FEMALE workers at a Bangladesh factory who made charity Girl Power t-shirts were paid 42p an hour, beaten and threatened with murder, it has been claimed. And now more than 100 of the machinists claim they have been FIRED after they went on strike over their low wages in January. The underpaid employees earned wages as low as 42p an hour to make the £28 worn by celebs Holly Willoughby and Emma Bunton. The shirts, sold by retail from F=, are made in a factory run by Dird Composite Textiles, reports The Guardian. For every sale, £10 goes to charity Worldreader – which helps people from developing countries have access to digital books. BEATEN AND ABUSED Former employees told The Guardian that they had been sacked after striking in January over the new minimum wage which they say is too low at £71.34 a month. One female worker at the factory claims she was beaten and threatened with murder in an attack ordered by management, it has been reported. Others have also … [Read more...] about Girl Power charity T-shirts worn by Holly Willoughby and Emma Bunton ‘were made at Bangladesh factory where women were abused and paid 42p an hour’
Bailey Lipschultz and Joshua Fineman, Bloomberg Published 8:56 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Photo: TONY CENICOLA, NYT Photo: TONY CENICOLA, NYT Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Photo: TONY CENICOLA, NYT Johnson & Johnson shares sink after report on asbestos contamination of baby powder 1 / 3 Back to Gallery (Bloomberg) -- Johnson & Johnson’s drop of 11 percent in Friday’s trading may bring on deja vu for … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson shares sink after report on asbestos
Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 3:16 PM EST Nov 12, 2018 On a crisp Monday morning during a holiday set aside to remember veterans, 18 servicemen were finally put to rest at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly with military honors. There were American flags, rifle volleys and taps. There were tears and solemn words. "To bury the dead is one of the great acts of mercy and the final act of charity that we can give to our brothers today," said Msgr. Timothy Hogan, a retired Navy chaplain and pastor of St. Fabian Church in Farmington Hills, who officiated the service. "Now, may they rest in peace." It was a ceremonial end for the men, whose cremated remains were hidden away in the basement of the now-shuttered Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit. Their remains now will be among the more than 38,000 buried in tidy rows of white marble headstones. The military honor guard saluted and presented American flags. The chaplain … [Read more...] about Veterans’ remains put to rest in military cemetery in Holly
PUBLISHED: 21:51 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:51 15 October 2018 Sabrina Johnson Baroness Patricia Hollis Archant © 2007 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined others in paying his respects to Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heighman who has died aged 77 after a long illness. In a Tweet Mr Corbyn said he was “very sad to hear of the passing of Baroness Hollis”: “My condolences are with her partner Alan and all the family.“Patricia was a champion for the people of Norfolk, was vital to stopping the 2015 tax credit cuts and a tireless campaigner for good quality housing for all.”Baroness Hollis was a lecturer in modern history, reader and dean at the University of East Anglia (UEA) from 1967 to 1990.She was heavily involved in local politics, serving on Norwich City Council from 1968 to 1991, and leading the council from 1983 to 1988.She was the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to Labour peer Baroness Hollis
OFTEN associated with kid's bath times and your grandparent's bathroom cabinet, talcum powder has been a household staple for generations. But recent lawsuits have seen people being awarded millions in damages after claiming talcum powder gave them cancer. Here's the latest on the case. What is the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer case? In July 2018 22 women were awarded a record £3.6billion payout from Johnson & Johnson. They told a jury in the US state of Mississippi that talcum powder led them to develop ovarian cancer. Their lawyers alleged the company knew its talc was contaminated with asbestos. J&J said it was "deeply disappointed" and will appeal the verdict. The company added: "Every verdict against Johnson & Johnson in this court that has gone through the appeals process has been reversed and the multiple errors present in this trial were worse than those in the prior trials which have been reversed." What happened … [Read more...] about What is the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer case, how much do they have to pay and what’s happened to the share price?