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‘Social dumping,’ toxic spray and other hazards of the banana plantation

By Mark A. Bonta / November 12, 2018 / Comments Off on ‘Social dumping,’ toxic spray and other hazards of the banana plantation

Ecuador’s banana workers are little more than slaves, exploited in numerous ways and poisoned to death by the very air they breathe, says activist Jorge Acosta. He ought to know — he was once one of the poisoners. Acosta, at one time a spray-plane pilot, stepped out the cockpit and into the role of passionate […]

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General strike in Nigeria on hold as wage negotiations advance

By Heather Bourbeau / October 5, 2018 / Comments Off on General strike in Nigeria on hold as wage negotiations advance

The Nigerian Labor Congress, a trade-union umbrella organization, has suspended a general strike it launched on September 26, ahead of new negotiations for a substantially higher minimum wage. The strike involved workers from many industries, including the medical, health and petroleum and natural gas industries. Government offices were shut in the capital Abuja, and most […]

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