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10 September 2019

Cambodia: Unions demand $199 monthly minimum wage for garment workers while employers propose $184

Author: Kunthear Mom, Khmer Times

"Gap in proposed minimum wage", 9 September 2019...

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10 September 2019

Civil society organisations launch campaign for mandatory human rights due diligence in Germany

On 10 September 2019, a civil society coalition of 64 human rights, development and environmental organisations, trade unions and churches launched a campaign calling for the introduction of a law requiring German companies to conduct human rights and...

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10 September 2019

Unofficial translation: Statement of the initiative committee on the counter-proposal to the Responsible Business Initiative

Author: Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice

Note: This is an unoffical summary translation of the statement, orginally published in German here. ...

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10 September 2019

USA: Meat & poultry workers experience dangerous working conditions & high rates of injury; incl. company responses

Author: Human Rights Watch

Trump administration policies threaten to worsen the already dangerous conditions for meatpacking workers in the United States, Human Rights Watch said... [The report]... describes alarmingly high rates of serious injury and chronic illness among...

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9 September 2019

Bangladesh: Union alleges 700+ garment workers dismissed from factory producing for C&A, H&M & Benetton were targeted for union activities; Incl. co. responses

Photo credit: Tareq Salahuddin CC BY 2.0 In August 2019, 701 garment workers at SF Denim Apparels (SF Denim) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, were fired en masse after the factory - which produces for  Benetton, C&A and H&M - cited a shortage of orders f...

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9 September 2019

Kenya: Rise of online electoral campaign platforms make it hard for govt' to control misinformation & hate speech

Author: Otieno Otieno, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Rise of online campaign platforms tests Kenya’s anti-hate watchdogs"...

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9 September 2019

Somalia based telecom company allegedly financing terror group to destroy communication masts in Kenya to increase its market share

Author: Walter Menya, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Somali telco behind mast attacks, report says"...

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9 September 2019

UAE: State news agency reports labour dispute settlement involving 320 workers

On 7 September 2019, the Emirates state news agency reported the settlement of a labour dispute involving 320 workers in Abu Dhabi. According to the report, the Abu Dhabi Labour Tribunal at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department set-up a mobile court to...

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9 September 2019

Uganda: Govt's rationale that lack of minimum wage will attract investors is "absurd", says columnist

Author: Harold Acemah, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Workers deserve minimum wage as a fundamental right"...

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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights gendered human rights impacts of private military and security companies

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination", 29 July 2019...

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