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3 May 2012

'Need for speed on supermarkets watchdog', says Snail [UK]

Author: Traidcraft [UK]

It has been over four years since the Competition Commission recommended that a watchdog was urgently needed to stop the ‘transfer of excessive risks and unexpected costs onto suppliers’ by supermarkets. Yet the Government has so far failed to…announce...

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7 June 2011

Business needs to oppose secrecy bill [So. Africa]

Author: Gareth Ackerman, in Business Report [So. Africa]

It is...in the interest of business to express itself more vociferously in opposition to the Protection of Information Bill which is being pushed through Parliament...Often it is only an inquiring and free media, along with a vigilant civil society,...

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26 May 2010

Quiznos Seeks Fair Wage for Tomato Pickers Amid Protest [USA]

Author: Jennifer Lawinski, Slashfood [USA]

An activist group scheduled a protest Tuesday at Quiznos headquarters in Denver to urge the chain to come to an agreement with the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers to ensure better working conditions and better pay for tomato pickers... The...

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21 May 2010

A Campaign for Fair Food - The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Author: Andrew Stelzer, Latino USA, National Public Radio

At today’s piece rate, Florida farmworkers have to pick more than two-and-a-half tons of tomatoes to earn the equivalent of Florida’s minimum wage for a 10-hour workday. And, because of exclusions from key labor reform measures, farmworkers do not have...

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20 April 2009

Why corporate responsibility is a survivor

Author: Michael Skapinker, Financial Times

It was an easy prediction to make: that the recession would end talk of corporate social responsibility. Faced with the fear, or reality, of losing their jobs or homes, consumers would rush past the Fairtrade shelves and pick up something the family...

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9 March 2009

Turkmen Look Forward to Better Labor Laws

Author: Asia Pulse Data Source

People in Turkmenistan are eagerly awaiting changes to the law limiting the widespread practice of hiring employees on short-term contracts that leave them vulnerable to summary dismissal...According to a commentator based in northern Turkmenistan, the...

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25 February 2009

Human rights activists trying to sue Uzbek ministry for child labour

Author: Uznews.net

Activists of the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan have submitted their suit to Tashkent’s Mirzo-Ulugbek district to demand the Education Ministry pay 100 million sums for damage inflicted on thousands of schoolchildren and teachers who were forced...

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12 December 2008

Subway to pay more for tomatoes

Author: Elaine Walker, Miami Herald

Subway became the latest fast-food chain to agree to a deal designed to pay migrant workers at least another penny per pound for all Florida tomatoes they pick. At the Miami offices of Subway's Independent Purchasing Cooperative, the company signed a...

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12 April 2008

Tomato pickers feeling spied on - Aide says infiltrators have been at meetings

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

Who would spy on a couple of nonprofit human rights groups?... Who would attack them on the Web for their efforts to improve the lives of workers who pick produce for the world’s largest fast food chains? That’s something the Coalition of Immokalee...

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4 May 2007

Someone has to Pay

Author: War on Want

Tax is a key weapon in the fight against poverty. Taxes paid by companies and individuals enable governments to fund vital public services such as health care, education, clean water and electricity, and to finance anti-poverty programmes throughout...

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