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Let’s seize the opportunity to ensure a strong, international binding treaty on business and human rights
Author: Makbule Sahan & Ruwan Subasinghe, Equal Times (India)
...[u]nions cautiously welcome the following key provisions of the Zero Draft:...
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UK: Co's may be required to reveal ethnicity pay gap under govt. plans to assess whether mandatory reporting will help minorities at work
Author: BBC News
"Ethnicity pay gap: Firms may be forced to reveal figures", 11 Oct 2018...
Author: Neha Bhatia, ConstructionWeekOnline
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Professor John Ruggie provides 'Guiding Principles' for the business & human rights treaty negotiations in open letter
Author: Professor John G. Ruggie
"'Guiding Principles' for the Business & Human Rights Treaty Negotiations: An Open Letter to the Intergovernmental Working Group," 9 October 2018...
Australia: Amazon staff in Melbourne warehouse claim unsustainable work targets; harsh working conditions
Amazon recently agreed to raise wages for its US and UK staff. However, its warehouse in Melbourne, Australia, has been described as a "hellscape" with reports citing reliance on insecure casual employment arrangements, intense pressure to meet unsust...