Compulsory Labour

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ILO says forced labour is unacceptable

Neesha Sangara September 19, 2014The International Labour Organization says incidences of forced labour must be urgently addressed. PETALING JAYA: The widespread practice of forced labour in Malaysia has alarmed the International Labour Organization ... [Published Suara Sarawak - 4 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Looking back at the civil rights movement

COEUR d'ALENE - The Human Rights Education Institute will be screening four documentary films focused on the civil rights movement, starting Wednesday.The four-week series is made possible through a grant from the New York-based Lehrman Institute of American ... [Published CDA Press - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Smartphone, tablets made by modern-day slaves: Report

A report by Verite, a group that monitors child labour, slavery and dangerous working conditions, has found that many people part of the electronics industry in Malaysia virtually work as bonded labourers.Verite said that its two-year study of labour ... [Published India Today - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

MTUC slams electronics sector for objecting to trade unions despite reported abuse of workers

The electronics industry in Malaysia is one of the most difficult for its workers to form trade unions, the Malaysian Trades Union Congress said, following a report of forced labour and widespread abuse of the rights of its 350,000 workers. MTUC secretary-general ... [Published The Malaysian Insider :: Malaysia - 8 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Beware of fake agents, educationist warns parents

The Principal, Babcock University Schools, Ogba, Lagos, Gabriel Fasanu, has urged parents seeking overseas schools for their children to be wary of fake education-recruitment agents.Such agents, Fasanu said, often promised to assist parents to get unrealisable ... [Published Nigeria Punch - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 8 reports

‘Modern slavery’ in Malaysia electronics factories

Professional valet service for all event http://nusapark.com/ Nearly one-third of the 350,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics manufacturing sector — a major supplier for leading global brands — suffer labour conditions akin to “modern slavery”, ... [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - 11 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

The Slave Laborers Behind Your Computer

Malaysia is one of the hubs of the global electronic industry. By some estimates, the Asian country is one of the ten largest electronic exporters in the world . The country sends billions of dollars in electronic parts to the United States, China, Japan, ... [Published Fast Company - 23 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

The North Profited From Slavery Too

In his new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism , Edward E. Baptist details how “the commodification and suffering and forced labor of African Americans is what made the United States powerful and rich.” Excerpt ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - 16 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Forced Labor

The internet keeps a close eye on what companies like Apple, Samsung, and Sony import out of Southeast Asia, since those components hint at products coming down the pipeline. The Department of Labor keeps a close watch too, but for a very different reason: ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Forced Labor Rampant In Malaysia's Electronics Factories: Report

Forced labor is rampant in the electronics industry in Malaysia -- a manufacturing hub for many of the world's technology giants -- affecting nearly a quarter of the industry's workers, according to a study conducted by the monitoring group Verité.The ... [Published International Business Times - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 22 reports

‘Modern slavery’ in Malaysia factories

KUALA LUMPUR:  Nearly one-third of the 350,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics manufacturing sector — a major supplier for leading global brands — suffer labour conditions akin to “modern slavery”.The study by US-based fair-labour organisation Verite ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Electronics Industry Commitment to Combat Forced Labor in Supply Chains

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Sep. 17 /CSRwire/ - Since its founding 10 years ago, one of the core principles of the (EICC) has been to combat trafficked and forced labor in the electronics industry supply chain. As part of our efforts to deliver on this policy through ... [Published CSR Wire - Sep 17 2014]

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...the current political situation, freedom of the press, Rohingya and any other pet media subject an issue when considering investment," he said. "If they did, it wouldn't just be Myanmar that would face problems."
Gonzaga University and the Spokane Public Library received identical grants to, according to the release, "anchor a regional conversation concerning human rights by the three grantees."
...nvironment, which is why we've asked the FLA to independently assess the performance of our largest suppliers," Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said in 2012. "The inspections now underway are unprecedented in the electronics industry, both in scale and scope, and we appreciate the FLA agreeing to take the unusual step of identifying the factories in their reports."
"Policies which contribute to making workers vulnerable should be studied and reviewed" ILO said

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Are Myanmar's reforms backsliding? [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - 4 hours ago]
ILO says forced labour is unacceptable [Published Suara Sarawak - 4 hours ago]
Child protection must be the priority when work... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 6 hours ago]
Looking back at the civil rights movement [Published CDA Press - 6 hours ago]
Smartphone, tablets made by modern-day slaves: ... [Published India Today - 7 hours ago]
Global labour body urges Putrajaya to end force... [Published Malaysian Insider - 8 hours ago]
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MTUC slams electronics sector for objecting to ... [Published The Malaysian Insider :: Malaysia - 8 hours ago]
MTUC slams electronics sector for objecting to ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - 8 hours ago]
The galleries of the CMHR [Published Carillon - 9 hours ago]
US waives sanctions against Thailand over human... [Published Bangkok Post - 9 hours ago]
Beware of fake agents, educationist warns parents [Published Nigeria Punch - 10 hours ago]
‘Modern slavery’ in Malaysia electronics factories [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - 11 hours ago]
For valuable consideration [Published Barbados Advocate - 12 hours ago]
Your Electronics Are Probably The Product Of Fo... [Published Gizmodo Australia - 14 hours ago]
Southwest Missouri Human Trafficking Coalition [Published KODE TV - 15 hours ago]
The North Profited From Slavery Too [Published Atlantic Monthly - 16 hours ago]
The North Profited From Slavery Too [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 16 hours ago]
Your Electronics are Probably the Product of Fo... [Published Gizmodo UK - 18 hours ago]
Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Fo... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Fo... [Published Gizmodo - 21 hours ago]
Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Fo... [Published Gawker: Valleywag - 21 hours ago]
Kathleen Kim: Advocate for exploited immigrants... [Published Angelus The Tidings Online - 22 hours ago]
The Slave Laborers Behind Your Computer [Published Fast Company - 23 hours ago]
Sex Trafficking in Europe [Published Impunity Watch - 23 hours ago]
Major electronic brands involved in Malaysian f... [Published ITProPortal.com - Sep 18 2014]
In Malaysia’s electronics industry, 1 in 3 work... [Published Tech In Asia - Sep 18 2014]
The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requi... [Published Heritage Foundation - Sep 18 2014]
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS OUTCOMES OF UNIVERS... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - Sep 18 2014]
Malaysia's tech manufacturing sector based on f... [Published Boing Boing - Sep 18 2014]
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MTUC slams electronics sector for objecting to ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - 8 hours ago]
The electronics industry in Malaysia is one of the most difficult for its workers to form trade unions, the Malaysian Trades Union Congress said, following a report of forced labour and widespread abuse of the rights of its 350,000 workers.MTUC secretary-general ...
The North Profited From Slavery Too [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 16 hours ago]
In his new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism , Edward E. Baptist details how “the commodification and suffering and forced labor of African Americans is what made the United States powerful and rich.” ...
Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Fo... [Published Gawker: Valleywag - 21 hours ago]
The internet keeps a close eye on what companies like Apple, Samsung, and Sony import out of Southeast Asia, since those components hint at products coming down the pipeline. The Department of Labor keeps a close watch too, but for a very different ...
Sex Trafficking in Europe [Published Impunity Watch - 23 hours ago]
by Julie Hughes Impunity Watch Special Features Writer Article 3 Section (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, defines human trafficking as, “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, ...
Malaysia's tech manufacturing sector based on f... [Published Boing Boing - Sep 18 2014]
"Hardly a major brand name" doing business in Malaysia is untainted by the use of forced labor from trafficked workers, according to a study backed by the US Department of Labor. Read the rest ...
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