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4 December 2013
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Auteur: Sean Teehan & Mom Kunthear, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

…[A]bout 1,000 garment workers…cheered as [a] union representative…announced the official end of the strike at SL Garment…Under the agreement [that ended the strike], SL will reinstate 19 fired C.CAWDU [Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’...

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25 November 2013
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Auteur: UNI Global Union

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Prosegur to respond. Prosegur response provided] This dispute involves the actions of private security firm, Prosegur, concerning its operations in South America...In Latin America...Prosegur.....

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15 November 2013
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Auteur: Diana Parker, Jakarta Globe (Indonesia)

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s 11th annual meeting in Medan kicked off…amid harsh criticism from environmental, human rights and labor groups claiming the organization has failed in its mandate to make sustainable and rights-respecting palm...

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14 November 2013
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Auteur: Khuon Narim & Colin Meyn, Cambodia Daily

Officials at the Ministry of Labor who mediated talks…between the management of SL Garment Factory and union leaders who have led a three-month-long strike at the factory said that they would send the results of the meeting to Prime Minister Hun Sen to...

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14 November 2013
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Auteur: Katie Smith, just-style.com

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged authorities in Cambodia to protect trade union leaders following a clash between striking garment workers and armed forces…where a woman was killed…According to human rights organisation LICADHO,...

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13 November 2013
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Auteur: ABS-CBN News (Philippines)

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) have ended a two-year labor dispute by agreeing to reinstate all union members back to PAL…Trade Union Congress of the Philippines…lauded the forging of the final...

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12 November 2013
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Auteur: Prak Chan Thul, Reuters

Cambodian riot police used sticks, tear gas and guns to break up a garment workers' strike…killing one woman and wounding eight people in one of the most violent crackdowns on labor unrest in years…More than 30 people were arrested after protests...

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12 November 2013
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Auteur: United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee

The General Assembly…encourages the Government of Myanmar to fulfil its commitment to…protect the right to freedom of expression, association and of peaceful assembly, including…to ensure the safety, security and freedom of human rights defenders…[The...

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6 November 2013
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1 November 2013
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Auteur: Paul Vrieze, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

A survey of factory workers in Rangoon has revealed they suffer from a range of labor rights violations, such as long working hours, unsafe conditions and intimidation for joining labor unions, while most are paid “extremely low” basic wages of between...

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