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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak [WHO]

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USA / New York NY vaccine mandate for healthcare workers 'null, void' following judge ruling [WKBW] For more info 2023-01-17

USA / New York Nearly $30 Million in Final Excluded Workers Fund Payments to Be Sent to New Yorkers in Need [NY DOL] 2022-12-25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada COVID-19 – the Right to Know, the Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse – Every Workers' Right, Including Health Care Workers [CFNU] 2020-04-25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Africa ‘Government opened the floodgates for corruption' – SADTU [SABC] 2020-08-26

USA AFL-CIO calls for emergency standards, additional worker protections before ‘reopening the economy' [Safety and Health] 2020-04-23

USA Unions are horrified at the mask mandate rollback — and fear workers' lives are at risk again [Salon] 2021-05-30

Aruba ‘No excuse' not to extend JobKeeper to temporary migrants, casuals after $60 billion bungle: advocacy groups [SBS] 2020-05-23

Hong Kong ‘Masks, Covid-19 tests can't fix crammed living woes at Hong Kong domestic worker dorms' [The South China Morning Post] 2020-08-21

USA ‘We're not bringing you the virus': Asian-American medical workers' battle with Covid-19 and racism [South China Morning Post] 2021-05-07

New Zealand COVID-19 Package “A Strong Start” [E Tu] 2020-03-17

South Africa ‘Mr President, the numbers don't add up' says Numsa on Covid-19 stats [Scribd] 2020-08-14

USA / Washington WA state workers are getting exemptions to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine — but will they keep their jobs? [Seattle Times] 2021-09-18

USA / California ‘I'm so scared': California nail salon workers face ruin as pandemic wears on [SFChronicle] 2020-09-20

Central America COVID-19: ‘Maquila Workers Shouldn't Bankroll Employers' [Solidarity Center] 2020-03-24

Global ‘Hunger or the Virus': COVID-19 & Informal Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-05-19

Global Podcast: How Unions Meet COVID-10 Challenges—and Beyond [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-21

USA The ‘union difference' is especially important amid this pandemic [Spokesman-Review] 2021-09-05

USA / Connecticut Unions, lawmakers, want workers' comp benefits for ‘essential' workers with coronavirus [Stamford Advocate] 2020-04-21

Canada No more email after work? 20 paid vacation days? Amid COVID-19, Canadians are rethinking their work-life balance — and looking to Europe for ideas [The Standard] 2020-08-24

New Zealand Fletcher Building won't repay wage subsidy from ‘strong' earnings [Stuff] 2020-11-12

Canada Critic, workers' group ‘disappointed' Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE [Now-Leader] 2020-04-05

Canada / British Columbia For grocery store staff, the work is ‘no different' than two months ago [Now-Leader] 2020-05-07

Canada Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,' says union seeking more support [Now-Leader] 2020-04-01

South Africa Cosatu backs Ebrahim Patel over ‘Alice in Wonderland' Covid-19 clothing sales regulations [Talk of the Town] 2020-05-14

Global Pandemic fallout has exacerbated modern slavery in ‘every region', report warns [The Telegraph] 2021-06-16

Australia ‘So broken': Unions release plan to fix aged care [The Australian] 2020-09-21

Australia Union fury over ‘false' claims of medicine shortages [The Australian] 2020-09-28

Canada ‘These people are dying, gasping for air': Care home workers are at the frontlines of Canada's COVID-19 outbreaks [The Globe and Mail] 2020-04-08

Australia Covid-19 commission should focus on carbon-neutral manufacturing projects, not just gas – ACTU [The Guardian] 2020-07-20

Australia / New South Wales NSW Port Authority warned by union in January of ‘gaping hole' in coronavirus biosecurity checks [The Guardian] 2020-03-26

UK ‘Devastation': how aviation industry's Covid crisis is hitting towns across UK [Guardian] 2020-08-24

UK More than £1bn wiped off Boohoo value as it investigates Leicester factory [The Guardian] 2020-07-07

UK ‘Red wall' Tory MPs demand support for aerospace amid fears for 30,000 jobs [Guardian] 2020-07-27

UK Unions could have helped to avoid this ‘pingdemic' mess – but no one asked them [Guardian] 2021-07-27

UK Homeworking sounds good – until your job takes over your life [Guardian] 2021-03-07

USA Covid stress ‘driving hundreds of childcare workers to quit profession' [Guardian] 2021-01-31

UK / England Union criticises ‘pitiful' £1.4bn Covid catch-up plan for pupils [The Guardian] 2021-06-02

Europe / Asia Covid led to ‘brutal crackdown' on garment workers' rights, says report [Guardian] 2020-08-07

Global Garment workers going hungry as fallout from cancelled orders takes toll – report [The Guardian] 2020-12-12

Zimbabwe ‘No one may be compelled': unions go to court over Covid jabs [The Guardian] 2021-09-07

UK TV and film ‘supporting artists' face long wait for work [Guardian] 2020-06-21

USA ‘We went from heroes to zeroes': US nurses strike over work conditions [Guardian] 2021-08-06

UK Investigate Amazon over pandemic ‘price gouging', says Unite [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

UK ‘I'm utterly sick of it': UK workers on the return of the commute [Guardian] 2021-08-29

USA ‘People are so burned out': US essential workers struggle as restrictions lifted [Guardian] 2021-06-13

USA ‘We're trying to survive': workers face cuts as US public sector lags in recovery [Guardian] 2021-09-22

UK Half of world's workers ‘at immediate risk of losing livelihood due to coronavirus' [Guardian] 2020-04-29

UK UK university reopenings risk ‘public health crisis', academics warn [Guardian] 2020-08-30

UK Unions say one of key policies to limit virus spread is ‘failing' in face of rising infections [Guardian] 2021-06-19

India ILO urged PM Modi to ‘send clear message' on changes in labour laws [The Hindu] 2020-05-25

Canada / Ontario Canadian Union of Public Employees describes the front lines of COVID-19 as ‘absolutely dire' [IFP] 2020-04-03

Indonesia ‘You are national heroes'. Recovered COVID-19 patients thank medical workers [JP] 2020-04-08

USA / Louisiana Federal Prisons Agency “Put Staff in Harm's Way” of Coronavirus [Marshall Project] 2020-04-04

Zambia ZCTU won't support Mopani ‘rubbish' – Mukuka [The Mast] 2020-04-10

Zambia Covid has massively disrupted socio-economic activity – ZCTU [The Mast] 2020-08-11

USA / Florida Univ Miami contract workers, faculty stage ‘die-in' protest demanding response from administration over safety concerns amid the pandemic [Miami Hurricane] 2020-09-06

USA Rumor: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees To ‘Completely Reject Any And All Vaccine Mandates', Hollywood Facing Massive Loss Of Crew Members [Mix] 2021-08-17

USA ‘We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder' [The Nation] 2020-04-04

Singapore The Cost of ‘Singapore Inc.'? A Coronavirus Outbreak Among Migrants [The Nation] 2020-08-19

UK / Scotland Union welcomes National Trust for Scotland's 'vitally important' £3.8m bailout [The National] 2020-08-17

Canada / British Columbia Union representing some B.C. hotel workers want to make sure its members are “first in line” when it comes to getting their jobs back [The Examiner] 2020-08-21

South Africa Placing COVID-19 patients in field hospitals ‘illogical' – Sama [The South African] 2020-05-12

South Africa ‘A slap in the face': Nurses union calls for support for frontline workers [The South African] 2020-04-22

Canada / Ontario Hamilton bus drivers ask for COVID-19 testing — and for all riders to wear masks [The Spectator] 2020-04-17

Canada / Ontario CUPE decries ‘failure to protect health care workers' from COVID-19 [The Spectator] 2020-04-18

Canada / Ontario Almost every auto worker in Ontario is being laid off — and they're feeling anxious [The Star] 2020-03-21

Canada / Ontario Cleaners are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. But many work with little protection for less than minimum wage — and they're scared [The Star] 2020-03-30

Canada / Ontario Foodora couriers now being asked to deliver medication — and they still have to buy their own protective equipment [The Star] 2020-04-02

Canada / British Columbia How workers at Canada's busiest port are ‘rocking and rolling' to get food, supplies and face masks across the country amid COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-03-28

Canada For artists and gig workers, expanded emergency benefit access is ‘encouraging' — but worries about the post-COVID-19 future remain [The Star] 2020-04-08

Ireland No ‘legitimate reason' for Aer Lingus not to sign off on income supports paperwork, trade union says [Irish Sun] 2020-09-13

Australia Union calls for Medicare levy hike to fund better aged care – “We knew our aged care homes were running on the smell of an oily rag well before COVID” [The Weekly Source] 2020-09-01

South Africa / Eastern Cape Inmates say failure to test them could see virus ‘explode' at St Albans after warder tests positive [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-16

South Africa Parliament at odds with Nehawu over ‘mandatory' Covid-19 vaccinations [TimesLIVE] 2022-06-29

South Africa It's back to work on Monday — but is SA ready? [Sunday Times] 2020-05-31

Canada Loblaw raises shareholders dividend but won't be reinstating ‘hero pay' to front-line workers [] 2020-11-13

India / Punjab Workers protest govt's ‘apathy' on Labour Day [Tribune News Service] Image 2020-05-02

Canada / British Columbia Protect workers – and their jobs – from COVID-19, says BC Federation of Labour [Tri-City News] 2020-03-12

UK 2 in 5 working mums face childcare crisis when new term starts – TUC poll [TUC] 2020-09-03

UK Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes', says TUC [TUC] 2020-04-01

UK Demands for immediate return of shielding workers would be ‘heartless and reckless', says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-31

UK Food factories could be Covid-19 “super spreaders” this Christmas, warns TUC [TUC] 2020-11-30

UK ​​​​​​​Lowest paid are most likely to have lost income and increased debt in pandemic [TUC] 2021-02-01

UK Mass unemployment is ‘biggest threat facing the UK', warns TUC [TUC] 2020-07-14

UK Ministers must ‘step up and create jobs', says TUC [TUC] 2020-12-15

UK Nurses will earn £2,500 less in real terms than in 2010 [TUC] 2021-03-06

UK 'Paltry' £13 a day is not enough to help workers self-isolate, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-27

UK Risks - ‘Dire consequences' if workers aren't protected better [TUC] 2021-02-03

UK Time to stop government's ‘economic rollercoaster', says TUC [TUC] For more info 2020-11-10

UK TUC calls for ‘urgent' action to support young workers hit hard by pandemic [TUC] 2021-04-20

UK TUC – compulsory vaccinations for care staff is 'ill-thought through' [TUC] 2021-04-14

UK TUC – extension of furlough must be followed by urgent investment in jobs [TUC] 2020-12-18

UK TUC – Millions lack basic protections if they lose their jobs [TUC] 2021-01-29

UK TUC: ‘As we reopen the economy, we must not drop our guard on workplace safety' [TUC] 2021-04-12

UK TUC: Women have been put in an impossible position during the pandemic  [TUC] 2021-02-09

UK ​​​​​​​Women working in UK garment factories four times more likely to die of Covid-19 [TUC] 2021-02-18

Canada / Ontario ‘There's no consistency': Parents and drivers give Ontario's busing plan a failing grade [TVO] 2020-09-02

Canada / Ontario ‘We need them now': Advocates call for employer-provided paid sick days [TVO] 2020-08-05

USA / Texas Treat grocery workers like ‘first responders' [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-04-27

USA More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-12-28

Australia ‘Sickening' $12M Qantas remuneration as workers face outsourcing [TWU] 2020-09-18

Australia TWU demands ‘aviation keeper' [TWU] 2020-06-09

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities  to move online [UCU] 2020-11-06

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities to move online [UCU] 2020-11-04

Spain La derogación de la reforma laboral deberá llegar de la mano del diálogo social [UGT] 2020-05-22

Canada / Alberta Doctors, health care unions including UNA, call for ‘circuit-breaker' lockdown [UNA] 2020-11-13

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian union plans its ‘one shot' appeal against snow crab price [Undercurrent News] 2020-05-08

Canada / Quebec Unifor welcomes the reopening of the Crustacés de Gaspé plant despite difficult context [Unifor] 2020-05-05

Canada / Ontario Chartwell Retirement Home's ‘profits over people' mindset is dangerous during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-04-14

Canada / Quebec Le syndicat Unifor se réjouit de la réouverture de l'usine Crustacés de Gaspé qui s'opère tout de même dans un contexte particulier [Unifor] 2020-05-05

Global COVID-19: Time for Sport to ‘Build Back Better' [UNI] 2020-10-14

Global Nursing Home Workers Demand a “Shield Against COVID-19” [UNI] 2020-10-03

Philippines Teleperformance workers in the Philippines are enduring “subhuman” conditions [UNI] 2020-04-04

USA UNI to Amazon: “It shouldn't take a lawsuit for you to stop punishing workers for washing their hands” [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-22

Brazil Unisaúde requests urgent changes to Bolsonaro to protect the people [UNI] 2020-04-04

UK “A national scandal” – UNISON on coronavirus death rates of social care workers [Union News] 2020-06-28

UK As the country celebrates the NHS, health unions say: “Time for a pay rise” [Union News] 2020-07-06

UK BALPA warns of impending “death spiral” for aviation industry [Union News] 2020-05-05

UK “Coronavirus will spread like wildfire” – workers calls for construction sites to be shut [Union News] 2020-04-02

UK Dear Tories … why has it taken a global epidemic for you to appreciate trade unions? [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK / England Hospital workers ‘scapegoated' over lack of PPE [Union News] 2020-04-07

UK IWGB calls on Deliveroo to reform “impossible” coronavirus hardship fund [Union News] 2020-03-20

UK NASUWT slams schools “chaos and confusion” [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK One week on … and still Lewisham cleaners wait to be paid [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK Rail unions slam government's “mixed messages” over easing lockdown [Union News] 2020-07-19

UK RMT calls for “unsafe” public transport to be stopped [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK / England RMT calls on Sadiq Khan to ‘meet' Tube cleaners over safety fears [Union News] 2020-05-05

UK “Send pupils and staff home” – NASUWT tells government [Union News] 2020-11-01

UK Ten unions tell governments: “Be careful before you reopen schools” [Union News] 2020-05-05

UK / Scotland UCU criticises Scottish government over “unsafe” university return [Union News] 2020-06-21

UK UCU slams government's “unworkable” Xmas lockdown plans [Union News] 2020-10-15

UK Unions issue ‘Mayday' distress call for aviation industry as Ryanair announces 3,000 jobs at risk [Union News] 2020-05-03

UK “Where is the training? The PPE?” – unions challenge government over coronavirus [Union News] 2020-04-08

UK Wren Kitchens sacks staff … then invites them back after coronavirus crisis [Union News] 2020-03-29

New Zealand COVID-19: Leave subsidy changes – needs to go further [NZCTU] 2020-04-27

New Zealand Treasury projections – scary but useful [CTU] 2020-04-18

New Zealand May Day – International Workers Day [NZCTU] 2020-05-03

UK Call 999 – the terrifying crisis in the ambulance service [UNISON] 2021-08-24

UK End VAT for PPE to help combat ‘national emergency' in care homes [UNISON] 2020-04-15

UK New care home death figures show government claims of protecting the sector ​ring hollow [UNISON] 2020-05-26

UK Huge membership rise for UNISON ahead of new recruitment ad campaign launch​ [UNISON] 2020-06-22

UK ​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff's fears [UNISON] 2020-10-09

UK NHS staff ​urge the chancellor to do the right thing and fund a pay rise [UNISON] 2021-02-26

UK One per cent pay rise “is the worst kind of insult” [UNISON] 2021-03-05

UK ‘Managers are bringing tea to us': inside the 111 service during COVID-19 [UNISON] 2020-03-26

UK ‘Thank you' to all the UNISON members leaving their loved ones to care for ours [UNISON] 2020-04-15

UK Thousands of public service workers contact UNISON with ‘harrowing' stories around protective kit [UNISON] 2020-04-09

UK COVID-19: Black and female workers – more impacted than the rest [UNISON] 2020-05-02

UK ‘We will hold government to account on COVID-19' [UNISON] 2020-06-04

UK UNISON calls on government to act on ‘systemic racism' [UNISON] 2020-06-21

UK British Gas behaviour ‘disgraceful' over new staff contracts, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-07-17

UK UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic [UNISON] 2020-07-19

UK New health body must be ‘fit for purpose', says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-08-19

UK UNISON calls for ‘sustainable and sufficient' university funding [UNISON] 2020-08-14

UK British Gas forces its entire workforce into a ‘fire and rehire' process [UNISON] 2020-09-22

UK UNISON sends a very public festive ‘thank you' to its 1.3m members [UNISON] 2020-12-21

UK ‘Make it a workers' budget,' UNISON urges chancellor [UNISON] 2021-02-23

UK Chancellor ‘ducking decision' to reform social care, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-03-04

UK ‘It's a relief, a light at the end of the tunnel' – young women and the vaccine [UNISON] 2021-03-14

UK Care home death figures a ‘national scandal', says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-04-14

UK More than a thousand care home deaths highlights ‘shambolic' government response to Covid crisis, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-04-21

UK Action needed to address higher coronavirus death rates ​for Black people [UNISON] 2020-05-07

UK High Covid-19 deaths among care staff ‘shocking', says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-11

UK Scrapping of NHS surcharge for migrant health and care workers ‘long overdue' [UNISON] 2020-05-22

UK Ministers must fix council funding to avoid ​'catastrophic cuts' [UNISON] 2020-07-06

UK Time for fair wage for social care workers on ‘forgotten frontline', says new coalition [UNISON] 2020-11-02

UK School support staff fear ‘big bang' return' to school is a safety risk [UNISON] 2021-03-12

UK ​Health workers increasingly concerned at continued government stalling on NHS pay [UNISON] 2021-07-17

UK Government must bring back Covid funding to safeguard ‘lives and livelihoods' [UNISON] 2022-05-04

Australia Agriculture Workers' Code – no solution without visa amnesty and quarantine support [UWU] 2020-09-04

Australia COVID-19 sparked recession – now is not the time to scale back JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-09-03

Australia ‘Day of distress' as SA aged carers barred from jobs [UWU] 2020-08-28

Australia / New South Wales School cleaning – years of government cost-cutting has put school communities at risk in the coronavirus outbreak [UWU] 2020-03-19

Australia / Western Australia Security guards at Perth quarantine hotels asked to remove masks because it was ‘upsetting and intimidating guests' [UWU] 2020-04-10

Australia Aged Carers Speak Out: ‘Thank You Is Not Enough' [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia United Workers Union applauds Victorian Government changes for casual workers – calls on the Federal Government to do more [UWU] 2020-11-23

Australia Welcome assistance for ACT temporary visa workers – Federal Government must now follow ACT lead [UWU] 2020-04-28

Australia Welcome emergency support for international students in Victoria – Federal Government must now follow the lead of states and territories [UWU] 2020-05-02

Australia / Tasmania Welcome support for Tasmanian visa workers – Federal Government must now follow Tasmania's lead [UWU] 2020-04-23

UK Unite calls for government to urgently rethink ‘pingdemic' exemption amid fears of long-term damage to UK manufacturing [Unite the union] 2021-07-27

UK ‘Vaccination is not immunisation' as Scottish government announcement criticised by Unite [Unite the union] 2021-07-23

UK Workers frustrated and angry as government fails to get a grip of pandemic and ‘pingdemic' [Unite the union] 2021-07-22

UK Coronavirus – Updated Advice for Members [USDAW] 2020-03-24

USA Workers in a Pandemic Need More Than Being Told to ‘Just Stay Home' [USW] 2021-02-03

Canada / Ontario Simple ‘Review' of Long-Term Care an Injustice to Victims of Deadly Crisis [USW] 2020-05-24

USA Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He's Not Smart or Articulate' [VICE] 2020-04-04

Canada ‘A matter of human decency': Truckers' union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open [The News] 2020-04-03

USA Why many ‘essential' workers get paid so little, according to experts [Wash Post] 2020-04-07

USA ‘It feels like a war zone': As more of them die, grocery workers increasingly fear showing up at work [Wash Post] 2020-04-13

USA The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse [Wash Post] 2020-05-26

USA ‘I have never felt so helpless': Doctors, nurses and first responders grapple with the enormity of what they've witnessed during the pandemic's first wave [Wash Post] 2020-06-07

USA / Florida ‘Held hostage': Cruise employees were stuck on a ship and forced to work without pay, lawsuit says [Wash Post] 2020-08-07

USA McConnell helps ‘working families' by killing coronavirus relief. That's rich, Mitch [Wash Post] 2020-10-23

USA ‘Essential' workers are just forced laborers [Wash Post] 2020-05-25

USA / Tennessee Kroger, grocery union calling for government to recognize workers as temporary ‘first responders' [Wate] 2020-04-16

USA Once Heroes, ‘Now Zeros': Frontline Workers Fall Behind On COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List [WBUR] 2021-02-06

Global Workers' rights continue to erode – what can we do to restore them? [World Econ Forum] 2020-07-13

Canada Open work permits for exploited migrant workers a ‘Band-Aid solution,' critics say [The Tribune] 2020-07-18

USA As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives' [Wenatchee World] 2020-07-25

USA / Florida ‘Broken by design': Florida labor unions petition for immediate change to unemployment system [WFLA] 2020-05-15

Canada / Yukon ‘It's very scary at WGH right now,' employee says [The Star] 2020-10-20

USA ‘Incredibly disposable': Adjuncts, the ‘gig workers' of higher-ed, fear losing livelihoods [WITF] 2020-05-26

USA / New York On Reopening The Economy: ‘No To Austerity Measures' - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz [WNY Today] 2020-06-24

UK Tubeworker — 24/03/2020: To respond to pandemic, fight for workers' control [Workersliberty] 2020-03-24

USA / Pennsylvania Union: York County 911 dispatchers forced to work five 12-hour shifts per week— plus overtime [York Dispatch] 2020-04-08

USA / Mississippi MS ICU Nurse: ‘We Need Help' As Covid Cases Surge [MSNBC] For more info 2021-08-12

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Police union concerned over ‘challenges with decontamination in police stations' [Zululand Observer] 2020-07-26

Turkey COVID-19's impect on workers [DISK] 2020-07-25

USA The Senate's $2 Trillion Bailout Falls Flat on Worker Protections [ITT] 2020-03-28

USA These Workers Don't Get Aid and Are Going Hungry. A Tax on New York Billionaires Could Help Them [ITT] 2020-07-04

Global Trade unions urge gov'ts to assist crew members trapped at sea [The Gleaner] 2020-06-09

Canada / Alberta A Review of Alberta's Employment Standards Response to COVID19 [The Law of Work] 2020-04-13

Canada / Ontario Do Ontario's Collective Bargaining Laws Protect Migrant Worker Dismissed for Raising Collective Workplace Concerns? [The Law of Work] 2020-09-17

Canada / Nova Scotia How Nova Scotia's Long-Term Care Sector is Failing to Protect Employees During Covid-19 [The Law of Work] 2020-05-18

South Africa / Cuba COSATU welcomes Cuba's great act of altruistic solidarity [COSATU] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Eastern Cape DENOSA fully supports Premier's plan to push for a ban on alcohol [COSATU] 2020-06-10

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government's response to rise in COVID-19 infections [COSATU] 2020-07-14

South Africa COSATU welcomes extension of Unemployment Insurance Fund's Covid-19 Temporary Employment Relief Scheme until 15 August [COSATU] 2020-07-23

South Africa SADTU's Response to the Closing of Schools as announced by the President [COSATU] 2020-07-25

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government's decision to move the country to COVID-19 lockdown level 2 [COSATU] 2020-08-17

South Africa COSATU statement on the country's move to lockdown alert level one [COSATU] 2020-09-17

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government's decision to move the country to COVID-19 Lockdown Level One [COSATU] 2020-09-17

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa's announcement of new measures to combat Covid-19 over Festive Season [COSATU] 2020-12-18

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 SAEPU concerned about government's readiness to deal with second wave of Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-29

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 / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA warns hospitals' managers against intimidating nurses who don't wear uniform as part of protest action for non-payment of Uniform Allowance by Department [COSATU] 2021-05-22

South Africa COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa's newly announced adjustments to Covid-19 disaster management restrictions [COSATU] 2021-05-31

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government's decision to move the country to adjusted alert level 2 [COSATU] 2021-06-01

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa's announcement of additional measures in the fight against Covid-19 [COSATU] 2021-06-18

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa's announcement of additional measures to combat Covid-19 [COSATU] 2021-06-28

South Africa DENOSA's response to President Ramaphosa's address in response to Covid-19 resurgence [COSATU] 2021-06-28

South Africa COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa and his administration's latest measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic [COSATU] 2021-07-12

South Africa COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa's decision to move country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2 [COSATU ] 2021-09-13

South Africa COSATU statement on President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest updates in the fight against COVID-19 [COSATU ] 2021-10-01

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government's decision to move country to Adjusted Alert Level 1 [COSATU ] 2021-10-02

South Africa COSATU welcomes Department of Health's additional measures to roll out vaccines [COSATU ] 2021-10-15

South Africa COSATU welcomes Department of Health's decision to deploy mobile vaccine units for Election Day [COSATU ] 2021-10-29

South Africa The government's decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions is reckless and misguided [COSATU ] 2021-12-31

South Africa COSATU statement on President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest announcement on measures to fight COVID-19 [COSATU] 2022-03-22

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government's effort to contain Covid-19 pandemic [COSATU] 2022-03-23

Canada May 1 International Workers' Day [NSFL] 2020-05-01

Canada / Nova Scotia Presumptive Workers' Compensation coverage for workers who get COVID-19 [NSFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / Nova Scotia Cavanagh's Response to Education Minister Zach Churchill's Education Update [NSFL] 2020-09-06

Canada / Nova Scotia Let's take what we have learned from the pandemic and prepare for a brighter future [NSFL] 2020-11-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Workers shouldn't be left out in the cold as the second wave of COVID 19 comes ashore [NSFL] 2020-11-22

Canada / Ontario OFL to Ford's Conservative government: End the hypocrisy now, immediately provide paid sick days for every Ontario worker [OFL] 2020-03-13

Canada / Ontario Without providing access to paid emergency leave, Ford's COVID-19 legislation misses the mark [OFL] 2020-03-22

Australia It's a challenging and uncertain time right now [PFA] 2020-03-22

Australia Players' Perspective: A-League clubs return to training [PFA] 2020-06-18

Canada For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers' proposals to protect our future [PSAC] 2020-06-28

South Africa SAFTU condemns Government's continued vaccine bungling [SAFTU] 2021-04-01

South Africa SAFTU condemns government's refusal to extend Social Relief of Distress Grants [SAFTU] 2021-02-03

South Africa SAFTU stands in support of People's Vaccine Campaign: For a People's Vaccine not a Profit Vaccine! [SAFTU] 2021-03-11

South Africa South African Federation of Trade Unions response to President's speech [SAFTU] 2020-07-24

Australia Teachers take the lead in crisis on World Teachers' Day [AEU] 2020-10-31

Australia It's time to show aged care workers genuine respect [ANMF] 2020-08-09

Australia Government must implement ANMF's aged care action plan [ANMF] 2020-08-13

Australia Aged care staffing recommendations don't go far enough [ANMF] 2020-10-02

Canada / British Columbia Parents, teachers take covid action health authorities don't [CLI] 2020-11-01

Canada / British Columbia Bosses won't obey no stinking labour standards laws [CLI] 2020-07-11

Canada / British Columbia Workers want jobs back in return for hotels' bailouts [CLI] 2020-08-15

Australia Gov't slashes service standards: Australia Post must guarantee jobs, now [CWU] 2020-04-28

Australia Gov't slashes service standards: Australia Post must guarantee jobs, now [CWU] 2020-04-23

Canada / Quebec The FIQ commends the healthcare professionals' outstanding work and determination in the fight against COVID-19 [FIQ] 2020-05-07

Canada / Quebec The FIQ's symbolic action and the government's response : Stop the ministerial orders and act! [FIQ] 2020-05-24

Canada / Quebec Healthcare Professionals' Negotiations : The healthcare system is failing. We are the solution. [FIQ] 2020-09-21

UK Hazards Campaign demands action to save workers' lives [Hazards Campaign] 2020-04-06

Canada Lack of PSWs Related to Canada's Death Rate in LTC Being Highest Amongst 16 OECD Countries [IAMAW] 2020-07-05

Canada / Quebec Machinists Union reaches an agreement with Airbus Canada to maintain its members' jobs [IAMAW] 2020-04-11

Mozambique Covid-19 has made workers' health and safety a priority in Mozambique [IndustriALL] 2020-08-19

Zambia / Zimbabwe Gender audits in Zambia and Zimbabwe to protect women's rights at work [IndustriALL] 2021-01-30

Mauritania / Canada Kinross Gold Corporation must ensure workers' health and safety during Covid-19 crisis [IndustriALL] 2020-05-09

Bangladesh Massive crisis for Bangladesh' garment workers [IndustriALL] 2020-04-08

Peru New cases of Covid-19 in Peru's mines [IndustriALL] 2020-05-13

Myanmar Protecting garment workers' lives in Myanmar [IndustriALL] 2020-10-26

Mauritius Protecting workers' rights during lockdown in Mauritius [IndustriALL] 2020-04-16

Asia South Asia unions prioritize social protection, health and workers' rights [IndustriALL] 2020-09-13

Asia South East Asian unions turn online to defend workers' rights [IndustriALL] 2020-05-12

Australia / Queensland Teachers will strike if schools don't shut this week [My GC] 2020-03-23

Australia / Australian Capital Territory ANU's $6m international student windfall negates need for withholding staff pay [NTEU] 2020-06-15

Australia Feds can't leave higher education funding to the states [NTEU] 2020-05-20

Australia Gouging students won't fix funding crisis [NTEU] 2020-06-20

Australia ARA and SDA call welcome the Prime Minister's initiative on wage support for the retail sector [SDA] 2020-03-30

Australia The SDA applauds Costco's COVID-19 payment to it workers [sda] 2020-03-30

Canada / Saskatchewan Gov't must act now to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect workers [SFL] 2020-11-22

Canada On the Front Lines: Canada's food retail workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-18

Canada By the Numbers: The impact of COVID-19 on Canada's labour market [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-16

Canada / Ontario Security guard shortage threatens public's health and safety [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-02

Canada Take Action to Protect Farm Workers and Canada's Food Supply [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-23

Canada National Council reviews union's response to COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-08

Canada Frontline workers should be given high priority for Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

USA America's Largest Food & Retail Union Confirms Growing COVID-19 Impact on Frontline Workers [UFCW] 2020-06-26

USA Primex workers fired for exposing company's deadly COVID-19 practices [UFW] 2020-08-13

USA Sign here! Tell Congress -- Don't cut out hospitality workers! [Unite Here] 2020-04-09

South Africa Harmony Gold denies claims it's failing to protect mine workers [AfricaZilla] 2020-04-30

Canada / Alberta Public doesn't like Kenney's handling of health care and COVID-19: poll [CUPE] 2020-11-26

Australia ANMF Welcomes Government's Guarantee for Private Hospitals [ANMF] 2020-03-31

USA / Illinois Judge denies Chicago workers' bid to halt vaccine mandate [AP] 2021-10-31

Australia Architects' union launches COVID-19 survey [AAU] 2020-04-24

Australia Coronavirus pandemic won't fix women's pay in health [Yahoo] 2020-06-29

USA / Maine Don't cut unemployment lifeline for Maine workers and their families [BDN] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Union head says Canadian Blood Service workers aren't receiving the COVID-19 protection they need [360] 2020-03-31

Canada / British Columbia From banging pots and pans: Let's build a future that delivers more for all working people [BCFed] 2020-04-25

Canada / British Columbia Workers hit with temporary layoff extension need guarantee they'll go back to work [BCFed] 2020-06-28

India / Karnataka Why Bengaluru sex workers couldn't get ration kits during lockdown [Citizen Matters] 2020-11-17

Canada / Ontario Statement from workers in Toronto's travel, hospitality, and transportation sectors [TAWC] 2020-03-18

USA / Illinois Chicago's Teachers Will Get Vaccinated. When Will Its Child Care Workers? [Block Club Chicago] 2021-02-15

USA / Illinois Judge orders McDonald's to take steps to protect workers in Chicago [Thomson Reuters] 2020-06-27

Canada / USA Uproar among workers supplying the world's meat is spreading [The Mirror] 2020-04-05

South Africa Employees shouldn't use annual leave during coronavirus lockdown: Department of Labour [BusinessLIVE] 2020-03-30

Global The Workers Who Supply the World's Food Are Starting to Get Sick [Yahoo] 2020-03-28

Canada Essential workers worry they won't be priority for COVID-19 vaccine [Yahoo] 2020-12-10

Canada COVID-19 exposing Canada's dependency on temporary foreign workers in the agri-food sector [Canadian Dimension] 2020-07-28

Canada / Alberta Under the Shadow of Contagion: Abuse of Filipino Workers in Alberta's Largest COVID-19 Outbreak [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-03

Bangladesh / Canada Protect the women who make our clothes: Canada's unions and civil society organizations call for action [CLC] 2020-04-25

Canada Canada's unions mark May Day by launching campaign to advocate for frontline heroes [CLC] 2020-05-02

Canada Fiscal update's emphasis on investments will spare Canadians further economic hardship and spur recovery [CLC] 2020-12-01

Canada COVID-19 has exposed wide gaps in Canada's social-safety net [CLC] 2020-04-11

Canada It's time for publicly funded health care to include seniors' care [CLC] 2020-06-07

Canada Labour's vision for the 2020-2021 federal budget [CLC] 2020-08-21

Canada On Labour Day, the nation's unions launch a plan to disaster-proof Canada [CLC] 2020-09-06

Canada Rebuilding Canada's Economy Must Start with Rebuilding Work [Centre for Future Work] 2020-08-01

South Africa Domestic workers pay high price for employers' noncompliance [The Citizen] 2020-05-05

South Africa Unions fight for workers' rights before lockdown even starts [The Citizen] 2020-03-27

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health dept denies health workers don't have enough PPE [The Citizen] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Limpopo Premier's office denies flouting rules after cop tests positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-29

South Africa Nehawu slams health department's response to Covid-19 second wave [Berea Mail] 2020-12-17

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe's nurses strike over lack of virus protective gear [The Citizen] 2020-03-26

South Africa Solidarity challenges minister Motshekga's authority to keep private schools closed [The Citizen] 2021-01-24

South Africa Sadtu calls on teachers to stay away until it's convinced schools are safe [The Citizen] 2020-05-11

South Africa Hygiene first, then teaching can follow, teachers' unions say [The Citizen] 2020-05-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Teachers' unions urge members to stay away from work [The Citizen] 2020-05-29

South Africa Nehawu threatens nationwide strike in five days' time [The Citizen] 2020-09-04

South Africa Safpu and PSL set to discuss players' salary cuts [The Citizen] 2020-04-10

South Africa Covid-19 lockdown: State, police unions can't agree on employment conditions for cops [City Press] 2020-03-26

South Africa Fear leaves Motshekga's plans to open schools in chaos [City Press] 2020-05-25

South Africa Scramble to get to level 3: 'We cannot compromise life for the sake of just making money' [City Press] 2020-05-19

USA The Pandemic Isn't Easing Up, but Frontline Food Workers Are Already Losing Bonus Pay [CivilEats] 2020-06-02

China After the pandemic, China's workers take another hit from widespread flooding [CLB] 2020-07-24

Hong Kong Dock workers' union demands compensation for workers infected with Covid-19 [CLB] 2020-09-04

Global Workers' struggles echo around the world as pandemic spreads [CLB] 2020-05-03

Global Brands must urgently take steps to minimise impact of the coronavirus on garment workers' health and livelihoods [CCC] For more info 2020-03-26

Global Garment workers need apparel companies' assurance that they will be paid during this crisis [Clean Clothes Campaign] 2020-06-05

Ghana Covid-19: ICI's response to protect cocoa communities and staff [GAWU website] 2020-04-20

USA / Connecticut State's largest teachers union urges caution over school reopenings [CT Mirror] 2020-05-02

Canada Air Canada flight attendants' union encouraged to see federal support for laid-off workers [CUPE] 2020-04-09

Canada Air Canada flight attendants' union outlines COVID-19-related health and safety concerns [CUPE] 2020-03-18

Canada Canadian workers need their government's support now [CUPE] 2020-03-17

Canada / Nova Scotia Clear and timely direction needed by Nova Scotia's school support staff in event of outbreaks [CUPE] 2020-11-21

Canada COVID-19: CUPE's Airline Division asks for more health and safety protections for flight attendants from the government [CUPE] 2020-03-18

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19: Relief workers shouldn't pay the price for under staffing in health care [CUPE] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE 5430 challenges claims by Deputy Labour Minister regarding workers' rights and workplace safety [CUPE] 2020-05-21

Canada / Manitoba CUPE calls for immediate PPE and staffing strategy for Manitoba's personal care homes [CUPE] 2020-04-17

Canada / Alberta CUPE calls on Minister Shandro to deliver promised wages to staff at seniors' homes [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Canada CUPE demands governments keep privatization out of Canada's pandemic recovery [CUPE] 2020-06-26

Canada / Ontario CUPE education workers' generosity will help protect students in Lakehead schools [CUPE] 2020-10-21

Canada / Manitoba CUPE Manitoba, Inclusion Winnipeg, Inclusion Westman, Children's Coalition: Keep Education Assistants and Support Staff working for our children [CUPE] 2020-04-04

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Don't buy into NL Government's risky proposal to unlock pensions [CUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Nova Scotia Early childhood educator says Nova Scotia's reopening plan lacks clarity, consistency [CUPE] 2020-06-10

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives' all-out attack on Ontarians: CUPE Ontario commits to fighting three new laws [CUPE] 2020-07-23

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives aren't listening to scientific experts with new COVID-19 guidelines [SCFP] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario Ford's child care re-opening disastrous, earns F on report card [CUPE] 2020-06-27

Canada / Ontario Government of Ontario can't keep ignoring appeal for funding municipal governments [CUPE] 2020-06-17

Canada / Ontario Health care unions welcome Ontario Long-Term Care Commission's recommendation to institute a four-hour care standard [CUPE] 2020-10-24

Canada / Saskatchewan It's time to focus on fairness [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada Liberals' economic update offers more delay and disappointment [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada Local governments can't wait for federal support [CUPE] 2020-05-28

Canada Military and hospital teams won't stop long-term care nightmare; test, identify and relocate residents' with COVID-19, union asks [CUPE] 2020-04-25

Canada More help needed now for Canada's local governments [CUPE] 2020-06-02

Canada / New Brunswick CUPE's first virtual division convention [CUPE] 2020-06-27

Canada / Ontario Health care workers announce 22 political protests against the PC government's removal of their basic workplace rights [CUPE] 2020-08-05

Canada / Manitoba Pallister's support for health workers is hollow [CUPE] 2020-04-28

Canada / British Columbia Paramedic Services Week: Honouring CUPE 873's front-line work during the pandemic [CUPE] 2020-05-27

Canada / Ontario Post-COVID school reopening is government's chance to set provincial health and safety standards [CUPE] 2020-06-20

Canada / Ontario This is Premier Ford's second chance to take action in long-term care [CUPE] 2020-09-22

Canada Province's youngest, vulnerable and low-paid left out of government plans to stop COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-03-16

Canada / Ontario Revera report ignores complicity of for-profit long-term care owners and operators in conditions that led to hundreds of residents' deaths [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / Saskatchewan Wage top up doesn't go far enough [CUPE] 2020-05-05

Canada / Ontario Tax cuts won't cut it: CUPE Ontario responds to the Fall Budget [CUPE] 2020-11-07

Canada / Manitoba Two-thirds of health care support workers say Manitoba government isn't doing enough to keep them safe at work [CUPE] 2020-04-15

Canada IATSE Hails Canada's Move To Save Its Arts & Entertainment Industries; Plan Could Require Companies Like Netflix To Remit Sales Tax On Digital Sales [Deadline] 2020-12-02

USA / Colorado New Law Allows Workers' Comp For 911 Dispatchers For Trauma Experienced On The Job [CBS] 2020-09-15

USA Politico: Give Bernie Sanders' Credit for Pushing Biden Relief Bill [Diane Ravitch] 2021-03-19

Australia / Victoria Nursing union makes stunning claims about Victoria's aged care homes at royal commission [Brinkwire] 2020-08-17

Israel Histadrut Chairman: Without proper financial aid, El Al's workers will face a bloodbath of layoffs [Davar] 2020-04-19

Israel The Bank of Israel isn't concerned about federal debt levels, so why is the emergency COVID-19 relief plan so meager, unclear and undefined? [Davar] 2020-07-09

Israel Between 2011 and 2020: 'There's just no safety net.' [Davar] 2020-07-26

Europe Journalists' unions urge COVID-19 recovery plans to sustain the media sector now and into the future [EFJ] 2020-04-22

Europe Workers' Day: EFJ calls for more support and solidarity for journalists during COVID-19 pandemic [EFJ] 2020-05-04

South Africa DA, EFF, COSATU react to ramaphosa's decision to relax some lockdown regulations [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-26

South Africa Education groups, unions criticise dbe's plan to reopen schools [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-30

South Africa COSATU: Moving to level 3 lockdown could save workers' lives and jobs [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-16

South Africa SADTU hopes for clarity ahead of Angie Motshekga's briefing on schools [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-06

South Africa / North West COSATU slams NPA decision to drop criminal charges against Impala's Mark Munroe [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-20

South Africa NEHAWU threatens to intensify strike if govt doesn't respond to its demands [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-04

South Africa DENOSA vows to lay criminal charges against tainted companies in Special Investigating Unit's PPE probe [Eyewitness News] 2021-02-06

Canada International Worker's Day: NBFL Thanks Front-line Workers [NBFL] 2020-05-01

USA / Florida Frontline workers, teachers gather to criticize Marco Rubio's vote against virus relief package [FL Politics] 2021-03-21

Liberia LINU calls for solidarity amid Dr. Blama's ailment; condemns ANC for demanding his dismissal [FPA] 2020-03-24

Canada / British Columbia BCGEU calls on all employers to drop doctor's note requirement amid COVID-19 scare [Global] 2020-03-12

Canada / Saskatchewan Coronavirus: Saskatchewan nurses union says it's not getting proper protective gear [Global] 2020-03-14

Global Grocery store employees are essential during coronavirus, but they're scared [Global] 2020-04-07

Canada / Ontario Union raises concerns over St. Thomas transit operator's coronavirus health and safety protocols [Global] 2020-04-18

Canada / Alberta Union calls for more protection for Alberta's front-line food workers [Global] 2020-04-26

Canada / Ontario PSW with Toronto's Access Independent Living Services dies after being exposed to coronavirus: union [Global] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario Union pushes province to enact legislation that would see GM's Oshawa plant produce N95 masks [Global] 2020-05-11

Canada / British Columbia B.C. won't include grocery store workers in pandemic top-up [Global] 2020-05-26

Canada / Ontario Health care unions considering political action over Ontario's COVID-19 emergency act [Global] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Unions, students raise concern over University of Toronto's Fall 2020 in-person learning [Global] 2020-07-30

Canada / Quebec Coronavirus second wave plan doesn't address staff shortages: unions [Global] 2020-08-19

Canada / Ontario 4 major teachers' unions to file labour board complaint over school reopening plan [Global] 2020-09-01

Canada / Alberta Over 3,200 COVID-19 claims made to Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta since March [Global] 2020-11-30

Australia Standing up: what to do if your rights aren't respected [HSA] 2020-05-05

Australia Time to rebuild: Nicole's open letter to the industry [HSA] 2020-09-05

South Africa Nurse's union demands payment for nurses contracted for Covid-19 response [Health-e] 2020-08-20

USA Don't Hassle Restaurant Workers. Just Wear Your Damn Mask [Eater] 2020-06-26

India / Telangana Outsourced employees at Telangana's nodal center for Covid treatment on day-long strike [The Express] 2020-07-14

India Fighting from bottom, India's sanitation workers are also frontline workers battling Covid-19 [Indian Express] 2020-05-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU slams education department's call for teachers to report for duty this week [Inside Education] 2020-05-19

Australia Workers won't accept pay cuts: union boss [Inside Retail] 2020-06-16

USA / Massachusetts Starbucks. Amazon. Now, Trader Joe's Is Unionizing [ITT] 2022-05-31

USA The Food Industry's Next Covid-19 Victims: Migrant Farmworkers [In These Times] 2020-06-03

Iran 50% of laborers laid off in provinces worst hit by Iran's COVID-19 outbreak [Iran News Wire] 2020-03-21

Global Building Picket Lines When We Can't Stand Together [Jacobin] 2020-04-10

USA / New York Trader Joe's Put Workers Like Me at Serious Risk During the Pandemic [Jacobin] 2021-05-27

USA / Oregon Workers' Rights and Power- The Essential Guide [Portland Jobs w/ Justice] 2020-05-26

Ireland Standard of care at St Luke's is being impacted by latest superbug outbreak, says local SIPTU rep [KCLR] 2020-11-19

South Africa Santaco and Cosatu battling over Government's decision [Opera News] 2020-12-17

USA Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers' Comp Benefits [KHN] 2020-07-13

USA / California Disneyland workers unions send letter to Newsom, saying park's July 17 opening date is too early [KTLA] For more info 2020-06-20

USA Workers in these five industries will be affected the most by Biden's vaccine mandate [KTVZ] 2021-09-18

USA LA Progressive: How Mitch's Do Nothing Republicans Are Killing Us [KY AFL-CIO] For more info 2020-11-30

USA The Cheesecake Factory Tells Landlords Across the Country It Won't Be Able to Pay Rent on April 1 [Eater] 2020-03-26

USA / California Area McDonald's Fined $125,000 For Firing Workers Who Spoke Out About COVID-19 [Eater] 2021-02-19

USA / California Study Shows That LA's Fast Food Workers Run a Higher Risk of Contracting COVID-19 [Eater] 2022-01-15

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

Hong Kong / China Hong Kong's New Union Movement Faces Big Challenges from Covid, National Security Law [Labor Notes] 2021-03-06

USA Frontline in a Pandemic: A UPS Worker's View [Labor Notes] 2020-03-18

Africa ITUC-Africa commemorates Workers' Memorial Day with tributes, call for better work conditions [Leadership] 2020-04-28

Switzerland Geneva's public sector plans strike over 1% Covid pay cut [Le News] 2020-10-10

USA / Washington Hazardous job: Workers' comp rates to jump at Amazon fulfillment centers [Lewiston Trib] 2020-12-06

South Africa COSATU fully supports NEHAWU's decision to take minister and department of health to court to force them to comply with occupational health and safety standards [Polity] 2020-04-04

South Africa SAMWU calls for greater compliance as covid claims 63 municipal workers' lives and 4571 infections [Polity] 2020-07-09

South Africa COSATU statement on President's announcement of further measures to combat COVID-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-05

South Africa COSATU welcomes the Competition Commission's findings on COVID-19 PCR tests price gouging [COSATU ] 2021-12-14

USA / Middle East Middle East coronavirus updates: Infection spreads among Gulf's migrant workers [Medium] 2020-04-15

USA The Tech Companies That Want to Cut Remote Workers' Salaries [Medium] 2020-09-26

South Africa / Global Under lockdown SA's working poor is just poor [Mail & Guardian] 2020-03-28

South Africa Invisible threat to workers' rights [Mail & Guardian] 2020-05-15

Global ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers' rights agreement [Modern Diplomacy] 2020-07-12

USA Remembering the Food Workers We've Lost to COVID-19 Part 4 [Modern Farmer] 2021-05-15

Canada International Workers' Day 2020 [MoveUP] 2020-05-01

Canada / British Columbia Supporting front-line workers through 3D printing: Brian's story [MoveUP] 2020-04-16

Australia Union demands proof for Government's estimate that Job Keeper and Job Seeker will boost arts industry by $4bn-$10bn [Mumbrella] 2020-05-22

Argentina Feminists Fight Covid on Buenos Aires' Urban Margins [Nacla] 2020-06-17

Argentina Activists Keep Argentina's Abortion Reform on the Agenda Despite Covid-19 [Nacla] 2020-07-09

Canada / Ontario COVID-19: 'We're all breathing on each other' says Toronto construction worker, slamming job site [The National Post] 2020-03-27

Canada / Ontario Tensions escalated between the Ontario government and teachers' unions Thursday [CP] 2020-08-14

Canada Higgs' Wage Recognition Plan Leaves Too Many Behind [CUPE] 2020-05-22

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 marks year 40 of CUPE's fight to improve nursing homes in New Brunswick [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-30

UK Children's Commissioner's Covid Report [NEU] 2020-09-29

UK Government's education recovery package [NEU] 2021-02-24

UK NEU responds to the Government's announcement on the return to school in January [NEU] 2020-12-31

UK The Government have ignored SAGE's advice to keep face masks in the classroom. [NEU] 2021-05-11

UK NEU talks with Government's scientific advisers [NEU] 2020-05-16

Spain The plight of Spain's migrant workers [The New Internationalist] 2020-04-27

Australia Work on Workers' Terms: Building Immunity Through A Coronavirus Recession [New Matilda] 2020-03-27

USA Biden to Revive OSHA's Stalled Infectious Disease Rulemaking [Bloomberg] 2021-06-05

USA / Illinois Workers' rights advocate to join virtual discussion on nation's economy [SIU News] 2020-08-07

Trinidad and Tobago TTUTA: Garcia's public pronouncement may be premature [Newsday] 2020-04-15

USA / Global Coronavirus exposes vulnerabilities of world's migrant workers [] 2020-05-27

USA / New York NYC, 4 Major Labor Unions Strike Deal on COVID Vaccine Mandate: Here's What It Means [NewsNationUSA] 2021-11-14

Australia The forgotten workers of Australia's COVID-19 era [UNSW] 2020-05-06

USA / New York New York Nurses Union Says Hospitals Won't Be Ready For Potential Second Wave Of Coronavirus If State Reopens Too Soon [CBS] 2020-05-08

USA / New York United Federation Of Teachers Not Happy With New York City's Decision To Have In-Person Learning In Schools On Monday [CBS] 2022-01-03

USA / New Jersey NJ may boost workers' comp when essential workers killed by COVID-19 [NJ101.5] 2020-06-15

Canada Despite pandemic, governments mustn't forget: housing is a right [NUPGE] 2020-03-29

Canada Group home workers provide support to some of society's most vulnerable [NUPGE] 2020-05-20

Canada / New Brunswick Premier's comments on workers lack context [NUPGE] 2020-05-05

Canada Provinces have a key role in Canada's post-COVID economic recovery [NUPGE] 2020-09-13

Canada / Ontario Public services are the foundation to Ontario's economic recovery [NUPGE] 2020-06-10

Canada Time to tax extreme wealth as Canada's billionaires grow $53B richer in pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Canada In Memoriam: Canada's Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19 [CFNU] 2021-11-14

Canada Don't mess it up! Eight ways to stay healthy during reopening [CFNU] 2020-07-19

Canada Federal commitments from First Ministers Meeting welcomed by Canada's Nurses [CFNU] 2020-12-13

Canada Investigation into Canada's management of COVID-19 and health worker safety to be released [CFNU] 2020-10-04

Canada Labour Day: Canada's nurses are ready to move forward together [CFNU] 2020-09-06

Canada Linda's long weekend message for health care workers [CFNU] 2020-04-11

Canada Message to Canada's Nursing Students from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions [CFNU] 2020-03-13

Canada Nurses launch investigation into Canada's failure to protect health care workers from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-06-24

Canada Urgent Call for Action to Protect Canada's Seniors [CFNU] 2020-05-30

Canada Throne Speech: Canada's nurses encouraged by commitments to a healthy recovery [CFNU] 2020-09-24

USA Even the coronavirus can't stop union organizing [nwLaborPress] 2020-03-20

USA / New York Trader Joe's Temporarily Closes Two NYC Stores After Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19 [Eater] 2020-03-28

USA / New York NY Health Dept.'s call center workers fear they're being exposed to COVID-19 [NYPost] 2020-04-12

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

Canada COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples' resilience on the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples [OPSEU] 2020-08-09

Canada Actors in a Pandemic - The Precarity of Performers' Lives [Our Times] 2020-07-28

USA Tell Whole Foods' Billionaire Bosses to Protect Their Employees and Customers [PLUS] 2021-04-06

Canada Amazon Tells Canadian Warehouse Workers They're Getting a Pay Cut [Press Progress] 2020-05-18

Canada / British Columbia Dollar Tree Workers Say Managers at Discount Chain's Stores Are Not Following Healthy Workplace Rules [Press Progress] 2020-05-03

Canada / Ontario Doug Ford's Ministry Of Labour is Giving Migrant Worker Employers Advance Notice of COVID-19 Inspections [Press Progress] 2020-08-01

Canada / Ontario Employers are Misusing Doug Ford's Special Pandemic Powers to Ignore Collective Agreements, Union Says [Press Progress] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Ford Government: Long-Term Care Homes Don't Need To Pay Workers For Time Spent Getting Tested for COVID-19 [Press Progress] 2020-07-15

Canada Help Us Investigate Canada's Unhealthy and Unsafe Workplaces During the Coronavirus Pandemic [Press Progress] 2020-04-07

Canada Tim Hortons Workers Need Doctor's Notes To Take Unpaid Sick Leave During Coronavirus Pandemic [Press Progress] 2020-03-14

Canada / British Columbia Workers at BC's Private Long-Term Care Facilities Are Facing Health and Financial Risks As the Coronavirus Spreads [Press Progress] 2020-03-13

USA COVID-19's Class War: The greatest predictor of coronavirus deaths appears to be income [Am Prospect] 2020-07-28

Asia RCEP Rules Could Harm Asia's Covid-19 Recovery [PSI] 2020-11-18

India Covid-19 impact: PM must consult with trade unions for workers' revival package, says labour economist [The Hindu] 2020-04-09

USA Will Workers' Wages Ever Go Up Again? [Quillette] 2020-09-26

India Lockdown is only the beginning of misery for India's migrant labourers [Quartz India] 2020-04-07

Canada The state of Canada's gig economy: how workers are organizing [rabble] 2020-10-10

Somalia Education union seeks guarantee of teachers' salaries during COVID-19 school closures [Education international website] 2020-04-01

Madagascar An education union is bringing teachers' grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities [Education international] 2020-10-08

Canada / Ontario Doug Ford talks a good game, but he's denying workers the right to refuse unsafe work [Ricochet] 2020-05-26

USA / California Newsom's Proposed Budget Cuts Includes 10 Percent Pay Cut For State Workers [CBS] 2020-05-19

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE Saskatchewan challenges misleading claim by deputy minister that COVID-19 doesn't count as unusual danger [CUPE] 2020-05-20

USA America's freight railroads refuse to cover out-of-pocket COVID-19 treatment costs [Smart Union] 2020-04-21

Canada 'Stress is not knowing what's coming': COVID-19 fight can take toll on healthcare workers [SUN] 2020-04-05

South Africa Unions rally behind education minister to keep schools open despite Malema's ultimatum [Sunday World] 2021-06-15

Australia More than 70% of academics at some universities are casuals. They're losing work and are cut out of JobKeeper [The Conversation] 2020-05-15

Canada Official unemployment numbers don't show the true crisis for workers affected by coronavirus [The Conversation] 2020-04-14

Australia Pay cuts to keep jobs: the tertiary education union's deal with universities explained [The Conversation] 2020-05-18

Australia Treating workers like meat: what we've learnt from COVID-19 outbreaks in abattoirs [The Conversation] 2020-10-14

USA / Texas In Texas, a rare workers' comp win against meatpacker JBS [Fern] 2021-05-27

Mexico Coronavirus Has Mexico's Workers Pinned Between U.S. Business Interests and Their President's Obsessive Austerity [The Intercept] 2020-05-05

USA / North Carolina Giant Hospital Corporation Takes Advantage of Coronavirus to Fight Nurses' Union Drive [Intercept] 2020-05-07

USA CWA threatens to cancel convention in New Orleans if Convention Center doesn't address local workers' demands for relief [The Lens] 2020-04-21

Australia Casuals court ruling: After the pandemic, it's workers v business, as usual [The New Daily] 2020-05-24

Australia Morrison government's labour law reforms will make a bad system worse [The New Daily] 2020-07-25

Australia Unions condemn fast-tracked changes to workers' pay deals [The New Daily] 2020-04-17

Australia Union boss slams employers using COVID to weaken workers' pay and conditions [The New Daily] 2020-10-13

Australia Australia Post's coronavirus delivery cuts slammed by posties, could be scrapped early [The New Daily] 2020-10-22

Australia Health workers' union calls for Mikakos axing [The New Daily] 2020-09-24

Australia Australian captain Tim Paine says cricketers won't be greedy in pay cut talks [The New Daily] 2020-04-26

India India's Supreme Court has a class bias and it takes whatever the govt says at face value [The Print] 2020-05-27

India Coronavirus disparity: No work from home for India's poor [The Print] 2020-03-19

Aruba Unions and parent advocacy group respond to yesterday's core ECEC announcements [The Sector] 2020-08-06

Canada / Alberta The Alberta Government's Failures Are Killing Workers and Spreading COVID-19 [The Tyee] 2020-04-28

Canada Here's Who Lost Jobs in the Pandemic, and Who Needs Support [The Tyee] 2020-07-18

Canada / Alberta As COVID-19 rates hit new records, Kenney's plan to lay off 11,000 sparks wildcat walkouts across the province. [The Tyee] 2020-10-28

Canada / British Columbia Employers, Workers Agree: BC Labour Laws Don't Work Right Now [The Tyee] 2020-06-02

Canada Pandemic Brings Renewed Focus to Sex Workers' Rights [The Tyee] 2020-06-08

Canada / British Columbia Cleaners Are on LNG Canada's Frontlines. They're Scared [The Tyee] 2020-12-07

Canada / Ontario The Explainer: U of T's working-from-home policies [The Varsity] 2020-10-19

India / Gujarat Rs 3,183cr paid for workers' wages [TNN] 2020-09-19

India / Tamil Nadu Precautions yet to cover migrant workers' shelters [TNN] 2020-03-20

USA Workers' Health Data Collected for COVID Safety Poses Risk to Labor Rights [Truthout] 2020-09-14

Global Covid19 crisis: Mapping out trade union and social partners' responses [TUAC] 2020-03-21

UK Staffordshire's Faurecia will furlough workers following pressure from Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-08

UK Unite to honour London's fallen bus workers during minute's silence and demands more protections [Unite the union] 2020-04-17

UK Public Health England is being used as a scapegoat for government's Covid-19 failings [Unite the union] 2020-08-18

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

UK Government must use BA's retirement of 747 fleet to bring forward aircraft scrappage scheme [Unite the union] 2020-07-19

UK Unite's Len McCluskey on chancellor's summer statement [Unite the union] 2020-07-08

UK Ministers urged to step in with cash boost to revive London's economy [Unite the union] 2020-06-27

UK Oxfam jobs' axe threatens fight against global poverty, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

UK Carluccio's accused of cynical wage theft during coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-28

UK 'Lockdown deal' is a win for workers at Sheffield Students' Union [Unite the union] 2020-03-30

UK Unite calls off final day of St Mungo's picket lines in response to Coronavirus crisis [Unite the union] 2020-03-18

UK Call for West Yorkshire bus company to restore drivers' terms and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-11-17

UK Chancellor's deal a disaster for hospitality sector that is in urgent need of proper rescue package [Unite the union] 2020-10-09

UK Heathrow rejects workers' offer to payback bonuses to help avert industrial action [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK Len McCluskey's statement on Rishi Sunak speech [Unite the union] 2020-10-06

UK Threat to 2,000 Marston's jobs renews Unite's call for hospitality support package [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK Unite statement on health organisations protesting at Public Health England's demise [Unite the union] 2020-09-14

UK Bradford bus strikes off after agreement reached over drivers' safety concerns [Unite the union] 2021-02-02

UK Jenrick urged to follow Scotland's footsteps and extend ban on evictions for renters [Unite the union] 2021-01-08

Canada / British Columbia Labour union calls on B.C.'s top doctor to mandate masks in grocery stores [CTV] 2020-10-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Clinics, Doctors' Offices Remaining Open for Time Being: NLMA [VOCM] 2020-03-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Union Working with Government and School Board to Engage Students [VOCM] 2020-04-05

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador New Contract with Government All About the Pandemic, says Nurses' Union [VOCM] 2020-05-20

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Opposition Parties, NLTA Give Province's Education Re-Entry Plan A Failing Grade [VOCM] 2020-07-07

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hiring of 70 Substitutes Doesn't Mean Additional Teachers will be Available: NLTA [VOCM] 2020-08-22

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA's Safe Return to School Petition Gains Over 12,000 Signatures [VOCM] 2020-08-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion Employees Now Getting Their Share of Feds' Essential Worker Support Pay [VOCM] 2020-09-21

USA / Vermont Women's Legislative Caucus: Support relief payments to undocumented workers, families [VT Digger] 2020-08-28

USA / Massachusetts Boston firefighters' union rallies against city's vaccine mandate [WHDH] 2022-01-22

USA / Florida Florida Gov. DeSantis: Restaurant workers don't need a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work [WSVN] 2020-08-08

USA Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers [WTOP] 2020-05-30

USA / California California's child care providers win historic union election in landslide [1199J] 2020-07-30

Australia ACTU President Michele O'Neil calls on COVID Senate Inquiry to support paid pandemic leave [ACTU] 2020-06-23

Australia ASIC reinforces ACTU's calls to stop unsolicited financial advice for tenants [ACTU] 2020-04-03

Australia Economic package doesn't go far enough [ACTU] 2020-03-22

Australia Federal Government must intervene to protect workers' sick leave in a pandemic [ACTU] 2020-08-13

Australia Pandemic political profiteering robbing workers' retirements [ACTU] 2020-06-24

Australia Pandemic relief payment doesn't go far enough [ACTU] 2020-08-03

Australia ACTU President Michele O'Neil on Qantas job cuts [ACTU] 2020-08-25

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O'Neil on Virgin Australia [ACTU] 2020-08-05

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O'Neil on Virgin Australia sale to Bain Capital [ACTU] 2020-09-04

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O'Neil on Virgin bidders meetings [ACTU] 2020-05-26

Australia Michele O'Neil on Virgin bidders shortlist [ACTU] 2020-06-02

Australia Statement from Michele O'Neil on Qantas job losses [ACTU] 2020-06-25

USA / Alaska Alaska's active coronavirus infections hit new high, while cases in seafood workers spike [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-06-26

USA / Alaska Union calls on state to treat Alaska grocery workers as 'first responders,' bolstering access to masks and tests [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-03-28

Australia All of Virgin's 220 Tigerair pilots redundant from Friday [AFAP] 2020-03-31

Canada / Alberta Unions applaud Trudeau's minimum-wage top-up, but demand transparent process with role for labour from Kenney [AFL] 2020-05-10

Canada / Alberta Unions give workers tools to blow the whistle on employers who aren't taking COVID-19 seriously enough [AFL] 2020-06-13

Canada / Alberta Child Care is crucial for Alberta's economic recovery [AFL] 2020-05-27

Canada / Alberta Forgotten workers caring for Alberta's most vulnerable are being left out by UCP policies and programs [AFL] 2020-06-03

Canada / Alberta Kenney's draconian cuts will destroy public health care during a pandemic and tank our economy during a recession [AFL] 2020-10-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney's Economic Recovery Plan Fails Working Families on Child Care, Despite Strong Support for Action From Albertans [AFL] 2020-07-08

Canada / Alberta Kenney's economic recovery plan will be meaningless if he pairs it with US-style wage suppression tactics [AFL] 2020-07-05

Canada / Alberta Kenney's 'Trumpian' narrative that COVID-19 is a disease of the elderly will lead to more infections and deaths [AFL] 2020-05-31

Australia Joint Statement from the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Workers' Union [AIG] 2020-03-31

Turkey Amid pandemic, medical groups question Turkey's weekend curfew approach Read more: [AlMonitor] 2020-04-15

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nursing union backs Premier's call for return of booze ban [AlgoaFM] 2020-06-09

USA Nurses' union warns of hospital stresses amid COVID-19 surge [Al Jazeera] 2020-11-24

Canada Canada announces COVID jab mandate for travellers, gov't workers [AlJazeera] 2021-08-14

Australia AMWU to fight for workers' personal leave in the high court [AMWU] 2020-07-10

USA A Fifth of Museum Workers Won't Return to the Field After the Pandemic, Survey Says [Art News] 2021-04-15

Canada Transit Union is Encouraged by the Government's Commitment to Permanent Funding but a Detailed Financial Plan is Needed Quickly [ATU Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada Trudeau's daily announcement huge disappointment to transit agencies facing cuts or closures and millions of canadians who rely on public transit [ATU Canada] 2020-06-03

Australia Glass manufacturing is absolutely essential to Australia's economy [AWU] 2020-04-06

Australia The AWU's strong presence in the oil and gas sector is paying dividends for workers [AWU] 2020-04-07

Australia AWU condemns Morrison Government's disgraceful attack on pay and conditions [AWU] 2020-04-21

Australia AWU to play a key role in getting Australia's manufacturing industry back on track and stronger than ever post COVID-19 [AWU] 2020-05-02

UK Aviation will remain on its knees with Government's overly-cautious travel plan [BALPA] 2021-04-10

UK Aviation will remain on its knees with Government's overly-cautious travel plan [BALPA] 2021-04-09

UK BALPA welcomes Welsh Government's backing of aviation sector [BALPA] 2021-03-04

UK BALPA welcomes Welsh Government's backing of aviation sector [BALPA] 2021-04-11

USA Could the pandemic wind up fixing what's broken about work in America? [The Sun] 2020-04-12

Global Uproar Among Workers Supplying the World's Meat Is Spreading [Bloomberg] 2020-04-02

USA Covid Is Clobbering America's Farm Workers [Bloomberg] 2020-09-12

Kenya Health Workers at Kenya's Biggest Hospital Strike Over Pay [Bloomberg] 2020-09-29

USA / Massachusetts Union's billboards depict the plight of home care workers during the pandemic [The Globe] 2020-09-02

USA / Massachusetts Boston opens vaccination site solely for city's public school teachers, workers Sunday [Boston Globe] 2021-03-14

USA / Florida With Florida's hotel workers still jobless, unions pivot to canvass for Democrats [The Chronicle] 2020-10-12

Honduras Honduras: 6,500 workers on Fyffes' melon plantations report ongoing labour abuses, chemical exposure & union busting [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-05-26

South Africa Solidarity and AfriForum to challenge government's vaccine monopoly in court [BusinessLIVE] 2021-01-11

South Africa Teacher unions indicate improvement in schools' readiness to open amid Covid-19 [BusinessLIVE] 2021-02-13

South Africa Amcu's legal battle for mineworkers' Covid-19 protection to start on Monday [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-19

South Africa Court to hear Amcu's opposition to mining lockdown relaxation [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-23

South Africa Business must accept that ensuring workers' safety is inviolable [Business Day] 2020-05-22

Africa / Middle East 16 days: Violence against women, COVID-19's 'second wave' [BWI] 2020-12-14

Chile Migrant workers benefit from BWI's COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative [BWI] 2020-07-11

Argentina Majority of Argentina's brick factories affected by COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-07-18

Asia 200 workers join BWI's South Asian webinar on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-01

Belgium Construction unions decry employers' disregard of COVID-19 measures [BWI] 2020-04-15

Brazil Amid COVID-19, QUIMICOS ABC ensures workers' health, safety and income [BWI] 2020-03-27

Qatar BWI, other trade unions raise Qatar's migrant workers' vulnerabilities to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-04

Dominican Republic Workers' brigades distribute thousands of COVID-19 food packs [BWI] 2020-04-04

Ecuador Pandemic overwhelms govt's national response [BWI] 2020-04-15

Guatemala Unions raise 'serious concerns' on govt's handling of COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-03-27

Ukraine How Ukraine's Building Workers' Union responds to COVID-19 challenges [BWI] 2020-05-03

India World's largest lockdown triggers massive exodus of migrant workers [BWI] 2020-04-04

Italy Trade unions' response to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-22

Nigeria Union protests company's non-compliance with COVID-19 work stoppage [BWI] 2020-04-04

Global President Trump's action against WHO is irresponsible [BWI] 2020-04-19

Senegal Union's dialogue with company secures more protection for workers [BWI] 2020-05-28

Venezuela Trade unions comply with govt's COVID-19 measures [BWI] 2020-04-04

Caribbean / Latin America Workers' action bulletins highlight strength and resilience [BWI] 2020-10-24

Philippines Union's COVID-19 relief leads to membership growth [BWI] 2020-07-01

USA / California California, Here's How to Protect Essential Workers [CA Health Report] 2020-09-24

Canada / Alberta These meat plant workers came to Canada for a better life. Their kids worry they'll be infected with COVID-19 at work [The Times] 2020-05-05

USA / Delaware Share: Poultry workers' union files complaint against Mountaire [Cape Gazette] 2020-05-21

USA / Illinois As they focused on others with COVID-19 and refused to walk away, Illinois health care workers bore the brunt of pandemic's fury [Chicago Tribune] 2020-09-20

USA United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers' hours to part-time after union files lawsuit [Chicago Tribune] 2020-05-08

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 / Ohio Cuyahoga County Jail officers' union seeks hazard pay, more PPE due to coronavirus outbreak [The Plain Dealer] 2020-04-25

USA / Ohio Cleveland teachers union votes to keep working remotely, despite district's call to return to buildings [The Plain Dealer] 2021-03-05

USA / Texas CLAIM DENIED: Quarantined Houston Firefighter denied workers' comp [Click2Houston] 2020-04-04

Canada More needed to ensure members' health and safety [CWA Canada] 2020-03-13

USA Why Disney is furloughing workers and the other media giants aren't [CNBC] 2020-04-21

Germany Germany's sex workers demand to go back to work as coronavirus ban continues [CNBC] 2020-07-14

USA Budget-minded business owners' love affair with gig workers is growing [CNBC] 2020-07-25

USA Uber CEO explains why he's mandating vaccines for office workers but not drivers [CNBC] 2021-08-06

USA Jobs are still down 22% for low-wage workers. They're up for everyone else [CNBC] 2021-08-16

USA Amazon workers won't get paid for Covid leave anymore [CNBC] 2022-05-01

USA An election to prolong workers' lives [Concord Monitor] 2020-08-28

Australia Australia Post's non bargaining proposal [CPSU] 2020-05-08

Australia CPSU members' rights at work during the coronavirus pandemic [CPSU] 2020-03-16

Canada Budget snapshot is a missed opportunity to further support Canada's vulnerable families [CTF] 2020-07-11

Canada The Pandemic Isn't Over: We Must Remain Vigilant and Protected as We Enter the Second Wave [CUPW] 2020-09-28

Canada You Can't Mask Disrespect [CUPW] 2020-05-02

USA Senior Living: Long-term care workers, grieving and under siege, brace for COVID's next round [Daily Breeze] 2020-11-22

South Africa It's a global crisis and SA doctors' and nurses' lives are on the line [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-07

South Africa / Peru World's mine workers resist quick restart amid Coronavirus [Reuters/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-30

South Africa / Gauteng World's deepest mine shuts after 164 Covid-19 cases detected [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Northern Cape Unpacking province's Covid-19 response [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-17

South Africa Mandatory vaccination at the workplace is a progressive workers' demand [Daily Maverick] 2021-09-09

South Africa Teachers and teachers' unions are not the enemy [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-23

South Africa Sadtu: Don't reopen schools in August [Daily Voice] 2020-07-27

USA / Pennsylvania Acts of Kindness: Laborers' Local Union 413 deliver PPE and lunches to front line workers [DE Cty Times] 2020-04-28

USA / Colorado Colorado's unemployed workers face a big hit if federal assistance gets cut off in two weeks [Denver Post] 2020-07-11

South Africa Nehawu's court bid dismissed [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-04-09

South Africa Teacher unions indicate improvement in schools' readiness to open amid Covid-19 [DispatchLIVE] 2021-02-14

Canada / Ontario CUPE calling on Town of Whitby to pay their employees who can't work due to COVID-19 [Durham Radio News] 2020-03-20

USA / Texas In Texas, the lowest-income workers don't qualify for additional unemployment aid [KETK] 2020-09-07

Europe Covid-19 threatens Europe's success at fighting inequality [Economist] 2020-06-07

USA America's labour shortages have done little to boost perks for workers [Economist] 2022-01-20

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

Japan Teachers' union in dialogue with government to address major challenges after country-wide school closures [EI] 2020-03-27

South Africa Union's measures to ensure educators' and students' health and safety [EI] 2020-04-22

Global Development Cooperation: a solid approach to unions' needs linked to the COVID-19 crisis [PSI] 2020-05-28

Japan Japan Teachers' Union secures resources for safe school reopening and monitors their expenditure [EI] 2020-09-19

Germany Education unions critical of KMK's backward steps and patchwork approach [EI] 2020-10-17

Global Education International's affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [EI] 2020-10-21

Global Education International's affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [Education International] 2020-10-21

Global WIPO's missed opportunity to produce guidance on copyright exceptions hits education during pandemic [EI] 2020-12-09

Europe COVID-19: Social Partners' Joint Statement on Contingency Measures in Ports [ETF] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Ford government's return to school plan unravelling because it refuses to fund smaller class sizes to keep students, educators safe [ETFO] 2020-09-21

Europe Workplace safety not in Commission's top 40 priorities despite coronavirus [ETUC] 2020-05-31

Australia Construction Unions Stand Up for workers' rights during COVID-19 [ETU] 2020-08-28

South Africa SASAWU calls on the government to scale up it's effort on the covid-19 pandemic [Facebook] 2020-04-01

South Africa If you don't want to work without a mask or gloves, go home!!! [Facebook] 2020-04-08

UK Firefighters' coronavirus response agreement extended [FBU] 2020-06-04

UK Coronavirus outbreak wipes out 30% of county's fire cover [FBU] 2020-08-01

India Covid-19 pandemic: 90% of India's estimated 47-crore workforce not entitled for any lay-off benefits [Financial Express] 2020-03-21

India India's low unemployment rate gives no reason to cheer; workers prefer to sit out of job market [FE] 2020-09-25

USA Delta's Extra $200 Monthly Healthcare Surcharge To Unvaccinated Airline Workers May Have Serious Unintended Consequences [Forbes] 2021-08-30

USA The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On U.S. Healthcare Workers [Forbes] 2021-01-05

Myanmar Factory workers suffer blame and pain in Myanmar's COVID-19 response [Frontier] 2020-06-03

UK Leicester's dark factories show up a diseased system [Financial Times] 2020-07-07

Ghana GUTA lauds govt's coronavirus stimulus packages [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-15

Ghana Over 1m farmers to benefit from ECOM's soap distribution [Ghanaweb] 2020-04-06

Ghana Develop social protection package for us - Domestic workers to Gov't [GhanaWeb] 2020-10-12

Canada / Alberta Never Again! Alberta's food processing workers don't have to die for Canadians to have food: union leader [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-22

Canada / Ontario For Ontario's economy to recover safely and prosper, post-COVID-19 plans must include workers and the unions that represent them [OFL] 2020-04-28

UK We need a People's Bailout. Now! [GMB] 2020-10-07

UK Low paid ambulance staff being put at covid risk by trust's two-tier PPE policy [GMB] 2021-03-02

UK Ministers ignored BAME parents' concerns for June school reopenings [GMB] 2020-09-09

UK Three quarters of care workers' mental health has worsened during pandemic [GMB] 2021-04-24

UK Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland's aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat [GMB] 2020-06-11

USA Labor leaders say SSA officials have proposed setting preconditions on employees' use of recently enacted partial paid sick leave, potentially in violation of the law [Gov Exec] 2020-05-26

USA House Legislation Would Protect Fed Workers' Unused Leave During Coronavirus Pandemic [Gov Exec] 2020-05-08

USA Postal Workers Say USPS Isn't Telling Them When Colleagues Test Positive for COVID-19, Despite Promising To [Gov Exec] 2020-04-16

Australia JobKeeper: Morrison's privatisation agenda for councils revealed [Green Left Weekly] 2020-04-13

Australia Unions, community oppose efforts to cut McDonald's workers' wages [Green Left Weekly] 2020-05-15

South Africa Covid-19: Court decision is a heavy blow to waste-pickers' hopes [GroundUp] 2020-04-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal KwaMashu paramedics refuse to work until they're tested for Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Western Cape Covid-19: Lockdown threatens women farm workers' access to food [GroundUp] 2020-04-14

South Africa Covid-19: What it's like being a nurse during a pandemic [GroundUp] 2021-06-03

South Africa / Gauteng Hundreds protest in JHB against government's response to Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-08-03

USA / New York When Can New York's Grocery Store Workers Get Vaccinated? [New York] 2021-01-05

Global Trade unions urge gov'ts to assist crew members trapped at sea [The Shipping News] 2020-06-10

South Africa / Eastern Cape Schools without water, sanitation won't open on Monday [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-31

South Africa / Eastern Cape Chaos at Uitenhage hospital after staffer's Covid-19 death [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-19

Canada / British Columbia Under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized: Assisted living seniors' care in BC [HEU] 2020-06-18

Canada Unions, Treasury Board in talks for public service's return to workplace after three-month shutdown [The Hill Times] 2020-06-17

India Govt: No data on migrants' deaths during lockdown [Hindustan Times] 2020-09-16

Canada / Ontario Union slams changes to Ontario's layoff rules [HR Reporter] 2020-06-04

Canada Air Canada Won't Tell Staff How Many COVID-19 Cases Linked To Flights [Huffington Post] 2020-04-01

Canada / Alberta Continuing Care Workers Haven't Received Pandemic Pay Increases Yet [Huffington Post] 2020-05-23

Canada School Won't Be Safe Without Paid Sick Days: Experts [Huffington Post] 2020-08-24

USA Hundreds Of McDonald's Workers Strike Over Company's Response To Coronavirus [Huff Post] 2020-05-25

USA Warehouse Workers' New Health Hazard: Frivolous Online Orders [Huff Post] 2020-03-31

Kenya Covid-19 ravages Kenya's media industry [IFJ] 2020-04-18

Cambodia Journalist arrested for reporting Hun Sen's advice on Covid-19 [IFJ] 2020-04-11

Croatia Why are journalists not covered in Goverment's emergency measures? [IFJ] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Union leaders mostly happy with autoworkers' return to Windsor plants [CKLW] 2020-05-21

Global ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers' rights agreement [ILO] 2020-07-10

Ireland Education minister and unions agree on Leaving Cert but no deal over schools' return [Irish Independent] 2021-01-09

Romania / Germany A Slaughterhouse for Workers: It's Not Romanians Spreading The Virus, It's Capitalism [InDepth News] 2020-07-20

USA Mask Decontamination Endangers Healthcare Workers, Nurses' Unions Charge [ICT] 2020-06-17

USA / Pennsylvania Confronted by COVID and civil unrest, Philly's home health workers still show up for a risky job [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-03

USA / Pennsylvania Essential workers running Philly's Greyhound station are fighting for stronger safety protections [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-07-29

USA Instacart workers are striking during the coronavirus crisis. Here's why it's not like any strike you've ever seen [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-03-30

USA / Pennsylvania Trash is piling up, but people aren't blaming Philly sanitation workers [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-08-04

USA Delaware's top labor leader apologizes for anti-Asian coronavirus posts [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-04-28

USA / Pennsylvania He lost his soulmate, a SEPTA worker, to COVID-19. On top of the grief, it's now a struggle to pay the bills [Phila Inquirer] 2020-11-27

USA How COVID Effect on Workers' Compensation Claims Has Varied by State, Industry [Insurance Jrnl] 2021-01-15

Brazil Care for those who care for you!Domestic workers' struggles in times of pandemic crisis [Interface] 2020-05-23

South Africa Covid-19: Unions hit out at retailers for 'placing profits before employees' health' [Cape Argus] 2020-05-08

South Africa Nehawu members march to Parliament over 'appallingly unsafe working conditions' [Cape Argus] 2020-09-06

South Africa Fears for nursing students' safety [Cape Times] 2020-06-16

South Africa / Western Cape Khayelitsha hospital worker's death being probed [Cape Times] 2020-05-18

South Africa / Western Cape Protective gear focus as virus claims another nurse's life [Cape Times] 2020-05-21

South Africa Unions demand action over 'unsafe' masks [Cape Times] 2020-12-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa lambastes Health Department's response to Covid-19 crisis [Daily News] 2021-01-17

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 SA could move to level 2 lockdown very soon if Ramaphosa heeds labour federations' calls [IOL] 2020-08-13

South Africa Calls mount to prioritise clothing workers' Covid-19 vaccinations [Weekend Argus] 2021-03-02

South Africa We don't have enough information about vaccine rollout, says nursing union [IOL] 2021-01-27

South Africa Nehawu sticks to guns on workers' protective gear [Pretoria News] 2020-04-17

South Africa Nehawu: Meet all our demands or we'll withdraw our labour completely [Saturday Star] 2020-08-22

South Africa Sadtu members won't be in class on Monday [Saturday Star] 2020-05-11

South Africa Teacher unions and Basic Education Department on a collision course over WHO's Covid recommendation [Saturday Star] 2021-01-24

South Africa You can't blame Nehawu members them for losing patience during Covid-19 pandemic [Saturday Star] 2020-08-22

South Africa Unions say workers can't be forced to take Covid-19 shots [Sunday Independent] 2021-06-12

Thailand Migrant Workers Stream Home as Thailand's Economy Goes into Covid-19 Lockdown [IOM] 2020-03-29

Ireland Teachers' unions await public health advice on return to school [Irish Times] 2021-12-30

Ireland One in five staff at St James's Hospital have been infected with Covid-19 [Irish Times] 2021-09-04

Ireland Up to one in nine of State's ICU staff out of work due to Covid [Irish Times] 2022-01-02

Ireland Covid-19 has significantly set back women's economic prospects, report finds [Irish Times] 2021-07-06

Ireland ICTU says Covid-19 stakeholders' forum must be convened immediately [Irish Times] 2022-01-04

Myanmar Better Protection of Myanmar Workers' Rights Needed Amid COVID-19 [The Irrawaddy] 2020-09-05

Thailand / Myanmar Myanmar's Migrants Face Discrimination Amid Surging COVID-19 in Thailand [The Irrawaddy] 2021-01-09

Indonesia COVID-19's Impact on Indonesia's Social Opposition: The Examples of Labour Rights and the Papuan Question [ISEAS] ActNOW! 2020-08-14

South Africa Healthcare system won't cope with second Covid-19 wave, warns Denosa [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-18

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nehawu: No work if there's lack of PPE at St Augustine's [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-11

Australia / Victoria Workers at Melbourne's Toll Warehouse Unite Against COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-09-07

USA / Wisconsin One in 14 migrant workers at Seneca green bean plant in WI died of COVID-19. Here's what happened [JSOnline] 2021-05-20

USA It Didn't Have to Be Like This [Labour Notes] 2020-03-29

UK Childcare needs emergency bailout to save women's jobs, says TUC [TUC] 2020-06-06

USA Businesses are reopening. If you're older or sick, what happens to your job? [LATimes] 2020-05-23

USA / California Delivery workers are keeping California fed. They say no one's keeping them safe [LATimes] 2020-03-29

USA / California California makes it easier to receive workers' comp for coronavirus claims [LATimes] 2020-05-08

USA / California Union vote highlights coronavirus crisis for California's home day care providers [The Times] 2020-07-12

USA / New York NY Court Dismisses Amazon Workers' COVID-19 Health and Safety Claims [Law & the Workplace] 2020-11-10

Colombia The agony of Colombia's quarantined sex workers [Macau Business] 2020-04-20

Malaysia Women's rights coalition: Drop charges against five activists arrested picketing outside Ipoh hospital [The Mail] 2020-06-04

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers ending hunger strike outside Beare's office [The News] 2020-09-02

USA Instacart, Trader Joe's, Dollar General plan financial incentives to encourage workers to get vaccinated [MarketWatch] 2021-01-15

USA / Maryland Opinion: State's Essential Workers Deserve More Protections on the Job [MD Matters] 2021-02-15

Australia Chief Executive's report for 2019-20 [MEAA] 2020-11-18

Australia Performers' rights: Streaming and recording live performances [MEAA] 2020-03-31

Australia Vote for Australia's most bingeworthy homegrown film or TV show [MEAA] 2020-05-05

USA / India / California H-1B: Bay Area foreign tech workers stranded in India after President Trump's visa order [Mercury News] 2020-08-17

USA / California A double whammy for California's jobless workers [Mercury News] 2020-10-23

South Africa Getting mines back is proving a bumpy ride, but it's crucial for SA's social, economic well-being [MIningMX ] 2020-05-05

USA To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry's history [MN Post] 2020-05-06

Ghana Coronavirus: Mineworkers' Union Calls On Members To Follow Safety Protocol [Modern Ghana] 2020-03-21

South Africa Unions want clarity on state's plans to support liquor industry workers [Moneyweb] 2020-07-23

USA How Trump Labor Secretary Scalia Played Chicken With Meatpacking Workers' Lives [Mother Jones] 2020-07-28

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses' Union calls for staffing increase at province's long-term care facilities [MSN] 2020-06-27

Australia / Northern Territory MUA achieve agreement to get ship's crew health checks [MUA] 2020-04-13

Australia Maritime employers urged to take vital steps to prevent COVID-19 impacting Australia's supply chains [MUA] 2020-03-28

Australia MUA submission to the Senate Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia's foreign affairs, defence and trade. [MUA] 2020-08-16

Australia Patrick using false Port Botany delay claims to create community fear in effort to force through attack on workers' rights [MUA] 2020-09-28

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry report will be fundamentally flawed due limited scope and public servants' refusal to appear [MUA] 2020-08-16

Ghana Minister charges employers to engage unions to address workers' concerns [] 2020-07-10

Kenya Covid-19 crisis looms over health workers' strikes [The Nation] 2020-08-06

USA OSHA's New Safety Rule: Health Care Workers and Beyond [Natl Law Rev] 2021-06-12

South Africa Teachers' fears are real and they need a willing ear [New Frame] 2020-07-07

South Africa / North West Workers pay for Sun International's failed gamble [New Frame] 2020-09-16

South Africa Workers still can't access Covid-19 relief [New Frame] 2020-07-08

India / Andhra Pradesh Tourism's unorganised labour force takes a hit, 90% lose jobs, wages [Express News Service] 2020-03-20

USA / Florida Many Florida COVID-19 workers' comp claims rejected [News4Jax] 2020-08-29

USA / Florida DeSantis: Florida won't enforce health care worker vaccination requirement [News4Jax] For more info 2022-01-15

Global We Don't Need Empty Praise: Nurses' Unions Demand Better Protection, Rights [Newsclick] 2020-05-13

Sri Lanka Teachers' Unions up in arms over decision to reopen schools [News First] 2020-11-22

UK Frances O'Grady: Childcare could be a'massive problem' if schools close due to coronavirus [New Statesman] 2020-03-13

USA / New Jersey Casinos can get federal stimulus help, but unions say they're not helping Atlantic City workers [NJ] 2020-04-13

USA Pandemic Could Reduce 3 Million Workers' Social Security Benefits [NRMLA] For more info 2020-08-02

UK Unions launch global campaign to ensure journalism's future [NUJ] 2020-09-21

USA / New York MTA workers won't take cuts lying down [NYDaily News] 2020-08-29

USA / New York A path to investing in New York City's social services workers [NYNMedia] 2020-11-23

USA Poultry workers: We're Feeding America, but We're Sacrificing Ourselves [NYTimes] 2020-06-15

USA Don't Ask Returning Workers to Sign a Waiver [NYTimes] For more info 2020-06-17

USA The Invisible Essential Workers: America's neglect of older people extends to the people who care for them at home [NYTimes] 2020-06-30

USA Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn't Extend Jobless Benefits [NYTimes] 2020-08-07

USA Under Trump, OSHA's Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers [NYTimes] 2020-09-15

USA Amazon workers threaten to shut down warehouses if employees don't get a day off to vote [NYTimes] 2020-10-24

USA How Biden's Proposed Paid Leave Would Work [NYTimes] 2021-01-18

USA Amazon's Great Labor Awakening [NYTimes] 2021-02-21

USA / New York They Risked Their Lives During Covid. They Still Don't Earn Minimum Wage [NYTimes] 2021-07-16

USA / New York The Pandemic Hardships of N.Y.C.'s Gig Workers [NYTimes] 2021-07-16

USA We're Kidding Ourselves That Workers Perform Well From Home [NYTimes] 2021-07-26

USA Workers' Anxiety Grows as Covid Variant Casts a Shadow [NYTimes] 2021-07-28

USA For Retail Workers, Omicron Disruptions Aren't Just About Health [NYTimes] 2022-01-11

Peru Covid-19 Live Updates: Peru's Doctors Stage Hunger Strike to Protest Lack of Equipment [NYTimes] 2021-01-21

USA / California California's Governor Reserves Vaccines for Teachers [NYTimes] 2021-02-21

China Wearing a Mask? It May Come From China's Controversial Labor Program [New York Times] 2020-07-28

South Africa Address workers' reluctance to get vaccinated: Cosatu [OFM] 2022-01-31

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax bus drivers' union calls for service pause after mechanic gets COVID-19 [OHS Canada] 2020-03-28

Canada / Ontario Dozens of Nurses Exposed to COVID-19 at St. Mary's General Hospital; ONA calls for expedited testing, collaboration with employer to ensure nurses, patients are safe [ONA] 2020-03-22

USA / Oregon The VA will mandate vaccines for its health workers in Oregon. Other hospitals in the state can't [OPB] 2021-07-28

Germany Under lockdown, Germany's PEGIDA goes to YouTube [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-07

Lebanon Poverty or virus? Lebanon's uprising continues despite the pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-06

Russia Coronavirus could crash Russia's already overstretched healthcare system [Opendemocracy] 2020-03-27

Global Formerly colonized people can't breathe. And the IMF and World Bank are to blame [Opendemocracy] 2020-10-01

Global This pandemic shows that Gandhi's 'practical idealism' is possible [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-13

Global Why don't we take climate change seriously? Racism is the answer [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-02

USA / Oregon TriMet's paratransit contractor laid off nearly 300 employees, then cut health care [Oregonian] 2020-05-03

Australia Over 80% of Qantas Workers Say Airline Didn't Do Enough to Protect Them From COVID-19 [Paddle Your Own Kanoo] 2020-05-08

USA An unexpected pitfall for some cities' mandatory hazard pay for essential workers [PBS] 2021-02-14

UK 11am 28 April join a minute's silence for key workers [PCS] 2020-04-23

UK PCS condemns Boris Johnson's convoluted Covid-19 advice [PCS] 2020-05-11

UK PCS demands guarantees staff won't be forced into work during lockdown [PCS] 2020-04-23

USA Biden plan would pay for workers' Covid-19 tests [Politico] 2020-06-13

South Africa COSATU's proposed pension withdrawal relief plan is only meant to help those workers who did not receive 100% of their salaries [Polity] 2020-05-29

South Africa / Cuba NEHAWU commends Cuba's role in global fight against Coronavirus, condemns strengthening of anti-Cuba blockade by US administration of Donald Trump [Polity] 2020-04-18

USA / Pennsylvania Pa.'s largest nurses' union accuses hospitals of misinforming state officials about PPE [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-05-15

Canada Delivering during COVID-19: Canada Post's shocking working conditions [Rank and File] 2020-03-29

Canada / Alberta Cargill workers' frustrations revealed in telephone town hall [Rank and File] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario Even in a Global Pandemic, Workers in Ontario Still Don't Have a Right to Paid Sick Leave [Rank and File] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario PCs aren't alone: Exposing Liberal ties with corporate long-term care lobby [Rank and File] 2020-05-28

Canada / Ontario Pandemic pay doesn't cut it for Ontario's home care workers [Rank and File] 2020-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Not everyone happy with Manitoba essential workers' bonus [RCI] 2020-06-04

USA / California California COVID-19 workers' comp claims soar [Lake Cty Record-Bee] 2020-08-27

Canada / Alberta Three workers at Red Deer's Canada Post sorting facility have tested positive for COVID-19 [The Advocate] 2020-10-15

UK Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer's account [Red Pepper] 2020-10-17

UK Bus union RMT responds to study on workers' deaths [RMT] 2020-07-28

UK RMT demands government action to save over 1000 P&O Ferries' jobs [RMT] 2020-05-22

UK Over 1,000 job losses on P&O's key routes from Dover and Hull [RMT] 2020-05-12

UK RMT statement on Labour's call for Government to convene transport worker Covid Safety forum [RMT] 2021-02-03

UK RMT expresses shock and disgust at Wightlink's reluctance to take up taxpayer support [RMT] 2021-02-01

UK RMT responds to Government's extension of Emergency Measures [RMT] 2020-09-21

UK Transport union RMT responds to Prime Minister's announcement. [RMT] 2020-07-20

UK RMT responds to rail regulator's report on financial impact of the pandemic [RMT] 2020-11-26

UK RMT today responded to the Secretary of State for Transport's remarks [RMT] 2020-06-25


South Africa Cosatu calls on employers to address issues of workers' reluctance to get vaccinated [SABC] 2022-01-30

South Africa COVID-19 direct response should form the basis of Ramaphosa's SONA: ANC [SABC] 2021-02-11

South Africa / Western Cape Nehawu continues safety protocols' inspection at health facilities [SABC] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Limpopo Nurses' unions to embark on protest action over new work roster [SABC] 2021-02-02

South Africa Teachers' unions welcome plan to vaccinate teachers from Wednesday [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-20

South Africa Young nurses' union calls for more health workers to be hired, boycott of vaccine [SABC] 2021-01-08

USA / California California's newest union: 45,000 childcare workers to be represented in contract talks [Sacramento Bee] 2020-07-28

USA / California Essential workers supported Sacramento during COVID-19. Let's support them with hazard pay [Sacramento Bee] 2021-06-27

USA Postal workers are catching COVID by the thousands. It's one more threat to voting by mail [Salon] 2020-09-20

USA Don't think you need a mask? Front-line workers beg to differ [SD Union-Trib] 2020-06-27

USA / Washington Workers' comp rates to jump in Amazon's Washington fulfillment centers due to hazards [Seattle Times] 2020-12-02

Ireland / Global Pandemic places long-term care work among world's most dangerous jobs [SIPTU] 2021-02-26

USA / Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission repeals emergency COVID-19 rule [SJR] 2020-04-28

Canada / Ontario GTAA and TAWC's efforts to keep workers and passengers safe [Skies] 2020-05-05

South Africa SAFPU lashes out at clubs: That's against the law [Soccer Laduma] 2020-06-11

USA / California Worker's Rights Board Hearing on Health Worker's Work Conditions at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Sept 26, 2020 [Sonoma Cty Gazette] 2020-09-27

USA / Hawaii Hawaii Gov. David Ige's plan for public worker pay cuts gets pushback [Star Advertiser] 2020-04-17

South Africa Don't report to school on Monday, education departments tell principals [Talk of the Town] 2020-05-09

USA / Florida In a week, FL's new unemployment claims nearly double [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-07-17

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

South Africa Coronavirus: South Africa's unions fight for essential workers' safety [The Africa Report] 2020-05-29

India The Pandemic Exposes India's Apathy Toward Migrant Workers [Atlantic] 2020-04-13

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE happy to finally have Haggie's ear on long-term care [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-09-29

Canada Migrant workers on farms across Canada are being told they can't leave, raising human rights concerns [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-04

Canada Construction unions raise spectre of shutdown as concerns over workers' health grow [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-23

India India's coronavirus lockdown leaves garment workers stranded in cramped factory housing [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-31

Canada Labour leaders say they'll push to permanently improve pay, working conditions for essential workers [The Globe and Mail] 2020-04-14

Canada / Ontario Some health care workers excluded from Ontario's pandemic pay increase [The Globe and Mail] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario Thunder Bay inmates, union leaders question institution's safety after lack of coronavirus information [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-25

Canada / Ontario Toronto's transit agency to lay off 1,000 drivers, 200 non-union workers [The Globe and Mail] 2020-04-24

Canada / Ontario Unions decry Ontario Catholic school board's COVID-19 sick leave policy [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-14

Canada CRA workers' union concerned seniors, vulnerable may have trouble accessing new benefits [The Globe and Mail] 2020-03-20

Australia Hundreds of Australia's aged care residents will die of Covid because of government failure, expert warns [The Guardian] 2020-08-12

UK As KPMG's former boss has learned, caring about employees is now cool [Guardian] 2021-02-13

UK Wetherspoon's short on some beers as Brexit affects deliveries [Guardian] 2021-09-02

UK Rishi Sunak's plans for winter amount to creative destruction of Britain's workforce [Guardian] 2020-10-06

UK Rishi Sunak must deliver a workers' budget to ensure a post-Covid recovery [Guardian] 2021-02-25

USA Now isn't the time to make workers in lockdown jump through hoops to get support [Guardian] 2021-06-05

Middle East 'We're poor people': Middle East's migrant workers look for way home amid pandemic [Guardian] 2020-06-09

Bangladesh Workers return to Bangladesh's garment factories despite record Covid deaths [The Guardian] 2021-08-12

UK UK workers' rights neglected during pandemic, Labour warns [Guardian] 2021-04-20

USA Twelve months of trauma: more than 3,600 US health workers died in Covid's first year [Guardian] 2021-04-10

USA Trader Joe's and other US firms suppress unionization efforts during pandemic [The Guardian] 2020-04-23

UK MoJ cleaner's death raises concerns over lack of sick pay for workers says union [The Guardian] 2020-05-04

Malawi Coronavirus leaves Malawi's health workers facing threats and social stigma [Guardian] 2020-05-14

UK Don't put key workers at end of the Covid vaccine queue, warn UK unions [Guardian] 2020-11-14

Canada / Prince Edward Island Maritime Fishermen's Union and lobster processors call for delay of season [The Guardian] 2020-04-11

India / Jammu and Kashmir Over 35,000 labourers return to revive J&K's moribund brick kilns [The Hindu] 2020-07-25

USA Sex work is changing in the pandemic. Here's how it affects workers [Lily] 2020-04-01

USA Baseball's Stadium Workers Are Getting Peanuts From the Billionaire Owners [The Nation] 2020-07-20

Canada / Ontario Nurses' union, Norfolk mayor spar over health-care cuts [The Spectator] 2020-04-10

Canada A study urged better standards for migrant workers' housing. Nothing was done. Now COVID-19 has struck [The Star] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario Worker at Brampton's Maple Lodge Farms has died from COVID-19; 25 have tested positive [The Star] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario A study urged better standards for migrant workers' housing. Nothing was done. Now COVID-19 has struck [The Star] 2020-06-07

Canada / Ontario Strained staff fear for safety, resources as virus spreads through Ontario seniors' homes [The Star] 2020-03-31

Canada / British Columbia Teachers' union calls for smaller classes, masks in back-to-school plan [The Star] 2020-08-20

Canada / Ontario How flaws in the way Ontario's nursing homes are run put residents and staff at risk of COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-03-30

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers at two Toronto hospitals told they'll soon be reusing decontaminated N95 masks [The Star] 2020-04-11

Canada Until COVID-19 hit, PSWs went virtually unnoticed. That's changed and some say we have a lot of lessons to learn about the trials they face [The Star] 2020-05-02

USA Amazon's warehouse injury rates are so high that it faces a more costly workers' comp classification [Verge] 2020-10-23

USA Amazon warehouse workers are outraged after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19 and they weren't notified [Verge] 2020-03-28

UK / England RMT warns of strike action over any cuts to London's transport system [TransportXtra] 2020-05-21

USA TSA Workers Granted Authority to Enforce Biden's Mask Mandate [Travel Pulse] 2021-02-01

USA Perspective: Workers' Comp in the COVID-19 Era [Transport Topics] 2020-06-17

UK Chancellor must not leave social security uprating linked to this month's low inflation, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-21

UK Chancellor's short-time working scheme is a significant step forward [TUC] 2020-09-24

UK Children must not be forgotten in the government's winter plan [TUC] 2020-10-26

UK Education unions' joint statement on the safe reopening of schools [TUC] 2021-01-04

UK Education unions' statement on the safe reopening of schools [TUC] 2020-05-13

UK Employers must furlough new shielders who can't work from home [TUC] 2021-02-17

UK Give those who can't work from home priority access to lateral flow tests - TUC [TUC] 2021-12-15

UK Trade unionists can help with the country's vaccine effort [TUC] 2021-01-07

UK TUC: Cutting self-isolation period won't fix UK's fundamental sick pay problem [TUC] 2022-01-17

UK TUC: Don't repeat mistakes of Test and Trace by outsourcing Covid-19 vaccine programme [TUC] 2020-12-03

UK / England TUC launches Day of Action to save Yorkshire's buses amid government funding crisis [TUC] 2020-10-06

UK TUC warns 'infections could rebound' if workplaces aren't Covid-Secure [TUC] 2021-04-02

Canada / Ontario What happens to workers' rights during COVID-19? [TVO] 2020-05-20

Australia Aviation workers demand senate inquiry into industry's survival [TWU] 2020-11-09

Australia Call for federal government to meet unions to discuss Virgin's future [TWU] 2020-04-21

Australia Government package won't save jobs or support workers [TWU] 2020-03-22

Australia McCormack's assistance package won't save regional airlines or help workers [TWU] 2020-03-28

Australia Thousands more job losses predicted if Federal government doesn't implement aviationkeeper [TWU] 2020-07-14

Australia TWU calls for government to take a stake in Virgin following first creditors' meeting [TWU] 2020-05-02

Australia TWU calls for Joyce's resignation amid Qantas abuse of Jobkeeper scheme [TWU] 2020-08-25

Australia TWU statement on Virgin creditors' report [TWU] 2020-08-25

USA / California CalMatters: Bill's defeat keeps undocumented garment workers in meager wages [Ukiah Daily Jrnl] 2020-09-20

Canada / Alberta Frequently Asked Questions about Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw's April 10 order [UNA] 2020-04-19

Canada / Alberta AHS finally provides partial clarity on Chief Medical Officer of Health's April 10 order [UNA] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney Government's layoff announcement throws health care in Alberta back into chaos [UNA] 2020-10-14

Canada Funding package for priorities to restart Canada's economy reveal start of path for longer-term recovery [Unifor] 2020-07-19

Canada / Manitoba Pallister's public sector cuts continue as Manitoba Hydro layoffs put frontline service at risk [Unifor] 2020-06-23

Global Amazon's poor social performance during the COVID19 crisis is a threat, new UNI report [UNI] 2020-07-29

Brazil International Criminal Court case claims Brazilian government's Covid-19 response is a crime against humanity [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-27

Korea (South) Workers United to Combat COVID-19 and to Win Reforms to Improve Nation's Healthcare System [UNI] 2020-03-19

Malaysia UNI-MLC's 1st virtual video conference discusses pressing labour issues arising from Covid-19 pandemic [UNI Global Union] 2020-06-10

Global OECD Complaint: Teleperformance has violated workers' right to a safe workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic [UNI] 2020-04-18

Global Sport's COVID-19 Response Should Include All Athletes [UNI Global Union] 2020-03-22

UK Anger as Ryanair's ground handler sacks workers instead of using furlough scheme [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Durham Miners' Gala goes online next month [Union News] 2020-06-28

UK Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn't be punished, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Unions give mixed response to Chancellor's wage support measures [Union News] 2020-03-22

UK Unions launch inquiry as they warn Britain's self-employed workforce is on the brink [Union News] 2020-10-07

UK Unions respond to government's quarantine plans [Union News] 2020-06-08

UK / England Unite accuses Cornwall's Tory MPs of hanging county out to dry over lack of COVID support [Union News] 2020-10-15

UK / Scotland Unite welcomes Scottish construction site guidelines protecting workers' pay [Union News] 2020-04-08

UK Wrack criticises government's coronavirus response as firefighters are drafted in to train care home staff [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK Call for minute's silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus [UNISON] 2020-04-20

UK UNISON secures PPE win for Scotland's care workers [UNISON] 2020-04-09

UK Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn't be punished [UNISON] 2020-05-06

UK Funding must go to care workers in need, not employers' bank accounts [UNISON] 2020-05-21

UK Ministers mustn't forget important workers delivering essential services, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-26

UK Safety must be at the heart of universities' rebuilding plan [UNISON] 2020-06-03

UK Extra support for NHS staff welcome but high vacancy levels don't help [UNISON] 2020-10-21

UK UNISON backs councils' attempt to close schools amid COVID spike [UNISON] 2020-12-16

UK UNISON supports legal challenge over UK's use of PPE suppliers [UNISON] 2022-01-10

UK Remember COVID-19 dead this International Workers' Memorial Day [UNISON] 2020-04-22

UK When homeworking versus the office isn't a straightforward choice [UNISON] 2020-09-05

UK Retired members' committee announces care webinar [UNISON] 2020-09-17

UK UNISON endorses Labour's call for an international vaccine plan [UNISON] 2021-05-21

UK Blog: I'm proud of our members in a national emergency [UNISON] 2020-03-18

UK Government asked to back minute's silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus [UNISON] 2020-04-24

UK Public asked to observe minute's silence tomorrow to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus [UNISON] 2020-04-27

UK Education unions' agree statement on the safe reopening of schools [UNISON] 2020-05-13

UK Government's treatment of migrant workers is shameful [UNISON] 2020-05-18

UK Support staff mustn't be exploited by schools reopening, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-16

UK Jab exodus in healthcare is a crisis entirely of the government's making [UNISON] 2022-01-31

Australia Don't just call us heroes: 15 June is International Day of Justice for Cleaners [UWU] 2020-06-15

Australia Hospitality workers plea to Senate Committee: We can't afford to lose JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-08-20

Australia / Victoria Melbourne Distribution Centre tells workers it's business as usual despite confirmed COVID-19 case [UWU] 2020-07-10

Australia / South Australia Petition launch to end Treasurer's hidden agenda for health workers [UWU] 2020-05-21

Australia / Tasmania Severe reduction in cleaning time at UTAS will cost livelihoods and threaten Tasmania's COVID-free status [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia Workers' plan to survive covid-19 crisis: no lay-offs; income guarantee; tax relief and rent/ mortgage freezes [UWU] 2020-03-27

UK Sainsbury's empty shelves threat as Dartford DHL lorry drivers willing to strike over pay [Unite the union] 2021-08-25

UK Government's decision to relax lorry driver rules will not solve driver shortage [Unite the union] 2021-07-08

UK Unite welcomes Mayor of London's public transport face mask decision [Unite the union] 2021-07-14

UK Unite welcomes West Yorkshire mayor's face mask decision [Unite the union] 2021-07-15

UK Debenhams tells staff they'll have to claim redundancy pay from the Government [USDAW] 2020-05-01

Canada Federal Government's Response for Workers to COVID-19 Is Woefully Insufficient: Steelworkers Union [USW] 2020-03-25

Canada Governments Must Act Now to Address Women's Inequality [USW] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Labour Ministry Not Upholding Workers' Rights [USW] 2020-04-29

Canada Ottawa's Wage Subsidy Must Be Designed Primarily to Help Workers [USW] 2020-04-02

Nigeria Arik seeks Sirika's intervention over looming aviation unions strike [Vanguard] 2020-09-13

USA Workers' COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress [VA Mercury] 2020-12-18

USA Essential workers are losing their hazard pay even though the hazard isn't over [Vox] 2020-05-17

USA Republican-led states signal they could strip workers' unemployment benefits if they don't return to work, sparking fresh safety fears [Wash Post] 2020-04-30

USA Biden's vaccine rule draws both cheers and resistance from federal workers [Wash Post] 2021-07-30

USA The new sick leave law doesn't help the workers that need it most [Wash Post] 2020-03-30

USA MLB, players' union agree to health and safety protocols, clearing way for spring training to start [Washington Post] 2021-02-09

USA / Wisconsin As health care workers protest vaccine mandates, experts say receiving unemployment isn't certain [WBAY] 2021-08-14

USA / West Virginia Health care workers protest against WVU Medicine's vaccination mandate for employees [WDTV] 2021-08-29

USA Changed by pandemic, many workers won't return to old jobs [WNCT] 2021-05-20

USA Lawmakers Seek New Ways to Cover Workers' Paychecks During Coronavirus [WSJrnl] 2020-04-12

UK Coronavirus: BA undermining job talks, says pilots' union [Yahoo] 2020-06-08

Zimbabwe ZCTU condemns Mnangagwa's porous lockdown [ZimEye] 2020-04-03

South Africa Financial sector rehiring workers who refused to comply with Covid vaccination policies [Daily Maverick] 2022-07-19

South Africa Standard Bank withdraws mandatory vaccination policy [Fin 24] 2022-07-16

South Africa The end of mandatory vaccination? Not so fast [Fin 24] 2022-07-16

USA Millions of U.S. workers lack paid time off as COVID infections rise again [Fortune] 2022-07-16

Thailand / USA Victoria's Secret agrees to finance $8.3 million settlement for laid-off Thai workers [Reuters] 2022-05-28

USA UFCW Statement on Shocking Congressional Report About Trump Administration Endangerment of Essential Workers in Meatpacking Industry [UFCW] 2022-05-14

USA Report: Trump officials, meat companies knew workers were at risk [AP] 2022-05-14

USA How hybrid work will empower all workers [ZDNet] 2022-05-14

UK Workers with Long Covid need support [TUC] 2022-05-11

UK Restore free testing in schools or risk SATs disruption [UNISON] 2022-05-07

USA / Minnesota Gov. Walz Signs Bill To Replenish Unemployment Insurance Fund, Give Bonuses To Frontline Workers [CBS] 2022-04-30

UK High Court rules that government orders to discharge untested Covid patients into care homes was illegal [UNISON] 2022-04-28

USA Another Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to Vaccine Requirement for Federal Workers [SHRM] 2022-04-23

South Africa COSATU reiterate its call for South Africans to vaccinate and receive their booster shots [COSATU] 2022-04-20

USA OSHA and USDA should have collaborated more to protect meatpacking workers from COVID-19, government watchdog says [Wausau Pilot&Review] 2022-04-17

USA Vaccination Mandate for Federal Workers Reinstated by Appeals Court [Physicians Weekly] 2022-04-09

UK Leaving school staff alone to battle Covid threat is reckless [UNISON] 2022-04-04

UK Ending free Covid tests could threaten public services [UNISON] 2022-03-31

Trinidad and Tobago Industrial Court orders Waste Disposal, Envirotec Holdings to pay 6 unvaxxed workers [NewsDay] 2022-03-24

USA OSHA schedules hearing on permanent COVID-19 standard for healthcare workers [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2022-03-23

USA Seafood workers at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, study finds [SeafoodSource] 2022-03-23

USA / California Teachers' union, L.A. school district reach agreement dissolving the mask mandate for students [New York Times] 2022-03-20

USA / New York NY nixes booster mandate for healthcare workers [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2022-03-19

South Africa Labour Court dismisses challenge to Covid vaccination policy [GroundUp] 2022-03-15

USA / California San Diego organizations continue COVID-19 outreach efforts to essential workers [KPBS] 2022-03-11

USA Pandemic Aid Boosted Pay of 740,000 U.S. Frontline Workers [Bloomberg] 2022-03-11

USA United Airlines to Let Unvaccinated Workers Return - WSJ [USNews] 2022-03-11

USA Transit Workers Deserve Hazard Pay [Labor Notes] 2022-02-19

USA / New York NY won't enforce COVID-19 booster requirement for health care workers [WGRZ] 2022-02-19

USA / New York NY backs off on Covid booster mandate for health care workers after hospitals push back [Syracuse] 2022-02-18

USA About half of healthcare workers report feeling defeated during pandemic: poll [Becker] 2022-02-18

Ireland Trade unions slam NPHET advice to end mask-wearing [Irish Examiner] 2022-02-18

Ireland Record 14,000 teachers absent from school last month due to Covid-19 [Irish Times] 2022-02-14

USA 'We are essential:' Pediatric health care social workers' perspectives on being designated essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic [Pub Med] 2022-02-11

USA AMA president: Violence against healthcare workers must end [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2022-02-05

USA With no COVID sick leave, many workers are forced to choose between their health and their paycheck [WKOW] 2022-01-30

South Africa / Mpumalanga COSATU warns employers against mistreating unvaccinated COVID-19 workers [SABC] 2022-01-29

South Africa Cosatu accuses government of failing to enact clear laws on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination [Voice of the Cape] 2022-01-28

USA Texas judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers nationwide [Press Herald] 2022-01-22

USA Psychosocial influence of COVID-19 on healthcare workers [PubMed NCBI] 2022-01-22

USA / Washington Record number of workers have called out sick, exacerbating labor shortage [KOMO] 2022-01-22

UK PCS demands departments consult health and safety reps over workplace return [PCS] 2022-01-21

USA Workers are out sick in record numbers, exacerbating labor shortage woes [Wash Post] 2022-01-20

USA Apple is requiring workers to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters as employers start mandating the shots amid the surge in Omicron cases [Insider] 2022-01-17

USA How health workers are getting through the day in the face of surging COVID cases [NPR] 2022-01-17

USA Health care workers face March 15 vaccination deadline after Supreme Court ruling [East ID News] For more info 2022-01-17

USA Essential workers face a tough choice: Find a test or miss work [NPR] 2022-01-17

USA 'We deserve more': Grocery workers lament extra work, lack of hazard pay as omicron decimates workforce [NBC] 2022-01-15

USA / Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul won't require vaccines for restaurant workers [StarTribune] 2022-01-15

USA Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll on sanitation workers [NPR] 2022-01-15

USA Omicron hits sanitation workers as garbage pick-ups suffer [The Hill] 2022-01-15

USA / Oregon OR Democrats revive proposal for one-time stimulus payment to essential workers [FOX] 2022-01-15

USA Health care workers face March 15 vaccination deadline after Supreme Court ruling [KCRA] 2022-01-15

USA / Illinois As Omicron Rages, Teachers and Students Fight for Safety Measures in Chicago and Elsewhere [Labor Notes] 2022-01-14

USA / Washington WA hospital workers filed record number of workplace safety complaints last year, unions say [Seattle Times] 2022-01-14

USA / Oregon Univ OR graduate employee union files complaint against university over COVID-19 policy [OPB] 2022-01-11

USA Health care workers are panicked as desperate hospitals ask infected staff to return [Politico] 2022-01-11

USA / Illinois Chicago schools to reopen Jan. 12 after district reaches deal with Chicago Teachers Union over COVID safety [New York Times] 2022-01-11

UK NHS covid staffing crisis 'bitter fruit of Conservative cuts' [GMB] 2022-01-08

USA Teachers' unions nationwide push back on school reopening during omicron outbreak [New York Times] 2022-01-08

Africa ITUC-Africa stresses need to rebuild, urges workers, to take vaccine [IPP Media] 2022-01-07

UK Scrapping pre-departure tests welcome but UK aviation needs its own booster [BALPA] 2022-01-06

Trinidad and Tobago PSA head: Workers don't have to reveal vaxx status [NewsDay] 2022-01-06

USA / Illinois Chicago Teachers Union defies in-person learning order, 70 percent of members vote to teach from home [Washington Post] 2022-01-05

USA Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces [WBRZ] 2022-01-05

USA / Massachusetts 1,000 Boston teachers, school staff out due to COVID-19, other reasons [The Hill] 2022-01-05

USA / Illinois Chicago cancels classes after union backs remote learning [AP] 2022-01-05

USA Union Calls on OSHA to Restore COVID Safety Standards for Health Care Workers [Gov Exec] 2022-01-05

UK Omicron: London continues to be hit with fire engine shortages [FBU] 2022-01-04

USA / New York NYC Mayor Adams weighs mandated COVID vaccine boosters for city workers [NYDaily News] 2022-01-03

USA / New York COVID, Capitalism, and Collapse: A Roundtable Discussion with NYC Nurses and Teachers [Strikewave] 2022-01-03

USA / Massachusetts Many Boston city workers to shift remote as omicron rages [Boston Herald] 2022-01-03

USA / Iowa Judges send Tyson workers' virus lawsuit back to state court: families of dead workers say that Tyson contributed to their deaths [NBC] 2022-01-03

UK Recommendation on wearing face masks in secondary school classrooms is overdue [NEU] 2022-01-02

USA / Ohio Pandemic driving older workers to call it quits early [Dayton] 2022-01-02

USA / Massachusetts Boston police union slams mayor's updated vax mandate [Police 1] 2021-12-29

USA 5 GOP-led states extend unemployment aid to workers who lose jobs over vaccine mandates [Wash Post] 2021-12-27

USA / New York Ban against unvaccinated workers begins in NYC [FOX] 2021-12-27

USA UFCW Calling For Protections From Coronavirus [CBS] 2021-12-26

UK Long Covid: a guide for supporting our members [TUC] 2021-12-24

Ireland Bus and rail trade union calls for 50% public transport capacity amid Omicron absences [Dublin Live] 2021-12-24

USA US meat plants relaxed COVID-19 safety measures after outbreaks [Cattle Site] 2021-12-23

USA For the second Christmas in a row, hospital workers will face the trauma of Covid-19 patient deaths [CNN] 2021-12-23

USA / California CA says healthcare workers must get booster shots [Border Report] 2021-12-23

South Africa Communication Workers Union to oppose mandatory vaccinations for its workers [SABC] 2021-12-23

USA / Ohio State rep says hospital CEO warns of attacks on healthcare workers by unvaccinated people [Cleveland] 2021-12-22

USA First Health-Care Worker Covid-19 Rule Ends as OSHA Goes MumFirst Health-Care Worker Covid-19 Rule Ends as OSHA Goes Mum [Bloomberg] 2021-12-22

Trinidad and Tobago CWU wins injunction for unvaxxed workers [NewsDay] 2021-12-22

Ireland Health workers want better protective gear for Omicron surge [Irish Examiner] 2021-12-21

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Health unions warn of 'immense pressure' of 'one of the hardest periods we have ever faced' [Irish News] 2021-12-21

UK PCS pressure forces DWP to reduce face to face activity in Jobcentres [PCS] 2021-12-19

USA Biden's vaccine-or-test rule for 84 million workers is back after court lifts stay [NPR] 2021-12-18

South Africa COVID-19: Denosa concerned for health workers [eNCA] 2021-12-18

UK PM should strengthen workplace coronavirus guidance and safety measures [USDAW] 2021-12-16

UK Safety Mitigations in Schools and Colleges [NEU] 2021-12-15

South Africa Unions call for harsher penalties for Covid-19 testing labs [SowetanLive ] 2021-12-13

South Africa SAFTU to approach court to seek declaratory order on issue of mandatory vaccination [SABC] 2021-12-13

South Africa 50,000 affiliates of Popcru test positive, 876 members die since Covid-19 pandemic outbreak [DFA] 2021-12-11

USA / Michigan Instead of Coal, These Nurses Gave Their Boss 900 Documented Incidents of Unsafe Understaffing [Labor Notes] 2021-12-10

UK GDP: reboot furlough to safeguard recovery from Omicron restrictions [TUC] 2021-12-10

South Africa Sadtu, Naptosa urge their members to get vaccinated [SABC] 2021-12-09

UK Extra safety measures are the right approach but still more can be done [UNISON] 2021-12-09

UK Businesses and unions call for state help after England adopts Covid plan B [Guardian] 2021-12-09

UK Government must act right away to prevent disruption in schools [GMB] 2021-12-09

South Africa Sadtu calls on govt to jab children as young as five [JacarandaFM] 2021-12-08

South Africa Cosatu encourages businesses to engage workers on vaccination [eNCA] 2021-12-08

South Africa We plead with workers to vaccinate but are against it being mandatory - Saftu [Radio 702] 2021-12-08

South Africa SAFTU slams mandatory vaccines as unconstitutional [Eyewitness News] 2021-12-08

UK PCS demands urgent meeting with permanent secretary over Omicron variant [PCS] 2021-12-08

South Africa Labor union to oppose vaccine mandates in workplace [Bloomberg] 2021-12-08

South Africa / Gauteng Staff at Charlotte Maxeke hospital ask President to intervene [GroundUp] 2021-12-08

South Africa FEDUSA NEC to meet to discuss mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations [SABC] 2021-12-07

South Africa COSATU welcomes announcement of long-delayed Covid-19 relief of R1.3 billion for taxi sector [COSATU ] 2021-12-06

UK BALPA Response to Travel Regulations [BALPA] 2021-12-06

USA / Nevada NV to make unvaccinated state workers pay insurance surcharge [The Hill] 2021-12-03

USA When politics trump workers' health, we know who gets burned [The Hill] 2021-12-03

USA Republicans boost benefits for workers who quit over vaccine mandates [Guardian] 2021-12-02

South Africa Public sector unions refuse to support mandatory vaccinations [Fin24] 2021-11-30

South Africa Clothing union reports 74% Covid vaccination rate [GroundUp] 2021-11-30

South Africa Labour federations express differing views on mandatory vaccination [BusinessLIVE] 2021-11-30

UK RMT said that it's advising all members to ensure that they protect their own personal safety [RMT] 2021-11-30

UK Doctors and unions join bereaved families to highlight issues for Covid inquiry [Guardian] 2021-11-30

South Africa U-turn: Cosatu now backs mandatory vaccination, but other unions are still averse [Fin24] 2021-11-29

South Africa Cosatu calls for restrictions on unvaccinated [IOL] 2021-11-29

South Africa Ill-preparedness for fourth wave and new variant will cost lives, says Nehawu [IOL] 2021-11-29

Global Global workers call for universal access to Covid-19 vaccines, health products and technologies [IndustriALL] 2021-11-29

UK Johnson needs to follow lead of Sturgeon and Drakeford to beat Omicron variant [TSSA] 2021-11-29

UK Government was wrong to water down safety in stores [USDAW] 2021-11-28

UK Public transport face mask rules must be fully enforced [Unite the union] 2021-11-28

UK 'We support the wearing of masks but there are major issues about enforcement' [RMT] 2021-11-28

USA White House: 92% of fed workers under mandate are vaccinated [FOX] 2021-11-25

Ireland SIPTU calls for reduced capacity on public transport to protect workers and passengers [SIPTU] 2021-11-24

USA / Rhode Island Health workers again challenge Rhode Island's vaccine rule [Fairfield Citizen] 2021-11-21

USA / Florida Disney puts worker vaccine mandate on pause after Florida ban on restrictions [NYTimes] 2021-11-21

USA 'It's up to companies to fix the labor shortage': Why workers are leaving in record numbers [KSDK] 2021-11-16

USA / South Dakota Smithfield to pay $13K penalty for failing to protect workers as part of settlement [Kelo] 2021-11-16

USA / California Amazon to pay California $500,000 for concealing COVID cases among workers [Yahoo] 2021-11-16

USA / Florida Florida lawmakers to spend $6 million fighting vaccine mandates [NBC] 2021-11-16

USA / Alabama Workers sue Alabama rocket plant over COVID vaccine policy [] 2021-11-16

USA / California Amazon settles California COVID workers notification dispute [AP] 2021-11-16

USA While Many Unions Work to Undermine Biden's Vaccine Mandate, Some Are Suing to Widen Them [Newsweek] 2021-11-16

Portugal Portuguese law bans employers from contacting staff out of hours [Financial Times] 2021-11-15

USA / New York Dozens of N.Y.C. sanitation workers were suspended during an inquiry into the use of fake vaccine cards [NYTimes] 2021-11-15

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Belfast Trust estimates 20% of staff are not vaccinated [BBC] 2021-11-14

USA / Florida FL Gov Ron DeSantis pushing for a bill that would allow payments to workers who refused the vaccine [Union Jrnl] 2021-11-14

South Africa NEHAWU calls on workers to support Vooma vaccination campaign drive [COSATU ] 2021-11-12

Africa Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy comes under the spotlight at Sub Saharan Africa occupational health and safety meeting [IndustriALL] 2021-11-11

South Africa SA Medical Association wants choice of booster shots for health workers [Fin24] 2021-11-11

USA 10 states sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate for health care workers [The Hill] 2021-11-11

Marshall Islands Experiences of Marshallese food processing workers during the COVID-19 pandemic [Pub Med] 2021-11-05

USA The effect of social support on work stress in health workers during the pandemic: The mediation role of resilience [Pub Med] 2021-11-05

USA U.S. Sets Jan. 4 Vaccination Deadline for Big Private Employers and Cover 84M Workers [NYTimes] 2021-11-05

USA PKrugman: Wonking Out: Is the Great Resignation a Great Rethink? [NYTimes] 2021-11-05

South Africa Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) forcing employees to vaccinate for Covid-19 [NUM] 2021-11-04

South Africa Mandatory vaccinations for government workers being considered [BusinessTech] 2021-11-04

USA / New York NYC police unions warned vaccine mandates would pull 10,000 officers off streets. So far, the number is 34 [NYTimes] 2021-11-03

South Africa NEHAWU statement on mandatory vaccination for employees in the public service [WFTU] 2021-11-03

USA / Connecticut CT unions say COVID-19 'hero pay' must be funded [Westerly Sun] 2021-10-31

USA / Hawaii Honolulu federal correctional workers rally against President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate [ABC] 2021-10-31

USA / New York Firefighters lag behind, NYPD nearing 90%, some 26,000 city workers still unvaccinated [amNY] 2021-10-31

USA / New York Thousands of NYPD, FDNY, sanitation workers remain unvaccinated past deadline [PIX] 2021-10-31

USA / Maine Supreme Court rejects Maine health care workers' effort to block COVID-19 vaccine mandate [CBS] 2021-10-31

USA / Massachusetts 500 state workers suspended, left jobs due to vaccine order [Western Mass News] 2021-10-30

USA / New York NYS health care workers will no longer have religious exemption to Covid-19 vaccine mandate, court rules [CNN] 2021-10-30

South Africa COVID-19 Vaccine | One dose not enough for health workers - Sama [eNCA] 2021-10-29

USA 72% of unvaccinated workers vow to quit if ordered to get vaccinated [CNN] 2021-10-29

USA Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died [AP] 2021-10-28

UK UNISON responds to Public Accounts Committee report on test and trace [UNISON] 2021-10-27

Ireland Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return [The Journal] 2021-10-23

UK TUC and unions warn government against 'sleep-walking into a winter of chaos' [TUC] 2021-10-23

UK Annual CQC State of Care report exposes the detrimental impact of nursing staff shortages across health and care. [RCN] 2021-10-23

UK RCN urges government to stop denying pressure on nursing staff [RCN] 2021-10-23

UK Nine in 10 disabled workers want to continue working from home after pandemic - TUC poll [TUC] 2021-10-22

UK GPs in England threaten industrial action over in-person appointments [Guardian] 2021-10-22

UK Unite general secretary Sharon Graham calls for tighter Covid measures to protect the NHS and workers this winter [Unite the union] 2021-10-21

UK Return to mask wearing needed on public transport as Covid rates rise [Unite the union] 2021-10-20

UK Mandatory face coverings and Covid safety measures must return to shops says Usdaw [USDAW] 2021-10-20

USA OSHA strips Arizona, South Carolina and Utah of their authority to regulate workplace safety, citing shortcomings in COVID policies [New York Times] 2021-10-20

Ireland Workplace return in doubt as deputy CMO calls for people to keep working from home this autumn and winter if possible [Irish Independent] 2021-10-16

USA / Illinois Chicago police union tells members to refuse COVID vaccination, while mayor demands it for public safety [Washington Post] 2021-10-14

UK Pandemic report shows public inquiry is needed without delay [Unite the union] 2021-10-12

UK 'This government has treated key workers atrociously.' It's time for a living wage for all key workers [TUC] 2021-10-11

USA Burned out frontline workers are seeking out the lesser evil in their job searches [Biz Insider] 2021-10-10

USA Once hailed as heroes, health care workers now face a rash of violence [ABC] 2021-10-10

UK UK unions call for tighter Covid safety measures in schools as cases surge [NEU] 2021-10-10

USA FBI Will Investigate Violent Threats Against Educators and School Boards Funded by Koch Network and Other Rightwing Foundations [Diane Ravitch] 2021-10-09

UK Coronavirus: safety measures in schools [NEU] 2021-10-09

South Africa Numsa strike: 'Our members suffered during Covid. We suffered under lockdown' [Cape Talk ] 2021-10-06

South Africa FEDUSA salutes heroism of teachers in times of Covid-19 [Polity] 2021-10-06

UK PCS to ballot DVLA members over further strike action [PCS] 2021-10-05

USA / New York A few skeptical U.S. hospital workers choose dismissal over vaccine [WNCY] 2021-10-04

USA / Oregon Healthcare workers at McKenzie-Willamette speak out ahead of planned strike [ABC] 2021-10-04

USA / Missouri Frontline workers getting personal panic buttons amid spike in assaults [ABC] 2021-10-04

South Africa 'We remain sceptical about vaccine certificates' - Cosatu [TimesLIVE] 2021-10-01

South Africa COSATU urges all workers and South Africans to support national Vooma Vaccine weekend starting tomorrow [COSATU ] 2021-10-01

South Africa SAMA: health workers should be prioritised if J&J booster jabs implemented [Eyewitness News] 2021-09-29

USA / New York Hundreds of unvaccinated healthcare workers suspended over NY's vaccine mandate [CBS] 2021-09-29

USA / New York N.Y.'s Covid Vaccine Mandate Tested by Pushback From Workers [NYTimes] 2021-09-29

USA / Iowa University of Iowa graduate workers file COVID-19 workplace safety complaints [CBS] 2021-09-26

South Africa Mining industry vaccinates over 200 000 workers, mandatory vaccination not on the cards for now [Mail & Guardian] 2021-09-24

UK Invest in the health workforce and public services to learn pandemic lessons [UNISON] 2021-09-20

USA / Florida Polk health care workers to rally against COVID vaccine mandate [Ledger] 2021-09-18

Italy COVID-19 Health Passes Mandatory For All Workers [KPCW / NPR] 2021-09-18

USA / Indiana More than 100 part-timers at Indiana University Health left jobless for refusing Covid-19 vaccine [CNN] 2021-09-18

USA / Florida Disney workers march in protest of vaccine mandate [FOX] 2021-09-18

USA In The Fight Against COVID, Health Workers Aren't Immune To Vaccine Misinformation [KNKX] 2021-09-18

USA / Illinois COVID-19 vaccine deadline for Illinois healthcare workers, educators, college students is Sunday [ABC] 2021-09-18

USA / Oregon Health care workers, firefighters file lawsuits to overturn Oregon vaccine mandate [OPB] 2021-09-18

UK Scrap mandatory vaccine deadline or risk decimating the care sector, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-09-16

Zimbabwe ZCTU vaccines case hit snag [Bulawayo24 News] 2021-09-16

Zimbabwe ZCTU fails in High Court bid to stop mandatory Covid-19 vaccination [ZimLive] 2021-09-16

South Africa Naptosa: Mandatory vaccinations may lead to more hesitancy [eNCA] 2021-09-16

USA / New York Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks NY Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers [Gothamist] 2021-09-15

Ireland Covid-19: Rollout of air quality monitors to schools to be delayed until October [Irish Times] 2021-09-15

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Nurses 'showing signs of inability to keep going' [BBC] 2021-09-15

USA Labor Unions Divided Over Vaccine Mandate [WNYC] 2021-09-15

Zimbabwe ZCTU vaccines case hit snag [The Herald] 2021-09-15

UK Chancellor must stop universal credit cut and extend furlough [TUC] 2021-09-14

UK Teachers in difficult position over teenage Covid jab rollout, say unions [Guardian] 2021-09-14

USA Whirlpool will pay workers $1,000 to get vaccinated [CNN] 2021-09-14

USA Analyzing workers' compensation liability for COVID-19 infections [Reuters] 2021-09-14

South Africa Covid-19: Take vaccines to school children aged 12 and older - unions [News24] 2021-09-14

South Africa Most political parties and Cosatu welcome easing of lockdown restrictions [IOL] 2021-09-13

USA Women and low-wage workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2021-09-12

USA / New York To Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Governor Hochul Signs Three Pieces of Legislation to Support 9/11 and Communications First Responders [Gov NY] 2021-09-11

UK 'A tale of two pandemics' - TUC calls for urgent economic reset to tackle huge Covid class divide [TUC] 2021-09-09

UK COVID conspiracy posters on rail and Tube [RMT] 2021-09-09

South Africa Cosatu adds its voice to mandatory vaccination debate [Health-e News] 2021-09-09

USA Labor Day 2021: Prospects for Workers amid a Hedge Fund Economy [Nonprofit Quarterly] 2021-09-08

UK Unions write to health secretary over job losses [PCS] 2021-09-08

USA / Minnesota 'It's overwhelming': MN healthcare workers share stresses of latest COVID surge [KMSP] 2021-09-07

South Africa Doctors and nurses are most trusted sources for vaccine information [Mail & Guardian] 2021-09-07

South Africa School overcrowding stokes covid [Sunday World] 2021-09-07

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Some schools 'not following pupils close contact advice' [BBC] 2021-09-06

South Africa SAPTU wants to be included in policy discussions over mandatory jabs [Eyewitness News] 2021-09-06

USA Each COVID-19 surge poses a risk for healthcare workers: PTSD [Reuters] 2021-09-05

USA / California Concession workers at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park vote to strike [ESPN] 2021-09-05

Zimbabwe Zimbabwean unions campaign against Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy [IndustriALL] 2021-09-05

USA Tyson Foods Strikes Deal With Unions on Covid-19 Vaccines, Sick Pay [WSJrnl] 2021-09-04

UK JCVI: no mass vaccine for 12-15 [NEU] 2021-09-04

UK Ministers must end jab compulsion to prevent care home catastrophe [UNISON] 2021-09-04

Ireland 'Sardine-like crush' won't be facilitated: Unions hit out at full capacity return on public transport [Irish Independent] 2021-09-03

South Africa Cosatu against vaccine ID system for control of access to buildings [SABC] 2021-09-02

UK BMJ Research into Covid Risk for Teachers [NEU] 2021-09-02

South Africa 73 Harmony miners dead due to #Covid19 complications [OFM] 2021-09-01

USA / Texas Verbal and physical attacks on health workers surge as emotions boil during latest COVID-19 wave [TX Tribune] 2021-09-01

South Africa / Free State Sama branch members show their support for Covid-19 prevention drive [News24] 2021-09-01

USA / Arkansas Healthcare workers protest vaccine mandates in hospitals [KAIT] 2021-08-29

USA For workers losing unemployment benefits, jobs not always easy to come by [Boston Globe] 2021-08-29

USA / Connecticut Group of Hartford healthcare workers protest vaccine requirement [WFSB] 2021-08-29

USA / Texas Waco: Healthcare workers protest against vaccine mandates [KWTX] 2021-08-29

USA Child-Care Workers Might Not Come Back [Atlantic] 2021-08-29

USA / Pennsylvania SEPTA workers say the pandemic revealed labor issues that go beyond paychecks [WHYY] 2021-08-28

USA Advocates, Union Representatives, Support Vaccine Mandate For Nursing Home Workers [St Louis PR] 2021-08-28

USA / California San Diego tells city workers they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 2 [LATimes] 2021-08-28

USA More companies are weighing penalties for unvaccinated workers [ADN] 2021-08-28

USA / Illinois Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends COVID Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Says They Owe It To Themselves And The Public [Block Club Chicago] 2021-08-28

UK Supermarkets must take responsibility for HGV and food labour shortages [Unite the union] 2021-08-28

USA NFL, NFLPA begin negotiations over NFL's demand for a COVID vaccine mandate [Washington Post] 2021-08-27

UK Returning to Offices [PCS] 2021-08-27

South Africa Employers should constructively encourage their workers to vaccinate and not bully and victimise them [COSATU] 2021-08-26

USA Randi Weingarten leads a union of 1.7 million educators, and the right is not happy with her [New York Times] 2021-08-26

South Africa / Western Cape Taxi drivers block N2 at Plettenberg Bay over Covid-19 relief funds [GroundUp] 2021-08-25

USA / New York Met Opera reaches deal with orchestra on COVID, paving way for reopening [New York Times] 2021-08-25

Ireland No data available on numbers of unvaccinated teachers [Irish Times] 2021-08-25

South Africa Doctors throw weight behind vaccination [News24] 2021-08-25

Ireland Government urged to allow unvaccinated pregnant teachers to work remotely [Irish Times] 2021-08-23

Ireland Ibec calls for companies to be allowed more freedom to decide how they reopen [Irish Times] 2021-08-24

USA Fast-food worker wages rose 10% as restaurants struggle to hire and retain workers, report says [USAToday] 2021-08-24

USA / New York New York City Requiring Vaccines for All Teachers, School Workers [Barron's] 2021-08-24

USA / California Man drives car into workers at California COVID-19 vaccination clinic [NYPost] 2021-08-24

USA / Wisconsin Colectivo Coffee workers vote to unionize [WMTV] 2021-08-24

USA All the major companies requiring vaccines for workers [Fortune] 2021-08-24

USA These Older Workers Hadn't Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up [NPR] 2021-08-24

USA / Colorado Health care workers hit the streets to protest vaccine mandate [NBC] 2021-08-24

South Africa NAPTOSA concerned by increase in Covid infections at schools [Eyewitness News] 2021-08-24

USA / Louisiana LA nursing home workers have a low vaccination rate. Biden mandate should change that [LA Illuminator] 2021-08-22

USA 11 states, cities requiring COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2021-08-20

USA / Hawaii Maui hospital workers plead with community to stem COVID-19 surge [Maui News] 2021-08-19

USA Google's Salary Cuts for Remote Workers Renew Location-Based Pay Debate [SHRM] 2021-08-19

USA / Washington Gov Inslee brings back statewide mask order and mandates vaccines for school workers [Seattle Times] 2021-08-19

USA / Colorado COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued for Colorado prison workers, other state employees [FOX] 2021-08-19

USA / Colorado Colorado Office Workers Are More Uncertain Than Ever Over Return-To-Workplace Plans Amid The Delta Variant Surge [CPR] 2021-08-19

USA OSHA issues updated guidance on protecting unvaccinated and other at-risk workers from the coronavirus [ISHN] 2021-08-19

USA / Tennessee TN healthcare workers respond to Governor Lee's anti-mask executive order [NBC] 2021-08-19

USA cPresident Biden says nursing homes must vaccinate workers against COVID-19 [USAToday] 2021-08-19

USA 'We're suffering right now': Flight attendants on the horror of flying during COVID-19 [SFGate] 2021-08-18

USA / Michigan Facing a pandemic, more Michigan workers turned to unionsFacing a pandemic, more Michigan workers turned to unions [MLive] 2021-08-17

USA Labor unions are split on vaccine mandates [Wash Post] 2021-08-17

South Africa High Covid infection rate impacting pupils - Naptosa [East Coast Radio] 2021-08-17

Asia / Pacific Reasserting public interest over private profit in the COVID-19 era [IUF Asia/Pacific] 2021-08-17

South Africa SADTU: Govt cutting corners in dealing with Covid-19 spread at schools [Eyewitness News] 2021-08-17

Zimbabwe ZCTU challenges firms over staff vaccination [Daily News] 2021-08-16

USA Why Are So Many Healthcare Workers Unvaccinated? [WAMU] 2021-08-16

USA / Oklahoma Oklahoma City Public Charter School Plans to Defy Mask Ban [USNews] 2021-08-16

USA / Michigan Lack of funding leads to shortage of EMS workers [EMS1] 2021-08-16

USA / Pennsylvania Giant shorted more than 3K workers out of $165K in overtime pay, feds say [Penn Live] 2021-08-16

USA / Oregon OR Nat'l Guard deployed to help hospital workers [KQEN] 2021-08-16

USA America's failure to pay workers time off undermines vaccine campaign, according to surveys [Wash Post] 2021-08-16

Vietnam Workers try to flee Vietnam's biggest city as coronavirus crisis worsens [Reuters] 2021-08-16

USA / New York Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers [NYS Gov] 2021-08-16

USA Nearly a third of US workers under 40 considered changing careers during the pandemic [Wash Post] 2021-08-16

USA / Indiana Weingarten To Indiana: Mask Up To Keep Kids In School [WFYI] 2021-08-16

USA / District of Columbia D.C. Mayor Orders City Workers, Teachers to Get Vaccinated or Undergo Testing [Daily Beast] 2021-08-15

India Why are so many sanitation worker deaths uncounted? [Indian Express] 2021-08-15

USA / Pennsylvania Workers fired for refusing to get COVID vaccine could get UC benefits [New Castle News] 2021-08-14

USA / Georgia Georgia health care workers sound alarm amid COVID surge [FOX] 2021-08-14

USA / Hawaii Gov. David Ige announces vaccine mandate for state and county workers [Star Advertiser] For more info 2021-08-14

USA / California Understanding California's Vaccination Mandate For Health Care Workers [LA-ist] 2021-08-14

USA / Georgia GA Health Care Workers Sound Alarm Amid COVID Surge [USNews] 2021-08-14

USA Battling misinformation, nursing homes weigh whether to require vaccination for staff [CBS] 2021-08-14

USA / Florida Elections supervisor imposes vaccine mandate for all poll workers in Broward special congressional election [Sun-Sentinel] 2021-08-14

USA / Rhode Island RI focuses on health workers in fight against delta variant [Westerly Sun] 2021-08-12

USA Rethinking healthcare workers' roles post-pandemic [Healthcare Drive] 2021-08-12

USA / Arkansas AR health care workers overwhelmed by Covid resurgence [NBC] For more info 2021-08-12

USA / Colorado Past the Pandemic - Mental Wellness Support for Health Care Workers [Co Dept of Human Services] 2021-08-12

USA / Texas Houston Federation of Teachers Thanks Superintendent for Imposing a Mask Mandate [Diane Ravitch] 2021-08-12

USA / Wisconsin Some health care workers plan to protest vaccine mandates in Green Bay [WBAY] 2021-08-11

USA / Rhode Island R.I. governor orders health care workers to get vaccinated [Boston Globe] 2021-08-11

USA / Kentucky Healthcare workers protest vaccine requirement in NKY [FOX] 2021-08-11

USA 3 major US airlines will not mandate shots for their unvaccinated workers [CNN] 2021-08-11

USA Biden to Urge Businesses to Require Covid-19 Vaccine for Workers [WSJrnl] 2021-08-11

Nigeria Unpaid doctors strike amid new COVID-19 surge [Spectrum News] 2021-08-11

Kenya Get vaccines or face punishment, government orders state workers [Bloomberg] 2021-08-11

South Africa More than 10% of miners have had COVID-19: data [Mining Journal] 2021-08-11

USA Workers fired for refusing a vaccine are unlikely to qualify for unemployment [USAToday] 2021-08-10

UK Covid - Unions condemn Government treatment of school and college leaders [NEU] 2021-08-09

USA Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job [Highlands News-Sun] 2021-08-08

USA After Months of Avoiding the Vaccine Issue, Companies Begin to Mandate [NYTimes] 2021-08-06

USA / Oregon Protecting Essential Workers During the Pandemic: Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center [NACHC] 2021-08-06

UK Main rail union to fight jobs cull across the industry [RMT] 2021-08-06

UK Unite condemns extension of lorry driving hours being relaxed [Unite the union] 2021-08-06

USA Health Care Workers Deserve Solidarity, Not Just Gratitude [Health Affairs] 2021-08-06

USA / Louisiana COVID leaves Louisiana front-line workers exhausted as hospitalizations surge: Reporter's Notebook [ABC] For more info 2021-08-06

USA For Restaurant Workers, the Vaccine Mandate Comes As a Relief [New York] 2021-08-06

USA Biden's COVID-19 Vaccine Policy For Federal Workers Raises Questions [NPR] 2021-08-06

UK BALPA response to updated travel rules 5 August [BALPA] 2021-08-06

South Africa Sasol workers told 'vax up or pay up' as Fedusa calls move 'disgusting' [Cape Talk ] 2021-08-06

South Africa Move to reduce physical distancing in schools to less than 1m, but unions are against it [Daily Maverick] 2021-08-06

Ireland People Before Profit proposes Bill to guarantee air quality in workplaces [Irish Times] 2021-08-05

South Africa Teacher unions say they were 'not consulted about proposed reduced social distance of 0.5m' [News24] 2021-08-04

UK Government agrees to vaccination of 16-17 year-olds [NEU] 2021-08-04

USA / Texas City of Houston workers ordered to wear masks again, regardless of vaccination status [Click2Houston] For more info 2021-08-04

UK Health organisations stand together against abuse [RCM] 2021-08-04

Bangladesh Garment workers suffer as factories reopen during Covid-19 lockdown [IndustriALL] 2021-08-04

South Africa SADTU criticises Education Dept over reopening of schools amid health and safety concerns of teachers, learners [Inside Education] 2021-08-04

South Africa Sadtu threatens legal action over proposed narrowing of social distancing at primary schools [JacarandaFM] 2021-08-03

USA Are We Any Closer To Another Relief Payment? [CBS] 2021-08-03

USA Food giant Tyson will require vaccinations for all US workers [Viral Live] 2021-08-03

South Africa Work Covid-19 vaccination debate rages [The Mercury] 2021-08-03

UK More than 650,000 jobs likely to still need furlough when scheme ends in September [ntia] 2021-08-02

UK Pay rise for Aldi lorry drivers amid shortage [BBC] 2021-08-01

UK Don't end furlough, adapt it to avoid a bleak autumn and provide longer-term support for workers [Unite the union] 2021-07-31

South Africa Sadtu concerned about school dropouts rate amid COVID-19 pandemic [SABC] 2021-07-31

USA / Maryland Unemployment Workers Union Hold Rally Thursday Night In Baltimore Over Flagged Claims, Unavailability [CBS] 2021-07-30

UK BALPA response to updated travel rules for fully vaccinated EU and US passengers [BALPA] 2021-07-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Statement of SADTU on reopening of schools [SADTU] 2021-07-30

South Africa SACTWU WELCOMES decision to immediately vaccinate workers who are over 18 years old [COSATU] 2021-07-29

Zimbabwe Mnangagwa's 'no jab no work' policy to be challenged by ZCTU [Bulawayo24 News] 2021-07-29

South Africa COSATU warns that employers don't have right to fire unvaccinated employees [Eyewitness News] 2021-07-28

USA / California Bay Area Workers are Moving Back and so are Higher Rents [Planetizen] 2021-07-28

USA / New York New Vaccine Rules for Workers? Unions Voice Exasperation [NYTimes] 2021-07-28

South Africa / North West Poultry factory employees accuse employer of flouting COVID-19 regulations [SABC] 2021-07-28

South Africa / Limpopo Teachers must adhere to COVID-19 protocols [Health-e News] 2021-07-27

USA / California There is a Black jobs crisis of generational underemployment, unemployment, and stagnant wages in the four Southern California counties [] 2021-07-27

USA AFL-CIO trade union federation supports vaccination mandates for workers [NND] 2021-07-27

USA Mandating Vaccines For Health Care Workers Is Critical To Pandemic's End [NPR] 2021-07-27

South Africa NEHAWU statement on decision to move to Alert Level 3 [COSATU] 2021-07-27

USA / Mexico Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economy [NYTimes] 2021-07-27

South Africa Covid-19: Unions should push harder for teachers to get vaccinated [GroundUp] 2021-07-27

USA Medical groups call for mandatory vaccination of U.S. health care workers [NYTimes] 2021-07-26

USA CEO-worker pay gap 'skyrocketing' amid pandemic: AFL-CIO Sec. Treasurer [Yahoo] For more info 2021-07-26

UK Doctors in Unite holds protest in London tomorrow over lack of enhanced PPE for health and social care staff [Unite the union] 2021-07-26

USA Disabled workers fear COVID-19 silver lining to fade as 'old normal' returns [Reuters] 2021-07-26

USA Doctors, nurses, medical groups call for mandatory vaccinations of health-care workers [The Hill] 2021-07-26

USA / New York New York will require city workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly by mid-September [NYTimes] 2021-07-26

France Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines [AP] 2021-07-26

South Africa / North West Health Department refutes Denosa allegations [OFM] 2021-07-25

South Africa / North West Nursing students allegedly forced to administer vaccines [OFM] 2021-07-25

South Africa Members ready to go back to classrooms: SADTU [SABC] 2021-07-25

USA / Washington Hundreds of area hospital workers unvaccinated [Peninsula Daily News] 2021-07-25

USA / New Jersey Essential Immigrants take over Newark Penn Station to Demand Citizenship for Essential Workers in Infrastructure Package [Insider NJ] 2021-07-25

South Africa Sadtu raises concerns ahead of school reopening [eNCA] 2021-07-25

USA / New York Immigrant essential workers rally in Manhattan for pathway to citizenship [ABC] 2021-07-24

UK Self isolation exemptions gamble with keyworkers' lives [GMB] 2021-07-24

UK Specialist transport union RMT on staff isolation exemptions [RMT] 2021-07-23

UK Nightclubs face chaos and disorder as door staff licence cliff edge looms [GMB] 2021-07-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape Staff, PPE shortages at Kariega hospital where patients admitted at night are left unattended - Nehawu [News24] 2021-07-21

USA / Michigan MI healthcare workers protest vaccine mandate [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2021-07-20

UK Isolation changes must happen with boosted safety measures, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-07-20

South Africa Sadtu believes 80% of school staff vaccinated [eNCA] 2021-07-20

UK Health & social care workers self-isolation exempt: 'one rule for them, one rule for us' [GMB] 2021-07-19

UK FBU fears underreporting of Covid infections in the fire service as minister fails to provide data [FBU] 2021-07-19

UK Extend furlough and work with us on working protections [Unite the union] 2021-07-19

USA / New York State data shows one-third of NY hospital workers are unvaccinated [NYPost] 2021-07-19

USA / Minnesota Next job for Minnesota lawmakers: Spend $250 million on front-line worker aid [StarTribune] 2021-07-19

UK RMT warning of total chaos on eve of 'Freedom Day' [RMT] 2021-07-18

UK New law in England must resolve nursing workforce shortages that compromise patient safety [RCN] 2021-07-17

UK RMT warns of further surge in self isolation from Monday [RMT] 2021-07-17

USA / Minnesota Minnesota Essential Workers React to Announcement of Working Group Members for $250 Million Fund [SEIU] 2021-07-16

UK Coronavirus: school outbreaks remain high [NEU] 2021-07-16

UK UNISON praises police decision to retain COVID protections [UNISON] 2021-07-15

UK Government's 'back to work' guidance weakens safety and risks abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2021-07-15

UK BALPA response to traffic light system [BALPA] 2021-07-15

UK London - GMB backs call for TfL face coverings to remain compulsory [GMB] 2021-07-14

South Africa FEDUSA welcomes lockdown relief for workers and stressed sectors [Polity] 2021-07-14

UK Government weakening of Covid safety measures in shops risks abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2021-07-13

UK Mask wearing should be compulsory in NHS settings as Covid infection rates soar [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

UK Unite raises Amazon's pandemic profiteering with the Competition and Markets Authority [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

UK Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

South Africa Pandemic takes its toll as healthcare workers suffer depression, fatigue and burnout [Daily Maverick] 2021-07-13

UK RMT warns of 'fatal folly' of removing transport Covid protections [RMT] 2021-07-12

UK PCS condemns end of Covid restrictions and sets out safety demands [PCS] 2021-07-11

South Africa Police unions raise concerns regarding limited COVID-19 vaccines [SABC] 2021-07-10

UK Rise in Coronavirus Clusters in Schools [NEU] 2021-07-09

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Kilkeel seafood factory closes due to outbreak [BBC] 2021-07-09

Ireland Healthcare workers 'deeply offended' by lack of employer recognition for COVID work [Limerick Post] 2021-07-09

Ireland Decision due soon on large lectures at third-level in September [Irish Times] 2021-07-09

South Africa Online learning on the cards for reopening of schools, say unions [IOL] 2021-07-08

South Africa Sadtu decries failure to reach targets of vaccinating teachers [SABC] 2021-07-08

South Africa Union-run clinics in South African garment sector certified for Covid-19 vaccination [IndustriALL] 2021-07-08

India IndustriALL calls on Indian government to address safety crisis [IndustriALL] 2021-07-08

UK UK employers struggle with worst labour shortage since 1997 [Guardian] 2021-07-08

South Africa About 90% of private school staff vaccinated as unions urge teachers to be 'vaccine ambassadors' [News24] 2021-07-08

South Africa Ters payments will be extended for industries hit by new Level 4 rules - Cosatu [Cape Talk ] 2021-07-07

USA Difficulties encountered by public health workers in COVID-19 outbreak: a cross-sectional study based on five provinces [Pub Med] 2021-07-06

USA Bullying, Threats Are Concerns For Some Healthcare Workers [Tulsa Public Radio] 2021-07-06

South Africa POPCRU welcomes govt's plan to vaccinate police officers [Eyewitness News] 2021-07-06

South Africa Teacher unions urge all members to get the jab [SowetanLIVE] 2021-07-06

South Africa Clothing industry health care clinics secure Covid-19 vaccination certification status [allAfrica] 2021-07-06

UK Johnson 'gung ho gambling' over lifting covid restrictions [TSSA] 2021-07-06

Ireland Pandemic compensation claim by health staff to be heard [Irish Times] 2021-07-06

South Africa Covid-19: Popcru accuses correctional services of failing to reduce prison staff to 50% [Pretoria News] 2021-07-05

UK TUC calls for right to work flexibly to be extended as people urged to return to the office [TUC] 2021-07-05

UK Living with Covid without furlough or sick pay `utterly irresponsible' and will cost jobs [Unite the union] 2021-07-05

UK Shoppers should continue to wear face coverings [USDAW] 2021-07-05

UK Bridging support is crucial to avoid redundancies in the culture sector [bectu] 2021-07-05

South Africa Burnout and fatigue haunt Covid-19 front line healthcare workers [Weekend Argus] 2021-07-05

Zimbabwe Civil servants ordered to get vaccinated or quit jobs [Pindula] 2021-07-05

South Africa Popcru announces drive to vaccinate police officers [SowetanLIVE] 2021-07-04

South Africa / Gauteng Over 5,000 health workers recruited to assist with rising Covid cases [Eyewitness News] 2021-07-03

South Africa Covid-19: Sadtu calls for vaccination of teachers to be extended to other education sectors [News24] 2021-07-02

UK Ending furlough scheme too early could damage recovery, say trade unions [Guardian] 2021-07-02

Global Unions concerned by slow Covid-19 vaccination in Sub Saharan Africa amid surging infections [IndustriALL] 2021-07-01

South Africa Doctors show signs of emotional fatigue: SAMA [SABC] 2021-06-30

South Africa Restaurant staff left without any income as SA goes back to Level 4 [GroundUp] 2021-06-30

South Africa Government must protect jobs during level four restrictions [SAFTU] 2021-06-29

South Africa COSATU to present its submission to Justice Moseneke on likelihood of holding local government elections under Covid-19 restrictions [COSATU] 2021-06-29

South Africa Stricter restrictions the only solution to the Covid-19 problem at hand - Denosa [The Star] 2021-06-29

South Africa Numsa calls on employers to give Covid-19 jab to workers, families [JacarandaFM] 2021-06-29

South Africa Sama welcomes 'long overdue' level 4 restrictions [East Coast Radio] 2021-06-29

South Africa / North West Cosatu, Saftu welcome new measures to curb COVID-19 spread [SABC] 2021-06-29

South Africa Teachers and unions pleased with rollout [Sunday World] 2021-06-29

South Africa Teacher unions welcome closure of schools [Xinhua] 2021-06-29

South Africa COSATU calls for some relief for businesses affected by new lockdown restrictions [SABC] 2021-06-28

USA Public health workers report being threatened and harassed during the pandemic [CBS] 2021-06-28

USA / Kentucky McConnell: Beshear should end $300 weekly unemployment checks [WHAS] 2021-06-28

USA / Kentucky Ky. OSHA complaints rose 45% in 2020, partly due to pandemic; issues are likely to linger as workplaces try to get back to normal [Times Tribune] 2021-06-28

USA I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace [NYTimes] 2021-06-27

USA / Pennsylvania Dozens of Pa. companies received federal loans meant to save jobs, but laid off workers anyway [FOX] 2021-06-27

USA Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Suicidal Ideation Among State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic [CDC] 2021-06-26

USA Remote workers' energy bills are rising. Should employers reimburse them? [CBS] For more info 2021-06-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Sadtu calls for more jab sites as 21 000 teachers inoculated [East Coast Radio] 2021-06-25

South Africa Teacher vaccinations: Unions satisfied, continue to monitor process [News24] 2021-06-25

South Africa Vaccination programme poorly planned and implemented: Denosa [SABC] 2021-06-24

UK Failure to support low paid and vulnerable to isolate 'act of gross negligence' [Unite the union] 2021-06-24

Global International Labour Conference calls for strong action on Covid recovery [IndustriALL] 2021-06-24

UK NHS nurse sacked over weekend working wins landmark ruling [The Guardian] 2021-06-24

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU calls for more Covid-19 vaccine sites for teachers [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-24

South Africa Sadtu concerned but satisfied with teacher vaccination rollout [SABC] 2021-06-24

South Africa Leaders of teachers unions to receive vaccines on Thursday [IOL] 2021-06-23

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU statement on rise of COVID-19 infections in province [COSATU] 2021-06-23

South Africa Solidarity demands that private sector hospitals be accredited to fill gap with placements of medical interns [Solidarity] 2021-06-23

Taiwan Tech groups in Taiwan accused of locking up migrant workers [Financial Times] 2021-06-23

UK TUC calls for long Covid to be recognised as a disability [NUJ] 2021-06-23

Ireland Concern that Covid measures viewed as Garda not health regulations, AGSI says [Irish Times] 2021-06-23

Global ILO conference adopts strong pandemic call to action [Scoop World] 2021-06-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Sadtu wants more information on coronavirus vaccination sites for educators [SABC] 2021-06-22

USA One-quarter of workers still plan to seek new job after pandemic [SIA] 2021-06-22

USA Half of US workers mulling new jobs, careers after pandemic: survey [The Hill] 2021-06-22

South Africa SADTU, Equal Education optimistic ahead of Covid-19 vaccine rollout for teachers [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-21

South Africa SAOU urges teachers to take J&J vaccine [SABC] 2021-06-21

South Africa COVID-19 | Educators Union of SA vows to shut down schools [eNCA] 2021-06-21

South Africa Fedusa welcomes vaccination drive for educators and support staff [Algoa FM] 2021-06-21

UK International solidarity is key to opposing authoritarian regimes [UNISON] 2021-06-19

South Africa Bypassing EVDS 'nightmare' will help push 10-day vaccination blitz for teachers [Cape Talk ] 2021-06-19

South Africa NEHAWU calls for aggressive messaging from govt to drive home Covid-19 protocols [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-18

South Africa COVID-19: Concerns over health worker burnout [eNCA] 2021-06-18

Ireland Nearly 60% of employers want right to ask if staff have received Covid vaccine, survey says [Irish Times] 2021-06-18

UK New research reveals 'emerging class divide' in who gets flexible working - TUC [TUC] 2021-06-18

South Africa Denosa disappointed with government's response to third wave [SABC] 2021-06-16

UK Inflation rise should not derail government action to protect working people - TUC [TUC] 2021-06-16

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Compulsory vaccine for care home staff 'not necessary' [BBC] 2021-06-16

South Africa NAPTOSA, SADTU concerned over number of J&J jabs earmarked for teachers [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-16

South Africa / Western Cape George municipal workers threaten to strike over Covid-19 danger pay [Weekend Argus] 2021-06-15

USA cTo Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills [NYTimes] 2021-06-15

UK Ministers must extend furlough in line with restrictions, says TUC [TUC] 2021-06-15

USA / Connecticut Prison guards seeking hazard pay for work during pandemic [Fairfield Citizen] 2021-06-15

South Africa / Free State Sadtu welcomes move to vaccinate teachers [SABC] 2021-06-14

USA OSHA Announces COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers [OHS] 2021-06-14

USA Biden Just Decided Not to Protect Meatpacking Workers from COVID [Mother Jones] 2021-06-12

South Africa / Gauteng As Covid-19 infections soar, union blasts government [IOL] 2021-06-12

USA / New York Wage Theft Got Worse During Covid. A Stalled Bill Could Give Workers Leverage To Fight Back [NY Focus] 2021-06-11

USA Hospitals across U.S. are requiring workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 [CBS] 2021-06-11

USA / Pennsylvania Childcare workers are hard to find [WAGM] 2021-06-11

USA / New Hampshire Bull Moose rehires laid-off workers and issues apology [Press Herald] 2021-06-11

USA U.S. Labor Department issues emergency Covid-19 rule for healthcare workers [CNBC] 2021-06-11

USA The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever [NYTimes] 2021-06-11

USA OSHA finally issues a COVID workplace rule, but only for healthcare [New York Times] 2021-06-11

UK DVLA strike: new Covid cases reported on site as post backlog grows [PCS] 2021-06-11

South Africa / Western Cape EUSA slams move to only register some teachers for Covid jabs [JacarandaFM] 2021-06-11

South Africa Teachers' vaccine rollout on hold as country waits for FDA decision [East Coast Radio] 2021-06-10

South Africa Naptosa plans for COVID-19 vaccine rollout despite postponement [SABC] 2021-06-09

USA / California Why Oxnard is sending grocery workers $1,000 checks [Wash Post] 2021-06-08

UK DVLA action: senior managers observe pickets in 30 minute shifts [PCS] 2021-06-08

South Africa Government continues to bungle vaccine roll out: SAFTU [SAFTU] 2021-06-08

South Africa Popcru urges police and prison workers to be given priority for Covid jabs [JacarandaFM] 2021-06-08

USA Amazon defends failure to pay workers for COVID screening time [Seattle Times] 2021-06-05

UK Nearly one in three disabled workers surveyed treated unfairly at work during the pandemic [TUC] 2021-06-05

South Africa Plans being made to vaccinate teachers with Johnson & Johnson [The Citizen] 2021-06-05

USA Joe Biden Is Not Protecting Workers From the Pandemic [Jacobin] 2021-06-05

UK BALPA responds to reports that no further countries are to be added to the green list for travel [BALPA] 2021-06-04

South Africa / Northern Cape Sadtu likens failure to close schools with COVID-19 cases to attempted murder [SABC] 2021-06-04

South Africa Minerals Council, unions commit support to get industry employees vaccinated [Mining Weekly] 2021-06-04

Cambodia Survey: Cambodian Workers Struggle to Survive in COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-06-02

USA For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare [NYTimes] 2021-06-02

South Africa Union calls on government to hire more hospital staff to prepare for third wave [The Star] 2021-06-02

South Africa COVID-19: Sadtu urges caution around pupil safety [eNCA] 2021-06-02

South Africa Get jab without job risk: NUM [Mining Journal] 2021-06-02

South Africa Teacher unions now up in arms as their vaccination calls are ignored [Sunday World] 2021-06-02

UK Jobcentre staff pushed into returning to work [PCS] 2021-06-01

South Africa Before sending children back to school the third wave needs to be observed: Sadtu [SABC] 2021-06-01

South Africa NUM urges expedited vaccine rollout, says workers must have choice [Mining Weekly] 2021-05-31

South Africa Unions want tougher lockdown restrictions on gatherings [BusinessTech] 2021-05-31

South Africa Unions, parties wary of daily school classes amid Covid-19 third wave [IOL] 2021-05-31

South Africa Unions plead for teachers to be vaccinated ahead of daily classes for primary school pupils [News24] 2021-05-30

USA / Texas Medical workers sue Houston Methodist over job requirement to receive COVID vaccine [ABC] 2021-05-29

USA Why restaurant workers are the key to revival [Biz Jrnl] 2021-05-29

USA Burned-out workers are ready for vacation this year [Biz Women] 2021-05-29

USA Wall Street Is Wooing Workers To Return To Work With Free Food [Forbes] 2021-05-29

USA Employers Can (Mostly) Require Vaccines For Workers Returning To The Office [NPR] 2021-05-29

USA / California Grieving Transit Local Has Been Leading Fights for Safety and Service Restoration [Labor Notes] 2021-05-29

USA Gig workers to lose all unemployment benefits in 20 GOP states: 'You can't prepare for it' [CBS] 2021-05-28

USA / Connecticut Informational Picket at UConn Health [CT AFL-CIO] 2021-05-28

USA Prevalence and correlates of stress and burnout among U.S. healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national cross-sectional survey study [PubMed] 2021-05-28

USA / New York Why Are So Many of My Fellow Health Workers Unvaccinated? [NYTimes] 2021-05-28

Mexico Doctors protest as vaccines denied to frontline health workers [Guardian] 2021-05-28

Global Pharmaceutical unions support universal access to COVID-19 vaccines [IndustriALL] 2021-05-26

South Africa SADTU calls for vaccination of teachers [Inside Education] 2021-05-26

South Africa / Eastern Cape Taxi drivers bring Gqeberha to standstill over Covid-19 funds [GroundUp] 2021-05-26

South Africa Denosa unhappy about news of nurses sent to communities to register people for vaccination [The Star] 2021-05-26

South Africa SAFTU worried about snail-paced vaccine roll-out [SAFTU] 2021-05-25

South Africa Denosa calls for rapid vaccination process of its members [Health-e News] 2021-05-24

USA / New York Essential New York Workers Honor Colleagues Killed by Covid-19 [NYTimes] 2021-05-21

South Africa Cosatu not happy with government's slow Covid-19 vaccination rollout [TimesLIVE] 2021-05-21

South Africa Denosa concerned about nurses being warned not to disclose vaccine side effects [SABC] 2021-05-21

UK IFS on Covid-related spending [NEU] 2021-05-20

Global Trade unions have an important role to play in combatting vaccine hesitancy [Equal Times] 2021-05-20

South Africa Unions call for schools to close as third Covid-19 wave hits [BusinessTech] 2021-05-20

UK Significant concessions achieved in dispute over court safety [PCS] 2021-05-19

UK Public understandably confused by traffic light system for international travel [BALPA] 2021-05-19

Ireland Businesses forcing workers to take unpaid leave for vaccine appointments [Newstalk] 2021-05-19

UK No need for return to offices [PCS] 2021-05-18

South Africa Union questions 'slow start' to phase two of Covid-19 vaccine rollout [TimesLIVE] 2021-05-18

South Africa Covid-19: Denosa worried about healthcare workers [eNCA] 2021-05-17

UK Usdaw highlights the unequal impact of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBT+ workers [USDAW] 2021-05-17

UK RMT calls for zero tolerance of any breach of transport Covid safety measures [RMT] 2021-05-17

UK Mass return to work in jobcentres to be imposed from 17 May [PCS] 2021-05-16

UK Public warned of Covid complacency as restaurants and pubs prepare for indoor service from Monday [Unite the union] 2021-05-15

UK Public warned of Covid complacency as restaurants and pubs prepare for indoor service from Monday [Unite the union] 2021-05-15

USA Delta CEO says new workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 [Click Orlando] 2021-05-15

USA / Florida Publix eases mask mandates for vaccinated workers and shoppers [FL Keys News] 2021-05-15

USA Walmart ends mask requirement for vaccinated shoppers and workers [Seeking Alpha] 2021-05-15

USA Creating a Post-COVID Healthcare System that Supports Healthcare Workers [Managed Healthcare] 2021-05-15

USA Will essential workers be vaccination police? [Explica] 2021-05-15

South Africa NEHAWU statement on rise in Covid-19 infections and slow vaccination programme [COSATU] 2021-05-15

South Africa Nehawu expresses concern as Covid-19 numbers spike [The Citizen] 2021-05-14

South Africa NEHAWU wants clear govt update on vaccine procurement, rising infections [Eyewitness News] 2021-05-14

South Africa Nurses want trauma counselling as third wave approaches [IOL] 2021-05-14

South Africa Denosa wants government to tackle havoc caused by Covid-19 in the healthcare system [IOL] 2021-05-14

South Africa Nursing unions worried about vaccine rollout: 'It is going to be a mess' [News24] 2021-05-14

South Africa A recipe for disaster: unions concerned over phase 2 of vaccine rollout plan [Eyewitness News] 2021-05-14

UK Covid lateral flow home test kits being launched for Royal Mail workers [CWU] 2021-05-13

South Africa Union calls for special risk allowance for nurses [East Coast Radio] 2021-05-13

South Africa Nurses hardest hit by COVID-19: union [Xinhua] 2021-05-13

Africa Africa's Domestic Workers Demand Urgent Reform in Pandemic Crisis [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-05-12

UK Compulsory vaccinations for care staff are the wrong approach [UNISON] 2021-05-12

Norway Strong reactions to stricter quarantine regulations for rig workers [Industri Energi] 2021-05-12

South Africa As third Covid-19 wave looms in SA, teacher unions against 100% attendance proposal [The Mercury] 2021-05-12

South Africa / Eastern Cape Betting World picketed by workers demanding Covid-19 relief funds [GroundUp] 2021-05-10

UK XPO boss accused of receiving multi million pound bonus while receiving millions of UK furlough cash [Unite the union] 2021-05-10

UK Members share their worries about jobcentre safety [PCS] 2021-05-10

UK Three-quarters of key workers say they were anxious about working through the pandemic [USDAW] 2021-05-10

USA U.S. Department of Labor Launches the Essential Workers, Essential Protections Initiative During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Sullivan & Cromwell] 2021-05-08

USA / Washington Pierce County executive vetoes hazard pay for grocery workers [KUOW] 2021-05-08

USA / New York Cuomo Enacts Law Setting Standards For Private Firms on COVID Controls [The Chief] 2021-05-08

USA / Pennsylvania Proposed legislation would provide airport workers with health benefits [Philadelphia Tribune] 2021-05-07

USA Asian American health workers fight virus and racist attacks [ABC] 2021-05-07

USA National Nurses Week 2021 highlights strength of healthcare workers in pandemic year [KING5] 2021-05-07

USA AFL-CIO Releases Annual Workplace Safety Report, Focused on COVID-19 [HR Law Watch] For more info 2021-05-07

USA Tech service workers are essential. They want to be treated like it [Protocol] 2021-05-07

USA Vanishing workers are the latest economic worry [CNN] 2021-05-07

USA / Nebraska Nebraska advances virus protections for meatpacking workers [NBC] 2021-05-07

UK TSSA Welcomes Inquest Into Belly Mujinga's Death [TSSA] 2021-05-07

South Africa COSATU welcomes progress on Covid-19 Vaccine TRIPS waiver [COSATU] 2021-05-07

UK Unions and MPs join forces to call for fire and rehire ban as pressure builds on government to take action [Unite the union] 2021-05-06

Global BWI Song of Solidarity for May Day [BWI] 2021-05-06

South Africa / Mpumalanga Sadtu says schools not ready to have all primary school learners back [Lowvelder] 2021-05-06

Ireland HSE staff who refuse Covid-19 vaccines may be redeployed under new proposals [Irish Times] 2021-05-05

UK Ministers told to buttress European holiday hopes for aviation industry with certainty and support [Unite the union] 2021-05-05

UK Support PCS members striking for Covid safety at DVLA at Facebook live rally 7 May [PCS] 2021-05-05

UK Government Clarity Needed Over Summer Travel [TSSA] 2021-05-04

UK Masks still needed in school as 154,000 children and staff with long covid [GMB] 2021-05-04

UK Masks still needed to Keep Millions Safe [NEU] 2021-05-04

Sri Lanka Nurses yet to receive COVID-19 vaccines, union claims [News1st] 2021-05-04

South Africa COSATU concerned about impact of potential COVID-19 third wave on rural communities [SABC] 2021-05-04

South Africa Ramaphosa pays homage to frontline workers against COVID-19 on May Day [CGTN Africa] 2021-05-03

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine rollout puts tourism on cusp of collapse: COSATU [Power98.7FM] 2021-05-03

South Africa Doctors complain about vaccination payment [City Press] 2021-05-02

USA / Connecticut Mobile Clinics Organized to Vaccinate Farm Workers for COVID-19 [CT Examiner] 2021-05-01

UK DVLA members set to walk out again over Covid safety fears [PCS] 2021-04-30

Africa Covid-19: ITUC-Africa demands compensation for workers infected at workplace [Blueprint] 2021-04-30

USA / California Low-wage workers in Oakland and across the state say they feel unsafe at their job [Oaklandside] 2021-04-29

USA Older workers were devastated by the pandemic downturn and continue to face adverse employment outcomes [EPI] 2021-04-29

USA Unions, production companies begin talks to extend, revamp COVID production rules [New York Times] 2021-04-29

UK Wales TUC calls for tougher enforcement of Covid workplace safety rules [Wales TUC] 2021-04-28

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Concern as some Covid risk assessments for Stormont civil servants go unrecorded [Belfast Telegraph] 2021-04-28

UK TUC calls for immediate public inquiry into Covid deaths [The Guardian] 2021-04-28

UK UK government must share vaccine intellectual property rights to prevent thousands of deaths [UNISON] 2021-04-27

UK Len McCluskey and Unite families to 'walk the wall' as union backs call for Covid public inquiry [Unite the union] 2021-04-27

UK Keir Starmer thanks Usdaw members for their work during the pandemic [USDAW] 2021-04-27

USA / New York NYS Announces $26.6 Million for Grants to Support Essential Workers [NYS PEF] 2021-04-24

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Extended workplace Covid testing regime [Pinsent Masons] 2021-04-23

Ireland SIPTU calls for urgent meeting with Intel contractors about Covid-19 outbreak at Kildare site [Leinster Leader] 2021-04-23

Ireland Spike in Covid-19 cases linked to school and workplace outbreaks [Irish Times] 2021-04-23

India India: A year later, new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in cities force migrant workers to leave in masses again [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-04-22

India India: New Covid surge puts migrant, informal workers' livelihoods at risk once again [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-04-22

South Africa Teachers who died of Covid-19 have not been replaced [Daily News] 2021-04-21

Ireland Dublin Circuit Court Judge delays sentencing due to prison service action [Irish Times] 2021-04-21

South Africa SAFTU critically supports continuing the vaccine roll out, but transparency and state sovereignty are overdue [SAFTU] 2021-04-21

USA What's ahead for teachers? [Cornell Chronicle] 2021-04-21

Canada / British Columbia Paid leave for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine [Energetic City] 2021-04-21

USA / New Jersey New law boosts benefits for families of workers who died from COVID-19 [NJBiz] 2021-04-21

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

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 / 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

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

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

Ireland Teaching unions demand urgent meeting with government on Covid vaccinations [Connaught Telegraph] 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

Asia South Asia unions demand strong universal social protection [IndustriALL] 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

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 TSSA frustrated at lack of travel trade support [TSSA] 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 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

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 Pregnant teachers want clarity on remote work after Easter [Irish Examiner] 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

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

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 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

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Teachers cannot be compelled to supervise Covid tests, unions warn [Irish News] 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 / 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 / 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

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 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

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 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-03-12

South Africa SAEPU worried about anticipated 3rd wave of Covid 19 [COSATU] 2021-03-12

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 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 [] 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 Local Councillors sign letter to PM to extend Free School Meals [NEU] 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

Ireland No option for healthcare staff to choose preferred Covid vaccine says HSE [] 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

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 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

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

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 / 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 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

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 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

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 / New York Behind-the-scenes entertainment workers left behind as 'business disappears overnight' [Buffalo News] 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 / Pennsylvania Feed Our Food Workers: Popular Temple University take-out spot barely surviving pandemic [ABC] 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 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

South Africa / Limpopo Unions concerned about readiness of schools to reopen [SABC] 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 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 RMT warns government travel confusion increases threat to Eurostar [RMT] 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

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

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

USA Grocers fight 'hero pay' mandates for frontline workers [CBS] 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 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 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 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 Extend furlough or risk mass unemployment, industry and unions warn Sunak [The Guardian] 2021-02-03

South Africa NEHAWU on the easing of lockdown regulations [Polity] 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

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 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

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 / New York Union leaders push for jail time for spitting on MTA workers [NYDaily News] 2021-02-01

USA The looming health-care crisis: A shortage of health workers would be disastrous [Conversation] 2021-02-01

UK Blog: The moral case for vaccine access [UNISON] 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

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

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

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 RMT bus worker survey reveals 'wild west approach' to enforcing Covid-19 safety [RMT] 2021-01-29

USA Healthcare unions find a voice in the pandemic [New York Times] 2021-01-29

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 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 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 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

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 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

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 / 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 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

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 [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 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 / 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

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; 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 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

UK NUJ disappointed by suspension of travel exemptions for journalists [NUJ] 2021-01-19

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 / 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 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 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 / 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 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 Staff being asked to go into the workplace unnecessarily, SIPTU says [Irish Times] 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

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 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

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 Lowest paid in UK have suffered the most financially in the pandemic, report finds [The Guardian] 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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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 / New Jersey COVID In New Jersey: Frontline Health Care Workers Receive Second Round Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine [CBS] 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

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

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

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

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 Guard of honour for Covid ward nurse who died from virus [Irish Independent] 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 / 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 [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 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

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

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 [] 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 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

USA Mitch McConnell Is Trying To Block Mandatory Paid Sick Leave For Workers Who Get COVID [BuzzFeed] 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

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 / 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

USA ICU Workers Are Quitting Due To Crushing Stress From COVID-19 Surge [NPR] 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

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

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

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 [] 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 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

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 / 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

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 / Massachusetts Chelsea, MA: Information for Workers [] 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

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

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 / 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

Canada Long-term care: more proof that public works best [CUPE] 2020-12-10

UK Act now to prevent financial calamity at Eurostar, urges TSSA [TSSA] 2020-12-10

UK Chancellor must use power of government to drive faster growth [TUC] 2020-12-10

UK TUC: 1 in 3 BME workers have had to self-isolate during Covid-19 pandemic [TUC] 2020-12-10

UK Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on global labour rights [UNISON] 2020-12-09

Mexico / Sweden Electrolux must compensate workers dismissed over Covid protests [IndustriALL] 2020-12-09

Global States Urged to Follow Guidelines on Crew Testing [IFALPA] 2020-12-09

Portugal Education union calls for adequate framework to ensure the health and safety of teachers in risk groups [EI] 2020-12-09

Portugal Union calls for strike to force government to negotiate [EI] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario Ford government hoarding $12 billion meant to keep Ontarians safe [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario The Neighbourhood Group and CUPE 7797 launch campaign for permanent wage increase for PSWs [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Global / Canada CUPE calls on Canada to fight for better vaccine access for low- and middle-income countries at the WTO [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / New Brunswick 'If it wasn't for overtime, we'd have no healthcare system': N.B. nurses union president [CTV] 2020-12-09

Global ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis [ILO] 2020-12-09

UK MPs to debate the future of the high street, Usdaw calls for urgent action [USDAW] 2020-12-09

Global Can internationalism survive Covid? [Opendemocracy] 2020-12-08

USA / New York Metropolitan Opera wants workers to take 30 percent pay cut [NYPost] 2020-12-08

USA / Global Garment workers for Adidas, Nike and H&M among those going hungry due to coronavirus pandemic, survey finds [] 2020-12-08

Australia / Victoria COVID restrictions ease in VIC [HSA] 2020-12-08

Australia Qantas cuts to flight crew will risk safety & service, workers warn [AWU] 2020-12-08

Canada More Than 500 Revera Staff Stopped Coming To Work In 1st Wave: Report [Huffington Post] 2020-12-08

Canada / Saskatchewan Union says Sask.'s largest long-term care outbreak could have been lessened with more gov't action [CBC] 2020-12-08

Ireland Teachers' union ask Taoiseach for priority access to Covid vaccine [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-08

Canada / Alberta AUPE Calls on Good Samaritan to Stop Violating Single-Site Order [AUPE] 2020-12-07

Canada / Ontario The fight of our lives: support workers throughout COVID-19 [WAC] 2020-12-07

Canada / Manitoba Union signs agreement for significant top-ups for nurses working on COVID-19 units [UNA] 2020-12-07

Canada UFCW advocates for members in airline industry on NDP roundtable [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada For conservative premiers, ideology trumps public safety [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada / Quebec Teamsters Quebec generous despite the pandemic [Teamsters] 2020-12-07

Canada / Saskatchewan Paid sick leave essential to reducing the spread of COVID-19 [SFL] 2020-12-07

Global / Canada NUPGE joins call for waiver of intellectual property rights on COVID-19 medical products [NUPGE] 2020-12-07

Canada Fiscal Announcement A Let Down For Air Transportation and Aerospace Industries [IAMAW] 2020-12-07

Canada Fall Economic Statement, a step in the right direction [CTF] 2020-12-07

Canada Governments must update their guidance for health care workers to recognize - and respond - to the science on COVID-19 transmission [CFNU] 2020-12-07

South Africa Healthcare system won't survive second Covid-19 wave - NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-12-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Christmas came early for the nurses in Nelson Mandela Bay - Denosa [Radio 702] 2020-12-07

UK Swissport urged to rethink job losses at Jersey Airport [Unite the union] 2020-12-06

Mayotte Interjet workers still waiting for pay; new owner says payments coming Tuesday [Mexico News Daily] 2020-12-06

USA As hospitals start to max out, medical workers beg officials for new Covid-19 mandates [KTVZ] 2020-12-06

Canada / Ontario Pandemic sees nurses, PSWs suffering high COVID infection rate, job stress [Today] 2020-12-06

Canada / Saskatchewan Health workers fear for other patients as resources diverted to COVID-19 care [CBC] 2020-12-06

USA / Global Solidarity Center Report: Countries Must Cooperate to Facilitate Safe Migration for Workers [Metro Wash AFL-CIO] 2020-12-06

USA / New Jersey Coronavirus Infection Odds Twice as High Among Black, Latinx Hospital Workers [Rutgers] 2020-12-05

UK Bakkavor Covid outbreak: huge win as company agrees full pay for absence [GMB] 2020-12-05

USA / Illinois Nursing home workers enter 2nd week of strike for better wages, hazard pay, PPE [Yahoo] 2020-12-05

UK Women could be pushed into poverty by proposed new rules curbing where carers can work [The Independent] 2020-12-05

Canada / Ontario Six Cargill workers sent home Friday after testing positive for COVID-19 [Today] 2020-12-05

Portugal Teachers in high-risk groups need improved conditions and options [Education International] 2020-12-05

Global Education International Launches Guide on Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic [Education International] 2020-12-05

South Africa SAMA concerned about overworked health workers ahead of festive season [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-05

Canada / New Brunswick 'Many' health-care workers working at more than one nursing home during pandemic, says CUPE [CBC] 2020-12-04

Canada / Manitoba Bus drivers back behind wheel in Winnipeg's largest school division, ending three-month strike [] 2020-12-04

Canada / New Brunswick Health care staff at odds with NB government over surgical masks [CUPE] 2020-12-04

South Africa Nursing union welcomes extension of contracts for Covid-19 health-care workers [IOL] 2020-12-04

UK Police Officers - Survey reveals devastating impact of pandemic on morale [polfed] 2020-12-04

UK Royal College of Nursing responds to approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine [RCN] 2020-12-04

UK Schools are struggling to cope with the extra costs of Covid-19 [NEU] 2020-12-04

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Coronavirus: QUB student union staff in plea over furlough pay [BBC] 2020-12-03

Ireland Covid-19: 120% rise in planned redundancies during six months of pandemic [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-03

Ireland Principals say staff are burnt out from dealing with Covid pressures [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-03

UK Second Bakkavor worker dies amid Marks & Spencer supplier factory Covid outbreak [GMB] 2020-12-03

UK Women make up 60% of the UK retail sector and face job losses at Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and other high street stores [] 2020-12-03

UK DfE package of measures - 2021 examinations [NEU] 2020-12-03

USA / Nevada Healthcare workers plan weekly walkout of Las Vegas hospital due to COVID-19 working conditions [FOX] 2020-12-03

USA CDC on Vaccine: Health Care Workers, Long-Term Care Facilities Should be First in Line [9and10] 2020-12-03

USA / California L.A. offers $800 to thousands of restaurant workers struggling during the pandemic [KTLA] 2020-12-03

USA Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be the first to get coronavirus vaccines, CDC advisory group says [Wash Post] 2020-12-03

Australia Hrdlicka proves doubters wrong to seal union deal [Australian Aviation] 2020-12-03

Australia Virgin Australia workers asked to accept pay freeze, but promised their jobs won't be outsourced [ABC] 2020-12-03

Canada Federal economic update delivers some progress; much more needed [PSAC] 2020-12-03

Canada Teamsters Canada Statement on Federal Economic Update [Teamsters] 2020-12-03

Canada Nurses respond to fall economic update: too many Canadian families still without vital medicines [CFNU] 2020-12-03

Canada / Ontario Struggling App Workers Fear Being Made to Pay for Delivery Fee Cap [CUPW] 2020-12-03

Canada / Manitoba Province 'not leading by example,' with too many Manitoba civil servants not working remotely: union [CBC] 2020-12-03

Canada / Saskatchewan Outbreak declared at Saskatoon Canada Post processing site [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-12-03

USA / Washington Workers' Comp Rates to Jump in Amazon's Washington Fulfillment Centers Due to Hazards [Daily Chronicle] 2020-12-03

USA / Delaware High-risk health workers to get first COVID vaccines in DE [DE State News] 2020-12-02

USA cHealth care workers overwhelmed amid record coronavirus hospitalizations [CBS] 2020-12-02

USA / Illinois Healthcare workers in Streator strike for higher wages, better working conditions [MyWebTimes] 2020-12-02

USA Amazon should do better by its workers [Times Herald-Record] 2020-12-02

Global Plea to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season [Lloyd's List] 2020-12-02

Australia Freedom lost: the generation coming of age in Australia's pandemic-fuelled recession [The Guardian] 2020-12-02

Canada / Prince Edward Island Nursing union blames poor planning on closure of Charlottetown's psychiatric urgent care clinic [CBC] 2020-12-02

Canada Encouraging comments but limited action in Fall Economic Statement [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Canada Flight attendants union disappointed by the federal economic update [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada / Saskatchewan Union representing Legal Aid staff calls for targeted, temporary release of inmates to reduce spread of COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada Fiscal update fails to support all airline workers [Unifor] 2020-12-02

UK The mishandling of Covid has created a social epidemic - widespread poverty [Guardian] 2020-12-02

UK 'lockdown coronavirus has continued to increase amongst school age children' [NEU] 2020-12-02

UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday are placing retail and logistics workers under extraordinary pressure [TUC] 2020-12-02

UK 'Keep your cool' follow the rules and respect retail staff [USDAW] 2020-12-02

Australia Serious COVID, environmental and labour rights concerns plague Australian Antarctic Division replacement vessel [MUA] 2020-12-01

Australia Aged care funding papers over chronic problems [ACTU] 2020-12-01

Global Union asks industry to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season [Lloyd's List] 2020-12-01

Canada / Nova Scotia 2 Halifax Transit drivers refuse work, renewing call for mask enforcement [CBC] 2020-12-01

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases rise to 142 at Saskatoon jail, daily temperature checks added for staff: union [CTV] 2020-12-01

Canada / Saskatchewan 'People are scared': Saskatoon mail facility sees rash of COVID-19 cases [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-12-01

Canada / New Brunswick Shannex employee sent home with COVID-like symptoms was called back to work, union alleges [CBC] 2020-12-01

Canada Fiscal update points toward future economic recovery, but workers need additional support today [Unifor] 2020-12-01

Ireland SIPTU supports decision to keep third level lectures online for rest of academic year [SIPTU] 2020-12-01

Canada / Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news [CUPE] 2020-12-01

UK Worker dies amid Covid-19 outbreak at Bakkavor factory [GMB] 2020-12-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: 7 132 public healthcare workers infected since start of pandemic [News24] 2020-12-01

UK Heathrow Strike: Workers walkout over savage wage cuts [Unite the union] 2020-11-30

UK Intrusive technology at work on the rise during coronavirus [TUC] 2020-11-30

Global In a year of pandemic and pain, women fight back with mass protests [Opendemocracy] 2020-11-30

Canada / Manitoba Nurse with COVID-19 believes expired masks put her at risk [CBC] 2020-11-30

UK RMT calls for robust enforcement of COVID rules on buses [RMT] 2020-11-30

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases at Saskatoon Correctional Centre climb to 128 [CBC] 2020-11-30

Canada / Ontario Pandemic layoffs: United Steelworkers 1998 [The Varsity] 2020-11-30

USA Up to 87 million workers could lose access to paid leave next month if Congress doesn't pass another coronavirus relief package [Biz Insider] For more info 2020-11-30

Spain Spain's health workers protest against health service cuts [Reuters] 2020-11-30

USA / Connecticut With COVID-19 surging in Connecticut, health care workers at local hospitals feel the anxiety rising [Hartford Courant] 2020-11-30

USA Chicago Nursing Home Strike: Union Tries To Increase Pressure Before Talks Resume [WBEZ] 2020-11-29

USA / Illinois Nearly 700 nursing home workers walk off job, begin strike in fight for better wages, hazard pay, PPE [ABC] 2020-11-29

Canada 117 Food Banks Across Canada Receive $226,750 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund [USW] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta AHS swiftly rejects UNA proposal to achieve labour peace and focus on the pandemic [UNA] 2020-11-29

Canada / British Columbia Unifor calls for additional transit security to enforce mask requirement [Unifor] 2020-11-29

Canada NDP joins UFCW Canada in calling for further action on enhanced safety measures in food processing sector [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-29

Canada / Ontario COVID-19 agriculture strategy snubs farm workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-29

Canada Social Justice and COVID-19: PSAC responds with new aid [PSAC] 2020-11-29

Canada / Saskatchewan Province needs to do more than just consider a work-from-home policy [NUPGE] 2020-11-29

Canada This Black Friday, Think About the Workers, Not the Deals [CUPW] 2020-11-29

Canada / British Columbia Cronk and Skidmore acclaimed to second term as BCFED wraps first-ever online convention [BCFed] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta Leaked recordings show Kenney consistently put business interests ahead of worker interests and public safety [AFL] 2020-11-29

USA / Nebraska NE health care workers cope with stress, long hours as they treat COVID-19 patients [Omaha World-Herald] 2020-11-29

USA Millions of workers poised to lose access to paid leave as virus spikes [Politico] 2020-11-29

UK RMT calls for urgent meeting with Sir Peter Hendy to discuss Christmas transport plans [RMT] 2020-11-29

USA / Bangladesh Photos of workers and activists protesting Amazon on Black Friday [Mashable] 2020-11-29

USA The public thanks postal workers [APWU] 2020-11-29

USA / Global Amazon spends another $500 million on bonuses. Some of its workers are still going on strike [WTOP] 2020-11-28

USA / Global Human Rights groups protest Amazon over worker pay ahead of Cyber Monday [NYPost] 2020-11-28

USA / Global Amazon workers across the world protest on Black Friday [FOX] 2020-11-28

USA / Washington Coronavirus cases spike among Puget Sound-area transit workers [Seattle Times] 2020-11-28

USA New York Health Care Workers Are Worried Amid Another COVID-19 Spike [NPR] 2020-11-28

UK Schools and colleges need much stronger safety measures [NEU] 2020-11-28

UK NEU demand that clinically extremely vulnerable staff should work from home [NEU] 2020-11-28

Canada CUPE sounds alarm on pension fund privatization push [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada CUPE asks the government to support struggling airline workers [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada / New Brunswick Healthcare staff at odds with NB government over surgical masks [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week November 22-27, 2020 - Ontario won't fund the fight to save kids from COVID-19 [RadioLabour] 2020-11-28

USA 50,000 ShopRite workers land union deal for retroactive pay bump [NJ] 2020-11-28

USA Health Care Workers Plead With Americans To Take Pandemic More Seriously [NPR] 2020-11-28

Australia Court rejects Qantas workers bid for sick leave [ACTU] 2020-11-27

Australia Unions lose appeal to have Qantas pay sick leave to workers stood down due to coronavirus [ABC] 2020-11-27

Canada Nav Canada warns air traffic controllers that job cuts are coming as pandemic crushes revenue [CBC] 2020-11-27

Canada / Saskatchewan Sask Party is shortchanging health care workers, again [CUPE] 2020-11-27

Global COVID-19 in Cold Environments: risks in meat processing plants [IUF] 2020-11-27

Mexico Red tape, bad data and bribes endanger Mexico's workers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-11-27

USA / Global Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal [NYTimes] 2020-11-27

Malaysia Malaysia reassures on supply after world's largest latex glove maker shuts factories [Thomson Reuters] 2020-11-27

USA Delta pilots approve cost-cutting measures to avoid furloughs until 2022 [CNBC] 2020-11-27

USA Disney increases layoffs to 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters its theme park business [CNBC] 2020-11-27

USA / New Jersey UFCW Announces COVID-19 Hazard Pay Deal for ShopRite Workers in Tri-State [NBC] 2020-11-27

Australia Berry and citrus farms most at risk of having slave-like working conditions, Woolworths modern slavery report finds [ABC] 2020-11-26

Canada / Manitoba Son fears COVID-19 spread after home-care staff ordered to also work in Winnipeg nursing homes [CBC] 2020-11-26

Canada / British Columbia Nurses' union calls for better access to PPE as Fraser Health battles large COVID-19 outbreak at Burnaby Hospital [CTV] 2020-11-26

Canada / Manitoba Unions, families raise PPE concerns after COVID-19 outbreak at Brandon care home [CBC] 2020-11-26

Canada Post pandemic economic recovery must include child care, says new study [CUPE] 2020-11-26

Latin America Solidarity and trade union cooperation to mitigate COVID impact in the entertainment sector of the Americas [UNI Global Union] 2020-11-26

Georgia Metro train drivers union: majority of Tbilisi Metro employees have tested positive for COVID-19 [] 2020-11-26

USA / Alabama Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote [Wash Post] 2020-11-26

Australia 'No evidence' doubled JobSeeker was a disincentive to work: Academics [The Morning Herald] 2020-11-25

Canada / Ontario Local postal workers brace for busy Christmas season [Bay Today] 2020-11-25

Global WTO members should ensure access to affordable medicines [IndustriALL] 2020-11-25

UK Almost 60% of staff report covid outbreaks in their school [GMB] 2020-11-25

UK Chancellor has power and responsibility to see off mass unemployment [Unite the union] 2020-11-25

UK Quarantine Move Must Be First Step In Travel Sector Fight - Cortes [TSSA] 2020-11-25

UK School attendance continues to fall in the face of the pandemic [NEU] 2020-11-25

UK RMT calls for urgent support for Eurostar [RMT] 2020-11-25

UK Shockingly poor government planning left health and care staff vulnerable to the virus [UNISON] 2020-11-25

Ireland Most meat plant workers not paid sick leave, survey reveals [Irish Times] 2020-11-25

Ireland Health workers to get premium pay when out sick due to Covid-19 [Irish Independent] 2020-11-25

USA / New York Rich New Yorkers are hiring line-waiters to sit in COVID-19 testing queues [NYPost] 2020-11-25

South Africa Bus drivers protest for Covid relief [GroundUp] 2020-11-25

USA / Alabama Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote [Wash Post] 2020-11-24

Canada / Alberta Nurses union refuses to delay contract negotiations with AHS during COVID-19 pandemic [The Journal] 2020-11-24

Canada / British Columbia Health-care workers plead for public to follow COVID-19 orders [CBC] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario Unions fire back at LHSC boss's 'shaming' over COVID-19 protocol lapses [] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario UWindsor study reveals toll of COVID-19 on Ontario health-care workers [CBC] 2020-11-24

UK / Wales Cardiff taxi drivers to stage protest in Cardiff city centre [Unite the union] 2020-11-24

South Africa UIF could collapse if Covid-19 payments are extended [BusinessTech] 2020-11-24

UK / England School catering staff win in the Wirral after UNISON pressure [UNISON] 2020-11-24

UK Usdaw petition tops 80K after a Respect for Shopworkers Week boost [USDAW] 2020-11-24

UK Community testing scheme should be publicly run, says TUC [TUC] 2020-11-24

UK BALPA welcomes Government help for aviation and urges further steps [BALPA] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario Support workers warn Ontario's long-term care staffing efforts will do more harm than good [rabble] 2020-11-24

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Trains overcrowded as rail service battles to keep up with demand [GroundUp] 2020-11-24

Australia State to trial sick leave for casual workers [The New Daily] 2020-11-23

Canada / British Columbia Teachers enlist parents' help amid growing COVID-19 concerns [CTV] 2020-11-23

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA Calling for Mandatory Face Masks in Schools as Cases Rise [VOCM] 2020-11-23

USA / Louisiana LA Largest Employer Rakes In Billions While Failing to Protect Workers [Big Easy Mag] 2020-11-23

USA Laid-Off Workers Lobby For Unemployment Benefits To Continue: Nearly 12 million Americans are set to have their benefits expire at the end of the year [Huff Post] 2020-11-23

India Rescued stranded Indian workers finally home [BWI] 2020-11-22

USA / Iowa Meatpacking Bosses in Iowa Allegedly Organized a Betting Pool on How Many Workers Would Get COVID [Jacobin] 2020-11-21

USA / Michigan hospital workers face burnout as public support fades, COVID-19 cases riseMI [Detroit Free Press] 2020-11-22

USA / Iowa Meat Plant Managers Suspended After Charges of Betting on Number of COVID Cases [WorkCompCentral] 2020-11-22

Canada / Ontario Province refuses to acknowledge link between schools being open and COVID cases increasing [ETFO] 2020-11-22

Canada / Ontario Pandemic magnifies employment struggles of Transgender people [ETFO] 2020-11-22

Canada / Manitoba MGEU President reacts to weekend anti-mask rally and harassment of MGEU members [NUPGE] 2020-11-22

Canada / New Brunswick Approach in Speech from Throne is a recipe for failure [NBFL] 2020-11-22

UK Stricter rules urgently needed to combat construction Covid transmissions, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-22

Canada / Alberta Teachers facing increased aggression [ATA] 2020-11-22

Australia / South Australia Eldercare to sack aged care workers during outbreak [UWU] 2020-11-22

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 restrictions create concerns for workers, small businesses [Global] 2020-11-21