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

Updated: Saturday 4 July 2020, 04:02:24
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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)

USA / New Jersey Unemployment payments to NJ workers exceed $9B [WRNJ] 2020-07-04

USA / Pennsylvania City Council Passes Emergency Health Benefits for Frontline Healthcare Workers [SWGlobe Times] 2020-07-04

USA / California United Farm Workers accuses Wasco company of calling COVID-19-positive employees back to work [KGET] 2020-07-04

USA Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors: Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are concerned about joining them [NYTimes] 2020-07-04

Global Energy unions tackle effects of Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-02

Global Mining unions in solidarity to confront COVID-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-02

UK Almost 20,000 covid-19 deaths in care homes [GMB] 2020-07-03

UK Sharp rise in construction deaths coincides with plunge in inspections [Unite the union] 2020-07-03

UK Covid-19 reinforces the case for a ‘substantial’ pay rise for NHS staff [Unite the union] 2020-07-03

UK Blog: the plight of pregnant workers in the age of COVID [UNISON] 2020-07-03

Australia Young people facing worst jobs market in 40 years [ACTU] 2020-07-03

Australia / Victoria Masks should be mandatory on Victoria's public transport during coronavirus crisis, union says [ABC] 2020-07-03

Canada 'We're not heroes anymore:' Maple Leaf Foods workers upset to see pandemic pay end [CBC] 2020-07-03

Canada / Ontario Loblaws employees say stores are handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk [Q107] 2020-07-03

Canada / Ontario Farm effectively shut down as province sees 302 new COVID-19 cases in 2 days [CBC] 2020-07-03

Canada / Global CUPE supports global union meetings to build post-COVID world [CUPE] 2020-07-03

UK UK 'air bridge' plans labelled a fiasco by unions [The Guardian] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Zimbabwe Zimbabweans in SA engage ILO, Cosatu over unpaid COVID-19 state grants [Zimbabwe Today] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Western Cape Nehawu continues safety protocols’ inspection at health facilities [SABC] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: SADTU members quit schools to mourn dead colleagues [GroundUp] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Gauteng New Era dismisses six workers in Germiston [GroundUp] 2020-07-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses down tools at Albert Luthuli hospital as more test positive [DispatchLIVE] 2020-07-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses down tools and join Nehawu protest over working conditions [The South African] 2020-07-02

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: SADTU members quit schools to mourn dead colleagues [My PE] 2020-07-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Sadtu concerned about ‘hidden’ Covid-19 cases at schools [South Coast Herald] 2020-07-02

UK Chair's focus - easing lockdown plans require decisive action to protect lives [BMA] 2020-07-02

UK Coronavirus: Ofqual consultation on exams and assessments [NEU] 2020-07-02

UK NUJ welcomes Covid-19 aid scheme changes for self-employed parents [NUJ] 2020-07-02

USA / Georgia GA Health Care Workers Urge Kemp To Make Masks Mandatory [WABE] 2020-07-02

USA / Vermont VT state workers to see one-time bonus payment [WCAX] 2020-07-02

USA / North Carolina NC to Test All Nursing Home Residents, Workers [Insurance Jrnl] 2020-07-02

USA Portraits of Essential California Workers [NYTimes] 2020-07-02

Global Why don’t we take climate change seriously? Racism is the answer [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-02

USA / Indiana Merrillville rally calls for living wages, hazard pay for home health care workers [NWI] 2020-07-02

USA JetBlue, pilots union reach agreement to avoid involuntary furloughs until May 2021 [CNBC] 2020-07-02

USA Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 [AFL-CIO] 2020-07-02

Bolivia Sex workers plead for a return to work – in full-length plastic suits [The New Daily] 2020-07-02

Australia / Western Australia Sixth COVID-19 case at Coles Laverton DC [UWU] 2020-07-02

Australia TWU demands answers from Qantas in meeting on redundancies [TWU] 2020-07-02

Australia Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today [SDA] 2020-07-02

Australia Where the bloody hell are the planes, ScoMo [ASU] 2020-07-02

Australia Qantas lacks principles on JobKeeper – time to fight for what is rightfully ours [ASU] 2020-07-02

Australia Learning from a crisis [AEU] 2020-07-02

Canada / Ontario How undocumented migrant workers are slipping through Ontario's COVID-19 net [CBC] 2020-07-02

South Africa Unions warn against phase two of schools' reopening [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-02

South Africa Numsa threatens court action if govt doesn't resolve its issues with taxi industry [News24] 2020-07-02

South Africa COVID-19 crisis management team keeps isotope producer going [Engineering News] 2020-07-02

UK Don't abandon UK aerospace - or this world-class industry will be lost [Unite the union] 2020-07-02

UK Reopening job centres 'more PR than policy' [GMB] 2020-07-02

UK Coronavirus: Maintained Nursery School Funding [NEU] 2020-07-02

UK TUC Congress 2020 will take place virtually during 14 - 15 September [TUC] 2020-07-02

UK Huge job losses on struggling high streets - retail urgently needs Government recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-07-02

South Africa Too little teaching, planning and too few classrooms - teachers' survey raises alarm [News24] 2020-07-02

UK UK firms slash 11,000 jobs in two days in retail and aviation [BBC] 2020-07-01

UK Boris Johnson's 'new deal' speech: what is missing? [Guardian] 2020-07-01

Europe Getting our act together: in the European non-profit cultural sector [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-01

UK Latest blow to civil aviation in Scotland as North Air announces redundancies [Unite the union] 2020-07-01

UK Boris Johnson’s ‘gung-ho’ messaging heightens A and E fears as pubs reopen [Unite the union] 2020-07-01

UK Airbus job cuts ‘vandalism' - but UK government sits on sidelines while a national asset is destroyed [Unite the union] 2020-07-01

UK Ferries union RMT demands Government action as jobs carnage continues [RMT] 2020-07-01

UK Coronavirus: FAQs on NEU NI school restart programme [NEU] 2020-07-01

UK TSSA Calls For Government Action Over Travel Trade Future [TSSA] 2020-07-01

UK Ryanair pilots vote to accept temporary pay cuts to protect jobs [BALPA] 2020-07-01

UK / England RMT slams threat to axe nearly half of the staff at Britannia's famous Liverpool ‎Adelphi Hotel [RMT] 2020-07-01

Philippines Union’s COVID-19 relief leads to membership growth [BWI] 2020-07-01

Malaysia BWI Malaysian unions assist migrant workers in wood and forestry [BWI] 2020-07-01

Germany Amazon warehouse workers in Germany will strike Monday because of coronavirus infections [The Verge] 2020-07-01

Australia Ex-Spotless workers win redundancy rights [Yahoo] 2020-07-01

Canada / Ontario Ontario Crown attorneys seek to delay return to court over COVID-19 fears [CBC] 2020-07-01

Global Job security, social dialogue and subjective health of working people during the pandemic [GLU] 2020-07-01

France French government, unions tell Airbus, Air France to minimize job cuts [Reuters] 2020-07-01

Canada / Alberta Alberta Safeway union votes to strike as contract talks stall, hero pay removed [Global] 2020-07-01

Canada Workers at Jazz Aviation and Exploits Valley Air Services oppose service reduction announcement [Unifor] 2020-07-01

Canada / British Columbia Province announces plans to resume visits to long-term care and assisted living [HEU] 2020-07-01

Canada / Quebec Layoffs at the Société des casinos du Québec: CUPE will honour the collective agreements [CUPE] 2020-07-01

USA Workers sue Las Vegas casinos over lax coronavirus protections [Filmy One] 2020-07-01

USA Unemployment rate is higher than officially recorded, more so for women and certain other groups [Pew Research Ctr] 2020-07-01

USA When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: 'We Put The Country On Our Back' [NPR] 2020-07-01

Bangladesh Coronavirus measures give workers for global clothing chains a stark choice: disease or starvation [The Conversation] 2020-07-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Call for COVID-19 training in healthcare sector as infections spike [East Coast Radio] 2020-06-30

South Africa Nehawu to visit hospitals in Covid-19 hot-spots [Business Day] 2020-06-30

South Africa Teacher union concerned that school principals are hiding Covid-19 cases over stigma fears [Daily News] 2020-06-30

USA A BLS error has made the unemployment rate look lower than it actually is — for 3 months [Journalist's Resource] 2020-06-30

UK PCS challenges HSE view on air conditioning [PCS] 2020-06-30

Bangladesh Bangladesh braced to receive hundreds of thousands of returnee migrant workers [Arab News] 2020-06-30

USA Delta to Send Notices to Pilots About Potential Furloughs [Yahoo] 2020-06-30

USA / Louisiana New Orleans’ Underpaid, Overexposed Sanitation Workers: They earn below the minimum wage, with no benefits or sick days—amid a pandemic, no less [TNR] 2020-06-30

USA / Iowa Families of three workers who died of Covid-19 sue Tyson for lying about outbreak [Counter] 2020-06-30

UK Link between migrant worker exploitation and Covid-19 meat processing outbreaks ‘must be addressed’ [Unite the union] 2020-06-30

UK Pilots shock at scale of easyJet redundancy proposals [BALPA] 2020-06-30

USA / New York Legislators call on CUNY to stop cuts and layoffs [PSC-CUNY] 2020-06-30

USA / New York Concerned About Layoffs and Safety, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY takes to the Streets [The Chief] 2020-06-30

USA Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died [KHN] 2020-06-30

USA The Invisible Essential Workers: America’s neglect of older people extends to the people who care for them at home [NYTimes] 2020-06-30

USA AFL-CIO President Trumka calls on bishop to help USW healthcare members [USW] 2020-06-30

USA / North Carolina Lawmakers, workers, advocates call for NC to rebuild its unemployment system [Progressive Pulse] 2020-06-30

Australia National survey shows insecure hospitality workers devastated by Covid-19 [UWU] 2020-06-30

Australia / Queensland Retail and pharmacy workers have their pay cut while Morrison sleeps easy [Queensland Unions] 2020-06-30

Australia Credit Union Australia job cuts [FSU] 2020-06-30

Australia Young workers still suffering from lack of a jobs plan [ACTU] 2020-06-30

New Zealand Fears funds allocated to ECE staff might be used to line others' pockets [Education HQ] 2020-06-30

Malaysia Union Asks For Increased Wages To Prevent Labour Shortage [The Post] 2020-06-30

Australia TWU national secretary urges Australia's Govt to stabilise aviation industry with 'Aviation Keeper' [CAPA] 2020-06-30

Australia ‘People are desperate’: ScoMo infuriates with JobSeeker statement [Yahoo] 2020-06-30

Australia Pandemic leave extended, but unions lose bid to end changes for admin workers [The Times] 2020-06-30

Canada / Alberta Unifor disappointed as Kenney presents support for corporations and slim pickings for workers [Unifor] 2020-06-30

Canada / Alberta Safeway workers vote in favour of strike after company ends COVID-19 'hero pay' [CBC] 2020-06-30

Canada / Prince Edward Island “Bold and Necessary” resolutions passed at CUPE PEI's first virtual Division Convention [CUPE] 2020-06-30

South Africa ‘We are not respected like nurses’: Porters, security guards demand more COVID-19 protection [Bhekisisa] 2020-06-30

South Africa SADTU bemoans education department’s ‘double standards’ [Power98.7] 2020-06-30

South Africa Health workers need more training around COVID-19: Nehawu [SABC] 2020-06-30

Global 'I Will Kill You': Health Care Workers Face Rising Attacks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak [NPR] 2020-06-30

South Africa / Gauteng School defects pose danger to teachers, pupils [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-30

UK Rowan Foods must comply immediately with Welsh Government Guidance [Unite the union] 2020-06-29

UK TSSA 'Pleased' Two Metre Rule Remains On Public Transport [TSSA] 2020-06-29

UK Maternity Action calling on the Government to protect expectant and new mothers from unfair redundancy [USDAW] 2020-06-29

Global International Fashion Houses Are Leaving Millions of Asians Jobless. The Workers Are Now Protesting [VICE] 2020-06-29

Australia Coronavirus pandemic won’t fix women’s pay in health [Yahoo] 2020-06-29

India / Telangana Beedi rollers in Telangana struggle to earn daily bread amid COVID-19 lockdown [The Express] 2020-06-29

Canada / Ontario Long-term care home, union lock horns over COVID-19 testing strategy [CTV] 2020-06-29

Middle East For migrant workers in the MENA, flattening the curve of inequality is urgent [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-29

Germany Amazon workers in Germany to go on strike over coronavirus infections [Reuters] 2020-06-29

South Africa / Eastern Cape Healthcare has collapsed: ‘Sick people are fighting each other’ [City Press] 2020-06-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health centres unsafe [The Witness] 2020-06-29

South Africa Back to school: As Covid-19 bites, calls mount for doors to stay shut to 6-million set to return [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-28

USA States scramble to contain Covid spikes without enough workers to track outbreaks [Politico] 2020-06-28

UK Appeal for calm after 'frightening abuse' on Bournemouth beach [GMB] 2020-06-28

Canada / Ontario Ford Government Allowing Undue Risk to Workers Amid Province-Wide Reopening [USW] 2020-06-28

Canada / Ontario Unifor Local 673 members show solidarity with frontline health care workers [Unifor] 2020-06-28

Canada UFCW secures more open work permits for migrant workers in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-28

Canada For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future [PSAC] 2020-06-28

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU calls for mandatory masking policy at hospitals [NUPGE] 2020-06-28

Canada Improved public services needed, not more privatization [NUPGE] 2020-06-28

Canada Unions warn against growing threat of privatization [CLC] 2020-06-28

Canada / British Columbia Workers hit with temporary layoff extension need guarantee they’ll go back to work [BCFed] 2020-06-28

Canada / British Columbia Pride 2020: A statement from the BCFED [BCFed] 2020-06-28

UK “A national scandal” – UNISON on coronavirus death rates of social care workers [Union News] 2020-06-28

UK Durham Miners’ Gala goes online next month [Union News] 2020-06-28

Europe The pandemic in road transport [ITF] 2020-06-28

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador How Sex Workers Take Care of Each Other [The Independent] 2020-06-28

Canada COVID-19 exposes injustices faced by migrant workers [rabble] 2020-06-28

Canada COVID-19 shines harsh light on injustices faced by key workers and the elderly [rabble] 2020-06-28

Canada COVID-19 may undermine gender equality progress in the workplace and beyond: Some proposals [The Law of Work] 2020-06-28

Australia Qantas savaged over mass redundancy announcement [The New Daily] 2020-06-28

Australia Fair Work Commission declares businesses must bargain during pandemic [AWU] 2020-06-28

Australia Halt Qantas redundancies ahead of review on jobkeeper, TWU urges [TWU] 2020-06-28

Australia COVID-19 shopping centres and health advice – a victory for commonsense [SDA] 2020-06-28

USA Flight Attendants, Airline Unions Plead With Government to Avoid Layoffs [Travel Pulse] 2020-06-27

USA Don’t think you need a mask? Front-line workers beg to differ [SD Union-Trib] 2020-06-27

USA ‘I still have nightmares every night’ — health workers struggle with PTSD symptoms as coronavirus takes toll [CNBC] 2020-06-27

USA / California Disneyland Workers Protest, Demand Changes To Reopening Plan [CBS] 2020-06-27

USA / Louisiana Legislation to give front line workers a 250-dollar check for hazard pay nears final legislative passage [LA Radio Ntwk] 2020-06-27

USA / Nevada Nevada workers continue to fight budget cuts, many say they're living paycheck to paycheck [NBC] 2020-06-27

USA / Michigan Workers stop production at Jefferson North in Detroit over COVID-19 concerns [Detroit News] 2020-06-27

USA As States Reopen, Returning Workers Wonder How Employers Will Protect Them [NPR] 2020-06-27

USA / Illinois Judge orders McDonald’s to take steps to protect workers in Chicago [Thomson Reuters] 2020-06-27

USA Over 11,500 grocery workers affected by Covid-19 -- UFCW [Fresh Fruit Portal] 2020-06-27

UK Ministers urged to step in with cash boost to revive London’s economy [Unite the union] 2020-06-27

UK ONS report on Covid-19 worker deaths increases concerns about inequality and working practices [Unite the union] 2020-06-27

UK PCS warns reopening jobcentres to public is perfect storm [PCS] 2020-06-27

Cambodia Laid Off Cambodian Entertainment Workers Petition Government For Coronavirus Relief [The Union-Journal] 2020-06-27

India Female Corona-warriors: Underpaid and unappreciated [The Straits Times] 2020-06-27

India / Karnataka Estimated 40% of garment workers in Karnataka have lost jobs: unions [The Hindu] 2020-06-27

USA / California Farm Workers Strike In Central Valley After Dozens Stricken By COVID-19 [KPIX] 2020-06-27

South Africa / Free State SADTU and COSAS in joint media statement [COSATU] 2020-06-27

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union calls for staffing increase at province’s long-term care facilities [MSN] 2020-06-27

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses say pandemic in care homes a 'tragic reminder' of staffing shortages [CBC] 2020-06-27

Nepal / Malaysia Relief package distribution to migrant workers in Malaysia [GEFONT] 2020-06-27

Kenya Protect Workers [COTU] 2020-06-27

Germany Former abattoir worker 'heard colleagues crying at night' [Deutsche Welle] 2020-06-27

Canada Flight attendants call for federal support and recognition in the face of pandemic [CUPE] 2020-06-27

Canada / Ontario Ford’s child care re-opening disastrous, earns F on report card [CUPE] 2020-06-27

Canada / New Brunswick CUPE’s first virtual division convention [CUPE] 2020-06-27

India / Maharashtra Bajaj Auto's Aurangabad plant may shut after death of 2 employees [PTI] 2020-06-27

South Africa / Eastern Cape Protest by Cecilia Makiwane Hospital workers forces decontamination [Elitsha] 2020-06-27

South Africa Hospitals, clinics, schools overwhelmed by Covid-19 'storm' [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-26

South Africa Covid-19 Roundup, unemployment and a vaccine [New Frame] 2020-06-26

South Africa Healthcare workers’ – often unheard – plea for government help [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-26

USA / Florida They banged on pots and pans, but this was no celebration. Airport workers want jobs back [Miami Herald] 2020-06-26

USA Airline unions ask Congress for another $32 billion in funding [UPI] 2020-06-26

USA Why these meatpacking workers fear for their health and safety amid COVID-19 [PBS] 2020-06-26

USA Coronavirus opens door to company surveillance of workers [Politico] 2020-06-26

Global Cities versus multinationals: who will win our post-COVID future? [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-26

Canada / British Columbia B.C. extends layoff provisions until end of August, but some workers say further protections needed [CBC] 2020-06-26

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Delivery Delays Driven by Number of Factors Including Immense Volume of Parcels, says Union Rep [VOCM] 2020-06-26

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Changes to CERB and E.I. Thresholds Could Help Address Substitute Teacher Shortage, says NLTA [VOCM] 2020-06-26

Canada CUPE demands governments keep privatization out of Canada’s pandemic recovery [CUPE] 2020-06-26

Trinidad and Tobago TTUTA warns: ‘Dangerous’ disinfectant used in schools [Newsday] 2020-06-26

UK Rail union RMT demands that Government get a grip after Bournemouth chaos [RMT] 2020-06-26

UK Legislation to protect shopworkers from violence and abuse called for by Usdaw and the Co-op [USDAW] 2020-06-26

UK Councils' financial woes must be spur for ‘ambitious reconstruction’ [Unite the union] 2020-06-26

USA Don’t Hassle Restaurant Workers. Just Wear Your Damn Mask [Eater] 2020-06-26

USA / California SEIU: Workers, Families and Friends to Hold Candlelight Vigil Thursday to Commemorate the Life of Second Riverside Community Hospital Worker to Die from COVID-19 [TTownMedia] 2020-06-26

USA / Georgia Teamsters Demand Republic Services End Abuse of Black Workers in Atlanta [Teamsters] 2020-06-26

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia set to be first U.S. city to protect workers against retaliation for calling out coronavirus conditions [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-26

USA / California Farm Workers Strike After They See on TV That Dozens of Coworkers Have Coronavirus [NBC] 2020-06-26

USA America’s Largest Food & Retail Union Confirms Growing COVID-19 Impact on Frontline Workers [UFCW] 2020-06-26

USA / Iowa Families of 3 deceased workers sue Tyson over Iowa outbreak [AP] 2020-06-26

USA / Alaska Alaska’s active coronavirus infections hit new high, while cases in seafood workers spike [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-06-26

USA Job losses are 4 times worse for the lowest-paid workers so far in the coronavirus pandemic, study shows [Biz Insider] 2020-06-26

USA / Maine Maine voting rules could force seniors to risk health in a pandemic, lawsuit says [BDN] 2020-06-26

South Africa COVID-19 - Healthcare worker unions explain their concerns [allAfrica.com] 2020-06-26

South Africa Spike in Covid-19 cases blamed on rush to reopen schools [The Star] 2020-06-25

India In turmoil: The Indian labour market [Telegraph] Image 2020-06-25

India Government of India must take swift measures to prevent another Bhopal disaster [IndustriALL] 2020-06-25

UK New online course explores skin health [RCN] 2020-06-25

UK Cadbury workers’ ‘growing resentment’ at being denied Covid-19 bonuses paid to US and EU colleagues [Unite the union] 2020-06-25

UK Royal Mail must work with us for growth, insists Terry Pullinger [CWU] 2020-06-25

UK Coronavirus: Plans to scrap social distancing in schools [NEU] 2020-06-25

Europe What future for the EU after COVID-19? [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-25

USA USDA used junk worker safety data to justify a new role allowing pork processors to run lines at unlimited speeds [Washington Post] 2020-06-25

Global Garment workers are facing a humanitarian crisis – but don’t blame COVID-19 [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-25

Australia Statement from Michele O’Neil on Qantas job losses [ACTU] 2020-06-25

Australia ACTU calls for rapid decision on Virgin future [ACTU] 2020-06-25

Australia / Western Australia UWA staff to vote on COVID-19 agreement [Green Left Weekly] 2020-06-25

Canada / Ontario Privatization, two-tiered home care, and the burden on women [Rank and File] 2020-06-25

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver Hotel Cites Pandemic to Deny Workers Severance Pay [The Tyee] 2020-06-25

Chile Codelco hit by third coronavirus death - union [Canada.com] 2020-06-25

Canada Unifor releases Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery Français [Unifor] 2020-06-25

Canada / New Brunswick Oromocto doctor says physicians 'must have freedom' to sound alarm for safety risks [CBC] 2020-06-25

Canada / Manitoba Manitoba Hydro says new agreement prevents more temporary layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-25

Canada / Ontario “Front-line workers deserve a permanent pay increase”: CUPE Ontario says reopening is time for a new normal [CUPE] 2020-06-25

UK Breakdown of Unite talks with Rowan Foods Puts Workers and General Public At Risk [Unite the union] 2020-06-25

UK On International Day of the Seafarer RMT demands an end to UK ferry jobs massacre [RMT] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Limpopo SAMWU claims Sekhukhune municipality is unsafe [CapricornFM] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Bay state maternity services near collapse as workers stay away [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-25

UK NHS Blood and Transplant service is calling for plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19 [UNISON] 2020-06-25

UK RMT today responded to the Secretary of State for Transport’s remarks [RMT] 2020-06-25

South Africa Covid-19: Should more grades return to school amid spike in cases? Here's what unions think [News24] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Union cautions on return to work at Makana [Grocott's Mail] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Sadtu still adamant schools must close [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-24

USA New Study Spotlights Critical Gap In Health Security: Protecting Health Care Workers [Resolve to Save Lives] 2020-06-24

USA / Michigan Nearly 12,000 Michigan workers unemployed since May 1 still await benefits [Bridge MI] 2020-06-24

USA Black essential workers' lives matter. They deserve real change, not just lip service [Brookings] 2020-06-24

USA / Florida Disney World workers petition to delay reopening as Florida coronavirus cases surge [CNN] 2020-06-24

USA / New York On Reopening The Economy: ‘No To Austerity Measures’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz [WNY Today] 2020-06-24

USA / Michigan Entertainment, gig workers rally for extended unemployment benefits [WWMT] 2020-06-24

USA / New York Pandemic May Force New York City to Lay Off 22,000 Workers [NYTimes] 2020-06-24

USA / Washington I take care of workers in Yakima County, a coronavirus hot spot: ‘The nearest hospital is a few miles away, but most refuse to use it’ [MarketWatch] 2020-06-24

USA More than 13,000 federal workers face a possible furlough of 30 days or longer [Wash Post] 2020-06-24

India / Maharashtra Unpaid since 3 months, nurses strike work [TNN] 2020-06-24

Poland Polish coal mines continue maintenance works amid pandemic [Reuters] 2020-06-24

UK Strike ballot as Suffolk company ‘uses Covid-19 as a smokescreen’ to shut down depot, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-24

UK ‘Devastating news ‘as 4,556 jobs to go at largest ground handling company Swissport [Unite the union] 2020-06-24

UK Jet2 pilot jobs on the line as industry continues to struggle in the face of government indifference [BALPA] 2020-06-24

UK Pay SSP at average earnings Says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-24

Global Whistleblowers are essential in the Covid-19 crisis [PSI] 2020-06-24

Canada Nurses launch investigation into Canada’s failure to protect health care workers from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-06-24

Australia Shopping Centre COVID-19 health and safety – time for government to step in [SDA] 2020-06-24

Australia Pandemic political profiteering robbing workers’ retirements [ACTU] 2020-06-24

Australia Entertainment union voices sector’s concerns at Senate hearing: “Many businesses will not survive” [NME] 2020-06-24

Canada / Alberta Health-care aides at a third of private Alberta long-term care and seniors' homes aren't receiving a $2-an-hour pandemic wage top-up [CBC] 2020-06-24

Canada Union heads worry too much left up to ‘discretion’ in public service back-to-workplace plan [The Hill Times] 2020-06-24

Canada WestJet retreats on labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-24

Nicaragua Doctors Fired for Covid-19 Comments [Human Rights Watch] 2020-06-24

Bangladesh Coronavirus disruptions deal severe blow to Bangladesh's garment industry [Deutsche Welle] 2020-06-24

Germany Coronavirus exposes meat workers' plight [Deutsche Welle] 2020-06-24

South Africa Calls to suspend schooling grow as Covid-19 surfaces in classrooms [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-24

South Africa / Eastern Cape 204 learners test positive for COVID-19 at school [Sunday World] 2020-06-24

South Africa / Gauteng 86 workers claim “unfair” suspension for absence after colleagues test positive for Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-06-24

South Africa / Northern Cape Covid-19: Fake news costs workers their wages [GroundUp] 2020-06-24

Zimbabwe ZCTU urges govt clarity on lockdown measures as citizens harassed on way to work [New Zimbabwe] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape Province's healthcare woes worsen [New Frame] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Global Workers rights rolled back as Covid-19 strikes [Mail & Guardian] 2020-06-23

UK BA 'throwing us on scrapheap' say Gatwick staff [GMB] 2020-06-23

UK Government must act on `stark warning' or see mass car job losses [Unite the union] 2020-06-23

UK Government must plug BBC's funding gap, says NUJ [NUJ] 2020-06-23

UK Retailers urged by Usdaw to maintain existing two metre social distancing in shops [USDAW] 2020-06-23

India / Maharashtra Fear of coronavirus stalks sanitation workers [Hindustan Times] 2020-06-23

Australia ACTU President Michele O’Neil calls on COVID Senate Inquiry to support paid pandemic leave [ACTU] 2020-06-23

Canada / Mexico / Ontario Migrant worker's widow awaits return of husband's body [The Star] 2020-06-23

Canada / Manitoba Pallister’s public sector cuts continue as Manitoba Hydro layoffs put frontline service at risk [Unifor] 2020-06-23

Canada / Mexico Mexico to resume sending farm workers to Canada after COVID-19 safety agreement [CBC] 2020-06-23

Canada More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19 — but it's tough to get authorities to agree [CBC] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape 56 staff at one hospital test positive for Covid-19 [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-23

UK Coronavirus: One in six UK car industry jobs could be lost, warns trade body [BBC] 2020-06-23

UK Coronavirus: Issues surrounding wider opening of schools [NEU] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape More field hospitals as union expects 'explosion' of Covid-19 cases [News24] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Western Cape Nurses picket over staff shortages at False Bay Hospital [GroundUp] 2020-06-22

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nurses face Covid-19 stigma [New Frame] 2020-06-22

UK Downgrading of two-metre social distancing rule risks ‘more outbreaks’ for meat industry [Unite the union] 2020-06-22

UK Government urged to ‘see sense’ and accept union safety support ahead of social distancing reduction [Unite the union] 2020-06-22

UK Huge membership rise for UNISON ahead of new recruitment ad campaign launch​ [UNISON] 2020-06-22

UK Transport unions warn of increased risks in reducing social distancing on public transport [ASLEF] 2020-06-22

UK Government rethink on longer Sunday trading welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-22

UK RMT calles on government to scrap their railway volunteer Journey Makers stunt [RMT] 2020-06-22

Malaysia Five activists, charged with picketing at Ipoh hospital, lodge police reports over alleged wrongful arrest, mistreatment in lockup [The Mail] ActNOW! 2020-06-22

USA / Minnesota Undocumented Farmworkers Are Refusing Covid Tests for Fear of Losing Their Jobs [Workday] 2020-06-22

UK / Scotland Unions thriving amid national crisis [The Scotsman] 2020-06-22

Europe Covid-19-impact on access to information in CoE countries [EFJ] 2020-06-22

Chile Unions at Chile's Codelco demand more protection against coronavirus [Reuters] 2020-06-22

Canada / Mexico Third migrant farm worker dies as Canada reaches deal with Mexico [Global] 2020-06-22

UK Poor conditions in meat plants fuel Covid-19 outbreaks, say unions [Guardian] 2020-06-22

South Africa SA needs to focus on how Covid-19 is reshaping its labour market [Financial Mail] 2020-06-22

South Africa Employers should heed warnings - NUM [BusinessLIVE] 2020-06-22

UK The coronavirus crisis closed our industry down and we are only now seeing tentative signs of it re-opening [Equity] 2020-06-21

UK TV and film ‘supporting artists’ face long wait for work [Guardian] 2020-06-21

UK Risks is the TUC's weekly newsletter for safety reps and others [TUC] 2020-06-21

UK Scottish government tells university staff to return to campuses before publishing higher education safety guidance [UCU] 2020-06-21

UK / Scotland UCU criticises Scottish government over “unsafe” university return [Union News] 2020-06-21

Canada / Alberta Front-line health-care workers shouldn't have to rely on the grace of their employers to make ends meet [rabble] 2020-06-21

Nepal Out-of-job domestic workers are struggling for survival even as lockdown is relaxed [The Post] 2020-06-21

Nigeria Doctors end strike as virus cases spike [The Star] 2020-06-21

India / Kerala No salary for 300 staff of Kerala pvt hospital after govt turns it into COVID-19 centre [The News Minute] 2020-06-21

UK UNISON calls on government to act on ‘systemic racism’ [UNISON] 2020-06-21

Democratic Republic of the Congo Call for eased lockdown for miners [Yahoo] 2020-06-21

UK Time for action to protect BAME workers [GMB] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario A humanitarian crisis unfolding on Ontario farms [Decent Work and Health Network] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario Food workers: The unseen heroes of the COVID-19 crisis [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-21

Canada COVID-19 highlights inequality in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario ETFO makes recommendations to Ministry of Education for a safe return to school [ETFO] 2020-06-21

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting [SUN] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario New hires in Corrections a big step in the right direction [NUPGE] 2020-06-21

Canada / British Columbia Bold thinking, investment in health care workers needed as BC looks ahead [NUPGE] 2020-06-21

Canada GENDERED IMPACTS OF COVID-19 - free videoconference [IAMAW] 2020-06-21

Canada Letter to Justin Trudeau: The survival of the aerospace sector compromised; you must act [IAMAW] 2020-06-21

Canada / Quebec The FIQ demands the rollout of safe healthcare professional-to-patient ratios in the CHSLDs in Québec [FIQ] 2020-06-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Calls on Federal Government to Follow Through on Commitments to Fish Harvesters [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-06-21

Australia States leading the way on Pandemic Leave, Morrison must catch up [ACTU] 2020-06-21

Canada / Quebec $110,000 raised for family of CHSLD worker whose husband died of COVID [CTV] 2020-06-21

USA / Louisiana 'They're being treated as disposable;' New Orleans sanitation workers continue strike for living wage, hazard pay [4WWL] 2020-06-21

USA / Nevada Culinary Union in Las Vegas demands more protection for casino workers [CDC Gaming] 2020-06-21

USA Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job [Virginian-Pilot] 2020-06-21

USA / Ohio Dole plant will not shut down after 230 workers test positive for COVID-19 [KIRO] 2020-06-21

USA / Nevada Workers at Sahara Las Vegas test positive for coronavirus [Las Vegas Sun] 2020-06-21

USA Despite Their Title, Essential Workers Need Food Stamps More Than Others [Modern Farmer] 2020-06-21

USA / California Disneyland workers union sends letter to California governor about why reopening date is too soon [Deseret News] 2020-06-21

USA / California 150 cannery workers forced into hotel quarantine without pay [Brattleboro Reformer] 2020-06-21

USA NFL union advises players not to participate in group workouts because of virus threat [Washington Post] 2020-06-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape 15 nurses infected, union says as standoff at clinic intensifies [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-20

Australia TWU welcomes ACCC monitoring of aviation but demands urgent government action to save jobs [TWU] 2020-06-20

Australia Unfair and unjust – retail workers frontline efforts rewarded with a pay freeze [SDA] 2020-06-20

Australia Gouging students won’t fix funding crisis [NTEU] 2020-06-20

UK Bus companies must ‘get a grip’ on face coverings [Unite the union] 2020-06-20

UK Morrison Data Services can ‘well afford’ full furlough wages for low paid London meter readers [Unite the union] 2020-06-20

UK RMT welcomes MCA detention and inspection of cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol over crew welfare [RMT] 2020-06-20

UK UNISON gives cautious welcome to COVID-related schools funding [UNISON] 2020-06-20

UK Crisis meeting required to stem further food sector Covid19 outbreaks [Unite the union] 2020-06-20

Canada / Ontario 'He was a good and caring person,' says wife of migrant worker who died of COVID-19 on Ontario farm [CBC] 2020-06-20

UK Coronavirus: Schools in September [NEU] 2020-06-20

Canada Unifor Canada hosts virtual rally for grocery store workers [Today] 2020-06-20

Canada / Ontario Post-COVID school reopening is government’s chance to set provincial health and safety standards [CUPE] 2020-06-20

Canada / Nova Scotia Child care sector in Nova Scotia on brink of collapse [CUPE] 2020-06-20

India Cement unions decide on joint action [IndustriALL] 2020-06-20

USA AFL-CIO Asks Full D.C. Circuit to Review Virus-Standard Ruling [Bloomberg] 2020-06-20

USA AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka discusses the importance of passing the HEROES Act [AFL-CIO / FB] For more info 2020-06-20

USA COVID-19 pandemic: Labor unions sue MSHA to force an emergency temporary standard [Safety and Health] 2020-06-20

USA Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job [Chicago Tribune] 2020-06-20

USA / California Laid off workers in SF could gain right to be rehired at same pay [SFExaminer] 2020-06-20

USA A Crisis Of Health In Healthcare Workers [Science Friday] For more info 2020-06-20

USA / California Disneyland workers unions send letter to Newsom, saying park’s July 17 opening date is too early [KTLA] For more info 2020-06-20

South Africa FEDUSA welcomes reopening of services industry [Polity] 2020-06-19

UK Unite Scotland welcome Scottish Labour Leader's call for support for Alexander Dennis and manufacturing in Scotland [Unite the union] 2020-06-19

UK RMT begins balloting for industrial action on Heathrow Express [RMT] 2020-06-19

Australia Fair Work Commission confirms wage growth essential to recovery [ACTU] 2020-06-19

Canada Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19 [Global] 2020-06-19

Canada / Ontario Ford government planning to reduce holidays for front-line retail workers [The Star] 2020-06-19

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Calls for More Information on Federal Fish Harvester Supports [VOCM] 2020-06-19

Canada / Ontario Ford forces child care centres to consider layoffs, closures [CUPE] 2020-06-19

Global Workers' rights seen crumbling as coronavirus threatens further setbacks [Reuters] 2020-06-19

South Africa / Eastern Cape Chaos at Uitenhage hospital after staffer’s Covid-19 death [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-19

South Africa Compliance at restaurants worries Cosatu [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-19

South Africa As Covid-19 spreads among mineworkers, mines ignore the role of trade unions at their peril [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-19

USA / Minnesota MN Behavioral Health Members Find Community Online, Build Union Strength [AFSCME] 2020-06-19

USA / Florida 'Our bills won't wait': the Florida town where farm laborers risk their lives to work amid Covid-19 [Guardian] 2020-06-18

UK Coronavirus: Funding for 2020 Summer holiday local offer [NEU] 2020-06-18

UK Usdaw warns the BEIS Select Committee of a struggling high street and calls for a Government recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-06-18

UK The real cost of Covid-19 [ASLEF] 2020-06-18

UK ‘Excessive’ RSPCA proposals to axe 300 jobs will be ‘challenged’ [Unite the union] 2020-06-18

UK RMT on £7 Billion Covid-19 support for transport sector‎ [RMT] 2020-06-18

Pakistan Millions of Pakistani laborers struggle amid COVID-19 lockdown [AA] 2020-06-18

Brazil Is Brazil on the verge of a dictatorship? [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-18

Canada / Alberta AFL list helps workers assess risks of return to work [CLI] 2020-06-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Faces of the Grocery Frontlines [The Independent] 2020-06-18

Canada / Nova Scotia “Now it is a disaster”: Nova Scotia long-term care worker speaks out [Rank and File] 2020-06-18

Canada / Alberta The battle in Edmonton for a new kind of transit [Rank and File] 2020-06-18

Canada Women and migrant workers deserve better pay and protections in post-pandemic economy [rabble] 2020-06-18

Canada / Ontario Amazon Workers Say Demands to Work Faster Are Forcing Them to Violate Social Distancing Rules [Press Progress] 2020-06-18

Australia Morrison must deliver on latest Inland Rail promise [RTBU] 2020-06-18

Australia / Queensland State government introduces legislation to defer wage rises [Queensland Unions] 2020-06-18

Australia Players’ Perspective: A-League clubs return to training [PFA] 2020-06-18

Global Strengthening global solidarity to protect health and safety, jobs and income of our members [IndustriALL] 2020-06-18

Australia Know your rights: contracts and COVID-19 [MEAA] 2020-06-18

Australia Does the ANU really need us to give back our pay rise? [NTEU] 2020-06-18

Australia Unemployment nears 1 million [ACTU] 2020-06-18

Global The ITUC Global Rights Index exposes the failings of the world’s economic model – a New Social Contract can help us build a new one [Equal Times] 2020-06-18

Canada / New Brunswick 'It's not safe': Campbellton hospital staff troubled by working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak [CBC] 2020-06-18

Canada / Nova Scotia Unions lobbying to make masks mandatory for hospital visitors and transit passengers [CTV] 2020-06-18

Chile Copper mine workers seek dialog as coronavirus outbreak explodes [Canada.com] 2020-06-18

Suriname old mine closed over union dispute following COVID-19 outbreak [The Times-Colonist] 2020-06-18

Canada Inequality in work-from-home arrangements [NUPGE] 2020-06-18

Canada Union Says Loblaws Workers Feel Betrayed By Cancellation Of Wage Increase [Huddle Today] 2020-06-18

Canada / Ontario W Hotel Toronto delay will not affect unionized jobs [Unifor] 2020-06-18

Canada Emergence of essential workers a boon for unions [Sudbury.com] 2020-06-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Strike vote ahead for Dominion workers, says union president [CBC] 2020-06-18

Canada / British Columbia Under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized: Assisted living seniors’ care in BC [HEU] 2020-06-18

Canada / Ontario “It takes a team to care, fix bungled pandemic pay”: 75,000 hospital workers tell Premier Doug Ford on provincial day of action [CUPE] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Western Cape We are already overwhelmed by Covid-19: health care workers [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-18

Europe BWI releases full Pan-Europe report on COVID-19, calls for new economic model [BWI] 2020-06-18

Global COVID-19: Critical moment to change the world for women [IFJ] 2020-06-18

UK Tell us how you or other BME workers been treated at work during covid-19 [TUC] 2020-06-18

UK ‘Green shoots’ for Gatwick workers as Norwegian airline resumes flights early [Unite the union] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Western Cape Three Labour offices and UIF headquarters close as Covid-19 spreads [IOL] 2020-06-18

Global Unions pushing back on mining during COVID-19 [Mining Journal] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Western Cape Workers facing unpaid leave after having been placed of Quarantine due to Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape More schools closed due to virus [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape NEHAWU monitors local Covid-19 safety precautions [Graaff Reinet Advertiser] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Western Cape Student nurses 'not a staffing solution' to address health department's shortage [Cape Argus] 2020-06-18

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Magabheni clinic nurses strike over Covid-19 policy [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-18

Global Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-06-17

USA / Florida Hilton lays off 22 percent of corporate workers as hotels struggle against COVID-19 [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-06-17

USA Mask Decontamination Endangers Healthcare Workers, Nurses’ Unions Charge [ICT] 2020-06-17

USA AT&T to lay off thousands of workers and close 250 stores [Verge] 2020-06-17

USA / Virginia Unemployment Rules Leave Some Workers In Limbo [NPR] 2020-06-17

USA Hundreds of health-care workers lost their lives battling the coronavirus [Wash Post] 2020-06-17

Nicaragua Deciphering Nicaragua's Tepid Covid Response [Nacla] 2020-06-17

Argentina Feminists Fight Covid on Buenos Aires’ Urban Margins [Nacla] 2020-06-17

Australia Government needs to act urgently to ensure successful sale and secure future for Virgin [ACTU] 2020-06-17

Australia Sally McManus tells CEDA workers need to lead recovery [ACTU] 2020-06-17

Canada Child care survey reveals pandemic impacts, what's needed for reopening [NUPGE] 2020-06-17

Chile Govt says copper miners complying with sanitary measures amid outbreak [Canada.com] 2020-06-17

Canada Unions, Treasury Board in talks for public service’s return to workplace after three-month shutdown [The Hill Times] 2020-06-17

Canada / Ontario Museum staff agree to 20% pay cut to avoid layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-17

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg Transit union calls on city to restore full bus service as ridership increases [CBC] 2020-06-17

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Essential Worker Support Program a ‘Disappointment’ to Union Members: NAPE [VOCM] 2020-06-17

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador In-Class Instruction Means More Resources, Reduced Class Sizes Needed: NLTA [VOCM] 2020-06-17

Canada / Saskatchewan Public services and workers short-changed by provincial budget in Saskatchewan, forestalling recovery from COVID [CUPE] 2020-06-17

Canada / Ontario Government of Ontario can’t keep ignoring appeal for funding municipal governments [CUPE] 2020-06-17

Canada Extending CERB is the right move [CUPE] 2020-06-17

Canada CUPE celebrates Frontline Pride [CUPE] 2020-06-17

South Africa / Northern Cape Unpacking province’s Covid-19 response [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-17

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-17

USA / Massachusetts 'We Just Want To Be Heard': Black Immigrant Domestic Workers In Mass. Face Confluence Of Pandemic Challenges [Bostonmix] 2020-06-17

USA Perspective: Workers’ Comp in the COVID-19 Era [Transport Topics] 2020-06-17

USA Don’t Ask Returning Workers to Sign a Waiver [NYTimes] For more info 2020-06-17

Canada Mexico hits pause on sending temporary foreign workers after COVID-19 deaths [CBC] 2020-06-17

UK Chair calls for large protests to be banned [polfed] 2020-06-16

UK Ministers confirm £3.5 billion rail bail out [RMT] 2020-06-16

UK UK government must follow Spain’s ‘time critical’ support for auto industry [Unite the union] 2020-06-16

UK Government must protect BME people from coronavirus, says TUC [TUC] 2020-06-16

UK Unite thanks Rashford for exposing out of touch government on holiday hunger [Unite the union] 2020-06-16

UK UNISON welcomes decision to provide funding for free school meals during the summer [UNISON] 2020-06-16

Australia Workers won’t accept pay cuts: union boss [Inside Retail] 2020-06-16

Australia Australia mishandled coronavirus spread in aged care, nurses union says [The Guardian] 2020-06-16

Canada / Alberta Relationship between union and plant management suffers under COVID-19 [Canadian Cattleman] 2020-06-16

Canada / Ontario About 375,000 Ontario front-line workers still waiting for pandemic pay premium [CP24] 2020-06-16

Canada Essential but expendable: How Canada failed migrant farm workers [The Globe and Mail] 2020-06-16

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unions critical of $66M compensation program for COVID-19 essential workers [CBC] 2020-06-16

UK UK unemployment rising ‘faster than Great Depression’ [AP] 2020-06-16

UK JLR job losses another devastating blow for auto workers [Unite the union] 2020-06-16

UK ScotRail's increased services not a 'green light' to dich social distancing [TSSA] 2020-06-16

UK Employment justice demanded for cleaners and security guards [CWU] 2020-06-16

UK Coronavirus - NFER on Remote Learning [NEU] 2020-06-16

South Africa / Western Cape DENOSA student movement provincial statement on returning of nursing students to clinical training at health facilities [COSATU] 2020-06-16

South Africa Union vows to shut down Dis-Chem warehouse over Covid-19 cases [News24] 2020-06-16

South Africa / Eastern Cape As cases spike, unions create chaos at Livingstone Hospital [Financial Mail] 2020-06-16

South Africa / Northern Cape Can a big, poor province like ours cope with Covid-19? [News24] 2020-06-16

South Africa Fears for nursing students’ safety [Cape Times] 2020-06-16

USA Logistics Firms Have Used the Pandemic to Boost Profits and Make Workers More Precarious [Jacobin] 2020-06-16

Nigeria Doctors strike over lack of PPE, welfare concerns [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-16

USA 1 in 3 Millennial Workers Are Sabotaging Their Retirement Savings [Motley Fool] 2020-06-15

USA Millions of employees who don't have the option of working from home also can't afford to call in sick [Benefits Pro] 2020-06-15

USA 42,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea, some are still suffering from COVID-19 [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-06-15

USA / Nevada Despite casinos reopening and tourism activity resuming, many workers remain left behind [CDC Gaming] 2020-06-15

USA Philly EPA workers object to reopening office amid coronavirus fears [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-15

USA 55 percent of older workers are not in jobs that support remote work [Benefits Pro] 2020-06-15

Philippines Thousands of garment workers in the Philippines fear job losses [IndustriALL] 2020-06-15

USA Key workers are lowest paid with poorer job qualities, study finds [Phys.org] 2020-06-15

UK / England Nottinghamshire Rolls Royce supply chain redundancies ‘nasty shock’ to local economy [Unite the union] 2020-06-15

UK Heathrow airport accused of brutally ditching ambassadors with 500 workers set to lose their jobs [Unite the union] 2020-06-15

UK Living Wage Foundation research shows 1.3 million key workers paid less than real Living Wage [GMB] 2020-06-15

UK Care worker pay deductions must be tackled to stop hardship and control virus spread [UNISON] 2020-06-15

UK / England Young workers in Yorkshire and the Humber are three times more likely to work in sectors where jobs are most at risk [TUC] 2020-06-15

USA / South Dakota Meatpacking workers often absent after Trump order to reopen [Reuters] 2020-06-15

USA AFL-CIO demands Zuckerberg personally apologize for Facebook 'unionize' censorship on Workplace app [Newsy Stuff] 2020-06-15

USA / New Jersey NJ may boost workers’ comp when essential workers killed by COVID-19 [NJ101.5] 2020-06-15

Australia Don’t just call us heroes: 15 June is International Day of Justice for Cleaners [UWU] 2020-06-15

USA Poultry workers: We’re Feeding America, but We’re Sacrificing Ourselves [NYTimes] 2020-06-15

USA Public health workers fighting virus face growing threats [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-06-15

Australia Gov support for aged care cleaners needed [HSU] 2020-06-15

USA For older workers, there are risks if they return to the office—and if they don’t [MarketWatch] 2020-06-15

USA Unions tap into burst of worker angst over coronavirus [Politico] 2020-06-15

USA Fed Report Says Coronavirus Shock Has Hit Low-Wage Workers Hardest [Hellenic Shipping] 2020-06-15

USA The Covid-19 Recession Has No Sign Of A Recovery: The iM-Weekly Unemployment Monitor [Seeking Alpha] 2020-06-15

Australia / Australian Capital Territory ANU’s $6m international student windfall negates need for withholding staff pay [NTEU] 2020-06-15

Australia Pandemic reunites a not-so-odd couple [The Times] 2020-06-15

Chile Copper miners labor group alleges 'alarming' rise in coronavirus cases [Canada.com] 2020-06-15

Canada / Nova Scotia Cape Breton postal workers overwhelmed by high volumes of parcels during COVID-19 pandemic [The Post] 2020-06-15

Ethiopia Ethiopian unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness [IndustriALL] 2020-06-15

Europe Pressure from ETUC and MEPs win Covid-19 guarantees for workers [ETUC] 2020-06-15

Russia Health Workers Face Retaliation for Speaking Out [Human Rights Watch] 2020-06-15

UK GDP: Protect and create jobs for a faster recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2020-06-14

Canada We have farmed out tragedy to the migrant workers who provide our food [The Globe and Mail] 2020-06-14

Poland / Georgia Polish city helps migrant workers left jobless, homeless and stranded by employer during crisis [NFP] 2020-06-14

USA / Delaware Frozen pay hikes for state workers spark anger and confusion [DE State News] 2020-06-14

Australia Tip-offs point to employers cheating staff on JobKeeper [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-14

Canada / British Columbia Employers coalition seeks to dodge responsibilities to infected workers [Unifor] 2020-06-14

Canada / Ontario More funding, health, equity measures needed ahead of September school reopening: OSSTF [CBC] 2020-06-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Home Care Workers Overlooked by System for PPE Supply: NAPE [VOCM] 2020-06-14

Europe Workers Are on the Frontline of a Second Wave of COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-06-14

USA Biden: ‘AFSCME workers are holding this country together right now’ [AFSCME] 2020-06-14

USA / California Tesla attempts to calm Fremont workers amid rising concerns over potentially inadequate COVID-19 protections [CNET] 2020-06-14

Democratic Republic of the Congo Mining companies in DRC warned against confining workers at mining sites [Peoples Dispatch] 2020-06-14

USA Essential Workers with Temporary Protected Status Could be at Risk of Trump-styleDeportation [KQED] 2020-06-14

USA / New York NYC Amazon workers interviewed as part of AG Letitia James’ probe into ‘inadequate’ coronavirus response [NYDaily News] 2020-06-14

USA Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Face Growing Threats [KERA] 2020-06-14

USA In 10 states, more than one in six workers are receiving or have filed for regular unemployment [EPI] 2020-06-14

Europe / Global Workers Are on the Frontline of a Second Wave of COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-06-14

South Africa / Western Cape Unions, activists call for Cape Town Covid-19 clinical trial to be stopped [News24] 2020-06-13

South Africa Rise in gender-based violence during Covid-19 lockdown 'abhorrent': union [ANA/IOL] 2020-06-13

UK MPs absolutely correct to denounce `national disgrace' British Airways [Unite the union] 2020-06-13

UK Transport committee aviation report must be wake up call to government [Unite the union] 2020-06-13

UK Unite demands re-opening of NHS Scotland pay deal [Unite the union] 2020-06-13

UK Catalogue of errors contributed to catastrophic care death toll, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-06-13

UK BALPA Welcomes Transport Select Committee report which shines a light on exploitative airline management [BALPA] 2020-06-13

USA Biden plan would pay for workers’ Covid-19 tests [Politico] 2020-06-13

USA AFL-CIO push for OSHA to issue temporary rule denied [Biz Insurance] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario Toronto taxi drivers say city's lack of guidance likely contributed to COVID-19 spread [rabble] 2020-06-13

Canada Heroes Need Decent Working Conditions -- Supporting Workers during the Pandemic, and After [Our Times] 2020-06-13

Canada Loblaws to end pandemic pay for workers [Now] 2020-06-13

Australia TWU welcomes border re-openings to help aviation industry; calls for standardised protections [TWU] 2020-06-13

Canada / Alberta Unions give workers tools to blow the whistle on employers who aren’t taking COVID-19 seriously enough [AFL] 2020-06-13

Canada / Quebec Farm advised to use more 'stable' workforce after COVID-19 outbreak [The National Post] 2020-06-13

Canada / Manitoba Union representing some Manitoba Hydro staff agrees to 3 unpaid days off over 9 months [CBC] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario Local MPs, unions call for EI changes so unemployed not penalized due to COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-06-13

Canada Unions call on retailers to make virus pay permanent [The Times-Colonist] 2020-06-13

Kenya COTU(K) Demands Funds to Shield Workers [COTU] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario University ‘re-opening’ announcement yet another abdication of responsibility by Ford Government [CUPE] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario Paramedics concerned about non-medical grade masks entering ambulance supply [CUPE] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario Ford botches child care re-opening, sets centres up for failure [CUPE] 2020-06-13

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE calls for increased supports for municipalities, PPE, and low paid workers ahead of Saskatchewan budget [CUPE] 2020-06-13

Zimbabwe ZCTU urges parliament to shelve public hearings due to Covid-19 lockdown [New Zimbabwe] 2020-06-13

South Africa / Eastern Cape Police accused of using coronavirus as an excuse to get off duty [GroundUp] 2020-06-13

Democratic Republic of the Congo Workers paid allowance after strike at DRC mine [IndustriALL] 2020-06-11

Democratic Republic of the Congo Mineros de la RDC reciben bonificación después de hacer huelga [IndustriALL] 2020-06-11

UK GDP figures show entire industries and millions of jobs at risk [GMB] 2020-06-12

UK Respect shopworkers says Usdaw, as shops are allowed to reopen if it is safe to do so [USDAW] 2020-06-12

UK Council workers to hold ballot over ‘insulting £1.83 a day pay’ offer [Unite the union] 2020-06-12

UK GMB wins full Covid-19 sick pay for Larchwood Care workers [GMB] 2020-06-12

UK PCS negotiates credit for DWP members going into work [PCS] 2020-06-12

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia Museum of Art staffers seek to unite through AFSCME [AFSCME] 2020-06-12

Australia / Victoria Uni of Melbourne staff reject unfair offer [NTEU] 2020-06-12

Canada / Quebec Quebec says COVID-19 outbreak among migrant farm workers under control [The National Post] 2020-06-12

Canada Manitoba could take lead from B.C. on migrant worker rights, advocates say, but federal action needed [CBC] 2020-06-12

Canada / Ontario The plight of migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic [Today] 2020-06-12

Chile 'Health, then production': Unions ramp up pressure on Chile copper miner Codelco [Canada.com] 2020-06-12

Canada CFL players call out commissioner Ambrosie for state of return-to-play talks [CBC] 2020-06-12

Canada Transit union asking feds for emergency transit funding [The Seaway News] 2020-06-12

Canada Loblaws wrong to cut pandemic pay [Unifor] 2020-06-12

Canada Unifor slams Loblaw after company announces it will end COVID-19 pay bump to workers [CP24] 2020-06-12

Canada / British Columbia CUPE workers at North Island College win improvements for temporary and part-time members and embrace online platforms to increase engagement [CUPE] 2020-06-12

Democratic Republic of the Congo Mine Workers at Risk During Covid-19 [Human Rights Watch] 2020-06-12

South Africa / Eastern Cape Union accuses Life Healthcare hospital of secretly quarantining staff [The Citizen] 2020-06-12

USA / Maryland We Must Keep our Promises to the Low-Wage Workers who Keep Maryland Communities Going [MDCEP] 2020-06-12

USA New national data show nursing home workers fear for our lives on the job, feel government and industry have failed to protect workers and residents [SEIU] 2020-06-12

South Africa Politics may be at play here, says educators union after court dismisses urgent appeal [The Citizen] 2020-06-11

USA / California Diamond walnut workers rally for hazard pay at Stockton plant [RecordNet] 2020-06-11

USA Meat plants should slow the line, separate workers, say unions [Fern] 2020-06-11

USA MACY’S REFUSES TO PROTECT WORKERS DURING REOPENING - UNION TO STEP IN [RWDSU] 2020-06-11

USA / Ohio Cleveland Nursing Home Workers to Hold Personal Protective Equipment Patrols to Speak Out for Worker Safety & Quality Care [SEIU] 2020-06-11

USA 1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits: Nearly 21 million people in the U.S. are officially classified as unemployed [Press Herald] 2020-06-11

UK / Europe Unite takes case against IAG takeover of Air Europa to the European Commission [Unite the union] 2020-06-11

UK Back bill to end 'fire and rehire' pilots union urges Government [BALPA] 2020-06-11

USA / Tennessee At-risk workers left without protections [FOX] 2020-06-11

UK Unite reaction to Heathrow jobs announcement [Unite the union] 2020-06-11

UK Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland’s aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat [GMB] 2020-06-11

UK British Council insolvency avoided but future uncertain [PCS] 2020-06-11

Global Principles for action on Covid-19 in textile, garment, shoes and leather industries [IndustriALL] 2020-06-08

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Casino Canberra misspends JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-06-11

Australia Airport workers demand Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-06-11

Australia Workplace cleaners are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. They need enough time to do their job [ABC] 2020-06-11

Chile Workers at Chile´s Codelco threaten work halt to quarantine against coronavirus [Canada.com] 2020-06-11

Canada / Ontario 1% pay increase under public-sector wage cap a 'slap in the face,' Ontario registered nurses say [CBC] 2020-06-11

Canada Transit union calling for $5 billion in federal emergency funding [The Standard-Freeholder] 2020-06-11

Uruguay Uruguay’s ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women is out of controlop [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-11

Global This time standing in solidarity is just not enough [IndustriALL] 2020-06-11

Global “I am not a hero, I am a nurse” [PSI] 2020-06-11

Brazil Unionists initiate COVID-19 dialogue with state governor [BWI] 2020-06-11

Peru Forest workers to undergo COVID-19 biosafety trainings [BWI] 2020-06-11

Global Caught between the pandemic and the right to protection [PSI] 2020-06-11

Nepal Journalists suffer increased economic hardship amid Covid-19 [IFJ] 2020-06-11

Sudan Media crackdown escalates amid Covid-19 pandemic [IFJ] 2020-06-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape NEHAWU leadership to visit the Port Elizabeth area as infection of workers spiral out of control [COSATU] 2020-06-11

South Africa Schools to stay open after High Court dismisses urgent application [BusinessTech] 2020-06-11

South Africa SAFPU lashes out at clubs: That’s against the law [Soccer Laduma] 2020-06-11

South Africa SAFPU stand up for players amidst possible football return [Soccer Laduma] 2020-06-11

South Africa NUM pushes for social distancing in mines [SABC] 2020-06-11

USA / North Carolina NC nurses stand on the brink of a historic labor victory [Facing South] 2020-06-10

UK Employers are breaking the law and forcing pregnant women out of work during the pandemic [TUC] 2020-06-10

UK Unite welcomes Scottish parliament motion on plight of BA workers [Unite the union] 2020-06-10

UK Greater clarity needed from PM on plans to scrap immigration health surcharge [UNISON] 2020-06-10

UK Aviation workers must be protected and given right to retrain amid corona chaos [PCS] 2020-06-10

Tanzania Union in Tanzania stops attempt to cut wages [IndustriALL] 2020-06-10

India Unions call for non-cooperation against Modi government [IndustriALL] 2020-06-09

Kenya Patients on their own as medics go on strike [The Standard] 2020-06-10

India / Maharashtra Mumbai: Month-long BEST bus strike threat [The Times] 2020-06-10

UK Covid-19 sample couriers to strike following victimisation by NHS contractor TDL [The Morning Star] 2020-06-10

Africa Sex workers hit hard by lockdown laws [Open Democracy] 2020-06-10

Australia JobKeeper disappears for early childcare educators [Green Left Weekly] 2020-06-10

Global Trade unions urge gov’ts to assist crew members trapped at sea [The Shipping News] 2020-06-10

Tonga Tongan seasonal workers grounded in Australia [Matangi] 2020-06-10

Canada / Ontario “We need a public, not-for-profit home care system” [Rank and File] 2020-06-10

Canada / Ontario Public services are the foundation to Ontario’s economic recovery [NUPGE] 2020-06-10

Canada / Ontario Assessment centre for migrant workers opens in Leamington, following 2 COVID-19 deaths [CBC] 2020-06-10

Canada / Ontario Two migrant farm workers in Ontario die of COVID-19, two more in ICU, 400 sick [CBC] 2020-06-10

Canada / Nova Scotia Early childhood educator says Nova Scotia’s reopening plan lacks clarity, consistency [CUPE] 2020-06-10

Canada / Nova Scotia P3 highways: Further along the road to ruin [CUPE] 2020-06-10

Canada / Quebec Interunion demonstration to maintain summer vacations [CUPE] 2020-06-10

South Africa / Eastern Cape DENOSA fully supports Premier’s plan to push for a ban on alcohol [COSATU] 2020-06-10

South Africa SAEPU is calling on Department of Health to constantly screen and test all health workers for COVID-19 [COSATU] 2020-06-10

South Africa A need for solidarity on education issues [Cape Argus] 2020-06-10

South Africa Health-care workers are filing for Compensation Fund benefits over Covid-19 [Business Day] 2020-06-10

South Africa / Gauteng Milpark Netcare hospital accused of mixing Covid-19 patients with others [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-10

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital capacity not ramped up enough to cope with looming crisis, report reveals [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-10

Global Fighting for the living on COVID-19 - by Ambet Yuson [BWI] 2020-06-10

Malaysia UNI-MLC’s 1st virtual video conference discusses pressing labour issues arising from Covid-19 pandemic [UNI Global Union] 2020-06-10

South Africa Minerals Council calls out 'misleading' Covid-19 claims [Mining Weekly] 2020-06-09

South Africa Thousands of jobs at ARC in jeopardy, and so too food security [Polity/Solidarity] 2020-06-09

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nursing union backs Premier’s call for return of booze ban [AlgoaFM] 2020-06-09

South Africa Private sector 'not doing well' at coping with COVID-19: Denosa [eNCA] 2020-06-09

South Africa The big test is still to come for SA schools [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-09

UK Coronavirus - Primary Schools [NEU] 2020-06-09

UK GMB ‘pleased government considering staff and pupil safety’ [GMB] 2020-06-09

UK Public Transport Workers in Ireland must be issued visors to protect from coronavirus [TSSA] 2020-06-09

UK Join PCS online forum on Covid-19 impact on black communities [PCS] 2020-06-09

Canada Migrant workers in Canada face unsafe working, living conditions: report [The Guardian] 2020-06-09

Middle East 'We’re poor people': Middle East's migrant workers look for way home amid pandemic [Guardian] 2020-06-09

USA Ranchers, labor union call for stronger Covid-19 protections for meatpacking workers [Fern] 2020-06-09

USA / New Mexico COVID-19 in NM healthcare workers spikes [Modern Healthcare] 2020-06-09

USA / Pennsylvania ‘Black lives matter at work’: Philadelphia sanitation workers to rally for safer conditions on the job [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-09

USA Testing Nursing Home Workers Can Help Stop Coronavirus. But Who Should Pay? [NYTimes] 2020-06-09

Spain Jornadas formativas sobre sindicalismo en tiempos de pandemia [CGT] 2020-06-09

Global ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-06-09

Australia Educators betrayed by JobKeeper withdrawal [UWU] 2020-06-09

Australia TWU demands ‘aviation keeper’ [TWU] 2020-06-09

Australia Sydney airport workers travel to Canberra to demand Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-06-09

Australia NTEU to campaign against cancelling payrise, job losses to prop up cash reserves [NTEU] 2020-06-09

Australia Thousands attend Australia’s biggest ever “virtual rally” on JobKeeper [ASU] 2020-06-09

Australia Warnings that women will be hardest hit by reintroduction of childcare fees [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-09

Australia Extend JobKeeper past September for aviation, says TWU [Australian Aviation] 2020-06-09

Global Trade unions urge gov’ts to assist crew members trapped at sea [The Gleaner] 2020-06-09

Australia Australia Post changes a threat to thousands of posties – union [The New Daily] 2020-06-09

Australia Australia Post's new delivery model will slash jobs, union warns [The Guardian] 2020-06-09

Canada NUPGE calls on federal government to provide stability for pension plans [NUPGE] 2020-06-09

Canada / British Columbia Unionization likely at Vancouver care home with deadly COVID-19 outbreak [The National Observer] 2020-06-09

Canada Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed over 5,700 coronavirus-related complaints [Global] 2020-06-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Half of Staff Infected in Massive COVID-19 Outbreak Are People of Colour: Union [VICE] 2020-06-09

Canada COVID-19, the new 'occupational disease'? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections [The National Post] 2020-06-09

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 – Better preparations needed in the health and social services system for the 2nd wave [CUPE] 2020-06-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Louise Riley: Proper staffing ratios in long-term care make a world of difference [CUPE] 2020-06-09

UK / Scotland RMT demands urgent recommencement of railway enhancement works in Scotland [RMT] 2020-06-09

UK Governments self quarantine plans threatens UK economy [GMB] 2020-06-09

UK BBC puts two regional TV programmes under threat [NUJ] 2020-06-09

UK / Northern Ireland Changed economy, changed schools and colleges? [NEU] 2020-06-09

USA / Minnesota Unsafe Working Conditions Due to COVID-19? Learn About Your Right to Refuse! [MN AFL-CIO] 2020-06-08

USA / New York Working people across the country will be joining together on Wednesday, June 17, to demand our elected leaders address the health and economic crisis facing our nation [CNY AFL-CIO] 2020-06-08

USA Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Culinary Union Launches Online Safety Resource for Members Returning to Work in Nevada [AFL-CIO] 2020-06-08

South Africa Naptosa disputes majority of province's schools are ready to reopen [ANA/IOL] 2020-06-08

South Africa / Eastern Cape “Patients are suffering” due to severe staff shortage, says NEHAWU [GroundUp] 2020-06-08

South Africa SAFPU and Lifeline combine to support players, ex-Chiefs goalkeeper first to receive help [Sport24] 2020-06-08

South Africa / Eastern Cape NEHAWU on growing numbers of infected workers in private health care institutions [Polity] 2020-06-08

UK New quarantine rules places ‘moral duty’ on government to support aviation [Unite the union] 2020-06-08

UK A car scrappage scheme on its own will fail to protect UK jobs or carmakers [Unite the union] 2020-06-08

UK Nurse to Manchester postal workers: ‘You’ve got hearts of gold’ [CWU] 2020-06-08

UK Derbyshire PCC's stance on abuse of shopworkers is welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-08

Pakistan Coronavirus: Pakistani Govt Lays off Thousands of Workers to Revive Economy [The Wire] 2020-06-08

UK / Scotland Unions make safe return-to-work agreement with Scottish government [Union News] 2020-06-08

UK Unions respond to government’s quarantine plans [Union News] 2020-06-08

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report June 1-5, 2020: Canadian union fights America's notorious immigration police [RadioLabour] 2020-06-08

Canada Pandemic Brings Renewed Focus to Sex Workers’ Rights [The Tyee] 2020-06-08

Canada Migrant Sex Workers and the Pandemic: Magnifying Inequality and Discrimination [The Law of Work] 2020-06-08

Australia AFAP calls for Government to extend JobKeeper payment scheme [AFAP] 2020-06-08

Australia Woolies Staff Call Reward Of $100 Store Credit For Pulling COVID Shifts A “Slap In The Face” [Pedestrian] 2020-06-08

Australia / South Australia Thank You - We need a public sector that is strong and never under resourced [SA Unions] 2020-06-08

UK Coronavirus: BA undermining job talks, says pilots’ union [Yahoo] 2020-06-08

Canada / Global For Overseas Filipinos Like Loida Ubay, Essential Work Feels Increasingly Sacrificial [The Tyee] 2020-06-08

Global / Canada Canadian Mining Giants Criticized for Pandemic Risks [The Tyee] 2020-06-08

South Africa / Limpopo Parents have mixed reactions to back-to-school announcement [The Citizen] 2020-06-08

UK Advice for NUJ members reporting on protests [NUJ] 2020-06-08

USA / Washington Covid-19 Opens the Door for Seattle Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay [Wired] 2020-06-07

USA ‘I have never felt so helpless’: Doctors, nurses and first responders grapple with the enormity of what they’ve witnessed during the pandemic’s first wave [Wash Post] 2020-06-07

USA More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs after pandemic [AP] 2020-06-07

USA Doubts remain over true scale of US jobless crisis [Financial Times] 2020-06-07

USA / Pennsylvania PA AFL-CIO Issues Statement on Job Eliminations at the PA Turnpike Commission [My ChesCo] 2020-06-07

USA / Idaho Idaho sees an influx of coronavirus infections among health care workers [ID Statesman] 2020-06-07

USA Fewer Hours, Less Pay and More Anxiety Greet Returning Workers [Teamsters] 2020-06-07

USA The Reason COVID-19 Might Destroy 22% of Workers' Retirement [Motley Fool] 2020-06-07

USA Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs [StarTribune] 2020-06-07

South Africa Unpaid player: 'I had to hitchhike!' [KickOff] 2020-06-07

South Africa Schools to reopen tomorrow: unions [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-07

South Africa Unions happy for schools to reopen on Monday [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-07

UK BA 'dismissal threat' undermines talks, pilots' union Balpa says [BBC] 2020-06-07

UK Equality and Human Rights Commission COVID-19 race probe announced [UNISON] 2020-06-07

Europe Covid-19 threatens Europe’s success at fighting inequality [Economist] 2020-06-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Schools' opening in doubt as 60,000 pieces of PPE unaccounted for [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-07

Canada / Ontario A study urged better standards for migrant workers’ housing. Nothing was done. Now COVID-19 has struck [The Star] 2020-06-07

Canada Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $37,690 to Support Workers Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-06-07

Canada / Manitoba Pallister flip-flops on protecting front-line workers [Unifor] 2020-06-07

Canada By the Numbers: Consumer perceptions and grocery trends in Canada as economy begins to reopen [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-07

Canada With long-term care, we can’t just return to “normal” [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-07

Canada Launch of Canadian guild for freelancers a baptism by fire [CWA Canada] 2020-06-07

Canada Work-from-home workarounds [CWA Canada] 2020-06-07

Canada / Saskatchewan Frontline heroes are worth more than 13 cents [SFL] 2020-06-07

Canada / Saskatchewan Behind the outbreaks: Health care staff moved around province to cover gaps [SUN] 2020-06-07

Canada PSAC calls for more measures to support workers facing child care challenges [PSAC] 2020-06-07

Canada / Ontario Health care members rally for pandemic pay [OPSEU] 2020-06-07

Canada / Quebec IAM reacts to 2500 layoffs at Bombardier Aerospace [IAMAW] 2020-06-07

Canada It’s time for publicly funded health care to include seniors’ care [CLC] 2020-06-07

Canada / Alberta Health Care Pandemic Pay Sucks [AFL] 2020-06-07

Global Stopping gender-based violence in the midst of a pandemic [IndustriALL] 2020-06-07

Global IFALPA-ITF: Skies must be safe before world starts flying again [IFALPA] 2020-06-07

South Africa Not all teachers ready for reopening of schools [eNCA] 2020-06-07

South Africa Nehawu threatens to down tools as Covid-19 cases rise [CapricornFM] 2020-06-07

USA / Kentucky KY eliminates 675 workers hired to help with unemployment problems [WDRB] 2020-06-06

USA AFL-CIO's Trumka Says the Enemy Is a Broken Justice System [Bloomberg] 2020-06-06

USA High unemployment is slamming minorities particularly hard [CBS] 2020-06-06

USA / Washington Health care workers take a knee outside Swedish Hospital to support protests [KIRO] 2020-06-06

USA / California Safer at Work Update: Recommendations Adopted for Film/Television Music Scoring [AFM47] 2020-06-06

USA / Kansas Kansas food plant shuts down for 2 weeks after workers contract coronavirus [FOX] 2020-06-06

USA The May jobs report had 'misclassification error' that made the unemployment rate look lower than it is [SFGate] 2020-06-06

USA Curb your enthusiasm about the new unemployment numbers [The Hill] 2020-06-06

USA / California George Floyd: Medical workers show solidarity for cause [Santa Cruz Sentinel] 2020-06-06

USA / New York Amazon Workers Sue Over Virus Brought Home from Warehouse [Bloomberg] 2020-06-06

USA / New York Warehouse workers are suing Amazon for putting their families at risk of coronavirus [CNN] 2020-06-06

India Changes to Labour Laws by State Governments Will Lead to Anarchy in the Labour Market [EPW] 2020-06-06

India / Maharashtra COVID-19: Labour shortage post worker exodus hit industries [Express News Service] 2020-06-06

UK Sunday trading relaxation ‘grossly unfair’ to key workers [Unite the union] 2020-06-06

UK / Scotland PCS makes safe return to work agreement with Scottish Government [PCS] 2020-06-06

UK Childcare needs emergency bailout to save women’s jobs, says TUC [TUC] 2020-06-06

UK Postal workers – ‘crucial to the national testing programme’ [CWU] 2020-06-06

UK Sunday trading deregulation call rejected by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-06

New Zealand CTU launches petition calling for safer sick leave in light of COVID-19 [CTU] 2020-06-06

Trinidad and Tobago The new normal – layoff until further notice/retrenchment [NWU] 2020-06-06

Nepal Rapid Assessment on the problems faced by the workers due to COVID-19 [GEFONT] 2020-06-06

Australia Turning point [AEU] 2020-06-06

Australia Aviation workers in desperate call for government aid [BTN] 2020-06-06

Canada / Ontario For-profit nursing homes — which have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 deaths — have 17% fewer workers [Our Windsor] 2020-06-06

Canada / Quebec Burnt-out health-care workers warn of mass exodus, with no end in sight to mandatory redeployment to CHSLDs [CBC] 2020-06-06

Canada / Saskatchewan 3 unions call on Sask. government to increase pandemic wages [CBC] 2020-06-06

Canada / Saskatchewan Health-care workers union threatens job action in letter to Sask. premier [CBC] 2020-06-06

South Africa / Limpopo NEHAWU notes with grave concern growing number of frontline workers infected with Coronavirus [Facebook] 2020-06-06

South Africa Union raises concern on rural schools' state of readiness [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-06

South Africa / Eastern Cape Cosatu supports NUM's call for safety of workers before profits at Eskom [Polity] 2020-06-06

South Africa Bemawu concerned over Covid-19 at SABC [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-06

Pakistan Fast fashion: Pakistan garment workers fight for rights amid Covid-19 crisis [The Guardian] 2020-06-05

Global Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers [Migrant Forum Asia] 2020-06-05

Global Garment workers need apparel companies’ assurance that they will be paid during this crisis [Clean Clothes Campaign] 2020-06-05

India 10 central trade unions call for nationwide protest on July 3rd [PTI] 2020-06-05

India SC proposes transportation of all stranded migrants in 15 days, reserves order for June 9 [Express Web Desk |] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario Union helped Ford dodge a bullet, not take one says OPSEU [CLI] 2020-06-05

UK British Airways' workers, passengers and shareholders deserve to know why airline management refused to attend the meeting with ministers [Unite the union] 2020-06-05

UK RMT responds to Government and Rail Delivery Group on face masks [RMT] 2020-06-05

Canada Ten Ways to Improve Work After COVID-19 Pandemic [Centre for Future Work] 2020-06-05

UK SPS Technologies ‘must not exploit the lockdown’ to slash jobs and terms and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-06-05

UK Westminster should 'Sit up and take notice of Wales' [GMB] 2020-06-05

Australia Tax backflip: aged care worker retention bonus insult [UWU] 2020-06-05

Australia 40% of aviation workers not getting Jobkeeper, survey shows [TWU] 2020-06-05

UK Bentley job announcement another heavy blow for UK auto industry [Unite the union] 2020-06-05

UK Amazon gives coronavirus advice while their own workers ‘fear’ of infection [GMB] 2020-06-05

Australia / Global Global Social Protection Fund needed to provide basic services for all working people [ACTU] 2020-06-05

Australia Two-thirds of arts workers relied on JobKeeper payments, new data shows [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-05

Israel Airports union briefly halts flights due to dispute over resuming travel [The Times] 2020-06-05

Canada / British Columbia Unionization at Deadly Care Home Signals Change, Says Expert [The Tyee] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario GM Oshawa workers manufacturing 10 million masks for front line health care workers [Unifor] 2020-06-05

Canada / New Brunswick Pulp mill members win workplace changes for safety [Unifor] 2020-06-05

Canada / British Columbia Laid-off hospitality workers call for government support to ensure they're rehired [CTV] 2020-06-05

Israel Air traffic resumes at Israel's main airport after brief worker strike [Canada.com] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario 'Thousands more' Ontario frontline healthcare workers need pandemic pay: union [The Daily Hive] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario Union calling on Federal Government to provide health care workers with pandemic pay [In Brampton] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario Unions want COVID-19 campaign funds to go to workers left out of pandemic pay-bump [CTV] 2020-06-05

Global World Players Association: 6 essentials for a Safe Return to Play [UNI Global Union] 2020-06-05

Global First hand: Covid-19 stories from the world of work [ILO] 2020-06-05

South Africa / Eastern Cape Linen shortages due to go-slow at Livingstone and Provincial hospitals hits admissions [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-05

Ghana End social distancing in commercial buses, we need our money – GPRTU to govt [Ghanaweb] 2020-06-05

Morocco Education unions successful in stopping support to private schools during the COVID-19 crisis [Education international] 2020-06-05

South Africa The safety of educators and students is of serious concern in the reopening of schools and colleges [Education international] 2020-06-04

Democratic Republic of the Congo United teaching unions set out firm conditions for the reopening of schools [Education international] 2020-06-04

Kenya New report urges gov't to plan well and save lives [Education international] 2020-06-04

Niger An intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers [Education international] 2020-06-04

Cameroon The resumption of face-to-face classes without proper preliminary planning endangers teachers and students alike [Education international] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: Union accused of “storming” hospital, putting staff and patients at risk [GroundUp] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Western Cape Unions, SAHRC warn MEC over reopening plan for Cape schools [Cape Argus] 2020-06-04

South Africa CWU to engage SABC over increasing positive COVID-19 cases [SABC] 2020-06-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Sadtu calls for further consultations on reopening schools [15 Minute News] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Western Cape SADTU to hold Education MEC ‘personally liable’ [NewsLite SA] 2020-06-04

UK Oxfam jobs’ axe threatens fight against global poverty, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

UK Unite calls for action following coronavirus call centre report [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

UK Unite statement on Rolls-Royce jobs announcement [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

UK Government announcement on face covering for public transport welcomed by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

Global Coronavirus has infected at least 450,000 health-care workers worldwide, report says [Wash Post] 2020-06-04

USA How the Pandemic Has Created New Demand for Older Workers [Harvard Biz Rev] 2020-06-04

UK Firefighters’ coronavirus response agreement extended [FBU] 2020-06-04

USA / District of Columbia WAMU 88.5 Presents: Are We Due For A Rise In Unions? [WAMU] 2020-06-04

USA / California California Assembly, Senate leaders say no to mandatory pay cuts for state workers [Sacramento Bee] 2020-06-04

UK IPPR on rise in child poverty [NEU] 2020-06-04

Ireland Kilkenny front line nurses to get CWU donation of ‘Propolis’ cream to help treat skin damage and irritation from prolonged PPE use [Kilkenny People] 2020-06-04

UK UK parliament union threatens to strike after MPs' queuing chaos [The Guardian] 2020-06-04

UK ‘We will hold government to account on COVID-19’ [UNISON] 2020-06-04

Brazil In Brazil's raging pandemic, domestic workers fear for their lives - and their jobs [The Times-Union] 2020-06-04

India 85% Domestic Workers Not Paid During Lockdown, Says Survey [Newsclick] 2020-06-04

India AIIMS Nurses' Union protests over working conditions; 329 workers contracted COVID-19 so far [The Herald] 2020-06-04

Malaysia Stop intimidation of victimised frontline hospital workers [Aliran] 2020-06-04

Malaysia Women’s rights coalition: Drop charges against five activists arrested picketing outside Ipoh hospital [The Mail] 2020-06-04

UK Women will be driven out of the workplace ‘if government does not urgently bail out childcare providers’ [The Independent] 2020-06-04

Australia Airport workers hold demonstrations over COVID-19 recovery plan [Xinhua] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario OPSEU calls on federal government to extend pandemic pay to all front-line health workers [OPSEU] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario Unifor welcomes move to appoint new management at Forest Height's LTC home [Unifor] 2020-06-04

Canada / Manitoba Not everyone happy with Manitoba essential workers’ bonus [RCI] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario Union slams changes to Ontario’s layoff rules [HR Reporter] 2020-06-04

Canada / British Columbia Laid-off hospitality workers hold car caravan in downtown Vancouver calling for job security [CBC] 2020-06-04

Canada / Saskatchewan Prairie South School Division announces plans to reduce custodial services for the 2020-21 school year [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario Province must finally act on race-based pandemic data [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Canada / Saskatchewan Health Provider Unions launch petition calling for wage top-up for ALL health care workers [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Hamilton/Niagara residents polled [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Global ITUC Global Covid-19 Survey: Support for government action falls as global jobs crisis takes hold [ITUC] 2020-06-04

South Africa High-risk teachers vulnerable to Covid-19 now know how they will be treated [Mail & Guardian] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Gauteng Union Calls for the Shutting Down of Far East Rand Hospital Amid COVID-19 Safety Concerns [allAfrica.com] 2020-06-04

South Africa Hundreds of journos lost their jobs due to Covid-19 lockdown – report [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal KwaMashu paramedics refuse to work until they’re tested for Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Western Cape Unions red-flag Tygerberg Hospital as a hot spot for Covid-19 [Cape Argus] 2020-06-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Education Department embroiled in 'poor quality' PPE mask debacle [Daily News] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Eastern Cape Two Eskom employees succumb to Covid-19 [Business Report] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Limpopo NEHAWU asks Ramaphosa to intervene in fight with premier [Knysna-Plett] 2020-06-04

USA / Louisiana Louisiana official begs for more workers to help children [Biz Mag SB] 2020-06-03

South Africa Sadtu, Cosatu vow to lay criminal charges should staff, pupils get infected at schools [Polity] 2020-06-03

USA Amazon drops $2 coronavirus pay rise for warehouse workers as CEO Jeff Bezos' fortune nears $150 billion [Biz Insider] 2020-06-03

USA The coronavirus pandemic has strained the mental health of front-line health workers [TX Tribune] 2020-06-03

USA / Nevada Some self-employed workers in Nevada still waiting on unemployment benefits [Las Vegas Sun] 2020-06-03

USA / Minnesota Sign the petition: Union Members for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd [Labor Notes] For more info 2020-06-03

USA / New York Buffalo Tesla worker tests positive for COVID-19 after New York factory reopens [Verge] 2020-06-03

USA / Pennsylvania Confronted by COVID and civil unrest, Philly’s home health workers still show up for a risky job [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-03

USA How Many U.S. Workers Have Lost Jobs During Coronavirus Pandemic? There Are Several Ways to Count: No matter the measure, Covid-19 and shutdowns led to historically high unemployment and are likely to leave lasting mark on U.S. economy [WSJ] 2020-06-03

Europe Coronavirus is not high threat to workers, EU says, causing outcry [Reuters] 2020-06-03

USA GOP congressmen ask unions to stop collecting dues amid coronavirus unemployment [Yahoo] 2020-06-03

USA Tyson Reinstates Policy That Penalizes Absentee Workers, Even for Illness [Bloomberg] 2020-06-03

USA Local Public Health Workers Report Hostile Threats And Fears About Contact Tracing [NPR] 2020-06-03

UK Is your boss spying on you as you work from home? [BBC] 2020-06-03

Canada / Nova Scotia NSFL President Danny Cavanagh wants paid sick time for all workers [NSFL] 2020-06-03

UK Safety must be at the heart of universities’ rebuilding plan [UNISON] 2020-06-03

UK Pilots call for Government to take control of aviation [BALPA] 2020-06-03

Malaysia Five arrested outside Ipoh hospital for peaceful protest against union-busting move [Malay Mail] 2020-06-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Tribute to Support Workers: Hats Off [NLFL] 2020-06-03

UK NEU survey shows realities of wider opening [NEU] 2020-06-03

UK TSSA Calls For Urgent Talks On TFL Future Funding [TSSA] 2020-06-03

Canada Trudeau’s daily announcement huge disappointment to transit agencies facing cuts or closures and millions of canadians who rely on public transit [ATU Canada] 2020-06-03

Canada / Alberta Forgotten workers caring for Alberta’s most vulnerable are being left out by UCP policies and programs [AFL] 2020-06-03

Austria Chemical workers unite for fair deal [IndustriALL] 2020-06-03

Canada Health Workers: From Praise to Protection [Canadian Dimension] 2020-06-03

Australia AWU oil and gas members are better off [AWU] 2020-06-03

Australia Retail Change Rooms 10-point Safety Plan [SDA] 2020-06-03

Kenya 2.3m workers at risk of losing medical cover, warns FKE [Business Daily] 2020-06-03

Australia GDP contraction shows the need for a jobs plan [ACTU] 2020-06-03

USA Every Food and Delivery Strike Happening Over Coronavirus [The Cut] 2020-06-03

Australia Unions, bosses eye future amid recession [Yahoo] 2020-06-03

Australia Dial it down, unions tell building bosses [9 News] 2020-06-03

Australia Virgin unions to grill Bain as concerns grow over quick resale [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-03

USA The Food Industry’s Next Covid-19 Victims: Migrant Farmworkers [In These Times] 2020-06-03

Kenya Pay cuts in private hospitals as business slumps [The Nation] 2020-06-03

Kenya Kisumu health workers to down tools [The Standard] 2020-06-03

Myanmar Factory workers suffer blame and pain in Myanmar’s COVID-19 response [Frontier] 2020-06-03

Spain Threat of strike by SEPE workers in the middle of the de-escalation of the ERTE [Explica] 2020-06-03

Kenya Kisumu health workers issue 7-day strike notice [The Star] 2020-06-03

USA / Washington Apple Shed Strikes Win Recognition, But the Fight Goes On [Labour Notes] 2020-06-03

Canada / Ontario Unifor applauds investigation of Ontario's oversight of long-term care during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-06-03

Canada Cleaners and janitors linked to value of real estate assets [The Province] 2020-06-03

Canada / Quebec Health-care workers set up camp to fight for right to take summer vacation [CTV] 2020-06-03

Canada Unifor President calls for FASTER media bailout funding from Trudeau government [The Post Millenial] 2020-06-03

Canada / British Columbia Transit security employees need more protective equipment during pandemic [CTV] 2020-06-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hibernia layoffs about to begin 'with heavy hearts,' drilling company says [CBC] 2020-06-03

Global Women must be at the table to negotiate a post-Covid recovery [IFJ] 2020-06-03

Burkina Faso Women stone crushers vulnerable to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Canada / Ontario LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Ottawa, Cornwall residents polled [CUPE] 2020-06-03

Brazil 57 construction workers die due to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Latin America / Caribbean Social dialogue, collective bargaining stand out in BWI COVID-19 webinar [BWI] 2020-06-03

Global Decent work for people with disabilities pushed amidst COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Asia / Pacific BWI releases full Asia Pacific report on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Fiji Trade Union Congress Lashes At Government Stance On Businesses [The Sun] 2020-06-03

Zambia Union intervenes to release mineworkers from Covid-19 quarantine camp [IndustriALL] 2020-06-03

South Africa Unions call for hospitals breaching Covid-19 health and safety checks to be shut down [Business Day] 2020-06-03

South Africa / Mpumalanga Faculties not able to open: Sadtu [Newpaper24] 2020-06-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health-care facilities will not close, says MEC [The Mercury] 2020-06-03

South Africa Can you use Zoom for retrenchment consultations? [BizCommunity] 2020-06-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Hospital workers down tools after non payment of Ters benefits [The Mercury] 2020-06-03

UK Beyond clapping for key workers – here’s how to give them the pay rise they deserve [The Conversation] 2020-06-03

South Africa / Western Cape Fourth Tygerberg Hospital staff member succumbs to Covid-19, says union [Cape Argus] 2020-06-03

South Africa / Gauteng L’Oréal workers demand a shutdown of local plant, citing Covid-19 exposure [Mail & Guardian] 2020-06-02

South Africa / Western Cape Teacher unions slam province for reopening schools [Cape Times] 2020-06-02

South Africa Protecting healthcare workers ‘not rocket science’ [New Frame] 2020-06-02

South Africa Teacher unions unconvinced schools will be ready to reopen next week [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-02

South Africa Teachers union takes DBE to court over schools reopening next week [The Citizen] 2020-06-02

South Africa Frere Hospital is hiding positive Covid-19 cases – Denosa [Cape Talk radio] 2020-06-02

South Africa 90% of schools will be ready to reopen next week: DoE [eNCA] 2020-06-02

South Africa / Western Cape Calls for private testing at factory after Covid-19 death [Cape Times] 2020-06-02

Canada Unions and online technology from the 1980s to COVID-19 [Talking Radical Radio] 2020-06-02

UK Nissan’s plans to axe Sunderland pensions ‘disappointing’ and ‘opportunistic’ [Unite the union] 2020-06-02

UK ‘Class and race’ biggest factors for victims of coronavirus, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-02

UK Delay in Covid-19 BAME deaths report ‘heightens distrust’ [GMB] 2020-06-02

UK CWU fury as ‘morally bankrupt’ BT claims its first ever compulsory redundancy scalp [CWU] 2020-06-02

UK As lockdowns ease, anxiety grows and confusion reigns [UNISON] 2020-06-02

UK How have you or other BME workers been treated at work during this crisis? [TUC] 2020-06-02

Peru At least 20 journalists died from Covid-19 as they covered pandemic [The Guardian] 2020-06-02

France Ryanair staff in France accuse airline of 'redundancy blackmail' [The Guardian] 2020-06-02

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia: Owners close Milk & Honey Market after wage and coronavirus safety disputes with workers [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-02

USA As meatpacking plants reopen, workers terrified of coronavirus risk: Infection rates are still rising at many plants; unions to call for more enforcement [Politico] 2020-06-02

USA Workers built America; now the government needs to support working people [Tallahassee Democrat] 2020-06-02

USA Starbucks Reduces Worker Hours to Reflect Pared-Back Operations [WSJ] 2020-06-02

USA The Pandemic Isn’t Easing Up, but Frontline Food Workers Are Already Losing Bonus Pay [CivilEats] 2020-06-02

Australia / New South Wales Paramedics, nurses take action over ‘insulting’ pay freeze pledge [The New Daily] 2020-06-02

Australia Early childhood educator survey: TWO-THIRDS say families and educators at increased risk of coronavirus due to lifting attendance [UWU] 2020-06-02

Australia Michele O’Neil on Virgin bidders shortlist [ACTU] 2020-06-02

Singapore Plans to overhaul housing for foreign workers unveiled [The Straits Times] 2020-06-02

New Zealand COVID-19: Unions to pressure Government on extending sick leave in New Zealand from five days to 10 [NewsHub] 2020-06-02

Australia / New South Wales Billing ban from paramedics as public servants fight wage freeze [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-02

Australia Union calls out COVID-19 risks with survey – two thirds of respondents feel unsafe at work [The Sector] 2020-06-02

Australia Union urges contenders Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners to engage constructively with workers [The Guardian] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario Advocates for migrant workers sounding alarm after COVID-19 death [CTV] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario Union representing staff at long-term care homes calls for change as ombudsman launches investigation [CTV] 2020-06-02

Canada / Nova Scotia Mill workers allowed into province without self-isolating [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario New poll shows Kitchener-Waterloo residents unhappy with province's COVID-19 response [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada / British Columbia Employers, Workers Agree: BC Labour Laws Don’t Work Right Now [The Tyee] 2020-06-02

Canada / Manitoba Provincial employees agree to 5 unpaid days off in exchange for no layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario Temporary foreign worker dies due to COVID-19 as disease hits southwestern Ontario farms hard [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada CUPE and NDP improve CERB access for seasonal workers [CUPE] 2020-06-02

Canada More help needed now for Canada’s local governments [CUPE] 2020-06-02

UK Coronavirus crisis - Updates [ASLEF] 2020-06-02

UK Postmen and postwomen – collecting Britain’s test kits [CWU] 2020-06-02

UK PCS reps sign up for online 5 tests meeting [PCS] 2020-06-02

South Africa / Eastern Cape COVID-19: Startling claims about hospital [eNCA] 2020-06-02

UK After being told to return kids to schools, parents and unions had other ideas [Counterfire] 2020-06-02

India / West Bengal Jute mills reopen with 65% workers [TNN] 2020-06-02

India India Inc battles worker shortage, policy flip-flops [ET Bureau] 2020-06-02

South Africa Teacher unions slam DBE's June 8 date for reopening schools to pupils [IOL] 2020-06-02

South Africa We told minister schools are not ready – unions [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-02

South Africa All workers can now benefit from UIF relief scheme [New Frame] 2020-06-02

South Africa Mines aim to return to full production capacity during level 3 [Business Report] 2020-06-02

South Africa Unions slam Telkom's 'treachery' for putting job cuts back on table amid Covid-19 battle [Business Report] 2020-06-02

South Africa Covid 19: Mines are the new hotspots [News24] 2020-06-02

South Africa CCMA has received 28 000 cases during Covid-19 lockdown [Cape Argus] 2020-06-02

USA Health Care Workers Are Facing an Emerging Mental Health Crisis [USNews] 2020-06-01

USA / Washington Coronavirus updates: 27 counties approved for Phase 2 of recovery plan [KING5] 2020-06-01

USA / Arizona Arizona’s workers need unemployment insurance reform — now [AZ Ctr Am Progress] 2020-06-01

USA America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit [The Nation] 2020-06-01

USA NY Governor Signs Death Benefits Bill for Essential Workers [Firehouse] 2020-06-01

USA Pandemic Will Mean a Worse Retirement for Millions of Workers [Governing] 2020-06-01

UK PCS warns parliament is not safe from Covid-19 outbreak [PCS] 2020-06-01

UK RMT calls for urgent Government intervention [RMT] 2020-06-01

UK More than 80% of parents not sending children back to school – GMB poll [GMB] 2020-06-01

UK TSSA Back Sadiq Khan's Call For Inquiry Into BAME Covid-19 Impact [TSSA] 2020-06-01

UK Usdaw looks beyond the Coronavirus emergency with a call for a new deal for workers and the retail industry [USDAW] 2020-06-01

UK Stansted job losses and pay cuts, unacceptable and will be challenged [Unite the union] 2020-06-01

Australia Union kingmakers fear Bain Capital's bid for Virgin Australia [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-01

Australia Unions warn against push for effective pay cuts amid Covid-19 recovery [The Guardian] 2020-06-01

Canada / Ontario Union calls on province to take control of home after 18 residents transferred to hospital [CBC] 2020-06-01

Canada / Alberta Vegreville care home can't find workers after cutting pay by $8/hr, wants change to public health order [CBC] 2020-06-01

Canada / British Columbia How Filipino-Canadian care aides are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-06-01

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Plant Workers Should See Compensation for Dangerous Work, says FFAW [VOCM] 2020-06-01

USA / California Essential Blueberry Farm Workers Strike After Employer Cuts Pay Amid Pandemic [Now This] 2020-06-01

Asia 200 workers join BWI’s South Asian webinar on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-01

South Africa Thousands of teachers expected to ask for permission to teach from home [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-01

South Africa School reopening: 'The timelines were unrealistic' - unions react to postponement [News24] 2020-06-01

South Africa Anxiety over schools endures as pupils now head to classrooms on 8 June [The Citizen] 2020-06-01

South Africa Govt cannot afford to jeopardise lives of workers and learners – NEHAWU [Polity] 2020-06-01

South Africa No school on Monday: grade 7s & matrics should return on 8 June - Education Dept [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-01

South Africa / Western Cape Provincial secretary of SADTU says they are concerned about well being of teachers [Nari] 2020-06-01

South Africa Thousands of teachers expected to ask for permission to teach from home [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-01

South Africa Teacher Unions: No PPE, No work [eNCA] 2020-06-01

South Africa Uncertainty and confusion continue as Motshekga delays briefing on school reopening [The Citizen] 2020-06-01

South Africa COSATU supports calls for Mthethwa to meet artists [Daily Sun] 2020-06-01

South Africa SAFTU says: No teaching and learning during Covid-19/lockdown! [SAFTU] 2020-06-01

South Africa SAFTU supports the EUSA High Court application to interdict opening of schools [SAFTU] 2020-06-01

USA / Washington Activists, unions form a caravan to support striking workers [KIMA] 2020-05-31

USA Eight Amazon Workers Have Now Died from Covid-19 [Slashdot] 2020-05-31

USA AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on workers' concerns as more companies reopen amid COVID crisis [FOX] 2020-05-31

Nigeria COVID-19: 553 new cases as doctors threaten strike [The Nation] 2020-05-31

Nigeria Nigerian resident doctors issue ultimatum for strike amid COVID-19 fight [Xinhua] 2020-05-31

Global COVID19 effects on health workers know no borders [PSI] 2020-05-31

Europe EU poll shows citizens want more solidarity over coronavirus [ETUC] 2020-05-31

Europe Workplace safety not in Commission’s top 40 priorities despite coronavirus [ETUC] 2020-05-31

UK NEU calls on government to step back from the brink and stop wider school reopening tomorrow [Union News] 2020-05-31

UK TUC warns inadequate sick pay could force vulnerable people back to work [Union News] 2020-05-31

UK Unite steps up campaign over British Airways plans to fire all workers [Union News] 2020-05-31

UK New flexible working arrangement saves more than 900 JCB jobs [GMB] 2020-05-31

UK NHS Test and Trace may fail without a decent income for all workers who must self-isolate [TUC] 2020-05-31

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 and the Anti-Asian Pandemic - BC Teachers Speak Out [Our Times] 2020-05-31

Canada / Ontario Province Quietly Drops #COVID-19 ESA Regulation on Friday Afternoon. Confusion Reigns [The Law of Work] 2020-05-31

Canada Council of Canadians shows solidarity with UFCW food processing members [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-31

Canada UFCW Canada welcomes federal commitment to paid sick days [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-31

Canada What would our lives be like if there were no truck drivers? [Teamsters] 2020-05-31

Canada Examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ2+ community [PSAC] 2020-05-31

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s 'Trumpian' narrative that COVID-19 is a disease of the elderly will lead to more infections and deaths [AFL] 2020-05-31

Canada / Alberta Labour leaders demand that Kenney not stand in the way of paid sick leave for all [AFL] 2020-05-31

Australia / Western Australia Fremantle: Al Kuwait coronavirus cluster exposes flawed shipping regulations [MUA] 2020-05-31

Australia 'A moral obligation': radical reform urged before cruise ships allowed to return to Australia [The Guardian] 2020-05-31

South Africa Covid-19 cases pass 30 000 mark with 1 727 new infections and 32 more deaths [IOL] 2020-05-31

South Africa / Limpopo PSC tells provincial government to abide by 60-day rule and reinstate suspended officials [News24] 2020-05-31

South Africa It's back to work on Monday — but is SA ready? [Sunday Times] 2020-05-31

UK Not until it's safe: stay away on 1st June [Counterfire] 2020-05-31

UK Government's wider reopening of schools is disappointing [GMB] 2020-05-31

UK Stop wider 1 June school reopening [NEU] 2020-05-31


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