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19 December 2016

Q&A on the Compensation Claim against KiK

Author: European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights

Paying the price for catastrophes: Survivors of Pakistani factory fire sue German clothing retailer KiK...260 dead and 32 injured: In the fire disaster on the 11th of September 2012, the employees of the Ali Enterprises textile factory in Karachi paid...

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15 December 2016

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Corporate legal accountability & haze in Indonesia

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8 December 2016

PespsiCo's response to IUF's rejoinder

"PepsiCo and IUF clearly disagree in their views of events occurring in India, Pakistan, and Guatemala.  PepsiCo is disappointed in IUF’s inflexibility to find resolution in India and its approach to publicly attack PepsiCo over their claims in...

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6 December 2016

Pakistan: 12 killed in fire at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel

Author: Imtiaz Ali, Dawn [Pakistan]

At least 12 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel...Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar speaking to reporters outside the hotel said the cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained. He...

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NGO rejoinder
29 November 2016

IUF rejoinder to PepsiCo: The current situation re RKFL/West Bengal, India

Author: IUF - Intl. Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations

Concerning West Bengal, PepsiCo have now stated publicly that the company has “agreed to meet with the 28 workers in coordination with IUF. PepsiCo has further agreed that we will not place any conditions on our meeting with the 28 workers, and that...

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15 November 2016

Report by Swedwatch finds social criteria in public procurement can improve working conditions in supply chains

Author: Therese Sjöström & Linda Scott Jakobsson, Swedwatch

"Agents for Change: How public procurers can influence labour conditions in global supply chains. Case studies from Brazil, Pakistan and Thailand," 15 Nov 2016...

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8 November 2016

IUF release investor update accusing PepsiCo of anti-union activity in Guatemala, India & Pakistan

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8 November 2016

PepsiCo's response

Author: PepsiCo

PepsiCo takes seriously all allegations of human rights violations, whether alleged to have occurred in our own operations or those of our third party business partners.  We have a robust Human Rights Program, the foundation of which is our Human...

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7 November 2016

Pakistan: Blast at ship breaking yard calls for safe working conditions

On 1 November, a major blast caused by several gas cylinder explosions onboard an oil production and storage tanker killed at least 26 workers, while more than 60 are reportedly injured. It is feared that the death toll will increase as many workers...

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3 November 2016

Pakistan: A deadly blast shows the dangers of ship graveyards

Author: Talat Al-Khatib, www.seeker.com

At least 17 people died and dozens more suffered injuries following an explosion...at the Gadani ship breaking yard in Pakistan. Over 200 employees were working on stripping down an unused oil tanker when the incident occurred at Gadani, one of the...

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