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12 November 2014

Jordan: Workers’ centre proves an essential lifeline for migrants

Author: The Jordan Times

"Workers' centre proves an essential lifeline for migrants", 07 Oct 2014...

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4 November 2014

Philippines: Documentary features struggle of ethnic Dumagat against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone project

Author: Ditsi Carolino, Al Jazeera Viewfinder

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3 September 2014
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7 July 2014

Bangladesh allows welfare unions in special economic zones after factory building collapse

Author: Daily Star, Bangladesh

"Workers can form 'welfare bodies' to bargain for rights", Daily Star, 7 July 2014...

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20 February 2014

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16 September 2013

Libya Oil Production Dropping Amid Protests At Export Terminals And Oil Fields Across The Country

Author: David Kashi, International Business Times

Libya is losing $130 million a day in oil revenue because of ongoing protests at large export terminals and oil fields across the country...Protesters have been demanding better working conditions and pay...Libya’s oil production has fallen from 1.4...

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4 September 2013

New garment factory to employ 200 women in Ajloun — ministry [Jordan]

Author: Hani Hazaimeh, Jordan Times

New garment factory that will start operations this week in the northern Governorate of Ajloun [in Jordan] is expected to create jobs for 200 women...[who] will be working in tailoring and be paid the JD190 minimum wage as a basic salary, in addition...

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30 August 2013

Bringing EPZ under Labour Law: International working group to be formed [Bangladesh]

Author: Asif Showkat Kallol, Dhaka Tribune

An international working group will be formed to introduce Labour Law in the Export Processing Zones of Bangladesh under… 16-point US Action Plan…As per the Action, a number of 200 inspectors require to be appointed as one of the main conditions set...

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13 April 2013

Ministry team reveals violations related to wages, work conditions at garment factory [Jordan]

Author: Abeer Numan, Jordan Times

A Labour Ministry inspection into alleged abuse of guest workers at the Classic Fashion Apparel Industry revealed violations related to working hours, pay issues and adverse workplace conditions...The ministry conducted the investigation after the...

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11 March 2013

Nepali workers rescued over working conditions in Jordan

Author: Albawaba

Over the past few weeks, the Nepali authorities have rescued six women from Jordan who were working in a factory under inhumane conditions...five of the women had contacted their families and told them they and more than 100 others were being...

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