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ABCB - About the National Construction Code. Refer below for an accessible version of this graphic.

ABCB - About the National Construction Code

The National Construction Code (NCC) provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia. Second Cambodian factory collapse injures 23 workers who produce clothes for H&M. People watch as a roof of a relaxing shelter is lifted from the water after it collapsed behind a factory in Phnom Penh on May 20, 2013.

Second Cambodian factory collapse injures 23 workers who produce clothes for H&M

Source: AFP A COLLAPSING structure injured 23 workers Monday at a Cambodian factory producing garments for fashion brand H&M, police said, the latest incident to raise concerns about regional industrial safety. At least 23 workers were injured at a Cambodian factory that produced western fashion on Monday, police said, the latest incident to raise concerns about industrial safety in the region.

Cambodia shoe factory collapse kills workers. Cambodian clothing industry workers have been killed in the partial collapse of the shoe factory where they worked, adding to the loss of life in the Asian industry of making garments for the west.

Cambodia shoe factory collapse kills workers

A concrete ceiling fell in at the Wing Star Shoes plant in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital, Phnom Penh, authorities said. Police officer Khem Pannara said heavy equipment stored above may have caused the collapse. Authorities told the Associated Press that two bodies had been pulled from the wreckage and at least seven people were injured, while a union official speaking to the Reuters news agency put the death toll at six or more. Delhi Disaster Highlights Poor Safety Compliance. The building collapse disaster in Delhi and a similar collapse near Chennai occurring on Saturday, June 28, highlight India’s record of poor compliance with safety protocols.

Delhi Disaster Highlights Poor Safety Compliance

Just weeks before the two buildings in India collapsed, The Times of India reported that fire officials in Delhi claim that as much as 40 percent of the buildings there do not meet basic fire safety standards. What is worse is that beyond regulations that deal directly with fire safety, there is no centralized body that regulates structural safety. Reports indicate that on Saturday at least 15 people were killed in the two building collapses. New Delhi building collapse toll rises to five as rescuers pull body of girl from rubble.


New Delhi building collapse toll rises to five as rescuers pull body of girl from rubble

Home - Free the Slaves. Job insecurity and health: A study of 16 European countries. Labour's Chris Bryant calls for clampdown on exploitation of migrant workers. Labour has called for a clampdown on “unscrupulous” employers who reduce costs by exploiting migrant workers from Eastern Europe, cutting British workers out of the competition for jobs.

Labour's Chris Bryant calls for clampdown on exploitation of migrant workers

The call by the shadow Immigration minister Chris Bryant had echoes of Gordon Brown’s ill-fated promise of “British jobs for British workers” – although Mr Bryant was careful to pitch his comments in a way that could not be interpreted as an attack on Eastern Europeans who are prepared to work for low pay. He promised that a Labour government would hand over to local government the power to enforce minimum wage legislation, and double the fines for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Action promised to clamp down on working visas and labour hire companies following revelations of exploitation in horticulture and food processing - ABC Rural.

Updated The National Farmers Federation says mistreatment of workers has no place on Australian farms.

Action promised to clamp down on working visas and labour hire companies following revelations of exploitation in horticulture and food processing - ABC Rural

Fairtrade International / About / What is Fairtrade? Not all trade is fair!

Fairtrade International / About / What is Fairtrade?

Farmers and workers at the beginning of the chain don’t always get a fair share of the benefits of trade. Petitions delivered to NA, others, National, Phnom Penh Post. Protesting unjust employment practices and rude supervisors, hundreds of workers from Bloomsfield (Cambodia) Knitters Ltd travelled to the capital from Kampong Chhnang province to petition the Ministry of Labour, the National Assembly and the German Embassy.

Petitions delivered to NA, others, National, Phnom Penh Post

According to Nen Sarorn, an official from the Free Trade Union, the Chinese-owned textile company sells primarily to German clients, though he declined to specify which ones. Bloomsfield workers demonstrated on Thursday, blocking National Road 5, demanding the company reinstate fired workers, dismiss two abusive administrators, stop unjustly firing workers and provide half- to full-year employment contracts. Cambodia-ASEAN Media. Global Development Professionals Network. $32bn (£21bn) in annual profits sounds impressive doesn't it?

Global Development Professionals Network

Who wouldn't be happy with such huge profits? The problem is, that is the estimate of how much criminals make from modern slavery every year (pdf). It's a powerful statistic, and one of the most commonly cited. But it is becoming increasingly clear that focussing on these criminally generated profits frames the problem wrongly, and risks undermining effective policy action to end this atrocity. 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index. Titled. 17 August 2011 – Although compliance by Cambodian exporting garment factories with national and international labour standards is generally good, areas such as discrimination and occupational safety and health remain a concern, according to a new United Nations report.

The report on working conditions in Cambodia’s Garment Sector was released today in the capital, Phnom Penh, by the UN International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia programme. It reflects data compiled over a six-month period from November 2010 to April 2011 from 186 of the 276 factories registered with the programme, which was set up in 2001. “Compliance levels generally remain high, although some areas of concern remain, particularly regarding discrimination, overtime, and occupational safety and health,” stated a news release issued by the programme. Monitors found no evidence of forced labour and no workers were confirmed to be below the legal working age of 15. Untitled. 'It's a budget for all Australians': Hockey Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey are relieved with the response, so far, to the second budget which has been deliberately framed to win back the voters.

A reinvigorated Joe Hockey has again implored businesses and consumers to flash their credit cards in a bid to jump-start stubbornly flatlining consumer and business confidence, arguing his everyone-is-a-winner budget has set the conditions for optimism and growth. Slavery Footprint - Made In A Free World. Forced labour, human trafficking and slavery (Forced labour, human trafficking and slavery) What is forced labour? Whilst trafficked people are often exploited through forced labour, not everyone who experiences forced labour has been trafficked.

The 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that at any one time there are 20.9 million victims of forced labour of whom more than 9.1 million were in forced labour as a result of human trafficking. In 2013, the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-Like Conditions and People Trafficking) Act 2013 introduced amendments to the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code) which included a stand-alone offence of forced labour. Right to freedom from slavery and forced labour. This material is provided to persons who have a role in Commonwealth legislation, policy and programs as general guidance only and is not to be relied upon as legal advice.

Commonwealth agencies subject to the Legal Services Directions 2005 requiring legal advice in relation to matters raised in this Guidance Sheet must seek that advice in accordance with the Directions. Don't get lost in the supermarket. Investigation: Aussie supermarket prawns a product of slavery. Labour exploitation, slave-like conditions found on farms supplying biggest supermarkets. Panies must ensure suppliers don't use forced labour. Factory workers working with poultry on Four Corners. Small players caught in supermarket war crossfire. Updated. The ethics of supply chains - Blueprint for Living. The transparency of supply chains in food, clothing and other products is an increasing issue for companies and consumers alike. Poor working conditions, slavery and child exploitation continue around the world and most information reaching consumers about where their products actually come from is patchy at best.

Migrant workers in slave-like conditions, ABC's Four Corners reports. "This is slave labour and in Australia that shouldn't happen": Federal Nationals MP Keith Pitt. Photo: Four Corners Four Corners reported that unscrupulous contractors are propagating black market labour. Photo: Four Corners. Wesfarmers - Coles. Coles Centenary.

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