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6 December 2016

Construction industry failing to tackle abuse of migrant workers in the Gulf, claims report

Author: Gordon Miller, Building4Change

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) invited 100 construction companies operating in Qatar and the UAE for a response on the measures they are taking to stop exploitation of migrant workers. Only 22 responded...The analysed company...

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6 December 2016

Call to better protect Gulf migrant workers

Author: Adrian Bishop, OPP.Today (UK)

A call has gone out for construction companies operating in the Gulf region to “up their game” and protect migrant workers from abusive working arrangements...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), author of the newly-published Wall of...

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10 June 2016

The Gulf: Cleaning up construction

Available at interactive platform that aims to track construction companies on their performance and action related to migrant workers’ rights in the Persian Gulf region. Based on a survey, it includes their direct...

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7 June 2016

New interactive platform tracks construction companies’ action on migrant worker rights in the Gulf


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Company response
13 January 2016

SNC Lavalin response re working conditions in Qatar

Author: SNC Lavalin

[We invited SNC Lavalin and other construction firms to respond to questions about the company's policies and practices on working conditions in Qatar.]

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24 September 2015

A report highlights the economic contribution of industrial mining in Madagascar

Author: The University of Queensland (Australia)

"Economic Contributions from Industrial Mining in Madagascar", 1 September 2015...

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2 May 2012
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Author: Collectif pour la défense des terres malgaches (TANY), MiningWatch Canada

Suite aux fuites de dioxyde de soufre survenues dans l’usine d’extraction d’Ambatovy...nous avons appris qu’un comité interministériel devait effectuer une descente sur le site de Tanandava...pour effectuer des vérifications en vue de la délivrance de...

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28 March 2012

Canada firm with ties to Gathafi's Libya sacks chief executive

Author: Middle East Online

[Pierre Duhaime], [t]he head of a Canadian engineering firm [SNC Lavalin] with dealings in Moamer Gathafi's Libya and loosely linked to a failed plot to smuggle the ex-leader's son into Mexico has quit...

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5 March 2012

SNC racks up contract wins, denies liability in lawsuit allegations

Author: Nicolas Van Praet, Financial Post [Canada]

SNC-Lavalin Group wins contract a contract from Brazilian mining giant Vale SA to modernize its nickel smelter complex in Sudbury, Ont., part of an overall $2-billion effort by Vale to slash sulphur dioxide emissions and dust and metal pollution at...

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30 June 2011

Scandals piling up in world of Canadian business

Author: Derek Abma, Postmedia News

As many as five dead, and a dozen wounded. The grim headlines after a violent clash between protesters and police in Peru…cast a pall over the operations of Vancouver-based Bear Creek Mining…[I]t…wasn't the first time in recent months and years that a...

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