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25 Jun 2015


“Unions target Switzerland over Glencore”

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The Glencore Global Union Network’s week of action from 29 June to 3 July coincides with a new People’s Initiative in Switzerland, which is campaigning for a change in the law to make Swiss-based multinational companies, such as Glencore, responsible for their violations against human rights and the environment abroad…If the People’s Initiative gets 100,000 signatures, Swiss citizens can vote on whether it should be made law under the Federal Constitution. If the vote is successful, it means that victims of human rights or environmental violations by Swiss multinationals in foreign countries could take the company to court in Switzerland and claim compensation. It would also make Swiss companies responsible for violations committed by their subsidiaries or the companies they control in the countries where they operate…Find out more about the initiative here: http://konzern-initiative.ch/?lang=fr