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

Updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021, 11:44:19
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak [WHO]

ITUC COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Updates [ACTU]

COVID-19 Coronavirus - Guidance for unions [TUC]

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

Hazards Magazine - News

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease

COVID-19 Information for Workplaces - Ottawa Public Health

Workers Health & Safety Centre (Canada)

USA / Ohio AFT, CDC, and Rockefeller Foundation to initiate COVID testing for all teachers, staff, and students in Cleveland [WCPN] 2021-04-17

UK TUC sounds alarm over 'stark' Covid mortality rates in insecure jobs [TUC] 2021-04-16

UK Government must do more to persuade care staff to have the jab [UNISON] 2021-04-16

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

UK Workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, TUC research finds [The Guardian] 2021-04-16

South Africa NEHAWU urges Health Products Regulatory Authority to urgently probe safety of J&J vaccine after rollout halted [Eyewitness News] 2021-04-15

Malaysia Malaysian government urged to end emergency rule and reform labour law [IndustriALL] 2021-04-15

USA A Fifth of Museum Workers Won’t Return to the Field After the Pandemic, Survey Says [Art News] 2021-04-15

USA / Texas State Senate revives push to block cities' paid sick leave ordinances [San Antonio Current] 2021-04-15

South Africa NEHAWU welcomes J&J suspension [East Coast Radio] 2021-04-15

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

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

UK Compulsory vaccinations for care home staff must be thought through carefully [Unite the union] 2021-04-14

UK Persuasion not coercion must be the key to drive vaccine take-up, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-04-14

UK TUC – compulsory vaccinations for care staff is 'ill-thought through' [TUC] 2021-04-14

USA / New York New mobile vaccination sites to target NY agricultural workers [WHAM] 2021-04-14

USA Biden pledged to require businesses to make workplaces safe from the coronavirus on the campaign trail. Now he may not [Soapbox] 2021-04-14

Africa Health workers left without Covid jabs as paltry supplies dwindle [The Guardian] 2021-04-14

UK GDP: Sectors with greatest ground to make up need more targeted support [TUC] 2021-04-13

USA / Wisconsin COVID-19 cases in health care workers rising [WMTV] 2021-04-13

USA OSHA Prepares to Issue Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers From COVID-19 [Insurance Jrnl] 2021-04-13

USA Walmart's grocery workers died feeding the nation. Now, their families are left to pick up the pieces [NBC] 2021-04-13

UK Virus fears over hospital cleaning cutback [GMB] 2021-04-12

USA Paid leave for caregivers would be a boost for employers, workers and the economy [MarketWatch] 2021-04-12

UK TUC urges shoppers: ask about ventilation to keep shop workers safe [TUC] 2021-04-12

UK TUC: ‘As we reopen the economy, we must not drop our guard on workplace safety’ [TUC] 2021-04-12

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

UK BALPA welcomes Welsh Government’s backing of aviation sector [BALPA] 2021-04-11

Ireland Teaching unions demand urgent meeting with government on Covid vaccinations [Connaught Telegraph] 2021-04-10

UK Aviation will remain on its knees with Government’s overly-cautious travel plan [BALPA] 2021-04-10

UK SEND Funding and Mental Health [NEU] 2021-04-10

South Africa Nehawu calls for speeding up of vaccine delivery [SABC] 2021-04-10

USA Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll [KHN] 2021-04-10

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

USA Twelve months of trauma: more than 3,600 US health workers died in Covid’s first year [Guardian] 2021-04-10

Asia South Asia unions demand strong universal social protection [IndustriALL] 2021-04-09

UK Aviation will remain on its knees with Government’s overly-cautious travel plan [BALPA] 2021-04-09

UK Over 1,400 walk out on first day of strike over Covid safety at DVLA [PCS] 2021-04-08

Africa Covid-19: Labour calls for fair, free access to vaccines [Blueprint] 2021-04-08

UK Decision to keep face coverings is the right move, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-04-07

Ireland SIPTU representatives demand vaccine parity and rapid testing for Early Years educators [SIPTU] 2021-04-07

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

South Africa SACTWU concludes Covid-19 vaccine rollout campaign framework agreement [COSATU] 2021-04-07

South Africa NEHAWU welcomes health dept deal with Pfizer for 20m Covid-19 vaccine doses [Eyewitness News] 2021-04-06

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

UK TSSA frustrated at lack of travel trade support [TSSA] 2021-04-06

USA Tell Whole Foods’ Billionaire Bosses to Protect Their Employees and Customers [PLUS] 2021-04-06

South Africa NEHAWU worried about growing number of Covid-19 cases in institutions of higher learning [COSATU] 2021-04-05

UK Scotrail conductors standing firm and united on second day of strike action [Guardian] 2021-04-04

UK DVLA continues to suppress Deloitte home working report [PCS] 2021-04-02

UK TUC warns 'infections could rebound' if workplaces aren’t Covid-Secure [TUC] 2021-04-02

UK Self-isolation numbers won't improve until government raises 'poverty' sick pay [GMB] 2021-04-01

UK More than 350 deaths and 31,000 infections linked to Covid-19 exposure at work [GMB] 2021-04-01

South Africa SAFTU condemns Government’s continued vaccine bungling [SAFTU] 2021-04-01

Global Guidance for trade unions on COVID-19 [BWI] 2021-03-31

Global BWI releases global COVID-19 report, pushes for a 5-point recovery agenda [BWI] 2021-03-31

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

Ireland Pregnant teachers want clarity on remote work after Easter [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-31

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

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

USA / South Carolina S.C. worker uses 3D printing to make face shields for healthcare workers [WRDW] 2021-03-31

USA Remote Work Is Leading To More Gender And Racial Harassment, Say Tech Workers [NPR] 2021-03-31

USA / Mississippi As Mask Mandates Lift, Retail Workers Again Feel Vulnerable [NYTimes] 2021-03-31

South Africa / Eastern Cape Provincial govt finds R400m to extend contracts of 8 000 temporary health workers [News24] 2021-03-31

South Africa COSATU statement on faltering COVID-19 Vaccination programme [COSATU] 2021-03-30

South Africa Artists want to know what happened to their Covid relief money [Sunday Independent] 2021-03-29

USA Farmworkers say they are essential workers without essential protections [The Hill] 2021-03-29

USA / Wisconsin Colectivo Coffee Workers Are Organizing a Union [Jacobin] 2021-03-27

USA Will the Stimulus Stop States From Slashing More Jobs? [Labor Notes] 2021-03-27

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

UK Show support for NHS pay rise with posters in windows, say health unions [Unite the union] 2021-03-26

South Africa SANDU and SANDF lock legal horns over COVID-19 vaccinations [DefenceWeb] 2021-03-26

UK NHS workers need sensitive support to cope with Covid mental health challenges [Unite the union] 2021-03-25

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

South Africa Employers and unions need to decide on how to tackle non-vaccinated workers [BusinessLIVE] 2021-03-24

South Africa Law does not allow firing of worker who flouts Covid-19 regulations: department [TimesLIVE] 2021-03-24

USA What Is Amazon Doing to Our Country? Winning and Losing in One-Click America [NYTimes] 2021-03-24

Thailand Podcast: Winning Rights for Migrant Workers in COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-03-24

UK Threats to media at weekend demonstration condemned [NUJ] 2021-03-22

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland 700 special school staff given priority for vaccine [BBC] 2021-03-24

Ireland Aviation workers plead for recovery roadmap [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-24

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

South Africa Military health workers denied Covid-19 vaccines [GroundUp] 2021-03-24

USA / Hawaii COVID bill averts furloughs, layoffs of thousands of AFSCME members [AFSCME] 2021-03-24

USA / Florida Frontline workers, teachers gather to criticize Marco Rubio’s vote against virus relief package [FL Politics] 2021-03-21

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Teachers cannot be compelled to supervise Covid tests, unions warn [Irish News] 2021-03-21

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

USA / New York Viewpoint: A Year After Teachers Closed Them, New York City Schools Are Still Unsafe [Labor Notes] 2021-03-20

USA / Washington Judge OKs $4-an-hour pay boost for Seattle grocery workers [Oregon Live] 2021-03-19

Global Strengthening the digital capacity of IndustriALL affiliates [IndustriALL] 2021-03-19

USA Politico: Give Bernie Sanders’ Credit for Pushing Biden Relief Bill [Diane Ravitch] 2021-03-19

USA / Illinois Chicago: Dozens of Trump Tower workers vaccinated ahead of schedule [ABC] 2021-03-19

USA Who are essential workers? A comprehensive look at their wages, demographics, and unionization rates [EPI] 2021-03-19

USA / Europe Racism is a trade union issue: ITUC statement on World Day Against Racism [ITUC] 2021-03-19

USA Who are essential workers? A comprehensive look at their wages, demographics, and unionization rates [EPI] 2021-03-19

USA / Florida Florida Republicans are once again going after teachers unions [Creative Loafing] 2021-03-19

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 / Illinois Labor board reportedly sides with Amazon workers who protested COVID-19 safety policies [Verge] 2021-03-19

USA Citizenship for Essential Workers Act: The Right Thing To Do For The Nation [America] 2021-03-19

USA Policy manifesto for paying, protecting, and empowering essential workers [Brookings Inst] 2021-03-19

USA / Massachusetts Transportation workers can sign up for COVID vaccine March 22 [Mass TAM] 2021-03-19

USA / Louisiana All essential workers in Louisiana eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting March 22 [KNOE] 2021-03-19

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

South Africa Agreement on Covid-19 vaccination critical before gold, coal wage negotiations, says Solidarity [MiningMX] 2021-03-17

UK More must be done to protect care homes from infection spread [UNISON] 2021-03-17

South Africa Defence force union drops court threat after assurance that military healthcare workers will be vaccinated [Daily Maverick] 2021-03-17

South Africa Fears of fraud as some frontliners told they're 'already registered' for vaccine [Cape Talk ] 2021-03-17

Malaysia / UK Government continued to source PPE from Malaysia suppliers accused of modern slavery [The Guardian] 2021-03-15

USA / Kansas Wichita workers complained to OSHA about COVID. Will a new standard help enforcement? [Kansas] 2021-03-14

USA / Massachusetts Boston opens vaccination site solely for city’s public school teachers, workers Sunday [Boston Globe] 2021-03-14

USA Fewer than half of states are giving vaccine access to U.S. Postal Service workers [NYTimes] 2021-03-14

USA 'China Virus': Anti-Asian Racism Against Caregivers and Medical Workers [KCBS] 2021-03-14

UK ‘It’s a relief, a light at the end of the tunnel’ – young women and the vaccine [UNISON] 2021-03-14

USA / Iowa One-third of Tyson workers in Waterloo have received COVID-19 vaccine [QCOnline] 2021-03-14

USA / Minnesota Essential Workers Speak about a Year of COVID-19 [Workday MN] 2021-03-14

USA TN Frist Family Owners of Hospital Conglomerate Made Billions as Health Care Workers Lacked PPE [TruthOut] 2021-03-14

South Africa / Eastern Cape Kouga workers also on strike over Covid allowance [HeraldLIVE] 2021-03-13

Global https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/from-us/briefings/wage-theft-and-pandemic-profits-the-right-to-a-living-wage-for-garment-workers/ [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-03-12

UK School support staff fear ‘big bang’ return’ to school is a safety risk [UNISON] 2021-03-12

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

South Africa SAEPU worried about anticipated 3rd wave of Covid 19 [COSATU] 2021-03-12

South Africa SAFTU stands in support of People’s Vaccine Campaign: For a People’s Vaccine not a Profit Vaccine! [SAFTU] 2021-03-11

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

Ireland Antigen test approved for meat plants [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-11

UK Rail Covid Profits 'A Total Scandal' Blasts TSSA [TSSA] 2021-03-11

UK BALPA welcomes Transport Committee interim report on covid impact [BALPA] 2021-03-11

UK NHS Staff are pushed to brink and fed up with unfair pay [UNISON] 2021-03-11

UK Slow hand clap the government over derisory key worker pay [PCS] 2021-03-11

UK BALPA response to news on APD [BALPA] 2021-03-10

UK Unite statement on Public Accounts Committee Test and Trace report [Unite the union] 2021-03-10

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

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

Global The pandemic has shown we need global trade unionism more than ever [Left Foot Forward] 2021-03-10

Ireland Staff based at Cork Airport considering industrial action over compulsory redundancies [echolive.ie] 2021-03-09

UK Public money has been frittered away but NHS pay is a vital investment [UNISON] 2021-03-09

USA Cleveland schools, teachers union agree to return students to classroom [The Plain Dealer] 2021-03-09

South Africa / Mpumalanga Nehawu wants more Covid-19 vaccine doses for healthcare workers [News24] 2021-03-09

South Africa COSATU concerned over Covid-19 vaccination rate [Eyewitness News] 2021-03-09

South Africa No jobs, no pay, no Ters: Domestic workers describe the pain of Covid-19 pandemic [IOL] 2021-03-09

South Africa COSATU statement on Covid-19 vaccination rollout progress [COSATU] 2021-03-09

UK Aviation sector unions and businesses publish joint call for survival support [TUC] 2021-03-08

UK TUC and Heathrow call on Sunak for 'survival support' for UK aviation [Guardian] 2021-03-08

Global Defending gender equality during the pandemic [IndustriALL] 2021-03-08

UK TUC: 1% an insult to NHS workers [TUC] 2021-03-08

UK Homeworking sounds good – until your job takes over your life [Guardian] 2021-03-07

UK Lack of decent NHS pay rise will lead to staff exodus and waiting list crisis [Unite the union] 2021-03-07

UK School and college wider re-opening Monday 8th March [NEU] 2021-03-07

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

UK Nurses will earn £2,500 less in real terms than in 2010 [TUC] 2021-03-06

USA Unemployed workers are hit with another shock: Many owe the government money for health insurance [Wash Post] 2021-03-06

USA / New York Protest For Excluded Workers Takes Over Bklyn, Manhattan Bridge [Patch NYC] 2021-03-06

Israel / Palestine Israel postpones drive to vaccinate Palestinian workers [ClickOnDetroit] 2021-03-06

USA / Texas Without mask requirements, essential workers in Texas and Mississippi say they feel more vulnerable than ever [Wash Post] 2021-03-06

USA Once categorized as 'essential,' grocery workers say they now feel 'expendable' [NBC] 2021-03-06

USA People with disabilities are disproportionately employed in industries that have suffered in the pandemic [NYTimes] 2021-03-06

Hong Kong / China Hong Kong’s New Union Movement Faces Big Challenges from Covid, National Security Law [Labor Notes] 2021-03-06

South Africa Govt washing its hands of own culpability in pandemic job losses, says Numsa [East Coast Radio] 2021-03-06

South Africa Nehawu monitors Covid-19 regulation compliance [The Rep] 2021-03-06

UK RCN to set up industrial action fund [RCN] 2021-03-05

USA / Ohio Cleveland teachers union votes to keep working remotely, despite district’s call to return to buildings [The Plain Dealer] 2021-03-05

Ireland Government urged to protect meat plant workers who have been 'treated appallingly' [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-05

Ireland Pandemic has hit women's work status hardest [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-05

UK WATCH: Newsnight marks GMB's landmark win at Bakkavor [GMB] 2021-03-05

UK One per cent pay rise “is the worst kind of insult” [UNISON] 2021-03-05

South Africa / Gauteng Unions slam call for Tshwane municipal staff to return to work as Covid-19 infections fall [Pretoria News] 2021-03-05

South Africa / Western Cape SAMWU demands Covid 'danger pay' [Knusna-Plett Herald] 2021-03-05

South Africa Military union demands army health workers be added to vaccination programme [TimesLIVE] 2021-03-05

UK London bus drivers to stop driving overcrowded buses to prevent the spread of Covid-19 [Unite the union] 2021-03-04

UK Chancellor ‘ducking decision’ to reform social care, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-03-04

UK BALPA welcomes Welsh Government’s backing of aviation sector [BALPA] 2021-03-04

UK Chancellor has ignored public service workers, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-03-04

South Africa Unions want R350 Covid grant to stay [BusinessTech] 2021-03-04

South Africa Football is not a super-spreader - SAFPU President calls for fans return [Soccer Laduma] 2021-03-04

UK Furlough extension must last as long as needed to secure the recovery [TUC] 2021-03-03

UK Fury at aviation being ignored in Budget [BALPA] 2021-03-03

Mexico Health and Economic Crisis in Mexico Hits Informal Sector Workers [Nacla] 2021-03-03

Bangladesh / Middle East Death in destination countries [The Daily Star] 2021-03-03

UK USDAW urges the Chancellor to provide immediate help to save our shops [USDAW] 2021-03-03

UK McCluskey: We'll keep looking for furlough extension to 2022 [Unite the union] 2021-03-03

South Africa Sadtu warns of Covid-19 third wave [East Coast Radio] 2021-03-03

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

Ireland Trainee psychiatrists 'have difficulty' getting vaccine [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-02

UK Pilots union plea for Budget to back aviation [BALPA] 2021-03-02

UK Low paid ambulance staff being put at covid risk by trust’s two-tier PPE policy [GMB] 2021-03-02

UK Local Councillors sign letter to PM to extend Free School Meals [NEU] 2021-03-02

South Africa Calls mount to prioritise clothing workers’ Covid-19 vaccinations [Weekend Argus] 2021-03-02

South Africa NEHAWU Statement on government's decision to move country to alert level 1 [Polity] 2021-03-02

Ireland Illness Benefit to be paid after three days, minister announces [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-01

UK Tomahawk Steakhouse staff told 'loan firm 10% or they could face sack' [BBC] 2021-03-01

UK London Resort cruise ship accommodation plan requires full consultation [Unite the union] 2021-03-01

UK Key Workers supported by TUC meet with Conservative Members of Parliament [TUC] 2021-03-01

UK Remote learning - Some pupils will need much more individual support [NEU] 2021-03-01

UK RMT research reveals COVID corporate cash grab scandal [RMT] 2021-03-01

Ireland 787 Covid-19 cases in food businesses [Irish Examiner] 2021-02-28

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

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

Ireland No option for healthcare staff to choose preferred Covid vaccine says HSE [BreakingNews.ie] 2021-02-26

Ireland / Global Pandemic places long-term care work among world’s most dangerous jobs [SIPTU] 2021-02-26

Ireland Wearing masks in primary schools 'would help to reduce' infection risk, says union [Irish Examiner] 2021-02-26

Ireland Aer Lingus has axed almost 600 jobs due to Covid impact [Irish Independent] 2021-02-26

UK NHS staff ​urge the chancellor to do the right thing and fund a pay rise [UNISON] 2021-02-26

UK Rishi Sunak must deliver a workers’ budget to ensure a post-Covid recovery [Guardian] 2021-02-25

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

UK Government’s education recovery package [NEU] 2021-02-24

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

Ireland Public health advice must guide return to school, unions warn [Irish Examiner] 2021-02-24

South Africa SACTWU adopts 10-point prgram in Covid-19 vaccine rollout promotion campaign [Polity] 2021-02-24

UK The Government are still not following the science [NEU] 2021-02-23

UK Now is not the time to turn our backs on equality, warns TUC [TUC] 2021-02-23

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

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

UK ‘Make it a workers’ budget,’ UNISON urges chancellor [UNISON] 2021-02-23

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

UK RMT issues new warning of a cocktail of dangers for bus driver safety [RMT] 2021-02-23

UK Cautious approach is the right one and must apply to schools [UNISON] 2021-02-23

UK BALPA cautiously welcomes summer holiday plan but calls for more financial support [BALPA] 2021-02-23

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

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

UK GMB poll: 60% of NHS workers who contracted virus experienced poor mental health [GMB] 2021-02-22

USA / Maryland MD members push for essential worker protections [AFSCME] 2021-02-21

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

UK Teachers fear mass Covid testing of pupils in UK schools will be a 'nightmare' [Guardian] 2021-02-21

South Africa Health care workers enthusiastic about Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Denosa [SABC] 2021-02-21

USA / California California’s Governor Reserves Vaccines for Teachers [NYTimes] 2021-02-21

USA Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening [NYTimes] 2021-02-21

USA / Illinois Despite Slow Vaccine Rollout, Teachers Are Being Pushed Back Inside [Labor Notes] 2021-02-20

USA / New York Metropolitan Opera Backstage Workers: 'Without People, The Opera Is Nothing' [NPR] 2021-02-20

UK British pilots unite to demand a pathway out of restrictions and financial support for UK aviation [BALPA] 2021-02-20

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 Eurostar must be supported [ASLEF] 2021-02-20

Ireland Covid-19 cases linked to workplace outbreaks remain high, despite level 5 lockdown [Irish Examiner] 2021-02-20

Ireland Covid-19 infections in hospital staff down 90% since rollout of vaccines [Irish Times] 2021-02-20

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nurses happy with vaccinations, says Denosa [SABC] 2021-02-20

UK Joint statement on wider opening of schools in England [NEU] 2021-02-19

UK Joint education statement on vaccines [NEU] 2021-02-19

USA / California Area McDonald’s Fined $125,000 For Firing Workers Who Spoke Out About COVID-19 [Eater] 2021-02-19

South Africa / Eastern Cape DENOSA response to firing of MEC of Health! [COSATU] 2021-02-18

Bangladesh H&M factory in India set to rehire hundreds of fired garment workers [Thomson Reuters] 2021-02-18

India Stung by COVID-19, Indian businesses rethink worker benefits [Thomson Reuters] 2021-02-18

USA / Connecticut CT teachers' union creates campaign to push for educator vaccinations [CTPost] 2021-02-18

USA / New York New York State sues Amazon, saying it didn't protect workers from virus [KCRA] 2021-02-18

Europe Statement on Covid vaccines: people must come before profit [ETUC] 2021-02-18

UK ​​​​​​​Women working in UK garment factories four times more likely to die of Covid-19 [TUC] 2021-02-18

UK Severe COVID risk - RMT demands suspension of on-train ticketing duties [RMT] 2021-02-18

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine: Don't forget rural healthcare workers, says Denosa [News24] 2021-02-18

South Africa Nehawu, Denosa hail vaccine rollout, calls on govt to acquire more doses [The Citizen] 2021-02-18

South Africa Health sector unions pleased with rollout of Covid-19 vaccination [Power98.7FM] 2021-02-17

South Africa Vavi on vaccine rollout: Anything touched by the ANC govt collapses [JacarandaFM] 2021-02-17

South Africa Denosa: Health workers need clarity on vaccine registration [eNCA] 2021-02-17

USA / District of Columbia Helping hospitality workers [Metro Wash AFL-CIO] 2021-02-17

USA State AGs Intensify Focus on Employee Rights in the Pandemic [Bloomberg] 2021-02-17

USA Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable [ABC] 2021-02-17

USA / Arizona Grocery workers are still on the front lines, yet lower on the list for receiving the vaccine [KOLD] 2021-02-17

Global UNI joins call for vaccinations for all; suspension of WTO rule restricting COVID treatment access for millions [UNI Global Union] 2021-02-17

Global Global South urges rich countries to lift monopolies on Covid19 medical products [PSI] 2021-02-17

South Africa Healthcare workers in the dark about impending J&J vaccine rollout [The Citizen] 2021-02-17

UK Women on frontline feeling pressures at work and home during pandemic [UNISON] 2021-02-17

UK With inflation low Chancellor must stimulate economy at budget, says TUC [TUC] 2021-02-17

UK Employers must furlough new shielders who can’t work from home [TUC] 2021-02-17

South Africa Teacher unions call for speed in vaccination roll-out as schools resume [IOL] 2021-02-17

South Africa PPE, overcrowding still a headache as pupils return for new academic year [DispatchLIVE] 2021-02-16

South Africa Teacher unions concerned some schools not ready for new academic year [JacarandaFM] 2021-02-16

Ireland Driving tests for essential workers cancelled due to cold, claims union [Irish Times] 2021-02-15

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 / Illinois Chicago’s Teachers Will Get Vaccinated. When Will Its Child Care Workers? [Block Club Chicago] 2021-02-15

USA / New York Behind-the-scenes entertainment workers left behind as 'business disappears overnight' [Buffalo News] 2021-02-15

USA / Maryland Opinion: State’s Essential Workers Deserve More Protections on the Job [MD Matters] 2021-02-15

UK Quarantine hotels security staff must be protected [GMB] 2021-02-15

UK Boost to self-isolation payment is 'Too little too late' [TUC] 2021-02-15

UK TSSA Blasts SNP for 'waiting to follow the Tories' lead' over managed quarantine [TSSA] 2021-02-15

UK Vaccination - RMT calls for escalation of priority and protection for transport workers [RMT] 2021-02-15

UK Less than 5% of NHS staff think government has handled pandemic well - GMB poll [GMB] 2021-02-15

UK Long-awaited quarantine hotels have failed at first hurdle, say unions [Guardian] 2021-02-15

UK EHRC urged to investigate ministers for 'equality failures' in Covid response [The Guardian] 2021-02-15

South Africa Not all schools are ready to open on Monday, says teacher union Naptosa [TimesLIVE] 2021-02-15

South Africa 159 teachers have died since December [IOL] 2021-02-15

USA Essential workers comprise about half of all workers in low-paid occupations. They deserve a $15 minimum wage [Brookings] 2021-02-14

USA An unexpected pitfall for some cities’ mandatory hazard pay for essential workers [PBS] 2021-02-14

USA / Pennsylvania Feed Our Food Workers: Popular Temple University take-out spot barely surviving pandemic [ABC] 2021-02-14

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

USA Evaluation of the mental health status of community healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak [Pub Med] 2021-02-14

South Africa Teacher unions still worried about school readiness [eNCA] 2021-02-14

South Africa Teacher unions indicate improvement in schools’ readiness to open amid Covid-19 [DispatchLIVE] 2021-02-14

South Africa Teachers' mental health a concern ahead of school's reopening [Saturday Star] 2021-02-14

South Africa Healthcare workers anxious about Covid-19 vaccine roll-out [Weekend Argus] 2021-02-14

USA How to Keep Workers Safe From COVID-19 [EHS Today] 2021-02-13

USA Union Says Meatpacking Workers Should Be Vaccinated Sooner [USNews] 2021-02-13

USA / Nevada Healthcare workers share concerns over surges as restrictions ease [FOX] 2021-02-13

South Africa Teacher unions express mixed feelings about reopening of schools on Monday [Eyewitness News] 2021-02-13

UK As KPMG’s former boss has learned, caring about employees is now cool [Guardian] 2021-02-13

South Africa / Limpopo Unions concerned about readiness of schools to reopen [SABC] 2021-02-13

South Africa Teacher unions indicate improvement in schools’ readiness to open amid Covid-19 [BusinessLIVE] 2021-02-13

USA / California Burlingame nursing home workers strike [Daily Jrnl] 2021-02-12

USA / Washington Health workers and hospitals grapple with millions of counterfeit N95 masks [Duluth News Tribune] 2021-02-12

USA / Maryland Lawmakers Debate Legislation That Would Protect Essential Workers [MD Matters] 2021-02-12

USA New President, New OSHA: Recent Presidential Moves Suggest More Stringent OSHA Enforcement is Coming [Lexology] 2021-02-12

USA / New York Bureaucracy, Limited Supplies, Doubts Keep New York Healthcare Workers From Getting Covid-19 Vaccines [WSJrnl] 2021-02-12

South Africa Many nurses will end up as patients if government doesn’t roll out the vaccine soon - Denosa [IOL] 2021-02-12

South Africa Sighs of relief as Cyril Ramaphosa says R350 and Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme grants will be extended [SowetanLIVE] 2021-02-12

UK Vaccine booking system now open to frontline care workers [UNISON] 2021-02-12

UK Stop making people go into work, says TUC [Guardian] 2021-02-12

UK Extend furlough to protect jobs for a fast recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2021-02-12

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

UK RMT warns government travel confusion increases threat to Eurostar [RMT] 2021-02-11

South Africa COVID-19 direct response should form the basis of Ramaphosa’s SONA: ANC [SABC] 2021-02-11

South Africa Students nurses stage sit-in over Community Service Practitioner Nurses employment [Cape Argus] 2021-02-10

South Africa Unions slam government for rushed purchase of ineffective vaccine [The Mercury] 2021-02-10

UK Care workers were forced make their own safety kit, buy it themselves or go without [UNISON] 2021-02-10

South Africa Government must find alternatives to AstraZeneca vaccine, say unions [Mail & Guardian] 2021-02-10

USA MLB, players’ union agree to health and safety protocols, clearing way for spring training to start [Washington Post] 2021-02-09

South Africa Hospital cleaners will be among the first to receive Covid-19 vaccine [Cape Argus] 2021-02-09

South Africa Healthcare workers express mixed reaction over halting of COVID-19 vaccine [SABC] 2021-02-09

South Africa Nursing union welcomes decision to temporarily halt AstraZeneca vaccine rollout [News24] 2021-02-09

South Africa Denosa to lay charges against companies implicated in Special Investigating Unit report [JacarandaFM] 2021-02-09

South Africa NEHAWU on update on vaccination programme [Polity] 2021-02-09

UK TUC: Women have been put in an impossible position during the pandemic  [TUC] 2021-02-09

South Africa Miners, unions team up to fight COVID-19 [Mining Journal] 2021-02-09

South Africa DENOSA statement on placing Astra-Zeneca vaccine roll-out on hold [COSATU] 2021-02-09

USA / Illinois Chicago Federation of Teachers tentatively agrees to return to classrooms [New York Times] 2021-02-08

USA AFT leader Randi Weingarten proposes plan for getting teachers back in school without vaccinations [New York Times] 2021-02-08

UK Longstanding concerns on rapid workplace testing still unresolved [GMB] 2021-02-08

France Must immigrants sacrifice themselves to COVID-19 for basic rights? [Opendemocracy] 2021-02-08

South Africa Nurses' union: 'SIU probes make it clear healthcare workers never the priority to protect' [News24] 2021-02-08

South Africa DENOSA: Money recovered from corruption must be used to buy proper PPE [Eyewitness News] 2021-02-08

South Africa DENOSA: Some healthcare worker deaths can be attributed to subpar PPEs [Eyewitness News] 2021-02-08

UK More than one in three ambulance workers have contracted Covid-19 [GMB] 2021-02-07

USA / Oregon Grocery workers feel left behind when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations [FOX] 2021-02-07

USA / Florida 'I lost everything': laid-off workers battle Florida's chaotic benefit system [Guardian] 2021-02-07

USA / California Latino workers, groups blast California officials over Covid-19 vaccine rollout changes [NBC] 2021-02-07

USA Covid PPE: How healthcare workers came to feel 'expendable' [BBC] 2021-02-07

USA / Pennsylvania PA AFL-CIO Stands With the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers [Prittle Prattle] 2021-02-07

USA Kroger to pay workers $100 if they get the Covid-19 vaccine [CNN] 2021-02-07

South Africa DENOSA vows to lay criminal charges against tainted companies in Special Investigating Unit’s PPE probe [Eyewitness News] 2021-02-06

USA Grocers fight 'hero pay' mandates for frontline workers [CBS] 2021-02-06

USA Once Heroes, ‘Now Zeros’: Frontline Workers Fall Behind On COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List [WBUR] 2021-02-06

USA Workers With COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Deserve Time Off To Recover [Health Affairs] 2021-02-06

USA / New York NYS Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Food Delivery and Restaurant Workers [Documented NY] 2021-02-06

USA Reason #9734 For More Stimulus: Heading Off Long-Term Unemployment [Wonkette] 2021-02-06

USA Health care workers detail struggles of PPE scarcity during pandemic: 'People were getting sick more and more' [CBS] 2021-02-06

USA Black restaurant workers received less in tips than others during pandemic, report says [CNBC] 2021-02-06

USA / Florida Hospice Workers Still Lacking Access to Vaccine, Despite Caring For Most Vulnerable [Bay News] 2021-02-06

USA Jobs report: Coronavirus recession hits workers in low-wage service industries who need access to the social safety net and effective labor protection enforcement [Wash Ctr for Equitable Growth] 2021-02-06

South Africa Unions call for re-enlistment of former police members [Cape Argus] 2021-02-06

USA / District of Columbia Almost 1,600 Postal Workers in DC Region Tested Positive for COVID-19; 7 Have Died [NBC] 2021-02-06

South Africa Essential worker fired for not working during level 5 lockdown reinstated [GroundUp] 2021-02-06

South Africa / Eastern Cape Provincial government reverses decision to terminate 600 health workers [GroundUp] 2021-02-06

USA / Virginia VA House Approves Paid Sick Leave For Essential Workers [VPM] 2021-02-06

South Africa PPE corruption shows health workers were never a priority, says nursing union [SowetanLIVE] 2021-02-06

USA Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Employees Who Blow the Whistle on COVID Funds Misuse [Gov Exec] 2021-02-06

USA As COVID-19 Continues to Spread at Work, Oregon Unions Aim to Protect Workers Who Face Retaliation [Oregon AFL-CIO] 2021-02-05

USA / California Kroger Screws 200 Workers Out of Spite [TNR] 2021-02-05

USA Workers' group slams OSHA, demands tougher COVID-19 standards [HR Drive] 2021-02-05

UK Kent tenants and housing maintenance workers needlessly in danger of Covid exposure [Unite the union] 2021-02-05

USA MLB, Players' Union consult with CDC on pandemic [Washington Post] 2021-02-05

UK / Scotland Lennon Hits Out at CalMac over Fuel Waste and Pay 'Injustice' [TSSA] 2021-02-05

UK Government must step in to prevent vaccine strong-arm tactics towards care staff [UNISON] 2021-02-05

South Africa 'In a queue to die': Nurses work in fear and exhaustion [News24] 2021-02-05

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

Zimbabwe ZCTU slams govt for poor Covid-19 social support [New Zimbabwe] 2021-02-05

South Africa / Eastern Cape Provincial government apologises for 'confusion' over jobs of 625 nurses, promises to hire them [News24] 2021-02-05

South Africa / Northern Cape Overworked doctors strike for more staff at hospital [TimesLIVE] 2021-02-04

South Africa Province makes provision to hire doctors, nurses as COVID-19 cases rise [SABC] 2021-02-04

South Africa Health sector likely to encounter issues administering COVID-19 vaccines: SAMA [SABC] 2021-02-04

South Africa Health workers not given clarity on administering COVID-19 vaccine jab: Denosa [SABC] 2021-02-04

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

Ireland SIPTU claims outdoor council staff are being forced to work despite health warnings [Irish Times] 2021-02-04

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Full school return 'unlikely for some time' [BBC] 2021-02-04

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Reports of people going to work with positive Covid-19 test [Irish Examiner] 2021-02-04

Bangladesh 'Back empty-handed': Bangladeshis cut off from jobs abroad face rising poverty [The Guardian] 2021-02-04

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health Department ends contracts of over 600 nurses while its hospitals remain understaffed [The Star] 2021-02-03

South Africa / Mpumalanga Nehawu to keep close eye on COVID-19 vaccination roll-out [SABC] 2021-02-03

South Africa Honour Cuban doctors & increase salaries for SA health workers - NEHAWU [Eyewitness News] 2021-02-03

South Africa Minerals Council and labour unions form a united front [Mining Review] 2021-02-03

UK RMT statement on Labour’s call for Government to convene transport worker Covid Safety forum [RMT] 2021-02-03

UK Questions need answering on the collapse of Norwegian Air in the UK [BALPA] 2021-02-03

UK Huge demand for self-isolation support sees councils facing big funding shortfall, TUC study reveals [TUC] 2021-02-03

UK Risks - ‘Dire consequences’ if workers aren’t protected better [TUC] 2021-02-03

UK Extend furlough or risk mass unemployment, industry and unions warn Sunak [The Guardian] 2021-02-03

South Africa SAFTU condemns government’s refusal to extend Social Relief of Distress Grants [SAFTU] 2021-02-03

South Africa NEHAWU on the easing of lockdown regulations [Polity] 2021-02-03

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

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

South Africa Nehawu encourages responsible drinking as alcohol ban is lifted [ANA/IOL] 2021-02-03

South Africa Government needs to ensure that vaccination programme is transparent and not tainted by corruption [COSATU] 2021-02-03

USA Workers in a Pandemic Need More Than Being Told to ‘Just Stay Home’ [USW] 2021-02-03

UK Bradford bus strikes off after agreement reached over drivers’ safety concerns [Unite the union] 2021-02-02

South Africa Back to work for teachers but fears linger: 'Don't rush to open schools, give us more support' [News24] 2021-02-02

USA Join our drive to get farm workers vaccines [UFW] 2021-02-02

South Africa Rural nurses fear being forgotten in vaccine roll-out [Reuters/IOL] 2021-02-02

South Africa / Limpopo Nurses’ unions to embark on protest action over new work roster [SABC] 2021-02-02

South Africa NEHAWU mourns passing of comrade Thozama Mantashe [Polity] 2021-02-01

South Africa Basic Education Dept must allay fears as teachers return to school: sadtu [Power98.7FM] 2021-02-01

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

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

UK Police staff must be vaccinated as a priority along with all key workers [GMB] 2021-02-01

Global / Europe IndustriALL and IndustriAll Europe call for justice and solidarity in the fight against Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2021-02-01

USA / Virginia Virginia board adopts final pandemic-long COVID workplace rules: First in U.S. [Pilot] 2021-02-01

USA Vaccine Hesitancy Among Long-Term Care Facility Workers [NPR] 2021-02-01

Hungary Hungarian restaurant workers protest lockdown restrictions [AP] 2021-02-01

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

USA / New York Union leaders push for jail time for spitting on MTA workers [NYDaily News] 2021-02-01

USA TSA Workers Granted Authority to Enforce Biden’s Mask Mandate [Travel Pulse] 2021-02-01

USA The looming health-care crisis: A shortage of health workers would be disastrous [Conversation] 2021-02-01

UK RMT expresses shock and disgust at Wightlink’s reluctance to take up taxpayer support [RMT] 2021-02-01

UK Blog: The moral case for vaccine access [UNISON] 2021-02-01

UK ​​​​​​​Lowest paid are most likely to have lost income and increased debt in pandemic [TUC] 2021-02-01

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

USA / New York Cuomo: Black Hospital Workers Lag in Vaccine Acceptance [Spectrum] 2021-02-01

South Africa SAFTU demands urgent vaccine access in SA and global south! [SAFTU] 2021-02-01

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

USA Covid stress ‘driving hundreds of childcare workers to quit profession' [Guardian] 2021-01-31

UK UNISON raises COVID-19 concerns for members at army college [UNISON] 2021-01-31

UK 'Police officers put themselves and their families at risk and deserve to be paid fairly' [polfed] 2021-01-31

UK Covid-19 workplace exposure questionnaire [PCS] 2021-01-31

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

USA United Airlines warns thousands of employees that their jobs are again at risk, labor unions seek more government aid [CNBC] 2021-01-30

USA / Minnesota JBS labor union calls for legislation to protect local workers [Globe] 2021-01-30

USA / New York Local EMS workers deal with stress that comes with uptick in COVID cases [Press-Republican] 2021-01-30

USA / Massachusetts Haverhill eyes remote learning classrooms for children of front-line pandemic workers [Eagle-Tribune] 2021-01-30

Zambia / Zimbabwe Gender audits in Zambia and Zimbabwe to protect women’s rights at work [IndustriALL] 2021-01-30

UK Forcing builders onto bikes is dangerous warns Unite, as TfL issues construction worker travel advice [Unite the union] 2021-01-30

UK / Wales NEU Cymru notes plans to open schools for early years [NEU] 2021-01-30

UK Safer working agreement negotiated for Crown staff [CWU] 2021-01-30

UK PCS sets out demands to DVLA and DfT at crunch talks [PCS] 2021-01-30

South Africa / Limpopo 11,000 nurses prepare to strike over roster changes amid Covid [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-30

South Africa Denosa fears nurses may themselves become patients due to trauma, depression of fighting Covid-19 [The Star] 2021-01-30

South Africa Virus hits provinces' school staff hard [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-30

Zimbabwe ZCTU calls on govt to offer companies Covid-19 stimulus packages [New Zimbabwe] 2021-01-29

UK TUC – Millions lack basic protections if they lose their jobs [TUC] 2021-01-29

UK RMT bus worker survey reveals 'wild west approach' to enforcing Covid-19 safety [RMT] 2021-01-29

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

USA Healthcare unions find a voice in the pandemic [New York Times] 2021-01-29

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

South Africa NEHAWU statement on unveiling of the phase one inoculation plan [COSATU] 2021-01-28

UK One in three officers faced virus being used as a weapon [polfed] 2021-01-28

UK NEU launches plan for education return and recovery [NEU] 2021-01-28

USA / Minnesota House DFL bill would offer safety protections for meatpacking workers [MPR] 2021-01-28

USA / Oregon Oregon Health Care Workers Vaccinate Stranded Motorists [NPR] 2021-01-28

USA / Pennsylvania For workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, rollout has been confusing and high stakes [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2021-01-28

USA / Virginia Virginia makes its COVID-19 workplace safety regulations permanent [VA Mercury] 2021-01-28

South Africa Nehawu welcomes COVID-19 inoculation plan [News365] 2021-01-28

South Africa Denosa calls for simple, clear vaccine information [eNCA] 2021-01-28

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

UK Survey: The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Railway Workers [ASLEF] 2021-01-28

UK Government must use the time schools are closed to make them safer [UNISON] 2021-01-28

UK PCS slam 'misleading' comments from Julie Lennard in Transport Select Committee [PCS] 2021-01-28

USA / Illinois Chicago Public Schools suspends in-person learning as possible teachers strike looms [SFGate] 2021-01-27

USA / California Courts Urged to Do More to Protect Workers as Virus Ravages LA County [Community Legal Aid SoCal] For more info 2021-01-27

USA / California Support COVID Policies To Help Frontline Workers [LA Federation of Workers] 2021-01-27

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

South Africa We don’t have enough information about vaccine rollout, says nursing union [IOL] 2021-01-27

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

UK Ending Global Travel Taskforce - Beyond A Joke Says Cortes [TSSA] 2021-01-27

South Africa Covid-19 curfew and alcohol ban leave sex workers battling [GroundUp] 2021-01-27

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

South Africa COSATU calls on government and Liquor industry to open dialogue and find compromise to resolve impasse over the alcohol ban in order to save jobs [COSATU] 2021-01-26

UK McCluskey: Fix furlough and extend it, now [Unite the union] 2021-01-26

UK Keeping trains in Scotland running for key workers [ASLEF] 2021-01-26

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

UK Extend job retention support to end of year before unemployment surges, says TUC [TUC] 2021-01-26

UK Government must look at its own practices to end high security sector Covid deaths [GMB] 2021-01-26

UK RMT Government call over Tyne and Wear Metro [RMT] 2021-01-26

UK Hays Travel shop closures 'sad but inevitable' says TSSA [TSSA] 2021-01-26

UK Covid occupational deaths expose 'huge inequalities' in labour market [TUC] 2021-01-26

UK Calls for key workers to be vaccination priority after ONS Covid figures [Guardian] 2021-01-26

UK Ofsted on Remote Education [NEU] 2021-01-26

UK UNISON demands higher human rights standards in PPE [UNISON] 2021-01-26

South Africa SADTU: School management teams have huge task keeping schools COVID-19 compliant [East Coast Radio] 2021-01-26

USA Most Health Care Workers Disapprove of How Trump, Congress Handled Pandemic: They also had some harsh words for the American public [Morning Consult] 2021-01-25

USA / New York LIRR essential workers begin to receive vaccines [amNY] 2021-01-25

USA / New Mexico Local musician pens song as tribute to healthcare workers [KRQE] 2021-01-25

USA / District of Columbia DC Child Care Workers Ask Officials Not to Push Back Their COVID-19 Vaccinations [NBC] 2021-01-25

USA How we can keep health care workers safe [CNN] 2021-01-25

USA Biden orders OSHA to do more to protect workers from COVID-19 [McKnight's Sr Lvg] 2021-01-25

USA / Massachusetts On the front lines: Lawmakers push for funeral home workers to be vaccinated sooner [Salem News] 2021-01-25

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

UK Devastating ONS workplace Covid death figures demand immediate response [GMB] 2021-01-25

UK Strike ballot in Manchester bus drivers fire and rehire dispute [Unite the union] 2021-01-25

UK Wilko attacks keyworker heroes by cutting sick pay [GMB] 2021-01-25

South Africa More lost jobs under Covid-19 [Business Report] 2021-01-25

UK COVID-19 deaths and illness - RMT warns 'complacent and callous' approach [RMT] 2021-01-25

South Africa Teacher unions and Basic Education Department on a collision course over WHO’s Covid recommendation [Saturday Star] 2021-01-24

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

South Africa Solidarity challenges minister Motshekga’s authority to keep private schools closed [The Citizen] 2021-01-24

Ireland Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms [The Journal] 2021-01-24

Ireland Hospitals continued to vaccinate admin staff despite being told to prioritise frontline workers [Irish Post] 2021-01-24

UK Unite calls on First Bus Bannockburn to close depot as Covid outbreak spreads [Unite the union] 2021-01-24

USA / Massachusetts Mass. Funeral Home Workers, Teachers Pushing To Be Added To Phase 1 Of COVID Vaccination Plan [CBS] 2021-01-24

USA / Ohio AFGE and veterans protest closure of acute care facilities at Veterans Affairs Met Ctr [FOX] 2021-01-24

South Africa ANC, Cosatu, SACP call for government to accelerate vaccine rollout [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-24

South Africa / Eastern Cape Concerns amid rising Covid-19 cases at St Albans prison [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-24

USA President Issues Executive Order on Increased Worker Safety During Pandemic [SHRM] 2021-01-24

USA Biden Asks OSHA to Consider COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules [PEW] 2021-01-23

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

USA / Washington Additional hazard pay for Seattle grocery workers could soon be law [KIRO] 2021-01-23

USA / California Rise in assaults on Santa Clara County medical workers amid pandemic [KCBS] 2021-01-23

USA United Airlines Looks to Require Employees to Get Covid-19 Vaccines [WSJ] 2021-01-23

USA / Iowa Unions file OSHA complaint over lack of mask mandate at Iowa State Capitol [We are IA] 2021-01-23

USA / Illinois Chicago teachers begin vote to defy order to return to class [Jrnl Star] 2021-01-23

USA / Washington Washington grocery workers want 'hazard pay' back as COVID-19 cases keep rising [KING] 2021-01-23

USA / Alabama Amazon Requests In-Person Union Vote in Covid-Hit AL [Bloomberg] 2021-01-23

USA / New Mexico Union promotes vaccine as some New Mexico health workers decline shots [Santa Fe New Mexican] 2021-01-23

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 AGMA President Calls Upon Biden-Harris Administration for Arts Relief [Opera Wire] 2021-01-23

South Africa Survey reveals 90% of teachers scared of contracting virus at school [Kempton Express] 2021-01-23

UK Stronger action needed as thousands of emergency workers assaulted [GMB] 2021-01-23

UK UNISON calls on Environment Agency to strengthen its health and safety measures [UNISON] 2021-01-23

UK Only move maternity staff as last resort, Royal Colleges urge hospital CEOs [RCM] 2021-01-23

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

USA / Iowa Unions file OSHA complaint over lack of mask mandate at Iowa State Capitol [WQAD] 2021-01-23

USA / Illinois Chicago Teachers Are Voting on Whether to Defy Monday's Reopening Order [Labor Notes] 2021-01-23

South Africa Nurses battling anxiety, depression: Denosa [eNCA] 2021-01-22

UK Minsters must wake up to the Covid threat in nurseries [UNISON] 2021-01-22

UK https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/22/low-paid-workers-in-uk-more-than-twice-as-likely-to-lose-job-in-pandemic?utm_term=77833cbda5d3aa49384917a1fb7b2466&utm_campaign=BusinessToday&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=bustoday_email [The Guardian] 2021-01-22

UK 'Despicable in a pandemic': fury as 10 UK universities plan job cuts [Guardian] 2021-01-22

South Africa / Northern Cape 'Health institutions need more nurses' [OFM] 2021-01-22

Ireland HSA report 50pc of employers have breached Covid rules since May [Newstalk] 2021-01-21

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Unison 'not opposed' to military help [BBC] 2021-01-21

Ireland Confusion continues over vaccine priority list [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-21

Ireland Healthcare assistants most at-risk of contracting Covid-19, study finds [Irish Times] 2021-01-21

Ireland Minister urged by Government TDs to enter media blackout on reopening special schools [Irish Times] 2021-01-21

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

USA COVID-19 Outbreak Lingers At Pekin Prison; ACLU Monitoring Prison Facilities [WCBU] 2021-01-21

UK Impasse as housing association presses ahead with routine repairs, despite Covid-19 fears [Unite the union] 2021-01-21

UK Gavin Williamson on wider reopening of schools and colleges [NEU] 2021-01-21

USA The Biden Plan for Full Participation and Equality for People With Disabilities [Joe Biden] 2021-01-21

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

South Africa / Cuba Cuban doctors still deployed, but not worth the money says SAMA [The Citizen] 2021-01-21

South Africa Union calls on universities not to abuse workers by calling them back to unsafe campuses [Cape Argus] 2021-01-21

South Africa / Gauteng Staff to return once Centurion hotel reopens [Pretoria Rekord] 2021-01-21

South Africa / Free State Qualified nurses remain unemployed during #Coronavirus pandemic [OFM] 2021-01-21

Somalia Somalia: How businesses are coping with the Covid-19 crisis, incl. wage reduction & layoffs [World Bank Blogs] 2021-01-21

Kenya Kenya: Union sues Vegpro for allegedly dismissing 970 workers for exercising right to protest [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-01-21

Ethiopia Ethiopia: Garment workers report pay cuts, unpaid & forced overtime at Indochine Apparel and KGG Garments factories; Incl. brands' responses [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-01-21

UK Covid absence rate higher for school support staff than teachers [GMB] 2021-01-21

USA The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest? [Time] 2021-01-21

Peru Covid-19 Live Updates: Peru’s Doctors Stage Hunger Strike to Protest Lack of Equipment [NYTimes] 2021-01-21

South Africa Halt lay-offs, unions demand [The Mercury] 2021-01-20

South Africa / Mpumalanga Health workers depleted and unprotected [New Frame] 2021-01-20

UK DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff [UNISON] 2021-01-20

USA Survey Finds 15% of US Healthcare Workers Refuse to Take COVID-19 Vaccine [ContagionLive] 2021-01-20

USA Remote workers, millions strong thanks to COVID, have enormous economic power; MakeMyMove.com helps them harness it [Elkhart Truth] 2021-01-20

USA / Massachusetts MA now tracking COVID testing and case data among commercial sex workers [Mass Live] 2021-01-20

UK Unite Scotland welcomes decision by Scottish government to change taxi driver grant [Unite the union] 2021-01-20

UK UPS accused of recklessly endangering drivers due to cash on delivery demands [Unite the union] 2021-01-20

UK Unite calls on 2 Sisters food group to provide full pay for self-isolating workers at Coupar Angus [Unite the union] 2021-01-20

UK TSSA Demands Government Action To Save Eurostar [TSSA] 2021-01-20

UK NHS pay review must give frontline workers pay justice after decade of cuts [GMB] 2021-01-20

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

UK Usdaw campaign wins protection for Scottish shopworkers [USDAW] 2021-01-20

South Africa / Global DENOSA urges government to pay attention to ICN's latest report on concerning mass trauma experienced by global nursing workforce [COSATU] 2021-01-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Edendale hospital loses nine staff to Covid-19 in one week, says NEHAWU [GroundUp] 2021-01-19

Ireland Failure to reassure teachers before special schools reopening a 'calamity', says Cork TD [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-19

Ireland 'Tension' building between parents and teachers over special education return, says Labour [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-19

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

UK NUJ disappointed by suspension of travel exemptions for journalists [NUJ] 2021-01-19

Thailand / Myanmar Myanmar’s Migrants Face Discrimination Amid Surging COVID-19 in Thailand [The Irrawaddy] 2021-01-09

Global Vaccines for all migrant workers [BWI] 2021-01-19

South Africa Eskom can't blame Covid-19 for power cuts - COSATU [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-19

South Africa FEDUSA calls for moratorium on retrenchments amid level 3 restrictions [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-19

UK Continuing prisoner transfer and jury trials putting workers at risk [GMB] 2021-01-19

UK Housing association presses ahead with routine repairs, despite Covid-19 fears [Unite the union] 2021-01-19

UK More than 1 in 4 children across the UK are growing up trapped in poverty [NEU] 2021-01-19

UK Ministers must deliver a long-term plan for the social care sector [UNISON] 2021-01-19

UK Prime minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move [Unite the union] 2021-01-18

UK Pay rise immediately would reassure undervalued staff to stay in NHS [UNISON] 2021-01-18

UK PCS pressure leads to strengthening of work from home message [PCS] 2021-01-18

South Africa Contract nurses facing exploitation while agencies get rich, says union Denosa [Cape Talk ] 2021-01-18

UK RCN urges prime minister to speed up NHS pay rise as poll shows public in favour [RCN] 2021-01-18

USA How Biden’s Proposed Paid Leave Would Work [NYTimes] 2021-01-18

USA / New York Union calls for more police in transit system as assaults on workers rise despite drop in ridership [CBS] 2021-01-18

USA / Minnesota COVID sparks more job protection for workers [StarTribune] 2021-01-18

USA / Minnesota Tentative contract agreement gives Minnesota home care workers a 15 percent raise [MPR] 2021-01-18

USA The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest? [Time] 2021-01-18

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

USA The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest? [Time] 2021-01-18

South Africa Mining industry to support Covid-19 vaccine rollout [Reuters/DispatchLIVE] 2021-01-17

South Africa Take care of us so we can take care of our people, says Denosa [Lowvelder] 2021-01-17

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa lambastes Health Department’s response to Covid-19 crisis [Daily News] 2021-01-17

South Africa Fears for health and safety of Social Security Agency workers and beneficiaries as long queues pose virus threat [IOL] 2021-01-17

UK RMT calls for urgent action to prevent Eurostar collapse [RMT] 2021-01-17

USA / Massachusetts Workers asked to return 'extra' benefits [Moultrie Observer] 2021-01-17

UK BALPA reaction to Government announcement of support for airports [BALPA] 2021-01-17

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

UK / Scotland Members furious as Scottish government maintains green light to non-essential construction [Unite the union] 2021-01-17

UK 'Better Late Than Never' Says TSSA On New Travel Rules [TSSA] 2021-01-16

South Africa SADTU statement on reopening of schools [COSATU] 2021-01-16

UK Welsh Government delivers on Usdaw calls for improved safety measures in stores [USDAW] 2021-01-16

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

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

UK Govt recognition of domestic abuse impact at work welcomed [GMB] 2021-01-16

UK RMT pledges national fight for COVID-safe working on Britain's railways [RMT] 2021-01-16

South Africa Mining industry to support Covid-19 vaccine rollout [City Press] 2021-01-16

UK BALPA response to Government announcement on closure of travel corridors [BALPA] 2021-01-16

UK Fire service bosses pull out of Covid-19 agreement [FBU] 2021-01-16

South Africa Police union concerned at rising number of Covid-19 infections [Pretoria News] 2021-01-16

UK DfE Consultation on Awarding Grades [NEU] 2021-01-16

South Africa NEHAWU concerned about health and safety of beneficiaries and workers due to influx to Social Security Agency offices [Polity] 2021-01-16

South Africa Covid-19: Sadtu backs keeping schools closed for now, minister to brief nation today [News24] 2021-01-16

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

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

Ireland Staff being asked to go into the workplace unnecessarily, SIPTU says [Irish Times] 2021-01-15

USA Instacart, Trader Joe’s, Dollar General plan financial incentives to encourage workers to get vaccinated [MarketWatch] 2021-01-15

USA How COVID Effect on Workers’ Compensation Claims Has Varied by State, Industry [Insurance Jrnl] 2021-01-15

USA These Companies Are Paying Workers To Get Vaccinated [Forbes] 2021-01-15

USA / South Carolina SC first responders push for COVID-19 compensation [WLTX] 2021-01-15

USA Dollar General to pay workers to get COVID-19 vaccine in retail first [East Bay Times] 2021-01-15

South Africa NEHAWU concerned about corruption in Africa as millions more vaccines are on the way [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-15

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

UK UNISON urges government to stop meter readings [UNISON] 2021-01-15

South Africa Teacher union welcomes proposal to pause reopening schools [The Citizen] 2021-01-14

South Africa Labour unions condemn use of surgical masks for prolonged periods [SABC] 2021-01-14

South Africa Unions seek moratorium on all retrenchments [Business Report] 2021-01-14

South Africa 'One life lost, is one too many': Transport union saddened by the loss of members to Covid-19 [News24] 2021-01-14

South Africa Covid-19: Long tightly packed queues outside labour department [GroundUp] 2021-01-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Calls for transparency in how province manages Covid-19 [New Frame] 2021-01-14

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

UK Norwegian Air redundancies are yet more devastating news for the air transport industry [BALPA] 2021-01-14

UK Minister steps up pressure on UK firms over home working [Guardian] 2021-01-14

UK Banking union calls for face coverings to be mandatory in bank branches [Unite the union] 2021-01-14

South Africa Health workers call for training in Covid vax [Daily World] 2021-01-14

South Africa EUSA calls for matric markers to receive Covid-19 vaccine [Daily News] 2021-01-14

UK CWU Response To Complaints About Mail Delays [CWU] 2021-01-14

UK Santander blasted for misjudgement in otherwise well-intended Covid response [CWU] 2021-01-14

UK Teachers top priority in next vaccine phase [NEU] 2021-01-14

UK Unions have become stronger during pandemic [Morning Star] 2021-01-14

UK TUC poll: 7 in 10 requests for furlough turned down for working mums [TUC] 2021-01-14

South Africa Unions, parent bodies are against pupils returning to schools on January 27 [The Mercury] 2021-01-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health HOD allegedly warned about Wentworth Hospital crisis [Daily News] 2021-01-13

South Africa Teachers want to meet minister over reopening [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-13

South Africa Trade union federation calls for moratorium on retrenchments [Algoa FM] 2021-01-13

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Education minister challenged on staffing levels amid absences at special schools [Irish News] 2021-01-13

Ireland Retail workers seek early access to Covid-19 vaccine [Irish Times] 2021-01-13

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

Europe To beat the pandemic, beat poverty: good sick pay for all! [Workersliberty ] 2021-01-13

USA / Illinois Chicago school system locks out some teachers, withholds pay for not returning to in-person instruction [Washington Post] 2021-01-13

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 Lowest paid in UK have suffered the most financially in the pandemic, report finds [The Guardian] 2021-01-13

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

UK School workers' union calls for urgent free school meals action [GMB] 2021-01-13

UK The Government can't claim to protect disadvantaged students while they routinely let them down [NEU] 2021-01-13

South Africa Unions to meet Department of Basic Education over schools reopening [Cape Times] 2021-01-13

South Africa Schools could turn into Covid-19 'super-spreaders', says teachers' union [TimesLIVE] 2021-01-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC rejects union calls to halt matric marking after Covid-19 deaths [TimesLIVE] 2021-01-13

South Africa Nursing union sheds light on the plight of front-line workers [IOL] 2021-01-13

South Africa Union up in arms over Corona rates in SA prisons [Sunday World] 2021-01-13

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

South Africa NEHAWU: Frontline workers receiving no salary face poverty [East Coast Radio] 2021-01-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU pleased with measures taken by provincial govt to prevent spread of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-13

USA / Maine Portland Whole Foods workers oppose Chamber lawsuit seeking to halt hazard pay as approved by voters [News Ctr ME] 2021-01-12

UK Women in UK face rising online abuse from co-workers, survey says [Opendemocracy] 2021-01-12

USA The psychological effects of COVID-19 on hospital workers at the beginning of the outbreak with a large disease cluster on the Diamond Princess cruise ship [PubMed] 2021-01-12

USA USDA urged to allocate specific funding to protect essential ag workers [Vegetable Growers News] 2021-01-12

USA / Ohio Kroger won't require workers to be vaccinated. Grocery chain serves 11 million customers per day [Cincinnati Enquirer] 2021-01-12

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

South Africa COSATU statement on Cabinet’s additional measures to combat Covid-19 [COSATU] 2021-01-12

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government’s progress in national effort to contain Covid-19 pandemic [COSATU] 2021-01-12

South Africa COVID-19: Nehawu slams President Ramaphosa [eNCA] 2021-01-12

South Africa / Gauteng Hospital management blamed for staff Covid infections [DispatchLIVE] 2021-01-12

South Africa Infections in prisons worrying - Popcru [CapricornFM] 2021-01-12

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

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

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

Barbados Union distances itself from planned strike Denies giving green light for sickout by COVID-19 essential workers [Jamaica Observer] 2021-01-12

Bangladesh Apparel workers are getting rehired but at lower pay [Dhaka Tribune] 2021-01-11

USA / Illinois Chicago Federation of Teachers nurses say schools too unsafe to reopen; classroom teachers find few masks, poor ventilation [Washington Post] 2021-01-11

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

South Africa Solidarity and AfriForum to challenge government’s vaccine monopoly in court [BusinessLIVE] 2021-01-11

UK Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say RCM and health unions [RCM] 2021-01-11

UK COVID-19 - RMT demands urgent action to protect TfL workers [RMT] 2021-01-11

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Special needs teachers 'overlooked by Stormont' [BBC] 2021-01-11

Ireland Call to vaccinate special education staff to speed up schools reopening [Irish Times] 2021-01-11

South Africa Teachers to submit Covid-19 safety document to Department of Basic Education for 2021 [Power98.7FM] 2021-01-10

UK Parents need more support to keep pupils at home during lockdown [NASUWT ] 2021-01-10

South Africa Thousands of teachers succumb to Covid-19 [Weekend Argus] 2021-01-10

South Africa Nine matric markers in quarantine after colleague dies in hospital [DispatchLIVE] 2021-01-10

South Africa / Gauteng Covid-19 angst takes toll on Tshwane hospital staff [Pretoria News] 2021-01-10

UK TSSA updated guidance on working through the pandemic [TSSA] 2021-01-09

UK ONS Coronavirus Infection Survey [NEU] 2021-01-09

Ireland Education minister and unions agree on Leaving Cert but no deal over schools’ return [Irish Independent] 2021-01-09

Ireland Health minister under pressure over childcare arrangements for essential workers [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-07

Ireland Bonus to nurses and midwives 'not permitted' under agreement, says Minister [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-09

Ireland 'Extremely stressed' single parents fear losing their job over school closures [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-09

South Africa COVID-19: Nehawu concerned about healthcare workers [eNCA] 2021-01-09

South Africa NEHAWU welcomes procurement of 1.5 million vaccine doses for frontline workers [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-09

Thailand Migrant workers suffer as coronavirus cases surge in Thailand [Reuters] 2021-01-09

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU statement on efforts to manage the expected rise of COVID-19 [COSATU] 2021-01-08

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU statement on service delivery crisis at Emfuleni Municipality in Sedibeng [COSATU] 2021-01-08

South Africa / Gauteng Unions red-flag health worker Covid infections as province scrambles for staff, beds [Daily Maverick] 2021-01-08

UK Jenrick urged to follow Scotland’s footsteps and extend ban on evictions for renters [Unite the union] 2021-01-08

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

UK RMT declares dispute on Cross Country trains over COVID varian [RMT] 2021-01-08

UK Pilots seek answers and action amidst damaging COVID confusion [BALPA] 2021-01-08

UK Usdaw calls on all retailers to reinstate full lockdown safety measures in stores [USDAW] 2021-01-08

South Africa SAMA, Nehawu welcome Covid-19 vaccine procurement, vow to closely watch rollout [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-08

South Africa Cosatu boss Zingiswa Losi becomes latest ANC leader to sow doubt over Covid vaccine [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-08

Germany Trade unions support extension of lockdown [Education International] 2021-01-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Unions mull over decision to challenge school reopening dates [Daily News] 2021-01-08

South Africa Young nurses’ union calls for more health workers to be hired, boycott of vaccine [SABC] 2021-01-08

South Africa FEDUSA calls for collective wisdom by NCCC to avert another hard lockdown [Polity] 2021-01-08

UK 'B&M bonus' - Usdaw welcomes recognition for in-store and distribution key workers [USDAW] 2021-01-07

UK Trade unionists can help with the country’s vaccine effort [TUC] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Gauteng NEHAWU: Conditions for health workers in hospitals are dire [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Gauteng Nehawu: Hospitals under siege [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Gauteng Unemployed Denosa nurses stage sit-in to demand jobs [The Star] 2021-01-07

South Africa / Mpumalanga DENOSA disturbed by increasing numbers of new COVID-19 infections in province [COSATU] 2021-01-07

Ireland Paramedics 'furious' over vaccine delays [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-06

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

UK PCS calls on civil service to instruct government workers to work from home [PCS] 2021-01-06

UK Unite statement on the slump in UK car sales and need for an industrial strategy for the sector [Unite the union] 2021-01-06

UK National lockdown advice for members [TSSA] 2021-01-06

UK National Lockdown: Schools and colleges to close [NEU] 2021-01-06

UK Govt must close nurseries and pre-schools as council takes matters into own hands [GMB] 2021-01-06

UK Government must boost self-isolation support to get control of 'spiralling' Covid-19 cases [TUC] 2021-01-06

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

South Africa 'We are in trouble' - NEHAWU urges govt to hasten vaccine roll-out [Eyewitness News] 2021-01-06

South Africa / Gauteng Nehawu says healthcare workers are under siege [SABC] 2021-01-06

Thailand Seafood producer Thai Union says operating normally after 69 COVID-19 cases [CNA] 2021-01-06

South Africa Numsa blasts government's lax Covid-19 response [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-06

USA / California L.A. EMS workers told not to transport patients who likely won't survive to hospitals [CBS] 2021-01-05

UK RMT responds to speculation over rail capacity issues in light of new lockdown measures [RMT] 2021-01-05

UK BTec exams must be cancelled now urges UNISON [UNISON] 2021-01-05

UK Hospitality workers in the eye of the Covid-19 storm need more support, urges Unite [Unite the union] 2021-01-05

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

USA / New York When Can New York’s Grocery Store Workers Get Vaccinated? [New York] 2021-01-05

USA The Pandemic’s Devastating Toll On U.S. Healthcare Workers [Forbes] 2021-01-05

USA From Toxic Chefs to Covid, Restaurant Workers Deserve Better [NYTimes] 2021-01-05

USA / California LA County to consider requiring $5 per hour 'hero pay' for grocery workers [ABC] 2021-01-05

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

USA / New Jersey COVID In New Jersey: Frontline Health Care Workers Receive Second Round Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine [CBS] 2021-01-05

USA Displaced Workers Haven’t Turned to College for a Fresh Start. Here’s What Might Bring Them Back [Chronicle of Higher Ed] 2021-01-05

USA / Pennsylvania Struggling Omni William Penn Workers Say They've Seen No Money From Hotel's PPP Loan [CBS] For more info 2021-01-05

USA / Washington Union wants Washington grocery store workers vaccinated as soon as possible [KING5] For more info 2021-01-05

USA / Pennsylvania Workers Union Asks SBA To Investigate Omni William Penn Hotel [CBS] 2021-01-05

USA / New York NYSUT statement on state guidance for schools in counties with more than 9 percent infection rate [My Little Falls] 2021-01-05

USA / California Some Health Care Workers Decline to Get COVID-19 Vaccine. But Why? [NBC] 2021-01-05

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

UK GMB welcomes U-turn on schools re-opening after PM claimed schools were safe [GMB] 2021-01-05

South Africa / Northern Cape Province makes provision to hire doctors, nurses as COVID-19 cases rise [SABC] 2021-01-05

UK RMT slams company for failing to take new variant of COVID seriousl [RMT] 2021-01-05

South Africa Teachers hailed for efforts under trying conditions [HeraldLIVE] 2021-01-05

South Africa Minister Mkhize 'caught sleeping in the face of a deadly pandemic', says Cosatu on vaccine rollout [News24] 2021-01-05

South Africa NEHAWU statement on unveiling of vaccine rollout plan [Polity] 2021-01-05

South Africa Nehawu slams government delay on procuring Covid-19 vaccine [SowetanLIVE] 2021-01-05

South Africa Sadtu vows to closely monitor matric marking centres amid Covid-19 fears [JacarandaFM] 2021-01-05

South Africa Unions slam vaccine strategy [BusinessLIVE] 2021-01-05

South Africa AMCU laments rise in Covid-19 cases, calls on mining companies for assistance [Mining Weekly] 2021-01-05

South Africa Health workers demand vaccine rollout [GroundUp] 2021-01-04

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

UK Get a grip, work with the unions and cease this Russian roulette with health and the economy, says Unite [Unite the union] 2021-01-04

UK Unite calls for schools to be closed and staff properly protected [Unite the union] 2021-01-04

Global Brands are weathering the pandemic. Garment workers are not [Thomson Reuters] 2021-01-04

Thailand Thailand offers work permits to undocumented migrants to curb COVID-19 [Thomson Reuters] 2021-01-04

UK Bosses should offer furlough to working parents affected by school closures, says TUC [TUC] 2021-01-04

UK Education unions’ joint statement on the safe reopening of schools [TUC] 2021-01-04

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

South Africa Labour unions concerned as workers return to work [SABC] 2021-01-03

South Africa 'The second wave is overwhelming hospitals': Covid-19 bungling flagged [Sunday Times] 2021-01-03

South Africa COSATU: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy is unconvincing [COSATU] 2021-01-03

UK Unions call on Labour to back NEU over schools closures [Union News] 2021-01-03

UK Northern Ireland primary and post-primary schools to extend remote learning [NEU] 2021-01-03

USA / California The Healthcare and Essential Workers Protection Act (SB 275) [SEIU-UHW] 2021-01-03

USA / New York Orchestra Members Fire Back at Metropolitan Opera’s Decision to Hire Non-Met Musicians for Virtual Gala [Opera Wire] 2021-01-03

UK Covid: Widespread working from home set to continue in 2021 [ITV] 2021-01-03

UK Teachers take legal action as chaos grips England's schools plan [Guardian] 2021-01-03

USA Large Numbers Of Health Care And Frontline Workers Are Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine [Forbes] 2021-01-02

USA / Ohio 40% of OH nursing home workers decline vaccine; health care leaders fight misinformation [Local 12] 2021-01-02

USA / Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccine may be available, but some EMS workers are having difficulty accessing it [FOX] 2021-01-02

USA / California Some health care workers refusing COVID-19 vaccine [Sentinel Source] 2021-01-02

UK Union poised to advise teachers in England not to return to classrooms [Guardian] 2021-01-02

UK VENTING - Coronavirus risks are mostly up in the air [Hazards Campaign] 2021-01-02

Ireland Parents and school staff conflicted about a return to class [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-02

South Africa A Covid-19 rethink for 2021, please! Relief, prevention, treatment and vaccines all need a new approach! [SAFTU] 2021-01-02

USA / New York Panel won't recommend OT changes for NY farmworkers, citing recession [Newsday] 2021-01-01

USA Bidens honor front-line workers in NYE address: 'We owe them, we owe them, we owe them' [The Hill] 2021-01-01

USA / California Deaths keep coming at one L.A. hospital as workers weep [LATimes] 2021-01-01

USA / New York CNY medical workers anxiously await their turn for Covid-19 vaccine [Syracuse] 2021-01-01

USA Project Save Hospitality Hopes to Help Sector's 8 Million Unemployed Workers [Travel Pulse] 2021-01-01

USA / New York NY board delays decision on making it easier for state farmworkers to get overtime pay [Syracuse] 2021-01-01

USA / New York Hospice workers frustrated over exclusion from Phase 1 of NY vaccine plan [My Twin Tiers] 2021-01-01

UK On December 22 SAGE told Government to close schools [NEU] 2021-01-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SAMA expresses concerns over hospital bed shortages, medical staff fatigue [IOL] 2021-01-01

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

Ireland Guard of honour for Covid ward nurse who died from virus [Irish Independent] 2021-01-01

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

USA / Ohio DeWine says 60% of nursing home workers not electing to get vaccine [Columbus Dispatch] 2020-12-31

USA CO woman creates app to help workers battle burnout [CBS] 2020-12-31

USA U.S. Court docket of Appeals rejects AFL-CIO’s petition for OSHA COVID-19 Non permanent Emergency Customary [Labor News Wire] 2020-12-31

USA / Minnesota United Food & Commercial Workers Local 663 Members Secure a Better Life, Ratify First Union Contracts [UFCW] 2020-12-31

USA / New York Hospice workers frustrated over exclusion from Phase 1 of NY vaccine plan [ABC] 2020-12-31

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

USA Remember 2020 as the year when markets boomed as workers struggled [LATimes] 2020-12-31

UK Government has to make sure working parents get the support they need [TUC] 2020-12-31

South Africa COVID-19 in SA: Education sector voices concerns [eNCA] 2020-12-31

South Africa Cosatu laments lack of support for affected industries during level 3 lockdown [SAFTU] 2020-12-31

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine should arrive in first quarter of 2021: Cosatu [Power98.7FM] 2020-12-31

UK McCluskey: PM now has nowhere to hide [Unite the union] 2020-12-31

UK NEU responds to the Government’s announcement on the return to school in January [NEU] 2020-12-31

South Africa SADTU wants more psycho-social support for teachers dealing with Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-12-30

UK Oxford vaccine approval is welcome news [UNISON] 2020-12-30

UK Reopening delay is sensible to make school mass testing work [UNISON] 2020-12-30

South Africa Nehawu rejects government's COVID-19 resurgence plan [eNCA] 2020-12-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa: Patients die while waiting for beds [eNCA] 2020-12-30

South Africa SAMA welcomes lockdown measures, concerned over healthworkers [The South African] 2020-12-30

USA Hospital workers upset over COVID-19 vaccine distribution [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2020-12-30

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

USA Some states buck federal vaccine recommendations and prioritize elderly over essential workers [Herald-Dispatch] 2020-12-30

USA As the Terror of COVID Struck, Health Care Workers Struggled to Survive. Thousands Lost the Fight [NJACTS] For more info 2020-12-30

USA / Iowa Managers at Tyson plant where six workers died had COVID betting pool [Oregonian] 2020-12-30

Europe 2020 through the eyes of Europe's 'unseen' key workers [CNN] 2020-12-30

USA CDC recommends grocery store workers be included in next round of vaccines [Dayton247now] 2020-12-30

South Africa SAEPU concerned about government’s readiness to deal with second wave of Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-29

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

South Africa COSATU statement on government’s decision to move country to Alert Level 3 to combat Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-29

South Africa 32 teachers die from Covid-19 in less than a week [Daily News] 2020-12-29

South Africa SA Medical Association, Denosa welcome ban on alcohol and gatherings [IOL] 2020-12-29

South Africa Lockdown: Nehawu welcomes tighter restrictions [eNCA] 2020-12-29

UK Schools and colleges should delay January opening [NEU] 2020-12-29

South Africa Cosatu hits out at government over COVID-19 vaccine delay [eNCA] 2020-12-29

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

South Africa Cosatu bemoans lack of Covid rule enforcement as SA moved back to level 3 [The Citizen] 2020-12-29

South Africa / Limpopo Public sector doctors express concern over surge of COVID-19 hospitalisations [SABC] 2020-12-29

South Africa Fine young people who are not wearing masks: SAMA [SABC] 2020-12-29

Armenia New CTUA video on Covid-19 [in Armenian] [Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia] 2020-12-29

South Africa Health workers are not prepared for second wave, unions [eNCA] 2020-12-28

USA More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-12-28

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

USA Surrounded by death, nursing home workers battle management and fear to protect patients [LATimes] 2020-12-27

South Africa Covid-19 spike: Healthcare unions worried that hospitals won't cope [News24] 2020-12-27

South Africa COVID19 & psychological impact on workers, in particular women [CEPPWAWU] 2020-12-27

USA Vaccinated health workers must navigate another new normal: households in which not all family members are immunized [NYTimes] 2020-12-26

Europe Capital and ideology: interview with Thomas Piketty [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-12-25

Global Ricetta da Nobel [Collettiva] 2020-12-25

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

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

South Africa SAMA vows to keep close watch on staffing levels across hospitals [Eyewitness News] 2020-12-25

South Africa / North West Striking nurses at hospital return to work [SABC] 2020-12-25

Lebanon undreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant maids flown home, many more wait [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Malaysia https://news.trust.org/item/20201223032137-sedum/?utm_campaign=trafficking&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=secondListing&utm_content=link1&utm_contentItemId=20201223032137-sedum [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Malaysia Malaysian glove maker denies its workers are living in shipping containers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Cambodia Will Cambodia's garment sector rebound after 'horror year'? [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

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

UK Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans [NEU] 2020-12-24

UK DVLA contact centre closed due to Covid-19 outbreak [PCS] 2020-12-24

South Africa SAMA laments poor access to medical supplies at health facilities [SABC] 2020-12-24

Ireland Inspectors probe pubs and restaurants to ensure staff aren't claiming PUP [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-24

Ireland Silence from Department of Health as public health doctors prepare for strike [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-24

Mexico Mexican workers sick at PPE supply factory [KGNS] 2020-12-23

USA / New York Los Deliveristas Unidos Are Organizing the Delivery Workers Who Keep the City Fed [New York] 2020-12-23

USA The pandemic is forcing older workers to retire early [CNN] 2020-12-23

USA Older workers are facing fewer job prospects and higher COVID risks [PBS] 2020-12-23

USA As the Terror of COVID Struck, Health Care Workers Struggled to Survive. Thousands Lost the Fight [KHN] 2020-12-23

USA / Alabama BAmazon Union: Anticipating the Battle in Bessemer, Alabama [Labor Notes] 2020-12-23

USA / New York Ask Gov Cuomo to Support 'Broadband Data Collection and Mapping' Bill [CWA District 1] For more info 2020-12-23

UK Unite urges Johnson to open government’s wallet to give NHS staff a substantial pay rise for 2021 [Unite the union] 2020-12-23

Ethiopia Pay cuts and forced overtime: COVID-19 takes heavy toll on Ethiopia's garment workers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-23

UK EPI report into school funding during COVID [NEU] 2020-12-23

USA Sen. Warren introduces bill to provide free Covid testing for teachers, students and essential workers across U.S. [CNBC] 2020-12-22

UK BALPA calls on easyJet to be clear about its executive bonus plan prior to their AGM [BALPA] 2020-12-22

UK RMT calls for travel refunds on open-access services [RMT] 2020-12-22

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

USA / New York Why CUNY Faculty and Staff May Go on Strike [The Nation] 2020-12-22

USA Mitch McConnell Successfully Blocked Mandatory Paid Leave For Workers With COVID [BuzzFeed] 2020-12-22

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. workers navigate often unreliable jobless benefits [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-12-22

USA / Texas UT study: Politics put Texas construction workers at risk early in outbreak [Austin American-Statesman] 2020-12-22

USA / California SEIU Healthcare Workers, Kaiser Permanente Reach Agreement on 'Heroes Bonus' to Recognize Staff Efforts to Care for COVID-19 Patients [SEIU] 2020-12-22

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. vaccinates nearly 18,000 medical workers against COVID-19, nursing home vaccinations begin next week [Penn Live] 2020-12-22

USA Essential ag workers on tap for next vaccines [WI State Farmer] 2020-12-22

USA Should Food and Farm Workers Be Next in Line for the COVID Vaccine? [Civil Eats] 2020-12-22

Europe How gendered disinformation adapts to the context of Covid-19 [EFJ] 2020-12-22

Ireland / Europe Low wage earners bear the brunt of Covid-19 income hit [irishexaminer.com] 2020-12-22

South Africa Denosa not surprised by Public Protector's findings into 17 public hospitals [News24] 2020-12-22

UK / Scotland Coronavirus: Glasgow Royal Mail depot hit by major outbreak as 38 staff test positive [Scottish Sun] 2020-12-22

UK Delay school return in England by two weeks over Covid, union urges [Guardian] 2020-12-22

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

UK Brexiteers poisoned the well of goodwill we need in current health emergency [TSSA] 2020-12-22

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu threatening to down tools [CapricornFM] 2020-12-22

South Africa Unions demand action over ’unsafe’ masks [Cape Times] 2020-12-22

USA Mitch McConnell Is Trying To Block Mandatory Paid Sick Leave For Workers Who Get COVID [BuzzFeed] 2020-12-21

UK UNISON sends a very public festive ‘thank you’ to its 1.3m members [UNISON] 2020-12-21

UK Stranded lorry drivers need urgent assistance and end to French border gridlock [Unite the union] 2020-12-21

UK Royal Mail Withdrawal of Shared Vans [CWU] 2020-12-21

UK New measures for return of schools and colleges in January [NEU] 2020-12-21

UK RMT calls for urgent Government support to protect Eurostar and ferry jobs [RMT] 2020-12-21

UK Key workers deserve a pay rise [TUC] 2020-12-21

South Africa Withdraw low-quality masks or face legal action, warns Nehawu [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-20

UK TSSA Calls For Urgent Assistance Over Eurostar After Belgium Ban [TSSA] 2020-12-20

USA / Kentucky Musicians raising money for restaurant, bar workers [Messenger-Inquirer] 2020-12-20

USA / North America North America meatpackers prepare for virus upsurge [AR Democrat Gazette] 2020-12-20

USA / Oregon Essential workers reflect on struggles and triumphs of 2020 [Bulletin] 2020-12-20

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

UK Scenes of overcrowding and chaos on rail services last night were a disgrace [RMT] 2020-12-20

UK Government Responsible For Avoidable Rail Chaos [TSSA] 2020-12-20

USA / New York Cleaning New York Subways, Immigrant Workers Find Abuse [Am Prospect] 2020-12-19

USA / New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Is Asking Support From Big Labor In Solving Fiscal Crisis [TTE] 2020-12-19

USA BLS: On-the-job deaths reach highest level in 12 years [Safety&Health] 2020-12-19

USA / California Frontline Workers' Unions Want To Shut Everything Down For A Month To Stop This COVID-19 Surge [LAist] 2020-12-19

UK Covid: unions say mass testing of England's pupils 'undeliverable' [Guardian] 2020-12-19

UK ONS: huge surge in school infection [NEU] 2020-12-19

USA / North Carolina McDonald's workers strike over low wages, lack of COVID-19 protections [Facing South] 2020-12-19

Asia Alarming attacks on labour laws during Covid-19 in South Asia [IndustriALL] 2020-12-18

USA Building Its Own Delivery Network, Amazon Puts the Squeeze On Drivers [Labor Notes] 2020-12-18

USA It's Been a Long Nightmare Before Christmas for UPS and Postal Workers [Labor Notes] 2020-12-18

USA / Washington Amazon wants its front-line workers vaccinated next [Puget Sound Biz Jrnl] 2020-12-18

USA Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress [VA Mercury] 2020-12-18

USA / New Jersey TAKE ACTION! ASK YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBERS TO PASS BILLS TO SUPPORT FRONTLINE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID [NJ AFL-CIO] 2020-12-18

USA / Massachusetts Vaccine signup site crashes amid demand from health workers in MA [WJAR] 2020-12-18

USA / Illinois Warehouse And Factory Workers Make Their Case For Priority Access To The COVID-19 Vaccine [WBEZ] 2020-12-18

USA / New York NYC Council Approves Protections for Fast Food Workers [NY1] 2020-12-18

UK Nursing staff fear consequence of lifted restrictions over Christmas [RCN] 2020-12-18

UK Nursing strikes one year on: safe staffing legislation needs to happen [RCN] 2020-12-18

Ireland Education Minister issues update after calls to shut schools early for Christmas [Irish Mirror] 2020-12-18

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

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of new measures to combat Covid-19 over Festive Season [COSATU] 2020-12-18

South Africa Healthcare system won’t cope with second Covid-19 wave, warns Denosa [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-18

UK TUC – extension of furlough must be followed by urgent investment in jobs [TUC] 2020-12-18

USA ICU Workers Are Quitting Due To Crushing Stress From COVID-19 Surge [NPR] 2020-12-17

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

USA / Colorado Univ CO Health workers seek to unionize [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2020-12-17

USA Tyson Foods Fires 7 Plant Managers Over Betting Ring On Workers Getting COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-12-17

USA / California Sacramento extends ordinance to protect workers during the pandemic as COVID-19 cases rise [Sacto City Express] 2020-12-17

USA / California Coronavirus Erases Recent Wage Gains for Many California Workers, Report Finds [KQED] 2020-12-17

UK RMT responds to Freight statistics that show the rail freight sector still struggling [RMT] 2020-12-17

Canada / New Brunswick Pandemic inequality: Premier Higgs attempts to squeeze money from unionized front-line public sector workers while billionaire wealth rises [NB Media Co-op] 2020-12-17

South Africa Santaco and Cosatu battling over Government’s decision [Opera News] 2020-12-17

Global Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world’s waste-pickers: Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world’s waste-pickers [The Economist] 2020-12-17

South Africa Nehawu slams health department’s response to Covid-19 second wave [Berea Mail] 2020-12-17

USA / Global Robert Reich: Jeff Bezos became even richer thanks to Covid-19. But he still won't protect Amazon workers [Guardian] 2020-12-17

Canada / Ontario Lack of PPE contributes to outbreak [Blackburn News] For more info 2020-12-16

USA / Texas 'Feels like Christmas': Austin health care workers receive first coronavirus vaccinations [Austin American-Statesman] 2020-12-16

USA / Texas 'A light at the end of the tunnel' | Houston-area healthcare workers get their COVID-19 vaccines [KHOU] 2020-12-16

USA / Michigan Michigan Medicine to begin vaccinating health care workers this week [MLive] 2020-12-16

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

USA / Virginia Virginia's healthcare workers start receiving vaccinations [Times Union] 2020-12-16

USA / Colorado Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Union Leaders To Demand COVID Hazard Pay For King Soopers Employees [CBS] For more info 2020-12-16

UK Taxi driver mobile protest at Scottish Parliament over lack of support [Unite the union] 2020-12-16

UK Unite launches comprehensive Covid-19 construction guide [Unite the union] 2020-12-16

UK Mass Testing for Schools [NEU] 2020-12-16

UK UNISON backs councils’ attempt to close schools amid COVID spike [UNISON] 2020-12-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Healthworkers bear the brunt of COVID-19 surge [eNCA] 2020-12-16

South Africa Nursing union threatens to sue health department over 'unsafe' KN95 masks [TimesLIVE] 2020-12-16

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Queen's Students' Union workers put back on furlough scheme [BBC] 2020-12-16

South Africa Nehawu: Govt needs to step up Covid-19 awareness campaigns [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-15

Canada / Ontario Southbridge Roseview is 'like a war zone,' union leader says [https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/southbridge-roseview-is-l] For more info 2020-12-15

Canada / Ontario Teachers Union Completely In The Dark On When Ontario Educators Will Get Vaccinated [Narcity] For more info 2020-12-15

UK Government again rejects a new law to protect shopworkers from assault [USDAW] 2020-12-15

South Africa / Eastern Cape Concern mounts for health workers [New Frame] 2020-12-15

UK Ofsted on Covid Isolation [NEU] 2020-12-15

UK Unite statement on London and parts of the South East being placed into Tier 3 [Unite the union] 2020-12-15

UK Ministers must ‘step up and create jobs’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-12-15

UK Without more support, jobs will be lost and businesses will close [TUC] 2020-12-15

Ireland Pay student nurses higher allowances for working during Covid-19, urges minister [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-15

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal More than 50 staffers test positive at Addington Hospital [Daily News] 2020-12-14

Canada / Ontario Ontario Labour Board Awards $25,000 to Worker fired for Raising Concerns about COVID-19 [Lexology] For more info 2020-12-10

UK School support staff must get Covid-19 vaccine alongside teachers [GMB] 2020-12-14

Africa / Middle East 16 days: Violence against women, COVID-19’s 'second wave' [BWI] 2020-12-14

Global BWI Youth Music Video: Workers in the time of COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-12-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa: Recall KN95 masks [eNCA] 2020-12-14

USA / California Can Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinated? [NBC] 2020-12-14

Canada Federal commitments from First Ministers Meeting welcomed by Canada’s Nurses [CFNU] 2020-12-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Major Concern Over COVID-19 Outbreak in Saskatoon Mail Processing Plant [CUPW] 2020-12-13

Canada / Alberta Compassion fatigue [ATA] 2020-12-13

UK / Scotland Teachers in Glasgow move to ballot after being refused permission to teach online [Union News] 2020-12-13

UK Barnoldswick workers resist lockout [Workersliberty] 2020-12-13

Canada / Ontario OMA calls for paid sick days [OMA] 2020-12-13

Global Report: E-commerce in the Covid-19 World - A challenge for workers and unions [UITA] 2020-12-12

Global Essential workers deserve human rights [UNI] 2020-12-12

Canada Connecting through art during the time of COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-12-12

Canada Out-of-work hotel workers say taxpayer money should help them and not big banks [rabble] 2020-12-12

Global Garment workers going hungry as fallout from cancelled orders takes toll – report [The Guardian] 2020-12-12

Canada / New Brunswick Unions call out premier on wage freeze plan [CBC] 2020-12-12

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE 5430 in Regina responds to co-management agreement at Parkside Extendicare [CUPE] 2020-12-12

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

USA / Massachusetts Chelsea, MA: Information for Workers [ChelseaMA.gov] 2020-12-11

USA / California Latinx Low-Income Workers Hardest Hit by SF COVID-19 Surge [UCSF] 2020-12-11

USA / Pennsylvania Philly City Council passes bill to ensure jobs for laid-off hospitality workers [WHYY] 2020-12-11

USA / California Laid off concession workers stage protest at LAX [LADaily News] 2020-12-11

USA / Washington Workers at Fred Meyer in Burien speaking out after 10 employees test positive for COVID-19 [KIRO] 2020-12-11

USA / New York EMS workers concerned about COVID-19 vaccine rollout in New York [WGRZ] 2020-12-11

USA / California Nurses, healthcare workers authorize possible strike at 3 area hospitals [LADaily News] 2020-12-11

USA / Texas Nine months on the pandemic’s front line has crushed Texas health care workers' spirits and killed their colleagues [TX Tribune] 2020-12-11

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

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax Transit union launches petition as concerns mount about passengers who refuse to wear masks [The Guardian] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario Toronto education workers call for expansion of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing pilot [CBC] 2020-12-11

Canada NUPGE highlights International Human Rights [NUPGE] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario 21 workers at Cargill meat plant in Guelph, Ont. test positive for COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario Union says health-care workers need to be kept safe from COVID-19 [The Whig-Standard] 2020-12-11

Canada Federal government's new bailout program for hospitality sector may benefit banks, not laid-off workers [UNITE-HERE] 2020-12-11

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

UK Testing in Schools [NEU] 2020-12-11

UK European travel ban would be 'death knell for the travel trade' warns TSSA [TSSA] 2020-12-10

Bangladesh Solidarity Center Workers' Empowerment Project in Bangladesh Pivots in COVID-19 Crisis [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-12-10

Canada Essential workers worry they won’t be priority for COVID-19 vaccine [Yahoo] 2020-12-10

Canada / British Columbia Long hours, mounting stress: behind the curtain of COVID-19 red zone in St. Paul's Hospital [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada / Ontario 21 cases in COVID-19 outbreak at Guelph meat packaging plant, union says [CTV] 2020-12-10

Canada / British Columbia Health-care workers hope to be top of list as B.C. announces COVID-19 vaccine plan [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada / Manitoba Thousands left out in $5/hour pay bump for caregivers: union, opposition MLAs [CBC] 2020-12-10


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