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UK: AkzoNobel factory workers prepare to strike following management threats to withdraw from wage negotiations unless workers accept initial pay offer
Author: David Vincent, East Anglian Daily Times
"Factory workers threaten strike action in bitter pay dispute", 20 August 2019...
- Related companies: Akzo Nobel
Lead paint poisoning is still a major health threat for kids around the world and governments should ban it say WHO and UNEP
Author: UN Environment
"Lead exposure is poisoning the future of our children", 24 Octobre 2018...
USA: Court finds paint manufacturer PPG liable for pollution posing risk to health & environment in lawsuit over chemicals spill
Author: Matthew Medsger, TRIBLive (USA)
"Judge: PPG solely liable for pollution near Ford City", 17 Apr 2018...
India: Despite reports on child deaths in mica mines, new investigations find company initiatives failing to have any tangible action on the ground
Author: Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation, India
"In search of sparkle: is corporate inaction on mica condemning Indian children to death?" 19 December 2017...
- Related stories: India: Investigations highlight child labour, debt bondage & illegal operations in mica mines
- Related companies: Estée Lauder L'Oreal Merck
Author: Kate Hodal, Guardian [UK]
India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it...Activists lauded the decision to legalise mica mining, but warned that high...
Investigations highlighted incidences of child labour, debt-bondage and unsafe work conditions mica mines of various indian states. Many of these mines are reported to be operating without licenses. The mica sourced from some of these mines is...
Paint used by car makers linked to illegal mines in India reliant on child labour and debt bondage, company responses included
Author: Peter Bengtsen & Annie Kelly, Guardian [UK]
"Vauxhall and BMW among car firms linked to child labour over glittery mica paint", 28 July 2016...
South Africa: Community protests against Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Mine over "unequal treatment of host communities" disrupt operations
Author: Nompumelelo Magwaza
"Blockade closed Richards Bay Minerals mine", 9 May 2016...
- Related companies: Rio Tinto