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A new Oxfam report slams major retailers in Australia for dodgy buying practices which keep wages low for manufacturing workers. Here are the worst offenders.

A new report from Oxfam has called out the buying practices among retailers that are affecting clothing manufacturers in Bangladesh. These included claims to switch suppliers if a factory didn’t drop their prices. “With just one month today until Christmas, shoppers should demand big brands end this cycle and do […]
A new Oxfam report slams major retailers in Australia for dodgy buying practices which keep wages low for manufacturing workers. Here are the worst offenders.
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Fashion companies have cancelled or refused to pay for $16.2 billion of orders during the pandemic, costing textile workers $1.6 billion in wages, a report found

Garment suppliers lost around $US16.2 billion in orders from the US and Europe in just three months, a report from workers rights groups said. Brands either cancelled orders or delayed payments for existing orders, sometimes indefinitely, the groups found. This led to about $US1.6 billion in lost wages for factory […]
Fashion companies have cancelled or refused to pay for $16.2 billion of orders during the pandemic, costing textile workers $1.6 billion in wages, a report found
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COVID-19 is hitting Rohingya Muslims in the world’s biggest refugee camp, and humanitarian groups are fearing mass infection

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar reside in Bangladesh, with many living in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. They live in cramped conditions, where social distancing is almost impossible. The coronavirus is slowly making its way through the camp, and aid agencies are concerned they […]
COVID-19 is hitting Rohingya Muslims in the world’s biggest refugee camp, and humanitarian groups are fearing mass infection
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The 10 countries where the most jobs depend on travel and tourism

International tourism is taking a major hit amid rising concerns about the novel coronavirus, but the industry doesn’t affect every country’s economy in the same way. According to a report from visa assistance firm official-esta.com, India creates 172 jobs for every 100 tourists, while Libya creates 68. While tourism can […]
The 10 countries where the most jobs depend on travel and tourism
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Scientists say these 11 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

As global temperatures and sea levels rise, some of the world’s major cities could experience unbearable living conditions. Cities like Chicago and New Delhi have already endured fatal heat waves, which could get worse in the future. While climate scientists don’t anticipate any location will become fully uninhabitable, they worry […]
Scientists say these 11 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years