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4 June 2007

Investment dilemma for Darfur [Sudan]

Author: Ruth Sullivan, Financial Times

The Sudan divestment campaign mounted by activists to try to stop the conflict in Sudan is continuing to build momentum in the US…"The view today among a substantial proportion of companies and investment funds is that investing in Sudan in certain...

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1 June 2007

Swaziland: New HIV/AIDS support programme unveiled for truckers

Author: Reuters

[A] comprehensive set of initiatives [are] to be put in place to test, counsel and treat HIV-positive transportation workers after studies showed "truckers...have an HIV infection rate double that of the general population," Kkhosi Hlatshwayo,...

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24 April 2007

OSHA Leaves Worker Safety in Hands of Industry [USA]

Author: Stephen Labaton with Ron Nixon, New York Times

Scientists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which investigates the causes of workplace health problems, moved quickly to examine patients [workers at Gilster-Mary Lee popcorn factory who had contracted lung disease],...

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10 April 2007

23 dead, 56 injured in road accident in southern Sri Lanka

Author: Eranga Jayawardena, Associated Press

A passenger bus collided with a beer delivery truck and burst into flames Tuesday in southern Sri Lanka, killing at least 23 people and injuring 56, a police official said...A passenger on the bus blamed the truck driver for the accident.

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10 April 2007

Sri Lanka: Beer company to pay compensation for road accident caused by its driver that killed 23

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7 April 2007

Taiwan wants roadside betel nut saleswomen to promote safe sex

Author: The Associated Press

The government plans to have...women [who sell betel nuts at stands along Taiwan’s roadways] give their customers boxes containing condoms and an AIDS warning..."Research...has proved [that] the AIDS viruses are spread along the highways," Yang [Shih...

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5 March 2007

[PDF] HIV/AIDS: Transport Workers Take Action

Author: International Transport Workers' Federation

Chapter 01: HIV/AIDS and the Transport Industry; Chapter 02: Understanding HIV/AIDS; Chapter 03: Trade Unions Take Action; Chapter 04: Workplace Policies and Collective Agreements...

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1 December 2006

How employers can help battle Aids (So. Africa)

Author: Lynley Donnelly , Mail & Guardian So. Africa

…[L]arge corporations with the financial resources to implement HIV/Aids workplace programmes are making inroads…First National Bank (FNB), [has a] programme… aimed at educating, training, testing & encouraging people to access treatment…Mining...

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2 August 2006

"Dividiendo por Colombia"

Author: Dividiendo por Colombia

[Original website in Spanish. Following summary of the website's key points provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.] Dividiendo por Colombia is a foundation created by a group of business people to put into practice their commitment...

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2 August 2006
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