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South Africa: National Union of Mineworkers concerned about 8 union members arrested at Optimum Coal Mine
Author: The Citizen (South Africa)
8 union members arrested at Optimum Coal Mine, NUM ‘concerned’ 16 May 2018...
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Human Rights & Ship Recycling: The UN invites Maersk to respond about the 2016 sale of the North Sea Producer vessel
In February 2018, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporation and other business enterprises; and Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of harzadous...
Italy: First-ever direct agreement between unions & Amazon tackles workplace health incl. inhumane hours
Author: UNI Global Union
"First-ever agreement between Amazon and unions halts inhumane work hours in Italy", 23 May 2018...
- Related companies: Amazon.com
Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)
'Nautilus, ITF call for rise in seafarers wages' 23 May 2018...
Suppliers evaluate textile companies' responsible purchasing practices in Better Buying Purchasing Practices Index Report
Author: Better Buying
Better Buying Index Report Spring 2018, 22 May 2018...
Brazil: Despite being included in the forced labour dirty list, Cutrale has farms certified for “good practices”
Author: Daniela Penha, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)
"Included in the dirty list, Cutrale still has farms certified with "good practice" seal-The Rainforest Alliance seal, one of the most important certifications, was awarded to farms belonging to Cutrale, a company caught using slave labor in 2013. The...
- Related companies: Cutrale
Families of victims of Baldia Factory fire in Pakistan start receiving long-term compensation from amount provided by KiK
Author: Daily Times
[See here for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's coverage of the ongoing lawsuit against KiK in Dortmund, Germany.]...
- Related companies: KiK
German outdoor clothing co Vaude recognised for efforts to establish fair working conditions in its supply chain
"Vaude praised for efforts to improve working conditions", 18 May 2018...
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Report by Chartered Institute of Building analyses UK construction industry's response to Modern Slavery Act
Author: Emma Crates, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Construction and the Modern Slavery Act: Tackling exploitation in the UK, May 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Modern slavery
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Uber to give European drivers more rights incl. sick pay & parental leave ahead of appeal hearing over operating licence in London
Author: Mary-Ann Russon, BBC News
Uber will give its European drivers access to medical cover and compensation for work-related injuries. The new protections include sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments. Uber said it previously "focused too much on growth and not enough on...
- Related companies: Uber