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18 October 2018

New report looks at reporting progress under the UK Modern Slavery Act; finds need for better enforcement

Author: Ergon Associates

"Modern slavery reporting: Is there evidence of progress?", October 2018...

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17 October 2018

UK: Three anti-fracking activists protesting Cuadrilla operation released

Author: ITV News (UK)

"Three anti-fracking activists released from prison over Cuadrilla demonstration", 17 Oct 2018...

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16 October 2018

Canada: Parliamentary report requests Govt. develop legislation that motivates business to eliminate child labour

In November and December 2017, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development undertook a study on child labour in supply chains. The Subcommittee received...

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15 October 2018

UK: Co's may be required to reveal ethnicity pay gap under govt. plans to assess whether mandatory reporting will help minorities at work

Author: BBC News

"Ethnicity pay gap: Firms may be forced to reveal figures", 11 Oct 2018...

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8 October 2018

NGO: British financial institutions complicit in Israeli war crimes

In July 2017, War on Want (WoW) published a report claiming that UK-based banks and investment companies are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. The financial institutions cited in the report have allegedly invested in defence...

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5 October 2018
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Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Anmerkung: Das Paper ist auf Englisch, eine deutsche Zusammenfassung finden Sie untenstehend....

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5 October 2018

New knowledge paper: Tackling modern slavery in the supply chain; incl. recommendations for co's

Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Today, there are 40.3 million people in 167 countries affected... [W]omen and children are the most vulnerable... [T]wo thirds of the affected people live in Asia... [M]odern slavery risks have also risen throughout Europe... A key factor contributi...

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4 October 2018

UK: JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's, TGI Fridays & Uber Eats workers strike over pay

Author: BBC News

UberEats riders and a small number of workers from JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's and TGI Fridays are striking over pay...Walkouts will be held in several UK cities, along with a rally in London.The industrial action is being taken in tandem with strikes...

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2 October 2018

Amazon raises minimum wage for US & UK employees in victory for workers pushing for better pay

Amazon said on 2 October that it would increase its minimum wage from $11 to $15 (£11.57) which will be an increase for more than 350,000 workers.  It is also increasing its minimum wage in the UK from £8 to £10.50 an hour in London and £9.50 across t...

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1 October 2018

UK: Report finds many co's supplying uniforms to the public sector do not report on measures to tackle slavery in supply chains

A new report published by CORE and ICAR on 28 September 2018 finds that few companies supplying uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, report on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply...

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