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9 October 2018

EU to launch withdrawal process of trade preferences in Cambodia over rights concerns & warns Myanmar of potential similar action

The EU is launching the process to end Cambodia's duty-free access to the European Market for exports, and is considering suspending similar trading privileges in Myanmar for human rights abuses in Rakhine state. 

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8 October 2018

Jordan: Low wages and restrictions on freedom of association prevent workers from living a decent life, says report

Author: Ana V. Ibáñez Prieto, The Jordan Times

"‘Majority of workers in Jordan are not paid enough to afford a decent life’", 7 October 2018...

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5 October 2018

EU launches withdrawal process of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms trade preferences; announces high-level mission to Myanmar within framework of potential withdrawal

Author: Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

"On Myanmar and Cambodia"...

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2 October 2018

Amazon raises minimum wage for US & UK employees in victory for workers pushing for better pay

Amazon said on 2 October that it would increase its minimum wage from $11 to $15 (£11.57) which will be an increase for more than 350,000 workers.  It is also increasing its minimum wage in the UK from £8 to £10.50 an hour in London and £9.50 across t...

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1 October 2018

Unions to file OECD complaint with Dutch NCP against IKEA for allegedly undermining workers' right to organise in the US, Ireland & Portugal; incl. co comments

Author: Reuters

"Unions accuse IKEA of undermining workers' rights in three markets", 27 September 2018...

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21 September 2018
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Im Mai 2016 reichten das ECCHR und Partnerorganisationen bei der Nationalen Kontaktstelle (NKS) der OCED in Deutschland eine Beschwerde gegen TÜV Rheinland ein, in der sie dem Prüfdienstleister vorwarfen, in einem Prüfbericht über einen Hersteller im...

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19 September 2018

Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission warns business against engaging with military

Report says actions of military, in particular in the context of “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the military and its businesses is indefensible until and...

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11 September 2018
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Author: Nando Cabral Gomis, Sud Quotidien (Sénégal)

"Protection des droits de l’homme au niveau des entreprises dans un contexte d’exploitation du pétrole - Le Sénégal invité à revoir son cadre réglementaire", 11 septembre 2018...

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11 September 2018
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Author: Nigerdiaspora (Les Courriers), (Niger)

"Affaire CNPC / délégués syndicaux : La CNPC défie la justice nigérienne", 9 septembre 2018...

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10 September 2018
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Author: Agência Brasil/EBC, (Brazil)

“ONU lança iniciativa para proteger defensores ambientais”, 3 de setembro de 2018...

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