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9 April 2018

Complaint filed by global union group under OECD Guidelines against BHP and Vale about Samarco dam burst

Author: Valentina Ruiz Leotaud, Mining.com

"Labour groups file OECD complaint against BHP and Vale over dam-burst disaster" 26 March 2018...

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9 April 2018

East Africa: Extractives Baraza tracking publicly available oil, gas & mining agreements between govts. & investors

Author: Extractives Baraza (Kenya)

"Publicly Available Oil, Gas and Mining Agreements"...

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9 April 2018

Ethiopian court drops charges against human rights defender advocating for local community rights against agribusiness

Author: Anywaa Survival, Bread for All, GRAIN, Inclusive Development International, Oakland Institute

"Free at last: charges against indigenous land rights defender & former World Bank inspection panel translator dropped"...

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9 April 2018

Hong Kong: Study shows lack of awareness on importance of mental well-being in the workplace; calls on Govt. to help co.s tackle mental health education

Author: Yupina Ng, South China Morning Post

"Why mental health awareness should start in Hong Kong schools and companies", 7 Apr 2018...

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9 April 2018

Malawi: Govt. & mining investors should respect local communities' right to access information, says Human Rights Watch

Author: Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch

"Malawi: Govt Should Keep Promises to Rural Residents, Protect Them From Mining"...

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9 April 2018

Uganda Bankers Association urges members to ignore revenue authority's order to surrender customers' details

Author: Fredrick Obura, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“Uganda Revenue Authority orders banks to surrender customers account details”...

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9 April 2018

USA: Construction co. KS Industries to face employees' lawsuit alleging racial discrimination; co. denies allegations

Author: Jessica Holdman, The Bismarck Tribune (USA)

"North Dakota workplace discrimination trial set for 2019", 9 Apr 2018...

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9 April 2018

USA: Jury awards $37 mln to couple in lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder caused lung cancer

Author: Jen Christensen, CNN (USA)

"New Jersey couple awarded $37 million in talcum powder case", 6 April 2018...

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9 April 2018

Zimbabwe: HRW report claims child labour & rights abuses rife in tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch recently released a report titled A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe, documenting how children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or...

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8 April 2018

Cambodia: Garment workers of absconding factory owners say payouts by Govt. do not match what were owed to them

Author: Yon Sineat , The Phnom Penh Post

"Payouts raise concerns for garment workers at shuttered factories", 09 April 2018...

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