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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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Article
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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4 May 2016
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Company response
27 April 2016
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Author: Deichmann

...In dem Beitrag wird eingeräumt, dass die Lieferanten sowohl in Rumänien als auch in Mazedonien mehr als den gesetzlichen Mindestlohn bezahlen. Gleichzeitig kommen Kritiker zu Worte, die dieZahlung eines existenzsichernden Lohns („living wage“)...

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Article
29 March 2016

Romania: Villagers protest against state coal company Oltenia Energy Complex over health & eviction concerns resulting from its operations

Author: Alexandru Mustata, CEE Bankwatch Network

"A village disappearing: Romanian villagers fight for their homes against a coal giant and their own government"...

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Article
8 March 2016

Women’s Day: Time for atonement, not celebration

Author: Jérôme Chaplier, European Coalition for Corporate Justice, on EurActiv

...Oxfam estimates 27 million people are employed globally in around 2,000 Export Processing Zones, with women representing at least 50%, and in some places up to 90%, of employees. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), labour...

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Article
24 February 2016

Trade agreements & investment disputes threaten tax justice, says report

Author: Claire Provost for Transnational Institute & Global Justice Now

“Taxes on trial: How trade deals threaten tax justice”, 1 Feb 2016...

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Article
19 January 2016

European Court of Human Rights rules Romanian co. did not breach privacy rights of employee when monitoring his personal email

Author: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times (UK)

"Bosses reading your emails are not breaching your privacy", 13 Jan 2016...

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