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11 November 2019

East Africa: Little optimism that newly introduced regulation of recruitment agencies will reduce human trafficking to the Gulf region

Author: Jillian Keenan & Njeri Rugene, Bhekisisa (South Africa)

"‘They see us as slaves’: Domestic helpers head for the Gulf despite their fears of sexual abuse"...

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11 November 2019

Civil society faces increasing difficulty in performing role 'effectively', report on 5 EU countries finds; highlights link to social & labour rights

Civil society in five EU countries say they face increasing difficulty in carrying out their role effectively due to 'insufficient meaningful participation' in decision-making processes, and claim national authorities do not sufficiently prioritise the...

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11 November 2019

Australia: Aberdeen Standard Investments, Westpac & CommBank rebuff government’s attack on the role of environmental groups

Author: Ben Butler, The Guardian

"Global funds management giant rejects Scott Morrison’s attack on activist investors", 8 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

Myanmar: Labour activists charged for role in garment factory strike over working conditions; Includes intl. brand responses

In September 2019, police brought charges against a civil society leader and seven labour leaders for their role in a strike over alleged labour rights abuses at Myanmar Knitting Factory in Pathein Industrial Zone, Myanmar. According to workers,...

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11 November 2019

Australia: Concern over possible discardment of strong modern slavery reporting provisions in New South Wales

Author: Ben Doherty, The Guardian

"NSW anti-slavery act could be abandoned despite being voted into law", 8 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

UK: Over 210,000 workers to receive pay rise after living wage increase

Author: Phillip Inman, The Guardian

"Thousands of UK workers' pay to rise as living wage increases", 11 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

RAID urges Barrick Gold to resolve past human rights concerns at its newly-acquired Tanzanian mine

Author: RAID

"When Will Bristow Address the Human Rights Issues at Tanzanian Gold Mine?"...

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11 November 2019

USA: Workers accuse Instacart of 'rebuke' against strikers after eliminating bonus

"Instacart Cuts 'Quality' Bonus After Workers Go on 3-Day Strike", 8 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

Local communities criticise Gabon's forest conservation policy they consider as very restrictive for their activities

Author: The New Times (Rwanda)

"Dilemma in Gabon's forest conservation and economic interests", 6 October 2019...

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11 November 2019

USA: Instacart workers strike over changes to tipping policy; Includes company comments

In November 2019, several thousand Instacart workers went on a 72-hour strike, demanding that the company change the default tip function on its app....

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