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29 May 2020
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Author: Jordan Labor Watch

المرصد العمالي، "مصنع في مدينة الحسن يهضم حقوق عماله"، ١٧ أيار ٢٠٢٠...

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Report
21 May 2020

Jordan: ILO/ IFC project Better Work issues a policy brief on the concerns of migrant workers in the garment sector

Author: Better Work

 Since late March 2020, Better Work staff have used the period of factory production suspension due to Covid-19 in Jordan to reach out via phone calls to workers and line management personnel. Calls have continued as production began to resume. The...

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Story
21 May 2020

Lebanon: After a week-long strike, waste sector migrant workers reach a deal with RAMCO; incl.co. comments

With the value of the Lebanese currency falling rapidly, hundreds of migrant workers mainly from Bangladesh and India have been protesting at RAMCO Waste Management in Beirut against cuts to their wages. The workers demanded that their wages be paid in...

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Article
16 December 2019

Zimbabwe: Negotiations for minimum wage in the mining sector delayed due to rising inflation

Author: Kudzai Kuwaza, The Independent (Zimbabwe)

"Zimbabwe: Miners Push Wage Negotiations to Next Year", 13 December 2019....

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Article
9 September 2019

Uganda: Govt's rationale that lack of minimum wage will attract investors is "absurd", says columnist

Author: Harold Acemah, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Workers deserve minimum wage as a fundamental right"...

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Article
4 July 2019

USA: Alleged bad working conditions at Amazon warehouses prompts company response

Author: Isobel Asher Hamilton, Business Insider

"An Amazon executive snapped back at John Oliver after his stinging attack on the firm's 'brutal' working conditions", 4 July 2019 ...

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Article
30 May 2019

Ethiopia: Proposed law to improve wages and promote safe working environment in industrial parks

Author: Birhanu Fikade, The Reporter (Ethiopia)

"MoLSA to push for livable wages in ind. parks"...

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Article
4 March 2019

Bangladesh: Banks fail to hold H&M accountable to living wage promises, says Fair Action report

Author: Fair Action (Sweden), Fair Finance Guide International, The Future in Our Hands (Norway)

"Shareholders of H&M fail to take responsibility for garment workers’ wages", 31 January 2019...

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Story
4 March 2019

Bangladesh: Fair Action reports that Nordic banks fail to hold H&M and other brands accountable to living wage promises

  In February 2019, Fair Action released a report exploring, among other things, the role of Nordic banks (as shareholders) in holding H&M accountable to its promise to ensure living wages for garment workers in its supply chain by 2018, particula...

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Company response
3 March 2019

DNB’s response to the Fair Action report “Broke in Bangladesh”

Author: Laura Natumi McTavish, Responsible Investment Analyst, DNB, Norwary

We have had extensive dialogue with Framtiden i Våre Hender to explain our position and how it would be presented in the report.  Unfortunately, we believe that the report’s conclusion does not accurately reflect DNB’s position and work with H&M. ...

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