COVID-19:
News from the world's trade unions

Updated: Saturday 4 April 2020, 10:52:58
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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)

South Africa Joburg restaurant turns to crowdfunding to pay salaries during lockdown [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-04

South Africa These jobs have been added to the ‘essential services’ list during lockdown [BusinessTech] 2020-04-04

South Africa NEHAWU mourns the passing of its member Professor Gita Ramjee [Polity] 2020-04-04

South Africa COSATU fully supports NEHAWU’s decision to take minister and department of health to court to force them to comply with occupational health and safety standards [Polity] 2020-04-04

South Africa Six police officers test positive for coronavirus [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-04

South Africa NUM is deeply concerned that some mining companies continue to operate during the 21-days of lockdown [WFTU] 2020-04-03

South Africa NEHAWU to take legal action to compel Government to protect health workers [WFTU] 2020-04-03

Guyana COVID-19: GAWU calls on GuySuCo to suspend operations, support sugar workers financially [Stabroek News] 2020-04-03

South Africa Getting protective gear for medical personnel is a headache for the government [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-03

South Africa Nehawu wants court to order government to give healthcare workers protective gear [Fin24] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: Clinic staff serve patients through a fence in Uitenhage [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Gauteng Covid-19: ANCYL shuts down supermarket saying it lacked protective gear for workers [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Limpopo Covid-19: Medical association slams decision to force two doctors to isolate in TB hospital [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

India Covid-19 crisis and long-term transformations: alternatives from India [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-03

Iran A call for sanity and tolerance in Iran at a time of national emergency [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-03

USA A Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World [CooperationJackson] 2020-04-03

USA Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe's, Which Aggressively Opposes Unionization [NY Times] 2020-04-03

Australia Qantas members deserve access to JobKeeper payments [AWU] 2020-04-03

Australia / Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT Statement on ACT Stimulus 2 Package [UnionsACT] 2020-04-03

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Jobkeeper wage subsidy leaves 26,000 Canberra workers without support [UnionsACT] 2020-04-03

Australia / Queensland Jobless tenants pressured to use super for rent, risking disastrous outcomes [Queensland Unions] 2020-04-03

Australia Nationwide virtual picket line calls for no worker to be left behind [UWU] 2020-04-03

Australia / Northern Territory Darwin: Three foreign vessels to dock in breach of coronavirus quarantine [MUA] 2020-04-03

Australia Government urged to act on cruise ship humanitarian crisis; immediately repatriate crew members [MUA] 2020-04-03

Australia / Victoria Thomas Mayor speaks to ABC Darwin on Ships breaching 14 day quarantine [MUA] 2020-04-03

Australia / Victoria Wharfies stood down after refusing to unload ship in breach of 14-day quarantine [CFMMEU] 2020-04-03

Australia Border Force must do more to stop dodgy medical PPE imports [CFMMEU] 2020-04-03

Australia ASU continues discussions with Virgin Australia about Voluntary Redundancy [ASU] 2020-04-03

Australia Fair Work Commission says: ‘Time to talk to all the unions together Qantas’ [ASU] 2020-04-03

Australia ASIC reinforces ACTU’s calls to stop unsolicited financial advice for tenants [ACTU] 2020-04-03

Australia TWU accuses Qantas of inactivity as more worker test COVID-19 positive [Fractovia] 2020-04-03

Australia Union and fuel retail lash punitive roadhouse enforcement [ATN] 2020-04-03

Australia / Victoria Wharfies unload Chinese ship after stand-off over coronavirus fears [The Age] 2020-04-03

Australia Unions unite for safety protocols [Pipeliner] 2020-04-03

Canada ‘A matter of human decency’: Truckers’ union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open [The News] 2020-04-03

Canada / Quebec Jeffery Hale staff say more should have been done to contain COVID-19 outbreak in palliative care unit [CBC] 2020-04-03

Spain Coronavirus lockdown destroys jobs at record pace in 'paralyzed' Spain [The Financial Post] 2020-04-03

Canada / New Brunswick Bus drivers remind passengers service is for essential travel only [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario Unions tells TTC bus drivers to limit number of passengers to no more than 15 amid reports of overcrowding [CP24] 2020-04-03

Canada / Saskatchewan 'Stop being secretive': Health care workers demand transparency from Sask. government [CBC] 2020-04-03

South Africa Discontent among Community Health Workers on the frontlines [Spotlight/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario Equal access to personal protective equipment needed for all workers at London hospital [Unifor] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario OPSEU: beware the bad-boss hall of shame [OPSEU] 2020-04-03

Canada A third of Canadians not covered by EI, new emergency benefit, study says [iPolitics] 2020-04-03

Canada / Saskatchewan Saskatoon prison putting staff at risk, not following COVID-19 guidelines: union members [CTV] 2020-04-03

Canada Atlantic health unions want answers on access to N95 respirator masks [CTV] 2020-04-03

Canada / Manitoba City staff, school workers reinventing themselves to stave off layoffs due to COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Northwest Territories Union pressing ahead with grievance over Ekati Diamond Mine suspension [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE concerned for Sask.'s education support workers' safety during pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada CN Rail workers fear risk from lax safety, sanitation on trains, in buildings: union [The Free Press] 2020-04-03

Canada Inside worker worries Canada Post plant will deliver coronavirus [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario Canadian Union of Public Employees describes the front lines of COVID-19 as ‘absolutely dire’ [IFP] 2020-04-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Opening Snow Crab Fishery in COVID-19 Climate a Complex Issue, says FFAW [VOCM] 2020-04-03

UK Royal Mail staff 'lack sufficient protection' from coronavirus [The Guardian] 2020-04-03

Trinidad and Tobago Nurses: Some patients exposing us to COVID danger [Trinidad Guardian] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: GUTA calls on BoG to urge financial institutions to waive loan repayments [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: It will take 23 months for employers to recover - Kotei [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: Banks in Ghana have disappointed us – GUTA cries [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

Malaysia Malaysian unions fight for workers during lockdown [IndustriALL] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: ICU demands for tax waivers, special stimulus package [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

UK RMT responds to Government Covid-19 announcement on bus industry funding [RMT] 2020-04-03

UK Bus bailout ‘falls well short’ of what sector needs [Unite the union] 2020-04-03

UK Bring buses into public ownership says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-04-03

UK Health and manufacturing unions in joint call for PPE 'manufacturing army' [Unite the union] 2020-04-03

UK Yodel 'risks exposing delivery drivers to coronavirus' [GMB] 2020-04-03

UK DHL 'flaunting' Government guidelines on Covid-19 [GMB] 2020-04-03

UK RMT demands full protection of jobs and wages as Arriva Grand Central [RMT] 2020-04-03

UK LNER must take over Grand Central rail so NHS staff, police, and shop workers can get to work [TSSA] 2020-04-03

UK Govt announcement all NHS Debt to be wiped 'welcome' [GMB] 2020-04-03

UK Unite statement on British Airways furlough and employment negotiations [Unite the union] 2020-04-03

Canada / Manitoba At least 70 Health Sciences Centre staff self-isolating after COVID-19 exposure, unions say [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Manitoba Liquor Mart employees' union pushes for Plexiglas shields after worker tests positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario COVID-19: Union demands better protections as 18 pot workers at London-based WeedMD self-isolate [The Sentinel-Review] 2020-04-03

UK Coronavirus: BA reaches deal to suspend thousands of workers [BBC] 2020-04-03

Global Covid-19: urban transport workers key to response and long-term recovery [ITF] 2020-04-03

South Africa INSIDE LABOUR | Normal is over - but our norms were broken [Fin24] 2020-04-03

Global Activists call for a virtual summit with finance and labour ministers to save economy [Value Walk] 2020-04-03

Zimbabwe ZCTU condemns Mnangagwa’s porous lockdown [ZimEye] 2020-04-03

South Africa Gold mine denies union claims that it's running at full capacity during lockdown [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-03

South Africa Employers can't force workers to take leave, says minister [Mining Journal] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Gauteng Samwu lambastes Tshwane for forcing metro cops to reuse face masks and gloves [Pretoria News] 2020-04-03

South Africa NUM concerned with companies still operating on reduced staff during lockdown [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

South Africa Players spending 21 days without food [KickOff] 2020-04-03

South Africa Covid-19 fallout measures are not enough, government told [Business Day] 2020-04-03

UK Coronavirus: migrants in frontline jobs not entitled to any financial help if they get sick [The Conversation] 2020-04-03

India Supreme Court orders media to only publish official information on Covid-19 [IFJ] 2020-04-03

Global Treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis [ILO] 2020-04-03

Global Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis [ILO] 2020-04-03

Europe Companies must suspend payouts to shareholders during coronavirus crisis [ETUC] 2020-04-03

Europe ETUC on SURE & short-time work [ETUC] 2020-04-03

Europe EU urged to swiftly approve 'SURE' to save jobs from C19 breakdown [ETUC] 2020-04-03

Hungary EFJ urges again the EU to condemn limits on freedom of information [EFJ] 2020-04-03

Europe ARTICLE19 briefing: How to tackle misinformation about COVID-19 [EFJ] 2020-04-03

Pakistan Workers Face Health, Economic Risks [Human Rights Watch] 2020-04-03

USA Coronavirus drives record US job losses amid economic shutdown [JP] 2020-04-03

South Africa Prasa employees without protective gear - union member [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Gauteng “Much as I am afraid of Covid-19 … I need the money” [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health-care workers hardest hit by protective gear shortages [The Mercury] 2020-04-03

South Africa Zwelinzima Vavi tests positive for Covid-19 [News24] 2020-04-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Teacher got virus at hospital, union claims [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

South Africa Unions, mines clash over operations during lockdown [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

South Africa / North West Fatal incident at Village Main Reef West gold plant in Matlosana [NUM/Market Screener] 2020-04-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Statement of SADTU on face-to-face meeting convened by Department of Education [Polity] 2020-04-03

South Africa / North West Gold mine denies union claims that it's running at full capacity during lockdown [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Paramedics 'refuse' to ferry infected patient [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-02

South Africa SABC evacuates parts of TV centre in Covid-19 effort [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-02

Nepal Care care union wins key protections for thousands of workers [UNI Global Union] 2020-04-02

USA Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse [NY Times] 2020-04-02

Brazil Attacks on Brazilian Press Increase Under Bolsonaro [NACLA ] 2020-04-02

USA Out of the Ashes of Economic War [NACLA ] 2020-04-02

Global From Haiti to Kenya, Unions Take Action on COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-02

Argentina Argentinian union condemns LafargeHolcim for exposing workers to COVID-19 [IndustriAll website] 2020-04-02

Zimbabwe Unions warn of looming COVID-19 catastrophe in Zimbabwe [IndustriAll website] 2020-04-02

UK Community-based nursing staff are being failed by lack of PPE [RCN] 2020-04-02

UK Blog - Support us to support you [polfed] 2020-04-02

UK £60bn aviation industry at stake if government doesn’t intervene [Prospect] 2020-04-02

UK 950,000 new Universal Credit applicants putting massive strain on staff [PCS] 2020-04-02

UK Councils not enforcing Sunday trading laws must provide guarantees that this is a strictly temporary measure [USDAW] 2020-04-02

UK New PPE guidance will only work if supplies get to the frontline, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-02

UK Lack of PPE for health and social care staff is 'a crisis within a crisis', unions warn ministers [TUC] 2020-04-02

Ghana GUTA wants BoG to force FIs to waive loan repayments for six months [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-02

Ghana Coronavirus: Banks in Ghana have disappointed us – GUTA cries [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-02

Trinidad and Tobago Unions call for action on ‘errant’ employers [Trinidad Guardian] 2020-04-02

Iraq COVID-19 in Iraq: the virus of social inequality [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-02

Indonesia House starts deliberation of job creation bill as protesting unions forced to stay at home [JP] 2020-04-02

Global Resilience, radicalisation and democracy in the COVID-19 Pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-02

Finland Employment crisis follows closely on the heels of coronavirus crisis [Trade Union News from Finland] 2020-04-02

Barbados BWU: Vacation up to workers [Nation News] 2020-04-02

Bangladesh COVID-19: Bangladesh Garment Workers Stand Up for Rights [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-02

Australia / New South Wales No more cuts to cleaning in NSW, coronavirus boost must be permanent [UWU] 2020-04-02

Australia Free early education and care must preserve jobs [UWU] 2020-04-02

UK “Coronavirus will spread like wildfire” – workers calls for construction sites to be shut [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK Health unions issue joint statement calling for more PPE [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK unionlearn launches [email protected] campaign to support workers during coronavirus crisis [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK Fast food and hospitality workers launch campaign for #100Percent pay [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK Labour backs union whistleblower campaign [Union News] 2020-04-02

Canada Wage subsidy plan is full of big problems [Rank and File] 2020-04-02

Australia / Victoria Dockworkers Stood Down For Refusing to Unload Chinese Ship, Citing Covid-19 Risk [The Epoch Times] 2020-04-02

Australia Union issues explosive claims on China imports [ragtrader] 2020-04-02

Australia / Northern Territory Wharfies union warns of unsafe ships [7 News] 2020-04-02

Australia Workers to get two weeks of unpaid pandemic leave [The Times] 2020-04-02

Australia Union calls for adherence to safety protocols [KHL] 2020-04-02

Australia Industry and unions band together in Covid-19 fight [Mining Weekly] 2020-04-02

Australia Qantas coronavirus suspension investigated [The New Daily] 2020-04-02

Australia Qantas investigated by SafeWork NSW over worker being stood down after raising coronavirus concerns [ABC] 2020-04-02

Australia “We Can Use This Crisis to Reconceptualize the Economy” [Jacobin] 2020-04-02

UK Factory walkouts and social distancing: How can food businesses protect workers from COVID-19? [Food Navigator] 2020-04-02

USA Coronavirus is testing the power of unionized newsrooms [CNN] 2020-04-02

Canada Ottawa’s Wage Subsidy Must Be Designed Primarily to Help Workers [USW] 2020-04-02

Canada Commercial Drivers Need Government Action on COVID-19 Protection [USW] 2020-04-02

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE Calls Out School Divisions [Discover] 2020-04-02

Canada / Ontario National Steel Car halting operations due to PPE shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-02

Canada / Ontario Ottawa jail guards refuse work over lack of COVID-19 screening [Canada.com] 2020-04-02

Canada / Alberta Job negotiations between AUPE and province paused amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-02

Canada / Quebec Daycares set up for children of Quebec essential service workers running out of gloves, disinfectant [CTV] 2020-04-02

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver docks face protective gear shortage [Castanet] 2020-04-02

Canada / Ontario Foodora couriers now being asked to deliver medication — and they still have to buy their own protective equipment [The Star] 2020-04-02

Global Uproar Among Workers Supplying the World’s Meat Is Spreading [Bloomberg] 2020-04-02

Canada / Nova Scotia Grocery store staff fed up with 'social' shoppers who flout pandemic rules [CBC] 2020-04-02

Canada Workers cannot afford more government delays for wage replacement [Unifor] 2020-04-02

Canada / Manitoba Health workers may have to self-isolate after colleagues test positive [OHS Canada] 2020-04-02

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Self Isolation Best Way to Control Virus: NLMA [VOCM] 2020-04-02

Canada What you need to know about the new COVID-19 emergency wage subsidy [CBC] 2020-04-02

Palestine / Israel Palestinians worry about expenses as virus blocks way to work in Israel [The Times] 2020-04-02

Indonesia As media layoffs grow, industry pleads for urgent relief [JP] 2020-04-02

Indonesia Jokowi declares COVID-19 health emergency, imposes large-scale social restrictions [JP] 2020-04-02

Indonesia Indonesia announces Rp 405 trillion COVID-19 budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic move [JP] 2020-04-02

Philippines Duterte says lockdown protesters can be shot if they fight [JP] 2020-04-02

South Africa SA union negotiates full pay for 6 weeks during lockdown to garment workers [Ecotile] 2020-04-02

UK It is time to make amends to the low-paid essential worker [Financial Times] 2020-04-02

UK British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff amid coronavirus crisis [The Guardian] 2020-04-02

South Africa Union calls for proper protection of refuse removal workers [Kempton Express] 2020-04-02

Zimbabwe 'Mnangagwa's lockdown a joke,' says ZCTU [Bulawayo24 News] 2020-04-02

South Africa NUM condemns ‘barbaric’ decision of some mines to remain open [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-02

Global / Zimbabwe Heroic nurses need full protection against coronavirus – association [Reuters/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-02

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 causes concerns for construction workers [CBC] 2020-04-02

South Africa Pharmaceutical companies march workers towards the gallows for the sake of profits [Facebook] 2020-04-02

South Africa NUM is deeply concerned that some mining companies continue to operate during the 21-days of lockdown [COSATU] 2020-04-01

UK Posties call for greater protection from Covid-19 to help them continue to serve [Morning Star] 2020-04-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Coronavirus: Sadtu shocked by teacher's death [IOL] 2020-04-01

Ukraine Worker Rights Experts Field COVID-19 Queries in Ukraine [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-01

South Africa SAMWU calls on municipalities to ensure health and safety of workers [COSATU] 2020-04-01

South Africa Nehawu slams government over payment of workers [IOL] 2020-04-01

South Africa Nehawu threatens court action over protective gear [OFM] 2020-04-01

UK M and S workers stage walkout over coronavirus safety fears [GMB] 2020-04-01

UK Government cuts to NHS supply chain causing hospital PPE delays and must be reversed [Unite the union] 2020-04-01

UK RCN chief exec calls for regulator to intervene amid PPE concerns [RCN] 2020-04-01

UK RCM - plea to NHS leaders to protect the safety of pregnant women by ringfencing maternity services [RCM] 2020-04-01

South Africa Covid-19: Are agricultural workers being protected? [GroundUp] 2020-04-01

Brazil Brazil's Vulnerable Left Behind in the Pandemic [Nacla] 2020-04-01

Global Who's happy about coronavirus [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-01

Australia Construction workers must not be excluded from wage subsidies [CFMMEU] 2020-04-01

Australia 'They're going to go under': Australia's coronavirus-hit restaurants, bars and caterers seek bailout [The Guardian] 2020-04-01

Australia / South Australia Union slams Qantas over COVID-19 Adelaide Airport outbreak, travellers told to stay away [9 News] 2020-04-01

Australia Who the $1,500 wage subsidies left behind [Yahoo] 2020-04-01

Australia More than 11,000 stranded crew need help, union says [The Financial Review] 2020-04-01

Australia / Victoria Melbourne wharf workers refuse to unload container feared to be coronavirus contaminated and are stood down [7 News] 2020-04-01

Australia Unions warn huge chunk of casual workforce could miss out on coronavirus wage subsidy [The New Daily] 2020-04-01

Canada Strong majority want government to halt rent, mortgage, and utility payments during COVID-19 crisis [NUPGE] 2020-04-01

Canada Unifor commends Trudeau government for moving on more significant wage replacement plan [Unifor] 2020-04-01

Canada Pay equity matters not only during a crisis, but year-round [NUPGE] 2020-04-01

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW, fish processors look at safety, marketplace volatility amidst COVID-19 pandemic [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Tense times for health care workers in new reality [CTV] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Union, students ask Queen's to waive graduate student summer tuition [The Whig-Standard] 2020-04-01

Canada / Quebec Working remotely during COVID-19 is stressing out Quebec public servants: union poll [CTV] 2020-04-01

Canada Organizations inject funds to support Canada's arts sector during COVID-19 [The Citizen] 2020-04-01

Canada / Alberta Essential services workers consider alternate accommodations to protect their families [The Advocate] 2020-04-01

Israel Histadrut concerned about Israeli COVID-19 Government Economic Plan [ITUC] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Ford delaying restart, union concerned about future impact [CBC] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Head of Ontario registered nurses union says 9M masks per week are needed [Global] 2020-04-01

Canada Whistleblower says workers at nursing homes aren't being given protective gear [CTV] 2020-04-01

Asia Brands Abandon Asia Workers in Pandemic [Human Rights Watch] 2020-04-01

USA / New York Garbage bags and cloth bandannas: union leaders plea for personal protection equipment to fight coronavirus [NYDaily News] 2020-04-01

USA / New York Albany Med: 45 health care workers test positive for COVID-19 [Albany Times Union] 2020-04-01

Canada Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,’ says union seeking more support [Now-Leader] 2020-04-01

Canada Air Canada Won’t Tell Staff How Many COVID-19 Cases Linked To Flights [Huffington Post] 2020-04-01

USA Sex work is changing in the pandemic. Here’s how it affects workers [Lily] 2020-04-01

Canada Transit Union Calls for Greater Protection for Workers [NNL] 2020-04-01

USA As coronavirus spreads, so do reports of companies mistreating workers [Wash Post] 2020-04-01

USA Progressive ideals rising in coronavirus crisis, says Wisconsin professor [The Hill] 2020-04-01

Canada Postal union asks Canadians to help with protecting its workers [RCI] 2020-04-01

Canada Nurses treating COVID-19 patients cite unsafe-work laws to demand N95 masks [The National Post] 2020-04-01

USA GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators [The Hill] 2020-04-01

USA 'Essential' Child Care Workers Struggle To Balance Family Needs, Safety [NPR] For more info 2020-04-01

Bangladesh ‘Our Situation is Apocalyptic’: Bangladesh Garment Workers Face Ruin [NYTimes] 2020-04-01

USA Hundreds Of Thousands Of Retail Workers Are Losing Their Jobs Due To Coronavirus [Forbes] 2020-04-01

USA Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier [KOMO News] 2020-04-01

Canada UFCW members at Pepsi and Coca-Cola gain wage premiums, enhanced safety measures [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-01

Canada On the Front Lines: UFCW Canada beverage members [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-01

Canada New resource details support for workers affected by COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-01

Canada Hancock calls for an airline federal relief package more generous than the US one [CUPE] 2020-04-01

Canada La ministre de la Santé de l’Ontario est mal informée : 87 pour cent des travailleurs de la santé de la province jugent qu’il n’y a pas assez d’ÉPP pour assurer leur sécurité [SCFP] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Health Minister misinformed: 87 per cent of province's health care staff polled say not enough PPE on hand to keep them safe [CUPE] 2020-04-01

Canada A video update from Mark Hancock - To the heroes [CUPE] 2020-04-01

USA Anxiety spreads among exposed UPS and FedEx drivers [Crain's Chicago Biz] 2020-04-01

USA Sample COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures to Demand from Management [Labor Notes] 2020-04-01

USA Ford halts plans to reopen U.S. plants after union's safety concerns [UPI] 2020-04-01

USA AFL-CIO Demands Additional Worker Protections During Pandemic [EHS Today] 2020-04-01

Canada / Saskatchewan Irresponsible approach to COVID-19 by some Saskatchewan school divisions is putting education support workers at risk [CUPE] 2020-04-01

Canada / Manitoba School support workers need to stay on payroll to support our kids [CUPE] 2020-04-01

UK Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-04-01

UK Unite action forces Kent's Norse Medway to implement coronavirus safety measures for key workers [Unite the union] 2020-04-01

UK / Scotland ‘inconsistent’ approach to Covid-19 across local authorities as first minister’s intervention is sought [Unite the union] 2020-04-01

UK University agrees pay for zero-hours staff [UNISON] 2020-04-01

UK ‘Put workers’ safety and essential service first’ demands CWU [CWU] 2020-04-01

UK Help with homeschooling [PCS] 2020-04-01

India Protective gear shortage makes Indian health workers vulnerable to coronavirus [The Straights Tims] 2020-04-01

Bangladesh Bangladesh minister appeals to garment importers [CNBC] 2020-04-01

Pakistan Demo against factory for forced labour, no pay [Dawn] 2020-04-01

Cambodia Garment Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages Amid Virus Pandemic [VOD] 2020-04-01

Ghana Coronavirus: Exempt us from partial lockdown – poultry farmers to gov't [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-01

South Africa Spaza shops to get financial relief for lockdown losses, but T&Cs apply [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-01

Somalia Education union seeks guarantee of teachers’ salaries during COVID-19 school closures [Education international website] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Eastern Cape Safety gear shortfall holds up hospital service, builds queues [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Free State Case of public violence opened against protesting healthcare workers [News24] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Free State Police shoot two nurses in Welkom over transport confusion during Covid-19 lockdown [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa Dept of Health must comply with OHS Act – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-04-01

South Africa SACTWU cautions against fake manufactures of Covid-19 masks and other essential products [Polity] 2020-04-01

South Africa Call for stipend to keep informal traders afloat [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa SAFPU president: We may consider player pay cuts [Sport24] 2020-04-01

South Africa SASAWU calls on the government to scale up it’s effort on the covid-19 pandemic [Facebook] 2020-04-01

USA With strikes and a ‘sick out,’ some grocery and delivery workers take defiant stance: One-time bonuses, temporary pay hikes aren’t enough [CNBC] 2020-04-01

South Africa Lockdown responses, from farm workers to sex workers to civil society [Spotlight/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-01

South Africa Labour minister's plea to employers: Don't shift 'burden' of coronavirus onto workers [Fin24] 2020-04-01

South Africa Police union defends cops amid reports of brutality in enforcing lockdown rules [IOL] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: PE taxis impounded in wildcat strike [GroundUp] 2020-04-01

South Africa Local companies urged to free up protective equipment for health workers [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa Nehawu threatens court action over protective gear [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Lockdown: Damning allegations levelled against Umhlanga call centre [East Coast Radio] 2020-03-31

South Africa 'SABC deliberately withheld info on Covid-19 infected staff, endangering lives' - BEMAWU [Cape Talk radio] 2020-03-31

USA Warehouse Workers’ New Health Hazard: Frivolous Online Orders [Huff Post] 2020-03-31

USA Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods [CNN] 2020-03-31

USA / Canada USW: COVID-19 Resources for Workers [USW] 2020-03-31

Canada / New Brunswick Protecting the Unsung Heroes in Healthcare [CUPE NB] 2020-03-31

Bangladesh ACT brands commit to responsible business practices in Bangladesh [IndustriALL] 2020-03-31

Sri Lanka Sri Lankan union protects workers amid Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-03-31

USA Coronavirus: 'Nurses prepare for the worst but not this' [BBC] 2020-03-31

Australia Coronavirus: Australia to subsidise wages of up to 6m workers in $114b plan [ST] 2020-03-31

Switzerland Nestle staff to get full salary for three months as COVID-19 halts work [CNA] 2020-03-31

India India’s coronavirus lockdown leaves garment workers stranded in cramped factory housing [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-31

Australia Australia to subsidise wages of up to 6m workers in $130bn coronavirus plan [The Guardian] 2020-03-31

UK / England The Guardian view on key workers: applause is not enough [The Guardian] 2020-03-31

USA Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods [CNN] 2020-03-31

USA Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection [BBC] 2020-03-31

UK Balfour Beatty continues to carry out works on West Coast Scotland motorways and trunk roads [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

UK Care workers put at risk by lack of face masks and basic safety kit, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-03-31

USA / Kansas Wichita union asks companies to shut down then make medical supplies to fight COVID-19 [Wichita Eagle] 2020-03-31

UK Charity sector coronavirus financial support package urgently needed, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

USA / California Everlane cut backs hit union workers hard [Ecotextile] 2020-03-31

Indonesia COVID-19: Govt must ensure well-being of returning migrant workers, advocacy group says [JP] 2020-03-31

UK TSSA Calls For 'Vital' Eurostar Support Over Coronavirus [TSSA] 2020-03-31

Indonesia Beat virus, not democracy [JP] 2020-03-31

USA / Wisconsin Wisconsin healthcare union: Workers are afraid [WDJT] 2020-03-31

UK Stobart Air accused of cynically ditching workers at Southend Airport during coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

UK NUJ defends coronavirus whistle-blowers and journalistic sources [NUJ] 2020-03-31

USA Strikes at Instacart and Amazon Over Coronavirus Health Concerns [NYTimes] 2020-03-31

UK Urgent action essential to ensure delivery drivers health is protected during coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

USA GE Appliances resumes production after week of cleaning; workers worried [Biz Jrnl] 2020-03-31

USA AFL-CIO: Tell the NLRB: Resume operations as soon as possible! [AFL-CIO] 2020-03-31

UK Covid-19: shocking pictures show Tyneside firm putting workers and families in danger [GMB] 2020-03-31

USA How coronavirus blew up the plan to take down Trump [Politico] 2020-03-31

Europe Von der Leyen warns on emergency coronavirus measures after Orbán move [Politico] 2020-03-31

USA / New York Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island warehouse walkout [CNN] 2020-03-31

Israel / Global The COVID-19 stimulus plan is not the New Deal Israeli citizens need [Davar] 2020-03-31

Canada Demanding Compassion: Rent Strikes & Emergency Benefits [Rank and File Radio] 2020-03-31

Canada / Quebec COVID-19: We Should Have Been Listening to Healthcare Workers [Rank and File] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Organizing Chinese grocery store workers during the pandemic [rabble] 2020-03-31

Australia $1500 payments for workers in $130bn package to save jobs [The New Daily] 2020-03-31

Australia Coles, Kmart and construction workers all confirmed with COVID-19 [The New Daily] 2020-03-31

Australia All of Virgin’s 220 Tigerair pilots redundant from Friday [AFAP] 2020-03-31

Australia Statement on JobKeeper wage subsidy [UWU] 2020-03-31

Australia The COVID-19 wage subsidy explained [HSA] 2020-03-31

Australia TWU calls for cap on airline executive pay, as Qantas seeks $4.2bn bailout [TWU] 2020-03-31

Australia The AWU and AiGroup are calling on the Government to keep the manufacturing sector open [AWU] 2020-03-31

Australia Media statement | Welcome JobKeeper Quotes from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer. [SDA] 2020-03-31

Germany Borrello on the impact of COVID-19 in Germany [PFA] 2020-03-31

USA / New York Amazon fires worker who organized strike over coronavirus response [The Post] 2020-03-31

Australia Performers’ rights: Streaming and recording live performances [MEAA] 2020-03-31

Australia / Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT Statement on Federal wages subsidy [UnionsACT] 2020-03-31

Australia Remaining calm when faced with investment market volatility [UnionsACT] 2020-03-31

Australia Federal Government Announcement JobKeeper payment - Huge union win! [ASU] 2020-03-31

Australia Tertiary sector faces tens of thousands of job losses as job subsidy misses the mark [NTEU] 2020-03-31

Australia ANMF Welcomes Government’s Guarantee for Private Hospitals [ANMF] 2020-03-31

Australia / Western Australia 'Four left from 250': WA teachers forced to work from school as students stay away [Today] 2020-03-31

Australia Why the Coronavirus cabinet must apply a gender lens to its decision-making [UNSW] 2020-03-31

Australia JobKeeper initiative puts the Liberals onside with workers [UNISA] 2020-03-31

Australia Jobkeeper package must be expanded to cover construction workers [ETU] 2020-03-31

USA Amazon warehouse workers are walking out and Whole Foods workers are striking [Yahoo] 2020-03-31

Australia / New South Wales Sydney news: Student emergency response workers 'may put lives at risk', as coronavirus measures continue [ABC] 2020-03-31

Australia Nearly one million casuals left out of JobKeeper wage subsidy [SBS] 2020-03-31

Australia / Western Australia Multiplex site closed as worker tests positive for coronavirus [Today] 2020-03-31

Australia TigerAir pilots to lose jobs within days, union says [9 News] 2020-03-31

Australia Joint Statement from the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Workers’ Union [AIG] 2020-03-31

Canada Protecting Postal Workers to Protect Us All [CUPW] 2020-03-31

Canada / Saskatchewan SGEU responds to confirmation of corrections officers testing positive for COVID-19 [NUPGE] 2020-03-31

Canada Fighting COVID-19 in Adult and Youth Correctional Facilities [NUPGE] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Strained staff fear for safety, resources as virus spreads through Ontario seniors’ homes [The Star] 2020-03-31

USA Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide 'Sick-Out' [VICE] 2020-03-31

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 - Statement From the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers-CSN [CSN] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Nurses refusing work amid pandemic-fuelled mask shortage at London hospitals, union says [The Free Press] 2020-03-31

Canada Building Trades Union calls on members to donate extra protective equipment [Now] 2020-03-31

Canada Please sanitize mailboxes, doorhandles and handrails, asks postal workers union [Soo Today] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Union head says Canadian Blood Service workers aren’t receiving the COVID-19 protection they need [360] 2020-03-31

Canada COVID-19: Hospitality union offers help as hotels considered as makeshift hospitals [Global] 2020-03-31

Canada / British Columbia Hospitality workers' union says 90% of members have lost their jobs in past 2 weeks [CBC] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Local postal workers union pushing for better sanitization at Canada Post mail depots [Today] 2020-03-31

Korea (South) / Korea KPTU Calls for Prohibition on Dismissals Starting with Aviation and Yeongjong [KPTU] 2020-03-31

Canada Air Canada to lay off 16,500 workers amid COVID-19 pandemic [Global] 2020-03-31

Israel Histadrut fighting COVID-19 [ITUC] 2020-03-31

Canada / Quebec Everyone bands together to fight the COVID-19 crisis in the La Mitis RCM [CUPE] 2020-03-31

Canada Air Canada flight attendant union responds to second set of layoffs due to COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-03-31

Ukraine NPGU Newsletter: Tackling COVID-19 and ensuring labor rights [kvpu.org.ua] 2020-03-31

Ghana Coronavirus: GUTA lauds republic bank for loan deferment [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-31

Ghana TUC calls on workers to comply with coronavirus restriction [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-31

UK Firm won't pay higher sick pay as Covid-19 'less severe than flu' [The Guardian] 2020-03-31

South Africa Community health workers gear up to fight Covid-19 with little protection, and less pay [News24] 2020-03-31

South Africa SA Express seeks UIF assistance to pay salaries as acting CEO resigns [Daily Maverick] 2020-03-31

USA AFGE sues to get hazard pay for prison, Ag, and VA workers [Washington Post] 2020-03-31

USA Federal Workers, Union Sue for Hazard Pay [Gov Exec] 2020-03-31

South Africa Domestic workers fear retrenchments amid Covid-19 [New Frame] 2020-03-31

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Emergency workers refuse to attend to patient until they get proper equipment [GroundUp] 2020-03-30

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 marks year 40 of CUPE’s fight to improve nursing homes in New Brunswick [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-30

South Africa Minister Mkhize concerned by number of health workers diagnosed with Covid-19 [ANA/IOL] 2020-03-30

South Africa Employers likely to default on retirement fund payments amid Covid-19 [BusinessLIVE] 2020-03-30

South Africa / China / KwaZulu-Natal R20,000 bail for businessman who allegedly locked workers in mask factory [TimesLIVE] 2020-03-30

South Africa / Western Cape NUMSA calls for bus service, Golden Arrow, to be charged with attempted murder amidst national lockdown [Political Analysis SA] 2020-03-30

South Africa / Mpumalanga NUMSA rejects attempts by WACO to make money from Coronavirus! [Polity] 2020-03-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Durban call centre employees evacuated over lockdown violations [DispatchLIVE] 2020-03-30

USA / Michigan Detroit Bus Drivers Win Protections Against Virus Through Strike [Labor Notes] 2020-03-30

USA / Georgia Perdue Farms employees walk out after no wage increase amid COVID-19 [WMGT] 2020-03-30

USA Instacart workers are striking during the coronavirus crisis. Here’s why it’s not like any strike you’ve ever seen [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-03-30

Israel / Global The shortage of ventilators in Israel is liable to increase the number of victims of COVID-19 [Davar] 2020-03-30

Turkey / Global Corona cases surge as anger grows among workers [wsws] 2020-03-30

Singapore Coronavirus: 70 healthcare workers dedicate the song Home to all Singaporeans [ST] 2020-03-30

Singapore Migrant workers stay away from usual hangouts [ST] 2020-03-30

Pakistan Tripartite mechanism activated to mitigate impact of COVID-19 lockdown on workers [The News] 2020-03-30

France France's Renault puts Paris white collar staff on partial unemployment [CNA] 2020-03-30

Singapore COVID-19: National Wages Council suggests management lead by example when cutting pay [CNA] 2020-03-30

Cambodia Cambodian garment workers strike over unpaid wages amid COVID-19 outbreak [Globalvoices] 2020-03-30

USA Death by Deportation, With Help From the Human Rights Establishment [Nacla] 2020-03-30

USA The new sick leave law doesn’t help the workers that need it most [Wash Post] 2020-03-30

Indonesia Local Manufacturers Can Meet PPE, Medicine Demand During Pandemic [JG] 2020-03-30

Spain Health workers and unions at Madrid’s Ifema field hospital: “It’s a disaster” [El Pais] 2020-03-30

Indonesia COVID-19: Medical workers in East Nusa Tenggara opt to stay in hospital amid gear shortage [JP] 2020-03-30

Indonesia Battling COVID-19: Protecting frontline workers is key to containing contagion [JP] 2020-03-30

Indonesia COVID-19: Govt partners with hotels to house medical workers [JP] 2020-03-30

Indonesia Civil Servants Banned from Homecoming Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak [Tempo] 2020-03-30

Indonesia House urged to stop controversial omnibus bill deliberation, prioritize COVID-19 [JP] 2020-03-30

Global Covid-19 - Advice for workers and employers [IndustriALL] 2020-03-30

Indonesia COVID-19: Malang university develops safety chamber to minimize patient contact [JP] 2020-03-30

Indonesia COVID-19: Textile factories face hurdles as they switch to producing medical gear [JP] 2020-03-30

USA Nordstrom is sewing more than 100,000 face masks for health care workers [CNN] 2020-03-30

USA / New York Coronavirus fears spur Amazon workers in New York to walk off job until building is cleaned [USAToday] 2020-03-30

USA Instacart Workers Seek Strike as Jobs Get Busier, Riskier [NYTimes] 2020-03-30

USA A shutdown - but not for government: how US federal employees provide vital services [Guardian] 2020-03-30

USA Why American Workers Have Been Left Out of Our Life-and-Death Decision-Making [Am Prospect] 2020-03-30

USA / Florida FL workers struggle to claim unemployment benefits, even as feds increase aid during COVID-19 crisis [FL Phoenix] 2020-03-30

New Zealand Hospital midwives unconvinced about risk from asymptomatic transmission [NZ Doctor] 2020-03-30

Canada / Ontario OPSEU demands action for Canadian Blood Services workers who aren't getting COVID-19 protections [OPSEU] 2020-03-30

Canada Media need help, now! [CWA Canada] 2020-03-30

UK RCM makes plea to NHS leaders to protect funding for pregnant women [Union News] 2020-03-30

UK Pressure grows on government to shut building sites [Union News] 2020-03-30

Venezuela Govt Suspends Rent Payments, Protects Wages as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 77 [Venezuela Analysis] 2020-03-30

UK The politics of Covid-19: Gig work in the coronavirus crisis [Red Pepper] 2020-03-30

USA / New York Nurses Are Living a Heartbreaking Nightmare [Labour Notes] 2020-03-30

Canada / Ontario Cleaners are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. But many work with little protection for less than minimum wage — and they’re scared [The Star] 2020-03-30

UK 170 cleaners at Ford Dagenham ‘utterly betrayed’ in coronavirus fight [Unite the union] 2020-03-30

Canada Almost half of Canadian households report shrinking paycheques amid COVID-19 pandemic, poll finds [The Star] 2020-03-30

UK Pilots call on the Government to stop delaying on details of support for aviation [BALPA] 2020-03-30

UK 'Lockdown deal' is a win for workers at Sheffield Students’ Union [Unite the union] 2020-03-30

Canada / Ontario How flaws in the way Ontario’s nursing homes are run put residents and staff at risk of COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-03-30

UK Coronavirus: Unite welcomes incredible work of Ventilator Challenge Consortium in saving lives [Unite the union] 2020-03-30

Canada Holes in the safety net: CERB and EI coverage falls short [Rank and File] 2020-03-30

UK TSSA calls on Department for Transport to order rail firms to stand down non-essential staff [TSSA] 2020-03-30

Australia Sydney Airport keeps over 1000 aviation security guards on tenterhooks [UWU] 2020-03-30

Australia New INPEX deal a model for COVID-19 crisis collaboration; Woodside ramps up heartless horror show [AWU] 2020-03-30

Australia Morrison Government provides wage subsidy after union pressure [AWU] 2020-03-30

Australia Alliance Unions take Qantas to the Federal Court in fight for sick leave [AWU] 2020-03-30

Australia ARA and SDA call welcome the Prime Minister’s initiative on wage support for the retail sector [SDA] 2020-03-30

Australia The SDA applauds Costco’s COVID-19 payment to it workers [sda] 2020-03-30

Australia Players encourage health and safety [PFA] 2020-03-30

Australia PFA Statement on Staffing [PFA] 2020-03-30

Australia Keeping you safe, fighting for your jobs. A statement from your Union leadership team [CWU] 2020-03-30

Australia CPSU win in the APS [CPSU] 2020-03-30

Australia Helloworld and Qantas Holidays workers want fair and flexible access to paid leave! [ASU] 2020-03-30

Australia Statement from Sally McManus on wage subsidy announcement [ACTU] 2020-03-30

Europe ETUC reveals measures won by unions to protect jobs and wages across Europe [ETUC] 2020-03-30

Global A message from IUF General Secretary Sue Longley on COVID-19 [IUF] 2020-03-30

Europe Education unions in Nordic countries join forces with public authorities to fight COVID-19 pandemic [Education International] 2020-03-30

Global Stop the pandemic at work [ITUC] 2020-03-30

Global Coronavirus underscores the crucial role - and responsibility - of the free press in a crisis [IFJ] 2020-03-30

Global Key workers can only protect us if we protect them [ITF] 2020-03-30

Turkey COVID-19: IFJ and EFJ urge Turkish government not to discriminate against political prisoners [IFJ] 2020-03-30

Ukraine COVID-19: Ukrainian journalist attacked while investigating sale of protective masks [EFJ] 2020-03-30

Australia Unions and businesses welcome wage subsidies for employers to keep on workers [The Mercury] 2020-03-30

Romania COVID-19: restrictions on access to information in Romania [EFJ] 2020-03-30

Australia Maritime Union Boss Asks Employers to Help Protect Public Health [Handy Shipping Guide] 2020-03-30

Australia Costco Australia employees to receive $750 bonus for working during coronavirus pandemic [9 News] 2020-03-30

Australia Restaurant, cafe bosses get new powers to slash hours in job-saving deal [The Times] 2020-03-30

Australia Federal public servants finally told they can work from home during coronavirus crisis [The Guardian] 2020-03-30

Australia Union warns suicide rates could go up if Woodside pushes on with 14-week roster [The Morning Herald] 2020-03-30

France Bouygues Telecom to put 20% of staff on partial unemployment [The Financial Post] 2020-03-30

Canada / Ontario Ontario Government Must Enact Measures to Keep Healthcare Workers Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic [SEIU] 2020-03-30

Canada / Alberta Meat inspectors' union wants safety guarantee before workers return to plant where employee had COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-03-30

Canada / Manitoba Unions hear from scared workers during pandemic [The Free Press] 2020-03-30

Ghana Coronavirus: Comply with partial lockdown directive - GUTA tells members [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-30

Ghana Coronavirus: Use skeletal staff - BoG tells banks [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-30

Ghana AngloGold Ashanti shuts down mining pits across the globe as lockdowns bites [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-30

Namibia More than 600 workers expected to be sent home at Oshana mall [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-30

Namibia Essential workers queue for identification cards [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-30

Papua New Guinea 4,000 nurses to strike over Covid-19 readiness [The Guardian] 2020-03-30

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe health workers demand PPE and water [PSI website] 2020-03-30

Ghana TUC press statement on the restriction on movements of person residents in greater Accra and greater Kumasi. [GTUC website] 2020-03-30

South Africa Employees shouldn’t use annual leave during coronavirus lockdown: Department of Labour [BusinessLIVE] 2020-03-30

South Africa / Western Cape Numsa condemns Golden Arrow for forcing employees to work during lockdown [SABC] 2020-03-30

South Africa Minister Mkhize concerned by number of healthcare workers with coronavirus [Eyewitness News] 2020-03-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Police rescue 14 workers who were locked in Durban factory and forced to make masks, owner arrested [TimesLIVE] 2020-03-29

South Africa Covid-19 fallout: Union alleges SABC manager said ‘self-isolation is not a disease’ [The Citizen] 2020-03-29

South Africa Members praised for sterling job on fight against Covid-19 – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-03-29

South Africa Unprotected retail store workers worried about their health [Cape Times] 2020-03-29

UK RMT on Hull Trains suspending operations from midnight [RMT] 2020-03-29

Israel / Global Histadrut youth movement goes online to fight COVID-10 [Davar] 2020-03-29

USA Union workers lead way in times of crisis [Daily Jrnl] 2020-03-29

USA Corporate America Is Getting a Bailout. Its Workers Are Getting Screwed [Jacobin] 2020-03-29

Thailand Migrant Workers Stream Home as Thailand’s Economy Goes into Covid-19 Lockdown [IOM] 2020-03-29

USA US lawmakers press Amazon to do more to protect its workers: 14 facilities now affected [CNET] 2020-03-29

USA / Louisiana Construction workers considered essential during stay-at-home order [KPLC] 2020-03-29

Uganda Community health workers will be the main defense in rural Uganda against coronavirus [STAT] 2020-03-29

USA 'We will not risk our safety': Instacart workers announce emergency strike over coronavirus concerns [CBS] 2020-03-29

USA Instacart workers plan a big nationwide strike on Monday for coronavirus protection [Fortune] 2020-03-29

USA / California Delivery workers are keeping California fed. They say no one’s keeping them safe [LATimes] 2020-03-29

India Coronavirus lockdown: India grapples with migrant workers' exodus [Al Jazeera] 2020-03-29

UK / Scotland Trade union makes appeal to public to treat council staff with respect [Glasgow Times] 2020-03-29

USA / Washington Efforts underway to make sure farmworkers have access to care, information [Yamika Herald] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta Griesbach seniors home laying off five health-care workers amid COVID-19 pandemic [The Journal] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta Health-care unions, employers come to agreement on use of PPE [AUPE] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta Health-care groups ramp up protection protocol for COVID-19 testing [The Journal] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta AHS, Covenant Health, unions agree to joint statement on PPE [AUPE] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta Chaos looms as continuing-care facilities brace for COVID-19 [AUPE] 2020-03-29

Canada Unifor salutes workers for delivering Canadian customer service in a crisis [Unifor] 2020-03-29

Canada UFCW updates on COVID-19 engage thousands on social media [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-29

Canada Despite pandemic, governments mustn’t forget: housing is a right [NUPGE] 2020-03-29

Canada Details of new federal assistance for people unable to work due to COVID-19 [NUPGE] 2020-03-29

Canada Viral Solidarity: an online concert with David Rovics [NUPGE] 2020-03-29

Canada Home is not safe for everyone: Domestic violence during a pandemic [CLC] 2020-03-29

Canada / British Columbia Amidst the pandemic, the fight against racism and discrimination must be front and centre [BCFed] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta AFL calls for stronger wage subsidy program to ensure jobs and employment for Albertans [AFL] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta UCP's decision to axe 20,000 education jobs during a crisis will set families adrift and further damage the economy, says AFL [AFL] 2020-03-29

UK Firefighters to deliver food, drive ambulances and retrieve dead bodies [Union News] 2020-03-29

UK / England Union outrage as company that failed to pay cleaners is awarded new coronavirus hospital contract [Union News] 2020-03-29

UK GMB warns of looming NHS staffing crisis as PPE shortage takes its toll [Union News] 2020-03-29

UK Wren Kitchens sacks staff … then invites them back after coronavirus crisis [Union News] 2020-03-29

UK RMT issues list of bus safety demands [Union News] 2020-03-29

UK Unite issues appeal for evidence of over-crowded construction sites [Union News] 2020-03-29

USA Walkouts Spread as Workers Seek Coronavirus Protections [Labour Notes] 2020-03-29

USA It Didn’t Have to Be Like This [Labour Notes] 2020-03-29

Canada Site Risks: Construction site covid protection haphazard, maybe impossible [CLI] 2020-03-29

Canada Forgotten and Essential [CLI] 2020-03-29

Canada Anti-covid measures open us all to the harsh realities of precarious work [CLI] 2020-03-29

Canada Delivering during COVID-19: Canada Post’s shocking working conditions [Rank and File] 2020-03-29

Canada / Saskatchewan RN says Co-op Refinery scab camp “a disaster waiting to happen” [Rank and File] 2020-03-29

Canada / Ontario Essential but precarious: Toronto bike couriers fight for a union [Rank and File] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta How Edmonton posties are fighting for health and safety [Rank and File] 2020-03-29

Israel / Global Histadrut Chairman COVID-19 catastrophe is the country's responsibility, start releasing funds [Davar] 2020-03-29

Canada Crisis comes at worst time for struggling Canadian workers and families [rabble] 2020-03-29

Canada / Ontario Hospitals Warn Healthcare Workers of Potential ‘Shortages’ in Face Masks And Protective Supplies [Press Progress] 2020-03-29

Canada / Ontario Province Used Emergency Powers to Contract Out Unionized Hospital Jobs. Experts Say It Will Compromise Care. [Press Progress] 2020-03-29

Canada Remember the Refugees [Our Times] 2020-03-29

Canada Relaxing Restrictions on Occupational Licensing as a Response to COVID-19 [The Law of Work] 2020-03-29

Canada / Ontario The Right to Refuse in a COVID-19 World [The Law of Work] 2020-03-29

Canada / Ontario A Plain Language Chart Describing Worker Entitlements in Ontario During COVID19 [The Law of Work] 2020-03-29

Canada / Manitoba Disease and Direct Action: Organizing the Winnipeg General Strike and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic [Canadian Dimension] 2020-03-29

Australia Sally McManus - Statement on the Morrison Government's proposed wage subsidy [ACTU] 2020-03-29

Australia Wage subsidy must include gig workers, casuals & owner drivers [TWU] 2020-03-29

Australia Organising in the COVID-19 crisis [Green Left Weekly] 2020-03-29

New Zealand Coronavirus: employers warned to treat workers fairly, pass on wage subsidy [Radio New Zealand] 2020-03-29

Australia Taxi drivers and transport workers worried about coronavirus infection risks at work [ABC] 2020-03-29

Canada / Nova Scotia Hospital cleaners 'working full tilt' despite COVID-19 threat [CBC] 2020-03-29

Canada / Ontario Revised Ontario emergency powers may do more harm than good in long-term care [Unifor] 2020-03-29

Canada Unions deliver clear priorities for federal airline relief package [CLC] 2020-03-29

Canada / Ontario Union raises safety concerns for construction workers amid COVID-19 [Global] 2020-03-29

Canada / Saskatchewan Child care centres facing COVID-19 crunch: CUPE Saskatchewan calls for immediate action [CUPE] 2020-03-29

Global G20 summit shows global leadership: now to make it work [ITUC] 2020-03-29

South Africa Police left underprotected during coronavirus – unions [MyBroadband] 2020-03-29

South Africa 'SANDF organising to fetch masks in China for SA medical personnel' [Cape Talk radio] 2020-03-29

South Africa Cosatu seeks PIC funds for coronavirus plan [Bloomberg/Fin24] 2020-03-29

South Africa NEHAWU statement on march planned for 30th March 2020 [WFTU] 2020-03-29

South Africa SASBO statement on banks' sluggish response to union's plight on national lockdown [Polity] 2020-03-29

UK A message from CWU General Secretary [CWU] 2020-03-29

UK Postal workers receive thanks from United Nations body [The National] 2020-03-29

UK Royal Mail deliveries under threat as union leaders urge workers to call in sick rather than risk contracting coronavirus while postmen say slam lack of protective equipment [Daily Mail] 2020-03-29

South Africa Guidelines on essential worker permits unclear, says Fedusa [JacarandaFM] 2020-03-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Coronavirus: hospitals facing mask shortages [Daily News] 2020-03-29

South Africa SACTWU concludes further Covid-19 lockdown collective agreement, now for textile workers [Polity] 2020-03-29

Global 12 governments show the world how to protect lives, jobs and incomes [Scoop World] 2020-03-29

South Africa FEDUSA urges presidency to gazette a special consideration for vacant public service posts to bolster capacity to deal with Covid 19 [FEDUSA] 2020-03-29

South Africa SAMWU statement on national lockdown [SAMWU] 2020-03-29

Canada / New Brunswick Member Update: COVID-19 – March 27 [CUPE NB] 2020-03-27

Canada / New Brunswick 'There are people who have to get to work': bus drivers working through pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-27

Canada / New Brunswick N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Up to 30,000 layoffs so far as confirmed cases climb to 33 [CBC] 2020-03-26

USA The Senate’s $2 Trillion Bailout Falls Flat on Worker Protections [ITT] 2020-03-28

USA Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can't stay home. Are they safe? [USAToday] 2020-03-28

USA / New York Trader Joe’s Temporarily Closes Two NYC Stores After Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19 [Eater] 2020-03-28

USA / California LA County nurses union demands more masks on the front lines of coronavirus battle [LADaily News] 2020-03-28

USA / Alaska Union calls on state to treat Alaska grocery workers as 'first responders,’ bolstering access to masks and tests [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-03-28

USA Some health-care workers resist orders to work without adequate protection [Wash Post] 2020-03-28

USA Coronavirus makes working dangerous. A boost for union membership? [Press-Enterprise] 2020-03-28

USA City sanitation workers demand better protective gear — union president says gathering was 'not a strike' [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-03-28

USA AT&T Temporarily Boosts Pay Rates for 100,000 Union Workers by 20% [Barron's] 2020-03-28

USA / Alaska Union sues state, saying it has failed to protect workers from coronavirus [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-03-28

USA Young workers likely to be hard hit as COVID-19 strikes a blow to restaurants and other service sector jobs [Pew Research Ctr] 2020-03-28

USA Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package [NPR] 2020-03-28

USA Instacart workers will walk out on Monday for better sick leave and virus protections [Verge] 2020-03-28

USA Amazon warehouse workers are outraged after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19 and they weren’t notified [Verge] 2020-03-28

UK Carluccio’s accused of cynical wage theft during coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-28

UK Unite statement on CPCS Emergency Covid-19 Card ‘profiteering’ [Unite the union] 2020-03-28

UK Public sector workers deserve recognition for their brilliant response to massive challenges [PCS] 2020-03-28

UK Agencies must support supply staff in education sector [NEU] 2020-03-28

India / Bihar Bihar faces huge task of screening 50,000 migrant workers who returned to state [India Today] 2020-03-28

India Coronavirus: FM Sitharaman announces package worth Rs 1,70,000 crore for poor, daily wagers [India Today] 2020-03-28

India Zomato sets up funds for income-starved daily wage workers [ET Online] 2020-03-28

USA Gig workers for Instacart plan emergency strike starting Monday to protest lack of protection during coronavirus pandemic [Washington Post] 2020-03-28

Australia Aviation workers lose out in government aid [AIPA] 2020-03-28

Australia What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for me and my workplace? [HSA] 2020-03-28

Australia TWU calls for Qantas to be nationalised as liquidity announcement fails to mention worker compensation [TWU] 2020-03-28

Australia McCormack’s assistance package won’t save regional airlines or help workers [TWU] 2020-03-28

Australia Protecting your health, jobs and incomes during the COVID-19 pandemic [RTBU] 2020-03-28

Australia Unions call for accountability as 15,000 Qantas workers stood down [AWU] 2020-03-28

Australia Aluminium industry is absolutely essential and too important to lose [AWU] 2020-03-28

Australia AWU provides advice for shearers on COVID-19 outbreak [AWU] 2020-03-28

Australia AWU and APPEA agree energy supply is essential during COVID-19 challenges [AWU] 2020-03-28

Australia AWU and Master Builders Australia stand up for construction industry [AWU] 2020-03-28

Australia Unions and employers come together to save funeral industry jobs [AWU] 2020-03-28

Australia Unions and employers appeal for funeral operations to continue [AWU] 2020-03-28

Australia / Queensland Unions welcome focus on redeploying workers into critical industries [QCU] 2020-03-28

Australia / Queensland Joint statement from QCU & CCIQ supporting wage subsidy guarantee [QCU] 2020-03-28

Australia / Western Australia PFA Statement: Perth Glory stand down notice [PFA] 2020-03-28

Australia MEAA condemns regional newspaper closures [MEAA] 2020-03-28

Australia UnionsACT to conduct coronavirus jobs impact survey [UnionsACT] 2020-03-28

Australia Government stimulus package ignores Australian universities, again [NTEU] 2020-03-28

Australia National Executive on Covid-19: Safety of tertiary education workers is paramount; the Next Steps [NTEU] 2020-03-28

Australia ETU Take the Lead on COVID-19 Workplace Safety [ETU] 2020-03-28

Australia Aust Post Pharmacy Home Delivery announcement a welcome move: Union [CWU] 2020-03-28

Australia Government urged to acquire Aurora Australis to deliver critical food and supplies to Norfolk Island [MUA] 2020-03-28

Australia Using Australian manufacturing workers to produce critical medical items will not only save lives, but jobs if Government gets it right [CFMMEU] 2020-03-28

Australia / Western Australia FIFO workers moving to WA due to COVID-19 must get a fair deal [CFMMEU] 2020-03-28

Australia Covid-19: Financial Support Options If You Are Stood Down [CFMMEU] 2020-03-28

Australia Commonwealth Bank closes branches as community struggles with coronavirus [fsu] 2020-03-28

Australia / New South Wales Car cavalcade protests ferry worker sackings [Green Left Weekly] 2020-03-28

Australia Maritime employers urged to take vital steps to prevent COVID-19 impacting Australia’s supply chains [MUA] 2020-03-28

Australia Coronavirus live updates: Australia's footballers' union demands Perth Glory to reinstate players [The Hindu] 2020-03-28

Australia / Victoria Union pushes for 24-hour construction sites amid coronavirus [The Age] 2020-03-28

Australia Qantas denies sick leave to its grounded workers amid coronavirus pandemic [ABC] 2020-03-28

Australia Public service asked to get ready for coronavirus redeployment [The Guardian] 2020-03-28

Argentina ITUC praises Argentina for putting people first in fighting Covid 19 [Merco Press] 2020-03-28

Canada / Ontario Calls for mayor to reverse decision on Transit Windsor suspension [CBC] 2020-03-28

Canada / Ontario LCBO cashiers to get plexiglass barriers: OPSEU [CTV] 2020-03-28

Canada / British Columbia Building Trades calls for enforcement to protect workers against COVID-19 threat [The Journal of Commerce] 2020-03-28

Global The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick [Yahoo] 2020-03-28

Canada Increased Federal Wage Subsidy Must Help All Workers: Steelworkers [The Whig-Standard] 2020-03-28

Canada / Saskatchewan Two Saskatoon corrections officers test positive for COVID-19: union [CTV] 2020-03-28

Canada / Alberta Health-care workers, AHS agree on standards of protective equipment needed for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-28

Canada / Ontario Canada Post employee in North Bay tests COVID-19 presumptive positive [The Star] 2020-03-28

Canada / Manitoba 'Please pay attention': unions issue public plea to protect front-line workers [The Free Press] 2020-03-28

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax bus drivers’ union calls for service pause after mechanic gets COVID-19 [OHS Canada] 2020-03-28

Canada / Northwest Territories Union threatens to file grievance over Ekati Diamond Mine suspension [CBC] 2020-03-28

Canada Flight crews demand protective suits as more than a dozen fall ill with COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-28

Canada / British Columbia How workers at Canada’s busiest port are ‘rocking and rolling’ to get food, supplies and face masks across the country amid COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-03-28

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for March 23-27, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-03-28

Canada / Ontario Transit Union Statement on City of Windsor Bus Closure [ATU Canada] 2020-03-28

Canada / Ontario North Bay Canada Post building shut down due to COVID-19 scare [Bay Today] 2020-03-28

Canada Sunwing laying off 1,500 flight staff, including pilot with COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-28

South Africa Mail & Guardian's April salaries in the balance as editor appeals for reader support [Fin24] 2020-03-28

South Africa Saftu slams bosses for telling workers they’re ‘essential services’ [The Citizen] 2020-03-28

South Africa Unions raise concerns over govt guidelines for essential workers during lockdown [Eyewitness News] 2020-03-28

South Africa Clients can do business as usual during lockdown: Banking Association [eNCA] 2020-03-28

South Africa Banks criticised over Covid-19 by unions and some businesses [BusinessLIVE] 2020-03-28

South Africa Agreement reached to make textile workers' lives easier during lockdown [Cape Times] 2020-03-28

South Africa COSATU calls on all workers to play their role and cooperate to make sure we win fight against Covid-19 virus [Polity] 2020-03-28

South Africa / Global Under lockdown SA’s working poor is just poor [Mail & Guardian] 2020-03-28

South Africa Labour Implications on BCEA leave provision during Covid19 lockdown [allAfrica.com] 2020-03-28

South Africa Banks’ coronavirus response ‘underwhelming’: unions [BusinessTech] 2020-03-28

South Africa “Our entire livelihoods are coming to a standstill” says waste picker [GroundUp] 2020-03-28

South Africa Sex workers call on Ramaphosa to include them in plan to aid workers during lockdown [The Citizen] 2020-03-28

South Africa UIF offices inundated as the reality of the 21-day lockdown sets in [News24] 2020-03-28

South Africa A Diamond is Forever: Anglo says some mines to operate, NUM slams move as ‘inhuman’ [Daily Maverick] 2020-03-28

Vietnam Vietnam, COVID-19 and Public Health [Portside] 2020-03-27

Indonesia Indonesian Doctors Threaten to Go on Strike over Lack of PPE [Tempo] 2020-03-27

UK UK to use firefighters to deliver food, collect bodies in coronavirus crisis [JP] 2020-03-27

Indonesia Top Indonesian doctors call for lockdown, say physical distancing not enough [JP] 2020-03-27

Indonesia Indonesian airlines carry out layoffs to cope with COVID-19 pressures [JP] 2020-03-27

Indonesia Gov't Mulls Over Issuing Recovery Bonds to Protect Workers Against Layoffs [JG] 2020-03-27

Indonesia Economic heroes in time of coronavirus [JP] 2020-03-27

UK / England Coronavirus: Government to pay up to 80% of workers' wages [BBC] 2020-03-27

Korea (South) / Asia COVID-19: Korean health workers demand further actions from government [PSI] 2020-03-27

Korea / Asia South Korea appears to have greatly slowed the new cases of COVID-19 [PSI] 2020-03-27

Liberia / Africa First coronavirus cases in Liberia bring total in Africa to 1,000 [PSI] 2020-03-27

Global Beyond health workers, millions more need better conditions to beat Covid-19 [PSI] 2020-03-27

Global PSI raises alarm with WHO on urgent need of PPE [PSI] 2020-03-27

Indonesia West Java hospital employees arrested for allegedly stealing hundreds of boxes of masks [JP] 2020-03-27

UK #Clapforcarers: why grassroots solidarity against Coronavirus matters [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-27

Australia National Cabinet must provide expanded COVID-19 testing for education employees [AEU] 2020-03-27

Australia An update for you from AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe [AEU] 2020-03-27

Australia Not good enough – retail workers and shops going to wall as they wait to get government support in their hands [SDA] 2020-03-27

Australia ACT NOW – SAVE Lives, SAVE Jobs, SAVE the Economy [SDA] 2020-03-27

Australia Premier shops shut their doors – a disaster for retail workers and the retail sector [SDA] 2020-03-27

Australia Workers’ plan to survive covid-19 crisis: no lay-offs; income guarantee; tax relief and rent/ mortgage freezes [UWU] 2020-03-27

Aruba Unions and business waiting for government action on jobs and wages [ACTU] 2020-03-27

Australia / Victoria Crisis talks as Melbourne's train, tram passenger numbers slump by 90% [The Times] 2020-03-27

Australia / Queensland Unions call for halt to Mater wage fight during pandemic crisis [The Times] 2020-03-27

Australia / Western Australia Resources companies to stop flying NSW workers [The Morning Herald] 2020-03-27

Australia Work on Workers’ Terms: Building Immunity Through A Coronavirus Recession [New Matilda] 2020-03-27

Australia Joint Statement Australian Workers Union & Master Builders Australia Governments Must Not Shutdown Construction [AWU] 2020-03-27

Australia Iron ore giants push workers to stay at mine sites to escape coronavirus [The National Post] 2020-03-27

Canada / Quebec Orderlies say they'd make more money if they quit and applied for federal COVID-19 benefit plan [CTV] 2020-03-27

Canada SNC-Lavalin Candu Energy Workers Ready to Keep Electricity Flowing [SPEA] 2020-03-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Union calls for snow crab fishery delay until at least April 20 [Undercurrent News] 2020-03-27

Canada / Ontario CUPE blasts Stouffville for laying off 15 part-time library workers during temporary library closure [The Region] 2020-03-27

Canada / Saskatchewan Coronavirus: 7 Saskatoon Transit operators refuse to drive, citing safety concerns [Global] 2020-03-27

Canada PSAC wants feds to provide childcare assistance to ‘critical’ public servants [iPolitics] 2020-03-27

Canada / Ontario 'A scary situation': Ottawa's techs, backstage workers fear for the future [The Whig-Standard] 2020-03-27

Kenya Some Kenyan nurses refuse coronavirus patients in protest over shortages - union [Canada.com] 2020-03-27

Canada / Ontario Crowding on Thunder Bay buses puts transit workers at risk, union president says [CBC] 2020-03-27

Canada / Ontario Construction is an essential service, but some workers fear COVID-19 puts them at risk [CBC] 2020-03-27

Canada / Manitoba Workers to stay 'bunkered in' at water treatment plant in Brandon, Man., to ensure service during pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-27

Canada / Saskatchewan Union Goes to War against Casinos Regina & Moose Jaw Layoffs Plans [Casino Reports] 2020-03-27

Canada Ottawa shuts Service Canada centres after employees refuse to work [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-27

Canada As front-line workers infected by virus, Atlantic Canada unions seek protections [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-27

Canada / Ontario COVID-19: 'We’re all breathing on each other' says Toronto construction worker, slamming job site [The National Post] 2020-03-27

Canada / Alberta Canada Post needs more measures to limit COVID-19 spread, Edmonton union says [Global] 2020-03-27

Sweden Union gains 5,000 new members during COVID-19 crisis [UNI] 2020-03-27

Global World Players Association Welcomes Postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics Due to COVID-19 [UNI] 2020-03-27

Global UNI and UPU call for united action to protect postal workers during COVID-19 pandemic [UNI] 2020-03-27

Morocco / Palestine Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund [EI] 2020-03-27

Japan Teachers’ union in dialogue with government to address major challenges after country-wide school closures [EI] 2020-03-27

Taiwan Prompt action to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep schools open and safe [EI] 2020-03-27

UK ‘Brave’ education staff in open schools need extra protection during COVID-19 outbreak [EI] 2020-03-27

Costa Rica Education Unions Call for Food Distribution Following Closure of Schools [EI] 2020-03-27

Global Resources for educators during the COVID-19 outbreak [EI] 2020-03-27

UK New wage support measures a step forward for self-employed workers, says TUC [TUC] 2020-03-27

Philippines Higher education union negotiates financial support for educators during COVID-19 university closures [EI] 2020-03-27

Honduras Education union launches support programme to mitigate COVID-19 crisis [EI] 2020-03-27

UK COVID-19: Firefighters to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve bodies [FBU] 2020-03-27

Global Guiding principles on the COVID-19 pandemic [EI] 2020-03-27

UK Elderly and rural communities left cashless amid coronavirus crisis [GMB] 2020-03-27

UK Horizon: Commission orders ‘largest-ever’ Court of Appeal referral [CWU] 2020-03-27

UK Freelance package offers hope, but also problems [NUJ] 2020-03-27

Guatemala Unions raise 'serious concerns' on govt’s handling of COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-03-27

Brazil Amid COVID-19, QUIMICOS ABC ensures workers’ health, safety and income [BWI] 2020-03-27

UK Diageo workers call for shutdown amid covid-19 safety fears [Unite the union] 2020-03-27

Argentina UOLRA secures incomes of migrant brick workers amid COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-03-27

Cuba Discipline, responsibility and solidarity in time of COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-03-27

Europe EFBWW launches COVID-19 webpage [BWI] 2020-03-27

Zimbabwe ZCTU calls for a 30 day country lock down [ZCTU website] 2020-03-27

Yemen The COVID 19 pandemic threatens the war torn country [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-27

Russia Coronavirus could crash Russia’s already overstretched healthcare system [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-27

Canada COVID-19 Resources [WHSC] 2020-03-27

Canada As online orders surge, what about the Amazon workers? [The Star] 2020-03-27

Italy Italian workers protest against open factories as COVID-19 spreads [Deutsche Welle] 2020-03-27

India 10 Trade Unions Demand Rs 7 Lakh Crore Coronavirus Relief Package From PM Modi [NDTV] 2020-03-27

Italy Covid-19: labour movement struggles to institute social distance between capital's needs and people's health in Italy [Global Labour University] 2020-03-27

Israel / Global Keeping the Nurses Secure in the COVID-19 crisis [Davar] 2020-03-27

Bangladesh Fashion Brands Risk Destroying Factory “Partners”–and Their Own Goodwill [Sourcing Journal] 2020-03-27

Liberia SRC medical team gets involved with coronavirus disease awareness [FPA] 2020-03-27

Namibia STREET vendors at Keetmanshoop are asking why they were told to close their businesses while bigger retailers, shebeens, banks and taxis are still operating normally. [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-27

Namibia The mine workers union Namibia (MUN) has urged the gov't to ensure a healthy working environment at mines in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-27

India CITU Letter to the Prime Minister - Urgent measures to address Corona Pandemic [CITU] 2020-03-27

Ghana Coronavirus: Gov't actively discussing possible lockdown – Akufo-Addo [GTUC website] 2020-03-27

South Africa / Eastern Cape Panicked employees demand their pay [HeraldLIVE] 2020-03-27

South Africa Unions fight for workers’ rights before lockdown even starts [The Citizen] 2020-03-27

South Africa Workers fear no work, no pay during lockdown [IOL] 2020-03-27

South Africa Union asks govt, business to supplement workers during the lockdown [JacarandaFM] 2020-03-27

Canada / Quebec The vast majority of Quebec municipalities have stepped up to the plate to address the COVID-19 crisis [CUPE] 2020-03-27

Canada / Ontario COVID-19 infections among Ontario health care workers spike [CUPE] 2020-03-27

South Africa SAFTU condemns employers who are obsessed with profits in face of biggest health and economic catastrophe ever to face human kind [SAFTU] 2020-03-27

South Africa Lockdown: Govt did not engage with unions on worker support – Irvin Jim [Politicsweb] 2020-03-26

South Africa 'No income to prepare for lockdown': Unions slam SA Express for unpaid salaries [Fin24] 2020-03-26

South Africa Organisations call for support for informal workers [Engineering News] 2020-03-26

South Africa R30bn allocated to UIF benefits amid coronavirus outbreak [The Citizen] 2020-03-26

South Africa Employers are not allowed to compel workers to take annual leave during the shutdown [COSATU] 2020-03-26

South Africa Essential services workers plead with the public to obey lockdown rules [Eyewitness News] 2020-03-26

South Africa Coronavirus: SA healthcare staff concerned over 'intermittent' supply of masks [News24] 2020-03-26

South Africa / Western Cape Three Cape Town Home Affairs offices close over protective gear demands [Cape Times] 2020-03-26

South Africa COVID-19: Netcare group restricts visiting hours at hospitals [Eyewitness News] 2020-03-26

Italy Italian metalworkers strike to halt non-essential production [IndustriALL] 2020-03-26

Canada / New Brunswick Caribou mine near Bathurst halts production [CBC] 2020-03-26

Canada / New Brunswick Call centres adopt work-from-home policies, even those who claimed it wasn't possible [CBC] 2020-03-26

Central America Deportation Contagions [Nacla] 2020-03-26

Global The British government has abandoned the Global South to coronavirus [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-26

USA The Cheesecake Factory Tells Landlords Across the Country It Won’t Be Able to Pay Rent on April 1 [Eater] 2020-03-26

USA / Michigan Sterling Heights FCA workers say they held walkout after employee tested positive [FOX] 2020-03-26

USA Dominos: It finally happened -- All employees are sitting outside our store on strike [Dominos Pizza] 2020-03-26

USA Amazon workers test positive for covid-19 at 10 U.S. warehouses [Wash Post] 2020-03-26

USA Amazon has workers who tested positive for COVID-19 across 10 warehouses worldwide [Biz Insider] 2020-03-26

USA / New York New York City Workers Revolt over Lack of Coronavirus Safety Protections [Democracy Now] 2020-03-26

USA / Alabama BJCTA responds to Max bus drivers on strike in Birmingham due to COVID-19 concerns [WVTM] 2020-03-26

USA / Pennsylvania Black Garbage Workers Go on Wildcat Strike in Pittsburgh as General Strike Wave Spreads [Payday Report] 2020-03-26

USA / Georgia 'This is not a playing matter': Perdue plant employees walk out over COVID-19 concerns [13WMAZ] 2020-03-26

South Africa South African textile union wins full pay guarantee during coronavirus lockdown [IndustriALL] 2020-03-26

Global Global tyre industry continues to slow down [IndustriALL] 2020-03-26

UK RMT Calls for COVID-19 Guidance for Seafarers on Ferries [RMT] 2020-03-26

UK Chancellor needs to urgently clarify his job retention scheme for firms that are in crisis now [BALPA] 2020-03-26

UK Here is a vital update on coronavirus and the dispute for all Royal Mail Group members [CWU] 2020-03-26

UK JD Sports condemned by Usdaw for putting lives at risk and calls for their Rochdale warehouse to be temporarily closed [USDAW] 2020-03-26

UK Government must reassure anxious NHS staff about equipment concerns, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-03-26

UK ‘Managers are bringing tea to us’: inside the 111 service during COVID-19 [UNISON] 2020-03-26

UK Youngest, oldest, BAME and disabled workers hardest hit by Coronavirus crisis [GMB] 2020-03-26

UK London Overground Agency Staff Update - Coronavirus [TSSA] 2020-03-26

UK ‘Send home Shirebrook workers on full pay’ – Unite tells Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley [Unite the union] 2020-03-26

UK Unions call for Health and Safety Executive to intervene on COVID-19 fears [Prospect] 2020-03-26

Australia Government must act on Services Australia [CPSU] 2020-03-26

Australia TWU Australia urges govt to supply up to 80% of stood down workers wages [CAPA] 2020-03-26

New Zealand Air New Zealand's treatment of workers in coronavirus shutdown questioned [1 News] 2020-03-26

Australia COVID-19 unites construction unions on safety protocols [Infrastructure] 2020-03-26

Australia FIFO workers fear they're 'cannon fodder' for economy [The Financial Review] 2020-03-26

Australia / New South Wales NSW Port Authority warned by union in January of ‘gaping hole’ in coronavirus biosecurity checks [The Guardian] 2020-03-26

Australia Nurses In Australia Issue Plea Against Violence, Theft Of Sanitizer And Masks [NPR] 2020-03-26

Australia Employers, unions do quick deals and push for the government to pay workers [The Morning Herald] 2020-03-26

Australia Key union pushes for universal income of $740 a week, guaranteed jobs [The Morning Herald] 2020-03-26

Canada / Quebec Cabbies and food delivery drivers keep rolling amid pandemic [The Gazette] 2020-03-26

Canada / Ontario OPSEU President lauds unprecedented political cooperation by Ontario's leaders [OPSEU] 2020-03-26

Canada / Ontario On the job during COVID-19, Part 1: The grocery-store clerk [TVO] 2020-03-26

Canada Some employers are asking workers to take pay cuts or use vacation for sick days. Can they? [The Independent] 2020-03-26

Canada CMG Welcomes swift return of CBC local TV newscasts [CWA Canada] 2020-03-26

UK Slavery victims may be unable to stop work during COVID-19 and also face being pushed further into debt bondage [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-03-26

Canada / New Brunswick Saint John considers legal options to break no-layoff clauses [CBC] 2020-03-26

Canada / Ontario Thunder Bay to lay off hundreds of staff: Union [CBC] 2020-03-26

Global ITF calls on Maersk to protect their workers during the Covid-19 crisis [ITF] 2020-03-26

Global open letter from the world's 1.6m seafarers [ITF] 2020-03-26

Canada / Ontario Union Shames OLG Casino Staff Layoffs Plans [Casino Reports] 2020-03-26

Canada / Ontario Construction worker airs concerns about unsanitary conditions in speech at Toronto site [Global] 2020-03-26

Canada Air Canada Flight Attendants Union Dismayed by Lack of Federal, Company Action to Protect Workers and the Public [The Financial Post] 2020-03-26

Canada Essential workers open up about life, work and difficult choices amid COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-03-26

Canada / Alberta Canada Post not providing safe workplaces during pandemic, Edmonton union local says [CBC] 2020-03-26

Liberia Grand Bassa county health team worries about lack for supplies to curb COVID-19 [FPA] 2020-03-26

India / Bihar Construction workers left in the lurch [TNN] 2020-03-26

India / Odisha Coronavirus impact: All India lockdown brings tough time for migrant workers [Express News Service] 2020-03-26

India Suddenly jobless, migrant workers on long walk home [TNN] 2020-03-26

Ghana HESAG Africa demands maximum protection for COVID-19 front line workers [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-26

India Coronavirus pandemic|FM Sitharaman announces Rs 50 lakh medical insurance for every health worker [Moneycontrol News] 2020-03-26

Ghana Ghana association of bankers to support coronavirus fight with GH¢10m [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-26

South Africa Covid-19: Domestic workers still unsure what their rights are [Pretoria News] 2020-03-26

South Africa Prisoners may be left vulnerable as warders threaten to strike [The Star] 2020-03-26

Ghana Give workers flexible hours – public service commission [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-26

Ghana Traders express mixed reactions over possible lockdown [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-26

South Africa Most mining stops, but Old King Coal rolls on [Business Maverick] 2020-03-26

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s nurses strike over lack of virus protective gear [The Citizen] 2020-03-26

Ghana Coronavirus: Lock down now – Ghana medical association to Akufo-Addo [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-26

South Africa Coronavirus: SA healthcare staff concerned over 'intermittent' supply of masks [News24] 2020-03-26

South Africa Sex workers call on Ramaphosa to include them in plan to aid workers during lockdown [News24] 2020-03-26

South Africa Union demands action on Covid-19 [International Viewpoint] 2020-03-26

South Africa Covid-19 lockdown: State, police unions can’t agree on employment conditions for cops [City Press] 2020-03-26

Global Brands must urgently take steps to minimise impact of the coronavirus on garment workers’ health and livelihoods [CCC] For more info 2020-03-26

Global Live-blog on how the Coronavirus influences workers in supply chains [CCC] For more info 2020-03-26

UK Reaction to Wetherspoons 'U-turn' [BFAWU] 2020-03-25

Australia Aged Care workers win two weeks of paid Covid19 leave [UWU] 2020-03-25

Australia Early childhood education and care needs urgent & tough coronavirus rules: Union releases plan [UWU] 2020-03-25

Australia To save jobs workers need an Australian Coronavirus wage subsidy of 80% now [ACTU] 2020-03-25

Australia Scott Morrison stands firm on schools ahead of teachers union meeting [SBS] 2020-03-25

UK Union to take legal action on behalf of gig economy workers affected by coronavirus [Ekklesia] 2020-03-25

India / Andhra Pradesh Sanitation workers seek provision of transport, food [The Hindu] 2020-03-25

Canada / Manitoba CUPE Manitoba calls for Hazard Pay for Manitoba front-line workers during COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Order waiving contract protections for hospital staff is unnecessary, disrespectful and coercive [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario calls for immediate measures to support struggling workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Manitoba EI top-up plan needed for Manitoba workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada Federal relief for airline industry must focus on workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Quebec SQDC: Fulfilling its mission while ensuring the protection of staff and customers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada CUPE welcomes federal emergency response benefit for workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Lesotho 700 factory workers out in the cold [MENAFN] 2020-03-25

USA Amazon workers have been infected with coronavirus in 10 warehouses across the U.S. [Boing Boing] 2020-03-25

Trinidad and Tobago Laid-off workers crowd NIB for salary grants [Guardian Trinidad] 2020-03-25

Cyprus SEK charges Covid-19 as an excuse to lay off [CyprusMail] 2020-03-25

Turkey / Global Turkey & Covid-19: Unions call for public needs [DISK] 2020-03-25

Global Defending agricultural workers, in a pandemic and beyond [IUF] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta Many employers are not following government guidelines on COVID-19. What is the UCP going to do about it? [AFL] 2020-03-25

Canada / British Columbia BC labour movement welcomes sick leave protections, advocates for robust social supports [BCFed] 2020-03-25

Canada / New Brunswick Grocery store employees get wage boosts and benefits for their hard work during pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada Nurses call on federal government to urgently enact COVID-19 safety measures for health care workers [CFNU] 2020-03-25

Croatia Why are journalists not covered in Goverment’s emergency measures? [IFJ] 2020-03-25

Global Message from IFJ president to all the ifj affiliates [IFJ] 2020-03-25

Global COVID-19: Education unions stand united and mobilise [Education International] 2020-03-25

Global COVID-19 and the world of work: Impact and policy responses [ILO] 2020-03-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Workers need job and income protections [NSFL] 2020-03-25

Global ITUC Global COVID-19 Survey: Half of countries in lockdown as COVID-19 pandemic wreaks health and economic havoc on working people and their families [ITUC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Ford must re-invest $1 billion in health care to fight COVID-19 [Unifor] 2020-03-25

Canada Federal Government’s Response for Workers to COVID-19 Is Woefully Insufficient: Steelworkers Union [USW] 2020-03-25

Canada Media statement re. pilot layoffs at Air Canada [ACPA] 2020-03-25

USA Here's How To Help Laid-Off Shift & Gig Workers During The Coronavirus Pandemic [The Elite Daily] 2020-03-25

Canada / Northwest Territories Teachers may volunteer in COVID-19 response: union [CBC] 2020-03-25

Israel / Global PM Netayahu revealed the economic theory guiding him in thr COVID-19 economic crisis | The concepts he presented are outdated and ridiculously out of tune with current events, and the Israeli public will be the one to pay the price [Davar] 2020-03-25

UK Passengers on the Tube [ASLEF] 2020-03-25

UK London Underground - Statement from Sadiq Khan [ASLEF] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Layoffs at OLG are shameful; privatization has handcuffed relief [OPSEU] 2020-03-25

UK COVID-19 Coronavirus - Guidance for unions [TUC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta University groups call on U of A to maintain pay for laid off workers during pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-25

UK Covid-19: Confusion for workers and lack of financial support at odds with national emergency [Unite the union] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta Health-care workers will be screened for COVID-19 at the start of each shift [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario 'Bored' riders crowd HSR buses union says, mayor pleads: stop 'joyriding' [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Thousands of northern Ontario miners, mill workers stay on the job despite COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-25

UK 'I cannot imagine how police can enforce social distancing' [polfed] 2020-03-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Dishonest 911 callers put N.S. paramedics at risk of COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-03-25

UK Care workers left with no PPE, no childcare and poverty sick pay [GMB] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario ‘They're like firemen running into the fire with no equipment on,’ says president of healthcare worker union [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada Shut down construction sites until COVID-19 threat has passed, says wife of worried worker [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada Business, labour groups say Liberals' COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to help [Tri-City News] 2020-03-25

Canada UFCW members gain wage premiums, more safety protections at Olymel, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Employers sabotage worker access to EI benefits, Great Canadian Casino workers speak out [Unifor] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Thunder Bay inmates, union leaders question institution’s safety after lack of coronavirus information [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-25

Canada / Manitoba Home care workers worry about shortage of protective equipment during pandemic: union [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada WestJet laying off 6,900 workers amid worsening COVID-19 crisis [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario TTC subway operator tests positive for COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta Canada Post not providing safe workplaces during pandemic, Edmonton union local says [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Ontario construction unions plead with government to shut them down [Global] 2020-03-25

Zimbabwe ZCTU demands gov't to lockdown Or face labour withdrawal as coronavirus scourge hits under prepared Zimbabwe. [zimeye.net] 2020-03-25

Kenya Traders back county government move to combat the spread of Covid-19 [kenyanews.go.ke] 2020-03-25

Kenya More than 1,000 flower farm workers sent home [the-star.co.ke] 2020-03-25

Africa African trade unions want mining companies to follow COVID-19 protocols [IndustriALL] 2020-03-25

Morocco Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund [Education international] 2020-03-25

Ghana Teacher unions demand complete school closure to ensure safety of all students [Education international] 2020-03-25

India Opinion | An income support plan for the poor to tide over testing times [Mint] 2020-03-25

India ICMR advises use of hydroxy-chloroquine to shield health workers against corona infection [PTI] 2020-03-25

Ghana HSWU commends gov't for steps made to avert COVID-19 [GTUC website] 2020-03-25

Ghana Mineworkers want mining firms to heighten safety standards to prevent coronavirus spread [GTUC website] 2020-03-25

UK RMT slams grossly irresponsible 'business as usual' lines from government on London Underground [RMT] 2020-03-25

Europe Yanis Varoufakis: 'The coronavirus has intensified the euro crisis' [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-24

Global Social movements in times of pandemic: another world is needed [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-24

Europe Chronicle of a pandemic foretold [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-24

UK Tubeworker — 24/03/2020: To respond to pandemic, fight for workers' control [Workersliberty] 2020-03-24

UK Keynesianism and COVID-19 [Workersliberty] 2020-03-24

Europe ETUC for Covid Bonds & postponing country recommendations [ETUC] 2020-03-24

Europe COVID-19: It is time to guarantee social security for all [EFJ] 2020-03-24

Hungary COVID-19: journalists threatened with imprisonment in Hungary [EFJ] 2020-03-24

UK Government must urgently extend wage support to the self-employed, says TUC [TUC] 2020-03-24

UK TSSA Calls For Police Deployment At London Stations [TSSA] 2020-03-24

UK Wilko scraps plan to slash sick pay following GMB campaign [GMB] 2020-03-24

UK Coronavirus – Updated Advice for Members [USDAW] 2020-03-24

UK Shopping centres, pubs and other businesses urged to provide free parking to NHS and care staff [UNISON] 2020-03-24

UK Covid-19: Confusion for workers and lack of financial support at odds with national emergency [Unite the union] 2020-03-24

UK ‘Petrified’ Amazon workers left in ‘300 Strong Crowds’ [GMB] 2020-03-24

UK Firefighters to protect vulnerable by avoiding hospitals and care homes, as 'critical risk-based service' agreed [FBU] 2020-03-24

UK NUJ Extra response to Covid-19 [NUJ] 2020-03-24

UK Unite demands guidance on self-employed builders [Union News] 2020-03-24

Chile Workplace accidents decline but coronavirus infection threat remains [CLB] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario Behind the work refusal by Hamilton sanitation workers [Rank and File] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario “We are dropping like flies,” says Ontario home care nurse [Rank and File] 2020-03-24

Canada Cities across Canada implement free transit to curb COVID-19 [Rank and File] 2020-03-24

Australia COVID-19 means schools are not safe [The Examiner] 2020-03-24

Australia Union poll canvasses nationalisation of Qantas [Money Management] 2020-03-24

Australia / Queensland Union awaits govt decision on schools [Yahoo] 2020-03-24

Australia / Queensland Teachers threaten to strike if schools stay open [7 News] 2020-03-24

Australia Public Sector Union calls out Home Affairs as putting staff at COVID-19 risk [ZD Net] 2020-03-24

Australia No distance between unions, bosses on improving building site hygiene [The Age] 2020-03-24

Australia Union agrees to alter hospitality award in bid to save job losses due to coronavirus [The Guardian] 2020-03-24

Canada Cargill & Maple Leaf Foods announce pay premiums: UFCW Locals 175 & 633 urges other employers in the food supply chain and health care to step up now [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-24

Bolivia Sex workers protest coronavirus curfew [Canada.com] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Waste collection workers in Hamilton demand better COVID-19 protection [Global] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario Carpenters' Union Calls for Action NOW! [UBCJA] 2020-03-24

Canada / Alberta Edmonton nurses defy order to resume COVID-19 testing without N95 masks [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Alberta Critical link in the food chain: Grocery stores take measures to limit coronavirus spread [CBC] 2020-03-24

Liberia LINU calls for solidarity amid Dr. Blama’s ailment; condemns ANC for demanding his dismissal [FPA] 2020-03-24

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo locks down mining area, some workers repatriated over coronavirus [The Financial Post] 2020-03-24

Canada Media must be included in COVID-19 emergency plan: Unifor [Unifor] 2020-03-24

Canada / British Columbia Work Camps Stay Open Despite Pandemic Risks [The Tyee] 2020-03-24

Canada / Manitoba Province pairs nearly 230 health-care workers with child-care supports amid COVID-19 closures [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada COVID-19 has LIUNA members pondering right to refuse unsafe work [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-03-24

Canada / British Columbia Government, union mull ways to keep teachers working amid coronavirus outbreak [Global] 2020-03-24

Canada / Alberta Beef workers on the job [The News] 2020-03-24

Canada / Quebec Construction union calls for $50,000 fine for work sites not adhering to COVID-19 guidelines [CTV] 2020-03-24

Norway Work related questions and answers relating to Covid-19 [Industri Energi] 2020-03-24

Canada / Prince Edward Island Temporary foreign workers will be allowed into Canada [The Journal-Pioneer] 2020-03-24

Canada Unsung heroes: Grocery store workers compensated for being on the front lines during COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Facing union pressure, Husky agrees to demobilize workers in Marystown [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador 13 Canada Post employees in self-isolation after one tested positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada 3 major Canadian grocers give front-line workers a raise during COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador OH&S Inspectors Visiting Work Sites to Ensure COVID-19 Regulation Compliance [VOCM] 2020-03-24

Central America COVID-19: ‘Maquila Workers Shouldn’t Bankroll Employers’ [Solidarity Center] 2020-03-24

Ghana Parliament quarantines ten MPs, five members of staff [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-24

Israel / Global Histadrut Chairman calls out PM for failing to account for the economic side of the COVID-19 crisis [Davar] 2020-03-24

Ukraine KVPU: Tackling COVID-19 and protecting labour rights [perc.ituc-csi.org] 2020-03-24

UK Coronavirus: Key workers' children should attend school as 'last resort' [BBC] 2020-03-24

South Africa Covid-19: Frontline public services not prepared – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: TUC calls for lockdown to avert spread [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

New Zealand Statement on Government's decision to close schools [NZEI-te Riu Roa] 2020-03-24

Namibia Union against workers staying home for Covid-19 [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: IES directs staff to work from home [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

Global G20 COVID: Trade unions call for coordinated actionfor public health, jobs and income [ITUC] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: Bankers association assures critical banking services to customers [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

Global COVID-19 - an existential crisis for the garment industry [IndustriALL] 2020-03-24

Ghana GJA urges journalists to adhere to safety protocols against COVID-19 [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-24

Europe Supermarket workers on the frontline of coronavirus battle [Politico] 2020-03-24

Canada / New Brunswick Governments using COVID-19 crisis to undermine CUPE members in New Brunswick [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: Forgive Africa's debt, give continent US$150bn for health financing – Ethiopia to G20 [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

Canada / New Brunswick Saint John mayor cites COVID-19 crisis in attempt to spike labour deal [CBC] 2020-03-24

Israel Workers on the frontline of COVID-19'Follow the Health Ministry's guidelines. It's the best way to help us now.' [Davar] 2020-03-24

USA / Maryland Baltimore Police union says department lacks hand sanitizer and other basic supplies amid coronavirus spread [Baltimore Sun] 2020-03-23

USA Make a call: Working People's Demands in Response to Coronavirus [AFL-CIO] 2020-03-23

UK Free car parking for NHS staff in England fighting coronavirus needed this week [Unite the union] 2020-03-23

UK Social care workers must be provided with full protective equipment during Coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-23

UK IWGB union to sue government 'over failure to protect precarious workers [Evening Standard] 2020-03-23

UK Morrisons new safety measures for checkout staff welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-03-23

UK GMB demands government halt plans to shut A&Es and ICUs [GMB] 2020-03-23

Australia / Queensland Teachers will strike if schools don’t shut this week [My GC] 2020-03-23

Australia Union welcomes Telstra pausing job cuts [CRN] 2020-03-23

Australia Job losses from Australia's coronavirus shutdown will be 'devastating' [The Guardian] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Nurses in Guelph hospital say they're being denied protective N95 masks [CBC] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Hospitals get new emergency powers [The Star] 2020-03-23

Canada Some large retailers maintaining pay, benefits for store staff amid temporary closures [Benefits Canada] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold amid coronavirus crisis [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Unifor watching closely as Ontario hospitals given emergency powers [Unifor] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Province gives hospitals sweeping temporary powers over staffing amid COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-23

Canada Construction unions raise spectre of shutdown as concerns over workers’ health grow [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-23

USA AFA Pres Sara Nelson: Our Airline Relief Bill Is a Template for Rescuing Workers Instead of Bailing Out Execs [Workday MN] 2020-03-23

USA / New York Laid-off eatery workers face health-insurance crisis amid coronavirus [NYPost] 2020-03-23

Liberia Initiative for empowerment produces locally made reusable mask To prevent coronavirus [FPA] 2020-03-23

Ghana Provide hand washing facilities to safeguard employees - Minister [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-23

Ghana Coronavirus: NIC tells staff to work from home [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-23

Ghana Coronavirus: Allow journalists to work from home – GJA [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-23

USA Robert Reich: Bail out families, not corporations [Union Bulletin] 2020-03-22

USA Managing COVID-19 in a Union Workforce in the US [Global Compliance News] 2020-03-22

Africa Francophone Africa: Lack of consultation with education unions creates uncertainty as to how learning can continue during COVID-19 school closures [Education International] 2020-03-22

China IFJ urges Chinese authorities to ensure free flow of information [IFJ] 2020-03-22

Global Entertainment workers should not be collateral in COVID-19 crisis, says UNI affiliate IATSE [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Global Google contract workers in Pittsburgh win coronavirus protections [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Global COVID19: UNI Commerce unions stand up for workers in time of crisis [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Global Sport’s COVID-19 Response Should Include All Athletes [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Lebanon What the coronavirus outbreak means for thousands of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Meetings with PHAC and AHS to discuss IPC recommendations for front line health care workers [UNA] 2020-03-22

Canada UFCW Canada calls for additional protections for workers in response to COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada Guild leads protests as CBC cuts local English TV news during health crisis [CWA Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada COVID-19 and school bussing: governments need to pay drivers [Teamsters] 2020-03-22

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN Seeks Clarification on Self-Isolation Exemption [SUN] 2020-03-22

Canada PSAC welcomes government measures to support workers [PSAC] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario Watered-down Guideline Allows Employers to Force Nurses Back to Work [ONA] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario Dozens of Nurses Exposed to COVID-19 at St. Mary’s General Hospital; ONA calls for expedited testing, collaboration with employer to ensure nurses, patients are safe [ONA] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario ONA demands collaboration as nurses redeployed during COVID-19 [ONA] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario Without providing access to paid emergency leave, Ford’s COVID-19 legislation misses the mark [OFL] 2020-03-22

Canada Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, we are likely to see a rise in domestic violence [NUPGE] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia Health care workers need protection during pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-03-22

Canada COVID-19: Protecting mental health during crisis [NUPGE] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia MoveUP urges public to remember social responsibility and distance [MoveUP] 2020-03-22

Canada Airports: The Forgotten Epicentre [IAMAW] 2020-03-22

Global ‘This is crazy:’ Rage boils over at Amazon sites over coronavirus risks [Politico] 2020-03-22

Canada / Quebec Announcement of a ministerial order establishing exceptional measures to deal with the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic [FIQ] 2020-03-22

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Update: FFAW President Speaks with Federal Fisheries Minister [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-03-22

Canada A Motion on Pharmacare for All Passed in the House of Commons Last Week – And You Probably Missed It [CCU] 2020-03-22

UK Keeping the country connected [TSSA] 2020-03-22

UK Government must extend wage assistance to help construction's million plus bogus self-employed [Unite the union] 2020-03-22

Canada Marginalized workers must not be forgotten during pandemic [CLC] 2020-03-22

Canada Letter to premiers re: Emergency Child Care Measures for Frontline COVID-19 Workers [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada Protect our nurses! [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada Dear Prime Minister: Nurses need childcare NOW! [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada CMG cancels plans for spring convention 2020 [CWA Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia Rent and mortgage relief, preventing evictions, needed to support workers through COVID-19 economic downturn [BCFed] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia Resources for workers during COVID-19 [BCFed] 2020-03-22

Canada ATU Canada's Letter to Ministers regarding COVID-19 [ATU Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Unions demand that the UCP scrap the budget they just passed [AFL] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Alberta lacks ‘surge capacity’ in health care system because of past cuts [AFL] 2020-03-22

Canada A message from ACTRA National President David Sparrow [ACTRA] 2020-03-22

Canada ACPA comments on evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation [ACPA] 2020-03-22

UK One week on … and still Lewisham cleaners wait to be paid [Union News] 2020-03-22


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