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6 December 2019

Laos: Chinese-owned factory that operates without permit emits foul smell that affects residents' health; causes death of worker

Author: Eugene Whong, Radio Free Asia

"Chinese-Owned Factory in Laos Causes Health Scare, Foul Smells in Nearby Villages", 4 December 2019...

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3 December 2019

Chinese NGOs meet with African NGOs on holding Chinese companies accountable

Author: NGOs in China

21 November 2019...

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14 October 2019

Kenya: A progress report on class action lawsuit against Metal Refinery EPZ for alleged pollution leading to deaths

Author: Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action

"The Owino Uhuru class action suit progress report: From 2016-2019"...

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9 October 2019

Workers making kitchen countertops in the US & Australia allegedly falling ill due to silica dust exposure

Author: Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR

"Workers Are Falling Ill, Even Dying, After Making Kitchen Countertops", 2 October 2019...

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20 July 2019

Myanmar: Minimum wage of factory workers is not enough to cover cost of living due to inflation

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Surviving on the basic wage: higher electric tariffs add to workers' woes", 17 July 2019 Workers making minimum wage in Myanmar are bracing for added living costs after the government recently announced that higher electricity tariffs.... ...In the p...

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12 July 2019

Philippines: Masked men alleged to be Pepmaco guards attack protesting workers while asleep

A report alleged Pepmaco workers were attacked while resting outside company premises. It further alleged that the causes of the workers' protests were the company’s contractualization, mass termination, union busting, low-wages, 12-hour work days, and...

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29 June 2019

Myanmar: Wastewater from factories pollutes river, sickens residents

Author: Phyo Wai Kyaw, Myanmar Times

"Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups", 27 June 2019 Residents of Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said...

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23 June 2019

Indonesia: Fire in unregulated match sticks & lighter factory kills 30 people, including children

Author: Associated Press, South China Morning Post

"Indonesian police arrest three suspects after deadly fire in illegal factory kills 30 people, including children", 23 June 2019 Police in Indonesia have arrested the owner and two managers of an unregulated factory in North Sumatra that was engul...

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10 June 2019

Philippines: Workers complain of union busting by Korean-owned company that supplies to Kohl's

A labour-rights watch group reports about union busting in Korean-owned Daegyoung Apparel in the Philippines. The report, linked below, mentions that the company is a supplier of Kohl's. It also notes that "the workers union at Daegyoung Apparel Inc....

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13 May 2019

Unilever signs agreement with global unions to restrict temporary jobs & protect temporary workers in its supply chain

Author: IndustriALL

"Unilever and global unions sign agreement to restrict temporary jobs", 10 May 2019...

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