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Qatar Enacts Law to Protect Foreign Domestic Workers

DOHA, Aug 24 – Qatar’s ruler has introduced a law giving broad protection to tens of thousands of foreigners working as maids, cooks, cleaners and nannies, addressing some concerns long highlighted by human rights groups. The new rules on foreign domestic staff mandate a maximum of 10 hours per working day with breaks for prayer,

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Adidas’ Slavery Buster Hopes Technology Can Give Workers a Voice

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, May 24 – Adidas executive Aditi Wanchoo is on a mission – to wipe out any slavery in the German sportswear company’s supply chain, and she hopes giving workers the technology to speak out will help. With a background in corporate social responsibility at consultancy firm Accenture, Wanchoo was hired 18

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Swiss-Based Trade Union to Inspect Qatar 2022 World Cup Sites

DOHA, Nov 15  – A global trade union for construction workers that has criticized labour conditions in Qatar will inspect soccer stadiums being built for the 2022 World Cup in the Gulf Arab state. The Geneva-based Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), whose general secretary in 2015 said Qatar’s migrant workers faced conditions akin to

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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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