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[Africa] ARCHIVE: Eliminating child labour in Malawi: a British American Tobacco corporate responsibility project to sidestep tobacco labour exploitation

transnational tobacco companies are using child labour projects to enhance corporate reputations and distract public attention from how they profit from low wages and cheap tobacco.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 8, 2016 16:54
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] ARCHIVE: CHILD LABOUR IN TOBACCO CULTIVATION IN THE ASEAN REGION (PDF)

Child labour is prevalent in tobacco cultivation in Southeast Asia. All ASEAN countries are Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and, hence, are obligated to enforce the Convention and ensure their rights are pro
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:52
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Big tobacco, child labour and the International Labour Organization

‘The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation is a global leader in preventing child labour in tobacco agriculture and protecting and improving the lives of children in tobacco-growing areas....In reality, ECLT is an alliance of tobacco comp
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Feb 8, 2016 16:47
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Kids trapped in Tobacco Menace

For many struggling Lalmonirhat families, relatively lucrative tobacco farming appears to be a blessing. But cultivating the crop brings significant health consequences. Worse still, with children commonly engaged in tending fields, the health of many yo
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 7, 2016 22:00
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Video: Liam Neeson urges people to attend Ballymena jobs rally as James Nesbitt gives backing

Regional Secretary of Unite Jimmy Kelly welcomed the support. He said: “The Rally For A Future campaign was launched by workers in Michelin and JTI-Gallaher factories who faced redundancy when it was announced that their factories would close.
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:23
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Hollywood actor Liam Neeson backs Ballymena jobs rally

Almost 2,000 people will lose their jobs when Michelin and JTI Gallaher close.... In October 2014, cigarette maker JTI Gallaher announced it would be shutting its plant in the town with the loss of 800 jobs.
BBC Online
added Feb 5, 2016 14:23
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[France] French schools 'allow smoking on grounds' over terror threat

French schools have begun allowing students to smoke on their grounds to prevent them becoming terror targets on the streets outside, a union says. The union of school administrators first called for the measure days after the Paris attacks in November,
BBC Online
added Feb 3, 2016 01:03
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[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco Hectarage Down 4 Percent

Lack of confidence in prices and the effects of drought have affected tobacco production this season, with the area put under the crop declining to 89 500 hectares from 93 419 hectares last season, the Zimbabwe Farmers' Union has said.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 2, 2016 01:28
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[UK] No fag breaks out side Birmingham City Council buildings says health watchdog

A health watchdog committee wants to move ciggie-lovers huddling outside council offices, such as Woodcock Street on the Aston University campus, away from public view, to avoid them being seen by impressionable passers-by like children.
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:14
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Labour practices a big inducement for Thai tobacco growers

She added that tobacco farming was more profitable than growing rice. More importantly labour protection was highly emphasised in the community, especially child labour prevention. Children under 13 cannot take part in any kind of work, even if they are a
The Nation (th)
added Jan 30, 2016 22:47
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