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Rep. of Congo: Congolese workers at Chinese cement factory allege labour abuses including nationality discrimination

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Company response
22 May 2007

China Road & Bridge response regarding alleged labour rights abuses at Loutété cement factory, Rep. of Congo

Author: China Road & Bridge (CRBC)

The news report is not true. Our branch office in Congo has already held a news release. We’ve asked the website [that published the original allegations] to clarify the facts and apologize to our company, and we reserve the right to proceed against the website. Thank you for your concerns.

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Article
7 May 2007

Congolese workers at a cement factory in Loutété are working in what they describe as slave conditions [Rep. of Congo]

Author: libcom.org

Workers for Société nouvelle des ciments du Congo (Sonocc) [operated by China Road & Bridge], are being paid...£20...per month in spite of an agreement...promising them...£49...Chinese workers are allowed to use the company infirmary whereas Congolese workers are not, even in the case of workplace accidents. Workers are denied the right to form unions...

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