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31 May 2020

USA: Former Whole Foods employee says she was fired due to COVID-19-related organizing; Whole Foods denies allegation

Author: Lauren Kaori Gurley, Vice

"Whole Foods just fired an employee who kept track of Coronavirus cases," 29 May 2020...

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12 May 2020

Honduras: 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations report ongoing labour abuses, chemical exposure & union busting; Incl. company responses

In April 2020, International Labor Rights Forum, Fair World Project, and the International Union of Food Workers published a report alleging ongoing labour rights violations faced by 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations in Honduras since 2016....

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12 May 2020

USA: Amazon says it's spending $4 billion this quarter on COVID-19 incl. worker protections like testing, right before workers plan to strike

Author: Julie Bort, Business Insider (USA)

USA: Amazon says it's spending $4 billion or more this quarter on COVID-19 including worker protections like testing, right before workers plan to strike, 30 April 2020...

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31 March 2020

Whole Foods workers hold ‘sick-out’ to demand hazard pay during pandemic

Author: Lois Beckett, The Guardian

Whole Foods workers organized a national “sick-out” protest... Whole Worker, an organization of Whole Foods employees, called on workers to stay home sick... to pressure the company to improve health protections for grocery workers, including paid sick...

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12 February 2020

Thailand: Intl. seafood buyers urge govt. to stay strong in transition towards ethical & sustainable fishing sector

Global retailers and buyers sourcing seafood from Thailand have called on the government to safeguard major reforms in the fishing industry amidst fears of back-tracking. Signatories of an open letter to the Thai government, which include Aldi, Lidl,...

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8 January 2020

USA: Business Must Act Coalition calls on 29 companies to prohibit guns in their stores & invest in community safety

The Business Must Act Coalition, comprised of 26 civil society groups, believes that American businesses have a civic responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe from gun violence in the absence of US government action on gun reform. In...

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22 October 2019
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En octobre 2019, Oxfam a publié un rapport dénonçant des abus des droits de travailleurs impliqués dans les chaînes d'approvisionnement de certains supermarchés internationaux. La recherche de l'ONG s'est concentrée sur la production du thé et de...

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22 October 2019
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Author: Claire Fages, RFI

« Thé ou mangue: les supermarchés peu vigilants sur les conditions de travail », 10 octobre 2019 ...

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21 October 2019

Oxfam reveals poverty pay, harsh working conditions & gender discrimination in intl. supermarkets' food supply chains; Includes company responses

Oxfam has released new research, which included in-depth interviews with workers in India and Brazil and a survey of workers in five other countries, revealing widespread labour rights allegations - including poverty pay, harsh working conditions, and...

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17 October 2019

Whole Foods' response

Author: Whole Foods Market

Oxfam’s latest report does not accurately reflect Whole Foods Market’s long-standing efforts to address human rights and labor issues in our supply chain, including instituting programs like our Whole Trade Guarantee that ensure fair and safe working...

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