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6 September 2017

UK: John Lewis & Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns in India

Author: Kate Hodal & Peter Bengtsen, Guardian (UK)

"John Lewis and Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns," 3 September 2017...

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12 June 2017

Briefing: Modern slavery reporting: Weak and notable practice

Author: CORE, Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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9 January 2017

UK: Govt. agency calls on hospitality industry to combat workplace pregnancy discrimination

Author: Ruth Wyatt, Caterer (UK)

"Calls for hospitality industry to join businesses against pregnancy in workplace discrimination", 6 Jan 2017...

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3 May 2016

Rainforest Foundation & Ethical Consumer Magazine guide ranks companies with palm oil products based on sustainability

Author: Rainforest Foundation UK

"Palm Oil Guide," Apr 2016...

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22 April 2016

UK: Factory owner supplying Next & John Lewis convicted for trafficking workers from Hungary

Author: Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)

"Slave workforce: Kozee Sleep bed factory owner Mohammed Rafiq jailed for people trafficking after forcing Hungarians to live in squalor and work 80 hour weeks for £10", 12 Feb 2016...

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12 February 2016

Dominican Rep.: Supermarkets switch to sustainable bananas, but workers see minimal benefits

Author: Tom Levitt, Guardian (UK)

"Lidl is the latest to switch to sustainable bananas. Will it make a difference?", 6 Feb 2016...

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24 November 2015

UK: Investigation finds firms split over whether to pay new "national living wage" to workers under 25

Author: Simon Neville, Independent (UK)

Firms will only have to pay the “national living wage” to staff aged 25 or over when it starts in April. Under half of top retailers have so far promised to pay all staff the same rate for the same work, regardless of age. Simon Neville reports on the...

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2 October 2015

"In work but trapped in poverty: A summary of five studies conducted by Oxfam, with updates on progress along the road to a living wage"

Author: Rachel Wilshaw, Sloane Hamilton, Julie Théroux-Séguin & Daisy Gardener, Oxfam

Oxfam believes that access to decent work on a living wage is a fundamental pathway out of poverty, and one of the best ways to counter growing inequality. This summary of recent Oxfam research paints a picture of workers, mostly women, who are...

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17 April 2015

Investigation reveals migrants in Spain work under "semi-slavery" conditions supplying produce to UK supermarkets; company comments included

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