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30 January 2019

India: World Bank and Tata Group must take urgent action to address long-standing health and safety concerns on their tea plantations

Author: Accountability Counsel, PAJHRA (India), PAD (India), and Nazdeek (India)

 28 January 2019...

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25 April 2018

India: Deaths of Indian tea estates under the World Bank's watch

Author: Accountabilitea, India

"Nine Years of Neglect: Deaths of Indian Tea Estates under the World Bank's Watch", 27 April 2018...

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29 November 2017

India: Guwahati rally during UN Forum highlights human rights abuses in Assam tea supply chains

Author: Anirudha Nagar & Jayshree Satpute, Open Democracy

"From Geneva to Guwahati: demanding fair wages for Assam's tea workers", 27 Nov 2017...

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13 November 2017

India: Petition calls on IFC to improve treatment of workers in tea plantations, as investigation report identifies persisting problems

Author: Human Rights Watch

"World Bank: Few Improvements on India’s Tea Plantations", 6 Nov 2017...

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6 November 2016

Press release: Assam Tea Workers Demand Action from the World Bank and Tata

Author: PAJHRA, PAD, Accountability Counsel, Nazdeek & Columbia Law School

An investigation published today on Tata’s tea plantations in Assam vindicates the claims of Indian NGOs documenting the failure of the World Bank and Tata to uphold the fundamental rights of workers and their families. Over 155,000 people live and ...

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6 November 2016

India: CAO Investigation report low wages & poor working conditions at Tata-World Bank Plantations

In 2009, through a $7.8 million investment by the Bank, Tata created Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (or APPL), the second largest tea producer in Assam. The APPL project affects 155,000 people - including 30,000 tea plantation workers and...

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22 September 2016

Businesses commit to transition to 100% renewable energy at Climate Week NYC

Author: The Climate Group

"World’s most influential companies announce investments in cleaner, smarter energy," 20 Sept 2016...

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20 June 2016

Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...

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19 October 2015

USA: Amalgamated Bank raises minimum wage to $15 level cited by advocates as living wage - calls on other banks to follow

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15 October 2015

MTA orders removal of bank's posters advocating minimum wage hike from subway system

Author: Dan Rivoli, New York Daily News (USA)

Ads from a bank advocating a minimum wage hike slipped into the subway system, forcing the MTA to order their removal to abide by its no-politics advertising policy.  The ad from Amalgamated Bank, a liberal financial institution, promoted the ...

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