 2020

Singapore: Firms urged to use technology alongside new safety & health guidelines to make crane operations safer

Author: Sue-Ann Tan, The Straits Times

"Safer crane operations with new guidelines, technology", 16 January 2020...

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19 January 2020
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Author: W Radio (Colombia)

“Entrarían en huelga 3.600 empleados carboníferos en la región Caribe”- 16 de enero de 2020...

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