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27 June 2016

India's new deal for textile workers could add to risks, campaigners say

Author: Anuradha Nagaraj

A government initiative to create millions of jobs and increase exports in the textile and garment industries could put vulnerable workers at greater risk, activists said, calling for better enforcement of existing labour laws. A package to generate 10...

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1 June 2016

So. Africa: Summary of event "Business Leaders Dialogue on Corporate Respect for Human Rights"

Author: Global Business Initiative

On 26 May a unique business leaders conference was held on the topic of corporate respect for human rights in the South African context. The conference was attended by 100 business leaders and other experts. The event focused on case studies and real...

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31 May 2016

Global supply chains: what does labour want?

Author: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC, in Open Democracy

With up to 94% of the workforce on whom our largest MNE's depend effectively ‘hidden’, there are serious global governance gaps concerning GSCs. While goods and services are produced by workers in multiple countries, most laws and international...

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30 May 2016

Pakistan: Resumption of Baldia factory fire compensation talks welcomed

Author: Daily Times [Pakistan]

The international level talks on the issue of compensation to the affectees of Ali Enterprises fire tragedy are welcomed, noted a general body meeting of the Ali Enterprises Factory Fire Affectees Association (AEFA)....A large number of the heirs of...

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23 May 2016
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12 May 2016

Brazil: Building and Wood Workers’ Intl. and inspectors report 11 workers died in construction for the Olympics & many worked in slave-like or poor conditions

Author: Building and Wood Workers’ International

11 workers killed in Rio Olympics projects – BWI calls for independent investigation”, 27 April 2016 ...11 workers have died in the construction for the 2016 Olympics in Rio..., according to...Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and state l...

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11 May 2016
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Author: Agência Brasil (Brazil)

“Por falta de segurança, Ministério do Trabalho embarga obras na Vila Olímpica”, 9 de maio de 2016...

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4 May 2016

Wage payment violations detected amongst Egyptian factories in free trade zones

Author: Fair Labor Association (USA)

Assessors conducting factory visits in Egypt for the FLA and its affiliated brands have recently detected a very common wage-related violation in Egypt’s free trade zones.  Established in 1997, Egypt’s 10 free trade zones – where most large...

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7 October 2014

India: SOMO report on the abuse of women workers in textile mills that supply big garment brands

Author: Center for Research on Multinational Enterprises (SOMO)

"Flawed Fabrics: The abuse of girls and women workers in the South Indian textile industry", October 2014...

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2 August 2014

52 African civil society groups call for investment that protects human rights, at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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