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8 November 2005

Companies linked with Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Updated on Tuesday, November 08, 2005. This list is not exhaustive. We are ready to correct any factual errors which it may contain. As we receive information on further companies which are active in Burma we will approach them in the same way and,...

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16 August 2005

ILO Investigates Claim Charging Violation of Convention 169 Regarding Skye Resources’ Guatemalan Nickel Project

Author: Asociación Estoreña Para el Desarrollo Integral (AEPDI) [Guatemala]

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is currently investigating a claim filed in March 2005 charging that Guatemala’s government violated its obligations under Convention 169 when it granted mine exploration licences to Skye Resources’...

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19 May 2005

Amazon Destruction Accelerating in Brazil

Author: Axel Bugge, Reuters

The Environment Ministry said...destruction of the world's largest tropical forest rose to 10,088 square miles in 2003-2004 -- an area larger than the U.S. state of New Jersey -- from 9,496 square miles a year earlier. As Brazil grabs an ever larger...

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5 January 2005

Bangladesh Employer Renders Union Members Destitute

Author: International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF)

Garment workers employed by one of Bangladesh’s biggest consortiums [Square Fashions (part of Square Group)] have been thrown out of their jobs and their dormitories and then beaten and robbed – all because they joined a union...“After Swedish retail...

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31 March 2004

Murray & Roberts employees cry foul over ill treatment [Botswana]

Author: Meekaeel M. Siphambili. Mmegi [Botswana]

[Botswana]: MURRAY and Roberts Construction Company employees in Serowe are living in cramped prefabricated iron shelters measuring an estimated 8. 88 square meters...“Our living conditions are not healthy. There are more than 50 people living in 32...

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4 June 2003

Macy's Accused of Bias in Suit

Author: Bloomberg News

Macy's flagship store in Herald Square allegedly apprehended 1,600 people for shoplifting last year and 92 percent were minorities, according to an expanded lawsuit accusing Federated Department Stores Inc., owner of Macy's and other stores, of...

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7 November 2002

TRADE: U.S., EU Square Off Over Environmental Concerns

Author: UN Wire

Speaking at a discussion in New York hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Zoellick said the European position that trade and the environment should be linked is endangering progress on global trade negotiations with developing countries.

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18 April 2002

Black Coca-Cola Workers Still Angry

Author: Ben White, Washington Post

Despite 2000 Legal Settlement, Protesters Say Little Has Changed - Protesters lined Seventh Avenue outside Madison Square Garden today to press criticisms of Coca-Cola Co., which was holding its annual shareholders meeting inside. With labor and...

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22 February 2002

Brazil recovers $25 mln of illegally cut mahogany

Author: Reuters

Brazil's environmental agency, Ibama, has seized 220,000 square feet (20,438 sq metres) of mahogany and is floating the wood down the rivers of the Amazon jungle as part of its biggest ever operation to hit illegal loggers, the agency said this week.....

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16 November 2001

Vaal residents claim Iscor poisoned them [South Africa]

Author: Khadija Magardie, Mail & Guardian [South Africa]

Residents of two tiny agricultural plots in Vanderbijlpark, an industrial town in the Vaal Triangle, will square up to iron and steel giant Iscor in the Johannesburg High Court early next week.

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