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8 July 2020

Myanmar: Shan State residents blame Chinese factories for turning Shweli River red with pollution

Author: Chiang Rai Times

“River Turns Red in Shan State, Burmese Blame Factories in China”, 21 June 2020...

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7 July 2020

China: Poor labour conditions revealed as mask factories close when COVID-19 pandemic subsides

Author: China Labour Bulletin (Hong Kong)

“China’s mask production goes from boom to bust leaving workers out of a job”, 6 July 2020...

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7 July 2020

NGOs say proposed United States-Kenya Free Trade Agreement may exacerbate poverty, food insecurity & gender inequality in Kenya

Author: Econews Africa & others

"Opposition to the Proposed US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement"...

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7 July 2020

Philippines: Unions accuse Coca-Cola of using COVID-19 as pretext to target & dismiss union leaders; Company denies allegations

Coca-Cola management in the Philippines is using COVID-19 as a pretext to target and dismiss union leaders at the San Fernando plant in Pampanga province, according to the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco...

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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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29 June 2020
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El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos invitó a 15 empresas de la industria maquiladora y manufacturera con operaciones en México a responder sobre una gama amplia de violaciones a los derechos laborales y a la salud de las personas...

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19 June 2020

Mexico: Labour rights lawyer & defender of maquila workers' rights released ahead of US/Canada trade deal: incl. one company response

Susana Prieto Terrazas is a prominent labour rights lawyers who defends maquila workers in Matamoros, Tamaulipas in the North of Mexico.  On 8th June she was detained.  Since then, different national and international organisations and trade unions...

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17 June 2020
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Susana Prieto Terrazas es una abogada conocida por su defensa activa de los derechos laborales de las personas trabajadoras de maquila en Matamoros, Tamaulipas en el norte de México.  Fue detenida el 8 de junio de 2020.  Desde entonces, diferentes...

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14 June 2020

Kenya: Over one million rendered jobless as Covid-19 takes a toll on businesses

Author: Paul Wafula, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Over one million rendered jobless in Kenya as Covid-19 takes toll on businesses"...

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8 June 2020

Zambia: Three Chinese workers murdered as tensions rise for alleged racist Covid-19 prevention measures by Chinese businessmen

Author: CNN

"Three Chinese nationals were murdered and burned in Zambia, in a week when racial tensions were running high"...

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