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12 March 2002

Pollutants cause death & serious health problems, including sterility, for women agricultural workers

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12 March 2002

Spotlight on unions and women: Barbro Budin of the IUF

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

...Women suffer from musculoskeletal disorders linked to repetitive work and this is a real scourge in both Northern and Southern countries. Some women become completely paralysed after a few years’ work, particularly in the food industry, hotels and...

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5 March 2002

US Government Human Rights Report Cites Shangri-La Hotel For Abuses [Indonesia]

Author: IUF - International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations

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3 March 2002

Prison Blues; Starbucks, Nike, others profit from inmate labor [at U.S. prisons]

Author: Erica Barnett, In These Times

A partial list of companies that have worked within the prison system, directly employed prison workers, or contracted with companies that employ prison workers, either currently or in the past: Allstate, Best Western, Dell Computer, Eddie Bauer,...

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1 March 2002

Desperately seeking a sustainable vacation [Arizona, USA]

Author: Koren Capozza, Environmental News Network

Phoenix begins to meet the challenge - Several hotels and resorts [& golf courses] are slashing their water use and employing innovative strategies to lessen the strain they put on Phoenix's over-taxed desert environment.

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28 February 2002

The Road to Johannesburg: Will Sustainability Be the Coming Norm or a Passing Fad in Travel?

Author: Michael Seltzer, BEST - Business Enterprises for Sustainable Travel, Conference Board

In anticipation of next year's World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, the travel and tourism industry is taking stock of what it has accomplished since the Rio summit. What can the industry report in Johannesburg? ...

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22 February 2002

Anti-union violence in Warsaw Marriott Hotel

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

On February 14 Andrzej Jakubiak, chair of the Enterprise Commission of ICFTU affiliate NSZZ "Solidarnosc" at the Marriott hotel in Warsaw, Poland, was brutally attacked and beaten by hotel security personnel.

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21 February 2002

SFF, unionist in clash [Namibia]

Author: Conrad Angula, The Namibian

A trade union leader was yesterday allegedly harassed by members of the Police Special Field Force (SFF) outside the Safari Hotel in Windhoek for his role in a protest by hotel workers.

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25 January 2002

Local Utilities and Labor Union Assist Hotel and Restaurant Workers In the Nation's Capital in the Aftermath of 9-11 [Washington, D.C.]

Author: PRNewswire

It was an opportunity for hotel and restaurant workers [laid off since 11 September] to apply for discounts on their utility bills...Volunteers from Pepco, Washington Gas, Verizon and the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) were on hand to process...

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22 January 2002

Karachi: Hotel's workers release demanded [Pakistan]

Author: Dawn [Pakistan]

Trade unions have demanded that all those workers of Pearl Continental Hotel who are being kept in "illegal detention" at a CIA centre be released immediately. At a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Monday, trade union leaders also urged the...

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