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US: Tobacco Group Adopts Child Labor Protections

The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina, which represents more than 2,300 tobacco farmers in North Carolina and neighboring states, issued a policy on October 1, 2014 stating that it "does not condone the use of child labor." The policy says tha
Human Rights Watch
added Oct 3, 2014 22:17
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[UK] Will you support ‘Stoptober’ and help your employees quit smoking?

Leading employers are supporting this year’s Stoptober quit smoking campaign because smoking is bad for business. Smoking currently costs the economy in England a massive £13 billion a year, with businesses losing over 11 million days of productivity eac
HRreview (uk)
added Oct 3, 2014 13:21
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Altria Companies’ Employee Fund Donates $3.1 Million to Nonprofits

The Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF) awarded $3.1 million in grants to 142 non-profit organizations based in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois and Kentucky. The fund is the only employee-managed workplace-giving program that is p
Altria Group, Inc.
added Sep 3, 2014 10:12
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[UK, North Carolina, Ohio] FLOC, British reps vow to fight for workers

A Toledo-based union vowed to fight for tobacco field workers who live and labor largely hidden from view — an underground world of deep poverty and grim conditions ...pledged to take the fight for farm worker reforms to their home country. They plan to
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jul 28, 2014 22:17
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[Pennsylvania] LETTER: UPMC goes too far with its anti-smoking policy for workers

My question to UPMC is this: Since when can an employer tell an "employee" what he or she is permitted to do on a lunch break or while traveling to his or her job (it will be difficult for employees to smoke en route to work because of repercussions if t
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 15, 2014 04:31
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[Ireland] BreakingNews.ie 80 jobs for Waterford in e-smoking company

80 new jobs are set to come on stream in Waterford as Irish e-cigarette company "Healthier smoker" is to launch its new facility. The firm, which produces organic e-liquids to help people quit smoking, has announced it is expanding its Irish operations, w
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:09
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[Ohio] Toledo may go smoke free in its hiring policy

“This is good public policy, and it’s not driven by anything political,” Mayor Collins said on Monday. The mayor said an administrative policy prohibiting the future employment of smokers and tobacco-product users would be written by mid-July.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jul 1, 2014 11:47
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[USA] Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch details findings from interviews with more than 140 children working on farms in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, where a majority of the country's tobacco is grown. "The U.S. has failed America's families by not mean
AP - Associated Press
added May 14, 2014 17:21
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The HRW letter to PMI dated 31 March 2014 (PDF)

We have appreciated the opportunities to learn more about Philip Morris International's policies and practices concerning child labor. We look forward to seeing you on April 10 in Raleigh when we will present our findings and recommendations at the Farm L
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 14, 2014 17:03
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[North Carolina] Reynolds shareholders meeting goes smoothly

A civil exchange of dialogue, particularly about labor and living conditions of tobacco farm workers, emerged again Thursday at Reynolds American Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting. From several years, exchanges at the meetings were often tense and antago
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 9, 2014 15:24
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