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Advocates call for living wage PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:55

Workers' rights advocates continued to call for a living wage for Cambodian garment workers yesterday, on the second day of testimony before a panel of judges who will release their recommendations tomorrow.“Responsibility [to pay a living wage] is up to the brands and retailers because they have access to high-end consumers,” Ababbta Bhattachaarjee, a delegate from the international coordinating office of the Asia Floor Wage Campaign, said.

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Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 February 2012 13:59

Responding to a growing outcry over conditions at its overseas factories, Apple said Monday that an outside organization had begun to audit working conditions at the plants where the bulk of iPhones, iPads and other Apple products are built, and that the group would make its finding public.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 14:04
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Reducing workload to increase productivity PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 15:01

While corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often used in reference to the company’s interaction with external stakeholders, the first step is to look inwards and ensure that employees of the company are valued and treated with respect. A company’s first responsibility is safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees. However, many companies regard it as a human resource (HR) issue of little business importance.

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Set up childcare centres at workplaces, employers advised PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:05

KUCHING: Employers are advised to set up childcare centres at their workplaces as part of their corporate social responsibility or staff welfare programme.Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said there was need to establish childcare centres at workplaces to provide support to working parents, especially in urban areas.

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CSR: A concept often confused and misused in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 January 2012 09:38

It seems CSR or `Corporate Social Responsibility' has become a buzzword in Bangladesh. We often make confusion over charity and CSR, and are indulging in several activities in the name of CSR. I once heard the chief executive officer (CEO) of a bank terming their sponsorship of 'Indian Idol' singers in a social club as part of their CSR. Yet another CEO termed their compliance with regulatory norms as CSR. A chamber leader, at a TV talk show, repeatedly urged reducing the SME loan interest rate, as part of the bank's CSR. Of course, at height of everything the mid ranking defense personnel wrote to the banks to allocate a portion of their CSR funds for the development of their golf course.

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Sabah MCA reminds MAS of its social responsibility PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2012 10:26

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah MCA chief Datuk Edward Khoo yesterday reminded Malaysia Airline (MAS) that it has a social responsibility to the people in Sabah and Sarawak. “If you want us to treat you (MAS) as our national airline, then you have to treat us better,” the Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister stressed.

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