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29 November 2017

India: Guwahati rally during UN Forum highlights human rights abuses in Assam tea supply chains

Author: Anirudha Nagar & Jayshree Satpute, Open Democracy

"From Geneva to Guwahati: demanding fair wages for Assam's tea workers", 27 Nov 2017...

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13 November 2017

India: Petition calls on IFC to improve treatment of workers in tea plantations, as investigation report identifies persisting problems

Author: Human Rights Watch

"World Bank: Few Improvements on India’s Tea Plantations", 6 Nov 2017...

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26 October 2017

Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

The report published by CORE Coalition provides an overview of how companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. It focuses on 50 companies...

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23 October 2017

Kenya: Trade union calls for nationwide strike against multinational tea companies for failure to honour collective bargaining agreement

Author: Sonu Tanu, The Star (Kenya)

"Atwoli calls nationwide tea workers' strike over three CBAs"...

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4 October 2017

Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

Author: CORE (UK)

This report aims to provide a snapshot of if and how [50] companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. [It focuses] on companies sourcing...

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14 September 2017

Modern slavery in the Americas: From here to elimination (Mary Robinson Speaker Series, NY, 18 Sept)

The 8th annual event in the Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business & Human Rights in New York City will be held on 18 September 2017 at the Roosevelt House. The event will shine a spotlight on the reality of workers’ rights in the Americas and...

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17 August 2017
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Author: ComunicaRSE

“Las grandes marcas se alejan del sello Fairtrade de Comercio Justo” – 14 de agosto de 2017...

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8 August 2017

Cameroon: Ongoing judicial harassment of defenders opposing alleged land-grab; Baba Ahmadou Group did not respond

Author: International Federation for Human Rights (France)

"Cameroon: Release on bail and ongoing judicial harassment of members of the Esu Youths Development Association (EYDA)", 11 May 2017...

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2 August 2017

Africa: Demand for land for large scale agricultural investment & commercial centres compromising livelihoods & fuelling conflict, says columnist

Author: Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times

"Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa"...

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13 April 2017

Bangladesh: Asbestos roofs used in houses - tea workers at cancer risk

Author: Mintu Deshwara, Daily Star

Asbestos roofs widely used on the houses of the tea garden workers in greater Sylhet region pose high risks of cancer, said health experts and environmentalists...the tea workers in Sylhet region have been using asbestos for long as it was distributed...

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