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

Updated: Sunday 17 January 2021, 17:32:22
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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)

UK BALPA reaction to Government announcement of support for airports [BALPA] 2021-01-17

UK Pressure on staff ‘unsustainable’ as nurse to patient ratios diluted to meet demand [RCN] 2021-01-17

UK / Scotland Members furious as Scottish government maintains green light to non-essential construction [Unite the union] 2021-01-17

UK 'Better Late Than Never' Says TSSA On New Travel Rules [TSSA] 2021-01-16

South Africa SADTU statement on reopening of schools [COSATU] 2021-01-16

UK Welsh Government delivers on Usdaw calls for improved safety measures in stores [USDAW] 2021-01-16

UK BALPA wins major legal victory against Ryanair over ‘blacklisting’ [BALPA] 2021-01-16

South Africa Healthcare workers employed in units they aren’t qualified for – SAMA [The Citizen] 2021-01-16

UK Govt recognition of domestic abuse impact at work welcomed [GMB] 2021-01-16

UK RMT pledges national fight for COVID-safe working on Britain's railways [RMT] 2021-01-16

South Africa Mining industry to support Covid-19 vaccine rollout [City Press] 2021-01-16

UK BALPA response to Government announcement on closure of travel corridors [BALPA] 2021-01-16

UK Fire service bosses pull out of Covid-19 agreement [FBU] 2021-01-16

South Africa Police union concerned at rising number of Covid-19 infections [Pretoria News] 2021-01-16

UK DfE Consultation on Awarding Grades [NEU] 2021-01-16

South Africa NEHAWU concerned about health and safety of beneficiaries and workers due to influx to Social Security Agency offices [Polity] 2021-01-16

South Africa Covid-19: Sadtu backs keeping schools closed for now, minister to brief nation today [News24] 2021-01-16

Ireland Financial union criticises refusal by Government to make face coverings mandatory for customers [RTÉ] 2021-01-15

Ireland Call for ‘coherent approach’ in roll-out of vaccine for food processing workers [AgriLand] 2021-01-15

Ireland Staff being asked to go into the workplace unnecessarily, SIPTU says [Irish Times] 2021-01-15

USA Instacart, Trader Joe’s, Dollar General plan financial incentives to encourage workers to get vaccinated [MarketWatch] 2021-01-15

USA How COVID Effect on Workers’ Compensation Claims Has Varied by State, Industry [Insurance Jrnl] 2021-01-15

USA These Companies Are Paying Workers To Get Vaccinated [Forbes] 2021-01-15

USA / South Carolina SC first responders push for COVID-19 compensation [WLTX] 2021-01-15

USA Dollar General to pay workers to get COVID-19 vaccine in retail first [East Bay Times] 2021-01-15

South Africa NEHAWU concerned about corruption in Africa as millions more vaccines are on the way [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-15

South Africa We hope for comprehensive roll-out plan of Covid vaccines – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-01-15

UK UNISON urges government to stop meter readings [UNISON] 2021-01-15

South Africa Teacher union welcomes proposal to pause reopening schools [The Citizen] 2021-01-14

South Africa Labour unions condemn use of surgical masks for prolonged periods [SABC] 2021-01-14

South Africa Unions seek moratorium on all retrenchments [Business Report] 2021-01-14

South Africa 'One life lost, is one too many': Transport union saddened by the loss of members to Covid-19 [News24] 2021-01-14

South Africa Covid-19: Long tightly packed queues outside labour department [GroundUp] 2021-01-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Calls for transparency in how province manages Covid-19 [New Frame] 2021-01-14

UK Norwegian Air job losses ‘another devastating blow’ for Gatwick [Unite the union] 2021-01-14

UK Norwegian Air redundancies are yet more devastating news for the air transport industry [BALPA] 2021-01-14

UK Minister steps up pressure on UK firms over home working [Guardian] 2021-01-14

UK Banking union calls for face coverings to be mandatory in bank branches [Unite the union] 2021-01-14

South Africa Health workers call for training in Covid vax [Daily World] 2021-01-14

South Africa EUSA calls for matric markers to receive Covid-19 vaccine [Daily News] 2021-01-14

UK CWU Response To Complaints About Mail Delays [CWU] 2021-01-14

UK Santander blasted for misjudgement in otherwise well-intended Covid response [CWU] 2021-01-14

UK Teachers top priority in next vaccine phase [NEU] 2021-01-14

UK Unions have become stronger during pandemic [Morning Star] 2021-01-14

UK TUC poll: 7 in 10 requests for furlough turned down for working mums [TUC] 2021-01-14

South Africa Unions, parent bodies are against pupils returning to schools on January 27 [The Mercury] 2021-01-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health HOD allegedly warned about Wentworth Hospital crisis [Daily News] 2021-01-13

South Africa Teachers want to meet minister over reopening [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-13

South Africa Trade union federation calls for moratorium on retrenchments [Algoa FM] 2021-01-13

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Education minister challenged on staffing levels amid absences at special schools [Irish News] 2021-01-13

Ireland Retail workers seek early access to Covid-19 vaccine [Irish Times] 2021-01-13

Ireland 'Close contact' health workers called back to work [RTÉ] 2021-01-13

Europe To beat the pandemic, beat poverty: good sick pay for all! [Workersliberty ] 2021-01-13

USA / Illinois Chicago school system locks out some teachers, withholds pay for not returning to in-person instruction [Washington Post] 2021-01-13

UK A probe called for into the boss of Preston firm where workers are owed up to £170,000 in unpaid wages [Unite the union] 2021-01-13

UK Lowest paid in UK have suffered the most financially in the pandemic, report finds [The Guardian] 2021-01-13

UK London bus drivers ‘once again in eye of coronavirus storm’ need vaccine and protection priority [Unite the union] 2021-01-13

UK School workers' union calls for urgent free school meals action [GMB] 2021-01-13

UK The Government can't claim to protect disadvantaged students while they routinely let them down [NEU] 2021-01-13

South Africa Unions to meet Department of Basic Education over schools reopening [Cape Times] 2021-01-13

South Africa Schools could turn into Covid-19 'super-spreaders', says teachers' union [TimesLIVE] 2021-01-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC rejects union calls to halt matric marking after Covid-19 deaths [TimesLIVE] 2021-01-13

South Africa Nursing union sheds light on the plight of front-line workers [IOL] 2021-01-13

South Africa Union up in arms over Corona rates in SA prisons [Sunday World] 2021-01-13

South Africa Covid-19 II overwhelming healthcare system – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-01-13

South Africa NEHAWU: Frontline workers receiving no salary face poverty [East Coast Radio] 2021-01-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU pleased with measures taken by provincial govt to prevent spread of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-13

USA / Maine Portland Whole Foods workers oppose Chamber lawsuit seeking to halt hazard pay as approved by voters [News Ctr ME] 2021-01-12

UK Women in UK face rising online abuse from co-workers, survey says [Opendemocracy] 2021-01-12

USA The psychological effects of COVID-19 on hospital workers at the beginning of the outbreak with a large disease cluster on the Diamond Princess cruise ship [PubMed] 2021-01-12

USA USDA urged to allocate specific funding to protect essential ag workers [Vegetable Growers News] 2021-01-12

USA / Ohio Kroger won't require workers to be vaccinated. Grocery chain serves 11 million customers per day [Cincinnati Enquirer] 2021-01-12

UK Bezos can give each Amazon worker £43k covid bonus [GMB] 2021-01-12

South Africa COSATU statement on Cabinet’s additional measures to combat Covid-19 [COSATU] 2021-01-12

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government’s progress in national effort to contain Covid-19 pandemic [COSATU] 2021-01-12

South Africa COVID-19: Nehawu slams President Ramaphosa [eNCA] 2021-01-12

South Africa / Gauteng Hospital management blamed for staff Covid infections [DispatchLIVE] 2021-01-12

South Africa Infections in prisons worrying - Popcru [CapricornFM] 2021-01-12

South Africa / Limpopo Denosa slams use of Limpopo as nursing ‘training agent for other provinces’ [The Citizen] 2021-01-12

South Africa / Gauteng Doctors on second wave: ‘Our health system is overwhelmed — we are traumatised for life’ [Daily Maverick] 2021-01-12

UK NEU - Commenting on the Labour leader’s speech on ‘securing the economy’ [NEU] 2021-01-12

Barbados Union distances itself from planned strike Denies giving green light for sickout by COVID-19 essential workers [Jamaica Observer] 2021-01-12

Bangladesh Apparel workers are getting rehired but at lower pay [Dhaka Tribune] 2021-01-11

USA / Illinois Chicago Federation of Teachers nurses say schools too unsafe to reopen; classroom teachers find few masks, poor ventilation [Washington Post] 2021-01-11

UK Conservatives' £38m cleaning cuts left NHS woefully underprepared [GMB] 2021-01-11

South Africa Solidarity and AfriForum to challenge government’s vaccine monopoly in court [BusinessLIVE] 2021-01-11

UK Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say RCM and health unions [RCM] 2021-01-11

UK COVID-19 - RMT demands urgent action to protect TfL workers [RMT] 2021-01-11

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Special needs teachers 'overlooked by Stormont' [BBC] 2021-01-11

Ireland Call to vaccinate special education staff to speed up schools reopening [Irish Times] 2021-01-11

South Africa Teachers to submit Covid-19 safety document to Department of Basic Education for 2021 [Power98.7FM] 2021-01-10

UK Parents need more support to keep pupils at home during lockdown [NASUWT ] 2021-01-10

South Africa Thousands of teachers succumb to Covid-19 [Weekend Argus] 2021-01-10

South Africa Nine matric markers in quarantine after colleague dies in hospital [DispatchLIVE] 2021-01-10

South Africa / Gauteng Covid-19 angst takes toll on Tshwane hospital staff [Pretoria News] 2021-01-10

UK TSSA updated guidance on working through the pandemic [TSSA] 2021-01-09

UK ONS Coronavirus Infection Survey [NEU] 2021-01-09

Ireland Education minister and unions agree on Leaving Cert but no deal over schools’ return [Irish Independent] 2021-01-09

Ireland Health minister under pressure over childcare arrangements for essential workers [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-07

Ireland Bonus to nurses and midwives 'not permitted' under agreement, says Minister [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-09

Ireland 'Extremely stressed' single parents fear losing their job over school closures [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-09

South Africa COVID-19: Nehawu concerned about healthcare workers [eNCA] 2021-01-09

South Africa NEHAWU welcomes procurement of 1.5 million vaccine doses for frontline workers [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-09

Thailand Migrant workers suffer as coronavirus cases surge in Thailand [Reuters] 2021-01-09

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU statement on efforts to manage the expected rise of COVID-19 [COSATU] 2021-01-08

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU statement on service delivery crisis at Emfuleni Municipality in Sedibeng [COSATU] 2021-01-08

South Africa / Gauteng Unions red-flag health worker Covid infections as province scrambles for staff, beds [Daily Maverick] 2021-01-08

UK Jenrick urged to follow Scotland’s footsteps and extend ban on evictions for renters [Unite the union] 2021-01-08

UK Unite statement on Mayor of London declaring ‘major incident’ as Covid-19 sweeps through capital [Unite the union] 2021-01-08

UK RMT declares dispute on Cross Country trains over COVID varian [RMT] 2021-01-08

UK Pilots seek answers and action amidst damaging COVID confusion [BALPA] 2021-01-08

UK Usdaw calls on all retailers to reinstate full lockdown safety measures in stores [USDAW] 2021-01-08

South Africa SAMA, Nehawu welcome Covid-19 vaccine procurement, vow to closely watch rollout [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-08

South Africa Cosatu boss Zingiswa Losi becomes latest ANC leader to sow doubt over Covid vaccine [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-08

Germany Trade unions support extension of lockdown [Education International] 2021-01-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Unions mull over decision to challenge school reopening dates [Daily News] 2021-01-08

South Africa Young nurses’ union calls for more health workers to be hired, boycott of vaccine [SABC] 2021-01-08

South Africa FEDUSA calls for collective wisdom by NCCC to avert another hard lockdown [Polity] 2021-01-08

UK 'B&M bonus' - Usdaw welcomes recognition for in-store and distribution key workers [USDAW] 2021-01-07

UK Trade unionists can help with the country’s vaccine effort [TUC] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Gauteng NEHAWU: Conditions for health workers in hospitals are dire [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Gauteng Nehawu: Hospitals under siege [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Gauteng Unemployed Denosa nurses stage sit-in to demand jobs [The Star] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Mpumalanga DENOSA disturbed by increasing numbers of new COVID-19 infections in province [COSATU] 2021-01-07

Ireland Paramedics 'furious' over vaccine delays [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

Ireland 'Children cannot be left alone' — health workers plea for support if schools to stay shut [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

Ireland Thousands of workers face tax bill 'up to €1,400' for Covid wage subsidies [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

Ireland 'Imperative' gardaí are vaccinated as soon as possible, garda union says [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

Ireland Partial reopening of schools is ‘rushed and reckless’ – teachers’ union [Irish Times] 2021-01-06

UK PCS calls on civil service to instruct government workers to work from home [PCS] 2021-01-06

UK Unite statement on the slump in UK car sales and need for an industrial strategy for the sector [Unite the union] 2021-01-06

UK National lockdown advice for members [TSSA] 2021-01-06

UK National Lockdown: Schools and colleges to close [NEU] 2021-01-06

UK Govt must close nurseries and pre-schools as council takes matters into own hands [GMB] 2021-01-06

UK Government must boost self-isolation support to get control of 'spiralling' Covid-19 cases [TUC] 2021-01-06

Europe Almost 90 journalists’ deaths caused by Covid-19 in Europe§ [EFJ] 2021-01-06

South Africa 'We are in trouble' - NEHAWU urges govt to hasten vaccine roll-out [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-06

South Africa / Gauteng Nehawu says healthcare workers are under siege [SABC] 2021-01-06

Thailand Seafood producer Thai Union says operating normally after 69 COVID-19 cases [CNA] 2021-01-06

South Africa Numsa blasts government's lax Covid-19 response [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-06

USA / California L.A. EMS workers told not to transport patients who likely won't survive to hospitals [CBS] 2021-01-05

UK RMT responds to speculation over rail capacity issues in light of new lockdown measures [RMT] 2021-01-05

UK BTec exams must be cancelled now urges UNISON [UNISON] 2021-01-05

UK Hospitality workers in the eye of the Covid-19 storm need more support, urges Unite [Unite the union] 2021-01-05

USA Workers’ Comp Issues – Addressing the Added Complexity of COVID-19 [CBIZ] 2021-01-05

USA / New York When Can New York’s Grocery Store Workers Get Vaccinated? [New York] 2021-01-05

USA The Pandemic’s Devastating Toll On U.S. Healthcare Workers [Forbes] 2021-01-05

USA From Toxic Chefs to Covid, Restaurant Workers Deserve Better [NYTimes] 2021-01-05

USA / California LA County to consider requiring $5 per hour 'hero pay' for grocery workers [ABC] 2021-01-05

USA Covid ‘Decimated Our Staff’ as the Pandemic Ravages Health Workers of Color [KHN] 2021-01-05

USA / New Jersey COVID In New Jersey: Frontline Health Care Workers Receive Second Round Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine [CBS] 2021-01-05

USA Displaced Workers Haven’t Turned to College for a Fresh Start. Here’s What Might Bring Them Back [Chronicle of Higher Ed] 2021-01-05

USA / Pennsylvania Struggling Omni William Penn Workers Say They've Seen No Money From Hotel's PPP Loan [CBS] For more info 2021-01-05

USA / Washington Union wants Washington grocery store workers vaccinated as soon as possible [KING5] For more info 2021-01-05

USA / Pennsylvania Workers Union Asks SBA To Investigate Omni William Penn Hotel [CBS] 2021-01-05

USA / New York NYSUT statement on state guidance for schools in counties with more than 9 percent infection rate [My Little Falls] 2021-01-05

USA / California Some Health Care Workers Decline to Get COVID-19 Vaccine. But Why? [NBC] 2021-01-05

South Africa Many developing countries have their vaccines already – health workers union [Cape Talk ] 2021-01-05

UK GMB welcomes U-turn on schools re-opening after PM claimed schools were safe [GMB] 2021-01-05

South Africa / Northern Cape Province makes provision to hire doctors, nurses as COVID-19 cases rise [SABC] 2021-01-05

UK RMT slams company for failing to take new variant of COVID seriousl [RMT] 2021-01-05

South Africa Teachers hailed for efforts under trying conditions [HeraldLIVE] 2021-01-05

South Africa Minister Mkhize 'caught sleeping in the face of a deadly pandemic', says Cosatu on vaccine rollout [News24] 2021-01-05

South Africa NEHAWU statement on unveiling of vaccine rollout plan [Polity] 2021-01-05

South Africa Nehawu slams government delay on procuring Covid-19 vaccine [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-05

South Africa Sadtu vows to closely monitor matric marking centres amid Covid-19 fears [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-05

South Africa Unions slam vaccine strategy [BusinessLIVE] 2021-01-05

South Africa AMCU laments rise in Covid-19 cases, calls on mining companies for assistance [Mining Weekly] 2021-01-05

South Africa Health workers demand vaccine rollout [GroundUp] 2021-01-04

Ireland 4,500 student nurses to receive new grant during hospital placements [RTÉ] 2021-01-04

UK Get a grip, work with the unions and cease this Russian roulette with health and the economy, says Unite [Unite the union] 2021-01-04

UK Unite calls for schools to be closed and staff properly protected [Unite the union] 2021-01-04

Global Brands are weathering the pandemic. Garment workers are not [Thomson Reuters] 2021-01-04

Thailand Thailand offers work permits to undocumented migrants to curb COVID-19 [Thomson Reuters] 2021-01-04

UK Bosses should offer furlough to working parents affected by school closures, says TUC [TUC] 2021-01-04

UK Education unions’ joint statement on the safe reopening of schools [TUC] 2021-01-04

Ireland Childcare sector seeks clarity on who to prioritise [RTÉ] 2021-01-04

South Africa Labour unions concerned as workers return to work [SABC] 2021-01-03

South Africa 'The second wave is overwhelming hospitals': Covid-19 bungling flagged [Sunday Times] 2021-01-03

South Africa COSATU: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy is unconvincing [COSATU] 2021-01-03

UK Unions call on Labour to back NEU over schools closures [Union News] 2021-01-03

UK Northern Ireland primary and post-primary schools to extend remote learning [NEU] 2021-01-03

USA / California The Healthcare and Essential Workers Protection Act (SB 275) [SEIU-UHW] 2021-01-03

USA / New York Orchestra Members Fire Back at Metropolitan Opera’s Decision to Hire Non-Met Musicians for Virtual Gala [Opera Wire] 2021-01-03

UK Covid: Widespread working from home set to continue in 2021 [ITV] 2021-01-03

UK Teachers take legal action as chaos grips England's schools plan [Guardian] 2021-01-03

USA Large Numbers Of Health Care And Frontline Workers Are Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine [Forbes] 2021-01-02

USA / Ohio 40% of OH nursing home workers decline vaccine; health care leaders fight misinformation [Local 12] 2021-01-02

USA / Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccine may be available, but some EMS workers are having difficulty accessing it [FOX] 2021-01-02

USA / California Some health care workers refusing COVID-19 vaccine [Sentinel Source] 2021-01-02

UK Union poised to advise teachers in England not to return to classrooms [Guardian] 2021-01-02

UK VENTING - Coronavirus risks are mostly up in the air [Hazards Campaign] 2021-01-02

Ireland Parents and school staff conflicted about a return to class [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-02

South Africa A Covid-19 rethink for 2021, please! Relief, prevention, treatment and vaccines all need a new approach! [SAFTU] 2021-01-02

USA / New York Panel won't recommend OT changes for NY farmworkers, citing recession [Newsday] 2021-01-01

USA Bidens honor front-line workers in NYE address: 'We owe them, we owe them, we owe them' [The Hill] 2021-01-01

USA / California Deaths keep coming at one L.A. hospital as workers weep [LATimes] 2021-01-01

USA / New York CNY medical workers anxiously await their turn for Covid-19 vaccine [Syracuse] 2021-01-01

USA Project Save Hospitality Hopes to Help Sector's 8 Million Unemployed Workers [Travel Pulse] 2021-01-01

USA / New York NY board delays decision on making it easier for state farmworkers to get overtime pay [Syracuse] 2021-01-01

USA / New York Hospice workers frustrated over exclusion from Phase 1 of NY vaccine plan [My Twin Tiers] 2021-01-01

UK On December 22 SAGE told Government to close schools [NEU] 2021-01-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SAMA expresses concerns over hospital bed shortages, medical staff fatigue [IOL] 2021-01-01

Ireland Creches, childcare facilities having to open this week ‘beggars belief’, sector says [Irish Times] 2021-01-01

Ireland Guard of honour for Covid ward nurse who died from virus [Irish Independent] 2021-01-01

Ireland Staff at Wheatfield Prison test positive for Covid-19 [RTÉ] 2021-01-01

USA / Ohio DeWine says 60% of nursing home workers not electing to get vaccine [Columbus Dispatch] 2020-12-31

USA CO woman creates app to help workers battle burnout [CBS] 2020-12-31

USA U.S. Court docket of Appeals rejects AFL-CIO’s petition for OSHA COVID-19 Non permanent Emergency Customary [Labor News Wire] 2020-12-31

USA / Minnesota United Food & Commercial Workers Local 663 Members Secure a Better Life, Ratify First Union Contracts [UFCW] 2020-12-31

USA / New York Hospice workers frustrated over exclusion from Phase 1 of NY vaccine plan [ABC] 2020-12-31

USA / Arizona AZ health care workers face ‘catastrophic’ conditions amid surge in COVID cases [PBS] 2020-12-31

USA Remember 2020 as the year when markets boomed as workers struggled [LATimes] 2020-12-31

UK Government has to make sure working parents get the support they need [TUC] 2020-12-31

South Africa COVID-19 in SA: Education sector voices concerns [eNCA] 2020-12-31

South Africa Cosatu laments lack of support for affected industries during level 3 lockdown [SAFTU] 2020-12-31

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine should arrive in first quarter of 2021: Cosatu [Power98.7FM] 2020-12-31

UK McCluskey: PM now has nowhere to hide [Unite the union] 2020-12-31

UK NEU responds to the Government’s announcement on the return to school in January [NEU] 2020-12-31

South Africa SADTU wants more psycho-social support for teachers dealing with Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-12-30

UK Oxford vaccine approval is welcome news [UNISON] 2020-12-30

UK Reopening delay is sensible to make school mass testing work [UNISON] 2020-12-30

South Africa Nehawu rejects government's COVID-19 resurgence plan [eNCA] 2020-12-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa: Patients die while waiting for beds [eNCA] 2020-12-30

South Africa SAMA welcomes lockdown measures, concerned over healthworkers [The South African] 2020-12-30

USA Hospital workers upset over COVID-19 vaccine distribution [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2020-12-30

USA How we did it: ‘They think workers are like dogs.’ How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits [Midwest Ctr for Investigative Reporting] 2020-12-30

USA Some states buck federal vaccine recommendations and prioritize elderly over essential workers [Herald-Dispatch] 2020-12-30

USA As the Terror of COVID Struck, Health Care Workers Struggled to Survive. Thousands Lost the Fight [NJACTS] For more info 2020-12-30

USA / Iowa Managers at Tyson plant where six workers died had COVID betting pool [Oregonian] 2020-12-30

Europe 2020 through the eyes of Europe's 'unseen' key workers [CNN] 2020-12-30

USA CDC recommends grocery store workers be included in next round of vaccines [Dayton247now] 2020-12-30

South Africa SAEPU concerned about government’s readiness to deal with second wave of Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-29

South Africa More healthcare workers are getting infected on the second wave of Covid-19 – DENOSA [COSATU] 2020-12-29

South Africa COSATU statement on government’s decision to move country to Alert Level 3 to combat Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-29

South Africa 32 teachers die from Covid-19 in less than a week [Daily News] 2020-12-29

South Africa SA Medical Association, Denosa welcome ban on alcohol and gatherings [IOL] 2020-12-29

South Africa Lockdown: Nehawu welcomes tighter restrictions [eNCA] 2020-12-29

UK Schools and colleges should delay January opening [NEU] 2020-12-29

South Africa Cosatu hits out at government over COVID-19 vaccine delay [eNCA] 2020-12-29

South Africa ‘Front-line workers exhausted and struggling to cope’ [SABC] 2020-12-29

South Africa Cosatu bemoans lack of Covid rule enforcement as SA moved back to level 3 [The Citizen] 2020-12-29

South Africa / Limpopo Public sector doctors express concern over surge of COVID-19 hospitalisations [SABC] 2020-12-29

South Africa Fine young people who are not wearing masks: SAMA [SABC] 2020-12-29

Armenia New CTUA video on Covid-19 [in Armenian] [Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia] 2020-12-29

South Africa Health workers are not prepared for second wave, unions [eNCA] 2020-12-28

USA More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-12-28

USA Labor Union Leader on the expiration of unemployment benefits: “We are talking about total economic disaster here.” [Yahoo] 2020-12-27

USA Surrounded by death, nursing home workers battle management and fear to protect patients [LATimes] 2020-12-27

South Africa Covid-19 spike: Healthcare unions worried that hospitals won't cope [News24] 2020-12-27

South Africa COVID19 & psychological impact on workers, in particular women [CEPPWAWU] 2020-12-27

USA Vaccinated health workers must navigate another new normal: households in which not all family members are immunized [NYTimes] 2020-12-26

Europe Capital and ideology: interview with Thomas Piketty [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-12-25

Global Ricetta da Nobel [Collettiva] 2020-12-25

South Africa SAMA seeks ‘urgent intervention’ over Mkhwebane report into 17 public hospitals [The Citizen] 2020-12-25

South Africa Public protector’s findings on PPEs ‘shocking and distressing’ - SAMA [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-25

South Africa SAMA vows to keep close watch on staffing levels across hospitals [Eyewitness News] 2020-12-25

South Africa / North West Striking nurses at hospital return to work [SABC] 2020-12-25

Lebanon undreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant maids flown home, many more wait [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Malaysia https://news.trust.org/item/20201223032137-sedum/?utm_campaign=trafficking&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=secondListing&utm_content=link1&utm_contentItemId=20201223032137-sedum [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Malaysia Malaysian glove maker denies its workers are living in shipping containers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Cambodia Will Cambodia's garment sector rebound after 'horror year'? [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

UK Bonus for Mercedes Benz Retail Group workers who have ‘gone the extra mile’ during the pandemic [Unite the union] 2020-12-24

UK Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans [NEU] 2020-12-24

UK DVLA contact centre closed due to Covid-19 outbreak [PCS] 2020-12-24

South Africa SAMA laments poor access to medical supplies at health facilities [SABC] 2020-12-24

Ireland Inspectors probe pubs and restaurants to ensure staff aren't claiming PUP [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-24

Ireland Silence from Department of Health as public health doctors prepare for strike [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-24

Mexico Mexican workers sick at PPE supply factory [KGNS] 2020-12-23

USA / New York Los Deliveristas Unidos Are Organizing the Delivery Workers Who Keep the City Fed [New York] 2020-12-23

USA The pandemic is forcing older workers to retire early [CNN] 2020-12-23

USA Older workers are facing fewer job prospects and higher COVID risks [PBS] 2020-12-23

USA As the Terror of COVID Struck, Health Care Workers Struggled to Survive. Thousands Lost the Fight [KHN] 2020-12-23

USA / Alabama BAmazon Union: Anticipating the Battle in Bessemer, Alabama [Labor Notes] 2020-12-23

USA / New York Ask Gov Cuomo to Support 'Broadband Data Collection and Mapping' Bill [CWA District 1] For more info 2020-12-23

UK Unite urges Johnson to open government’s wallet to give NHS staff a substantial pay rise for 2021 [Unite the union] 2020-12-23

Ethiopia Pay cuts and forced overtime: COVID-19 takes heavy toll on Ethiopia's garment workers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-23

UK EPI report into school funding during COVID [NEU] 2020-12-23

USA Sen. Warren introduces bill to provide free Covid testing for teachers, students and essential workers across U.S. [CNBC] 2020-12-22

UK BALPA calls on easyJet to be clear about its executive bonus plan prior to their AGM [BALPA] 2020-12-22

UK RMT calls for travel refunds on open-access services [RMT] 2020-12-22

UK New Covid strain flight bans underscore ‘desperate need’ for UK aviation industry support [Unite the union] 2020-12-22

USA / New York Why CUNY Faculty and Staff May Go on Strike [The Nation] 2020-12-22

USA Mitch McConnell Successfully Blocked Mandatory Paid Leave For Workers With COVID [BuzzFeed] 2020-12-22

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. workers navigate often unreliable jobless benefits [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-12-22

USA / Texas UT study: Politics put Texas construction workers at risk early in outbreak [Austin American-Statesman] 2020-12-22

USA / California SEIU Healthcare Workers, Kaiser Permanente Reach Agreement on 'Heroes Bonus' to Recognize Staff Efforts to Care for COVID-19 Patients [SEIU] 2020-12-22

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. vaccinates nearly 18,000 medical workers against COVID-19, nursing home vaccinations begin next week [Penn Live] 2020-12-22

USA Essential ag workers on tap for next vaccines [WI State Farmer] 2020-12-22

USA Should Food and Farm Workers Be Next in Line for the COVID Vaccine? [Civil Eats] 2020-12-22

Europe How gendered disinformation adapts to the context of Covid-19 [EFJ] 2020-12-22

Ireland / Europe Low wage earners bear the brunt of Covid-19 income hit [irishexaminer.com] 2020-12-22

South Africa Denosa not surprised by Public Protector's findings into 17 public hospitals [News24] 2020-12-22

UK / Scotland Coronavirus: Glasgow Royal Mail depot hit by major outbreak as 38 staff test positive [Scottish Sun] 2020-12-22

UK Delay school return in England by two weeks over Covid, union urges [Guardian] 2020-12-22

UK PCS calls on Cabinet Office to send clear message: ‘Work from home if you can.’ [PCS] 2020-12-22

UK Brexiteers poisoned the well of goodwill we need in current health emergency [TSSA] 2020-12-22

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu threatening to down tools [CapricornFM] 2020-12-22

South Africa Unions demand action over ’unsafe’ masks [Cape Times] 2020-12-22

USA Mitch McConnell Is Trying To Block Mandatory Paid Sick Leave For Workers Who Get COVID [BuzzFeed] 2020-12-21

Brazil https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/from-us/briefings/masking-misery-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-migrant-workers-in-s%C3%A3o-paulos-fashion-industry/ [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-12-21

UK UNISON sends a very public festive ‘thank you’ to its 1.3m members [UNISON] 2020-12-21

UK Stranded lorry drivers need urgent assistance and end to French border gridlock [Unite the union] 2020-12-21

UK Royal Mail Withdrawal of Shared Vans [CWU] 2020-12-21

UK New measures for return of schools and colleges in January [NEU] 2020-12-21

UK RMT calls for urgent Government support to protect Eurostar and ferry jobs [RMT] 2020-12-21

UK Key workers deserve a pay rise [TUC] 2020-12-21

South Africa Withdraw low-quality masks or face legal action, warns Nehawu [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-20

UK TSSA Calls For Urgent Assistance Over Eurostar After Belgium Ban [TSSA] 2020-12-20

USA / Kentucky Musicians raising money for restaurant, bar workers [Messenger-Inquirer] 2020-12-20

USA / North America North America meatpackers prepare for virus upsurge [AR Democrat Gazette] 2020-12-20

USA / Oregon Essential workers reflect on struggles and triumphs of 2020 [Bulletin] 2020-12-20

USA / California They risk their lives cleaning hospitals. Now, they are getting vaccinated. ‘I want people to know that we exist’ [The Times] 2020-12-20

UK Scenes of overcrowding and chaos on rail services last night were a disgrace [RMT] 2020-12-20

UK Government Responsible For Avoidable Rail Chaos [TSSA] 2020-12-20

USA / New York Cleaning New York Subways, Immigrant Workers Find Abuse [Am Prospect] 2020-12-19

USA / New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Is Asking Support From Big Labor In Solving Fiscal Crisis [TTE] 2020-12-19

USA BLS: On-the-job deaths reach highest level in 12 years [Safety&Health] 2020-12-19

USA / California Frontline Workers' Unions Want To Shut Everything Down For A Month To Stop This COVID-19 Surge [LAist] 2020-12-19

UK Covid: unions say mass testing of England's pupils 'undeliverable' [Guardian] 2020-12-19

UK ONS: huge surge in school infection [NEU] 2020-12-19

USA / North Carolina McDonald's workers strike over low wages, lack of COVID-19 protections [Facing South] 2020-12-19

Asia Alarming attacks on labour laws during Covid-19 in South Asia [IndustriALL] 2020-12-18

USA Building Its Own Delivery Network, Amazon Puts the Squeeze On Drivers [Labor Notes] 2020-12-18

USA It's Been a Long Nightmare Before Christmas for UPS and Postal Workers [Labor Notes] 2020-12-18

USA / Washington Amazon wants its front-line workers vaccinated next [Puget Sound Biz Jrnl] 2020-12-18

USA Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress [VA Mercury] 2020-12-18

USA / New Jersey TAKE ACTION! ASK YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBERS TO PASS BILLS TO SUPPORT FRONTLINE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID [NJ AFL-CIO] 2020-12-18

USA / Massachusetts Vaccine signup site crashes amid demand from health workers in MA [WJAR] 2020-12-18

USA / Illinois Warehouse And Factory Workers Make Their Case For Priority Access To The COVID-19 Vaccine [WBEZ] 2020-12-18

USA / New York NYC Council Approves Protections for Fast Food Workers [NY1] 2020-12-18

UK Nursing staff fear consequence of lifted restrictions over Christmas [RCN] 2020-12-18

UK Nursing strikes one year on: safe staffing legislation needs to happen [RCN] 2020-12-18

Ireland Education Minister issues update after calls to shut schools early for Christmas [Irish Mirror] 2020-12-18

Ireland Nurses to begin vaccine training next week - INMO [RTÉ] 2020-12-18

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of new measures to combat Covid-19 over Festive Season [COSATU] 2020-12-18

South Africa Healthcare system won’t cope with second Covid-19 wave, warns Denosa [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-18

UK TUC – extension of furlough must be followed by urgent investment in jobs [TUC] 2020-12-18

USA ICU Workers Are Quitting Due To Crushing Stress From COVID-19 Surge [NPR] 2020-12-17

USA Amazon asks CDC to prioritize its essential workers for COVID-19 vaccine at ‘earliest appropriate time’ [GeekWire] 2020-12-17

USA / Colorado Univ CO Health workers seek to unionize [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2020-12-17

USA Tyson Foods Fires 7 Plant Managers Over Betting Ring On Workers Getting COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-12-17

USA / California Sacramento extends ordinance to protect workers during the pandemic as COVID-19 cases rise [Sacto City Express] 2020-12-17

USA / California Coronavirus Erases Recent Wage Gains for Many California Workers, Report Finds [KQED] 2020-12-17

UK RMT responds to Freight statistics that show the rail freight sector still struggling [RMT] 2020-12-17

Canada / New Brunswick Pandemic inequality: Premier Higgs attempts to squeeze money from unionized front-line public sector workers while billionaire wealth rises [NB Media Co-op] 2020-12-17

South Africa Santaco and Cosatu battling over Government’s decision [Opera News] 2020-12-17

Global Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world’s waste-pickers: Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world’s waste-pickers [The Economist] 2020-12-17

South Africa Nehawu slams health department’s response to Covid-19 second wave [Berea Mail] 2020-12-17

USA / Global Robert Reich: Jeff Bezos became even richer thanks to Covid-19. But he still won't protect Amazon workers [Guardian] 2020-12-17

Canada / Ontario Lack of PPE contributes to outbreak [Blackburn News] For more info 2020-12-16

USA / Texas 'Feels like Christmas': Austin health care workers receive first coronavirus vaccinations [Austin American-Statesman] 2020-12-16

USA / Texas 'A light at the end of the tunnel' | Houston-area healthcare workers get their COVID-19 vaccines [KHOU] 2020-12-16

USA / Michigan Michigan Medicine to begin vaccinating health care workers this week [MLive] 2020-12-16

Korea (South) Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’ [NYTimes] 2020-12-16

USA / Virginia Virginia's healthcare workers start receiving vaccinations [Times Union] 2020-12-16

USA / Colorado Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Union Leaders To Demand COVID Hazard Pay For King Soopers Employees [CBS] For more info 2020-12-16

UK Taxi driver mobile protest at Scottish Parliament over lack of support [Unite the union] 2020-12-16

UK Unite launches comprehensive Covid-19 construction guide [Unite the union] 2020-12-16

UK Mass Testing for Schools [NEU] 2020-12-16

UK UNISON backs councils’ attempt to close schools amid COVID spike [UNISON] 2020-12-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Healthworkers bear the brunt of COVID-19 surge [eNCA] 2020-12-16

South Africa Nursing union threatens to sue health department over 'unsafe' KN95 masks [TimesLIVE] 2020-12-16

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Queen's Students' Union workers put back on furlough scheme [BBC] 2020-12-16

South Africa Nehawu: Govt needs to step up Covid-19 awareness campaigns [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-15

Canada / Ontario Southbridge Roseview is 'like a war zone,' union leader says [https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/southbridge-roseview-is-l] For more info 2020-12-15

Canada / Ontario Teachers Union Completely In The Dark On When Ontario Educators Will Get Vaccinated [Narcity] For more info 2020-12-15

UK Government again rejects a new law to protect shopworkers from assault [USDAW] 2020-12-15

South Africa / Eastern Cape Concern mounts for health workers [New Frame] 2020-12-15

UK Ofsted on Covid Isolation [NEU] 2020-12-15

UK Unite statement on London and parts of the South East being placed into Tier 3 [Unite the union] 2020-12-15

UK Ministers must ‘step up and create jobs’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-12-15

UK Without more support, jobs will be lost and businesses will close [TUC] 2020-12-15

Ireland Pay student nurses higher allowances for working during Covid-19, urges minister [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-15

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal More than 50 staffers test positive at Addington Hospital [Daily News] 2020-12-14

Canada / Ontario Ontario Labour Board Awards $25,000 to Worker fired for Raising Concerns about COVID-19 [Lexology] For more info 2020-12-10

UK School support staff must get Covid-19 vaccine alongside teachers [GMB] 2020-12-14

Africa / Middle East 16 days: Violence against women, COVID-19’s 'second wave' [BWI] 2020-12-14

Global BWI Youth Music Video: Workers in the time of COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-12-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa: Recall KN95 masks [eNCA] 2020-12-14

USA / California Can Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinated? [NBC] 2020-12-14

Canada Federal commitments from First Ministers Meeting welcomed by Canada’s Nurses [CFNU] 2020-12-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Major Concern Over COVID-19 Outbreak in Saskatoon Mail Processing Plant [CUPW] 2020-12-13

Canada / Alberta Compassion fatigue [ATA] 2020-12-13

UK / Scotland Teachers in Glasgow move to ballot after being refused permission to teach online [Union News] 2020-12-13

UK Barnoldswick workers resist lockout [Workersliberty] 2020-12-13

Canada / Ontario OMA calls for paid sick days [OMA] 2020-12-13

Global Report: E-commerce in the Covid-19 World - A challenge for workers and unions [UITA] 2020-12-12

Global Essential workers deserve human rights [UNI] 2020-12-12

Canada Connecting through art during the time of COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-12-12

Canada Out-of-work hotel workers say taxpayer money should help them and not big banks [rabble] 2020-12-12

Global Garment workers going hungry as fallout from cancelled orders takes toll – report [The Guardian] 2020-12-12

Canada / New Brunswick Unions call out premier on wage freeze plan [CBC] 2020-12-12

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE 5430 in Regina responds to co-management agreement at Parkside Extendicare [CUPE] 2020-12-12

USA / North Carolina Durham McDonald’s workers strike after COVID-19 case. ‘We can’t survive on $7.25.' [News&Observer] 2020-12-11

USA / Massachusetts Chelsea, MA: Information for Workers [ChelseaMA.gov] 2020-12-11

USA / California Latinx Low-Income Workers Hardest Hit by SF COVID-19 Surge [UCSF] 2020-12-11

USA / Pennsylvania Philly City Council passes bill to ensure jobs for laid-off hospitality workers [WHYY] 2020-12-11

USA / California Laid off concession workers stage protest at LAX [LADaily News] 2020-12-11

USA / Washington Workers at Fred Meyer in Burien speaking out after 10 employees test positive for COVID-19 [KIRO] 2020-12-11

USA / New York EMS workers concerned about COVID-19 vaccine rollout in New York [WGRZ] 2020-12-11

USA / California Nurses, healthcare workers authorize possible strike at 3 area hospitals [LADaily News] 2020-12-11

USA / Texas Nine months on the pandemic’s front line has crushed Texas health care workers' spirits and killed their colleagues [TX Tribune] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario ‘Morale is horrible’: London, Ont., nurse alleges equipment issues, lack of break space at LHSC [Global] 2020-12-11

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax Transit union launches petition as concerns mount about passengers who refuse to wear masks [The Guardian] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario Toronto education workers call for expansion of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing pilot [CBC] 2020-12-11

Canada NUPGE highlights International Human Rights [NUPGE] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario 21 workers at Cargill meat plant in Guelph, Ont. test positive for COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario Union says health-care workers need to be kept safe from COVID-19 [The Whig-Standard] 2020-12-11

Canada Federal government's new bailout program for hospitality sector may benefit banks, not laid-off workers [UNITE-HERE] 2020-12-11

South Africa Second wave of Covid-19 infections not surprising – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-12-11

UK Testing in Schools [NEU] 2020-12-11

UK European travel ban would be 'death knell for the travel trade' warns TSSA [TSSA] 2020-12-10

Bangladesh Solidarity Center Workers' Empowerment Project in Bangladesh Pivots in COVID-19 Crisis [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-12-10

Canada Essential workers worry they won’t be priority for COVID-19 vaccine [Yahoo] 2020-12-10

Canada / British Columbia Long hours, mounting stress: behind the curtain of COVID-19 red zone in St. Paul's Hospital [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada / Ontario 21 cases in COVID-19 outbreak at Guelph meat packaging plant, union says [CTV] 2020-12-10

Canada / British Columbia Health-care workers hope to be top of list as B.C. announces COVID-19 vaccine plan [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada / Manitoba Thousands left out in $5/hour pay bump for caregivers: union, opposition MLAs [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada Long-term care: more proof that public works best [CUPE] 2020-12-10

UK Act now to prevent financial calamity at Eurostar, urges TSSA [TSSA] 2020-12-10

UK Chancellor must use power of government to drive faster growth [TUC] 2020-12-10

UK TUC: 1 in 3 BME workers have had to self-isolate during Covid-19 pandemic [TUC] 2020-12-10

UK Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on global labour rights [UNISON] 2020-12-09

Mexico / Sweden Electrolux must compensate workers dismissed over Covid protests [IndustriALL] 2020-12-09

Global States Urged to Follow Guidelines on Crew Testing [IFALPA] 2020-12-09

Portugal Education union calls for adequate framework to ensure the health and safety of teachers in risk groups [EI] 2020-12-09

Global WIPO’s missed opportunity to produce guidance on copyright exceptions hits education during pandemic [EI] 2020-12-09

Portugal Union calls for strike to force government to negotiate [EI] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario Revera report ignores complicity of for-profit long-term care owners and operators in conditions that led to hundreds of residents’ deaths [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario Ford government hoarding $12 billion meant to keep Ontarians safe [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario The Neighbourhood Group and CUPE 7797 launch campaign for permanent wage increase for PSWs [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Global / Canada CUPE calls on Canada to fight for better vaccine access for low- and middle-income countries at the WTO [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / New Brunswick 'If it wasn't for overtime, we'd have no healthcare system': N.B. nurses union president [CTV] 2020-12-09

Global ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis [ILO] 2020-12-09

UK MPs to debate the future of the high street, Usdaw calls for urgent action [USDAW] 2020-12-09

Global Can internationalism survive Covid? [Opendemocracy] 2020-12-08

USA / New York Metropolitan Opera wants workers to take 30 percent pay cut [NYPost] 2020-12-08

USA / Global Garment workers for Adidas, Nike and H&M among those going hungry due to coronavirus pandemic, survey finds [ABC.net.au] 2020-12-08

Australia / Victoria COVID restrictions ease in VIC [HSA] 2020-12-08

Australia Qantas cuts to flight crew will risk safety & service, workers warn [AWU] 2020-12-08

Canada More Than 500 Revera Staff Stopped Coming To Work In 1st Wave: Report [Huffington Post] 2020-12-08

Canada / Saskatchewan Union says Sask.'s largest long-term care outbreak could have been lessened with more gov't action [CBC] 2020-12-08

Ireland Teachers' union ask Taoiseach for priority access to Covid vaccine [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-08

Global Covid-19 vaccine could be a ‘requirement’ for some hospital staff – WHO experts [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-08

Canada / Alberta AUPE Calls on Good Samaritan to Stop Violating Single-Site Order [AUPE] 2020-12-07

Canada / Ontario The fight of our lives: support workers throughout COVID-19 [WAC] 2020-12-07

Canada / Manitoba Union signs agreement for significant top-ups for nurses working on COVID-19 units [UNA] 2020-12-07

Canada Frontline workers should be given high priority for Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada UFCW advocates for members in airline industry on NDP roundtable [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada For conservative premiers, ideology trumps public safety [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada / Quebec Teamsters Quebec generous despite the pandemic [Teamsters] 2020-12-07

Canada / Saskatchewan Paid sick leave essential to reducing the spread of COVID-19 [SFL] 2020-12-07

Canada / Saskatchewan SFL calls on Sask. Party government to make ‘hero pay’ available to all workers [SFL] 2020-12-07

Global / Canada NUPGE joins call for waiver of intellectual property rights on COVID-19 medical products [NUPGE] 2020-12-07

Canada Fiscal Announcement A Let Down For Air Transportation and Aerospace Industries [IAMAW] 2020-12-07

Canada Fall Economic Statement, a step in the right direction [CTF] 2020-12-07

Canada Governments must update their guidance for health care workers to recognize - and respond - to the science on COVID-19 transmission [CFNU] 2020-12-07

Canada Transit Union is Encouraged by the Government’s Commitment to Permanent Funding but a Detailed Financial Plan is Needed Quickly [ATU Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada / British Columbia Cleaners Are on LNG Canada’s Frontlines. They’re Scared [The Tyee] 2020-12-07

South Africa Healthcare system won't survive second Covid-19 wave - NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-12-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Christmas came early for the nurses in Nelson Mandela Bay - Denosa [Radio 702] 2020-12-07

UK Swissport urged to rethink job losses at Jersey Airport [Unite the union] 2020-12-06

Mayotte Interjet workers still waiting for pay; new owner says payments coming Tuesday [Mexico News Daily] 2020-12-06

USA As hospitals start to max out, medical workers beg officials for new Covid-19 mandates [KTVZ] 2020-12-06

Canada / Ontario Pandemic sees nurses, PSWs suffering high COVID infection rate, job stress [Today] 2020-12-06

USA / Washington Hazardous job: Workers’ comp rates to jump at Amazon fulfillment centers [Lewiston Trib] 2020-12-06

Canada / Saskatchewan Health workers fear for other patients as resources diverted to COVID-19 care [CBC] 2020-12-06

USA / Global Solidarity Center Report: Countries Must Cooperate to Facilitate Safe Migration for Workers [Metro Wash AFL-CIO] 2020-12-06

USA / New Jersey Coronavirus Infection Odds Twice as High Among Black, Latinx Hospital Workers [Rutgers] 2020-12-05

UK Bakkavor Covid outbreak: huge win as company agrees full pay for absence [GMB] 2020-12-05

USA / Illinois Nursing home workers enter 2nd week of strike for better wages, hazard pay, PPE [Yahoo] 2020-12-05

UK Women could be pushed into poverty by proposed new rules curbing where carers can work [The Independent] 2020-12-05

Canada / Ontario Six Cargill workers sent home Friday after testing positive for COVID-19 [Today] 2020-12-05

Portugal Teachers in high-risk groups need improved conditions and options [Education International] 2020-12-05

Global Education International Launches Guide on Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic [Education International] 2020-12-05

South Africa SAMA concerned about overworked health workers ahead of festive season [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-05

South Africa COSATU statement on President’s announcement of further measures to combat COVID-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-05

Canada / New Brunswick 'Many' health-care workers working at more than one nursing home during pandemic, says CUPE [CBC] 2020-12-04

Canada / Manitoba Bus drivers back behind wheel in Winnipeg's largest school division, ending three-month strike [Canada.com] 2020-12-04

Canada / Ontario With Ontario health care staff COVID-19 infections rising, study finds they worked under distress, feeling “sacrificed” and violated [CUPE] 2020-12-04

Canada / Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news – Manitoba’s crisis in care still needs urgent action like paid sick days [CUPE] 2020-12-04

Canada / New Brunswick Health care staff at odds with NB government over surgical masks [CUPE] 2020-12-04

South Africa Nursing union welcomes extension of contracts for Covid-19 health-care workers [IOL] 2020-12-04

UK Police Officers - Survey reveals devastating impact of pandemic on morale [polfed] 2020-12-04

UK Royal College of Nursing responds to approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine [RCN] 2020-12-04

UK Schools are struggling to cope with the extra costs of Covid-19 [NEU] 2020-12-04

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Coronavirus: QUB student union staff in plea over furlough pay [BBC] 2020-12-03

Ireland Covid-19: 120% rise in planned redundancies during six months of pandemic [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-03

Ireland Principals say staff are burnt out from dealing with Covid pressures [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-03

Ireland SIPTU: St Luke’s Hospital in ‘dire straits’ with 34 Covid-19 patients [KCLR] 2020-12-03

UK Second Bakkavor worker dies amid Marks & Spencer supplier factory Covid outbreak [GMB] 2020-12-03

UK Women make up 60% of the UK retail sector and face job losses at Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and other high street stores [news.trust.org] 2020-12-03

UK DfE package of measures - 2021 examinations [NEU] 2020-12-03

USA / Nevada Healthcare workers plan weekly walkout of Las Vegas hospital due to COVID-19 working conditions [FOX] 2020-12-03

USA CDC on Vaccine: Health Care Workers, Long-Term Care Facilities Should be First in Line [9and10] 2020-12-03

USA / California L.A. offers $800 to thousands of restaurant workers struggling during the pandemic [KTLA] 2020-12-03

USA Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be the first to get coronavirus vaccines, CDC advisory group says [Wash Post] 2020-12-03

Australia Hrdlicka proves doubters wrong to seal union deal [Australian Aviation] 2020-12-03

Australia Virgin Australia workers asked to accept pay freeze, but promised their jobs won't be outsourced [ABC] 2020-12-03

Canada Federal economic update delivers some progress; much more needed [PSAC] 2020-12-03

Canada Teamsters Canada Statement on Federal Economic Update [Teamsters] 2020-12-03

Canada Nurses respond to fall economic update: too many Canadian families still without vital medicines [CFNU] 2020-12-03

Canada / Ontario Struggling App Workers Fear Being Made to Pay for Delivery Fee Cap [CUPW] 2020-12-03

Canada / Manitoba Province 'not leading by example,' with too many Manitoba civil servants not working remotely: union [CBC] 2020-12-03

Canada / Saskatchewan Outbreak declared at Saskatoon Canada Post processing site [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-12-03

UK RMT welcomes relaunch ‎of Hull Trains and some Grand Central services [RMT] 2020-12-03

UK TUC: Don’t repeat mistakes of Test and Trace by outsourcing Covid-19 vaccine programme [TUC] 2020-12-03

USA / Washington Workers' Comp Rates to Jump in Amazon's Washington Fulfillment Centers Due to Hazards [Daily Chronicle] 2020-12-03

USA / Delaware High-risk health workers to get first COVID vaccines in DE [DE State News] 2020-12-02

USA cHealth care workers overwhelmed amid record coronavirus hospitalizations [CBS] 2020-12-02

USA / Illinois Healthcare workers in Streator strike for higher wages, better working conditions [MyWebTimes] 2020-12-02

USA Amazon should do better by its workers [Times Herald-Record] 2020-12-02

USA / Washington Workers’ comp rates to jump in Amazon’s Washington fulfillment centers due to hazards [Seattle Times] 2020-12-02

Global Plea to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season [Lloyd's List] 2020-12-02

Australia Freedom lost: the generation coming of age in Australia's pandemic-fuelled recession [The Guardian] 2020-12-02

Canada / Prince Edward Island Nursing union blames poor planning on closure of Charlottetown's psychiatric urgent care clinic [CBC] 2020-12-02

Canada Time to tax extreme wealth as Canada’s billionaires grow $53B richer in pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Canada IATSE Hails Canada’s Move To Save Its Arts & Entertainment Industries; Plan Could Require Companies Like Netflix To Remit Sales Tax On Digital Sales [Deadline] 2020-12-02

Canada Unifor’s Jerry Dias – “Government is starting the long but critical work of economic recovery” [Net News Ledger] 2020-12-02

Canada Encouraging comments but limited action in Fall Economic Statement [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Canada Liberals’ economic update offers more delay and disappointment [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada Flight attendants union disappointed by the federal economic update [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada / Saskatchewan Union representing Legal Aid staff calls for targeted, temporary release of inmates to reduce spread of COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada Fiscal update fails to support all airline workers [Unifor] 2020-12-02

UK The mishandling of Covid has created a social epidemic - widespread poverty [Guardian] 2020-12-02

UK 'lockdown coronavirus has continued to increase amongst school age children' [NEU] 2020-12-02

UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday are placing retail and logistics workers under extraordinary pressure [TUC] 2020-12-02

UK 'Keep your cool' follow the rules and respect retail staff [USDAW] 2020-12-02

Australia Serious COVID, environmental and labour rights concerns plague Australian Antarctic Division replacement vessel [MUA] 2020-12-01

Australia Aged care funding papers over chronic problems [ACTU] 2020-12-01

Global Union asks industry to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season [Lloyd's List] 2020-12-01

Australia Hospitality Workers Aren’t “Entitled” — They Just Know How Much Their Work Is Worth [Jacobin] 2020-12-01

Canada Fiscal update’s emphasis on investments will spare Canadians further economic hardship and spur recovery [CLC] 2020-12-01

Canada / Nova Scotia 2 Halifax Transit drivers refuse work, renewing call for mask enforcement [CBC] 2020-12-01

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases rise to 142 at Saskatoon jail, daily temperature checks added for staff: union [CTV] 2020-12-01

Canada / Saskatchewan 'People are scared': Saskatoon mail facility sees rash of COVID-19 cases [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-12-01

Canada / British Columbia “It’s going to be overwhelming,” : Postal workers union President lists packaging deadlines [My PG] 2020-12-01

Canada / New Brunswick Shannex employee sent home with COVID-like symptoms was called back to work, union alleges [CBC] 2020-12-01

Canada Fiscal update points toward future economic recovery, but workers need additional support today [Unifor] 2020-12-01

Ireland SIPTU supports decision to keep third level lectures online for rest of academic year [SIPTU] 2020-12-01

Ireland Traffic ‘significantly busier’ as State exits second lockdown [RTÉ] 2020-12-01

Canada / Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news [CUPE] 2020-12-01

UK £20,000 wages’ axe for Greenwich housing repair staff threatens strike action [Unite the union] 2020-12-01

UK Worker dies amid Covid-19 outbreak at Bakkavor factory [GMB] 2020-12-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: 7 132 public healthcare workers infected since start of pandemic [News24] 2020-12-01

UK Heathrow Strike: Workers walkout over savage wage cuts [Unite the union] 2020-11-30

UK Intrusive technology at work on the rise during coronavirus [TUC] 2020-11-30

UK Food factories could be Covid-19 “super spreaders” this Christmas, warns TUC [TUC] 2020-11-30

Global In a year of pandemic and pain, women fight back with mass protests [Opendemocracy] 2020-11-30

Canada / Manitoba Nurse with COVID-19 believes expired masks put her at risk [CBC] 2020-11-30

UK RMT calls for robust enforcement of COVID rules on buses [RMT] 2020-11-30

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases at Saskatoon Correctional Centre climb to 128 [CBC] 2020-11-30

Canada / Alberta Over 3,200 COVID-19 claims made to Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta since March [Global] 2020-11-30

Canada / Ontario Pandemic layoffs: United Steelworkers 1998 [The Varsity] 2020-11-30

USA LA Progressive: How Mitch’s Do Nothing Republicans Are Killing Us [KY AFL-CIO] For more info 2020-11-30

USA / New York As COVID-19 Surges, Some Trader Joe’s Workers Say They're In A “State Of Terror” [Gothamist] 2020-11-30

USA Up to 87 million workers could lose access to paid leave next month if Congress doesn't pass another coronavirus relief package [Biz Insider] For more info 2020-11-30

Spain Spain's health workers protest against health service cuts [Reuters] 2020-11-30

USA / Connecticut With COVID-19 surging in Connecticut, health care workers at local hospitals feel the anxiety rising [Hartford Courant] 2020-11-30

USA Chicago Nursing Home Strike: Union Tries To Increase Pressure Before Talks Resume [WBEZ] 2020-11-29

USA / Illinois Nearly 700 nursing home workers walk off job, begin strike in fight for better wages, hazard pay, PPE [ABC] 2020-11-29

Canada Dr. Tam: paid sick leave is “essential to protect worker and community health” [Decent Work and Health Network] 2020-11-29

Canada 117 Food Banks Across Canada Receive $226,750 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund [USW] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta AHS swiftly rejects UNA proposal to achieve labour peace and focus on the pandemic [UNA] 2020-11-29

Canada / British Columbia Unifor calls for additional transit security to enforce mask requirement [Unifor] 2020-11-29

Canada NDP joins UFCW Canada in calling for further action on enhanced safety measures in food processing sector [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-29

Canada / Ontario COVID-19 agriculture strategy snubs farm workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-29

Canada Social Justice and COVID-19: PSAC responds with new aid [PSAC] 2020-11-29

Canada / Saskatchewan Province needs to do more than just consider a work-from-home policy [NUPGE] 2020-11-29

Canada Driving a hard bargain – How COVID-19 has changed things [IAMAW] 2020-11-29

Canada “No blank cheques” – Clear message from Jagmeet Singh on Support for Aviation [IAMAW] 2020-11-29

Canada This Black Friday, Think About the Workers, Not the Deals [CUPW] 2020-11-29

Canada / British Columbia Cronk and Skidmore acclaimed to second term as BCFED wraps first-ever online convention [BCFed] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s COVID plan is “inaction masquerading as action,” says AFL [AFL] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta Leaked recordings show Kenney consistently put business interests ahead of worker interests and public safety [AFL] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta Frontline workers are losing out on more than $400 million in ‘hero pay’ because the UCP refuses to hold up its end on a cost-shared wage program [AFL] 2020-11-29

USA / Nebraska NE health care workers cope with stress, long hours as they treat COVID-19 patients [Omaha World-Herald] 2020-11-29

USA Millions of workers poised to lose access to paid leave as virus spikes [Politico] 2020-11-29

UK RMT calls for urgent meeting with Sir Peter Hendy to discuss Christmas transport plans [RMT] 2020-11-29

USA / Bangladesh Photos of workers and activists protesting Amazon on Black Friday [Mashable] 2020-11-29

USA The public thanks postal workers [APWU] 2020-11-29

USA / Global Amazon spends another $500 million on bonuses. Some of its workers are still going on strike [WTOP] 2020-11-28

USA / Global Human Rights groups protest Amazon over worker pay ahead of Cyber Monday [NYPost] 2020-11-28

USA / Global Amazon workers across the world protest on Black Friday [FOX] 2020-11-28

USA / Washington Coronavirus cases spike among Puget Sound-area transit workers [Seattle Times] 2020-11-28

USA New York Health Care Workers Are Worried Amid Another COVID-19 Spike [NPR] 2020-11-28

UK Schools and colleges need much stronger safety measures [NEU] 2020-11-28

UK NEU demand that clinically extremely vulnerable staff should work from home [NEU] 2020-11-28

Canada CUPE sounds alarm on pension fund privatization push [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada CUPE asks the government to support struggling airline workers [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada / New Brunswick Healthcare staff at odds with NB government over surgical masks [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week November 22-27, 2020 - Ontario won't fund the fight to save kids from COVID-19 [RadioLabour] 2020-11-28

USA 50,000 ShopRite workers land union deal for retroactive pay bump [NJ] 2020-11-28

USA Health Care Workers Plead With Americans To Take Pandemic More Seriously [NPR] 2020-11-28

Australia Court rejects Qantas workers bid for sick leave [ACTU] 2020-11-27

Australia Unions lose appeal to have Qantas pay sick leave to workers stood down due to coronavirus [ABC] 2020-11-27

Canada / Ontario Front-line workers in Ontario feel “sacrificed” and violated through the COVID-19 pandemic [Today] 2020-11-27

Canada Nav Canada warns air traffic controllers that job cuts are coming as pandemic crushes revenue [CBC] 2020-11-27

Canada / Saskatchewan Sask Party is shortchanging health care workers, again [CUPE] 2020-11-27

Global COVID-19 in Cold Environments: risks in meat processing plants [IUF] 2020-11-27

Mexico Red tape, bad data and bribes endanger Mexico's workers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-11-27

USA / Global Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal [NYTimes] 2020-11-27

Malaysia Malaysia reassures on supply after world's largest latex glove maker shuts factories [Thomson Reuters] 2020-11-27

UK Failure to boost sick pay with advent of new Covid-19 tier restrictions ‘a dereliction of duty’ [Unite the union] 2020-11-27

USA / Pennsylvania He lost his soulmate, a SEPTA worker, to COVID-19. On top of the grief, it’s now a struggle to pay the bills [Phila Inquirer] 2020-11-27

USA Delta pilots approve cost-cutting measures to avoid furloughs until 2022 [CNBC] 2020-11-27

USA Disney increases layoffs to 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters its theme park business [CNBC] 2020-11-27

USA / New Jersey UFCW Announces COVID-19 Hazard Pay Deal for ShopRite Workers in Tri-State [NBC] 2020-11-27

Australia Berry and citrus farms most at risk of having slave-like working conditions, Woolworths modern slavery report finds [ABC] 2020-11-26

Canada / Alberta Public doesn’t like Kenney’s handling of health care and COVID-19: poll [CUPE] 2020-11-26

Canada / Ontario Hotel workers struggle in pandemic, wondering when — or if — they will be called back [The Citizen] 2020-11-26

Canada / Manitoba Son fears COVID-19 spread after home-care staff ordered to also work in Winnipeg nursing homes [CBC] 2020-11-26

Canada / British Columbia Nurses' union calls for better access to PPE as Fraser Health battles large COVID-19 outbreak at Burnaby Hospital [CTV] 2020-11-26

Canada / Manitoba Unions, families raise PPE concerns after COVID-19 outbreak at Brandon care home [CBC] 2020-11-26

Canada Post pandemic economic recovery must include child care, says new study [CUPE] 2020-11-26

UK RMT responds to rail regulator’s report on financial impact of the pandemic [RMT] 2020-11-26

Latin America Solidarity and trade union cooperation to mitigate COVID impact in the entertainment sector of the Americas [UNI Global Union] 2020-11-26

Georgia Metro train drivers union: majority of Tbilisi Metro employees have tested positive for COVID-19 [Agenda.ge] 2020-11-26

USA / Alabama Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote [Wash Post] 2020-11-26

Australia 'No evidence' doubled JobSeeker was a disincentive to work: Academics [The Morning Herald] 2020-11-25

Canada / Ontario Local postal workers brace for busy Christmas season [Bay Today] 2020-11-25

Global WTO members should ensure access to affordable medicines [IndustriALL] 2020-11-25

UK Almost 60% of staff report covid outbreaks in their school [GMB] 2020-11-25

UK Chancellor has power and responsibility to see off mass unemployment [Unite the union] 2020-11-25

UK Quarantine Move Must Be First Step In Travel Sector Fight - Cortes [TSSA] 2020-11-25

UK School attendance continues to fall in the face of the pandemic [NEU] 2020-11-25

UK RMT calls for urgent support for Eurostar [RMT] 2020-11-25

UK Shockingly poor government planning left health and care staff vulnerable to the virus [UNISON] 2020-11-25

Ireland Most meat plant workers not paid sick leave, survey reveals [Irish Times] 2020-11-25

Ireland Health workers to get premium pay when out sick due to Covid-19 [Irish Independent] 2020-11-25

Ireland Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended to March 2021 [RTÉ] 2020-11-25

USA / New York Rich New Yorkers are hiring line-waiters to sit in COVID-19 testing queues [NYPost] 2020-11-25

South Africa Bus drivers protest for Covid relief [GroundUp] 2020-11-25

USA / Alabama Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote [Wash Post] 2020-11-24

Canada / Alberta Nurses union refuses to delay contract negotiations with AHS during COVID-19 pandemic [The Journal] 2020-11-24

USA Nurses’ union warns of hospital stresses amid COVID-19 surge [Al Jazeera] 2020-11-24

Canada / British Columbia Health-care workers plead for public to follow COVID-19 orders [CBC] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario Unions fire back at LHSC boss's 'shaming' over COVID-19 protocol lapses [Canada.com] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario UWindsor study reveals toll of COVID-19 on Ontario health-care workers [CBC] 2020-11-24

UK / Wales Cardiff taxi drivers to stage protest in Cardiff city centre [Unite the union] 2020-11-24

South Africa UIF could collapse if Covid-19 payments are extended [BusinessTech] 2020-11-24

UK / England School catering staff win in the Wirral after UNISON pressure [UNISON] 2020-11-24

UK Usdaw petition tops 80K after a Respect for Shopworkers Week boost [USDAW] 2020-11-24

UK Community testing scheme should be publicly run, says TUC [TUC] 2020-11-24

UK BALPA welcomes Government help for aviation and urges further steps [BALPA] 2020-11-24

Ireland Borrowing for pandemic rules out major public sector pay hike, Tánaiste signals [Irish Times] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario Support workers warn Ontario's long-term care staffing efforts will do more harm than good [rabble] 2020-11-24

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Trains overcrowded as rail service battles to keep up with demand [GroundUp] 2020-11-24

Australia State to trial sick leave for casual workers [The New Daily] 2020-11-23

Australia United Workers Union applauds Victorian Government changes for casual workers – calls on the Federal Government to do more [UWU] 2020-11-23

Australia Union leader says COVID-19 has ‘exposed’ danger of casualised work force [3AW] 2020-11-23

Canada / British Columbia Teachers enlist parents' help amid growing COVID-19 concerns [CTV] 2020-11-23

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA Calling for Mandatory Face Masks in Schools as Cases Rise [VOCM] 2020-11-23

UK Call for ‘czar’ to break PPE logjam in supply chain [Unite the union] 2020-11-23

Ireland Unions ‘gravely concerned’ after 550 healthcare workers are signed off over COVID contacts [Extra.ie] 2020-11-23

USA / Louisiana LA Largest Employer Rakes In Billions While Failing to Protect Workers [Big Easy Mag] 2020-11-23

USA Laid-Off Workers Lobby For Unemployment Benefits To Continue: Nearly 12 million Americans are set to have their benefits expire at the end of the year [Huff Post] 2020-11-23

USA / New York A path to investing in New York City’s social services workers [NYNMedia] 2020-11-23

India Rescued stranded Indian workers finally home [BWI] 2020-11-22

USA Senior Living: Long-term care workers, grieving and under siege, brace for COVID’s next round [Daily Breeze] 2020-11-22

USA / Iowa Meatpacking Bosses in Iowa Allegedly Organized a Betting Pool on How Many Workers Would Get COVID [Jacobin] 2020-11-21

USA Giving direct care workers a raise is a win-win — here's proof [The Hill] 2020-11-22

USA / Michigan hospital workers face burnout as public support fades, COVID-19 cases riseMI [Detroit Free Press] 2020-11-22

USA / Iowa Meat Plant Managers Suspended After Charges of Betting on Number of COVID Cases [WorkCompCentral] 2020-11-22

Canada / Ontario Province refuses to acknowledge link between schools being open and COVID cases increasing [ETFO] 2020-11-22

Canada / Ontario Pandemic magnifies employment struggles of Transgender people [ETFO] 2020-11-22

Canada / Saskatchewan Gov’t must act now to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect workers [SFL] 2020-11-22

Canada / Manitoba MGEU President reacts to weekend anti-mask rally and harassment of MGEU members [NUPGE] 2020-11-22

Canada / Nova Scotia Workers shouldn’t be left out in the cold as the second wave of COVID 19 comes ashore [NSFL] 2020-11-22

Canada / New Brunswick Approach in Speech from Throne is a recipe for failure [NBFL] 2020-11-22

UK Stricter rules urgently needed to combat construction Covid transmissions, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-22

Canada / Alberta Teachers facing increased aggression [ATA] 2020-11-22

Australia / South Australia Eldercare to sack aged care workers during outbreak [UWU] 2020-11-22

Sri Lanka Teachers’ Unions up in arms over decision to reopen schools [News First] 2020-11-22

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 restrictions create concerns for workers, small businesses [Global] 2020-11-21

Canada / Saskatchewan Union calls on Sask. to allow more Crown staff to work from home [CBC] 2020-11-21

Canada / Alberta Unions call for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown, province-wide mask mandate and a ‘zero-COVID’ strategy to address mounting COVID-19 crisis [AFL] 2020-11-21

Canada / Alberta Workers demand mandatory paid sick leave as Alberta breaks record for COVID-19 deaths [AFL] 2020-11-21

Canada / Alberta Leaders of 18 Alberta unions call for COVID-19 lockdown 'for as long as it takes' [CTV] 2020-11-21

Canada / Quebec Health measures during the Christmas holiday season: Health and social services employees again left out in the cold [CUPE] 2020-11-21

Canada / Nova Scotia Clear and timely direction needed by Nova Scotia’s school support staff in event of outbreaks [CUPE] 2020-11-21

New Zealand Employers must adhere to public health rules [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-11-21

New Zealand Unions call for urgent government action to ensure people are well at work [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-11-21

Global Tecnologia di classe [Covid-19] 2020-11-21

UK Women being hit hardest by Covid-19 in work [GMB] 2020-11-21

UK Retail industry unites in a call to respect shopworkers - Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-21

UK Covid risk - Independent School conference survey [NEU] 2020-11-21

Canada / Ontario Front-line and low-income workers would benefit most from paid sick days, advocates say [The Star] 2020-11-21

Ireland NUJ seeks review of Covid-19 breaches by RTÉ [NUJ] 2020-11-20

Ireland Minister will 'bow to public health' over priority vaccine for teachers [RTÉ] 2020-11-20

Ireland NUJ calls for review after 'grave' RTÉ Covid-19 guideline breaches [Irish News] 2020-11-20

Ireland ASTI: Schools face closure if too cold due to Covid-19 ventilation [Irish Examiner] 2020-11-20

Global Save Lives and Reopen Economies with Rapid Antigen Testing [ITUC] 2020-11-20

Australia Money for jam? Ask me (and your union) how [The Times] 2020-11-20

Canada / British Columbia Retailers, teachers react to mandatory mask order [CITY] 2020-11-20

Canada / Ontario Elder Care Should Not Be About Making Profits [Jacobin] 2020-11-20

Canada Unions and Singh calls for end to for-profit long-term care homes [Castanet] 2020-11-20

Canada The third wave: The shortage of health-care workers because they are too burnt out or sick themselves [The National Post] 2020-11-20

UK Poor PPE to blame for thousands of ambulance workers Covid-19 absences [GMB] 2020-11-20

UK RMT warns that the UK oil and gas industry is teetering on the brink [RMT] 2020-11-20

USA Tyson Food managers bet on workers getting Covid-19, lawsuit says [BBC] 2020-11-20

South Africa / Eastern Cape Unions protest as health minister visits Covid-19 hit province [Health-e News] 2020-11-19

Canada / Ontario Toronto Catholic school education worker dies after contracting COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-11-19

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Staff member at Toronto school dies from COVID-19 [Global] 2020-11-19

Canada / Manitoba Home-care workers going into long-term homes with COVID outbreaks need proper PPE: union [CBC] 2020-11-19

Ireland Standard of care at St Luke’s is being impacted by latest superbug outbreak, says local SIPTU rep [KCLR] 2020-11-19

Ireland President: Covid-19 pandemic is 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' to improve workers rights [Irish Examiner] 2020-11-19

Ireland No plans to close schools early at Christmas, Department confirms [Irish Times] 2020-11-19

Ireland Pandemic fallout offers chance to change work and living for better, says President [Irish Times] 2020-11-19

UK UK drivers denied access to toilets with Covid lockdown worsening situation [Unite the union] 2020-11-19

UK Private contract cronyism another shameful legacy of Govt's Covid mishandling [GMB] 2020-11-18

Australia $100 billion in unpaid overtime shows working from home comes at a cost [The New Daily] 2020-11-18

Australia Chief Executive’s report for 2019-20 [MEAA] 2020-11-18

Australia / South Australia CFMEU SA warns against prolonged industry shutdown [CFMMEU] 2020-11-18

Australia TWU demands assurances for truckies on SA-VIC border [TWU] 2020-11-18

Australia Calls to pay employees more to work from home [HRD] 2020-11-18

Canada / British Columbia Doctors, nurses fighting an uphill battle to care for patients [My PG] 2020-11-18

Canada / Alberta Unions call for Alberta government to address paid sick leave gap amid pandemic [Global] 2020-11-18

Canada / British Columbia Nurses struggling with shortage of staff and protective equipment, union president says [CBC] 2020-11-18

Canada / Saskatchewan Crown workers upset by forced return to in-person work, doctor's note requirement to work from home [CBC] 2020-11-18

Canada / British Columbia Government issues province-wide policy for mask use in health facilities [HEU] 2020-11-18

Canada / Manitoba Health care support workers call for immediate changes to PPE guidelines [CUPE] 2020-11-18

Canada / New Brunswick “Renewed and reinvented public services” promised in NB Throne Speech [CUPE] 2020-11-18

Global Hero nurses, untrustworthy domestic workers, and vilified sex workers [Opendemocracy] 2020-11-18

Asia RCEP Rules Could Harm Asia’s Covid-19 Recovery [PSI] 2020-11-18

Norway Industri Energi works continuously for improving solutions for members who have to stay in hotel quarantine [Industri Energi] 2020-11-17

India / Karnataka Why Bengaluru sex workers couldn’t get ration kits during lockdown [Citizen Matters] 2020-11-17

UK Swissport makes 3,000 workers redundant after refusing to access extended furlough scheme [GMB] 2020-11-17

Canada Unifor helps bust common myths about government finances [Unifor] 2020-11-17

UK DHL must take 'responsibility' during pandemic [CWU] 2020-11-17

UK Call for West Yorkshire bus company to restore drivers’ terms and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-11-17

Africa Covid-19 exacerbates precarious work in West and Central Africa [BWI] 2020-11-17

Global 'The second wave has arrived, but the same problems persist' [PSI] 2020-11-17

Global Covid-19 vaccine must be free; Stop Pfizer-BioNTech putting profit first [PSI] 2020-11-17

Italy Rolls-Royce workers strike for jobs [Workers liberty] 2020-11-16

Ireland Workers of the word united in one volume [The Irish Times] 2020-11-16

Canada / Manitoba Nurses union complains after visitors at Seven Oaks Hospital circumvent rules [CBC] 2020-11-16

UK Three-quarters of retail staff say abuse worse during the pandemic [USDAW] 2020-11-16

Spain C-19 lockdown: How domestic workers became prisoners [BBC] 2020-11-12

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers 'feeling disappointed' with deal with Loblaw, Unifor says [CBC] 2020-11-15

USA Taxi drivers and health workers are among the most exposed to the coronavirus [Science Norway] 2020-11-15

USA / Michigan Workers at Sterling Heights assembly plant fear COVID-19 spreading again [ABC] 2020-11-14

UK Don’t put key workers at end of the Covid vaccine queue, warn UK unions [Guardian] 2020-11-14

Ghana Care Union Putting Workers Health First [UNI] 2020-11-14

Romania One Romanian garment worker breaks her silence on COVID-19 pay cuts [Euronews] 2020-11-14

UK Post-Qualification University Admissions [NEU] 2020-11-14

UK / England Union says right to picket during lockdown secured following case involving North Yorkshire Police [The Post] 2020-11-14

Canada / Manitoba 'Completely overwhelming': Steinbach ER at capacity treating COVID-19 patients, nurse says [CBC] 2020-11-14

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19: Union representing retail, grocery workers says majority of members feel unsafe at work [The Sun] 2020-11-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion strike ended after workers ratify new contract [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-11-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers reach agreement ending 12-week strike [CBC] 2020-11-14

Canada / Quebec A 15-minute pause to support the thousands of men and women on the front lines [CUPE] 2020-11-14

USA / Iowa ACLU of Iowa, unions file complaint saying state OSHA failed to do its job, protect workers against COVID-19 [Des Moines Register] 2020-11-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers in Newfoundland ratify contract [Unifor] 2020-11-14

USA Working People Call for COVID Relief [WI AFL-CIO] 2020-11-14

USA / Illinois Nursing home workers threaten strike over COVID-19 conditions [ABC] 2020-11-14

USA / Wisconsin As hospitals near capacity, healthcare workers plead for compliance [FOX] 2020-11-14

USA / Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul Health systems short at least 6,000 workers due to Covid-19 spread [Minn/St Paul Biz Jrnl] 2020-11-14

USA / Massachusetts UMASS AMHERST: Graduate Workers Demand Safe Work! [Action Network] 2020-11-14

USA / Michigan Workers describe 'stressful and chaotic' scene at Muskegon hospital hit hard with COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-11-14

USA How Biden could revamp worker health protections in the midst of the deadly pandemic [Wash Post] 2020-11-14

Canada / New Brunswick Death of six-month-old boy prompts warning that social workers have too many cases [CBC] 2020-11-13

USA AFL-CIO expects spike in Adopt-A-Family applicants due to COVID-19 [KQ2] 2020-11-13

USA / Iowa Federal complaint filed against Iowa OSHA for not protecting workers amid COVID-19 [NBC] 2020-11-13

USA / Michigan As COVID-19 cases rise, State emphasizes worker protections in offices, remote work policies [MI.gov] 2020-11-13

USA / Iowa Labor, civil rights groups: Iowa failed to protect workers [Times-Republican] 2020-11-13

USA Fired Amazon worker sues over pandemic working conditions [CNN] 2020-11-13

USA Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders to Transition Team [UCOMM] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta AUPE calls for province to take action on COVID-19 [AUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Life-saving single-site order collapsing at continuing-care facilities [AUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Doctors, health care unions including UNA, call for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown [UNA] 2020-11-13

Canada New survey is seeking grocery worker input on job pathways and changing industry [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-13

Canada UFCW Canada launches new health and safety resource, Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 at Work [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-13

Canada / Saskatchewan 'Explosion of COVID' leading to overcrowding, bringing health care system to its 'knees': Sask. nurses' union [SUN] 2020-11-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Health organizations unite in call for additional COVID-19 measures [SUN] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario OPSEU/SEFPO calls for OPP investigation into deaths at private long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-11-13

Canada NUPGE renews call for government action in long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-11-13

Canada / British Columbia Public Health Order compliance necessary to keep workers safe [BCFed] 2020-11-13

UK OSC successful in ground-breaking challenge to Government failure to extend H&S protections to workers during COVID-19 pandemic [oldsquare.co.uk] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Arbitration panel rejects pay cut for public college staff, orders raise instead [rabble] 2020-11-13

Australia / South Australia Melbourne Airport workers kept in the dark about COVID case [UWU] 2020-11-13

Australia / Victoria Andrews Govt must bring Ambulance Victoria into line over paramedic suffering [UWU] 2020-11-13

USA / District of Columbia Teachers union, D.C. schools reach tentative deal on in-person classes [Washington Post ] 2020-11-13

Australia Early Access to Superannuation [NTEU] 2020-11-13

Australia Conflict or Cooperation? Australian Union Responses to COVID-19 [Labour Law Down Under] 2020-11-13

Australia Collectivising the gig economy: In the pandemic, it's a matter of life and death [Labour Law Down Under] 2020-11-13

Australia Union launches Fair Work Commission case to lift aged care workers’ wages by 25%​ [Aged Care] 2020-11-13

USA Platform Power to the People [SSIR] 2020-11-13

Canada / Quebec The FSE-CSQ and QPAT light up Édifice Marie-Guyart - 'Enough contempt! Respecting teachers is non-negotiable!' [CSQ] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario OPSEU/SEFPO President offers Premier front-line help on long-term care crisis [OPSEU] 2020-11-13

Canada Loblaw raises shareholders dividend but won’t be reinstating ‘hero pay’ to front-line workers [Toronto.com] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Hundreds of Alberta doctors, 3 major health-care unions join calls for 'circuit-breaker' targeted lockdown [CBC] 2020-11-13

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA says Adding More Sports in Schools Goes Against Public Health Measures [VOCM] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario CUPE child care workers in Windsor deliver thousands of toys to those in need [CUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Don’t buy into NL Government’s risky proposal to unlock pensions [CUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives aren’t listening to scientific experts with new COVID-19 guidelines [SCFP] 2020-11-13

UK Government must end poverty pay for care staff, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-11-13

UK Drivers and assistants, who take disabled children to school in Hackney, vote to strike over Covid-19 payment [Unite the union] 2020-11-13

UK Vaccine success needs a second ‘call to arms’ and a manufacturing minister to avert PPE fiasco repeat [Unite the union] 2020-11-13

South Africa SA Medical Association welcomes further easing of COVID-19 rules [Devdiscourse] 2020-11-13

South Africa Covid-19 must remain a top priority - NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-11-12

UK London City Airport accused of poor treatment of its workforce [Unite the union] 2020-11-12

UK PCS condemns government for contracting out Covid vaccine communications work [PCS] 2020-11-12

UK Massive increase in food bank usage during pandemic underscores necessity for welfare reform [Unite the union] 2020-11-12

UK Government must urgently tackle funding problems for struggling councils, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-11-12

UK Pay rise and student support are key to increasing nursing numbers [UNISON] 2020-11-12

UK Post-Brexit lorry queues could make Kent 'toilet of England' [Guardian] 2020-11-12

New Zealand Fletcher Building won’t repay wage subsidy from ‘strong’ earnings [Stuff] 2020-11-12

Australia More than 200,000 aged care workers seek 25% pay rise in landmark Australian case [The Guardian] 2020-11-12

Canada / Manitoba Teachers exempted from province's household self-isolation policy [CBC] 2020-11-12

Canada Support staff at commercial buildings not adequately protected amid pandemic: Report [HR Reporter] 2020-11-12

Global Fundamental rights for a better future of work [ILO] 2020-11-12

Singapore COVID-19 exposes the Singapore migrant worker experience [East Asia Forum] 2020-11-12

UK Bosses must have zero tolerance for covid, says TSSA re Manchester Piccadilly [TSSA] 2020-11-12

UK Education Committee on Exams [NEU] 2020-11-12

UK Austerity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report says [Guardian] 2020-11-11

UK NEU urge education minister to let go of GCSEs [NEU] 2020-11-11

UK Staff need training and support to deliver mass testing to students [UNISON] 2020-11-11

Canada / Alberta 10 deaths, 146 cases tied to COVID-19 outbreak at south Edmonton long-term care facility [CBC] 2020-11-11

Canada / Quebec COVID-19: Montreal hotel workers stage protest to protect their jobs [The Gazette] 2020-11-11

Canada / Ontario Advocates and union question new job category for Ontario long-term care homes [CTV] 2020-11-11

Canada Airline workers must be consulted on federal support for sector: CUPE [CUPE] 2020-11-11

Canada / Quebec A moment of reflection for front-line workers in the Eastern Townships [CUPE] 2020-11-11

USA / New York NY Court Dismisses Amazon Workers’ COVID-19 Health and Safety Claims [Law & the Workplace] 2020-11-10

UK Devil will be in the detail for learners, support staff, teachers and leaders after Wales exams cancelled [GMB] 2020-11-10

UK Time to stop government’s ‘economic rollercoaster’, says TUC [TUC] For more info 2020-11-10

UK Royal Mail workers wearing masks, keeping safe, keeping healthy [CWU] 2020-11-10

UK Ofsted Report - November [NEU] 2020-11-10

Australia Pilots point finger for lack of support at Qantas and Virgin [News.com] 2020-11-10

Canada / Manitoba CUPE exposes 'less than accurate' Revera's information on Maples care home [CBC] 2020-11-10

Canada Study seeks to interview temporary foreign workers in the Maritimes [rabble] 2020-11-10

Canada / Manitoba Victoria Hospital health-care aide dies from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-11-10

Australia / New South Wales Health workers challenge staff strain as Port Macquarie Base Hospital ward 1B re-opens [Port News] 2020-11-09

Israel Union warns strike over payments to quarantined workers [MENA FN] 2020-11-09

Australia Aviation workers demand senate inquiry into industry’s survival [TWU] 2020-11-09

UK Visa rules forcing migrant NHS workers to leave UK amid Covid second wave [Guardian] 2020-11-09

Australia Australian seafarers outraged after Federal Government grants foreign workers COVID exemptions to take coastal shipping jobs [MUA] 2020-11-09

UK Police reminded to respect the role of journalists as key workers [NUJ] 2020-11-09

UK Your safety at work comes first [PCS] 2020-11-09

UK McCluskey: 'We need a plan for jobs and incomes, and we need it yesterday' [Unite the union] 2020-11-09

UK Covid-19 prompts UK call for statutory paid bereavement leave [Guardian] 2020-11-09

USA / Michigan Health workers deal with COVID-19 outbreak in Chippewa County [UpNorthLive] 2020-11-09

USA / Missouri ‘With this, I’ve lost count:’ As COVID surges in KC, health workers, families struggle [Kansas City Star] 2020-11-09

Canada Workshop for Health Workers Next Wednesday [Decent Work and Health Network] 2020-11-08

Canada Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes to 46 Food Banks in Western Canada [USW] 2020-11-08

Canada / Alberta AHS enacts emergency provisions in response to COVID surge in Edmonton Zone [UNA] 2020-11-08

Canada National Council reviews union’s response to COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-08

Canada Addressing racism must be at centre of COVID-19 recovery [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-08

Canada / Ontario Budget provides no new funding to keep students and educators safe [ETFO] 2020-11-08

Canada / Saskatchewan Private contractors put the Canadian Forces at risk during the pandemic [PSAC] 2020-11-08

Canada / Ontario Instead of Tackling COVID-19 ‘Head On’, Ontario’s Budget takes a ‘head in the sand’ approach. More action needed: OFL [OFL] 2020-11-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Let’s take what we have learned from the pandemic and prepare for a brighter future [NSFL] 2020-11-08

Canada Unions say slowing job recovery necessitates urgent government intervention [CLC] 2020-11-08

Canada Amid austerity measures, some provinces' public services are in trouble [rabble] 2020-11-07

Australia / South Australia Aged care workers still carrying pandemic costs [UWU] 2020-11-07

UK Infection Rates in Schools and Colleges [NEU] 2020-11-07

Canada / Ontario Advocates say absent funding details for long-term care standard in budget troubling [CTV] 2020-11-07

India Who gets reformed, capital or labour? The challenges to Indian labour during the pandemic and times ahead [Global Labour University] 2020-11-07

Global Shell workers determined to overcome Covid-19 challenges [IndustriALL] 2020-11-07

Democratic Republic of the Congo Collaboration of education trade unions in the production of a guide on COVID-19 in schools [EI] 2020-11-07

Palestine Online training positions education union as a strategic social partner [EI] 2020-11-07

Canada / Ontario Tax cuts won’t cut it: CUPE Ontario responds to the Fall Budget [CUPE] 2020-11-07

South Africa Teacher unions rail against Covid-19 decision [JacarandaFM] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU condemns violation of isolation protocols during exams [Political Analysis] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU: 'Schools are not quarantine sites' [East Coast Radio] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU calls on Basic Education and Health Departments to convene urgent meeting on unilateral decision that violates isolation protocols during writing of final examinations [SADTU] 2020-11-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses at hospital do 'heavy lifting' as infrastructure fails [eNCA] 2020-11-06

Australia Safe and secure? [AEU] 2020-11-06

UK London Assembly supports Usdaw campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse [USDAW] 2020-11-06

UK TSSA slams 'damning' NAO Brexit preparedness report [TSSA] For more info 2020-11-06

UK TUC call for Liverpool employers to do the right thing during mass testing pilot [TUC] 2020-11-06

Australia Union calls for 'distortionary effect' of JobMaker to be scrapped [The advertiser] 2020-11-06

Australia Seafarers outraged after Federal Government grants foreign workers COVID exemptions to take coastal [MUA] 2020-11-06

Canada / Ontario Ford budget acknowledges public services are the great equalizer [OPSEU] 2020-11-06

Canada / Ontario Budget sets an underwhelming path to economic recovery, leaves workers with questions [Unifor] 2020-11-06

Canada / Manitoba Nurses need more protection as COVID-19 hospital outbreaks grow, union says [CBC] 2020-11-06

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities  to move online [UCU] 2020-11-06

UK Chancellor's necessary extension to furlough doesn't address injustices for the low paid says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-06

UK Chancellor's furlough U-turn too late for thousands of aviation workers [GMB] 2020-11-06

UK Pilots union warns students against starting pilot training courses [BALPA] 2020-11-06

South Africa Ters benefit should be extended in line with State of Disaster, Cosatu demands [ANA/IOL] 2020-11-06

Canada Unifor takes battle against Loblaw beyond N.L., where 1,400 workers are on strike [Review] 2020-11-05

Canada / Alberta Union wants better protections, pandemic pay reinstated for Alberta meat plant, grocery store workers [Global] 2020-11-05

Canada / British Columbia Increasing visitation and maintaining safety in long-term care homes a fine balance, says union representative [CBC] 2020-11-05

Canada / New Brunswick Follow the Ontario Example – NB Needs Standards of Care [CUPE] 2020-11-05

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario says the Fall Budget is an opportunity to protect and support Ontarians [CUPE] 2020-11-05

UK ‘Opportunistic’ sign language service attacks during pandemic will cause ‘long term misery’ for deaf communities [Unite the union] 2020-11-05

UK New national restrictions for schools [NEU] 2020-11-05

UK Unions concerned as schools stay open during second lockdown [Education International] 2020-11-05

South Africa With matric exams to start, SADTU worried about Covid-19 effects on pupils [Eyewitness News] 2020-11-05

UK English second lockdown: Usdaw urges customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers [USDAW] 2020-11-05

South Africa COSATU statement on rise in rate of Covid-19 infections [COSATU] 2020-11-05

UK Heathrow catering company snubs furlough extension and plans to sack more than 1,000 workers [Unite the union] 2020-11-04

UK Advice to photographers during lockdown [NUJ] 2020-11-04

UK Pilots union demands urgent action and Government commitments to the airline sector [BALPA] 2020-11-04

UK Safety in libraries must be a priority [UNISON] 2020-11-04

South Africa Unions fume over R836,000 bonus paid to SAA Technical boss [The Times] 2020-11-04

Australia / South Australia Ambulance Union says paramedics have hit crisis point due to a 'dangerous' lack of resources [7 News] 2020-11-04

Australia Unions push for better protections as 80% of employees say they want to keep working from home [The Guardian] 2020-11-04

Canada / Ontario CUPE 4392 launches public campaign to restore day programs for adults with developmental disabilities [CUPE] 2020-11-04

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities to move online [UCU] 2020-11-04

Australia / New South Wales NSW Government slashes 2.5 per cent pay rise for public servants due to coronavirus pandemic [ABC] 2020-11-03

UK RMT calls for guaranteed Government support for Northern transport [RMT] 2020-11-03

UK Cabinet Office must send clear work from home message [PCS] 2020-11-03

UK Nationalise Hull Trains and Grand Central To Save Jobs and Services - TSSA [TSSA] 2020-11-03

UK Making sure young people have a post-pandemic future [UNISON] 2020-11-03

UK 150,000+ support our campaign to close schools and colleges [NEU] 2020-11-03

UK School support must be fully protected or action will be taken warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-03

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare Celebrates Ontario's Commitment to Enhanced Long-Term Care Staffing Levels [SEIU] 2020-11-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Labour minister appoints mediator as Dominion strike to regain pandemic pay enters 11th week [CBC] 2020-11-03

Canada Chief Public Health Officer links impact of COVID-19 to inequality [NUPGE] 2020-11-03

Kenya Union says COVID-19 in schools putting teachers at risk [VoA] 2020-11-03

South Africa Government pitted against business and labour over income relief for laid-off workers during the lockdown [Daily Maverick] 2020-11-03

South Africa Community health workers — could Covid-19 finally unlock their role in the NHI? [Mail & Guardian] 2020-11-03

South Africa / Western Cape Education department ready to deal with ‘unknown’ matric exam issues [Cape Times] 2020-11-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU calls for investigation in matric camps [East Coast Radio] 2020-11-03

South Africa Cosatu angered by NCCC decision to not extend COVID-19 relief fund [SABC] 2020-11-03

UK / England Transport for London funding agreement a ‘fair deal’ but challenges remain warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-02

UK Biomedical scientists carrying out Covid-19 tests at Lancashire NHS trust ‘short-changed’ by £7,000-a-year [Unite the union] 2020-11-02

UK Time for fair wage for social care workers on ‘forgotten frontline’, says new coalition [UNISON] 2020-11-02

UK Workers in Wales need clarity on wage support [TUC Wales] 2020-11-02

UK PM must address the impact of a second lockdown on retail says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-02

Canada / New Brunswick As COVID outbreak raged at Atholville home, volunteer workers felt abandoned by province [CBC] 2020-11-02

Australia Hostility to insecure work spikes among hospo workers after COVID-19 [UWU] 2020-11-02

Australia JobMaker scheme will churn workers through short-term, insecure jobs [ACTU] 2020-11-02

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Garbage truck drivers' union accuses contractor of 'taking advantage of the pandemic' over pay dispute [The Times] 2020-11-02

Canada Unions decry Treasury Board’s changes to ‘Other Leave With Pay’ provisions used by public service employees as ‘last resort’ in pandemic [The Hill Times] 2020-11-02

UK UK not ready for two national emergencies at once, firefighters warn [FBU] 2020-11-02

USA / Texas Construction workers had a nearly 5-fold increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 in central Texas compared with other occupational categories [Reddit] For more info 2020-11-01

USA / Connecticut For these Connecticut workers laid off due to COVID-19, anger and despair fuel a desire for political change [Hartford Courant] 2020-11-01

USA / Mississippi ‘Alarming rate’ of coronavirus infection among grocery store workers, study finds [FOX] 2020-11-01

USA Amid High Unemployment Some Workers Look for New Careers [U.S. News] 2020-11-01

USA / California Tenet Hospital workers vote to strike [Z107.7] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta Confusion reigns as COVID-19 runs through Calgary Correctional Centre [AUPE] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta AHS needs to halt plan to slash staffing at Cross Cancer Institute, provide transparency: UNA president [UNA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta UNA urges Alberta government to adopt federal COVID Alert app immediately [UNA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Ontario Public Health Nurses Give Their All During Pandemic Seek Fair Contract at Conciliation [ONA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Quebec The government is easily confused [FIQ] 2020-11-01

Canada Unions hosting virtual Action Week [CLC] 2020-11-01

Canada Leading national and international experts call on Canada to protect health workers from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-11-01

Canada In Memoriam: Canada’s Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-11-01

UK NEU calls for schools to be closed during lockdown [Union News] 2020-11-01

UK “Send pupils and staff home” – NASUWT tells government [Union News] 2020-11-01

USA / Arizona School Reopenings have Arizona Teachers Hoping for Dignity and Relief from COVID-19 [Law at the Margins] 2020-11-01

UK TUC: Government should have acted sooner to protect lives and livelihoods [TUC] 2020-11-01

UK BALPA response to news of Government restrictions on outbound leisure travel [BALPA] 2020-11-01

Canada / British Columbia Parents, teachers take covid action health authorities don’t [CLI] 2020-11-01

India / Tamil Nadu Special camps to provide ration cards for sex workers soon [The Times] 2020-11-01

Australia Casual workers will increase risk of coronavirus third wave, union claims [The New Daily] 2020-11-01

Australia / Victoria Disability homes lack safety plans as union warns of mental health toll [The Times] 2020-11-01

Canada / Ontario Unprecedented: all 4,300 unionized workers in the Upper Canada District School Board ask administration to “recognize the overwhelming negative effects” of reopening plan [The Intelligencer] 2020-11-01

New Zealand Unions call for acknowledgement of essential workers on Labour Day [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-11-01

UK Close schools in national lockdown [NEU] 2020-10-31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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