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Health: General (including workplace health & safety)

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21 August 2017

Canada: Temporary farms workers fear deportation if they denounce labour abuses or living conditions

Author: Dan Levin, New York Times (USA)

“Foreign farmworkers in Canada fear deportation if they complain”, 13 Aug 17  ...

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21 August 2017
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21 August 2017

Electro-mobility & resource governance: NGOs urge carmakers to take responsibility for social & environmental costs of electric vehicles

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21 August 2017

USA: farm worker dies & others fired for protesting his treatment; Sarbanand Farms responds

A 28-year-old temporary worker for Sarbanand Farms, a blueberry grower in Sumas, Washington, died after becoming ill. Coworkers said that he was denied medical attention by the company and that 70 farm workers were fired after protesting his treatment...

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20 August 2017

Cambodia: Prime Minister promises free bus rides, wage hikes, and health insurance for workers in garment and footwear industries

Author: Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times

" Bus rides and health insurance for workers", 21 August 2017...

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19 August 2017

Philippines: Labour ministry crafts rules requiring hourly rest periods and prohibiting high heels for sales ladies

Author: Bomie Lane Castillo, SunStar Davao

"Labor department to craft order on rest periods, midheels", 16 August 2017...

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17 August 2017

Kenya: Nairobi City County seeks court order to close Panari Hotel over alleged cholera outbreak

Author: Lilian Mutavi, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"City Hall seeks orders to close Panari Hotel over cholera cases"...

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17 August 2017

UK: Convictions of criminal groups for slavery offences reveal extent of modern-day slave trade

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16 August 2017

Armenia: Local communities urge govt. to not issue permit to Vayq Metal Co. for Gladzor mining project over health & environmental concerns

Author: EcoLur Network (Armenia)

Gladzor and Vernashen Communities don't agree to Gladzor polymetallic mining project in Vayots Dzor Region. In this regard, the community heads of both communities have sent to RA Ministry for Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources and RA Nature...

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15 August 2017

TCI Sanmar in Egypt: Safety hazards and environmental risks

A report by Alaraby Aljadeed claims that TCI Sanmar Chemicals operations in Port Said, Egypt have been linked to numerous incidents including explosions and lethal gas leaks that allegedly caused the death of one worker and injured about ten others....

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