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24 February 2020

India: Tea worker unions demonstrate and demand for fixed minimum wage as new season begins

Author: Avijit Sinha, The Telegraph

"Tea workers demand fixing of minimum wages and land rights", 25 February 2020...

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17 January 2020
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19 December 2019

Bangladesh: Amendments to the 2006 Labour Law required to eliminate bonded labour, dialogue on rights of tea workers concludes

Author: Staff Correspondent, New Age Bangladesh

"Labour law reinforces bonded labour among tea workers: dialogue", 20 December 2019...

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8 November 2019

So. Africa: Indigenous community to receive share of the sale of rooibos tea after multistakeholder agreement

Author: Brian Browdie, Quartz Africa

"South Africa's Khoisan to get a share of the commercialization of rooibos," 5 November 2019....

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31 October 2019

Kenya: Local community seek UN inquiry for alleged historical land injustices where tea farms operate; includes Unilever's comment

Author: AFP

"Kenya community pushes for UN inquiry into tea land theft"...

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21 October 2019

Sri Lanka: Tea estate workers who sustain the country's economy mobilise to fight for fair basic wages

Author: Meena Srinavasan, The Hindu

"A bitter brew: For Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers, fair wage is still elusive" 5 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

Oxfam reveals poverty pay, harsh working conditions & gender discrimination in intl. supermarkets' food supply chains; Includes company responses

Oxfam has released new research, which included in-depth interviews with workers in India and Brazil and a survey of workers in five other countries, revealing widespread labour rights allegations - including poverty pay, harsh working conditions, and...

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Company response
18 October 2019

ALDI SOUTH's response

Author: ALDI SOUTH Group

... We are also aware of the particular human rights challenges in the production of tea... [A] proportion of our tea productions are either UTZ/Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or Organic certified and we are working to increase the percentage of...

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Company response
18 October 2019

Morrisons' response

Author: Morrisons

... We have been engaged with Oxfam since the commencement of their Behind the Barcodes campaign and have already made progress in a number of areas ... This resulted in Morrisons being acknowledged in this year's report as being one of three...

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Company response
18 October 2019

Tesco's response

Author: Tesco

...We support Oxfam’s clear framework... We are in the process of developing specific actions plans to greater support progress on gender equality and living wages in key supply chains......

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