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28 March 2017

Bangladesh: Report examine tanneries supplying leather to western brands, companies respond

A report by Transparentem, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains, allege that hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries employing child labour supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands. The report...

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28 March 2017

Australia: Coal workers raise concerns about lack of planning by govts. & companies to protect their livelihoods in transition away from coal

Author: Gay Alcorn, Guardian (UK)

[T]he Hazelwood power station will close after 52 years...Most of the workforce will be gone too. Whatever the international urgency of climate change and the imperative to move away from burning coal, and whatever the confusion around energy policy...

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28 March 2017

Call for proposals: Human rights impacts baseline study to help oil-affected communities track progress of Nigerian Govt. clean-up programme

Author: Centre for Environment & Human Rights

The Centre for Environment & Human Rights (CEHRD), in collaboration with the Movement for the Support of the Ogoni Peoples (MOSOP), are commissioning an integrated baseline study that will allow communities to track progress of a multi-stakeholder...

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28 March 2017

Cambodia: 1 dead, 7 injured in explosion at factory of Levi's supplier

Author: Sen David and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, Phonm Penh Post (Cambodia)

"Blast at Levi's supplier kills one, injures seven", 28 Mar 2017...

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28 March 2017

Tanzania: Locals say effluent from Huwa Cheng's slaughterhouse could cause diseases; company comments

Author: IPP Media (Tanzania)

"Residents, donkey meat plant at odds over pollution"...

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27 March 2017
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Author: Gloria Leticia Díaz, Proceso (México)

“Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos emite 11 recomendaciones por contaminación en ríos”, 22 de Marzo de 20017...

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27 March 2017

USA: "Inside Alabama’s auto jobs boom: Cheap wages, little training, crushed limbs" - Bloomberg

Author: Peter Waldman, BloombergBusinessweek (USA)

[Article originally published 23 March 2017, with 13-minute audio report (scroll down to end of full article).]...

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27 March 2017
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Author: Hajar Benezha, HuffPost Maroc

« Harcèlement au travail: Une pétition pour combler le vide juridique », 24 mars 2017...

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25 March 2017

Kenya Pipeline admit liability for oil spill leading to health complications & loss of livelihood

Author: Philip Muasya, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“Village awaits Sh300m payout for oil spill that killed life on its farms”...

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24 March 2017

Brazil: Legacy of empty venues & athletes who lost funding, health insurance and salary after Rio Olympics 2016

Author: Wyre Davies, BBC

“Rio Olympics 2016: Should Brazil have done better with Olympic legacy?”, 20 March 2017...

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