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14 July 2019

Response by Pepmaco

Author: PEPMACO

Pepmaco Manufacturing Corporation (Pepmaco for brevity) is a domestic corporation engaged in the manufacture of surfactants. It operates a manufacturing plant located at Airstrip St., Silangan Industrial Park, Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna....

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Article
12 July 2019

UAE: Construction company ordered to pay delayed wages to 30 workers, hundreds stranded in total

Author: Rory Reynolds, The National (UAE)

"Dubai construction workers win court case over unpaid wages", 11 Jul 2019...

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Article
12 July 2019

Global Witness comment on IMF decision to grant bailout to Republic of Congo

Author: Global Witness

On 11 July 2019, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board approved a bailout worth nearly $449 million for Republic of Congo. Natasha White from Global Witness said: “The IMF’s decision to grant Republic of Congo another bailout is a...

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Article
16 March 2019

Uganda: CNOOC launches HIV/AIDS sensitisation campaign in oil-rich areas; increase in incidence attributed to labour-related emigration

Author: Francis Mugerwa, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Concern as HIV cases soar in oil-rich districts"...

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Blog post
3 July 2018

Building Accountability for Construction Workers' Rights in the Middle East: New Foundations

Author: Mariam Bhacker and Alia Hindawi, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

As the launch of the Building Responsibly Principles marks an important milestone for an industry that has been slow to respond to rampant and systemic violations of workers' rights in its value chains, we look to assess how companies are protecting vulnerable workers in the Middle East.

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Story
22 May 2018

Qatar: 1,200 migrant workers at HKH General Contracting without pay for several months; no response from companies

HKH General Contracting has reportedly failed to pay 1,200 migrant workers their salaries since September 2017. According to Migrant Rights, employees living in company housing lost access to running water and electricity for several weeks. They have...

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Story
9 April 2018

Zimbabwe: HRW report claims child labour & rights abuses rife in tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch recently released a report titled A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe, documenting how children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or...

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Article
14 February 2018

A Chinese Casino Has Conquered a Piece of America

Author: Matthew Campbell, Bloomberg Businessweek

...At a…Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd...construction site [on the American island of Saipan], it was building a gargantuan casino with a crew of hundreds of Chinese, scores of them working illegally on tourist visas. So many laborers...

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Article
29 January 2018

Govt to tell stranded Nepalis to accept Kuwait amnesty

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, The Kathmandu Post

Nepal government has said it would encourage its citizens living in Kuwait without valid residency permit to use the amnesty granted by Kuwait government. Last Tuesday Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior issued a decree saying it will give general amnesty...

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Article
25 August 2016

BK Gulf dragged its heels over Qatar labour abuses, claim migrant workers

Author: Pete Pattisson and Gyanu Adhikari, The Guardian (UK)

Migrant labourers in Qatar who worked for a company co-owned by Balfour Beatty, one of Britain’s largest construction firms, have claimed they were subject to continued abuse and exploitation for almost three months after the Guardian revealed their...

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