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SwedWatch report alleges Swedish companies in Saudi Arabia are violating workers' rights

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4 July 2005

Swedish-Saudi companies "violate workers' rights"

Author: AFP

Large companies such as truckmaker Volvo, Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB, and packaging firm Tetra Pak have soaked up the benefits of Saudi Arabia's booming economy, but also sometimes adhere to local rules that violate the rights of their workers, according to SwedWatch...five out of six Swedish-Saudi companies do not employ women at all...[also refers to Saudi Crawford Doors Factory (part of Cardo)]

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1 July 2005

[PDF] executive summary: "Just Another Commodity? A Report on the Situation of Migrant Workers and Swedish companies in Saudi Arabia"

Author: SwedWatch

[refers to Volvo Trucks (part of Volvo), ABB, Tetra Pak, Arla Foods, AlRashid-Abetong (joint venture AlRashid Trading & Contracting and Abetong, part of Heidelberg Cement), Saudi Crawford Doors (part of Cardo Door).] [Includes positions of the companies on the allegations made.]

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