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8 July 2020

Bangladesh: Garment factories use cover of pandemic to dismiss unionised & pregnant workers

Author: Malia Politzer, The Guardian

“‘We are on our own’: Bangladesh’s pregnant garment workers face the sack”, 09 July 2020...

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6 July 2020

Indonesia: Child smokers are easy target for the tobacco industry due to high exposure to cigarette advertising

Author: Tara Marchelin, Jakarta Globe

"Child Smokers Easy Target for Tobacco Industry: Ministry", 18 June 2020...

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6 July 2020

Malaysia: Migrant workers prone to COVID-19 due to "dangerous, dirty and difficult" working conditions as nation lifts lockdown

Author: Tashny Sukumaran, South China Morning Post

 "As Malaysia's coronavirus lockdown lifts, migrant workers return to dangers of life in '3D'", 7 July 2020...

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28 June 2020

Laos: New coal-fired power plant in Sekong province feared to cause damage to farmlands & health risks; Epic did not respond

A new coal-fired power plant in Sekong province in Laos is underway as the Government grants concession to Evolution Power Investment Corporation (EPIC) to extract coal in Sekong province. Groups fear that the plant will damage nearby farmlands and...

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26 June 2020

Jordan tops global smoking rates as public health advocates condemn tobacco companies’ influence in shaping regulations; incl. co. comments

An investigation by The Guardian has found that multinational tobacco companies, including Philip Morris, Japan Tobacco and The British American Tobacco in Jordan have been interfering in shaping public health policies and laws. The investigation...

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15 June 2020

Global Labor Justice publishes report on advancing gender justice in Asian fast-fashion supply chains in wake of covid-19 pandemic

Author: Global Labor Justice

“Advancing Gender Justice on Asian Fast Fashion Supply Chains Post COVID-19”, June 2020...

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7 June 2020

Peru: Indigenous, rural and urban women unite against toxic pollution of their bodies, rivers and lands by mining companies

Author: Amnesty International

"Peru: Women unite against toxic metals pollution", 5th June 2020...

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6 June 2020

Malaysia: Employers ask more to time to comply with law requiring improved housing standards for foreign workers

Author: Hakimie Amrie Hisamudin, Free Malaysia Today

"More time needed to improve housing for foreign workers, says FMM", 1 June 2020...

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2 June 2020
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Author: El País (Costa Rica)

“Guatemala cierra semana con fallecimientos consecutivos por Covid-19”, 30 de mayo de 2020...

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31 May 2020

Singapore: Exorbitant recruitment fees, low wages & poor access to health care worry migrant workers; better govt. oversight urged

Author: Ken Kwek, South China Morning Post

"Singapore NGOs call for rethink of migrant workers' salaries, health care and recruitment fees", 31 May 2020...

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