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    China intensifies Xinjiang-style labour model in Tibet

    China intensifies Xinjiang-style labour model in Tibet

    There are reports and policy documents that suggest that China is “training” thousands of Tibetians and pushing them into forced locally and into other provinces in the country. In a labour policy that is straight…

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    Qatar finally wakes up to labour reforms, convincing migrants workers to stay, could FIFA be the reason

    Qatar finally wakes up to labour reforms, convincing migrants workers to stay, could FIFA be the reason

    Last month, Qatar took a bold and progressive step introducing two new labor laws aiming at abolishing its abusive kafala system. The new laws made way for a liberal society focusing on workers’ rights. One…

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    COVID-19 risks pushing garment workers into modern slavery

    COVID-19 risks pushing garment workers into modern slavery

    Much of the hard-won rights of garment workers in Asia are being squandered away due to the economic effects of the coronavirus. The latest Modern Slavery Index released by risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft has…

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    NLC vows to take action against government on lapse in labour rights in Nigeria

    NLC vows to take action against government on lapse in labour rights in Nigeria

    The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has announced to initiate action against state governments and labour employers who are using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to lay-off workers and also undermine their basic labour rights.…

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    Shura Council proposes changes in labour laws and rights in Oman

    Shura Council proposes changes in labour laws and rights in Oman

    A team from Shura Council’s Youth and Human Resources Committee studied the labour laws of Oman. After this the Majlis Al Shura have proposed amendments in the labour laws in country to help the workers…

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    Online training adopted by Thailand organizations to promote labour and human rights at workplace

    Online training adopted by Thailand organizations to promote labour and human rights at workplace

    The Labour Protection Network Foundation (LPN) and Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL. (CPF) have collaborated to embrace an online training platform in a quest to promote labour and human rights at the workplace. LPN Director Mr.…

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    Activists call for ending Uighur forced labour, ask clothing brands to cut ties with suppliers in Xinjiang

    Activists call for ending Uighur forced labour, ask clothing brands to cut ties with suppliers in Xinjiang

    An international coalition of human and labour rights activists and advocates is urging major clothing brands to divest from suppliers in Xinjiang area in China, where millions of Uighur minority people are forced into labour…

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    Under pressure to reclassify “drivers” as “employees” under state’s labour law Uber CEO threatens shutdown in California

    Under pressure to reclassify “drivers” as “employees” under state’s labour law Uber CEO threatens shutdown in California

     Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has threatened to shutdown the services in California temporarily if the company loses the long going battle over the state’s labour law that requires the company to reclassify its contract drivers…

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    The good, green jobs

    The good, green jobs

    Environmentalists and unionists are coming together to realise that fighting climate change and upholding labour rights are deeply intertwined. When a solar company in New York laid off its construction workers who were trying to…

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    Major global brands complicit in forced labour of Uyghurs

    Major global brands complicit in forced labour of Uyghurs

    Hundreds of factories across China are using Uyghur labour supplied by the state to make products for companies like Nike, Apple, Volkswagen, Sony, Victoria’s Secret and others. A report titled ‘Uyghurs for sale’ by the…