Anti-mining advocates witnessed on Tuesday the unveiling of a Memorial in Romblon commemorating the biggest protest held in the province against mining by the Church, local officials and residents. A first in the country, the anti-mining monument is a reminder of the people’s struggle against the entry of large scale mining firms in Romblon.
Jharkhand, a state in Eastern India, is known for its vast mineral resources and for producing the world’s coal, second only to China. But it is also plagued by social inequalities, environmental degradation and a lack of good governance to address these problems.
The documentary, ‘Rise of the Oppressed’ is a striking realistic portrayal of the life and struggle of the power-loom workers of Faisalabad which takes us into their dark and dusky lives. Here is the link to documentary: http://www.lef.org.pk/labour%20voices%20new.htm
An Italian court Monday convicted two men of negligence in some 2,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company, sentencing each of them to 16 years in prison and ordering them to pay millions in what officials called a historic case.
Thousands of Chinese factory workers will be given the chance to detail the punishing conditions on assembly lines producing Apple iPads and iPhones, after the US company bowed to criticism and agreed to allow independent inspections of its supply chain.
McGill University says it is reviewing the findings of a major research project into the asbestos industry and cancer caused after a CBC News investigation raised questions about links between the research and industry interests.
"A new NIOSH-funded study determined that the cost of job-related injuries and illnesses is $250 billion, which is $31 billion more than the cost of all cancers and $76 billion more than the cost of diabetes"
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will enter into a period of mediation with adidas Group in an effort to resolve an ongoing dispute over the apparel firm’s obligations to former workers at a factory in Indonesia. The factory was owned by an adidas subcontractor.
The publication “Where are WEEE in Africa” was developed in the framework of the project entitled «Building local capacity to address the flow of e-wastes and electrical and electronic products destined for re-use in selected African countries and to augment the sustainable management of resources through the recovery of materials in e-wastes».
Martinez’ illness stands at the heart of a lethal mystery — and legacy of neglect by industry and governments, including the United States, which have resisted pleas for aggressive action to spotlight the malady and find a remedy. Wealthier nations are more focused on spurring biofuels production in the region’s sugarcane industry and keeping up the heavy flow of sugar to U.S. consumers and food manufacturers than the plight of those who harvest it.
Chinese authorities agreed to halt a mining project on Mount Kawagebo, which is sacred to Tibetans, after local villagers, their pleas rebuffed, pushed some $300,000 worth of mining equipment into the Salween River.
“Distressed” jeans are commonly made by blasting the denim with silica (pictured above) after it has been pressurized into miniscule dust particles. But this fashion trend has been lethal for workers in denim sandblasting factories around the world. In Turkey, İdris Oral has become the 50th factory worker to die from inhaling too much silica dust
Activists first began to drum up attention for their event on Wednesday with a press release announcing they would deliver more than a quarter of a million signatures to the store at Apple's Grand Central Terminal in an effort to highlight claims of worker abuse at Foxconn, the overseas manufacturer of Apple's devices. In reality, little more than a dozen supporters arrived on Thursday, according to CNet, a number that was "far outstripped" by the number of media representatives on hand to cover the event.
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