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[Australia] Public health, environment, union, and church groups slam Trans-Pacific trade deal as talks resume in New York

have written an open letter to Trade Minister Robb citing mounting evidence that the TPP is not in the national interest, and demanding that the text be released for public scrutiny before it is signed.
Scoop (nz)
added Jan 27, 2015 00:37
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Gallaher cigarette factory owner rejects union proposal to save 500 jobs

The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 22, 2015 11:18
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] UNION-BUSTING? | After CBA conclusion, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco fires 640 regular employees

After concluding a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the local union barely a month ago, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC) has issued notices of termination to 640 regular employees in its Marikina plant citing decline in its market sha
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jan 14, 2015 12:45
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco reaping, curing starts

Harvesting and curing of the early planted irrigated tobacco is underway in most parts of the country although farmers are facing a shortage of labour and experiencing constant power cuts due to incessant rains.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 9, 2015 13:51
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LETTERS: Children Who Labor in Fields: Yes, Here

For years, Big Tobacco denied the harmful effects of its product. It now stands guilty of asphyxiating the lives of children toiling amid its lucrative commodity...Unless funding is given back to enforcement, young people will remain at risk in the field
New York Times
added Jan 4, 2015 20:01
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[Turkey] Tax hikes on cigarettes and alcohol to encourage smuggling, tradesmen union says

The recent rise in fixed tax from cigarettes and alcohol over the inflation rate will encourage smuggling, the head of the Confederation of Turkish Craftsmen and Tradesmen (TESK) Bendevi Palandöken has said.
Journal of Turkish Weekly (JTW) (tr)
added Jan 3, 2015 12:43
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Reynolds, Altria will prohibit under-16 workers in tobacco fields

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Altria Group Inc. confirmed Friday their future contracts with tobacco growers, starting in 2015, will prohibit the hiring of anyone under age 16 to work in their fields.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2014 20:09
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[Morocco] Moroccan Cleric Says Work in Tobacco Manufacturing Prohibited in Islam

Muslim scholar Dr. Ahmad Raisouni has issued a Fatwa prohibiting work in tobacco manufacturing companies. The fatwa was issued in response to a Moroccan citizen from Tangier‘s inquiry into whether he could accept a job offer with an Emirati tobacco compan
Morocco World News (ma)
added Dec 5, 2014 17:11
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[UK] Nerudia's £11m Speke e-cigarette factory will create 150 jobs

An £11m investment in Speke will create Europe’s biggest nicotine manufacturing site, leading to 150 jobs. Joint venture Nerudia is a partnership between two entrepreneurs who founded one of the UK’s first electronic cigarette brands, and a global pharm
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Dec 5, 2014 10:59
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Government Says Bosses Can't Force Workers To Get Health Tests : Shots

the programs are under fire from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...Covert says, it's easy for employees and their spouses to avoid the tobacco surcharge. Smokers can take a 15-minute online tobacco cessation course, while nonsmokers can simply
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Dec 3, 2014 04:34
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