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2 December 2011

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Author: Ban Ki-moon, UN

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Willamette Tree Wholesale nursery in Oregon sued for sexual harassment, retaliation [USA]

Author: Salem-News.com [USA]

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5 April 2008

The plight of Nepal’s child quarry workers ... who slave to keep our patios plush

Author: Billy Briggs, Sunday Herald [UK]

This is child labour in a stone quarry in Nepal...Marshalls PLC…said that large sections of the gardening and construction industry were turning a blind eye to the use of child labour in quarries in order to maximise profits. "We want the industry to...

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