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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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13 July 2019

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

Men wearing face masks attacked two separate camps of striking Peerless Products Manufacturing Corporation (Pepmaco) workers in Laguna...injuring 11 workers....

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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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10 May 2019

Indonesia: Govt. will eradicate use of toxic mercury in small-scale gold mining & health care sectors

Author: Fransiska Nangoy, Wilda Asmarini & Bernadette Christina Munthe, Reuters

"Indonesia says ramping up push against mercury in mining, industry", 7 May 2019...

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15 April 2019

Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains

Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....

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25 March 2019

Amnesty International challenges the electric vehicle industry to produce batteries free of human rights abuses

On 21 March 2019, Amnesty International launched its ethical batteries campaign, challenging leaders in the electric vehicle industry to produce the world's first completely ethical battery, free of human rights abuses within its supply chain, within ...

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23 March 2019

Malaysia: Directors, driver of tyre-processing co. charged for illegally dumping chemicals into river

Author: The Straits Times

"Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Singaporean among three charged over pollution of river", 24 March 2019...

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