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10 September 2018

Australia: Woolworths agrees to audit cleaning contractors annually and rectify underpayments

Author: Ewin Hannan, The Australian

"Woolies to audit contract cleaners to stop exploitation of workers", 29 August 2018...

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30 July 2018

Australia: Cleaners in Woolworths' labour supply chain 'systematically ripped off' - hearing

Author: ABC News

"Senators tear into Woolworths over its contract cleaners being 'systematically ripped off'", 26 July 2018...

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17 July 2018

Agri Labour Australia's response

Author: Agri Labour Australia

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the company to respond to claims of underpayment of workers and dangerous working conditions....

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15 July 2018

Australia: Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying workers; dangerous working conditions

Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying farm labourers. Workers also claim that they experienced "bleeding episodes" after breathing in farm chemicals. ...

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26 April 2018

Paper finds severe labour exploitation in Spanish & Italian agricultural supply chains; reflects on potential action co's can take

Author: Cecilia Barral Diego & Lisa Szeponik, Loening - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Germany is the main market destination for Spanish and Italian exportations in the processed food market, with a particular focus on the fruit and vegetable sector. In crop year 2016/2017, Germany bought from Spain almost 2.0 billion kilograms of...

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19 April 2018

Sri Lanka: Recruitment agencies allegedly force female domestic workers to take contraceptives to secure work in the Gulf

Author: Sophie Cousins, The Guardian

"Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf", 6 April 2018...

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13 April 2018

India: Gov't. blacklists two UAE shipping cos. over labour abuses

Author: World Maritime News

"India Blacklists Two UAE Companies for Abandoning Seafarers" 30 Mar 2018...

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3 April 2018

New publication in Polish and English: "Introducing Business and Human Rights to the general public in Poland"

In February 2018, the Polish newspapers Rzeczpospolita[1] and Parkiet[2] published a 32-page supplement on Business and Human Rights (BHR) under the title:  "Business and Human Rights. Responsibility, benefits, ethics". The publication is also...

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27 March 2018

UAE: Online portal for hiring Indian workers aims to prevent recruitment fraud

Author: Abdulla Rasheed, Gulf News

"UAE-India integrated hiring system soon to prevent fraud", 21 March 2018...

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17 March 2018

Qatar: Local World Cup organiser working with contractors to pay back recruitment fees to migrant workers

Author: Anthony Harwood, Global Construction Review

By the end of March more than 5,500 people from across South Asia, a third of the workforce, will be reimbursed money they paid to middlemen who hired them to work in [Qatar]. The Doha government is negotiating with its contractors in the hope that...

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