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7 December 2018

Malaysia: Medical and rubber glove manufacturers accused of labour abuses

Malaysian glove manufacturers have been accused of mistreating workers, allegedly subjecting migrant workers to forced labour, forced overtime, debt bondage, withheld wages and passport confiscation. The glove manufacturers, who supply medical and...

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28 November 2018

China: Lu Guang, award-winning photojournalist who documented social, health and environmental issues goes missing

"Internationally renowned Chinese documentary photographer Lu Guang has gone missing while on a trip to Xinjiang, his wife said…Since 1993, he has worked in documentary photography, recording the effects of environmental pollution, poverty, Aids...

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7 October 2018

Cambodia: Minimum wage now $182; labour group says increase not high enough for workers

Author: Ven Rathavong, Khmer Times

"New minimum wage now $182", 5 October 2018 The tripartite commission (union, government, employers) tasked with determining the minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries have agreed to increase the minimum wage to $18...

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1 October 2018

UK: Report finds many co's supplying uniforms to the public sector do not report on measures to tackle slavery in supply chains

A new report published by CORE and ICAR on 28 September 2018 finds that few companies supplying uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, report on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply...

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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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