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

Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2020, 12:43:21
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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia Australia to subsidise wages of up to 6m workers in $130bn coronavirus plan [The Guardian] 2020-03-30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia Scott Morrison stands firm on schools ahead of teachers union meeting [SBS] 2020-03-25

UK Union to take legal action on behalf of gig economy workers affected by coronavirus [Ekklesia] 2020-03-25

India / Andhra Pradesh Sanitation workers seek provision of transport, food [The Hindu] 2020-03-25

Canada / Manitoba CUPE Manitoba calls for Hazard Pay for Manitoba front-line workers during COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Order waiving contract protections for hospital staff is unnecessary, disrespectful and coercive [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario calls for immediate measures to support struggling workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Manitoba EI top-up plan needed for Manitoba workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada Federal relief for airline industry must focus on workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada / Quebec SQDC: Fulfilling its mission while ensuring the protection of staff and customers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Canada CUPE welcomes federal emergency response benefit for workers [CUPE] 2020-03-25

Lesotho 700 factory workers out in the cold [MENAFN] 2020-03-25

USA Amazon workers have been infected with coronavirus in 10 warehouses across the U.S. [Boing Boing] 2020-03-25

Trinidad and Tobago Laid-off workers crowd NIB for salary grants [Guardian Trinidad] 2020-03-25

Cyprus SEK charges Covid-19 as an excuse to lay off [CyprusMail] 2020-03-25

Turkey / Global Turkey & Covid-19: Unions call for public needs [DISK] 2020-03-25

Global Defending agricultural workers, in a pandemic and beyond [IUF] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta Many employers are not following government guidelines on COVID-19. What is the UCP going to do about it? [AFL] 2020-03-25

Canada / British Columbia BC labour movement welcomes sick leave protections, advocates for robust social supports [BCFed] 2020-03-25

Canada / New Brunswick Grocery store employees get wage boosts and benefits for their hard work during pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada Nurses call on federal government to urgently enact COVID-19 safety measures for health care workers [CFNU] 2020-03-25

Croatia Why are journalists not covered in Goverment’s emergency measures? [IFJ] 2020-03-25

Global Message from IFJ president to all the ifj affiliates [IFJ] 2020-03-25

Global COVID-19: Education unions stand united and mobilise [Education International] 2020-03-25

Global COVID-19 and the world of work: Impact and policy responses [ILO] 2020-03-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Workers need job and income protections [NSFL] 2020-03-25

Global ITUC Global COVID-19 Survey: Half of countries in lockdown as COVID-19 pandemic wreaks health and economic havoc on working people and their families [ITUC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Ford must re-invest $1 billion in health care to fight COVID-19 [Unifor] 2020-03-25

Canada Federal Government’s Response for Workers to COVID-19 Is Woefully Insufficient: Steelworkers Union [USW] 2020-03-25

Canada Media statement re. pilot layoffs at Air Canada [ACPA] 2020-03-25

USA Here's How To Help Laid-Off Shift & Gig Workers During The Coronavirus Pandemic [The Elite Daily] 2020-03-25

Canada / Northwest Territories Teachers may volunteer in COVID-19 response: union [CBC] 2020-03-25

Israel / Global PM Netayahu revealed the economic theory guiding him in thr COVID-19 economic crisis | The concepts he presented are outdated and ridiculously out of tune with current events, and the Israeli public will be the one to pay the price [Davar] 2020-03-25

UK Passengers on the Tube [ASLEF] 2020-03-25

UK London Underground - Statement from Sadiq Khan [ASLEF] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Layoffs at OLG are shameful; privatization has handcuffed relief [OPSEU] 2020-03-25

UK COVID-19 Coronavirus - Guidance for unions [TUC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta University groups call on U of A to maintain pay for laid off workers during pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-25

UK Covid-19: Confusion for workers and lack of financial support at odds with national emergency [Unite the union] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta Health-care workers will be screened for COVID-19 at the start of each shift [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario 'Bored' riders crowd HSR buses union says, mayor pleads: stop 'joyriding' [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Thousands of northern Ontario miners, mill workers stay on the job despite COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-25

UK 'I cannot imagine how police can enforce social distancing' [polfed] 2020-03-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Dishonest 911 callers put N.S. paramedics at risk of COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-03-25

UK Care workers left with no PPE, no childcare and poverty sick pay [GMB] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario ‘They're like firemen running into the fire with no equipment on,’ says president of healthcare worker union [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada Shut down construction sites until COVID-19 threat has passed, says wife of worried worker [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada Business, labour groups say Liberals' COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to help [Tri-City News] 2020-03-25

Canada UFCW members gain wage premiums, more safety protections at Olymel, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Employers sabotage worker access to EI benefits, Great Canadian Casino workers speak out [Unifor] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Thunder Bay inmates, union leaders question institution’s safety after lack of coronavirus information [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-25

Canada / Manitoba Home care workers worry about shortage of protective equipment during pandemic: union [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada WestJet laying off 6,900 workers amid worsening COVID-19 crisis [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario TTC subway operator tests positive for COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Alberta Canada Post not providing safe workplaces during pandemic, Edmonton union local says [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Ontario construction unions plead with government to shut them down [Global] 2020-03-25

Zimbabwe ZCTU demands gov't to lockdown Or face labour withdrawal as coronavirus scourge hits under prepared Zimbabwe. [zimeye.net] 2020-03-25

Kenya Traders back county government move to combat the spread of Covid-19 [kenyanews.go.ke] 2020-03-25

Kenya More than 1,000 flower farm workers sent home [the-star.co.ke] 2020-03-25

Africa African trade unions want mining companies to follow COVID-19 protocols [IndustriALL] 2020-03-25

Morocco Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund [Education international] 2020-03-25

Ghana Teacher unions demand complete school closure to ensure safety of all students [Education international] 2020-03-25

India Opinion | An income support plan for the poor to tide over testing times [Mint] 2020-03-25

India ICMR advises use of hydroxy-chloroquine to shield health workers against corona infection [PTI] 2020-03-25

Ghana HSWU commends gov't for steps made to avert COVID-19 [GTUC website] 2020-03-25

Ghana Mineworkers want mining firms to heighten safety standards to prevent coronavirus spread [GTUC website] 2020-03-25

UK RMT slams grossly irresponsible 'business as usual' lines from government on London Underground [RMT] 2020-03-25

Europe Yanis Varoufakis: 'The coronavirus has intensified the euro crisis' [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-24

Global Social movements in times of pandemic: another world is needed [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-24

Europe Chronicle of a pandemic foretold [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-24

UK Tubeworker — 24/03/2020: To respond to pandemic, fight for workers' control [Workersliberty] 2020-03-24

UK Keynesianism and COVID-19 [Workersliberty] 2020-03-24

Europe ETUC for Covid Bonds & postponing country recommendations [ETUC] 2020-03-24

Europe COVID-19: It is time to guarantee social security for all [EFJ] 2020-03-24

Hungary COVID-19: journalists threatened with imprisonment in Hungary [EFJ] 2020-03-24

UK Government must urgently extend wage support to the self-employed, says TUC [TUC] 2020-03-24

UK TSSA Calls For Police Deployment At London Stations [TSSA] 2020-03-24

UK Wilko scraps plan to slash sick pay following GMB campaign [GMB] 2020-03-24

UK Coronavirus – Updated Advice for Members [USDAW] 2020-03-24

UK Shopping centres, pubs and other businesses urged to provide free parking to NHS and care staff [UNISON] 2020-03-24

UK Covid-19: Confusion for workers and lack of financial support at odds with national emergency [Unite the union] 2020-03-24

UK ‘Petrified’ Amazon workers left in ‘300 Strong Crowds’ [GMB] 2020-03-24

UK Firefighters to protect vulnerable by avoiding hospitals and care homes, as 'critical risk-based service' agreed [FBU] 2020-03-24

UK NUJ Extra response to Covid-19 [NUJ] 2020-03-24

UK Unite demands guidance on self-employed builders [Union News] 2020-03-24

Chile Workplace accidents decline but coronavirus infection threat remains [CLB] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario Behind the work refusal by Hamilton sanitation workers [Rank and File] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario “We are dropping like flies,” says Ontario home care nurse [Rank and File] 2020-03-24

Canada Cities across Canada implement free transit to curb COVID-19 [Rank and File] 2020-03-24

Australia COVID-19 means schools are not safe [The Examiner] 2020-03-24

Australia Union poll canvasses nationalisation of Qantas [Money Management] 2020-03-24

Australia / Queensland Union awaits govt decision on schools [Yahoo] 2020-03-24

Australia / Queensland Teachers threaten to strike if schools stay open [7 News] 2020-03-24

Australia Public Sector Union calls out Home Affairs as putting staff at COVID-19 risk [ZD Net] 2020-03-24

Australia No distance between unions, bosses on improving building site hygiene [The Age] 2020-03-24

Australia Union agrees to alter hospitality award in bid to save job losses due to coronavirus [The Guardian] 2020-03-24

Canada Cargill & Maple Leaf Foods announce pay premiums: UFCW Locals 175 & 633 urges other employers in the food supply chain and health care to step up now [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-24

Bolivia Sex workers protest coronavirus curfew [Canada.com] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Waste collection workers in Hamilton demand better COVID-19 protection [Global] 2020-03-24

Canada / Ontario Carpenters' Union Calls for Action NOW! [UBCJA] 2020-03-24

Canada / Alberta Edmonton nurses defy order to resume COVID-19 testing without N95 masks [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Alberta Critical link in the food chain: Grocery stores take measures to limit coronavirus spread [CBC] 2020-03-24

Liberia LINU calls for solidarity amid Dr. Blama’s ailment; condemns ANC for demanding his dismissal [FPA] 2020-03-24

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo locks down mining area, some workers repatriated over coronavirus [The Financial Post] 2020-03-24

Canada Media must be included in COVID-19 emergency plan: Unifor [Unifor] 2020-03-24

Canada / British Columbia Work Camps Stay Open Despite Pandemic Risks [The Tyee] 2020-03-24

Canada / Manitoba Province pairs nearly 230 health-care workers with child-care supports amid COVID-19 closures [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada COVID-19 has LIUNA members pondering right to refuse unsafe work [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-03-24

Canada / British Columbia Government, union mull ways to keep teachers working amid coronavirus outbreak [Global] 2020-03-24

Canada / Alberta Beef workers on the job [The News] 2020-03-24

Canada / Quebec Construction union calls for $50,000 fine for work sites not adhering to COVID-19 guidelines [CTV] 2020-03-24

Norway Work related questions and answers relating to Covid-19 [Industri Energi] 2020-03-24

Canada / Prince Edward Island Temporary foreign workers will be allowed into Canada [The Journal-Pioneer] 2020-03-24

Canada Unsung heroes: Grocery store workers compensated for being on the front lines during COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Facing union pressure, Husky agrees to demobilize workers in Marystown [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador 13 Canada Post employees in self-isolation after one tested positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada 3 major Canadian grocers give front-line workers a raise during COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador OH&S Inspectors Visiting Work Sites to Ensure COVID-19 Regulation Compliance [VOCM] 2020-03-24

Central America COVID-19: ‘Maquila Workers Shouldn’t Bankroll Employers’ [Solidarity Center] 2020-03-24

Ghana Parliament quarantines ten MPs, five members of staff [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-24

Israel / Global Histadrut Chairman calls out PM for failing to account for the economic side of the COVID-19 crisis [Davar] 2020-03-24

Ukraine KVPU: Tackling COVID-19 and protecting labour rights [perc.ituc-csi.org] 2020-03-24

UK Coronavirus: Key workers' children should attend school as 'last resort' [BBC] 2020-03-24

South Africa Covid-19: Frontline public services not prepared – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: TUC calls for lockdown to avert spread [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

New Zealand Statement on Government's decision to close schools [NZEI-te Riu Roa] 2020-03-24

Namibia Union against workers staying home for Covid-19 [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: IES directs staff to work from home [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

Global G20 COVID: Trade unions call for coordinated actionfor public health, jobs and income [ITUC] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: Bankers association assures critical banking services to customers [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

Global COVID-19 - an existential crisis for the garment industry [IndustriALL] 2020-03-24

Ghana GJA urges journalists to adhere to safety protocols against COVID-19 [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-24

Europe Supermarket workers on the frontline of coronavirus battle [Politico] 2020-03-24

Canada / New Brunswick Governments using COVID-19 crisis to undermine CUPE members in New Brunswick [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: Forgive Africa's debt, give continent US$150bn for health financing – Ethiopia to G20 [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

Canada / New Brunswick Saint John mayor cites COVID-19 crisis in attempt to spike labour deal [CBC] 2020-03-24

Israel Workers on the frontline of COVID-19'Follow the Health Ministry's guidelines. It's the best way to help us now.' [Davar] 2020-03-24

USA / Maryland Baltimore Police union says department lacks hand sanitizer and other basic supplies amid coronavirus spread [Baltimore Sun] 2020-03-23

USA Make a call: Working People's Demands in Response to Coronavirus [AFL-CIO] 2020-03-23

UK Free car parking for NHS staff in England fighting coronavirus needed this week [Unite the union] 2020-03-23

UK Social care workers must be provided with full protective equipment during Coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-23

UK IWGB union to sue government 'over failure to protect precarious workers [Evening Standard] 2020-03-23

UK Morrisons new safety measures for checkout staff welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-03-23

UK GMB demands government halt plans to shut A&Es and ICUs [GMB] 2020-03-23

Australia / Queensland Teachers will strike if schools don’t shut this week [My GC] 2020-03-23

Australia Union welcomes Telstra pausing job cuts [CRN] 2020-03-23

Australia Job losses from Australia's coronavirus shutdown will be 'devastating' [The Guardian] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Nurses in Guelph hospital say they're being denied protective N95 masks [CBC] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Hospitals get new emergency powers [The Star] 2020-03-23

Canada Some large retailers maintaining pay, benefits for store staff amid temporary closures [Benefits Canada] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold amid coronavirus crisis [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Unifor watching closely as Ontario hospitals given emergency powers [Unifor] 2020-03-23

Canada / Ontario Province gives hospitals sweeping temporary powers over staffing amid COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-03-23

Canada Construction unions raise spectre of shutdown as concerns over workers’ health grow [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-23

USA AFA Pres Sara Nelson: Our Airline Relief Bill Is a Template for Rescuing Workers Instead of Bailing Out Execs [Workday MN] 2020-03-23

USA / New York Laid-off eatery workers face health-insurance crisis amid coronavirus [NYPost] 2020-03-23

Liberia Initiative for empowerment produces locally made reusable mask To prevent coronavirus [FPA] 2020-03-23

Ghana Provide hand washing facilities to safeguard employees - Minister [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-23

Ghana Coronavirus: NIC tells staff to work from home [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-23

Ghana Coronavirus: Allow journalists to work from home – GJA [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-23

USA Robert Reich: Bail out families, not corporations [Union Bulletin] 2020-03-22

USA Managing COVID-19 in a Union Workforce in the US [Global Compliance News] 2020-03-22

Africa Francophone Africa: Lack of consultation with education unions creates uncertainty as to how learning can continue during COVID-19 school closures [Education International] 2020-03-22

China IFJ urges Chinese authorities to ensure free flow of information [IFJ] 2020-03-22

Global Entertainment workers should not be collateral in COVID-19 crisis, says UNI affiliate IATSE [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Global Google contract workers in Pittsburgh win coronavirus protections [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Global COVID19: UNI Commerce unions stand up for workers in time of crisis [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Global Sport’s COVID-19 Response Should Include All Athletes [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

Lebanon What the coronavirus outbreak means for thousands of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Meetings with PHAC and AHS to discuss IPC recommendations for front line health care workers [UNA] 2020-03-22

Canada UFCW Canada calls for additional protections for workers in response to COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada Guild leads protests as CBC cuts local English TV news during health crisis [CWA Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada COVID-19 and school bussing: governments need to pay drivers [Teamsters] 2020-03-22

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN Seeks Clarification on Self-Isolation Exemption [SUN] 2020-03-22

Canada PSAC welcomes government measures to support workers [PSAC] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario Watered-down Guideline Allows Employers to Force Nurses Back to Work [ONA] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario Dozens of Nurses Exposed to COVID-19 at St. Mary’s General Hospital; ONA calls for expedited testing, collaboration with employer to ensure nurses, patients are safe [ONA] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario ONA demands collaboration as nurses redeployed during COVID-19 [ONA] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario Without providing access to paid emergency leave, Ford’s COVID-19 legislation misses the mark [OFL] 2020-03-22

Canada Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, we are likely to see a rise in domestic violence [NUPGE] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia Health care workers need protection during pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-03-22

Canada COVID-19: Protecting mental health during crisis [NUPGE] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia MoveUP urges public to remember social responsibility and distance [MoveUP] 2020-03-22

Canada Airports: The Forgotten Epicentre [IAMAW] 2020-03-22

Global ‘This is crazy:’ Rage boils over at Amazon sites over coronavirus risks [Politico] 2020-03-22

Canada / Quebec Announcement of a ministerial order establishing exceptional measures to deal with the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic [FIQ] 2020-03-22

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Update: FFAW President Speaks with Federal Fisheries Minister [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-03-22

Canada A Motion on Pharmacare for All Passed in the House of Commons Last Week – And You Probably Missed It [CCU] 2020-03-22

UK Keeping the country connected [TSSA] 2020-03-22

UK Government must extend wage assistance to help construction's million plus bogus self-employed [Unite the union] 2020-03-22

Canada Marginalized workers must not be forgotten during pandemic [CLC] 2020-03-22

Canada Letter to premiers re: Emergency Child Care Measures for Frontline COVID-19 Workers [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada Protect our nurses! [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada Dear Prime Minister: Nurses need childcare NOW! [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada CMG cancels plans for spring convention 2020 [CWA Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia Rent and mortgage relief, preventing evictions, needed to support workers through COVID-19 economic downturn [BCFed] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia Resources for workers during COVID-19 [BCFed] 2020-03-22

Canada ATU Canada's Letter to Ministers regarding COVID-19 [ATU Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Unions demand that the UCP scrap the budget they just passed [AFL] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Alberta lacks ‘surge capacity’ in health care system because of past cuts [AFL] 2020-03-22

Canada A message from ACTRA National President David Sparrow [ACTRA] 2020-03-22

Canada ACPA comments on evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation [ACPA] 2020-03-22

UK One week on … and still Lewisham cleaners wait to be paid [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK Unions condemn Stena Lina as ferry firm suspends sick pay [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK NASUWT slams schools “chaos and confusion” [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK Unions work with government to keep railways open [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK Unions respond to exams announcement [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK Unions give mixed response to Chancellor’s wage support measures [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK Dear Tories … why has it taken a global epidemic for you to appreciate trade unions? [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK The untenable luxury of self-isolation [The New Internationalist] 2020-03-22

Italy Dispatch from Italy: Class Struggle in the Time of Coronavirus [Labour Notes] 2020-03-22

Canada How Women Will Bear the Brunt of This Pandemic [The Tyee] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Bail out Workers, Not Fossil Fuels, Climate Advocates Tell Trudeau [The Tyee] 2020-03-22

Canada All workers deserve to live with dignity in the midst of the coronavirus [rabble] 2020-03-22

Canada / New Brunswick Chaleur Region openly hiring scabs after CUPE removes picket to comply with COVID-19 directive [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-22

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 and Public Education Collective Agreements in Quebec [The Law of Work] 2020-03-22

Global The Insanity of Making Sick People Work [Canadian Dimension] 2020-03-22

Australia AFAP cooperates with Airlines to stem effect of Coronavirus [AFAP] 2020-03-22

Australia Emergency national action needed to support displaced hospitality workers [UWU] 2020-03-22

Australia Aged care workers must get promised funds urgently [UWU] 2020-03-22

Australia Opinion: Being better starts with you, Prime Minister [UWU] 2020-03-22

Australia Your Health and Safety Rights on COVID-19 [HSA] 2020-03-22

Australia Qantas forcing workers to bail out the airline [TWU] 2020-03-22

Australia Call to Morrison: Meet worker reps and pay wages now [TWU] 2020-03-22

Australia Government package won’t save jobs or support workers [TWU] 2020-03-22

Australia AWU Stands with Qantas workers [AWU] 2020-03-22

Australia AWU stands in support of Offshore Oil & Gas workers [AWU] 2020-03-22

Australia Worse than the GFC – AWU calls for immediate action from Prime Minister to protect critical industries [AWU] 2020-03-22

Australia Respect Our Retail Workers [SDA] 2020-03-22

Australia It’s a challenging and uncertain time right now [PFA] 2020-03-22

Australia / Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT welcomes first stimulus package [UnionsACT] 2020-03-22

Australia Union welcomes Telstra job security commitments, extended working from home arrangements [CWU] 2020-03-22

Australia COVID-19: Protecting mineworkers' health, jobs and pay [CFMMEU] 2020-03-22

Australia COVID 19 - Your rights at work [CFMMEU] 2020-03-22

Australia / New South Wales STATEMENT BY THE CFMEU C&G DIVISION NSW DIVISIONAL BRANCH [CFMMEU] 2020-03-22

Australia / Australian Capital Territory COVID-19 NOTICE TO CFMEU ACT MEMBERS [CFMMEU] 2020-03-22

Australia Govt must prepare for an influx of Centrelink applications [CPSU] 2020-03-22

Australia Economic package doesn’t go far enough [ACTU] 2020-03-22

Australia Workers need comprehensive wage support now [ACTU] 2020-03-22

Australia Coronavirus fails to deter industrial conflict [The Morning Herald] 2020-03-22

Australia Jobseekers to get $550 increase as part of huge coronavirus welfare package [The Guardian] 2020-03-22

Israel / Global It is time to assure the citizens of Israel: No one will be thrown into poverty because of COVID19 [Davar] 2020-03-22

Australia Calls for Morrison government to match UK wage guarantee [Today] 2020-03-22

Canada / Ontario OPSEU calls for a meeting to deal with the threat COVID-19 poses to Corrections [OPSEU] 2020-03-22

Canada Sunwing pilots left in lurch, urge government to support ailing airlines [The Whig-Standard] 2020-03-22

Canada / Saskatchewan City of Regina motion asks for review of scab camp conditions at Co-op refinery [CBC] 2020-03-22

Canada / Alberta Nurses in Alberta refuse to perform COVID-19 test without face mask [CTV] 2020-03-22

Canada / Saskatchewan Unifor donates $30,000 to foodbank and women's shelter in Regina [Yahoo] 2020-03-22

Canada / British Columbia 'No new anything:' Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold [This Week] 2020-03-22

Canada CP Rail employees were told not to self-isolate after vacation until federal officials stepped in [CBC] 2020-03-22

Canada UFCW members achieve wage increase at Loblaw locations across Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-22

Canada Canada Post employees feel unprotected and helpless at work [The Tribune] 2020-03-22

Iran 50% of laborers laid off in provinces worst hit by Iran’s COVID-19 outbreak [Iran News Wire] 2020-03-21

Global TUAC Briefing on the Coronavirus Crisis: Origins, Development and Policy Response [TUAC] 2020-03-21

Global Covid19 crisis: Mapping out trade union and social partners’ responses [TUAC] 2020-03-21

Global Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-03-21

Europe COVID-19: journalists must be allowed to telework [EFJ] 2020-03-21

Europe EFJ President: “COVID-19 measures must not be used as a pretext to censor journalists” [EFJ] 2020-03-21

Europe COVID-19: governments must promote free flow of information [EFJ] 2020-03-21

Europe COVID-19: some media are cutting back on the working conditions of journalists [EFJ] 2020-03-21

UK Usdaw praises Tesco 10% staff bonus [USDAW] 2020-03-21

India / Maharashtra Covid-19: Exodus from Mumbai, Pune as migrant workers pack trains headed East [Indian Express] 2020-03-21

India Healthcare workers face crisis of protective gears [TNN] 2020-03-21

India Covid-19 pandemic: 90% of India’s estimated 47-crore workforce not entitled for any lay-off benefits [Financial Express] 2020-03-21

UK RMT on Bus Industry appeal for £1 billion rescue package [RMT] 2020-03-21

UK Key worker provisions welcome to ensure public services operate, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-03-21

UK Fire and rescue services lose hundreds of firefighters to self-isolation, as union calls for priority testing [FBU] 2020-03-21

UK Chancellor's measures 'historic, bold and very much necessary' - McCluskey [Unite the union] 2020-03-21

UK Coronavirus: key workers and peak infection period [PCS] 2020-03-21

UK GMB welcomes unprecedented worker support package [GMB] 2020-03-21

UK Government must intervene to stop Hays Travel's jobs massacre [TSSA] 2020-03-21

UK This is what the Trade Union Movement can do [TUC] 2020-03-21

UK UK freelances face destitution as they have been 'forgotten' [NUJ] 2020-03-21

USA Coronavirus a 'public health disaster' for struggling rideshare drivers and gig economy, organizer says [ABC] 2020-03-21

Ghana Coronavirus: Mineworkers’ Union Calls On Members To Follow Safety Protocol [Modern Ghana] 2020-03-21

USA / Indiana NWI unions donating masks to health care workers in COVID-19 battle [The Times] 2020-03-21

Canada in case of emergency - A poetic call for #SocialSolidarity [Our Times] 2020-03-21

USA Put Workers First in any Airline & Airport Bailout! [Unite Here] 2020-03-21

USA Organizing in a Pandemic: Labor Notes Resources [Labor Notes] 2020-03-21

Australia 'I feel expendable': Australian teachers sound alarm about schools and coronavirus [The Guardian] 2020-03-21

Australia Let ag's visa workers stay longer with health cover says union [Farm Weekly] 2020-03-21

Canada / Quebec Unions agree to accelerated negotiations amid COVID-19 pandemic - with stipulations [CTV] 2020-03-21

Canada / Quebec Coronavirus: Grocery store workers demand better protection [The Gazette] 2020-03-21

Canada / Saskatchewan NDP wants all non-essential Crown employees working from home [CBC] 2020-03-21

Canada / Ontario Almost every auto worker in Ontario is being laid off — and they’re feeling anxious [The Star] 2020-03-21

Canada / Alberta Some Alberta daycares will reopen next week for kids of health-care and 'critical' staff [CBC] 2020-03-21

Brazil Dock workers mull strike at key port due to coronavirus [Canada.com] 2020-03-21

Canada / Alberta Edmonton nurses refuse to perform COVID-19 swabs without N95 masks [CBC] 2020-03-21

Canada / New Brunswick N.B. working to get children of essential services workers in daycare during state of emergency [Global] 2020-03-21

Canada Here's where Canadian artists and freelancers can find help during COVID-19 shutdowns [CBC] 2020-03-21

Canada Protecting those still on the job during COVID-19 outbreak [CTV] 2020-03-21

Canada / Ontario Stelco to start taking workers' temperature at all gates in response to COVID-19: union [CBC] 2020-03-21

Canada Posties still delivering amid COVID-19 pandemic [CITY] 2020-03-21

Global RadioLabour's World Report for the week March 2 to 6, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-03-21

Canada / Ontario Worker at Toronto jail in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19: union [OHS Canada] 2020-03-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Trade Work Declining Due to Pandemic [VOCM] 2020-03-21

Canada / Ontario Job protection is the first step; income support is the second [CUPE] 2020-03-21

Canada / Manitoba Manitoba Government putting workers and patients at risk with changes to post-travel self-quarantine [CUPE] 2020-03-21

Canada Income supports for workers during the Coronavirus pandemic [CUPE] 2020-03-21

Canada Workers on coronavirus frontlines urgently need protection [CUPE] 2020-03-21

Canada / Manitoba Child care in Manitoba must remain public after COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-03-21

Canada / Quebec Bus drivers and flight attendants most forgotten in terms of emergency child care services [CUPE] 2020-03-21

Canada Le SCFP réagit aux mises à pied massives en raison de la COVID-19 [SCFP] 2020-03-21

Canada Air Canada flight attendant union responds to sweeping layoffs due to COVID-19 pandemic [CUPE] 2020-03-21

Canada Video update from Mark Hancock [CUPE] 2020-03-21

New Zealand Coronavirus: Bus drivers concerned about vulnerability as passenger numbers dip [Fairfax Media] 2020-03-21

Ghana Coronavirus: Work from home – AfDB to staff [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-20

Ghana Help us pay our employees – hotels association calls on gov't [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-20

USA Trump Accused of Exploiting Coronavirus Pandemic to Advance 'Truly Disgraceful' Union-Busting Effort [Common Dreams] 2020-03-20

USA / New York NY Gov Issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order For All Non-Essential Workers [BingePost] 2020-03-20

USA / California Netflix sets up $100-million coronavirus relief fund for Hollywood workers [LATimes] 2020-03-20

USA / New York Hospitality labor union estimates COVID-19 pandemic will wipe out 90% of jobs [KTSA] 2020-03-20

USA / Canada USW: COVID-19 Resources for Workers [USW] 2020-03-20

USA Even the coronavirus can’t stop union organizing [nwLaborPress] 2020-03-20

USA Department For Professional Employees Calls On Federal Government To Protect Entertainment Industry Workers [Deadline] 2020-03-20

South Africa Union educates on COVID-19 as South Africa confirms more cases [IndustriALL] 2020-03-19

Latin America / North America Tyre workers sent home as Covid-19 closes factories [IndustriALL] 2020-03-20

India / Andhra Pradesh Tourism’s unorganised labour force takes a hit, 90% lose jobs, wages [Express News Service] 2020-03-20

India / West Bengal Dole call for unorganised sector [The Telegraph] 2020-03-20

India / Tamil Nadu Precautions yet to cover migrant workers’ shelters [TNN] 2020-03-20

India Quarantined Flipkart delivery workers given leave with full pay [IANS] 2020-03-20

USA Trump is Using the Coronavirus Pandemic as an Excuse For Union Busting, Says Report [Daily Beast] 2020-03-20

UK Coronavirus: update from talks with Cabinet Office [PCS] 2020-03-20

Canada / New Brunswick Locked out Because of Sick Leave [CUPE NB] 2020-03-20

UK Message from Unite general secretary during this #coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-20

UK Unite statement on cooperative working with the food and drinks industry [Unite the union] 2020-03-20

UK Department for Transport and all major transport-focused trade unions held the first in a series of Ministerial calls [ASLEF] 2020-03-20

Australia Calls for urgent action to protect Australian farm workers [UWU] 2020-03-20

Global Trade unions leading fight to protect workers from coronavirus around the world [People's World] For more info 2020-03-20

Australia Supermarket workers call for danger money as abuse surges [9 News] 2020-03-20

Australia / Western Australia Unions warn sick employees could chance it at work unless support improves [The Morning Herald] 2020-03-20

Jamaica Protect health of 12,000 overseas J'can workers, urges trade unionist [The Observer] 2020-03-20

Canada / Alberta COVID-19: Civil servants say Alberta government slow to develop work-from-home policies [CBC] 2020-03-20

Canada How many health care workers will die? [RadioLabour] 2020-03-20

Canada / Ontario CUPE calling on Town of Whitby to pay their employees who can’t work due to COVID-19 [Durham Radio News] 2020-03-20

Canada / Saskatchewan Nurses running out of swabs to test for COVID-19 [Global] 2020-03-20

France Pressure on Amazon workers 'unacceptable' amid lockdown [The Financial Post] 2020-03-20

Canada / Manitoba Health-care workers want action on child-care promise [CBC] 2020-03-20

Canada / Saskatchewan Union representing SGI employees wants locations closed to public during pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-20

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg Transit takes buses out of service after driver has flu-like symptoms [Global] 2020-03-20

Canada / British Columbia Nurses, firefighters say childcare access critical to keep them on the front lines of COVID-19 crisis [CBC] 2020-03-20

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 Harms Winnipeg Casino Workers, Layoffs Projected [Casino Reports] 2020-03-20

Canada / Manitoba Declare grocery store staff essential, provide access to protective gear, Manitoba union says [CBC] 2020-03-20

Canada CRA workers’ union concerned seniors, vulnerable may have trouble accessing new benefits [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-20

Canada Air Canada to lay off over 5K flight attendants as coronavirus halts travel: union [Global] 2020-03-20

Canada Air Canada flight attendants shocked, disappointed at lack of protection from airline [CUPE] 2020-03-20

USA / California Calif. Calls For Misclassified Worker Benefits Rise Over Virus [Law360] 2020-03-20

USA Federal Employees Complain Of Unclear Guidance On Telework [WAMU] 2020-03-20

Norway Norway’s Workers Insisted They Shouldn’t Pay for Coronavirus — And They Won [Jacobin] 2020-03-20

France France warns Amazon over 'unacceptable' pressure on workers [Economic Times] 2020-03-20

USA Not everybody can work from home [EPI] 2020-03-20

USA Restaurant workers scrambling for resources as they face unemployment [Boston Globe] 2020-03-20

USA Coronavirus Triggers Wave of U.S. Workers Filing for Jobless Benefits [WSJ] 2020-03-20

Asia Garment workers face destitution as Covid-19 closes factories [Guardian] 2020-03-20

Canada / Saskatchewan Union representing Legal Aid calls for immediate measures to reduce COVID-19 risks in correctional centres [CUPE] 2020-03-20

USA Everything Restaurant and Delivery Workers Need to Know About the New Paid Sick Leave Laws [Eater] 2020-03-20

Canada La COVID-19 et les agents de bord [SCFP] 2020-03-20

USA New sick-leave law does not hlep workers who need it most [Wash Post] 2020-03-20

USA RWDSU Pres: Workers on the front lines need our support during crisis [Amsterdam News] 2020-03-20

USA / Illinois Coronavirus Chicago: With venues closed, thousands of union employees are unemployed [ABC] 2020-03-20

USA / Pennsylvania Union: Hundreds of Philadelphia airport layoffs amid virus [Yahoo!] 2020-03-20

Canada COVID-19 and Flight Attendants [CUPE] 2020-03-20

Canada CUPE backgrounder on federal income support announcements [CUPE] 2020-03-20

Japan Labour and management strengthen efforts to prevent widespread infection [Japan International Labour Foundation] 2020-03-20

Global ITF and ICS calls on global agencies to keep maritime industry moving in Covid-19 crisis [ITF] 2020-03-20

New Zealand Nurses must be supported as frontline against Covid-19 [NZNO] 2020-03-20

Global We Shall Overcome announces virtual festival [Union News] 2020-03-20

UK Unite calls for coronavirus hospitality taskforce to protect staff [Union News] 2020-03-20

UK IWGB calls on Deliveroo to reform “impossible” coronavirus hardship fund [Union News] 2020-03-20

UK Midwives working without protective equipment, says RCM [Union News] 2020-03-20

UK McCluskey urges government to guarantee income for workers [Union News] 2020-03-20

China Collective protests begin to flare up again as China returns to work [CLB] 2020-03-20

Canada Some of our most undervalued workers now among our most valuable as pandemic forces rethink of what jobs are critical [The Star] 2020-03-20

USA Minnesota and Vermont will classify grocery store employees as emergency workers [CNN] 2020-03-20

Canada Our social and economic analysis of COVID-19 [CCPA] 2020-03-20

USA Sanders' socialist plan for the pandemic [Workersliberty] 2020-03-19

UK https://www.workersliberty.org/covid-action [Workersliberty] 2020-03-19

USA / New York Plight of Retail Workers: ‘I’m Scared to Go to Work’ [NYTimes] 2020-03-19

USA Verizon Unions Win Model Paid Leave Policy for Coronavirus—Will Other Unions Demand the Same? [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19

USA / New York Coronavirus in NY: Restaurants announce mass layoffs as pandemic puts city in chokehold [NYPost] 2020-03-19

USA / Colorado Colorado workers on front lines of coronavirus say they lack resources, training [OutThere] 2020-03-19

USA / Kentucky UPS workers say company isn't doing enough to protect them from COVID-19 [WDRB] 2020-03-19

USA The coronavirus pandemic is turning life upside down for working people [nwLaborPress] 2020-03-19

USA / Pennsylvania Hundreds of PHL Airport workers are being laid off amid coronavirus outbreak [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-03-19

USA / Michigan Auto Companies Announce Closure Following Outbreak of Wildcat Strikes [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19

USA / Oregon Hospitality labor union projects up to 90% could lose jobs in coronavirus epidemic [MyCentralOregon] 2020-03-19

USA / New York Transit workers call on MTA for more protections against coronavirus [SILive] 2020-03-19

USA / New York The Metropolitan Opera Tells Its Union Employees They Will Not Be Paid After March 31 [NPR] 2020-03-19

USA General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler to temporarily close all US factories due to the coronavirus [CNBC] 2020-03-19

USA / New York Metropolitan Opera Lays Off All Its Union Employees Amid Pandemic [Daily Beast] 2020-03-19

UK TUC Risks - Unions ensure outbreak action works at work [TUC] 2020-03-19

UK Unite launches coronavirus crisis helpline for vulnerable members [Unite the union] 2020-03-19

UK Plea to chancellor - UK workers need income guarantees now to avert economic collapse [Unite the union] 2020-03-19

UK Student nurses willing to help NHS but need proper support, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-03-19

Canada / Ontario Home care workers face new health risks and financial hardships [Rank and File] 2020-03-19

Canada / Ontario The Ontario Human Rights Commission Issues Statement on COVID-19 and Employment [The Law of Work] 2020-03-19

Australia ‘Like expendable babysitters’: Teachers slam decision to leave schools open during coronavirus crisis [The New Daily] 2020-03-19

Australia / New South Wales School cleaning – years of government cost-cutting has put school communities at risk in the coronavirus outbreak [UWU] 2020-03-19

Australia / Tasmania MONA security guards sacked during coronavirus shutdown [UWU] 2020-03-19

Australia New aged care restrictions sensible to address coronavirus impact [UWU] 2020-03-19

Australia Remember to keep cool and show respect for local retail workers [sda] 2020-03-19

Australia COVID-19 and your rights at work [MEAA] 2020-03-19

Australia / Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT calls for protections for renters during coronavirus crisis [UnionsACT] 2020-03-19

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Govt Stimulus must come with guarantees for workers [UnionsACT] 2020-03-19

Australia Employers must waive sick certificate requirements [Unions ACT] 2020-03-19

Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities must be protected from COVID-19 pandemic [ASU] 2020-03-19

Australia Responding To Covid-19: Joint Statement from Disability Sector Unions and Service Provider Peak [ASU] 2020-03-19

Australia Taxpayer support for aviation industry must flow to workers [ASU] 2020-03-19

Australia Letter to PM from aviation unions & employers [ASU] 2020-03-19

Australia MUA Notice to Maritime Workers regarding COVID19 [MUA] 2020-03-19

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O'Neil on Qantas [ACTU] 2020-03-19

Australia Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus in response to Christian Porter [ACTU] 2020-03-19

Australia MEAA supports musicians in Opera Australia stand down [Arts Hub] 2020-03-19

Australia Workers lodge formal complaint over COVID19 concerns on Tom Prosser rig [ENB] 2020-03-19

Australia Nurses' union blasts government virus plan [The Standard] 2020-03-19

Australia / Western Australia Union wants police to monitor supermarkets amid panic buying [The Advertiser] 2020-03-19

Australia Unions fuming after Qantas stands down workers in 'terrible day' [The Morning Herald] 2020-03-19

Australia 'Outrageous': Qantas criticised for standing down 20,000 workers without pay [The Guardian] 2020-03-19

India Coronavirus: IndiGo to cut pay up to 25% from next month [TNN] 2020-03-19

India Sanitation workers threaten to go on strike if not provided safety gear amid corona pandemic [HT] 2020-03-19

India 50 per cent Central govt employees ordered work from home amid COVID-19 pandemic [IndiaTV] 2020-03-19

Global RadioLabour's World Report for 19 March 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-03-19

India / Telangana Little work, lesser wages for labourers amid coronavirus scare [Indian Express] 2020-03-19

India / Delhi Covid-19-hit informal sector demands financial assistance [HT] 2020-03-19

Canada / Quebec COVID-19: teachers in shock after government suspends collective agreements [CTV] 2020-03-19

Norway Corona situation and membership in Industri Energi upon layoff [Industri Energi] 2020-03-19

India Brick kilns are more vulnerable to severe coronavirus infection [News18] 2020-03-19

India / Odisha Government issues guidelines for worksites [TNN] 2020-03-19

India Coronavirus disparity: No work from home for India’s poor [The Print] 2020-03-19

Canada / Ontario Union representing Ontario high school teachers suspends all strike action amid COVID-19 outbreak [CTV] 2020-03-19

Canada / British Columbia Border agents not trained for COVID-19 screening at YVR, union says [CTV] 2020-03-19

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unions call for better safeguards for health care workers [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-03-19

Canada Governments need to step in to protect workers [NUPGE] 2020-03-19

Canada / Ontario TTC says workers can wear masks to stymie work refusals [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-19

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses worried about daycare, COVID-19 protection [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-03-19

Canada / Manitoba Union for Manitoba casino staff says COVID-19 will leave workers without pay [CBC] 2020-03-19

Canada Air Canada failing to inform us of true exposure to Covid-19, employees claim [The Guardian] 2020-03-19

Canada Ottawa will allow temporary foreign workers, international students into Canada [CBC] 2020-03-19

Canada Self-employed, contract workers seek EI in wake of COVID-19 layoffs [CBC] 2020-03-19

Namibia SSC sends 13 workers on self-quarantine [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-19

Kenya Kenyan nurses at coronavirus ward begin go-slow [bbc.com] 2020-03-19

Portugal AGEPOR: SEAL strike is 'inconceivable' in full 'dramatic situation facing the country» [Revista Cargo] 2020-03-19

Italy Unions call for all bank branches to shut for two weeks [UNI] 2020-03-19

Spain Unions secure better protections for supermarket workers as COVID-19 takes its toll [UNI] 2020-03-19

Global Global alliance of unions demands Amazon take urgent measures to address COVID-19 [UNI] 2020-03-19

Korea (South) Workers United to Combat COVID-19 and to Win Reforms to Improve Nation’s Healthcare System [UNI] 2020-03-19

Liberia House of representatives adopts new measures amid two cases of coronavirus in Liberia [FPA] 2020-03-19

Global IFALPA Forms COVID-19 Industrial Response Team [IFALPA] 2020-03-19

Indonesia 'What about us?': Domestic workers feel neglected amid virus outbreak [JP] 2020-03-19

Canada Federal Support Package: The Pros, the Cons, and the Next Shoe to Drop [PEF] 2020-03-19

Canada Nurses say changes in rules about face masks are putting them at risk [The Citizen] 2020-03-19

Global / Europe Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO [ILO] 2020-03-19

Switzerland Geneva and Vaud stop work at construction sites [BWI] 2020-03-19

Belgium Workers deal with COVID19 lockdown [BWI] 2020-03-19

USA As Rank-and-File Auto Workers Demand National Shutdown, Union Officials Partner with Companies to Keep Plants Open [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19

Global Organizing around the World for PTO: Pandemic Time Off [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19

USA Solidarity Is Our Only Chance [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19

New Zealand Aviation package: workers await more detail [E tu union] 2020-03-19

UK Blog: I’m proud of our members in a national emergency [UNISON] 2020-03-18

UK Coronavirus: Removal of HGV driving regulations must be temporary and driver welfare protected urges Unite [Unite the union] 2020-03-18

UK Pilots call for details of Government support measures for aviation urgently [BALPA] 2020-03-18

UK Government must follow support for firms with wage subsidies to protect jobs and livelihoods, says TUC [TUC] 2020-03-18

UK COVID-19: Government must protect workers [TUC] 2020-03-18

Europe COVID-19 trade union monitor [Industriall Europe] 2020-03-18

Canada COVID-19 update from ACTRA National [ACTRA] 2020-03-18

Canada / Alberta UCP misled Albertans on PAID sick leave, causing more confusion for workers and employers during a crisis [AFL] 2020-03-18

Canada Transit Union Calls for Federal Payroll Subsidies in Transit Industry [ATU Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada Keep your distance and “call it in” [CWA Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada CMG urges employers to make health priority one [CWA Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada COVID-19: Message to members from Linda Silas [CFNU] 2020-03-18

Canada Supporting workers in a time of crisis: Key steps for governments and employers [CLC] 2020-03-18

Canada CCU Announcement on COVID-19 [CCU] 2020-03-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Important Update for FFAW Members on COVID-19 [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-03-18

Global COVID-19 highlights lack of social protections for gig economy workers [Business & Human Rights Resource Center] 2020-03-18

India Amazon to hire 1 lakh workers as online orders surge on coronavirus worries [Reuters] 2020-03-18

India Factory workers cope with contagion risk and poor demand [Business Standard] 2020-03-18

Europe COVID-19: Latest developments from transport workers around Europe [ETF] 2020-03-17

Europe COVID-19: Joint Maritime Transport Social Partners letter [ETF] 2020-03-18

Europe COVID-19: Social Partners’ Joint Statement on Contingency Measures in Ports [ETF] 2020-03-18

USA Frontline in a Pandemic: A UPS Worker’s View [Labor Notes] 2020-03-18

India / Assam Coronavirus directives for tea workers [Telegraphindia] 2020-03-18

India / Uttar Pradesh Coronavirus: Yogi govt to give aid to daily wagers [IANS] 2020-03-18

India Coronavirus to hit day labourers hardest: Experts [The Telegraph] 2020-03-18

Canada / New Brunswick Unions calling for paid and protected sick leave for all NB workers [NBFL] 2020-03-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Inadequate Worker Protection Systems for COVID-19, Says NLFL [NLFL] 2020-03-18

Canada We call for immediate income support for workers [PIPSC] 2020-03-18

Canada More reasons than ever to support public health care [NUPGE] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for urgent action to ensure access to health care for the medically uninsured [NUPGE] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Open letter to Premier Ford: Provide emergency support for all workers and vulnerable Ontarians during COVID-19 [OFL] 2020-03-18

Israel COVID-19 'Worse than war' [Davar] 2020-03-18

Namibia The gov't institutions pension fund (GIPF) has taken measures to protect staff members from the coronavirus (Covid-19) . [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-18

Canada PSAC calls on post-secondary institutions to support their workers amid COVID-19 spread [PSAC] 2020-03-18

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN's Commitment to Members During COVID-19 Pandemic [SUN] 2020-03-18

Canada / Saskatchewan Paid sick days for Saskatchewan workers needed to fight COVID19 pandemic [SFL] 2020-03-18

Canada COVID-19 and Your Employment Rights [Teamsters] 2020-03-18

Canada Coming out victorious [Teamsters] 2020-03-18

Ghana Coronavirus: Emirates suspends flights to Ghana [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-18

Global RadioLabour's newscast for March 18, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-03-18

Canada Unions seek COVID-19 income support for entertainment industry workers [CWA Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada CWA Canada cancels annual meeting, closes head office as virus spreads [CWA Canada] 2020-03-18

Ghana Coronavirus: We can’t reduce number of passengers in trotro – GPRTU [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-18

Canada UFCW Canada calls on governments to protect health, economic wellbeing of workers amidst COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada By the Numbers: Paid leave and EI access in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada On the Front Lines: Canada’s food retail workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada COVID-19 Resources for Local Unions [Unifor] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Doug Ford urged to protect the vulnerable in long-term care homes [Unifor] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Unifor, FCA Canada, Ford Canada, GM Canada Working Together to Protect Auto Employee Health and Safety During COVID-19/Coronavirus Emergency [Unifor] 2020-03-18

Canada / Alberta UNA continues to support its members as staff work remotely during COVID-19 pandemic [UNA] 2020-03-18

Canada / Alberta UNA and AHS agree to suspend bargaining in response to COVID-19 [UNA] 2020-03-18

Canada Steelworkers Union Calls for Worker Support and Protection During COVID-19 [USW] 2020-03-18

Canada In Face of COVID-19 Pandemic, Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $220,000 to Food Banks Across Canada [USW] 2020-03-18

Ghana Press release coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic [GTUC website] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Health Workers Slam Ontario Government For Axing Paid Sick Days As Pandemic Spreads [Huffington Post] 2020-03-18

Canada Flatten the curve, flatten the boss [Rank and File] 2020-03-18

Canada / Alberta Calgary bus, train drivers concerned with COVID-19 exposure: union president [Global] 2020-03-18

Ghana Coronavirus: Allow workers to work from home, grant them leave – TUC to employers [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Harvesters union seeks benefits, marketing strategy in response to COVID-19 [Undercurrent News] 2020-03-18

Canada / Manitoba Respiratory care at HSC overburdened, understaffed even before COVID-19, unions say [CBC] 2020-03-18

Canada COVID-19 [NUPGE] 2020-03-18

Canada / Saskatchewan Health care workers will not self-isolate upon return from travel [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-03-18

Canada Governments must protect Aviation workers as Sunwing suspends operations [Unifor] 2020-03-18

Canada / Manitoba Home-care workers only given two-thirds pay for sick days, self-isolation [CBC] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Unifor, Detroit automakers agree on COVID-19 strategy [Blackburn] 2020-03-18

Canada / British Columbia Public-sector union calls for a coronavirus freeze on rent and mortgage payments [The Georgia Straight] 2020-03-18

Canada Thousands of federal employees to receive paid vacation since they can't work from home [The National Post] 2020-03-18

Canada / Prince Edward Island Unions say public sector workers in P.E.I. unlikely to lose wages due to quarantines, closures [The Guardian] 2020-03-18

Canada Entertainment unions asking for EI support for workers during COVID-19 [Tri-City News] 2020-03-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Clinics, Doctors’ Offices Remaining Open for Time Being: NLMA [VOCM] 2020-03-18

New Zealand Government: Covid-19economic package welcomed [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-03-18

India CITU demands to forego the cancellation charges in the wake of CORONA [CITU] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Statement from workers in Toronto’s travel, hospitality, and transportation sectors [TAWC] 2020-03-18

Canada COVID-19: We need HELP now! TAKE ACTION! [$15 and Fairness] 2020-03-18

Canada Air Canada flight attendants’ union outlines COVID-19-related health and safety concerns [CUPE] 2020-03-18

Canada Bringing Canadians home: Air Transat flight attendants denounce the lack of respect shown by governments [CUPE] 2020-03-18

Canada COVID-19: CUPE’s Airline Division asks for more health and safety protections for flight attendants from the government [CUPE] 2020-03-18

UK UK ambulance workers left with no hand sanitiser, wipes or masks and faulty testing gear [GMB] 2020-03-18

UK Coronavirus: PCS presses for improvements [PCS] 2020-03-18

UK Call for task force to help workers laid off in pubs and restaurants [Unite the union] 2020-03-18

UK Unite calls off final day of St Mungo’s picket lines in response to Coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-18

UK We need measures equal to the economic and public health emergencies upon us [Unite the union] 2020-03-18

UK Coronavirus school closure update [NEU] 2020-03-18

China Roughly 5 million people lost their jobs in the first 2 months of 2020 [CNBC] 2020-03-17

Hong Kong / Korea (South) KCTU and HKCTU Release Joint Statement to Defend Labour Rights under COVID-19 Pandemic [HKCTU] For more info Image 2020-03-17

Australia COVID-19 and workers rights - What you need to know [ACTU] 2020-03-17

Global Trade unions around the world lead fight to protect workers from coronavirus fallout [The Morning Star] 2020-03-17

Nigeria Doctors, unpaid for 2 months, embark on strike amid Coronavirus [Pulse] 2020-03-17

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19: CUPE Members Ready to be Redeployed and Reassigned [CUPE NB] 2020-03-17

Europe Trade unions and coronavirus [ETUC] 2020-03-17

Canada All CBC/Radio-Canada temporary employees to receive paid sick leave during pandemic [CBC] 2020-03-17

Canada / British Columbia Unions issue urgent call for paid and protected sick leave for all workers in BC [BCFed] 2020-03-17

Canada Canadian Heritage urged to support entertainment workers impacted by COVID-19 [ACTRA] 2020-03-17

Canada ACPA comments on evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation [ACPA] 2020-03-17

USA Urge OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Diseases [BCTGM] 2020-03-17


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