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6 August 2018

UK: Lloyds bank to stop financing new coal plants & thermal coal mines

Author: Energyworld

"Britain's Lloyds bank to stop financing new coal plants, thermal coal mines", 2 August 2018...

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6 August 2018

UK: Outsourced cleaners to strike; allege public institutions fail to hold private co's to account for not paying living wage

Author: Tom Wall, The Observer

"Cleaners to strike in first action by UK’s low-paid ‘army’", 5 August 2018...

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Article
3 August 2018

Commentary: Companies risk disability discrimination lawsuits if fail to address employees' mental health issues

Author: Charles Urquhart, Building (UK)

"Legal: Facing up to mental health", 2 Aug 2018...

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Article
2 August 2018

Commentary: Holding parent companies liable for human rights abuses committed by their subsidiaries abroad in the UK courts

Author: Dalia Palombo, OxHRH Blog

"Parent Company Liability for Human Rights Abuses in the UK? We Need Clarity", 24 Jul 2018 ...

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Article
30 July 2018

Study by Human Rights at Sea & University of Bristol highlights human rights abuses at sea, and the challenges in monitoring & reporting them

"HRAS & University of Bristol Publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ Report", 24 July 2018...

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Story
27 July 2018

UK: Govt. commissioned report calls on Deliveroo to pay living wage; co wants 'charter' offering riders more benefits without risking self-employed status

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25 July 2018

UK: Co's, govt. & regulators are failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, say MPs

Author: BBC News

Businesses, government and regulators are failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, say MPs. The [Chair of the] Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee [...] Maria Miller MP, said: "Government, regulators and employers have been...

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23 July 2018

Response by Unilever Group

Author: Unilever

"Unilever Group reply to CORE post (“Unilever: Time for real leadership on human rights”) referring to Kenya tea workers", 23 July 2018  

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23 July 2018

UK appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Unilever over 2007 post-election attacks at tea plantation in Kenya; includes co's statement

On 4 July 2018, the UK Court of Appeal dismissed a case against Unilever brought by the survivors of 2007 post-election attacks at a tea plantation in Kenya.  The lawsuit alleged that UK-registered parent company and its Kenyan-registered subsidiary...

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20 July 2018

FLEX launches action plan for govts. to prevent human trafficking for labour exploitation in global supply chains

A new FLEX blueprint sets out ten government actions to tackle human trafficking and forced labour in global supply chains through worker-centred corporate accountability.The research findings are captured in depth in the report: Seeing through...

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