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1 June 2015

So. Africa: Commission for occupational diseases partners with mine companies, trade unions to compensate mine workers affected by silicosis and TB

Author: Tamar Kahn, Business Day (So. Africa)

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1 June 2015

So. Africa: Harmony Gold mine worker dies in fatal accident

Author: Liziwe Ndalana, Fin24 (So. Africa)

'Harmony halts Bambanani ops after mine death', 1 Jun 2015: Harmony Gold Mining Company has suspended all blasting operations at its Bambanani mine…after a fatal accident which claimed the life of one of its miners. The third-largest gold mining...

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1 June 2015

Top US court rules for Muslim woman denied Abercrombie job over hijab

Author: Jana Kasperkevic, Guardian (UK)

The US supreme court on Monday ruled in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman who was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a headscarf for religious reasons...The justices decided the case, which...

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1 June 2015

UK: Bakery owners appeal court decision over sexual orientation discrimination

Author: Henry McDonald, Guardian (UK)

"'Gay cake' bakery owners appeal against discrimination verdict", 28 May 2015...

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1 June 2015

Zimbabwe: 600 families to be displaced in order for cement company to establish processing plant

Author: Herald (Zimbabwe)

'600 families to be relocated', 1 Jun 2015: Over 600 families…in Masvingo are set to be displaced to pave way for a cement processing plant. The displacement follows the discovery of rich limestone deposits in the area and about 16 villages will be...

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31 May 2015

Illustrators shed light on Qatar's World Cup labour abuses with redesigned logos

Author: Nick Visser, Huffington Post

"Illustrators Protest Qatar's Alleged World Cup Labor Abuses With Redesigned Logos", 27 May 2015...

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31 May 2015

ILO & Palestinian officials report abuses of Palestinian workers in Israel

Author: Video News (Turkey)

"Palestinian workers face abuse in Israel", 29 May 2015...

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31 May 2015

Nepal urges Qatar to end controversial migrant sponsorship scheme

Author: Gopal Sharma, Reuters

Nepal's labor minister urged Qatar on Monday to scrap a sponsorship scheme which prevents the free movement of migrant workers, calling it a violation of the rights of thousands of its nationals who are working in the Gulf state...The system, which...

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31 May 2015

New documentary exposes 'dreadful' conditions of Qatar labour force

Author: Christian Red, Daily News

"WATCH: Documentary exposes 'dreadful' conditions of Qatar labor force, calls out World Cup sponsors", 30 May 2015 The camera’s lens sweeps down a flight of stairs in the four-story building near Doha, Qatar’s capital, before panning in on dank sleepi...

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