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Workers win lawsuit against RCA after 15 years

Workers win lawsuit against RCA after 15 years

Apr 17, 2015

The Taiwan district court today ordered RCA Corporations to pay USD 18 million in damages to its former workers and their families who are victims of what has been described as the worst work-related health case in the history of the country. More than 200 former workers at an RCA plant in Taoyuan have died of liver and lung cancers since the 1990s.

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Recycling batteries provides livelihoods, snatches lives in northern Vietnam

Recycling batteries provides livelihoods, snatches lives in northern Vietnam

Apr 16, 2015

Many families living in a commune in northern Vietnam have escaped poverty by making it the country’s biggest battery recycling hub, but could be paying a high price for their affluence.

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Toxic work: stop deadly exposures today!

Toxic work: stop deadly exposures today!

Apr 16, 2015

An ITUC briefing explaining why trade unions must mobilise for protecting workers from hazardous substances, with key facts and figures.

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First strike at a Samsung company

First strike at a Samsung company

Apr 16, 2015

Around 1,400 striking Samsung Techwin workers shout slogans outside of the R&D Center in Pangyo, Gyeonggi Province, calling for work stability and improved treatment, April 14. The strike started on April 6 and 97.1% of workers approve of it.

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In a surprise move, the US federal government drops EPEAT from its green electronics standard

In a surprise move, the US federal government drops EPEAT from its green electronics standard

Apr 15, 2015

The federal government just dropped EPEAT from its green electronics standards. The policy change—made without warning or fanfare—was part of an updated executive order issued late last month, which simply omitted EPEAT from the government’s previous language.

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