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6 June 2018
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des Multinationales

« Incendie de la tour Grenfell à Londres : une filiale de Saint-Gobain sur le banc des accusés », 22 mai 2018...

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24 May 2018

Maersk's response to UN on alleged transboundary movement of end-of-life ship

Author: A.P Moller-Maersk

In October 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics...made an official visit to Denmark...during which he held a meeting with A.P Moller-Maersk(APMM)...on the issue of ship-recycling. During this meeting, the Special Rapporteur...

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24 May 2018

UN invites Maersk to respond about the 2016 sale of the North Sea Producer vessel

In February 2018, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises and the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of...

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24 May 2018

UN invites Maersk to respond on alleged transboundary movement of end-of-life vessel

 We would like to bring to the attention of your company information we have received about the alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership based in the United Kingdom between A.P. Moeller Maersk and Odebrecht. The...

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23 May 2018

Report by Chartered Institute of Building analyses UK construction industry's response to Modern Slavery Act

Author: Emma Crates, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Construction and the Modern Slavery Act: Tackling exploitation in the UK, May 2018...

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23 May 2018

Uber to give European drivers more rights incl. sick pay & parental leave ahead of appeal hearing over operating licence in London

Author: Mary-Ann Russon, BBC News

Uber will give its European drivers access to medical cover and compensation for work-related injuries. The new protections include sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments. Uber said it previously "focused too much on growth and not enough on...

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22 May 2018

UK: Labour exploitation widespread in Leicester garment factories supplying to high-street & online retailers, reports Financial Times

Author: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times

"Dark factories: labour exploitation in Britain’s garment industry", 17 May 2018...

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21 May 2018

Comparison of human rights due diligence laws and regulation of work in global supply chains

Authors: Shelley Marshall, Irene Pietropaoli, and Madeline Winterbottom (RMIT University of Melbourne) As human rights due diligence laws are enacted around the world, it is vital that we compare their features and strengths and weaknesses. This datab...

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17 May 2018

Chile: UK supermarkets linked to avocados sourced from regions where water rights abuses occur; incl. co comments

Author: Alice Facchini and Sandra Laville, The Guardian

Major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl source avocados from Chile’s largest avocado-producing province, Petorca, where water rights have been violated......

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11 May 2018

EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive: Report examines role of trade unions

Author: Arbeit und Leben DGB/VHS

Starting from the fiscal year 2017, certain large undertakings within the EU will have to publish non-financial statements. These non-financial statements include employment and social matters and are thus expected to have an impact on labour r...

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