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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak [WHO]

ITUC COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Updates [ACTU]

COVID-19 Coronavirus - Guidance for unions [TUC]

Be vigilant - Be prepared - Don't panic [AFL-CIO]

Hazards Magazine - News

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease

COVID-19 Information for Workplaces - Ottawa Public Health

Workers Health & Safety Centre (Canada)

Australia / Victoria Shoppers should respect retail workers as Victoria opens up [SDA] 2020-10-31

Australia One story for the workers, another for the stock exchange [ETU] 2020-10-31

Australia Jetstar needs to fix front of house rostering – time to show Jetstar that you are united! [ASU] 2020-10-31

Australia Teachers take the lead in crisis on World Teachers’ Day [AEU] 2020-10-31

Canada / Ontario Front-line workers who left LTC homes in May won't come back, commission hears [CP] 2020-10-31

Canada / Alberta Outbreak at Calgary jail is a 'horror show,' staff union claims, as COVID cases increase to 124 [CBC] 2020-10-31

Canada MPs, unions urge return of pandemic pay for grocery workers amid 2nd wave [iPolitics] 2020-10-31

UK Wales TUC welcomes Welsh Government announcement on support for lower paid workers to self-isolate [Wales TUC] 2020-10-31

UK As furlough scheme ends Government must bring forward plan for protection of health, jobs and incomes [Unite the union] 2020-10-31

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week October 25-30 - Make Air Canada the people's airline [RadioLabour] 2020-10-31

South Africa / Gauteng Education department mum on youth pay [Elitsha] 2020-10-30

Australia 'Heartbreaking': 9,100 homeless suffer jobseeker payment suspensions amid recession [The Guardian] 2020-10-30

Canada / British Columbia Save-On-Foods Refused Calls to Require Face Masks Inside Their BC Grocery Stores, Company Letter Shows [Press Progress] 2020-10-30

UK / England Government's Tier 3 money for West Yorkshire not enough to support working families, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-30

Canada CUPE flight attendants will take to the streets in Montreal and Toronto to demand support for jobs, industry [CUPE] 2020-10-30

Canada / Ontario CUPE welcomes Ontario government’s move towards a legislated care standard – urges swift action on Bill 13 [CUPE] 2020-10-30

UK Unite welcomes Dundee city council support over carers fees campaign [Unite the union] 2020-10-30

UK GCSEs and A-Levels: October [NEU] 2020-10-30

UK Government must not reverse changes in universal credit for freelances [NUJ] 2020-10-30

UK RMT condemns disgusting Halloween nightmare jobs assault on over eighty staff [RMT] 2020-10-30

USA A Third of Health Care Workers Hospitalized with COVID-19 Are Nurses [Spectrum] 2020-10-29

USA 9/11 workers who die of COVID-19 to be added to Nesconset wall [Newsday] 2020-10-29

USA When Government is Run By A Gilded Few, Essential Workers Pay the Price [PEER] 2020-10-29

India Hundreds of Indian workers demand unpaid wages from Saudi construction firm [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-29

UK Indian garment workers cover bosses' lockdown losses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-29

Global Invest in care workers, invest in care [Al Jazeera] 2020-10-29

Myanmar Protecting garment workers’ lives in Myanmar [IndustriALL] 2020-10-26

Australia JobMaker follows trend: poorly designed, unable to deliver [ACTU] 2020-10-29

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Hospital cleaners picket over “insulting” 5-cent wage offer at Calvary Bruce [Riot ACT] 2020-10-29

Canada / British Columbia Labour union calls on B.C.’s top doctor to mandate masks in grocery stores [CTV] 2020-10-29

Canada / Nova Scotia Strang says Irving shipyard should have told employees about worker from Quebec [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unifor, Loblaw agree to return to negotiations Thursday [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Ontario UPS executive granted special ministerial exemption from Canada's COVID-19 quarantine in order to lobby union member over contract proposal [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Europe Webinar Series: COVID-19 and long term care – building health justice in Canada and in Europe [CUPE] 2020-10-29

Canada / Global Global Day of Action: Invest in Care Now! [CUPE] 2020-10-29

UK Heathrow’s cash mountain should be used to help staff threatened by ‘fire and rehire’, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-10-28

UK School Absence - Latest Attendance Figures [NEU] 2020-10-28

Global Trade Union Internationalism In The Time of COVID-19 [TUED] 2020-10-28

Australia Border Force accused of breaching health and safety after staff incentivised to forgo sick leave for bonuses [The Guardian] 2020-10-28

Canada / Saskatchewan No mask, no transit; city to enforce mask mandate on buses [The Leader-Post] 2020-10-28

Canada Teachers say return to school this fall has left them with overwhelming stress and a never-ending workload [CBC] 2020-10-28

Canada / Nova Scotia Self-isolation exemption prompts work refusal at Irving Shipyard [CBC] 2020-10-28

Canada / Alberta As COVID-19 rates hit new records, Kenney’s plan to lay off 11,000 sparks wildcat walkouts across the province. [The Tyee] 2020-10-28

Canada / Ontario CUPE calls on public health officials to conduct immediate inspections of private personal care homes [CUPE] 2020-10-28

UK Working from home - Claim tax relief for your job expenses [] 2020-10-27

Myanmar 'Thrown to the wolves': how Covid-19 laws are being used to silence garment workers [Guardian] 2020-10-27

Japan Less than 20% of workers telecommute despite calls to do so amid pandemic [SIA] 2020-10-27

Eswatini PM advises nation to drink alcohol responsibly, nurses union president warns of looming Covid-19 second wave [The Swaziland News] 2020-10-27

Canada Will Canada give its foreign essential workers their rights? [Open democracy] 2020-10-27

Canada Airline pilots' union plans protest at Pearson International Airport [The Sun] 2020-10-27

Canada / Alberta Health-care workers take to the streets to protect Alberta patients [AUPE] 2020-10-27

Canada / Manitoba He 'took care of everything': Family remembers Manitoba poultry plant worker who had COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Loblaw secures 1 injunction against striking Dominion workers, loses dozens others [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / Manitoba Health-care support workers need more PPE, access to rapid testing, union says [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / British Columbia BC elects majority NDP government in campaign centered on health care [HEU] 2020-10-27

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario says funding can slow the spread, amid record-setting 1,000+ cases [CUPE] 2020-10-27

UK Spirit Aerosystems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland [Unite the union] For more info 2020-10-26

UK NUJ statement on Sunak's latest deal for freelances [NUJ] 2020-10-26

Canada / Ontario Ontario Provincial Council urges province to support workers during COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-10-26

Canada / Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Reform Needed [SUN] 2020-10-26

Canada / Manitoba MGEU calls on government to immediately hire more staff at Cadham Lab [NUPGE] 2020-10-26

Canada / Quebec The FIQ and FIQP accept the outstretched hand from the president of the Treasury Board and cancel the 48 hours without forced labour action on October 24 and 25. [FIQ] 2020-10-26

Canada / Quebec Determined, the healthcare professionals have forced the government to listen to them [FIQ] 2020-10-26

USA / Maryland Baltimore Teachers Union urges parents to boycott school reopening [Real News Network] 2020-10-26

Canada For Canadian sex workers, CERB was a lifeline — if they could get it [CBC] 2020-10-26

Canada Public Transit Operations Remain in Financial Crisis – Federal Funding Needed Now [ATU Canada] 2020-10-26

Canada / Alberta Teachers Applaud Decision to Make Diploma Exams Optional [ATA] 2020-10-26

UK After the jobs go - Millions of jobs are under threat [GMB] 2020-10-26

UK PCS demands DWP Oldham office closure after outbreak of Covid-19 [PCS] 2020-10-26

UK Children must not be forgotten in the government’s winter plan [TUC] 2020-10-26

UK NEU lobbies Williamson to explore potential of secondary schools moving to a rota system [Union News] 2020-10-25

UK / Wales Firebreak: Usdaw urges customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers [Union News] 2020-10-25

UK Teaching assistants covering twice as many lessons in the pandemic, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-10-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Job study shows COVID-19 impact on workers [Rank and File] 2020-10-25

Canada / Ontario Striking during the pandemic 'extremely challenging' say U of O support staff [CBC] 2020-10-24

Canada / Ontario WSIB claims from LTC workers could be tip of the iceberg, union says [CBC] 2020-10-24

Canada Hospitality workers urge Ottawa to put employees first in any COVID-19 related bailout [CBC] 2020-10-24

UK Headteachers in disbelief as Government ‘slashes’ laptops for poor pupils on eve of half-term [inews] 2020-10-24

UK Secondary Schools Moving to a Rota System [NEU] 2020-10-24

UK Teaching assistants covering twice as many lessons in the pandemic [UNISON] 2020-10-24

Malaysia Media union calls for exemption from work from home directive [IFJ] 2020-10-24

USA Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting COVID Safety Violations [Workplace Fairness] 2020-10-24

USA / Oregon OR Gov Brown extends COVID-19 housing protections for agricultural workers [KATU] 2020-10-24

USA / New York State workers wary after memo indicating plan to increase in-person work [CBS] 2020-10-24

USA / Michigan Workers helping Midland flood cleanup allege in suit they were infected with coronavirus [Detroit Free Press] 2020-10-24

USA / Texas Texans at high-risk for COVID-19 will need to resume looking for work next month [Dallas News] 2020-10-24

USA Houston Teachers Sickout – 3 More AFL-CIO Call for General Strikes [Payday Report] For more info 2020-10-24

USA Amazon workers threaten to shut down warehouses if employees don’t get a day off to vote [NYTimes] 2020-10-24

USA Amazon workers ask for paid day off to vote [Retail Wire] For more info 2020-10-24

Caribbean / Latin America Workers’ action bulletins highlight strength and resilience [BWI] 2020-10-24

Israel Empowering Arab women during the Coronavirus crisis [WAC-Maan] 2020-10-24

Canada CUPE says rapid testing at Calgary airport a solid step, calls for other airports to follow suit [CUPE] 2020-10-24

Canada / Ontario Health care unions welcome Ontario Long-Term Care Commission’s recommendation to institute a four-hour care standard [CUPE] 2020-10-24

South Africa These domestic workers lost their jobs during lockdown. Now they have to beg on the streets with their babies [GroundUp] 2020-10-23

USA Amazon’s warehouse injury rates are so high that it faces a more costly workers’ comp classification [Verge] 2020-10-23

USA McConnell helps ‘working families’ by killing coronavirus relief. That’s rich, Mitch [Wash Post] 2020-10-23

USA Older workers face higher unemployment amid Covid pandemic – leading macroeconomic influencers [Pharmaceutical Tech] 2020-10-23

USA / California A double whammy for California’s jobless workers [Mercury News] 2020-10-23

Korea (South) Fourteen South Korean delivery workers die because of pandemic overwork: union [Reuters] 2020-10-23

USA 'We are fighting for survival:' Black essential workers head to the ballot box [NBC] 2020-10-23

USA Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting COVID Safety Violations [KHN] 2020-10-23

Canada / Quebec The battle against COVID-19 shifts to workplaces [CBC] 2020-10-23

Canada / Manitoba Poultry plant employee dies after testing positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-23

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg home-care workers not told when clients test positive for COVID-19, union claims [CBC] 2020-10-23

UK New job support measures will help struggling employers but hardest hit sectors still need urgent support [Unite the union] 2020-10-23

UK Job support u-turn welcome, but millions face Winter without enough to live on [GMB] 2020-10-23

UK Employers must do all they can to reduce Covid impact on Black staff [UNISON] 2020-10-23

UK Job Support Scheme doesn't reach the workers it needs to says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-10-23

UK Free School Meal provision over holidays [NEU] 2020-10-23

UK ForgottenFreelances were let down by the Treasury and HMRC [NUJ] 2020-10-23

Australia Australia Post’s coronavirus delivery cuts slammed by posties, could be scrapped early [The New Daily] 2020-10-22

Australia Aged care shifts go unfilled as workers despair [UWU] 2020-10-22

Australia / Western Australia Union Strength in the COVID Era [UnionsWA] 2020-10-22

Australia Elevating our issues at CASA and Airservices [Professionals Australia] 2020-10-22

USA OSHA under fire for scant oversight, negligible fines against meatpackers during COVID pandemic [NY Times] 2020-10-22

Canada / Yukon YEU, Yukon Hospital Corp. at odds over whether hospitals are understaffed [The News] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba 27 COVID-19 cases at Manitoba's largest poultry plant apparently linked to community spread, province says [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba Immediate improvements needed at site of deadly COVID-19 outbreak, Parkview Place review finds [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba 11 patients, 5 staff test positive in COVID-19 outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Quebec Major COVID-19 outbreak at an Olymel meat processing facility in the Beauce region [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! [IAMAW] 2020-10-22

UK A national care service is needed urgently to reform social care, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-10-22

UK Joint call by mayors, MPs, councillors and trade unions for comprehensive financial package from Chancellor [Unite the union] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba CUPE 204 files 55 policy grievances against WRHA, Shared Health [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Canada CUPE Ontario condemns Community Living Guelph Wellington for day program closures [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Canada Flight attendants say support can't come soon enough [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Bangladesh / Vietnam Different exposure, similar reality? The pandemic and the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh and Vietnam [Global Labour University] 2020-10-22

USA Hispanic food processing and farm workers more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 [Today] 2020-10-22

USA / Wisconsin Colectivo Coffee hires union busters as some workers move to unionize [Restaurant Biz] 2020-10-22

USA / Nevada Will Union Workers Deliver Nevada For Biden? [The Nation] 2020-10-22

USA / New York 24 percent of NYC subway and bus workers have had COVID-19, survey says [6sqft] 2020-10-22

USA / Minnesota ‘Work From Home If You Can’ Policy For State Workers Extended Until June 2021 [CBS] 2020-10-22

USA / Iowa Univ. Iowa Hospitals and Clinics healthcare workers call on Iowa leaders to step up in fight against COVID-19 [ABC] 2020-10-22

USA Older workers face higher unemployment [Weirton Daily Times] 2020-10-22

USA / Louisiana 'Save Us!' Unemployed tourism and convention workers plead for help at an ‘Empty Event’ [NOLA] 2020-10-22

USA / Louisiana Unemployed hospitality workers plead for local help as federal relief is blocked [WLTV] 2020-10-22

USA / New Jersey $300 unemployment benefit update: Why are workers still waiting? [NJ] 2020-10-22

USA / Michigan Westland nursing home workers: Strike ends after contract deal reached [Detroit News] 2020-10-22

USA 1 in 4 American workers has thought about quitting over Covid-19 stress, poll says [CNN] 2020-10-22

USA / Illinois Restaurant Workers Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Can Get $500 Grant [Block Club] 2020-10-22

USA / Maryland Complaint alleges Maryland agency has failed to protect workers during coronavirus pandemic [Baltimore Sun] 2020-10-22

USA / New York Nearly One-Quarter of New York City Transit Workers Report Having Had COVID-19 [Healthcare Hygiene Mag] 2020-10-22

USA / Kansas Kansas vaccination plan prioritizes health care workers [AP] 2020-10-22

USA / Michigan Moolenaar Honors Emergency Workers in Beaverton [Moolenaar] 2020-10-22

UK PCS demands more workplace safety measures as Covid restrictions increase [PCS] 2020-10-22

UK Unite members will be forever grateful to Andy Burham for fighting low-waged corner [Unite the union] 2020-10-22

India Coronavirus pandemic driving more children into child labour in India [Money Control News] 2020-10-21

Philippines IMEC, ITF launch testing and quarantine facilities [The Times] 2020-10-21

Australia / Global Dock Workers Claim Vindication as Shipping Lines Blamed for Delays and Accused of Profiteering [The Handy Shipping Guide] 2020-10-21

Australia 2020 was supposed to be a big year for unions. Then the pandemic hit [The Morning Herald] 2020-10-21

Canada / Ontario Sudbury personal support worker says 'no silver lining' to be found working in long-term care during COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-21

Canada / Prince Edward Island U of T’s fall reopening plan ‘unacceptable,’ says union [Remi] 2020-10-21

Global Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [EI] 2020-10-21

Zimbabwe Government must pay teachers decent salaries for them to resume work [EI] 2020-10-21

Canada Health employers are violating provincial deals by refusing workers PPE, say nurses [CFNU] 2020-10-21

Canada Flight attendants call on Ottawa to save their jobs and industry [CUPE] 2020-10-21

Canada / Ontario CUPE education workers’ generosity will help protect students in Lakehead schools [CUPE] 2020-10-21

UK MPs' report on Universal Credit five-week wait welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-10-21

UK Extra support for NHS staff welcome but high vacancy levels don’t help [UNISON] 2020-10-21

UK Proposed Transport for London funding deal punishes poorest Londoners [Unite the union] 2020-10-21

UK TUC calls for support for jobs in Greater Manchester ahead of new restrictions [TUC] 2020-10-21

UK Transport for London punishment 'nakedly political' says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-10-21

UK Reports that Government are threatening a total takeover of TFL [RMT] 2020-10-21

UK More PCSOs would be best way to ensure public comply with COVID rules [UNISON] 2020-10-21

UK Chancellor must not leave social security uprating linked to this month’s low inflation, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-21

Global Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [Education International] 2020-10-21

Australia ASU meets with Bain to demand return to good faith bargaining [ASU] 2020-10-20

Australia / Victoria More than 400 Melbourne Centrelink call centre workers sacked [The Age] 2020-10-20

Australia / Global Seafarers forced to spend up to 18 months on ships, International Transport Workers' Federation says [ABC] 2020-10-20

Canada / Quebec Health-care workers block bridges in Quebec City, Montreal over working conditions [CBC] 2020-10-20

Canada / Yukon ‘It’s very scary at WGH right now,’ employee says [The Star] 2020-10-20

UK BALPA - sale has been agreed for business and assets of Flybe Limited (in Administration) ('Flybe') [BALPA] 2020-10-20

UK Tentative welcome for agreement for Flybe being bought out of administration [Unite the union] 2020-10-19

UK Deliveroo workers strike again [Workers liberty] 2020-10-19

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Canberra Airport guards stood down for Covid-19 questions [UWU] 2020-10-19

Bangladesh ‘Vulnerable’ garment workers in Bangladesh bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic [CNBC] 2020-10-19

Canada / Ontario The Explainer: U of T’s working-from-home policies [The Varsity] 2020-10-19

UK Privateer's failure hits as Liverpool's hospital beds fill up [Morning Star] 2020-10-19

UK 'Nine in ten workers must reskill' at added cost of £13bn a year, govt warned [SkyNews] 2020-10-19

Global Women workers: Gender-based violence, a 'second pandemic' [BWI] 2020-10-19

USA / California Silicon Valley's workforce is feeling more burned out than before the pandemic, with nearly 70% reporting work-home-home exhaustion [Biz Insider] 2020-10-18

USA Elderly, health care workers likely to receive vaccine first [AP] 2020-10-18

USA / Oregon Some Oregon workers believe state could do more to stop COVID-19 workplace outbreaks [KGW8] 2020-10-18

USA How to give back to health care workers [KPC News] 2020-10-18

USA OSHA falls short on COVID-19, unions say [Telegraph Herald] 2020-10-18

Global Global food workers' unions demand urgent action [UFCW Canada] 2020-10-18

Canada / Ontario Education Minister creates further chaos in schools, reopens door to nepotism and cronyism in teacher hiring practices [ETFO] 2020-10-18

Canada Intercity Bus Drivers Need Better Protection [Teamsters] 2020-10-18

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN Releases Official Position Statement on Face Masks [SUN] 2020-10-18

Canada / Alberta Layoffs are about privatizing Alberta's public health system during a pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-10-18

Canada / British Columbia Unions help communities during pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-10-18

Canada Layoffs in the aerospace industry – A second wave of layoffs is emerging [IAMAW] 2020-10-18

UK No one should be profiting from test and trace failure, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-10-18

UK COVID-19 vaccine must be managed by NHS and public bodies, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK Unions demand Parliament returns to hybrid sitting [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK NEU calls for circuit breaker to suppress COVID-19 cases [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer’s account [Red Pepper] 2020-10-17

Canada / New Brunswick Province faces severe nursing shortage during COVID-19 [The Media Co-op] 2020-10-17

Australia A week to champion Aussie garment makers [The Chronicle] 2020-10-17

Canada / Nova Scotia Eldercare advocacy groups and unions join forces to press for more nursing home funding [The Examiner] 2020-10-17

Canada / Manitoba Families say residents being neglected at COVID hotspot Parkview Place, blame staff shortages [CBC] 2020-10-17

Canada / Ontario London hospital workers irked by uneven distribution of pandemic pay [] 2020-10-17

Canada New layoffs at Air Transat [CUPE] 2020-10-17

UK 1 in 4 BAME workers not given necessary PPE, shock GMB survey shows [GMB] 2020-10-17

Germany Education unions critical of KMK’s backward steps and patchwork approach [EI] 2020-10-17

Australia / Queensland Union warns of 42,000 surplus job cuts [The Bull] 2020-10-16

Cambodia Garment factory workers demand rights after coronavirus closures [ABC] 2020-10-16

Canada / New Brunswick Nurses union calls for independent inquiry into long-term care sector [CBC] 2020-10-16

Canada / Manitoba Parkview Place workers facing burnout, unsafe conditions, union says [CBC] 2020-10-16

Australia Being monitored by your boss while working from home — necessary trade-off or 'stupid' surveillance? [ABC] 2020-10-16

Canada / Alberta Government's claimed savings from health-care cuts don't add up [rabble] 2020-10-16

Greece Civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike [The Standard] 2020-10-16

France Health workers in France go on strike as coronavirus cases surge [France 24] 2020-10-16

Canada / Manitoba CUPE files grievance at Parkview Place [CUPE] 2020-10-16

UK Threat to 2,000 Marston’s jobs renews Unite’s call for hospitality support package [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK Heathrow rejects workers’ offer to payback bonuses to help avert industrial action [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK / England Unite accuses Cornwall’s Tory MPs of hanging county out to dry over lack of COVID support [Union News] 2020-10-15

UK UCU slams government’s “unworkable” Xmas lockdown plans [Union News] 2020-10-15

Canada Study seeks to interview Temporary Foreign Workers in the Maritimes during COVID [The Media Co-op] 2020-10-15

Australia TWU statement re Virgin CEO exit [TWU] 2020-10-15

Australia Bain Capital must honour its promises to Virgin workers [ASU] 2020-10-15

Australia The next employment challenge from coronavirus: how to help the young [AEU] 2020-10-15

Australia Unemployment increases as Morrison pulls support [ACTU] 2020-10-15

Canada / Prince Edward Island Unions raise concerns about safety in schools in the event of COVID-19 community spread [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-10-15

Canada / Alberta Three workers at Red Deer’s Canada Post sorting facility have tested positive for COVID-19 [The Advocate] 2020-10-15

Canada / Ontario 94% of workplace leaders in long-term care say staffing has worsened since Premier Ford promised to act on the crisis [CUPE] 2020-10-15

Global Covid 19: outlook for the Live Performance sector and measures needed [UNI Global Union] 2020-10-15

Global COVID-19 exposes food retailers as frontline workers​ [ILO] 2020-10-15

Global ILO releases checklist to protect the health and safety of miners during COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-10-15

Australia / South Australia Essential workers tell SA Govt: We deserve job security [UWU] 2020-10-14

Australia Virgin CEO sacking reports prompt TWU to suspend industrial negotiations [TWU] 2020-10-14

Australia Treating workers like meat: what we’ve learnt from COVID-19 outbreaks in abattoirs [The Conversation] 2020-10-14

Australia Workers face 'pandemic of insecurity', Chris Bowen says [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Australia / Western Australia Covid quarantine for Western Australia's Fifo workers compared to 'house arrest' [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Australia Union urges Australian PM to clarify Virgin Australia ‘s future [Airline Ratings] 2020-10-14

Australia Union walks away from Virgin Australia talks after reports CEO is leaving [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney Government’s layoff announcement throws health care in Alberta back into chaos [UNA] 2020-10-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s draconian cuts will destroy public health care during a pandemic and tank our economy during a recession [AFL] 2020-10-14

UK Covid-19 outbreak at Amazon warehouse sparks fears on Prime Day [GMB] 2020-10-14

Global COVID-19: Time for Sport to ‘Build Back Better’ [UNI] 2020-10-14

Global Workers lost a collective $3.5 trillion during the pandemic, with those in informal work and emerging economies particularly hard hit [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

Australia Union boss slams employers using COVID to weaken workers’ pay and conditions [The New Daily] 2020-10-13

Australia NTEU maintains right to COVID-safe protest against uni funding cuts and fee hikes [NTEU] 2020-10-13

Australia How four year olds can make or break an economy [AEU] 2020-10-13

Global Nuclear workers join forces [IndustriALL] 2020-10-13

Australia This is what happens when a ship carrying coronavirus-infected crew arrives in Australia [ABC] 2020-10-13

Australia Coronavirus pandemic a cover to try and weaken workers' pay and conditions, unions say [ABC] 2020-10-13

Global Nearly 3 million migrants stranded by COVID-19 - UN report [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

Thailand Migrant school closures fuel child labour in Thai seafood industry [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

USA Latino Immigrant Workers Continue to Die on the Job, Study Says [Latin Post] 2020-10-12

USA / New York Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lenghty stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic [FingerLakes1] 2020-10-12

USA Power the Polls:Help staff your local polling place [AFL-CIO] 2020-10-12

USA Underground insulin exchanges emerge as workers lose jobs, insurance co-pays fall short [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-10-12

USA / Pennsylvania Here are the Greater Philadelphia companies that laid off, furloughed workers in September [Phila Biz Jrnl] 2020-10-12

USA Killing worker safety [Progressive] 2020-10-12

UK Unite calls for a new chapter of constructive working with BA [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK Liverpool region lockdown must include full furlough and improved test and trace [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK ICTS Security at Aberdeen Airport to cut workforce by up to a third [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK Government Must Do More To Protect Workers Under New Covid Rules [TSSA] 2020-10-12

Sweden Country Faces Historic Pay Battle for Its Covid Fighters [Bloomberg] 2020-10-12

Liberia Striking Health Works Accept UN Intervention, Suspend Strike [The Observer] 2020-10-12

USA / Florida With Florida’s hotel workers still jobless, unions pivot to canvass for Democrats [The Chronicle] 2020-10-12

Ghana Develop social protection package for us - Domestic workers to Gov’t [GhanaWeb] 2020-10-12

USA Meatpackers deny workers benefits for COVID-19 deaths, illnesses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Bangladesh Coronavirus pandemic led to an estimated 70,000 garment workers losing their factory jobs [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Brazil Brazil's public sector hit with lawsuits for COVID-19 labor abuses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario Treatment of Long-Term Care Workers a Disgrace [USW] 2020-10-11

Canada / Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews raises uncertainty in health care with belligerent attack on nurses [UNA] 2020-10-11

India Oil ministry wants PSUs to build 50,000 houses for migrant workers [PTI] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario “Still Fighting” ONA Launches New Ad Campaign as COVID-19 Second Wave Begins [ONA] 2020-10-11

Canada Unions welcome employment gains, but urge continued focus on jobs [CLC] 2020-10-11

Canada Lessons of the pandemic must lead to change for frontline workers [CLC] 2020-10-11

Canada / Alberta Stressed out [ATA] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario Current school cohorting practices are ineffective and leave itinerant teachers at increased risk, say experts [rabble] 2020-10-11

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week October 4-9, 2020: 21,000 health-care workers infected with COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-10-11

Australia How COVID-19 was a ‘once in a generation’ excuse to sack Australians [The New Daily] 2020-10-10

Australia Are redundancies available or not, Flight Centre? [ASU] 2020-10-10

Liberia Health Workers Ends 'Stay Home Action' [Front Page Africa] 2020-10-10

Switzerland Geneva’s public sector plans strike over 1% Covid pay cut [Le News] 2020-10-10

Australia Calls for governments to do more to help repatriate ships' crews trapped at sea by border closures and other COVID restrictions [The Herald] 2020-10-10

Canada Union renews plea for aviation industry help [RCI] 2020-10-10

Canada / British Columbia These Burnaby workers are getting a ‘hero’ bonus. Others want in [Now] 2020-10-10

Canada Rising COVID-19 numbers prompt calls to bring back hazard pay for retail workers [CBC] 2020-10-10

Canada The state of Canada’s gig economy: how workers are organizing [rabble] 2020-10-10

Global Fighting the Backlash: Covid driven health privatisation has started [PSI] 2020-10-10

Caribbean Young workers leading the post-Covid changes across the Caribbean [PSI] 2020-10-10

Mexico Union targets school dropouts during pandemic [EI] 2020-10-10

Global Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment [EI] 2020-10-10

Global Unions launch “Safe at Home, Safe at Work” campaign [BWI] 2020-10-10

Nepal GEFONT distributes safety materials to health workers [GEFONT] 2020-10-10

Nepal Lockdown is like torture for Workers; President Shrestha [GEFONT] 2020-10-10

Canada / Ontario “Something to be thankful for”: CUPE Ontario applauds ONDP’s comprehensive plan to overhaul long-term care and home care [CUPE] 2020-10-10

UK Pay rise plans for MPs amid pandemic criticised by unions [Morning Star] 2020-10-10

UK Equity welcomes news - Northern Ireland Executive gives £29 million to help arts [Equity] 2020-10-10

UK BALPA response to news of proposed downsizing by Norwegian at London Gatwick [BALPA] 2020-10-10

UK World Mental Health Day: Usdaw says 'it's good to talk' as the Covid-19 crisis impacts workers [USDAW] 2020-10-10

UK Northumbria University moves learning online after staff threatened industrial action [UCU] 2020-10-10

UK Northern jobs support much needed but may be too little, too late [Unite the union] 2020-10-09

UK Chancellor’s deal a disaster for hospitality sector that is in urgent need of proper rescue package [Unite the union] 2020-10-09

UK Job Support Scheme expansion will protect jobs in lockdown areas but ministers must do more [TUC] 2020-10-09

UK Coronavirus: UK workers to get two-thirds of wages if firms told to shut [Guardian] 2020-10-09

UK ​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s fears [UNISON] 2020-10-09

Australia / Western Australia Cap on WA public sector pay increases to continue [The Mandarin] 2020-10-09

Australia / New South Wales Unions, Labor lament wage freeze for public servants [CCCN] 2020-10-09

Australia 'Not good enough': Albanese's budget reply angers unions over aged care [The Times] 2020-10-09

Canada Rapid COVID-19 test approval welcomed by aviation workers [Unifor] 2020-10-09

Canada Some Starbucks locations consider unionizing following complaints of overwork, lack of protection [My Kawartha] 2020-10-09

Canada Liberals should adopt the NDP wealth tax to power post-pandemic recovery [CUPE] 2020-10-09

Indonesia Thousands protest against 'omnibus law' on jobs [BBC] 2020-10-09

India Indian unions mobilize for national strike [IndustriALL] 2020-10-08

Madagascar An education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities [Education international] 2020-10-08

Australia Coalition criticised for saving nearly $1bn on job services as unemployment soars [The Guardian] 2020-10-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses vindicated by report slamming lack of protections [Saltwire] 2020-10-08

Canada / Manitoba Promise to transform Manitoba education comes as system already hurting from pandemic: unions [CBC] 2020-10-08

Canada Rapid testing the best path to recovery for Canada's airlines [CUPE] 2020-10-08

Canada / Ontario CUPE city workers team up with Windsor-Essex food bank to deliver Thanksgiving dinners [CUPE] 2020-10-08

South Africa COSATU leads union protests over coronavirus impact [Reuters] 2020-10-08

UK Manchester airport job losses a direct consequence of government failure to provide aviation support [Unite the union] 2020-10-07

UK We need a People’s Bailout. Now! [GMB] 2020-10-07

UK Follow the Scottish Government Covid-19 rules and respect shop workers [USDAW] 2020-10-07

UK Unions launch inquiry as they warn Britain’s self-employed workforce is on the brink [Union News] 2020-10-07

UK UCU members to ballot for action over COVID-19 health and safety failings at Northumbria University [Union News] 2020-10-07

USA / California Understaffed and Unsafe, Bay Area Hospital Workers Strike [Labour Notes] 2020-10-07

Global IUF warns G20 Tourism ministers that COVID-19 is being used as cover to suppress workers' rights [IUF] 2020-10-07

Global Decent Work Day: Building union power towards healthy and inclusive teleworking [IFJ] 2020-10-07

Canada Unions encourage donations to local food banks to mark Thanksgiving [CLC] 2020-10-07

Australia Budget broken promise leaves aged care exposed [UWU] 2020-10-07

UK New Royal Mail shared van plan is 'reckless' and will see coronavirus spread [CWU] 2020-10-07

India One-third of Indian workers face increased burnout at work: Microsoft study [ANI] 2020-10-07

Global COVID-19 and the global addiction to cheap migrant labour [Covid-19] 2020-10-06

Australia Qantas wins court case over engineers stood down due to pandemic [The New Daily] 2020-10-06

Australia / Queensland Research project examines future of “working from home” [Queensland Unions] 2020-10-06

Australia / Victoria COVID-19: Latest Changes To COVIDSafe Plan [CFMMEU] 2020-10-06

Australia Test of budget to come: will jobs be saved and secure jobs created? [ACTU] 2020-10-06

Canada / Ontario Itinerant school teachers creating unnecessary COVID-19 risks, experts warn [CBC] 2020-10-06

Canada Working from home: workers' health and safety protections [NUPGE] 2020-10-06

Canada The system for protecting Canadian health care workers is broken, report says [360] 2020-10-06

UK PFEW launch Demand, Capacity and Welfare survey [polfed] 2020-10-06

UK Bexley council urged to ditch Serco refuse contract, as workers gear up for strike ballot [Unite the union] 2020-10-06

UK Len McCluskey’s statement on Rishi Sunak speech [Unite the union] 2020-10-06

UK Rishi Sunak’s plans for winter amount to creative destruction of Britain’s workforce [Guardian] 2020-10-06

UK / England TUC launches Day of Action to save Yorkshire’s buses amid government funding crisis [TUC] 2020-10-06

UK Deliveroo action spreads [Workers liberty] 2020-10-05

UK Hackney drivers and escorts of disabled children are ‘pathfinders’ in national campaign to recognise Covid-19 pressures [Unite the union] 2020-10-05

UK First 48 hour strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper [RMT] 2020-10-05

UK Chancellor must do much more to help the unemployed, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-05

UK Guidance for branches on purchasing face coverings [UNISON] 2020-10-05

Canada / Ontario Teachers say they’re ‘June tired,’ but it’s only October. Such is the toll of COVID-19 [] 2020-10-05

Canada Investigation: Canada failed health workers and mismanaged COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-10-05

Canada For many workers, reduced hours or pay cuts beat pandemic layoffs. Just ask a WestJet pilot [CBC] 2020-10-05

Canada SARS was 'dress rehearsal for COVID-19' but Canada failed health-care workers: report [This Week] 2020-10-05

South Africa Teachers worried about second Covid outbreak next year [Sunday Independent] 2020-10-05

UK Workers are not prepared for the future of working from home [Prospect] 2020-10-04

UK Commons authorities must take action after Ferrier case [Prospect] 2020-10-04

UK Member survey shows lack of trust in Government [NEU] 2020-10-04

UK Building a Fair Education System After Covid-19 [NEU] 2020-10-04

Global Capitalism after pandemic [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-10-04

Canada / Alberta UNA proposes reopening collective bargaining on October 16 [UNA] 2020-10-04

Canada / Quebec The labour shortage: a smokescreen of accountability [FIQ] 2020-10-04

Canada Investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and health worker safety to be released [CFNU] 2020-10-04

Canada “Get Canada Working Again with Child Care” Campaign [CUPW] 2020-10-04

Guyana Gov't warns of severe sanctions if nurses continue to strike [The Observer] 2020-10-04

Spain CGT exige al Ejecutivo de Sánchez e Iglesias la equiparación, en relación al Covid-19, de las trabajadoras de Ayuda a Domicilio al personal sanitario [CGT] 2020-10-04

Bolivia Striking medical workers step up pressure for more health sector budget [Xinhua] 2020-10-04

Guyana Union not backing down from planned health sector strike [The News] 2020-10-04

UK From pay gap to ill-fitting PPE, female workers highlight challenges in U.K. health care [CBC] 2020-10-04

Cameroon Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry [The National Observer] 2020-10-03

Global Nursing Home Workers Demand a “Shield Against COVID-19” [UNI] 2020-10-03

UK Unite secures free Bernard Matthews bus travel to boost workers' Covid-19 safety [Unite the union] 2020-10-03

UK Covid-19 and the impact on Mental Health [GMB] 2020-10-03

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 on St. Stephen's 'doorstep' after Maine mill worker tests positive, says mayor Social Sharing [CBC] 2020-10-02

UK Unite statement on Unipres Sunderland coronavirus outbreak [Unite the union] 2020-10-02

Australia Flight Centre have announced workforce reductions and store closures [ASU] 2020-10-02

Australia Aged care staffing recommendations don’t go far enough [ANMF] 2020-10-02

Australia Union calls for worker voice in industry roadmaps [AMWU] 2020-10-02

Canada / Saskatchewan Employee case of COVID-19, staff shortages in maximum security at Sask. Penitentiary [CBC] 2020-10-02

Canada Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry [Now] 2020-10-02

Canada Union leaders call on government for financial support of aviation sector [Canada Newswire] 2020-10-02

Canada Unions and NACC: Trudeau Must Provide Immediate Help for Canadian Aviation [Travel Pulse] 2020-10-02

Canada Air Canada flight attendant union says rapid testing needed to save airline jobs, industry [CUPE] 2020-10-02

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario and OCHU say wage increase for personal support workers is just the first step [CUPE] 2020-10-02

USA Amazon reveals over 19,000 workers got COVID-19 [WRIC] 2020-10-02

USA Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19 [ABC] 2020-10-02

USA / West Virginia WV Kroger Workers Staging Protests Over Union Contract [UFCW] 2020-10-02

USA Frontline workers in eye of pandemic storm for months, now fending off repo man [MarketWatch] 2020-10-02

South Africa Many SA teachers want to quit profession due to stress, report says [The Star] 2020-10-02

UK UCU and the National Union Students issue joint statement calling for action over university Covid crisis [UCU] 2020-10-01

UK RMT responds to news of latest savage P&O cuts [RMT] 2020-10-01

Global Formerly colonized people can’t breathe. And the IMF and World Bank are to blame [Opendemocracy] 2020-10-01

USA / California CA governor vetoes bill to help displaced workers [KCRA] For more info 2020-10-01

USA / Florida Layoff Update: Nearly 7,000 Non-Union WDW Workers Losing Jobs [ITM] 2020-10-01

USA / Colorado Denver Meatpacking Plant Employee Union Says JBS Denied Worker's Comp To Families Affected By COVID [CBS] 2020-10-01

Australia Centrelink staff plead for action on JobSeeker [CPSU] 2020-10-01

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 pandemic leading to higher rates of severe depression, exhaustion in B.C. nurses, study suggests [CTV] 2020-10-01

Canada / Manitoba Surge in health-care worker COVID-19 cases causing burnout, nurses union says [CBC] 2020-10-01

UK Arts workers draw attention to lack of panto season this year and demand more help [Guardian] 2020-10-01

UK Legal case against Lancashire electronic firm `wake up call' to employers abusing furlough [Unite the union] 2020-09-30

UK Bernard Matthews risking Suffolk workers and public’s health with sick pay and bus fare ‘penny pinching’ [Unite the union] 2020-09-30

UK NEU launches interactive School Covid Map website [NEU] 2020-09-30

UK Lack of care home testing a stark warning for ministers - GMB [GMB] 2020-09-30

UK GMB calls on government to extend working visas for NHS staff [Union News] 2020-09-30

China Food delivery workers need a trade union to push for real change [CLB] 2020-09-30

Canada / British Columbia First Shelter for Sex Workers to Open in the Downtown Eastside [The Tyee] 2020-09-30

Australia Government fails the content test in another blow for the screen industry [MEAA] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Murdoch Uni loses bid to freeze staff pay in what union slammed as 'exploitation with no job security' [The Times] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Murdoch Uni loses bid to freeze staff pay in what union slammed as 'exploitation with no job security' [WA Today] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Coronavirus outbreak among Patricia Oldendorff crew in Port Hedland prompts call for new 'green lane' system [ABC] 2020-09-30

Canada / Alberta 290 staff now isolating as Foothills hospital outbreaks grow [CBC] 2020-09-30

UK Bectu and Musicians' Union join silent protest to save the arts [Morning Star] 2020-09-30

UK / Northern Ireland Ask Your MLAs to Support Musicians During the Covid-19 Pandemic [Musicians’ Union] 2020-09-30

UK RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators [RMT] 2020-09-30

USA It's getting bleak for out-of-work hotel workers: 'My biggest worry is securing shelter' [CNN] 2020-09-29

India / Kerala Caught in pandemic's net, fish sellers struggle to stay afloat in India [BDNews] 2020-09-29

India / Maharashtra Mumbai airport union's strike notice over pending salaries [The Times] 2020-09-29

Kenya Health Workers at Kenya’s Biggest Hospital Strike Over Pay [Bloomberg] 2020-09-29

UK Stakes too high and pressures too great to delay NHS pay rise [UNISON] 2020-09-29

UK NHS and care visa extension vital to avoid catastrophic winter crisis [GMB] 2020-09-29

UK Children’s Commissioner’s Covid Report [NEU] 2020-09-29

UK / England Merseyrail Covid redundancies - TSSA union says proposals are 'premature' [TSSA] 2020-09-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE happy to finally have Haggie’s ear on long-term care [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-09-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador The pandemic is not over: NAPE helping people in need [NUPGE] 2020-09-29

Africa Teacher unions raise awareness on child labour amidst Covid-19 [Education international] 2020-09-28

Benin Joint action by education unions on COVID-19 prevention along with inclusive education and boosting union leadership role [Education international] 2020-09-28

Ghana Debt and COVID: the recovery must not come at the expense of workers and public services. [TUC website] 2020-09-28

Canada / Alberta Nurses should not be penalized for self-isolating due to COVID-19 outbreaks in hospitals [UNA] 2020-09-28

Canada / Ontario Health Coalition Day of Action: October 8 [ONA] 2020-09-28

Canada The Hypocrisy of the right wing conservatives. [IAMAW] 2020-09-28

Canada Feds Must Support Air Transportation Now! [IAMAW] 2020-09-28

Canada Unions have a plan to move us forward [CLC] 2020-09-28

UK / Scotland Strike ballot at Heriot-Watt University in row over rushed job cuts [UCU] 2020-09-28

Canada A robust immigration system is key to our recovery [CLC] 2020-09-28

Canada The Pandemic Isn’t Over: We Must Remain Vigilant and Protected as We Enter the Second Wave [CUPW] 2020-09-28

Canada / British Columbia This election is a choice between leaving people behind and building a future for all [BCFed] 2020-09-28

Canada Educational assistants face unique risks, uncertainty as school year begins [rabble] 2020-09-28

Australia No more public subsidies for Qantas unless it drops outsourcing of workers & repays unpaid wages [TWU] 2020-09-28

Australia Patrick using false Port Botany delay claims to create community fear in effort to force through attack on workers’ rights [MUA] 2020-09-28

Australia Government cuts support to 3.5 million [ACTU] 2020-09-28

Australia More than fiscal stimulus: an alternate plan to reboot the economy [The Policy Lab] 2020-09-28

Australia Qantas workers face the axe as COVID-19 grounding of flights opens outsourcing loophole [ABC] 2020-09-28

Australia Union fury over ‘false’ claims of medicine shortages [The Australian] 2020-09-28

UK Jobs support scheme will help anxious workers breathe more easily but more must be done [Unite the union] 2020-09-27

UK Heathrow urged to halt brutal plans to fire and rehire thousands in light of new jobs scheme [Unite the union] 2020-09-27

UK Branch resources review restarts, with pledge to stay on schedule [UNISON] 2020-09-27

UK Breakthrough means no compulsory redundancies amongst easyJet pilots [BALPA] 2020-09-27

UK Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance [Guardian] 2020-09-27

UK Covid has left easyJet 'hanging by thread', union official tells staff [Guardian] 2020-09-27

Nepal Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic [EI] 2020-09-27

Canada / Quebec Schools to receive $85M to fund pandemic measures [CBC] 2020-09-27

Canada / Ontario 'It's about time': Hospital's takeover of 2 care homes praised, but questions linger [CBC] 2020-09-27

USA / California Do California hotel workers deserve extra job security? They think so [LATimes] 2020-09-27

USA / Kansas Community college ready to train high-hazard workers during COVID-19 [Hutchinson News] 2020-09-27

USA / California Worker’s Rights Board Hearing on Health Worker’s Work Conditions at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Sept 26, 2020 [Sonoma Cty Gazette] 2020-09-27

USA Stop and Shop workers to receive retroactive bonus pay [WJAR] 2020-09-27

USA Treasury Union Alleges Workers Misled About Payroll Tax Deferral [Bloomberg] 2020-09-27

Australia Qantas owes workers thousands after losing JobKeeper court case [The New Daily] 2020-09-26

Australia Qantas workers to receive thousands in unpaid wages as airline loses Jobkeeper case [TWU] 2020-09-26

Global Coronavirus makes 'modern slaves' of ship crews, UN told [Deutsche Welle] 2020-09-26

Canada / Quebec Supporters rally around CHSLD janitor now facing deportation [CTV] 2020-09-26

Australia ASU win! Federal sides with unions in Qantas Jobkeeper case [ASU] 2020-09-26

Australia Urgent action needed now in aged care - ANMF and AMA say Care Can't Wait [ANMF] 2020-09-26

Australia Morrison rips support from workers in midst of crisis [ACTU] 2020-09-26

Canada Budget will determine if Throne Speech promises become reality [NUPGE] 2020-09-26

Canada WestJet tells workers their pay will be cut by half due to wage subsidy changes [The Courier] 2020-09-26

Canada Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut [Global] 2020-09-26

Canada The federal government promises criminal charges for those who neglect seniors, it should begin by charging itself [CUPE] 2020-09-26

UK Halt in-person university teaching until test and trace fixed, union urges [Guardian] 2020-09-26

USA Will Workers’ Wages Ever Go Up Again? [Quillette] 2020-09-26

USA Wall Street drills Costco stock because it's paying workers $2 more an hour during COVID-19 [Yahoo Finance] 2020-09-26

USA The Tech Companies That Want to Cut Remote Workers’ Salaries [Medium] 2020-09-26

USA / Massachusetts UFCW contract: Stop & Shop to pay 56,000 frontline grocery store workers retroactive premium pay [Mass Live] 2020-09-26

USA / Idaho Farmers need help protecting workers from COVID-19 [ID Farm Bureau Federation] 2020-09-26

South Africa Health workers fight without fuel [Mail & Guardian] 2020-09-25

UK COVID-19 hasn’t killed sexual harassment at work – it’s just moved online [Open democracy] 2020-09-25

Ghana Nurses and Midwives Association suspends strike action effective Sept. 24 [Joy Online] 2020-09-25

Canada / Quebec Union blames 'hyper-centralized' bureaucracy, budget cuts for CHSLD disaster [The Gazette] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario Three TTC employees test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday [CTV] 2020-09-25

Canada Lack of Detail From Liberals Sends WestJet Workers Into Panic [CUPE] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario To Save Lives, Federal and Provincial Governments Must Order GM to Make N95 Masks Says Coalition [The Whig-Standard] 2020-09-25

Canada / Manitoba Transcontinental abandons Manitoba workers during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario To save lives, federal and provincial governments must order GM to make N95 masks says coalition [CUPE] 2020-09-25

UK Major COVID testing site disappears overnight leaving key workers with nowhere to go [GMB] 2020-09-25

UK / Wales WULF and Covid-19: How GMB adapted their learning offer at Panasonic with great results [Wales TUC] 2020-09-25

Asia How can we better protect migrant workers in the next global crisis? [Devex] 2020-09-25

India India’s low unemployment rate gives no reason to cheer; workers prefer to sit out of job market [FE] 2020-09-25

Canada / New Brunswick Six months later: Union says employees at N.B. entry points face burnout Social Sharing [CBC] 2020-09-24

USA Walmart cuts workers' hours but increases workload as sales rise amid pandemic [Guardian] 2020-09-24

USA / New York NYC to Furlough 9,000 Government Workers [WSJ] 2020-09-24

USA / Ohio Workers at McComb bakery in midst of union campaign [The Blade] 2020-09-24

USA / New York MoMA Workers Must Decide Whether To Return To Work Amid Pandemic [NPR] 2020-09-24

USA / California California, Here’s How to Protect Essential Workers [CA Health Report] 2020-09-24

USA Protect essential farm workers from deportation, farm worker will urge House Judiciary Committee [UFW] 2020-09-24

USA / Tennessee Pandemic Spurs Nashville Restaurant Workers to Organize [Labor Notes] 2020-09-24

UK PCS responds to chancellor Rishi Sunak's Job Support Scheme announcement [PCS] 2020-09-24

UK Government must safeguard thousands of university jobs, say education unions [UNISON] 2020-09-24

UK Chancellor’s short-time working scheme is a significant step forward [TUC] 2020-09-24

UK Chancellor offers no specific help for the retail industry [USDAW] 2020-09-24

Australia Health workers’ union calls for Mikakos axing [The New Daily] 2020-09-24

Australia Qantas workers win thousands in backpay after court backs JobKeeper claim [ACTU] 2020-09-24

Australia World Maritime Day highlights vital role of maritime workers during COVID-19 crisis [MUA] 2020-09-24

Australia Qantas must pass on full jobkeeper subsidy to workers, federal court rules [The Guardian] 2020-09-24

Canada / Alberta End of special paid leave for nurses amid pandemic 'mind boggling,' union official says [CBC] 2020-09-24

Canada / Nova Scotia Immediate action needed by Nova Scotia government to ensure adequate staffing in long-term care before next wave of pandemic [CUPE] 2020-09-24

Canada Unifor welcomes economic and social pandemic support in Throne Speech [Unifor] 2020-09-24

Canada Throne Speech: Canada’s nurses encouraged by commitments to a healthy recovery [CFNU] 2020-09-24

Canada Throne Speech signals commitment to invest in workers [CLC] 2020-09-24

Canada Speech from the Throne: Promises are good, but proof is better [CUPE] 2020-09-24

UK London - Pantomime dames, creative workers and people excluded from government support March - 30th Sept 2020 [Equity] 2020-09-23

Australia Is this the tipping point on workloads? [AEU] 2020-09-23

Canada / Ontario Nurses, PSWs leaving health care industry amid COVID-19 pandemic [CITY] 2020-09-23

Spain Home-working draft bill to make employers pay for expenses [Reuters] 2020-09-23

UK Stobart Aviation Services job losses at Manchester, Southend and Stansted [Unite the union] 2020-09-23

UK New restrictions must be met with jobs support or communities face ruin [Unite the union] 2020-09-23

Canada / British Columbia Postal workers confident they can handle bump in B.C. election mail-in ballots [CITY] 2020-09-23

Canada / Ontario Hotel unions worry about cuts to cleaning visits during pandemic [] 2020-09-23

Canada / British Columbia Save-On-Foods Owner Says Business Has ‘Never Been Better’ Three Months After Cutting Workers’ Pay [Press Progress] 2020-09-23

UK Raise a toast to public track and trace [UNISON] 2020-09-23

UK Tube outsourcing company profiteering whilst slashing jobs [RMT] 2020-09-23

Zimbabwe Teachers union rejects UNICEF push to keep african schools open during pandemic [VoA] 2020-09-22

UK Keir Starmer's new leadership offers a credible alternative to Tory incompetence [USDAW] 2020-09-22

UK PM must get a grip on safety at work and extend support for jobs [TUC] 2020-09-22

UK PCS meets Cabinet Office to discuss Michael Gove's U-turn on homeworking [PCS] 2020-09-22

Liberia Doctors Warn of High Death Rate Should Health Workers Strike Continue; Condemns Replacement of Striking Workers [FPA] 2020-09-22

Zimbabwe Teachers to boycott work over pay, demand COVID-19 allowance [Nasdaq] 2020-09-22

Nigeria Health workers end strike despite no coronavirus hazard pay [Yahoo] 2020-09-22

Canada / Ontario Tories Must Address Long-Term Care Staffing Crisis As Cases Surge: Unions [Huffington Post] 2020-09-22

Canada / Manitoba Canada Post worker says employer not doing enough to keep them safe from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-09-22

Canada / Ontario This is Premier Ford’s second chance to take action in long-term care [CUPE] 2020-09-22

UK Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as Covid-19 hits UK economy [Guardian] 2020-09-22

UK British Gas forces its entire workforce into a ‘fire and rehire’ process [UNISON] 2020-09-22

UK Coronavirus Presses Mute Button on Music Industry [Musicians’ Union] 2020-09-22

South Africa Nehawu protests for wage increase implementation and Covid-19 risk pay [News24] 2020-09-22

South Africa Presidency commits to Wednesday meeting with NEHAWU leadership [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-22

South Africa Nehawu protests for wage increase implementation and Covid-19 risk pay [Polity] 2020-09-22

South Africa Union fights for pay increases as teachers with comorbidities are ordered back to class [The Mercury] 2020-09-22

South Africa Government using pandemic to avoid honouring wage deal, says Sadtu [ANA/IOL] 2020-09-22

UK Unions launch global campaign to ensure journalism’s future [NUJ] 2020-09-21

UK Extension of Emergency Measures Agreements [ASLEF] 2020-09-21

UK Safety measures must be the priority to tackle increased infection spread [UNISON] 2020-09-21

Canada By the Numbers: Ending CERB will make 2.7 million Canadians worse off, analysis finds [UFCW Canada] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario Ford government’s return to school plan unravelling because it refuses to fund smaller class sizes to keep students, educators safe [ETFO] 2020-09-21

Canada / Saskatchewan Staffing, infrastructure concerns an issue for COVID-19 testing capacity increase: Union [SUN] 2020-09-21

Canada Throne Speech an opportunity for a just, resilient, and green economic recovery [PSAC] 2020-09-21

Canada Now is the time to invest in child care [PSAC] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario For-profit long-term care home chain calls for rules to be relaxed as death toll rises [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE reports dangerously low staffing levels in long-term care homes in Newfoundland [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario Cuts to classes show problems with two-tier services [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Quebec Healthcare Professionals’ Negotiations : The healthcare system is failing. We are the solution. [FIQ] 2020-09-21

Canada Throne speech must move the country forward [CLC] 2020-09-21

Canada Unions call for a feminist recovery plan [CLC] 2020-09-21

UK Unite reaction to the end of rail franchising - private sector will continue to feed off the taxpayer [Unite the union] 2020-09-21

UK RMT responds to Government’s extension of Emergency Measures [RMT] 2020-09-21

UK NEU demands urgent action on testing [NEU] 2020-09-21

Canada / British Columbia Recovery plan recognizes “people are the economy”: BCFED [BCFed] 2020-09-21

Canada / Alberta Research project quantifies teacher concerns [ATA] 2020-09-21

Canada / Alberta Time for action [ATA] 2020-09-21

Canada Performers vote in favour of extending National Commercial Agreement for one-year term [ACTRA] 2020-09-21

UK Unions respond to emergency railway measures [Union News] 2020-09-21

USA School and Campus Workers Say: Not Until It's Safe [Labour Notes] 2020-09-21

France “You don’t ask for power, you grab it!” – in Paris, migrant housekeeping staff are taking on a hotel giant [Equal Times] 2020-09-21

China Construction worker protests on the rise as economic uncertainties persist [CLB] 2020-09-21

Australia Workers demand Action for Aged Care [ACTU] 2020-09-21

USA America Is Lagging Behind the World in Protecting Meat Workers [Bloomberg] 2020-09-21

Australia ‘So broken’: Unions release plan to fix aged care [The Australian] 2020-09-21

Canada Laid-off WestJet employees have jobs contracted out, call severance a 'sham' [CITY] 2020-09-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion Employees Now Getting Their Share of Feds’ Essential Worker Support Pay [VOCM] 2020-09-21

South Africa Exxaro collaborates with trade unions to curb Covid-19 stigma [Witbank News] 2020-09-21

UK Butlin's: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends [BBC] 2020-09-20

UK RMT steps up fight for rail jobs as Grand Central confirms savage cuts [RMT] 2020-09-20

Canada / Quebec Union demands pregnant teachers be withdrawn from schools because of risks tied to COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-09-20

Canada / Ontario Hospital workers' union concerned with Ford's pharmacy testing plan [CTV] 2020-09-20

Canada This year, labour stood for us all [rabble] 2020-09-20

USA / California ‘I’m so scared’: California nail salon workers face ruin as pandemic wears on [SFChronicle] 2020-09-20

USA / West Virginia Rally for Racial and Economic Justice set for eastern panhandle Sunday [Local DVM] 2020-09-20

USA / Illinois As they focused on others with COVID-19 and refused to walk away, Illinois health care workers bore the brunt of pandemic’s fury [Chicago Tribune] 2020-09-20

USA / New York NYC public school food workers say kitchens unsafe, fear kids return to school buildings [PIX] 2020-09-20

USA Postal workers are catching COVID by the thousands. It’s one more threat to voting by mail [Salon] 2020-09-20

USA / Michigan More than 600K essential workers to get free college tuition under Futures for Frontliners program [WBKB] 2020-09-20

USA / Minnesota Spyhouse Coffee Workers Strike [CBS] 2020-09-20

USA / Illinois University of Illinois Hospital workers rally snarls traffic in the Loop [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-09-20

USA / California CalMatters: Bill’s defeat keeps undocumented garment workers in meager wages [Ukiah Daily Jrnl] 2020-09-20

UK Devolved authorities and unions issue joint demand for creation of a UK Aerospace Taskforce [Unite the union] 2020-09-19

UK Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-09-19

Japan Japan Teachers’ Union secures resources for safe school reopening and monitors their expenditure [EI] 2020-09-19

Australia Time to confirm that you mean what you say in writing, Jetstar [ASU] 2020-09-19

Australia Qantas airports update [ASU] 2020-09-19

Canada / Ontario Hospital workers' union concerned with Ford's pharmacy testing plan [The National Post] 2020-09-19

India / Gujarat Rs 3,183cr paid for workers’ wages [TNN] 2020-09-19

Saudi Arabia / India 450 jobless Indian workers forced to beg [TNN] 2020-09-19

South Africa / Mpumalanga NEHAWU members protest in front of Ermelo Provincial Hospital [Ridge Times] 2020-09-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal 73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds [GroundUp] 2020-09-18

UK Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay [UNISON] 2020-09-18

UK Luton Airport jobs hammer blow as government inaction bites [Unite the union] 2020-09-18

UK Usdaw welcomes clarification that spitting and coughing is assault [USDAW] 2020-09-18

UK Sign up for PCS reps meeting on coronavirus safety and no forced return to workplaces [PCS] 2020-09-18

Australia ‘Sickening’ $12M Qantas remuneration as workers face outsourcing [TWU] 2020-09-18

Global Strong Unions Are Pivotal For Safety Of Healthcare Workers And Patients [Scoop] 2020-09-18

Australia Jobless to face mutual obligation rule despite few job vacancies [The Guardian] 2020-09-18

Canada Feds 'Urgently' Need To Make Private Nursing Homes Public After COVID-19 Outbreaks [Huffington Post] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario Arbitrator Finds Employer's Blanket Policy Requiring All Employees Who Cross Us Border To Self-Isolate Unreasonable [MONDAQ] 2020-09-18

Brazil Itau lays off 270 staff in retail units, union says [Nasdaq] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario School bus system crisis continues due to government inaction [Unifor] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario YCDSB aggravating fallout from COVID by closing school libraries and laying off workers [CUPE] 2020-09-18

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Lockdown Level One [COSATU] 2020-09-17

South Africa COSATU statement on the country’s move to lockdown alert level one [COSATU] 2020-09-17

UK Education Support survey on Covid pressures on schools [NEU] 2020-09-17

South Africa Union says Covid-19 opportunism is behind wage disputes in South Africa [IndustriALL] 2020-09-17

Canada / Global Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $72,000 to Support Populations Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-09-17

Canada / Nova Scotia Fired for quarantine [Rank and File] 2020-09-17

Canada / Ontario Toronto adult day school teachers didn't know if they were returning to work until one business day before school started [rabble] 2020-09-17

Canada / Ontario Do Ontario’s Collective Bargaining Laws Protect Migrant Worker Dismissed for Raising Collective Workplace Concerns? [The Law of Work] 2020-09-17

Australia Government must stay the course on JobKeeper and JobSeeker [ACTU] 2020-09-17

Canada / Saskatchewan SHA employees struggle with overtime, understaffed labs due to increased COVID-19 testing [CBC] 2020-09-17

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore workers call on government to stabilize industry [Unifor] 2020-09-17

UK Retired members’ committee announces care webinar [UNISON] 2020-09-17

Canada / Quebec A historic resumption of parliament and a historic recovery [CUPE] 2020-09-17

South Africa / Limpopo Sadtu says province is far from ready to reopen schools [Opera News] 2020-09-17

UK DHL Parcel Workers Must Be Paid for Covid-19 Related Absences, CWU Say [CWU] 2020-09-17

South Africa / North West Workers pay for Sun International’s failed gamble [New Frame] 2020-09-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Lockdown: Durban nurses claim they are being evicted [eNCA] 2020-09-16

India Govt: No data on migrants’ deaths during lockdown [Hindustan Times] 2020-09-16

India The growing fatigue with work from home [Mint] 2020-09-16

India 15 states seek approval for changes in three labour laws from Centre [ET Bureau] 2020-09-16

UK Unite welcomes British Airways partial u-turn on fire and rehire [Unite the union] 2020-09-16

UK Less than half of school staff given COVID-19 health and safety training [GMB] 2020-09-16

UK Stop private sector outsourcing, as NHS laboratories ‘sidelined’ for Covid-19 testing [Unite the union] 2020-09-16

UK Can the tsunami of covid work clusters be stopped - Thursday 24th September – 18.00-19.30pm [Hazards Campaign] 2020-09-16

UK Low inflation leaves road clear for major investment to boost recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-16

Brazil Unions release COVID-19 protocols for construction workers [BWI] 2020-09-16

South Africa UIF Covid-19: Companies reported for alleged non-compliance – SACTWU [Politicsweb] 2020-09-16

Global A Left populist strategy for post-COVID-19 [Opendemocracy] 2020-09-15

Ireland No ‘legitimate reason’ for Aer Lingus not to sign off on income supports paperwork, trade union says [Irish Sun] 2020-09-13

Australia / Tasmania COVID-19 Recovery Survey Results [Unions Tasmania] 2020-09-15

Canada Full Immigration Status for All [NUPGE] 2020-09-15

South Africa Sactwu declares series of wage disputes [eNCA] 2020-09-15

Canada Hundreds of groups with over 8 million members call for equal rights and permanent immigration status for migrants amidst COVID-19 recovery [Migrant Rights Network] 2020-09-15

Zimbabwe Hotels-Cum-Quarantine Centres Ignore Covid-19 Rules – ZCTU [New Zimbabwe] 2020-09-15

UK Biggest jump in UK redundancies since 2009 [Guardian] 2020-09-15

USA / Colorado New Law Allows Workers’ Comp For 911 Dispatchers For Trauma Experienced On The Job [CBS] 2020-09-15

USA Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers [NYTimes] 2020-09-15

UK No Going Back to Normal [UNISON] 2020-09-14

UK BME workers have been asked to 'shoulder more risk' during pandemic, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-14

UK Coughed on, spat at: UK shop workers fear asking customers to wear masks [Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Unite statement on health organisations protesting at Public Health England’s demise [Unite the union] 2020-09-14

UK RMT to lead fight against transport austerity in the wake of COVID pandemic [RMT] 2020-09-14

UK Government must support public services and key workers to build a better post-pandemic future [UNISON] 2020-09-14

UK Privatised Railways Shown To Be A Sick Joke [TSSA] 2020-09-14

UK Jo Grady tells TUC a second Covid wave can be prevented, but unions must lead the way [UCU] 2020-09-14

UK 'The pandemic makes the case for a more equal, democratic, greener world' [The Morning Star] 2020-09-14

USA Workers’ Health Data Collected for COVID Safety Poses Risk to Labor Rights [Truthout] 2020-09-14

UK WIN! Sir Philip Green backs down after Unite legal threat [Union News] 2020-09-14

UK UNISON launches campaign to secure better future for key workers [Union News] 2020-09-14

UK Virtual TUC Congress begins today [Union News] 2020-09-14

Australia / New South Wales No opera without us [MEAA] 2020-09-14

Australia Menzies Aviation employees need special leave without pay [ASU] 2020-09-14

Australia 'Unemployment shock': will workers hardest hit by the pandemic be left to languish? [The Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Watch this video message - oppose any forced return to workplaces [PCS] 2020-09-14

UK CMI chief warns women without sufficient childcare could be left out of key decisions [Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Cut unemployment rate now by unlocking 600,000 public service vacancies and staff gaps, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-14

UK TUC and Unison tell ministers time is running out to prevent mass unemployment [Guardian] 2020-09-14

USA / Michigan Essential Workers Get Free Tuition For Community College and Trade School in MI [Nurse] 2020-09-13

Canada / Ontario Toronto Rehab RN Lay-offs Are “Reckless and Foolish” as Second Wave of COVID-19 Looms [ONA] 2020-09-13

Canada / Ontario Pandemic ‘Heroes’ Pay the Price as Hospitals Cut Registered Nurses to Balance Budgets [ONAQ] 2020-09-13

Canada Provinces have a key role in Canada’s post-COVID economic recovery [NUPGE] 2020-09-13

Nigeria JOHESU Declares Nationwide Strike [Channels] 2020-09-13

Nigeria Arik seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming aviation unions strike [Vanguard] 2020-09-13

Global Teachers unions around the world clash with governments over coronavirus and school reopening plans [The Post] 2020-09-13

UK / Scotland Anger that half of Scotland's home care workers have never been tested for coronavirus [The Daily Record] 2020-09-13

Global Health Worker Safety is a Priority for Patient Safety [PSI] 2020-09-13

Asia South Asia unions prioritize social protection, health and workers’ rights [IndustriALL] 2020-09-13

Germany Call to standardise hygiene guidelines in schools [EI] 2020-09-13

Ukraine Stop wage drop pandemic [BWI] 2020-09-13

Malaysia BWI and Malaysian union fight wage cuts and harassment [BWI] 2020-09-13

France Construction sector benefits from government stimulus plan [BWI] 2020-09-13

Romania / India BWI unions reach out to stranded Indian migrants in Romania [BWI] 2020-09-13

USA / Maryland MD ends enhanced coronavirus pay for thousands of front-line state employees [Baltimore Sun] 2020-09-12

USA Trump’s Paltry Meatpacking Fine Signals That “Workers’ Lives Are Worth Less Than Pork Shoulders” [Mother Jones] 2020-09-12

USA Times remain hard, especially for low-wage workers [MROnline] 2020-09-12

USA 6 Months Later: The Remarkable Work of The Actors Fund During COVID-19 [Playbill] 2020-09-12

USA / New York Workers in nursing homes and homes for developmentally disabled press state for urgent staff recruitment drive [Newsday] 2020-09-12

USA / Colorado Majority of Colorado workers support a COVID-19 liability shield for employers [Denver Post] 2020-09-12

USA / Wisconsin Young Workers Committee to Hold Essential Workers Rally [Milwaukee Courier] 2020-09-12

USA Smithfield Fined for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19 [CFO] 2020-09-12

USA Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19 [Modern Farmer] 2020-09-12

USA Covid Is Clobbering America’s Farm Workers [Bloomberg] 2020-09-12

USA / Maryland Workers react to end of hazard pay amid coronavirus pandemic [WBAL] 2020-09-12

UK PM failure to address school safety [NEU] 2020-09-12

India / Madhya Pradesh Revenue-starved states eye Rs 30,000 crore in workers' fund [TNN] 2020-09-12

Canada In a Crisis, You Want Someone at Your Back [Centre for Future Work] 2020-09-12

Australia / Queensland NTEU calls on James Cook Uni staff to vote against proposed loss of 2% salary and superannuation increase [NTEU] 2020-09-12

Canada Pension Fund Capitalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Revera [The Bullet] 2020-09-12

Canada / Quebec Collective agreement renewals: despite the pandemic, we're settling! [CUPE] 2020-09-12

Canada / Quebec Heartfelt plea from health care employees: the time has come for true recognition [CUPE] 2020-09-12

USA Union battle over New York school re-opening [Workersliberty] 2020-09-11

Chile Chile during the pandemic: Have the emotions of October subsided [Opendemocracy ] 2020-09-11

Canada COVID-19 has taken 'heavy toll' on female immigrants working in health care, report says [CBC] 2020-09-11

Australia Workers rally to save Opera Australia jobs [ALM] 2020-09-11

Canada Labour's action plan for a post-pandemic Canada [RadioLabour] 2020-09-11

Canada / Ontario Province only paying three per cent of COVID-19 support costs, Ottawa covering remainder: fiscal watchdog [Durham Radio News] 2020-09-11

Canada / Ontario Schitt's Creek and Workin' Moms cast members add their voice in support of the “CARE NOT PROFITS” long-term care campaign [CUPE] 2020-09-11

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives sitting on billions meant for schools, health care, and jobs [CUPE] 2020-09-11

UK Government condemned for health and safety breaches at DWP Leeds Office [PCS] For more info 2020-09-11

UK GDP: TUC warns against recovery losing momentum with abrupt end to JRS [TUC] 2020-09-11

UK Unite calls for a ‘well-deserved’ 15 per cent pay rise or £3,000 for NHS staff in the Covid-19 frontline [Unite the union] 2020-09-11

UK UNISON conferences go virtual [UNISON] 2020-09-11

Kenya Trans Nzoia Health workers on Strike [KNA] 2020-09-11

South Africa Nehawu goes ahead with strike 'to send a clear message regarding PPE' [Radio 702] 2020-09-11

South Africa / Gauteng Bara hospital workers resume work after PPE protest [eNCA] 2020-09-11

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu gives government 10 days [Polokwane Observer] 2020-09-11

UK Coronavirus: Young people and home workers scapegoated, says TUC boss [TUC] 2020-09-10

UK PCS ballots aviation members over 15% pay cut and mass redundancies by Heathrow management [PCS] 2020-09-10

UK TUC: more than 4 in 10 workers would be plunged into financial hardship if forced to self-isolate [TUC] 2020-09-10

UK Firms Using Covid Crisis To 'Squeeze More Out Of Staff' [HuffPost UK] 2020-09-10

UK Test-and-trace will fail without rise in sick pay, says TUC [The Guardian] 2020-09-10

Canada / Ontario Group of Mississauga high school staff briefly walk off job; demand better masks [CP24] 2020-09-10

Australia / Western Australia Back to school [AEU] 2020-09-10

Singapore / India More Indians in Singapore returning home due to job losses: Envoy [PTI] 2020-09-10

Australia / Victoria Aged care staff from largest coronavirus outbreak in Victoria say PPE should have been provided earlier [ABC] 2020-09-10

Australia Unions Can Win the Fight Against COVID-19 — And Against Neoliberalism [Jacobin] 2020-09-10

Namibia Air Namibia plans 50% cut to wages of some workers [Reuters] 2020-09-10

Canada / British Columbia Investments key to sustained health sector response to COVID-19 [HEU] 2020-09-10

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu remembers fallen frontline workers [Bosveld Review] 2020-09-10

Global Nurses are on the coronavirus frontline, so why are they being left out of the response? [The Conversation] 2020-09-10

UK 125,000 job losses on our struggling high streets shows that the retail industry urgently needs a Government recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-09-10

UK Revealed: How rogue employment agencies are exploiting the COVID crisis [Opendemocracy ] 2020-09-09

Asia South East Asia cement unions struggle for jobs and income at COVID-19 crisis [IndustriALL] 2020-09-09

Iraq Safety and continuity at heart of KTU guidelines for new school year [EI] 2020-09-09

UK Unite response to 860 Lloyds Banking Group job cuts [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

UK Ministers ignored BAME parents’ concerns for June school reopenings [GMB] 2020-09-09

UK 6000 job losses at 'ghost town' Gatwick airport demonstrates devastation in UK aviation [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

UK Unite launches campaign to stop Go Ahead Group using COVID 19 as cover to slash pay and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

Australia / Victoria Union calls on Canberra to consider refinery takeover [Bay 93.9] 2020-09-09

Australia JobKeeper blamed as Australia's biggest meat processor, JBS, sheds 600 jobs [ABC] 2020-09-09

Canada / British Columbia Building Trades honour workers during convoy [The Journal of Commerce] 2020-09-09

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg School Division bus drivers begin picketing as students head back to class [CBC] 2020-09-09

Spain Unions call Sept. 22 aerospace workers' strike to protect jobs [Reuters] 2020-09-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour reveals its economic recovery plan [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-09-09

Canada / British Columbia 6 crew members on cargo ship docked in Metro Vancouver test positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-09-09

UK PCS survey highlights issues facing apprentices during pandemic [PCS] 2020-09-09

UK Commuters are no longer your cash cows [TSSA] 2020-09-09

USA / Ohio Labor Unions Launch Website to Encourage COVID Safety [WCPN] 2020-09-08

Canada 'The body says no': Three teachers on their decisions not to return to school this fall [rabble] 2020-09-08

Canada We Will Not Rest, We Will Not Stop -- Building for Better in a Post-Pandemic Recovery [Our Times] 2020-09-08

UK Short-time working agreed at Macclesfield aerospace company to reduce job losses [Unite the union] 2020-09-08

Nigeria Why Nigeria’s resident doctors resumed strike — Official [The Times] 2020-09-08

Nigeria Health Workers To Embark On Fresh Nationwide Strike From September 13 [Sahara Reporters] 2020-09-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Amid 2 major strikes, N.L. labour federation wants seat at the table for economic recovery plan [CBC] 2020-09-08

UK The very least key workers deserve is a pay rise says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-09-08

USA Covid-19 shows factory food production is dangerous for animals and humans alike [The Guardian] 2020-09-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Labour Day rally in Halifax calls for 10 paid sick days for all workers [Global] 2020-09-08

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg School Division bus drivers will walk the picket line Tuesday morning: union [CBC] 2020-09-08

Canada / Nunavut Government union slams rule that staff burn holidays in quarantine [CBC] 2020-09-08

Canada Unions mark Labour Day with calls for increased COVID-19 help [CTV] 2020-09-08

India 55 healthcare workers contracted COVID-19 in Kangra: CMO Gurdarshan Gupta [DNA] 2020-09-07

India Workplace disasters during lockdown put spotlight on India's patchy safety record -- explained with graphs [Times Now] 2020-09-07

Canada NDP leader Andrea Horwath calls for paid sick days to curb COVID-19 [CHCH] 2020-09-07

UK Virgin Atlantic job losses reinforces call for aviation support package, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-09-07

UK / England News listing 349,500 furloughed workers in the North East face cliff edge [TUC] 2020-09-07

UK / Europe Brexit clarity needed for air travel industry [BALPA] 2020-09-07

Israel Virus lab workers end strike after reaching deal with government [Ynet] 2020-09-07

Australia Community workers in limbo amid funding uncertainty [The Age] 2020-09-07

Australia / Victoria Workers at Melbourne’s Toll Warehouse Unite Against COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-09-07

Canada Labour Day message: fighting for a just recovery [CUPE] 2020-09-07

USA How gig workers are surviving the pandemic [CNBC] 2020-09-07

USA / Pennsylvania Double Trouble for Service Workers: No Jobs and Little Unemployment [Chief Organizer] 2020-09-07

USA / Minnesota Allina Health technical workers set to strike at Shakopee, Minneapolis hospitals [MN Bring Me the News] 2020-09-07

USA / Texas In Texas, the lowest-income workers don’t qualify for additional unemployment aid [KETK] 2020-09-07

USA People with disabilities, families, workers suffer as GOP-Dominated Congress adjourns [Boston Herald] 2020-09-07

UK RMT responds to reports of a 10% cut to autumn timetable services across Britain's railways [RMT] 2020-09-07

Asia COVID-19: Asian garment workers deprived of $6bn in wages after brands cancel orders & withhold payments [Biz-Human Rights] 2020-09-06

USA / California Domestic workers like me deserve health and safety protections like other workers [Cal Matters] 2020-09-06

USA How Remote Workers Can Recognize Burnout And 6 Actions To Take [Forbes] 2020-09-06

USA Front-line workers this Labor Day: essential, but not secure [AJC] 2020-09-06

Mexico Mexico leads in health workers killed by COVID-19 [Yucatan Times] 2020-09-06

Nigeria / South Africa COVID-19 helped us focus more on our people in South Africa – Union [Naija247News] 2020-09-06

USA / Arkansas VA AFGE union workers plan Labor Day demonstration [AR Times] 2020-09-06

South Africa Beitbridge fiasco highlights drawbacks of tender system – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-09-06

USA Factory Owners Hiking Pay to Lure Workers Even With Jobless Rate [Bloomberg] 2020-09-06

USA Not much to celebrate this Labor Day because workers need more power [WI State Journal] 2020-09-06

USA / Florida Univ Miami contract workers, faculty stage ‘die-in’ protest demanding response from administration over safety concerns amid the pandemic [Miami Hurricane] 2020-09-06

USA / Massachusetts Labor organizers plan series of socially distanced rallies [SFChronicle] 2020-09-06

USA Student and worker visa restrictions do nothing to help the country [Courant] 2020-09-06

USA Lee Saunders: To honor Labor Day, aid our front-line workers [Courier Times] 2020-09-06

Canada Regional Directors advocate for #SafeSeptember return to school across Canada [Unifor] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Thank You to our LCBO workers [OPSEU] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Labour Day 2020: COVID-19 has strengthened the labour movement, ONA says [ONA] 2020-09-06

Canada / Nova Scotia Cavanagh’s Response to Education Minister Zach Churchill’s Education Update [NSFL] 2020-09-06

Canada / New Brunswick Labour Day: unions call on governments to disaster-proof their economic recovery plans [NBFL] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Strengthening solidarity by reconnecting – in person! [IAMAW] 2020-09-06

Canada / Quebec Convincing the government our demands are well-founded [FIQ] 2020-09-06

Canada On Labour Day, the nation’s unions launch a plan to disaster-proof Canada [CLC] 2020-09-06

Canada Labour Day: Canada’s nurses are ready to move forward together [CFNU] 2020-09-06

Canada / British Columbia Federal funding for more teachers and remote learning will help keep schools safe [BCTF] 2020-09-06

Canada / Alberta School Boards Must Prioritize Staffing with Federal Funds [ATA] 2020-09-06

Australia / Victoria Union backs staged return to Vic schools [The Champion] 2020-09-06

Germany Volkswagen's labour chief rules out four-day week to save jobs [Reuters] 2020-09-06

South Africa Nehawu members march to Parliament over 'appallingly unsafe working conditions’ [Cape Argus] 2020-09-06

Australia Time to rebuild: Nicole’s open letter to the industry [HSA] 2020-09-05

Australia TWU welcomes new beginning for Virgin [TWU] 2020-09-05

Australia Seafarers recognised on Merchant Navy Day as pandemic highlights importance of maritime supply chains [MUA] 2020-09-05

Australia Bain Capital confirmed as new owner of Virgin Australia [ASU] 2020-09-05

Myanmar Better Protection of Myanmar Workers’ Rights Needed Amid COVID-19 [The Irrawaddy] 2020-09-05

Australia Transport union calls for national aviation plan following Virgin sale [The Morning Star] 2020-09-05

USA As Nonprofits Face Uncertain Times, Some Employees Look to Unionize [Workday MN] 2020-09-05

South Africa Unions in South Africa slam PPE procurement corruption [IndustriALL] 2020-09-05

USA Research shows stiffing workers on wages grows worse with recession [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA This Labor Day, These Workers Are Trying to Stay Afloat [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA / New York NYC cut 40,000 youth jobs when they are needed most [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA Labor Day celebrates workers. But this year, 1 in 5 are unemployed [CBS] 2020-09-05

USA UAW President: Coronavirus shows the US ‘let too much’ manufacturing leave [Ampgoo] 2020-09-05

Global GEM Report: “Lost generation” risk without post-pandemic rapid action on SDG 4 [EI] 2020-09-05

New Zealand Pasefika union members calling for Pasefika people to take COVID tests [CTU] 2020-09-05

New Zealand Unions calling for safer sick leave [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-09-05

Trinidad and Tobago Hyatt Hotel Hellhole [NWU] 2020-09-05

UK BALPA - use airport COVID-19 testing, end automatic 14-day quarantine, and get Britain flying [BALPA] 2020-09-05

UK When homeworking versus the office isn’t a straightforward choice [UNISON] 2020-09-05

UK Pilots union says ‘Fat Cat’ bonuses for airline bosses are an insult to staff losing jobs and taking pay cuts [BALPA] 2020-09-05

South Africa Nehawu puts govt on notice [DFA] 2020-09-05

South Africa Covid-19 Roundup | Looted funds and wage disputes [New Frame] 2020-09-05

UK Women are losing out in coronavirus job cuts [Guardian] 2020-09-04

UK Assaults on two Bristol drivers strongly condemned by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-09-04

UK RMT Responds - transport workers should be conducting temperature checks on commuters travelling into London [RMT] 2020-09-04

UK Over 80% of care staff could be forced into work when ill by ‘poverty’ sick pay [GMB] 2020-09-04

Hong Kong Dock workers’ union demands compensation for workers infected with Covid-19 [CLB] 2020-09-04

USA This Labour Day, remember the workers who died because of Donald Trump's deadly pandemic response [rabble] 2020-09-04

Canada / Ontario 'We'll never be able to keep up': School custodians fear burnout, fatigue due to understaffing [rabble] 2020-09-04

Australia Agriculture Workers’ Code – no solution without visa amnesty and quarantine support [UWU] 2020-09-04

Australia / Queensland Positive aged care test in QLD highlights risks [UWU] 2020-09-04

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Virgin Australia sale to Bain Capital [ACTU] 2020-09-04

Australia Opera Australia and MEAA clash over proposed staff redundancies [Arts Hub] 2020-09-04

Canada / Alberta Second COVID-19 outbreak at Harmony Beef this year grows to 74 cases [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Manitoba Bus driver strike looming as start of school nears [CHVN] 2020-09-04

Canada / Ontario U of T reopening plans not safe enough, say education worker unions [CanIndiaNews] 2020-09-04

Canada / Yukon Gov't employees taking fewer sick days during COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Alberta AUPE alleges Alberta government violating single-site worker rules at Michener Centre [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / British Columbia Premier's office 'confident' temporary pandemic pay coming in October [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Nova Scotia Health & Safety resources for education support workers [CUPE] 2020-09-04

South Africa Nehawu warns of national strike if demands are not met [East Coast Radio] 2020-09-04

South Africa COVID-19: Nehawu threatens to down tools [eNCA] 2020-09-04

South Africa NEHAWU threatens to intensify strike if govt doesn’t respond to its demands [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Western Cape PPE protest: 2 arrested as police use water cannons to disperse Nehawu members in Cape Town [News24] 2020-09-04

South Africa COVID-19 and Casual Workers [Elitsha/YouTube] 2020-09-04

South Africa Unions threaten total shutdown if no response in five days [GroundUp] 2020-09-04

South Africa Police clash with Nehawu members at protest over protective equipment and wages [BusinessLIVE] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Free State NEHAWU says they will leave no stone unturned to root out corruption [News Africa Now] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Western Cape NEHAWU hails health workers [George Herald] 2020-09-04

South Africa Nehawu threatens nationwide strike in five days’ time [The Citizen] 2020-09-04

South Africa NEHAWU day of action: Presidency, Health Deputy Minister to receive memorandum [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-04

South Africa Unscrupulous tender processes will see SA suffer for 200 years [Power98.7FM] 2020-09-03

South Africa Nehawu gives president 7 days to deal with working conditions, pay [DFA] 2020-09-03

UK 2 in 5 working mums face childcare crisis when new term starts – TUC poll [TUC] 2020-09-03

UK Childcare crisis risks pushing women out of workforce, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-03

USA Public Sector Job Loss Is Coming. Women Will Be Hit Hardest. [Ms] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia 6 hot issues for B.C. workers in the lead-up to Labour Day [The Georgia Straight] 2020-09-03

Australia COVID-19 sparked recession – now is not the time to scale back JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-09-03

Australia TWU to announce legal action against Qantas over outsourcing of 2,500 workers [TWU] 2020-09-03

Canada Pandemic Highlights Precarious, Unpaid Work For Post-Secondary Contract Staff [Huffington Post] 2020-09-03

Australia Roadmap to financing five-star aged-care system released [Hospital and Healthcare] 2020-09-03

Australia Opera Australia axings a disgrace, says union [MEAA] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia BCGEU says provincial government must release pandemic pay now [The Voice] 2020-09-03

Canada / Ontario Premier unleashes war of words with education union leader [CTV] 2020-09-03

Canada / Manitoba 'High likelihood' of bus driver strike next week, Winnipeg School Division warns [CBC] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers' hunger strike ends with hope hospitality jobs will be protected [CBC] 2020-09-03

Canada Unifor calls for safe re-opening of casinos across Canada [Unifor] 2020-09-03

Global Amnesty analysis reveals over 7,000 health workers have died from COVID-19 [Amnesty International] 2020-09-03

USA / Alaska Seafood workers trade freedom for a paycheck this summer on closed campus [KFSK] 2020-09-02

South Africa Cosatu: Warnings against PPE linked corruption fell on deaf ears [eNCA] 2020-09-02

USA Am I Safe at Work? [AFL-CIO] 2020-09-02

USA / Massachusetts Union’s billboards depict the plight of home care workers during the pandemic [The Globe] 2020-09-02

USA Unionized workers are more likely to assert their right to a safe and healthy workplace [Pi] 2020-09-02

Canada / Manitoba Pandemic precautions cancel Steelworkers Labour Day picnic [The Citizen] 2020-09-02

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers ending hunger strike outside Beare’s office [The News] 2020-09-02

Nigeria Doctors strike over COVID-19 allowance [CNBC] 2020-09-02

Australia First recession in 30 years – but still no plan to support and create jobs [ACTU] 2020-09-02

USA / New York New York City Delays Reopening of Schools [USNews] 2020-09-02

USA / Hawaii A Union Works To Make TV Production Safe On Maui [Civil Beat] 2020-09-02

USA Amazon has reportedly been spying on workers' private Facebook groups and tracking their plans to 'strike or protest' [Biz Insider] 2020-09-02

USA / California AHMC Healthcare Workers Hold Vigil For Colleagues Who Lost Battle With Coronavirus [CBS] 2020-09-02

USA 3 Messages On Essential Workers Hazard Pay That You Need To Know Now [Forbes] 2020-09-02

USA / Illinois Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work [Bloomberg] 2020-09-02

Canada / Ontario ‘There’s no consistency’: Parents and drivers give Ontario’s busing plan a failing grade [TVO] 2020-09-02

Canada / Ontario School unions blast plan to live stream classrooms [The Recorder] 2020-09-02

Canada / Alberta As students go back to school, Calgary transit union prepares for increase in ridership [Global] 2020-09-02

Canada / Alberta Union calls for closure of Calgary chicken plant following COVID-19 outbreak [CTV] 2020-09-02

South Africa / Western Cape Community healthcare workers demand “danger pay” [GroundUp] 2020-09-02

South Africa NEHAWU says workers forced to resume duties before being cleared of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal How Pietermaritzburg is faring with Covid-19 [New Frame] 2020-09-02

South Africa Death toll among healthcare workers in public sector ‘shocking’ - Nehawu [JacarandaFM] 2020-09-02

South Africa / Northern Cape Nehawu ready for “day of action” [DFA] 2020-09-01

South Africa Nehawu holds its National Day of Prayer to remember COVID-19 victims [SABC] 2020-09-01

South Africa NUM is deeply concerned about prevalence of Covid-19 infections in sectors it organises [NUM] 2020-09-01

USA Latin American Immigrants in New York Face Covid-19 Crisis [Nacla] 2020-09-01

UK RMT - Government extension of emergency measures on Great Western Railway [RMT] 2020-09-01

Israel Histadrut declared public sector labor dispute [Jerusalem Post] 2020-09-01

Canada Relaunching Employment Insurance for the Post-Pandemic Economy: A Principled Approach [The Law of Work] 2020-09-01

Australia AFAP supports Bain DOCA for Virgin [AFAP] 2020-09-01

Australia / Tasmania Severe reduction in cleaning time at UTAS will cost livelihoods and threaten Tasmania’s COVID-free status [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia Aged Carers Speak Out: ‘Thank You Is Not Enough’ [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia Working from home and COVID-safe site plans [CPSU] 2020-09-01

Australia Union calls for Medicare levy hike to fund better aged care – “We knew our aged care homes were running on the smell of an oily rag well before COVID” [The Weekly Source] 2020-09-01

Australia ‘Economy killer’ JobKeeper income cuts are ‘madness’, unions claim [The New Daily] 2020-09-01

Canada / Alberta Calgary chicken-processing plant will remain open after COVID-19 outbreak [OHS Canada] 2020-09-01

Canada / Manitoba PPE, message fatigue among health workers could erode public trust: expert [CBC] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario 4 major teachers’ unions to file labour board complaint over school reopening plan [Global] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions to file labour board complaint over Ontario's school reopening plan [CBC] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions filing labour board complaint over Ontario's back-to-school plan [CTV] 2020-09-01

South Africa NEHAWU to hold prayer service for health workers who died of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-01

UK Unite statement on face coverings on flights [Unite the union] 2020-09-01

South Africa COSATU statement on campaign to defend and protect workers against deadly COVID-19 virus [COSATU] 2020-08-31

Australia / Victoria Jobseekers in locked-down Melbourne brace for 'devastating' $300 cut to welfare [The Guardian] 2020-08-31

Australia Increase Medicare levy to pay for aged care, health union says [The Guardian] 2020-08-31

UK NUS president Larissa Kennedy: 'I worry universities won't put student and staff safety first' [Guardian] 2020-08-31

Canada / Ontario Janitors get sick days, raise, pension in new deal [The Star] 2020-08-31

Brazil Unions design COVID-19 protocols for construction and wood sector [BWI] 2020-08-31

USA Homeless essential workers face greater risk of COVID-19 [Columbian] 2020-08-30

USA Death on the job: Workers have never been more expendable than they are now [Salon] 2020-08-30

Canada / Alberta UNA calls on Alberta Government to take stronger safety measures as schools reopen [UNA] 2020-08-30

Canada COVID-19 recovery must include women [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario UFCW calls for premium pay, more workplace protections on economic recovery panel [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

Canada By the Numbers: Canadians worried COVID-19 pandemic will worsen as kids head back to school [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

USA / California Foster Farms to temporarily close poultry plant after 8 workers die of COVID-19 [LATimes] 2020-08-30

Canada Government plans to transition from CERB to EI show promise but need significant work [PSAC] 2020-08-30

UK How COVID has deepened the housing crisis [UNISON] 2020-08-30

UK Over 100 MPs come together to press for job retention scheme to be extended to devastated aviation industry [Unite the union] 2020-08-30

UK UK university reopenings risk ‘public health crisis’, academics warn [Guardian] 2020-08-30

Canada Teachers applaud $2 billion federal funding for education [CTF] 2020-08-30

Canada Additional Funding and Resources for a #SafeSeptember are Non-Negotiable [CUPW] 2020-08-30

Canada / British Columbia Government needs to slow down, get the restart plan right [BCTF] 2020-08-30

USA / New York Teachers Expect UFT to Vote on Whether to Authorize a Strike Over School Reopening [The Intercept] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario I help them stay in their homes; I want to stay in mine [Rank and File] 2020-08-30

Australia Calls mount for coronavirus to be deemed workplace injury for front-line workers [The Times] 2020-08-30

Australia Bain offers unions key advisory role in Virgin reboot [The Times] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario Windsor Assembly Plant Workers to Hold Virtual Strike Vote at Midnight [AM 800] 2020-08-30

Canada / Alberta Balzac plant hit again as Calgary area sees spike in COVID-19 cases [The Herald] 2020-08-30

USA / West Virginia WV To Pay Unemployed Workers An Additional $400 Weekly Benefit [CBS] 2020-08-30

USA / New York MTA workers won’t take cuts lying down [NYDaily News] 2020-08-29

USA / California 'They don't care about the workers': Foster Farms employee at Livingston plant says he's scared to go back [ABC] 2020-08-29

USA / West Virginia Grocery workers are still on frontline of COVID-19 [WV Gazette] 2020-08-29

USA / Florida Many Florida COVID-19 workers’ comp claims rejected [News4Jax] 2020-08-29

USA / Georgia Union workers at Georgia College to stage 'die-in' to protest nation-leading COVID rate [Salon] 2020-08-29

USA / Texas COVID-19 takes grim toll on border healthcare workers who demand better protection [FOX] 2020-08-29

USA / North Carolina NC State Grad Workers Protest the University's COVID-19 Response [Indy Week] 2020-08-29

USA / Florida BloAlmost half of COVID-19 workers' comp claims filed by 'essential workers' have been denied by insurers [Orlando Weekly] 2020-08-29

UK PM needs a credible plan for office returns, not a scare campaign - TUC [TUC] 2020-08-29

Canada Federal employees 'really nervous' about returning to office during pandemic: PIPSC [CTV] 2020-08-29

Canada / Alberta New outbreak at Harmony Beef | Union calls for Lilydale plant to shutter [The Herald] 2020-08-29

Canada / Ontario Ford government attempting to use pandemic to privatize and cut public transit services [Unifor] 2020-08-29

Canada / Alberta Union wants Calgary chicken processing plant shut down after COVID-19 outbreak [CP] 2020-08-29

Canada / Ontario Transit union welcomes recall of 150 laid off operators but says all TTC workers need to return [CBC] 2020-08-29

Canada / Nova Scotia Province's attempts to deal with deficit will collide with major contract negotiations [CBC] 2020-08-29

Canada / British Columbia Facing risk on the front lines [HEU] 2020-08-29

South Africa Healthcare workers down tools due to unsafe working conditions [East Coast Radio] 2020-08-29

South Africa More than 13,00 healthcare workers have contracted Covid-19. Union Nehawu says some of these infections are preventable [Cape Talk ] 2020-08-29

USA / New York Workers Rally Again, Call for Cuomo to Reopen Casinos Across State [Spectrum] 2020-08-28

USA / Ohio Union pushes back against reduction in staff hours at Oregon City Schools [Toledo Blade] 2020-08-28

USA / Georgia Calhoun school system designates teachers as ‘essential workers’ [GA Health News] 2020-08-28

USA / New York Casino workers rally to reopen [WNYT] 2020-08-28

USA / Vermont Women’s Legislative Caucus: Support relief payments to undocumented workers, families [VT Digger] 2020-08-28

USA An election to prolong workers’ lives [Concord Monitor] 2020-08-28

USA / Texas Hundreds of San Antonio Marriott workers to be laid off [San Antonio Express-News] 2020-08-28

USA / Massachusetts UMass Amherst Puts 850 Workers On Indefinite Furloughs [WBUR] 2020-08-28

USA MGM Resorts Lays off 18,000 Workers [WSJ] 2020-08-28

USA / Kansas KS essential workers who contract COVID-19 can get help covering medical bills [KWCH] 2020-08-28

USA / Michigan MDHHS announces $25M for PPE to keep front line workers, patients safe from COVID-19 [NBC] 2020-08-28

Australia ‘Day of distress’ as SA aged carers barred from jobs [UWU] 2020-08-28

Australia Paid Pandemic Leave - A Win for Workers [SA Unions] 2020-08-28

Australia Construction Unions Stand Up for workers’ rights during COVID-19 [ETU] 2020-08-28

Australia Equal pay day - Pandemic response must address the gender pay gap [ACTU] 2020-08-28

Australia / Western Australia WA union boss urges Premier Mark McGowan to stand his ground on AFL heavies [WA Today] 2020-08-28

Canada / Saskatchewan Union says not enough lab techs for SHA to meet COVID testing target [] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Employers are Misusing Doug Ford’s Special Pandemic Powers to Ignore Collective Agreements, Union Says [Press Progress] 2020-08-28

Canada Canada hires thousands of migrant farm workers. Why? [Tri-City News] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Les travailleurs de l'éducation sont la première ligne de défense contre la propagation de la COVID-19 dans les écoles [CUPE] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Education workers are the first line of defence against spread of COVID-19 in schools [CUPE] 2020-08-28

South Africa Cosatu urges all unions to rally behind nationwide health workers strike [SABC] 2020-08-28

South Africa NEHAWU statement on the Siyahlala day of action [COSATU] 2020-08-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU demands PPEs for nurses [Vryheid Herald] 2020-08-28

South Africa NUM statement on allegedly stolen funds meant to address scourge of Covid-19 [NUM] 2020-08-28

South Africa / Gauteng Tshwane district hospital PPE ‘in order’ [The Citizen] 2020-08-28

USA / California California COVID-19 workers’ comp claims soar [Lake Cty Record-Bee] 2020-08-27

USA Tens of thousands of airline jobs at risk with aid uncertain [NBC] 2020-08-27

Kenya Workers Band Together to Protect Kenya's Market Vendors, Community [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-08-27

UK 'Paltry’ £13 a day is not enough to help workers self-isolate, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-27

Zimbabwe Unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness in Zimbabwe [IndustriALL] 2020-08-27

Korea (South) Coronavirus digest: South Korean doctors strike as cases spike [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-27

Australia / Victoria Almost 80 Victorian workplaces fined for breaching Covid safety guidelines since start of stage 4 lockdown [The Guardian] 2020-08-27

USA / Virginia Local union calls for more safety measures, hazard pay for GLTC bus drivers [WDBJ] 2020-08-27

Australia / Victoria Privately operated aged care homes behind devastating Covid-19 infection rate in Victorian health workers [The Guardian] 2020-08-27

Canada / Ontario Campus coalition urging U of T to 'listen to its own scientists' in back-to-school plans [CTV] 2020-08-27

Canada / Quebec For many Quebec teachers, unanswered questions punctuate an already uncertain time [CBC] 2020-08-27

Canada / Manitoba Family of Maple Leaf employees who tested positive for COVID-19 speaks out [CTV] 2020-08-27

Canada / Ontario Pandemic issues will top the agenda at virtual Labour Day [CBC] 2020-08-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA’s Safe Return to School Petition Gains Over 12,000 Signatures [VOCM] 2020-08-27

South Africa / Limpopo NUM to embark on protest march at Ivanplats Mokopane [NUM] 2020-08-27

UK Boris Johnson and the ‘mutant algorithm’ [NEU] 2020-08-27

South Africa NEHAWU update on NHLS strike [Polity] 2020-08-27


UK Face covering u-turn shows Ministers must listen to workers [GMB] 2020-08-26

UK BALPA response to news of a £1.2bn rescue plan for Virgin Atlantic [BALPA] 2020-08-26

UK School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-08-26

Australia TWU takes Qantas to court for abusing Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-08-26

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