Category Archives: Poor Employment conditions

UNDP’s Helen Clark orders sweeping changes following Bidco probe

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Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has ordered far-reaching changes to how the organisation partners with private sector companies. The move follows the UNDP’s internal investigation into its relationship with Kenya-based Bidco Africa, a company criticised for human rights and environmental violations. Read More…

More Protests at Bidco

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New footage has come through detailing the protest and strike at Bidco factories in Uganda. The protestors state:

  • “We’ve operated the machines for 7yrs now, but when we ask for a pay rise they tell us we’re unskilled.”
  • “We’ve no protective gear, the boots are all torn.”
  • “We weren’t given appointment letters yet we’ve been working for 7yrs.”
  • “They’re now sending us away, but we won’t leave just like that.”

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