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19 September 2018

South Africa: Federation for a Sustainable Environment says Mintails' failure to rehabilitate uranium mines pits endangering local community; company denies liability

Author: Lisa Steyn, Business Day (So. Africa)

"Summer is coming, with toxic winds"...

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6 September 2018

Brazil: Supreme Court ruling allows companies to outsource all types of jobs; trade unions allege it is a setback for workers’ rights

Author: Reuters (US)

"Brazil's top court upholds unrestricted outsourcing", 30 August 2018Brazil's Supreme Court voted 7-4 on 30 August to allow companies to outsource all types of jobs, a ruling that confirms the constitutionality of rules set last year under a law that...

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4 September 2018
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Author: Revista Fórum (Brazil)

 “Decisão valida a terceirização de todas as atividades de uma empresa, incluindo a chamada atividade-fim; inúmeros estudos mostram que trabalhadores terceirizados tem piores salários e condições de trabalho”, 30 de agosto de 2018...

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26 August 2018

Myanmar: Thai construction firm fails to pay workers, forces 35 workers back to Myanmar

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Thai construction company fails to pay Myanmar workers", 22 August 2018 Myanmar plans to sue Thai construction company Waramit if it continues to refuse to pay its Myanmar workers.  “If it fails to obey the law, we will sue through our labour att...

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13 August 2018
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Author: Leandro Melito, Agência Brasil (Brazil)

"Após explosão em Ipatinga, sindicato quer mais segurança", 13 de agosto de 2018...

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27 July 2018

India: Kerala govt. amends labour law after 8-year struggle to allow women workers the "right to sit"

Author: Vidya Raja, Better India

"After A Hard-Fought 8-Year Battle, Kerala Women Workers Win 'Right to Sit'!", 18 July 2018...

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20 July 2018
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Author: Fernanda Cruz, Agência Brasil, (Brazil)

“Contaminação ocorre quando há pulverização de forma aérea e terrestre” 20 de julho de 2018...

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27 May 2018

Philippines: Dept. of Labor releases list of labour-only contracting companies; food chain giant Jollibee tops list

Author: Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer

"Jollibee tops DOLE list of labor-only contracting companies" 28 May 2018...

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16 May 2018

Thailand: Forced labour likely to continue unless govt. & industry utilise technology & connect with workers' organisations

Author: Yon Sineat, The Phnom Penh Post

"Migrants 'need protection'", 14 May 2018...

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26 April 2018

Paper finds severe labour exploitation in Spanish & Italian agricultural supply chains; reflects on potential action co's can take

Author: Cecilia Barral Diego & Lisa Szeponik, Loening - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Germany is the main market destination for Spanish and Italian exportations in the processed food market, with a particular focus on the fruit and vegetable sector. In crop year 2016/2017, Germany bought from Spain almost 2.0 billion kilograms of...

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