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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 / Eastern Cape Health Department lifts suspension of nurses over Covid-19 death [Business Day] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Gauteng Helen Joseph Hospital staff protest after nurses test positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-25

South Africa Crackdown on companies that flout safety rules [Business Report] 2020-05-25

UK BA planning to rehire sacked staff on worse terms, union says [The Guardian] 2020-05-25

Sri Lanka Tripartite agreement to protect Sri Lankan workers [IndustriALL] 2020-05-25

UK Project Birch: Lose no more time to prevent job loss 'tsunami', says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-25

UK Urgent government action needed to allow safety inspections of key COVID-19 workplaces [Unite the union] 2020-05-25

India The Road to Modern Serfdom [India Legal] 2020-05-25

South Africa AMCU calls for testing of all employees at affiliated workplaces [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-25

South Africa Union takes Motshekga to court for reopening schools amid virus pandemic [The Star] 2020-05-25

South Africa No to Covid-19 retrenchments and short-pay [Polity] 2020-05-25

South Africa 'Unfolding calamity' - Saftu threatens strike if public servants are forced back to work under lockdown Level 3 [News24] 2020-05-25

USA Hundreds Of McDonald’s Workers Strike Over Company’s Response To Coronavirus [Huff Post] 2020-05-25

USA ‘Essential’ workers are just forced laborers [Wash Post] 2020-05-25

USA A Former Labor Secretary’s Message to Essential Workers: When This Ends, “Threaten to Strike” [Mother Jones] 2020-05-25

USA 1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance [PBS] 2020-05-25

USA Majority of Americans fear job security as coronavirus wallops economy: Headspace study [Yahoo Finance] 2020-05-25

USA / Global Some American nurses are facing pay cuts. But around the world, many are getting huge raises [Wash Post] 2020-05-25

USA The workers that make your food put their lives on the line during pandemic. Whether they're protected now is up to you [Biz Insider] 2020-05-25

USA Trump expected to broaden foreign worker bans [Politico] 2020-05-25

USA Latino workers face discrimination over spread of coronavirus in meat plants [Guardian] 2020-05-25

USA Self-Directed Home Care for Care/Support Workers [Public Partnership] 2020-05-25

USA ‘Public service workers are … crucial to fighting this pandemic’ [AFSCME] 2020-05-25

USA Risk of COVID-19 among frontline healthcare workers and the general community: a prospective cohort study [medRxiv] 2020-05-25

Nigeria Lagos doctors suspend strike over ‘harassment’ during virus curfew [AFP] 2020-05-25

Democratic Republic of the Congo United teaching unions set out firm conditions for the reopening of schools [Education International] 2020-05-25

India The Telegraph lays off 35 employees after Covid-19 pressures [IFJ] 2020-05-25

Myanmar Chief editor jailed for false Covid-19 report [IFJ] 2020-05-25

Global Health versus Wealth? Tax and Transparency in the Age of COVID-19 (Online Event) [PSI] 2020-05-25

Global Global unions launch #GenderEqualNewNormal campaign with a webinar on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on women [UNI Global Union] 2020-05-25

Madagascar Unions in Madagascar protest against forced leave [IndustriALL] 2020-05-25

Indonesia Religious holiday allowance should not be deferred [IndustriALL] 2020-05-25

South Africa Returning mineworkers test positive to Covid-19 in South Africa [IndustriALL] 2020-05-25

France Macron government faces tough talks on French hospital revamp in wake of Covid-19 [France 24] 2020-05-25

Nigeria Kaduna health workers begin warning strike over 25% salary deduction [The Guardian] 2020-05-25

New Zealand Living wage advocate's concern for supermarket workers [Stuff] 2020-05-25

India ILO urged PM Modi to ‘send clear message’ on changes in labour laws [The Hindu] 2020-05-25

Australia Qantas loses bid to use jobkeeper subsidy to soak up larger portion of wages bill [The Guardian] 2020-05-25

Canada / Quebec Another employee working at a long-term care facility in Quebec has died due to COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-25

Canada / Ontario OPSEU applauds Ford government for testing asymptomatic OPS workers [OPSEU] 2020-05-25

Canada / Quebec Unions in Mauricie region demand public inquiry into handling of COVID-19 outbreaks [CBC] 2020-05-25

Canada ‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system [Global] 2020-05-25

Canada / Alberta Mourning family of Cargill COVID-19 death feel left behind by company [CBC] 2020-05-25

UK Firefighters demand PM and First Ministers issue national moratorium on fire cuts [FBU] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Western Cape Uncertainty as teachers union holds talks on schools reopening [Cape Times] 2020-05-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Delay in delivery of PPE, so provincial government asks school staff to return on Thursday [News24] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Gauteng AngloGold shuts Mponeng mine as more than 160 test Covid-19 positive [Business Day] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Gauteng World’s deepest mine shuts after 164 Covid-19 cases detected [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-25

Canada / New Brunswick Coronavirus: N.B. farmers relieved over lifting of temporary foreign worker ban [Global News] 2020-05-24

UK PM on wider opening of schools [NEU] 2020-05-25

South Africa Fear leaves Motshekga’s plans to open schools in chaos [City Press] 2020-05-25

South Africa 'We're not ready': Back to school plan under fire [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-25

South Africa The ruling class has spoken! Workers, you are on your own! [SAFTU] 2020-05-25

UK Union urges ministers to bring back health and safety visits for workplaces such as shops and pubs [Guardian] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario Simple ‘Review’ of Long-Term Care an Injustice to Victims of Deadly Crisis [USW] 2020-05-24

Canada Feds Must Rescind Punitive Income Restrictions for Thousands of Canadians [USW] 2020-05-24

Canada / Alberta $170M aid package for private long-term care illustrates failure of privatization, need for transparency [UNA] 2020-05-24

Canada More than 200 organizations across Canada sign open letter for #HealthCare4All [Unifor] 2020-05-24

Canada After pandemic, we must guard against return of austerity [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-24

Canada UFCW campaigns supporting front-line workers take off [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-24

Canada / Alberta Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta [Teamsters] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario OPSEU submits brief on supporting post-secondary education in the COVID-19 era [OPSEU] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario OPSEU negotiates no penalty for former OPS workers who temporarily rejoin fight against COVID-19 [OPSEU] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario Layoffs are ‘last resort,’ Thomas tells colleges [OPSEU] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario ONA Expects a Full Public Inquiry Into Long-Term Care [ONA] 2020-05-24

Canada New OMERS CEO must immediately fix “dangerous mismanagement” at its company LifeLabs [NUPGE] 2020-05-24

Canada / Nova Scotia Presumptive Workers’ Compensation coverage for workers who get COVID-19 [NSFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / Nova Scotia NSFL urging provincial government to extend health care coverage for residents in Nova Scotia who are uninsured [NSFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Mr. Jones, the Public Service has Served Us Extremely Well Throughout This Pandemic [NLFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / New Brunswick Open Letter to Premier Higgs & Members of All-party Cabinet Committee on Novel Coronavirus [NBFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 and Sex Work: A Labour and Health Perspective [MoveUP] 2020-05-24

Canada Universal Basic Income: The Magic Bullet for a Struggling EI Program? [IAMAW] 2020-05-24

Canada The Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be taken away [IAMAW] 2020-05-24

Canada / Quebec The FIQ’s symbolic action and the government’s response : Stop the ministerial orders and act! [FIQ] 2020-05-24

Canada Together, we will get through this [CTF] 2020-05-24

Canada / British Columbia Historic opportunity to build an economy that works for everyone [BCFed] 2020-05-24

UK Unite launches UK-wide campaign to save British Airways jobs [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK Wrack criticises government’s coronavirus response as firefighters are drafted in to train care home staff [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK Union leaders criticise Cummings over Durham lockdown trip [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK UCU calls for Immigration Health Surcharge to be scrapped [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK GMB survey reveals four in five workers fear returning to work [Union News] 2020-05-24

Global The labour we really need [Le Monde Diplo] 2020-05-24

Global Aid workers face new tests and challenges from the coronavirus [Equal Times] 2020-05-24

Canada / British Columbia BC Boosts Pay for Workers on COVID-19 Frontlines [The Tyee] 2020-05-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Why NL Fishers are Protesting in a Pandemic: An Explainer [The Independent] 2020-05-24

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver Island grocery workers go union and fight for hazard pay [Rank and File] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario Amazon is Asking Canadian Workers to ‘Stay Home’ If They Feel Sick. Except They Cut Unpaid Leave Last Month. [Press Progress] 2020-05-24

Canada Could a Union-Led Work Stoppage to Combat COVID be Legal in Canada? [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

Canada Collective Bargaining in a Post-Pandemic World [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

Canada Towards a “New Normal”: Labour Law Hearings Via Video-conference in the Era of COVID-19 [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

Canada A Crisis of Mobility: The Inherent Precarity of the Fly-In, Fly-Out Workforce [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

Canada StatCan says 13% of Canadians aren’t working—but the true number is more like 30% [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-24

Australia Casuals court ruling: After the pandemic, it’s workers v business, as usual [The New Daily] 2020-05-24

Australia / New South Wales Worker safety must be at the forefront of re-opening NSW hospitality [UWU] 2020-05-24

Australia NTEU's job protection plan met with praise, anger from UC, ANU staff [The Times] 2020-05-24

Australia Faces of the frontline: How these vulnerable workers survived coronavirus in Australia [SBS] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario Union asks premier to take control of Scarborough long-term care home amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-24

South Africa Plans to get teachers back to schools on Monday thrown into disarray [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-23

USA Incredibly, Republicans Are Blaming Meatpacking Workers, Not Plants, For Virus Spread [Labor 411] 2020-05-23

USA / New York PSC Blasts 'Horrible' CUNY Plan To Lay Off 437 John Jay Adjuncts [The Chief] 2020-05-23

USA Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the meat industry in the United States [Wikipedia] 2020-05-23

USA RKuttner: Taking Public Money and Screwing Workers: The Airlines [Am Prospect] 2020-05-23

USA U.S. Businesses React to Millions of Newly Unemployed Americans by Demanding More Foreign Workers [Immigration Reform] 2020-05-23

USA Faces of unemployment: American Theater workers [CGTN] 2020-05-23

USA Business groups push Trump to keep skilled-worker visas amid pandemic [WKZO] 2020-05-23

USA Workers must risk infection or losing unemployment payments [WJLA] 2020-05-23

USA Teamsters Denounce DHS Policy Change Amid COVID-19 Pandemic [Teamsters] 2020-05-23

USA / California CCA Delays COVID-19 Safety, Remote Work Negotiations in Union Dispute [KQED] 2020-05-23

USA Even as State Economies Reopen, Jobs Continue to Disappear [Governing] 2020-05-23

USA Businesses are reopening. If you’re older or sick, what happens to your job? [LATimes] 2020-05-23

USA PKrugman: We should help workers, not kill them [Valley Press] 2020-05-23

USA The Heroes Act Protects and Compensates Essential Workers [CWA] 2020-05-23

USA 26 million have sought US jobless aid since virus hit [ABC] 2020-05-23

USA Ehstoday 7477 Stressedworker Thinkstock Health Job Insecurity Is Making Americans Sick [EHS Today] 2020-05-23

USA Nearly every state had historic levels of unemployment last month, new data shows [Wash Post] 2020-05-23

Aruba ‘No excuse’ not to extend JobKeeper to temporary migrants, casuals after $60 billion bungle: advocacy groups [SBS] 2020-05-23

Canada / Alberta Continuing Care Workers Haven’t Received Pandemic Pay Increases Yet [Huffington Post] 2020-05-23

Cameroon Hundreds infected, several dead: How COVID-19 has affected the unsung essential workers in retail [The National Post] 2020-05-23

UK Unite warns furlough changes must not lead to jobs tsunami this summer [Unite the union] 2020-05-23

UK COVID-19: Firefighters called in to help stem spread of infection in care homes [FBU] 2020-05-23

UK Rising to the COVID-19 challenge in Openreach [CWU] 2020-05-23

UK A u-turn from the government and a real victory for our union [UNISON] 2020-05-23

Mozambique SNJ organizes training on COVID-19 coverage [IFJ] 2020-05-23

Spain Strike at Nissan Spain over uncertain future [IndustriALL] 2020-05-23

Global Women workers in the front lines [IndustriALL] 2020-05-23

Malaysia 'In This Pandemic, We Got Nothing but Solidarity': The Struggle of Migrant Domestic Workers in Malaysia in Surviving the Lockdown [IDWF] 2020-05-23

Malaysia Protect Migrant Domestic Worker from the Extreme Abuse and Exploitation, Justice for the Victim! [IDWF] 2020-05-23

Brazil Care for those who care for you!Domestic workers’ struggles in times of pandemic crisis [Interface] 2020-05-23

India Unions urge Indian President to reject anti-labour policies [BWI] 2020-05-23

India CGU statement on the suspension of Indian labour laws [BWI] 2020-05-23

Turkey Forest workers stop forced collection of COVID-19 donations [BWI] 2020-05-23

India Nationwide protest day observed by trade unions [CVITU] 2020-05-23

Canada / Alberta Long Term Care Report [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Canada / Alberta CUPE calls on Minister Shandro to deliver promised wages to staff at seniors’ homes [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Canada Paramedic Services Week [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Canada / Ontario Increasing testing and contact tracing will keep us safe and create jobs [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Global RadioLabour's World Report for the week May 18 to 22, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-05-23

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report May 18-22, 2020: The pandemic and women workers [RadioLabour] 2020-05-23

USA Ford Workers Shut Down the Line at Dearborn Truck Plant [LaborNotes] 2020-05-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape Denosa decries suspension of nurses [AlgoaFM] 2020-05-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union, MPL claim staff, patients tested positive for Covid-19 at Durban hospital [News24] 2020-05-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape Doctors and nurses down tools at hospital [GroundUp] 2020-05-23

South Africa Lockdown extends decline of state-owned companies [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-23

South Africa / Western Cape Shop cashiers, cops and guards the most infected says provincial Head of Health [Elitsha] 2020-05-23

USA / New York Tell NYS: Protect workers who are sick and dying because of their jobs! [AFL-CIO] 2020-05-22

Global Is there a role for NGOs in the transformation of society? [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-22

UK It's your right to refuse unsafe work [Workersliberty] 2020-05-22

Spain La derogación de la reforma laboral deberá llegar de la mano del diálogo social [UGT] 2020-05-22

Australia Poll reveals Aussies not ready for return to work amid Covid-19 [Newstalk] 2020-05-22

Australia Federal Government should follow German Lufthansa model for Virgin [TWU] 2020-05-22

Australia Union demands proof for Government’s estimate that Job Keeper and Job Seeker will boost arts industry by $4bn-$10bn [Mumbrella] 2020-05-22

Australia Jobkeeper error: pay airport workers now [TWU] 2020-05-22

Canada Wage rollbacks will harm the economy [NUPGE] 2020-05-22

Canada / British Columbia Petition demanding paid sick leave in B.C. launched by employment advocacy groups [CBC] 2020-05-22

Canada / Ontario Union wants masks to be mandatory for OC Transpo riders [CTV] 2020-05-22

Canada / Ontario Postal workers dealing with Christmas level parcel rush in May [Bay Today] 2020-05-22

Canada / Quebec Nurses recount 'hell' in Laval, Canada's new COVID-19 epicentre, and ask what they can withstand [CTV] 2020-05-22

Germany Cabin crew union demands Lufthansa bailout safeguards jobs [The National Post] 2020-05-22

Canada / Ontario Cabin Fever: Hope on the Edge of Despair at YYZ [The Bullet] 2020-05-22

Canada WestJet seeks exemption to section of Canada Labour Code covering group terminations [CBC] 2020-05-22

Canada Union adopts Canadian tech to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 [In Brampton] 2020-05-22

Canada Unifor tells Federal Finance Committee to close gap in CERB [Unifor] 2020-05-22

Canada Air Canada to stop emergency wage subsidy [The National Post] 2020-05-22

Canada / Alberta As Albertans return to work, AFL publishes list of 100 jobs where COVID-19 risk is highest [AFL] 2020-05-22

Bosnia and Herzegowina Bosnia and Herzegovina Labor Law Changes Hurt Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-05-22

Bangladesh Covid-19: Bangladesh postal unions urge better protection for workers [UNI Global Union] 2020-05-22

Israel Histadrut negotiates a return to work plan that saves jobs and protects income [UNI Global Union] 2020-05-22

Global Raise your hand for Justice for Every Child! [Education International] 2020-05-22

UK Scrapping of NHS surcharge for migrant health and care workers ‘long overdue’ [UNISON] 2020-05-22

UK U-turn on fee for foreign health and care workers welcome [USDAW] 2020-05-22

UK Assaults against emergency workers spike as overall crimes fall [polfed] 2020-05-22

UK Timet Announcement Potentially Start of 'Redundancy Tidal Wave' for Welsh Manufacturing [Unite the union] 2020-05-22

UK Thousands of care workers could be ineligible for £60,000 Covid-19 payment [Unite the union] 2020-05-22

UK Unions chief: lack of planning risks chaotic reopening of schools [Guardian] 2020-05-22

UK COVID-19 heroes threatened with the sack [GMB] 2020-05-22

UK RMT demands government action to save over 1000 P&O Ferries’ jobs [RMT] 2020-05-22

UK TSSA condemns spitting incident at Mile End tube station [TSSA] 2020-05-22

Canada / British Columbia Province announces pandemic allowance for all health care and community social services workers [HEU] 2020-05-22

Canada Higgs’ Wage Recognition Plan Leaves Too Many Behind [CUPE] 2020-05-22

Canada / New Brunswick Community Care Workers Recognized as Essential Workers [CUPE] 2020-05-22

Canada Air Canada flight attendants are being left out in the cold [CUPE] 2020-05-22

Canada Mark Hancock calls on Trudeau to fix long-term care now [CUPE] 2020-05-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Six nurses and four patients at Durban hospital test positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Eastern Cape Sadtu, teachers in rural areas concerned about province's readiness to reopen schools [News24] 2020-05-22

South Africa SADTU: Govt has done little to assure parents, schools will be Covid-19 safe [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Gauteng Superheroes need help too: Health workers in plea for protective gear [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-22

South Africa Business must accept that ensuring workers’ safety is inviolable [Business Day] 2020-05-22

UK Teacher speaks out against government plans for school opening [Counterfire] 2020-05-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal St Augustine's - Unions, MEC not happy with UKZN report release [] 2020-05-22

South Africa COVID-19 exposes the underbelly of education system [The Conversation] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Gauteng Sterkfontein CEO responds to totally uncalled for protest [Krugersdorp News] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Gauteng Solidarity members show up for work in protest against regulations that prevent work [Polity] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Gauteng Samwu wants Tshwane members to be paid coronavirus danger allowance [Pretoria News] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Mpumalanga Kangra mine placed on care and maintenance [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape 5 nurses suspended, Bhisho Hospital shut after nurse dies and 3 staff test positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-21

South Africa COSATU: Pay retrenched workers more [Daily Sun] 2020-05-21

South Africa An even bigger fight underground: The battle against Covid-19 in SA's mines [Fin24] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Limpopo NUM concerned about high numbers of Covid-19 in mines, at Eskom operations [Engineering News] 2020-05-21

Global ITUC Key issues on the return to work [ITUC] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Western Cape Protective gear focus as virus claims another nurse’s life [Cape Times] 2020-05-21

UK GMB Midland and East Coast Region calls on Rolls Royce to aCt responsibly [GMB] 2020-05-21

UK 7pm 27 May Join the latest PCS Facebook Live event [PCS] 2020-05-21

UK Funding must go to care workers in need, not employers’ bank accounts [UNISON] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario Even in a Global Pandemic, Workers in Ontario Still Don’t Have a Right to Paid Sick Leave [Rank and File] 2020-05-21

Australia Virgin workers push for full capacity airline [TWU] 2020-05-21

Australia Low paid workers need wage rises to help boost economy & clients must be held to account over them [TWU] 2020-05-21

Australia Billion-dollar company takes JobKeeper with one hand and threatens redundancies with the other [UWU] 2020-05-21

Australia / South Australia Petition launch to end Treasurer’s hidden agenda for health workers [UWU] 2020-05-21

Ireland Unions say Ryanair exaggerating COVID threat to undermine conditions [Reuters] 2020-05-21

Australia Poll shows less than 10% of workers have basic COVID protections at work [ACTU] 2020-05-21

USA Unions to sue over failure to protect workers from Covid-19 [Morning Star] 2020-05-21

India / Maharashtra Plight of 500,000 autorickshaw drivers as lockdown halts income [SBS] 2020-05-21

Australia Govt must come clean on Centrelink closures [CPSU] 2020-05-21

India Trade Unions call for nationwide protest against government Read more at: [Times of India] 2020-05-21

Australia Union warns of looming manufacturing crisis [The Times] 2020-05-21

UK / England Sheffield logistics workers to lose jobs at Tradeteam drinks delivery depot - 'Brutal' says Union [BBC] 2020-05-21

Australia / New South Wales 'Give us bloody masks': union calls for Covid-19 protection for public transport workers [The Guardian] 2020-05-21

Barbados Strike by health workers clears appointment mix-up, gets weekly meets [Barbados News] 2020-05-21

UK / England RMT warns of strike action over any cuts to London’s transport system [TransportXtra] 2020-05-21

USA / Delaware Share: Poultry workers’ union files complaint against Mountaire [Cape Gazette] 2020-05-21

Australia Workplaces adopt physical distancing but few other Covid-19 safety measures, poll finds [The Guardian] 2020-05-21

Canada / Saskatchewan SGEU says workers should not be penalized for self-isolation [NUPGE] 2020-05-21

Iran More than 10k health care workers infected with virus [95.7] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario Union leaders mostly happy with autoworkers’ return to Windsor plants [CKLW] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario Ford's long-term care inquiry long overdue [Unifor] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario Province and feds have no plans to pay low-wage essential workers a living wage [CBC] 2020-05-21

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE 5430 challenges claims by Deputy Labour Minister regarding workers’ rights and workplace safety [CUPE] 2020-05-21

Canada / Quebec Health care workers exhausted – CUPE slams the Quebec government’s authoritarian management style [CUPE] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario and AMO make joint appeal for funding of municipal governments [CUPE] 2020-05-21

Canada Workers are finding ways to organize despite the fear and uncertainty [Briarpatch] 2020-05-21

Trinidad and Tobago OWTU: TTEC putting workers at risk [Newsday] 2020-05-21

South Africa / North West Harmony reports COVID-19 cases, union warns of crisis [Mining Journal] 2020-05-21

UK Why teachers won't go back until it's safe [Counterfire] 2020-05-21

South Africa Why easing the lockdown threatens to put workers at risk [The Conversation] 2020-05-21

South Africa Schools need two more months to get ready: union [BusinessTech] 2020-05-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Durban workers without pay as company fails to declare them with UIF [GroundUp] 2020-05-21

South Africa Back to school: Teacher unions and associations say Covid-19 plan lacks detail [News24] 2020-05-21

South Africa Solidarity calls for lockdown rules to end as Denel unable to pay salaries [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-21

South Africa [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal KwaDukuza government hospital reopens following Covid-19 outbreak [North Coast Courier] 2020-05-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NUMSA calls for Sumitomo Dunlop to close after cases of Covid-19 emerge [SA Trucker] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Gauteng NUMSA condemns Kusasalethu mine for leaving workers stranded! [Polity] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Limpopo NUM in North East calls for temporary closure of all mines in province [Polity] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape Virus shuts down police stations [The Rep] 2020-05-21

South Africa Popcru demands tests and quarantine for prison officials [DispatchLIVE] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Gauteng NUMSA accuses Kusasalethu mine of abandoning its workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-21

Libya DemocracyWatch: Imagine living through civil war as well as the pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-20

Australia High risk situation on our farms: new research released on the risks for undocumented workers in COVID-19 pandemic [UWU] 2020-05-20

Australia Virgin workers to demand government involvement at committee of inspection [TWU] 2020-05-20

UK Government Urged To Ditch 'Cruel' London Fares Policy [TSSA] 2020-05-20

UK Track and Trace [NEU] 2020-05-20

UK BALPA tells the Transport Select Committee that a strategy for aviation is needed right now [BALPA] 2020-05-20

UK 'Scandal' of NHS cleaners and carers left out of bereavement scheme [Unite the union] 2020-05-20

Australia Feds can’t leave higher education funding to the states [NTEU] 2020-05-20

Australia NTEU National Council Reaffirms Support for Jobs Protection Framework [NTEU] 2020-05-20

UK Time running out for aviation industry as government intervention urgently needed [Unite the union] 2020-05-20

Australia NTEU National Councillors strongly endorse Jobs Framework [NTEU] 2020-05-20

UK Government must protect children from poverty, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-20

Australia / New South Wales Newcastle maritime workers provide support to those hardest hit by COVID-19 crisis [MUA] 2020-05-20

Australia Record drop in retail spending shows need for ACTU plan to rebuild domestic economy [ACTU] 2020-05-20

Canada Group home workers provide support to some of society’s most vulnerable [NUPGE] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario Unionized college staff reject COVID-19 furlough deal [The Independent] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario Statement from SEIU Healthcare President on a Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care [SEIU] 2020-05-20

Canada / Manitoba Province proposes 5 days of unpaid leave for 1,000s of employees to cut costs [CBC] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario What happens to workers’ rights during COVID-19? [TVO] 2020-05-20

Canada / Quebec Legault 'disappointed' by nurses' protest as relations further strain [The National Post] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario Windsor Assembly Plant workers back in the factory, as auto companies reopen [CBC] 2020-05-20

Canada / British Columbia Front-line health workers to receive pandemic pay top-up [Global] 2020-05-20

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador New Contract with Government All About the Pandemic, says Nurses’ Union [VOCM] 2020-05-20

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE Saskatchewan challenges misleading claim by deputy minister that COVID-19 doesn’t count as unusual danger [CUPE] 2020-05-20

Canada / British Columbia New pandemic fund recognizes critical role of frontline workers [CUPE] 2020-05-20

Canada / Alberta Calgary closed because Kenney won't listen to workers [CUPE] 2020-05-20

Global UNI Global Union launches campaign to promote safe fashion retail post Covid-19 pandemic [UNI] 2020-05-20

Chile Fresenius workers lack of proper PPE while treating high-risk patients [UNI] 2020-05-20

Eswatini A woman's healthcare worker experience during COVID-19 [PSI] 2020-05-20

Belgium Hospital staff turn their backs on Prime Minister in silent protest [Upworthy] 2020-05-20

Indonesia Journalists and media companies call for stimulus package [IFJ] 2020-05-20

Europe Pan European unions: Maximise opportunities opened by COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-05-20

South Africa Sadtu: 1 June is too soon [YouTube] 2020-05-20

Canada / New Brunswick N.B. students as young as 13 fill lobster processing jobs left by barred temporary foreign workers [Global News] 2020-05-18

UK TUC boss calls for new council to build fairer economy after Covid-19 [The Guardian] 2020-05-19

South Africa As the country awaits direction on re-opening of schools, teacher unions don’t want principals ‘hijacked’ [Daily News] 2020-05-19

South Africa / Eastern Cape Unions insist deadly clinics must close [New Frame] 2020-05-19

South Africa AMCU urges govt to make universal testing for mineworkers mandatory [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-19

South Africa / Gauteng Keen to work, but surplus miners must wait in hostels until lockdown level 3 [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-19

South Africa Union supports deal for small enterprises to manufacture 14 million masks [IndustriALL] 2020-05-19

USA AFL-CIO sues feds over coronavirus workplace safety [Axios] 2020-05-19

South Africa SAFPU: Players should have their say in season restart [African Football] 2020-05-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU slams education department’s call for teachers to report for duty this week [Inside Education] 2020-05-19

South Africa Private sector the biggest culprit of failing to protect its frontliners, claims Denosa [The Citizen] 2020-05-19

South Africa / Limpopo Impala halts production at Marula mine [Business Report] 2020-05-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU slams govt over lack of details on closure of Stanger hospital [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-19

Peru Peru Passes Coronavirus Risk to the Working Class [Nacla] 2020-05-19

Syria Rojava: statelessness in a time of pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-19

USA / Florida AFSCME seeks reinstatement of work hours for custodial staff at FSU [Tallahassee Democrat] 2020-05-19

USA / Ohio Skylift employees look to unionize [Chronicle] 2020-05-19

USA / Pennsylvania Construction unions have led the way on safe reopening during the pandemic [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-05-19

USA / Washington Kroger offers Fred Meyer workers extra pay after outcry [ABC] 2020-05-19

USA / France Amazon Reaches Deal With French Unions in Coronavirus Safety Dispute [NYTimes] 2020-05-19

USA / Delaware Union Claims Delaware Poultry Plant Broke Labor Regulations [WBOC] 2020-05-19

USA / California SEIU Local 1000 president says union 'has a choice,' despite 10% cut to state worker pay [KRCR] 2020-05-19

USA / California Newsom’s Proposed Budget Cuts Includes 10 Percent Pay Cut For State Workers [CBS] 2020-05-19

USA / California Eight Whole Foods workers in Marin contract coronavirus [Marin Ind Jrnl] 2020-05-19

USA / New York Workers press owner of Buffalo nursing homes for hazard pay [Buffalo News] 2020-05-19

USA / Florida Union workers petition governor to change unemployment benefits [WTSP] 2020-05-19

USA AFL-CIO sues Trump's OSHA to demand standard for worker protections [The Hill] 2020-05-19

USA AFL-CIO sues OSHA for coronavirus standard, says 'Trump administration refuses to act' [FOX] 2020-05-19

India Fighting from bottom, India’s sanitation workers are also frontline workers battling Covid-19 [Indian Express] 2020-05-19

Europe Unions challenge Commission claim that Covid-19 not at ‘high risk of spreading’ [ETUC] 2020-05-19

Global ‘Hunger or the Virus’: COVID-19 & Informal Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-05-19

USA Strikes erupt as essential workers demand protection amid pandemic [The Guardian] 2020-05-19

Australia CLEANER SURVEY: not enough time to deliver essential cleaning work during coronavirus [UWU] 2020-05-19

USA Hundreds of Apple Workers on Strike in Washington [LaborNotes] 2020-05-19

Australia Qantas virus protections fall short, national plan needed [TWU] 2020-05-19

Canada / Quebec Union lists demands for tourism, hotel and restaurant industries amid COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-19

Canada / Manitoba Union criticizes Manitoba worksite inspections since COVID-19 pandemic [The Journal of Commerce] 2020-05-19

Canada / New Brunswick Union questions consultant's Saint John Transit review during pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-19

UK Energy giant axing 2,600 jobs is a ‘bitter blow’, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-19

UK Beer delivery ‘summit’ called for by Unite to hammer out health & safety blueprint as coronavirus lockdown eases [Unite the union] 2020-05-19

UK Mental Health Awareness Week [GMB] 2020-05-19

UK We need a solid economic plan for recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-19

UK Acas launches new guidance on mental health during coronavirus [Acas] 2020-05-19

UK RMT is to ballot members on Heathrow Express for industrial action [RMT] 2020-05-19

South Africa Scramble to get to level 3: 'We cannot compromise life for the sake of just making money’ [City Press] 2020-05-19

South Africa Calls for government to double relief fund [eNCA] 2020-05-19

South Africa A ‘miracle’ if schools open on June 1 - Sadtu [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-19

South Africa Amcu demands universal Covid-19 testing at mines – but that is not about to happen [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-19

South Africa Mining sector struggling during relaxed lockdown [AFP/The South African] 2020-05-19

South Africa DENOSA: Provision of PPE for health workers vital during coronavirus pandemic [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-18

South Africa Union supports deal for small enterprises in South Africa to manufacture 14 million masks [IndustriALL] 2020-05-18

New Zealand Leverage and organization in the struggle against the undervaluationof care and support workers [E tu union] 2020-05-18

UK Nursing staff still under pressure to work without PPE and gowns [RCN] 2020-05-18

UK RCN urges Treasury to confirm independent sector nursing staff are eligible for furlough support [RCN] 2020-05-18

UK RMT on news Government has provided £35m to Ferry companies [RMT] 2020-05-18

UK Government’s treatment of migrant workers is shameful [UNISON] 2020-05-18

UK Government gives key civil service workers a real-terms pay cut in Cabinet Office swindle [PCS] 2020-05-18

Libya Locked up with no escape: refugees and migrants in Libya face bombs,virus and everything in between [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-18

USA Transit workers are paying a heavy price during the pandemic [Wash Post] 2020-05-18

USA / California The price of being ‘essential’: Latino service workers bear brunt of coronavirus [LATimes] 2020-05-18

UK Unite Scotland launches Save Off-Shore jobs campaign amid oil and gas crisis [Unite the union] 2020-05-18

USA Ford to offer COVID-19 testing for symptomatic workers as part of reopening plan [TechCrunch] 2020-05-18

USA Federal Inspectors Decry Lack of Transparency on Meat Plant Coronavirus Outbreaks [Gov Exec] 2020-05-18

Trinidad and Tobago Defend your health against the employer [NWU] 2020-05-18

Canada / Alberta Meat Packers Say Cargill Ignored Their Concerns About Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak at Alberta Slaughterhouse [Press Progress] 2020-05-18

Canada Amazon Tells Canadian Warehouse Workers They’re Getting a Pay Cut [Press Progress] 2020-05-18

Canada / Ontario From Pandemic to Prosperity -- Retooling GM Oshawa [Our Times] 2020-05-18

Canada / Nova Scotia How Nova Scotia’s Long-Term Care Sector is Failing to Protect Employees During Covid-19 [The Law of Work] 2020-05-18

Australia Sick Qantas workers look to appeal pay dispute in court [TWU] 2020-05-18

Australia IEUA Speaks on COVID-19 Is Not Gender Neutral [IEU] 2020-05-18

Australia Aspro: ‘The players have come together’ [PFA] 2020-05-18

Australia Pay cuts to keep jobs: the tertiary education union’s deal with universities explained [The Conversation] 2020-05-18

Australia / Victoria University of Melbourne opts out of union deal despite loss of $400m due to coronavirus [The Guardian] 2020-05-18

Australia Qantas allowed to stop paying sick leave amid coronavirus pandemic, federal court rules [ABC] 2020-05-18

Australia Stood-down Qantas workers lose bid to use sick leave in test case [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-18

Canada / Ontario Windsorites favour federal transit bailout, says poll [Blackburn] 2020-05-18

Canada / Manitoba Security guard at Brandon meat plant tests positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-18

Canada / Saskatchewan Regina Public Library lays off 100 workers amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-18

Canada / Ontario Health-care worker who had COVID-19 returns to job after 3 weeks and still tests positive [CBC] 2020-05-18

UK RMT calls for new compulsory Covid-19 protections for passengers and rail workers [RMT] 2020-05-18

UK Usdaw welcomes the theme of kindness for Mental Health Awareness Week [USDAW] 2020-05-18

UK Fears some companies may have unwittingly bought kit with fake safety certificates [Guardian] 2020-05-18

South Africa Our input on reopening schools during lockdown is ignored, say unions [IOL] 2020-05-18

South Africa / Western Cape Khayelitsha hospital worker’s death being probed [Cape Times] 2020-05-18

South Africa / Limpopo NUM calls for ‘indefinite’ closure of Marula mine amid Covid-19 outbreak [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-18

Canada / New Brunswick Spring lobster season opens amid manpower concerns for processors [Global News] 2020-05-17

Canada / New Brunswick Coloniality of Coronavirus [video] [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-17

Canada / New Brunswick Time to take care of the workers who take care of us: Social work student to Premier Higgs [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-16

USA Sanitation workers battle higher waste levels in residential areas as coronavirus outbreak persists [CNBC] 2020-05-17

USA 'I can't turn my brain off!' PTSD and burnout threaten medical workers [NYTimes] 2020-05-17

USA Midwest manufacturing workers sound alarm over COVID-19 outbreaks [NBC] 2020-05-17

USA Essential workers are losing their hazard pay even though the hazard isn’t over [Vox] 2020-05-17

UK Wider opening of schools: update [NEU] 2020-05-17

India Trade unions to go on strike on May 22 to protest against labour laws suspension [Economic Times] 2020-05-17

Spain Auto Production in Spain Off to Rocky Restart [Ward's Auto] 2020-05-17

France Amazon to reopen French warehouses after union deal for COVID-19 safety [Techzimo] 2020-05-17

Australia Coronavirus has changed Australia's public service for the better [ABC] 2020-05-17

Japan COVID-19 doctors lack fresh masks, hazard pay-union survey [] 2020-05-17

Canada / Quebec Quebec, health-care union spar over new government whistleblower email account [CBC] 2020-05-17

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford hospital worries nurses' union [CBC] 2020-05-17

Canada COVID-19 and ‘Actually Existing’ Unions [The Bullet] 2020-05-17

South Africa Schools might reopen in June except those in 'hot spots' [Sunday Times] 2020-05-17

South Africa School reopenings delayed further as Motshekga awaits more feedback from MECs [Cape Argus] 2020-05-16

Zimbabwe ZCTU drags govt to court over Covid-19 regulations [New Zimbabwe] 2020-05-16

UK Teaching unions vow to work towards reopening English schools [The Guardian] 2020-05-16

Trinidad and Tobago Zoomed then zapped [NWU] 2020-05-16

Canada / Ontario OPSEU continues to push Ford government to protect health and safety inspectors [OPSEU] 2020-05-16

Canada / Manitoba Union raises red flags over made-in-Manitoba N95 masks [The Sun] 2020-05-16

Canada / Saskatchewan Union renews call for COVID-19 outbreak declaration at Pasqua Hospital, says staff member shows symptoms [CBC] 2020-05-16

Canada / Ontario Long-term care workers rally for end of for-profit homes [Today] 2020-05-16

Canada / Alberta Calgary Closed Because Kenney Won't Listen to Workers: CUPE [The Financial Post] 2020-05-16

Canada / Quebec 1 dead, 24 Maple Leaf Foods employees infected with COVID-19 at Montreal plant [Global] 2020-05-16

Canada / Manitoba FFs Union Declines Extra Pay During Pandemic [Firehouse] 2020-05-16

Canada / Alberta Temporary Foreign Workers exploited in many cases, SACPA told [The Herald] 2020-05-16

Canada / Ontario Half of hospital workers excluded from Ontario front-line pay subsidy despite facing risks: CUPE [The Star] 2020-05-16

Canada / Manitoba Bonus question: Which workers should get a share of Manitoba's $120M 'risk payment' fund? [CBC] 2020-05-16

Canada / Prince Edward Island Different pay methods for urban vs. rural deliveries unfair, says Canada Post union [CBC] 2020-05-16

Canada UFCW Canada Union Campaign Calls on the Public to Pledge Support for Frontline Workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-16

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Shift to Online Learning Brings Challenges, but Some May Also Benefit: MUNFA [VOCM] 2020-05-16

Trinidad and Tobago People Need the Money Now [NWU] 2020-05-16

New Zealand Passenger launched expletive-filled rant at bus driver over social-distancing [Fairfax Media] 2020-05-16

New Zealand Covid-19-Green light for sex industry to restart [Fairfax Media] 2020-05-16

UK Thousands of doctors have ‘little or no confidence’ in the NHS’ ability to provide safe patient care [BMA] 2020-05-16

UK Leicester SPS Technologies’ attacks on jobs and conditions ‘opportunism of the worst kind’ [Unite the union] 2020-05-16

UK NEU talks with Government’s scientific advisers [NEU] 2020-05-16

UK Complete new PCS survey on impact of Covid-19 on apprenticeships [PCS] 2020-05-16

Global Global unions launch webinars on women workers and COVID [IFJ] 2020-05-16

UK Support staff mustn’t be exploited by schools reopening, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-16

UK GMB back Liverpool Mayor's 'responsible call' to keep schools shut [GMB] 2020-05-16

UK Ryanair ultimatum is no way to do business [BALPA] 2020-05-16

India Indian states suspend labour laws and increase working hours [IndustriALL] 2020-05-16

Global Eyes on pharmaceutical industry in the Covid-19 fight [IndustriALL] 2020-05-16

Brazil / USA Finding new ways to fight back [IndustriALL] 2020-05-16

France Teacher unions insist on health guarantees for students and their teachers for the reopening of education facilities [EI] 2020-05-16

Global BWI holds its first online conversations [BWI] 2020-05-16

Global BWI releases regional reports on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-05-16

Global BWI launches COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative [BWI] 2020-05-16

South Africa COSATU: Moving to level 3 lockdown could save workers’ lives and jobs [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-16

South Africa / North West SAMWU: health and safety of municipal and waterboards employees should be a priority for all [Facebook] 2020-05-16

UK BMA backs teaching unions' opposition to schools reopening [The Guardian] 2020-05-16

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health workers disrupt wards over lack of protection [GroundUp] 2020-05-16

South Africa Nurses were overwhelmed and drowning in debt even before Covid-19 struck [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal COVID-19: Inanda clinic closed after six nurses test positive [The South African] 2020-05-16

South Africa / Free State COSATU demands standardised food basket for food parcels in Province [Polity] 2020-05-16

South Africa Frontline health workers ‘carry the Covid-19 burden’ [Health-E News] 2020-05-16

South Africa / Botswana Ex-mineworkers vow to continue fighting despite COVID-19 outbreak [Elitsha] 2020-05-15

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health Department ‘fixing PPE problem’ as hospital staff protest [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-15

USA / Pennsylvania Pa.’s largest nurses’ union accuses hospitals of misinforming state officials about PPE [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Walt Disney World and unions agree on safeguards for returning to work [Reuters] 2020-05-15

USA Being a prison officer is now more dangerous than ever [Federal News Network] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Unemployed Floridians Worry Benefits Won't Come As Sputtering Application System Denies Claims [WFSU] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Job availability low in Florida as residents grapple with unemployment [WFLA] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida ‘Broken by design’: Florida labor unions petition for immediate change to unemployment system [WFLA] 2020-05-15

USA How States and Cities Can Protect Workers During the Pandemic [Am Prospect] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida 11,000 demand more action from governor on unemployment [WCTV] 2020-05-15

USA In re-opening, worker safety must come first: AFL-CIO has proposed eight conditions for reopening the economy in Minnesota and across the country [Post Bulletin] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Workers describe being denied state jobless assistance without even an explanation [FL Phoenix] 2020-05-15

USA NYC transit workers union rolls out 10-point plan to keep New Yorkers, mass transit workers safe during once COVID-19 crisis passes [NYDaily News] 2020-05-15

USA Designate grocery workers as first responders [Wash Post] 2020-05-15

USA Bipartisan group of lawmakers unveil compensation fund for essential workers struck by COVID-19 [USAToday] 2020-05-15

USA Nearly 40% of low-income workers lost their jobs in March [CNN] 2020-05-15

UK Clock ticking on future of aviation sector as government support yet to lift off [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK UK Aviation is vital [Unite the union/vimeo] 2020-05-15

UK Tory donor JCB axing up to 1,450 jobs is ‘a slap in the face’ for working people and Boris Johnson [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK Nearly 1,500 JCB jobs at risk as demand for machines halves [Guardian] 2020-05-15

Canada Janitors are the unsung heroes, unseen but essential amidst the pandemic. Paying them a living wage is the right thing to do. [The Star] 2020-05-15

UK Unite Scotland welcomes 450 new jobs at Honeywell to manufacture PPE [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK Unite and British Pub Confed call for Covid-19 pub rent cancellations to prevent mass closures and jobs losses [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK Chemicals - employers and unions committed to ensuring that the protection of workers' health and safety [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK G4S sick pay fails prison officers 'among most likely to die' [GMB] 2020-05-15

UK Blog - Keeping the lights on [UNISON] 2020-05-15

UK Inquiry call as low paid dominate Covid-19 worker deaths [TUC/Risks] 2020-05-15

UK RMT responds to Government briefing this evening on transport services [RMT] 2020-05-15

UK Boots risks minimum wage investigation after recruiting hundreds of volunteers to do coronavirus testing [Independent] 2020-05-15

Brazil Só piora: Faltam moedas para pagar segunda parcela do auxílio de R$ 600 [CUT] 2020-05-15

Australia How one salon stayed open during COVID-19 [HSA] 2020-05-15

Australia / New South Wales Sydney airport T2 on workers shut out of Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-05-15

Australia SDA Shopping Centre 10-point health and safety plan [SDA] 2020-05-15

Australia More than 70% of academics at some universities are casuals. They’re losing work and are cut out of JobKeeper [The Conversation] 2020-05-15

Australia University staff pressuring government in a fight for their jobs [Independent Australia] 2020-05-15

New Zealand Why Are The Most Desperate Ignored In The Budget Asks Unite Union [Unite] 2020-05-15

Australia Business wants minimum wage frozen amid virus fallout [The New Daily] 2020-05-15

Australia Waiting on a pay rise? It could be longer for low paid workers [The Herald] 2020-05-15

Australia Coles joins Woolworths in giving staff pandemic bonus [The News] 2020-05-15

Australia Unions, community oppose efforts to cut McDonald's workers’ wages [Green Left Weekly] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 live updates: 'It's very serious': Nurses union blasts response to COVID-19 case in Regina [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-05-15

Canada / Ontario OPSEU makes urgent recommendations to fix COVID-19-hit long-term care [OPSEU] 2020-05-15

Canada / Manitoba MGEU challenges justification of Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation layoffs [NUPGE] 2020-05-15

Canada / Manitoba Employees' Union Questions MASC Layoffs [Pembina Valley] 2020-05-15

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak at Harmony Beef [Today] 2020-05-15

Canada SNC-Lavalin union cites strong results, urges firm to avoid layoffs [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 in Sask.: Nurses' union calls on province to declare outbreak at Regina hospital [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada Pandemic prompts unionization drive for low-paid essential workers — and creativity in organizing [Ricochet] 2020-05-15

Canada / Ontario 3 cases of COVID-19 at Guelph beef processing plant, union says [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Ontario Half of hospital workers excluded from Ontario front-line pay subsidy despite facing risks: CUPE [The Citizen] 2020-05-15

Canada / Ontario Hamilton Health Sciences workers protest for co-workers left out of COVID-19 pay bump [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Union welcomes $470M federal COVID-19 relief package [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan Unions say workers using sick days to self-isolate are being 'penalized' [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19: Relief workers shouldn’t pay the price for under staffing in health care [CUPE] 2020-05-15

South Africa NUMSA condemns Excellerate servics for failing to pay workers [Facebook] 2020-05-15

UK Teachers can legally refuse to return over health risk, says union [The Guardian] 2020-05-15

UK Coronavirus: Williamson attempts to break deadlock with unions over schools reopening post-virus [Sky News] 2020-05-15

South Africa / Global INSIDE LABOUR | When lockdown does more harm than good [Fin24] 2020-05-15

South Africa WHO lists criteria before schools are reopened [The Mercury] 2020-05-15

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Reopening of schools in question [North Coast Courier] 2020-05-15

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Netcare closes emergency department after COVID-19 outbreak at Kingsway Hospital [Radio 702] 2020-05-15

South Africa / Western Cape Premier Foods reassures its taking extreme precautions at Blue Ribbon Factory [Voice of the Cape] 2020-05-15

South Africa Can employers now retrench without a business plan? [IOL] 2020-05-15

South Africa / Western Cape Talks to find way forward for 100 suspended Golden Arrow bus drivers [Cape Times] 2020-05-15

South Africa Invisible threat to workers’ rights [Mail & Guardian] 2020-05-15

South Africa Cosatu welcomes mooted move to level 3 [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-15

South Africa COSATU: move to level 3 lockdown must prioritise lives & livelihoods [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-15

UK Coronavirus exposes bogus self-employment problem [The Conversation] 2020-05-15

South Africa Cosatu statement on moving the country between the five lockdown levels [COSATU] 2020-05-15

Ghana Covid-19: TUC urge employers to provide workers with PPEs [TUC website] 2020-05-14

USA Symptom Criteria for COVID‐19 Testing of Heath Care Workers [Wiley Online Library] 2020-05-14

USA / Pennsylvania How workers at a South Philly nursing home managed to get raises and hazard pay [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-05-14

USA Holdup In CARES Act Grants Puts 30,000 Airport Workers And Caterers Out Of Work [Forbes] 2020-05-14

USA Amazon extends bonus pay for front-line workers but says it ends in June [Vox] 2020-05-14

USA $200 Billion In Hazard Pay: These Essential Workers Must Get Their Fair Share [Forbes] 2020-05-14

USA Why America's Most Essential Workers Are So Poorly Treated [Atlantic] 2020-05-14

USA / Maine Government and union officials plead for financial aid for local governments [Press Herald] 2020-05-14

South Africa Education Department backtracks on school re-opening announcement [Daily News] 2020-05-14

Botswana No overtime for COVID-19 workers [The Patriot] 2020-05-14

UK Crowded train and bus services are 'categorically less safe' [RMT] 2020-05-14

UK #ForgottenFreelances: NUJ seeks meeting with Treasury [NUJ] 2020-05-14

UK Belly Mujinga - TSSA demands for staff safety [TSSA] 2020-05-14

UK RMT calls on Government to give immediate assurances on TFL budget [RMT] 2020-05-14

UK Community pharmacy trade unions Usdaw and PDA call on Government to facilitate talks on workplace safety [USDAW] 2020-05-14

UK TSSA congratulates Eurostar on providing visors for frontline rail staff and calls for others to follow [TSSA] 2020-05-14

UK 14 day quarantine for travelers ‘far too blunt a tool’, says pilots’ union [BALPA] 2020-05-14

UK Give an extra clap for operating theatre staff working on the Covid-19 frontline [UNISON] 2020-05-14

UK Three UNISON nurses stranded in the Philippines [UNISON] 2020-05-14

Myanmar Protecting workers in Myanmar [IndustriALL] 2020-05-14

Malawi Coronavirus leaves Malawi’s health workers facing threats and social stigma [Guardian] 2020-05-14

India Construction union holds COVID-19 webinar [BWI] 2020-05-14

Chile Unions monitor OHS standards amidst pandemic [BWI] 2020-05-14

Middle East / Africa Arab women among most vulnerable to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-05-14

Finland Union fears new waves of COVID-19 with borders reopening [BWI] 2020-05-14

Turkey Cement union opens facility to health workers [BWI] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta AHS finally provides partial clarity on Chief Medical Officer of Health’s April 10 order [UNA] 2020-05-14

Canada / New Brunswick A New Normal – Post Covid-19. What have we Learned? [NBFL] 2020-05-14

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 – The FIQP appeared before the superior court in an urgent effort to protect its members [FIQ] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Nurses mourn death of London nurse from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-05-14

Canada Nurses to meet with parliamentarians to call for more robust pandemic preparedness [CFNU] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta Calgary COVID Outbreak Inquiry [CUPW] 2020-05-14

Canada Canadians have spoken – 78% support $5 billion emergency funding for public transit [ATU Canada] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta Use of emergency powers to side-step workplace safety standards is deeply troubling [AFL] 2020-05-14

UK RCM launches new campaign to offer advice and support to pregnant women [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK NUJ condemns threats to photographers covering coronavirus crisis [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK / England TSSA issues lists of demands to protect members following the death of Belly Mujinga [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK Unite calls on government to stop overcrowding on buses [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK RMT calls for “unsafe” public transport to be stopped [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK / England ASLEF leader calls on commuters to stay off public transport [Union News] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario PPE guidelines based on supply, not protecting workers [Rank and File] 2020-05-14

Australia Locked out of Jobkeeper: thousands of Dnata workers plead with pollies to close the loophole [TWU] 2020-05-14

Australia Scholarship students step up to coronavirus challenge [CFMMEU] 2020-05-14

Australia Union reluctantly negotiates pay cuts to save thousands of jobs [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-14

UK / England Union threatens strike as Londoners pack trains and buses after coronavirus lockdown loosens [ABC] 2020-05-14

Australia Union calls for paid COVID leave [Ageing Agenda] 2020-05-14

Canada / Saskatchewan Executive committee votes not to pursue EI top-up plan for unionized employees [The Leader-Post] 2020-05-14

Canada Big Majority Expects Major Social Reforms and ‘Transformation’ of Canadian Society After COVID-19 [Press Progress] 2020-05-14

Canada / Yukon UNW postpones convention by up to a year over Covid-19 [Cabin Radio] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Lab techs, X-ray techs and other hospital workers say 'We matter, too' [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Ford government received worker complaints at poultry plant 2 weeks before COVID-19 outbreak [Global] 2020-05-14

Canada / British Columbia Horizon North camp workers reach union contract amid COVID-19 [The Sentinel] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Unifor demands Personal Protective Equipment for all workers in Community Care [Unifor] 2020-05-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador As Suncor ponders Terra Nova's future, N.L. offshore workers worry about their own [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers at Queensway Carleton to walk out Thursday in support of expanded pandemic pay [CTV] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Now three confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Cargill plant in Guelph, says union [Today] 2020-05-14

Canada / Manitoba Front-line Manitoba COVID-19 workers to get one-time 'risk payment' [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / USA U.S. Workers Are Organizing Mass Strikes. Why Aren't Canadian Workers? [VICE] 2020-05-14

Canada Union says Canada Post keeping employees safe while dealing with high level of packages [The Journal-Pioneer] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta Union says 21 Alberta meat-plant inspectors have tested positive for COVID-19 [The Herald] 2020-05-14

Canada 40 food inspectors in Canada, including 21 in Alberta, have COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / Prince Edward Island PEI Workers Need Wage Recognition [CUPE] 2020-05-14

Canada New book calls for bold action to reverse privatization [CUPE] 2020-05-14

South Africa Hygiene first, then teaching can follow, teachers’ unions say [The Citizen] 2020-05-14

South Africa Unions vow to fight COVID-19 related retrenchments [Xinhuanet] 2020-05-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Lockdown threat to small-scale fishers [New Frame] 2020-05-14

South Africa Union and nurses demand staff be isolated while awaiting Covid-19 test results [GroundUp] 2020-05-14

South Africa SAFTU statement in response to President announcement of 13 May 2020 [SAFTU] 2020-05-14

Trinidad and Tobago Unions get essential status in covid19 ranking [Newsday] 2020-05-14

Trinidad and Tobago PSA wants non-crisis labour talks [Newsday] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Warders strike, demand mass testing at prison [Cape Times] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Covid-19 shuts another Cape police station [Cape Times] 2020-05-14

South Africa Union slams 'irresponsible employers' saying stores are 'dens of infection' [Cape Talk radio] 2020-05-14

South Africa Plan to reopen schools by June 1 gets murky [Sunday World] 2020-05-14

South Africa DENOSA: Covid-19 proved govt can improve working conditions [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-14

South Africa Employers must pressure government to amend lockdown restrictions – Solidarity [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-14

South Africa Cosatu backs Ebrahim Patel over ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Covid-19 clothing sales regulations [Talk of the Town] 2020-05-14

South Africa COSATU: Govt's easing of lockdown must be based on science, not profiteering [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Coronavirus-hit Blue Ribbon bakery in Salt River urged to close temporarily [Cape Argus] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Show us you care by protecting us from infection, say protesting nurses [TimesLIVE] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health workers live in fear [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-14

South Africa Nehawu calls for the overhaul of the SA Nursing Council [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Limpopo NUM disturbed after mine allegedly kept Covid-19 case secret [The Citizen] 2020-05-14

UK Guidance on second raft of regulation changes [polfed] 2020-05-13

UK Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return [Unite the union] 2020-05-13

UK Government must act to prevent dangerous London bus overcrowding [Unite the union] 2020-05-13

Peru New cases of Covid-19 in Peru’s mines [IndustriALL] 2020-05-13

UK SoA tables evidence to Commons committees on COVID-19 impact [Society of Authors] 2020-05-13

Germany Outbreak at German slaughterhouse reveals migrants' plight [WACH] 2020-05-13

India / Punjab Lockdown impact: Pharma company sacks 100 workers [The Tribune] 2020-05-13

UK / England Packed tube trains prompt union anger at Johnson's 'back to work' message [The Guardian] 2020-05-13

Pakistan Workers protest over jobs and pay [Ecotextile News] 2020-05-13

UK Government must introduce maximum public transport capacity rules and face masks to ensure safety warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-13

UK 96% of school staff worried reopening schools will risk children's health [GMB] 2020-05-13

UK Photographers and TV crews face threats and abuse as they cover the Covid-19 crisis [NUJ] 2020-05-13

UK Education unions’ statement on the safe reopening of schools [TUC] 2020-05-13

UK Education unions’ agree statement on the safe reopening of schools [UNISON] 2020-05-13

UK Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return [UCU] 2020-05-13

Australia Major safety concerns raised over hospitality industry re-opening [UWU] 2020-05-13

Australia Landmark agreement preserves 12,000 jobs and hard won university conditions [NTEU] 2020-05-13

Australia AWU supporting Qantas members after further stand downs announced [AWU] 2020-05-13

Australia Wage growth slows to 2.1 per cent as pandemic continues to hit workers [ACTU] 2020-05-13

Australia / New South Wales Nurses fighting Covid-19 left out in the cold by wage freeze [NSWNMA] 2020-05-13

Brazil Cargill registers six COVID-19 cases at Brazil plant [NASDAQ] 2020-05-13

Global Model Workers: Labor Activism Comes to Fashion Modeling [GQ] 2020-05-13

India Workers face 'race to the bottom' of labour standards Some states look to extend working hours, suspend [al Jazeera] 2020-05-13

Australia Unions want ALP focus on migrants, casuals [Yahoo] 2020-05-13

Global We Don’t Need Empty Praise: Nurses’ Unions Demand Better Protection, Rights [Newsclick] 2020-05-13

Australia Academics in talks to take pay cuts to save thousands of university jobs during coronavirus pandemic [ABC] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario Worker at Brampton’s Maple Lodge Farms has died from COVID-19; 25 have tested positive [The Star] 2020-05-13

Canada A study urged better standards for migrant workers’ housing. Nothing was done. Now COVID-19 has struck [The Star] 2020-05-13

Canada NDP leader says Canada must put an end to privately owned long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-05-13

Canada Funds to fight COVID-19 in meat plants might not move for months [The National Observer] 2020-05-13

Canada SEIU Local 2 Launches Nationwide Effort to Unionize Essential Workers [SEIU] 2020-05-13

Canada Unions welcome support for large industries [CLC] 2020-05-13

Canada Country needs a national task force on how best to reboot the economy [CLC] 2020-05-13

Canada New union-sponsored poll shows support for federal public-transit bailout [The Sun] 2020-05-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Transit union leaders backing call for $5 billion federal bailout [The Leader-Post] 2020-05-13

Canada / Alberta As Alberta oilsands site fights infections, some want fewer fly-in workers [CBC] 2020-05-13

Canada / Alberta “A quiet, gentle, and humble man:” UFCW Local 401 grieves the loss of union leader amid Cargill High River COVID-19 outbreak [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-13

Canada / Alberta Second Cargill worker in High River, Alta. who died of COVID-19 identified by union [CTV] 2020-05-13

Canada / Alberta Union remembers Cargill worker who died as a 'quiet, gentle and humble man' [The National Post] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario Some health care workers excluded from Ontario’s pandemic pay increase [The Globe and Mail] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario Paying it forward: CUPE education workers step up to support public and colleagues hard hit by COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-05-13

Global This pandemic shows that Gandhi’s 'practical idealism' is possible [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-13

South Africa News ‘So much pressure to rush. Schools aren’t ready’ – teachers’ union [City Press] 2020-05-13

South Africa DENOSA calls for special allowance for nurses, other front line workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-13

South Africa Nehawu spells out conditions for government on R500bn stimulus package [IOL] 2020-05-13

South Africa Cosatu adds to pressure for more Covid-19 data, move to level 3 [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-13

South Africa Covid-19 - NUMSA V SAA - The death knell to successful business rescue? [BDO South Africa] 2020-05-13

South Africa Mine unions condemns possible retrenchments [Pretoria East Rekord] 2020-05-13

South Africa Update on temporary employer-employee relief scheme payment to bus passenger workers [SATAWU] 2020-05-13

South Africa 'Our teachers are traumatized, they may not be ready to return to work' [Cape Talk radio] 2020-05-13

New Zealand How is Fletcher Building gettinga away with this? [First Union] 2020-05-13

New Zealand Fairpay at supermarkets to end-calling on New Zealanders to support our workers [First Union] 2020-05-13

New Zealand Covid-19: Level 2 welcomed [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-05-13

South Africa Education department and unions not on same script over schools reopening [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-13

South Africa / Zimbabwe Amplats reports clean bill of health at SA, Zimbabwe mines after NUM voices fears [MIningMX ] 2020-05-13

South Africa Teacher unions on school reopening: 'We can't have every province doing its own thing' [News24] 2020-05-13

South Africa Cosatu joins calls for government to ease Covid-19 lockdown [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-12

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: Nurses stop work in town after one tests positive [GroundUp] 2020-05-12

South Africa SACCAWU says no Covid-19 oversight mechanism in place for retail workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-12

Canada The Other Outbreak: Workplace Struggles During the Pandemic [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-12

Canada We Need Action, Not Words -- Frontline Healthcare Workers Speak Out [Our Times] 2020-05-12

India COVID-19 Has Pushed India's Already Suffering Tea Plantation Workers into Deeper Crisis [Wire] 2020-05-12

Asia South East Asian unions turn online to defend workers’ rights [IndustriALL] 2020-05-12

Bangladesh Workers are returning to factories despite confusion [WWD] 2020-05-12

UK Low-paid workers more likely to die from Covid-19 than higher earners [The Guardian] 2020-05-12

India / Maharashtra Domestic helps fear loss of livelihood post lockdown [The Express] 2020-05-12

UK Government must provide 'crystal clear' guidance [polfed] 2020-05-12

UK Over 1,000 job losses on P&O’s key routes from Dover and Hull [RMT] 2020-05-12

UK Send in your question for Facebook live on Thursday [PCS] 2020-05-12

UK TSSA member Belly Mujinga who died of coronavirus in April after being spat at [TSSA] 2020-05-12

UK Pilots wary of aviation double whammy from ministers today [BALPA] 2020-05-12

Australia Stimulate construction to save jobs and build a better Australia [CFMMEU] 2020-05-12

UK RMT warns of chaos on transport services [RMT] 2020-05-12

Australia ANMF celebrates International Nurses Day 2020 [ANMF] 2020-05-12

UK PCS statement on Covid-19 - changes to the lockdown guidance are unjustified [PCS] 2020-05-12

UK New research raises concerns about wider reopening of schools [NEU] 2020-05-12

Australia Unions call for 2 million new secure jobs and halving of job insecurity to rebuild economy [ACTU] 2020-05-12

UK Shaping the New Normal – A New Deal For Working People and Their Families [Labour Unions] 2020-05-12

Asia / Pacific Nurses Unite To Demand Universal Public Health [CNS] 2020-05-12

Australia / New South Wales 'Suck it up': Nurses, teachers facing wage freeze in COVID-19 crisis [9 News] 2020-05-12

UK / England Railway worker, 47, dies of coronavirus after being spat at on duty [SBS] 2020-05-12

Australia MUA: ‘Keeping people working safely is a challenge’ [Green Left Weekly] 2020-05-12

Australia United Workers Union supports Dairy Levy for industry in crisis [UWU] 2020-05-12

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses appear to be getting PPE they need, for now, says union president [Today] 2020-05-12

Canada / Ontario Blanket praise for Doug Ford overlooks reckless actions [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-12

Canada CUPW Calls on the Government to Urgently Protect Gig Economy Workers [CUPW] 2020-05-12

Canada Funds to fight COVID-19 in meat plants might not move for months, feds say [CTV] 2020-05-12

Canada / Alberta 3rd death linked to Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta slaughterhouse [CBC] 2020-05-12

Canada / Manitoba Manitoba Hydro plans to temporarily lay off up to 700 workers during COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-12

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW President says Update Coming After Frustrated Harvesters Protest at Union Office [VOCM] 2020-05-12

Canada / Ontario “We need more investment, not less”: CUPE Ontario warns against austerity [CUPE] 2020-05-12

Canada / Ontario Worker Solidarity Cavalcade in Oshawa Demands N95 Masks Now! [Solinet] 2020-05-12

Israel Masses of Israelis have taken to the streets in the past two months and demanded answers. [Davar] 2020-05-12

South Africa Minister Motshekga: Safety of teachers, pupils paramount in all decisions taken [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-12

South Africa Placing COVID-19 patients in field hospitals ‘illogical’ – Sama [The South African] 2020-05-12

South Africa Lockdown is killing the labour movement [Moneyweb] 2020-05-12

South Africa Mines not ready to operate during covid-19 – NUM [CapricornFM] 2020-05-12

Canada / New Brunswick After COVID-19: Rebuilding the economy [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-11

USA / New York Metropolitan Opera Stage Manager & Stage Director Start Petition to Support Performing Arts Industry Workers [OperaWire] For more info 2020-05-11

USA / California A nurse without an N95 mask raced in to treat a ‘code blue’ patient. She died 14 days later [LATimes] 2020-05-11

South Africa No back to school: Sadtu and education depts tell staff to stay home [News24] 2020-05-11

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nursing union unhappy with decision to re-open KZN Netcare hospitals following Covid-19 outbreaks [IOL] 2020-05-11

South Africa Covid-19: Many domestic workers not covered by relief measures [GroundUp] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: PE clinic closes after a nurse dies and 11 staff test positive [GroundUp] 2020-05-11

South Africa More delays expected in reopening schools as provinces postpone staff return dates [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-11

UK Safety must come first to ease lockdown [ASLEF] 2020-05-11

UK Inquiry needed as low paid workers at greatest risk of COVID-19 deaths [Unite the union] 2020-05-11

UK Mental health issues top of workers' lockdown concerns [Unite the union] 2020-05-11

UK Decisions taken now will shape our country's future - we need clarity to build public confidence [Unite the union] 2020-05-11

UK High Covid-19 deaths among care staff ‘shocking’, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-11

UK PCS condemns Boris Johnson’s convoluted Covid-19 advice [PCS] 2020-05-11

UK Working From Home agreement: Royal Mail Customer Experience [CWU] 2020-05-11

UK 'All bets are off' if passenger levels become crowded and dangerous [TSSA] 2020-05-11

UK Wales TUC statement in response to the Prime Minister's announcement on lockdown [TUC] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Western Cape Cut production at Cape bread maker with 27 positive Covid-19 cases, urges union [Cape Times] 2020-05-11

USA / New York Remote school a stopgap for NY students, not a solution [Syracuse] 2020-05-11

Singapore Singapore must rethink how it treats migrant workers [Nikkei Asian Times] 2020-05-11

Malaysia Malaysia detains hundreds of foreign workers in major raid on KL Wholesale Market [The Straits Times] 2020-05-11

USA Amid Pandemic, Hospitals Lay Off 1.4M Workers In April [NPR] 2020-05-11

USA One-Third of All U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Nursing Home Residents or Workers [NYTimes] 2020-05-11

USA / Pennsylvania Philly’s essential workers are risking their lives for low pay: ‘I can’t not go to work’ [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-05-11

Canada Nursing Week Message from CFNU President Linda Silas [CFNU] 2020-05-11

Canada Unifor thanks nurses for quality care and support during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-05-11

Global Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic [ILO] 2020-05-11

Canada Help Protect Food Processing Workers! ACT NOW! [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-11

Australia / South Australia Hospitality workers left out of JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-05-11

Canada Can sex workers count on government support during COVID-19? [TVO] 2020-05-11

Australia AMWU Welcomes Labor's Support for Manufacturing [AMWU] 2020-05-11

Australia Almost 70 per cent of hospo workers are ineligible for JobKeeper, survey finds [Time Out] 2020-05-11

Canada / Nova Scotia Care aides calling for national strategy under Health Act [Today] 2020-05-11

Canada / Ontario Union pushes province to enact legislation that would see GM’s Oshawa plant produce N95 masks [Global] 2020-05-11

Canada / Quebec Another Cargill plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak [The News] 2020-05-11

Canada / Alberta 'Disturbing' review shows Cargill failed to engage workers during COVID-19 investigation [The Herald] 2020-05-11

Canada / Manitoba Nurses being told to reuse masks at Manitoba hospitals, says union [CBC] 2020-05-11

Canada Food inspectors could face sanctions if they refuse reassignment to COVID-19-infected meat plants, union told [CBC] 2020-05-11

Canada / Quebec Cargill meat-processing plant south of Montreal says 64 workers infected with COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-11

Israel Histadrut and employers to the Israeli government: Set an alternative employment model to unpaid leave [Davar] 2020-05-11

South Africa Principals and other officials will not be at school from Monday: union [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Western Cape Union angry over second nurse's Covid-19 death [Cape Times] 2020-05-11

South Africa Companies accused of withholding UIF payments to employees [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Gauteng Restaurant workers' plight gets worse as wages for March are unpaid [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Western Cape Serious intervention needed to curb Covid-19 spread: COSATU [Power98.7] 2020-05-11

UK Boris Johnson speech clears way for dangerous return to work [Socialist Worker] 2020-05-11

South Africa SACCAWU calls for protection of retail workers from contracting Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-11

Israel Histadrut womens movement Na'amat call on the government to act urgently to halt violence against women [Davar] 2020-05-11

Indonesia E Kalimantan's 12 health workers suspected to have contracted COVID-19 [Antara] 2020-05-11

Indonesia 10 medical workers in W Sumatra's Agam test positive for COVID-19 [Antara] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Negative Stigma, Stress Adding to High COVID-19 Mortality Rate [Tempo] 2020-05-11

Indonesia / Italy 11 Indonesian migrant workers test positive for COVID-19 upon return from Italy [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia May Day rallies go online amid COVID-19 restrictions as workers continue to oppose job creation bill [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Pandemic, omnibus bill to greatly impact small-scale fisherfolk [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Businesses worry easing restrictions could prolong recovery [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Indonesia to allow 500 Chinese workers to enter the country amid COVID-19 pandemic: why it is a bad move [The Conversation] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape Uitenhage hospital staff demand separate fridge for Covid-19 corpses [The Rep] 2020-05-11

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nehawu: No work if there’s lack of PPE at St Augustine's [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-11

South Africa Sadtu calls on teachers to stay away until it’s convinced schools are safe [The Citizen] 2020-05-11

South Africa Sadtu members won’t be in class on Monday [Saturday Star] 2020-05-11

USA / Central America A Former Farmworker on American Hypocrisy: In the pandemic, “illegal” workers are now deemed “essential” by the federal government [NYTimes] 2020-05-10

Canada Federal intervention in food-processing plants needed now [PIPSC] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Response to “Fish union’s delay tactics appalling” [NLFL] 2020-05-10

Canada / British Columbia Rescinding public transit layoffs will help in COVID-19 recovery [MoveUP] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Statement on Harvester Demonstration at FFAW Offices [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-05-10

Canada Unions call for overhaul of long-term care system [CLC] 2020-05-10

Canada Health and Safety Conditions for Re-Opening Sectors of the Economy [CLC] 2020-05-10

Canada We Owe It to Canadians to Transform Long-Term Care [CFNU] 2020-05-10

Canada / Ontario Emergency Child Care in Ontario: An Unfolding Story [CUPW] 2020-05-10

Canada Greyhound shuts down while feds look the other way [ATU Canada] 2020-05-10

Canada / Alberta Unions applaud Trudeau’s minimum-wage top-up, but demand transparent process with role for labour from Kenney [AFL] 2020-05-10

Canada / Nova Scotia Authorities ignored early warnings from long-term care workers and unions [Rank and File] 2020-05-10

Canada / Global For workers who send money to loved ones back home, pandemic job losses mean remittances are drying up [CBC] 2020-05-10

USA In the early days of the pandemic, the U.S. government turned down an offer to manufacture millions of N95 masks in America [Wash Post] 2020-05-10

USA / Louisiana Work-release inmates brought in as New Orleans sanitation workers continue protest [WDSU] 2020-05-10

USA / New Jersey Union: Roxbury Shopping Center Construction is Irresponsible During COVID-19 [Tap Into Roxbury] 2020-05-10

USA Unemployment Insurance Websites Are Not Telling Laid-Off Workers About Available Health Programs, Despite Enormous Losses of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance [Families USA] 2020-05-10

USA / Iowa Outbreak at Tyson plant infected 1,031 workers [FOX] 2020-05-10

USA Store workers become enforcers of social distancing rules [FOX] 2020-05-10

USA Some Blame Meatpacking Workers, Not Plants, for Virus Spread [USNews] 2020-05-10

USA UFCW opposes reopening U.S. meat plants, more workers die [St Louis Today] 2020-05-10

Australia 'Time to click reset': coronavirus offers chance to end Australia's welfare wars [The Guardian] 2020-05-10

Canada / Saskatchewan Demonstrations at Co-op facilities affecting Sask. producers: APAS [CTV] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hundreds of fish harvesters gather to protest industry concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-10

Canada / Alberta Safety investigation of COVID-19 in Cargill slaughterhouse didn't include worker representation, OHS finds [CBC] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Pandemic Highlights Low Wages Earned by Frontline Workers: Federation of Labour [VOCM] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hundreds of Fish Harvesters Protest Outside FFAW Building [VOCM] 2020-05-10

Canada / New Brunswick NB Front-Line Workers Deserve Wage Recognition [CUPE NB] 2020-05-08

UK Co-op Group and Midcounties Co-op agree a rewards package for staff during the Coronavirus emergency [USDAW] 2020-05-09

UK Pilots 'aghast and furious' at £2bn for walking and cycling, when aviation is in death spiral [BALPA] 2020-05-09

Europe Coronavirus pandemic: Europe is once again forged in a crisis [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-05-09

India India to send navy and fleet of planes to repatriate workers stranded by coronavirus [Guardian] 2020-05-09

Seychelles Hardship for foreign workers in Seychelles after value of rupee drops [Seychelles News Agency] 2020-05-09

Saint Lucia New Minimum and Equal Wages Commission to be established in three months [JP The Voice] 2020-05-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Covid-19 turns long-term care home into worst place to be [CLI] 2020-05-09

Canada / Alberta Cold Cuts - Cargill workers called back to work despite high rate of infection [CLI] 2020-05-09

Canada Trading our lives for their profits: The plan to sacrifice low-wage workers [Ricochet] 2020-05-09

India Govt in UP to Suspend Key Labour Laws, Workers' Rights for Three Years [The Wire] 2020-05-09

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report May 8, 2020 - Labour working for a redesigned economy [RadioLabour] 2020-05-09

Australia ‘Gone home in tears’: Pharmacies rake in COVID-19 cash but safety questions linger [The New Daily] 2020-05-09

Spain Sex workers left to fend for themselves under lockdown [Yahoo] 2020-05-09

Australia / Queensland Cedar Meats cluster: why abattoir workers are on the coronavirus frontline [The Guardian] 2020-05-09

India Sanitation workers in Amaravati say they've not been paid for 4 months [The News] 2020-05-09

India Trade Unions, RS MP slam dilution of labour laws by UP, MP, Gujarat [Indian Express] 2020-05-09

India Lockdown in distress [Indian Express] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario PSW with Toronto’s Access Independent Living Services dies after being exposed to coronavirus: union [Global] 2020-05-09

Canada NUPGE warns federal government: crisis brewing in shelter system [NUPGE] 2020-05-09

Canada ‘Underpaid and undervalued’: Filipino communities face disproportionate impact from COVID-19 [Ricochet] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario 950 Windsor Assembly workers return next week [The Star] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario PSW draws attention to 'burnt out' staff as COVID-19 compounds long-term care crisis [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Put yourself in their shoes: Let's thank the women on the front line of the pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Alberta Tensions ease just a bit in the Alberta Cargill confrontation [RCI] 2020-05-09

Canada / Manitoba Teachers' contract in Louis Riel School Division could be precedent-setting [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario 'A danger to my life': Canada Post driver speaks out about coronavirus safety concerns on the job [] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario Employees allege unsafe working conditions at Ontario poultry plant with 25 COVID-19 cases [Global] 2020-05-09

Canada / Quebec Hema-Quebec workers denied information on COVID-19 outbreak [CTV] 2020-05-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses' union wants debate about PPE use settled once and for all [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Manitoba Union raises concerns over lack of safety inspections after Manitoba construction worker dies on the job [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak linked to Canada Post main plant in Calgary, health officials say [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Manitoba Union says more than 50 workers laid off at U of M, including book store, communications staff [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers' union says Ontario wants to change N95 directive in long-term care [CTV] 2020-05-09

Global World Players Association to be Guided by Science on Return to Play [UNI] 2020-05-09

UK RMT warns of high risk strategy as Government torpedoes rail industry planning [RMT] 2020-05-09

Global Frontline Care Workers: Fighting Covid-19 and Fighting for their Rights [UNI] 2020-05-09

Global For a Just, Green, Feminist Covid-19 Response and Recovery [PSI] 2020-05-09

USA UNITE HERE calls for strict measures to protect workers and guests as U.S. casinos set to reopen [IUF] 2020-05-09

Global Women journalists are suffering greater stress due to COVID-19 , IFJ study says [IFJ] 2020-05-09

Indonesia Strengthening social protection in Indonesia [IndustriALL] 2020-05-09

Mauritania / Canada Kinross Gold Corporation must ensure workers’ health and safety during Covid-19 crisis [IndustriALL] 2020-05-09

India / Korea (South) Series of industrial accidents rocks India as work resumes post-lockdown [IndustriALL] 2020-05-09

Senegal Recovering education at all levels while saving lives [EI] 2020-05-09

Indonesia Education unionists take swift action on COVID-19 pandemic [EI] 2020-05-09

Italy A trade union Manifesto for inclusive education [EI] 2020-05-09

Venezuela Union secures incomes and benefits amidst lockdown [BWI] 2020-05-09

UK Plan to open schools on 1 June in doubt as unions air safety fears [The Guardian] 2020-05-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Community Services workers left out in the cold [CUPE] 2020-05-09

Canada / British Columbia CUPE 4500 welcomes cancellation of TransLink lay-offs [CUPE] 2020-05-09

South Africa Popcru welcomes government decision to place 19K prisoners on early parole [The Citizen] 2020-05-09

South Africa Nehawu urges govt to stand firm on alcohol, cigarette sale bans [The World News] 2020-05-09

South Africa Nehawu concerned about health workers contracting COVID-19 [News 365] 2020-05-09

South Africa SAMWU wants minister to outline safety standards for municipalities [East Coast Radio] 2020-05-09

South Africa NUM deeply concerned about some employers who are retrenching workers and focusing on profits [Market Screener] 2020-05-09

South Africa Don’t report to school on Monday, education departments tell principals [Talk of the Town] 2020-05-09

South Africa / Northern Cape Union calls on Kimberley mining company to pay full salaries [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-05-09

South Africa The wholesale and retail sector: A new frontline in the war against Covid-19and supermarket workers are on their own [COSATU] 2020-05-09

USA / North Carolina Unions, advocates call for worker protections at meat processing plants [WRAL] 2020-05-09

USA Plans to reopen US economy must ‘talk about worker safety,’ says AFL-CIO president [CNBC] 2020-05-09

South Africa / Limpopo NUM concerned after another DCM miner is diagnosed with Covid-19 [Steelburger News] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Western Cape Bus drivers disrupt services over Covid-19 fears [GroundUp] 2020-05-08

South Africa Staff picket over plan to convert TB hospital to treat Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-05-08

South Africa SAMWU wants minister to develop covid-19 safety standards for municipalities [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-08

South Africa COSATU demands that Minister for Employment and Labour issue a ministerial direction affirming right to refuse dangerous work for all workers [Polity] 2020-05-08

USA / California California governor expands health coverage in virus cases [San Diego Union-Tribune] 2020-05-08

South Africa Senzo Mchunu: Back to work for public servants [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-08

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia Union deliver KN95 masks to 4 hospitals as part of Fight for Philly campaign [KYW] 2020-05-08

USA / Illinois Gov Pritzker again delaying unemployment benefits for independent contractors, gig workers [IL Policy] 2020-05-08

USA / Colorado Kroger plans to eliminate $2/ hr ‘Hero Pay’ for grocery workers, UFCW Local Unions respond [FOX] 2020-05-08

USA House Legislation Would Protect Fed Workers’ Unused Leave During Coronavirus Pandemic [Gov Exec] 2020-05-08

India / Karnataka Labour ministry to reconsider order to serve notices for non-payment of wages [Moneycontrol News] 2020-05-08

Global International Labour Organisation outlines four-pronged strategy to address informal workers' woes Read more at: [ET Bureau] 2020-05-08

Australia JobKeeper fail: Survey finds 7 in 10 hospo workers miss out [UWU] 2020-05-08

Australia Qantas staff survey & dossier reveals huge failings on virus [TWU] 2020-05-08

Australia Morrison’s app sales pitch fall flat – but Aussies should back it [RTBU] 2020-05-08

Australia / New South Wales How the AWU is Helping to Keep WestConnex Workers Safe from COVID-19 [AWU] 2020-05-08

Australia Fuel security talks with Australian oil refiners welcome, but shipping vulnerability must also be addressed [MUA] 2020-05-08

UK Nothing less than full application of trade union key tests for school reopening is acceptable [Unite the union] 2020-05-08

Australia Australia Post’s non bargaining proposal [CPSU] 2020-05-08

Australia Aged care workers' inspiring efforts to keep older Australians safe despite the challenges of COVID-19 [ANMF] 2020-05-08

Australia Government stuffs up early access to super and forced to freeze program [ACTU] 2020-05-08

Australia Newly unemployed Australians ‘harassed and threatened’ by job agencies [The New Daily] 2020-05-08

UK Unions set out needs for safe reopening of schools in letter to Education Secretary [TUC] 2020-05-08

Australia Employers could be held liable for workers who contract COVID-19 [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-08

UK RMT sounds warning over dash to jack up transport service [RMT] 2020-05-08

Australia Over 80% of Qantas Workers Say Airline Didn’t Do Enough to Protect Them From COVID-19 [Paddle Your Own Kanoo] 2020-05-08

Mexico Following Strikes by Mexican Workers, U.S. Presses to Keep Border Plants Open [Labour Notes] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Masse, labour leaders accuse Ottawa of putting worker incomes at risk [The Star] 2020-05-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian union plans its ‘one shot’ appeal against snow crab price [Undercurrent News] 2020-05-08

Canada Unifor calls on Ottawa to prioritize air transportation workers [Unifor] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Many front-line hospital workers left out from Ford pandemic pay [Unifor] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Worker at Orléans care home dies from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Unifor frontline health care workers in Nova Scotia welcome federal top-up program [Unifor] 2020-05-08

Canada / British Columbia Re-opening unrealistic with transit layoffs looming [Unifor] 2020-05-08

Canada / British Columbia Unifor warns TransLink service cuts will lead to 'transit ghost town' [CBC] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Worker at Ontario poultry plant dies after contracting COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-08

Canada / British Columbia Many Canada Post workers are ‘fearful’ about COVID-19, says Richmond letter carrier [The News] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Toronto personal support worker dies of COVID-19 in 'preventable workplace exposure,' union announces [CBC] 2020-05-08

Canada / Alberta Cargill, union to have hearing with Alberta Labour Relations Board next week [Global] 2020-05-08

Canada / Alberta Cargill workers, many of them new to Canada, face isolation over COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-08

Canada Wage boosts for essential workers should last beyond COVID-19 pandemic: union leaders [Global] 2020-05-08

Canada / Quebec Family-type resources are being overlooked during the current crisis [CUPE] 2020-05-08

Canada Call for urgent focus on human rights during pandemic [CLC] 2020-05-08

Canada Unions call for mental health support for workers [CLC] 2020-05-08

Canada Ottawa, provinces and territories reach $4B deal to boost essential workers' pay [CBC] 2020-05-08

New Zealand More work and less pay? That won't help Aotearoa's training needs [TEU] 2020-04-30

New Zealand Victoria University students organize rent strike to protest placeholder fee [Radio New Zealand] 2020-04-28

New Zealand Coronavirus: Union claims restaurant breaking distancing rules [Radio New Zealand] 2020-05-08

Eswatini Nurses to sue government over COVID-19 mess [The South African] 2020-05-08

Brazil Most Brazilian female workers on the front line are experiencing psychic suffering [PSI] 2020-05-08

Global Securing Data and Labor Rights in the Post-Covid Digital Era [PSI] 2020-05-08

South Africa NUPSAW warns reopening schools ahead of time would be terrible idea to the rate of infection [Facebook] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health dept denies health workers don’t have enough PPE [The Citizen] 2020-05-08

South Africa TB hospital staff picket over treating Covid-19 patients [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-08

South Africa Union claims staff were not protected from coronavirus, demands answers from KwaDukuza state hospital [North Coast Courier] 2020-05-08

South Africa NEHAWU worried about spike in Covid-19 cases among health workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-08

South Africa Samwu wants Dlamini-Zuma to develop COVID-19 safety standards for municipalities [AfricaZilla] 2020-05-08

USA / New York New York doesn't count nursing home workers infected by Covid-19 [Buffalo News] 2020-05-08

USA / California California makes it easier to receive workers’ comp for coronavirus claims [LATimes] 2020-05-08

USA / New York Newly formed Union of Musicians calls for extension of CARES Act benefits South Africa Covid-19: Unions hit out at retailers for 'placing profits before employees’ health' [Cape Argus] 2020-05-08

USA United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit [Chicago Tribune] 2020-05-08

USA Why unemployment benefits for the self-employed may be less than expected [CNBC] 2020-05-08

South Africa No back to school until basics sorted, says survey-wielding Sadtu [TimesSelect] 2020-05-08

South Africa NEHAWU notes with grave concern growing numbers of frontline workers infected with conavirus [Polity] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Northern Cape NUM calls for Kimberley Ekapa Mining to pay its members and other workers their full salaries and benefit [Polity] 2020-05-08

South Africa Covid-19 is an opportunity for govt to revive manufacturing sector - COSATU [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-08

USA / Nevada Union nurses at Saint Mary's hospital protest for more COVID-19 protection [NBC] 2020-05-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Unions, health department in talks over Covid-19 concerns [Daily News] 2020-05-08

Zimbabwe ZCTU calls for work boycott until companies are covid-19 safe [New Zimbabwe] 2020-05-08

USA / Texas Amalgamated Transit Union demands hazard pay for Beaumont Transit drivers [KFDM] 2020-05-08

USA / New York New York Nurses Union Says Hospitals Won’t Be Ready For Potential Second Wave Of Coronavirus If State Reopens Too Soon [CBS] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town in hot water for obstructing inspector probing Covid-19 grievances [IOL] 2020-05-08

South Africa Minister threatens labour department with court action over closure of Home Affairs offices [News24] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: Lear Corporation workers protest after being put on short-time [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Staff at Uitenhage hospital picket over Covid-19 concerns [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa Covid-19 in SA: Essential workers in danger pay bid [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-07

South Africa Harmony Gold targeting Covid test facilities on own mine premises [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-07

India / Gujarat First batch of migrant workers leave Alang by Shramik train [Indian Express] 2020-05-07

India / Bihar Special trains ferrying 28,500 migrant workers to arrive in Bihar today [IndiaToday] 2020-05-07

India / Maharashtra More important right now: Migrants stay back in Mumbai to build hospital to treat coronavirus patients [IndiaToday] 2020-05-07

Germany Under lockdown, Germany’s PEGIDA goes to YouTube [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-07

UK #ForgottenFreelances: as the scheme to support freelances goes live, a third of self-employed journalists could miss out [NUJ] 2020-05-07

UK Action needed to address higher coronavirus death rates ​for Black people [UNISON] 2020-05-07

UK RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit [RMT] 2020-05-07

Brazil Wage cuts, layoffs and COVID-19 infections hit journalism [IFJ] 2020-05-07

Namibia Union discusses COVID-19 impact on workers [BWI] 2020-05-07

Tanzania Union inspects COVID-19 measures at cement plants [BWU] 2020-05-07

Egypt Egyptian trade union leader: 'May Day is our day' [CTUWS] 2020-05-07

Israel Suicidal thoughts becasue of economic issues in Israel has become much more evident in recent weeks [Davar] 2020-05-07

Canada New health & safety resource helps workers report COVID-19 exposure [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Online Day of Action to fix long-term care gets huge support [Unifor] 2020-05-07

Canada / Nova Scotia Cape Breton local restocks community pantry [Unifor] 2020-05-07

Canada Emergency Response Must Lead to Long-Term Reform, Says USW Leader [USW] 2020-05-07

Canada / Quebec The FIQ commends the healthcare professionals’ outstanding work and determination in the fight against COVID-19 [FIQ] 2020-05-07

UK Anger as Ryanair’s ground handler sacks workers instead of using furlough scheme [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Usdaw accuses The Range of ignoring social distancing staff complaints [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Unions call on Hancock to abolish tuition fees for health students [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK GMB calls for HE funding review ahead of expected crash in foreign student numbers [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Medical couriers transporting Covid-19 samples to ballot for strike action [Union News] 2020-05-07

USA / Ohio Government Invites Employers to Secretly Report “Work Refusal” Due to Coronavirus [The Intercept] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario How ECEs formed a union during COVID-19 [Rank and File] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Pandemic pay doesn’t cut it for Ontario’s home care workers [Rank and File] 2020-05-07

Canada Artists are Screwed in the Covid-19 Era: What implications for labour policies? [The Law of Work] 2020-05-07

New Zealand CTU makes righteous call on migrant workers [The Daily Blog] 2020-05-07

Australia Union-busting bill off industry radar as regulator hails 'unprecedented' peace [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-07

Australia / Queensland Police and teachers' unions vow to fight public sector pay freeze amid coronavirus [ABC] 2020-05-07

Australia Can you ask a casual worker to do more hours for the coronavirus JobKeeper payment? [ABC] 2020-05-07

Canada CFL players preparing for the worst [The Free Press] 2020-05-07

Canada Can You Refuse Unsafe Work In Age Of COVID-19? It's Complicated [Huffington Post] 2020-05-07

Canada / British Columbia For grocery store staff, the work is ‘no different’ than two months ago [Now-Leader] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Maybe it's time for Ottawa to use its power to close those meatpacking plants until their owners fix their COVID-19 mess [rabble] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Province did inspections by phone at Toronto care home where 15 residents died of COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada Fisheries in Atlantic Canada anxious as they await federal aid package [CTV] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Cargill employee's father dies; moment of silence at plant for worker who died [Castanet] 2020-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Calls to Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health tripled after start of pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada Can Canada 'restart' its economy when the ones earning the least face the highest risk? [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Workers at Cargill’s Alberta Meat Plant Were Offered Special ‘Bonus’ Pay For Perfect Attendance During Pandemic [Press Progress] 2020-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Physical distancing a challenge in the tight confines of commercial kitchens, workers say [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Northwest Territories Union seeks court guarantee Dominion Diamond will honour $9.1M pension shortfall [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Father of Cargill worker becomes 2nd person to die in massive outbreak linked to slaughterhouse [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Unions cry foul over 1-mask-a-day policy for Manitoba home-care workers [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Help line is no help - Students deserve Educational Assistants, not hold times [CUPE] 2020-05-07

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE concerned regarding the resumption of health care services [CUPE] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Health care worker infections jump 43.5 per cent in 8 days [CUPE] 2020-05-07

UK MPs take up PCS concerns in parliament [PCS] 2020-05-07

UK Universities on brink of collapse as foreign student numbers expected to plummet [GMB] 2020-05-07

UK NEU and Parentkind sign a joint letter to the Education Secretary to express concerns about the re-opening of schools [NEU] 2020-05-07

UK Health unions call on Matt Hancock to recognise student contribution [RCM] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Mpumalanga NEHAWU on the infection of workers by Covid-19 and return back to work during level 4 lockdown [Polity] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape SAFTU condemns the city of Cape Town for putting workers lives at risk [SAFTU] 2020-05-07

USA / North Carolina Giant Hospital Corporation Takes Advantage of Coronavirus to Fight Nurses’ Union Drive [Intercept] 2020-05-07

South Africa The daily fears of essential workers [New Frame] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape Covid-19: Emergency workers resort to making their own protective equipment [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa Covid-19: Teachers alarmed over schools reopening [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa Bread is not a meal for a working man: Truckers on hunger and job fears [TImesLIVE] 2020-05-07

South Africa Covid-19 batters SA print media [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-05-07

South Africa Denosa 'furious and annoyed' by number of COVID-19 positive health workers [Radio 702] 2020-05-07

South Africa DENOSA concerned about safety of student nurses as med schools reopen [East Coast Radio] 2020-05-07

South Africa Denosa: Unions in dark about health department decisions [The South African] 2020-05-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Allegations that Covid-19 cases are being concealed at Stanger Hospital [Daily News] 2020-05-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Unions appeal to health portfolio committee [Zululand Observer] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape NUM accuses Koeberg management of compromising employee safety [The Citizen] 2020-05-07

South Africa Workers should down tools if they feel unsafe - Cosatu [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-06

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town acquiring stand-in staff as Mfuleni nurses refuse to work [Cape Times] 2020-05-06

Canada / New Brunswick Under COVID-19, New Brunswick has the only CUPE lockout in Canada [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-06

Canada / New Brunswick New Brunswick debate on migrant workers leaves a lot to be desired [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-06

Canada / New Brunswick Time to value care of older adults in New Brunswick: future social worker [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-05

USA / Colorado Denver Health Workers to Form Union Amid COVID-19 Crisis [Westword] 2020-05-06

USA / Ohio Ohio University Faculty, Union Workers Find Ways To Push Back Against Administration [WOUB] 2020-05-06

USA To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry’s history [MN Post] 2020-05-06

USA / Maine Groups Call For Changes To Maine's Unemployment Insurance Program As COVID-19 Impacts Grow [ME Public] 2020-05-06

USA Meat Workers Taking Leave, Quitting as Plants Reopen Amid Coronavirus Scare [Insurance Jrnl] 2020-05-06

USA Union Leaders Demand More Health Safeguards Before Casinos Reopen [Casino] 2020-05-06

Argentina Argentinian Workers Fighting COVID-19—And Their Employers [Labor Notes] 2020-05-06

South Africa / Western Cape Samwu calls for Langa, Gugulethu clinics closure following COVID-19 cases [Townpress] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario At least 10 taxi and limo drivers working out of Pearson have died since start of pandemic: union [CP24] 2020-05-06

South Africa / Limpopo Assore chrome mine shuts after worker diagnosed [Reuters/Daily Maverick] 2020-05-06

UK Construction workers at Manchester Airport ‘left high and dry’ [Unite the union] 2020-05-06

UK Agency accused of ‘bad faith’ over no furlough pay for 300 workers in Derby and the north east [Unite the union] 2020-05-06

UK Anger as Ryanair's ground handler sacks workers instead of using furlough scheme [Unite the union] 2020-05-06

UK Education Policy Institute's 'catch up plan' for disadvantaged pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic [NEU] 2020-05-06

UK The FDF and UK trade unions: working together to feed the nation [GMB] 2020-05-06

UK Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished [UNISON] 2020-05-06

UK The Range staff continue to complain about safety, as the company still refuses to respond to Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-05-06

UK Urgent answers demanded from ISS amid ‘furlough’ pay cut fury [CWU] 2020-05-06

Australia / South Australia Treasurer attacks health care workers during COVID-19 crisis [UWU] 2020-05-06

Australia Cedar meats shows why we need special laws to stop second wave Coronavirus spread [ACTU] 2020-05-06

Australia / Victoria Push for building industry to trial easing of COVID-19 restrictions [The Times] 2020-05-06

Australia Unions push for higher minimum wage, Porter warns it will cost jobs [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-06

Australia The forgotten workers of Australia’s COVID-19 era [UNSW] 2020-05-06

Australia Coalition has 'no excuse' not to extend jobseeker to visa holders, ACTU says [The Guardian] 2020-05-06

Canada / Alberta Cargill Workers Protest Plant's Re-Opening [Swift Current Online] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario Three minutes of silence held for three personal support workers lost to COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare Calls For Investigations After Losing 3 Workers To COVID-19 [Huffington Post] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario OPSEU demands LCBO bosses prioritize recognition for workers over their bonuses [OPSEU] 2020-05-06

Canada / Alberta 'Precautions are not enough': Petition calls for closure of Brooks, Alta. facility [CTV] 2020-05-06

Canada / Alberta Inside the slaughterhouse [CBC] 2020-05-06

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