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29 October 2019

UK: Google's contracted cleaners threaten strikes over alleged labour violations & dismissal of union members

In October 2019, members of Google's contracted cleaning team in London went on strike over labour rights concerns and the dismissal of two union members representing the cleaners. The cleaners, contracted by cleaning firm Principle Cleaning Services,...

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Company response
28 October 2019

Google's response

Author: Google

While our suppliers determine wages and benefits for their employees, we want working at Google to be a positive experience. We choose our partners and staffing agencies carefully, and review their compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct. In a...

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Article
25 October 2019

Calls for advancement of dignity and human rights in the built environment lifecycle in new report

Author: Annabel Short, Institute for Human Rights and Business

“Dignity by Design – Human Rights and the Built Environment Lifecycle”, 1 July 2019...

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25 October 2019

Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

"Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment Open for Consultation", 18 July 2019...

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25 October 2019

Draft Principles for Dignity in the Built Environment launched

In July 2019, the Institute of Human Rights and Business (IHRB) published a report entitled 'Dignity by Design' which calls for action in the built environment lifecylce, shaping society's response to global challenges like inequality, mass-migration,...

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Article
25 October 2019

USA: Google accused of developing tool to spy on organising employees, following protests

Author: Steven Musil, CNET

"Google accused of creating tool to spy on employees' organizing efforts", 23 October 2019...

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Article
23 October 2019

New UN report provides companies with roadmap for tackling online hate according to human rights law

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Governments and Internet companies fail to meet challenges of online hate – UN expert", 21 Oct 2019...

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Article
23 October 2019

USA: Kickstarter accused of union busting following dismissal of lead organisers & denial of union recognition

Author: Lauren Kaori Gurley, VICE

"This Board Game About Labor Revolts Is Protesting Kickstarter on Kickstarter", 22 October 2019...

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Story
22 October 2019

Morocco: Human rights defenders harrassed by NSO Group malware as state cracks down on activists

An Amnesty International investigation has discovered targeted attacks against two human rights defenders in Morocco. Maati Monjib, an academic and activist working on issues of freedom of expression, and Abdessadak Ek Bouchattaoui, a human rights...

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Article
22 October 2019

So. Africa: Embrace technology solutions to mitigate risks associated with mine closures, says IT specialist

Author: Vanessa Tyne, IT Online (South Africa)

‘Securing abandoned mines’ 17 October 2019...

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