labor rights

Primark Ramps Up Efforts to Tackle Worker Exploitation in Turkey, Asia

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British budget fashion chain Primark has ramped up checks on the factories it uses in Turkey to ensure Syrian refugees are not exploited as part of a growing company policy to ensure its workers are fairly treated. Paul Lister, head of Primark’s ethical trading team,

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Bonded Laborers in India Brick Kilns Slowly Learn They Have Rights

By Rina Chandran KARJAT, India, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of brick kiln workers in India’s western Maharashtra state are learning from activists that they have the right to a minimum wage, basic amenities and fair treatment – but remain in debt bondage to owners who deny them these rights with impunity. The

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