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

Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020, 19:45:34
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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 / Delaware High-risk health workers to get first COVID vaccines in DE [DE State News] 2020-12-02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK Drivers and assistants, who take disabled children to school in Hackney, vote to strike over Covid-19 payment [Unite the union] 2020-11-13

UK Vaccine success needs a second ‘call to arms’ and a manufacturing minister to avert PPE fiasco repeat [Unite the union] 2020-11-13

South Africa SA Medical Association welcomes further easing of COVID-19 rules [Devdiscourse] 2020-11-13

South Africa Covid-19 must remain a top priority - NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-11-12

UK London City Airport accused of poor treatment of its workforce [Unite the union] 2020-11-12

UK PCS condemns government for contracting out Covid vaccine communications work [PCS] 2020-11-12

UK Massive increase in food bank usage during pandemic underscores necessity for welfare reform [Unite the union] 2020-11-12

UK Government must urgently tackle funding problems for struggling councils, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-11-12

UK Pay rise and student support are key to increasing nursing numbers [UNISON] 2020-11-12

UK Post-Brexit lorry queues could make Kent 'toilet of England' [Guardian] 2020-11-12

New Zealand Fletcher Building won’t repay wage subsidy from ‘strong’ earnings [Stuff] 2020-11-12

Australia More than 200,000 aged care workers seek 25% pay rise in landmark Australian case [The Guardian] 2020-11-12

Canada / Manitoba Teachers exempted from province's household self-isolation policy [CBC] 2020-11-12

Canada Support staff at commercial buildings not adequately protected amid pandemic: Report [HR Reporter] 2020-11-12

Global Fundamental rights for a better future of work [ILO] 2020-11-12

Singapore COVID-19 exposes the Singapore migrant worker experience [East Asia Forum] 2020-11-12

UK Bosses must have zero tolerance for covid, says TSSA re Manchester Piccadilly [TSSA] 2020-11-12

UK Education Committee on Exams [NEU] 2020-11-12

UK Austerity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report says [Guardian] 2020-11-11

UK NEU urge education minister to let go of GCSEs [NEU] 2020-11-11

UK Staff need training and support to deliver mass testing to students [UNISON] 2020-11-11

Canada / Alberta 10 deaths, 146 cases tied to COVID-19 outbreak at south Edmonton long-term care facility [CBC] 2020-11-11

Canada / Quebec COVID-19: Montreal hotel workers stage protest to protect their jobs [The Gazette] 2020-11-11

Canada / Ontario Advocates and union question new job category for Ontario long-term care homes [CTV] 2020-11-11

Canada Airline workers must be consulted on federal support for sector: CUPE [CUPE] 2020-11-11

Canada / Quebec A moment of reflection for front-line workers in the Eastern Townships [CUPE] 2020-11-11

USA / New York NY Court Dismisses Amazon Workers’ COVID-19 Health and Safety Claims [Law & the Workplace] 2020-11-10

UK Devil will be in the detail for learners, support staff, teachers and leaders after Wales exams cancelled [GMB] 2020-11-10

UK Time to stop government’s ‘economic rollercoaster’, says TUC [TUC] For more info 2020-11-10

UK Royal Mail workers wearing masks, keeping safe, keeping healthy [CWU] 2020-11-10

UK Ofsted Report - November [NEU] 2020-11-10

Australia Pilots point finger for lack of support at Qantas and Virgin [News.com] 2020-11-10

Canada / Manitoba CUPE exposes 'less than accurate' Revera's information on Maples care home [CBC] 2020-11-10

Canada Study seeks to interview temporary foreign workers in the Maritimes [rabble] 2020-11-10

Canada / Manitoba Victoria Hospital health-care aide dies from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-11-10

Australia / New South Wales Health workers challenge staff strain as Port Macquarie Base Hospital ward 1B re-opens [Port News] 2020-11-09

Israel Union warns strike over payments to quarantined workers [MENA FN] 2020-11-09

Australia Aviation workers demand senate inquiry into industry’s survival [TWU] 2020-11-09

UK Visa rules forcing migrant NHS workers to leave UK amid Covid second wave [Guardian] 2020-11-09

Australia Australian seafarers outraged after Federal Government grants foreign workers COVID exemptions to take coastal shipping jobs [MUA] 2020-11-09

UK Police reminded to respect the role of journalists as key workers [NUJ] 2020-11-09

UK Your safety at work comes first [PCS] 2020-11-09

UK McCluskey: 'We need a plan for jobs and incomes, and we need it yesterday' [Unite the union] 2020-11-09

UK Covid-19 prompts UK call for statutory paid bereavement leave [Guardian] 2020-11-09

USA / Michigan Health workers deal with COVID-19 outbreak in Chippewa County [UpNorthLive] 2020-11-09

USA / Missouri ‘With this, I’ve lost count:’ As COVID surges in KC, health workers, families struggle [Kansas City Star] 2020-11-09

Canada Workshop for Health Workers Next Wednesday [Decent Work and Health Network] 2020-11-08

Canada Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes to 46 Food Banks in Western Canada [USW] 2020-11-08

Canada / Alberta AHS enacts emergency provisions in response to COVID surge in Edmonton Zone [UNA] 2020-11-08

Canada National Council reviews union’s response to COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-08

Canada Addressing racism must be at centre of COVID-19 recovery [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-08

Canada / Ontario Budget provides no new funding to keep students and educators safe [ETFO] 2020-11-08

Canada / Saskatchewan Private contractors put the Canadian Forces at risk during the pandemic [PSAC] 2020-11-08

Canada / Ontario Instead of Tackling COVID-19 ‘Head On’, Ontario’s Budget takes a ‘head in the sand’ approach. More action needed: OFL [OFL] 2020-11-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Let’s take what we have learned from the pandemic and prepare for a brighter future [NSFL] 2020-11-08

Canada Unions say slowing job recovery necessitates urgent government intervention [CLC] 2020-11-08

Canada Amid austerity measures, some provinces' public services are in trouble [rabble] 2020-11-07

Australia / South Australia Aged care workers still carrying pandemic costs [UWU] 2020-11-07

UK Infection Rates in Schools and Colleges [NEU] 2020-11-07

Canada / Ontario Advocates say absent funding details for long-term care standard in budget troubling [CTV] 2020-11-07

India Who gets reformed, capital or labour? The challenges to Indian labour during the pandemic and times ahead [Global Labour University] 2020-11-07

Global Shell workers determined to overcome Covid-19 challenges [IndustriALL] 2020-11-07

Democratic Republic of the Congo Collaboration of education trade unions in the production of a guide on COVID-19 in schools [EI] 2020-11-07

Palestine Online training positions education union as a strategic social partner [EI] 2020-11-07

Canada / Ontario Tax cuts won’t cut it: CUPE Ontario responds to the Fall Budget [CUPE] 2020-11-07

South Africa Teacher unions rail against Covid-19 decision [JacarandaFM] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU condemns violation of isolation protocols during exams [Political Analysis] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU: 'Schools are not quarantine sites' [East Coast Radio] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU calls on Basic Education and Health Departments to convene urgent meeting on unilateral decision that violates isolation protocols during writing of final examinations [SADTU] 2020-11-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses at hospital do 'heavy lifting' as infrastructure fails [eNCA] 2020-11-06

Australia Safe and secure? [AEU] 2020-11-06

UK London Assembly supports Usdaw campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse [USDAW] 2020-11-06

UK TSSA slams 'damning' NAO Brexit preparedness report [TSSA] For more info 2020-11-06

UK TUC call for Liverpool employers to do the right thing during mass testing pilot [TUC] 2020-11-06

Australia Union calls for 'distortionary effect' of JobMaker to be scrapped [The advertiser] 2020-11-06

Australia Seafarers outraged after Federal Government grants foreign workers COVID exemptions to take coastal [MUA] 2020-11-06

Canada / Ontario Ford budget acknowledges public services are the great equalizer [OPSEU] 2020-11-06

Canada / Ontario Budget sets an underwhelming path to economic recovery, leaves workers with questions [Unifor] 2020-11-06

Canada / Manitoba Nurses need more protection as COVID-19 hospital outbreaks grow, union says [CBC] 2020-11-06

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities  to move online [UCU] 2020-11-06

UK Chancellor's necessary extension to furlough doesn't address injustices for the low paid says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-06

UK Chancellor's furlough U-turn too late for thousands of aviation workers [GMB] 2020-11-06

UK Pilots union warns students against starting pilot training courses [BALPA] 2020-11-06

South Africa Ters benefit should be extended in line with State of Disaster, Cosatu demands [ANA/IOL] 2020-11-06

Canada Unifor takes battle against Loblaw beyond N.L., where 1,400 workers are on strike [Review] 2020-11-05

Canada / Alberta Union wants better protections, pandemic pay reinstated for Alberta meat plant, grocery store workers [Global] 2020-11-05

Canada / British Columbia Increasing visitation and maintaining safety in long-term care homes a fine balance, says union representative [CBC] 2020-11-05

Canada / New Brunswick Follow the Ontario Example – NB Needs Standards of Care [CUPE] 2020-11-05

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario says the Fall Budget is an opportunity to protect and support Ontarians [CUPE] 2020-11-05

UK ‘Opportunistic’ sign language service attacks during pandemic will cause ‘long term misery’ for deaf communities [Unite the union] 2020-11-05

UK New national restrictions for schools [NEU] 2020-11-05

UK Unions concerned as schools stay open during second lockdown [Education International] 2020-11-05

South Africa With matric exams to start, SADTU worried about Covid-19 effects on pupils [Eyewitness News] 2020-11-05

UK English second lockdown: Usdaw urges customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers [USDAW] 2020-11-05

South Africa COSATU statement on rise in rate of Covid-19 infections [COSATU] 2020-11-05

UK Heathrow catering company snubs furlough extension and plans to sack more than 1,000 workers [Unite the union] 2020-11-04

UK Advice to photographers during lockdown [NUJ] 2020-11-04

UK Pilots union demands urgent action and Government commitments to the airline sector [BALPA] 2020-11-04

UK Safety in libraries must be a priority [UNISON] 2020-11-04

South Africa Unions fume over R836,000 bonus paid to SAA Technical boss [The Times] 2020-11-04

Australia / South Australia Ambulance Union says paramedics have hit crisis point due to a 'dangerous' lack of resources [7 News] 2020-11-04

Australia Unions push for better protections as 80% of employees say they want to keep working from home [The Guardian] 2020-11-04

Canada / Ontario CUPE 4392 launches public campaign to restore day programs for adults with developmental disabilities [CUPE] 2020-11-04

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities to move online [UCU] 2020-11-04

Australia / New South Wales NSW Government slashes 2.5 per cent pay rise for public servants due to coronavirus pandemic [ABC] 2020-11-03

UK RMT calls for guaranteed Government support for Northern transport [RMT] 2020-11-03

UK Cabinet Office must send clear work from home message [PCS] 2020-11-03

UK Nationalise Hull Trains and Grand Central To Save Jobs and Services - TSSA [TSSA] 2020-11-03

UK Making sure young people have a post-pandemic future [UNISON] 2020-11-03

UK 150,000+ support our campaign to close schools and colleges [NEU] 2020-11-03

UK School support must be fully protected or action will be taken warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-03

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare Celebrates Ontario's Commitment to Enhanced Long-Term Care Staffing Levels [SEIU] 2020-11-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Labour minister appoints mediator as Dominion strike to regain pandemic pay enters 11th week [CBC] 2020-11-03

Canada Chief Public Health Officer links impact of COVID-19 to inequality [NUPGE] 2020-11-03

Kenya Union says COVID-19 in schools putting teachers at risk [VoA] 2020-11-03

South Africa Government pitted against business and labour over income relief for laid-off workers during the lockdown [Daily Maverick] 2020-11-03

South Africa Community health workers — could Covid-19 finally unlock their role in the NHI? [Mail & Guardian] 2020-11-03

South Africa / Western Cape Education department ready to deal with ‘unknown’ matric exam issues [Cape Times] 2020-11-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU calls for investigation in matric camps [East Coast Radio] 2020-11-03

South Africa Cosatu angered by NCCC decision to not extend COVID-19 relief fund [SABC] 2020-11-03

UK / England Transport for London funding agreement a ‘fair deal’ but challenges remain warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-02

UK Biomedical scientists carrying out Covid-19 tests at Lancashire NHS trust ‘short-changed’ by £7,000-a-year [Unite the union] 2020-11-02

UK Time for fair wage for social care workers on ‘forgotten frontline’, says new coalition [UNISON] 2020-11-02

UK Workers in Wales need clarity on wage support [TUC Wales] 2020-11-02

UK PM must address the impact of a second lockdown on retail says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-02

Canada / New Brunswick As COVID outbreak raged at Atholville home, volunteer workers felt abandoned by province [CBC] 2020-11-02

Australia Hostility to insecure work spikes among hospo workers after COVID-19 [UWU] 2020-11-02

Australia JobMaker scheme will churn workers through short-term, insecure jobs [ACTU] 2020-11-02

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Garbage truck drivers' union accuses contractor of 'taking advantage of the pandemic' over pay dispute [The Times] 2020-11-02

Canada Unions decry Treasury Board’s changes to ‘Other Leave With Pay’ provisions used by public service employees as ‘last resort’ in pandemic [The Hill Times] 2020-11-02

UK UK not ready for two national emergencies at once, firefighters warn [FBU] 2020-11-02

USA / Texas Construction workers had a nearly 5-fold increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 in central Texas compared with other occupational categories [Reddit] For more info 2020-11-01

USA / Connecticut For these Connecticut workers laid off due to COVID-19, anger and despair fuel a desire for political change [Hartford Courant] 2020-11-01

USA / Mississippi ‘Alarming rate’ of coronavirus infection among grocery store workers, study finds [FOX] 2020-11-01

USA Amid High Unemployment Some Workers Look for New Careers [U.S. News] 2020-11-01

USA / California Tenet Hospital workers vote to strike [Z107.7] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta Confusion reigns as COVID-19 runs through Calgary Correctional Centre [AUPE] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta AHS needs to halt plan to slash staffing at Cross Cancer Institute, provide transparency: UNA president [UNA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta UNA urges Alberta government to adopt federal COVID Alert app immediately [UNA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Ontario Public Health Nurses Give Their All During Pandemic Seek Fair Contract at Conciliation [ONA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Quebec The government is easily confused [FIQ] 2020-11-01

Canada Unions hosting virtual Action Week [CLC] 2020-11-01

Canada Leading national and international experts call on Canada to protect health workers from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-11-01

Canada In Memoriam: Canada’s Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-11-01

UK NEU calls for schools to be closed during lockdown [Union News] 2020-11-01

UK “Send pupils and staff home” – NASUWT tells government [Union News] 2020-11-01

USA / Arizona School Reopenings have Arizona Teachers Hoping for Dignity and Relief from COVID-19 [Law at the Margins] 2020-11-01

UK TUC: Government should have acted sooner to protect lives and livelihoods [TUC] 2020-11-01

UK BALPA response to news of Government restrictions on outbound leisure travel [BALPA] 2020-11-01

Canada / British Columbia Parents, teachers take covid action health authorities don’t [CLI] 2020-11-01

India / Tamil Nadu Special camps to provide ration cards for sex workers soon [The Times] 2020-11-01

Australia Casual workers will increase risk of coronavirus third wave, union claims [The New Daily] 2020-11-01

Australia / Victoria Disability homes lack safety plans as union warns of mental health toll [The Times] 2020-11-01

Canada / Ontario Unprecedented: all 4,300 unionized workers in the Upper Canada District School Board ask administration to “recognize the overwhelming negative effects” of reopening plan [The Intelligencer] 2020-11-01

New Zealand Unions call for acknowledgement of essential workers on Labour Day [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-11-01

UK Close schools in national lockdown [NEU] 2020-10-31

Australia / Victoria Shoppers should respect retail workers as Victoria opens up [SDA] 2020-10-31

Australia One story for the workers, another for the stock exchange [ETU] 2020-10-31

Australia Jetstar needs to fix front of house rostering – time to show Jetstar that you are united! [ASU] 2020-10-31

Australia Teachers take the lead in crisis on World Teachers’ Day [AEU] 2020-10-31

Canada / Ontario Front-line workers who left LTC homes in May won't come back, commission hears [CP] 2020-10-31

Canada / Alberta Outbreak at Calgary jail is a 'horror show,' staff union claims, as COVID cases increase to 124 [CBC] 2020-10-31

Canada MPs, unions urge return of pandemic pay for grocery workers amid 2nd wave [iPolitics] 2020-10-31

UK Wales TUC welcomes Welsh Government announcement on support for lower paid workers to self-isolate [Wales TUC] 2020-10-31

UK As furlough scheme ends Government must bring forward plan for protection of health, jobs and incomes [Unite the union] 2020-10-31

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week October 25-30 - Make Air Canada the people's airline [RadioLabour] 2020-10-31

South Africa / Gauteng Education department mum on youth pay [Elitsha] 2020-10-30

Australia 'Heartbreaking': 9,100 homeless suffer jobseeker payment suspensions amid recession [The Guardian] 2020-10-30

Canada / British Columbia Save-On-Foods Refused Calls to Require Face Masks Inside Their BC Grocery Stores, Company Letter Shows [Press Progress] 2020-10-30

UK / England Government's Tier 3 money for West Yorkshire not enough to support working families, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-30

Canada CUPE flight attendants will take to the streets in Montreal and Toronto to demand support for jobs, industry [CUPE] 2020-10-30

Canada / Ontario CUPE welcomes Ontario government’s move towards a legislated care standard – urges swift action on Bill 13 [CUPE] 2020-10-30

UK Unite welcomes Dundee city council support over carers fees campaign [Unite the union] 2020-10-30

UK GCSEs and A-Levels: October [NEU] 2020-10-30

UK Government must not reverse changes in universal credit for freelances [NUJ] 2020-10-30

UK RMT condemns disgusting Halloween nightmare jobs assault on over eighty staff [RMT] 2020-10-30

USA A Third of Health Care Workers Hospitalized with COVID-19 Are Nurses [Spectrum] 2020-10-29

USA 9/11 workers who die of COVID-19 to be added to Nesconset wall [Newsday] 2020-10-29

USA When Government is Run By A Gilded Few, Essential Workers Pay the Price [PEER] 2020-10-29

India Hundreds of Indian workers demand unpaid wages from Saudi construction firm [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-29

UK Indian garment workers cover bosses' lockdown losses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-29

Global Invest in care workers, invest in care [Al Jazeera] 2020-10-29

Myanmar Protecting garment workers’ lives in Myanmar [IndustriALL] 2020-10-26

Australia JobMaker follows trend: poorly designed, unable to deliver [ACTU] 2020-10-29

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Hospital cleaners picket over “insulting” 5-cent wage offer at Calvary Bruce [Riot ACT] 2020-10-29

Canada / British Columbia Labour union calls on B.C.’s top doctor to mandate masks in grocery stores [CTV] 2020-10-29

Canada / Nova Scotia Strang says Irving shipyard should have told employees about worker from Quebec [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unifor, Loblaw agree to return to negotiations Thursday [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Ontario UPS executive granted special ministerial exemption from Canada's COVID-19 quarantine in order to lobby union member over contract proposal [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Europe Webinar Series: COVID-19 and long term care – building health justice in Canada and in Europe [CUPE] 2020-10-29

Canada / Global Global Day of Action: Invest in Care Now! [CUPE] 2020-10-29

UK Heathrow’s cash mountain should be used to help staff threatened by ‘fire and rehire’, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-10-28

UK School Absence - Latest Attendance Figures [NEU] 2020-10-28

Global Trade Union Internationalism In The Time of COVID-19 [TUED] 2020-10-28

Australia Border Force accused of breaching health and safety after staff incentivised to forgo sick leave for bonuses [The Guardian] 2020-10-28

Canada / Saskatchewan No mask, no transit; city to enforce mask mandate on buses [The Leader-Post] 2020-10-28

Canada Teachers say return to school this fall has left them with overwhelming stress and a never-ending workload [CBC] 2020-10-28

Canada / Nova Scotia Self-isolation exemption prompts work refusal at Irving Shipyard [CBC] 2020-10-28

Canada / Alberta As COVID-19 rates hit new records, Kenney’s plan to lay off 11,000 sparks wildcat walkouts across the province. [The Tyee] 2020-10-28

Canada / Ontario CUPE calls on public health officials to conduct immediate inspections of private personal care homes [CUPE] 2020-10-28

UK Working from home - Claim tax relief for your job expenses [www.gov.uk] 2020-10-27

Myanmar 'Thrown to the wolves': how Covid-19 laws are being used to silence garment workers [Guardian] 2020-10-27

Japan Less than 20% of workers telecommute despite calls to do so amid pandemic [SIA] 2020-10-27

Eswatini PM advises nation to drink alcohol responsibly, nurses union president warns of looming Covid-19 second wave [The Swaziland News] 2020-10-27

Canada Will Canada give its foreign essential workers their rights? [Open democracy] 2020-10-27

Canada Airline pilots' union plans protest at Pearson International Airport [The Sun] 2020-10-27

Canada / Alberta Health-care workers take to the streets to protect Alberta patients [AUPE] 2020-10-27

Canada / Manitoba He 'took care of everything': Family remembers Manitoba poultry plant worker who had COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Loblaw secures 1 injunction against striking Dominion workers, loses dozens others [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / Manitoba Health-care support workers need more PPE, access to rapid testing, union says [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / British Columbia BC elects majority NDP government in campaign centered on health care [HEU] 2020-10-27

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario says funding can slow the spread, amid record-setting 1,000+ cases [CUPE] 2020-10-27

UK Spirit Aerosystems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland [Unite the union] For more info 2020-10-26

UK NUJ statement on Sunak's latest deal for freelances [NUJ] 2020-10-26

Canada / Ontario Ontario Provincial Council urges province to support workers during COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-10-26

Canada / Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Reform Needed [SUN] 2020-10-26

Canada / Manitoba MGEU calls on government to immediately hire more staff at Cadham Lab [NUPGE] 2020-10-26

Canada / Quebec The FIQ and FIQP accept the outstretched hand from the president of the Treasury Board and cancel the 48 hours without forced labour action on October 24 and 25. [FIQ] 2020-10-26

Canada / Quebec Determined, the healthcare professionals have forced the government to listen to them [FIQ] 2020-10-26

USA / Maryland Baltimore Teachers Union urges parents to boycott school reopening [Real News Network] 2020-10-26

Canada For Canadian sex workers, CERB was a lifeline — if they could get it [CBC] 2020-10-26

Canada Public Transit Operations Remain in Financial Crisis – Federal Funding Needed Now [ATU Canada] 2020-10-26

Canada / Alberta Teachers Applaud Decision to Make Diploma Exams Optional [ATA] 2020-10-26

UK After the jobs go - Millions of jobs are under threat [GMB] 2020-10-26

UK PCS demands DWP Oldham office closure after outbreak of Covid-19 [PCS] 2020-10-26

UK Children must not be forgotten in the government’s winter plan [TUC] 2020-10-26

UK NEU lobbies Williamson to explore potential of secondary schools moving to a rota system [Union News] 2020-10-25

UK / Wales Firebreak: Usdaw urges customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers [Union News] 2020-10-25

UK Teaching assistants covering twice as many lessons in the pandemic, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-10-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Job study shows COVID-19 impact on workers [Rank and File] 2020-10-25

Canada / Ontario Striking during the pandemic 'extremely challenging' say U of O support staff [CBC] 2020-10-24

Canada / Ontario WSIB claims from LTC workers could be tip of the iceberg, union says [CBC] 2020-10-24

Canada Hospitality workers urge Ottawa to put employees first in any COVID-19 related bailout [CBC] 2020-10-24

UK Headteachers in disbelief as Government ‘slashes’ laptops for poor pupils on eve of half-term [inews] 2020-10-24

UK Secondary Schools Moving to a Rota System [NEU] 2020-10-24

UK Teaching assistants covering twice as many lessons in the pandemic [UNISON] 2020-10-24

Malaysia Media union calls for exemption from work from home directive [IFJ] 2020-10-24

USA Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting COVID Safety Violations [Workplace Fairness] 2020-10-24

USA / Oregon OR Gov Brown extends COVID-19 housing protections for agricultural workers [KATU] 2020-10-24

USA / New York State workers wary after memo indicating plan to increase in-person work [CBS] 2020-10-24

USA / Michigan Workers helping Midland flood cleanup allege in suit they were infected with coronavirus [Detroit Free Press] 2020-10-24

USA / Texas Texans at high-risk for COVID-19 will need to resume looking for work next month [Dallas News] 2020-10-24

USA Houston Teachers Sickout – 3 More AFL-CIO Call for General Strikes [Payday Report] For more info 2020-10-24

USA Amazon workers threaten to shut down warehouses if employees don’t get a day off to vote [NYTimes] 2020-10-24

USA Amazon workers ask for paid day off to vote [Retail Wire] For more info 2020-10-24

Caribbean / Latin America Workers’ action bulletins highlight strength and resilience [BWI] 2020-10-24

Israel Empowering Arab women during the Coronavirus crisis [WAC-Maan] 2020-10-24

Canada CUPE says rapid testing at Calgary airport a solid step, calls for other airports to follow suit [CUPE] 2020-10-24

Canada / Ontario Health care unions welcome Ontario Long-Term Care Commission’s recommendation to institute a four-hour care standard [CUPE] 2020-10-24

South Africa These domestic workers lost their jobs during lockdown. Now they have to beg on the streets with their babies [GroundUp] 2020-10-23

USA Amazon’s warehouse injury rates are so high that it faces a more costly workers’ comp classification [Verge] 2020-10-23

USA McConnell helps ‘working families’ by killing coronavirus relief. That’s rich, Mitch [Wash Post] 2020-10-23

USA Older workers face higher unemployment amid Covid pandemic – leading macroeconomic influencers [Pharmaceutical Tech] 2020-10-23

USA / California A double whammy for California’s jobless workers [Mercury News] 2020-10-23

Korea (South) Fourteen South Korean delivery workers die because of pandemic overwork: union [Reuters] 2020-10-23

USA 'We are fighting for survival:' Black essential workers head to the ballot box [NBC] 2020-10-23

USA Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting COVID Safety Violations [KHN] 2020-10-23

Canada / Quebec The battle against COVID-19 shifts to workplaces [CBC] 2020-10-23

Canada / Manitoba Poultry plant employee dies after testing positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-23

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg home-care workers not told when clients test positive for COVID-19, union claims [CBC] 2020-10-23

UK New job support measures will help struggling employers but hardest hit sectors still need urgent support [Unite the union] 2020-10-23

UK Job support u-turn welcome, but millions face Winter without enough to live on [GMB] 2020-10-23

UK Employers must do all they can to reduce Covid impact on Black staff [UNISON] 2020-10-23

UK Job Support Scheme doesn't reach the workers it needs to says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-10-23

UK Free School Meal provision over holidays [NEU] 2020-10-23

UK ForgottenFreelances were let down by the Treasury and HMRC [NUJ] 2020-10-23

Australia Australia Post’s coronavirus delivery cuts slammed by posties, could be scrapped early [The New Daily] 2020-10-22

Australia Aged care shifts go unfilled as workers despair [UWU] 2020-10-22

Australia / Western Australia Union Strength in the COVID Era [UnionsWA] 2020-10-22

Australia Elevating our issues at CASA and Airservices [Professionals Australia] 2020-10-22

USA OSHA under fire for scant oversight, negligible fines against meatpackers during COVID pandemic [NY Times] 2020-10-22

Canada / Yukon YEU, Yukon Hospital Corp. at odds over whether hospitals are understaffed [The News] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba 27 COVID-19 cases at Manitoba's largest poultry plant apparently linked to community spread, province says [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba Immediate improvements needed at site of deadly COVID-19 outbreak, Parkview Place review finds [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba 11 patients, 5 staff test positive in COVID-19 outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Quebec Major COVID-19 outbreak at an Olymel meat processing facility in the Beauce region [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! [IAMAW] 2020-10-22

UK A national care service is needed urgently to reform social care, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-10-22

UK Joint call by mayors, MPs, councillors and trade unions for comprehensive financial package from Chancellor [Unite the union] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba CUPE 204 files 55 policy grievances against WRHA, Shared Health [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Canada CUPE Ontario condemns Community Living Guelph Wellington for day program closures [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Canada Flight attendants say support can't come soon enough [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Bangladesh / Vietnam Different exposure, similar reality? The pandemic and the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh and Vietnam [Global Labour University] 2020-10-22

USA Hispanic food processing and farm workers more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 [Today] 2020-10-22

USA / Wisconsin Colectivo Coffee hires union busters as some workers move to unionize [Restaurant Biz] 2020-10-22

USA / Nevada Will Union Workers Deliver Nevada For Biden? [The Nation] 2020-10-22

USA / New York 24 percent of NYC subway and bus workers have had COVID-19, survey says [6sqft] 2020-10-22

USA / Minnesota ‘Work From Home If You Can’ Policy For State Workers Extended Until June 2021 [CBS] 2020-10-22

USA / Iowa Univ. Iowa Hospitals and Clinics healthcare workers call on Iowa leaders to step up in fight against COVID-19 [ABC] 2020-10-22

USA Older workers face higher unemployment [Weirton Daily Times] 2020-10-22

USA / Louisiana 'Save Us!' Unemployed tourism and convention workers plead for help at an ‘Empty Event’ [NOLA] 2020-10-22

USA / Louisiana Unemployed hospitality workers plead for local help as federal relief is blocked [WLTV] 2020-10-22

USA / New Jersey $300 unemployment benefit update: Why are workers still waiting? [NJ] 2020-10-22

USA / Michigan Westland nursing home workers: Strike ends after contract deal reached [Detroit News] 2020-10-22

USA 1 in 4 American workers has thought about quitting over Covid-19 stress, poll says [CNN] 2020-10-22

USA / Illinois Restaurant Workers Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Can Get $500 Grant [Block Club] 2020-10-22

USA / Maryland Complaint alleges Maryland agency has failed to protect workers during coronavirus pandemic [Baltimore Sun] 2020-10-22

USA / New York Nearly One-Quarter of New York City Transit Workers Report Having Had COVID-19 [Healthcare Hygiene Mag] 2020-10-22

USA / Kansas Kansas vaccination plan prioritizes health care workers [AP] 2020-10-22

USA / Michigan Moolenaar Honors Emergency Workers in Beaverton [Moolenaar] 2020-10-22

UK PCS demands more workplace safety measures as Covid restrictions increase [PCS] 2020-10-22

UK Unite members will be forever grateful to Andy Burham for fighting low-waged corner [Unite the union] 2020-10-22

India Coronavirus pandemic driving more children into child labour in India [Money Control News] 2020-10-21

Philippines IMEC, ITF launch testing and quarantine facilities [The Times] 2020-10-21

Australia / Global Dock Workers Claim Vindication as Shipping Lines Blamed for Delays and Accused of Profiteering [The Handy Shipping Guide] 2020-10-21

Australia 2020 was supposed to be a big year for unions. Then the pandemic hit [The Morning Herald] 2020-10-21

Canada / Ontario Sudbury personal support worker says 'no silver lining' to be found working in long-term care during COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-21

Canada / Prince Edward Island U of T’s fall reopening plan ‘unacceptable,’ says union [Remi] 2020-10-21

Global Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [EI] 2020-10-21

Zimbabwe Government must pay teachers decent salaries for them to resume work [EI] 2020-10-21

Canada Health employers are violating provincial deals by refusing workers PPE, say nurses [CFNU] 2020-10-21

Canada Flight attendants call on Ottawa to save their jobs and industry [CUPE] 2020-10-21

Canada / Ontario CUPE education workers’ generosity will help protect students in Lakehead schools [CUPE] 2020-10-21

UK MPs' report on Universal Credit five-week wait welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-10-21

UK Extra support for NHS staff welcome but high vacancy levels don’t help [UNISON] 2020-10-21

UK Proposed Transport for London funding deal punishes poorest Londoners [Unite the union] 2020-10-21

UK TUC calls for support for jobs in Greater Manchester ahead of new restrictions [TUC] 2020-10-21

UK Transport for London punishment 'nakedly political' says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-10-21

UK Reports that Government are threatening a total takeover of TFL [RMT] 2020-10-21

UK More PCSOs would be best way to ensure public comply with COVID rules [UNISON] 2020-10-21

UK Chancellor must not leave social security uprating linked to this month’s low inflation, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-21

Global Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [Education International] 2020-10-21

Australia ASU meets with Bain to demand return to good faith bargaining [ASU] 2020-10-20

Australia / Victoria More than 400 Melbourne Centrelink call centre workers sacked [The Age] 2020-10-20

Australia / Global Seafarers forced to spend up to 18 months on ships, International Transport Workers' Federation says [ABC] 2020-10-20

Canada / Quebec Health-care workers block bridges in Quebec City, Montreal over working conditions [CBC] 2020-10-20

Canada / Yukon ‘It’s very scary at WGH right now,’ employee says [The Star] 2020-10-20

UK BALPA - sale has been agreed for business and assets of Flybe Limited (in Administration) ('Flybe') [BALPA] 2020-10-20

UK Tentative welcome for agreement for Flybe being bought out of administration [Unite the union] 2020-10-19

UK Deliveroo workers strike again [Workers liberty] 2020-10-19

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Canberra Airport guards stood down for Covid-19 questions [UWU] 2020-10-19

Bangladesh ‘Vulnerable’ garment workers in Bangladesh bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic [CNBC] 2020-10-19

Canada / Ontario The Explainer: U of T’s working-from-home policies [The Varsity] 2020-10-19

UK Privateer's failure hits as Liverpool's hospital beds fill up [Morning Star] 2020-10-19

UK 'Nine in ten workers must reskill' at added cost of £13bn a year, govt warned [SkyNews] 2020-10-19

Global Women workers: Gender-based violence, a 'second pandemic' [BWI] 2020-10-19

USA / California Silicon Valley's workforce is feeling more burned out than before the pandemic, with nearly 70% reporting work-home-home exhaustion [Biz Insider] 2020-10-18

USA Elderly, health care workers likely to receive vaccine first [AP] 2020-10-18

USA / Oregon Some Oregon workers believe state could do more to stop COVID-19 workplace outbreaks [KGW8] 2020-10-18

USA How to give back to health care workers [KPC News] 2020-10-18

USA OSHA falls short on COVID-19, unions say [Telegraph Herald] 2020-10-18

Global Global food workers' unions demand urgent action [UFCW Canada] 2020-10-18

Canada / Ontario Education Minister creates further chaos in schools, reopens door to nepotism and cronyism in teacher hiring practices [ETFO] 2020-10-18

Canada Intercity Bus Drivers Need Better Protection [Teamsters] 2020-10-18

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN Releases Official Position Statement on Face Masks [SUN] 2020-10-18

Canada / Alberta Layoffs are about privatizing Alberta's public health system during a pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-10-18

Canada / British Columbia Unions help communities during pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-10-18

Canada Layoffs in the aerospace industry – A second wave of layoffs is emerging [IAMAW] 2020-10-18

UK No one should be profiting from test and trace failure, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-10-18

UK COVID-19 vaccine must be managed by NHS and public bodies, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK Unions demand Parliament returns to hybrid sitting [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK NEU calls for circuit breaker to suppress COVID-19 cases [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer’s account [Red Pepper] 2020-10-17

Canada / New Brunswick Province faces severe nursing shortage during COVID-19 [The Media Co-op] 2020-10-17

Australia A week to champion Aussie garment makers [The Chronicle] 2020-10-17

Canada / Nova Scotia Eldercare advocacy groups and unions join forces to press for more nursing home funding [The Examiner] 2020-10-17

Canada / Manitoba Families say residents being neglected at COVID hotspot Parkview Place, blame staff shortages [CBC] 2020-10-17

Canada / Ontario London hospital workers irked by uneven distribution of pandemic pay [Canada.com] 2020-10-17

Canada New layoffs at Air Transat [CUPE] 2020-10-17

UK 1 in 4 BAME workers not given necessary PPE, shock GMB survey shows [GMB] 2020-10-17

Germany Education unions critical of KMK’s backward steps and patchwork approach [EI] 2020-10-17

Australia / Queensland Union warns of 42,000 surplus job cuts [The Bull] 2020-10-16

Cambodia Garment factory workers demand rights after coronavirus closures [ABC] 2020-10-16

Canada / New Brunswick Nurses union calls for independent inquiry into long-term care sector [CBC] 2020-10-16

Canada / Manitoba Parkview Place workers facing burnout, unsafe conditions, union says [CBC] 2020-10-16

Australia Being monitored by your boss while working from home — necessary trade-off or 'stupid' surveillance? [ABC] 2020-10-16

Canada / Alberta Government's claimed savings from health-care cuts don't add up [rabble] 2020-10-16

Greece Civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike [The Standard] 2020-10-16

France Health workers in France go on strike as coronavirus cases surge [France 24] 2020-10-16

Canada / Manitoba CUPE files grievance at Parkview Place [CUPE] 2020-10-16

UK Threat to 2,000 Marston’s jobs renews Unite’s call for hospitality support package [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK Heathrow rejects workers’ offer to payback bonuses to help avert industrial action [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK / England Unite accuses Cornwall’s Tory MPs of hanging county out to dry over lack of COVID support [Union News] 2020-10-15

UK UCU slams government’s “unworkable” Xmas lockdown plans [Union News] 2020-10-15

Canada Study seeks to interview Temporary Foreign Workers in the Maritimes during COVID [The Media Co-op] 2020-10-15

Australia TWU statement re Virgin CEO exit [TWU] 2020-10-15

Australia Bain Capital must honour its promises to Virgin workers [ASU] 2020-10-15

Australia The next employment challenge from coronavirus: how to help the young [AEU] 2020-10-15

Australia Unemployment increases as Morrison pulls support [ACTU] 2020-10-15

Canada / Prince Edward Island Unions raise concerns about safety in schools in the event of COVID-19 community spread [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-10-15

Canada / Alberta Three workers at Red Deer’s Canada Post sorting facility have tested positive for COVID-19 [The Advocate] 2020-10-15

Canada / Ontario 94% of workplace leaders in long-term care say staffing has worsened since Premier Ford promised to act on the crisis [CUPE] 2020-10-15

Global Covid 19: outlook for the Live Performance sector and measures needed [UNI Global Union] 2020-10-15

Global COVID-19 exposes food retailers as frontline workers​ [ILO] 2020-10-15

Global ILO releases checklist to protect the health and safety of miners during COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-10-15

Australia / South Australia Essential workers tell SA Govt: We deserve job security [UWU] 2020-10-14

Australia Virgin CEO sacking reports prompt TWU to suspend industrial negotiations [TWU] 2020-10-14

Australia Treating workers like meat: what we’ve learnt from COVID-19 outbreaks in abattoirs [The Conversation] 2020-10-14

Australia Workers face 'pandemic of insecurity', Chris Bowen says [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Australia / Western Australia Covid quarantine for Western Australia's Fifo workers compared to 'house arrest' [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Australia Union urges Australian PM to clarify Virgin Australia ‘s future [Airline Ratings] 2020-10-14

Australia Union walks away from Virgin Australia talks after reports CEO is leaving [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney Government’s layoff announcement throws health care in Alberta back into chaos [UNA] 2020-10-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s draconian cuts will destroy public health care during a pandemic and tank our economy during a recession [AFL] 2020-10-14

UK Covid-19 outbreak at Amazon warehouse sparks fears on Prime Day [GMB] 2020-10-14

Global COVID-19: Time for Sport to ‘Build Back Better’ [UNI] 2020-10-14

Global Workers lost a collective $3.5 trillion during the pandemic, with those in informal work and emerging economies particularly hard hit [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

Australia Union boss slams employers using COVID to weaken workers’ pay and conditions [The New Daily] 2020-10-13

Australia NTEU maintains right to COVID-safe protest against uni funding cuts and fee hikes [NTEU] 2020-10-13

Australia How four year olds can make or break an economy [AEU] 2020-10-13

Global Nuclear workers join forces [IndustriALL] 2020-10-13

Australia This is what happens when a ship carrying coronavirus-infected crew arrives in Australia [ABC] 2020-10-13

Australia Coronavirus pandemic a cover to try and weaken workers' pay and conditions, unions say [ABC] 2020-10-13

Global Nearly 3 million migrants stranded by COVID-19 - UN report [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

Thailand Migrant school closures fuel child labour in Thai seafood industry [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

USA Latino Immigrant Workers Continue to Die on the Job, Study Says [Latin Post] 2020-10-12

USA / New York Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lenghty stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic [FingerLakes1] 2020-10-12

USA Power the Polls:Help staff your local polling place [AFL-CIO] 2020-10-12

USA Underground insulin exchanges emerge as workers lose jobs, insurance co-pays fall short [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-10-12

USA / Pennsylvania Here are the Greater Philadelphia companies that laid off, furloughed workers in September [Phila Biz Jrnl] 2020-10-12

USA Killing worker safety [Progressive] 2020-10-12

UK Unite calls for a new chapter of constructive working with BA [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK Liverpool region lockdown must include full furlough and improved test and trace [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK ICTS Security at Aberdeen Airport to cut workforce by up to a third [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK Government Must Do More To Protect Workers Under New Covid Rules [TSSA] 2020-10-12

Sweden Country Faces Historic Pay Battle for Its Covid Fighters [Bloomberg] 2020-10-12

Liberia Striking Health Works Accept UN Intervention, Suspend Strike [The Observer] 2020-10-12

USA / Florida With Florida’s hotel workers still jobless, unions pivot to canvass for Democrats [The Chronicle] 2020-10-12

Ghana Develop social protection package for us - Domestic workers to Gov’t [GhanaWeb] 2020-10-12

USA Meatpackers deny workers benefits for COVID-19 deaths, illnesses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Bangladesh Coronavirus pandemic led to an estimated 70,000 garment workers losing their factory jobs [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Brazil Brazil's public sector hit with lawsuits for COVID-19 labor abuses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario Treatment of Long-Term Care Workers a Disgrace [USW] 2020-10-11

Canada / Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews raises uncertainty in health care with belligerent attack on nurses [UNA] 2020-10-11

India Oil ministry wants PSUs to build 50,000 houses for migrant workers [PTI] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario “Still Fighting” ONA Launches New Ad Campaign as COVID-19 Second Wave Begins [ONA] 2020-10-11

Canada Unions welcome employment gains, but urge continued focus on jobs [CLC] 2020-10-11

Canada Lessons of the pandemic must lead to change for frontline workers [CLC] 2020-10-11

Canada / Alberta Stressed out [ATA] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario Current school cohorting practices are ineffective and leave itinerant teachers at increased risk, say experts [rabble] 2020-10-11

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week October 4-9, 2020: 21,000 health-care workers infected with COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-10-11

Australia How COVID-19 was a ‘once in a generation’ excuse to sack Australians [The New Daily] 2020-10-10

Australia Are redundancies available or not, Flight Centre? [ASU] 2020-10-10

Liberia Health Workers Ends 'Stay Home Action' [Front Page Africa] 2020-10-10

Switzerland Geneva’s public sector plans strike over 1% Covid pay cut [Le News] 2020-10-10

Australia Calls for governments to do more to help repatriate ships' crews trapped at sea by border closures and other COVID restrictions [The Herald] 2020-10-10

Canada Union renews plea for aviation industry help [RCI] 2020-10-10

Canada / British Columbia These Burnaby workers are getting a ‘hero’ bonus. Others want in [Now] 2020-10-10

Canada Rising COVID-19 numbers prompt calls to bring back hazard pay for retail workers [CBC] 2020-10-10

Canada The state of Canada’s gig economy: how workers are organizing [rabble] 2020-10-10

Global Fighting the Backlash: Covid driven health privatisation has started [PSI] 2020-10-10

Caribbean Young workers leading the post-Covid changes across the Caribbean [PSI] 2020-10-10

Mexico Union targets school dropouts during pandemic [EI] 2020-10-10

Global Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment [EI] 2020-10-10

Global Unions launch “Safe at Home, Safe at Work” campaign [BWI] 2020-10-10

Nepal GEFONT distributes safety materials to health workers [GEFONT] 2020-10-10

Nepal Lockdown is like torture for Workers; President Shrestha [GEFONT] 2020-10-10

Canada / Ontario “Something to be thankful for”: CUPE Ontario applauds ONDP’s comprehensive plan to overhaul long-term care and home care [CUPE] 2020-10-10

UK Pay rise plans for MPs amid pandemic criticised by unions [Morning Star] 2020-10-10

UK Equity welcomes news - Northern Ireland Executive gives £29 million to help arts [Equity] 2020-10-10

UK BALPA response to news of proposed downsizing by Norwegian at London Gatwick [BALPA] 2020-10-10

UK World Mental Health Day: Usdaw says 'it's good to talk' as the Covid-19 crisis impacts workers [USDAW] 2020-10-10

UK Northumbria University moves learning online after staff threatened industrial action [UCU] 2020-10-10

UK Northern jobs support much needed but may be too little, too late [Unite the union] 2020-10-09

UK Chancellor’s deal a disaster for hospitality sector that is in urgent need of proper rescue package [Unite the union] 2020-10-09

UK Job Support Scheme expansion will protect jobs in lockdown areas but ministers must do more [TUC] 2020-10-09

UK Coronavirus: UK workers to get two-thirds of wages if firms told to shut [Guardian] 2020-10-09

UK ​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s fears [UNISON] 2020-10-09

Australia / Western Australia Cap on WA public sector pay increases to continue [The Mandarin] 2020-10-09

Australia / New South Wales Unions, Labor lament wage freeze for public servants [CCCN] 2020-10-09

Australia 'Not good enough': Albanese's budget reply angers unions over aged care [The Times] 2020-10-09

Canada Rapid COVID-19 test approval welcomed by aviation workers [Unifor] 2020-10-09

Canada Some Starbucks locations consider unionizing following complaints of overwork, lack of protection [My Kawartha] 2020-10-09

Canada Liberals should adopt the NDP wealth tax to power post-pandemic recovery [CUPE] 2020-10-09

Indonesia Thousands protest against 'omnibus law' on jobs [BBC] 2020-10-09

India Indian unions mobilize for national strike [IndustriALL] 2020-10-08

Madagascar An education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities [Education international] 2020-10-08

Australia Coalition criticised for saving nearly $1bn on job services as unemployment soars [The Guardian] 2020-10-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses vindicated by report slamming lack of protections [Saltwire] 2020-10-08

Canada / Manitoba Promise to transform Manitoba education comes as system already hurting from pandemic: unions [CBC] 2020-10-08

Canada Rapid testing the best path to recovery for Canada's airlines [CUPE] 2020-10-08

Canada / Ontario CUPE city workers team up with Windsor-Essex food bank to deliver Thanksgiving dinners [CUPE] 2020-10-08

South Africa COSATU leads union protests over coronavirus impact [Reuters] 2020-10-08

UK Manchester airport job losses a direct consequence of government failure to provide aviation support [Unite the union] 2020-10-07

UK We need a People’s Bailout. Now! [GMB] 2020-10-07

UK Follow the Scottish Government Covid-19 rules and respect shop workers [USDAW] 2020-10-07

UK Unions launch inquiry as they warn Britain’s self-employed workforce is on the brink [Union News] 2020-10-07

UK UCU members to ballot for action over COVID-19 health and safety failings at Northumbria University [Union News] 2020-10-07

USA / California Understaffed and Unsafe, Bay Area Hospital Workers Strike [Labour Notes] 2020-10-07

Global IUF warns G20 Tourism ministers that COVID-19 is being used as cover to suppress workers' rights [IUF] 2020-10-07

Global Decent Work Day: Building union power towards healthy and inclusive teleworking [IFJ] 2020-10-07

Canada Unions encourage donations to local food banks to mark Thanksgiving [CLC] 2020-10-07

Australia Budget broken promise leaves aged care exposed [UWU] 2020-10-07

UK New Royal Mail shared van plan is 'reckless' and will see coronavirus spread [CWU] 2020-10-07

India One-third of Indian workers face increased burnout at work: Microsoft study [ANI] 2020-10-07

Global COVID-19 and the global addiction to cheap migrant labour [Covid-19] 2020-10-06

Australia Qantas wins court case over engineers stood down due to pandemic [The New Daily] 2020-10-06

Australia / Queensland Research project examines future of “working from home” [Queensland Unions] 2020-10-06

Australia / Victoria COVID-19: Latest Changes To COVIDSafe Plan [CFMMEU] 2020-10-06

Australia Test of budget to come: will jobs be saved and secure jobs created? [ACTU] 2020-10-06

Canada / Ontario Itinerant school teachers creating unnecessary COVID-19 risks, experts warn [CBC] 2020-10-06

Canada Working from home: workers' health and safety protections [NUPGE] 2020-10-06

Canada The system for protecting Canadian health care workers is broken, report says [360] 2020-10-06

UK PFEW launch Demand, Capacity and Welfare survey [polfed] 2020-10-06

UK Bexley council urged to ditch Serco refuse contract, as workers gear up for strike ballot [Unite the union] 2020-10-06

UK Len McCluskey’s statement on Rishi Sunak speech [Unite the union] 2020-10-06

UK Rishi Sunak’s plans for winter amount to creative destruction of Britain’s workforce [Guardian] 2020-10-06

UK / England TUC launches Day of Action to save Yorkshire’s buses amid government funding crisis [TUC] 2020-10-06

UK Deliveroo action spreads [Workers liberty] 2020-10-05

UK Hackney drivers and escorts of disabled children are ‘pathfinders’ in national campaign to recognise Covid-19 pressures [Unite the union] 2020-10-05

UK First 48 hour strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper [RMT] 2020-10-05

UK Chancellor must do much more to help the unemployed, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-05

UK Guidance for branches on purchasing face coverings [UNISON] 2020-10-05

Canada / Ontario Teachers say they’re ‘June tired,’ but it’s only October. Such is the toll of COVID-19 [ParrySound.com] 2020-10-05

Canada Investigation: Canada failed health workers and mismanaged COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-10-05

Canada For many workers, reduced hours or pay cuts beat pandemic layoffs. Just ask a WestJet pilot [CBC] 2020-10-05

Canada SARS was 'dress rehearsal for COVID-19' but Canada failed health-care workers: report [This Week] 2020-10-05

South Africa Teachers worried about second Covid outbreak next year [Sunday Independent] 2020-10-05

UK Workers are not prepared for the future of working from home [Prospect] 2020-10-04

UK Commons authorities must take action after Ferrier case [Prospect] 2020-10-04

UK Member survey shows lack of trust in Government [NEU] 2020-10-04

UK Building a Fair Education System After Covid-19 [NEU] 2020-10-04

Global Capitalism after pandemic [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-10-04

Canada / Alberta UNA proposes reopening collective bargaining on October 16 [UNA] 2020-10-04

Canada / Quebec The labour shortage: a smokescreen of accountability [FIQ] 2020-10-04

Canada Investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and health worker safety to be released [CFNU] 2020-10-04

Canada “Get Canada Working Again with Child Care” Campaign [CUPW] 2020-10-04

Guyana Gov't warns of severe sanctions if nurses continue to strike [The Observer] 2020-10-04

Spain CGT exige al Ejecutivo de Sánchez e Iglesias la equiparación, en relación al Covid-19, de las trabajadoras de Ayuda a Domicilio al personal sanitario [CGT] 2020-10-04

Bolivia Striking medical workers step up pressure for more health sector budget [Xinhua] 2020-10-04

Guyana Union not backing down from planned health sector strike [The News] 2020-10-04

UK From pay gap to ill-fitting PPE, female workers highlight challenges in U.K. health care [CBC] 2020-10-04

Cameroon Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry [The National Observer] 2020-10-03

Global Nursing Home Workers Demand a “Shield Against COVID-19” [UNI] 2020-10-03

UK Unite secures free Bernard Matthews bus travel to boost workers' Covid-19 safety [Unite the union] 2020-10-03

UK Covid-19 and the impact on Mental Health [GMB] 2020-10-03

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 on St. Stephen's 'doorstep' after Maine mill worker tests positive, says mayor Social Sharing [CBC] 2020-10-02

UK Unite statement on Unipres Sunderland coronavirus outbreak [Unite the union] 2020-10-02

Australia Flight Centre have announced workforce reductions and store closures [ASU] 2020-10-02

Australia Aged care staffing recommendations don’t go far enough [ANMF] 2020-10-02

Australia Union calls for worker voice in industry roadmaps [AMWU] 2020-10-02

Canada / Saskatchewan Employee case of COVID-19, staff shortages in maximum security at Sask. Penitentiary [CBC] 2020-10-02

Canada Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry [Now] 2020-10-02

Canada Union leaders call on government for financial support of aviation sector [Canada Newswire] 2020-10-02

Canada Unions and NACC: Trudeau Must Provide Immediate Help for Canadian Aviation [Travel Pulse] 2020-10-02

Canada Air Canada flight attendant union says rapid testing needed to save airline jobs, industry [CUPE] 2020-10-02

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario and OCHU say wage increase for personal support workers is just the first step [CUPE] 2020-10-02

USA Amazon reveals over 19,000 workers got COVID-19 [WRIC] 2020-10-02

USA Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19 [ABC] 2020-10-02

USA / West Virginia WV Kroger Workers Staging Protests Over Union Contract [UFCW] 2020-10-02

USA Frontline workers in eye of pandemic storm for months, now fending off repo man [MarketWatch] 2020-10-02

South Africa Many SA teachers want to quit profession due to stress, report says [The Star] 2020-10-02

UK UCU and the National Union Students issue joint statement calling for action over university Covid crisis [UCU] 2020-10-01

UK RMT responds to news of latest savage P&O cuts [RMT] 2020-10-01

Global Formerly colonized people can’t breathe. And the IMF and World Bank are to blame [Opendemocracy] 2020-10-01

USA / California CA governor vetoes bill to help displaced workers [KCRA] For more info 2020-10-01

USA / Florida Layoff Update: Nearly 7,000 Non-Union WDW Workers Losing Jobs [ITM] 2020-10-01

USA / Colorado Denver Meatpacking Plant Employee Union Says JBS Denied Worker's Comp To Families Affected By COVID [CBS] 2020-10-01

Australia Centrelink staff plead for action on JobSeeker [CPSU] 2020-10-01

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 pandemic leading to higher rates of severe depression, exhaustion in B.C. nurses, study suggests [CTV] 2020-10-01

Canada / Manitoba Surge in health-care worker COVID-19 cases causing burnout, nurses union says [CBC] 2020-10-01

UK Arts workers draw attention to lack of panto season this year and demand more help [Guardian] 2020-10-01

UK Legal case against Lancashire electronic firm `wake up call' to employers abusing furlough [Unite the union] 2020-09-30

UK Bernard Matthews risking Suffolk workers and public’s health with sick pay and bus fare ‘penny pinching’ [Unite the union] 2020-09-30

UK NEU launches interactive School Covid Map website [NEU] 2020-09-30

UK Lack of care home testing a stark warning for ministers - GMB [GMB] 2020-09-30

UK GMB calls on government to extend working visas for NHS staff [Union News] 2020-09-30

China Food delivery workers need a trade union to push for real change [CLB] 2020-09-30

Canada / British Columbia First Shelter for Sex Workers to Open in the Downtown Eastside [The Tyee] 2020-09-30

Australia Government fails the content test in another blow for the screen industry [MEAA] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Murdoch Uni loses bid to freeze staff pay in what union slammed as 'exploitation with no job security' [The Times] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Murdoch Uni loses bid to freeze staff pay in what union slammed as 'exploitation with no job security' [WA Today] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Coronavirus outbreak among Patricia Oldendorff crew in Port Hedland prompts call for new 'green lane' system [ABC] 2020-09-30

Canada / Alberta 290 staff now isolating as Foothills hospital outbreaks grow [CBC] 2020-09-30

UK Bectu and Musicians' Union join silent protest to save the arts [Morning Star] 2020-09-30

UK / Northern Ireland Ask Your MLAs to Support Musicians During the Covid-19 Pandemic [Musicians’ Union] 2020-09-30

UK RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators [RMT] 2020-09-30

USA It's getting bleak for out-of-work hotel workers: 'My biggest worry is securing shelter' [CNN] 2020-09-29

India / Kerala Caught in pandemic's net, fish sellers struggle to stay afloat in India [BDNews] 2020-09-29

India / Maharashtra Mumbai airport union's strike notice over pending salaries [The Times] 2020-09-29

Kenya Health Workers at Kenya’s Biggest Hospital Strike Over Pay [Bloomberg] 2020-09-29

UK Stakes too high and pressures too great to delay NHS pay rise [UNISON] 2020-09-29

UK NHS and care visa extension vital to avoid catastrophic winter crisis [GMB] 2020-09-29

UK Children’s Commissioner’s Covid Report [NEU] 2020-09-29

UK / England Merseyrail Covid redundancies - TSSA union says proposals are 'premature' [TSSA] 2020-09-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE happy to finally have Haggie’s ear on long-term care [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-09-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador The pandemic is not over: NAPE helping people in need [NUPGE] 2020-09-29

Africa Teacher unions raise awareness on child labour amidst Covid-19 [Education international] 2020-09-28

Benin Joint action by education unions on COVID-19 prevention along with inclusive education and boosting union leadership role [Education international] 2020-09-28

Ghana Debt and COVID: the recovery must not come at the expense of workers and public services. [TUC website] 2020-09-28

Canada / Alberta Nurses should not be penalized for self-isolating due to COVID-19 outbreaks in hospitals [UNA] 2020-09-28

Canada / Ontario Health Coalition Day of Action: October 8 [ONA] 2020-09-28

Canada The Hypocrisy of the right wing conservatives. [IAMAW] 2020-09-28

Canada Feds Must Support Air Transportation Now! [IAMAW] 2020-09-28

Canada Unions have a plan to move us forward [CLC] 2020-09-28

UK / Scotland Strike ballot at Heriot-Watt University in row over rushed job cuts [UCU] 2020-09-28

Canada A robust immigration system is key to our recovery [CLC] 2020-09-28

Canada The Pandemic Isn’t Over: We Must Remain Vigilant and Protected as We Enter the Second Wave [CUPW] 2020-09-28

Canada / British Columbia This election is a choice between leaving people behind and building a future for all [BCFed] 2020-09-28

Canada Educational assistants face unique risks, uncertainty as school year begins [rabble] 2020-09-28

Australia No more public subsidies for Qantas unless it drops outsourcing of workers & repays unpaid wages [TWU] 2020-09-28

Australia Patrick using false Port Botany delay claims to create community fear in effort to force through attack on workers’ rights [MUA] 2020-09-28

Australia Government cuts support to 3.5 million [ACTU] 2020-09-28

Australia More than fiscal stimulus: an alternate plan to reboot the economy [The Policy Lab] 2020-09-28

Australia Qantas workers face the axe as COVID-19 grounding of flights opens outsourcing loophole [ABC] 2020-09-28

Australia Union fury over ‘false’ claims of medicine shortages [The Australian] 2020-09-28

UK Jobs support scheme will help anxious workers breathe more easily but more must be done [Unite the union] 2020-09-27

UK Heathrow urged to halt brutal plans to fire and rehire thousands in light of new jobs scheme [Unite the union] 2020-09-27

UK Branch resources review restarts, with pledge to stay on schedule [UNISON] 2020-09-27

UK Breakthrough means no compulsory redundancies amongst easyJet pilots [BALPA] 2020-09-27

UK Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance [Guardian] 2020-09-27

UK Covid has left easyJet 'hanging by thread', union official tells staff [Guardian] 2020-09-27

Nepal Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic [EI] 2020-09-27

Canada / Quebec Schools to receive $85M to fund pandemic measures [CBC] 2020-09-27

Canada / Ontario 'It's about time': Hospital's takeover of 2 care homes praised, but questions linger [CBC] 2020-09-27

USA / California Do California hotel workers deserve extra job security? They think so [LATimes] 2020-09-27

USA / Kansas Community college ready to train high-hazard workers during COVID-19 [Hutchinson News] 2020-09-27

USA / California Worker’s Rights Board Hearing on Health Worker’s Work Conditions at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Sept 26, 2020 [Sonoma Cty Gazette] 2020-09-27

USA Stop and Shop workers to receive retroactive bonus pay [WJAR] 2020-09-27

USA Treasury Union Alleges Workers Misled About Payroll Tax Deferral [Bloomberg] 2020-09-27

Australia Qantas owes workers thousands after losing JobKeeper court case [The New Daily] 2020-09-26

Australia Qantas workers to receive thousands in unpaid wages as airline loses Jobkeeper case [TWU] 2020-09-26

Global Coronavirus makes 'modern slaves' of ship crews, UN told [Deutsche Welle] 2020-09-26

Canada / Quebec Supporters rally around CHSLD janitor now facing deportation [CTV] 2020-09-26

Australia ASU win! Federal sides with unions in Qantas Jobkeeper case [ASU] 2020-09-26

Australia Urgent action needed now in aged care - ANMF and AMA say Care Can't Wait [ANMF] 2020-09-26

Australia Morrison rips support from workers in midst of crisis [ACTU] 2020-09-26

Canada Budget will determine if Throne Speech promises become reality [NUPGE] 2020-09-26

Canada WestJet tells workers their pay will be cut by half due to wage subsidy changes [The Courier] 2020-09-26

Canada Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut [Global] 2020-09-26

Canada The federal government promises criminal charges for those who neglect seniors, it should begin by charging itself [CUPE] 2020-09-26

UK Halt in-person university teaching until test and trace fixed, union urges [Guardian] 2020-09-26

USA Will Workers’ Wages Ever Go Up Again? [Quillette] 2020-09-26

USA Wall Street drills Costco stock because it's paying workers $2 more an hour during COVID-19 [Yahoo Finance] 2020-09-26

USA The Tech Companies That Want to Cut Remote Workers’ Salaries [Medium] 2020-09-26

USA / Massachusetts UFCW contract: Stop & Shop to pay 56,000 frontline grocery store workers retroactive premium pay [Mass Live] 2020-09-26

USA / Idaho Farmers need help protecting workers from COVID-19 [ID Farm Bureau Federation] 2020-09-26

South Africa Health workers fight without fuel [Mail & Guardian] 2020-09-25

UK COVID-19 hasn’t killed sexual harassment at work – it’s just moved online [Open democracy] 2020-09-25

Ghana Nurses and Midwives Association suspends strike action effective Sept. 24 [Joy Online] 2020-09-25

Canada / Quebec Union blames 'hyper-centralized' bureaucracy, budget cuts for CHSLD disaster [The Gazette] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario Three TTC employees test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday [CTV] 2020-09-25

Canada Lack of Detail From Liberals Sends WestJet Workers Into Panic [CUPE] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario To Save Lives, Federal and Provincial Governments Must Order GM to Make N95 Masks Says Coalition [The Whig-Standard] 2020-09-25

Canada / Manitoba Transcontinental abandons Manitoba workers during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario To save lives, federal and provincial governments must order GM to make N95 masks says coalition [CUPE] 2020-09-25

UK Major COVID testing site disappears overnight leaving key workers with nowhere to go [GMB] 2020-09-25

UK / Wales WULF and Covid-19: How GMB adapted their learning offer at Panasonic with great results [Wales TUC] 2020-09-25

Asia How can we better protect migrant workers in the next global crisis? [Devex] 2020-09-25

India India’s low unemployment rate gives no reason to cheer; workers prefer to sit out of job market [FE] 2020-09-25

Canada / New Brunswick Six months later: Union says employees at N.B. entry points face burnout Social Sharing [CBC] 2020-09-24

USA Walmart cuts workers' hours but increases workload as sales rise amid pandemic [Guardian] 2020-09-24

USA / New York NYC to Furlough 9,000 Government Workers [WSJ] 2020-09-24

USA / Ohio Workers at McComb bakery in midst of union campaign [The Blade] 2020-09-24

USA / New York MoMA Workers Must Decide Whether To Return To Work Amid Pandemic [NPR] 2020-09-24

USA / California California, Here’s How to Protect Essential Workers [CA Health Report] 2020-09-24

USA Protect essential farm workers from deportation, farm worker will urge House Judiciary Committee [UFW] 2020-09-24

USA / Tennessee Pandemic Spurs Nashville Restaurant Workers to Organize [Labor Notes] 2020-09-24

UK PCS responds to chancellor Rishi Sunak's Job Support Scheme announcement [PCS] 2020-09-24

UK Government must safeguard thousands of university jobs, say education unions [UNISON] 2020-09-24

UK Chancellor’s short-time working scheme is a significant step forward [TUC] 2020-09-24

UK Chancellor offers no specific help for the retail industry [USDAW] 2020-09-24

Australia Health workers’ union calls for Mikakos axing [The New Daily] 2020-09-24

Australia Qantas workers win thousands in backpay after court backs JobKeeper claim [ACTU] 2020-09-24

Australia World Maritime Day highlights vital role of maritime workers during COVID-19 crisis [MUA] 2020-09-24

Australia Qantas must pass on full jobkeeper subsidy to workers, federal court rules [The Guardian] 2020-09-24

Canada / Alberta End of special paid leave for nurses amid pandemic 'mind boggling,' union official says [CBC] 2020-09-24

Canada / Nova Scotia Immediate action needed by Nova Scotia government to ensure adequate staffing in long-term care before next wave of pandemic [CUPE] 2020-09-24

Canada Unifor welcomes economic and social pandemic support in Throne Speech [Unifor] 2020-09-24

Canada Throne Speech: Canada’s nurses encouraged by commitments to a healthy recovery [CFNU] 2020-09-24

Canada Throne Speech signals commitment to invest in workers [CLC] 2020-09-24

Canada Speech from the Throne: Promises are good, but proof is better [CUPE] 2020-09-24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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