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29 May 2020

Mexico: Maquila companies accused of a range of labour and health rights violations throughout the pandemic; incl. 2 company responses

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 10 companies from the manufacturing industry with opperations in Mexico to respond to the wide range of labour and health rights violations against workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

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28 May 2020

EU Commission presents proposal for COVID-19 Recovery Plan, incl. sustainable corporate governance initiative

 

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28 May 2020

OUT NOW: COVID-19 Action Tracker monitors apparel industry responses to the pandemic

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27 May 2020

USA: Mexican and Central American workers strike against fruit companies for violating their right to health during the pandemic

Workers from companies in the Yakima Valley in Washington, mainly Mexicans and Central Americans, have complained that companies have not taken sufficient measures to ensure their health and safety throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  The companies...

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27 May 2020

Weekly Update 27 May: India's workers protest suspension of labour laws amid COVID-19

Photo by IndustriALL, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Our run down of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs and events announcements. READ THE FULL UPDATE Archive of past W...

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26 May 2020

Bahrain: Migrant workers at M&I Construction Co. face seven months of delayed wages; incl. co. response

In May 2020, the case of twenty workers employed by M&I Construction Co., who had not been paid for seven months, was cited by NGO Migrant Rights as one of a number of ongoing cases of delayed wages, alongside that of workers employed by GP...

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26 May 2020

Civil society calls for EU policy reforms & standards on corporate sustainability reporting

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26 May 2020

Kenya: Artisanal gold miners expel Tanzanian colleagues for fear of Covid-19 spread

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20 May 2020

Weekly Update 20 May: Largest wealth fund divests from Cos. re abuse linked to coal

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19 May 2020

Central America: Unions call on govt.s & brands to support 80,000 garment workers during COVID-19

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