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

Updated: Wednesday 12 August 2020, 08:53:18
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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)

New Zealand Covid-19 update [NZPFU] 2020-08-12

South Africa Nehawu to continue with planned protests over safety of healthcare workers [The World News] 2020-08-12

Israel Arkia signs agreement with Histadrut, Eilat flights may return [Jerusalem Post] 2020-08-11

Australia Working Holiday Visa program must be axed to end worker exploitation says the Retail Supply Chain Alliance [AWU] 2020-08-11

UK Lewisham council urged to in-source leisure centres to improve services and protect jobs [Unite the union] 2020-08-11

UK Manchester bus drivers face losing £2,000-a-year in ‘bullying’ row [Unite the union] 2020-08-11

UK CITB workers facing immoral triple whammy of attacks on pay, conditions and jobs [Unite the union] 2020-08-11

UK Join our webinar on redundancy and the right to informed [UNISON] 2020-08-11

UK Risks: Union health and safety news - Number 960 - 11 August 2020 [TUC] 2020-08-11

Australia Unions want working holiday visas axed as Australians struggle finding jobs [The New Daily] 2020-08-11

Australia Unions want working holidaymaker visa axed, say pandemic shows farmers' over-reliance on backpackers [ABC] 2020-08-11

Canada / Saskatchewan Moose Jaw schools cut custodial staff as students set to return during pandemic [CBC] 2020-08-11

Canada / British Columbia Laid-off B.C. hotel workers begin hunger strike demanding job protection [The News] 2020-08-11

Canada / Nunavut Union says using vacation time for isolation “unfair” [Nunatsiaq News] 2020-08-11

Canada Background performers worry they're being replaced by mannequins [CBC] 2020-08-11

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 cases rise in Maple Leafs Foods plant in Brandon [CTV] 2020-08-11

Canada 'Crisis within a crisis:' Union calls for better migrant-worker protections amid COVID-19 fallout [The Free Press] 2020-08-11

Canada New EI Rule is a Good First Step [CUPE] 2020-08-11

UK Ministers must extend job retention scheme to save jobs, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-11

Zambia Covid has massively disrupted socio-economic activity – ZCTU [The Mast] 2020-08-11

UK Industrial action not out of the question at Heathrow as `greed, not need' forces huge pay cuts on workers [Unite the union] 2020-08-10

UK Stansted Airport protestors demand chancellor keeps aviation promise and stops regional ‘devastation’ [Unite the union] 2020-08-10

UK Unite accuses ministers of ‘abandoning’ workers as a third of firms expect September layoffs [Unite the union] 2020-08-10

UK RMT steps up pressure to halt jobs carnage at Trump's Turnberry resort [RMT] 2020-08-10

UK NHS test and trace will fail unless government pays wages, say unions [Guardian] 2020-08-10

UK Cash industry facing 'death spiral” as cash-in-transit firm announce redundancies [GMB] 2020-08-10

UK Expand jobs, boost pay! [Workers liberty] 2020-08-10

Australia / Victoria Victorian teachers lodge more WorkCover claims for impacts of coronavirus pandemic than any other profession [ABC] 2020-08-10

Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin responds to false claims by Shipping Australia [MUA] 2020-08-10

South Africa Nurses battling to cope with Covid-19 [City Press] 2020-08-10

USA / Massachusetts MA AFL-CIO Pres Says Coronavirus Job Loss ‘More Than We’ve Ever Seen In Our Lifetime’ [Newsbreak] 2020-08-09

USA / North Carolina Caravan of educators, parents, cafeteria workers protest in front of Republican US senator's office [WRAL] 2020-08-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Long-term care review must happen quickly to protect workers and residents [Unifor] 2020-08-09

Canada / British Columbia Unifor welcomes mask requirement for Translink, B.C. Transit users [Unifor] 2020-08-09

Canada COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples [OPSEU] 2020-08-09

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU releases report Neglecting Northwood [NUPGE] 2020-08-09

Canada COVID-19 outbreaks more serious in for-profit long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-08-09

Canada The Time is NOW: Letter to PM Trudeau on Extending Paid Sick Leave for all Canadians [CCU] 2020-08-09

Canada We need made-in-Canada N95 respirators [CFNU] 2020-08-09

Australia Cuts to Virgin pilot jobs “devastating and sad” says AFAP [AFAP] 2020-08-09

Australia Video Conference exhaustion [Professionals Australia] 2020-08-09

Australia / Victoria Melbourne Uni must pause mass job cuts [NTEU] 2020-08-09

Australia Coronavirus: Fly-in offshore workers left high and dry [MUA] 2020-08-09

UK Birmingham airport protesters demand chancellor keeps aviation promise and stops regional ‘devastation’ [Unite the union] 2020-08-09

Australia Strength and solidarity with Victoria [CPSU] 2020-08-09

UK High street crisis ‘proves danger’ of franchising our Crowns [CWU] 2020-08-09

Australia It’s time to show aged care workers genuine respect [ANMF] 2020-08-09

UK PCS consultative ballot of jobcentre and Universal Credit workers opens 17 August [PCS] 2020-08-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Fish harvesters happy to see federal money but still have questions [CBC] 2020-08-09

India India's Army Of 600,000 Virus-Hunting Women Health Workers Goes On Strike [NCTV] For more info 2020-08-09

Israel Finance minister and Histadrut chair agreed to establish a roundtable forum for representatives of the workers, the employers and the state [Davar] 2020-08-09

South Africa Support for women informal workers is urgent as pandemic unfolds [The Conversation] 2020-08-09

Zimbabwe ZCTU to name and shame firms exposing workers to Covid-19 risks [New Zimbabwe] 2020-08-08

USA US Has Lost 12,881,000 Jobs Since February. Lowest-Paid Workers Are Hit Hardest [TruthOut] 2020-08-08

USA / Florida Struggling Municipal Workers Plead for Aid from Federal Lawmakers [Bay News 9] 2020-08-08

UK Health and social care must both be public [Workers' liberty] 2020-08-08

USA / Ohio Union representing Cleveland waste workers says city provided workers expired PPE [Yahoo] 2020-08-08

USA Why Black workers will hurt the most if Congress doesn't extend jobless benefits [Philadelphia Tribune] 2020-08-08

USA / New York Covid-19: N.Y. schools allowed to reopen, raising more questions [Buffalo News] 2020-08-08

USA / Florida Florida Gov. DeSantis: Restaurant workers don’t need a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work [WSVN] 2020-08-08

USA / California 'Everyone tested positive': Covid devastates agriculture workers in California's heartland [Guardian] 2020-08-08

USA Without Federal Protections, Farm Workers Risk Coronavirus Infection To Harvest Crops [NPR] 2020-08-08

USA Workers Blow the Whistle on Mass Death [ITT] 2020-08-08

New Zealand Kiwis support working people having safer sick leave [NZCTU] 2020-08-08

Australia Urgent need to extend jobkeeper to Dnata workers [TWU] 2020-08-08

Australia / Global Risk to Global Supply Chain Grows as Overworked Seafarers Halt Ships [gCaptain] 2020-08-08

Australia Jobs for all: could a government-funded Job Guarantee be Australia's answer to unemployment? [The Advocate] 2020-08-08

Canada / Ontario Labour ministry orders eye protection for Rainforest Cafe servers [Review] 2020-08-08

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers to hold massive 'hunger strike' outside B.C. legislature [Vancouver is Awesome] 2020-08-08

Canada / Manitoba Processing plant with COVID-19 should learn from Alberta facilities and shut down, union leaders say [CBC] 2020-08-08

Canada / Manitoba Six more COVID-19 cases reported at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant: union [CTV] 2020-08-08

Canada / Manitoba 10 employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-08-08

Canada Coalition calls for immediate action on pharmacare [CUPE] 2020-08-08

Germany Coronavirus in Germany: How a Romanian sex worker is affected by prostitution ban [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-08

Canada / Prince Edward Island Foreign worker aid fails to address 'fundamental problem': Institute [CBC] 2020-08-08

Canada / New Brunswick ‘It’s unrealistic’: N.B. nursing home workers union questions long-term care home voting plans [Global News] 2020-08-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nehawu plans strike to hire more health workers [Elitsha] 2020-08-08

South Africa Covid-19 Roundup | Investigations and dismissals [New Frame] 2020-08-07

USA / Illinois IL Extends Unemployment Benefits By 20 Weeks As Workers Struggle During Pandemic [Block Club Chicago] 2020-08-07

USA / New Jersey Exposed to travelers, airport workers rally for bill that would pay for their healthcare [NJ] 2020-08-07

USA / Arizona Unions, Safeway raise $40,000 for Navajo Nation [WHICentral] 2020-08-07

Australia / Queensland Brisbane Airport contractor must reinstate cleaning service during COVID-19 [UWU] 2020-08-07

Australia / Victoria Toll Kmart risk worker and community safety with inadequate COVID outbreak management [UWU] 2020-08-07

USA / Montana 2 Keystone XL pipeline workers get virus, but work continues [AP] 2020-08-07

USA / California CA lawmakers propose more protections for farm workers impacted by coronavirus [ABC] 2020-08-07

USA / California Healthcare workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections The employees at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital hold rally [OCRegister] 2020-08-07

Australia Resisting the digital automation of teaching [AEU] 2020-08-07

Australia Expanded JobKeeper still excludes millions [ACTU] 2020-08-07

USA ‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid [Columbian] 2020-08-07

Singapore Almost all workers in dorms tested for Covid-19 by today [The Straits Times] 2020-08-07

USA Large-scale COVID-19 antibody testing of frontline health care workers reveals prevalence [Northwell Health] 2020-08-07

Europe / Asia Covid led to ‘brutal crackdown’ on garment workers' rights, says report [Guardian] 2020-08-07

USA Sign the petition: Demand Congress continue to defer student loan debt until there is an accessible and functioning vaccine for COVID-19 [Action Network] 2020-08-07

USA / New York NYSUT poll: 81 percent of union members say health and safety should drive school reopening [My Little Falls] For more info 2020-08-07

USA Millions of Workers Suffering From Repeat Layoffs [The Street] 2020-08-07

USA AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Providing mental health aid to New York front-line physicians [AMA] 2020-08-07

USA Major unions push for paid leave in COVID-19 aid bill [The Hill] 2020-08-07

USA / Tennessee Under fire from Trump, TVA agrees to keep IT workers, drop outsourcing plan [Chattanooga Times Free Press] 2020-08-07

USA Labor takes a hit from the Covid-19 pandemic [Buffalo News] 2020-08-07

Canada Migrant workers weigh COVID-19 risks, financial needs on Canadian farms [CTV] 2020-08-07

Canada / Manitoba Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases [This Week] 2020-08-07

Canada / Manitoba Opposition leaders back call to shut down Brandon Maple Leaf plant after 4 COVID-19 cases [CBC] 2020-08-07

USA / Florida ‘Held hostage’: Cruise employees were stuck on a ship and forced to work without pay, lawsuit says [Wash Post] 2020-08-07

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Crosbie Meets with Union Leaders as Questions Around Provincial Economy Remain [VOCM] 2020-08-07

USA / Illinois Workers’ rights advocate to join virtual discussion on nation’s economy [SIU News] 2020-08-07

USA / Mexico Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US [Guardian] 2020-08-07

USA 'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay [NPR] 2020-08-07

Canada / Ontario Premier Ford and Minister Lecce neglect child care in school reopening plan [CUPE] 2020-08-07

USA Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn’t Extend Jobless Benefits [NYTimes] 2020-08-07

Global The value of labour after the pandemic [Global Labour University] 2020-08-07

Global From coronavirus to risk society: the challenges trade unions will face [Global Labour University] 2020-08-07

Dominican Republic Pandemic deepens lack of social cohesion in the Dominican Republic [Global Labour University] 2020-08-07

UK Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England [UNISON] 2020-08-07

Africa EI Africa Region Adopts Indicators for school reopening [Education International] 2020-08-07

Global A universal commitment to end child labour [ILO] 2020-08-07

Singapore Singapore migrant worker mental health in spotlight after self harm incident [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-08-07

Middle East Investors raise concerns about migrant workers' rights in Gulf [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-08-07

Asia Union busting and unfair dismissals: Garment workers during COVID-19 [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-08-07

UK Keep aviation promise and prevent industry being ‘devastated’ [Unite the union] 2020-08-07

UK PCS to focus on pay and impact of coronavirus at TUC Congress 2020 [PCS] 2020-08-07

South Africa Cosatu proposes interventions to tackle Covid-19 procurement graft [Mail & Guardiana] 2020-08-06

South Africa NEHAWU reaction to the situational update by the Minister of Health [COSATU] 2020-08-06

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA welcomes the suspension of senior management at Northdale Hospital [COSATU] 2020-08-06

South Africa / Limpopo SAMWU update on salary increases and compliance with covid-19 regulations [COSATU] 2020-08-06

South Africa Nehawu supports Numsa in calling for VWSA to comply with health and safety regulations [Polity] 2020-08-06

South Africa Nehawu condemns COVID-19 corruption [eNCA] 2020-08-06

Guatemala Covid outbreak exposes dire conditions at Guatemala factory making US brands [The Guardian] 2020-08-06

USA / California Healthcare Workers in Crisis [LA Progressive] 2020-08-06

India The Real Struggle for Life Goes On, As a Temple of Dreams Rises [Newsclick] 2020-08-06

Italy Unions threaten gen strike if ban on dismissals not extended [ANSA] 2020-08-06

UK easyJet base closures `a kick in the teeth' for employees, passengers and vital regional airports [Unite the union] 2020-08-06

UK Diageo workers ‘betrayed’ as drinks giant withholds employee shares [Unite the union] 2020-08-06

UK Unite's unique support set to reassure extremely vulnerable workers as they return to work [Unite the union] 2020-08-06

UK Thousands of NHS workers across the UK will be taking to the streets on Saturday (8 August) [Unite the union] 2020-08-06

Kenya Covid-19 crisis looms over health workers’ strikes [The Nation] 2020-08-06

Canada / Ontario Working during a pandemic with no sick days: Janitors at Loyalist College raise concerns about safety as students prepare to return to campus [SEIU] 2020-08-06

UK Bosses turn up at self-isolating workers' home and bully her into Covid-19 blood test [GMB] 2020-08-06

UK PCS exposes contradictory Covid advice from Boris Johnson and the Cabinet Office [PCS] 2020-08-06

Italy A Migrants' Advocate Fights For The 'Invisibles' [NPR] 2020-08-06

France More French workers demand a share of Macron's Covid-19 bonus [RFI] 2020-08-06

Australia Unions refuse to criticise Bain for Virgin cuts [Australian Aviation] 2020-08-06

Australia / Global Unions warn some foreign seafarers forced to stay on board with no prospect of returning home [The Guardian] 2020-08-06

Aruba Unions and parent advocacy group respond to yesterday’s core ECEC announcements [The Sector] 2020-08-06

Canada / Manitoba Liquor Mart staff to wear masks at work starting Thursday [CBC] 2020-08-06

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Long-term-care workers protest staffing levels at St. John's homes [CBC] 2020-08-06

Canada / Ontario Estate planning company offers Ontario education workers free wills ahead of September [Global] 2020-08-06

Canada / British Columbia No Tourism Bailout without Job Protection for 50,000 Hotel Workers, Says Union [The Tyee] 2020-08-06

Canada / Ontario Education unions in Toronto call on TDSB to rethink school restart plan [CBC] 2020-08-06

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 case at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon hopefully isolated, union rep says [CBC] 2020-08-06

USA Labor journalism in the midst of pandemic and national rebellion [Chuffed] 2020-08-06

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Long-Term Care Workers Hold Demonstration Over Staffing Strain [VOCM] 2020-08-06

Canada / Saskatchewan Bback-to-school plans fall short of protections needed for students and staff [CUPE] 2020-08-06

Canada / Alberta Time for Kenney to face reality and commit to safe school reopening [CUPE] 2020-08-06

USA Workers face retaliation, including layoffs, for organizing unions during Covid-19 pandemic [Shadowproof] 2020-08-06

USA / New York Teachers bring coffins, guillotine while protesting NYC schools reopening plan [New York Post] 2020-08-06

Eswatini Teachers oppose hasty school reopening [New Frame] 2020-08-06

South Africa Covid-19 tender corruption a 'horror story' – Cosatu [Fin24] 2020-08-06

South Africa Nehawu condemns COVID-19 corruption [eNCA] 2020-08-06

South Africa NEHAWU condemns increase in corruption associated with the procurement of PPE's [Polity] 2020-08-06

Asia / UK Report: Factories supplying major UK clothing outlets are engaged in ‘union busting’ [Left Foot Forward] 2020-08-06

USA / Illinois Chicago Public Schools will go fully remote to start the fall [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-08-05

USA / Illinois Chicago Teachers Union to call for strike vote at meeting next week [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-08-05

USA Union wants vulnerable TSA officers kept home as coronavirus cases surge [Washington Post ] 2020-08-05

Kenya Nurses threaten to strike from Monday over poor working conditions [The Star] 2020-08-05

Kenya Lamu medics on strike over exposure to Covid-19 at work [The Star] 2020-08-05

Kenya Homa Bay Health Workers' Strike Enters Second Day [The Nation] 2020-08-05

Italy Advocate Reveals The Plight Of Migrant Workers [KAWC] 2020-08-05

Mexico SNTE Proposals for a Safe Return to Classes [EI] 2020-08-05

Australia Retail staff bearing the brunt of coronavirus-driven abuse [The New Daily] 2020-08-05

Australia Spotless Dandenong workers to be paid through their shutdown [UWU] 2020-08-05

Australia Federal Government announcement has no guarantees for educators [UWU] 2020-08-05

Australia TWU supports announcement on fuller capacity Virgin [TWU] 2020-08-05

Australia ANMF calls for paid pandemic leave for all aged care workers [ANMF] 2020-08-05

Australia Devastating Virgin job cuts prove case for industry support [ASU] 2020-08-05

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Virgin Australia [ACTU] 2020-08-05

Canada / Ontario ‘We need them now’: Advocates call for employer-provided paid sick days [TVO] 2020-08-05

Germany Germany's exploited foreign workers amid coronavirus [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-05

Australia / South Australia Union urges SA to access pandemic leave [Yahoo] 2020-08-05

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU report into COVID at Northwood points to government cutbacks, other decisions [Saltwire] 2020-08-05

Canada Employee perceptions on returning to work [OHS Canada] 2020-08-05

Canada / Ontario Health care workers announce 22 political protests against the PC government’s removal of their basic workplace rights [CUPE] 2020-08-05

Canada More Canadian musicians adding their voice in support of the “CARE NOT PROFITS” advocacy campaign to reinvest profits back into Ontario’s long-term care system [CUPE] 2020-08-05

UK Councils forced to pick up the pieces from failing test and trace [UNISON] 2020-08-05

USA / Michigan Detroit polling places open late after some workers no-show for Michigan primary election [Detroit Free Press] 2020-08-05

USA / Ohio Black workers hit hard by COVID-19 economy [Dayton Daily News] 2020-08-04

USA / Delaware New $10M program to retrain pandemic-affected Delaware workers [DE Biz Times] 2020-08-04

South Africa Govt not doing enough to prevent covid-19 cases, deaths in prisons – POPCRU [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-04

USA / Pennsylvania Trash is piling up, but people aren’t blaming Philly sanitation workers [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-08-04

USA / Vermont Workers Who Responded to COVID-19 Crisis Qualify for Grants of Up to $2,000 [Seven Days VT] 2020-08-04

USA Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead: The reality is worse than most Americans know [Next Gov] 2020-08-04

South Africa COVID-19 infects prisoners as POPCRU blasts Ramaphosa [Opera News] 2020-08-04

USA / Oregon Oregon fund provides two weeks of pay for agricultural workers impacted by coronavirus [KATU] 2020-08-04

South Africa / Gauteng 'It's genocide' - Denosa on claims poor quality PPEs led to deaths of doctors [Cape Talk ] 2020-08-04

USA / Michigan State orders COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing workers [Detroit News] 2020-08-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU angered by death of a patient from hypoxia in makeshift hospital parking lot facility [Polity] 2020-08-04

USA / Florida Millions of unemployed workers now rely solely on state benefits — and they vary wildly [Marketplace] 2020-08-04

USA / Wisconsin Epic Systems employees decry CEO's decision to call workers back to the office [WI State Jrnl] 2020-08-04

USA / Maryland 100+ Baltimore District postal workers test positive for COVID-19 [WMAR] 2020-08-04

USA No Evidence The $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit Kept Workers Home [Forbes] 2020-08-04

South Africa Corruption is not a victimless crime – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-08-04

Germany Already experiencing second wave, says doctors' union [The Telegraph] 2020-08-04

Philippines JRRMMC health workers mourn death of colleague to COVID-19 [The Bulletin] 2020-08-04

Australia HSU will continue push for paid pandemic leave for aged care and disability support workers [HSU] 2020-08-04

Australia 'Gaping holes in government's paid pandemic leave': Trade union [Sky] 2020-08-04

Zimbabwe Private doctors send distress call [Bulawayo 24] 2020-08-04

Zimbabwe We Cannot Work On Empty Stomachs, Health Workers Tell Govt [The Conversation] 2020-08-04

Canada / Ontario Rainforest Cafe worker will be allowed to wear face shield [Review] 2020-08-04

Canada Migrant workers on farms across Canada are being told they can’t leave, raising human rights concerns [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-04

UK C P Pharmaceuticals world class workforce in line to produce Covid-19 vaccines [Unite the union] 2020-08-04

UK The impact of Covid-19 on women [PCS] 2020-08-04

South Africa Be wary of PPE tenderpreneurs – NEHAW [Politicsweb] 2020-08-04

UK TSSA signs Save Travel letter to government as Hays Travel cuts jobs [TSSA] 2020-08-04

South Africa It is not about you but about serving the country, ministers must serve the country and not their egos - NEHAWU [Polity] 2020-08-04

UK Unions say government has 'head in sand' over 2021 GCSEs and A-levels [Guardian] 2020-08-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal 7 Demands nursing union wants from Health Department [Daily News] 2020-08-04

South Africa Unions: basic Education Department failed to give detailed report on school re-opening [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-04

USA Teachers protest reopening schools while coronavirus lurks [Reuters] 2020-08-04

South Africa Cosatu calls for ANC action on corruption, public protector ‘inundated’ with coronavirus complaints, and Ramaphosa vows to clamp down [Daily Maverick] 2020-08-04

South Africa / Gauteng Lack of quality PPE blamed for deaths of 8 doctors who succumbed to Covid-19 [The Star] 2020-08-03

South Africa / Gauteng Nehawu and DA condemn dumping of PPEs in a river and want action [IOL] 2020-08-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA calls on its members to refuse to resume work post- isolation or quarantine until they receive psychological support first [COSATU] 2020-08-03

South Africa Sadtu says it will not hesitate to seek school break if COVID-19 flares up [Radio 702] 2020-08-03

South Africa ‘Who’s returning when?’ Teachers fret over grade phasing [DispatchLIVE] 2020-08-03

UK UK theatre job losses rise by 2,000 in a month, union figures show [Guardian] 2020-08-03

UK New Emergency Working Principles and Guidance on Face Coverings [TSSA] 2020-08-03

Canada Calling all activists: Support the expansion of EI sickness benefits [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-03

Canada / Ontario Restaurants, grocery stores and gyms will have more safety restrictions than public elementary schools in September [ETFO] 2020-08-03

Canada PSAC pushes back against WE Charity contracting out at Finance Committee [PSAC] 2020-08-03

Canada / Ontario Ford government jeopardizing safety of all Ontarians with underfunded return to school plan [OSSTF] 2020-08-03

Canada / Ontario Staffing Study Gets Much Right on Long-Term Care, ONA Urges Action Backed up by Funding [ONA] 2020-08-03

Canada National child care system needed more than ever [NUPGE] 2020-08-03

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU declines invitation to participate in Northwood review [NUPGE] 2020-08-03

Canada Austerity Sucks! There, I said it. [IAMAW] 2020-08-03

Canada / New Brunswick Transit union calls Higgs government “short-sighted” for refusing to accept federal funding relief for transit operations [ATU Canada] 2020-08-03

Australia / Victoria Push to help workers suffering in the ‘state of disaster’ [The New Daily] 2020-08-03

Australia / Victoria Early educators petition Government for JobKeeper during lockdown in Victoria [UWU] 2020-08-03

Australia / Victoria Melbourne educators could be abandoned without pay [UWU] 2020-08-03

Australia TWU urges Qantas to act on COVID cases as domestic freight in Melbourne shuts [TWU] 2020-08-03

Australia / Queensland Statement: AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton and CFMEU National President Tony Maher [AWU] 2020-08-03

Australia Pandemic relief payment doesn’t go far enough [ACTU] 2020-08-03

Australia ACTU - BCA Joint Letter: Pandemic Leave [ACTU] 2020-08-03

Australia Government moves on paid pandemic leave [Port News] 2020-08-03

Global IUF and Danone to begin negotiations on new agreement to protect against negative employment consequences of COVID-19 [IUF] 2020-08-03

South Africa / Gauteng Hundreds protest in JHB against government’s response to Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-08-03

South Africa Ministers must serve country and not their egos – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-08-03

South Africa FEDUSA Calls for Urgent Probe into Allegations of PPEs Procurement Corruption [FEDUSA] 2020-08-03

Israel 540 Israeli Airline Employees Protest Company's Likely Closure Amid Pandemic [I24] 2020-08-03

South Africa Teachers, principals anxious about phasing in of different grades [SowetanLIVE] 2020-08-02

South Africa COSATU speaks up against corruption amid pandemic [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-02

South Africa 'Serve the public': NEHAWU gives scathing criticism of govt's response to virus [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-02

USA / Florida Guess which two states have the most newly unemployed. Hint: It's the two worst governors [Daily Kos] 2020-08-02

India Financial perks: Demise of Coal India employee due to COVID-19 to be treated as accidental death [ANI] 2020-08-02

USA The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Intensified Systemic Economic Racism Against Black Americans [New Yorker] 2020-08-02

USA / Oregon Executive Pay Grows as Workers Face Historic Unemployment [OR AFL-CIO] 2020-08-02

USA / Utah More than 1,100 Utah health care workers have contracted COVID-19 [Salt Lake Tribune] 2020-08-02

USA / Oregon Many nurses pushing to expand workers' compensation [BuzzFeedZZ] 2020-08-02

USA Unemployment Insurance Desperately Needs an Update [LA Progressive] 2020-08-02

USA Coronavirus is unleashing righteous worker anger and a new wave of unionism [The Tribune] 2020-08-02

USA / Ohio White Collar Workers Put On Assembly Line As COVID-19 Shrinks Worker Population [IL NPR] 2020-08-02

USA For millions of Americans, the too-soon end of unemployment benefits is life or death [Daily Jrnl] 2020-08-02

Global Grocery workers deserve hero pay [The Daily Nonpareil] 2020-08-02

UK PCS to launch consultative ballot for industrial action over jobcentre hours extension [PCS] 2020-08-02

South Africa Corruption threatens patients' medical care - Sama [eNCA] 2020-08-02

Israel From Lab Technicians to Nurses: This is How the Workers Became the Responsible Adults of the Crisis [Davar] 2020-08-02

USA Pandemic Could Reduce 3 Million Workers’ Social Security Benefits [NRMLA] For more info 2020-08-02

USA If you value essential workers, raise federal minimum wage [Chronicle-Express] 2020-08-02

USA Amazon Workers Respond To Jeff Bezos' Testimony Before Congress [WGLT] 2020-08-02

USA / Oregon Oregon launches coronavirus-related assistance program for agricultural workers [OPB] 2020-08-02

USA / Nevada How Essential Food Workers Are Fighting Back [Culinary Union 226] 2020-08-02

South Africa Health union takes on Health Minister Zweli Mkhize over PPE [IOL] 2020-08-01

Canada / Ontario Doug Ford’s Ministry Of Labour is Giving Migrant Worker Employers Advance Notice of COVID-19 Inspections [Press Progress] 2020-08-01

Canada Reclaiming the Vision - Transforming Long-Term Care in Canada [Our Times] 2020-08-01

Canada / New Brunswick Lowest-paid workers in Shannex homes in New Brunswick excluded from federal wage top-up [The Media Co-op] 2020-08-01

Canada COVID-19 is Not “Women’s Work”: The Case for Universal Childcare [The Law of Work] 2020-08-01

Canada The Gap between Stock Markets and Society has Never Been Greater [Centre for Future Work] 2020-08-01

Canada Rebuilding Canada’s Economy Must Start with Rebuilding Work [Centre for Future Work] 2020-08-01

USA Sanders Calls Elon Musk a 'Hypocrite' for Opposing New Stimulus Package [Newsweek] 2020-08-01

USA Recessions are bad for labor movements … except when they’re not [Marketplace] 2020-08-01

Australia COVID-vulnerable workers need support to stay safe [RTBU] 2020-08-01

USA The Fight to Save Jobs in the Airline Industry [The New Yorker] 2020-08-01

Australia Aged Care Minister 'clearly doesn't understand the industry' [Sky] 2020-08-01

Canada / Ontario Rainforest Cafe server sent home for wearing face shield [Review] 2020-08-01

Canada / New Brunswick Lowest paid workers in New Brunswick retirement homes being excluded from federal wage top-up [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada Flight attendants call on federal government to make safer skies a priority in next phase of pandemic [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada / Manitoba Plan to re-open schools short on resources, more a wish than a plan [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada / Saskatchewan It’s time to focus on fairness [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada / Ontario “Enough talk. We need bold action now.”: a coalition of unions representing frontline health care workers respond to Ontario’s long-term care staffing study [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada / Ontario Education workers demand more funding for post-COVID schools [CUPE] 2020-08-01

UK Coronavirus: NEU's position on face masks [NEU] 2020-08-01

UK Coronavirus outbreak wipes out 30% of county’s fire cover [FBU] 2020-08-01

South Africa Job cuts, lock-ins, and fear: Domestic workers suffer Covid-19 squeeze [GroundUp] 2020-08-01

South Africa / Eastern Cape Dozens of EPWP workers not paid since May [GroundUp] 2020-08-01

South Africa / Mpumalanga Denosa statement on shortage of nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic in province [allAfrica] 2020-08-01

South Africa / Limpopo NEHAWU reaction to Provincial Command Council press statement [COSATU] 2020-08-01

South Africa SADTU wants clear Covid-19 safety improvement plans from Basic Education Dept [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-31

USA / California At Least 31 Workers Infected With COVID-19 At Costco Stores In Santa Clara County [CBS] 2020-07-31

USA / Nevada Las Vegas Workers Gamble With Their Lives: Trump Kills Safety Rules; Hotel, Casino Staffs Suffer the Consequences; Infections Have Run Rampant Since the City Re-Opened [DC Report] 2020-07-31

USA / Alabama 5,200 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 [WBRC] 2020-07-31

USA / California 31 workers at 4 Bay Area Costcos are infected by COVID-19; stores stay open [LATimes] 2020-07-31

USA How Essential Food Workers Are Fighting Back [Civil Eats] 2020-07-31

UK Heathrow airline catering companies poised to axe 3,000 jobs, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-07-31

UK BA's short-termism causing havoc in UK aviation as Unite urges airline to drop opportunistic ‘fire and rehire’ scheme [Unite the union] 2020-07-31

UK Labour campaign welcome drive to force urgently needed government action to save jobs [Unite the union] 2020-07-31

UK Protest against mass redundancies at Southbank Centre [PCS] 2020-07-31

UK Cash industry crisis: shopkeeper sacked for helping elderly buy bread [GMB] 2020-07-31

UK Demands for immediate return of shielding workers would be ‘heartless and reckless’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-31

South Africa Take leave during Covid-19 peak, union tells health workers [IOL] 2020-07-31

UK Risk at Work - Personal protective equipment (PPE) Coronavirus (COVID-19): update [HSE] 2020-07-31

USA How Trump Politicized Schools Reopening, Regardless of Safety [NY Rev of Bks] 2020-07-31

USA The pandemic shines a spotlight on a system in need of a makeover [Capital and Main] 2020-07-31

USA CONGRESS MUST ACT TO #ProtectWorkers #NoCorporateImmunity [Food Chain ] 2020-07-30

USA Older poll workers are afraid to work this fall. Younger Americans should step up [Wash Post] 2020-07-30

USA / Texas Custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers also fear returning to Texas schools [TX Tribune] 2020-07-30

USA The fear of robots displacing workers has returned [The Economist] 2020-07-30

South Africa Medical workers biggest losers when it comes to PPE corruption: Sama [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-30

USA / Maine Don’t cut unemployment lifeline for Maine workers and their families [BDN] 2020-07-30

USA / Arizona US Foods workers in Arizona threaten to strike over COVID-19 issues [AZ Central] 2020-07-30

South Africa SADTU concerned after DBE fails to reveal plans ahead of return of matrics [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-30

South Africa NEHAWU calls on Minister of Health to stop treating national union like a labour desk of his department [COSATU] 2020-07-30

South Africa COSATU calls for a firm clampdown on PPE procument corruption allegations [COSATU] 2020-07-30

USA Bernie Sanders Calls GOP Economic Relief Plan 'A Terrible Offer' [Newsweek] 2020-07-30

UK NHS workers' day of action 8 August [Workers liberty ] 2020-07-30

USA / Michigan Website launched to help displaced Michigan workers [NBC] 2020-07-30

USA / Tennessee Union workers calling on local senator to help pass Heroes Act [FOX] For more info 2020-07-30

USA Teachers Are Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction, Too [NYTimes] 2020-07-30

USA Retail workers shouldn't be tasked with enforcing store mask rules, union head says: Many store owners have 'abdicated their responsibility' [NBC] 2020-07-30

USA Health Workers Fighting the COVID-19 Fear Deportation [Motion Law] 2020-07-30

USA / California California’s child care providers win historic union election in landslide [1199J] 2020-07-30

USA CEO-to-worker pay gap to surge with coronavirus, AFL-CIO says [News Break] 2020-07-30

Australia Company takes staff to Fair Work for refusing to work amid COVID outbreak [The New Daily] 2020-07-30

UK Pay is ‘elephant in the room’, says Unite, as new NHS England People Plan launched [Unite the union] 2020-07-30

UK Sunderland members give out 3,000 gift packs to local government workers [UNISON] 2020-07-30

UK RMT demands that Rail Gourmet and its parent company call off redundancy threat [RMT] 2020-07-30

Australia Move on aged care workforce could hinder pandemic effort [UWU] 2020-07-30

UK TSSA Comment on Closure of Tui High Street Shops [TSSA] 2020-07-30

UK Warm weather working and Coronavirus [PCS] 2020-07-30

UK NHS workforce need actions to match the promises, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-07-30

Australia / Victoria Turosi Golden Farms Abandons Workers during COVID-19 outbreak [UWU] 2020-07-30

Australia Hospital Laundry Workers need COVID-19 testing to avoid further outbreaks [UWU] 2020-07-30

Australia JBS cold storage workers cease work over COVID-19 safety concerns [UWU] 2020-07-30

Australia TWU demands uniform permits, testing & pandemic leave for truckies; warns about impact on industry [TWU] 2020-07-30

Australia / Victoria Victoria rides the pandemic's second wave [ETU] 2020-07-30

Australia ASU members endorse pausing bargaining until January 2021 [ASU] 2020-07-30

Canada Young people need a plan for economic recovery that will deliver jobs [ACTU] 2020-07-30

Australia Farmers fear worker shortage due to COVID-19 restrictions despite rising unemployment [ABC] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario The Stakes are High for Long-Term Care Residents and Staff as Government Announces Commission [ONA] 2020-07-30

Canada / Saskatchewan Testing centres at max. capacity and hospital occupancy rising amid COVID-19 resurgence [SUN] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Teamsters Canada Foundation Gives $10,000 to two Ontario Food Banks [Teamsters] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Given Sick Kids report, government must exercise caution on school reopening [ETFO] 2020-07-30

Canada My webCampus Experience: Members find value in online learning during COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario New collective agreement negotiated with Carpenter Canada amid COVID-19 [Unifor] 2020-07-30

Canada / Alberta UNA calls on Alberta government to guarantee compensation benefits for health workers who contract COVID-19 [UNA] 2020-07-30

Canada Governments Must Act Now to Address Women’s Inequality [USW] 2020-07-30

Australia Woolworths employees send powerful message to ‘abusive’ customers [HRD] 2020-07-30

Canada / Manitoba Bonus pay on the way for nearly 80,000 Manitoba front-line pandemic workers [CBC] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Unions, students raise concern over University of Toronto’s Fall 2020 in-person learning [Global] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Hundreds of thousands of front-line heroes left behind as more of the province enters Stage 3 [CUPE] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario “It’s time for immediate action in long-term care”: a coalition of unions representing frontline healthcare workers respond to Ontario’s long-term care commission [CUPE] 2020-07-30

South Africa Corruption poses a threat to the provision of proper medical care to patients - SAMA [News24] 2020-07-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Hospital staff picket in Pietermaritzburg [GroundUp] 2020-07-30

South Africa Advisory committee dealing with PPE shortage, says Mkhize [BusinessLIVE] 2020-07-30

South Africa Nehawu threatens strike over lack of protection for health workers [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-30

South Africa Overcrowding, infected staff & shortages: Nehawu details its hospital 'fact-finding' results [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-29

South Africa / Gauteng NEHAWU calls for thorough investigation into province's PPE tenders [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-29

Australia Living income push in Australia [Workersliberty] 2020-07-29

USA / Ohio Ohio Education Association calls for 100 percent remote learning in all counties where pandemic is at level three or four [The Plain Dealer] 2020-07-29

UK Public want NHS staff to get early and significant pay rise [UNISON] 2020-07-29

UK Government must answer for actions over care home deaths [GMB] 2020-07-29

UK Guide to: Personal protective equipment (PPE) [TUC] 2020-07-29

Global Amazon’s poor social performance during the COVID19 crisis is a threat, new UNI report [UNI] 2020-07-29

Japan Unions win 100 per cent increase in coronavirus subsidy [IndustriALL] 2020-07-29

Global Massive protests explode worldwide against “rising tide” of anti-worker policies [BWI] 2020-07-29

Australia / New South Wales Regional retail workers call for city travellers to mask up [Echo] 2020-07-29

Canada / Manitoba Essential workers still waiting for 'Hero Pay' from the province [CTV] 2020-07-29

Canada / Quebec CUPE demands end to intimidation against journalists [CUPE] 2020-07-29

South Africa Unions ask minister Motshekga on way forward [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-29

South Africa Minister of Health welcomes NEHAWU report [Polity] 2020-07-29

UK Unions call for face masks to be provided for free to all workers [The Guardian] 2020-07-29

USA USDA sued by workers over faster chicken plant production speeds [FOX] 2020-07-29

USA / Pennsylvania Essential workers running Philly’s Greyhound station are fighting for stronger safety protections [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-07-29

USA Update on Covid-19 among meatpacking workers: an American tragedy [Food Politics] 2020-07-29

USA / Nebraska Lawsuit Alleges Worker Danger: Poultry Plant Workers Union Points to USDA Line Speed Waivers as COVID-19 Risk [Progressive Farmer] 2020-07-29

South Africa 'Workers had to resort to using refuse bags to protect themselves' - Nehawu report [News24] 2020-07-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union calls for private schools to halt classroom teaching [East Coast Radio] 2020-07-29

South Africa NEHAWU vehemently decries a lack of Covid-19 PPE in hospitals [Power98.7FM] 2020-07-29

USA Labor unions petition Transportation Dept. for a mandatory mask rule [Washington Post ] 2020-07-29

South Africa NEHAWU announces health sector protest on 21 August [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-28

USA / Nebraska Senator Vargas seeks legislative action to protect meatpacking workers after losing father to covid-19 [Jrnl Star] 2020-07-28

USA An Iowa AFL-CIO Series - Part Five: The role of Unions in the COVID-19 Crisis [IA AFL-CIO] 2020-07-28

USA / California California’s newest union: 45,000 childcare workers to be represented in contract talks [Sacramento Bee] 2020-07-28

USA / California Child Care Workers Approve Union Representation [CA Public Radio] 2020-07-28

USA Nursing home workers now have the most dangerous jobs in America. They deserve better [Wash Post] 2020-07-28

USA / Pennsylvania Among Healthcare Workers, Family and Primary Care Doctors May Have Been Most at Risk of Dying from COVID-19 [Penn Medicine News] 2020-07-28

USA COVID-19’s Class War: The greatest predictor of coronavirus deaths appears to be income [Am Prospect] 2020-07-28

USA / New York NYU to study impact of coronavirus pandemic on MTA transit workers [SI Live] 2020-07-28

Canada Actors in a Pandemic - The Precarity of Performers’ Lives [Our Times] 2020-07-28

USA American Federation of Teachers says it will support any local that strikes over safety issues regarding COVID [Politico] 2020-07-28

Canada Premiers must guarantee compensation benefits for health workers who contract COVID-19, say nurses [CFNU] 2020-07-28

USA How Trump Labor Secretary Scalia Played Chicken With Meatpacking Workers’ Lives [Mother Jones] 2020-07-28

UK Anger over NHS pay sparks Downing Street march tomorrow [Unite the union] 2020-07-28

UK Bus maker Alexander Dennis job losses ‘devastating blow’ [Unite the union] 2020-07-28

UK Bus union RMT responds to study on workers’ deaths [RMT] 2020-07-28

UK BALPA says holidaymakers and airlines should be compensated for latest Government quarantine U-turn [BALPA] 2020-07-28

UK PCS stresses worker safety paramount as employers draw up return to work plans [PCS] 2020-07-28

China Wearing a Mask? It May Come From China’s Controversial Labor Program [New York Times] 2020-07-28

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver Retail Workers Report an Increase in Customer Aggression [The Tyee] 2020-07-28

Canada / Ontario Opening Ontario schools safely amid COVID could require up to $3.2 billion funding for staff, cleaning supplies, say Liberals, staff union [The Star] 2020-07-28

Canada Unionized workers are essential allies in the fight to protect vulnerable front-line employees [rabble] 2020-07-28

Canada Migrant farmworkers: organizing and resisting before, during and beyond COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-07-28

Canada COVID-19 exposing Canada’s dependency on temporary foreign workers in the agri-food sector [Canadian Dimension] 2020-07-28

Canada A Carrot for the Bosses and the Stick for the Workers [Canadian Dimension] 2020-07-28

Australia Pandemic failures in aged care revealed in survey [UWU] 2020-07-28

Australia Doordash & TWU sign agreement on virus protections for delivery workers [TWU] 2020-07-28

Australia Government must extend paid pandemic leave to cover all workers [ACTU] 2020-07-28

Australia 'First step': Union strikes coronavirus deal with delivery giant DoorDash [The Times] 2020-07-28

Australia Aged care workers awarded pandemic leave in Fair Work Commission ruling [The Guardian] 2020-07-28

Australia / Victoria Meat industry COVID-19 cases surge as union warns against shutdown [The Age] 2020-07-28

Australia DoorDash and the Transport Workers Union have entered an agreement to support drivers during the pandemic, including financial help if they contract the virus [Business Insider] 2020-07-28

Australia Paid pandemic leave has just been granted to Australian aged care workers – and unions are calling for it to be extended to everyone [Business Insider] 2020-07-28

Australia ‘Paid pandemic leave’ to casual care home staff [The Financial Times] 2020-07-28

Canada / Ontario Sarah Harmer Performing Facebook Concert Session in Support Of 'CARE NOT PROFITS' Advocacy Campaign to Reinvest Profits Back Into the Long-term Care System [CUPE] 2020-07-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19 fear takes hold at health department [New Frame] 2020-07-27

South Africa Sadtu: Don’t reopen schools in August [Daily Voice] 2020-07-27

South Africa Sadtu seeks answers from Motshekga over PPEs, safety [IOL] 2020-07-27

UK Unite statement on report that earlier lockdown would have saved London bus driver lives [Unite the union] 2020-07-27

UK Government pinching Covid bonus from poorest key workers [GMB] 2020-07-27

United Arab Emirates UAE's migrant workers fret over future in coronavirus economy [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-07-27

India Coronavirus cases surge among factory workers in post-lockdown India [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-07-27

South Africa 'Lockdown cost 3 million jobs, caused widespread hunger' [IOL] 2020-07-27

Sri Lanka Hundreds stranded in Middle East as coronavirus death toll climbs [Tamil Guardian] 2020-07-27

Brazil International Criminal Court case claims Brazilian government’s Covid-19 response is a crime against humanity [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-27

Australia / Victoria Lack of staff putting 'additional pressure' on Victorian healthcare system [ABC] 2020-07-27

Australia Woolworths employee wears second badge in attempt to stop customer abuse [Yahoo] 2020-07-27

Australia How aged care workers felt during the pandemic: new survey [The Australian] 2020-07-27

India Journalist unions urge action on gender inequalities during the pandemic [IFJ] 2020-07-27

Australia Aged care workers across Australia will be given paid pandemic leave [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-27

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Province may not cope with Covid cases [City Press] 2020-07-27

South Africa Covid-19 infects 22,000 public servants [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-27

UK Tate faces protests over impact of job cuts on BAME staff [Guardian] 2020-07-27

UK ‘Red wall’ Tory MPs demand support for aerospace amid fears for 30,000 jobs [Guardian] 2020-07-27

South Africa Unions want clarity on closure of schools [DFA] 2020-07-26

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Police union concerned over ‘challenges with decontamination in police stations’ [Zululand Observer] 2020-07-26

South Africa NEHAWU: Coronavirus can be defeated [WFTU] 2020-07-26

Canada / Saskatchewan Scott Moe snubs front-line workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-26

Canada / Ontario With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools [ETFO] 2020-07-26

Canada Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan provides the blueprint for a just recovery from the pandemic [PSAC] 2020-07-26

Canada Federal government looking at subsidizing privatization [NUPGE] 2020-07-26

USA / Florida AFL-CIO leader: Senate must pass HEROES Act for working families [Orlando Sentinel] 2020-07-26

USA / Pennsylvania They Warned OSHA They Were in “Imminent Danger” at the Meat Plant. Now They’re Suing the Agency [Daily Yonder] 2020-07-26

Israel Between 2011 and 2020: 'There’s just no safety net.' [Davar] 2020-07-26

USA / Tennessee Chattanoogans protest COVID-19 working conditions, wages for Black, Latinx and poor workers [Times Free Press] 2020-07-26

USA / Pennsylvania As pandemic unfolded, OSHA complaints around Pittsburgh highlighted supply shortages [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-07-26

Australia Childcare centres struggle to pay up to $9,000 for Covid-19 cleaning [The Guardian] 2020-07-26

USA / Maine Rally to Support BIW Workers this Saturday! [ME AFL-CIO] 2020-07-25

UK ‘One stop shop’ for construction workers seeking jobs cautiously welcomed by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-07-25

USA / California Santa Rosa Hospital Workers Strike to Defend Sick Time and Health Care in Midst of Pandemic [Labor Notes] 2020-07-25

USA / California Postal Workers Union Sounds Alarm Over Budget, Trump Administration Rhetoric On Mail-In Ballots [CBS] For more info 2020-07-25

USA / Florida Some Hospital Workers Are Returning to Work Without Getting COVID-19 Test Results Back [NBC] 2020-07-25

USA Federal bill addresses COVID-19 protections for mine workers [PA Biz Rpt] 2020-07-25

Australia Morrison government’s labour law reforms will make a bad system worse [The New Daily] 2020-07-25

USA / Alaska 56 workers at Anchorage seafood processing plant test positive for COVID-19 [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-07-25

USA JetBlue, pilots union reach deal to avoid involuntary furloughs [Brinkwire] 2020-07-25

USA As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’ [Wenatchee World] 2020-07-25

USA SGreenhouse: Covid-19 puts workers in danger. It's another reason we need unions [Guardian] 2020-07-25

USA Budget-minded business owners’ love affair with gig workers is growing [CNBC] 2020-07-25

USA / New York New Study Will Look at Risks to Transit Workers From Virus [Route Fifty] 2020-07-25

Canada / Ontario ‘No Increase? No Work!’ Toronto Health Care Workers Save Pandemic Premium via Job Action [Labour Notes] 2020-07-25

Global Women journalists experience increased gender inequality during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-07-25

Canada / Alberta Safeway workers to vote on new deal [The News] 2020-07-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers vote in favour of strike beginning July 31 [CBC] 2020-07-25

Canada / Quebec Union contests workplace safety board's 'inadequate' conclusion on health-care worker's death [CBC] 2020-07-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE President Says Return to School Causing Concern for Union Members [VOCM] 2020-07-25

Canada / Madagascar Covid-19 union solidarity from Canada to Madagascar [IndustriALL] 2020-07-25

Global Paper sector campaigning and reinventing to face Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-25

Global BWI supports urgent justice mechanism for pandemic-affected migrant workers [BWI] 2020-07-25

India / Jammu and Kashmir Over 35,000 labourers return to revive J&K’s moribund brick kilns [The Hindu] 2020-07-25

Turkey COVID-19’s impect on workers [DISK] 2020-07-25

Kazakhstan Safety at Workplace [COTU] 2020-07-25

Canada / Ontario Child care programs in Ontario on brink of collapse, six weeks out from school opening [CUPE] 2020-07-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE NL response: 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Fiscal Update [CUPE] 2020-07-25

South Africa Bittersweet announcement does not drive the pandemic anxieties away – FEDUSA [FEDUSA] 2020-07-25

South Africa Pandemic highlights nursing crisis [Grocott's Mail] 2020-07-25

UK NUJ backs new BBC offer to support PAYE freelances [NUJ] 2020-07-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital workers struggle for protection [Elitsha] 2020-07-25

South Africa SADTU’s Response to the Closing of Schools as announced by the President [COSATU] 2020-07-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal uThukela workers down tools due to “lack of PPE” [Ladysmith Gazette] 2020-07-25

South Africa Teachers are traumatised. We need that break – SADTU [Cape Talk ] 2020-07-25

South Africa School closures: Unions 'cautiously' welcome decision but private school concerns remain [News24] 2020-07-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Luthuli Hospital under pressure after hundreds of staff test positive for Covid-19 [Daily News] 2020-07-25

USA / Texas Workers rally in Austin as end nears for COVID-related federal jobless benefits [CBS] 2020-07-24

USA Demand Relief for Unemployed Workers [Ctr for Popular Democracy] 2020-07-24

USA Americans are suffering, especially Blacks. Lives are on the line. Pass the HEROES Act [News&Observer] 2020-07-24

Global Over 3000 health workers have died from Covid-19 worldwide [PSI] 2020-07-24

UK Major changes on home working announced – talks next weekMajor changes on home working announced – talks next week [PCS] 2020-07-24

Global Covid heroes need collective bargaining to win equal pay, confirms OECD [ETUC] 2020-07-24

UK Durham health visitor and school nurse job losses ‘incomprehensible’ with Covid-19 still prevalent [Unite the union] 2020-07-24

Canada / Nova Scotia Ten paid days of sick leave should be accessible to all workers [NSFL] 2020-07-24

Canada The impact of the pandemic on media work [CWA Canada] 2020-07-24

Canada / Alberta Teachers Remain Concerned About Return to School [ATA] 2020-07-24

China After the pandemic, China’s workers take another hit from widespread flooding [CLB] 2020-07-24

UK Firefighters agree to continue delivering coronavirus response until end of September [Union News] 2020-07-24

Canada / British Columbia Care aides risk all to defeat virus outbreak, then join union [CLI] 2020-07-24

Canada Sex Workers Treated as Criminals, and Left Without Support, During COVID-19 [The Tyee] 2020-07-24

Canada / Ontario Nursing homes continue to face critical staffing challenges [Rank and File] 2020-07-24

Canada Migrant agricultural workers experiencing a food crisis [rabble] 2020-07-24

Australia Morrison extends disastrous super withdrawal scheme [ACTU] 2020-07-24

Australia 'A recovery that puts people first': A group of young Australians is demanding a government job guarantee to fight both soaring unemployment and climate change [Business Insider] 2020-07-24

USA / Missouri MO AFL-CIO Dislocated Worker Program provides assistance, resources for workers laid-off due to COVID-19 [Labor Tribune] 2020-07-24

USA Unions Mobilize for Passage of the HEROES Act, Condemn Congress for Ending $600 COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits [IA Labor News] 2020-07-24

USA ‘Hero is an overused word’: Despite public hand-waves, essential retail workers still face a daily minefield [Modern Retail] 2020-07-24

USA / California California to Buy More Masks, But Will They Get to the Workers Who Need Them? [NBC] 2020-07-24

USA / Oregon Oregon Workers Speak Up for Increased COVID-19 Protections [OR AFL-CIO] 2020-07-24

USA / New York Tompkins Cty Workers Center to host webinar on Worker Power, Racial Justice, & Mutual Aid [Ithaca Voice] 2020-07-24

USA / Pennsylvania Union seeks hazard pay for York Cty essential workers, funding for social services [York Dispatch] 2020-07-24

USA A pandemic ethical conundrum: Must health care workers risk their lives to treat Covid-19 patients? [Stat] 2020-07-24

Australia Paid pandemic leave and reformed rights: How Covid-19 impacts workers [Inside Retail] 2020-07-24

Australia JBS Australia accused of asking COVID-19 positive staff to return to work [BNA] 2020-07-24

Australia Workers' union calls for paid pandemic leave to ensure people isolate at home [9 News] 2020-07-24

Australia / Pacific 'We really need help': Pacific labourers in Australia struggling after state borders close [ABC] 2020-07-24

Australia / Victoria Centrelink staff stood down, say social distancing pleas were ignored [The Age] 2020-07-24

Canada / Ontario Get for-profits out of long-term care, unions say as they launch campaign [The National Post] 2020-07-24

Canada / Quebec Union says N95 masks should be mandatory for all health-care workers [CBC] 2020-07-24

Canada / Ontario End profit in long-term care, reinvest in more residents’ supports and staffing across Ontario, urge advocates in new “CARE NOT PROFITS” campaign [CUPE] 2020-07-24

Canada / British Columbia Reopening of rec centres & pools welcomed [CUPE] 2020-07-24

UK Face coverings in England, Usdaw calls for the public to support shopworkers [USDAW] 2020-07-24

UK Firefighters agree to continue delivering coronavirus response until end of September [FBU] 2020-07-24

South Africa South African Federation of Trade Unions response to President’s speech [SAFTU] 2020-07-24

South Africa Schools to close for a month due to Covid infection surge — Ramaphosa [Mail & Guardian] 2020-07-23

South Africa Covid-19 deaths in SA's mining industry rise to 52, platinum sector worst affected [Fin24] 2020-07-23

South Africa Labour federations welcome extension of COVID-19 relief scheme [SABC] 2020-07-23

USA Meatpacking workers sue OSHA after it goes AWOL on pandemic [Washington Post ] 2020-07-23

Australia Letter Sent to Aged Care Employers [UWU] 2020-07-23

Australia / Tasmania Welcome extensions, but cuts to Jobkeeper and Jobseeker a further blow for Tasmanian workers [Unions Tasmania] 2020-07-23

Mauritius Mauritian employers use Covid-19 to push back against labour laws [IndustriALL] 2020-07-23

Australia Government abandons aviation industry with Jobkeeper plan [TWU] 2020-07-23

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Now is the time for support for workers, not cuts [UnionsACT] 2020-07-23

Australia Now is the time to invest in, not cut, public sector jobs [CPSU] 2020-07-23

Australia Paid pandemic leave is on the national agenda [CPSU] 2020-07-23

Australia ASU takes Qantas to Federal Court over Jobkeeper penalty rate wagetheft [ASU] 2020-07-23

Australia Morrison must step up to save and create jobs, deliver pandemic leave [ACTU] 2020-07-23

Australia Poll finds 80% support paid pandemic leave [ACTU] 2020-07-23

Malaysia Only higher wages can induce locals to do 3D jobs [The Reserve] 2020-07-23

Australia MEAA claims that COVID-19 arts stimulus package was miscalculated [NME] 2020-07-23

Australia Cleaners are more in demand due to coronavirus but many say they need better support [SBS] 2020-07-23

Australia / Victoria Aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warn [The Guardian] 2020-07-23

Russia Most Covid-19 restrictions lifted, but Moscow is not open for protest [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-23

Canada What life has been like aboard Great Lakes freighters during COVID-19 [The Free Press] 2020-07-23

Global Lockdown on the high seas [The Hill] 2020-07-23

Canada / New Brunswick Nurses Union says nursing homes have too many casual staff when residents need familiarity [CTV] 2020-07-23

Canada / Ontario Migrant worker isolation centre opens at Windsor Holiday Inn [CBC] 2020-07-23

Canada Union pushing for more COVID-19 protection for migrant workers [Real Agriculture] 2020-07-23

USA AFT: Teachers May Use Federal Disability, Medical-Leave Laws to Fight Return to Classroom [CT News Junkie] 2020-07-23

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives’ all-out attack on Ontarians: CUPE Ontario commits to fighting three new laws [CUPE] 2020-07-23

USA Hotel Workers' Union Praises Mask Requirements, Seeks Higher Cleaning Standards [Travel Pulse] 2020-07-23

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses grow impatient as province remains inactive on compensation for expanded role [CUPE] 2020-07-23

Canada / Nova Scotia School support staff raise concerns about inadequate funding and staffing [CUPE] 2020-07-23

USA / California ‘They are so greedy’: Health care workers protest conditions in Westminster hospital, claim COVID-19 patients are not isolated [KTLA] For more info 2020-07-23

South Africa Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across country [GroundUp] 2020-07-23

South Africa COSATU welcomes extension of Unemployment Insurance Fund’s Covid-19 Temporary Employment Relief Scheme until 15 August [COSATU] 2020-07-23

South Africa Unions want clarity on state’s plans to support liquor industry workers [Moneyweb] 2020-07-23

UK / Scotland Concerns raised by lack of worker protection at an NHS call centre [Morning Star] 2020-07-23

South Africa Teachers and teachers’ unions are not the enemy [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-23

Israel Social Workers Union close in on deal with Finance Ministry after 16-day strike [Times of Israel] 2020-07-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Over 300 workers at hospital test positive for COVID-19 [eNCA] 2020-07-22

South Africa Sadtu expects swift govt response after Motshekga meeting [eNCA] 2020-07-22

India Labour dept launches portal for unorganised sector workers [TNN] 2020-07-22

USA / New York NYC Teachers Worried about Risks of Reopening [Diane Ravitch] 2020-07-22

Australia Union campaign delivers continued income support [ACTU] 2020-07-22

Australia Unions defy expectations to report membership growth in pandemic [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario The CFNU expresses Canada's nurses' outrage re. Ontario government's Bill 195 and sends a letter to Premier Ford [CFNU] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario Hospital union holds five-minute protest to fight emergency orders [The National Post] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario Migrant workers in isolation after testing COVID-19 positive not being fed enough [iPolitics] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario UFCW Canada advocates for greater protections for migrant workers in Windsor-Essex County [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-22

UK DFDS Seaways using pandemic as ‘excuse’ to drive through redundancies and ‘brutal’ attacks on its workers' terms and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives must match federal funding for municipalities [CUPE] 2020-07-22

UK Private rail companies stand to make £500 Million from Coronavirus bailouts [RMT] 2020-07-22

USA UNI to Amazon: “It shouldn’t take a lawsuit for you to stop punishing workers for washing their hands” [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-22

Global UNI survey shows impacts of Covid-19 on work-life balance [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-22

Europe EU Recovery Plan good news for 60 million at risk of unemployment [ETUC] 2020-07-22

USA / Florida State's largest teachers union sues state over reopening schools [NBC] 2020-07-22

Canada Coronavirus sheds light on Canada's poor treatment of migrant workers [The Guardian] 2020-07-22

South Africa / Free State COSATU Free State applauds workers at Psychiatric Complex for refusing to perform dangerous work [COSATU] 2020-07-22

South Africa Should teachers get paid if schools close? Unions say “we’re not asking for a holiday” [all4women] 2020-07-22

South Africa Unions call for closure of schools as anticipation grows for Motshekga's address [Cape Argus] 2020-07-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Clinic reopens after agreement between workers and health department [GroundUp] 2020-07-22

UK How could ministers have not known sick pay was a massive coronavirus infection risk? [GMB] 2020-07-21

UK easyJet staff to stage airport demonstrations after voting no confidence in chief operating officer [Unite the union] 2020-07-21

USA Essential Workers Hold Protests In National 'Strike For Black Lives' [NPR] 2020-07-21

USA / Global The case for treating teachers around the world as essential front-line workers [Wash Post] 2020-07-21

USA / Central America / Michigan 50 immigrants helping Michigan flood recovery got coronavirus, say safety was neglected [Detroit Free Press] 2020-07-21

Israel Employment service: 3 times more Israelis laid off in last 24 hours than rehired [YNET] 2020-07-21

USA / Colorado JBS Employees Get Raise After Walking Off Job Over Pay Dispute [CBS] For more info 2020-07-21

USA / Pennsylvania Union: 100+ Sanitation Workers Have COVID-19 As Trash Piles Up in Philadelphia [Yahoo] 2020-07-21

USA No Mask, No Service Rules Leave Workers Open to Customer Abuse [Bloomberg] 2020-07-21

USA / New Jersey NJ workers rally outside luxury tower to demand better pay and protection amid COVID-19 dangers [North Jersey] 2020-07-21

USA / Georgia Workers, USW Report Kumho's COVID-19 Safety Lapses [WFMZ] 2020-07-21

USA / Iowa HEROES Act – Part Five in an Iowa AFL-CIO Series: The Role of Unions in the COVID-19 Crisis [IA Labor News] 2020-07-21

Taiwan Nursing conditions in poor state of health [The Times] 2020-07-21

Australia / Victoria Doctors call for more transparency around health workers infected with Covid-19 [The Guardian] 2020-07-21

Australia 'Error' will force truck drivers to self-isolate unnecessarily, union says [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-21

Australia Unions call for police, ADF to enforce mask rules in stores [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-21

USA Workers turn into amateur sleuths to track virus cases [OHS Canada] 2020-07-21

Canada New federal investments in sick leave, child care and PPE should be the foundation for permanent, long-term support [CUPE] 2020-07-21

Spain Unions release COVID-19 action guide [BWI] 2020-07-21

UK All public sector workers need a decent pay rise, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-21

UK PCS prioritises member safety as pressure builds to process passports [PCS] 2020-07-21

USA Baseball’s Stadium Workers Are Getting Peanuts From the Billionaire Owners [The Nation] 2020-07-20

USA A Pandemic Tip for Hotel Brands: Treat Your Workers the Way You Treat Guests [Skift] 2020-07-20

USA / California Healthcare workers begin 5-day strike at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital [SFChronicle] 2020-07-20

USA / New York Frontline Workers Call For Protective Equipment as NY Reopens [Documented] 2020-07-20

USA / Minnesota Nursing home workers plan Monday strike [KARE] 2020-07-20

USA Inside the fight for denied compensation for healthcare workers [PBS] 2020-07-20

Romania / Germany A Slaughterhouse for Workers: It’s Not Romanians Spreading The Virus, It’s Capitalism [InDepth News] 2020-07-20

Australia Unions launch plan for jobs led reconstruction [ACTU] 2020-07-20

USA / Florida Miami transit workers call facility ‘Little Wuhan,' fear bosses did not take COVID warnings from NYC [NYDaily News] 2020-07-20

New Zealand 950 jobs to go: Union says The Warehouse using Covid-19 excuse [Stuff] 2020-07-20

USA Bureaucratic Snag Leaves Thousands of Gig Workers Shut Out of Relief Aid [NBC] For more info 2020-07-20

USA Rule Change Gives Laid-Off Workers More Time To Sign Up For COBRA Insurance [NPR] 2020-07-20

USA / Tennessee Despite hundreds of worker complaints, TN OSHA lacks specific COVID-19 standards, ability to issue citations [Tennessean] 2020-07-20

Australia Australians on JobKeeper ‘forced to work more’ and threatened to be cut off [The New Daily] 2020-07-20

Australia Covid-19 commission should focus on carbon-neutral manufacturing projects, not just gas – ACTU [The Guardian] 2020-07-20

Australia Calls for paid pandemic leave are growing after 80% of Victorian coronavirus cases were linked to the workplace [Business Insider] 2020-07-20

USA Amid pandemic, graduate student workers are winning long-sought contracts [Hechinger Report] 2020-07-20

USA 'It's up to us': Amazon employees track COVID-19 outbreaks claiming lack of transparency [CTV] 2020-07-20

South Africa SANTACO says COSATU ignorant about talks with govt over load capacities [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-20

UK Transport union RMT responds to Prime Minister’s announcement. [RMT] 2020-07-20

Canada Funding package for priorities to restart Canada’s economy reveal start of path for longer-term recovery [Unifor] 2020-07-19

Canada / Saskatchewan Nurses push for mandatory masking, but protesters ready to push back [SUN] 2020-07-19

Canada Women & COVID-19: Effects will linger long after the pandemic ends [PSAC] 2020-07-19

Canada Women & COVID-19: Pandemic could set marginalized women back for decades [PSAC] 2020-07-19

UK UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic [UNISON] 2020-07-19

UK Government must use BA’s retirement of 747 fleet to bring forward aircraft scrappage scheme [Unite the union] 2020-07-19

UK UCU and NUS condemn government using Covid-19 crisis to impose restriction on universities [UCU] 2020-07-19

Canada / Ontario OPSEU: crack down on private outlets selling in the early morning, and reopen LCBOs on Mondays [OPSEU] 2020-07-19

Canada Federal deficit will require progressive taxes to help pay for COVID-19 costs [NUPGE] 2020-07-19

Canada / Nova Scotia NSFL President urges Nova Scotia Government to use its share of federal restart money wisely [NSFL] 2020-07-19

Canada Need a plan to reopen schools? Ask the teachers [CTF] 2020-07-19

Canada ‘Safe Restart’ agreement helps pave the path forward [CLC] 2020-07-19

Canada CFNU appeals to the Canadian government to guarantee sick leave provisions to protect workers and businesses [CFNU] 2020-07-19

Canada Don’t mess it up! Eight ways to stay healthy during reopening [CFNU] 2020-07-19

Canada Emergency funding for transit operations – a result of mass uprising and mobilization [ATU Canada] 2020-07-19

Canada / Alberta Division officials must ensure safe conditions for workers [ATA] 2020-07-19

Canada / Alberta The UCP bungled key COVID-19 policies at long-term care facilities and the Auditor General needs to investigate [AFL] 2020-07-19

UK Rail unions slam government’s “mixed messages” over easing lockdown [Union News] 2020-07-19

Canada Will a UBI Cure Capitalism? [Our Times] 2020-07-19

Australia 'Bold vision': Benefits and risks in ACTU push for free childcare [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-19

Australia Coronavirus wage subsidy extension, free childcare, support for apprentices on union movement's wish list [ABC] 2020-07-19

UK Coronavirus workplace guidance confused, warn unions [The Guardian] 2020-07-18

Myanmar Garment manufacturer in Myanmar uses Covid-19 to bust union [IndustriALL] 2020-07-18

Morocco / Tunisia Aerospace companies must assume responsibility in Morocco and Tunisia [IndustriALL] 2020-07-18

Canada Teacher survey exposes damage to education during the pandemic [EI] 2020-07-18

Democratic Republic of the Congo The government must pay “new units” teachers and address COVID-19 financial deficit [EI] 2020-07-18

Argentina Majority of Argentina’s brick factories affected by COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-07-18

Canada Open work permits for exploited migrant workers a ‘Band-Aid solution,’ critics say [The Tribune] 2020-07-18

Canada Here’s Who Lost Jobs in the Pandemic, and Who Needs Support [The Tyee] 2020-07-18

Canada / Ontario “If you really think we’re heroes don’t betray us, by taking away our rights,” say Ontario hospital workers rallying Friday [CUPE] 2020-07-18

Canada CUPE welcomes federal support for 'safe restart', but warns more will be needed [CUPE] 2020-07-18

USA / Florida Health Care Workers Becoming Infected With COVID-19 [NBC] For more info 2020-07-18

USA / Nevada Culinary Union: 352 workers & family members hospitalized with COVID-19 so far [NBC] 2020-07-18

Canada Hotline became lifeline for migrant workers secretly reporting poor conditions on Canadian farms [CBC] 2020-07-18

USA Local governments employ most essential workers. Why isn't Congress doing more? [The Hill] 2020-07-18

South Africa Vaccines and worker rights [New Frame] 2020-07-18

South Africa Schools under pressure as SA's Covid-19 pandemic gains momentum [News24] 2020-07-18

South Africa Cosatu threatens protests over full taxis [Bloomberg] 2020-07-18

South Africa / Gauteng Marginalised workers demand better working conditions under Covid-19 [Elitsha] 2020-07-18

South Africa POPCRU statement on increasing Covid-19 infections within Criminal Justice Cluster [COSATU] 2020-07-17

South Africa Cosatu threatens taxi boycott [eNCA] 2020-07-17

South Africa / Western Cape Popcru's provincial secretary dies of Covid-19 complications [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-17

South Africa / Western Cape SAMWU calls for two-week shutdown for sanitising [Knysna-Plett Herald] 2020-07-17

South Africa Teacher unions know their power — and how to use it [Mail & Guardian] 2020-07-17

South Africa Cosatu to challenge govt's 100% taxi load capacity concession at Nedlac [The World News] 2020-07-17

South Africa DENOSA supports SADTU on the need to close schools given the spike in community infections [DENOSA] 2020-07-17

South Africa Natu disagrees with COVID-19 school infection numbers [eNCA] 2020-07-17

South Africa Numsa warns government not to blame booze for healthcare failures [IOL] 2020-07-17

Australia Fact or fake? [AEU] 2020-07-17

Australia Cashed-up university sector accused of hypocrisy over mass casualisation of workforce, job losses [ABC] 2020-07-17

Australia / Victoria More Menarock Life Aged Care residents evacuated, as coronavirus spread raises concerns about staff arrangements [ABC] 2020-07-17

USA / Virginia Virginia Issues an Emergency Temporary Workplace Standard to Protect Workers from COVID-19: Federal OSHA Must Do the Same [AFL-CIO] 2020-07-17

USA Social Workers Identify Dire Needs as Schools Prepare to Resume Classes [UCLA] 2020-07-17

USA / New York NYC Teachers Union Head Vows Schools Won't Reopen If They Deem It Unsafe [Gothamist] 2020-07-17

USA Keeping up with demand for PPE critical for health care workers [WWLP] For more info 2020-07-17

USA As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’ [AZ Big Media] 2020-07-17

USA / Florida In a week, FL’s new unemployment claims nearly double [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-07-17

USA An error in how the unemployment rate was calculated means we should be more worried than we already are [UP News Info] 2020-07-17

Canada / Ontario Public Health Ontario data reveals devastating pandemic effects for health care workers [Unifor] 2020-07-17

Canada Ottawa's emergency benefits program becomes a flashpoint as businesses reopen [The Times-Colonist] 2020-07-17

Canada Hospitality workers fearing long-term unemployment seek government action [Global] 2020-07-17

Israel / Palestine Palestinian Workers Forced to Sleep in Trash-sorting Plant Because Employers Feared Coronavirus Lockdown [Haaretz] 2020-07-17

UK British Gas owner 'using Covid-19 as smokescreen to alter staff contracts' [Guardian] 2020-07-17

UK Government messaging on lockdown like a 'bull in a china shop', says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-07-17

UK More than 1,600 UK jobs at risk at casino firm Genting [Guardian] 2020-07-17

UK British Gas behaviour ‘disgraceful’ over new staff contracts, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-07-17

UK British Gas owner 'using Covid-19 as smokescreen to alter staff contracts' [Guardian] 2020-07-17

UK Ministers are watching from the side-lines instead of stopping job losses, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-17

India Air India pilots ask: '3.5% salary cut for bosses and 60% for us, how is this justified?' [ANI] 2020-07-16

India / Bihar Delivery boys, workers return home [TNN] 2020-07-16

Jordan JORDAN WORKER RIGHTS GROUPS HAIL OPENING OF CHILD CARE CENTERS [solidaritycenter.org] For more info 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario Demand Paid Sick Days for All [DWHN] 2020-07-16

Canada / Alberta UNA urges province, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to adopt mandatory masking policy [UNA] 2020-07-16

Canada #BuildBackBetter with an accessible income security system [Unifor] 2020-07-16

Canada #BuildBackBetter: Reclaim work life balance and push for a 4-day workweek [Unifor] 2020-07-16

Canada COVID-19 update: The risk to workers continues [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario ETFO educators are back to virtual school this summer for professional learning to enhance their instructional practice [ETFO] 2020-07-16

USA / Alabama The push to block lawsuits by workers and consumers infected with COVID-19 [Facing South] 2020-07-16

Australia 7.4 per cent unemployed, Morrison must extend JobKeeper and adopt jobs plan [ACTU] 2020-07-16

Australia / Tasmania Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica Munday says workers are often left out of decision making [The Advocate] 2020-07-16

Australia Govt must ensure the aviation industry 'doesn't crumble' [Sky] 2020-07-16

Australia Qantas asks pilots to go without leave to avoid forced redundancies [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-16

Canada / Quebec Workers honour 101 elders who died of COVID-19 in Laval CHSLD [The Gazette] 2020-07-16

Israel El Al extends flight suspension, gets union approval for bailout [Reuters] 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario Unifor warns action needed for wheels to turn on school buses in September [Unifor] 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario Now is the time for Premier to commit to a moratorium on for-profit long-term care, bed expansion only in municipal and non-profit homes [CUPE] 2020-07-16

UK Latest round of BBC job losses is deplored by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-07-16

UK Ministers admit permanently closed jobcentres may reopen [PCS] 2020-07-16

South Africa Tension between Sadtu and government intensifies [Sunday World] 2020-07-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal New taxi laws ‘a joke’ - COSATU [The Witness] 2020-07-16

South Africa Teacher unions strengthen calls for schools to close amid Covid-19 peak [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-16

USA Coronavirus: Older workers might be forced to retire early [Just Care] 2020-07-15

France In a show of gratitude for frontline workers, France will give $9 billion worth of pay raises to healthcare workers [Biz Insider] 2020-07-15

USA / California Tesla Workers Speak Out After Industry Blog Reports Dozens Of Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19 [CBS] 2020-07-15

UK Post-pandemic ‘Back to work’ training programme launched by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-07-15

UK First major poll post-Sunak summer statement finds a country divided and sceptical on job protection measures [Unite the union] 2020-07-15

UK RMT reveals the eight rail routes still dumping raw sewage [RMT] 2020-07-15

UK More than 500 jobs in BBC News to go [NUJ] 2020-07-15

Pakistan Railway workers protest layoffs [The News] 2020-07-15

Israel Understaffed and underpaid: Israeli nurses prepare to strike [The Post] 2020-07-15

Japan Striking medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardises patient care [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-07-15

Canada / Alberta Safeway workers vote in favour of strike action over benefits, pandemic pay [Benefits Canada] 2020-07-15

Australia Return to $40 a day JobSeeker would crush recovery [ACTU] 2020-07-15

Australia / Western Australia Unions call to wind back FIFO ‘divorce rosters’ [The West Australian] 2020-07-15

Canada GTAA layoffs point to urgent need for aviation sector strategy [Unifor] 2020-07-15

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers plan brief work interruption in response to emergency orders [The Examiner] 2020-07-15

Canada / Manitoba Health-care workers to have more access to PPE after complaints from nurses union [CBC] 2020-07-15

Canada / Ontario Bill to extend emergency orders repays sacrifices by stripping worker rights: union [CBC] 2020-07-15

Canada / Ontario Ford Government: Long-Term Care Homes Don’t Need To Pay Workers For Time Spent Getting Tested for COVID-19 [Press Progress] 2020-07-15

Canada Podcast with Jim Stanford on Making Work Better After COVID [Centre for Future Work] 2020-07-15

South Africa Covid-19 and transport workers [Facebook] 2020-07-15

South Africa Health workers are burning out: SAMA [eNCA] 2020-07-15

South Africa Denosa urges honesty about COVID-19 symptoms when consulting healthcare workers [Radio 702] 2020-07-15

Asia Asia's garment workers say virus used as cover to smash unions [Bangkok Post] 2020-07-15

South Africa / Limpopo DENOSA worried about rising infection among healthcare workers, especially nurses [COSATU] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA statement on suspicious quality of PPE given to nurses [COSATU] 2020-07-14

South Africa School year should extend into 2021 alongside universities: union [BusinessTech] 2020-07-14

South Africa Mixed reactions from political parties over Sadtu's call for schools to close [News24] 2020-07-14

South Africa Return of foreign mineworkers taking double planned time [Mining Weekly] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU members picket outside Grantham Park Primary School [Zululand Observer] 2020-07-14

South Africa Sadtu calls for the closure of schools [Mail & Guardian] 2020-07-14

South Africa Pounded by Covid-19, nurses live in fear as numbers surge [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-14

UK Biggest fiscal risk is lack of action by ministers to stop job losses, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-14

USA How Covid-19 is impacting employment for older workers [Quartz] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Mseleni Hospital nurses threaten to go on strike [The Observer] 2020-07-14

Japan Hospitals in Japan cut bonuses [The Times] 2020-07-14

Global Health Workers Silenced, Exposed and Attacked [Common Dreams] 2020-07-14

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health workers strike at EC clinic over COVID-19 safety concerns [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-14

India / Telangana Outsourced employees at Telangana’s nodal center for Covid treatment on day-long strike [The Express] 2020-07-14

USA / Colorado JBS Meat Processing Workers Stage Wildcat Strike [Democracy Now] 2020-07-14

USA / Oregon Burgerville Workers Strike After a Shop With a COVID-Positive Employee Announces Plans to Reopen [Eater] 2020-07-14

Germany Germany’s sex workers demand to go back to work as coronavirus ban continues [CNBC] 2020-07-14

Brazil Offshore oil workers chilled by coronavirus outbreaks [The Times] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Concern over rise in Covid-19 infections among staff at KZN hospitals [IOL] 2020-07-14

Australia / Western Australia Nurses call for AFL crowd rethink for Optus Stadium clash between Geelong and Collingwood [The West Australian] 2020-07-14

Australia Thousands more job losses predicted if Federal government doesn’t implement aviationkeeper [TWU] 2020-07-14

Australia No paid pandemic leave for healthcare workers forces some to come to work sick [ABC] 2020-07-14

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers to announce political action in response to emergency orders [The Province] 2020-07-14

South Africa Colin Rani, trade unionist turned labour mediator and arbitrator, claimed by Covid-19 [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-14

UK easyJet pilots call for vote of no confidence as morale collapses [BALPA] 2020-07-14

South Africa Municipal workers wants R3 000 ‘danger allowance’ [Techfinancials] 2020-07-14

UK Mass unemployment is ‘biggest threat facing the UK’, warns TUC [TUC] 2020-07-14

India India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers [BBC] 2020-07-14

France Coronavirus: health workers given pay rises worth €8bn [BBC] 2020-07-14

UK Usdaw welcomes compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and calls for detailed advice to be agreed [USDAW] 2020-07-14

South Africa Sadtu to hold 'special meeting' on surge in Covid-19 cases [ANA/IOL] 2020-07-14

South Africa President offers no solutions to struggles of front-line workers – NEHAW [Politicsweb] 2020-07-14

South Africa Numsa brings drug Remdesivir to SA to treat Covid-19 patients [DispatchLIVE] 2020-07-14

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government’s response to rise in COVID-19 infections [COSATU] 2020-07-14

UK Government confusion on face coverings is not helpful for shop workers - Usdaw calls for clarity [USDAW] 2020-07-13

UK Unite warmly welcomes Welsh Government face coverings decision on public transport [Unite the union] 2020-07-13

UK Benefit sanctions ‘particularly cruel’ amidst widespread jobs destruction [Unite the union] 2020-07-13

USA / New Mexico Las Cruces Walmart forced to close as 4 workers test positive for COVID-19 [KOAT] 2020-07-13

USA / Utah AFT Plan to Safely Reopen Schools and Communities [AFT UT] 2020-07-13

USA / Illinois In the Midst of Bargaining, Workers at Six Infinity Nursing Homes Organized Marches On the Boss: “We are not second class!” [SEIU] 2020-07-13

USA These doctors and nurses volunteered to battle Covid-19 in the Navajo Nation, and came back with a warning [CNBC] 2020-07-13

Global Workers’ rights continue to erode – what can we do to restore them? [World Econ Forum] 2020-07-13

USA Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits [KHN] 2020-07-13

USA American Healthcare Workers are Scrambling for PPE. Again. [OH&S] 2020-07-13

USA / Massachusetts Transportation Workers for ‘The Ride' on Strike: Hundreds of transportation workers for the MBTA's 'The Ride,' program are walking off the job over health insurance [NBC] For more info 2020-07-13

Japan Hospitals cut staff bonuses as coronavirus drives them into the red [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-07-13

USA How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic [New Yorker] 2020-07-13

Australia / Victoria Largest abattoir JBS could leave supermarket meat shelves bare [UWU] 2020-07-13

Australia Consultation at Qantas Airports continues [ASU] 2020-07-13

Germany Hamburg's prostitutes demand right to work amid coronavirus [Deutsche Welle] 2020-07-13

Canada Grocery store execs were in communication before canceling coronavirus pay, MPs told [Global] 2020-07-13

Israel The Bank of Israel isn’t concerned about federal debt levels, so why is the emergency COVID-19 relief plan so meager, unclear and undefined? [Davar] 2020-07-09

South Africa An additional 12 000 healthcare workers needed to fight coronavirus - Ramaphosa [IOL] 2020-07-13

South Africa / Limpopo Hundreds of govt staff on go-slow to return to work [The Citizen] 2020-07-13

USA / California Union vote highlights coronavirus crisis for California’s home day care providers [The Times] 2020-07-12

USA Virus 'heroes' struggle to get workers' compensation [AR Democrat] 2020-07-12

South Africa Hospital cleaners and porters unsung heroes in war against Covid-19 [IOL] 2020-07-12

Asia Covid-19: Thousands of garment workers lose jobs across Asia [The Times] 2020-07-12

Global COVID-19 Means Tough Times For World's Oldest Profession [World Crunch] 2020-07-12

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town denies new mother's request to work from home [Weekend Argus] 2020-07-12

USA / Colorado JBS plant workers continue walkout over wages [NBC] For more info 2020-07-12

USA / California Free tutoring program run by UCLA students for children of health care workers [ABC] 2020-07-12

USA / California Hundreds Of Los Angeles Apparel Factory Workers Have Contracted The Coronavirus And Four Have Died [BuzzFeed] 2020-07-12

Australia Treasury advice says public sector wages freeze will 'deepen recession' [The Times] 2020-07-12

Global ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement [Modern Diplomacy] 2020-07-12

UK National Vice-Chair urges officers to wear face coverings [polfed] 2020-07-12

UK Fighting on so many fronts [UNISON] 2020-07-12

UK Join PCS at the online Tolpuddle Festival [PCS] 2020-07-12

South Africa SAEPU statement on developments around EMS unit in the country [COSATU] 2020-07-12

Canada In June, Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provided $15,000 to Organizations to Support Workers Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Steelworkers Union and Gateway Casinos Sign Return to Operations Agreement for Ontario [USW] 2020-07-11

Canada Grocery heads fail grocery workers, again [Unifor] 2020-07-11

Canada Meinema meets with Parliamentary committee to advocate for UFCW members [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-11

Canada Industry Snapshot: COVID-19 and Rising Food Prices in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Bill 175 Fails Home and Community Care Clients, Care Coordinators and Direct Care Teams [ONA] 2020-07-11

Canada Problems with Canada Student Service Grant go beyond contract with WE [NUPGE] 2020-07-11

Canada Working from home: considerations for unions [NUPGE] 2020-07-11

Canada Budget snapshot is a missed opportunity to further support Canada’s vulnerable families [CTF] 2020-07-11

Canada All is not well in education! [CTF] 2020-07-11

Canada Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Statement on the Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020 [CFNU] 2020-07-11

Canada / British Columbia “Working sick isn’t working”: BCFED launches plan to ensure paid sick leave for every worker [BCFed] 2020-07-11

Canada Economist Jim Stanford talks about the future of work -- during COVID-19 times and beyond [rabble] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Province's fiscal policies have wrecked long-term care [Rank and File] 2020-07-11

Canada / British Columbia Bosses won’t obey no stinking labour standards laws [CLI] 2020-07-11

USA Essential workers should be treated with more respect [SFChronicle] 2020-07-11

USA 'I beg them': Still-unemployed workers plead for Congress to extend federal $600 benefit [CNN] 2020-07-11

USA / Michigan MI nursing home workers at six sites plan July 20 walkout [Detroit News] 2020-07-11

USA / Colorado Colorado’s unemployed workers face a big hit if federal assistance gets cut off in two weeks [Denver Post] 2020-07-11

USA / Maine Unemployed Maine workers, advocates warn human suffering will ‘spike’ if $600 benefit expires [ME Beacon] 2020-07-11

USA COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers' comp [ABC] 2020-07-11

USA / Nevada Nobody knows how many resort workers are infected— including employees [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl] 2020-07-11

Spain / Morocco 'Please help us, we are abandoned here.' Thousands of Moroccan seasonal workers stranded in Spain [CNN] 2020-07-11

USA / Colorado JBS meat-processing workers walk out of Greeley plant amid pay negotiations [KDVR] 2020-07-11

USA / Hawaii How postponing lifting travel restrictions could affect workers in the tourism industry [KHON] 2020-07-11

UK Bristol airport redundancies will open ‘huge economic hole’ in region [Unite the union] 2020-07-11

UK Political pressure mounts for BA to lose lucrative landing slots in response to 'fire and rehire' [Unite the union] 2020-07-11

Australia / Victoria Healthcare workers continue to face shortages of PPE as coronavirus cases ramp up [ABC] 2020-07-11

Canada / Alberta Union says safety must come first as civil servants ordered back to offices amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-07-11

Canada MPs grill grocery store execs over pandemic pay cancellations [CBC] 2020-07-11

Canada Grocery heads fail grocery workers, again [Unifor] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Health care unions considering political action over Ontario’s COVID-19 emergency act [Global] 2020-07-11

UK Calculated grades [NEU] 2020-07-11

Palestine Training in e-learning critical as return to education deferred [EI] 2020-07-11

Global 250 young unionists energise webinar [BWI] 2020-07-11

Chile Migrant workers benefit from BWI’s COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative [BWI] 2020-07-11

Global Construction could lead in post-COVID-19 recovery [BWI] 2020-07-11

UK Leicester factory put lives at risk during lockdown, claims garment worker [The Guardian] 2020-07-11

South Africa Government Should Take the Disastrous COVID-19 Testing Backlog Seriously - FEDUSA [Facebook] 2020-07-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape ‘Towering’ Numsa loyalist Nodongwe dies [DispatchLIVE] 2020-07-11

South Africa / Mpumalanga Nehawu furious after nurse dies of Covid-19: 'She was a breadwinner and she is gone now' [News24] 2020-07-11

South Africa / Western Cape “Illegal strike” says department as teachers down tools at Kraaifontein school [GroundUp] 2020-07-11

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Civil case against Vryheid Hospital [Vryheid Herald] 2020-07-11

South Africa / Mpumalanga Hospital staff down tools on Monday in demand of better working conditions [Lowvelder] 2020-07-11

South Africa Labour union squabbles with MTN over COVID-19 in workplace [ITWeb] 2020-07-11

Australia / Victoria Melbourne Distribution Centre tells workers it’s business as usual despite confirmed COVID-19 case [UWU] 2020-07-10

Australia Jetstar breach shows need for national rules on air travel [TWU] 2020-07-10

UK Coronavirus: Full opening of schools in September [NEU] 2020-07-10

UK easyJet could put flight safety at risk with their redundancy plan, says pilots [BALPA] 2020-07-10

Australia The Federal Government must extend JobKeeper for airline workers beyond September [AWU] 2020-07-10

Australia Special COVID-19 Clauses for Suspension of Screen Productions [MEAA] 2020-07-10

Australia Aviation members vote to ramp up AviationKeeper campaign [ASU] 2020-07-10

Australia AMWU to fight for workers’ personal leave in the high court [AMWU] 2020-07-10

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry a ‘sham’, says union [AAP] 2020-07-10

Canada / Prince Edward Island Vacancies putting pressure on P.E.I. nursing system, says union [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada / Prince Edward Island CERB going to people who may not be eligible, union worries [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada Laid Off VIA Rail Workers Are Lashing Out Against CERB [Narcity] 2020-07-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador School district to add 50 janitors to casual list, but union wants them permanent [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada / Ontario Hospital unions to consult members on Ontario workplace reforms [HRD] 2020-07-10

Canada / Nova Scotia Thousands of health workers, others, ineligible for 'essential workers' bonus [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada / Ontario Front-line workers deserve better: CUPE Ontario opposes extension of emergency powers [CUPE] 2020-07-10

Canada / Saskatchewan In-house approach helps Regina municipal workers during pandemic [CUPE] 2020-07-10

Canada / Ontario Health care workers reeling from Ontario government attack on their basic rights: CUPE seeks a mandate from its members to respond forcefully [CUPE] 2020-07-10

Canada Flawed Canada Student Service Grant should be replaced [CUPE] 2020-07-10

USA Unemployed Workers Set to Lose Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation [FPI] 2020-07-10

USA / Minnesota Some workers at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis push to form a union [StarTribune] 2020-07-10

USA / California Coronavirus infections spike among San Francisco General Hospital workers [SFChronicle] 2020-07-10

USA Platform Connects Unemployed Workers to Job Opportunities [Inside Higher Ed] 2020-07-10

USA Loretto Hospital workers announce strike date [Yahoo] For more info 2020-07-10

USA Workers Rip Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons: ‘Hero Pay’ Gone, No Mask Enforcement [Times of San Diego] 2020-07-10

USA / Florida Actors’ Equity Says Walt Disney World “Retaliating” Over Coronavirus Testing Demand; Disney Says Park Protocols Accepted By Other Unions [Deadline] 2020-07-10

USA / California Striking Union Workers Protest Outside Wholesale Produce Market In Downtown LA [Yahoo] 2020-07-10

Global ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement [ILO] 2020-07-10

Ghana Minister charges employers to engage unions to address workers’ concerns [myjoyonline.com] 2020-07-10

UK Boohoo needs to engage with trade unions to sort out their woes, as they promised MPs [USDAW] 2020-07-10

South Africa Signs that health care system is collapsing: union official [Bloomberg/BusinessTech] 2020-07-10

South Africa / Gauteng Teachers forced to choose between jobs and safety amid rising Covid-19 cases at school [The Star] 2020-07-10

South Africa Women, including nurses, most affected by Covid-19 at work: Compensation Fund [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-09

South Africa No progress yet on access to retirement savings as UIF Ters comes to an end [BusinessLIVE] 2020-07-09

South Africa Union accuses Massmart of using coronavirus to retrench workers [SABC] 2020-07-09

Malawi Covid-19 health workers on pay strike in Malawi [IOL] 2020-07-09

Argentina Activists Keep Argentina’s Abortion Reform on the Agenda Despite Covid-19 [Nacla] 2020-07-09

UK Nationalise social care! [Workersliberty] 2020-07-09

USA 'We Were Treated Worse Than Animals': Disaster Recovery Workers Confront COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-07-09

USA United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees [CW39] 2020-07-09

USA / Maryland Univ. of Maryland reveals planned return to campus, but campus workers say it's not enough [WJLA] 2020-07-09

USA / Texas Austin teacher union demands class starts online, advises members stay home [CBS] 2020-07-09

USA / Texas Advocates Say TEA Guidelines Are Bad for Texas Teachers [Reform Austin] 2020-07-09

USA Labor unions plan July 20 mass strike to confront systemic racism in economy [WUSA] 2020-07-09

Ghana Coronavirus: Over 90 percent of Education ministry staff positive – Minister confirms [Ghanaweb] 2020-07-09

Ghana Doctors contracting coronavirus from hospitals – GMA [Ghanaweb] 2020-07-09

Ghana Coronavirus stimulus must be tied to job retention [TUC website] 2020-07-09

UK Safe return process agreed for vulnerable Royal Mail Group workers [CWU] 2020-07-09

UK TSSA Urges Government Intervention Over Eurostar Jobs [TSSA] 2020-07-09

UK RMT urges greater awareness for Seafarer's Mental Health [RMT] 2020-07-09

UK MoJ cleaners to get full sick pay backdated to start of Covid-19 pandemic [Guardian] 2020-07-09

UK Stunning victory for United Voices of the World as Ministry of Justice is pressured into granting cleaners full pay sick pay [UVW] 2020-07-09

Australia New pandemic protections for workers urgently needed [ACTU] 2020-07-09

Australia ASU met with Jetstar about airline restructuring [ASU] 2020-07-09

Australia ASU win – Fair Work Commission tells Qantas to talk to ASU about Jobkeeper [ASU] 2020-07-09

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry a ‘sham’, says union [The Times] 2020-07-09

Australia Government gives no ground on paid pandemic leave [The Times] 2020-07-09

Canada / British Columbia Workers rally to fight for jobs amid coronavirus epidemic; dire time for hotels [The Optimist] 2020-07-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Loblaw workers in Newfoundland to hold strike vote [rabble] 2020-07-09

France / Germany Airbus workers stage rare protest over job cuts [Reuters] 2020-07-09

Canada Unions urge government to stay on fiscal track [CLC] 2020-07-09

Canada Stay the course on economic recovery [CUPE] 2020-07-09

Nigeria As healthcare workers take the road of struggle [Democratic Socialist Movement] 2020-07-09

Global Global job losses may get worse over poor support [The Guardian] 2020-07-09

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Dozens of Pietermaritzburg schools shut [The Witness] 2020-07-09

South Africa SAMWU calls for greater compliance as covid claims 63 municipal workers’ lives and 4571 infections [Polity] 2020-07-09

UK Legislation to support the new Curriculum [NEU] 2020-07-09

UK Money for public services would mean a quicker recovery [UNISON] 2020-07-09

Canada / New Brunswick Irving Oil blames pandemic for decision to cut 250 employees [CBC] 2020-07-08

Canada / New Brunswick Irving Oil laying off 250 workers due to COVID-19 pandemic [Global News] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Gauteng Three months in prison for trying to recycle waste during lockdown [GroundUp] 2020-07-08

USA Depression, anxiety, insomnia — health workers and the side effects of COVID-19 [Devex] 2020-07-08

USA Union Strong Podcast Ep 45: Future of School [NYS AFL-CIO] 2020-07-08

USA / District of Columbia Layoff threats scare Senate food workers, but most spared until September [Roll Call] 2020-07-08

UK ‘National security’ concerns as Suffolk factory threatened with closure [Unite the union] 2020-07-08

USA Meatpacking production returns to near normal, but workers still paying the price of COVID-19 [Chicago Tribune] 2020-07-08

UK Usdaw shocked that the Chancellor makes no mention of retail [USDAW] 2020-07-08

UK Summer statement cash boost must go to workers, not bosses [GMB] 2020-07-08

UK Sunak Must Urgently Clarify Tourism and Transport Covid Measures [TSSA] 2020-07-08

USA They're Back: Concessions Are Coming [Labor Notes] 2020-07-08

USA / Illinois Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All [Labor Notes] 2020-07-08

UK Unite’s Len McCluskey on chancellor’s summer statement [Unite the union] 2020-07-08

UK Far more needed to protect the UK against mass unemployment, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-08

UK Marriott's Moxy UK workers win through unions' coordinated pressure [IUF] 2020-07-08

India Safety crisis: industrial accidents during Covid-19 kill at least 75 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-08

Global BWI launches COVID-19 declaration and General Secretary Report [BWI] 2020-07-08

Serbia BWI's COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative felt in Serbia [BWI] 2020-07-08

Australia Unlimited work visas not the way out of pandemic recession [ACTU] 2020-07-08

Australia ‘Massive win’: Posties strike ‘11th hour’ deal on pay and jobs ahead of Senate inquiry [The New Daily] 2020-07-08

Australia Young workers bear the brunt of coronavirus economic pain [Green Left Weekly] 2020-07-08

Australia ASU: Unions and employers representing aviation workers issue letter to Australia's Prime Minister [CAPA] 2020-07-08

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers laid off during pandemic seek government protection on jobs [MSN] 2020-07-08

Canada / Ontario Employers, employees being encouraged to embrace 'best practices' as pandemic changes how we work [CBC] 2020-07-08

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s Economic Recovery Plan Fails Working Families on Child Care, Despite Strong Support for Action From Albertans [AFL] 2020-07-08

Canada / Ontario Workers in developmental services get hours cut during COVID-19 pandemic [CUPE] 2020-07-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DA and teachers' union take Department of Education to task over Covid-19 'failures' [Daily News] 2020-07-08

South Africa Sadtu: Basic Education must reconsider return of additional grades [JacarandaFM] 2020-07-08

South Africa Covid-19 has claimed lives of 63 municipal workers, says Samwu [JacarandaFM] 2020-07-08

South Africa ‘Reckless’ and ‘irregular’ new hires at nuclear plant during lockdown [Moneyweb] 2020-07-08

South Africa Workers still can’t access Covid-19 relief [New Frame] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Eastern Cape Old age home staff protest after patient deaths [GroundUp] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Gauteng Roodepoort lodge staff say 47% of them have Covid-19 because management exposed them [The Star] 2020-07-08

South Africa Hundreds of jobs to go as Covid-19 forces Media24 to fold two newspapers and five magazines [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Gauteng Donald Gordon Medical Centre staff accuse management of negligence amid rising Covid-19 cases [The Star] 2020-07-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Probe launched into Albert Luthuli Hospital's staff 'tremendously high' Covid-19 infection rate [Daily News] 2020-07-07

South Africa Despondent workers won't win Covid-19 war unless state plays its part [The Star] 2020-07-07

UK Leicester’s dark factories show up a diseased system [Financial Times] 2020-07-07

UK DHL workers rocked by massive redundancies as 2200 more jobs are lost on eve of Chancellor's speech [Unite the union] 2020-07-07

UK 5000 aerospace supply chain job losses pushes industry to the precipice [Unite the union] 2020-07-07

UK More than £1bn wiped off Boohoo value as it investigates Leicester factory [The Guardian] 2020-07-07

Fiji Labour Laws Must be Upheld [Fiji Times] 2020-07-07

Australia ACTU targets job plan ads in regional Australia [ACTU] 2020-07-07

USA Actors' Equity agrees to allow two Berkshire plays to go foward, with extensive COVID testing [NY Times] 2020-07-07

Australia Aviation workers & employers send joint appeal to extend Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-07-07

Australia Virgin, unions urge aviation virus support [Yahoo] 2020-07-07

Chile Chilean Arpilleras Sustain Political Momentum During Lockdown [Nacla] 2020-07-07

Canada Unions Rip 'Nonsense' Argument For Ending Pandemic Pay At Grocery Stores [Huffington Post] 2020-07-07

Canada / USA NHL, players' union reach tentative agreement for return to play, CBA extension [CBC] 2020-07-07

Canada / Ontario Work can resume at Leamington farm after COVID-19 outbreak shut down the facility. Some workers are 'terrified' to go back to work [CBC] 2020-07-07

Global OECD calls for extended sick leave for workers exposed to COVID-19 [TUAC] 2020-07-07

Canada Unions tell MPs that grocery workers should still have pandemic pay [Today] 2020-07-07

France Bayonne: Bus driver left brain dead after being 'attacked over face masks' [BBC] 2020-07-07

Egypt Govt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak [CBC] 2020-07-07

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Opposition Parties, NLTA Give Province’s Education Re-Entry Plan A Failing Grade [VOCM] 2020-07-07

South Africa Unions, rights groups say schools lacking Covid-19 essentials should not reopen [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-07

South Africa Nearly 3 000 coronavirus cases at mines, with platinum workers bearing the brunt [Fin24] 2020-07-07

India Factories woo back migrant workers with food, air tickets [Bloomberg] 2020-07-07

UK Chancellor called on by Usdaw to announce an urgent retail recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-07-07

South Africa Teachers’ fears are real and they need a willing ear [New Frame] 2020-07-07

South Africa / Gauteng Deaths of three prison warders spark health fears [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-07

Global Chemical and pharmaceutical unions confront Covid crisis together [IndustriALL] 2020-07-06

UK TUC and charity coalition calls for furlough scheme to be extended for shielded and high-risk workers [TUC] 2020-07-06

UK Ministers must fix council funding to avoid ​'catastrophic cuts' [UNISON] 2020-07-06

UK Union warns that there will be no`build, build, build' unless government acts to avert construction apprenticeship crisis [Unite the union] 2020-07-06

UK Poll of passengers and public finds British Airways damaging brand [Unite the union] 2020-07-06

UK RMT on Boris Johnson making driverless trains a condition of TFL Covid funding [RMT] 2020-07-06

USA Coronavirus has put the USPS on the brink of extinction. Will anybody save it? [Mic] 2020-07-06

Nigeria Ekiti risks health crisis as healthcare workers, doctors strike [The Times] 2020-07-06

Israel Overworked, Underpaid and at Risk, Israeli Social Workers Launch General Strike [Haaretz] 2020-07-06

India No help for the domestic helps [The Hindu] 2020-07-06

India Women garment workers are being forced to leave their jobs because of this one reason [Scroll] 2020-07-06

Australia Truckies & delivery drivers losing work & income, survey shows [TWU] 2020-07-06

UK As the country celebrates the NHS, health unions say: “Time for a pay rise” [Union News] 2020-07-06

UK Unions give cautious welcome to new arts funding but need more details [Union News] 2020-07-06

UK UCU calls on government to step in to protect universities [Union News] 2020-07-06


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