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[Africa, Asia-pacific, Philippines] NTIABANG: Ilo fails to cut ties with tobacco industry – yet again

To promote decent work, guard against interference with labor standards, policies and programs, the ILO must keep the tobacco industry at arm’s length. When the long-standing cooperation agreements between the ILO, the tobacco industry and organizations
Manila Times (ph)
added Mar 25, 2018 01:20
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[New Zealand] Some employers hiring non-smokers exclusively, recruiters say

Recruitment agencies Employsure and Action Personnel have both reported clients asking to weed smokers from the hiring pool. And between nine and 15 organisations explicitly advertised for non-smokers only or said they were preferred candidates on Seek.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 11, 2018 01:58
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[Africa] ERA/FoEN to Labour Ministry: Distance Nigeria from Ugandan position on ILO partnerships with tobacco industry

and other delegates attending the meeting of the governing body of the International Labour Organisation, ILO, to support calls for ILO to cut ties with Big Tobacco. ERA/FoEN said Nigeria has to declare its stand unequivocally in view of the Ugandan posit
Vanguard (ng)
added Mar 21, 2018 23:40
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[Africa] NTIABANG: ILO Fails to Cut Ties with Tobacco Industry – Yet Again

the ILO must keep the tobacco industry at arm’s length. When the long-standing cooperation agreements between the ILO, the tobacco industry and organisations it funds expire this year, the ILO can finally align itself with the international framework, dev
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Mar 21, 2018 13:44
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No smoking: New Zealand employers within their rights to turn away smokers

workplace relations company Employsure found 15 New Zealand organisations with job ads referencing "non-smokers only" or "non-smokers preferred".... A Human Rights Commission spokeswoman said although it might not be considered fair or reasonable, it was
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Mar 21, 2018 11:48
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[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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Money or Mission? The Fight about Big Tobacco’s Philanthropy

Labor advocates had big hopes for the 332nd session of the International Labour Organization’s meeting this week, but once again, the organization postponed a vote on whether to end its relationship with tobacco companies... NPQ has covered how nefarious
The Nonprofit Quarterly
added Mar 20, 2018 19:44
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This Japanese company is giving employees who don’t smoke 6 extra vacation days

After a non-smoking employee submitted a complaint about how smoke breaks were affecting productivity, marketing firm Piala Inc. made a change to its paid time-off policy. The company granted non-smoking staff an additional six days off each year to mak
PSNews.com.au (au)
added Mar 19, 2018 19:43
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Employee health plans charge smokers extra but don’t help them quit

Almost half of small employers that charge tobacco users extra for their health insurance don’t offer wellness programs to help employees stop smoking, according to a recent study. The Affordable Care Act permits these surcharges only when employers prov
Reuters
added Mar 16, 2018 21:36
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[California] Marijuana tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

San Francisco's marijuana "czar" Nicole Elliot said new permits will be issued once city health officials finalize regulations designed to protect workers from secondhand smoke and the neighborhood from unwelcomed odors.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 15, 2018 23:04
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