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23 May 2012

Can Protecting Disabled Workers Do More Harm than Good? [USA]

Author: Elaine Cohen, CSRwire Talkback

What do Starbucks, United Parcel Service, Daimler Chrysler Corp [now Daimler, Chrysler], Wal-Mart Stores, Sears Roebuck and United Airlines have in common? They all featured in the [US] Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Hall of Fame, a report...

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27 March 2012

Postal businesses query new media bill [Uganda]

Author: Ncholas Kalungi, Monitor [Uganda]

Private postal operators have questioned the...Uganda Communications Regulatory Authority Bill, arguing that it will...threaten clients’ rights and freedoms...One article in this bill gives the director general of the regulatory authority powers to...

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28 February 2012

Millions of Indian workers strike for rights

Author: Al Jazeera

Millions of workers in India are staging a 24-hour strike to demand improved rights for employees and to protest over rising prices...[The] strike, one of the biggest in recent times, is being backed by all 11 major trade unions in the country,...

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24 January 2012

WFP and Logistics Companies Join Forces to Prepare Countries for Disaster Response

Author: UPS

Humanitarian organizations and the world’s leading logistics companies have teamed up to conduct the first in a series of assessments to help countries strengthen their ability to respond to emergencies. A.P. Moller-Maersk and UPS joined the Logistics...

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15 December 2011

EEOC Settles Long-Standing Disability Discrimination Case Against UPS [USA]

Author: Jenna Greene, BLT: The Blog of Legal Times [USA]

After more than five years of litigation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a disability discrimination case against a unit of United Parcel Service for $95,000.The case on behalf of Mauricio Centeno, who has been deaf since...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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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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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confédération syndicale internationale

Germes du printemps arabe dans la répression contre les travailleurs/euses et le non-respect des droits économiques...La Colombie et les Amériques conservent la position dominante dans le sombre bilan en matière d’assassinats et de répression des...

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2 May 2011

[PDF] Business & Human Rights: an update on recent developments

Author: NautaDutilh law firm

The Guiding Principles do not intend to impose new legal obligations, but instead aim to elaborate on the implications of existing standards and practices...and to integrate them within a single, logically coherent and comprehensive template. Still,.....

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