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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

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

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21 August 2017

Netherlands: Former Congolese workers & Heineken reach agreement on labour rights dispute through OECD complaint mechanism

Author: OECD Watch

...On 18 August 2017, the Dutch NCP issued its Final Statement announcing that the two parties had reached a positive agreement that was satisfactory to both parties, but that the parties wished to keep the content of the agreement confidential....

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21 August 2017
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168 anciens employés de Bralima à Bukavu, une filiale Congolaise d’Heineken, avaient engagés une procédure de plainte devant le Point de Contact National (PCN) Hollandais en octobre 2015. Ils accusaient la compagnie de les avoir licenciés sans...

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21 August 2017

UK: McDonald's employees vote to strike amid concerns over working conditions & zero-hour contracts

Author: The Guardian

"McDonald's employees vote to strike over pay and zero hours concerns", 18 August 2017...

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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

So. Africa: 5th anniversary of Lonmin Marikana massacres commemorated

The 16th of August 2017 marked the 5th anniversary of the killing of 34 mine workers by South African police at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West province in 2012. In total 44 people lost their lives. Lonmin has reportedly absorbed some of the...

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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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20 August 2017

Factory farming in Asia poses environmental, forced-labour risks

Author: Rina Chandran, Reuters

"Factory farming in Asia poses environmental, forced-labour risks: report" 16 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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