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8 January 2020

China: Regulation released to guarantee payments of wages to rural migrant workers

Author: Xinhua

“China releases regulation on guaranteeing wages for migrant workers”, 8 January 2020...

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8 January 2020
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Author: La izquierdadiario

“Histórico: en Chile trabajadores de McDonald’s y Burger King fundan sindicato unificado”- 18 de diciembre de 2019...

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8 January 2020
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Author: Servindi (Perú)

“Trabajadores exigen derogar la Ley de Promoción Agraria”- 7 de enero de 2020...

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8 January 2020
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Verdeckte Ermittler*innen der Arbeitsrechtsorganisation China Labour Watch (CLW) haben im Auftrag der Christlichen Initiative Romero (CIR) die Arbeitsbedingungen in chinesischen Spielwarenfabriken, die für internationale Konzerne produzieren,...

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8 January 2020

Ergon publishes update on key business & human rights issues for 2020

Author: Ergon

"Ergon Update: What to look out for in 2020", January 2020...

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8 January 2020

France: Former executives of France Telecom (now Orange) sentenced to jail for "moral harassment" after wave of employee suicides

Author: Angelique Chrisafis, Guardian (UK)

Former executives at France Télécom have been given prison sentences and fines after being found guilty of "institutional harassment" and creating a culture of routine workplace bullying that sparked a number of suicides at the company....

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8 January 2020

Institute for Human Rights and Business publishes top ten business & human rights issues for 2020

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

To mark International Human Rights Day, December 10th, IHRB has once again identified ten key issues that will be of particular importance in the arena of business and human rights in the year ahead....

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8 January 2020

Japan: Tokyo court says govt. must compensate transgender official not allowed in workplace bathroom

Author: The Telegraph

"Japanese government must compensate transgender official not allowed in women's bathroom", 12 Dec 2019...

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Company response
8 January 2020

PVH response

Author: PVH

...We take these matters very seriously and have worked extensively on this matter to ensure that workers receive compensation. Since the closure of L.D. El Salvador in March 2018, PVH has engaged with our licensee, Global Brands Group (GBG), the Fair...

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7 January 2020

China: Investigation finds labour abuse & sexual harassment at toy factories producing for international brands; Includes company responses

In November 2019, labour rights NGO China Labour Watch (CLW) released a report raising allegations of labour abuses faced by workers at five factories producing for international toy brands in Guangdong Province, China. Abuses documented by CLW include...

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