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29 June 2017

Norwegian sovereign wealth fund places Hansae apparel maker "under observation" over concerns re labour rights abuses in factories

Author: Norges Bank Investment Management

Decision to place companies in the portfolio of the government pension fund global under observation...

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19 October 2015

Activists accused of making "unrealistic demands" for greater action by companies on unsafe supply chains - with civil society response

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1 December 2014

Universities can use economic clout to help protect human rights, says Michael Posner of NYU

Author: Michael Posner, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, in Chronicle of Higher Education (USA)

"Universities Can Put Their Economic Clout to Good Use", 17 November 2014...

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23 December 2013

$40 Million in Aid Set for Bangladesh Garment Workers

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Eight months after the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 workers and leaving hundreds of families bereft and financially adrift, several prominent retailers and labor groups have joined with the Bangladesh...

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12 December 2012

"Room for Debate: The Human Cost of Cheap Clothing"

Author: New York Times

The New York Times invited eight experts...to comment on "The Human Cost of Cheap Clothing" and issues of workplace safety in global supply chains...[following]...factory fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh [that] killed more than 400 people. ...

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12 December 2012

New York Times "Room for Debate": David Schilling of Interfaith Center on what will be needed to prevent future factory fires like that at Tazreen Fashions in Bangladesh

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5 December 2012

Wal-Mart Nixed Paying Bangladesh Suppliers to Fight Fire

Author: Renee Dudley & Arun Devnath, Bloomberg

At a meeting convened in 2011 to boost safety at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. made a call: paying suppliers more to help them upgrade their manufacturing facilities was too costly. The...meeting...was attended by more than a...

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26 July 2010

NIKE, Inc. and Central General de Trabajadores de Honduras (CGT) Statement

Author: Nike, Central General de Trabajadores de Honduras (CGT)

NIKE, Inc. and the Central General de Trabajadores de Honduras (CGT), representing the former employees of the Nike contract supplier factories Hugger and Vision Tex, have reached an agreement to help improve the lives of workers affected by the...

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17 November 2009

Labor Fight Ends in Win for Students

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

The anti-sweatshop movement at dozens of American universities...has had plenty of idealism and energy, but not many victories. Until now. The often raucous student movement announced on Tuesday that it had achieved its biggest victory by far. Its...

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24 February 2009
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Author: Associated Press

La Universidad de Michigan anunció el lunes la rescisión de su contrato con la fábrica de ropa Russell Corp. al afirmar que la empresa se ha negado a respetar los derechos laborales en una planta en Honduras. Russell cerró su fábrica en...Choloma en el...

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