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Author: Press Trust of India, Hindustan Times
"Workers can be hired for fixed term across sectors, says govt", 20 March 2018...
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Author: Anwar Ahmad, Gulf News (UAE)
"Abu Dhabi courts fine employers violating labour law up to Dh5m", 4 April 2018...
Kenya: The first coal plant in Lamu backed by China triggers concerns over environment and livelihood, project frozen pending the outcome of court
Author: Somini Sengupta, New York Times
…Kenya could soon get its first coal-fired power plant, courtesy of China. The plan’s champions, including senior Kenyan officials, say the plant will help meet the country’s fast-growing demand for electricity and draw investment. Its critics worry...
India: Labour reforms that could ease factory closures & retrenchments on hold after strong backlash from trade unions
Author: Priyanka Kakodkar, Times of India
'Labour reforms on hold, govt to seek consensus'. 18 November 2017...
Bangladesh: Human Rights Watch urges govt. to publish reports on fire and building safety inspections of factories
Author: Prothom Alo Bangladesh
"Govt should publish reports on factories it inspects: HRW", 22 Sep 2017...
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Bangladesh: Official data shows half of garment factories do not form safety committees as legally required
Author: Readymade Garment Bangladesh
"Half of apparel units flout needs for safety committees", 23 Sep 2017...
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Author: Economic Times
"India’s bullet train project reignites debate on land for ‘public purpose'", 25 Sep 2017...