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17 May 2018

Chile: UK supermarkets linked to avocados sourced from regions where water rights abuses occur; incl. co comments

Author: Alice Facchini and Sandra Laville, The Guardian

Major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl source avocados from Chile’s largest avocado-producing province, Petorca, where water rights have been violated......

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7 February 2018

UK: Gig economy workers again call on govt. to change laws denying them basic rights following death of a self-employed courier

Author: Robert Booth, The Guardian

Gig economy workers have expressed anger that long-awaited changes to working practices in Britain have stopped short of bringing in new laws to prevent bogus self-employment, which denies basic rights to around 1.1 million couriers, minicab drivers...

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29 January 2018

New report by Oxfam finds economic inequality & poor working conditions among female workers

Author: Oxfam

“Reward work, not wealth”...

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6 September 2017

UK: John Lewis & Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns in India

Author: Kate Hodal & Peter Bengtsen, Guardian (UK)

"John Lewis and Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns," 3 September 2017...

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22 June 2017

New laws & public opinion can help fight modern slavery, but companies should be more proactive in self-reporting

Author: Lindsay Fortado, Financial Times (UK)

Forced labour was once a niche human rights matter for large companies but it has moved to the forefront of corporate concerns with the introduction of the UK's Modern Slavery Act. ... While the law is often criticised for lacking teeth... it has...

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12 June 2017

Briefing: Modern slavery reporting: Weak and notable practice

Author: CORE, Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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15 November 2016

UK: Lego ends advertising with Daily Mail after calls for companies to "Stop Funding Hate"

Author: Ben Kentish, Independent (UK)

Lego will stop advertising its products in the Daily Mail, following a public campaign calling on big companies to drop adverts from newspapers accused of promoting “hatred, discrimination and demonisation”, the company has announced. The Danish firm,...

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19 October 2016

UK: Complaint to HM Revenue & Customs filed against Hermes for allegedly paying couriers below living wage

Author: Robert Booth, Guardian (UK)

"Delivery giant Hermes faces HMRC inquiry into low pay allegations", 20 October 2016...

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22 April 2016

UK: Factory owner supplying Next & John Lewis convicted for trafficking workers from Hungary

Author: Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)

"Slave workforce: Kozee Sleep bed factory owner Mohammed Rafiq jailed for people trafficking after forcing Hungarians to live in squalor and work 80 hour weeks for £10", 12 Feb 2016...

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15 January 2016

Report says supply chain audits fail to detect abuse & preserve the status quo

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