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[UK, North Carolina] Exposed: The US tobacco firms treating farm workers like slaves

DESPERATE workers on American tobacco farms are living like slaves as they toil from dawn till dusk for a pittance, according to a damning report...MP Jim Sheridan joined a fact-finding team investigating the plight of the workers picking tobacco for the
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:20

[North Carolina] Rogers: Whether you smoke it or work in it, tobacco is fraught with danger

I spent four summers in the early 1950s putting in tobacco in Columbus County. I’ve seen grown men cry, fight, pass out...illegal to sell cigarettes to minors but we can hire them to work all day in it. Does that make sense? Tobacco has been a golden cr
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Nov 21, 2014 23:15

[UK-Northern Ireland] JTI Gallaher: Union proposal to save 500 jobs at Ballymena factory

Unite the union has said the factory should become a "centre of excellence" for pouch tobacco and cigar production. However, its cost-cutting proposal would see the axing of cigarette lines and result in 376 job losses.
BBC Online
added Nov 20, 2014 11:56

[UK-Northern Ireland] Union puts forward plan for Gallaher

An alternative to closing the JTI Gallaher factory in Ballymena has been put forward by the Unite trade union... The union proposal would see the factory developed as a ‘centre of excellence’ for pouch tobacco and cigar manufacture, retaining 500 of the
The News Letter (uk)
added Nov 19, 2014 13:01

[UK, UK-Northern Ireland] Paisley presses Government to drop tobacco packaging plans

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley Jr has had a "very productive" meeting to discuss the impending closure of Ballymena's Gallaher tobacco factory with the Secretary of State.
The News Letter (uk)
added Nov 17, 2014 13:26

Reynolds may face pressure on tobacco sourcing

A decision by a global tobacco manufacturer to stop buying tobacco leaves directly from U.S. farmers could put pressure on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and U.S. competitors to take a similar sourcing approach. Philip Morris International Inc. said Wednesday
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 7, 2014 16:35

Alliance One International Selected To Supply U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco To Philip Morris International Global Leaf Merchant To Expand U.S. Grower Base

Good Agricultural Practices ("GAP") that provide growers knowledge and skills to produce higher quality cash and food crops with improved yields, while striving to mitigate environmental and social impacts. Alliance One is committed to action-oriented soc
PR Newswire
added Nov 6, 2014 17:55

[North Carolina] Report urges tobacco workers' rights

A report released on Wednesday by two members of the British Parliament asks tobacco companies to guarantee freedom of association for farm laborers, some of whom live in conditions described as squalid while toiling on North Carolina farms. Labor Party
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Nov 6, 2014 17:42

Overseas Marlboro maker Philip Morris to buy US tobacco from 3rd party, not farmers

The move will also require the leaf suppliers to adhere to Philip Morris International's policies that prohibit workers under 18 from some of the most hazardous tasks, including harvesting tobacco. The company does allow children to work with seedlings o
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 6, 2014 17:35

[USA, North Carolina] LAVERY/SHERIDAN: A Smokescreen for Slavery: Human Rights Abuses in UK Supply Chains

when we visited the tobacco fields in North Carolina we were shocked to find that this only scrapes the surface ... The Modern Slavery Bill has offered us an opportunity to tighten rules that already govern our supply chains, and we are proud that the Lab
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 5, 2014 11:04
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