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18 January 2018
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17 January 2018

Bulgarian workers face exploitation & labour abuses in Germany, say Trade Unions

Author: Novinite (Bulgaria)

"Cruel Exploitation of Bulgarians in Germany"...

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17 January 2018

Canada creates independent Ombudsperson & multi-stakeholder advisory body to strengthen responsible business conduct abroad

Canada's Minister of International Trade has announced two new responsible business initiatives for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad. The first is the creation of an independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise ...

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17 January 2018

New initiative launched to mobilise & support private sector approaches to combatting human trafficking

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17 January 2018
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Author: Новините (Болгария)

"В Германии эксплуатируют болгарских рабочих"б 16 января 2018 года...

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16 January 2018

Cambodia: Six companies, including banks and casinos, sign pledge to fight slavery in Asia

Author: Reuters

"Big Brands From Banks to Casinos Unite to Fight Slavery in Asia," 16 January 2018...

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16 January 2018
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Author: Pedro Peduzzi, Agência Brasil (Brazil)

"Governo publica nova portaria sobre trabalho escravo", 29 de dezembro de 2017O Ministério do Trabalho publicou...[em 29 de dezembro de 2017]...portaria que revê pontos polêmicos relativos à fiscalização e divulgação de empresas cuja atividade faz uso...

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16 January 2018

Japan: Foreign 'trainees' die in work related accidents at more than twice the rate of Japanese, gov't data shows

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15 January 2018

Indonesia: Report details ongoing worker exploitation at Indofood; company did not respond

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) published a new report that raises serious allegations of labour abuses in the plantations of Indofood.  These allegations include (1) worker exploitation, (2) poverty-level wages, (3) hazardous work conditions...

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15 January 2018

As Jordan's garment sector grows, activists push for better migrant workers' rights

Author: Alisa Reznick, Middle East Eye (UK)

...Stretching across more than a square kilometre of arid desert in northern Jordan, Al Hassan is the largest of 18 special industrial zones churning out readymade garments and textiles for export. It is also home to the thousands of migrant workers...

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