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23 October 2011

Asylum seekers used as car wash 'slaves' [Sweden]

Author: TT/The Local [Sweden]

Asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants are being treated like slaves and paid far less than the legal minimum wage at car washes around the country, according to the police...An investigation by Sveriges Radio (SR) has revealed that the trend of...

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31 August 2011

Carwashes: Meet the New American Sweatshop [USA]

Author: Alex Caballero, Cuéntame [USA]

Carwash operators routinely violate basic employment laws like those requiring workers be permitted to take rest breaks or have access to shade and clean drinking water…Employees who complain...are often intimidated and threatened…A majority of carwash...

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18 May 2011
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Author: Laurent Radisson, Actu-Environnement

Une campagne européenne, déclinée en France dans les secteurs de la propreté et de la réparation de véhicules, met en évidence une prise en compte très contrastée et paradoxale de la réglementation relative à la prévention des agents chimiques...

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31 August 2009

Green Rankings - the 2009 list

Author: Newsweek

Our exclusive environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations. [Top 5: HP, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM]

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31 August 2009

Newsweek publishes "Green Rankings" - largest 500 US firms ranked on climate change efforts

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10 February 2009

Criminal charges filed against car wash owners [USA]

Author: Evelyn Larrubia, L.A. Now blog of Los Angeles Times [USA]

Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo filed criminal charges today against the owners and manager of four Los Angeles car washes [Owners Benny and Nissan Pirian and manager Manuel Reyes, of Hollywood Five Star Car Wash, Vermont Hand Wash, Celebrity...

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5 February 2008

Lebanon's forgotten children

Author: AFP

It is early morning and eight-year-old Ibrahim Khodar Arja is already hard at work…Like thousands of children across Lebanon he has joined a growing force of child labourers…Officials estimate that at least 100,000 children, or one in 10 up to 18 years...

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30 January 2007
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic

Après un premier bilan sur les toxiques professionnels publié début janvier par l’INRS, l’assurance maladie lance une campagne d’alerte et de prévention sur les risques de cancers auxquels sont exposés plus de 2 millions de salariés. Entre 11 000 et...

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1 December 2005

Sexual harassment claimed at S.M. [Santa Maria] Jiffy Lube [USA]

Author: Quintin Cushner, Lompoc Record [USA]

An 18-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she faced sexual harassment and a hostile environment while working at a Santa Maria Jiffy Lube...Sean Porcher, a partner with Pacific Coast Jiffy Lube, on Wednesday denied all of the claims against his...

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1 October 2005

Notable Communications on Progress

Author: UN Global Compact

The policy on Communication on Progress (COP), introduced in 2003, was designed to increase transparency around Global Compact companies and their actions in support of the ten principles. Companies are asked to communicate publicly on their progress...

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