Germany passes law on tougher oversight of supply chains

Germany’s parliament on Friday passed a supply chain act, paving the way for stricter regulation that will force large companies to pay fines of up to 2% of their annual …

Taiwan factory forces migrant workers back into dormitories amid Covid outbreak

A major manufacturer in Taiwan is forcing some migrant workers out of private homes and back into shared accommodation at the height of the island’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic began, …

Judge orders Vale to pay victims’ families in 2019 mining disaster

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A regional labor judge has ordered Brazilian miner Vale SA to pay 1 million reais ($197,240) in compensation to each of the families of 131 employees killed …



The European Court of Human rights held that the right to strike under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights takes precedence of economic freedom. “Firstly, the Court …

Enforceable social clauses in trade agreements with ‘bite’?

“Implications of the EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report of 20 January 2021 Policy Implications The EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report (‘the Report’) confounded expectations by asserting that it …

Mrs F Mercer v Alternative Furture Group Ltd and Others: UKEAT/0196/20/JOJ

Section 146 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 protects workers against detriment related to taking part in the activities of an independent trade union. However, the …

The Shell climate verdict: a major win for mandatory due diligence and corporate accountability

The global movement to hold corporations accountable for their impact on the climate is having a moment. Wednesday, 26 May, may well go down in history as the most important …

FORCED LABOUR AT SEA: The case of Indonesian Migrant Fishers

In this report, a follow up to “Seabound: The Journey to Modern Slavery on the High Seas” (2019)2 , Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysed complaints from Indonesian migrant fishers over a …

With the government reluctant to ratify ILO C176, Pakistan’s miners are condemned to work in death traps

“Mohammad Israr, 17, says that he prays with a heavy heart every time he enters the deadly coal mine in the mineral-rich, south-western province of Balochistan that claimed the life …

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June 23, 2021

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