Mexico accepts U.S. request for labor probe into Panasonic

Mexico’s Economy Ministry has accepted a U.S. request to probe alleged labor abuses at a Panasonic (6752.T) auto parts plant in the northern border city of Reynosa, it said on Monday. The …

United States Seeks Mexico’s Review of Alleged Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Violations at Panasonic Facility

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today announced that the United States has asked Mexico to review whether workers at the Panasonic Automotive Systems de Mexico facility in Reynosa, State …

ETUI: Labour rights in trade agreements: five new stories

“Labour provisions in trade agreements have been criticised for minimal effectiveness in improving employment conditions. Five recent cases point to some benefits and to the lessons on when and how labour provisions can be effective. They make a difference in particular …

Britain hands billions to projects linked to labour abuse and climate damage

The British government has provided more than £5bn in the past three years to overseas energy and infrastructure projects linked to labour abuses and environmental damage, according to documents and …

G.M. workers in Mexico pick an independent union, a trade deal test case.

The vote came after the United States, Mexico and Canada revised a trade agreement that sought to strengthen the hand of workers. Workers at one of the largest General Motors …

Conditions at a General Motors Plant in Mexico Spur a Labor Challenge

Mexican salaries are low, partly because of unions that collude with employers. Workers at a G.M. factory are challenging that system, testing the labor reforms in the reworked North American …

U.S. blocking tomato shipments from Mexican farms accused of abusing workers

“An export powerhouse that provides much of America’s vegetables, the Mexican produce industry in recent years has followed up on some promised reforms aimed at preventing the abuse of farmworkers. …

Why US Is Suspending Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea From Free-Trade Deal

In response to human rights violations, the United States announced this week that it plans to suspend Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from duty-free access to American markets as of January …

Corporate rights or human rights? HOW TRADE AND INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS COULD THREATEN HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE LAWS

“Governments are increasingly aware that, to address climate breakdown and unsustainable inequality, new forms of regulation are needed to direct companies and investment towards respect for human rights and environmentally …

TRADE POLICY WON’T WORK FOR WORKERS TILL IT WORKS FOR WOMEN

“Gender justice advocates have been waiting for far too long for trade justice. Women’s rights organizations have been pointing this out for at least two decades, during a wave of …

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