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Pakistan: Seven years after factory fire, labour groups warn conditions remain unsafe and call for a worker-led safety programme
Author: Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Labour Education Foundation, National Trade Union Federation & Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research
"Seven years after deadly fire, garment workers in Pakistan still need a worker-led factory safety programme", 9 September 2019...
USA: Amazon accused of evading legal responsibility for fatalities & injuries linked to next-day deliveries; Incl. co. comments
In August 2019, Buzzfeed News published an article linking Amazon's decentralised next-day delivery network to a litany of labour violations, exploitation and fatalities as a result of intense pressure experienced by drivers to meet delivery targets. ...
Sierra Leone: Communities allege that mining firm poisoned the water, destroyed houses in a lawsuit; company comments
Author: The Money Web
"Sierra Leone community’s suit against diamond miner shows activist trend", 6 August 2019...
Malaysia: High court sets precedent by ruling that an undocumented domestic worker can claim for unpaid wages
Author: Reuters, The Straits Times
"Malaysian court sides with forced labour victims over unpaid wages", 30 July 2019...
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UAE: Court orders construction co. to pay a fine & compensation to the family of a worker who died on site
Author: Anwar Ahmad, Gulf News
"Abu Dhabi court upholds ruling against company in electrician’s death," 30 Jul 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News Latest news & company responses: Migrant workers in Qatar & the UAE
So. Africa: Labour union threatens litigation and protests against govt. & companies responsible for water contamination
Author: Eric Naki, The Citizen (South Africa)
'Cosatu threatens govt, business with court over acid mine water’ 16 July 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Access to water
List of large businesses & associations with public statements & endorsements in support of human rights due diligence regulation
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations with public statements and endorsements in support of mandatory human rights due diligence (non-comprehensive list), last updated 18 September 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News Latest news on mandatory human rights due diligence
- Related companies: "S Group" Barry Callebaut BMW Coca-Cola Finland Daimler Fazer Group Firmenich Heineken IKEA Kesko KiK Mars Mercuria Energy Migros Mondelēz International Nestlé Netherlands Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group) Rabobank Sampo Group Stora Enso Tchibo Trafigura Beheer Wihuri Group
So. Africa: Minister backs down on move to double amount of harmful sulphur dioxide industries can lawfully emit
Author: Melanie Gosling, Fin24 (So. Africa)
‘Mokonyane backs down on controversial pollution law - for now’ 23 May 2019...
So. Africa: Parliamentary filing claim over 115 mines flouting water use permits on preventing waterways pollution; several companies’ comments
Author: Andiswa Matikinca & Mark Olalde, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
‘Big increase in mine water pollution’ 17 May 2019...