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30 October 2019

Australia: Woolworths underpays workers by up to $300m

Author: Dominic Powell & Paul Sakkal, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Woolworths executive bonuses cut after workers underpaid up to $300m", 30 October 2019...

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22 September 2019

Woolworths' response

Author: Woolworths


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18 September 2019

Australia: Academics press Coles & Woolworths to address labour exploitation and the risk of modern slavery

An open letter to Coles and Woolworths about modern slavery risks initiated by Martijn Boersma, Justine Nolan, and Laurie Berg of the University of Technology Sydney and the University of New South Wales has called the supermarkets to:...

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11 September 2019

Australia: Shareholders urge Coles to change its policies covering potential modern slavery in its supply chains

Author: Dominic Powell, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Coles under pressure over potential worker exploitation in supply chains", 11 September 2019...

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17 August 2019

Commentary: Australia: Woolworths to separate from its liquor and gaming interests

Author: Jason Pallant, The Conversation

"Getting out of liquor and pokies will cost Woolworths, but deliver lasting benefits", 4 july 2019...

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27 July 2019

Australia: World-leading slavery expert calls for forfeiture of profits of companies that fail to address slavery in their supply chains

Author: Eryk Bagshaw, The Sydney Morning Herald

"'Tainted money': Thousands of businesses brace for slavery crackdown", 7 July 2019...

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16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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6 May 2019

Australia: Supermarkets Coles & Woolworths pressured over alleged exploitation in labour supply chains

Author: Mahalia Dobson & Rhiannon Tuffield, ABC

"Coles and Woolworths urged to boycott suppliers linked to the exploitation of migrant workers", 3 May 2019...

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15 April 2019

Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains

Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....

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18 December 2018

China: Ethnic minorities detained in internment camps reportedly subject to forced labour in factories supplying to major apparel brands; Incl. co responses

In December 2018, an investigation by the Associated Press linked US sportswear brand Badger Sport to a factory inside an internment camp in Xinjiang province, China, where Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities are allegedly being subject to forced...

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