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SCHOFIELD: Report: Child abuse in the fields of North Carolina

Sadly and not surprisingly, any hope for action from the McCrory administration and/or the current leadership in the North Carolina of the North Carolina General Assembly on this issue is almost certainly a matter of wishful thinking.
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added May 14, 2014 17:20

Agricultural Labor Practices Code

> There shall be no child labor. Measurable standards • There is no employment or recruitment of child labor. The minimum age for admission to work is not less than the age for the completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, is not less
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 14, 2014 17:11

PMI response to HRW dated 24 April 2014 (PDF)

we understand the sensitivities around sharing further information. However most companies buying tobacco in the United States also have contracts in the counties you listed. This renders it impossible for us to correlate the findings in your research wit
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 14, 2014 17:05
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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

PMI response to HRW’s letter dated 4 February 2014 (PDF)

Thank you for continuing this constructive dialogue and for recognizing PMI1's efforts to address child labor and other labor related issues in tobacco growing. PMI is committed to progressively eliminate child labor and other labor related abuses on all
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 14, 2014 17:01

The HRW letter to PMI dated 11 December 2013 (PDF)

Please accept my greetings on behalf of Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch is grateful for the constructive dialogue we have had with Philip Morris International concerning protections for workers and child labor in Philip Morris International's glob
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 14, 2014 16:57

Agricultural Labor Practices

An ALP Code, which establishes clear principles and standards that PMI expects to be met on all farms from where tobacco is purchased for our products. Its implementation is compulsory for all farmers who have contractual arrangements directly with PMI o
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 14, 2014 10:17

Philip Morris International Inc. Responds to Human Rights Watch Report, ‘Tobacco’s Hidden Children’

Human Rights Watch acknowledges the work PMI has done to address these issues through our Agricultural Labor Practices (ALP) global program to reach nearly half a million smallholder farmers. However more work remains to be done to eliminate child and ot
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 14, 2014 10:16

Statement On The Human Rights Watch Report "Tobacco's Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor In U.S. Tobacco Farming" -- Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth

This sickening report finds that the tobacco growing industry in the United States exploits children and teens in its tobacco fields, exposing them to nicotine poisoning from tobacco plants and working them for long hours under degrading conditions. Sadly
PR Newswire
added May 14, 2014 09:59

[UK] Prison staff fuming after smoking ban put on hold ($$)

A pilot scheme to ban smoking in prisons in the south west has been abandoned because it was feared that it could provoke disturbances. Prison governors were told last year by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) that a decision had been made t
Times Of London (uk)
added May 12, 2014 10:27
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