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19 November 2019

Zambia: Over 200 school children and 43 miners admitted to hospital following alleged leak of sulphuric from mine

Over 200 pupils and 40 KCM employees in Chingola were rushed to hospitals after inhaling sulphuric acid which Konkola Copper Mines (‘KCM’) released from its acid plant. Reports from the scene, say the mine plant was on Thursday around 19:00 hours shut...

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Article
18 November 2019

China: Retail workers respond to sudden sacking and wage arrears with collective action, according to labour rights NGO

Author: China Labour Bulletin (Hong Kong)

“Squeezed on all sides, China’s retail workers respond with collective action”, 13 Nov 2019...

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18 November 2019

Senegal: A report highlights the social and environmental impacts of a coal power plant co-funded by the African Development Bank

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18 November 2019

Responsible Sourcing Network proposes initiative to prevent forced labour in Chinese cotton products

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

“It’s Time Forced Labor in China’s Cotton Production Is Taken Seriously”, 14 Nov 2019...

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Article
16 November 2019

"Bad night" in Hawai'i as arrests rise to 161

Author: Mare Haimona-Riki, Te Ao

More than 25 people were arrested in Hawai'i overnight, in their attempt to halt the planned construction of eight 170-metre-high wind turbines as part of a wind farm development near the community of Kahuku on O'ahu... AES Corporation (AES), a Fortune...

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15 November 2019

Call for survey input: EU (DG JUST) study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance, deadline 27 November

Author: European Commission, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST)

The European Commission – Directorate General for Justice and Consumers – entrusted a research consortium led by EY to carry out a study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance....

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15 November 2019

USA: Congresswomen propose creation of Digital Privacy Agency with power to enforce privacy rights for users & ensure companies follow the law

On 5 November, 2019, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019. If passed, this bill would set up a Digital Privacy Agency (DPA), require that companies disclose why they need to collect and process data, not...

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14 November 2019

India: Federal investigating agency raids local Amnesty International offices, alleges violations of foreign funding

Author: Promit Mukherjee, Reuters

"India's federal police raid local Amnesty International offices", 15 November 2019...

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Article
14 November 2019

The African Development Bank to focus on renewable energy & and will not fund coal projects incl. proposed Kenya coal plant

Author: Egiron Ochieng, Kenya Business Feed

"African Development Bank "Runs Away" from Controversial Kenya Coal Project"...

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Blog post
14 November 2019

Failing workers by design: The fatal assurances of the social auditing industry

Author: 14/9/19 - Christie Miedema, Campaign and Outreach Coordinator at Clean Clothes Campaign

Social audits fail workers by design - any solution needs to focus on the root causes of abuse, writes Christie Miedema.

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