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