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26 September 2011
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic [France]

Peuples solidaires et Générations Futures relaient la procédure judiciaire que des salariés de l'agroalimentaire ont déposé contre leur employeur pour faute inexcusable. En cause : les maladies qu'ils ont contractées après avoir été exposés à des...

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12 August 2011

UPS Airlines helping in Horn of Africa crisis

Author: Business First [USA]

United Parcel Service Inc. has pitched in to provide assistance to relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, which is suffering through a major drought and famine. A special 767 charter flight from Cologne, Germany, part of UPS's Louisville-based UPS...

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4 July 2011

Labour recognition for TNT Express Saudi Arabia

Author: TNT Express, Post & Parcel

TNT Express Saudi Arabia [part of TPG] has been awarded the SA8000…certificate, in response to its standard of working conditions and labour relations. The award was issued…after auditors visited TNT Express offices and warehouses at Jeddah and Dhahran...

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2 July 2011
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Author: José Chahua, CGTP [Perú]

A pesar que la Dirección Regional de Trabajo de la Región Piura y las autoridades judiciales han declarado improcedente la pretensión de la empresa de anular el registro sindical y de exigir que los trabajadores de IMI Perú pasen a la planilla de...

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6 May 2011

Anti-union "purge" at DHL in South Africa

Author: International Transport Workers Federation

[W]orkers…at DHL in South Africa are being subjected to intimidation for attempting to join a union…the harassment began when a manager was suspended for belonging to the ITF-affiliated South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu). The...

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1 May 2011

[PDF] Investing in Human Capital: Compliance with International Labor Standards

Author: John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, The American University in Cairo

The program aims at providing a holistic look at labor standards and issues facing the labor market in Egypt in specific and in the Middle East at large....

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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13 January 2010

Haiti: US companies including Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, UPS, General Motors pledge humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

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25 November 2009

Jordan sees benefit of private sector aid

Author: Roula Khalaf, Financial Times

Five years ago Ruwwad, an organisation started by a group of Jordanian businessmen, ventured into the underprivileged Jabal al-Nathif neighbourhood in Amman offering a helping hand. “When we asked what they needed they gave us a long list of...

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18 November 2009

Nike, Unilever, HP Top Latest Climate Counts Scorecard

Author: GreenBiz.com

Nike has taken the top score for the annual Climate Counts scorecard for the second year in a row, but there are some companies hot on Nike's heels and others that made large leaps in the past year. Climate Counts' third annual scorecard covers 90...

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