labour rights

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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Turkish police fires tear gas on labor right protesters, on Labor Day

By Yesim Dikmen and Mehmet Emin Caliskan ISTANBUL, May 1 – Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a group of May Day demonstrators on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as authorities detained more than 200 people at protests around the city. Protests for May Day, the international workers’ holiday,

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Bangladesh Police Investigate Death of 10-Year-Old Child Worker

DHAKA, July 25 – Police in Bangladesh are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at a textile mill who was killed after co-workers inserted the nozzle of a high-pressure air pump in his rectum and turned it on. The boy, Sagor Borman, worked at a textile mill in Narayanganj, on the outskirts Dhaka, and

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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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