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29 May 2020

Mexico: Maquila companies accused of a range of labour and health rights violations throughout the pandemic; incl. 2 company responses

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 10 companies from the manufacturing industry with opperations in Mexico to respond to the wide range of labour and health rights violations against workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

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26 May 2020
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Author: Rel UITA

"El mismo odio, la misma discriminación", 26 de mayo de 2020...

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26 May 2020
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El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos invitó a 9 empresas de la industria maquiladora y manufacturera con operaciones en México a responder sobre una gama amplia de violaciones a los derechos laborales y a la salud de las personas...

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23 May 2020

COVID-19 leaves thousands of garment workers in Asia jobless; retailers agree to pay instead of cancelling orders

Author: Reuters, South China Morning Post

"Coronavirus cuts a swathe through Asia's garment industry, leaving thousands out of work", 19 May 2020...

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23 May 2020

Vietnam: Workers allege that firm that makes shoes for Nike & Adidas used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them; companies respond

One hundred fifty Chinese workers allege that they have become expendable and that the manufacturing firm, Pou Chen, used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them. Pou Chen said it was forced to terminate the workers' contracts due to the decline in...

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21 May 2020

Uganda: Workers, including in hospitality & manufacturing sectors, losing jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic

Author: Raymond Mujuni, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Workers feel the pinch of Covid-19"...

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19 May 2020

Mexico: High levels of deaths reported amongst maquiladora workers as they return to factories without safeguards in place

Author: WSWS

"Hundreds of Mexican maquiladora workers dying after back-to-work orders take effect", 19 de mayo de 2020...

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19 May 2020

Mexico: Maquiladora Lear Corporation accused for not protecting their workers' right to health during the pandemic; includes company response

The maquiladoras in the North of the country have been the focus of much attention in terms of the violation of the right to health of their workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  Lear Corporation was accused for having a high number of deaths...

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19 May 2020
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Las maquiladoras en el norte del país han sido el enfoque de mucha atención en cuanto a la vulneración del derecho a la salud de sus personas empleadas durante la pandemia de Covid-19.  Lear Corporation fue acusada por una tasa alta de muertos por...

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18 May 2020

Kenya: Govt. agency blacklists eight substandard hand sanitiser brands as demands rises due to Covid-19 pandemic

Author: Bonface Otieno, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Covid-19: Kebs blacklists eight sanitiser brands"...

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