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

Updated: Thursday 9 April 2020, 21:31:28
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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)

South Africa / Western Cape Covid-19: School feeding reopens [GroundUp] 2020-04-09

South Africa Covid-19: Mass testing could miss some learners, says Sadtu [IOL] 2020-04-09

South Africa SADTU says schools should be used for mass Covid-19 screening [CapricornFM] 2020-04-09

South Africa Sadtu wants all pupils screened [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-04-09

South Africa / Limpopo Covid-19 doctors are free – but fighting new ‘falsehoods’ [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-09

Global How is the global oil sector responding to Covid-19? [IndustriALL] 2020-04-09

Global Protecting women's rights during Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-04-09

Liberia Liberia: Healthcare Workers Raise Alarm [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-09

USA Federal prison, veterans affairs unions warn of 'imminent danger' to staff, patients, inmates from out-of-control COVID [Washington Post] 2020-04-09

UK Ministers share union concerns over passport office re-opening - PCS [PCS] 2020-04-09

UK Umbrella company workers eligible for furlough payments following Unite lobbying [Unite the union] 2020-04-09

UK UNISON secures PPE win for Scotland’s care workers [UNISON] 2020-04-09

UK Unite stops Cardiff based company sacking workers during Covid 19 crisis [Unite the union] 2020-04-09

UK Thousands of public service workers contact UNISON with ‘harrowing’ stories around protective kit [UNISON] 2020-04-09

UK TSSA Britain Must Follow Irish Example On Ferries To Save Jobs and Supply Lines [TSSA] 2020-04-09

USA / New York NYCHA Employees, Tenants Fear Getting Sick, Union President Says ‘NYCHA Is Unprepared For This Disaster’ [CBS] 2020-04-09

Australia / Western Australia Unions claim new rosters disregard FIFO mental health code [Today] 2020-04-09

Australia Unions to go after bosses who cheat employees on JobKeeper [The Morning Herald] 2020-04-09

Australia More Qantas flights revealed to have been crewed by staff with Covid-19 [The Guardian] 2020-04-09

Australia / Queensland Hospital workers denied promised payrise because of Covid-19 preparations [The Guardian] 2020-04-09

Canada AFL outlines six ways to improve the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit COVID-19 [AFL] 2020-04-09

Canada / Alberta UCP government using pandemic to make ideological changes to workplace rules [AFL] 2020-04-09

Canada Proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Arrangement Would Place IAMAW Members Back On Payroll [IAMAW] 2020-04-09

Canada / Ontario “These people have to go to work and sweat all day with fear”: A Q&A with Christopher Morgan, the construction worker petitioning the province to shut down job sites [Toronto Life] 2020-04-09

Canada / Ontario 9 food banks set to open at libraries across Toronto [The Daily Hive] 2020-04-09

Canada / Ontario United Steelworkers in Niagara Get Busy Fighting COVID-19 [USW] 2020-04-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax Transit driver tests positive, union says operators are scared [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-04-09

Brazil 40 Brazilian companies call for a no-layoffs pledge [IndustriALL] 2020-04-09

Canada / British Columbia BC Ferries layoffs may leave workers in the lurch [NUPGE] 2020-04-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Post Returning to Normal Following Interruption Caused by COVID-19 [VOCM] 2020-04-09

Canada Union calls on Feds to provide much needed assistance to airports [PSAC] 2020-04-09

Canada / British Columbia Richmond healthcare worker who died from COVID-19 at home being called a 'hero' [CTV] 2020-04-09

Canada Ontario's long-term care workers still working at multiple facilities as B.C. clamps down [CBC] 2020-04-09

Canada No public health officials screening for COVID-19 at Canadian land borders [Global] 2020-04-09

Canada / Ontario Bad behaviour at grocery stores 'ramped up' since COVID-19 crisis, union says [CBC] 2020-04-09

Canada / Ontario 'Help us': Ontario health care workers appeal to Premier Ford [CTV] 2020-04-09

Canada Air Canada flight attendants’ union encouraged to see federal support for laid-off workers [CUPE] 2020-04-09

Canada / Saskatchewan CBO workers need protections during COVID-19 pandemic [CUPE] 2020-04-09

Canada Air Canada workers to receive income top-up, following union and employer negotiation [Unifor] 2020-04-09

Benin Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19 [Education international website] 2020-04-09

Canada Air Canada hopes to rehire 16,500 workers via wage subsidy [BNN] 2020-04-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Healthcare Workers Not Given Adequate Protection Against Virus: NAPE [VOCM] 2020-04-09

UK U.K. Union Equity Strikes Coronavirus Pay Deals For Soap Actors, Theater Workers [Variety] 2020-04-09

Namibia Layoffs intensify at mining contractors [neweralive] 2020-04-09

Liberia ‘Increase health workers’ salary’ – former Nimba county superintendent urges gov’t amid COVID-19 scare [FPA] 2020-04-09

Global Four out of five people's jobs hit by pandemic [BBC News] 2020-04-09

India About 400 million workers in India may sink into poverty: UN report Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/about-400-million-workers-in-india-may-sink-into-poverty-un-report/articleshow/75041922.cms?utm_source=contento [Economic Times India] 2020-04-09

Liberia FUN wants collaborative planning for future of fragile agri-sector [The observer] 2020-04-09

Global Social movements in Corona times: new constraints, new practices [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-09

Ghana 2 million jobs at risk with airline shutdown in Africa – IATA [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-09

Canada Postal workers' union raises concerns about safety of Amazon workers [CBC] 2020-04-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Will we remember them after COVID-19? [The Advocate] 2020-04-09

Canada / Alberta Province is using coronavirus as a shield for laying off education workers [The Globe and Mail] 2020-04-09

UK Heathrow workers threatened with sack if they reject 'voluntary' pay cuts [The Guardian] 2020-04-09

South Africa Nurses fear for their safety as Covid-19 gear shortages hit hospitals [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-09

South Africa NEHAWU reaches an agreement with Health Minister about protective equipment [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-09

South Africa Mines eye speeding up automation amid virus threat [The Citizen] 2020-04-09

South Africa / Limpopo Doctors in Modimolle facility released after Covid-19 test results [Bosveld Review] 2020-04-09

South Africa / Limpopo Sama challenges ‘forced isolation’ decision [The Mercury] 2020-04-09

South Africa Cosatu battles for permits to work on the ground [Sunday World] 2020-04-09

South Africa SAMWU calls on members to stay away from work until they get protective gear [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-09

South Africa Government likely to extend lockdown, but some concessions needed: Cosatu [Africans Live] 2020-04-09

South Africa Amcu wants standard health and kit rules before returning to work [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-09

South Africa mining industry, government and unions ‘agree to sector reboot from 16 April’ [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-09

UK Healthcare workers and coronavirus: behind the stiff upper lip we are highly vulnerable [The Conversation] 2020-04-09

India Covid-19 impact: PM must consult with trade unions for workers’ revival package, says labour economist [The Hindu] 2020-04-09

Philippines Business, labor groups want more aid for workers [Philstar] 2020-04-09

Pakistan Pakistan arrests doctors protesting for coronavirus medical gear [AJ] 2020-04-09

Canada Air Canada to rehire 16,500 workers laid off due to pandemic [JP] 2020-04-09

USA / Washington Washington health care unions demand coronavirus hazard pay for workers [KREM] 2020-04-09

USA / New York Fired union drive leaders claim ‘retaliation’ by LIC art handling firm [Queens Eagle] For more info 2020-04-09

USA / New York Dear Jeff Bezos, instead of firing me, protect your workers from coronavirus [Guardian] 2020-04-09

UK Home Office urged by Usdaw to introduce measures to prevent abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2020-04-09

USA / New York Union Strong Podcast Episode 36: COVID-19 Heroes [NYS AFL-CIO] 2020-04-09

South Africa If you don’t want to work without a mask or gloves, go home!!! [Facebook] 2020-04-08

South Africa Old Mutual gives R4bn in free life cover to health workers [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-08

Trinidad and Tobago Estate police to Young: You should have called us [Newsday] 2020-04-08

South Africa / Gauteng Minimal sanitisers, masks and PPEs lead to absenteeism at 4 Joburg Covid-19 testing sites [News24] 2020-04-08

South Africa Domestic workers struggle during coronavirus lockdown [VOA] 2020-04-08

South Africa Healthcare union confronts national government over protective gear shortages [Jurist] 2020-04-08

South Africa SAFTU statement on its national leadership and immediate challenges faced by workers during lockdown period [SAFTU] 2020-04-08

South Africa Safpu wants dialogue on salary cuts [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal COVID-19: Denosa wants St Augustine's Hospital closed down [eNCA] 2020-04-08

Africa COVID-19: ITUC-Africa charges leaders to put continent on war footing [Leadership] 2020-04-08

Global Stepping into the Breach: Unions Provide Key Aid in COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-08

South Africa Social workers have a critical role to play during lockdown [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-08

India Relief to construction workers: 18 states transfer Rs 1,000-5,000 each in 1.8 crore beneficiary A/Cs [Financial Express] 2020-04-08

India Small businesses struggle to pay wages amid coronavirus lockdown [Reuters] 2020-04-08

India Coronavirus crisis: 40 cr informal sector workers in India will become poorer, says ILO [PTI] 2020-04-08

Global The right to refuse [IndustriALL] 2020-04-08

UK Heathrow workers threatened with sack if they reject 'voluntary' pay cuts [The Guardian] 2020-04-08

Indonesia Tens of thousands of workers across Indonesia laid off because of COVID-19 outbreak [JP] 2020-04-08

Indonesia ‘You are national heroes’. Recovered COVID-19 patients thank medical workers [JP] 2020-04-08

USA / New York Subway and bus workers are bearing a disproportionate coronavirus death toll [Politico] 2020-04-08

USA / Minnesota Coronavirus In Minnesota: Metro Transit And Union Join Forces To Secure More Face Masks [CBS] 2020-04-08

USA / Iowa Union says Iowa Veterans Home workers at risk of infection [KTTC] 2020-04-08

USA / New Hampshire Unemployment claims reach 100K, stressing employees [NH Union Leader] 2020-04-08

UK Staffordshire’s Faurecia will furlough workers following pressure from Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-08

UK Let us know what is happening in your workplace... [TUC] 2020-04-08

UK Coronavirus - your rights at work [TSSA] 2020-04-08

UK Mitie blasted for breaking Living Wage promise to frontline Heathrow cleaners [Unite the union] 2020-04-08

USA / Pennsylvania Union: York County 911 dispatchers forced to work five 12-hour shifts per week— plus overtime [York Dispatch] 2020-04-08

UK Deadly failures have placed millions of workers at unnecessary coronavirus exposure risk [Hazards Campaign] 2020-04-08

UK Rolls-Royce coronavirus package puts health and safety centre stage, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-08

USA Trump Administration Puts VA Workers at Risk, Union Claims [Bloomberg] 2020-04-08

Global Urgent action needed to sustain TV and film industry in face of Covid-19 [UNI] 2020-04-08

Global World Players launches COVID-19 Guiding Principles for Sport [UNI] 2020-04-08

Global Labour rights and the Covid-19 Pandemic: materials for unions [PSI] 2020-04-08

Global LGBT+ rights must not be another victim of COVID-19 [PSI] 2020-04-08

Ukraine Journalists demand action and support from the government [IFJ] 2020-04-08

Bangladesh Massive crisis for Bangladesh’ garment workers [IndustriALL] 2020-04-08

Global ILO ACTRAV Analysis: Governments'Responses to COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-04-08

Nepal NTUC makes demands for vulnerable workers during lockdown [BWI] 2020-04-08

Turkey YOL-IS opens facilities to health workers [BWI] 2020-04-08

Asia Governments must protect livelihoods from COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-08

South Africa Workers under lockdown concerned about jobs [BWI] 2020-04-08

France Unions concerned about health and safety at relaunched construction sites [BWI] 2020-04-08

Global ILO postpones international labour conference [BWI] 2020-04-08

Pakistan PFBWW demands protection for workers during pandemic [BWI] 2020-04-08

Canada / Alberta CUPE calls for more COVID-19 protection at nursing homes [CUPE] 2020-04-08

Canada / Ontario “Keep municipal staff working”: CUPE Ontario calls on the province to defend services and workers [CUPE] 2020-04-08

Canada A video message from Mark - Let's fix the system [CUPE] 2020-04-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE sounds alarm about personal protective equipment for frontline workers [NTV] 2020-04-08

Portugal Players union slams 'opportunist' furloughs [Canada.com] 2020-04-08

Canada For artists and gig workers, expanded emergency benefit access is ‘encouraging’ — but worries about the post-COVID-19 future remain [The Star] 2020-04-08

Canada / Global / Nova Scotia COVID-19 creates new hardships for some cargo crews stuck aboard ships [CBC] 2020-04-08

Canada 'It is urgent': Unions call on Ottawa to deliver immediate aid to 'devastated' WestJet [The Herald] 2020-04-08

Canada / British Columbia Educational assistants 'anxious' as some schools start child care for essential workers [CBC] 2020-04-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Post works its way through mail backlog after employee tests positive for COVID-19 [The Telegram] 2020-04-08

Canada / British Columbia 'Critical' that medical-grade masks be reserved for health care workers: Nurses' union [ctv] 2020-04-08

Canada ‘These people are dying, gasping for air’: Care home workers are at the frontlines of Canada’s COVID-19 outbreaks [The Globe and Mail] 2020-04-08

Canada Hospital cleaners, admins workers need PPE too, unions say [Global] 2020-04-08

Canada “Canada must act urgently to protect all health care workers, before it’s too late,” Silas tells federal health committee [CFNU] 2020-04-08

Canada COVID-19 Emergency Benefits – Who’s Included, Who’s Left Out and the Role of Provinces [CCU] 2020-04-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Labour Federation worried about gaps in relief programs [NSFL] 2020-04-08

Canada NUPGE publishes new research on COVID-19 and income inequality [NUPGE] 2020-04-08

Canada / Ontario Vulnerable long-term care residents at risk without urgent action on COVID-19 [ONA] 2020-04-08

Canada / Ontario ONA calls on Industry to Donate or Loan Proper Protective Equipment to Ontario Health-Care System [ONA] 2020-04-08

Canada / Quebec A tsunami of cases of COVID-19 to be expected in private institutions for the elderly [Teamsters] 2020-04-08

Canada Singh shows leadership in fight against COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-08

Canada / Ontario Ford of Canada producing face shields for frontline health care workers and first responders [Unifor] 2020-04-08

Canada / Alberta UNA asks long-term-care facility operators to create province-wide staffing approach to ensure resident and staff safety during COVID-19 outbreak [UNA] 2020-04-08

UK / Scotland Unite welcomes Scottish construction site guidelines protecting workers’ pay [Union News] 2020-04-08

UK PDA calls on NHS England and Matt Hancock to provide emergency funding for community pharmacists [Union News] 2020-04-08

UK TSSA calls for all non-essential transport workers to be stood down [Union News] 2020-04-08

UK “Where is the training? The PPE?” – unions challenge government over coronavirus [Union News] 2020-04-08

UK Government must not allow universities to fail during the coronavirus outbreak, unions warn [Union News] 2020-04-08

Canada / Ontario Hospitals Still Charging Frontline Healthcare Workers Big Parking Fees During the Coronavirus Pandemic [Press Progress] 2020-04-08

Canada / Nova Scotia More on the Issue of Whether Canadian Labour Boards Are Suspending Union Applications for Certification During COVID19 [The Law of Work] 2020-04-08

Global COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment [ILO] 2020-04-08

Australia / Global Morrison Government condemned for treatment of cruise ship crews [MUA] 2020-04-08

Australia / Victoria COVID-19: Construction is safe and vital for recovery, Premier says [CFMMEU] 2020-04-08

Australia ACTU welcomes FWC improvement to the safety net [ACTU] 2020-04-08

Australia Historic win for working people as $130 billion wage subsidy passes [ACTU] 2020-04-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union Launches Campaign Urging Updated PPE Guidelines [VOCM] 2020-04-08

Hong Kong Hong Kong denies 'slavery' as prisoners work nights to make face masks [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-04-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Netcare hospital under scrutiny as 48 staff contract coronavirus [Moneyweb] 2020-04-08

South Africa Zwelinzima Vavi discharged from hospital [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-08

South Africa Hospitals have just enough protective gear to last ‘a few weeks’ [The Citizen] 2020-04-08

South Africa / Western Cape Provincial govt undermining the President’s plan – SADTU [Politicsweb] 2020-04-08

USA 100 American Airlines flight attendants have been diagnosed with COVID-19, union says [Dallas Morning News] 2020-04-08

South Africa How Covid-19 affects sex workers [GroundUp] 2020-04-07

South Africa Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee? [GroundUp] 2020-04-07

South Africa Covid-19: Lockdown regulations threaten livelihoods of line fishermen [GroundUp] 2020-04-07

South Africa / Free State Bloemfontein Celtic players face salary cuts due to Covid-19 [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-07

South Africa NEHAWU vs dept of health court case over Covid-19 equipment delayed [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-07

South Africa / Free State Parys Hospital receives critical Covid-19 protective equipment donations [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-07

South Africa Nehawu, Health Dept expected in court [eNCA] 2020-04-07

Canada / New Brunswick Organigram lays off 400 workers, cites COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-07

UK Wirral refuse workers stop work due to coronavirus health fears [Unite the union] 2020-04-07

UK TSSA - Government Must 'Wake Up' Over Rail Workers' Safety [TSSA] 2020-04-07

UK Threat to Sue Ryder hospices ‘tip of iceberg’ of charity sector coronavirus funding crisis [Unite the union] 2020-04-07

UK TUC calls for global response to unemployment during coronavirus outbreak [TUC] 2020-04-07

UK TUC calls for 'emergency' boost to Universal Credit to help people through coronavirus outbreak [TUC] 2020-04-07

UK New Welsh Government rules on workplace social distancing are welcome says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-04-07

UK Unite secures ‘excellent’ furlough agreement for 13,000 Kuehne + Nagel staff [Unite the union] 2020-04-07

Mexico Coronavirus protections lacking for Mexican farmworkers feeding the U.S. [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-04-07

USA / Illinois Workers walk off the job after coworkers show symptoms for COVID-19 [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-04-07

USA Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus [MSN] 2020-04-07

USA / New York How Gig Workers Are Weathering the Virus Shutdown [NYTimes] 2020-04-07

USA 'We Are Undervalued': Target Delivery Workers to Walk Off Job in Demand for Better Treatment Amid Outbreak [Common Dreams] 2020-04-07

USA Shipt workers to walk off the job [The Hill] 2020-04-07

USA Why many ‘essential’ workers get paid so little, according to experts [Wash Post] 2020-04-07

USA Federal Prisons Pose ‘Imminent Danger’ in Spreading COVID-19, Union Says [Gov Exec] 2020-04-07

USA / New Jersey Barnes & Noble Warehouse Workers in Monroe, New Jersey Will Protest to Demand Protections Against COVID-19 [InsiderNJ] 2020-04-07

Canada Indigenous fear Canada work camps will be coronavirus incubators [Al Jazeera] 2020-04-07

USA Grocery workers are key during the virus – and they are afraid [LocalDVM] 2020-04-07

Lesotho LESOTHO HEALTHCARE WORKERS STRIKE OVER COVID-19 GRIEVANCES [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-07

India Lockdown is only the beginning of misery for India’s migrant labourers [Quartz India] 2020-04-07

Global RadioLabour's newscast for April 7, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-04-07

Morocco Morocco Hospitality Workers Stand Strong in Pandemic [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-07

Australia The AWU’s strong presence in the oil and gas sector is paying dividends for workers [AWU] 2020-04-07

Australia Qantas and JobSeeker payments - important update [ASU] 2020-04-07

Australia Local Government COVID-19 update [asu] 2020-04-07

Australia Statement from Sally McManus on JobKeeper wage subsidy [ACTU] 2020-04-07

Australia Real estate agents 'abused' as IWW coronavirus rent-strike grows [The Morning Herald] 2020-04-07

Australia Protection of temporary migrants is now a 'public health issue' [The Times] 2020-04-07

USA Flight Attendants Call For ‘A Halt To All Leisure Travel’ Amid Coronavirus [Huffington Post] 2020-04-07

Australia / New South Wales Port Botany stevedoring company exposes workers to coronavirus and hides positive test [MUA] 2020-04-07

Australia Worker protections added to wage subsidies [The Gazette] 2020-04-07

Australia Casual workers who miss out on JobKeeper payment will be able to access $1100 a fortnight [9 News] 2020-04-07

Ghana Cashew farmers in Kintampo cry over negative impact of coronavirus on their businesses [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-07

Australia Arts union pushes for broader income protection for music industry workers [NME] 2020-04-07

Australia Union deal clears way for $130 billion wage subsidy [The Morning Herald] 2020-04-07

UK / England Hospital workers ‘scapegoated’ over lack of PPE [Union News] 2020-04-07

UK / England ASLEF demands Tube drivers are provided with PPE [Union News] 2020-04-07

UK Unite calls for an end to non-essential highways work [Union News] 2020-04-07

China Trade unions caught in the headlights of the coronavirus crisis [CLB] 2020-04-07

Canada Help Us Investigate Canada’s Unhealthy and Unsafe Workplaces During the Coronavirus Pandemic [Press Progress] 2020-04-07

Canada / Alberta Child care is an essential service for Albertans during this crisis, and always [AFL] 2020-04-07

Canada Explore all that webCampus has to offer while social distancing at home [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-07

Canada UFCW and allies secure pay protection, EI eligibility for migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-07

Canada / Quebec Unions ask Quebec cities not to resort to layoffs during COVID-19 shutdown [The Gazette] 2020-04-07

Canada / Manitoba CUPE calling for immediate provision of proper PPE and sick pay for home care workers [CUPE] 2020-04-07

Canada CUPE calls on federal government to close gaps in critical support for workers [CUPE] 2020-04-07

Canada Public services in a global pandemic? Priceless [CUPE] 2020-04-07

Canada / Ontario Health care workers need protections now, Premier must use emergency powers to order mass production of masks [CUPE] 2020-04-07

USA / New York Amazon Workers in New York Are Striking for the Second Week in a Row as Coronavirus Cases Pile Up [VICE] 2020-04-07

Canada / British Columbia Masks become key priority for Kamloops healthcare workers amidst PPE supply issues [CFJC] 2020-04-07

Canada / Quebec Stop making COVID-19 pandemic worse by laying off municipal employees, Quebec unions urge [CTV] 2020-04-07

Canada / Ontario What it's like for couriers who keep delivering so you can stay home [CBC] 2020-04-07

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU signs on to joint call for safety equipment for health care workers [NUPGE] 2020-04-07

Canada / Quebec Workers at Laval long-term care facility with 8 dead didn't receive proper masks: union [CTV] 2020-04-07

Canada / British Columbia Open letter from B.C.'s seasonal farmworkers to provincial and federal politicians [The Georgia Straight] 2020-04-07

Canada / Ontario Northeastern Ontario hospital workers on the 'frightening' frontlines of COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-07

Canada / Nova Scotia Second Halifax Transit maintenance worker tests positive for COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-04-07

Global Grocery store employees are essential during coronavirus, but they’re scared [Global] 2020-04-07

Canada / Ontario Transit workers' union demands TTC provide personal protective equipment [The Daily Hive] 2020-04-07

Canada / Nova Scotia Marine Atlantic job cuts gone too far, ferry workers' union says [CBC] 2020-04-07

Canada Postal Workers Wary of Federal Government's Partnership with Amazon Canada [CUPW] 2020-04-07

Lebanon Union draws attention to the situation of refugees amid the COVID-19 pandemic [Education international website] 2020-04-07

Global COVID-19 Emergency – PSI priorities and perspectives [PSI] 2020-04-07

Global Breaking the “cycle of panic and neglect” with solidarity and action [PSI] 2020-04-07

Russia Rail union in Covid-19 response [ITF] 2020-04-07

Global Australian Prime Minister urged to do the “right thing” for thousands of stranded seafarers [ITF] 2020-04-07

Global IRU/ITF: support road transport essential to safeguarding a healthy global economy [ITF] 2020-04-07

Global Health & Safety Toolbox to protect workers [UK Health & Safety Executive] 2020-04-07

UK Guidance to protect home workers [UK Health & Safety Executive] 2020-04-07

Asia Vulnerable workers in supply chains need urgent protection to survive impact of Covid-19 [Dalit Solidarity Network] 2020-04-07

Israel A temporary collective agreement in Israir airline will prevent layoffs during COVID-19 crisis [Davar] 2020-04-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health workers decry rules on masks at Durban private hospital [Daily News] 2020-04-07

South Africa Double-whammy for working-class and poor: ArcelorMittal job losses may rise to 2 000 [Business Report] 2020-04-07

South Africa Amcu rules out mines returning to limited operations [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-07

South Africa / Limpopo SAMA fights compulsory quarantine of doctors, covid-19 patients [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-07

South Africa Union drags government to court [eNCA] 2020-04-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA accuses netcare of neglect after deaths at Durban hospital [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-07

South Africa NUMSA stands in solidarity with all healthcare workers [Polity] 2020-04-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape health workers may be sent home if personal protection equipment shortage worsens [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-07

South Africa COSATU & NEHAWU statement on the misleading statement by the Minister of Health [Polity] 2020-04-07

South Africa It’s a global crisis and SA doctors’ and nurses’ lives are on the line [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-07

South Africa ‘We are going to die of depression or hunger before coronavirus gets us,’ says unpaid SA Express worker [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-07

Global Coronavirus weekly: as global cases pass one million, health-care workers take the strain [The Conversation] 2020-04-07

USA / Texas COVID-19 In Greater Houston: Houston Coronavirus Cases Spike, Unions Call For Citywide Rent Grace Period [Houston Pub Media] 2020-04-07

USA / Michigan Mid-Michigan nurses union pushes McLaren Health Care for coronavirus protections [MLive] 2020-04-07

USA / New York Amazon employee fired after coronavirus walkout says company is lying about cases [Yahoo!] 2020-04-07

USA / Massachusetts Thousands of Mass. Union Members Walk Off Jobs Due to COVID-19 Fears [ENR] 2020-04-07

USA Coronavirus exposes vulnerability of NYC museums and museum workers [ABC] 2020-04-07

South Africa Zwelinzima Vavi in 'positive spirits and will be home today' [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-06

South Africa COSATU statement on safety of health workers and other essential service employees during lockdown [Polity] 2020-04-06

South Africa How is the current Covid-19 pandemic affecting security [Kempton Express] 2020-04-06

South Africa Sanef slams attack on SABC reporters by members of the public [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-06

South Africa Union calls for proper protection of refuse removal workers [Thembisan] 2020-04-06

Indonesia Indonesian unions demand factory shutdown [IndustriALL] 2020-04-06

India United Nurses Association Move Supreme Court For Formulation Of National COVID19 Management Protocol [LiveLaw.IN] 2020-04-06

UK To grab this moment, the next Labour leader will need humility [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-06

UK NHS workers 'scapegoated' over lack of PPE [GMB] 2020-04-06

Global Finding meaning in the worst of times [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-06

UK Hazards Campaign demands action to save workers’ lives [Hazards Campaign] 2020-04-06

USA Grocery unions protect workers and save lives [The Hill] 2020-04-06

UK / Scotland Scots prostitutes risking lives by continuing to work during coronavirus lockdown [The Daily Record] 2020-04-06

Spain Sex workers ‘out on their own’ as the €24.5 billion industry shuts down amid pandemic [Euronews] 2020-04-06

USA SF sex workers forced to make tough and risky choices during pandemic [SF Gate] 2020-04-06

Italy Union urges pay deal for lower-league players [The Score] 2020-04-06

India Workers wage daily war for survival during lockdown: survey [The Herald] 2020-04-06

Bangladesh Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers ordered home as factories stay closed [Reuters] 2020-04-06

UK Coronavirus lockdown to hit low-paid, young and women hardest, warns IFS [The Guardian] 2020-04-06

Australia Glass manufacturing is absolutely essential to Australia’s economy [AWU] 2020-04-06

Australia AWU and Oceania Glass issue joint statement [AWU] 2020-04-06

Australia Joint Statement – The AWU and O-I Glass Australia [AWU] 2020-04-06

Australia / Queensland AWU Secretary Steve Baker Slams Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk [AWU] 2020-04-06

Australia Government needs a tailored solution for JobKeeper payment for community services [ASU] 2020-04-06

Australia Unions push for ‘reasonable test’ in JobKeeper compromise deal for casuals [The New Daily] 2020-04-06

Australia Porter dashes hopes of extending JobKeeper subsidy to more casuals [The New Daily] 2020-04-06

New Zealand 'Simply you are fired': Sacking of 200 SkyCity staff angers union [Stuff] 2020-04-06

Australia / New South Wales Port Botany stevedore exposes workers to coronavirus and hides positive test [MUA] 2020-04-06

Australia How safe is your workplace when it comes to coronavirus? [ABC] 2020-04-06

Australia Labor to support jobkeeper package despite ineligibility of 1m casuals [The Guardian] 2020-04-06

Australia 'We're not hungry, we need masks,' says Australian doctor on virus front line [The Times] 2020-04-06

Canada / Alberta CUPE Calls for More COVID Protections at Nursing Homes [Street Insider] 2020-04-06

Canada / Manitoba Protective equipment 'needed today -- not a week from now' [The Free Press] 2020-04-06

Canada / Manitoba Nurses' union calls for paid sick leave during self-isolation [CTV] 2020-04-06

Canada / Global Coronavirus crisis poses risks and opportunities for unions [The Conversation] 2020-04-06

Canada Essential workers talk about how COVID-19 affects them [CTV] 2020-04-06

Canada Unifor calls on long-term care employers to recognize front-line workers during this pandemic [Unifor] 2020-04-06

Canada / British Columbia Union looking to grieve B.C. Ferries layoffs [Pique] 2020-04-06

UK / Global Working remotely for trade unions [TUC] 2020-04-06

Canada Why the 'invisible workers' cleaning up COVID-19 need better labour protection [CBC] 2020-04-06

Burundi education unionists mobilise to raise awareness of the risks associated with COVID-19 and call for urgent action [Education international website] 2020-04-06

Ghana COVID-19:Ghana association of bankers announces GHS10m fund; other mitigation measures [Ghananewsagency] 2020-04-06

Ghana Over 1m farmers to benefit from ECOM’s soap distribution [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-06

Israel Chairman of the Histadrut and Chairman of the Business Sector slam Prime Minister Netanyahu on COVID-19 plan: 'Fix the economic plan and start bringing the economy back to business' [ITUC / Histadrut] 2020-04-06

Trinidad and Tobago TTUTA Exec: Expect schools to remain closed longer [Trinidad Guardian] 2020-04-06

Israel Solidarity, unions and the needs of society – Israel’s teachers of COVID-19: a case study [Davar] 2020-04-06

South Africa / Eastern Cape No social distancing at some Bay health facilities amid rising infection rate [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-06

South Africa COVID-19 | Cosatu talk on healthcare workers [YouTube] 2020-04-06

South Africa Zwelinzima Vavi posts 'sweaty' video, vows to fight Covid-19 [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-06

South Africa Iqbal Survé warns 1500 staff of big salary cuts – but is it really about Covid-19? [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-06

South Africa Covid-19: “I’ve lost six months of my income” says musician [GroundUp] 2020-04-06

South Africa Shoprite staff get daily temperature checks, plastic face shields [Business Insider SA] 2020-04-06

South Africa Pam Golding Properties cuts hours, salaries as coronavirus bites [Fin24] 2020-04-06

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Fear grips vulnerable health workers [City Press] 2020-04-06

South Africa COVID-19: Cosatu calls out Mkhize over workers' protection [eNCA] 2020-04-06

South Africa #Coronavirus: Numsa weighs in on COVID19 as positive cases escalate [OFM] 2020-04-06

South Africa Prayers for Zwelinzima Vavi as coronavirus lands him in hospital [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-06

Indonesia Labor union to hold massive protest in Jakarta despite physical distancing measures [JP] 2020-04-06

USA / Massachusetts Thousands of MA construction workers will strike on Monday over coronavirus safety [Real Deal] 2020-04-06

Barbados BWU clarifies vacation option [Barbados Today] 2020-04-06

South Africa Will Covid-19 structurally change the agricultural labour market? [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-06

South Africa Plea for special gender-based violence strategy as complaints rocket [ANA/IOL] 2020-04-06

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NUMSA condemns army for harassing and assaulting members of Abahlali Basemjondolo [Facebook] 2020-04-06

South Africa 'Health professionals forced to buy own personal protective equipment' [Sunday Independent] 2020-04-06

South Africa / Western Cape Golden Arrow, union resolve issues over Covid-19 safety concerns - Numsa [Cape Talk radio] 2020-04-06

USA / Pennsylvania Essential Union Workers Demand Better COVID-19 Protections [Your Erie] 2020-04-05

USA 'I'm very, very worried': Laid-off workers struggle with no social safety net [CNN] 2020-04-05

USA / New Hampshire Value state workers risking their health [NH Union Leader] 2020-04-05

USA Pandemic exposes low pay and scant protections for nursing assistants and home-care aides [LATimes] 2020-04-05

UK Unite statement on coronavirus deaths among London bus workers [Unite the union] 2020-04-05

UK A third of government departments still not observing social distancing measures [PCS] 2020-04-05

USA Amazon's shifting sick leave policies, poor COVID response, boost workplace organizing [NY Times] 2020-04-05

Canada Pandemic highlights pay gap for frontline, mostly women, workers [Unifor] 2020-04-05

Canada / Nova Scotia Health Care Workers Need Assurances on Safety Equipment [Unifor] 2020-04-05

Canada Gaps in emergency income measures must be closed before applications open on Monday [Unifor] 2020-04-05

Canada CN Not Doing Enough to Mitigate COVID-19 Risks for Workers [Teamsters] 2020-04-05

Canada Teamsters Demand Truck Stops, Gas Stations Re-Open Bathrooms and Other Critical Services [Teamsters] 2020-04-05

Canada 'Stress is not knowing what’s coming': COVID-19 fight can take toll on healthcare workers [SUN] 2020-04-05

Canada / Saskatchewan Moe calls U.S. respirator move a 'betrayal' as nurses press for PPE [SUN] 2020-04-05

Canada COVID-19: Nine thousand public service employees step forward to help deliver benefits package [PSAC] 2020-04-05

Canada Every day heroes. Heroes Every Day [NUPGE] 2020-04-05

Canada / Quebec Premiums: the government is once again completely out of touch with reality! [FIQ] 2020-04-05

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Processors Put Profits Over People in Push to Open Fishery [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-04-05

Canada Credit card relief now [CLC] 2020-04-05

Canada Nurses with conditions that make them susceptible to COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-04-05

Canada CUPW Urges Removal of CERB Access Barriers for Gig-Economy Workers [CUPW] 2020-04-05

Canada Provincial Legislation and Premiers Can Protect Transit Workers [ATU Canada] 2020-04-05

UK POA demands PPE and testing as two prison workers die of coronavirus [Union News] 2020-04-05

UK / England Unite calls for PPE for transport workers as five London bus workers die of coronavirus [Union News] 2020-04-05

Australia Qantas faces prosecution from Safework NSW after virus investigation [TWU] 2020-04-05

Australia Leave no worker behind: Changes are needed to make sure all at-risk workers can receive JobKeeper [RTBU] 2020-04-05

Turkey Workers strike as bosses keep them at work despite COVID-19 [wsws.org] 2020-04-05

Australia NTEU calls for higher education rescue package, jobs guarantees [NTEU] 2020-04-05

Australia 'Make sure that they're not left to starve' [The Times] 2020-04-05

Australia Union pushes for wage subsidy to cover visa holders, casuals [The Morning Herald] 2020-04-05

Trinidad and Tobago TUTTA: TT not ready for CXC e-testing, consider 2021 [Newsday] 2020-04-05

Australia More casual workers may be included in $130bn jobkeeper coronavirus scheme [The Guardian] 2020-04-05

Israel A 47.7 billion shekel increase in public spending for COVID-19 crisis [Davar] 2020-04-05

Canada / USA Uproar among workers supplying the world’s meat is spreading [The Mirror] 2020-04-05

Canada Essential workers: Sorry, but memes are not enough [The Advocate] 2020-04-05

Canada Healthcare workers worry about COVID-19 equipment restrictions [CTV] 2020-04-05

Canada / Saskatchewan Nurses union says SHA examining possibility of reusing N95 masks [CBC] 2020-04-05

Canada Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE [Now-Leader] 2020-04-05

Canada / Manitoba How many health-care workers are self-isolating due to COVID-19? Unions have no reliable count [CBC] 2020-04-05

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Union Working with Government and School Board to Engage Students [VOCM] 2020-04-05

South Africa / Gauteng 55 construction workers arrested at Joburg building site for contravening lockdown [News24] 2020-04-05

Zimbabwe Workers anxious over national lockdown [PIndula News] 2020-04-05

Canada / New Brunswick N.B. COVID-19 roundup: RCMP officer tests positive, another in isolation [CBC] 2020-04-04

South Africa / Gauteng Covid-19: provincial health department pleads for protective gear donations [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-04

South Africa Legal action against health dept follows failed attempts to engage - NEHAWU [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-04

South Africa SASAWU calls on government to practice what it preaches [Facebook] 2020-04-04

South Africa Coronavirus In SA: Unions in war of words with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize [IOL] 2020-04-04

USA Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’ [VICE] 2020-04-04

USA / Louisiana Federal Prisons Agency “Put Staff in Harm’s Way” of Coronavirus [Marshall Project] 2020-04-04

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. to stop paying 9,000 state employees amid coronavirus fallout [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-04-04

USA ‘We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder’ [The Nation] 2020-04-04

USA Amazon needs to protect frontline workers [AFL-CIO] 2020-04-04

USA / Texas CLAIM DENIED: Quarantined Houston Firefighter denied workers’ comp [Click2Houston] 2020-04-04

USA / New Hampshire Lakes Region hospitals to furlough more than 600 employees [NH Union Leader] 2020-04-04

South Africa 'Our health care workers are being sent into war without any weapons': Numsa [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-04

South Africa Denosa could head to court over protective gear [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-04

South Africa / Limpopo Sama, MEC butt heads after two doctors locked up in hospital [The Citizen] 2020-04-04

Trinidad and Tobago Union upset at delay on pandemic leave approval [Trinidad Guardian] 2020-04-04

Canada Will Migrant Workers Be Covered by the Canada Emergency Response Benefit? [The Law of Work] 2020-04-04

Canada / Ontario Construction Labour Law and COVID-19 [The Law of Work] 2020-04-04

Canada What Recent Strikes in U.S. at Whole Foods, Amazon Disclose About Canadian Labour Law [The Law of Work] 2020-04-04

Canada Safe jobs, fair pay and income recovery more important than ever amid COVID-19 [Canadian Dimension] 2020-04-04

UK RMT appalled at bus and rail giant FirstGroup plans [RMT] 2020-04-04

UK Nurses 'feel forced to make their own PPE from laminate sheets and elastic bands' [GMB] 2020-04-04

UK Disadvantaged students most likely to miss out under exam plans, warns UCU [UCU] 2020-04-04

USA Delta pilots' union says more than 50 pilots have tested postive for coronavirus [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] 2020-04-04

Belgium Workers strike at Belgian supermarkets amid coronavirus crisis [Politico] 2020-04-04

South Africa NUPSAW: can government get community health workers the personal protective equipment before it's too late? [Facebook] 2020-04-04

Australia Food delivery riders say employers not doing enough to protect them from coronavirus [ABC] 2020-04-04

New Zealand Union 'hugely disappointed' Virgin Australia axing New Zealand bases [NewsHub] 2020-04-04

Philippines Teleperformance workers in the Philippines are enduring “subhuman” conditions [UNI] 2020-04-04

Brazil Unisaúde requests urgent changes to Bolsonaro to protect the people [UNI] 2020-04-04

Nepal Care Union Wins Key Protections for Thousands of Workers [UNI] 2020-04-04

Peru Food unions fight employer push for 12-hour shifts [IUF] 2020-04-04

Iran Government orders nationwide ban on print publications [IFJ] 2020-04-04

Serbia Government must guarantee free flow of information [IFJ] 2020-04-04

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week March 30 to April 3, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-04-04

Bangladesh ACT brands commit to responsible business practices in Bangladesh [IndustriALL] 2020-04-04

Zimbabwe Unions warn of looming COVID-19 catastrophe in Zimbabwe [IndustriAll website] 2020-04-04

Namibia 1,500 workers to be retrenched as mine closes [IndustriALL] 2020-04-04

Malaysia Malaysian unions fight for workers during lockdown [IndustriALL] 2020-04-04

Qatar Workers address lockdown woes [BWI] 2020-04-04

Chile Video message from FETRACOMA on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

Egypt GTUBWW donates $ 19,000 to protect irregular workers from COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

Russia Moscow goes into lockdown, unions brace for COVID-19 impact [BWI] 2020-04-04

India World’s largest lockdown triggers massive exodus of migrant workers [BWI] 2020-04-04

India Workers demand COVID-19 lockdown coupled with wage subsidies [BWI] 2020-04-04

Italy Unions inform migrant construction workers of gov't benefits vs. COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

Bahrain GFBU assists construction workers amid COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

Nigeria Union protests company’s non-compliance with COVID-19 work stoppage [BWI] 2020-04-04

Venezuela Trade unions comply with govt’s COVID-19 measures [BWI] 2020-04-04

Malaysia Timber unions call for mandatory COVID-19 testing [BWI] 2020-04-04

Colombia Irregular workers remain unprotected from COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

Dominican Republic Workers’ brigades distribute thousands of COVID-19 food packs [BWI] 2020-04-04

Qatar BWI, other trade unions raise Qatar’s migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

Korea (South) Unions to ensure workers’ wages as COVID-19 is put “under control” [BWI] 2020-04-04

Caribbean / Latin America BWI and ILO to conduct COVID-19 online training conferences [BWI] 2020-04-04

Spain Union victory on COVID-19 protection for workers [BWI] 2020-04-04

Global BWI Deputy-President extends her solidarity to the whole BWI family [BWI] 2020-04-04

Bulgaria Union calls on govt to take drastic measures to protect workers from COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

New Zealand COVID-19: Breaches of work rights will be logged with unions [NZCTU] 2020-04-04

New Zealand Economic Bulletin: The COVID-19 lockdown edition [NZCTU] 2020-04-04

New Zealand Come on Fletchers! Do the right thing! Reverse the pay cut! [NZCTU] 2020-04-04

USA / Oregon Farmworkers and Latinx/a/o Working Families Address COVID-19 [PCUN] 2020-04-04

Turkey Unions Request Urgent Measures Against Pandemic [DISK] 2020-04-04

India CITU Letter to the Prime Minister on Problems of Migrant workers [CITU] 2020-04-04

Global RadioLabour's World Report for the week March 30 to April 3, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-04-04

India CITU opposes govt decision the slashing down the interests rate on small savings, PPF etc [CITU] 2020-04-04

Trinidad and Tobago Unions meet Ansa McAl to discuss worker well-being, business continuity [Newsday] 2020-04-04

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador IOC Workers Seek Action to Patch COVID-19 Vulnerable Areas: Union [VOCM] 2020-04-04

Canada “We haven’t been treated the same”: CUPE airline workers call for immediate financial support and access to benefits [CUPE] 2020-04-04

Canada / Manitoba CUPE sends letters to over 150 Manitoba School Trustees, calling for support to school staff [CUPE] 2020-04-04

Canada / Manitoba CUPE Manitoba, Inclusion Winnipeg, Inclusion Westman, Children’s Coalition: Keep Education Assistants and Support Staff working for our children [CUPE] 2020-04-04

Canada / Ontario University workers and students need more than ‘window dressing’ from Ford Government to get through COVID-19 crisis [CUPE] 2020-04-04

Canada / Manitoba WCB staff calling for presumptive coverage for workers who contract COVID-19 Share this page in your online social circles Share this [CUPE] 2020-04-04

South Africa Joburg restaurant turns to crowdfunding to pay salaries during lockdown [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-04

South Africa These jobs have been added to the ‘essential services’ list during lockdown [BusinessTech] 2020-04-04

South Africa NEHAWU mourns the passing of its member Professor Gita Ramjee [Polity] 2020-04-04

South Africa COSATU fully supports NEHAWU’s decision to take minister and department of health to court to force them to comply with occupational health and safety standards [Polity] 2020-04-04

South Africa Six police officers test positive for coronavirus [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-04

South Africa NUM is deeply concerned that some mining companies continue to operate during the 21-days of lockdown [WFTU] 2020-04-03

South Africa NEHAWU to take legal action to compel Government to protect health workers [WFTU] 2020-04-03

Guyana COVID-19: GAWU calls on GuySuCo to suspend operations, support sugar workers financially [Stabroek News] 2020-04-03

South Africa Getting protective gear for medical personnel is a headache for the government [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-03

South Africa Nehawu wants court to order government to give healthcare workers protective gear [Fin24] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: Clinic staff serve patients through a fence in Uitenhage [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Gauteng Covid-19: ANCYL shuts down supermarket saying it lacked protective gear for workers [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Limpopo Covid-19: Medical association slams decision to force two doctors to isolate in TB hospital [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

India Covid-19 crisis and long-term transformations: alternatives from India [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-03

Iran A call for sanity and tolerance in Iran at a time of national emergency [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-03

USA A Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World [CooperationJackson] 2020-04-03

USA Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe's, Which Aggressively Opposes Unionization [NY Times] 2020-04-03

Australia Qantas members deserve access to JobKeeper payments [AWU] 2020-04-03

Australia / Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT Statement on ACT Stimulus 2 Package [UnionsACT] 2020-04-03

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Jobkeeper wage subsidy leaves 26,000 Canberra workers without support [UnionsACT] 2020-04-03

Australia / Queensland Jobless tenants pressured to use super for rent, risking disastrous outcomes [Queensland Unions] 2020-04-03

Australia Nationwide virtual picket line calls for no worker to be left behind [UWU] 2020-04-03

Australia / Northern Territory Darwin: Three foreign vessels to dock in breach of coronavirus quarantine [MUA] 2020-04-03

Australia Government urged to act on cruise ship humanitarian crisis; immediately repatriate crew members [MUA] 2020-04-03

Australia / Victoria Thomas Mayor speaks to ABC Darwin on Ships breaching 14 day quarantine [MUA] 2020-04-03

Australia / Victoria Wharfies stood down after refusing to unload ship in breach of 14-day quarantine [CFMMEU] 2020-04-03

Australia Border Force must do more to stop dodgy medical PPE imports [CFMMEU] 2020-04-03

Australia ASU continues discussions with Virgin Australia about Voluntary Redundancy [ASU] 2020-04-03

Australia Fair Work Commission says: ‘Time to talk to all the unions together Qantas’ [ASU] 2020-04-03

Australia ASIC reinforces ACTU’s calls to stop unsolicited financial advice for tenants [ACTU] 2020-04-03

Australia TWU accuses Qantas of inactivity as more worker test COVID-19 positive [Fractovia] 2020-04-03

Australia Union and fuel retail lash punitive roadhouse enforcement [ATN] 2020-04-03

Australia / Victoria Wharfies unload Chinese ship after stand-off over coronavirus fears [The Age] 2020-04-03

Australia Unions unite for safety protocols [Pipeliner] 2020-04-03

Canada ‘A matter of human decency’: Truckers’ union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open [The News] 2020-04-03

Canada / Quebec Jeffery Hale staff say more should have been done to contain COVID-19 outbreak in palliative care unit [CBC] 2020-04-03

Spain Coronavirus lockdown destroys jobs at record pace in 'paralyzed' Spain [The Financial Post] 2020-04-03

Canada / New Brunswick Bus drivers remind passengers service is for essential travel only [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario Unions tells TTC bus drivers to limit number of passengers to no more than 15 amid reports of overcrowding [CP24] 2020-04-03

Canada / Saskatchewan 'Stop being secretive': Health care workers demand transparency from Sask. government [CBC] 2020-04-03

South Africa Discontent among Community Health Workers on the frontlines [Spotlight/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario Equal access to personal protective equipment needed for all workers at London hospital [Unifor] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario OPSEU: beware the bad-boss hall of shame [OPSEU] 2020-04-03

Canada A third of Canadians not covered by EI, new emergency benefit, study says [iPolitics] 2020-04-03

Canada / Saskatchewan Saskatoon prison putting staff at risk, not following COVID-19 guidelines: union members [CTV] 2020-04-03

Canada Atlantic health unions want answers on access to N95 respirator masks [CTV] 2020-04-03

Canada / Manitoba City staff, school workers reinventing themselves to stave off layoffs due to COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Northwest Territories Union pressing ahead with grievance over Ekati Diamond Mine suspension [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE concerned for Sask.'s education support workers' safety during pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada CN Rail workers fear risk from lax safety, sanitation on trains, in buildings: union [The Free Press] 2020-04-03

Canada Inside worker worries Canada Post plant will deliver coronavirus [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario Canadian Union of Public Employees describes the front lines of COVID-19 as ‘absolutely dire’ [IFP] 2020-04-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Opening Snow Crab Fishery in COVID-19 Climate a Complex Issue, says FFAW [VOCM] 2020-04-03

UK Royal Mail staff 'lack sufficient protection' from coronavirus [The Guardian] 2020-04-03

Trinidad and Tobago Nurses: Some patients exposing us to COVID danger [Trinidad Guardian] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: GUTA calls on BoG to urge financial institutions to waive loan repayments [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: It will take 23 months for employers to recover - Kotei [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: Banks in Ghana have disappointed us – GUTA cries [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

Ghana Coronavirus: ICU demands for tax waivers, special stimulus package [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-03

UK RMT responds to Government Covid-19 announcement on bus industry funding [RMT] 2020-04-03

UK Bus bailout ‘falls well short’ of what sector needs [Unite the union] 2020-04-03

UK Bring buses into public ownership says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-04-03

UK Health and manufacturing unions in joint call for PPE 'manufacturing army' [Unite the union] 2020-04-03

UK Yodel 'risks exposing delivery drivers to coronavirus' [GMB] 2020-04-03

UK DHL 'flaunting' Government guidelines on Covid-19 [GMB] 2020-04-03

UK RMT demands full protection of jobs and wages as Arriva Grand Central [RMT] 2020-04-03

UK LNER must take over Grand Central rail so NHS staff, police, and shop workers can get to work [TSSA] 2020-04-03

UK Govt announcement all NHS Debt to be wiped 'welcome' [GMB] 2020-04-03

UK Unite statement on British Airways furlough and employment negotiations [Unite the union] 2020-04-03

Canada / Manitoba At least 70 Health Sciences Centre staff self-isolating after COVID-19 exposure, unions say [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Manitoba Liquor Mart employees' union pushes for Plexiglas shields after worker tests positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-03

Canada / Ontario COVID-19: Union demands better protections as 18 pot workers at London-based WeedMD self-isolate [The Sentinel-Review] 2020-04-03

UK Coronavirus: BA reaches deal to suspend thousands of workers [BBC] 2020-04-03

Global Covid-19: urban transport workers key to response and long-term recovery [ITF] 2020-04-03

South Africa INSIDE LABOUR | Normal is over - but our norms were broken [Fin24] 2020-04-03

Global Activists call for a virtual summit with finance and labour ministers to save economy [Value Walk] 2020-04-03

Zimbabwe ZCTU condemns Mnangagwa’s porous lockdown [ZimEye] 2020-04-03

South Africa Gold mine denies union claims that it's running at full capacity during lockdown [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-03

South Africa Employers can't force workers to take leave, says minister [Mining Journal] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Gauteng Samwu lambastes Tshwane for forcing metro cops to reuse face masks and gloves [Pretoria News] 2020-04-03

South Africa NUM concerned with companies still operating on reduced staff during lockdown [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

South Africa Players spending 21 days without food [KickOff] 2020-04-03

South Africa Covid-19 fallout measures are not enough, government told [Business Day] 2020-04-03

UK Coronavirus: migrants in frontline jobs not entitled to any financial help if they get sick [The Conversation] 2020-04-03

India Supreme Court orders media to only publish official information on Covid-19 [IFJ] 2020-04-03

Global Treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis [ILO] 2020-04-03

Global Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis [ILO] 2020-04-03

Europe Companies must suspend payouts to shareholders during coronavirus crisis [ETUC] 2020-04-03

Europe ETUC on SURE & short-time work [ETUC] 2020-04-03

Europe EU urged to swiftly approve 'SURE' to save jobs from C19 breakdown [ETUC] 2020-04-03

Hungary EFJ urges again the EU to condemn limits on freedom of information [EFJ] 2020-04-03

Europe ARTICLE19 briefing: How to tackle misinformation about COVID-19 [EFJ] 2020-04-03

Pakistan Workers Face Health, Economic Risks [Human Rights Watch] 2020-04-03

USA Coronavirus drives record US job losses amid economic shutdown [JP] 2020-04-03

South Africa Prasa employees without protective gear - union member [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-03

South Africa / Gauteng “Much as I am afraid of Covid-19 … I need the money” [GroundUp] 2020-04-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health-care workers hardest hit by protective gear shortages [The Mercury] 2020-04-03

South Africa Zwelinzima Vavi tests positive for Covid-19 [News24] 2020-04-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Teacher got virus at hospital, union claims [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

South Africa Unions, mines clash over operations during lockdown [The Citizen] 2020-04-03

South Africa / North West Fatal incident at Village Main Reef West gold plant in Matlosana [NUM/Market Screener] 2020-04-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Statement of SADTU on face-to-face meeting convened by Department of Education [Polity] 2020-04-03

South Africa / North West Gold mine denies union claims that it's running at full capacity during lockdown [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Paramedics 'refuse' to ferry infected patient [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-02

South Africa SABC evacuates parts of TV centre in Covid-19 effort [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-02

Nepal Care care union wins key protections for thousands of workers [UNI Global Union] 2020-04-02

USA Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse [NY Times] 2020-04-02

Brazil Attacks on Brazilian Press Increase Under Bolsonaro [NACLA ] 2020-04-02

USA Out of the Ashes of Economic War [NACLA ] 2020-04-02

Global From Haiti to Kenya, Unions Take Action on COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-02

Argentina Argentinian union condemns LafargeHolcim for exposing workers to COVID-19 [IndustriAll website] 2020-04-02

UK Community-based nursing staff are being failed by lack of PPE [RCN] 2020-04-02

UK Blog - Support us to support you [polfed] 2020-04-02

UK £60bn aviation industry at stake if government doesn’t intervene [Prospect] 2020-04-02

UK 950,000 new Universal Credit applicants putting massive strain on staff [PCS] 2020-04-02

UK Councils not enforcing Sunday trading laws must provide guarantees that this is a strictly temporary measure [USDAW] 2020-04-02

UK New PPE guidance will only work if supplies get to the frontline, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-02

UK Lack of PPE for health and social care staff is 'a crisis within a crisis', unions warn ministers [TUC] 2020-04-02

Ghana GUTA wants BoG to force FIs to waive loan repayments for six months [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-02

Ghana Coronavirus: Banks in Ghana have disappointed us – GUTA cries [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-02

Trinidad and Tobago Unions call for action on ‘errant’ employers [Trinidad Guardian] 2020-04-02

Iraq COVID-19 in Iraq: the virus of social inequality [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-02

Indonesia House starts deliberation of job creation bill as protesting unions forced to stay at home [JP] 2020-04-02

Global Resilience, radicalisation and democracy in the COVID-19 Pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-02

Finland Employment crisis follows closely on the heels of coronavirus crisis [Trade Union News from Finland] 2020-04-02

Barbados BWU: Vacation up to workers [Nation News] 2020-04-02

Bangladesh COVID-19: Bangladesh Garment Workers Stand Up for Rights [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-02

Australia / New South Wales No more cuts to cleaning in NSW, coronavirus boost must be permanent [UWU] 2020-04-02

Australia Free early education and care must preserve jobs [UWU] 2020-04-02

UK “Coronavirus will spread like wildfire” – workers calls for construction sites to be shut [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK Health unions issue joint statement calling for more PPE [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK unionlearn launches [email protected] campaign to support workers during coronavirus crisis [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK Fast food and hospitality workers launch campaign for #100Percent pay [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK Labour backs union whistleblower campaign [Union News] 2020-04-02

Canada Wage subsidy plan is full of big problems [Rank and File] 2020-04-02

Australia / Victoria Dockworkers Stood Down For Refusing to Unload Chinese Ship, Citing Covid-19 Risk [The Epoch Times] 2020-04-02

Australia Union issues explosive claims on China imports [ragtrader] 2020-04-02

Australia / Northern Territory Wharfies union warns of unsafe ships [7 News] 2020-04-02

Australia Workers to get two weeks of unpaid pandemic leave [The Times] 2020-04-02

Australia Union calls for adherence to safety protocols [KHL] 2020-04-02

Australia Industry and unions band together in Covid-19 fight [Mining Weekly] 2020-04-02

Australia Qantas coronavirus suspension investigated [The New Daily] 2020-04-02

Australia Qantas investigated by SafeWork NSW over worker being stood down after raising coronavirus concerns [ABC] 2020-04-02

Australia “We Can Use This Crisis to Reconceptualize the Economy” [Jacobin] 2020-04-02

UK Factory walkouts and social distancing: How can food businesses protect workers from COVID-19? [Food Navigator] 2020-04-02

USA Coronavirus is testing the power of unionized newsrooms [CNN] 2020-04-02

Canada Ottawa’s Wage Subsidy Must Be Designed Primarily to Help Workers [USW] 2020-04-02

Canada Commercial Drivers Need Government Action on COVID-19 Protection [USW] 2020-04-02

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE Calls Out School Divisions [Discover] 2020-04-02

Canada / Ontario National Steel Car halting operations due to PPE shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-02

Canada / Ontario Ottawa jail guards refuse work over lack of COVID-19 screening [Canada.com] 2020-04-02

Canada / Alberta Job negotiations between AUPE and province paused amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-02

Canada / Quebec Daycares set up for children of Quebec essential service workers running out of gloves, disinfectant [CTV] 2020-04-02

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver docks face protective gear shortage [Castanet] 2020-04-02

Canada / Ontario Foodora couriers now being asked to deliver medication — and they still have to buy their own protective equipment [The Star] 2020-04-02

Global Uproar Among Workers Supplying the World’s Meat Is Spreading [Bloomberg] 2020-04-02

Canada / Nova Scotia Grocery store staff fed up with 'social' shoppers who flout pandemic rules [CBC] 2020-04-02

Canada Workers cannot afford more government delays for wage replacement [Unifor] 2020-04-02

Canada / Manitoba Health workers may have to self-isolate after colleagues test positive [OHS Canada] 2020-04-02

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Self Isolation Best Way to Control Virus: NLMA [VOCM] 2020-04-02

Canada What you need to know about the new COVID-19 emergency wage subsidy [CBC] 2020-04-02

Palestine / Israel Palestinians worry about expenses as virus blocks way to work in Israel [The Times] 2020-04-02

Indonesia As media layoffs grow, industry pleads for urgent relief [JP] 2020-04-02

Indonesia Jokowi declares COVID-19 health emergency, imposes large-scale social restrictions [JP] 2020-04-02

Indonesia Indonesia announces Rp 405 trillion COVID-19 budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic move [JP] 2020-04-02

Philippines Duterte says lockdown protesters can be shot if they fight [JP] 2020-04-02

South Africa SA union negotiates full pay for 6 weeks during lockdown to garment workers [Ecotile] 2020-04-02

UK It is time to make amends to the low-paid essential worker [Financial Times] 2020-04-02

UK British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff amid coronavirus crisis [The Guardian] 2020-04-02

South Africa Union calls for proper protection of refuse removal workers [Kempton Express] 2020-04-02

Zimbabwe 'Mnangagwa's lockdown a joke,' says ZCTU [Bulawayo24 News] 2020-04-02

South Africa NUM condemns ‘barbaric’ decision of some mines to remain open [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-02

Global / Zimbabwe Heroic nurses need full protection against coronavirus – association [Reuters/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-02

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 causes concerns for construction workers [CBC] 2020-04-02

South Africa Pharmaceutical companies march workers towards the gallows for the sake of profits [Facebook] 2020-04-02

South Africa NUM is deeply concerned that some mining companies continue to operate during the 21-days of lockdown [COSATU] 2020-04-01

UK Posties call for greater protection from Covid-19 to help them continue to serve [Morning Star] 2020-04-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Coronavirus: Sadtu shocked by teacher's death [IOL] 2020-04-01

Ukraine Worker Rights Experts Field COVID-19 Queries in Ukraine [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-01

South Africa SAMWU calls on municipalities to ensure health and safety of workers [COSATU] 2020-04-01

South Africa Nehawu slams government over payment of workers [IOL] 2020-04-01

South Africa Nehawu threatens court action over protective gear [OFM] 2020-04-01

UK M and S workers stage walkout over coronavirus safety fears [GMB] 2020-04-01

UK Government cuts to NHS supply chain causing hospital PPE delays and must be reversed [Unite the union] 2020-04-01

UK RCN chief exec calls for regulator to intervene amid PPE concerns [RCN] 2020-04-01

UK RCM - plea to NHS leaders to protect the safety of pregnant women by ringfencing maternity services [RCM] 2020-04-01

South Africa Covid-19: Are agricultural workers being protected? [GroundUp] 2020-04-01

Brazil Brazil's Vulnerable Left Behind in the Pandemic [Nacla] 2020-04-01

Global Who's happy about coronavirus [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-01

Australia Construction workers must not be excluded from wage subsidies [CFMMEU] 2020-04-01

Australia 'They're going to go under': Australia's coronavirus-hit restaurants, bars and caterers seek bailout [The Guardian] 2020-04-01

Australia / South Australia Union slams Qantas over COVID-19 Adelaide Airport outbreak, travellers told to stay away [9 News] 2020-04-01

Australia Who the $1,500 wage subsidies left behind [Yahoo] 2020-04-01

Australia More than 11,000 stranded crew need help, union says [The Financial Review] 2020-04-01

Australia / Victoria Melbourne wharf workers refuse to unload container feared to be coronavirus contaminated and are stood down [7 News] 2020-04-01

Australia Unions warn huge chunk of casual workforce could miss out on coronavirus wage subsidy [The New Daily] 2020-04-01

Canada Strong majority want government to halt rent, mortgage, and utility payments during COVID-19 crisis [NUPGE] 2020-04-01

Canada Unifor commends Trudeau government for moving on more significant wage replacement plan [Unifor] 2020-04-01

Canada Pay equity matters not only during a crisis, but year-round [NUPGE] 2020-04-01

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW, fish processors look at safety, marketplace volatility amidst COVID-19 pandemic [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Tense times for health care workers in new reality [CTV] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Union, students ask Queen's to waive graduate student summer tuition [The Whig-Standard] 2020-04-01

Canada / Quebec Working remotely during COVID-19 is stressing out Quebec public servants: union poll [CTV] 2020-04-01

Canada Organizations inject funds to support Canada's arts sector during COVID-19 [The Citizen] 2020-04-01

Canada / Alberta Essential services workers consider alternate accommodations to protect their families [The Advocate] 2020-04-01

Israel Histadrut concerned about Israeli COVID-19 Government Economic Plan [ITUC] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Ford delaying restart, union concerned about future impact [CBC] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Head of Ontario registered nurses union says 9M masks per week are needed [Global] 2020-04-01

Canada Whistleblower says workers at nursing homes aren't being given protective gear [CTV] 2020-04-01

Asia Brands Abandon Asia Workers in Pandemic [Human Rights Watch] 2020-04-01

USA / New York Garbage bags and cloth bandannas: union leaders plea for personal protection equipment to fight coronavirus [NYDaily News] 2020-04-01

USA / New York Albany Med: 45 health care workers test positive for COVID-19 [Albany Times Union] 2020-04-01

Canada Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,’ says union seeking more support [Now-Leader] 2020-04-01

Canada Air Canada Won’t Tell Staff How Many COVID-19 Cases Linked To Flights [Huffington Post] 2020-04-01

USA Sex work is changing in the pandemic. Here’s how it affects workers [Lily] 2020-04-01

Canada Transit Union Calls for Greater Protection for Workers [NNL] 2020-04-01

USA As coronavirus spreads, so do reports of companies mistreating workers [Wash Post] 2020-04-01

USA Progressive ideals rising in coronavirus crisis, says Wisconsin professor [The Hill] 2020-04-01

Canada Postal union asks Canadians to help with protecting its workers [RCI] 2020-04-01

Canada Nurses treating COVID-19 patients cite unsafe-work laws to demand N95 masks [The National Post] 2020-04-01

USA GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators [The Hill] 2020-04-01

USA 'Essential' Child Care Workers Struggle To Balance Family Needs, Safety [NPR] For more info 2020-04-01

Bangladesh ‘Our Situation is Apocalyptic’: Bangladesh Garment Workers Face Ruin [NYTimes] 2020-04-01

USA Hundreds Of Thousands Of Retail Workers Are Losing Their Jobs Due To Coronavirus [Forbes] 2020-04-01

USA Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier [KOMO News] 2020-04-01

Canada UFCW members at Pepsi and Coca-Cola gain wage premiums, enhanced safety measures [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-01

Canada On the Front Lines: UFCW Canada beverage members [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-01

Canada New resource details support for workers affected by COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-01

Canada Hancock calls for an airline federal relief package more generous than the US one [CUPE] 2020-04-01

Canada La ministre de la Santé de l’Ontario est mal informée : 87 pour cent des travailleurs de la santé de la province jugent qu’il n’y a pas assez d’ÉPP pour assurer leur sécurité [SCFP] 2020-04-01

Canada / Ontario Health Minister misinformed: 87 per cent of province's health care staff polled say not enough PPE on hand to keep them safe [CUPE] 2020-04-01

Canada A video update from Mark Hancock - To the heroes [CUPE] 2020-04-01

USA Anxiety spreads among exposed UPS and FedEx drivers [Crain's Chicago Biz] 2020-04-01

USA Sample COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures to Demand from Management [Labor Notes] 2020-04-01

USA Ford halts plans to reopen U.S. plants after union's safety concerns [UPI] 2020-04-01

USA AFL-CIO Demands Additional Worker Protections During Pandemic [EHS Today] 2020-04-01

Canada / Saskatchewan Irresponsible approach to COVID-19 by some Saskatchewan school divisions is putting education support workers at risk [CUPE] 2020-04-01

Canada / Manitoba School support workers need to stay on payroll to support our kids [CUPE] 2020-04-01

UK Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-04-01

UK Unite action forces Kent's Norse Medway to implement coronavirus safety measures for key workers [Unite the union] 2020-04-01

UK / Scotland ‘inconsistent’ approach to Covid-19 across local authorities as first minister’s intervention is sought [Unite the union] 2020-04-01

UK University agrees pay for zero-hours staff [UNISON] 2020-04-01

UK ‘Put workers’ safety and essential service first’ demands CWU [CWU] 2020-04-01

UK Help with homeschooling [PCS] 2020-04-01

India Protective gear shortage makes Indian health workers vulnerable to coronavirus [The Straights Tims] 2020-04-01

Bangladesh Bangladesh minister appeals to garment importers [CNBC] 2020-04-01

Pakistan Demo against factory for forced labour, no pay [Dawn] 2020-04-01

Cambodia Garment Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages Amid Virus Pandemic [VOD] 2020-04-01

Ghana Coronavirus: Exempt us from partial lockdown – poultry farmers to gov't [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-01

South Africa Spaza shops to get financial relief for lockdown losses, but T&Cs apply [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-01

Somalia Education union seeks guarantee of teachers’ salaries during COVID-19 school closures [Education international website] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Eastern Cape Safety gear shortfall holds up hospital service, builds queues [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Free State Case of public violence opened against protesting healthcare workers [News24] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Free State Police shoot two nurses in Welkom over transport confusion during Covid-19 lockdown [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa Dept of Health must comply with OHS Act – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-04-01

South Africa SACTWU cautions against fake manufactures of Covid-19 masks and other essential products [Polity] 2020-04-01

South Africa Call for stipend to keep informal traders afloat [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa SAFPU president: We may consider player pay cuts [Sport24] 2020-04-01

South Africa SASAWU calls on the government to scale up it’s effort on the covid-19 pandemic [Facebook] 2020-04-01

USA With strikes and a ‘sick out,’ some grocery and delivery workers take defiant stance: One-time bonuses, temporary pay hikes aren’t enough [CNBC] 2020-04-01

South Africa Lockdown responses, from farm workers to sex workers to civil society [Spotlight/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-01

South Africa Labour minister's plea to employers: Don't shift 'burden' of coronavirus onto workers [Fin24] 2020-04-01

South Africa Police union defends cops amid reports of brutality in enforcing lockdown rules [IOL] 2020-04-01

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: PE taxis impounded in wildcat strike [GroundUp] 2020-04-01

South Africa Local companies urged to free up protective equipment for health workers [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-01

South Africa Nehawu threatens court action over protective gear [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Lockdown: Damning allegations levelled against Umhlanga call centre [East Coast Radio] 2020-03-31

South Africa 'SABC deliberately withheld info on Covid-19 infected staff, endangering lives' - BEMAWU [Cape Talk radio] 2020-03-31

USA Warehouse Workers’ New Health Hazard: Frivolous Online Orders [Huff Post] 2020-03-31

USA Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods [CNN] 2020-03-31

USA / Canada USW: COVID-19 Resources for Workers [USW] 2020-03-31

Canada / New Brunswick Protecting the Unsung Heroes in Healthcare [CUPE NB] 2020-03-31

Sri Lanka Sri Lankan union protects workers amid Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-03-31

USA Coronavirus: 'Nurses prepare for the worst but not this' [BBC] 2020-03-31

Australia Coronavirus: Australia to subsidise wages of up to 6m workers in $114b plan [ST] 2020-03-31

Switzerland Nestle staff to get full salary for three months as COVID-19 halts work [CNA] 2020-03-31

India India’s coronavirus lockdown leaves garment workers stranded in cramped factory housing [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-31

Australia Australia to subsidise wages of up to 6m workers in $130bn coronavirus plan [The Guardian] 2020-03-31

UK / England The Guardian view on key workers: applause is not enough [The Guardian] 2020-03-31

USA Workers on the front lines risk their health to give America essential goods [CNN] 2020-03-31

USA Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection [BBC] 2020-03-31

UK Balfour Beatty continues to carry out works on West Coast Scotland motorways and trunk roads [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

UK Care workers put at risk by lack of face masks and basic safety kit, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-03-31

USA / Kansas Wichita union asks companies to shut down then make medical supplies to fight COVID-19 [Wichita Eagle] 2020-03-31

UK Charity sector coronavirus financial support package urgently needed, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

USA / California Everlane cut backs hit union workers hard [Ecotextile] 2020-03-31

Indonesia COVID-19: Govt must ensure well-being of returning migrant workers, advocacy group says [JP] 2020-03-31

UK TSSA Calls For 'Vital' Eurostar Support Over Coronavirus [TSSA] 2020-03-31

Indonesia Beat virus, not democracy [JP] 2020-03-31

USA / Wisconsin Wisconsin healthcare union: Workers are afraid [WDJT] 2020-03-31

UK Stobart Air accused of cynically ditching workers at Southend Airport during coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

UK NUJ defends coronavirus whistle-blowers and journalistic sources [NUJ] 2020-03-31

USA Strikes at Instacart and Amazon Over Coronavirus Health Concerns [NYTimes] 2020-03-31

UK Urgent action essential to ensure delivery drivers health is protected during coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-31

USA GE Appliances resumes production after week of cleaning; workers worried [Biz Jrnl] 2020-03-31

USA AFL-CIO: Tell the NLRB: Resume operations as soon as possible! [AFL-CIO] 2020-03-31

UK Covid-19: shocking pictures show Tyneside firm putting workers and families in danger [GMB] 2020-03-31

USA How coronavirus blew up the plan to take down Trump [Politico] 2020-03-31

Europe Von der Leyen warns on emergency coronavirus measures after Orbán move [Politico] 2020-03-31

USA / New York Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island warehouse walkout [CNN] 2020-03-31

Israel / Global The COVID-19 stimulus plan is not the New Deal Israeli citizens need [Davar] 2020-03-31

Canada Demanding Compassion: Rent Strikes & Emergency Benefits [Rank and File Radio] 2020-03-31

Canada / Quebec COVID-19: We Should Have Been Listening to Healthcare Workers [Rank and File] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Organizing Chinese grocery store workers during the pandemic [rabble] 2020-03-31

Australia $1500 payments for workers in $130bn package to save jobs [The New Daily] 2020-03-31

Australia Coles, Kmart and construction workers all confirmed with COVID-19 [The New Daily] 2020-03-31

Australia All of Virgin’s 220 Tigerair pilots redundant from Friday [AFAP] 2020-03-31

Australia Statement on JobKeeper wage subsidy [UWU] 2020-03-31

Australia The COVID-19 wage subsidy explained [HSA] 2020-03-31

Australia TWU calls for cap on airline executive pay, as Qantas seeks $4.2bn bailout [TWU] 2020-03-31

Australia The AWU and AiGroup are calling on the Government to keep the manufacturing sector open [AWU] 2020-03-31

Australia Media statement | Welcome JobKeeper Quotes from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer. [SDA] 2020-03-31

Germany Borrello on the impact of COVID-19 in Germany [PFA] 2020-03-31

USA / New York Amazon fires worker who organized strike over coronavirus response [The Post] 2020-03-31

Australia Performers’ rights: Streaming and recording live performances [MEAA] 2020-03-31

Australia / Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT Statement on Federal wages subsidy [UnionsACT] 2020-03-31

Australia Remaining calm when faced with investment market volatility [UnionsACT] 2020-03-31

Australia Federal Government Announcement JobKeeper payment - Huge union win! [ASU] 2020-03-31

Australia Tertiary sector faces tens of thousands of job losses as job subsidy misses the mark [NTEU] 2020-03-31

Australia ANMF Welcomes Government’s Guarantee for Private Hospitals [ANMF] 2020-03-31

Australia / Western Australia 'Four left from 250': WA teachers forced to work from school as students stay away [Today] 2020-03-31

Australia Why the Coronavirus cabinet must apply a gender lens to its decision-making [UNSW] 2020-03-31

Australia JobKeeper initiative puts the Liberals onside with workers [UNISA] 2020-03-31

Australia Jobkeeper package must be expanded to cover construction workers [ETU] 2020-03-31

USA Amazon warehouse workers are walking out and Whole Foods workers are striking [Yahoo] 2020-03-31

Australia / New South Wales Sydney news: Student emergency response workers 'may put lives at risk', as coronavirus measures continue [ABC] 2020-03-31

Australia Nearly one million casuals left out of JobKeeper wage subsidy [SBS] 2020-03-31

Australia / Western Australia Multiplex site closed as worker tests positive for coronavirus [Today] 2020-03-31

Australia TigerAir pilots to lose jobs within days, union says [9 News] 2020-03-31

Australia Joint Statement from the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Workers’ Union [AIG] 2020-03-31

Canada Protecting Postal Workers to Protect Us All [CUPW] 2020-03-31

Canada / Saskatchewan SGEU responds to confirmation of corrections officers testing positive for COVID-19 [NUPGE] 2020-03-31

Canada Fighting COVID-19 in Adult and Youth Correctional Facilities [NUPGE] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Strained staff fear for safety, resources as virus spreads through Ontario seniors’ homes [The Star] 2020-03-31

USA Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide 'Sick-Out' [VICE] 2020-03-31

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 - Statement From the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers-CSN [CSN] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Nurses refusing work amid pandemic-fuelled mask shortage at London hospitals, union says [The Free Press] 2020-03-31

Canada Building Trades Union calls on members to donate extra protective equipment [Now] 2020-03-31

Canada Please sanitize mailboxes, doorhandles and handrails, asks postal workers union [Soo Today] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Union head says Canadian Blood Service workers aren’t receiving the COVID-19 protection they need [360] 2020-03-31

Canada COVID-19: Hospitality union offers help as hotels considered as makeshift hospitals [Global] 2020-03-31

Canada / British Columbia Hospitality workers' union says 90% of members have lost their jobs in past 2 weeks [CBC] 2020-03-31

Canada / Ontario Local postal workers union pushing for better sanitization at Canada Post mail depots [Today] 2020-03-31

Korea (South) / Korea KPTU Calls for Prohibition on Dismissals Starting with Aviation and Yeongjong [KPTU] 2020-03-31

Canada Air Canada to lay off 16,500 workers amid COVID-19 pandemic [Global] 2020-03-31

Israel Histadrut fighting COVID-19 [ITUC] 2020-03-31

Canada / Quebec Everyone bands together to fight the COVID-19 crisis in the La Mitis RCM [CUPE] 2020-03-31

Canada Air Canada flight attendant union responds to second set of layoffs due to COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-03-31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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