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25 May 2018

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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24 May 2018

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...

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24 May 2018

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...

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24 May 2018

ITF & Nautilus will call the ILO for a significant rise in global seafarers minimum wage

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'Nautilus, ITF call for rise in seafarers wages' 23 May 2018...

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24 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...

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23 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...

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23 May 2018

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.]...

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23 May 2018

German outdoor clothing co Vaude recognised for efforts to establish fair working conditions in its supply chain

Author: Just-style

"Vaude praised for efforts to improve working conditions", 18 May 2018...

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23 May 2018

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...

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23 May 2018

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...

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