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22 November 2016

Romania: Investigation exposes child labour & exploitative conditions in Kinder Egg (owned by Ferrero) supply chain

Author: Nick Parker, Sun (UK)

"eggsploitation exposed: Kinder Egg ‘slaves’ paid 22p-an-hour to work 13-hour shifts making toys hidden inside chocolate treats are helped by kids aged SIX", 21 Nov 2016...

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13 October 2016

Intl. investment policy exacerbates vulnerabilities of people to corporate land grabs, says expert

Author: Lorenzo Cotula, International Institute for Environment and Development

"‘Land Grabbing’ and International Investment Law: Toward a Global Reconfiguration of Property?", Oct 2016...

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2 October 2016

UK: Romanian workers at Tesco car wash allegedly paid half the minimum wage

Author: Dominic Callaghan & Rumeana Jahangir, BBC News

A car wash at a Tesco store was found using Romanian workers who were paid half the minimum wage......

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1 September 2016

Investigative series looks at inequalities & injustices in intl. investment arbitration

Buzzfeed News investigates the injustices of investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) in a four part series. The series explores how the threat of arbitration is enough to chill government regulation, how ISDS helps executives escape punishment &...

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Company response
26 July 2016

response by LederundSchuh

Author: LederundSchuh

The company LederundSchuh, one of Europe’s largest shoe retailers, employs over 3,300  people in more than 321 locations in 9 countries (by 12/2015). Responsible behaviour is the forefront of our work ethic throughout all aspects of the value chain....

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Company response
22 July 2016

response by Deichmann

Author: Deichmann

...As a footwear retailer Deichmann also purchases products from European shoe manufacturers. However, Deichmann has no direct business partners in the Eastern European footwear sector....

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Company response
20 July 2016

response by Euro Sko

Author: Eurosko

Thank you for bringing to our attention the recent published report Labour on a Shoestring.  The problems described in the report are unfortunately not uncommon in the footwear industry in Eastern Europe. The issues are problems we address in our...

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Article
13 July 2016

Romania: Authorities rescue chained-up workers in woodworking industry

Author: Associated Press

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13 July 2016
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Author: FAZ

Die rumänische Polizei hat mindestens fünf Menschen aus den Fängen einer Bande der rumänischen Holz-Mafia befreit. Die Opfer, darunter zwei Kinder, seien wie Sklaven in Ketten gehalten worden, wie das Polizeipräsidium in Bukarest am Mittwoch nach einer...

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Article
13 July 2016

US State Dept. trafficking report records forced labour in UK & Ireland

Author: Felicity Lawrence, Guardian (UK)

The spread of the trafficking of people and forced labour in a growing number of sectors in the UK and Ireland was confirmed as the US State Department released its latest global report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP). The TIP report records that some...

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