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Helping South African Workers Know Their Rights

11 November 2011

Though the days of South African apartheid may be over, the effects linger on. For many people this means, among several issues, poor or no access to information on their rights as workers. However, through Fairtrade...

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Countdown to COP17: Seeking A Fair Climate Deal for Fairtrade Farmers

31 October 2011

The countdown to Durban has begun as Fairtrade farmers prepare to participate at the upcoming 17th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP17). Despite the devastating impacts climate change is having on their farms, the...

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Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol – 10th Anniversary

26 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement by the largest chocolate companies to eliminate unacceptable child labour practices in the growing and...

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Rob Cameron CEO Fairtrade International

An Open Letter from CEO on Changes to the Fairtrade System

16 September 2011

You may have seen the joint statement on our website that Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) has decided to leave the global Fairtrade system and end its membership with Fairtrade International (FLO) as of 31 December 2011. (Read the...

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Workers rights workshop in East Africa

31 August 2011

Union leaders working on Fairtrade flower farms in East Africa shared valuable information about how to best protect workers’ rights at a workshop held on August 9-10 in Arusha, Tanzania. Fairtrade International and the IUF...

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Co-op speaks on best interests of the child at global conference

25 August 2011

Young lawyers at a global conference in Amsterdam will learn firsthand about best practices for protecting children from exploitative labour from a Fairtrade cooperative, Kuapa Kokoo Farmers' Union of Ghana. Emmanuel K....

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Fairtrade Project on Workers’ Rights

03 August 2011

The Fairtade Standards protect workers’ basic rights according to the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. This means bonded and illegal child labour is prohibited, health and safety standards must be...

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