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12 November 2019

Australia: Coles' union alliance to address worker exploitation & safety met with criticism; Includes company comments

In July 2019, Coles formed an alliance with the Transport Workers' Union, the Australian Workers' Union and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association, to address worker exploitation and risks to safety in their fresh food supply chain. I...

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12 November 2019

Kuwait: 200 Indian workers allege salary delays and deception by recruiter; includes company statement

In May 2019 a video emerged of 35 Indian men claiming to be stranded in Kuwait; a total of 200 Indian migrants were affected. The men alleged that they had been recruited through an agency, Manikya Associates, for jobs with a company called Carriage...

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11 November 2019

NGO finds female migrants to Gulf continue to face labour abuse despite recruitment reforms

Lived Experiences of Migrant Women: Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, provides a close analysis of gender-based violence against female migrant workers. The report details the stories of 24 women and their experiences of abuse and violence at the hands of...

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11 November 2019

NGO report proposes legislative measures to ensure living wage in the garment industry

Author: The Circle

"Fashion Focus: Towards a Legal Framework for a Living Wage", 8 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

UK: Over 210,000 workers to receive pay rise after living wage increase

Author: Phillip Inman, The Guardian

"Thousands of UK workers' pay to rise as living wage increases", 11 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

USA: Instacart workers strike over changes to tipping policy; Includes company comments

In November 2019, several thousand Instacart workers went on a 72-hour strike, demanding that the company change the default tip function on its app....

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8 November 2019
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Author: CNEWS

« L’écart de salaire hommes-femmes diminue très lentement », 5 novembre 2019...

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8 November 2019

Italy: Fincantieri investigated for alleged 'systematic exploitation' of migrant workers in shipyards

Author: Riccardo Bastianello, Nasdaq

"Italian police search shipbuilding companies linked to Fincantieri", 6 November 2019...

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8 November 2019

Tanzania: Activists applaud ILO decision to end funding from tobacco companies

Author: The Citizen

"ILO ends relationship with tobacco companies as Tanzanian activists applaud move", 7 November 2019...

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8 November 2019

USA: Instacart workers strike over wage cuts following adjustments to tipping policy

Author: April Glaser, Slate

"Instacart Workers Are Striking Because of the App’s User Interface", 5 November 2019...

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