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

Updated: Monday 28 November 2022, 12:03:18
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak [WHO]

ITUC COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Updates [ACTU]

COVID-19 Coronavirus - Guidance for unions [TUC]

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

Hazards Magazine - News

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease

COVID-19 Information for Workplaces - Ottawa Public Health

Workers Health & Safety Centre (Canada)

South Africa Numsa welcomes arbitration order in favour of employee dismissed for refusing Covid-19 jab [The Star] 2022-10-31

USA / Oklahoma Starbucks’ Decision to End COVID Protections Endangers Me and Other Baristas [Progressive] 2022-10-29

USA Millions of workers are dealing with long COVID. Advocates call for expanding social safety net [IA Capital Dispatch] 2022-10-23

USA Stress, burnout top concerns for long-term care workers, survey finds [McKnights Sr Living] 2022-09-27

USA Bosses Are Winning The Battle To Get Workers Back To The Office [Forbes] 2022-09-20

Ukraine KVPU Women's Committee: Promoting Convention 190 and joining work on CEDAW alternative report [KVPU] 2020-04-23

Global ‘This is crazy:' Rage boils over at Amazon sites over coronavirus risks [Politico] 2020-03-22

Ireland Face coverings needed in social protection [Fórsa] 2021-04-14

Ireland Return to workplace concerns to be addressed [Fórsa] 2022-02-01

Ireland Rush to introduce face masks in schools is counterproductive [Fórsa] 2021-12-02

Ireland SNAs 'let down' by vaccination U-turn [Fórsa] 2021-03-31

Ireland Vaccinations key to school reopening [Fórsa] 2021-02-24

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

UK / Northern Ireland Ask Your MLAs to Support Musicians During the Covid-19 Pandemic [Musicians’ Union] 2020-09-30

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

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

Ireland Childcare sector seeks clarity on who to prioritise [RTÉ] 2021-01-04

Ireland Teaching unions considering proposals for reopening of schools [RTÉ] 2021-02-23

Ireland Teacher unions seek clarity over vaccine decision [RTÉ] 2021-03-31

Ireland Withdrawal of goodwill by prison officers over vaccine [RTÉ] 2021-04-16

Ireland Taoiseach suggests some workers could return to the office in August [RTÉ] 2021-06-09

Ireland Construction group warns PUP an issue in return to work [RTÉ] 2021-07-06

Ireland PUP to be reinstated for jobs lost in new restrictions [RTÉ] 2021-12-03

Ireland Government announces expansion of Covid-19 supports [RTÉ] 2021-12-21

Ireland Business and employers' groups react to Covid-19 measures [RTÉ] 2020-03-13

Ireland Financial union criticises refusal by Government to make face coverings mandatory for customers [RTÉ] 2021-01-15

Ireland ISME: Employers want to know if workers are vaccinated [RTÉ] 2021-08-11

Ireland Nurses to begin vaccine training next week - INMO [RTÉ] 2020-12-18

Ireland 4,500 student nurses to receive new grant during hospital placements [RTÉ] 2021-01-04

Ireland 'Close contact' health workers called back to work [RTÉ] 2021-01-13

Ireland 'No moves' to shift teachers further up vaccine list [RTÉ] 2021-01-19

Ireland Pregnant teachers advised to continue to work remotely [RTÉ] 2021-02-26

Ireland HIQA recommends weekly antigen tests in meat plants [RTÉ] 2021-04-30

Ireland Upset among contract tracing staff as HSE defers promotional post plans [RTÉ] 2021-08-18

Ireland Minister 'confident' of measures in place for school reopening [RTÉ] 2021-08-25

Ireland Unions question assurances for pregnant teachers [RTÉ] 2021-08-27

Ireland Thousands of teachers 'will be absent' due to Covid [RTÉ] 2022-01-05

Ireland Staff at Wheatfield Prison test positive for Covid-19 [RTÉ] 2021-01-01

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

Ireland Teacher unions vote for motion backing industrial action [RTÉ] 2021-04-07

Ireland Pregnant teachers concerned about school return, say unions [RTÉ] 2021-08-13

Ireland Healthcare staff 'disappointed' that booster vaccines have yet to be rolled out [RTÉ] 2021-10-23

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Health workers honoured for work during pandemic [RTÉ] 2022-01-05

USA / District of Columbia Judge Rules COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement For D.C. Government Workers Is Unlawful [DCist] 2022-08-27

South Africa SADTU calls on ANC delegates at Nasrec to assess impact of Covid in education [Eyewitness News] 2022-07-29

Liberia ‘We are workers, not heroes' [GNN] 2020-05-04

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

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

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

Canada Towards a “New Normal”: Labour Law Hearings Via Video-conference in the Era of COVID-19 [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

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

South Africa More healthcare workers are getting infected on the second wave of Covid-19 – DENOSA [COSATU] 2020-12-29

Australia Footballers' Voice: Episode 2 – Coronavirus' impact on footballers [PFA] 2020-04-10

Australia Aspro: ‘The players have come together' [PFA] 2020-05-18

Australia Looking after mental health ‘really important' – Williams [PFA] 2020-04-18

Australia Charting a future for Australian aviation – ASU co-hosts aviation forum to plan for long-term future of industry [ASU] 2020-04-17

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

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

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

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

Australia ASU win – Fair Work Commission tells Qantas to talk to ASU about Jobkeeper [ASU] 2020-07-09

Australia A win for ASU Virgin Australia members …but more detail needed [ASU] 2020-04-15

Canada Workers fear being ‘guinea pigs' in test to see if it's safe to re-open [CLI] 2020-05-26

Canada Workers ‘think outside the box' in Covid-19 fight [CLI] 2020-04-21

Canada A Motion on Pharmacare for All Passed in the House of Commons Last Week – And You Probably Missed It [CCU] 2020-03-22

Canada A World to Win – May Day 2020 [CCU] 2020-05-01

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

Zambia Waive tax on electricity – ZCTU [Daily Mail] 2020-04-23

Malaysia MTUC: Easing of MCO ‘too fast and too soon' [The Daily Express] 2020-05-04

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 – New decree from the Legault government: extension of the 8% premium to home care [FIQ] 2020-04-19

Canada / Quebec Inquiry at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) and into the disaster at the Herron Residence [FIQ] 2020-04-25

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 – The FIQP appeared before the superior court in an urgent effort to protect its members [FIQ] 2020-05-14

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

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

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

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

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

Canada Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living – Day of Mourning 2020 [IAMAW] 2020-04-25

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

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

Canada The Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers' Lifeline – Not to be taken away [IAMAW] 2020-05-24

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

Swaziland “We will be killed by hunger before the coronavirus gets us” [IndustriALL] 2020-05-06

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

Australia Save Higher Education Jobs – Snap Protest at Josh Frydenberg's Office [NTEU] 2020-05-27

Australia Morrison's app sales pitch fall flat – but Aussies should back it [RTBU] 2020-05-08

Australia ACT NOW – SAVE Lives, SAVE Jobs, SAVE the Economy [SDA] 2020-03-27

Australia Congratulations NSW on spitting fines – time for the other state governments to act [SDA] 2020-04-21

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

Australia Not good enough – retail workers and shops going to wall as they wait to get government support in their hands [SDA] 2020-03-27

Australia Premier shops shut their doors – a disaster for retail workers and the retail sector [SDA] 2020-03-27

Australia Retail re-opening – a decision for the entire community, not individual retailers [SDA] 2020-04-16

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

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

Canada / Saskatchewan SFL calls on Sask. Party government to make ‘hero pay' available to all workers [SFL] 2020-12-07

UK Postal workers walk out – interview with a CWU member [Socialist Appeal] 2020-04-29

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

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

UK Statutory sick pay is not enough – Usdaw [USDAW] 2021-04-06

UK Government's exemption from self-isolation scheme is in chaos – Usdaw seeks clarification [USDAW] 2021-07-26

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

Australia Disability staff ‘had to ask other houses for hand sanitiser' [7 News] 2020-05-04

USA / New York PSC-CUNY: Tell Chairperson Thompson and Chancellor Matos Rodríguez that PSC Will Fight for Every Job at CUNY [PSC-CUNY] 2020-04-24

Zimbabwe Nurses ‘reluctant' to take COVID vaccine: Union [CGTN Africa] 2021-02-27

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

Canada / Alberta Pay and benefits for long term care workers must be protected — and not just during the COVID-19 crisis [Alberta Politics] 2020-04-14

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

Australia ‘Outrageous attack': Thousands to give up overtime pay [Yahoo] 2020-05-05

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

Australia Aid for ‘scandal-ridden' Swissport needs conditions, says TWU [Australian Aviation] 2020-04-23

Australia TWU urges government to make ‘bold' Virgin move [Australian Aviation] 2020-04-21

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

Canada / British Columbia “Working sick isn't working”: BCFED launches plan to ensure paid sick leave for every worker [BCFed] 2020-07-11

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

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

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

USA / Illinois From Librarians To Barbers, Public-Facing Workers Left Out Of Early Vaccination Rounds: ‘Our Jobs Are Essential But We Are Not' [Block Club Chicago] 2021-02-15

USA / Virginia VA AFL-CIO Touts “Huge Win for Workers” as State “Enacts First Permanent Workplace Virus Protection Standards in the Nation” [Blue VA] 2021-01-23

Canada / Alberta ‘Every Canadian is now watching Cargill' [The Financial Post] 2020-05-05

South Africa Banks' coronavirus response ‘underwhelming': unions [BusinessTech] 2020-03-28

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

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

South Africa Government workers demand an 80% increase in their minimum wage – and at least R36,000 in Covid-19 ‘danger pay' [BusinessTech] 2021-03-24

Canada StatCan says 13% of Canadians aren't working—but the true number is more like 30% [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-24

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

Spain CGT exige al Ejecutivo de Sánchez e Iglesias la equiparación, en relación al Covid-19, de las trabajadoras de Ayuda a Domicilio al personal sanitario [CGT] 2020-10-04

USA / Illinois Coronavirus is rewriting teachers' job descriptions — and unions are paying close attention [Chalkbeat] 2020-04-11

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

South Africa Saftu slams bosses for telling workers they're ‘essential services' [The Citizen] 2020-03-28

South Africa Supermarket workers vulnerable to Covid-19 – Saccawu [The Citizen] 2020-04-30

South Africa Local health workers' jobs safe despite Cubans – Mkhize [The Citizen] 2020-04-30

South Africa Safety measures must be in place before principals return to work – unions [The Citizen] 2020-05-02

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

South Africa / Limpopo Denosa slams use of Limpopo as nursing ‘training agent for other provinces' [The Citizen] 2021-01-12

South Africa ‘Employers hide test results of Covid-positive health workers' - NEHAWU [The Citizen] 2021-05-14

South Africa Government continues to ignore alcohol sector – FAWU [The Citizen] 2021-01-24

South Africa Nehawu ‘still studying' scathing judgment in PPE matter [The Citizen] 2020-04-14

South Africa Covid-19 fallout: Union alleges SABC manager said ‘self-isolation is not a disease' [The Citizen] 2020-03-29

South Africa SAMA seeks ‘urgent intervention' over Mkhwebane report into 17 public hospitals [The Citizen] 2020-12-25

South Africa Healthcare workers employed in units they aren't qualified for – SAMA [The Citizen] 2021-01-16

South Africa News ‘So much pressure to rush. Schools aren't ready' – teachers' union [City Press] 2020-05-13

USA / Georgia As Restaurants Reopen in Georgia, Some Workers Fear Becoming ‘Guinea Pigs' [Civil Eats] 2020-04-28

Canada Bell Media – CUPE members affected by the pandemic [CUPE] 2020-04-24

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

Canada / Quebec “Ça va bien aller” – CUPE will make a contribution to La Cantine pour tous [CUPE] 2020-04-10

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

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 – The situation is becoming worrisome in the CHSLDs of the Lower St. Lawrence [CUPE] 2020-04-16

Canada / Quebec COVID-19 – Town of Rimouski blue-collar workers pitch in to help the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent [CUPE] 2020-04-22

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

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

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

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

Canada / Quebec Health care workers exhausted – CUPE slams the Quebec government's authoritarian management style [CUPE] 2020-05-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 / Ontario With pandemic here and deadline fast approaching, CUPE 79 urges City of Toronto to ‘get this right' and conclude negotiations [CUPE] 2020-03-13

Canada Post-pandemic recovery effort should support public good – not private profits [CUPE] 2020-04-22

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

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

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

Canada / Quebec STM and COVID-19 – Other CUPE groups to be brought in to lend a hand [CUPE] 2020-04-30

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

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 / Ontario “We need more investment, not less”: CUPE Ontario warns against austerity [CUPE] 2020-05-12

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

Canada / Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news – Manitoba's crisis in care still needs urgent action like paid sick days [CUPE] 2020-12-04

Canada / Ontario With Ontario health care staff COVID-19 infections rising, study finds they worked under distress, feeling “sacrificed” and violated [CUPE] 2020-12-04

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

USA / Florida Actors' Equity Says Walt Disney World “Retaliating” Over Coronavirus Testing Demand; Disney Says Park Protocols Accepted By Other Unions [Deadline] 2020-07-10

USA / Florida Walt Disney World Expects “Tens Of Thousands” Of Cast Members Despite Actors' Equity Opposition [Deadline] 2020-07-04

UK Responding to the coronavirus crisis – NEU case study [TUC Digital Lab] 2020-04-16

Australia / Queensland COVID-19: Queensland Teachers Union tells Scott Morrison to ‘butt out' of school decision making [Brinkwire] 2020-04-17

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

Hong Kong “Prohibition on Group Gathering” Suppresses Public Demonstration The Union Front Persist with May Day Street Counters [HKCTU] 2020-05-03

Spain Health workers and unions at Madrid's Ifema field hospital: “It's a disaster” [El Pais] 2020-03-30

Europe EFJ President: “COVID-19 measures must not be used as a pretext to censor journalists” [EFJ] 2020-03-21

Europe Věra Jourová: “Journalists need right working conditions” [EFJ] 2020-05-04

Europe Harlem Désir: “States must support the media financially struggling because of the pandemic” [EFJ] 2020-05-04

Sweden / Denmark Media freedom made in Scandinavia – six examples of best practices [EFJ] 2020-05-06

Europe Almost 90 journalists' deaths caused by Covid-19 in Europe§ [EFJ] 2021-01-06

South Africa Hundreds of journos lost their jobs due to Covid-19 lockdown – report [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-04

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

South Africa SACTWU: 5.5% wage agreement ‘fair' as employers suffered Covid blow [Eyewitness News] 2021-04-12

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

Canada / New Brunswick A New Normal – Post Covid-19. What have we Learned? [NBFL] 2020-05-14

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

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

Ghana Coronavirus: Gov't actively discussing possible lockdown – Akufo-Addo [GTUC website] 2020-03-27

Canada / USA Meat plant workers in U.S, Canada worry about ‘elbow to elbow' work, lack of PPE [Global] 2020-04-14

Canada / Saskatchewan Nurses' union urges premier to rethink ‘reopening Saskatchewan' [Global] 2020-04-15

Canada / British Columbia Coronavirus: TransLink service cuts make ‘no sense,' union says [Global] 2020-04-18

Canada ‘A failed venture': Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system [Global] 2020-05-25

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

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

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

Canada / Ontario ‘Morale is horrible': London, Ont., nurse alleges equipment issues, lack of break space at LHSC [Global] 2020-12-11

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

Canada / Alberta “A quiet, gentle, and humble man:” UFCW Local 401 grieves the loss of union leader amid Cargill High River COVID-19 outbreak [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-13

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

Australia Staying open in COVID-19 – Pranel's Story [HSA] 2020-05-02

South Africa Frontline health workers ‘carry the Covid-19 burden' [Health-E News] 2020-05-16

India After four test positive, Punjab ASHA workers ask: ‘Why should we put our lives in danger?' [The Express] 2020-05-04

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

South Africa Schools must be turned into vaccination sites – Sadtu [Inside Education] 2021-07-05

USA How we did it: ‘They think workers are like dogs.' How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits [Midwest Ctr for Investigative Reporting] 2020-12-30

Canada PSAC wants feds to provide childcare assistance to ‘critical' public servants [iPolitics] 2020-03-27

Norway Norway's Workers Insisted They Shouldn't Pay for Coronavirus — And They Won [Jacobin] 2020-03-20

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

USA Teachers and Their Unions Are Demanding Truly Safe Schools Reopening — Not “Ignoring Science” [Jacobin] 2021-02-21

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

Ireland SIPTU: St Luke's Hospital in ‘dire straits' with 34 Covid-19 patients [KCLR] 2020-12-03

USA / Colorado Kroger plans to eliminate $2/ hr ‘Hero Pay' for grocery workers, UFCW Local Unions respond [FOX] 2020-05-08

USA Covid ‘Decimated Our Staff' as the Pandemic Ravages Health Workers of Color [KHN] 2021-01-05

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

USA / Oregon ‘Slow burn': C.O. health care workers hit hard by pandemic; some move off the frontlines [KTVZ] 2021-04-24

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

UK Public inquiry into “grotesque” PPE failure needed, says TUC [LabourList] 2020-04-21

UK “Tough new measures” needed before people return to work, says TUC [LabourList] 2020-04-27

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

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

USA / California Kroger To Close 3 Stores In Los Angeles In Response To Approval Of ‘Hero Pay' Mandate [CBS] 2021-03-12

South Africa / Cuba Much ado about Cuban doctors – so what's behind their recruitment? [Fin24] 2020-05-02

South Africa / Western Cape Lockdown: Cosatu calls for removal of provincial Education MEC Debbie Schäfer [News24] 2020-04-11

USA / Maine Unemployed Maine workers, advocates warn human suffering will ‘spike' if $600 benefit expires [ME Beacon] 2020-07-11

South Africa / Western Cape Pick n Pay workers lose their jobs for ‘striking' during the lockdown [Mail & Guardian] 2020-04-16

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nurses ‘threatened' after refusing to attend to people in quarantine [Mail & Guardian] 2020-04-20

South Africa / Gauteng L'Oréal workers demand a shutdown of local plant, citing Covid-19 exposure [Mail & Guardian] 2020-06-02

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

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

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

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

UK / Scotland Ex-miners asked to sign ‘do not resuscitate' forms if they contract coronavirus [Morning Star] 2020-04-26

South Africa Police left underprotected during coronavirus – unions [MyBroadband] 2020-03-29

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

Canada / New Brunswick Member Update: COVID-19 – March 27 [CUPE NB] 2020-03-27

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

Canada / New Brunswick “Migrant workers are not the risk”: Opposition to Higgs' decision to close New Brunswick borders to new temporary foreign workers [NB Media Co-op] 2020-04-30

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

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

UK NEU - Commenting on the Labour leader's speech on ‘securing the economy' [NEU] 2021-01-12

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

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

USA Labor Union Leader on the expiration of unemployment benefits: “We are talking about total economic disaster here.” [Yahoo] 2020-12-27

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

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

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

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Response to “Fish union's delay tactics appalling” [NLFL] 2020-05-10

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union calls on employers to ‘assist workers during the extended lockdown' [Northern KZN Courier] 2020-04-19

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

Canada New OMERS CEO must immediately fix “dangerous mismanagement” at its company LifeLabs [NUPGE] 2020-05-24

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 – the Right to Know, the Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse – Every Workers' Right, Including Health Care Workers [CFNU] 2020-04-25

Canada Pregnant Health Care Workers Should Not Be Forced to Work in COVID-19 ‘Hot Zones' [CFNU] 2020-04-11

USA / New York ‘I Vaccinated Three People:' NYC Stopped Workers From Giving Out More Shots [New York Intelligencer] 2021-01-31

USA The Message From the Heart of the Atlanta Attacks: ‘America Is Getting Worse': Asian spa workers on the massacre down the road [New York] 2021-03-19

USA Layoffs hitting more white collar jobs — and even health care workers [NYPost] 2020-04-17

Chile Unions at Codelco´s Chuquicamata mine approve new measures to combat coronavirus [Reuters] 2020-07-04

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

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

USA Symptom Criteria for COVID‐19 Testing of Heath Care Workers [Wiley Online Library] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario COVID-19 – A Time to reflect [OPSEU] 2020-03-13

Canada / Ontario Layoffs are ‘last resort,' Thomas tells colleges [OPSEU] 2020-05-24

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

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

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

Canada / Ontario Amazon is Asking Canadian Workers to ‘Stay Home' If They Feel Sick. Except They Cut Unpaid Leave Last Month. [Press Progress] 2020-05-24

Canada Amazon's Hi-Tech System for Tracking its Canadian Workers Poses a ‘Public Health Hazard', Experts Warn [Press Progress] 2020-04-24

Canada Big Majority Expects Major Social Reforms and ‘Transformation' of Canadian Society After COVID-19 [Press Progress] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta Frontline Grocery Workers Vote to Strike After Safeway Cancels ‘Hero Pay' and Pays Out Shareholders [Press Progress] 2020-07-06

Canada / Ontario Hospitals Warn Healthcare Workers of Potential ‘Shortages' in Face Masks And Protective Supplies [Press Progress] 2020-03-29

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

Canada / Alberta Workers at Cargill's Alberta Meat Plant Were Offered Special ‘Bonus' Pay For Perfect Attendance During Pandemic [Press Progress] 2020-05-07

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

USA Unsanitized: “I Have No Protection… Only a Stupid Blue Vest,” Walmart Worker Says [Am Prospect] 2020-04-12

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

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

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

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

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

Portugal AGEPOR: SEAL strike is 'inconceivable' in full 'dramatic situation facing the country» [Revista Cargo] 2020-03-19

Canada ‘Underpaid and undervalued': Filipino communities face disproportionate impact from COVID-19 [Ricochet] 2020-05-09

Canada Pandemic prompts unionization drive for low-paid essential workers — and creativity in organizing [Ricochet] 2020-05-15

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 Le SCFP réagit aux mises à pied massives en raison de la COVID-19 [SCFP] 2020-03-21

Canada Les municipalités n'ont pas les moyens d'attendre l'aide du fédéral [SCFP] 2020-05-28

Canada Les sacrifices des employés de la santé et des services sociaux doivent être récompensés par des emplois plus stables et mieux rémunérés après la crise de la COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-04-28

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

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

Canada COVID-19 and ‘Actually Existing' Unions [The Bullet] 2020-05-17

South Africa Solidarity to ‘strongly oppose' regulations on ‘certificate of need' for healthcare practitioners [Solidarity] 2021-08-06

Bangladesh Fashion Brands Risk Destroying Factory “Partners”–and Their Own Goodwill [Sourcing Journal] 2020-03-27

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

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

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

UK Beyond clapping for key workers – here's how to give them the pay rise they deserve [The Conversation] 2020-06-03

Myanmar Lockdown will hit the urban poor hard. That's inspiring charitable donation — and labour strikes [The Diplomat] 2020-04-13

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

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Why NL Fishers are Protesting in a Pandemic: An Explainer [The Independent] 2020-05-24

USA / Ohio Government Invites Employers to Secretly Report “Work Refusal” Due to Coronavirus [The Intercept] 2020-05-07

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

Australia ‘Wouldn't be able to pay rent': How coronavirus hurts casual workers [The New Daily] 2020-03-16

Australia / New South Wales Paramedics, nurses take action over ‘insulting' pay freeze pledge [The New Daily] 2020-06-02

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

Australia / New South Wales NSW's back-to-school plan ‘near impossible': teachers [The New Daily] 2020-04-22

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

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

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

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

Australia ‘Like expendable babysitters': Teachers slam decision to leave schools open during coronavirus crisis [The New Daily] 2020-03-19

Australia Newly unemployed Australians ‘harassed and threatened' by job agencies [The New Daily] 2020-05-08

Australia ‘Gone home in tears': Pharmacies rake in COVID-19 cash but safety questions linger [The New Daily] 2020-05-09

Australia ‘Massive win': Posties strike ‘11th hour' deal on pay and jobs ahead of Senate inquiry [The New Daily] 2020-07-08

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

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

Botswana ‘Vaccinate us first' – Teachers [The Patriot ] 2021-03-18

USA ‘Now is the moment for the labor movement': ‘Strikesgiving,' quits, and America's great reassessment of work [Real News] 2021-12-03

Australia Union calls out COVID-19 risks with survey – two thirds of respondents feel unsafe at work [The Sector] 2020-06-02

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

USA Workers Rip Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons: ‘Hero Pay' Gone, No Mask Enforcement [Times of San Diego] 2020-07-10

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

Global Economic Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis – by John Evans [TUAC] 2020-04-20

Global TUAC briefing: Covid-19 vaccines – challenges and perspectives [TUAC] 2021-03-10

UK £60,000 life assurance coronavirus payment should be extended to UK's bus workers, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-30

UK 7,000 London transport workers furloughed should act as ‘a spur' for government financial rescue package [Unite the union] 2020-04-24

UK Airline seat manufacturer told to rescind ‘knee jerk' threat to 399 jobs [Unite the union] 2020-04-24

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

UK Hotels providing emergency NHS accommodation ‘risking lives' with lack of Covid19 safety [Unite the union] 2020-04-21

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

UK Key manufacturing sector employers and trade unions tell government to ‘Let us help' [Unite the union] 2020-04-15

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

UK Unite calls for urgent talks with transport secretary as UK's 82,000 taxi drivers ‘face financial ruin' [Unite the union] 2020-04-20

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

UK Unite statement on coronavirus – and its impact on paramedics and other NHS workers and social care staff [Unite the union] 2020-04-17

UK Unite statement on personal protective equipment (PPE) ‘scandal' [Unite the union] 2020-04-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK Bonus for Mercedes Benz Retail Group workers who have ‘gone the extra mile' during the pandemic [Unite the union] 2020-12-24

UK New Covid strain flight bans underscore ‘desperate need' for UK aviation industry support [Unite the union] 2020-12-22

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

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

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

UK Bristol airport redundancies will open ‘huge economic hole' in region [Unite the union] 2020-07-11

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

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

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

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

UK ‘National security' concerns as Suffolk factory threatened with closure [Unite the union] 2020-07-08

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK ‘Class and race' biggest factors for victims of coronavirus, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK Nissan's plans to axe Sunderland pensions ‘disappointing' and ‘opportunistic' [Unite the union] 2020-06-02

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

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

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

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

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

UK 170 cleaners at Ford Dagenham ‘utterly betrayed' in coronavirus fight [Unite the union] 2020-03-30

UK ‘Send home Shirebrook workers on full pay' – Unite tells Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley [Unite the union] 2020-03-26

UK Unite statement on CPCS Emergency Covid-19 Card ‘profiteering' [Unite the union] 2020-03-28

UK Agency accused of ‘bad faith' over no furlough pay for 300 workers in Derby and the north east [Unite the union] 2020-05-06

UK Beer delivery ‘summit' called for by Unite to hammer out health & safety blueprint as coronavirus lockdown eases [Unite the union] 2020-05-19

UK British Airways accused of ‘smash and grab opportunism' as parent company accepts one billion Spanish bailout [Unite the union] 2020-05-01

UK Construction procedures place ‘workers at risk' warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-28

UK Construction workers at Manchester Airport ‘left high and dry' [Unite the union] 2020-05-06

UK Energy giant axing 2,600 jobs is a ‘bitter blow', says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-19

UK Leicester SPS Technologies' attacks on jobs and conditions ‘opportunism of the worst kind' [Unite the union] 2020-05-16

UK More than 3,000 Virgin job losses ‘threatens the future of Gatwick Airport', says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-05

UK Northwood Hygiene's proposal to close North Wales paper factory ‘premature' says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-26

UK Thousands of care workers could be ineligible for £60,000 Covid-19 payment [Unite the union] 2020-05-22

UK Tory donor JCB axing up to 1,450 jobs is ‘a slap in the face' for working people and Boris Johnson [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK Bernard Matthews risking Suffolk workers and public's health with sick pay and bus fare ‘penny pinching' [Unite the union] 2020-09-30

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

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

UK Anger at GE's ‘financial torpedo' on workers' pensions, says Unite [Unite the union] 2021-02-01

UK Cash boost needs to underpin NHS ‘reforms' says Unite [Unite the union] 2021-02-11

UK Deliver ‘shovel ready' manufacturing schemes to show government is serious about jobs [Unite the union] 2021-02-23

UK Government's ‘risky' schools reopening gamble risks Covid spike, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2021-02-23

UK London bus bosses accused of using pandemic as ‘a smokescreen' for attacks on pay, as 2,200 drivers set to strike next week [Unite the union] 2021-02-20

UK Need for Sunak to extend £20-a-week Universal Credit boost indefinitely [Unite the union] 2021-02-25

UK A probe called for into the boss of Preston firm where workers are owed up to £170,000 in unpaid wages [Unite the union] 2021-01-13

UK Aviation sector ‘crying out' for joined up policies [Unite the union] 2021-01-27

UK London bus drivers ‘once again in eye of coronavirus storm' need vaccine and protection priority [Unite the union] 2021-01-13

UK Norwegian Air job losses ‘another devastating blow' for Gatwick [Unite the union] 2021-01-14

UK Public ‘implored' to follow Covid rules after death of ‘well-loved and respected' Brighton bus driver [Unite the union] 2021-01-25

UK Unite ends BA ‘fire and rehire' dispute by securing deal to avoid forthcoming cargo strike action [Unite the union] 2021-01-27

UK Unite statement on Mayor of London declaring ‘major incident' as Covid-19 sweeps through capital [Unite the union] 2021-01-08

UK ‘Army of 30,000 union reps' ready to promote vaccine take-up in UK's workplaces [Unite the union] 2021-03-06

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador OCI Challenges “Misinformation” as Union Accuses Processors of Benefiting from COVID-19 Crisis [VOCM] 2020-05-02

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

India Doctors' Day: Turning Spotlight on Mental Health—1 in 3 Health Workers Report Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD [TWC India] 2021-07-01

South Africa ‘Healthcare workers … are our soldiers being sent into war without weapons' – NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim [The News Lline] 2020-04-11

South Africa Mine companies exposing workers to risk of virus' says NUM – as Shoprite Checkers demand stores be shut down [The News Line] 2020-05-01

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

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

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry a ‘sham', says union [AAP] 2020-07-10

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

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

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

Australia Business demanding 1 day “consultation” on agreement changes [ACTU] 2020-04-16

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

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

Canada / Alberta Alberta lacks ‘surge capacity' in health care system because of past cuts [AFL] 2020-03-22

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

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

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

USA / New York New York child protective services worker was ‘guiding light' during pandemic [AFSCME] 2021-01-21

USA ‘Public service workers are … crucial to fighting this pandemic' [AFSCME] 2020-05-25

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

Ireland Call for ‘coherent approach' in roll-out of vaccine for food processing workers [AgriLand] 2021-01-15

Ireland Covid-19 in meat plants: SIPTU representative reflects on a ‘frustrating' year [AgriLand] 2021-03-26

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

Canada / British Columbia ‘This is our fight': Nurses bond [The Star] 2020-04-26

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

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

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

Canada Canadians have spoken – 78% support $5 billion emergency funding for public transit [ATU Canada] 2020-05-14

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

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

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

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

Australia Worse than the GFC – AWU calls for immediate action from Prime Minister to protect critical industries [AWU] 2020-03-22

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

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

USA / Arizona Arizona's workers need unemployment insurance reform — now [AZ Ctr Am Progress] 2020-06-01

UK 14 day quarantine for travelers ‘far too blunt a tool', says pilots' union [BALPA] 2020-05-14

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

UK BALPA wins major legal victory against Ryanair over ‘blacklisting' [BALPA] 2021-01-16

UK Pilots 'aghast and furious' at £2bn for walking and cycling, when aviation is in death spiral [BALPA] 2020-05-09

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

UK Pilots union sends out a ‘Mayday' distress call amidst tsunami of job cuts [BALPA] 2020-05-01

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

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Ending Covid restrictions in schools would be ‘ill advised', warn education unions [Belfast Telegraph] 2021-08-18

UK Thousands of doctors have ‘little or no confidence' in the NHS' ability to provide safe patient care [BMA] 2020-05-16

USA / Massachusetts Boston workers organizing against coronavirus vaccine mandate: ‘Tyranny is here on our doorstep' [Boston Herald] 2021-12-29

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

Global Sharan Burrow: COVID-19 – time for governments, brands and employers to protect supply chain and precarious workers from hardship and infection [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-03-13

Brazil Masking Misery: The COVID-19 pandemic and migrant workers in São Paulo's fashion industry [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-12-03

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

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

Australia “How Are We Still Essential?” Workers At Huge Entertainment Chain JB Hi-Fi Are Scared About Safety [BuzzFeed] 2020-04-22

Global International Workers Memorial Day ‘Protect Workers! Stop COVID-19' [BWI] 2020-04-18

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

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

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

South Africa Frere Hospital is hiding positive Covid-19 cases – Denosa [Cape Talk radio] 2020-06-02

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

South Africa Many developing countries have their vaccines already – health workers union [Cape Talk ] 2021-01-05

South Africa Mines not ready to operate during covid-19 – NUM [CapricornFM] 2020-05-12

Canada / Ontario ‘They're like firemen running into the fire with no equipment on,' says president of healthcare worker union [CBC] 2020-03-25

Canada / Quebec Nurse at CHSLD Sainte-Dorothée forced to work with symptoms, then tests positive, union says [CBC] 2020-04-18

Canada / Quebec Info-Santé workers seek more protection after COVID-19 cases confirmed [CBC] 2020-04-11

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 has spared workers at N.L.'s largest poultry producer — but not demand for chicken [CBC] 2020-05-26

Canada / Ontario 2nd worker at Orléans nursing home dies of COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-30

Canada / Ontario Worker at Orléans care home dies from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-08

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

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

USA Workers' Comp Issues – Addressing the Added Complexity of COVID-19 [CBIZ] 2021-01-05

USA Unvaccinated workers could end up paying $50 more for health insurance — per paycheck [CBS] 2021-08-14

South Africa ‘Workers have rights', says Nehawu over mandatory vaccination for public servants [The Citizen] 2021-11-01

Canada Keep your distance and “call it in” [CWA Canada] 2020-03-18

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

USA AFL-CIO president says he told Trump ‘workers have to have a say' in how economy is restarted [CNBC] 2020-04-20

USA Plans to reopen US economy must ‘talk about worker safety,' says AFL-CIO president [CNBC] 2020-05-09

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

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

USA United Airlines CEO wants to make Covid vaccines mandatory for employees — and encourages other companies to do the same [CNBC] 2021-01-23

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

UK Shaping the New Normal – A New Deal For Working People and Their Families [Labour Unions] 2020-05-12

Canada “Get Canada Working Again with Child Care” Campaign [CUPW] 2020-10-04

Canada Mayday – Rising in a Post COVID World [CUPW] 2020-05-02

Brazil Só piora: Faltam moedas para pagar segunda parcela do auxílio de R$ 600 [CUT] 2020-05-15

UK CWU anger at ‘provocative' BT move to attack redundancy terms [CWU] 2020-05-30

UK CWU fury as ‘morally bankrupt' BT claims its first ever compulsory redundancy scalp [CWU] 2020-06-02

UK CWU to bosses: ‘We will NOT let you destroy the Post Office!' [CWU] 2021-01-28

UK CWU win for BT members living with Covid 19 ‘extremely vulnerable' [CWU] 2020-04-21

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

UK Horizon: Commission orders ‘largest-ever' Court of Appeal referral [CWU] 2020-03-27

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

UK Post Office – extension agreed for ‘vulnerable people' policy [CWU] 2020-05-26

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

UK Postmen and postwomen – collecting Britain's test kits [CWU] 2020-06-02

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

UK Urgent answers demanded from ISS amid ‘furlough' pay cut fury [CWU] 2020-05-06

South Africa A Diamond is Forever: Anglo says some mines to operate, NUM slams move as ‘inhuman' [Daily Maverick] 2020-03-28

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

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

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

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

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

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health Department ‘fixing PPE problem' as hospital staff protest [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-15

South Africa Amcu demands universal Covid-19 testing at mines – but that is not about to happen [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-19

South Africa Victory for temp workers – but how will it be implemented? [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-27

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

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

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

South Africa / Gauteng Doctors on second wave: ‘Our health system is overwhelmed — we are traumatised for life' [Daily Maverick] 2021-01-12

South Africa Employers often initiated Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme funding corruption — report [Daily Maverick] 2021-02-01

South Africa Mine workers are at high risk of contracting Covid-19 — their mass vaccination is essential [Daily Maverick] 2021-08-25

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

USA Workers Plan May Day “People's Strike” to Demand Safer Workplaces [Democracy Now] 2020-04-30

USA Depression, anxiety, insomnia — health workers and the side effects of COVID-19 [Devex] 2020-07-08

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

South Africa / Northern Cape NUM fears mineworkers are being ‘sacrificed for profits' [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-04-29

South Africa Municipal workers will not take part in ‘salaries cut challenge' – Samwu [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-04-10

South Africa Older teachers ‘terrified' of returning to the classroom [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Eastern Cape ‘Towering' Numsa loyalist Nodongwe dies [DispatchLIVE] 2020-07-11

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

Nigeria Lagos doctors suspend strike over ‘harassment' during virus curfew [AFP] 2020-05-25

UK ‘Brave' education staff in open schools need extra protection during COVID-19 outbreak [EI] 2020-03-27

Global May Day 2020 – Creating the future we want [Education International] 2020-05-06

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

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

South Africa Teachers voice their concerns about second wave and new variant – survey results [Engineering News] 2021-01-21

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

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

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

Europe “Long talks cost lives and jobs” - EU leaders must fast track help for over 40 million new unemployed [ETUC] 2020-04-23

Europe Unions challenge Commission claim that Covid-19 not at ‘high risk of spreading' [ETUC] 2020-05-19

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

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

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

USA Amazon asks CDC to prioritize its essential workers for COVID-19 vaccine at ‘earliest appropriate time' [GeekWire] 2020-12-17

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

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

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

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

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

Ghana Coronavirus: Forgive Africa's debt, give continent US$150bn for health financing – Ethiopia to G20 [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-24

Ghana Coronavirus: We can't reduce number of passengers in trotro – GPRTU [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-18

Ghana Coronavirus: Work from home – AfDB to staff [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-20

Ghana Ghana association of bankers to support coronavirus fight with GH¢10m [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-26

Ghana Give workers flexible hours – public service commission [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-26

Ghana Help us pay our employees – hotels association calls on gov't [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-20

Ghana Coronavirus: Allow journalists to work from home – GJA [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-23

Ghana Coronavirus: Allow workers to work from home, grant them leave – TUC to employers [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-18

Ghana Coronavirus: Lock down now – Ghana medical association to Akufo-Addo [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-26

Ghana Coronavirus: Over 90 percent of Education ministry staff positive – Minister confirms [Ghanaweb] 2020-07-09

Ghana Doctors contracting coronavirus from hospitals – GMA [Ghanaweb] 2020-07-09

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

UK ‘Petrified' Amazon workers left in ‘300 Strong Crowds' [GMB] 2020-03-24

UK More than 80% of parents not sending children back to school – GMB poll [GMB] 2020-06-01

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

UK Bezos can give each Amazon worker £43k covid bonus [GMB] 2021-01-12

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

UK Conservatives' £38m cleaning cuts left NHS woefully underprepared [GMB] 2021-01-11

UK Delay in Covid-19 BAME deaths report ‘heightens distrust' [GMB] 2020-06-02

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

UK GMB responds to ‘staggering' British Airways job losses [GMB] 2020-04-29

UK GMB slams NSL Parking for ‘tricking' Staff [GMB] 2020-04-30

UK Government has done ‘precious little' to prepare schools for safe return [GMB] 2021-02-23

UK NHS workers' COVID-19 deaths ‘beyond heartbreaking' [GMB] 2020-04-12

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

UK Pub vaccine passports ‘reckless' and ‘fast track to undo lockdown gains' [GMB] 2021-03-25

UK GMB has responded to IPPR's ‘Care Fit For Carers Report [GMB] 2020-04-23

UK Workers ‘Empowered' After Asda Workers Victory [GMB] 2020-04-21

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

Australia MUA: ‘Keeping people working safely is a challenge' [Green Left Weekly] 2020-05-12

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

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

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

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

South Africa “Don't call us heroes”: health workers overwhelmed by Covid-19 want help, not praise [GroundUp] 2021-01-27

South Africa / Western Cape “Illegal strike” says department as teachers down tools at Kraaifontein school [GroundUp] 2020-07-11

South Africa Covid-19: Judge scolds union for “untenable” case against Minister of Health [GroundUp] 2020-04-11

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

South Africa “Our entire livelihoods are coming to a standstill” says waste picker [GroundUp] 2020-03-28

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

USA / Hawaii Union for Hawaiʻi Prison Workers Wants More COVID-19 Support [HPR] 2021-09-11

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

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

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

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

Cambodia Parliament approves “state emergency” law amid the pandemic [IFJ] 2020-04-15

Malaysia Authorities implement ‘stern action' against online media [IFJ] 2020-04-15

Global COVID-19 and Workers'Organizations : Interview with Sharan Burrow… [ILO] 2020-05-04

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

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

UK Firefighters ‘will be less able to respond to emergencies' as nearly 3,000 self-isolate [Independent] 2020-04-13

UK Women will be driven out of the workplace ‘if government does not urgently bail out childcare providers' [The Independent] 2020-06-04

UK Lack of PPE ‘shocking indictment' of government's handling of crisis, doctors' leaders say [Independent] 2020-04-11

India Indian factory workers protest after ‘H&M cancels orders' leaving 1,000 jobless [The Independent] 2020-07-06

Ireland Explainer: Where nurses, teachers, gardaí and shop workers all stand on a pandemic bonus [Irish Independent] 2021-10-01

USA / Pennsylvania Philly's essential workers are risking their lives for low pay: ‘I can't not go to work' [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-05-11

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

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

South Africa Employers must pressure government to amend lockdown restrictions – Solidarity [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-14

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

South Africa As the country awaits direction on re-opening of schools, teacher unions don't want principals ‘hijacked' [Daily News] 2020-05-19

South Africa Nehawu says its members died without proper PPE while the money ‘earmarked for the fight against Covid-19 has been looted' [The Mercury] 2022-01-26

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

South Africa Health workers ‘forced' to take leave during lockdown [IOL] 2020-04-09

South Africa Public servants urged to resist ‘forced donations' during lockdown [IOL] 2020-04-16

Global Covid-19 vaccine could be a ‘requirement' for some hospital staff – WHO experts [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-08

Ireland 'Children cannot be left alone' — health workers plea for support if schools to stay shut [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

Ireland Thousands of workers face tax bill 'up to €1,400' for Covid wage subsidies [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

Ireland 'Imperative' gardaí are vaccinated as soon as possible, garda union says [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

Ireland Gardaí criticise Anglesea Street station IT upgrade during level 5 restrictions [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-10

Ireland €50m package will not solve ‘urgent issues' facing entertainment sector, musicians warn [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-11

Ireland Teachers and gardaí 'shocked and dismayed' at changes to vaccine rollout plan [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-31

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland School principals ‘left to fend for themselves' over Covid-19 [Irish News] 2022-01-26

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

Ireland Number of available gardaí down 1,100 in fortnight due to Covid [Irish Times] 2022-01-02

Ireland Many ‘high risk' teachers to be recalled to classrooms following vaccination [Irish Times] 2021-08-18

Ireland Partial reopening of schools is ‘rushed and reckless' – teachers' union [Irish Times] 2021-01-06

Ireland Covid-19 antigen tests ‘reducing spread' in meat plants [Irish Times] 2021-10-26

Ireland ‘Substantial number' of GPs have not had time off since pandemic began [Irish Times] 2021-11-14

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

Ireland Businesses between ‘rock and a hard place', unable to ask staff's vaccination status [Irish Times] 2021-08-14

Ireland Businesses ‘caught in the middle' of staff with opposing views on Covid-19 vaccines [Irish Times] 2021-06-16

Ireland Childcare workers among ‘key' cohort for vaccine priority, HSE says [Irish Times] 2021-02-04

Ireland Covid variants ‘a real concern' for meat plant workers [Irish Times] 2021-02-23

Ireland HSE says there's ‘intention to recognise' role of health staff during pandemic [Irish Times] 2021-03-21

Ireland Closure of meat plants in pandemic could have ‘resulted in food shortages', PAC told [Irish Times] 2021-04-21

Ireland Covid-19 cases in healthcare staff fell dramatically after vaccines – Government [Irish Times] 2021-04-14

Ireland No return to office workplaces until September, Tánaiste predicts [Irish Times] 2021-04-30

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Stormont urges public ‘reset' on Covid rules as work from home advice renewed [Irish Times] 2021-11-24

Ireland Creches, childcare facilities having to open this week ‘beggars belief', sector says [Irish Times] 2021-01-01

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

Global ITUC Global Covid-19 Survey: Regional differences exposed in government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic – millions of workers in Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas at risk of economic devastation [ITUC] 2020-04-13

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

South Africa ‘It's a mess,' says Cosatu, insisting mandatory vaccinations won't work [JacarandaFM] 2021-12-08

South Africa A ‘miracle' if schools open on June 1 - Sadtu [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-19

South Africa Nehawu hoping for ‘prompt' Covid-19 vaccine quality checks [JacarandaFM] 2021-02-03

South Africa / Limpopo NUM calls for ‘indefinite' closure of Marula mine amid Covid-19 outbreak [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-18

South Africa Public protector's findings on PPEs ‘shocking and distressing' - SAMA [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-25

South Africa SAMA ‘relieved' at imminent arrival of Covid-19 vaccine [JacarandaFM] 2021-02-01

South Africa We told minister schools are not ready – unions [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-02

Australia “JobKeeper” Scheme Falls Short by Design [Jacobin] 2020-04-19

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

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

USA / Kansas If Kansas essential workers get hazard pay raise, ‘that would be huge' [Wichita Eagle] 2021-04-10

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

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

USA / California Some San Francisco teachers stage ‘sickout' for COVID safety [KRON] 2022-01-10

USA Back to the “New Normal”: Workers and Learners Navigate Campus and Workplace Reopening [UCLA Labor Ctr] 2021-11-24

USA Verizon Unions Win Model Paid Leave Policy for Coronavirus—Will Other Unions Demand the Same? [Labor Notes] 2020-03-19

Argentina Argentinian Workers Fighting COVID-19—And Their Employers [Labor Notes] 2020-05-06

USA / California A nurse without an N95 mask raced in to treat a ‘code blue' patient. She died 14 days later [LATimes] 2020-05-11

USA / California The price of being ‘essential': Latino service workers bear brunt of coronavirus [LATimes] 2020-05-18

USA / California They risk their lives cleaning hospitals. Now, they are getting vaccinated. ‘I want people to know that we exist' [The Times] 2020-12-20

India Why India's ‘migrants' walked back home [Livemint] Image 2020-05-27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA Older U.S. workers are ‘unretiring' [MarketWatch] 2021-11-16

USA Workers are more likely to get vaccinated — if their companies provide one big perk: Paid time off! [MarketWatch] 2021-07-01

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry a ‘sham', says union [The Times] 2020-07-09

USA / California L.A. Times to furlough workers as ad revenue ‘nearly eliminated' [Mercury News] 2020-04-16

USA / California San Jose, Oakland may require grocers to give ‘hazard pay' to front line workers [Mercury News] 2021-02-01

South Africa Opencast mines may return to 100% of capacity from May 1 – Patel [Mining Weekly] 2020-04-29

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

USA / Michigan Unvaccinated Michigan workers are still required to wear masks – here's how employers must enforce it [MLive] 2021-05-25

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

South Africa ‘Reckless' and ‘irregular' new hires at nuclear plant during lockdown [Moneyweb] 2020-07-08

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

USA A Former Labor Secretary's Message to Essential Workers: When This Ends, “Threaten to Strike” [Mother Jones] 2020-05-25

South Africa 90% of teachers anxious about contracting Covid-19 at school – Survey [The South African] 2021-01-30

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

USA / California Who Gets ‘Hazard Pay' During a Pandemic? Why Many Essential Workers Won't Be Paid More [NBC] 2020-05-05

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

USA / Mississippi MS ICU nurse: ‘I don't have any strength left' as Covid cases surge among unvaccinated patients [NBC] For more info 2021-08-12

South Africa Protecting healthcare workers ‘not rocket science' [New Frame] 2020-06-02

Australia Teachers union tells Scott Morrison to ‘butt out' of schools' reopening debate [News.com] 2020-04-15

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

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

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

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

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

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Ulster University boss personally responds to staff union's vote of ‘no confidence' in him [Belfast News Letter] 2021-09-17

USA / North Carolina Durham McDonald's workers strike after COVID-19 case. ‘We can't survive on $7.25.' [News&Observer] 2020-12-11

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

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

Zimbabwe Govt using lockdown to mask clampdown on critics, media – labour boss [New Zimbabwe] 2020-05-28

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

Zimbabwe ‘Many Covid-19 cases going unreported in mining sites' [New Zimbabwe] 2021-02-05

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

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

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

USA / New York Correction union sues city over ‘unsafe' conditions as DOC chief releases plan to address complaints [NY1] 2021-07-17

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

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

USA / New York Plight of Retail Workers: ‘I'm Scared to Go to Work' [NYTimes] 2020-03-19

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

USA ‘You're On Your Own,' Essential Workers Are Being Told [NYTimes] 2020-04-21

USA / Central America A Former Farmworker on American Hypocrisy: In the pandemic, “illegal” workers are now deemed “essential” by the federal government [NYTimes] 2020-05-10

Korea (South) Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They're Dying of ‘Overwork' [NYTimes] 2020-12-16

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

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

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

UK COVID-19 hasn't killed sexual harassment at work – it's just moved online [Open democracy] 2020-09-25

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

South Africa 'We are still waiting' – protesting under lockdown in South Africa [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-27

China A spectre is haunting the West – the spectre of authoritarian capitalism [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-16

UK Don't buy the lockdown lie – this is a government of business as usual [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-01

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

Global Governments must act to stop the coronavirus – but we can't return to business as usual [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-15

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

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

USA / Arizona AZ health care workers face ‘catastrophic' conditions amid surge in COVID cases [PBS] 2020-12-31

USA Some cities made hazard pay for essential workers mandatory— what companies, and local governments, have to say about it [PBS] 2021-02-14

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

UK May Day – fighting for our members and remembering those we have lost [PCS] 2020-05-01

UK PCS calls on Cabinet Office to send clear message: ‘Work from home if you can.' [PCS] 2020-12-22

UK PCS mythbuster number 1 – no return to austerity [PCS] 2021-01-29

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

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

UK ‘Crystal clear' drunk people cannot socially distance [polfed] 2020-07-05

UK ‘vile individuals who weaponise virus deserve prison' [polfed] 2020-04-12

USA Who is ‘essential'? Food and farm workers left in limbo in vaccine priorities [Politico] 2021-01-18

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

South Africa Alert Level 1: This is not the time to be complacent – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-03-03

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

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

South Africa Covid-19 II: We're not out of the woods yet – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-02-03

South Africa Covid-19: Frontline public services not prepared – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-03-24

South Africa Covid-19: Put in place more stringent measures – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-05-26

South Africa Decision to move country to adjusted level 2 comes too late – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-05-31

South Africa Department not capable of performing parallel vaccinations – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-05-18

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

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

South Africa Covid-19 II overwhelming healthcare system – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-01-13

South Africa Govt cannot afford to jeopardise lives of workers and learners – NEHAWU [Polity] 2020-06-01

South Africa Judge's decision to dismiss our cases noted – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-04-09

South Africa Lockdown: Govt did not engage with unions on worker support – Irvin Jim [Politicsweb] 2020-03-26

South Africa Members praised for sterling job on fight against Covid-19 – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-03-29

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

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

South Africa Prevalence of Covid-19 in workplaces concerning – NUM [Politicsweb] 2021-05-31

South Africa Reopening of institutions of higher learning not wise – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-04-30

South Africa Second wave of Covid-19 infections not surprising – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-12-11

South Africa Take the vaccine as soon as it becomes available – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-01-28

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

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

South Africa We hope for comprehensive roll-out plan of Covid vaccines – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2021-01-15

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

USA City sanitation workers demand better protective gear — union president says gathering was 'not a strike' [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-03-28

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

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

Canada / Ontario “A great first step”: Workers respond to GM Oshawa plant conversion for PPE [Rank and File] 2020-04-26

Canada Grocery workers want better pay, not “heroes” label [Rank and File] 2020-04-15

Canada / Ontario “We are dropping like flies,” says Ontario home care nurse [Rank and File] 2020-03-24

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

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

Canada / Saskatchewan RN says Co-op Refinery scab camp “a disaster waiting to happen” [Rank and File] 2020-03-29

UK RCM calls for ‘a decent pay deal' amid staffing shortages, fears for safety low morale and burnout [RCM] 2021-01-20

UK Midwives warn NHS underinvestment ‘brutally exposed' by pandemic [RCM] 2021-09-13

UK Pressure on staff ‘unsustainable' as nurse to patient ratios diluted to meet demand [RCN] 2021-01-17

UK RCN calls for higher level precautionary PPE and tells government to ‘stop dragging its feet' [RCN] 2021-01-23

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

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

USA / Nevada Nobody knows how many resort workers are infected— including employees [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl] 2020-07-11

Canada / British Columbia Many Canada Post workers are ‘fearful' about COVID-19, says Richmond letter carrier [The News] 2020-05-08

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

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

UK RMT on Bus Industry appeal for £1 billion rescue package [RMT] 2020-03-21

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

UK RMT on news Government has provided £35m to Ferry companies [RMT] 2020-05-18

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

UK RMT welcomes relaunch ‎of Hull Trains and some Grand Central services [RMT] 2020-12-03

South Africa ‘Front-line workers exhausted and struggling to cope' [SABC] 2020-12-29

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

USA AFL-CIO calls for emergency standards, additional worker protections before ‘reopening the economy' [Safety and Health] 2020-04-23

USA Unions are horrified at the mask mandate rollback — and fear workers' lives are at risk again [Salon] 2021-05-30

Aruba ‘No excuse' not to extend JobKeeper to temporary migrants, casuals after $60 billion bungle: advocacy groups [SBS] 2020-05-23

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

USA ‘We're not bringing you the virus': Asian-American medical workers' battle with Covid-19 and racism [South China Morning Post] 2021-05-07

New Zealand COVID-19 Package “A Strong Start” [E Tu] 2020-03-17

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

USA / Washington WA state workers are getting exemptions to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine — but will they keep their jobs? [Seattle Times] 2021-09-18

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

Central America COVID-19: ‘Maquila Workers Shouldn't Bankroll Employers' [Solidarity Center] 2020-03-24

Global ‘Hunger or the Virus': COVID-19 & Informal Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-05-19

Global Podcast: How Unions Meet COVID-10 Challenges—and Beyond [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-21

USA The ‘union difference' is especially important amid this pandemic [Spokesman-Review] 2021-09-05

USA / Connecticut Unions, lawmakers, want workers' comp benefits for ‘essential' workers with coronavirus [Stamford Advocate] 2020-04-21

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

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

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

Canada / British Columbia For grocery store staff, the work is ‘no different' than two months ago [Now-Leader] 2020-05-07

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

South Africa Cosatu backs Ebrahim Patel over ‘Alice in Wonderland' Covid-19 clothing sales regulations [Talk of the Town] 2020-05-14

Global Pandemic fallout has exacerbated modern slavery in ‘every region', report warns [The Telegraph] 2021-06-16

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

Australia Union fury over ‘false' claims of medicine shortages [The Australian] 2020-09-28

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

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

Australia / New South Wales NSW Port Authority warned by union in January of ‘gaping hole' in coronavirus biosecurity checks [The Guardian] 2020-03-26

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

UK More than £1bn wiped off Boohoo value as it investigates Leicester factory [The Guardian] 2020-07-07

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

UK Unions could have helped to avoid this ‘pingdemic' mess – but no one asked them [Guardian] 2021-07-27

UK Homeworking sounds good – until your job takes over your life [Guardian] 2021-03-07

USA Covid stress ‘driving hundreds of childcare workers to quit profession' [Guardian] 2021-01-31

UK / England Union criticises ‘pitiful' £1.4bn Covid catch-up plan for pupils [The Guardian] 2021-06-02

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

Global Garment workers going hungry as fallout from cancelled orders takes toll – report [The Guardian] 2020-12-12

Zimbabwe ‘No one may be compelled': unions go to court over Covid jabs [The Guardian] 2021-09-07

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

USA ‘We went from heroes to zeroes': US nurses strike over work conditions [Guardian] 2021-08-06

UK Investigate Amazon over pandemic ‘price gouging', says Unite [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

UK ‘I'm utterly sick of it': UK workers on the return of the commute [Guardian] 2021-08-29

USA ‘People are so burned out': US essential workers struggle as restrictions lifted [Guardian] 2021-06-13

USA ‘We're trying to survive': workers face cuts as US public sector lags in recovery [Guardian] 2021-09-22

UK Half of world's workers ‘at immediate risk of losing livelihood due to coronavirus' [Guardian] 2020-04-29

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

UK Unions say one of key policies to limit virus spread is ‘failing' in face of rising infections [Guardian] 2021-06-19

India ILO urged PM Modi to ‘send clear message' on changes in labour laws [The Hindu] 2020-05-25

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

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

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

Zambia ZCTU won't support Mopani ‘rubbish' – Mukuka [The Mast] 2020-04-10

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

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

USA Rumor: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees To ‘Completely Reject Any And All Vaccine Mandates', Hollywood Facing Massive Loss Of Crew Members [Mix] 2021-08-17

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

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

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

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

South Africa Placing COVID-19 patients in field hospitals ‘illogical' – Sama [The South African] 2020-05-12

South Africa ‘A slap in the face': Nurses union calls for support for frontline workers [The South African] 2020-04-22

Canada / Ontario Hamilton bus drivers ask for COVID-19 testing — and for all riders to wear masks [The Spectator] 2020-04-17

Canada / Ontario CUPE decries ‘failure to protect health care workers' from COVID-19 [The Spectator] 2020-04-18

Canada / Ontario Almost every auto worker in Ontario is being laid off — and they're feeling anxious [The Star] 2020-03-21

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

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

Canada / British Columbia How workers at Canada's busiest port are ‘rocking and rolling' to get food, supplies and face masks across the country amid COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-03-28

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

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

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

South Africa / Eastern Cape Inmates say failure to test them could see virus ‘explode' at St Albans after warder tests positive [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-16

South Africa Parliament at odds with Nehawu over ‘mandatory' Covid-19 vaccinations [TimesLIVE] 2022-06-29

South Africa It's back to work on Monday — but is SA ready? [Sunday Times] 2020-05-31

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

India / Punjab Workers protest govt's ‘apathy' on Labour Day [Tribune News Service] Image 2020-05-02

Canada / British Columbia Protect workers – and their jobs – from COVID-19, says BC Federation of Labour [Tri-City News] 2020-03-12

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

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

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

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

UK ​​​​​​​Lowest paid are most likely to have lost income and increased debt in pandemic [TUC] 2021-02-01

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

UK Ministers must ‘step up and create jobs', says TUC [TUC] 2020-12-15

UK Nurses will earn £2,500 less in real terms than in 2010 [TUC] 2021-03-06

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

UK Risks - ‘Dire consequences' if workers aren't protected better [TUC] 2021-02-03

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

UK TUC calls for ‘urgent' action to support young workers hit hard by pandemic [TUC] 2021-04-20

UK TUC – compulsory vaccinations for care staff is 'ill-thought through' [TUC] 2021-04-14

UK TUC – extension of furlough must be followed by urgent investment in jobs [TUC] 2020-12-18

UK TUC – Millions lack basic protections if they lose their jobs [TUC] 2021-01-29

UK TUC: ‘As we reopen the economy, we must not drop our guard on workplace safety' [TUC] 2021-04-12

UK TUC: Women have been put in an impossible position during the pandemic  [TUC] 2021-02-09

UK ​​​​​​​Women working in UK garment factories four times more likely to die of Covid-19 [TUC] 2021-02-18

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

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

USA / Texas Treat grocery workers like ‘first responders' [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-04-27

USA More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-12-28

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

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

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

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

Spain La derogación de la reforma laboral deberá llegar de la mano del diálogo social [UGT] 2020-05-22

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

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian union plans its ‘one shot' appeal against snow crab price [Undercurrent News] 2020-05-08

Canada / Quebec Unifor welcomes the reopening of the Crustacés de Gaspé plant despite difficult context [Unifor] 2020-05-05

Canada / Ontario Chartwell Retirement Home's ‘profits over people' mindset is dangerous during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-04-14

Canada / Quebec Le syndicat Unifor se réjouit de la réouverture de l'usine Crustacés de Gaspé qui s'opère tout de même dans un contexte particulier [Unifor] 2020-05-05

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

Global Nursing Home Workers Demand a “Shield Against COVID-19” [UNI] 2020-10-03

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

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

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

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

UK As the country celebrates the NHS, health unions say: “Time for a pay rise” [Union News] 2020-07-06

UK BALPA warns of impending “death spiral” for aviation industry [Union News] 2020-05-05

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

UK Dear Tories … why has it taken a global epidemic for you to appreciate trade unions? [Union News] 2020-03-22

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

UK IWGB calls on Deliveroo to reform “impossible” coronavirus hardship fund [Union News] 2020-03-20

UK NASUWT slams schools “chaos and confusion” [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK One week on … and still Lewisham cleaners wait to be paid [Union News] 2020-03-22

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

UK RMT calls for “unsafe” public transport to be stopped [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK / England RMT calls on Sadiq Khan to ‘meet' Tube cleaners over safety fears [Union News] 2020-05-05

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

UK Ten unions tell governments: “Be careful before you reopen schools” [Union News] 2020-05-05

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

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

UK Unions issue ‘Mayday' distress call for aviation industry as Ryanair announces 3,000 jobs at risk [Union News] 2020-05-03

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

UK Wren Kitchens sacks staff … then invites them back after coronavirus crisis [Union News] 2020-03-29

New Zealand COVID-19: Leave subsidy changes – needs to go further [NZCTU] 2020-04-27

New Zealand Treasury projections – scary but useful [CTU] 2020-04-18

New Zealand May Day – International Workers Day [NZCTU] 2020-05-03

UK Call 999 – the terrifying crisis in the ambulance service [UNISON] 2021-08-24

UK End VAT for PPE to help combat ‘national emergency' in care homes [UNISON] 2020-04-15

UK New care home death figures show government claims of protecting the sector ​ring hollow [UNISON] 2020-05-26

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

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

UK NHS staff ​urge the chancellor to do the right thing and fund a pay rise [UNISON] 2021-02-26

UK One per cent pay rise “is the worst kind of insult” [UNISON] 2021-03-05

UK ‘Managers are bringing tea to us': inside the 111 service during COVID-19 [UNISON] 2020-03-26

UK ‘Thank you' to all the UNISON members leaving their loved ones to care for ours [UNISON] 2020-04-15

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

UK COVID-19: Black and female workers – more impacted than the rest [UNISON] 2020-05-02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK UNISON sends a very public festive ‘thank you' to its 1.3m members [UNISON] 2020-12-21

UK ‘Make it a workers' budget,' UNISON urges chancellor [UNISON] 2021-02-23

UK Chancellor ‘ducking decision' to reform social care, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-03-04

UK ‘It's a relief, a light at the end of the tunnel' – young women and the vaccine [UNISON] 2021-03-14

UK Care home death figures a ‘national scandal', says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-04-14

UK More than a thousand care home deaths highlights ‘shambolic' government response to Covid crisis, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-04-21

UK Action needed to address higher coronavirus death rates ​for Black people [UNISON] 2020-05-07

UK High Covid-19 deaths among care staff ‘shocking', says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-11

UK Scrapping of NHS surcharge for migrant health and care workers ‘long overdue' [UNISON] 2020-05-22

UK Ministers must fix council funding to avoid ​'catastrophic cuts' [UNISON] 2020-07-06

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

UK School support staff fear ‘big bang' return' to school is a safety risk [UNISON] 2021-03-12

UK ​Health workers increasingly concerned at continued government stalling on NHS pay [UNISON] 2021-07-17

UK Government must bring back Covid funding to safeguard ‘lives and livelihoods' [UNISON] 2022-05-04

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

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

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

Australia / New South Wales School cleaning – years of government cost-cutting has put school communities at risk in the coronavirus outbreak [UWU] 2020-03-19

Australia / Western Australia Security guards at Perth quarantine hotels asked to remove masks because it was ‘upsetting and intimidating guests' [UWU] 2020-04-10

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

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

Australia Welcome assistance for ACT temporary visa workers – Federal Government must now follow ACT lead [UWU] 2020-04-28

Australia Welcome emergency support for international students in Victoria – Federal Government must now follow the lead of states and territories [UWU] 2020-05-02

Australia / Tasmania Welcome support for Tasmanian visa workers – Federal Government must now follow Tasmania's lead [UWU] 2020-04-23

UK Unite calls for government to urgently rethink ‘pingdemic' exemption amid fears of long-term damage to UK manufacturing [Unite the union] 2021-07-27

UK ‘Vaccination is not immunisation' as Scottish government announcement criticised by Unite [Unite the union] 2021-07-23

UK Workers frustrated and angry as government fails to get a grip of pandemic and ‘pingdemic' [Unite the union] 2021-07-22

UK Coronavirus – Updated Advice for Members [USDAW] 2020-03-24

USA Workers in a Pandemic Need More Than Being Told to ‘Just Stay Home' [USW] 2021-02-03

Canada / Ontario Simple ‘Review' of Long-Term Care an Injustice to Victims of Deadly Crisis [USW] 2020-05-24

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

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

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

USA ‘It feels like a war zone': As more of them die, grocery workers increasingly fear showing up at work [Wash Post] 2020-04-13

USA The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse [Wash Post] 2020-05-26

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

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

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

USA ‘Essential' workers are just forced laborers [Wash Post] 2020-05-25

USA / Tennessee Kroger, grocery union calling for government to recognize workers as temporary ‘first responders' [Wate] 2020-04-16

USA Once Heroes, ‘Now Zeros': Frontline Workers Fall Behind On COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List [WBUR] 2021-02-06

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

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

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

USA / Florida ‘Broken by design': Florida labor unions petition for immediate change to unemployment system [WFLA] 2020-05-15

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

USA ‘Incredibly disposable': Adjuncts, the ‘gig workers' of higher-ed, fear losing livelihoods [WITF] 2020-05-26


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