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 Fireworks on Australia Day 2011, Gladstone, Central Queensland-credit-Vicki Nunn

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5 November 2017

Indonesia: Multiple safety violations of firework plant result in 49 deaths; authorities suspect violations prevalent among thousands other factories

Author: Reuters, Bangkok Post

"'Multiple violations' at doomed Indonesian fireworks plant", 04 November 2017...

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16 August 2017

Report alleges that China continues to use forced prison labour to produce exports to the US, in violation of US law and trade agreements

A staff research report of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission alleges that China maintains a network of prison labour facilities that use forced labour to produce goods intended for export – a violation of US-China trade agreements...

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4 July 2016

Sri Lanka: Precarious work conditions in fireworks' factories reported

Author: Smriti Daniel, AlJazeera

Kimbulapitiya...village in the south of the island is known all over Sri Lanka as rathinna gammanaya - literally, the "fireworks village"...However, when Kimbulapitiya makes headlines, it is rarely good news. Each year, on average, four or five people...

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17 December 2015
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Author: Аргументы и факты

"Один человек погиб при пожаре в торговом центре Калининграда", 16 декабря 2015 года...

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21 September 2014

China: Explosion at Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory kills 12

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22 July 2014
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Author: Estadão (Brasil)

“Explosão em fábrica de fogos de artifício mata quatro mulheres em MG”, 15 de julho de 2014...

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18 February 2013

India Tightens Child Labour Laws

Author: Ranjit Devraj, Inter Press Service

[The leader of] Bonded Labour Liberation Front, says...the [Indian] government appeared unable to implement laws that deal with child labour although various studies have shown that it is a factor in perpetuating poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.....

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19 December 2012

Call to sign petitions urging Indian Parliament to pass law banning child labour (Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education)

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26 October 2011

Towards the Light [India]

Author: Times of India

Veritable capital of India's firecracker industry, the town of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu is again in the news. Because it has been spreading Diwali cheer for decades. Factories here supply nine-tenths of India`s consumption in firecrackers. Yet, not so...

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17 October 2011

“Child Labour Act requires more teeth” [India]

Author: The Hindu [India]

Nearly 20 years of campaigning against child labour in the fireworks industry has only driven the practice underground, a fact-finding study in Sivakasi conduced by a group of non-governmental organisations has said. Commissioned by Campaign Against...

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