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26 September 2017

Affected communities abandon court action in Brazil to enforce Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron over pollution

Author: Ted Folkman, Letters Blogatory

"Lago Agrio: LAPs [Lago Agrio Plaintiffs] Abandon Recognition and Enforcement Effort in Brazil", 25 Sep 2017...

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26 September 2017

Bangladesh: Brands need to step up on compensation after new garment factory fire, says Clean Clothes Campaign

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

At least six people were killed in a textile mill fire in Bangladesh last Wednesday. Clean Clothes Campaign expresses its heart-felt condolences to the families of the deceased. In order not to leave them destitute without just compensation for...

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26 September 2017

EU seeks more protection for gig economy workers

Author: Reuters, New York Times

"EU Seeks More Protection for Uber-Style Jobs," 24 September 2017...

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25 September 2017

Cambodia: Govt. cancels environment NGO's registration; NGO was strong critic of govt.’s lack of environmental protection policy

Author: Ven Rathavong, Khmer Times

"Mother Nature NGO is trouble, says Hun Sen", 26 September 2017...

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25 September 2017

Cambodia: Prime Minister orders authorities behind Lower Sesan II dam to prepare compensation & relocation for over 100 holdover families; many still refuse to leave ancestral land

Author: May Titthara, Khmer Times

"PM urges Sesan dam resolution", 26 September 2017...

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25 September 2017

Philippines: Companies increase maternity leave days beyond 60-day requirement of law

In March 2017, the Senate of the Philippines approved the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017. The proposal seeks to increase the current paid maternity leave period from sixty (60) days to one hundred twenty (120) days. Single mothers will...

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25 September 2017

Philippines: Johnson & Johnson increases maternity leave benefit from 60 to 98 days

Author: Annelle Tayao-Juego, Inquirer

"J&J levels up leave benefits," 24 September 2017...

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25 September 2017

Philippines: Unilever PH employees get 150 days of paid maternity leave

Author: Adelle Chua, HRD Asia

"Unilever PH employees get 150 days maternity leave", 19 September 2017...

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25 September 2017

Australia: BHP agrees to clarify its position on climate and energy

Author: Michael Slezak, The Guardian (Australia)

"BHP agrees to rethink its links to Minerals Council of Australia", 19 September 2017...

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25 September 2017

Bangladesh: Ideal Textile Mills fire kills 6 - another reminder of serious worker safety, access to remedy issues in country's garment sector

At least six workers were burnt to death as a fire broke out at Ideal Textile Mills in Mukterpur BSCIC area in Munshiganj on 20 September 2017.

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