Sort by: Date added | Date Published | Most Viewed

Headlines Tagged with Unions/Workers 1,606 headlines found

1 View

[UK] LETTER: Continuing impact of slavery past and present

The money that paid for the Wills Memorial Building, and much else in Bristol, was actually generated by the exploitation of the labour of British workers, mostly women and girls, in the Bedminster factories, built after 1886. The Wills family have more
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:54
3 Views

[UK] LETTERS: Many reasons to be grateful to Bristol’s tobacco women

Jane Nation (Letters, 9 April) gives proper attention to the thousands of women workers who fuelled the success of WD & HO Wills in their Bristol tobacco company, providing the profits for which Bristol University can be thankful. In fact the Wills famil
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 12, 2018 20:06
3 Views

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers. Indeed, more companies are not only chan
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 8, 2018 18:03
4 Views

Zimbabwe tobacco farms: Child labour, abuse rife, HRW says

In a report launched in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Thursday, Human Rights Watch...child workers are exposed to nicotine and toxic pesticides, and many suffer symptoms consistent with nicotine poisoning from handling tobacco leaves. Adults working
Al Jazeera
added Apr 8, 2018 16:03
2 Views

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

In a report titled “Bitter Harvest”, the HRW revealed on Friday that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous conditions, to earn school fees or supplement the family income.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 7, 2018 17:28
17 Views

[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Our view: We don’t need corporate greed

Good has, to some, become the poster child for corporate greed. But she’s not alone...Nicandro Durante, the top exec of British American Tobacco, received a total compensation increase of 37.3 percent to $15.92 million
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 6, 2018 19:34
1 View

[UK-Scotland] SCOTT: Time to help employees stub it out

While Scotland blazed a trail in the UK in terms of anti-smoking legislation, the negative impact on its finances remain sizeable. According to ASH Scotland, the NHS spends £271million per year on smoking-attributable disease while productivity losses du
Energy Voice (uk)
added Apr 6, 2018 13:59
6 Views

[Zimbabwe] Witness: Tobacco Farmers Kept in the Dark

Tobacco companies have responsibilities to respect human rights in their supply chains, and that includes making sure that farmers know about the dangers of nicotine exposure – particularly for children. Margaret had hoped that in those seven years, someo
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:55
3 Views

A Bitter Harvest / Child Labor and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe

research in 2016 and 2017 into conditions on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe revealed an industry tainted by child labor and confronted by other serious human rights problems as well. Zimbabwean authorities and tobacco companies should take urgent steps to addr
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:53
3 Views

Zimbabwe: Tobacco Work Harming Children

Children and adults who work on Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms are facing serious risks to their health as well as labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Child labor and other human rights abuses on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe tarnish t
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:51
Sign up for daily headlines All Headlines Featured Headlines U.S. Headlines International Headlines