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25 March 2019

So. Africa: Mine minister seeks to resolve workers union strike that has claimed nine lives & destruction of property

Author: Don Makatile; Sunday Independent (South Africa)

“Mantashe ropes in colleagues to help deal with violent mining strike” 17 March 2019...

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17 March 2019

Indonesia: Sexual harassment & discrimination of women remain high despite increased labour force participation

Author: Jakarta Post

"Indonesia remains 'grim place' for working women", 11 March 2019...

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17 March 2019

So. Africa: Union threatens to shut down operations at ArcelorMittal mine due to alleged poor working conditions; company comments

Author: Dineo Faku; The Business Report (South Africa) 13 March 2019

“Numsa to lead an indefinite shutdown of ArcelorMittal”...

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Article
16 March 2019

Australia: Fishmongers & academics hope Modern Slavery Act will help stamp out slavery from seafood supply chains

Author: Erin Parke, ABC News

"Fish sold in Australia being caught by modern-day slaves who are forced to spend months at sea", 14 March 2019...

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Article
9 March 2019

Malaysia: Court to rule whether an undocumented migrant worker has right to claim unpaid wages

Author: Free Malaysia Today

"Undocumented maid takes complaint on unpaid wages to High Court", 6 March 2019...

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Article
6 March 2019

Commentary: Workers in Australia's apple industry are subjected to insecure employment, low wages, & harsh conditions

Author: James McGee, The Age

"Why I lasted just five weeks working in the apple industry", 3 March 2019...

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6 March 2019

Australia: Employers underpaying workers could face jail under proposed labour law reforms

Author: Adele Ferguson, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Bosses who underpay their workers to face jail", 7 March 2019 Employers that deliberately underpay their workers could face a stint in prison as part of a radical national suite of reforms designed to stamp out worker exploitation and systemic wage f...

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Company response
3 March 2019

Skandia's response to the Fair Action report “Broke in Bangladesh”

Author: Aurora Samuelsson, Investment Analyst, ESG, Skandia, Sweden

In short Skandia would like to high light that Skandia have both policies and processes in place to manage sustainability risks and opportunities when analyzing companies in its investment universe. Skandia does also have several “position papers”...

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Company response
3 March 2019

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank's response to the Fair Action report “Broke in Bangladesh”

Author: Agnethe Brown Erland, Sustainability Manager, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, Norwary

We are aware of the problems concerning living wages in the garment industry, and we recognize the importance of working towards better working conditions in the textile industry....

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3 March 2019

Swedbank’s response to the Fair Action report “Broke in Bangladesh”

Author: Katarina Heissenberger, Analyst, Responsible Investments, Swedbank, Sweden

Swedbank Robur outperforms the other investors in the report by Fair Action, both in the total comparison as well as regarding engagement per company. Swedbank is also the most active owner with own, direct engagement dialogues with textile and apparel...

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