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28 February 2014

Anti-Gay Harassment at Wolfgang Puck's Company Alleged [USA]

Author: Dennis Romero, LA Weekly (USA)

...[A]n ex-employee of [Wolfgang Puck's] namesake company announced that they've filed a lawsuit against Puck's corporate parent for alleged sexual harassment. The plaintiff...claims that he was discriminated against, called an anti-gay epithet,...

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5 July 2013
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Author: Oriana Miranda, Diario-Radio UChile

…[E]l informe de la Fundación Paz Ciudadana…revela que, en relación a la disminución de la reincidencia delictual, no hay mayor diferencia entre las cárceles concesionadas y las estatales. Expertos llaman a revisar en profundidad lo que está...

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Article
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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1 February 2012

[PDF] Final Statement by the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Complaint from the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)...

Author: UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Following a series of discussions from 7 December 2010 to 15 January 2012, the IUF and Compass have reached a settlement on issues relating to Eurest’s operations in Algeria. The settlement reinforces ongoing guarantees that workers at Eurest Algeria...

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Company response
19 July 2011

UBS response re Berne Declaration report on Swiss banks and human rights

Author: UBS

Berne Declaration's report "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" is an update to the organization's 2010 report "Without Map or Compass". Our response to "Without Map or Compass" can be downloaded from http://www.business-humanrights.org/Links/Repository...

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Article
25 June 2011

‘UK Companies in Conflict’

Author: The Compass National and Robin Cook Memorial Conference 2011

[A discussion to explore the impact of business on human rights and the environment when British companies operate in conflict zones. Many UK companies operate in countries where conflict means the rule of law is often not enforced and the session...

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Article
1 January 2011

‘UK Companies in Conflict’

Author: The Compass National and Robin Cook Memorial Conference

[A discussion to explore the impact of business on human rights and the environment when British companies operate in conflict zones. Many UK companies operate in countries where conflict means the rule of law is often not enforced and the session...

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Story
16 November 2010

USA: Immokalee Workers sign pact with tomato industry association guaranteeing protection of labour rights and fair wage

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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

Tomato grower, harvesters strike historic accord [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett-Williams, Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

After years of impasse, one of the nation's largest tomato growers has made peace with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers...Pacific Tomato Growers [part of Sunripe Produce] pledged to improve its working conditions and pay harvesters a penny more per...

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