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New Report Details Widespread Abuses on Firestone’s Rubber Plantation in Liberia

Author: International Labor Rights Forum, Institute for Policy Studies, Save My Future Foundation, Published on: 18 July 2008

A new report released today…titled “The Heavy Load: A Demand for Fundamental Changes at the Bridgestone/Firestone Rubber Plantation in Liberia”… exposes poor living and working conditions for rubber tappers, a meager pension system, barriers to educational and health access, water and air pollution and violations of workers’ right to organize. The report is also one of the first examinations of the role that several different security forces operating on the plantation play in violating the rights of workers, their families and communities surrounding the plantation.

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Related companies: Bridgestone Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Bridgestone) Firestone Natural Rubber (part of Bridgestone)