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17 September 2018

Myanmar: Garment factory declines rehiring of workers; strikers demand better pay & treatment

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Chinese garment factory refuses to rehire 30 workers", 13 September 2018 Chinese-owned Fu Yuen garment factory will not rehire 30 workers it sacked last month for violating factory rules and actions that decreased its output, factory officials said....

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5 September 2018

Renewable Energy Risking Rights & Returns: An analysis of solar, bioenergy & geothermal sectors

This briefing analyses 59 solar, bioenergy and geothermal companies' human rights policies and practices on five key areas: human rights commitment, community consultations, grievance mechanisms, labour rights and supply chain monitoring. It includes ...

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4 September 2018

Qatar: Labour abuse reported at World Cup sites and infrastructure projects, internal investigations underway

Author: Anchal Vohra, DW

"Is Qatar failing to deliver on its World Cup promises?", 30 August 2018...

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4 September 2018

USA: Senator Bernie Sanders calls on Amazon & Walmart to pay a living wage; includes company comments

US Senator Bernie Sanders is calling upon Amazon and Walmart to pay a living wage and improve working conditions. Senator Sanders has introduced legislation that would require large employers to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing,...

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3 September 2018

Jordan: ILO commends government on mandating digital payments for private school teachers

Author: Ana V. Ibáñez Prieto, The Jordan Times

"ILO praises move to ‘safeguard’ teachers’ salaries", 1 September 2018...

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3 September 2018

Poland: Govt. to work with Amazon to improve conditions at facilities amid union concerns of worker exploitation; incl. co comments

Author: Dorota Bartyzel, Bloomberg

"Poland Vows to Improve Working Conditions at Amazon Warehouses", 30 August 2018...

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3 September 2018

Walmart’s response re allegations by Senator Bernie Sanders that Walmart does not pay its workers in the US a living wage

Author: Walmart

At Walmart we’re proud to be an employer of opportunity for our associates. Since 2015, we’ve invested more than $2.7 billion in education, training and higher wages for our associates across the country. We offer a wide variety of career opportunities...

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30 August 2018

Labour & poverty reduction dimensions of Chinese investments in Ethiopia

Author: CNN

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27 August 2018

Jordan: Refugee women in agriculture report precarious working conditions, low pay, and harassment

Author: Daniela Sala, Al-Monitor

"Syrian women face heat, harassment while picking Jordan's crops", 9 August 2018...

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26 August 2018

Myanmar: Thai construction firm fails to pay workers, forces 35 workers back to Myanmar

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Thai construction company fails to pay Myanmar workers", 22 August 2018 Myanmar plans to sue Thai construction company Waramit if it continues to refuse to pay its Myanmar workers.  “If it fails to obey the law, we will sue through our labour att...

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