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11 October 2019

Building Responsibly release guidance notes on Worker Welfare Principles for engineering and construction

On 10 October 2019, Building Responsibly launched Guidance Notes to accompany the Building Responsibly Worker Welfare Principles, published in June 2018. The Principles protect a range of labour rights, covering topics including the rights to safe and...

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11 October 2019

Qatar: Study suggests heat mitigation strategies can allow workers to perform roles safely, despite extreme conditions

A study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Qatari Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), recommends nine key areas...

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4 October 2019

Engineers Against Poverty recommends improvements to Wage Protection Systems in the Gulf, based on global comparison

Engineers Against Poverty (EAP) have released the third paper in a series focusing on protecting the addressing the issue of late, partial or non-payment of wages of migrant construction workers in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries....

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4 October 2019

Georgia: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights urge responsible business conduct to tackle work accidents & pollution, following country visit

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4 October 2019

Press release: Georgia: UN experts urge responsible business conduct to tackle work accidents and pollution

Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Government of Georgia and businesses in the country must take urgent, robust action to address critical business and human rights challenges, say a group of UN human rights experts. “We were alarmed at how a decade of deregulation aimed at...

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4 October 2019

Statement at the end of visit to Georgia by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Author: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

In our capacity as members of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, we have today ended our visit to Georgia (3 to 12 April 2019)...A central theme in our meetings with government officials, businesses, civil society...

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4 October 2019

UAE: Construction companies likely operating at extreme risk to workers’ health; includes comments from McLaren & Laing O'Rourke

Author: Annie Kelly and Niamh MacIntyre (Guardian, UK)

"Workers at Dubai's Expo 2020 likely to have suffered dangerous heat stress," 3 Oct 2019...

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2 October 2019

Cambodia: NGOs staff voices concerns over housing construction for Chinese nationals in SEZ

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Rights Official Voices Concerns Over Housing Construction ‘For Chinese’ in Cambodian SEZ", 27 September 2019...

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2 October 2019

Qatar: Unexplained death of World Cup stadium worker one of hundreds dismissed as "natural" by authorities

Author: Pete Pattisson & Roshan Sedhai (Guardian UK)

"Dead at 24: did heat kills Doha World Cup worker Rubchandra Rumba?" 2 Oct 2019...

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30 September 2019

Germany: Cabinet backs draft law combatting poor working conditions in parcel delivery sector

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