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

Updated: Thursday 24 September 2020, 03:19:27
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak [WHO]

ITUC COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Updates [ACTU]

COVID-19 Coronavirus - Guidance for unions [TUC]

Be vigilant - Be prepared - Don't panic [AFL-CIO]

Hazards Magazine - News

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease

COVID-19 Information for Workplaces - Ottawa Public Health

Workers Health & Safety Centre (Canada)

UK London - Pantomime dames, creative workers and people excluded from government support March - 30th Sept 2020 [Equity] 2020-09-23

Australia Is this the tipping point on workloads? [AEU] 2020-09-23

Canada / Ontario Nurses, PSWs leaving health care industry amid COVID-19 pandemic [CITY] 2020-09-23

Spain Home-working draft bill to make employers pay for expenses [Reuters] 2020-09-23

UK Stobart Aviation Services job losses at Manchester, Southend and Stansted [Unite the union] 2020-09-23

UK New restrictions must be met with jobs support or communities face ruin [Unite the union] 2020-09-23

Canada / British Columbia Postal workers confident they can handle bump in B.C. election mail-in ballots [CITY] 2020-09-23

Canada / Ontario Hotel unions worry about cuts to cleaning visits during pandemic [Toronto.com] 2020-09-23

Canada / British Columbia Save-On-Foods Owner Says Business Has ‘Never Been Better’ Three Months After Cutting Workers’ Pay [Press Progress] 2020-09-23

UK Raise a toast to public track and trace [UNISON] 2020-09-23

UK Tube outsourcing company profiteering whilst slashing jobs [RMT] 2020-09-23

Zimbabwe Teachers union rejects UNICEF push to keep african schools open during pandemic [VoA] 2020-09-22

UK Keir Starmer's new leadership offers a credible alternative to Tory incompetence [USDAW] 2020-09-22

UK PM must get a grip on safety at work and extend support for jobs [TUC] 2020-09-22

UK PCS meets Cabinet Office to discuss Michael Gove's U-turn on homeworking [PCS] 2020-09-22

Liberia Doctors Warn of High Death Rate Should Health Workers Strike Continue; Condemns Replacement of Striking Workers [FPA] 2020-09-22

Zimbabwe Teachers to boycott work over pay, demand COVID-19 allowance [Nasdaq] 2020-09-22

Nigeria Health workers end strike despite no coronavirus hazard pay [Yahoo] 2020-09-22

Canada / Ontario Tories Must Address Long-Term Care Staffing Crisis As Cases Surge: Unions [Huffington Post] 2020-09-22

Canada / Manitoba Canada Post worker says employer not doing enough to keep them safe from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-09-22

Canada / Ontario This is Premier Ford’s second chance to take action in long-term care [CUPE] 2020-09-22

UK Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as Covid-19 hits UK economy [Guardian] 2020-09-22

UK British Gas forces its entire workforce into a ‘fire and rehire’ process [UNISON] 2020-09-22

UK Coronavirus Presses Mute Button on Music Industry [Musicians’ Union] 2020-09-22

South Africa Nehawu protests for wage increase implementation and Covid-19 risk pay [News24] 2020-09-22

South Africa Presidency commits to Wednesday meeting with NEHAWU leadership [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-22

South Africa Nehawu protests for wage increase implementation and Covid-19 risk pay [Polity] 2020-09-22

South Africa Union fights for pay increases as teachers with comorbidities are ordered back to class [The Mercury] 2020-09-22

South Africa Government using pandemic to avoid honouring wage deal, says Sadtu [ANA/IOL] 2020-09-22

UK Unions launch global campaign to ensure journalism’s future [NUJ] 2020-09-21

UK Extension of Emergency Measures Agreements [ASLEF] 2020-09-21

UK Safety measures must be the priority to tackle increased infection spread [UNISON] 2020-09-21

Canada By the Numbers: Ending CERB will make 2.7 million Canadians worse off, analysis finds [UFCW Canada] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario Ford government’s return to school plan unravelling because it refuses to fund smaller class sizes to keep students, educators safe [ETFO] 2020-09-21

Canada / Saskatchewan Staffing, infrastructure concerns an issue for COVID-19 testing capacity increase: Union [SUN] 2020-09-21

Canada Throne Speech an opportunity for a just, resilient, and green economic recovery [PSAC] 2020-09-21

Canada Now is the time to invest in child care [PSAC] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario For-profit long-term care home chain calls for rules to be relaxed as death toll rises [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE reports dangerously low staffing levels in long-term care homes in Newfoundland [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario Cuts to classes show problems with two-tier services [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Quebec Healthcare Professionals’ Negotiations : The healthcare system is failing. We are the solution. [FIQ] 2020-09-21

Canada Throne speech must move the country forward [CLC] 2020-09-21

Canada Unions call for a feminist recovery plan [CLC] 2020-09-21

UK Unite reaction to the end of rail franchising - private sector will continue to feed off the taxpayer [Unite the union] 2020-09-21

UK RMT responds to Government’s extension of Emergency Measures [RMT] 2020-09-21

UK NEU demands urgent action on testing [NEU] 2020-09-21

Canada / British Columbia Recovery plan recognizes “people are the economy”: BCFED [BCFed] 2020-09-21

Canada / Alberta Research project quantifies teacher concerns [ATA] 2020-09-21

Canada / Alberta Time for action [ATA] 2020-09-21

Canada Performers vote in favour of extending National Commercial Agreement for one-year term [ACTRA] 2020-09-21

UK Unions respond to emergency railway measures [Union News] 2020-09-21

USA School and Campus Workers Say: Not Until It's Safe [Labour Notes] 2020-09-21

France “You don’t ask for power, you grab it!” – in Paris, migrant housekeeping staff are taking on a hotel giant [Equal Times] 2020-09-21

China Construction worker protests on the rise as economic uncertainties persist [CLB] 2020-09-21

Australia Workers demand Action for Aged Care [ACTU] 2020-09-21

USA America Is Lagging Behind the World in Protecting Meat Workers [Bloomberg] 2020-09-21

Australia ‘So broken’: Unions release plan to fix aged care [The Australian] 2020-09-21

Canada Laid-off WestJet employees have jobs contracted out, call severance a 'sham' [CITY] 2020-09-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion Employees Now Getting Their Share of Feds’ Essential Worker Support Pay [VOCM] 2020-09-21

South Africa Exxaro collaborates with trade unions to curb Covid-19 stigma [Witbank News] 2020-09-21

UK Butlin's: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends [BBC] 2020-09-20

UK RMT steps up fight for rail jobs as Grand Central confirms savage cuts [RMT] 2020-09-20

Canada / Quebec Union demands pregnant teachers be withdrawn from schools because of risks tied to COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-09-20

Canada / Ontario Hospital workers' union concerned with Ford's pharmacy testing plan [CTV] 2020-09-20

Canada This year, labour stood for us all [rabble] 2020-09-20

USA / California ‘I’m so scared’: California nail salon workers face ruin as pandemic wears on [SFChronicle] 2020-09-20

USA / West Virginia Rally for Racial and Economic Justice set for eastern panhandle Sunday [Local DVM] 2020-09-20

USA / Illinois As they focused on others with COVID-19 and refused to walk away, Illinois health care workers bore the brunt of pandemic’s fury [Chicago Tribune] 2020-09-20

USA / New York NYC public school food workers say kitchens unsafe, fear kids return to school buildings [PIX] 2020-09-20

USA Postal workers are catching COVID by the thousands. It’s one more threat to voting by mail [Salon] 2020-09-20

USA / Michigan More than 600K essential workers to get free college tuition under Futures for Frontliners program [WBKB] 2020-09-20

USA / Minnesota Spyhouse Coffee Workers Strike [CBS] 2020-09-20

USA / Illinois University of Illinois Hospital workers rally snarls traffic in the Loop [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-09-20

USA / California CalMatters: Bill’s defeat keeps undocumented garment workers in meager wages [Ukiah Daily Jrnl] 2020-09-20

UK Devolved authorities and unions issue joint demand for creation of a UK Aerospace Taskforce [Unite the union] 2020-09-19

UK Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-09-19

Japan Japan Teachers’ Union secures resources for safe school reopening and monitors their expenditure [EI] 2020-09-19

Australia Time to confirm that you mean what you say in writing, Jetstar [ASU] 2020-09-19

Australia Qantas airports update [ASU] 2020-09-19

Canada / Ontario Hospital workers' union concerned with Ford's pharmacy testing plan [The National Post] 2020-09-19

India / Gujarat Rs 3,183cr paid for workers’ wages [TNN] 2020-09-19

Saudi Arabia / India 450 jobless Indian workers forced to beg [TNN] 2020-09-19

South Africa / Mpumalanga NEHAWU members protest in front of Ermelo Provincial Hospital [Ridge Times] 2020-09-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal 73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds [GroundUp] 2020-09-18

UK Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay [UNISON] 2020-09-18

UK Luton Airport jobs hammer blow as government inaction bites [Unite the union] 2020-09-18

UK Usdaw welcomes clarification that spitting and coughing is assault [USDAW] 2020-09-18

UK Sign up for PCS reps meeting on coronavirus safety and no forced return to workplaces [PCS] 2020-09-18

Australia ‘Sickening’ $12M Qantas remuneration as workers face outsourcing [TWU] 2020-09-18

Global Strong Unions Are Pivotal For Safety Of Healthcare Workers And Patients [Scoop] 2020-09-18

Australia Jobless to face mutual obligation rule despite few job vacancies [The Guardian] 2020-09-18

Canada Feds 'Urgently' Need To Make Private Nursing Homes Public After COVID-19 Outbreaks [Huffington Post] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario Arbitrator Finds Employer's Blanket Policy Requiring All Employees Who Cross Us Border To Self-Isolate Unreasonable [MONDAQ] 2020-09-18

Brazil Itau lays off 270 staff in retail units, union says [Nasdaq] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario School bus system crisis continues due to government inaction [Unifor] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario YCDSB aggravating fallout from COVID by closing school libraries and laying off workers [CUPE] 2020-09-18

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Lockdown Level One [COSATU] 2020-09-17

South Africa COSATU statement on the country’s move to lockdown alert level one [COSATU] 2020-09-17

UK Education Support survey on Covid pressures on schools [NEU] 2020-09-17

South Africa Union says Covid-19 opportunism is behind wage disputes in South Africa [IndustriALL] 2020-09-17

Canada / Global Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $72,000 to Support Populations Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-09-17

Canada / Nova Scotia Fired for quarantine [Rank and File] 2020-09-17

Canada / Ontario Toronto adult day school teachers didn't know if they were returning to work until one business day before school started [rabble] 2020-09-17

Canada / Ontario Do Ontario’s Collective Bargaining Laws Protect Migrant Worker Dismissed for Raising Collective Workplace Concerns? [The Law of Work] 2020-09-17

Australia Government must stay the course on JobKeeper and JobSeeker [ACTU] 2020-09-17

Canada / Saskatchewan SHA employees struggle with overtime, understaffed labs due to increased COVID-19 testing [CBC] 2020-09-17

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore workers call on government to stabilize industry [Unifor] 2020-09-17

UK Retired members’ committee announces care webinar [UNISON] 2020-09-17

Canada / Quebec A historic resumption of parliament and a historic recovery [CUPE] 2020-09-17

South Africa / Limpopo Sadtu says province is far from ready to reopen schools [Opera News] 2020-09-17

UK DHL Parcel Workers Must Be Paid for Covid-19 Related Absences, CWU Say [CWU] 2020-09-17

South Africa / North West Workers pay for Sun International’s failed gamble [New Frame] 2020-09-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Lockdown: Durban nurses claim they are being evicted [eNCA] 2020-09-16

India Govt: No data on migrants’ deaths during lockdown [Hindustan Times] 2020-09-16

India The growing fatigue with work from home [Mint] 2020-09-16

India 15 states seek approval for changes in three labour laws from Centre [ET Bureau] 2020-09-16

UK Unite welcomes British Airways partial u-turn on fire and rehire [Unite the union] 2020-09-16

UK Less than half of school staff given COVID-19 health and safety training [GMB] 2020-09-16

UK Stop private sector outsourcing, as NHS laboratories ‘sidelined’ for Covid-19 testing [Unite the union] 2020-09-16

UK Can the tsunami of covid work clusters be stopped - Thursday 24th September – 18.00-19.30pm [Hazards Campaign] 2020-09-16

UK Low inflation leaves road clear for major investment to boost recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-16

Brazil Unions release COVID-19 protocols for construction workers [BWI] 2020-09-16

South Africa UIF Covid-19: Companies reported for alleged non-compliance – SACTWU [Politicsweb] 2020-09-16

Global A Left populist strategy for post-COVID-19 [Opendemocracy] 2020-09-15

Ireland No ‘legitimate reason’ for Aer Lingus not to sign off on income supports paperwork, trade union says [Irish Sun] 2020-09-13

Australia / Tasmania COVID-19 Recovery Survey Results [Unions Tasmania] 2020-09-15

Canada Full Immigration Status for All [NUPGE] 2020-09-15

South Africa Sactwu declares series of wage disputes [eNCA] 2020-09-15

Canada Hundreds of groups with over 8 million members call for equal rights and permanent immigration status for migrants amidst COVID-19 recovery [Migrant Rights Network] 2020-09-15

Zimbabwe Hotels-Cum-Quarantine Centres Ignore Covid-19 Rules – ZCTU [New Zimbabwe] 2020-09-15

UK Biggest jump in UK redundancies since 2009 [Guardian] 2020-09-15

USA / Colorado New Law Allows Workers’ Comp For 911 Dispatchers For Trauma Experienced On The Job [CBS] 2020-09-15

USA Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers [NYTimes] 2020-09-15

UK No Going Back to Normal [UNISON] 2020-09-14

UK BME workers have been asked to 'shoulder more risk' during pandemic, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-14

UK Coughed on, spat at: UK shop workers fear asking customers to wear masks [Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Unite statement on health organisations protesting at Public Health England’s demise [Unite the union] 2020-09-14

UK RMT to lead fight against transport austerity in the wake of COVID pandemic [RMT] 2020-09-14

UK Government must support public services and key workers to build a better post-pandemic future [UNISON] 2020-09-14

UK Privatised Railways Shown To Be A Sick Joke [TSSA] 2020-09-14

UK Jo Grady tells TUC a second Covid wave can be prevented, but unions must lead the way [UCU] 2020-09-14

UK 'The pandemic makes the case for a more equal, democratic, greener world' [The Morning Star] 2020-09-14

USA Workers’ Health Data Collected for COVID Safety Poses Risk to Labor Rights [Truthout] 2020-09-14

UK WIN! Sir Philip Green backs down after Unite legal threat [Union News] 2020-09-14

UK UNISON launches campaign to secure better future for key workers [Union News] 2020-09-14

UK Virtual TUC Congress begins today [Union News] 2020-09-14

Australia / New South Wales No opera without us [MEAA] 2020-09-14

Australia Menzies Aviation employees need special leave without pay [ASU] 2020-09-14

Australia 'Unemployment shock': will workers hardest hit by the pandemic be left to languish? [The Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Watch this video message - oppose any forced return to workplaces [PCS] 2020-09-14

UK CMI chief warns women without sufficient childcare could be left out of key decisions [Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Cut unemployment rate now by unlocking 600,000 public service vacancies and staff gaps, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-14

UK TUC and Unison tell ministers time is running out to prevent mass unemployment [Guardian] 2020-09-14

USA / Michigan Essential Workers Get Free Tuition For Community College and Trade School in MI [Nurse] 2020-09-13

Canada / Ontario Toronto Rehab RN Lay-offs Are “Reckless and Foolish” as Second Wave of COVID-19 Looms [ONA] 2020-09-13

Canada / Ontario Pandemic ‘Heroes’ Pay the Price as Hospitals Cut Registered Nurses to Balance Budgets [ONAQ] 2020-09-13

Canada Provinces have a key role in Canada’s post-COVID economic recovery [NUPGE] 2020-09-13

Nigeria JOHESU Declares Nationwide Strike [Channels] 2020-09-13

Nigeria Arik seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming aviation unions strike [Vanguard] 2020-09-13

Global Teachers unions around the world clash with governments over coronavirus and school reopening plans [The Post] 2020-09-13

UK / Scotland Anger that half of Scotland's home care workers have never been tested for coronavirus [The Daily Record] 2020-09-13

Global Health Worker Safety is a Priority for Patient Safety [PSI] 2020-09-13

Asia South Asia unions prioritize social protection, health and workers’ rights [IndustriALL] 2020-09-13

Germany Call to standardise hygiene guidelines in schools [EI] 2020-09-13

Ukraine Stop wage drop pandemic [BWI] 2020-09-13

Malaysia BWI and Malaysian union fight wage cuts and harassment [BWI] 2020-09-13

France Construction sector benefits from government stimulus plan [BWI] 2020-09-13

Romania / India BWI unions reach out to stranded Indian migrants in Romania [BWI] 2020-09-13

USA / Maryland MD ends enhanced coronavirus pay for thousands of front-line state employees [Baltimore Sun] 2020-09-12

USA Trump’s Paltry Meatpacking Fine Signals That “Workers’ Lives Are Worth Less Than Pork Shoulders” [Mother Jones] 2020-09-12

USA Times remain hard, especially for low-wage workers [MROnline] 2020-09-12

USA 6 Months Later: The Remarkable Work of The Actors Fund During COVID-19 [Playbill] 2020-09-12

USA / New York Workers in nursing homes and homes for developmentally disabled press state for urgent staff recruitment drive [Newsday] 2020-09-12

USA / Colorado Majority of Colorado workers support a COVID-19 liability shield for employers [Denver Post] 2020-09-12

USA / Wisconsin Young Workers Committee to Hold Essential Workers Rally [Milwaukee Courier] 2020-09-12

USA Smithfield Fined for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19 [CFO] 2020-09-12

USA Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19 [Modern Farmer] 2020-09-12

USA Covid Is Clobbering America’s Farm Workers [Bloomberg] 2020-09-12

USA / Maryland Workers react to end of hazard pay amid coronavirus pandemic [WBAL] 2020-09-12

UK PM failure to address school safety [NEU] 2020-09-12

India / Madhya Pradesh Revenue-starved states eye Rs 30,000 crore in workers' fund [TNN] 2020-09-12

Canada In a Crisis, You Want Someone at Your Back [Centre for Future Work] 2020-09-12

Australia / Queensland NTEU calls on James Cook Uni staff to vote against proposed loss of 2% salary and superannuation increase [NTEU] 2020-09-12

Canada Pension Fund Capitalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Revera [The Bullet] 2020-09-12

Canada / Quebec Collective agreement renewals: despite the pandemic, we're settling! [CUPE] 2020-09-12

Canada / Quebec Heartfelt plea from health care employees: the time has come for true recognition [CUPE] 2020-09-12

USA Union battle over New York school re-opening [Workersliberty] 2020-09-11

Chile Chile during the pandemic: Have the emotions of October subsided [Opendemocracy ] 2020-09-11

Canada COVID-19 has taken 'heavy toll' on female immigrants working in health care, report says [CBC] 2020-09-11

Australia Workers rally to save Opera Australia jobs [ALM] 2020-09-11

Canada Labour's action plan for a post-pandemic Canada [RadioLabour] 2020-09-11

Canada / Ontario Province only paying three per cent of COVID-19 support costs, Ottawa covering remainder: fiscal watchdog [Durham Radio News] 2020-09-11

Canada / Ontario Schitt's Creek and Workin' Moms cast members add their voice in support of the “CARE NOT PROFITS” long-term care campaign [CUPE] 2020-09-11

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives sitting on billions meant for schools, health care, and jobs [CUPE] 2020-09-11

UK Government condemned for health and safety breaches at DWP Leeds Office [PCS] For more info 2020-09-11

UK GDP: TUC warns against recovery losing momentum with abrupt end to JRS [TUC] 2020-09-11

UK Unite calls for a ‘well-deserved’ 15 per cent pay rise or £3,000 for NHS staff in the Covid-19 frontline [Unite the union] 2020-09-11

UK UNISON conferences go virtual [UNISON] 2020-09-11

Kenya Trans Nzoia Health workers on Strike [KNA] 2020-09-11

South Africa Nehawu goes ahead with strike 'to send a clear message regarding PPE' [Radio 702] 2020-09-11

South Africa / Gauteng Bara hospital workers resume work after PPE protest [eNCA] 2020-09-11

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu gives government 10 days [Polokwane Observer] 2020-09-11

UK Coronavirus: Young people and home workers scapegoated, says TUC boss [TUC] 2020-09-10

UK PCS ballots aviation members over 15% pay cut and mass redundancies by Heathrow management [PCS] 2020-09-10

UK TUC: more than 4 in 10 workers would be plunged into financial hardship if forced to self-isolate [TUC] 2020-09-10

UK Firms Using Covid Crisis To 'Squeeze More Out Of Staff' [HuffPost UK] 2020-09-10

UK Test-and-trace will fail without rise in sick pay, says TUC [The Guardian] 2020-09-10

Canada / Ontario Group of Mississauga high school staff briefly walk off job; demand better masks [CP24] 2020-09-10

Australia / Western Australia Back to school [AEU] 2020-09-10

Singapore / India More Indians in Singapore returning home due to job losses: Envoy [PTI] 2020-09-10

Australia / Victoria Aged care staff from largest coronavirus outbreak in Victoria say PPE should have been provided earlier [ABC] 2020-09-10

Australia Unions Can Win the Fight Against COVID-19 — And Against Neoliberalism [Jacobin] 2020-09-10

Namibia Air Namibia plans 50% cut to wages of some workers [Reuters] 2020-09-10

Canada / British Columbia Investments key to sustained health sector response to COVID-19 [HEU] 2020-09-10

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu remembers fallen frontline workers [Bosveld Review] 2020-09-10

Global Nurses are on the coronavirus frontline, so why are they being left out of the response? [The Conversation] 2020-09-10

UK 125,000 job losses on our struggling high streets shows that the retail industry urgently needs a Government recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-09-10

UK Revealed: How rogue employment agencies are exploiting the COVID crisis [Opendemocracy ] 2020-09-09

Asia South East Asia cement unions struggle for jobs and income at COVID-19 crisis [IndustriALL] 2020-09-09

Iraq Safety and continuity at heart of KTU guidelines for new school year [EI] 2020-09-09

UK Unite response to 860 Lloyds Banking Group job cuts [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

UK Ministers ignored BAME parents’ concerns for June school reopenings [GMB] 2020-09-09

UK 6000 job losses at 'ghost town' Gatwick airport demonstrates devastation in UK aviation [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

UK Unite launches campaign to stop Go Ahead Group using COVID 19 as cover to slash pay and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

Australia / Victoria Union calls on Canberra to consider refinery takeover [Bay 93.9] 2020-09-09

Australia JobKeeper blamed as Australia's biggest meat processor, JBS, sheds 600 jobs [ABC] 2020-09-09

Canada / British Columbia Building Trades honour workers during convoy [The Journal of Commerce] 2020-09-09

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg School Division bus drivers begin picketing as students head back to class [CBC] 2020-09-09

Spain Unions call Sept. 22 aerospace workers' strike to protect jobs [Reuters] 2020-09-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour reveals its economic recovery plan [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-09-09

Canada / British Columbia 6 crew members on cargo ship docked in Metro Vancouver test positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-09-09

UK PCS survey highlights issues facing apprentices during pandemic [PCS] 2020-09-09

UK Commuters are no longer your cash cows [TSSA] 2020-09-09

USA / Ohio Labor Unions Launch Website to Encourage COVID Safety [WCPN] 2020-09-08

Canada 'The body says no': Three teachers on their decisions not to return to school this fall [rabble] 2020-09-08

Canada We Will Not Rest, We Will Not Stop -- Building for Better in a Post-Pandemic Recovery [Our Times] 2020-09-08

UK Short-time working agreed at Macclesfield aerospace company to reduce job losses [Unite the union] 2020-09-08

Nigeria Why Nigeria’s resident doctors resumed strike — Official [The Times] 2020-09-08

Nigeria Health Workers To Embark On Fresh Nationwide Strike From September 13 [Sahara Reporters] 2020-09-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Amid 2 major strikes, N.L. labour federation wants seat at the table for economic recovery plan [CBC] 2020-09-08

UK The very least key workers deserve is a pay rise says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-09-08

USA Covid-19 shows factory food production is dangerous for animals and humans alike [The Guardian] 2020-09-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Labour Day rally in Halifax calls for 10 paid sick days for all workers [Global] 2020-09-08

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg School Division bus drivers will walk the picket line Tuesday morning: union [CBC] 2020-09-08

Canada / Nunavut Government union slams rule that staff burn holidays in quarantine [CBC] 2020-09-08

Canada Unions mark Labour Day with calls for increased COVID-19 help [CTV] 2020-09-08

India 55 healthcare workers contracted COVID-19 in Kangra: CMO Gurdarshan Gupta [DNA] 2020-09-07

India Workplace disasters during lockdown put spotlight on India's patchy safety record -- explained with graphs [Times Now] 2020-09-07

Canada NDP leader Andrea Horwath calls for paid sick days to curb COVID-19 [CHCH] 2020-09-07

UK Virgin Atlantic job losses reinforces call for aviation support package, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-09-07

UK / England News listing 349,500 furloughed workers in the North East face cliff edge [TUC] 2020-09-07

UK / Europe Brexit clarity needed for air travel industry [BALPA] 2020-09-07

Israel Virus lab workers end strike after reaching deal with government [Ynet] 2020-09-07

Australia Community workers in limbo amid funding uncertainty [The Age] 2020-09-07

Australia / Victoria Workers at Melbourne’s Toll Warehouse Unite Against COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-09-07

Canada Labour Day message: fighting for a just recovery [CUPE] 2020-09-07

USA How gig workers are surviving the pandemic [CNBC] 2020-09-07

USA / Pennsylvania Double Trouble for Service Workers: No Jobs and Little Unemployment [Chief Organizer] 2020-09-07

USA / Minnesota Allina Health technical workers set to strike at Shakopee, Minneapolis hospitals [MN Bring Me the News] 2020-09-07

USA / Texas In Texas, the lowest-income workers don’t qualify for additional unemployment aid [KETK] 2020-09-07

USA People with disabilities, families, workers suffer as GOP-Dominated Congress adjourns [Boston Herald] 2020-09-07

UK RMT responds to reports of a 10% cut to autumn timetable services across Britain's railways [RMT] 2020-09-07

Asia COVID-19: Asian garment workers deprived of $6bn in wages after brands cancel orders & withhold payments [Biz-Human Rights] 2020-09-06

USA / California Domestic workers like me deserve health and safety protections like other workers [Cal Matters] 2020-09-06

USA How Remote Workers Can Recognize Burnout And 6 Actions To Take [Forbes] 2020-09-06

USA Front-line workers this Labor Day: essential, but not secure [AJC] 2020-09-06

Mexico Mexico leads in health workers killed by COVID-19 [Yucatan Times] 2020-09-06

Nigeria / South Africa COVID-19 helped us focus more on our people in South Africa – Union [Naija247News] 2020-09-06

USA / Arkansas VA AFGE union workers plan Labor Day demonstration [AR Times] 2020-09-06

South Africa Beitbridge fiasco highlights drawbacks of tender system – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-09-06

USA Factory Owners Hiking Pay to Lure Workers Even With Jobless Rate [Bloomberg] 2020-09-06

USA Not much to celebrate this Labor Day because workers need more power [WI State Journal] 2020-09-06

USA / Florida Univ Miami contract workers, faculty stage ‘die-in’ protest demanding response from administration over safety concerns amid the pandemic [Miami Hurricane] 2020-09-06

USA / Massachusetts Labor organizers plan series of socially distanced rallies [SFChronicle] 2020-09-06

USA Student and worker visa restrictions do nothing to help the country [Courant] 2020-09-06

USA Lee Saunders: To honor Labor Day, aid our front-line workers [Courier Times] 2020-09-06

Canada Regional Directors advocate for #SafeSeptember return to school across Canada [Unifor] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Thank You to our LCBO workers [OPSEU] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Labour Day 2020: COVID-19 has strengthened the labour movement, ONA says [ONA] 2020-09-06

Canada / Nova Scotia Cavanagh’s Response to Education Minister Zach Churchill’s Education Update [NSFL] 2020-09-06

Canada / New Brunswick Labour Day: unions call on governments to disaster-proof their economic recovery plans [NBFL] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Strengthening solidarity by reconnecting – in person! [IAMAW] 2020-09-06

Canada / Quebec Convincing the government our demands are well-founded [FIQ] 2020-09-06

Canada On Labour Day, the nation’s unions launch a plan to disaster-proof Canada [CLC] 2020-09-06

Canada Labour Day: Canada’s nurses are ready to move forward together [CFNU] 2020-09-06

Canada / British Columbia Federal funding for more teachers and remote learning will help keep schools safe [BCTF] 2020-09-06

Canada / Alberta School Boards Must Prioritize Staffing with Federal Funds [ATA] 2020-09-06

Australia / Victoria Union backs staged return to Vic schools [The Champion] 2020-09-06

Germany Volkswagen's labour chief rules out four-day week to save jobs [Reuters] 2020-09-06

South Africa Nehawu members march to Parliament over 'appallingly unsafe working conditions’ [Cape Argus] 2020-09-06

Australia Time to rebuild: Nicole’s open letter to the industry [HSA] 2020-09-05

Australia TWU welcomes new beginning for Virgin [TWU] 2020-09-05

Australia Seafarers recognised on Merchant Navy Day as pandemic highlights importance of maritime supply chains [MUA] 2020-09-05

Australia Bain Capital confirmed as new owner of Virgin Australia [ASU] 2020-09-05

Myanmar Better Protection of Myanmar Workers’ Rights Needed Amid COVID-19 [The Irrawaddy] 2020-09-05

Australia Transport union calls for national aviation plan following Virgin sale [The Morning Star] 2020-09-05

USA As Nonprofits Face Uncertain Times, Some Employees Look to Unionize [Workday MN] 2020-09-05

South Africa Unions in South Africa slam PPE procurement corruption [IndustriALL] 2020-09-05

USA Research shows stiffing workers on wages grows worse with recession [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA This Labor Day, These Workers Are Trying to Stay Afloat [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA / New York NYC cut 40,000 youth jobs when they are needed most [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA Labor Day celebrates workers. But this year, 1 in 5 are unemployed [CBS] 2020-09-05

USA UAW President: Coronavirus shows the US ‘let too much’ manufacturing leave [Ampgoo] 2020-09-05

Global GEM Report: “Lost generation” risk without post-pandemic rapid action on SDG 4 [EI] 2020-09-05

New Zealand Pasefika union members calling for Pasefika people to take COVID tests [CTU] 2020-09-05

New Zealand Unions calling for safer sick leave [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-09-05

Trinidad and Tobago Hyatt Hotel Hellhole [NWU] 2020-09-05

UK BALPA - use airport COVID-19 testing, end automatic 14-day quarantine, and get Britain flying [BALPA] 2020-09-05

UK When homeworking versus the office isn’t a straightforward choice [UNISON] 2020-09-05

UK Pilots union says ‘Fat Cat’ bonuses for airline bosses are an insult to staff losing jobs and taking pay cuts [BALPA] 2020-09-05

South Africa Nehawu puts govt on notice [DFA] 2020-09-05

South Africa Covid-19 Roundup | Looted funds and wage disputes [New Frame] 2020-09-05

UK Women are losing out in coronavirus job cuts [Guardian] 2020-09-04

UK Assaults on two Bristol drivers strongly condemned by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-09-04

UK RMT Responds - transport workers should be conducting temperature checks on commuters travelling into London [RMT] 2020-09-04

UK Over 80% of care staff could be forced into work when ill by ‘poverty’ sick pay [GMB] 2020-09-04

Hong Kong Dock workers’ union demands compensation for workers infected with Covid-19 [CLB] 2020-09-04

USA This Labour Day, remember the workers who died because of Donald Trump's deadly pandemic response [rabble] 2020-09-04

Canada / Ontario 'We'll never be able to keep up': School custodians fear burnout, fatigue due to understaffing [rabble] 2020-09-04

Australia Agriculture Workers’ Code – no solution without visa amnesty and quarantine support [UWU] 2020-09-04

Australia / Queensland Positive aged care test in QLD highlights risks [UWU] 2020-09-04

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Virgin Australia sale to Bain Capital [ACTU] 2020-09-04

Australia Opera Australia and MEAA clash over proposed staff redundancies [Arts Hub] 2020-09-04

Canada / Alberta Second COVID-19 outbreak at Harmony Beef this year grows to 74 cases [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Manitoba Bus driver strike looming as start of school nears [CHVN] 2020-09-04

Canada / Ontario U of T reopening plans not safe enough, say education worker unions [CanIndiaNews] 2020-09-04

Canada / Yukon Gov't employees taking fewer sick days during COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Alberta AUPE alleges Alberta government violating single-site worker rules at Michener Centre [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / British Columbia Premier's office 'confident' temporary pandemic pay coming in October [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Nova Scotia Health & Safety resources for education support workers [CUPE] 2020-09-04

South Africa Nehawu warns of national strike if demands are not met [East Coast Radio] 2020-09-04

South Africa COVID-19: Nehawu threatens to down tools [eNCA] 2020-09-04

South Africa NEHAWU threatens to intensify strike if govt doesn’t respond to its demands [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Western Cape PPE protest: 2 arrested as police use water cannons to disperse Nehawu members in Cape Town [News24] 2020-09-04

South Africa COVID-19 and Casual Workers [Elitsha/YouTube] 2020-09-04

South Africa Unions threaten total shutdown if no response in five days [GroundUp] 2020-09-04

South Africa Police clash with Nehawu members at protest over protective equipment and wages [BusinessLIVE] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Free State NEHAWU says they will leave no stone unturned to root out corruption [News Africa Now] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Western Cape NEHAWU hails health workers [George Herald] 2020-09-04

South Africa Nehawu threatens nationwide strike in five days’ time [The Citizen] 2020-09-04

South Africa NEHAWU day of action: Presidency, Health Deputy Minister to receive memorandum [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-04

South Africa Unscrupulous tender processes will see SA suffer for 200 years [Power98.7FM] 2020-09-03

South Africa Nehawu gives president 7 days to deal with working conditions, pay [DFA] 2020-09-03

UK 2 in 5 working mums face childcare crisis when new term starts – TUC poll [TUC] 2020-09-03

UK Childcare crisis risks pushing women out of workforce, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-03

USA Public Sector Job Loss Is Coming. Women Will Be Hit Hardest. [Ms] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia 6 hot issues for B.C. workers in the lead-up to Labour Day [The Georgia Straight] 2020-09-03

Australia COVID-19 sparked recession – now is not the time to scale back JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-09-03

Australia TWU to announce legal action against Qantas over outsourcing of 2,500 workers [TWU] 2020-09-03

Canada Pandemic Highlights Precarious, Unpaid Work For Post-Secondary Contract Staff [Huffington Post] 2020-09-03

Australia Roadmap to financing five-star aged-care system released [Hospital and Healthcare] 2020-09-03

Australia Opera Australia axings a disgrace, says union [MEAA] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia BCGEU says provincial government must release pandemic pay now [The Voice] 2020-09-03

Canada / Ontario Premier unleashes war of words with education union leader [CTV] 2020-09-03

Canada / Manitoba 'High likelihood' of bus driver strike next week, Winnipeg School Division warns [CBC] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers' hunger strike ends with hope hospitality jobs will be protected [CBC] 2020-09-03

Canada Unifor calls for safe re-opening of casinos across Canada [Unifor] 2020-09-03

Global Amnesty analysis reveals over 7,000 health workers have died from COVID-19 [Amnesty International] 2020-09-03

USA / Alaska Seafood workers trade freedom for a paycheck this summer on closed campus [KFSK] 2020-09-02

South Africa Cosatu: Warnings against PPE linked corruption fell on deaf ears [eNCA] 2020-09-02

USA Am I Safe at Work? [AFL-CIO] 2020-09-02

USA / Massachusetts Union’s billboards depict the plight of home care workers during the pandemic [The Globe] 2020-09-02

USA Unionized workers are more likely to assert their right to a safe and healthy workplace [Pi] 2020-09-02

Canada / Manitoba Pandemic precautions cancel Steelworkers Labour Day picnic [The Citizen] 2020-09-02

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers ending hunger strike outside Beare’s office [The News] 2020-09-02

Nigeria Doctors strike over COVID-19 allowance [CNBC] 2020-09-02

Australia First recession in 30 years – but still no plan to support and create jobs [ACTU] 2020-09-02

USA / New York New York City Delays Reopening of Schools [USNews] 2020-09-02

USA / Hawaii A Union Works To Make TV Production Safe On Maui [Civil Beat] 2020-09-02

USA Amazon has reportedly been spying on workers' private Facebook groups and tracking their plans to 'strike or protest' [Biz Insider] 2020-09-02

USA / California AHMC Healthcare Workers Hold Vigil For Colleagues Who Lost Battle With Coronavirus [CBS] 2020-09-02

USA 3 Messages On Essential Workers Hazard Pay That You Need To Know Now [Forbes] 2020-09-02

USA / Illinois Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work [Bloomberg] 2020-09-02

Canada / Ontario ‘There’s no consistency’: Parents and drivers give Ontario’s busing plan a failing grade [TVO] 2020-09-02

Canada / Ontario School unions blast plan to live stream classrooms [The Recorder] 2020-09-02

Canada / Alberta As students go back to school, Calgary transit union prepares for increase in ridership [Global] 2020-09-02

Canada / Alberta Union calls for closure of Calgary chicken plant following COVID-19 outbreak [CTV] 2020-09-02

South Africa / Western Cape Community healthcare workers demand “danger pay” [GroundUp] 2020-09-02

South Africa NEHAWU says workers forced to resume duties before being cleared of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal How Pietermaritzburg is faring with Covid-19 [New Frame] 2020-09-02

South Africa Death toll among healthcare workers in public sector ‘shocking’ - Nehawu [JacarandaFM] 2020-09-02

South Africa / Northern Cape Nehawu ready for “day of action” [DFA] 2020-09-01

South Africa Nehawu holds its National Day of Prayer to remember COVID-19 victims [SABC] 2020-09-01

South Africa NUM is deeply concerned about prevalence of Covid-19 infections in sectors it organises [NUM] 2020-09-01

USA Latin American Immigrants in New York Face Covid-19 Crisis [Nacla] 2020-09-01

UK RMT - Government extension of emergency measures on Great Western Railway [RMT] 2020-09-01

Israel Histadrut declared public sector labor dispute [Jerusalem Post] 2020-09-01

Canada Relaunching Employment Insurance for the Post-Pandemic Economy: A Principled Approach [The Law of Work] 2020-09-01

Australia AFAP supports Bain DOCA for Virgin [AFAP] 2020-09-01

Australia / Tasmania Severe reduction in cleaning time at UTAS will cost livelihoods and threaten Tasmania’s COVID-free status [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia Aged Carers Speak Out: ‘Thank You Is Not Enough’ [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia Working from home and COVID-safe site plans [CPSU] 2020-09-01

Australia Union calls for Medicare levy hike to fund better aged care – “We knew our aged care homes were running on the smell of an oily rag well before COVID” [The Weekly Source] 2020-09-01

Australia ‘Economy killer’ JobKeeper income cuts are ‘madness’, unions claim [The New Daily] 2020-09-01

Canada / Alberta Calgary chicken-processing plant will remain open after COVID-19 outbreak [OHS Canada] 2020-09-01

Canada / Manitoba PPE, message fatigue among health workers could erode public trust: expert [CBC] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario 4 major teachers’ unions to file labour board complaint over school reopening plan [Global] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions to file labour board complaint over Ontario's school reopening plan [CBC] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions filing labour board complaint over Ontario's back-to-school plan [CTV] 2020-09-01

South Africa NEHAWU to hold prayer service for health workers who died of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-01

UK Unite statement on face coverings on flights [Unite the union] 2020-09-01

South Africa COSATU statement on campaign to defend and protect workers against deadly COVID-19 virus [COSATU] 2020-08-31

Australia / Victoria Jobseekers in locked-down Melbourne brace for 'devastating' $300 cut to welfare [The Guardian] 2020-08-31

Australia Increase Medicare levy to pay for aged care, health union says [The Guardian] 2020-08-31

UK NUS president Larissa Kennedy: 'I worry universities won't put student and staff safety first' [Guardian] 2020-08-31

Canada / Ontario Janitors get sick days, raise, pension in new deal [The Star] 2020-08-31

Brazil Unions design COVID-19 protocols for construction and wood sector [BWI] 2020-08-31

USA Homeless essential workers face greater risk of COVID-19 [Columbian] 2020-08-30

USA Death on the job: Workers have never been more expendable than they are now [Salon] 2020-08-30

Canada / Alberta UNA calls on Alberta Government to take stronger safety measures as schools reopen [UNA] 2020-08-30

Canada COVID-19 recovery must include women [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario UFCW calls for premium pay, more workplace protections on economic recovery panel [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

Canada By the Numbers: Canadians worried COVID-19 pandemic will worsen as kids head back to school [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

USA / California Foster Farms to temporarily close poultry plant after 8 workers die of COVID-19 [LATimes] 2020-08-30

Canada Government plans to transition from CERB to EI show promise but need significant work [PSAC] 2020-08-30

UK How COVID has deepened the housing crisis [UNISON] 2020-08-30

UK Over 100 MPs come together to press for job retention scheme to be extended to devastated aviation industry [Unite the union] 2020-08-30

UK UK university reopenings risk ‘public health crisis’, academics warn [Guardian] 2020-08-30

Canada Teachers applaud $2 billion federal funding for education [CTF] 2020-08-30

Canada Additional Funding and Resources for a #SafeSeptember are Non-Negotiable [CUPW] 2020-08-30

Canada / British Columbia Government needs to slow down, get the restart plan right [BCTF] 2020-08-30

USA / New York Teachers Expect UFT to Vote on Whether to Authorize a Strike Over School Reopening [The Intercept] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario I help them stay in their homes; I want to stay in mine [Rank and File] 2020-08-30

Australia Calls mount for coronavirus to be deemed workplace injury for front-line workers [The Times] 2020-08-30

Australia Bain offers unions key advisory role in Virgin reboot [The Times] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario Windsor Assembly Plant Workers to Hold Virtual Strike Vote at Midnight [AM 800] 2020-08-30

Canada / Alberta Balzac plant hit again as Calgary area sees spike in COVID-19 cases [The Herald] 2020-08-30

USA / West Virginia WV To Pay Unemployed Workers An Additional $400 Weekly Benefit [CBS] 2020-08-30

USA / New York MTA workers won’t take cuts lying down [NYDaily News] 2020-08-29

USA / California 'They don't care about the workers': Foster Farms employee at Livingston plant says he's scared to go back [ABC] 2020-08-29

USA / West Virginia Grocery workers are still on frontline of COVID-19 [WV Gazette] 2020-08-29

USA / Florida Many Florida COVID-19 workers’ comp claims rejected [News4Jax] 2020-08-29

USA / Georgia Union workers at Georgia College to stage 'die-in' to protest nation-leading COVID rate [Salon] 2020-08-29

USA / Texas COVID-19 takes grim toll on border healthcare workers who demand better protection [FOX] 2020-08-29

USA / North Carolina NC State Grad Workers Protest the University's COVID-19 Response [Indy Week] 2020-08-29

USA / Florida BloAlmost half of COVID-19 workers' comp claims filed by 'essential workers' have been denied by insurers [Orlando Weekly] 2020-08-29

UK PM needs a credible plan for office returns, not a scare campaign - TUC [TUC] 2020-08-29

Canada Federal employees 'really nervous' about returning to office during pandemic: PIPSC [CTV] 2020-08-29

Canada / Alberta New outbreak at Harmony Beef | Union calls for Lilydale plant to shutter [The Herald] 2020-08-29

Canada / Ontario Ford government attempting to use pandemic to privatize and cut public transit services [Unifor] 2020-08-29

Canada / Alberta Union wants Calgary chicken processing plant shut down after COVID-19 outbreak [CP] 2020-08-29

Canada / Ontario Transit union welcomes recall of 150 laid off operators but says all TTC workers need to return [CBC] 2020-08-29

Canada / Nova Scotia Province's attempts to deal with deficit will collide with major contract negotiations [CBC] 2020-08-29

Canada / British Columbia Facing risk on the front lines [HEU] 2020-08-29

South Africa Healthcare workers down tools due to unsafe working conditions [East Coast Radio] 2020-08-29

South Africa More than 13,00 healthcare workers have contracted Covid-19. Union Nehawu says some of these infections are preventable [Cape Talk ] 2020-08-29

USA / New York Workers Rally Again, Call for Cuomo to Reopen Casinos Across State [Spectrum] 2020-08-28

USA / Ohio Union pushes back against reduction in staff hours at Oregon City Schools [Toledo Blade] 2020-08-28

USA / Georgia Calhoun school system designates teachers as ‘essential workers’ [GA Health News] 2020-08-28

USA / New York Casino workers rally to reopen [WNYT] 2020-08-28

USA / Vermont Women’s Legislative Caucus: Support relief payments to undocumented workers, families [VT Digger] 2020-08-28

USA An election to prolong workers’ lives [Concord Monitor] 2020-08-28

USA / Texas Hundreds of San Antonio Marriott workers to be laid off [San Antonio Express-News] 2020-08-28

USA / Massachusetts UMass Amherst Puts 850 Workers On Indefinite Furloughs [WBUR] 2020-08-28

USA MGM Resorts Lays off 18,000 Workers [WSJ] 2020-08-28

USA / Kansas KS essential workers who contract COVID-19 can get help covering medical bills [KWCH] 2020-08-28

USA / Michigan MDHHS announces $25M for PPE to keep front line workers, patients safe from COVID-19 [NBC] 2020-08-28

Australia ‘Day of distress’ as SA aged carers barred from jobs [UWU] 2020-08-28

Australia Paid Pandemic Leave - A Win for Workers [SA Unions] 2020-08-28

Australia Construction Unions Stand Up for workers’ rights during COVID-19 [ETU] 2020-08-28

Australia Equal pay day - Pandemic response must address the gender pay gap [ACTU] 2020-08-28

Australia / Western Australia WA union boss urges Premier Mark McGowan to stand his ground on AFL heavies [WA Today] 2020-08-28

Canada / Saskatchewan Union says not enough lab techs for SHA to meet COVID testing target [Canada.com] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Employers are Misusing Doug Ford’s Special Pandemic Powers to Ignore Collective Agreements, Union Says [Press Progress] 2020-08-28

Canada Canada hires thousands of migrant farm workers. Why? [Tri-City News] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Les travailleurs de l'éducation sont la première ligne de défense contre la propagation de la COVID-19 dans les écoles [CUPE] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Education workers are the first line of defence against spread of COVID-19 in schools [CUPE] 2020-08-28

South Africa Cosatu urges all unions to rally behind nationwide health workers strike [SABC] 2020-08-28

South Africa NEHAWU statement on the Siyahlala day of action [COSATU] 2020-08-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU demands PPEs for nurses [Vryheid Herald] 2020-08-28

South Africa NUM statement on allegedly stolen funds meant to address scourge of Covid-19 [NUM] 2020-08-28

South Africa / Gauteng Tshwane district hospital PPE ‘in order’ [The Citizen] 2020-08-28

USA / California California COVID-19 workers’ comp claims soar [Lake Cty Record-Bee] 2020-08-27

USA Tens of thousands of airline jobs at risk with aid uncertain [NBC] 2020-08-27

Kenya Workers Band Together to Protect Kenya's Market Vendors, Community [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-08-27

UK 'Paltry’ £13 a day is not enough to help workers self-isolate, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-27

Zimbabwe Unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness in Zimbabwe [IndustriALL] 2020-08-27

Korea (South) Coronavirus digest: South Korean doctors strike as cases spike [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-27

Australia / Victoria Almost 80 Victorian workplaces fined for breaching Covid safety guidelines since start of stage 4 lockdown [The Guardian] 2020-08-27

USA / Virginia Local union calls for more safety measures, hazard pay for GLTC bus drivers [WDBJ] 2020-08-27

Australia / Victoria Privately operated aged care homes behind devastating Covid-19 infection rate in Victorian health workers [The Guardian] 2020-08-27

Canada / Ontario Campus coalition urging U of T to 'listen to its own scientists' in back-to-school plans [CTV] 2020-08-27

Canada / Quebec For many Quebec teachers, unanswered questions punctuate an already uncertain time [CBC] 2020-08-27

Canada / Manitoba Family of Maple Leaf employees who tested positive for COVID-19 speaks out [CTV] 2020-08-27

Canada / Ontario Pandemic issues will top the agenda at virtual Labour Day [CBC] 2020-08-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA’s Safe Return to School Petition Gains Over 12,000 Signatures [VOCM] 2020-08-27

South Africa / Limpopo NUM to embark on protest march at Ivanplats Mokopane [NUM] 2020-08-27

UK Boris Johnson and the ‘mutant algorithm’ [NEU] 2020-08-27

South Africa NEHAWU update on NHLS strike [Polity] 2020-08-27

USA / New York NYC EMS WORKERS BRACE FOR LAYOFFS AS CITY GRAPPLES WITH BUDGET CRISIS [Firefighter Close Calls] 2020-08-26

UK Face covering u-turn shows Ministers must listen to workers [GMB] 2020-08-26

UK BALPA response to news of a £1.2bn rescue plan for Virgin Atlantic [BALPA] 2020-08-26

UK School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-08-26

Australia TWU takes Qantas to court for abusing Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-08-26

Australia MEAA working with Opera Australia to ensure redundancies are 'justified' [Arts Hub] 2020-08-26

Australia With management resistance overcome, working from home may be here to stay [The Times] 2020-08-26

Australia ‘Big retail winners’: Supermarkets benefit from coronavirus online shopping boom [The New Daily] 2020-08-26

Aruba Australia needs a comprehensive cultural policy [MEAA] 2020-08-26

Australia Qantas is in court amid allegations it 'ripped off' workers using JobKeeper [Business Insider] 2020-08-26

Canada / Manitoba Workers ‘crying for help’ at Brandon Maple Leaf plant [MC] 2020-08-26

Canada / Ontario School bus drivers call for standardized COVID-19 safety protocols [Unifor] 2020-08-26

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions ask Ontario for workplace safety orders as schools reopen [CP] 2020-08-26

Canada / Alberta Calgary Transit union alarmed over mid-pandemic switch to contract workers [CBC] 2020-08-26

Global G20: Global unions call for urgent and comprehensive action on jobs, recovery and resilience [IndustriALL] 2020-08-26

Canada A safe and sustainable return to public schools [EI] 2020-08-26

UK Government must ensure fairer qualifications system for A-level exams [EI] 2020-08-26

Zimbabwe Union signs historic agreement on health and safety vs. COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-08-26

India / Serbia BWI unions bring relief to stranded Indian migrant workers in Serbia [BWI] 2020-08-26

Ukraine / Europe COVID-19 worsens plight of Ukrainian migrant workers [BWI] 2020-08-26

South Africa SADTU calls on Education Dept to deploy more teachers, postpone exams [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-26

South Africa Cosatu demands Ramaphosa deal with Covid-19 ‘looters’ [BusinessLIVE] 2020-08-26

South Africa ‘Government opened the floodgates for corruption’ – SADTU [SABC] 2020-08-26

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union highlights health sector struggles as eThekwini clinics buckle under Covid-19 pressure [The Mercury] 2020-08-26

UK Cable company 'sacked workers for raising covid-19 concerns' [GMB] 2020-08-25

UK Know Your Rights! New guidance issued to members as post-Covid world of work gets tougher [CWU] 2020-08-25

UK RMT - latest jobs assault on key Channel Islands' ferries [RMT] 2020-08-25

Australia TWU statement on Virgin creditors’ report [TWU] 2020-08-25

Australia TWU calls for Joyce’s resignation amid Qantas abuse of Jobkeeper scheme [TWU] 2020-08-25

Australia ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Qantas job cuts [ACTU] 2020-08-25

Australia Hundreds of university academics around Australia vote to take unprotected strike action [The Guardian] 2020-08-25

Australia Labor to pass government's jobkeeper 2.0 despite concerns for workers' conditions [The Guardian] 2020-08-25

Canada / British Columbia Workers claim B.C. Ferries puts bottom line ahead of safety [Pique] 2020-08-25

Canada / Alberta “Students and education workers would be safer going shopping” [CUPE] 2020-08-25

Canada / Ontario LIUNA pursuing integration of wearable tracing app with federal COVID Alert app [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-08-25

Canada / Quebec Unions call for more human resources to keep at-risk kids in school [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-08-25

Canada / Manitoba Union calls for Maple Leaf Foods shutdown due to COVID cases [HR Reporter] 2020-08-25

Canada / Alberta 15 workers at Lilydale chicken plant in Calgary test positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-08-25

Canada Big grocers face more potential trouble as Dominion workers in Newfoundland strike [The Financial Post] 2020-08-25

Maldives Covid-19 Exposes Abuse of Migrants [Human Rights Watch] 2020-08-25

South Africa NEHAWU: Strike action at NHLS to continue indefinitely [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA statement on continuing tactics by government to effect salary increase and poor quality of PPE given to nurses [COSATU] 2020-08-25

South Africa SADTU keeping a close eye on DBE as pupils return to school [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-25

South Africa Most schools underprepared for return of pupils, says SADTU [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-25

Canada / Ontario Taxpayer Funds Must Improve Long-Term Care, Not Subsidize Corporate Dividends [USW] 2020-08-24

UK Coronavirus: 90,000 travel jobs axed or at risk as firms cry for help [uk.finance.yahoo.com] 2020-08-24

UK ‘Devastation’: how aviation industry’s Covid crisis is hitting towns across UK [Guardian] 2020-08-24

UK TSSA says Abta right to demand travel sector support in face of 'total wipeout' [TSSA] 2020-08-24

Nigeria Redundancies for passport staff labelled 'slap in the face' [Stuff] 2020-08-24

Turkey 'Negative consequences of gender inequality have doubled for women during pandemic' [Bianet] 2020-08-24

Australia Attention all Virgin Australia members [ETU] 2020-08-24

Canada School Won’t Be Safe Without Paid Sick Days: Experts [Huffington Post] 2020-08-24

Australia Qantas Airports/Lounge Redundancy Offers to be made from 25th August [ASU] 2020-08-24

Canada No more email after work? 20 paid vacation days? Amid COVID-19, Canadians are rethinking their work-life balance — and looking to Europe for ideas [The Standard] 2020-08-24

Canada ‘There is just no way to do this’: Teachers worry over school reopening plans amid coronavirus [Global] 2020-08-24

Canada / British Columbia Positive tests aboard container ship heighten longshore union's COVID-19 concerns [CTV] 2020-08-24

Canada / British Columbia Employees at private B.C. liquor store vote to unionize, as pandemic profits soar [CBC] 2020-08-24

South Africa Nehawu to go ahead with pickets on Monday [JacarandaFM] 2020-08-24

South Africa Fears of chaos as more grades return to school amid coronavirus pandemic [IOL] 2020-08-24

UK Return to school: PHE England report [NEU] 2020-08-23

Canada Take Action to Protect Farm Workers and Canada’s Food Supply [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-23

Canada / Nova Scotia Teachers, education workers say current back-to-school plan does not meet safety standards [NSFL] 2020-08-23

Canada A Safe and Sustainable Return to Publicly Funded Public Schools [CTF] 2020-08-23

Canada / British Columbia Teachers call for smaller classes and stricter mask mandate [BCTF] 2020-08-23

Canada BCFED welcomes federal announcement of new pandemic supports — but it’s not paid sick leave [BCFed] 2020-08-23

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Refusing federal funding for transit operations is a mistake – transit union calls for government to reconsider [ATU Canada] 2020-08-23

Canada / Alberta PEC tables motion of non-confidence in education minister [ATA] 2020-08-23

Canada / Alberta ATA President Responds to Government Decision on School Re-entry Delay [ATA] 2020-08-23

UK School staff must be allowed to wear face coverings for safe reopening [UNISON] 2020-08-23

Canada / Ontario Teachers prepare to return to the classroom in Northumberland in the face of pandemic [Consider This] 2020-08-23

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers on strike in Newfoundland [Unifor] 2020-08-23

South Africa Nehawu goes on strike; if government can afford corruption it can afford to increase salaries [Opera News] 2020-08-22

South Africa Nehawu: Meet all our demands or we’ll withdraw our labour completely [Saturday Star] 2020-08-22

South Africa You can’t blame Nehawu members them for losing patience during Covid-19 pandemic [Saturday Star] 2020-08-22

Nigeria Health workers launch the PSI “Safe Workers Save Lives” campaign [PSI] 2020-08-22

Panama By refusing to work, more over-contract seafarers get off via Panama [ITF] 2020-08-22

Kenya COTU-K officials distribute food and PPEs in Kajiado. [COTU] 2020-08-22

UK New survey will reveal state of NHS staff car parking [UNISON] 2020-08-22

Canada / British Columbia Laid off restaurant, hotel workers fear they're getting leftovers [The National Observer] 2020-08-22

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary Cargill plant seems contained, while workers test negative at Red Deer pork plant [CBC] 2020-08-22

Canada Hospitality and gaming workers applaud EI changes [Unifor] 2020-08-22

Canada / British Columbia Three BC longshore workers test positive for coronavirus [The Daily Hive] 2020-08-22

Canada / British Columbia ‘Save the PNE!’: CEO, labour union call on new feds to offer COVID relief [The News] 2020-08-22

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hiring of 70 Substitutes Doesn’t Mean Additional Teachers will be Available: NLTA [VOCM] 2020-08-22

South Africa Laboratory workers protest over PPE, salaries [eNCA] 2020-08-22

South Africa Laboratory services compromised as NEHAWU MEMBERS stage stay-away [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-22

USA / Florida Nearly 2,000 furloughed airport restaurant workers in Florida face permanent layoffs [Ledgerd] 2020-08-22

USA / New Jersey In response to COVID, NJ moves to pay long-term care workers more [Planet Princeton] 2020-08-22

USA / North Carolina Family on the Frontline: The Healthcare Workers behind the UNC-Chapel Hill Respiratory Diagnostic Center [UNC Health Care] 2020-08-22

USA Recruiting Poll Workers To Power Elections [Protect Democracy] 2020-08-22

USA / Oregon New Seasons Market workers want their hazard pay reinstated [Street Roots] 2020-08-22

USA Teachers added to essential-worker list as they face White House pressure to return to classrooms [Reuters] 2020-08-22

USA Furloughed workers trapped in desperate limbo as aid runs out, waiting for jobs that may never return [NBC] 2020-08-22

South Africa NEHAWU protest over governments failure to increase salaries [Channel24] 2020-08-22

South Africa NEHAWU: Today's NHLS picket a warm-up for next week's protests [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-21

USA SEIU sues HCA Healthcare for knowingly putting workers at risk for coronavirus infection [Washington Post ] 2020-08-21

Australia Hardship fund at The Star pays out $2.8M to casino workers [UWU] 2020-08-21

Australia ACTU provides plan for jobs in pre-budget submission [ACTU] 2020-08-21

Australia Maritime union calls on National Cabinet to urgently implement maritime border corridors for seafarers [MUA] 2020-08-21

Canada / Quebec Unions fear teacher shortages in Quebec will be more severe this year [CBC] 2020-08-21

Canada / Ontario CHEO counsellors ineligible for province's pandemic pay [CBC] 2020-08-21

Latin America Movements Sustain Historical Memory in Latin America [Nacla] 2020-08-21

Canada / Quebec Dollarama workers denounce salary and working conditions [CTV] 2020-08-21

Canada / Alberta Union ‘cautiously optimistic’ COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary Cargill plant appears contained [Global] 2020-08-21

Canada Labour’s vision for the 2020-2021 federal budget [CLC] 2020-08-21

Canada Unions encouraged by EI reforms [CLC] 2020-08-21

Canada Unifor welcomes Employment Insurance modernization [Unifor] 2020-08-21

Canada / British Columbia Union representing some B.C. hotel workers want to make sure its members are “first in line” when it comes to getting their jobs back [The Examiner] 2020-08-21

Canada Liberals can and must do better to support Canadians as CERB winds down [CUPE] 2020-08-21

Hong Kong ‘Masks, Covid-19 tests can’t fix crammed living woes at Hong Kong domestic worker dorms’ [The South China Morning Post] 2020-08-21

Bangladesh Returnee Bangladeshi migrants suffering due to stigma and lack of support, study says [Dhaka Tribune] 2020-08-21

South Africa Major strike action planned – with protests starting next week [BusinessTech] 2020-08-21

South Africa Employers do not care about our members – NEHAWU [Polity] 2020-08-21

Global 'Free trade' agreements and the pandemic [PSI] 2020-08-21

South Africa ‘We are dying’: Nehawu gears to strike as frontline workers battle Covid-19 [Daily Maverick] 2020-08-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape Worker fired over sick leave for Covid-19 anxiety [New Frame] 2020-08-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape EFF and Sadtu call for closure of schools [Opera News] 2020-08-21

South Africa COSATU calls for SABC board to step down after asking for Covid-19 relief [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-21

South Africa Nehawu to start nationwide demonstrations [DFA] 2020-08-21

South Africa / Gauteng Nurses differ with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on state of Tshwane hospitals [Pretoria News] 2020-08-21

South Africa / Western Cape Nehawu starts action to ‘protect frontline workers’ [24/7 News Africa] 2020-08-20

South Africa NEHAWU to put down tools on Friday [Channel24] 2020-08-20

South Africa NEHAWU statement on state of readiness and detaiils of implementation of national programme of action to protect workers against Covid-19 [Polity] 2020-08-20

South Africa / North West COSATU slams NPA decision to drop criminal charges against Impala’s Mark Munroe [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-20

South Africa NEHAWU to picket next week to highlight healthcare workers' Covid-19 plight [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-20

Canada TRU faculty member leads national project to support nurses during pandemic [CFNU] 2020-08-20

Australia Hospitality workers plea to Senate Committee: We can’t afford to lose JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-08-20

Australia $2bn Qantas loss & airport struggles show government must act on aviation [TWU] 2020-08-20

UK Vaccine manufacture must provide good jobs and medicine security [IndustriALL] 2020-08-20

Australia / Victoria Canon forced leave arrangements in Melbourne because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions [ASU] 2020-08-20

Australia Qantas must put its people before profit [ASU] 2020-08-20

Canada / Ontario Supply teachers in the dark about upcoming school year [CBC] 2020-08-20

Canada / British Columbia West Kelowna Walmart employee planning strike over pandemic pay, wage inequality [The News] 2020-08-20

Global Covid-19: Pandemic threatens press freedom [IFJ] 2020-08-20

Canada / Alberta Union satisfied by company responses to latest meat plant outbreaks [The Herald] 2020-08-20

Canada / British Columbia Teachers’ union calls for smaller classes, masks in back-to-school plan [The Star] 2020-08-20

South Africa Laboratory staff strike [Daily Voice] 2020-08-20

South Africa Nurse’s union demands payment for nurses contracted for Covid-19 response [Health-e] 2020-08-20

South Africa / Gauteng Deputy public protector's visit lays bare failings at Bara [DispatchLIVE] 2020-08-20

South Africa / Northern Cape Concern after three dept workers die [DFA] 2020-08-20

UK Stansted and Southend airport protests following ‘cruel’ easyJet base closure [Unite the union] 2020-08-20

UK NHS Scotland workers at 'breaking point' – mass survey findings [Unite the union] 2020-08-20

UK Unite warns `appalling' BA that fight to stop its industrial thuggery [Unite the union] 2020-08-20

UK Rail commuters need a good service to return to, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-20

UK Bigger changes needed for 2021 [NEU] 2020-08-20

UK Push PCS pay petition to 60k by 31 August [PCS] 2020-08-20

USA / New York AFT teachers union in New York City threatens a strike over Sept. 10 school reopening [Washington Post ] 2020-08-20

UK UNISON wins Access to Work victory [UNISON] 2020-08-19

Mozambique Covid-19 has made workers’ health and safety a priority in Mozambique [IndustriALL] 2020-08-19

Singapore The Cost of ‘Singapore Inc.’? A Coronavirus Outbreak Among Migrants [The Nation] 2020-08-19

Australia / Victoria Private security firms 'not learning from quarantine hotel bungle in Melb' [Sky] 2020-08-19

Australia Working from home to avoid a toxic workplace? You may not be alone — but you can manage it [ABC] 2020-08-19

Brazil 20% of Meat Plant Workers Infected with Covid in Large Exporter Brazil, Union Says [Insurance Journal] 2020-08-19

Canada / British Columbia Jak's Liquor Store Overwhelmingly Vote Yes to Unionize with SEIU Local 2 Jak's Beer Wine Spirit Maple Ridge first retail store to unionize during the pandemic [SEIU] 2020-08-19

Canada / Quebec Coronavirus second wave plan doesn’t address staff shortages: unions [Global] 2020-08-19

Canada / Ontario Hundreds of teachers seek accommodations for back-to-school [The Citizen] 2020-08-19

Canada / Ontario The rights of front-line workers are being eroded by the Ford government [The Spectator] 2020-08-19

UK Education unions set out concerns to Gavin Williamson after exam results fiasco [UCU] 2020-08-19

UK New health body must be ‘fit for purpose’, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-08-19

South Africa / Gauteng Nurses 'forced to reuse' disposable PPE at hospitals: union [TimesLIVE] 2020-08-19

South Africa / Gauteng Hospitals mixing Covid-19 positive and negative patients, exposing healthcare workers to risk of infection – Denosa [News24] 2020-08-19

South Africa NEHAWU at advanced stage of preparing for “Tsaya le tsatsi la leave” action [COSATU] 2020-08-18

South Africa / Gauteng Statement by DENOSA Gauteng after visiting COVID-19 hotspots health facilities and checking working conditions [COSATU] 2020-08-18

Kenya Nakuru doctors issue 30-day strike notice over strain amid pandemic [The Daily Nation] 2020-08-18

USA / Arizona As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’ [AZ Central] 2020-08-18

Kenya Doctors in Kenya Strike for Better Conditions as Infection Rate Among Professionals Rises [Newsclick] 2020-08-18

Australia Transport Workers Union: 'We are approaching a critical phase' for VA job negotiations [CAPA] 2020-08-18

Australia / New South Wales Sydney bus drivers threaten 48-hour strike over face masks and social distancing [The Guardian] 2020-08-18

Canada / Prince Edward Island Province approves 200 new staff positions, three weeks before schools reopen [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-08-18

Canada / Nova Scotia School specialists in ongoing battle over union spot spend summer running virtual camps [CBC] 2020-08-18

Canada / British Columbia PNE's long-term survival at risk without federal help, union and fair officials say [CBC] 2020-08-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unions say many questions unanswered about back-to-school plan [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-08-18

Canada / British Columbia Union launches 'Save the PNE' campaign amidst financial struggles [CTV] 2020-08-18

Canada / British Columbia Federal government action needed to save the PNE [CUPE] 2020-08-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador School re-entry plan sketchy on details [CUPE] 2020-08-18

Canada Universal, permanent paid sick days needed now [The Star] 2020-08-18

Canada / Ontario Supply teachers say bouncing between schools amid COVID-19 pandemic could put staff, students at risk [CBC] 2020-08-18

Canada Zooming in Post-Pandemic Times - Adapting to a New Normal [Our Times] 2020-08-18

UK easyJet walking away from redundancy talks shows spectacular bad faith [BALPA] 2020-08-18

UK Public Health England is being used as a scapegoat for government’s Covid-19 failings [Unite the union] 2020-08-18

UK Government U-Turn on Exams [NEU] 2020-08-18

New Zealand Covid-19: Transmission shows importance of workplace rights [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-08-18

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA statement on easing of lockdown to Alert Level 2 [COSATU] 2020-08-18

South Africa Health care may be disrupted when Nehawu members protest on Friday [BusinessLIVE] 2020-08-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital boards are missing in action [DispatchLIVE] 2020-08-18

New Zealand Covid-19: Exhausted lab workers having trouble with demand [Radio New Zealand] 2020-08-18

South Africa Many schools not ready to return to teaching [SowetanLIVE] 2020-08-18

USA / South Carolina Laid off or fired while quarantined for coronavirus, these SC workers sued [Post and Courier] 2020-08-17

USA / India / California H-1B: Bay Area foreign tech workers stranded in India after President Trump’s visa order [Mercury News] 2020-08-17

USA / New York NY's Unemployed Restaurant Workers Struggle for Food, Housing [Documented NY] 2020-08-17

UK Debenhams crisis deepens – Usdaw again calls for urgent talks and for the staff to be treated with dignity [USDAW] 2020-08-17

UK Dave Prentis seeks to enlist MPs in jobs row with British Gas [UNISON] 2020-08-17

Australia / Victoria Nursing union makes stunning claims about Victoria’s aged care homes at royal commission [Brinkwire] 2020-08-17

Australia / New South Wales New guidelines for schools are good – compliance is crucial [IEU] 2020-08-17

Australia Aged care homes should prepare to lose all their staff if they have COVID-19: Royal Commission [Inside Adeing] 2020-08-17

Australia / Victoria Doctors warned Victoria's health department about hotel infection control dangers before coronavirus spread [ABC] 2020-08-17

Australia / Victoria Workplace transmissions: a predictable result of the class divide in worker rights [The Conversation] 2020-08-17

Australia Virgin workers dispute reignites ahead of key vote hearing [The Morning Herald] 2020-08-17

Canada Migrant farm workers call for safety from reprisals for speaking out [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-17

UK / Scotland Union welcomes National Trust for Scotland's 'vitally important' £3.8m bailout [The National] 2020-08-17

UK Blog: Because Black disabled lives matter [UNISON] 2020-08-17

South Africa Nehawu to Ramaphosa: Stop showering frontline workers with empty words - they need more PPEs [News24] 2020-08-17

South Africa Futile to reopen economy without injection of new money, says Cosatu [DFA] 2020-08-17

South Africa SAFTU statement on announcement of lowering of regulations to level 2 [SAFTU] 2020-08-17

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 lockdown level 2 [COSATU] 2020-08-17

Australia Rex purchase of Virgin planes shows government support for aviation is partisan [TWU] 2020-08-16

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry shows aviation workers were put at risk [TWU] 2020-08-16

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry report will be fundamentally flawed due limited scope and public servants’ refusal to appear [MUA] 2020-08-16

Australia ITF and Affiliate Unions Submission to Ruby Princess Special Commission of Inquiry [MUA] 2020-08-16

Australia MUA submission to the Senate Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade. [MUA] 2020-08-16

Singapore Braced for rough weather amid Covid-19: Workers worry over jobs and livelihoods [The Straits Times] 2020-08-16

Germany IG Metall backs four-day week to save jobs [Auto.com] 2020-08-16

Canada / Ontario Inadequate school bus health and safety protocols put students and drivers at risk [Unifor] 2020-08-15

Canada / Ontario UFCW and allies provide PPE, food donations to migrant workers in Leamington [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-15

Canada Conservatives are putting kids and families at risk with back-to-school plans [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-15

Canada / Ontario Front-Line Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Health-care Professionals Call for Repeal of Bills 124, 195 [ONA] 2020-08-15

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Priorities for Economic Recovery: Robust and Viable Options towards an Economy that Works for All [NLFL] 2020-08-15

Canada / British Columbia Survey of 16,400 BC teachers reveals health and safety a top priority [BCTF] 2020-08-15

Canada / New Brunswick Higgs spins a story – misleading New Brunswickers [ATU Canada] 2020-08-15

Canada ATA President Demands Meeting with Minister on School Safety [ATA] 2020-08-15

Kenya Doctors vow to strike as coronavirus cases surge [The Standard] 2020-08-15

Kenya Kenyan women protest outside Beirut consulate demanding to be repatriated [CNN] 2020-08-15

UK Jet2 to make 102 pilots redundant after union talks fail to save jobs [BALPA] 2020-08-15

USA / California Low-wage workers face retaliation for demanding COVID-19 safety measures at work [The Times] 2020-08-15

Turkey Concern among workers and unions grows as COVID-19 spreads in factories [SCF] 2020-08-15

UK Despite huge PCS ballot result Tate Enterprises confirms 313 redundancies [PCS] 2020-08-15

Canada The dangerous allure of concession bargaining [CLI] 2020-08-15

Canada / British Columbia Workers want jobs back in return for hotels’ bailouts [CLI] 2020-08-15

Canada / Saskatchewan Education worker speaks out about reopening [Rank and File] 2020-08-15

Canada / Ontario The End of the (Emergency) Era in Ontario: Where are We Now? [The Law of Work] 2020-08-15

New Zealand PSA supports mandatory Covid-19 testing for border and isolation workers [PSA-te Pukenga HereTikanga Mahi] 2020-08-15

Australia Should Australians continue working from home after coronavirus is controlled? [SBS] 2020-08-15

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak declared at Cargill processing facility in Calgary [CBC] 2020-08-15

Canada / British Columbia 10 hospitality workers in B.C. continue hunger strike, urging government to protect jobs [CBC] 2020-08-15

Canada / Quebec Blue-collar workers protest a dangerous and costly decision by the City of Montreal [CUPE] 2020-08-15

Australia CICTAR: New Report shows that Funding for Non-Profit Aged Care Operators Disappears in the Dark [PSI] 2020-08-15

Global Pandemic and neoliberalism: The bill just arrived [PSI] 2020-08-15

South Africa / Germany VW neglected Covid-19 health and safety protocols, says union [IndustriALL] 2020-08-15

Mayotte Union campaign focuses on students affected by the pandemic [EI] 2020-08-15

New Zealand Covid-19: CTU supports wage subsidy extension [NZCTU] 2020-08-15

Kenya Decent Work in Covid- 19 Period [COTU] 2020-08-15

Kenya PPE Distribution [COTU] 2020-08-15

South Africa Teacher unions poll: Improvement in access to water, sanitiser delivery [News24] 2020-08-15

South Africa ‘Mr President, the numbers don’t add up’ says Numsa on Covid-19 stats [Scribd] 2020-08-14

UK Treatment of Jersey Swissport staff facing 70 per cent redundancies ‘scandalous’ [Unite the union] 2020-08-14

UK UNISON calls for ‘sustainable and sufficient’ university funding [UNISON] 2020-08-14

UK A-level chaos and confusion as minister accused of making up policy on the hoof [UCU] 2020-08-14

Canada / Quebec Quebec promised extra pay for some health-care workers but many still haven't received it [CBC] 2020-08-14

UK TSSA condemns government's 'utterly shambolic' extension of quarantine regime to France [ts] 2020-08-14

Canada / Saskatchewan SEIU-West Launches Demonstrations to Support Fair Deal [CJWW] 2020-08-14

Nepal Solidarity Center Partner Takes Action to Supported Returned Migrant Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-08-14

Canada Care Work is Climate Work - Long-Term Care and a Green New Deal [Our Times] 2020-08-14

Canada / Ontario Tensions escalated between the Ontario government and teachers’ unions Thursday [CP] 2020-08-14

Canada / Ontario Inadequate school bus health and safety protocols put students and drivers at risk [Unifor] 2020-08-14

Canada / Manitoba Strong recommendation for masks in schools not good enough, union says [CBC] 2020-08-14

Canada / Ontario Unions decry Ontario Catholic school board’s COVID-19 sick leave policy [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Rapid Access to Testing and Results Critical to Functionality of School System: NLTA [VOCM] 2020-08-14

Indonesia COVID-19’s Impact on Indonesia’s Social Opposition: The Examples of Labour Rights and the Papuan Question [ISEAS] ActNOW! 2020-08-14

South Africa COVID-19: More than 27 000 health workers test positive [The South African] 2020-08-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Province lacks clear COVID-19 plan [eNCA] 2020-08-13

USA / California Dying Young: The Health Care Workers in Their 20s Killed by COVID-19 [KHN] 2020-08-13

USA / New York NY migrant farmworkers warn of next virus wave [Auburn Pub] 2020-08-13

USA Primex workers fired for exposing company’s deadly COVID-19 practices [UFW] 2020-08-13

UK A Level and vocational qualification results in England [NEU] 2020-08-13

Australia Live performance COVID-19 guidelines released [MEAA] 2020-08-13

Australia Government must implement ANMF’s aged care action plan [ANMF] 2020-08-13

Australia Union disappointed in High Court sick leave decision [AMWU] 2020-08-13

Australia Federal Government must intervene to protect workers’ sick leave in a pandemic [ACTU] 2020-08-13

Australia 7.5% per cent unemployed, more than a million out of work for the first time [ACTU] 2020-08-13

Singapore 800 migrant workers newly quarantined after Covid-19 case discovered in cleared dormitory [The Straits Times] 2020-08-13

Australia / Queensland Meat union backs JBS on COVID Jobkeeper payment distortions [Beef Central] 2020-08-13

Australia High Court rules against union bid for more paid sick leave for shift workers [ABC] 2020-08-13

Canada / Manitoba NDP calls on province to test all workers at Maple Leaf in Brandon, 'dramatically increase' capacity [CBC] 2020-08-13

Canada / Ontario Invest in Canada or be punished, Unifor tells Big Three automakers as contract talks kick off [The Star] 2020-08-13

Canada / Ontario Unifor president says Big 3 automaker negotiations 'about working class people' amid COVID-19 concerns [CBC] 2020-08-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Updated return to school plan inadequate on student and staff safety [CUPE] 2020-08-13

Canada / Saskatchewan STF Calls for Consistent Public Health Measures in Schools [STF] 2020-08-13

Brazil GM proposes Brazil workforce reduction through buyouts, union says [Reuters] 2020-08-13

UK / Wales Coronavirus: extra £10 million for local transport [NEU] 2020-08-13

South Africa Unions, SGBs concerned about matric, Grade 7 attendance and space for more grades [News24] 2020-08-13

South Africa SA could move to level 2 lockdown very soon if Ramaphosa heeds labour federations’ calls [IOL] 2020-08-13

USA The Pandemic Benefit Seems So Great Because Actual Wages Are Insanely Low [TNR] 2020-08-12

USA / New York During A Lonely New York Summer, Lincoln Center Brings Music To Essential Workers [NPR] For more info 2020-08-12

USA / New York Migrant farm workers warn of next COVID-19 wave in New York [Press Connects] 2020-08-12

Australia Wage growth slumps to historic low [ACTU] 2020-08-12

Australia Fair work Commission quashes deal for workers forced to sleep at airports [TWU] 2020-08-12

Australia Working Holiday Visa program must be axed to end worker exploitation says Retail Supply Chain Alliance [RSCA] 2020-08-12

Australia Hundreds of Australia’s aged care residents will die of Covid because of government failure, expert warns [The Guardian] 2020-08-12

Australia Unions slammed over their call for the working holiday visa to be axed [ABC] 2020-08-12

Canada / British Columbia 'It's not right': B.C. landlord refuses to rent to care home worker [CTV] 2020-08-12

Canada / Ontario Teachers and Education Workers in the Upper Canada District School Board Demand a Safe Return to School [Lake 88.1] 2020-08-12

Canada / New Brunswick Saint John transit union wants province to take federal money [CBC] 2020-08-12

Canada / Alberta Meat plant that had North America's then-largest COVID-19 outbreak has greatly improved safety: union [CBC] 2020-08-12

Switzerland Education unions join forces for safe return to schools and quality education [EI] 2020-08-12

UK Local government should lead the ‘test and track’ programme after Serco’s ‘failure’ [Unite the union] 2020-08-12

UK Bakkavor commits to full pay for self-isolating Newark workers following Unite pressure [Unite the union] 2020-08-12

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


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