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French Polynesia: Strike against Intercontinental hotels underway over dismissal of four employees for alleged rape
Author: Radio New Zealand
"Strike underway in French Polynesia at 4 luxury hotels", 29 November 2019...
Author: Raji Unnikrishnan, GDN Online (Bahrain)
"Decision pending in pay row case, 80 employees claim they have not been paid for nine months," 30 Nov 2019...
Japan: Dentsu receives warning for violating overtime rules, two years after worker suicide highlighted illegal overtime practices
Author: The Japan Times
"Advertising giant Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours", 5 December 2019...
- Related companies: Dentsu
Thailand: Forced labour & exploitation in seafood industry persist as result of buyers' business model, research reveals
In December 2019, Freedom Fund and Humanity United released 'Tracking Progress: Assessing Business Responses to Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in the Thai Seafood Industry', which examines how the seafood sector has addressed the issues of forced...
USA: Labour leaders criticise Amazon for using 'cheaper labour from out of state' instead of local contractors at new fulfilment centre
Author: Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh City Paper
"Labor leaders and Democrats decry Amazon for not using local contractors to build fulfillment center ", 22 November 2019...
- Related companies: Amazon.com
USA: Starbucks workers demand action to address 'discriminatory practices' & laws mandating consistent schedules
Author: Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"These Philly baristas are taking on Starbucks in a fledgling worker movement", 2 December 2019...
- Related companies: Starbucks
Vietnam: CSOs urge European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until Vietnam fulfils its commitments to human rights
Author: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights & Que Me
"Civil society calls on European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement without firm guarantees on human rights", 4 Dec 2019...
Author: Chheng Niem, The Phnom Penh Post
"NGOs renew call on gender-based violence at work", 2 December 2019...
Cambodia: Minister of Labour calls for the establishment of infirmaries in garment factories, enterprises and establishments
Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post
"Ministry of Labour calls for the establishment of infirmaries in enterprises", 4 December 2019...
Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times
"Textile workers on strike over unpaid wages in Kandal", 5 December 2019...
- Related companies: Zhong Yin (Cambodia)