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26 September 2018

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Columnist documents child labour & unsafe working conditions in cobalt mines

Author: Siddharth Kara, Harvard Kennedy School, in Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Open letter to anyone who uses a smartphone, drives an electric car, or flies on a plane"...

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23 September 2018

Cambodia: Govt. guarantees minimum wage increase; urges employers to consider social, economic & spending factors

Author: Sen David, Khmer Times

"PM: No protests during wage talks", 20 September 2018...

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21 September 2018

Kenya: UN Human Rights Office supports poor community take legal action against lead poisoning by a smelter

Author: United Nations Human Rights Office

"Lead poisoning on Kenya's Coast: A Poor Community Fights Back"...

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17 September 2018

Myanmar: Garment factory declines rehiring of workers; strikers demand better pay & treatment

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Chinese garment factory refuses to rehire 30 workers", 13 September 2018 Chinese-owned Fu Yuen garment factory will not rehire 30 workers it sacked last month for violating factory rules and actions that decreased its output, factory officials said....

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30 August 2018

Metal Refinery (EPZ) lawsuit (re lead pollution in Kenya)

In 2016, the Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA) instituted a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Owino Uhuru community in a Kenyan Environment and Land Court in relation to lead contamination and poisoning....

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20 August 2018

Kenya: One killed, 17 injured in Jungle Nuts Holdings boiler explosion

Author: Mary Wambui, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"One killed, 17 injured in Jungle Nuts Holdings boiler explosion"...

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12 August 2018

Philippines: Local groups demand companies to pay for pollution caused by plastics

Author: Bong S. Sarmiento, Asia Times

"Western-made plastic trash is killing Asia's oceans", 12 August 2018...

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5 August 2018

Cambodia: Garment workers rally over unpaid wages

Author: Sen David, Khmer Times

"Workers rally over unpaid wages", 6 August 2018...

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1 August 2018

3 injured in Yerevan industrial plant explosion

Author: Armenpress

Three people have been injured in an explosion which took place in a glass industrial plant in the southwestern part of Yerevan...Additional information will be provided as authorities are working at the scene.

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1 August 2018

Armenia: 2 injured, 1 dead after explosion at glass manufacturing plant

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