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15 April 2014
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Auteur: BBC

Thousands of workers at a major shoe factory in China, which supplies brands including Nike and Adidas, are striking over social security payments. Workers at the Yue Yuen factory, in the southern industrial hub Dongguan, are demanding better social...

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15 April 2014
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Auteur: Colin Rigley, New Times (USA)

…[H]ealth and safety shift specialists…[met]with…managers of the Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery...At the time, the…specialists had filed a petition to join the United Steelworkers Union…One of the specialists wrote...that the human resources manager ...

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Article
14 April 2014
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Auteur: China Labor Watch

The Yue Yuen strike represents a significant moment in which workers at the factory have realized their rights and interests and have acted collectively to demand that these be realized by the company. CLW calls on the company and government to carry...

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Article
11 April 2014
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Auteur: Erin Cunningham, Washington Post

Strikes staged by thousands of Egyptian workers for higher wages and better working conditions in recent months are setting the stage for a possible confrontation between the impoverished laborers and a new president after elections this spring......

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11 April 2014
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Auteur: Jerusalem Post

Domino’s Pizza Israel workers held two separate protests to defend their right to unionize...Some twenty people gathered outside of the CEO...house...and a few dozen demonstrators gathered outside of the Domino’s branch at the Tel Aviv port...[S]igns...

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4 April 2014
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Auteur: Nyein Nyein, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

Protesting Burmese migrant workers in Mae Sot, Thailand, returned to work…at the Yuan Jiao Garment factory after successful negotiations...More than 500 workers had staged a more than weeklong strike, demanding a wage increase and other labor rights...

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Article
1 April 2014
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Auteur: Cambodia Center for Human Rights

This Briefing Note focuses on the right to freedom of association for unions in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”)…considering the drafting of the Law on Trade Unions (the “Law”)…and offering concrete recommendations to the RGC on the draft Law to...

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Article
1 April 2014
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Auteur: IndustriAll Global Union

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Hyundai Motor Group to respond. The company did not respond] Hyundai remains a relic from the times of dictatorship that...controlled South Korea up to 1987...The management structure is autocratic...

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Article
31 March 2014
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Auteur: ITUC

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has sharply criticised Qatar over its use of forced labour, and called for major labour law reforms including urgent changes to the “kafala” employment system, domestic workers’ rights and compliance with...

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Réponse
26 March 2014
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