U.S. investigators question Goodyear Malaysia workers over labour practices

U.S. government investigators have interviewed workers at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co’s (GT.O) Malaysian factory about their working conditions, employees told Reuters, intensifying scrutiny of potential labour abuses by the tyre maker …

China’s Xinjiang cotton is banned in the U.S. but still making it to store shelves, report says

In China’s cotton-growing Xinjiang region, farmers have been hailing a bumper harvest this autumn. But much of the crop is under U.S. sanctions, and where it will end up is …

Canadian officials seize clothing made with forced labour in China

The Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) says it has intercepted a shipment from China on the grounds that the products were made using forced labour. The CBSA confirmed in an …

Lebanon: Domestic worker sues employer in first lawsuit against kafala exploitation

When MH*, 38, travelled to Lebanon from Ethiopia in 2012 to work as a domestic worker, she did not foresee that she would be forced to live in captivity for almost eight …

U.S. bars Malaysian glove maker Supermax over alleged labour abuses

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -The United States has barred imports from Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp over alleged forced labour practices, the fourth Malaysian firm to face such a ban in …

Provincial Court ratifies that Furukawa subjected its harvest workers to serfdom

On October 15, 2021, the Provincial Court of Justice of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas ratified that the company Furukawa Plantaciones C.A. del Ecuador is obliged to repair the serious …

US judge blocks Esquel request to remove Xinjiang unit from Entity List

A US federal judge has denied the request of Hong Kong’s Esquel group to have trade restrictions on its subsidiary lifted after it was placed on the Commerce Department’s “entity …

Crews Are Abandoned on Ships in Record Numbers Without Pay, Food or a Way Home

An engineer stuck on a cargo ship abandoned in a Black Sea port has waited four years to get paid and go home. Off the coast of Somalia, a crew …

European Court: Azerbaijan Must Pay Bosnian Victims of Forced Labor

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday in favor of a group of Bosnians who sued Azerbaijan more than a decade ago for cross-border human trafficking and forced labor. …

EU to propose ban on products made by forced labour

The European Commission will propose an EU ban on products made by forced labour, its president Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, adding that human dignity and freedom were …

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