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16 October 2018

Canada: Parliamentary report recommends Govt. develop legislative & policy initiatives that motivate businesses to eliminate child labour in supply chains

In November and December 2017, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development undertook a study on child labour in supply chains. The Subcommittee received...

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15 October 2018
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Neue Recherchen der Clean Clothes Campaign, die am 24. September 2018 veröffentlicht wurden, besagen, dass viele Arbeiter*innen in H&M's Lieferkette unterhalb des Armutslohns leben und deshalb gezwungen sind, Überstunden zu verrichten. Die neue...

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9 October 2018

EU to launch withdrawal process of trade preferences in Cambodia over rights concerns & warns Myanmar of potential similar action

The EU is launching the process to end Cambodia's duty-free access to the European Market for exports, and is considering suspending similar trading privileges in Myanmar for human rights abuses in Rakhine state. 

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9 October 2018

Leading labour groups call for "Pakistan Accord" to combat unsafe working conditions in garment sector

Author: Apparel Insider

Leading unions and labour groups in Pakistan have called for the country’s own safety ‘Accord’ similar to that in Bangladesh. They claim many factories supplying to Western brands have serious safety defects similar to those uncovered in the aftermath...

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5 October 2018
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Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Anmerkung: Das Paper ist auf Englisch, eine deutsche Zusammenfassung finden Sie untenstehend....

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5 October 2018

New knowledge paper: Tackling modern slavery in the supply chain; incl. recommendations for co's

Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Today, there are 40.3 million people in 167 countries affected... [W]omen and children are the most vulnerable... [T]wo thirds of the affected people live in Asia... [M]odern slavery risks have also risen throughout Europe... A key factor contributi...

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4 October 2018

New report tracking companies' progress towards gender equality

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2 October 2018

New research findings accuse H&M of failing to ensure living wages for its supply chain workers; incl. co response

New research findings published by Clean Clothes Campaign on 24 September 2018 allege that many workers making H&M's clothes live below the poverty wage, forcing many employees to work overtime - despite H&M's commitment to ensuring workers in...

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1 October 2018

UK: Report finds many co's supplying uniforms to the public sector do not report on measures to tackle slavery in supply chains

A new report published by CORE and ICAR on 28 September 2018 finds that few companies supplying uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, report on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply...

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27 September 2018

Bangladesh: Garment workers protest after minimum wage set at Tk 8,000 (USD96)

Bangladesh garment workers & unions had been demanding at least Tk 16,000.  The last time the minimum wage was reviewed was five years ago in 2013.  The minimum wage for the sector is set by the Minimum Wage Board; the board is formed by the gover...

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