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14 January 2005
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Auteur: Ek Madra, Reuters

At least 20 garment factories in Cambodia have closed in the last four months, putting several thousand women out of work and possibly pushing them into prostitution, says the United Nations...Cambodia has tried to promote itself as a haven of worker...

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10 January 2005
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Auteur: Felicity Lawrence, Guardian [UK]

Supermarkets, catering chains and processing plants are accused of operating a system dependent on subcontracted labour that permits not only the abuse and underpayment of foreign workers, but also identity fraud, large-scale tax avoidance, benefit...

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7 January 2005
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Auteur: Mike Schneider, Associated Press

An Associated Press review of state and federal records found transportation-related accidents to be the leading cause of work-related deaths for Florida's farmworkers, responsible for 83 fatalities and more than 400 injuries since 1992. [refers to...

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Article
6 January 2005
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Auteur: Lindsay Barnes & Hannah Keal, Witness [So. Africa]

Eight illegal immigrants who were arrested while working in a sweatshop in Pietermaritzburg are to be deported once they have served short prison sentences. The immigrants were working at a duvet factory in Perth Street near the city centre, where...

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4 January 2005
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Auteur: AFP

Ten sweatshop workers in China who were jailed for protesting unpaid salaries have been freed, with seven having their prison terms commuted to suspended sentences, a rights group said Sunday...[China Labor Watch] said it lobbied nine of the shoe...

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Article
1 January 2005
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Auteur: TwentyFifty

[2005 events include: Training Course - Business and Human Rights; an introduction to good practice; Breakfast seminars - "The diverging Transatlantic relationship and the implications for business approaches to human rights" & "The European debate...

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Article
30 December 2004
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Auteur: Abdulrahman Fakhri, Gulf Daily News [Bahrain]

A new watchdog aimed at safeguarding the rights of migrant workers in Bahrain was yesterday given the go-head by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry...A spokesman...said the society aims to pursue the setting up a shelter for abused migrant workers...

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Article
30 December 2004
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Auteur: Ireland On-Line

The Government’s Labour Inspectorate is reportedly investigating more than 300 cases of suspected exploitation and mistreatment of workers this year, the majority involving foreign immigrants.

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Article
29 December 2004
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Auteur: Matthew Bishop, business editor of The Economist & member of the adviser group for the UN International Year of Microcredit, in Financial Times

...the UN has designated 2005 the International Year of Microcredit, in a push to promote access to finance for the poor as a way to reduce poverty...A big danger in the coming year is that policymakers will focus exclusively on macro, top-down...

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Article
28 December 2004
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Auteur: Celia W. Dugger, New York Times

Across Latin America, supermarket chains partly or wholly owned by global corporate goliaths like Ahold, Wal-Mart and Carrefour...have...begun to transform food growing...their sudden appearance has brought unanticipated and daunting challenges to...

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