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6 January 2019

Cambodia: Garment factories fire 1000+ workers after mass strikes over seniority payment

In December 2018, workers of factories W&D (Cambodia) and Seduno Investment Cambo Fashion began a mass strike in and around Phnom Penh citing fears that their employers were planning on circumventing a new government directive to pay - and backpay ...

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26 July 2018

USA: Appeals court allows lawsuit against 3 manufacturers over alleged groundwater contamination to proceed

Author: Thomas Gnau, My Dayton Daily News (USA)

"McCook Field residents’ lawsuit over contamination of their Dayton neighborhood moves forward", 25 Jul 2018...

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2 September 2014

USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a...

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1 September 2012

Fair Food Program helps end the use of slavery in the tomato fields [USA]

Author: [opinion] Holly Burkhalter, International Justice Mission, in Washington Post

Since 1997, the Justice Department has prosecuted seven cases of slavery in the Florida agricultural industry — four involving tomato harvesters — freeing more than 1,000 men and women. The...catalogue of horrors: abductions, pistol whippings,...

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1 March 2012

Career Opportunities Now Available Through 2012 ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Internship Program [based in Washington D.C.]

Author: ARAMARK

ARAMARK...is offering career opportunities to young professionals through its Environmental Sustainability Internship Program. In partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the program provides participants with hands-on...

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10 February 2012

Trader Joe's signs agreement in labor victory [USA]

Author: Yael Chanoff, San Francisco Bay Guardian [USA]

Trader Joe's...[on] Feb. 9...became the second grocery store chain -- the first was Whole Foods-- to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW),...pledg[ing] to buy their Florida tomatoes only from companies that comply with the...

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25 January 2012

BHP Billiton: Dirty Energy - Alternative Annual Report 2011

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2011 a group of NGOs including London Mining Network & BHP Billiton Watch released BHP Billiton: Dirty Energy ‘Alternative Annual Report 2011'. The report raises concerns about how BHP Billiton’s operations impact access to water &...

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Company non-response
25 January 2012

Aramark did not respond to: London Mining Network & Friends of the Earth released BHP Billiton: Dirty Energy ‘Alternative Annual Report 2011'.

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16 November 2010

Tasty deal: Farmworkers get raise, agreement with tomato growers [USA]

Author: Laura Layden, Naples News [USA]

Florida farmworkers will get a long-awaited raise. On Tuesday, the leaders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange shook hands and signed an agreement they described as nothing short of historic...They will pass...

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14 October 2010

Grower reaches landmark deal with workers - Another Manatee grower skeptical of Pacific Tomato Growers’ motives [USA]

Author: Timothy Wolfrum, Bradenton Herald [USA]

A leading Palmetto-based tomato producer is encouraging other growers to follow its lead and agree to improve wages and working conditions for Florida’s farmworkers. Pacific Tomato Growers [part of Sunripe Produce] and the Coalition of Immokalee...

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