Abuse of migrant workers in Thai Chicken production

The four major companies producing broiler chicken in Thailand have been shown to violate labour rights in the production facilities. The companies Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, Laemthong Corporation Group, Centaco Group and Saha Farms Group are found to have in particular, violated the rights of vulnerable migrant workers in the industry.

An investigation by Finnwatch in September 2015 looked at six large factories in six Thai provinces.   ... →

Fyffes PLC: Labour violations and Union member intimidation in Costa Rica and Honduras.

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Fyffes PLC is an Irish company, headquartered in Dublin, engaged in the production, procurement, shipping, ripening, distribution, and marketing of fruits including bananas, pineapples, and melons. They have operations in Cost Rica and Honduras.

The NGO ‘Banana Link’ has brought to the fore issues of labour violations on plantations in Costa Rica and Honduras by subsidiaries of the Fyffes group.   ... →

Contract workers at Rössing mine protest working conditions

Contract workers at the Rössing uranium mine owned by Rio Tinto submitted a petition on 7 October 2015 to the General Manager in Namibia. This included issues in relation to the violation of their labor rights and unacceptable working conditions. The temporary workers felt “exploited as cheap labor.” They earn seven times less than an employee who does the same work.   ... →

BASF and the Marikana Massacre

At the Annual General Meeting of the BASF chemicals group on 30 April 2015, the bishop Johannes Seoka appealed to the Board and demanded that BASF should also assume its part in the responsibility for the Marikana massacre in South Africa.

In August 2012, 34 striking miners of platinum producer Lonmin plc were killed in a conflict with police.   ... →

Walmart: Slave labour in Shrimp Production

Shrimp was once a luxury food, but today it is available in all supermarkets at a cheap price, but at what cost for the workers and producers? The Guardian UK has undertaken an investigation in Thailand over a six month period and has reported on severe conditions for those working in the industry in Thailand. Their investigation has shown that men are being bought and sold like animals, most foreign workers are sold to a boat for about 300 Euro and are often held under threat of extreme violence for years.   ... →