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Clinton's Fast-Track Proposal Sells Out Labor and Environment

ILRF
09/17/1997

Pharis Harvey

After months of delay, the Clinton Administration announced yesterday a trade legislation package that constitutes a thumb in the eye to the Democratic party, the working people and the environmental interests of the United States. The proposed Fast Track bill would give the administration broad powers to negotiate trade agreements that lower trade barriers, protect U.S. investment overseas, and provide "strong protection" for intellectual property rights. Workers and the environment rated nothing more than an insult.

Stitching Footballs: Voices of Children in Sailkot, Pakistan

Save the Children, UK
04/30/1997

This report details a situation analysis of children working in football stitching around Sialkot, Pakistan. The analysis (1) examined the reasons that children work and the probable impact of eradicating children's involvement and phasing out home-based production and (2) determined a baseline for monitoring changes in children's and families' well-being as a result of a social protection program. Section 1 of the report describes the program developed to phase out children's involvement in football stitching and the study's goals.

让劳动合同双方的权利和义务更加明确 -西北政法大学教授谢德成谈 《中华人民共和国劳动合同法实施条例》

陕西日报

9月18日,《中华人民共和国劳动合同法实施条例》正式公布施行

。和现行的引起广泛关注的《劳动合同法》相比,该实施条例有哪些

特点,如何正确理解和解读?9月19日,记者专程走访了西北政法大学

教授、劳动法与社会保障法研究中心主任、我省劳动法律知名专家谢

德成。

“《劳动合同法》颁布后,许多条款只是在法律上做了一般性、

甚至是非常抽象的规定,因此,对于某些规定的认识分歧很大,有必

要出台一个实施细则。”一见面,谢德成就开门见山地说。

谢德成表示,《条例》是对《劳动合同法》的扩充、细化。主要

体现在十个方面。

一是对用人单位的主体范围进一步做了扩充。相比于《劳动合同

法》规定的企业、个体经济组织、民办非企业单位、国家机关、事业

单位、社会团体外,又增加了会计师事务所、律师事务所等合伙组织

和基金会。

二是明确了依法取得营业执照或者登记证书的用人单位分支机构

可以和劳动者签订劳动合同。

三是对劳动者不签劳动合同做了规定。《条例》第五条规定,自

用工之日起一个月内,经用人单位书面通知后,劳动者不与用人单位

Six Cents an Hour

Life Magazine

1996

As our jeep approaches the roadside shed in Mahotra, a village in northern Pakistan, I can see a dozen children and men stitching hexagonal leather pieces into Nike soccer balls. Twelve-year-old Tariq squats in front, having come out of the dank interior for air. At his feet are several white balls with the distinctive Nike swoosh that will soon be finding their way to stores and playing fields in the United States.

Violence against labour leaders during Presidential Run-Off Elections on the increase

ZCTU

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has learnt with dismay the harassment of labour leaders during the Presidential Run Off by ruling party militia, supporters and State security agents. The current information we have is:

1. The ZCTU district chairperson for Chivhu, Tinashe Murau, was seriously beaten up by Zanu PF militia just before the 27 June Presidential Runoff and has had his hand broken and is currently seeking medical attention. He was beaten after the militia questioned why he wears ZCTU t-shirts and attends ZCTU meetings.

Your Valentine, Made in Prison

The Nation

By Beth Schwartzapfel

With Valentine's Day approaching, perhaps you're planning a trip to Victoria's Secret. If you're a conscientious shopper, chances are you want to know about the origins of the clothes you buy: whether they're sweatshop free or fairly traded or made in the USA. One label you won't find attached to your lingerie, however, is "Made in the USA: By Prisoners."

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