WAFED welcomes government decision to scratch West Seti license to SMEC

Thursday 23 February 2012Date: 29 July 2011 Source: WAFED Type: News Article Keyword/s: hydropower, Asian Development Bank (ADB), West Seti electricity, electricity generation and export, public participation, industrialization, Nepal, India Kathmandu-based Water and Energy Users’ Federation-Nepal (WAFED) welcomes the latest decision of the government to scrap the construction license of the Australian multinational, Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) as a result of our 15 years of massive campaign. (...) Read more >>

Critical Reflection on CSR: A Labor’s Perspective

Thursday 23 February 2012Author/s: Apo Leong and Chan Ka-wai Source: AMRC Type: Position Paper Keyword/s: corporate social responsibility (CSR), multinational corporations (MNC), Code of Conduct, CSR and globalization, workers, activists, triangular solidarity, Global South Introduction On 13-14 January 2006, at the ‘International Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility’ organized by the Institute of Labour Law and Social Security Law of Peking University, we articulated a paradox: why have multinational (...) Read more >>

Canada’s Racist and Hateful Asbestos Policy

Thursday 23 February 2012Date: 7 December 2011 Source: OENHI, Asian Ban Asbestos Network, AMRC Type: Press Statement Keyword/s: Canadian asbestos, India, Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, asbestos exposure Plans to increase Canadian exports of deadly asbestos to India are an appalling travesty of all ethical codes of human behaviour. Are only light-skinned people entitled to breathe clean air and drink clean water are the questions being asked in light of news which emerged yesterday. (...) Read more >>

Bandung Declaration on Occupational Safety and Health in Asia

Thursday 23 February 2012Type: Position Statement Keyword/s: Bandung Declaration on Occupational Health and Safety, ILO Convention 155, occupational death and diseases, workplace health and safety ANROAV Annual Conference Bandung, Indonesia October 17 to 20, 2010 We, the participants of the 15th ANROAV conference, recognise the significance of the historic city of Bandungthat upheld the principles of independence, freedom, sovereignty and dignity of people in the Asia-Africa meeting to form the Non-Aligned (...) Read more >>

Organizing Occupational and Environmental Victims

Wednesday 22 February 2012Source: amrc.org.hk Type: Research Journal Keyword/s: occupational safety and health (OSH), social security, Bandung Declaration on Occupational Safety and Health in Asia, textile workers, Asian Regional Round Table on Social Security, labor union, workers Feature articles/reports contained in this journal include: •Brief Report of Asian Regional Round Table on Social Security •ANROAV Meeting in Indonesia: Creating OSH Momentum for the Locals •Bandung Declaration on Occupational Safety (...) Read more >>

Breaking the shackles of exploitation by Global Supply Chains

Wednesday 22 February 2012Source: amrc.org.hk Type: Research Journal Keyword/s: global supply chains, labor movement, auto suppliers, Chinese labor regulations, cheap labor, gender and labor Table of Contents Editorial: Global Supply Chains: Struggle Within Or Against Them? .........3 Regional Roundup Indonesia..........................................................................................4 Pakistan............................................................................................5 Sri (...) Read more >>

Corporate Social Responsibility Revisited: Can it address Chinese workers’ needs in a changing socio-economic context?

Wednesday 22 February 2012Author/s: Elaine Sio-ieng Hui Type: Research Paper Keyword/s: corporate social responsibility (CSR), transnational corporations (TNCs), workers’ rights, trade union, China Corporate social responsibility (CSR) gained prominence in the 1990s as a tool of transnational corporations (TNCs) in mediating labour relations in supplying countries interlinked in their global production chains. This article reviews the implementation of CSR from the perspective of grass-root workers in China, one (...) Read more >>

Capital Mobility and Workers in Asia

Wednesday 22 February 2012Source: AMRC Type: Research Paper Keyword/s: capital mobility, Asian workers, direct overseas investments, Philippine automotive industry, Thailand automotive sector Contents Preface ………………………………………………………………………….......…… 3 Trends in Japan’s Direct Overseas Investments and their Impact on Asian Workers ……… 11 Preliminary Report on China’s going Global Strategy: A Labour, Environment, and Hong Kong Perspective ………………………………...............…………………… 42 Capital Mobility in the Philippine Automotive Industry and (...) Read more >>

Corporations, Unions, and Corporate Social Responsibility in South Korea

Wednesday 22 February 2012Source: AMRC Author/s: Wol-san Liem Type: Research Paper Keyword/s: corporate social responsibility, South Korea, green management, labor rights, unions This chapter investigates corporate social responsibility (CSR) in South Korea, looking particularly at what it means for workers and unions. The second half is a case study of Samsung Group’s CSR strategy. Korean conglomerates’ CSR activities focus heavily on philanthropic activities, which provide corporations a means for presenting a (...) Read more >>

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Workers and Trade Unions in Indonesia

Wednesday 22 February 2012Source: AMRC Author/s: Institute for Crisis Study and Alternative Development Strategy, Indonesia Type: Research Paper Keyword/s: corporate social responsibility, trade unions, workers, labor Corporate social responsibility (CSR), though the concept has been evolving for decades, no universality of meaning has as yet been achieved. The worker and the trade union, both of which are stakeholders in the company, are certainly affected by a company’s CSR policy and implementation. This (...) Read more >>

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