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27 October 2019

Commentary: Asia's unions should strengthen organising initiatives among informal workers

Author: Michele Ford, Open Democracy

"Informal workers: an untapped asset for Asia's unions," 22 October 2019...

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4 October 2019

Papua New Guinea: Reports of violence at Barrick-operated Porgera mine

Recent media reports cite incidents of injuries and killings at the Porgera gold mine. Mine operator, Barrick Niugini Limited (BNL), said the injuries were sustained by intruders after falling from extremely steep inclines of the mine. BNL said that it...

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18 September 2019

Commentary: Pan Pacific Deep-sea mining moratorium urged; amidst fears collapsed Nautilus Minerals’ licences may be resurrected by other operators

Author: Ben Doherty, The Guardian

"Collapse of PNG deep-sea mining venture sparks calls for moratorium", 15 September 2019...

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18 September 2019

Pacific: Forum Fisheries Agency to introduce measures to improve fishing crew welfare and pay

Author: Peni Komaisavai & Samantha Magick, Islands Business

"Keeping our seafarers safe", July 2019...

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16 September 2019

Fast Retailing partners with ILO to improve worker environments in Asia

Author: Japan Today

"Uniqlo operator ties up with ILO to improve Asia worker environments", 5 September 2019...

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12 August 2019
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Author: Claudia Detsch, Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft

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10 August 2019

Pacific: State members of the Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency enact crew welfare regulations based on the ILO 188 Work in Fishing Convention

Author: Human Rights at Sea

"Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency enacts new crew welfare regulations", 6 August 2019...

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27 July 2019

Pacific: International Seabed Authority attracts criticisms over alleged links to mining companies

In a new report by NGO Deep Sea Mining Campaign, the UN-affiliated International Seabed Authority has been accused of getting in bed with sea bed mining companies. The Campaign's co-ordinator said companies lining up to mine the seabed are being aided...

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14 July 2019

Groups fear that RCEP deal of ASEAN and other partners will intensify land grabs

Author: GRAIN, Bilaterals

"RCEP trade deal will intensify land grabbing in Asia," 12 July 2019...

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5 July 2019
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Author: Blommberg Business Week et Courrier International

« Discriminations.Les entreprises au secours des expats LGBT », 4 juillet 2019...

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