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18 February 2019

Amazon, eBay & Walmart allegedly sell goods made with Turkmen cotton produced with forced labor

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18 February 2019

Walmart response

Author: Walmart

...Thank you for your inquiry and a chance to respond to allegations that Walmart sells goods made with Turkmen cotton produced with forced labor. When we were contacted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we let them know we take allegations of forced...

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30 January 2019

Bangladesh: Thousands of garment workers sacked over minimum wage protests

"Almost 5,000 Bangladeshi garment workers sacked over strikes", 29 Jan 2019...

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29 January 2019

Almost 5,000 Bangladeshi garment workers sacked over strikes

Author: Al Jazeera

Nearly 5,000 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers sewing clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for taking part in strikes over wages earlier this month that turned violent....

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21 January 2019

Cambodia: Report on brick industry reveals use of garment fabrics to fuel kilns; some companies commit to investigate and take action

The Blood Bricks project looks into  modern slavery and debt bondage in the brick-making industry in Cambodia. In 2018, the labour ministry of Cambodia committed to investigate labour-related issues in the brick-making industry as a response to the...

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20 January 2019

Response by Walmart

Author: Walmart

Walmart is committed to responsible sourcing and holding our suppliers to standards of conduct consistent with our Statement of Ethics, which can be found at https://www.walmartethics.com/home.aspx. We take your issue seriously and will be sure to...

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15 January 2019
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Author: RFI et AFP

« Bangladesh: la grève se poursuit dans l'industrie textile », 14 janvier 2019...

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13 January 2019

USA: 2018 report on state of human rights details violations of labour rights, access to water & free, prior & informed consent

Author: US Human Rights Network

In the United States this year...we have seen undeniable, egregious, and unapologetic violations of human rights... Illegal and immoral attempts to encroach on American Indian lands, territories, and the resources of Indigenous Peoples have always been...

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27 December 2018

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases...

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3 December 2018

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. Read the latest briefing here.  In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked over 120 global companies across the three sec...

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