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2 July 2020

Brazil: Delivery workers strike nationwide demanding better working conditions

Author: Brasil de Fato

…Data from the Health Ministry shows an alarming reality: 1,4 million formal jobs have been lost since the arrival of covid-19 in the country. The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) estimates that 40% of the Brazilian population is...

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2 July 2020

COVID-19 fallout leaves women workers especially vulnerable & risks regression in workplace gender equality, says ILO

Author: Larry Elliott, The Guardian

“Progress on gender equality at risk from COVID-19 jobs crisis, says ILO”, 30 June 2020...

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2 July 2020
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Author: Contra Replica (México)

"Brote en EU deja 95 jornaleros contagiados", 1 de julio de 2020...

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2 July 2020

Environmental groups propose tailings dam safety standards ahead of mining industry review

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Article
2 July 2020

Myanmar: Jade mine collapse kills over 100 workers; Death toll expected to rise

Author: Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock, New York Times

"Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse Kills Over 100", 2 July 2020...

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2 July 2020
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Um relatório publicado por uma coalizão de organizações da sociedade civil (Earthworks, Institute for Policy Studies - Global Economy Program, London Mining Network, MiningWatch Canada, Terra Justa, War on Want e Yes to Life No to Mining) analisa...

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Company response
2 July 2020

Response from Vale

Author: Vale

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Vale has been carrying out a series of actions aimed at preventing and mitigating the effects caused by COVID-19. One of the most important actions is to strictly follow the WHO protocol - conducting mass testing.....

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2 July 2020
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Author: Vale

Desde o início da pandemia, a Vale vem realizando uma série de ações para prevenir e mitigar os efeitos provocados pelo novo coronavírus. Uma das ações mais importantes é seguir à risca uma das recomendações da OMS, a realização da testagem em massa......

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2 July 2020

UN High Commissioner calls on businesses to use Guiding Principles to remake their companies when recovering from the pandemic

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"HC tells business leaders: build back better by focusing on the vulnerable," 18 Jun 2020 ...

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Report
1 July 2020

‘The Impact of COVID-19 on African communities affected by diamond mining’ June 2020

Author: Kimberly Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) June 2020

The diamond sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The devastation is felt across the supply chain, not the least in various African countries that depend on this precious mineral in their socio-economic development. To curb the spread...

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