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9 September 2004

New disability rights for firms

Author: icSouthLondon

Businesses which fail to meet the requirements of new disability equality laws which come into effect next month will have nowhere to run and hide, the Disability Rights Commission has warned.

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1 September 2004

Slave labour along the Massacre river [Haiti]

Author: Maurice Lemoine, Monde Diplomatique

The Dominican investor [in a free-trade zone in Ouanaminthe, Haiti] was clothing subcontractor Grupo M...with...a reputation for treating [workers] brutally and ignoring union rights and regulations...On 8 June 40 heavily armed soldiers from the...

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23 April 2004

Cirque settles with fired gymnast

Author: Rona Marech, San Francisco Chronicle

Cirque du Soleil has agreed to pay $600,000 to Matthew Cusick, a gymnast who was fired from the Montreal-based circus company last year because he is HIV-positive. The agreement...includes requirements that Cirque...give all employees annual anti...

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23 April 2004

Store settles gay bias charges [USA]

Author: Julie Forster, Pioneer Press

Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay $78,750 to settle the case of a former employee who says he was harassed by managers at two St. Paul video stores because he is gay.

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14 March 2004

Businesses discover the value in fighting AIDS

Author: Marilynn Marchione, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Besides Coca-Cola, the coalition [Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS] includes ...MTV, American Express, Exxon Mobil Corp., Nike, Calvin Klein and the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network. [also refers to Anglo American, Ugandan Railway, Pfizer,...

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1 February 2004

[PDF] KPMG and the media CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] forum - Key CSR issues for the media industry

Author: KPMG

The Media CSR Forum is made up of media oganisations committed to furthering corporate social responsibility in the sector. It includes many of the UK’s leading media groups. [members include: BBC, AOL (part of Time Warner), Sky [British Sky...

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7 December 2003

World Information Summit faces huge challenges to bridge digital divide

Author: Claude Robinson, Jamaica Observer

One of the main concerns of the critics is that the agenda that has emerged is concerned mainly with telecommunication and Internet related issues, viewed from a technical perspective and a narrowly construed development agenda. Broader communication...

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7 December 2003

World Information Summit: North-South divisions over human rights averted as draft declaration agreed

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21 October 2003
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Author: Raúl Curiel, El Economista [México]

[Tultitlán, México]: se confirmó que existe un alto grado de concentración de cromo total en suelo, aire, agua potable y muy probablemente en los productos fabricados dentro del radio de contaminación [dejada por Cromatos de México, extinta empresa de...

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15 October 2003
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