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15 April 2019

Nigeria: Threats of litigation mount against Shell over the recent oil spill in Gokana

Author: Daniel Abia, Independent (Nigeria)

“Shell To Face Litigation Over Fresh Spill In Ogoni” ...

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15 April 2019

Resource rich African countries increasingly changing laws to increase share of revenue from mining activities

Author: Barbara Lewis, Reuters

‘EXPLAINER-How countries are getting tougher with mining companies’ ...

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15 April 2019

Nigeria: Regulatory agency pledges to pay more attention to underground water pollution from oil spills

Author: Chidimma C. Okeke, Daily Trust (Nigeria)

“Nosdra New DG to Address Underground Water Pollution, Oil Spills” 3 April 2019...

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15 April 2019

So. Africa: Workers at Heineken's brewery allege sexual harassment by their supervisors; company comments

Author: Sarah Smit, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Heineken Workers' Forum prepares to march against ‘sex for shifts’ 4 April 2019...

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15 April 2019

Zimbabwe: Call for transparency, citizen participation & accountability in management of mineral resources

Author: Mukasiri Sibanda, Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association

‘Champions needed to jumpstart mineral revenue transparency reforms’...

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15 April 2019

Worker's marriage plan goes bust due to labour dispute in UAE

Author: Anjana Sankar, Khaleej Times

[Indian migrant worker Jadeesh P. Shaji] has been working with Al Wasita for more than five years and the company owes him Dh11,000... his marriage date had to be cancelled twice because he is stranded in the UAE and cannot fly home due to a labour...

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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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15 April 2019

UAE: Migrant workers employed by Al Wasita Emirates Catering Services have not received outstanding wages & flight home, despite court settlement

In January 2019 400 employees of Al Wasita Emirates Catering Services brought a legal dispute against their employer, alleging wages withheld for months. The migrant workers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Egypt, Nigeria and the Philippines had also...

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15 April 2019

Bangladesh: Migrant workers face job uncertainty as a shortage of flights to the Middle East results in increased migration costs

Migrant workers headed to the Middle East are facing job uncertainty after four airlines suspended flights from Bangladesh to the region. Airfares for other airlines have consequently doubled and, together with more expensive medical tests for workers,...

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15 April 2019
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Author: Virgílio Viana, El País (Brazil)

 “Afrouxar o licenciamento ambiental aumenta a margem de lucro das empresas, em função da redução dos custos. Porém, quando ocorre um desastre ambiental, o que há é uma socialização dos prejuízos, que são pagos pela sociedade como um todo”, 16 de março...

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