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Blog / 16.10.2018

  Author: Joel Quirk and Cameron Thibos Original Post: http://news.trust.org//item/20181016130938-aci6e/     * Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Worker-driven social responsibility aims to give workers a central voice in determining and monitoring their own working conditions   By Joel Quirk and Cameron Thibos Joel Quirk...

Blog / 08.10.2018

Original Post: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/fow/future-of-work-round-table-how-has-world-of-work-changed   The world of work has changed. What have been the most momentous shifts, and how have they affected workers? Twelve respondents take stock before looking to the future.   Artwork by Carys Boughton. All rights reserved.   Introduction Joint statement from the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and...

Blog / 21.08.2018

Author: Anannya Bhattacharjee Original Post: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/es/anannya-bhattacharjee/la-organizaci-n-regional-y-la-lucha-para-conseguir-un-salario-di   Un sistema de producción a escala mundial exige una respuesta equivalente de las trabajadoras y trabajadores organizados. English   Sam Sherratt/Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0) Neil Howard (openDemocracy): Una de las preguntas sin resolver sobre el activismo laboral es si existe o no la posibilidad de que se...

Blog / 01.08.2018

Author: Aaron Halegua, Jennifer Rosenbaum and Mariam Bhacker Original Post: http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/editorials/106380-opinion-the-need-for-meaningful-oversight   WE are individuals and groups concerned by the labor abuses that transpired at the Imperial Pacific construction site. The confiscation of worker passports, failure to pay workers the minimum wage, high rates of injury and even deaths, and...

Blog / 03.07.2018

Author: Sarah David Heydemann Original Post: https://nwlc.org/blog/gender-based-violence-is-a-global-problem-we-need-international-tools-to-fight-back/   Responding to employee pressure in the #metoo era, companies across nearly every industry are looking into measures to better prevent and respond to workplace discrimination and harassment. From mandating anti-bias training to banning pre-employment non-disclosure provisions, to instituting more robust reporting...

Blog / 22.06.2018

Author: Jennifer Rosenbaum and Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee Original Post: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/jennifer-rosenbaum-shikha-silliman-bhattacharjee/big-brands-missing-voice-in-fight-to-   New research shows why multinational corporations should support a ILO convention to stop gender-based violence in the workplace.   Garment factory in Bangaldesh. UNSGSA/Flickr. CC (by-nc-nd) In the last week of May and first week of June 2018, trade unions, governments, and...

Blog / 13.06.2018

Author: Aaron Halegua Original Post: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/aaron-halegua/sexual-harassment-at-walmart-s-stores-and-suppliers-in-china   Neither CSR nor local laws are protecting the workers in Walmart’s supplier factories from exploitation and gender-based violence. We need an instrument with more teeth. A condom display in a Tianjin Wal-Mart. Matthew Stinson/Flickr. CC (by-nc) A coalition of labor groups, including Global Labor Justice and the Asian...

Blog / 04.06.2018

Credit: Nicola Bailey/ActionAid Author: Sam Nelson Original Post: http://www.jwj.org/the-women-who-make-clothes-for-walmart-declare-metoo   Hundreds of business, labor union, and government representatives from International Labour Organization member countries are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the annual International Labour Conference in June. The goal of the U.N. agency’s forum this year is to create a global standard to...

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