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12 May 2020

USA: Truck drivers face plummeting pay, higher risk amid Covid-19 pandemic

Truck drivers fear being stranded across state lines as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) spreads across the US. Truckers have requested increased protections, including masks, as they face high exposure risk. Meanwhile, pay rates have decreased. ...

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12 May 2020

USA: Truckers protest plummeting pay rates, lack of pay

Author: Rachel Premack, Business Insider (USA)

'We're not going to work for free': Truck drivers protesting plummeting pay rates are 'slow-rolling' and stopping traffic across the US, 29 April 2020...

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12 May 2020

USA: Truckers to receive 1 million masks for protection against Covid-19

Author: Rachel Premack, Business Insider (USA)

The Trump administration has quietly agreed to give 1 million masks to truck drivers after months of ignoring requests, 29 April 2020...

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9 April 2020

USA: Truckers worried they won't be able to get home if they get COVID-19 on the road; a few companies know how to help

Author: Rachel Premack, Business Insider (USA)

Terrified truckers have no idea how they'll get home if they catch COVID-19 on the road — and major trucking companies don't either, 7 April 2020 ...

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5 August 2019
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Author: G1 Santarém (Brazil)

“Com territórios ameaçados, indígenas e quilombolas de Oriximiná solicitam apoio do MPF”, 18 de julho de 2019...

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7 May 2019

USA: Los Angeles port truck drivers allege wage & labour violations in Rio Tinto supply chain; Includes company responses

Port truck drivers in California are alleging wage and labour violations due to unlawful misclassification by NFI Industries and its subsidiary, Cal Cartage Express, as independent contractors rather than employees. NFI is a logistics provider for...

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Company response
6 May 2019

Rio Tinto's response

Author: Rio Tinto

... Rio Tinto takes the allegations against NFI Industries and its subsidiary Cal Cartage Express seriously. We have asked NFI Industries to demonstrate that they are meeting our Supplier Code of Conduct and they are actively working to respond to our...

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Company response
25 April 2019

NFI Industries' response

Author: NFI Industries

California Cartage Express is committed to complying with all laws and the company is in full compliance with the Rio Tinto Supplier Code of Conduct. These unfounded allegations that are being made against the company are part of an ongoing effort by...

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14 December 2018
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Author: Spiegel Online

"Zahl der Arbeitsmigranten steigt auf 164 Millionen", 5 Dezember 2018...

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8 November 2018

EU Parliament to investigate case of 22 Filipino truck drivers found living & working in "dire conditions" in Denmark

Danish police raided a property on 30 October and allegedly found 22 Filipino drivers living in “slum-like” conditions in containers. The property is owned by the Danish employer, Kurt Beier Transport. The CEO of Kurt Beier Transport said that he regr...

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