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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak [WHO]

ITUC COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Updates [ACTU]

COVID-19 Coronavirus - Guidance for unions [TUC]

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

Hazards Magazine - News

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease

COVID-19 Information for Workplaces - Ottawa Public Health

Workers Health & Safety Centre (Canada)

South Africa / Limpopo DENOSA worried about rising infection among healthcare workers, especially nurses [COSATU] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA statement on suspicious quality of PPE given to nurses [COSATU] 2020-07-14

South Africa School year should extend into 2021 alongside universities: union [BusinessTech] 2020-07-14

South Africa Mixed reactions from political parties over Sadtu's call for schools to close [News24] 2020-07-14

South Africa Return of foreign mineworkers taking double planned time [Mining Weekly] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU members picket outside Grantham Park Primary School [Zululand Observer] 2020-07-14

South Africa Sadtu calls for the closure of schools [Mail & Guardian] 2020-07-14

South Africa Pounded by Covid-19, nurses live in fear as numbers surge [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-14

UK Biggest fiscal risk is lack of action by ministers to stop job losses, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-14

USA How Covid-19 is impacting employment for older workers [Quartz] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Mseleni Hospital nurses threaten to go on strike [The Observer] 2020-07-14

Japan Hospitals in Japan cut bonuses [The Times] 2020-07-14

Global Health Workers Silenced, Exposed and Attacked [Common Dreams] 2020-07-14

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health workers strike at EC clinic over COVID-19 safety concerns [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-14

India / Telangana Outsourced employees at Telangana’s nodal center for Covid treatment on day-long strike [The Express] 2020-07-14

USA / Colorado JBS Meat Processing Workers Stage Wildcat Strike [Democracy Now] 2020-07-14

USA / Oregon Burgerville Workers Strike After a Shop With a COVID-Positive Employee Announces Plans to Reopen [Eater] 2020-07-14

Germany Germany’s sex workers demand to go back to work as coronavirus ban continues [CNBC] 2020-07-14

Brazil Offshore oil workers chilled by coronavirus outbreaks [The Times] 2020-07-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Concern over rise in Covid-19 infections among staff at KZN hospitals [IOL] 2020-07-14

Australia / Western Australia Nurses call for AFL crowd rethink for Optus Stadium clash between Geelong and Collingwood [The West Australian] 2020-07-14

Australia Thousands more job losses predicted if Federal government doesn’t implement aviationkeeper [TWU] 2020-07-14

Australia No paid pandemic leave for healthcare workers forces some to come to work sick [ABC] 2020-07-14

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers to announce political action in response to emergency orders [The Province] 2020-07-14

South Africa Colin Rani, trade unionist turned labour mediator and arbitrator, claimed by Covid-19 [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-14

UK easyJet pilots call for vote of no confidence as morale collapses [BALPA] 2020-07-14

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

UK Mass unemployment is ‘biggest threat facing the UK’, warns TUC [TUC] 2020-07-14

India India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers [BBC] 2020-07-14

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

UK Usdaw welcomes compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and calls for detailed advice to be agreed [USDAW] 2020-07-14

South Africa Sadtu to hold 'special meeting' on surge in Covid-19 cases [ANA/IOL] 2020-07-14

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

South Africa Numsa brings drug Remdesivir to SA to treat Covid-19 patients [DispatchLIVE] 2020-07-14

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government’s response to rise in COVID-19 infections [COSATU] 2020-07-14

UK Government confusion on face coverings is not helpful for shop workers - Usdaw calls for clarity [USDAW] 2020-07-13

UK Unite warmly welcomes Welsh Government face coverings decision on public transport [Unite the union] 2020-07-13

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

USA / New Mexico Las Cruces Walmart forced to close as 4 workers test positive for COVID-19 [KOAT] 2020-07-13

USA / Utah AFT Plan to Safely Reopen Schools and Communities [AFT UT] 2020-07-13

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

USA These doctors and nurses volunteered to battle Covid-19 in the Navajo Nation, and came back with a warning [CNBC] 2020-07-13

Global Workers’ rights continue to erode – what can we do to restore them? [World Econ Forum] 2020-07-13

USA Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits [KHN] 2020-07-13

USA American Healthcare Workers are Scrambling for PPE. Again. [OH&S] 2020-07-13

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

Japan Hospitals cut staff bonuses as coronavirus drives them into the red [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-07-13

USA How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic [New Yorker] 2020-07-13

Australia / Victoria Largest abattoir JBS could leave supermarket meat shelves bare [UWU] 2020-07-13

Australia Consultation at Qantas Airports continues [ASU] 2020-07-13

Germany Hamburg's prostitutes demand right to work amid coronavirus [Deutsche Welle] 2020-07-13

Canada Grocery store execs were in communication before canceling coronavirus pay, MPs told [Global] 2020-07-13

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

South Africa An additional 12 000 healthcare workers needed to fight coronavirus - Ramaphosa [IOL] 2020-07-13

South Africa / Limpopo Hundreds of govt staff on go-slow to return to work [The Citizen] 2020-07-13

USA / California Union vote highlights coronavirus crisis for California’s home day care providers [The Times] 2020-07-12

USA Virus 'heroes' struggle to get workers' compensation [AR Democrat] 2020-07-12

South Africa Hospital cleaners and porters unsung heroes in war against Covid-19 [IOL] 2020-07-12

Asia Covid-19: Thousands of garment workers lose jobs across Asia [The Times] 2020-07-12

Global COVID-19 Means Tough Times For World's Oldest Profession [World Crunch] 2020-07-12

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town denies new mother's request to work from home [Weekend Argus] 2020-07-12

USA / Colorado JBS plant workers continue walkout over wages [NBC] For more info 2020-07-12

USA / California Free tutoring program run by UCLA students for children of health care workers [ABC] 2020-07-12

USA / California Hundreds Of Los Angeles Apparel Factory Workers Have Contracted The Coronavirus And Four Have Died [BuzzFeed] 2020-07-12

Australia Treasury advice says public sector wages freeze will 'deepen recession' [The Times] 2020-07-12

Global ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement [Modern Diplomacy] 2020-07-12

UK National Vice-Chair urges officers to wear face coverings [polfed] 2020-07-12

UK Fighting on so many fronts [UNISON] 2020-07-12

UK Join PCS at the online Tolpuddle Festival [PCS] 2020-07-12

South Africa SAEPU statement on developments around EMS unit in the country [COSATU] 2020-07-12

Canada In June, Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provided $15,000 to Organizations to Support Workers Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Steelworkers Union and Gateway Casinos Sign Return to Operations Agreement for Ontario [USW] 2020-07-11

Canada Grocery heads fail grocery workers, again [Unifor] 2020-07-11

Canada Meinema meets with Parliamentary committee to advocate for UFCW members [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-11

Canada Industry Snapshot: COVID-19 and Rising Food Prices in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Bill 175 Fails Home and Community Care Clients, Care Coordinators and Direct Care Teams [ONA] 2020-07-11

Canada Problems with Canada Student Service Grant go beyond contract with WE [NUPGE] 2020-07-11

Canada Working from home: considerations for unions [NUPGE] 2020-07-11

Canada Budget snapshot is a missed opportunity to further support Canada’s vulnerable families [CTF] 2020-07-11

Canada All is not well in education! [CTF] 2020-07-11

Canada Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Statement on the Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020 [CFNU] 2020-07-11

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

Canada Economist Jim Stanford talks about the future of work -- during COVID-19 times and beyond [rabble] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Province's fiscal policies have wrecked long-term care [Rank and File] 2020-07-11

Canada / British Columbia Bosses won’t obey no stinking labour standards laws [CLI] 2020-07-11

USA Essential workers should be treated with more respect [SFChronicle] 2020-07-11

USA 'I beg them': Still-unemployed workers plead for Congress to extend federal $600 benefit [CNN] 2020-07-11

USA / Michigan MI nursing home workers at six sites plan July 20 walkout [Detroit News] 2020-07-11

USA / Colorado Colorado’s unemployed workers face a big hit if federal assistance gets cut off in two weeks [Denver Post] 2020-07-11

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

USA COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers' comp [ABC] 2020-07-11

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

Spain / Morocco 'Please help us, we are abandoned here.' Thousands of Moroccan seasonal workers stranded in Spain [CNN] 2020-07-11

USA / Colorado JBS meat-processing workers walk out of Greeley plant amid pay negotiations [KDVR] 2020-07-11

USA / Hawaii How postponing lifting travel restrictions could affect workers in the tourism industry [KHON] 2020-07-11

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

UK Political pressure mounts for BA to lose lucrative landing slots in response to 'fire and rehire' [Unite the union] 2020-07-11

Australia / Victoria Healthcare workers continue to face shortages of PPE as coronavirus cases ramp up [ABC] 2020-07-11

Canada / Alberta Union says safety must come first as civil servants ordered back to offices amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-07-11

Canada MPs grill grocery store execs over pandemic pay cancellations [CBC] 2020-07-11

Canada Grocery heads fail grocery workers, again [Unifor] 2020-07-11

Canada / Ontario Health care unions considering political action over Ontario’s COVID-19 emergency act [Global] 2020-07-11

UK Calculated grades [NEU] 2020-07-11

Palestine Training in e-learning critical as return to education deferred [EI] 2020-07-11

Global 250 young unionists energise webinar [BWI] 2020-07-11

Chile Migrant workers benefit from BWI’s COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative [BWI] 2020-07-11

Global Construction could lead in post-COVID-19 recovery [BWI] 2020-07-11

UK Leicester factory put lives at risk during lockdown, claims garment worker [The Guardian] 2020-07-11

South Africa Government Should Take the Disastrous COVID-19 Testing Backlog Seriously - FEDUSA [Facebook] 2020-07-11

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

South Africa / Mpumalanga Nehawu furious after nurse dies of Covid-19: 'She was a breadwinner and she is gone now' [News24] 2020-07-11

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

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Civil case against Vryheid Hospital [Vryheid Herald] 2020-07-11

South Africa / Mpumalanga Hospital staff down tools on Monday in demand of better working conditions [Lowvelder] 2020-07-11

South Africa Labour union squabbles with MTN over COVID-19 in workplace [ITWeb] 2020-07-11

Australia / Victoria Melbourne Distribution Centre tells workers it’s business as usual despite confirmed COVID-19 case [UWU] 2020-07-10

Australia Jetstar breach shows need for national rules on air travel [TWU] 2020-07-10

UK Coronavirus: Full opening of schools in September [NEU] 2020-07-10

UK easyJet could put flight safety at risk with their redundancy plan, says pilots [BALPA] 2020-07-10

Australia The Federal Government must extend JobKeeper for airline workers beyond September [AWU] 2020-07-10

Australia Special COVID-19 Clauses for Suspension of Screen Productions [MEAA] 2020-07-10

Australia Aviation members vote to ramp up AviationKeeper campaign [ASU] 2020-07-10

Australia AMWU to fight for workers’ personal leave in the high court [AMWU] 2020-07-10

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

Canada / Prince Edward Island Vacancies putting pressure on P.E.I. nursing system, says union [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada / Prince Edward Island CERB going to people who may not be eligible, union worries [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada Laid Off VIA Rail Workers Are Lashing Out Against CERB [Narcity] 2020-07-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador School district to add 50 janitors to casual list, but union wants them permanent [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada / Ontario Hospital unions to consult members on Ontario workplace reforms [HRD] 2020-07-10

Canada / Nova Scotia Thousands of health workers, others, ineligible for 'essential workers' bonus [CBC] 2020-07-10

Canada / Ontario Front-line workers deserve better: CUPE Ontario opposes extension of emergency powers [CUPE] 2020-07-10

Canada / Saskatchewan In-house approach helps Regina municipal workers during pandemic [CUPE] 2020-07-10

Canada / Ontario Health care workers reeling from Ontario government attack on their basic rights: CUPE seeks a mandate from its members to respond forcefully [CUPE] 2020-07-10

Canada Flawed Canada Student Service Grant should be replaced [CUPE] 2020-07-10

USA Unemployed Workers Set to Lose Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation [FPI] 2020-07-10

USA / Minnesota Some workers at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis push to form a union [StarTribune] 2020-07-10

USA / California Coronavirus infections spike among San Francisco General Hospital workers [SFChronicle] 2020-07-10

USA Platform Connects Unemployed Workers to Job Opportunities [Inside Higher Ed] 2020-07-10

USA Loretto Hospital workers announce strike date [Yahoo] For more info 2020-07-10

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

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 / California Striking Union Workers Protest Outside Wholesale Produce Market In Downtown LA [Yahoo] 2020-07-10

Global ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement [ILO] 2020-07-10

Ghana Minister charges employers to engage unions to address workers’ concerns [] 2020-07-10

UK Boohoo needs to engage with trade unions to sort out their woes, as they promised MPs [USDAW] 2020-07-10

South Africa Signs that health care system is collapsing: union official [Bloomberg/BusinessTech] 2020-07-10

South Africa / Gauteng Teachers forced to choose between jobs and safety amid rising Covid-19 cases at school [The Star] 2020-07-10

South Africa Women, including nurses, most affected by Covid-19 at work: Compensation Fund [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-09

South Africa No progress yet on access to retirement savings as UIF Ters comes to an end [BusinessLIVE] 2020-07-09

South Africa Union accuses Massmart of using coronavirus to retrench workers [SABC] 2020-07-09

Malawi Covid-19 health workers on pay strike in Malawi [IOL] 2020-07-09

Argentina Activists Keep Argentina’s Abortion Reform on the Agenda Despite Covid-19 [Nacla] 2020-07-09

UK Nationalise social care! [Workersliberty] 2020-07-09

USA 'We Were Treated Worse Than Animals': Disaster Recovery Workers Confront COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-07-09

USA United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees [CW39] 2020-07-09

USA / Maryland Univ. of Maryland reveals planned return to campus, but campus workers say it's not enough [WJLA] 2020-07-09

USA / Texas Austin teacher union demands class starts online, advises members stay home [CBS] 2020-07-09

USA / Texas Advocates Say TEA Guidelines Are Bad for Texas Teachers [Reform Austin] 2020-07-09

USA Labor unions plan July 20 mass strike to confront systemic racism in economy [WUSA] 2020-07-09

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 Coronavirus stimulus must be tied to job retention [TUC website] 2020-07-09

UK Safe return process agreed for vulnerable Royal Mail Group workers [CWU] 2020-07-09

UK TSSA Urges Government Intervention Over Eurostar Jobs [TSSA] 2020-07-09

UK RMT urges greater awareness for Seafarer's Mental Health [RMT] 2020-07-09

UK MoJ cleaners to get full sick pay backdated to start of Covid-19 pandemic [Guardian] 2020-07-09

UK Stunning victory for United Voices of the World as Ministry of Justice is pressured into granting cleaners full pay sick pay [UVW] 2020-07-09

Australia New pandemic protections for workers urgently needed [ACTU] 2020-07-09

Australia ASU met with Jetstar about airline restructuring [ASU] 2020-07-09

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

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

Australia Government gives no ground on paid pandemic leave [The Times] 2020-07-09

Canada / British Columbia Workers rally to fight for jobs amid coronavirus epidemic; dire time for hotels [The Optimist] 2020-07-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Loblaw workers in Newfoundland to hold strike vote [rabble] 2020-07-09

France / Germany Airbus workers stage rare protest over job cuts [Reuters] 2020-07-09

Canada Unions urge government to stay on fiscal track [CLC] 2020-07-09

Canada Stay the course on economic recovery [CUPE] 2020-07-09

Nigeria As healthcare workers take the road of struggle [Democratic Socialist Movement] 2020-07-09

Global Global job losses may get worse over poor support [The Guardian] 2020-07-09

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Dozens of Pietermaritzburg schools shut [The Witness] 2020-07-09

South Africa SAMWU calls for greater compliance as covid claims 63 municipal workers’ lives and 4571 infections [Polity] 2020-07-09

UK Legislation to support the new Curriculum [NEU] 2020-07-09

UK Money for public services would mean a quicker recovery [UNISON] 2020-07-09

Canada / New Brunswick Irving Oil blames pandemic for decision to cut 250 employees [CBC] 2020-07-08

Canada / New Brunswick Irving Oil laying off 250 workers due to COVID-19 pandemic [Global News] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Gauteng Three months in prison for trying to recycle waste during lockdown [GroundUp] 2020-07-08

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

USA Union Strong Podcast Ep 45: Future of School [NYS AFL-CIO] 2020-07-08

USA / District of Columbia Layoff threats scare Senate food workers, but most spared until September [Roll Call] 2020-07-08

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

USA Meatpacking production returns to near normal, but workers still paying the price of COVID-19 [Chicago Tribune] 2020-07-08

UK Usdaw shocked that the Chancellor makes no mention of retail [USDAW] 2020-07-08

UK Summer statement cash boost must go to workers, not bosses [GMB] 2020-07-08

UK Sunak Must Urgently Clarify Tourism and Transport Covid Measures [TSSA] 2020-07-08

USA They're Back: Concessions Are Coming [Labor Notes] 2020-07-08

USA / Illinois Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All [Labor Notes] 2020-07-08

UK Unite’s Len McCluskey on chancellor’s summer statement [Unite the union] 2020-07-08

UK Far more needed to protect the UK against mass unemployment, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-08

UK Marriott's Moxy UK workers win through unions' coordinated pressure [IUF] 2020-07-08

India Safety crisis: industrial accidents during Covid-19 kill at least 75 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-08

Global BWI launches COVID-19 declaration and General Secretary Report [BWI] 2020-07-08

Serbia BWI's COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative felt in Serbia [BWI] 2020-07-08

Australia Unlimited work visas not the way out of pandemic recession [ACTU] 2020-07-08

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

Australia Young workers bear the brunt of coronavirus economic pain [Green Left Weekly] 2020-07-08

Australia ASU: Unions and employers representing aviation workers issue letter to Australia's Prime Minister [CAPA] 2020-07-08

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers laid off during pandemic seek government protection on jobs [MSN] 2020-07-08

Canada / Ontario Employers, employees being encouraged to embrace 'best practices' as pandemic changes how we work [CBC] 2020-07-08

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 / Ontario Workers in developmental services get hours cut during COVID-19 pandemic [CUPE] 2020-07-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DA and teachers' union take Department of Education to task over Covid-19 'failures' [Daily News] 2020-07-08

South Africa Sadtu: Basic Education must reconsider return of additional grades [JacarandaFM] 2020-07-08

South Africa Covid-19 has claimed lives of 63 municipal workers, says Samwu [JacarandaFM] 2020-07-08

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

South Africa Workers still can’t access Covid-19 relief [New Frame] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Eastern Cape Old age home staff protest after patient deaths [GroundUp] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Gauteng Roodepoort lodge staff say 47% of them have Covid-19 because management exposed them [The Star] 2020-07-08

South Africa Hundreds of jobs to go as Covid-19 forces Media24 to fold two newspapers and five magazines [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-08

South Africa / Gauteng Donald Gordon Medical Centre staff accuse management of negligence amid rising Covid-19 cases [The Star] 2020-07-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Probe launched into Albert Luthuli Hospital's staff 'tremendously high' Covid-19 infection rate [Daily News] 2020-07-07

South Africa Despondent workers won't win Covid-19 war unless state plays its part [The Star] 2020-07-07

UK Leicester’s dark factories show up a diseased system [Financial Times] 2020-07-07

UK DHL workers rocked by massive redundancies as 2200 more jobs are lost on eve of Chancellor's speech [Unite the union] 2020-07-07

UK 5000 aerospace supply chain job losses pushes industry to the precipice [Unite the union] 2020-07-07

UK More than £1bn wiped off Boohoo value as it investigates Leicester factory [The Guardian] 2020-07-07

Fiji Labour Laws Must be Upheld [Fiji Times] 2020-07-07

Australia ACTU targets job plan ads in regional Australia [ACTU] 2020-07-07

USA Actors' Equity agrees to allow two Berkshire plays to go foward, with extensive COVID testing [NY Times] 2020-07-07

Australia Aviation workers & employers send joint appeal to extend Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-07-07

Australia Virgin, unions urge aviation virus support [Yahoo] 2020-07-07

Chile Chilean Arpilleras Sustain Political Momentum During Lockdown [Nacla] 2020-07-07

Canada Unions Rip 'Nonsense' Argument For Ending Pandemic Pay At Grocery Stores [Huffington Post] 2020-07-07

Canada / USA NHL, players' union reach tentative agreement for return to play, CBA extension [CBC] 2020-07-07

Canada / Ontario Work can resume at Leamington farm after COVID-19 outbreak shut down the facility. Some workers are 'terrified' to go back to work [CBC] 2020-07-07

Global OECD calls for extended sick leave for workers exposed to COVID-19 [TUAC] 2020-07-07

Canada Unions tell MPs that grocery workers should still have pandemic pay [Today] 2020-07-07

France Bayonne: Bus driver left brain dead after being 'attacked over face masks' [BBC] 2020-07-07

Egypt Govt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak [CBC] 2020-07-07

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Opposition Parties, NLTA Give Province’s Education Re-Entry Plan A Failing Grade [VOCM] 2020-07-07

South Africa Unions, rights groups say schools lacking Covid-19 essentials should not reopen [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-07

South Africa Nearly 3 000 coronavirus cases at mines, with platinum workers bearing the brunt [Fin24] 2020-07-07

India Factories woo back migrant workers with food, air tickets [Bloomberg] 2020-07-07

UK Chancellor called on by Usdaw to announce an urgent retail recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-07-07

South Africa Teachers’ fears are real and they need a willing ear [New Frame] 2020-07-07

South Africa / Gauteng Deaths of three prison warders spark health fears [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-07

Global Chemical and pharmaceutical unions confront Covid crisis together [IndustriALL] 2020-07-06

UK TUC and charity coalition calls for furlough scheme to be extended for shielded and high-risk workers [TUC] 2020-07-06

UK Ministers must fix council funding to avoid ​'catastrophic cuts' [UNISON] 2020-07-06

UK Union warns that there will be no`build, build, build' unless government acts to avert construction apprenticeship crisis [Unite the union] 2020-07-06

UK Poll of passengers and public finds British Airways damaging brand [Unite the union] 2020-07-06

UK RMT on Boris Johnson making driverless trains a condition of TFL Covid funding [RMT] 2020-07-06

USA Coronavirus has put the USPS on the brink of extinction. Will anybody save it? [Mic] 2020-07-06

Nigeria Ekiti risks health crisis as healthcare workers, doctors strike [The Times] 2020-07-06

Israel Overworked, Underpaid and at Risk, Israeli Social Workers Launch General Strike [Haaretz] 2020-07-06

India No help for the domestic helps [The Hindu] 2020-07-06

India Women garment workers are being forced to leave their jobs because of this one reason [Scroll] 2020-07-06

Australia Truckies & delivery drivers losing work & income, survey shows [TWU] 2020-07-06

UK As the country celebrates the NHS, health unions say: “Time for a pay rise” [Union News] 2020-07-06

UK Unions give cautious welcome to new arts funding but need more details [Union News] 2020-07-06

UK UCU calls on government to step in to protect universities [Union News] 2020-07-06

Canada Airlines jettison workers; still want no strings bailout [CLI] 2020-07-06

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

Australia All police workers do an amazing job [Together] 2020-07-06

Australia / Victoria CFMEU gives construction firms a break in wage deal [The Times] 2020-07-06

Turkey urkish union prompts companies to implement high-level COVID-19 measures [BWI] 2020-07-06

Canada / USA NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season [AP] 2020-07-06

Canada / British Columbia BC Is Hurting Workers by Dodging Pandemic Severance Pay Issue [The Tyee] 2020-07-06

Canada / Ontario FAQ: Navigating COVID-19 outbreaks on Ontario farms [OHS Canada] 2020-07-06

Global How Covid-19 is impacting the mental health of young workers [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-06

Japan Amidst COVID 19 Slowdown: Japanese Finance Unions Settle for Moderate Gains [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-06

Korea / Global KHMU hosts Virtual International Conference on COVID-19 and Role of Care Unions [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-06

Bangladesh NSEF demands protection of health and job security for shop employees during Covid-19 pandemic [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-06

Canada Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks [CP24] 2020-07-06

UK Some Leicester factories stayed open and forced staff to come in, report warns [The Guardian] 2020-07-06

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

South Africa SADTU hopes for clarity ahead of Angie Motshekga’s briefing on schools [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-06

UK Clap for us then sack us: Tower Hamlets workers fight back [Counterfire] 2020-07-06

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

Canada Precarious work is a health hazard [DWHN] 2020-07-05

Canada By the Numbers: Signs of normalcy return to Canadian economy, food retail sector [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-05

Canada / Saskatchewan Inside the Saskatoon lab developing a COVID-19 vaccine [SUN] 2020-07-05

Canada Why is the government contracting out public service jobs? [PSAC] 2020-07-05

Canada / Nova Scotia Government plans for long-term care inadequate [NUPGE] 2020-07-05

Canada Lack of PSWs Related to Canada’s Death Rate in LTC Being Highest Amongst 16 OECD Countries [IAMAW] 2020-07-05

UK Union leaders warn of return to 80s mass unemployment if bold action not taken to save jobs [USDAW] 2020-07-05

USA How the Pandemic Has Created New Demand for Older Workers [Harvard Business Review] 2020-06-04

Global Ignite Change! Global Assembly of Workers Aims to Create Big Transition! [CUPW] 2020-07-05

Canada Union survey shows members are dealing with higher rates of stress, additional costs during the pandemic [CWA Canada] 2020-07-05

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s economic recovery plan will be meaningless if he pairs it with US-style wage suppression tactics [AFL] 2020-07-05

USA The Senate should not kick unemployed workers when they are down [AFSCME] 2020-07-05

USA CWA: Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support, Mass Layoffs are Inevitable [CWA] 2020-07-05

USA / California Farm workers in California strike after dozens have virus [AP] 2020-07-05

USA / Maine Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic [AP] 2020-07-05

USA / Georgia More than 1,400 Georgia healthcare workers sign letter asking governor for more coronavirus restrictions [Channel 3000] 2020-07-05

USA How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On [NYTimes] 2020-07-05

USA More than 30,000 meatpacking workers nationally have fallen ill. At least 100 have died, with the lives of others upended or permanently altered [StarTribune] 2020-07-05

Canada Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say [CBC] 2020-07-05

Germany Romanian workers reveal dire conditions at slaughterhouses [Deutsche Welle] 2020-07-05

USA Congress gears up for battle over expiring unemployment benefits [The Hill] 2020-07-05

South Africa / Western Cape Hospitals buckling under pressure of rising staff shortages [Weekend Argus] 2020-07-05

South Africa / Western Cape Educators 'not coping with stress' as 19 school staff die of Covid-19 [Weekend Argus] 2020-07-04

Canada / Ontario Public health issues order to farms that employ temporary foreign workers [Kitchener Today] 2020-07-04

USA / Montana Bozeman man plays trumpet nightly to honor health care workers [Bozeman Daily Chronicle] 2020-07-04

USA / New York Workers return to coronavirus-altered offices in Nassau and Suffolk counties [Newsday] 2020-07-04

USA / New Jersey COVID-19: State to Extend Benefits to Unemployed Workers [Morris Cty NJ] 2020-07-04

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

USA These Workers Don’t Get Aid and Are Going Hungry. A Tax on New York Billionaires Could Help Them [ITT] 2020-07-04

UK BALPA welcomes travel corridors but says much more needs to be done [BALPA] 2020-07-04

UK Organise 2020 - International sessions [TUC] 2020-07-04

Netherlands No kissing allowed: Photos show how sex workers in Amsterdam's red-light district are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic [Business Insider] 2020-07-04

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

Canada / Nova Scotia Unifor welcomes Northwood COVID-19 government review [Unifor] 2020-07-04

Niger Internally displaced persons in Nigeria face double risk: Boko Haram and Covid [PSI] 2020-07-04

Global Energy unions tackle effects of Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-04

Global Mining unions in solidarity to confront COVID-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-04

Canada Donation to the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change [ETFO] 2020-07-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Albert Luthuli Hospital staff down tools over Covid-19 protocols [Daily News] 2020-07-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU: Albert Luthuli hospital the new Covid-19 epicentre for health workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-04

South Africa / Eastern Cape Unions back frightened hospital workers [Grocott's Mail] 2020-07-04

Zimbabwe Health workers down tools as Covid-19 incidents climb [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-04

South Africa Fear as Covid-19 plagues learning and teaching [Elitsha] 2020-07-04

South Africa SADTU accepts classroom assistants idea [Elitsha] 2020-07-04

USA / New Jersey Unemployment payments to NJ workers exceed $9B [WRNJ] 2020-07-04

USA / Pennsylvania City Council Passes Emergency Health Benefits for Frontline Healthcare Workers [SWGlobe Times] 2020-07-04

USA / California United Farm Workers accuses Wasco company of calling COVID-19-positive employees back to work [KGET] 2020-07-04

USA Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors: Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are concerned about joining them [NYTimes] 2020-07-04

UK Almost 20,000 covid-19 deaths in care homes [GMB] 2020-07-03

UK Sharp rise in construction deaths coincides with plunge in inspections [Unite the union] 2020-07-03

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

UK Blog: the plight of pregnant workers in the age of COVID [UNISON] 2020-07-03

Australia Young people facing worst jobs market in 40 years [ACTU] 2020-07-03

Australia / Victoria Masks should be mandatory on Victoria's public transport during coronavirus crisis, union says [ABC] 2020-07-03

Canada 'We're not heroes anymore:' Maple Leaf Foods workers upset to see pandemic pay end [CBC] 2020-07-03

Canada / Ontario Loblaws employees say stores are handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk [Q107] 2020-07-03

Canada / Ontario Farm effectively shut down as province sees 302 new COVID-19 cases in 2 days [CBC] 2020-07-03

Canada / Global CUPE supports global union meetings to build post-COVID world [CUPE] 2020-07-03

UK UK 'air bridge' plans labelled a fiasco by unions [The Guardian] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Zimbabwe Zimbabweans in SA engage ILO, Cosatu over unpaid COVID-19 state grants [Zimbabwe Today] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Western Cape Nehawu continues safety protocols’ inspection at health facilities [SABC] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: SADTU members quit schools to mourn dead colleagues [GroundUp] 2020-07-03

South Africa / Gauteng New Era dismisses six workers in Germiston [GroundUp] 2020-07-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses down tools at Albert Luthuli hospital as more test positive [DispatchLIVE] 2020-07-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses down tools and join Nehawu protest over working conditions [The South African] 2020-07-02

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: SADTU members quit schools to mourn dead colleagues [My PE] 2020-07-02

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

UK Chair's focus - easing lockdown plans require decisive action to protect lives [BMA] 2020-07-02

UK Coronavirus: Ofqual consultation on exams and assessments [NEU] 2020-07-02

UK NUJ welcomes Covid-19 aid scheme changes for self-employed parents [NUJ] 2020-07-02

USA / Georgia GA Health Care Workers Urge Kemp To Make Masks Mandatory [WABE] 2020-07-02

USA / Vermont VT state workers to see one-time bonus payment [WCAX] 2020-07-02

USA / North Carolina NC to Test All Nursing Home Residents, Workers [Insurance Jrnl] 2020-07-02

USA Portraits of Essential California Workers [NYTimes] 2020-07-02

Global Why don’t we take climate change seriously? Racism is the answer [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-02

USA / Indiana Merrillville rally calls for living wages, hazard pay for home health care workers [NWI] 2020-07-02

USA JetBlue, pilots union reach agreement to avoid involuntary furloughs until May 2021 [CNBC] 2020-07-02

USA Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 [AFL-CIO] 2020-07-02

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

Australia / Western Australia Sixth COVID-19 case at Coles Laverton DC [UWU] 2020-07-02

Australia TWU demands answers from Qantas in meeting on redundancies [TWU] 2020-07-02

Australia Essential workers yesterday, wages cut today [SDA] 2020-07-02

Australia Where the bloody hell are the planes, ScoMo [ASU] 2020-07-02

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

Australia Learning from a crisis [AEU] 2020-07-02

Canada / Ontario How undocumented migrant workers are slipping through Ontario's COVID-19 net [CBC] 2020-07-02

South Africa Unions warn against phase two of schools' reopening [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-02

South Africa Numsa threatens court action if govt doesn't resolve its issues with taxi industry [News24] 2020-07-02

South Africa COVID-19 crisis management team keeps isotope producer going [Engineering News] 2020-07-02

UK Don't abandon UK aerospace - or this world-class industry will be lost [Unite the union] 2020-07-02

UK Reopening job centres 'more PR than policy' [GMB] 2020-07-02

UK Coronavirus: Maintained Nursery School Funding [NEU] 2020-07-02

UK TUC Congress 2020 will take place virtually during 14 - 15 September [TUC] 2020-07-02

UK Huge job losses on struggling high streets - retail urgently needs Government recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-07-02

South Africa Too little teaching, planning and too few classrooms - teachers' survey raises alarm [News24] 2020-07-02

UK UK firms slash 11,000 jobs in two days in retail and aviation [BBC] 2020-07-01

UK Boris Johnson's 'new deal' speech: what is missing? [Guardian] 2020-07-01

Europe Getting our act together: in the European non-profit cultural sector [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-01

UK Latest blow to civil aviation in Scotland as North Air announces redundancies [Unite the union] 2020-07-01

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

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

UK Ferries union RMT demands Government action as jobs carnage continues [RMT] 2020-07-01

UK Coronavirus: FAQs on NEU NI school restart programme [NEU] 2020-07-01

UK TSSA Calls For Government Action Over Travel Trade Future [TSSA] 2020-07-01

UK Ryanair pilots vote to accept temporary pay cuts to protect jobs [BALPA] 2020-07-01

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

Philippines Union’s COVID-19 relief leads to membership growth [BWI] 2020-07-01

Malaysia BWI Malaysian unions assist migrant workers in wood and forestry [BWI] 2020-07-01

Germany Amazon warehouse workers in Germany will strike Monday because of coronavirus infections [The Verge] 2020-07-01

Australia Ex-Spotless workers win redundancy rights [Yahoo] 2020-07-01

Canada / Ontario Ontario Crown attorneys seek to delay return to court over COVID-19 fears [CBC] 2020-07-01

Global Job security, social dialogue and subjective health of working people during the pandemic [GLU] 2020-07-01

France French government, unions tell Airbus, Air France to minimize job cuts [Reuters] 2020-07-01

Canada / Alberta Alberta Safeway union votes to strike as contract talks stall, hero pay removed [Global] 2020-07-01

Canada Workers at Jazz Aviation and Exploits Valley Air Services oppose service reduction announcement [Unifor] 2020-07-01

Canada / British Columbia Province announces plans to resume visits to long-term care and assisted living [HEU] 2020-07-01

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

USA Workers sue Las Vegas casinos over lax coronavirus protections [Filmy One] 2020-07-01

USA Unemployment rate is higher than officially recorded, more so for women and certain other groups [Pew Research Ctr] 2020-07-01

USA When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: 'We Put The Country On Our Back' [NPR] 2020-07-01

Bangladesh Coronavirus measures give workers for global clothing chains a stark choice: disease or starvation [The Conversation] 2020-07-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Call for COVID-19 training in healthcare sector as infections spike [East Coast Radio] 2020-06-30

South Africa Nehawu to visit hospitals in Covid-19 hot-spots [Business Day] 2020-06-30

South Africa Teacher union concerned that school principals are hiding Covid-19 cases over stigma fears [Daily News] 2020-06-30

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

UK PCS challenges HSE view on air conditioning [PCS] 2020-06-30

Bangladesh Bangladesh braced to receive hundreds of thousands of returnee migrant workers [Arab News] 2020-06-30

USA Delta to Send Notices to Pilots About Potential Furloughs [Yahoo] 2020-06-30

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

USA / Iowa Families of three workers who died of Covid-19 sue Tyson for lying about outbreak [Counter] 2020-06-30

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

UK Pilots shock at scale of easyJet redundancy proposals [BALPA] 2020-06-30

USA / New York Legislators call on CUNY to stop cuts and layoffs [PSC-CUNY] 2020-06-30

USA / New York Concerned About Layoffs and Safety, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY takes to the Streets [The Chief] 2020-06-30

USA Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died [KHN] 2020-06-30

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 AFL-CIO President Trumka calls on bishop to help USW healthcare members [USW] 2020-06-30

USA / North Carolina Lawmakers, workers, advocates call for NC to rebuild its unemployment system [Progressive Pulse] 2020-06-30

Australia National survey shows insecure hospitality workers devastated by Covid-19 [UWU] 2020-06-30

Australia / Queensland Retail and pharmacy workers have their pay cut while Morrison sleeps easy [Queensland Unions] 2020-06-30

Australia Credit Union Australia job cuts [FSU] 2020-06-30

Australia Young workers still suffering from lack of a jobs plan [ACTU] 2020-06-30

New Zealand Fears funds allocated to ECE staff might be used to line others' pockets [Education HQ] 2020-06-30

Malaysia Union Asks For Increased Wages To Prevent Labour Shortage [The Post] 2020-06-30

Australia TWU national secretary urges Australia's Govt to stabilise aviation industry with 'Aviation Keeper' [CAPA] 2020-06-30

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

Australia Pandemic leave extended, but unions lose bid to end changes for admin workers [The Times] 2020-06-30

Canada / Alberta Unifor disappointed as Kenney presents support for corporations and slim pickings for workers [Unifor] 2020-06-30

Canada / Alberta Safeway workers vote in favour of strike after company ends COVID-19 'hero pay' [CBC] 2020-06-30

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

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

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

South Africa Health workers need more training around COVID-19: Nehawu [SABC] 2020-06-30

Global 'I Will Kill You': Health Care Workers Face Rising Attacks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak [NPR] 2020-06-30

South Africa / Gauteng School defects pose danger to teachers, pupils [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-30

UK Rowan Foods must comply immediately with Welsh Government Guidance [Unite the union] 2020-06-29

UK TSSA 'Pleased' Two Metre Rule Remains On Public Transport [TSSA] 2020-06-29

UK Maternity Action calling on the Government to protect expectant and new mothers from unfair redundancy [USDAW] 2020-06-29

Global International Fashion Houses Are Leaving Millions of Asians Jobless. The Workers Are Now Protesting [VICE] 2020-06-29

Australia Coronavirus pandemic won’t fix women’s pay in health [Yahoo] 2020-06-29

India / Telangana Beedi rollers in Telangana struggle to earn daily bread amid COVID-19 lockdown [The Express] 2020-06-29

Canada / Ontario Long-term care home, union lock horns over COVID-19 testing strategy [CTV] 2020-06-29

Middle East For migrant workers in the MENA, flattening the curve of inequality is urgent [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-29

Germany Amazon workers in Germany to go on strike over coronavirus infections [Reuters] 2020-06-29

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

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health centres unsafe [The Witness] 2020-06-29

South Africa Back to school: As Covid-19 bites, calls mount for doors to stay shut to 6-million set to return [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-28

USA States scramble to contain Covid spikes without enough workers to track outbreaks [Politico] 2020-06-28

UK Appeal for calm after 'frightening abuse' on Bournemouth beach [GMB] 2020-06-28

Canada / Ontario Ford Government Allowing Undue Risk to Workers Amid Province-Wide Reopening [USW] 2020-06-28

Canada / Ontario Unifor Local 673 members show solidarity with frontline health care workers [Unifor] 2020-06-28

Canada UFCW secures more open work permits for migrant workers in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-28

Canada For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future [PSAC] 2020-06-28

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU calls for mandatory masking policy at hospitals [NUPGE] 2020-06-28

Canada Improved public services needed, not more privatization [NUPGE] 2020-06-28

Canada Unions warn against growing threat of privatization [CLC] 2020-06-28

Canada / British Columbia Workers hit with temporary layoff extension need guarantee they’ll go back to work [BCFed] 2020-06-28

Canada / British Columbia Pride 2020: A statement from the BCFED [BCFed] 2020-06-28

UK “A national scandal” – UNISON on coronavirus death rates of social care workers [Union News] 2020-06-28

UK Durham Miners’ Gala goes online next month [Union News] 2020-06-28

Europe The pandemic in road transport [ITF] 2020-06-28

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador How Sex Workers Take Care of Each Other [The Independent] 2020-06-28

Canada COVID-19 exposes injustices faced by migrant workers [rabble] 2020-06-28

Canada COVID-19 shines harsh light on injustices faced by key workers and the elderly [rabble] 2020-06-28

Canada COVID-19 may undermine gender equality progress in the workplace and beyond: Some proposals [The Law of Work] 2020-06-28

Australia Qantas savaged over mass redundancy announcement [The New Daily] 2020-06-28

Australia Fair Work Commission declares businesses must bargain during pandemic [AWU] 2020-06-28

Australia Halt Qantas redundancies ahead of review on jobkeeper, TWU urges [TWU] 2020-06-28

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

USA Flight Attendants, Airline Unions Plead With Government to Avoid Layoffs [Travel Pulse] 2020-06-27

USA Don’t think you need a mask? Front-line workers beg to differ [SD Union-Trib] 2020-06-27

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

USA / California Disneyland Workers Protest, Demand Changes To Reopening Plan [CBS] 2020-06-27

USA / Louisiana Legislation to give front line workers a 250-dollar check for hazard pay nears final legislative passage [LA Radio Ntwk] 2020-06-27

USA / Nevada Nevada workers continue to fight budget cuts, many say they're living paycheck to paycheck [NBC] 2020-06-27

USA / Michigan Workers stop production at Jefferson North in Detroit over COVID-19 concerns [Detroit News] 2020-06-27

USA As States Reopen, Returning Workers Wonder How Employers Will Protect Them [NPR] 2020-06-27

USA / Illinois Judge orders McDonald’s to take steps to protect workers in Chicago [Thomson Reuters] 2020-06-27

USA Over 11,500 grocery workers affected by Covid-19 -- UFCW [Fresh Fruit Portal] 2020-06-27

UK Ministers urged to step in with cash boost to revive London’s economy [Unite the union] 2020-06-27

UK ONS report on Covid-19 worker deaths increases concerns about inequality and working practices [Unite the union] 2020-06-27

UK PCS warns reopening jobcentres to public is perfect storm [PCS] 2020-06-27

Cambodia Laid Off Cambodian Entertainment Workers Petition Government For Coronavirus Relief [The Union-Journal] 2020-06-27

India Female Corona-warriors: Underpaid and unappreciated [The Straits Times] 2020-06-27

India / Karnataka Estimated 40% of garment workers in Karnataka have lost jobs: unions [The Hindu] 2020-06-27

USA / California Farm Workers Strike In Central Valley After Dozens Stricken By COVID-19 [KPIX] 2020-06-27

South Africa / Free State SADTU and COSAS in joint media statement [COSATU] 2020-06-27

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union calls for staffing increase at province’s long-term care facilities [MSN] 2020-06-27

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses say pandemic in care homes a 'tragic reminder' of staffing shortages [CBC] 2020-06-27

Nepal / Malaysia Relief package distribution to migrant workers in Malaysia [GEFONT] 2020-06-27

Kenya Protect Workers [COTU] 2020-06-27

Germany Former abattoir worker 'heard colleagues crying at night' [Deutsche Welle] 2020-06-27

Canada Flight attendants call for federal support and recognition in the face of pandemic [CUPE] 2020-06-27

Canada / Ontario Ford’s child care re-opening disastrous, earns F on report card [CUPE] 2020-06-27

Canada / New Brunswick CUPE’s first virtual division convention [CUPE] 2020-06-27

India / Maharashtra Bajaj Auto's Aurangabad plant may shut after death of 2 employees [PTI] 2020-06-27

South Africa / Eastern Cape Protest by Cecilia Makiwane Hospital workers forces decontamination [Elitsha] 2020-06-27

South Africa Hospitals, clinics, schools overwhelmed by Covid-19 'storm' [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-26

South Africa Covid-19 Roundup, unemployment and a vaccine [New Frame] 2020-06-26

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

USA / Florida They banged on pots and pans, but this was no celebration. Airport workers want jobs back [Miami Herald] 2020-06-26

USA Airline unions ask Congress for another $32 billion in funding [UPI] 2020-06-26

USA Why these meatpacking workers fear for their health and safety amid COVID-19 [PBS] 2020-06-26

USA Coronavirus opens door to company surveillance of workers [Politico] 2020-06-26

Global Cities versus multinationals: who will win our post-COVID future? [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-26

Canada / British Columbia B.C. extends layoff provisions until end of August, but some workers say further protections needed [CBC] 2020-06-26

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Delivery Delays Driven by Number of Factors Including Immense Volume of Parcels, says Union Rep [VOCM] 2020-06-26

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Changes to CERB and E.I. Thresholds Could Help Address Substitute Teacher Shortage, says NLTA [VOCM] 2020-06-26

Canada CUPE demands governments keep privatization out of Canada’s pandemic recovery [CUPE] 2020-06-26

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

UK Rail union RMT demands that Government get a grip after Bournemouth chaos [RMT] 2020-06-26

UK Legislation to protect shopworkers from violence and abuse called for by Usdaw and the Co-op [USDAW] 2020-06-26

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

USA Don’t Hassle Restaurant Workers. Just Wear Your Damn Mask [Eater] 2020-06-26

USA / California SEIU: Workers, Families and Friends to Hold Candlelight Vigil Thursday to Commemorate the Life of Second Riverside Community Hospital Worker to Die from COVID-19 [TTownMedia] 2020-06-26

USA / Georgia Teamsters Demand Republic Services End Abuse of Black Workers in Atlanta [Teamsters] 2020-06-26

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia set to be first U.S. city to protect workers against retaliation for calling out coronavirus conditions [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-26

USA / California Farm Workers Strike After They See on TV That Dozens of Coworkers Have Coronavirus [NBC] 2020-06-26

USA America’s Largest Food & Retail Union Confirms Growing COVID-19 Impact on Frontline Workers [UFCW] 2020-06-26

USA / Iowa Families of 3 deceased workers sue Tyson over Iowa outbreak [AP] 2020-06-26

USA / Alaska Alaska’s active coronavirus infections hit new high, while cases in seafood workers spike [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-06-26

USA Job losses are 4 times worse for the lowest-paid workers so far in the coronavirus pandemic, study shows [Biz Insider] 2020-06-26

USA / Maine Maine voting rules could force seniors to risk health in a pandemic, lawsuit says [BDN] 2020-06-26

South Africa COVID-19 - Healthcare worker unions explain their concerns [] 2020-06-26

South Africa Spike in Covid-19 cases blamed on rush to reopen schools [The Star] 2020-06-25

India In turmoil: The Indian labour market [Telegraph] Image 2020-06-25

India Government of India must take swift measures to prevent another Bhopal disaster [IndustriALL] 2020-06-25

UK New online course explores skin health [RCN] 2020-06-25

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

UK Royal Mail must work with us for growth, insists Terry Pullinger [CWU] 2020-06-25

UK Coronavirus: Plans to scrap social distancing in schools [NEU] 2020-06-25

Europe What future for the EU after COVID-19? [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-25

USA USDA used junk worker safety data to justify a new role allowing pork processors to run lines at unlimited speeds [Washington Post] 2020-06-25

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

Australia Statement from Michele O’Neil on Qantas job losses [ACTU] 2020-06-25

Australia ACTU calls for rapid decision on Virgin future [ACTU] 2020-06-25

Australia / Western Australia UWA staff to vote on COVID-19 agreement [Green Left Weekly] 2020-06-25

Canada / Ontario Privatization, two-tiered home care, and the burden on women [Rank and File] 2020-06-25

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver Hotel Cites Pandemic to Deny Workers Severance Pay [The Tyee] 2020-06-25

Chile Codelco hit by third coronavirus death - union [] 2020-06-25

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

Canada / New Brunswick Oromocto doctor says physicians 'must have freedom' to sound alarm for safety risks [CBC] 2020-06-25

Canada / Manitoba Manitoba Hydro says new agreement prevents more temporary layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-25

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

UK Breakdown of Unite talks with Rowan Foods Puts Workers and General Public At Risk [Unite the union] 2020-06-25

UK On International Day of the Seafarer RMT demands an end to UK ferry jobs massacre [RMT] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Limpopo SAMWU claims Sekhukhune municipality is unsafe [CapricornFM] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Bay state maternity services near collapse as workers stay away [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-25

UK NHS Blood and Transplant service is calling for plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19 [UNISON] 2020-06-25

UK RMT today responded to the Secretary of State for Transport’s remarks [RMT] 2020-06-25

South Africa Covid-19: Should more grades return to school amid spike in cases? Here's what unions think [News24] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Union cautions on return to work at Makana [Grocott's Mail] 2020-06-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Sadtu still adamant schools must close [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-24

USA New Study Spotlights Critical Gap In Health Security: Protecting Health Care Workers [Resolve to Save Lives] 2020-06-24

USA / Michigan Nearly 12,000 Michigan workers unemployed since May 1 still await benefits [Bridge MI] 2020-06-24

USA Black essential workers' lives matter. They deserve real change, not just lip service [Brookings] 2020-06-24

USA / Florida Disney World workers petition to delay reopening as Florida coronavirus cases surge [CNN] 2020-06-24

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

USA / Michigan Entertainment, gig workers rally for extended unemployment benefits [WWMT] 2020-06-24

USA / New York Pandemic May Force New York City to Lay Off 22,000 Workers [NYTimes] 2020-06-24

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 More than 13,000 federal workers face a possible furlough of 30 days or longer [Wash Post] 2020-06-24

India / Maharashtra Unpaid since 3 months, nurses strike work [TNN] 2020-06-24

Poland Polish coal mines continue maintenance works amid pandemic [Reuters] 2020-06-24

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

UK Jet2 pilot jobs on the line as industry continues to struggle in the face of government indifference [BALPA] 2020-06-24

UK Pay SSP at average earnings Says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-24

Global Whistleblowers are essential in the Covid-19 crisis [PSI] 2020-06-24

Canada Nurses launch investigation into Canada’s failure to protect health care workers from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-06-24

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

Australia Pandemic political profiteering robbing workers’ retirements [ACTU] 2020-06-24

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

Canada / Alberta Health-care aides at a third of private Alberta long-term care and seniors' homes aren't receiving a $2-an-hour pandemic wage top-up [CBC] 2020-06-24

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

Canada WestJet retreats on labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-24

Nicaragua Doctors Fired for Covid-19 Comments [Human Rights Watch] 2020-06-24

Bangladesh Coronavirus disruptions deal severe blow to Bangladesh's garment industry [Deutsche Welle] 2020-06-24

Germany Coronavirus exposes meat workers' plight [Deutsche Welle] 2020-06-24

South Africa Calls to suspend schooling grow as Covid-19 surfaces in classrooms [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-24

South Africa / Eastern Cape 204 learners test positive for COVID-19 at school [Sunday World] 2020-06-24

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

South Africa / Northern Cape Covid-19: Fake news costs workers their wages [GroundUp] 2020-06-24

Zimbabwe ZCTU urges govt clarity on lockdown measures as citizens harassed on way to work [New Zimbabwe] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape Province's healthcare woes worsen [New Frame] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Global Workers rights rolled back as Covid-19 strikes [Mail & Guardian] 2020-06-23

UK BA 'throwing us on scrapheap' say Gatwick staff [GMB] 2020-06-23

UK Government must act on `stark warning' or see mass car job losses [Unite the union] 2020-06-23

UK Government must plug BBC's funding gap, says NUJ [NUJ] 2020-06-23

UK Retailers urged by Usdaw to maintain existing two metre social distancing in shops [USDAW] 2020-06-23

India / Maharashtra Fear of coronavirus stalks sanitation workers [Hindustan Times] 2020-06-23

Australia ACTU President Michele O’Neil calls on COVID Senate Inquiry to support paid pandemic leave [ACTU] 2020-06-23

Canada / Mexico / Ontario Migrant worker's widow awaits return of husband's body [The Star] 2020-06-23

Canada / Manitoba Pallister’s public sector cuts continue as Manitoba Hydro layoffs put frontline service at risk [Unifor] 2020-06-23

Canada / Mexico Mexico to resume sending farm workers to Canada after COVID-19 safety agreement [CBC] 2020-06-23

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

South Africa / Eastern Cape 56 staff at one hospital test positive for Covid-19 [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-23

UK Coronavirus: One in six UK car industry jobs could be lost, warns trade body [BBC] 2020-06-23

UK Coronavirus: Issues surrounding wider opening of schools [NEU] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape More field hospitals as union expects 'explosion' of Covid-19 cases [News24] 2020-06-23

South Africa / Western Cape Nurses picket over staff shortages at False Bay Hospital [GroundUp] 2020-06-22

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nurses face Covid-19 stigma [New Frame] 2020-06-22

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

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

UK Huge membership rise for UNISON ahead of new recruitment ad campaign launch​ [UNISON] 2020-06-22

UK Transport unions warn of increased risks in reducing social distancing on public transport [ASLEF] 2020-06-22

UK Government rethink on longer Sunday trading welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-22

UK RMT calles on government to scrap their railway volunteer Journey Makers stunt [RMT] 2020-06-22

Malaysia Five activists, charged with picketing at Ipoh hospital, lodge police reports over alleged wrongful arrest, mistreatment in lockup [The Mail] ActNOW! 2020-06-22

USA / Minnesota Undocumented Farmworkers Are Refusing Covid Tests for Fear of Losing Their Jobs [Workday] 2020-06-22

UK / Scotland Unions thriving amid national crisis [The Scotsman] 2020-06-22

Europe Covid-19-impact on access to information in CoE countries [EFJ] 2020-06-22

Chile Unions at Chile's Codelco demand more protection against coronavirus [Reuters] 2020-06-22

Canada / Mexico Third migrant farm worker dies as Canada reaches deal with Mexico [Global] 2020-06-22

UK Poor conditions in meat plants fuel Covid-19 outbreaks, say unions [Guardian] 2020-06-22

South Africa SA needs to focus on how Covid-19 is reshaping its labour market [Financial Mail] 2020-06-22

South Africa Employers should heed warnings - NUM [BusinessLIVE] 2020-06-22

UK The coronavirus crisis closed our industry down and we are only now seeing tentative signs of it re-opening [Equity] 2020-06-21

UK TV and film ‘supporting artists’ face long wait for work [Guardian] 2020-06-21

UK Risks is the TUC's weekly newsletter for safety reps and others [TUC] 2020-06-21

UK Scottish government tells university staff to return to campuses before publishing higher education safety guidance [UCU] 2020-06-21

UK / Scotland UCU criticises Scottish government over “unsafe” university return [Union News] 2020-06-21

Canada / Alberta Front-line health-care workers shouldn't have to rely on the grace of their employers to make ends meet [rabble] 2020-06-21

Nepal Out-of-job domestic workers are struggling for survival even as lockdown is relaxed [The Post] 2020-06-21

Nigeria Doctors end strike as virus cases spike [The Star] 2020-06-21

India / Kerala No salary for 300 staff of Kerala pvt hospital after govt turns it into COVID-19 centre [The News Minute] 2020-06-21

UK UNISON calls on government to act on ‘systemic racism’ [UNISON] 2020-06-21

Democratic Republic of the Congo Call for eased lockdown for miners [Yahoo] 2020-06-21

UK Time for action to protect BAME workers [GMB] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario A humanitarian crisis unfolding on Ontario farms [Decent Work and Health Network] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario Food workers: The unseen heroes of the COVID-19 crisis [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-21

Canada COVID-19 highlights inequality in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario ETFO makes recommendations to Ministry of Education for a safe return to school [ETFO] 2020-06-21

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting [SUN] 2020-06-21

Canada / Ontario New hires in Corrections a big step in the right direction [NUPGE] 2020-06-21

Canada / British Columbia Bold thinking, investment in health care workers needed as BC looks ahead [NUPGE] 2020-06-21

Canada GENDERED IMPACTS OF COVID-19 - free videoconference [IAMAW] 2020-06-21

Canada Letter to Justin Trudeau: The survival of the aerospace sector compromised; you must act [IAMAW] 2020-06-21

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

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Calls on Federal Government to Follow Through on Commitments to Fish Harvesters [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-06-21

Australia States leading the way on Pandemic Leave, Morrison must catch up [ACTU] 2020-06-21

Canada / Quebec $110,000 raised for family of CHSLD worker whose husband died of COVID [CTV] 2020-06-21

USA / Louisiana 'They're being treated as disposable;' New Orleans sanitation workers continue strike for living wage, hazard pay [4WWL] 2020-06-21

USA / Nevada Culinary Union in Las Vegas demands more protection for casino workers [CDC Gaming] 2020-06-21

USA Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job [Virginian-Pilot] 2020-06-21

USA / Ohio Dole plant will not shut down after 230 workers test positive for COVID-19 [KIRO] 2020-06-21

USA / Nevada Workers at Sahara Las Vegas test positive for coronavirus [Las Vegas Sun] 2020-06-21

USA Despite Their Title, Essential Workers Need Food Stamps More Than Others [Modern Farmer] 2020-06-21

USA / California Disneyland workers union sends letter to California governor about why reopening date is too soon [Deseret News] 2020-06-21

USA / California 150 cannery workers forced into hotel quarantine without pay [Brattleboro Reformer] 2020-06-21

USA NFL union advises players not to participate in group workouts because of virus threat [Washington Post] 2020-06-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape 15 nurses infected, union says as standoff at clinic intensifies [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-20

Australia TWU welcomes ACCC monitoring of aviation but demands urgent government action to save jobs [TWU] 2020-06-20

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

Australia Gouging students won’t fix funding crisis [NTEU] 2020-06-20

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

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

UK RMT welcomes MCA detention and inspection of cruise ships in Tilbury and Bristol over crew welfare [RMT] 2020-06-20

UK UNISON gives cautious welcome to COVID-related schools funding [UNISON] 2020-06-20

UK Crisis meeting required to stem further food sector Covid19 outbreaks [Unite the union] 2020-06-20

Canada / Ontario 'He was a good and caring person,' says wife of migrant worker who died of COVID-19 on Ontario farm [CBC] 2020-06-20

UK Coronavirus: Schools in September [NEU] 2020-06-20

Canada Unifor Canada hosts virtual rally for grocery store workers [Today] 2020-06-20

Canada / Ontario Post-COVID school reopening is government’s chance to set provincial health and safety standards [CUPE] 2020-06-20

Canada / Nova Scotia Child care sector in Nova Scotia on brink of collapse [CUPE] 2020-06-20

India Cement unions decide on joint action [IndustriALL] 2020-06-20

USA AFL-CIO Asks Full D.C. Circuit to Review Virus-Standard Ruling [Bloomberg] 2020-06-20

USA AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka discusses the importance of passing the HEROES Act [AFL-CIO / FB] For more info 2020-06-20

USA COVID-19 pandemic: Labor unions sue MSHA to force an emergency temporary standard [Safety and Health] 2020-06-20

USA Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job [Chicago Tribune] 2020-06-20

USA / California Laid off workers in SF could gain right to be rehired at same pay [SFExaminer] 2020-06-20

USA A Crisis Of Health In Healthcare Workers [Science Friday] For more info 2020-06-20

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

South Africa FEDUSA welcomes reopening of services industry [Polity] 2020-06-19

UK Unite Scotland welcome Scottish Labour Leader's call for support for Alexander Dennis and manufacturing in Scotland [Unite the union] 2020-06-19

UK RMT begins balloting for industrial action on Heathrow Express [RMT] 2020-06-19

Australia Fair Work Commission confirms wage growth essential to recovery [ACTU] 2020-06-19

Canada Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19 [Global] 2020-06-19

Canada / Ontario Ford government planning to reduce holidays for front-line retail workers [The Star] 2020-06-19

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Calls for More Information on Federal Fish Harvester Supports [VOCM] 2020-06-19

Canada / Ontario Ford forces child care centres to consider layoffs, closures [CUPE] 2020-06-19

Global Workers' rights seen crumbling as coronavirus threatens further setbacks [Reuters] 2020-06-19

South Africa / Eastern Cape Chaos at Uitenhage hospital after staffer’s Covid-19 death [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-19

South Africa Compliance at restaurants worries Cosatu [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-19

South Africa As Covid-19 spreads among mineworkers, mines ignore the role of trade unions at their peril [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-19

USA / Minnesota MN Behavioral Health Members Find Community Online, Build Union Strength [AFSCME] 2020-06-19

USA / Florida 'Our bills won't wait': the Florida town where farm laborers risk their lives to work amid Covid-19 [Guardian] 2020-06-18

UK Coronavirus: Funding for 2020 Summer holiday local offer [NEU] 2020-06-18

UK Usdaw warns the BEIS Select Committee of a struggling high street and calls for a Government recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-06-18

UK The real cost of Covid-19 [ASLEF] 2020-06-18

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

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

Pakistan Millions of Pakistani laborers struggle amid COVID-19 lockdown [AA] 2020-06-18

Brazil Is Brazil on the verge of a dictatorship? [Opendemocracy] 2020-06-18

Canada / Alberta AFL list helps workers assess risks of return to work [CLI] 2020-06-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Faces of the Grocery Frontlines [The Independent] 2020-06-18

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

Canada / Alberta The battle in Edmonton for a new kind of transit [Rank and File] 2020-06-18

Canada Women and migrant workers deserve better pay and protections in post-pandemic economy [rabble] 2020-06-18

Canada / Ontario Amazon Workers Say Demands to Work Faster Are Forcing Them to Violate Social Distancing Rules [Press Progress] 2020-06-18

Australia Morrison must deliver on latest Inland Rail promise [RTBU] 2020-06-18

Australia / Queensland State government introduces legislation to defer wage rises [Queensland Unions] 2020-06-18

Australia Players’ Perspective: A-League clubs return to training [PFA] 2020-06-18

Global Strengthening global solidarity to protect health and safety, jobs and income of our members [IndustriALL] 2020-06-18

Australia Know your rights: contracts and COVID-19 [MEAA] 2020-06-18

Australia Does the ANU really need us to give back our pay rise? [NTEU] 2020-06-18

Australia Unemployment nears 1 million [ACTU] 2020-06-18

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

Canada / New Brunswick 'It's not safe': Campbellton hospital staff troubled by working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak [CBC] 2020-06-18

Canada / Nova Scotia Unions lobbying to make masks mandatory for hospital visitors and transit passengers [CTV] 2020-06-18

Chile Copper mine workers seek dialog as coronavirus outbreak explodes [] 2020-06-18

Suriname old mine closed over union dispute following COVID-19 outbreak [The Times-Colonist] 2020-06-18

Canada Inequality in work-from-home arrangements [NUPGE] 2020-06-18

Canada Union Says Loblaws Workers Feel Betrayed By Cancellation Of Wage Increase [Huddle Today] 2020-06-18

Canada / Ontario W Hotel Toronto delay will not affect unionized jobs [Unifor] 2020-06-18

Canada Emergence of essential workers a boon for unions [] 2020-06-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Strike vote ahead for Dominion workers, says union president [CBC] 2020-06-18

Canada / British Columbia Under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized: Assisted living seniors’ care in BC [HEU] 2020-06-18

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

South Africa / Western Cape We are already overwhelmed by Covid-19: health care workers [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-18

Europe BWI releases full Pan-Europe report on COVID-19, calls for new economic model [BWI] 2020-06-18

Global COVID-19: Critical moment to change the world for women [IFJ] 2020-06-18

UK Tell us how you or other BME workers been treated at work during covid-19 [TUC] 2020-06-18

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

South Africa / Western Cape Three Labour offices and UIF headquarters close as Covid-19 spreads [IOL] 2020-06-18

Global Unions pushing back on mining during COVID-19 [Mining Journal] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Western Cape Workers facing unpaid leave after having been placed of Quarantine due to Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape More schools closed due to virus [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape NEHAWU monitors local Covid-19 safety precautions [Graaff Reinet Advertiser] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Western Cape Student nurses 'not a staffing solution' to address health department's shortage [Cape Argus] 2020-06-18

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Magabheni clinic nurses strike over Covid-19 policy [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-18

Global Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-06-17

USA / Florida Hilton lays off 22 percent of corporate workers as hotels struggle against COVID-19 [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-06-17

USA Mask Decontamination Endangers Healthcare Workers, Nurses’ Unions Charge [ICT] 2020-06-17

USA AT&T to lay off thousands of workers and close 250 stores [Verge] 2020-06-17

USA / Virginia Unemployment Rules Leave Some Workers In Limbo [NPR] 2020-06-17

USA Hundreds of health-care workers lost their lives battling the coronavirus [Wash Post] 2020-06-17

Nicaragua Deciphering Nicaragua's Tepid Covid Response [Nacla] 2020-06-17

Argentina Feminists Fight Covid on Buenos Aires’ Urban Margins [Nacla] 2020-06-17

Australia Government needs to act urgently to ensure successful sale and secure future for Virgin [ACTU] 2020-06-17

Australia Sally McManus tells CEDA workers need to lead recovery [ACTU] 2020-06-17

Canada Child care survey reveals pandemic impacts, what's needed for reopening [NUPGE] 2020-06-17

Chile Govt says copper miners complying with sanitary measures amid outbreak [] 2020-06-17

Canada Unions, Treasury Board in talks for public service’s return to workplace after three-month shutdown [The Hill Times] 2020-06-17

Canada / Ontario Museum staff agree to 20% pay cut to avoid layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-17

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg Transit union calls on city to restore full bus service as ridership increases [CBC] 2020-06-17

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

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador In-Class Instruction Means More Resources, Reduced Class Sizes Needed: NLTA [VOCM] 2020-06-17

Canada / Saskatchewan Public services and workers short-changed by provincial budget in Saskatchewan, forestalling recovery from COVID [CUPE] 2020-06-17

Canada / Ontario Government of Ontario can’t keep ignoring appeal for funding municipal governments [CUPE] 2020-06-17

Canada Extending CERB is the right move [CUPE] 2020-06-17

Canada CUPE celebrates Frontline Pride [CUPE] 2020-06-17

South Africa / Northern Cape Unpacking province’s Covid-19 response [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-17

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-17

USA / Massachusetts 'We Just Want To Be Heard': Black Immigrant Domestic Workers In Mass. Face Confluence Of Pandemic Challenges [Bostonmix] 2020-06-17

USA Perspective: Workers’ Comp in the COVID-19 Era [Transport Topics] 2020-06-17

USA Don’t Ask Returning Workers to Sign a Waiver [NYTimes] For more info 2020-06-17

Canada Mexico hits pause on sending temporary foreign workers after COVID-19 deaths [CBC] 2020-06-17

UK Chair calls for large protests to be banned [polfed] 2020-06-16

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

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

UK Government must protect BME people from coronavirus, says TUC [TUC] 2020-06-16

UK Unite thanks Rashford for exposing out of touch government on holiday hunger [Unite the union] 2020-06-16

UK UNISON welcomes decision to provide funding for free school meals during the summer [UNISON] 2020-06-16

Australia Workers won’t accept pay cuts: union boss [Inside Retail] 2020-06-16

Australia Australia mishandled coronavirus spread in aged care, nurses union says [The Guardian] 2020-06-16

Canada / Alberta Relationship between union and plant management suffers under COVID-19 [Canadian Cattleman] 2020-06-16

Canada / Ontario About 375,000 Ontario front-line workers still waiting for pandemic pay premium [CP24] 2020-06-16

Canada Essential but expendable: How Canada failed migrant farm workers [The Globe and Mail] 2020-06-16

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unions critical of $66M compensation program for COVID-19 essential workers [CBC] 2020-06-16

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

UK JLR job losses another devastating blow for auto workers [Unite the union] 2020-06-16

UK ScotRail's increased services not a 'green light' to dich social distancing [TSSA] 2020-06-16

UK Employment justice demanded for cleaners and security guards [CWU] 2020-06-16

UK Coronavirus - NFER on Remote Learning [NEU] 2020-06-16

South Africa / Western Cape DENOSA student movement provincial statement on returning of nursing students to clinical training at health facilities [COSATU] 2020-06-16

South Africa Union vows to shut down Dis-Chem warehouse over Covid-19 cases [News24] 2020-06-16

South Africa / Eastern Cape As cases spike, unions create chaos at Livingstone Hospital [Financial Mail] 2020-06-16

South Africa / Northern Cape Can a big, poor province like ours cope with Covid-19? [News24] 2020-06-16

South Africa Fears for nursing students’ safety [Cape Times] 2020-06-16

USA Logistics Firms Have Used the Pandemic to Boost Profits and Make Workers More Precarious [Jacobin] 2020-06-16

Nigeria Doctors strike over lack of PPE, welfare concerns [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-16

USA 1 in 3 Millennial Workers Are Sabotaging Their Retirement Savings [Motley Fool] 2020-06-15

USA Millions of employees who don't have the option of working from home also can't afford to call in sick [Benefits Pro] 2020-06-15

USA 42,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea, some are still suffering from COVID-19 [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-06-15

USA / Nevada Despite casinos reopening and tourism activity resuming, many workers remain left behind [CDC Gaming] 2020-06-15

USA Philly EPA workers object to reopening office amid coronavirus fears [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-15

USA 55 percent of older workers are not in jobs that support remote work [Benefits Pro] 2020-06-15

Philippines Thousands of garment workers in the Philippines fear job losses [IndustriALL] 2020-06-15

USA Key workers are lowest paid with poorer job qualities, study finds [] 2020-06-15

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

UK Heathrow airport accused of brutally ditching ambassadors with 500 workers set to lose their jobs [Unite the union] 2020-06-15

UK Living Wage Foundation research shows 1.3 million key workers paid less than real Living Wage [GMB] 2020-06-15

UK Care worker pay deductions must be tackled to stop hardship and control virus spread [UNISON] 2020-06-15

UK / England Young workers in Yorkshire and the Humber are three times more likely to work in sectors where jobs are most at risk [TUC] 2020-06-15

USA / South Dakota Meatpacking workers often absent after Trump order to reopen [Reuters] 2020-06-15

USA AFL-CIO demands Zuckerberg personally apologize for Facebook 'unionize' censorship on Workplace app [Newsy Stuff] 2020-06-15

USA / New Jersey NJ may boost workers’ comp when essential workers killed by COVID-19 [NJ101.5] 2020-06-15

Australia Don’t just call us heroes: 15 June is International Day of Justice for Cleaners [UWU] 2020-06-15

USA Poultry workers: We’re Feeding America, but We’re Sacrificing Ourselves [NYTimes] 2020-06-15

USA Public health workers fighting virus face growing threats [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-06-15

Australia Gov support for aged care cleaners needed [HSU] 2020-06-15

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

USA Unions tap into burst of worker angst over coronavirus [Politico] 2020-06-15

USA Fed Report Says Coronavirus Shock Has Hit Low-Wage Workers Hardest [Hellenic Shipping] 2020-06-15

USA The Covid-19 Recession Has No Sign Of A Recovery: The iM-Weekly Unemployment Monitor [Seeking Alpha] 2020-06-15

Australia / Australian Capital Territory ANU’s $6m international student windfall negates need for withholding staff pay [NTEU] 2020-06-15

Australia Pandemic reunites a not-so-odd couple [The Times] 2020-06-15

Chile Copper miners labor group alleges 'alarming' rise in coronavirus cases [] 2020-06-15

Canada / Nova Scotia Cape Breton postal workers overwhelmed by high volumes of parcels during COVID-19 pandemic [The Post] 2020-06-15

Ethiopia Ethiopian unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness [IndustriALL] 2020-06-15

Europe Pressure from ETUC and MEPs win Covid-19 guarantees for workers [ETUC] 2020-06-15

Russia Health Workers Face Retaliation for Speaking Out [Human Rights Watch] 2020-06-15

UK GDP: Protect and create jobs for a faster recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2020-06-14

Canada We have farmed out tragedy to the migrant workers who provide our food [The Globe and Mail] 2020-06-14

Poland / Georgia Polish city helps migrant workers left jobless, homeless and stranded by employer during crisis [NFP] 2020-06-14

USA / Delaware Frozen pay hikes for state workers spark anger and confusion [DE State News] 2020-06-14

Australia Tip-offs point to employers cheating staff on JobKeeper [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-14

Canada / British Columbia Employers coalition seeks to dodge responsibilities to infected workers [Unifor] 2020-06-14

Canada / Ontario More funding, health, equity measures needed ahead of September school reopening: OSSTF [CBC] 2020-06-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Home Care Workers Overlooked by System for PPE Supply: NAPE [VOCM] 2020-06-14

Europe Workers Are on the Frontline of a Second Wave of COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-06-14

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

USA / California Tesla attempts to calm Fremont workers amid rising concerns over potentially inadequate COVID-19 protections [CNET] 2020-06-14

Democratic Republic of the Congo Mining companies in DRC warned against confining workers at mining sites [Peoples Dispatch] 2020-06-14

USA Essential Workers with Temporary Protected Status Could be at Risk of Trump-styleDeportation [KQED] 2020-06-14

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

USA Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Face Growing Threats [KERA] 2020-06-14

USA In 10 states, more than one in six workers are receiving or have filed for regular unemployment [EPI] 2020-06-14

Europe / Global Workers Are on the Frontline of a Second Wave of COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-06-14

South Africa / Western Cape Unions, activists call for Cape Town Covid-19 clinical trial to be stopped [News24] 2020-06-13

South Africa Rise in gender-based violence during Covid-19 lockdown 'abhorrent': union [ANA/IOL] 2020-06-13

UK MPs absolutely correct to denounce `national disgrace' British Airways [Unite the union] 2020-06-13

UK Transport committee aviation report must be wake up call to government [Unite the union] 2020-06-13

UK Unite demands re-opening of NHS Scotland pay deal [Unite the union] 2020-06-13

UK Catalogue of errors contributed to catastrophic care death toll, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-06-13

UK BALPA Welcomes Transport Select Committee report which shines a light on exploitative airline management [BALPA] 2020-06-13

USA Biden plan would pay for workers’ Covid-19 tests [Politico] 2020-06-13

USA AFL-CIO push for OSHA to issue temporary rule denied [Biz Insurance] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario Toronto taxi drivers say city's lack of guidance likely contributed to COVID-19 spread [rabble] 2020-06-13

Canada Heroes Need Decent Working Conditions -- Supporting Workers during the Pandemic, and After [Our Times] 2020-06-13

Canada Loblaws to end pandemic pay for workers [Now] 2020-06-13

Australia TWU welcomes border re-openings to help aviation industry; calls for standardised protections [TWU] 2020-06-13

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 / Quebec Farm advised to use more 'stable' workforce after COVID-19 outbreak [The National Post] 2020-06-13

Canada / Manitoba Union representing some Manitoba Hydro staff agrees to 3 unpaid days off over 9 months [CBC] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario Local MPs, unions call for EI changes so unemployed not penalized due to COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-06-13

Canada Unions call on retailers to make virus pay permanent [The Times-Colonist] 2020-06-13

Kenya COTU(K) Demands Funds to Shield Workers [COTU] 2020-06-13

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

Canada / Ontario Paramedics concerned about non-medical grade masks entering ambulance supply [CUPE] 2020-06-13

Canada / Ontario Ford botches child care re-opening, sets centres up for failure [CUPE] 2020-06-13

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE calls for increased supports for municipalities, PPE, and low paid workers ahead of Saskatchewan budget [CUPE] 2020-06-13

Zimbabwe ZCTU urges parliament to shelve public hearings due to Covid-19 lockdown [New Zimbabwe] 2020-06-13

South Africa / Eastern Cape Police accused of using coronavirus as an excuse to get off duty [GroundUp] 2020-06-13

Democratic Republic of the Congo Workers paid allowance after strike at DRC mine [IndustriALL] 2020-06-11

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

UK GDP figures show entire industries and millions of jobs at risk [GMB] 2020-06-12

UK Respect shopworkers says Usdaw, as shops are allowed to reopen if it is safe to do so [USDAW] 2020-06-12

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

UK GMB wins full Covid-19 sick pay for Larchwood Care workers [GMB] 2020-06-12

UK PCS negotiates credit for DWP members going into work [PCS] 2020-06-12

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia Museum of Art staffers seek to unite through AFSCME [AFSCME] 2020-06-12

Australia / Victoria Uni of Melbourne staff reject unfair offer [NTEU] 2020-06-12

Canada / Quebec Quebec says COVID-19 outbreak among migrant farm workers under control [The National Post] 2020-06-12

Canada Manitoba could take lead from B.C. on migrant worker rights, advocates say, but federal action needed [CBC] 2020-06-12

Canada / Ontario The plight of migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic [Today] 2020-06-12

Chile 'Health, then production': Unions ramp up pressure on Chile copper miner Codelco [] 2020-06-12

Canada CFL players call out commissioner Ambrosie for state of return-to-play talks [CBC] 2020-06-12

Canada Transit union asking feds for emergency transit funding [The Seaway News] 2020-06-12

Canada Loblaws wrong to cut pandemic pay [Unifor] 2020-06-12

Canada Unifor slams Loblaw after company announces it will end COVID-19 pay bump to workers [CP24] 2020-06-12

Canada / British Columbia CUPE workers at North Island College win improvements for temporary and part-time members and embrace online platforms to increase engagement [CUPE] 2020-06-12

Democratic Republic of the Congo Mine Workers at Risk During Covid-19 [Human Rights Watch] 2020-06-12

South Africa / Eastern Cape Union accuses Life Healthcare hospital of secretly quarantining staff [The Citizen] 2020-06-12

USA / Maryland We Must Keep our Promises to the Low-Wage Workers who Keep Maryland Communities Going [MDCEP] 2020-06-12

USA New national data show nursing home workers fear for our lives on the job, feel government and industry have failed to protect workers and residents [SEIU] 2020-06-12

South Africa Politics may be at play here, says educators union after court dismisses urgent appeal [The Citizen] 2020-06-11

USA / California Diamond walnut workers rally for hazard pay at Stockton plant [RecordNet] 2020-06-11

USA Meat plants should slow the line, separate workers, say unions [Fern] 2020-06-11


USA / Ohio Cleveland Nursing Home Workers to Hold Personal Protective Equipment Patrols to Speak Out for Worker Safety & Quality Care [SEIU] 2020-06-11

USA 1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits: Nearly 21 million people in the U.S. are officially classified as unemployed [Press Herald] 2020-06-11

UK / Europe Unite takes case against IAG takeover of Air Europa to the European Commission [Unite the union] 2020-06-11

UK Back bill to end 'fire and rehire' pilots union urges Government [BALPA] 2020-06-11

USA / Tennessee At-risk workers left without protections [FOX] 2020-06-11

UK Unite reaction to Heathrow jobs announcement [Unite the union] 2020-06-11

UK Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland’s aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat [GMB] 2020-06-11

UK British Council insolvency avoided but future uncertain [PCS] 2020-06-11

Global Principles for action on Covid-19 in textile, garment, shoes and leather industries [IndustriALL] 2020-06-08

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Casino Canberra misspends JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-06-11

Australia Airport workers demand Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-06-11

Australia Workplace cleaners are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. They need enough time to do their job [ABC] 2020-06-11

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

Canada / Ontario 1% pay increase under public-sector wage cap a 'slap in the face,' Ontario registered nurses say [CBC] 2020-06-11

Canada Transit union calling for $5 billion in federal emergency funding [The Standard-Freeholder] 2020-06-11

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

Global This time standing in solidarity is just not enough [IndustriALL] 2020-06-11

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

Brazil Unionists initiate COVID-19 dialogue with state governor [BWI] 2020-06-11

Peru Forest workers to undergo COVID-19 biosafety trainings [BWI] 2020-06-11

Global Caught between the pandemic and the right to protection [PSI] 2020-06-11

Nepal Journalists suffer increased economic hardship amid Covid-19 [IFJ] 2020-06-11

Sudan Media crackdown escalates amid Covid-19 pandemic [IFJ] 2020-06-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape NEHAWU leadership to visit the Port Elizabeth area as infection of workers spiral out of control [COSATU] 2020-06-11

South Africa Schools to stay open after High Court dismisses urgent application [BusinessTech] 2020-06-11

South Africa SAFPU lashes out at clubs: That’s against the law [Soccer Laduma] 2020-06-11

South Africa SAFPU stand up for players amidst possible football return [Soccer Laduma] 2020-06-11

South Africa NUM pushes for social distancing in mines [SABC] 2020-06-11

USA / North Carolina NC nurses stand on the brink of a historic labor victory [Facing South] 2020-06-10

UK Employers are breaking the law and forcing pregnant women out of work during the pandemic [TUC] 2020-06-10

UK Unite welcomes Scottish parliament motion on plight of BA workers [Unite the union] 2020-06-10

UK Greater clarity needed from PM on plans to scrap immigration health surcharge [UNISON] 2020-06-10

UK Aviation workers must be protected and given right to retrain amid corona chaos [PCS] 2020-06-10

Tanzania Union in Tanzania stops attempt to cut wages [IndustriALL] 2020-06-10

India Unions call for non-cooperation against Modi government [IndustriALL] 2020-06-09

Kenya Patients on their own as medics go on strike [The Standard] 2020-06-10

India / Maharashtra Mumbai: Month-long BEST bus strike threat [The Times] 2020-06-10

UK Covid-19 sample couriers to strike following victimisation by NHS contractor TDL [The Morning Star] 2020-06-10

Africa Sex workers hit hard by lockdown laws [Open Democracy] 2020-06-10

Australia JobKeeper disappears for early childcare educators [Green Left Weekly] 2020-06-10

Global Trade unions urge gov’ts to assist crew members trapped at sea [The Shipping News] 2020-06-10

Tonga Tongan seasonal workers grounded in Australia [Matangi] 2020-06-10

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

Canada / Ontario Public services are the foundation to Ontario’s economic recovery [NUPGE] 2020-06-10

Canada / Ontario Assessment centre for migrant workers opens in Leamington, following 2 COVID-19 deaths [CBC] 2020-06-10

Canada / Ontario Two migrant farm workers in Ontario die of COVID-19, two more in ICU, 400 sick [CBC] 2020-06-10

Canada / Nova Scotia Early childhood educator says Nova Scotia’s reopening plan lacks clarity, consistency [CUPE] 2020-06-10

Canada / Nova Scotia P3 highways: Further along the road to ruin [CUPE] 2020-06-10

Canada / Quebec Interunion demonstration to maintain summer vacations [CUPE] 2020-06-10

South Africa / Eastern Cape DENOSA fully supports Premier’s plan to push for a ban on alcohol [COSATU] 2020-06-10

South Africa SAEPU is calling on Department of Health to constantly screen and test all health workers for COVID-19 [COSATU] 2020-06-10

South Africa A need for solidarity on education issues [Cape Argus] 2020-06-10

South Africa Health-care workers are filing for Compensation Fund benefits over Covid-19 [Business Day] 2020-06-10

South Africa / Gauteng Milpark Netcare hospital accused of mixing Covid-19 patients with others [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-10

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital capacity not ramped up enough to cope with looming crisis, report reveals [HeraldLIVE] 2020-06-10

Global Fighting for the living on COVID-19 - by Ambet Yuson [BWI] 2020-06-10

Malaysia UNI-MLC’s 1st virtual video conference discusses pressing labour issues arising from Covid-19 pandemic [UNI Global Union] 2020-06-10

South Africa Minerals Council calls out 'misleading' Covid-19 claims [Mining Weekly] 2020-06-09

South Africa Thousands of jobs at ARC in jeopardy, and so too food security [Polity/Solidarity] 2020-06-09

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nursing union backs Premier’s call for return of booze ban [AlgoaFM] 2020-06-09

South Africa Private sector 'not doing well' at coping with COVID-19: Denosa [eNCA] 2020-06-09

South Africa The big test is still to come for SA schools [Daily Maverick] 2020-06-09

UK Coronavirus - Primary Schools [NEU] 2020-06-09

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

UK Public Transport Workers in Ireland must be issued visors to protect from coronavirus [TSSA] 2020-06-09

UK Join PCS online forum on Covid-19 impact on black communities [PCS] 2020-06-09

Canada Migrant workers in Canada face unsafe working, living conditions: report [The Guardian] 2020-06-09

Middle East 'We’re poor people': Middle East's migrant workers look for way home amid pandemic [Guardian] 2020-06-09

USA Ranchers, labor union call for stronger Covid-19 protections for meatpacking workers [Fern] 2020-06-09

USA / New Mexico COVID-19 in NM healthcare workers spikes [Modern Healthcare] 2020-06-09

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

USA Testing Nursing Home Workers Can Help Stop Coronavirus. But Who Should Pay? [NYTimes] 2020-06-09

Spain Jornadas formativas sobre sindicalismo en tiempos de pandemia [CGT] 2020-06-09

Global ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-06-09

Australia Educators betrayed by JobKeeper withdrawal [UWU] 2020-06-09

Australia TWU demands ‘aviation keeper’ [TWU] 2020-06-09

Australia Sydney airport workers travel to Canberra to demand Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-06-09

Australia NTEU to campaign against cancelling payrise, job losses to prop up cash reserves [NTEU] 2020-06-09

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

Australia Warnings that women will be hardest hit by reintroduction of childcare fees [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-09

Australia Extend JobKeeper past September for aviation, says TWU [Australian Aviation] 2020-06-09

Global Trade unions urge gov’ts to assist crew members trapped at sea [The Gleaner] 2020-06-09

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

Australia Australia Post's new delivery model will slash jobs, union warns [The Guardian] 2020-06-09

Canada NUPGE calls on federal government to provide stability for pension plans [NUPGE] 2020-06-09

Canada / British Columbia Unionization likely at Vancouver care home with deadly COVID-19 outbreak [The National Observer] 2020-06-09

Canada Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed over 5,700 coronavirus-related complaints [Global] 2020-06-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Half of Staff Infected in Massive COVID-19 Outbreak Are People of Colour: Union [VICE] 2020-06-09

Canada COVID-19, the new 'occupational disease'? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections [The National Post] 2020-06-09

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

Canada / Nova Scotia Louise Riley: Proper staffing ratios in long-term care make a world of difference [CUPE] 2020-06-09

UK / Scotland RMT demands urgent recommencement of railway enhancement works in Scotland [RMT] 2020-06-09

UK Governments self quarantine plans threatens UK economy [GMB] 2020-06-09

UK BBC puts two regional TV programmes under threat [NUJ] 2020-06-09

UK / Northern Ireland Changed economy, changed schools and colleges? [NEU] 2020-06-09

USA / Minnesota Unsafe Working Conditions Due to COVID-19? Learn About Your Right to Refuse! [MN AFL-CIO] 2020-06-08

USA / New York Working people across the country will be joining together on Wednesday, June 17, to demand our elected leaders address the health and economic crisis facing our nation [CNY AFL-CIO] 2020-06-08

USA Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Culinary Union Launches Online Safety Resource for Members Returning to Work in Nevada [AFL-CIO] 2020-06-08

South Africa Naptosa disputes majority of province's schools are ready to reopen [ANA/IOL] 2020-06-08

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

South Africa SAFPU and Lifeline combine to support players, ex-Chiefs goalkeeper first to receive help [Sport24] 2020-06-08

South Africa / Eastern Cape NEHAWU on growing numbers of infected workers in private health care institutions [Polity] 2020-06-08

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

UK A car scrappage scheme on its own will fail to protect UK jobs or carmakers [Unite the union] 2020-06-08

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

UK Derbyshire PCC's stance on abuse of shopworkers is welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-08

Pakistan Coronavirus: Pakistani Govt Lays off Thousands of Workers to Revive Economy [The Wire] 2020-06-08

UK / Scotland Unions make safe return-to-work agreement with Scottish government [Union News] 2020-06-08

UK Unions respond to government’s quarantine plans [Union News] 2020-06-08

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report June 1-5, 2020: Canadian union fights America's notorious immigration police [RadioLabour] 2020-06-08

Canada Pandemic Brings Renewed Focus to Sex Workers’ Rights [The Tyee] 2020-06-08

Canada Migrant Sex Workers and the Pandemic: Magnifying Inequality and Discrimination [The Law of Work] 2020-06-08

Australia AFAP calls for Government to extend JobKeeper payment scheme [AFAP] 2020-06-08

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

Australia / South Australia Thank You - We need a public sector that is strong and never under resourced [SA Unions] 2020-06-08

UK Coronavirus: BA undermining job talks, says pilots’ union [Yahoo] 2020-06-08

Canada / Global For Overseas Filipinos Like Loida Ubay, Essential Work Feels Increasingly Sacrificial [The Tyee] 2020-06-08

Global / Canada Canadian Mining Giants Criticized for Pandemic Risks [The Tyee] 2020-06-08

South Africa / Limpopo Parents have mixed reactions to back-to-school announcement [The Citizen] 2020-06-08

UK Advice for NUJ members reporting on protests [NUJ] 2020-06-08

USA / Washington Covid-19 Opens the Door for Seattle Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay [Wired] 2020-06-07

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 More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs after pandemic [AP] 2020-06-07

USA Doubts remain over true scale of US jobless crisis [Financial Times] 2020-06-07

USA / Pennsylvania PA AFL-CIO Issues Statement on Job Eliminations at the PA Turnpike Commission [My ChesCo] 2020-06-07

USA / Idaho Idaho sees an influx of coronavirus infections among health care workers [ID Statesman] 2020-06-07

USA Fewer Hours, Less Pay and More Anxiety Greet Returning Workers [Teamsters] 2020-06-07

USA The Reason COVID-19 Might Destroy 22% of Workers' Retirement [Motley Fool] 2020-06-07

USA Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs [StarTribune] 2020-06-07

South Africa Unpaid player: 'I had to hitchhike!' [KickOff] 2020-06-07

South Africa Schools to reopen tomorrow: unions [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-07

South Africa Unions happy for schools to reopen on Monday [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-07

UK BA 'dismissal threat' undermines talks, pilots' union Balpa says [BBC] 2020-06-07

UK Equality and Human Rights Commission COVID-19 race probe announced [UNISON] 2020-06-07

Europe Covid-19 threatens Europe’s success at fighting inequality [Economist] 2020-06-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Schools' opening in doubt as 60,000 pieces of PPE unaccounted for [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-07

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 Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $37,690 to Support Workers Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-06-07

Canada / Manitoba Pallister flip-flops on protecting front-line workers [Unifor] 2020-06-07

Canada By the Numbers: Consumer perceptions and grocery trends in Canada as economy begins to reopen [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-07

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

Canada Launch of Canadian guild for freelancers a baptism by fire [CWA Canada] 2020-06-07

Canada Work-from-home workarounds [CWA Canada] 2020-06-07

Canada / Saskatchewan Frontline heroes are worth more than 13 cents [SFL] 2020-06-07

Canada / Saskatchewan Behind the outbreaks: Health care staff moved around province to cover gaps [SUN] 2020-06-07

Canada PSAC calls for more measures to support workers facing child care challenges [PSAC] 2020-06-07

Canada / Ontario Health care members rally for pandemic pay [OPSEU] 2020-06-07

Canada / Quebec IAM reacts to 2500 layoffs at Bombardier Aerospace [IAMAW] 2020-06-07

Canada It’s time for publicly funded health care to include seniors’ care [CLC] 2020-06-07

Canada / Alberta Health Care Pandemic Pay Sucks [AFL] 2020-06-07

Global Stopping gender-based violence in the midst of a pandemic [IndustriALL] 2020-06-07

Global IFALPA-ITF: Skies must be safe before world starts flying again [IFALPA] 2020-06-07

South Africa Not all teachers ready for reopening of schools [eNCA] 2020-06-07

South Africa Nehawu threatens to down tools as Covid-19 cases rise [CapricornFM] 2020-06-07

USA / Kentucky KY eliminates 675 workers hired to help with unemployment problems [WDRB] 2020-06-06

USA AFL-CIO's Trumka Says the Enemy Is a Broken Justice System [Bloomberg] 2020-06-06

USA High unemployment is slamming minorities particularly hard [CBS] 2020-06-06

USA / Washington Health care workers take a knee outside Swedish Hospital to support protests [KIRO] 2020-06-06

USA / California Safer at Work Update: Recommendations Adopted for Film/Television Music Scoring [AFM47] 2020-06-06

USA / Kansas Kansas food plant shuts down for 2 weeks after workers contract coronavirus [FOX] 2020-06-06

USA The May jobs report had 'misclassification error' that made the unemployment rate look lower than it is [SFGate] 2020-06-06

USA Curb your enthusiasm about the new unemployment numbers [The Hill] 2020-06-06

USA / California George Floyd: Medical workers show solidarity for cause [Santa Cruz Sentinel] 2020-06-06

USA / New York Amazon Workers Sue Over Virus Brought Home from Warehouse [Bloomberg] 2020-06-06

USA / New York Warehouse workers are suing Amazon for putting their families at risk of coronavirus [CNN] 2020-06-06

India Changes to Labour Laws by State Governments Will Lead to Anarchy in the Labour Market [EPW] 2020-06-06

India / Maharashtra COVID-19: Labour shortage post worker exodus hit industries [Express News Service] 2020-06-06

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

UK / Scotland PCS makes safe return to work agreement with Scottish Government [PCS] 2020-06-06

UK Childcare needs emergency bailout to save women’s jobs, says TUC [TUC] 2020-06-06

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

UK Sunday trading deregulation call rejected by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-06-06

New Zealand CTU launches petition calling for safer sick leave in light of COVID-19 [CTU] 2020-06-06

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

Nepal Rapid Assessment on the problems faced by the workers due to COVID-19 [GEFONT] 2020-06-06

Australia Turning point [AEU] 2020-06-06

Australia Aviation workers in desperate call for government aid [BTN] 2020-06-06

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 / Quebec Burnt-out health-care workers warn of mass exodus, with no end in sight to mandatory redeployment to CHSLDs [CBC] 2020-06-06

Canada / Saskatchewan 3 unions call on Sask. government to increase pandemic wages [CBC] 2020-06-06

Canada / Saskatchewan Health-care workers union threatens job action in letter to Sask. premier [CBC] 2020-06-06

South Africa / Limpopo NEHAWU notes with grave concern growing number of frontline workers infected with Coronavirus [Facebook] 2020-06-06

South Africa Union raises concern on rural schools' state of readiness [SowetanLIVE] 2020-06-06

South Africa / Eastern Cape Cosatu supports NUM's call for safety of workers before profits at Eskom [Polity] 2020-06-06

South Africa Bemawu concerned over Covid-19 at SABC [JacarandaFM] 2020-06-06

Pakistan Fast fashion: Pakistan garment workers fight for rights amid Covid-19 crisis [The Guardian] 2020-06-05

Global Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers [Migrant Forum Asia] 2020-06-05

Global Garment workers need apparel companies’ assurance that they will be paid during this crisis [Clean Clothes Campaign] 2020-06-05

India 10 central trade unions call for nationwide protest on July 3rd [PTI] 2020-06-05

India SC proposes transportation of all stranded migrants in 15 days, reserves order for June 9 [Express Web Desk |] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario Union helped Ford dodge a bullet, not take one says OPSEU [CLI] 2020-06-05

UK British Airways' workers, passengers and shareholders deserve to know why airline management refused to attend the meeting with ministers [Unite the union] 2020-06-05

UK RMT responds to Government and Rail Delivery Group on face masks [RMT] 2020-06-05

Canada Ten Ways to Improve Work After COVID-19 Pandemic [Centre for Future Work] 2020-06-05

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

UK Westminster should 'Sit up and take notice of Wales' [GMB] 2020-06-05

Australia Tax backflip: aged care worker retention bonus insult [UWU] 2020-06-05

Australia 40% of aviation workers not getting Jobkeeper, survey shows [TWU] 2020-06-05

UK Bentley job announcement another heavy blow for UK auto industry [Unite the union] 2020-06-05

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

Australia / Global Global Social Protection Fund needed to provide basic services for all working people [ACTU] 2020-06-05

Australia Two-thirds of arts workers relied on JobKeeper payments, new data shows [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-05

Israel Airports union briefly halts flights due to dispute over resuming travel [The Times] 2020-06-05

Canada / British Columbia Unionization at Deadly Care Home Signals Change, Says Expert [The Tyee] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario GM Oshawa workers manufacturing 10 million masks for front line health care workers [Unifor] 2020-06-05

Canada / New Brunswick Pulp mill members win workplace changes for safety [Unifor] 2020-06-05

Canada / British Columbia Laid-off hospitality workers call for government support to ensure they're rehired [CTV] 2020-06-05

Israel Air traffic resumes at Israel's main airport after brief worker strike [] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario 'Thousands more' Ontario frontline healthcare workers need pandemic pay: union [The Daily Hive] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario Union calling on Federal Government to provide health care workers with pandemic pay [In Brampton] 2020-06-05

Canada / Ontario Unions want COVID-19 campaign funds to go to workers left out of pandemic pay-bump [CTV] 2020-06-05

Global World Players Association: 6 essentials for a Safe Return to Play [UNI Global Union] 2020-06-05

Global First hand: Covid-19 stories from the world of work [ILO] 2020-06-05

South Africa / Eastern Cape Linen shortages due to go-slow at Livingstone and Provincial hospitals hits admissions [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-05

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

Morocco Education unions successful in stopping support to private schools during the COVID-19 crisis [Education international] 2020-06-05

South Africa The safety of educators and students is of serious concern in the reopening of schools and colleges [Education international] 2020-06-04

Democratic Republic of the Congo United teaching unions set out firm conditions for the reopening of schools [Education international] 2020-06-04

Kenya New report urges gov't to plan well and save lives [Education international] 2020-06-04

Niger An intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers [Education international] 2020-06-04

Cameroon The resumption of face-to-face classes without proper preliminary planning endangers teachers and students alike [Education international] 2020-06-04

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

South Africa / Western Cape Unions, SAHRC warn MEC over reopening plan for Cape schools [Cape Argus] 2020-06-04

South Africa CWU to engage SABC over increasing positive COVID-19 cases [SABC] 2020-06-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Sadtu calls for further consultations on reopening schools [15 Minute News] 2020-06-04

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

UK Oxfam jobs’ axe threatens fight against global poverty, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

UK Unite calls for action following coronavirus call centre report [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

UK Unite statement on Rolls-Royce jobs announcement [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

UK Government announcement on face covering for public transport welcomed by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-06-04

Global Coronavirus has infected at least 450,000 health-care workers worldwide, report says [Wash Post] 2020-06-04

UK Firefighters’ coronavirus response agreement extended [FBU] 2020-06-04

USA / District of Columbia WAMU 88.5 Presents: Are We Due For A Rise In Unions? [WAMU] 2020-06-04

USA / California California Assembly, Senate leaders say no to mandatory pay cuts for state workers [Sacramento Bee] 2020-06-04

UK IPPR on rise in child poverty [NEU] 2020-06-04

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

UK UK parliament union threatens to strike after MPs' queuing chaos [The Guardian] 2020-06-04

UK ‘We will hold government to account on COVID-19’ [UNISON] 2020-06-04

Brazil In Brazil's raging pandemic, domestic workers fear for their lives - and their jobs [The Times-Union] 2020-06-04

India 85% Domestic Workers Not Paid During Lockdown, Says Survey [Newsclick] 2020-06-04

India AIIMS Nurses' Union protests over working conditions; 329 workers contracted COVID-19 so far [The Herald] 2020-06-04

Malaysia Stop intimidation of victimised frontline hospital workers [Aliran] 2020-06-04

Malaysia Women’s rights coalition: Drop charges against five activists arrested picketing outside Ipoh hospital [The Mail] 2020-06-04

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

Australia Airport workers hold demonstrations over COVID-19 recovery plan [Xinhua] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario OPSEU calls on federal government to extend pandemic pay to all front-line health workers [OPSEU] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario Unifor welcomes move to appoint new management at Forest Height's LTC home [Unifor] 2020-06-04

Canada / Manitoba Not everyone happy with Manitoba essential workers’ bonus [RCI] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario Union slams changes to Ontario’s layoff rules [HR Reporter] 2020-06-04

Canada / British Columbia Laid-off hospitality workers hold car caravan in downtown Vancouver calling for job security [CBC] 2020-06-04

Canada / Saskatchewan Prairie South School Division announces plans to reduce custodial services for the 2020-21 school year [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario Province must finally act on race-based pandemic data [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Canada / Saskatchewan Health Provider Unions launch petition calling for wage top-up for ALL health care workers [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Canada / Ontario LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Hamilton/Niagara residents polled [CUPE] 2020-06-04

Global ITUC Global Covid-19 Survey: Support for government action falls as global jobs crisis takes hold [ITUC] 2020-06-04

South Africa High-risk teachers vulnerable to Covid-19 now know how they will be treated [Mail & Guardian] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Gauteng Union Calls for the Shutting Down of Far East Rand Hospital Amid COVID-19 Safety Concerns [] 2020-06-04

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

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal KwaMashu paramedics refuse to work until they’re tested for Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Western Cape Unions red-flag Tygerberg Hospital as a hot spot for Covid-19 [Cape Argus] 2020-06-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Education Department embroiled in 'poor quality' PPE mask debacle [Daily News] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Eastern Cape Two Eskom employees succumb to Covid-19 [Business Report] 2020-06-04

South Africa / Limpopo NEHAWU asks Ramaphosa to intervene in fight with premier [Knysna-Plett] 2020-06-04

USA / Louisiana Louisiana official begs for more workers to help children [Biz Mag SB] 2020-06-03

South Africa Sadtu, Cosatu vow to lay criminal charges should staff, pupils get infected at schools [Polity] 2020-06-03

USA Amazon drops $2 coronavirus pay rise for warehouse workers as CEO Jeff Bezos' fortune nears $150 billion [Biz Insider] 2020-06-03

USA The coronavirus pandemic has strained the mental health of front-line health workers [TX Tribune] 2020-06-03

USA / Nevada Some self-employed workers in Nevada still waiting on unemployment benefits [Las Vegas Sun] 2020-06-03

USA / Minnesota Sign the petition: Union Members for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd [Labor Notes] For more info 2020-06-03

USA / New York Buffalo Tesla worker tests positive for COVID-19 after New York factory reopens [Verge] 2020-06-03

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 How Many U.S. Workers Have Lost Jobs During Coronavirus Pandemic? There Are Several Ways to Count: No matter the measure, Covid-19 and shutdowns led to historically high unemployment and are likely to leave lasting mark on U.S. economy [WSJ] 2020-06-03

Europe Coronavirus is not high threat to workers, EU says, causing outcry [Reuters] 2020-06-03

USA GOP congressmen ask unions to stop collecting dues amid coronavirus unemployment [Yahoo] 2020-06-03

USA Tyson Reinstates Policy That Penalizes Absentee Workers, Even for Illness [Bloomberg] 2020-06-03

USA Local Public Health Workers Report Hostile Threats And Fears About Contact Tracing [NPR] 2020-06-03

UK Is your boss spying on you as you work from home? [BBC] 2020-06-03

Canada / Nova Scotia NSFL President Danny Cavanagh wants paid sick time for all workers [NSFL] 2020-06-03

UK Safety must be at the heart of universities’ rebuilding plan [UNISON] 2020-06-03

UK Pilots call for Government to take control of aviation [BALPA] 2020-06-03

Malaysia Five arrested outside Ipoh hospital for peaceful protest against union-busting move [Malay Mail] 2020-06-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Tribute to Support Workers: Hats Off [NLFL] 2020-06-03

UK NEU survey shows realities of wider opening [NEU] 2020-06-03

UK TSSA Calls For Urgent Talks On TFL Future Funding [TSSA] 2020-06-03

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

Canada / Alberta Forgotten workers caring for Alberta’s most vulnerable are being left out by UCP policies and programs [AFL] 2020-06-03

Austria Chemical workers unite for fair deal [IndustriALL] 2020-06-03

Canada Health Workers: From Praise to Protection [Canadian Dimension] 2020-06-03

Australia AWU oil and gas members are better off [AWU] 2020-06-03

Australia Retail Change Rooms 10-point Safety Plan [SDA] 2020-06-03

Kenya 2.3m workers at risk of losing medical cover, warns FKE [Business Daily] 2020-06-03

Australia GDP contraction shows the need for a jobs plan [ACTU] 2020-06-03

USA Every Food and Delivery Strike Happening Over Coronavirus [The Cut] 2020-06-03

Australia Unions, bosses eye future amid recession [Yahoo] 2020-06-03

Australia Dial it down, unions tell building bosses [9 News] 2020-06-03

Australia Virgin unions to grill Bain as concerns grow over quick resale [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-03

USA The Food Industry’s Next Covid-19 Victims: Migrant Farmworkers [In These Times] 2020-06-03

Kenya Pay cuts in private hospitals as business slumps [The Nation] 2020-06-03

Kenya Kisumu health workers to down tools [The Standard] 2020-06-03

Myanmar Factory workers suffer blame and pain in Myanmar’s COVID-19 response [Frontier] 2020-06-03

Spain Threat of strike by SEPE workers in the middle of the de-escalation of the ERTE [Explica] 2020-06-03

Kenya Kisumu health workers issue 7-day strike notice [The Star] 2020-06-03

USA / Washington Apple Shed Strikes Win Recognition, But the Fight Goes On [Labour Notes] 2020-06-03

Canada / Ontario Unifor applauds investigation of Ontario's oversight of long-term care during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-06-03

Canada Cleaners and janitors linked to value of real estate assets [The Province] 2020-06-03

Canada / Quebec Health-care workers set up camp to fight for right to take summer vacation [CTV] 2020-06-03

Canada Unifor President calls for FASTER media bailout funding from Trudeau government [The Post Millenial] 2020-06-03

Canada / British Columbia Transit security employees need more protective equipment during pandemic [CTV] 2020-06-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hibernia layoffs about to begin 'with heavy hearts,' drilling company says [CBC] 2020-06-03

Global Women must be at the table to negotiate a post-Covid recovery [IFJ] 2020-06-03

Burkina Faso Women stone crushers vulnerable to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Canada / Ontario LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Ottawa, Cornwall residents polled [CUPE] 2020-06-03

Brazil 57 construction workers die due to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Latin America / Caribbean Social dialogue, collective bargaining stand out in BWI COVID-19 webinar [BWI] 2020-06-03

Global Decent work for people with disabilities pushed amidst COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Asia / Pacific BWI releases full Asia Pacific report on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-03

Fiji Trade Union Congress Lashes At Government Stance On Businesses [The Sun] 2020-06-03

Zambia Union intervenes to release mineworkers from Covid-19 quarantine camp [IndustriALL] 2020-06-03

South Africa Unions call for hospitals breaching Covid-19 health and safety checks to be shut down [Business Day] 2020-06-03

South Africa / Mpumalanga Faculties not able to open: Sadtu [Newpaper24] 2020-06-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Health-care facilities will not close, says MEC [The Mercury] 2020-06-03

South Africa Can you use Zoom for retrenchment consultations? [BizCommunity] 2020-06-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Hospital workers down tools after non payment of Ters benefits [The Mercury] 2020-06-03

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

South Africa / Western Cape Fourth Tygerberg Hospital staff member succumbs to Covid-19, says union [Cape Argus] 2020-06-03

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

South Africa / Western Cape Teacher unions slam province for reopening schools [Cape Times] 2020-06-02

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

South Africa Teacher unions unconvinced schools will be ready to reopen next week [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-02

South Africa Teachers union takes DBE to court over schools reopening next week [The Citizen] 2020-06-02

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

South Africa 90% of schools will be ready to reopen next week: DoE [eNCA] 2020-06-02

South Africa / Western Cape Calls for private testing at factory after Covid-19 death [Cape Times] 2020-06-02

Canada Unions and online technology from the 1980s to COVID-19 [Talking Radical Radio] 2020-06-02

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

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

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

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

UK As lockdowns ease, anxiety grows and confusion reigns [UNISON] 2020-06-02

UK How have you or other BME workers been treated at work during this crisis? [TUC] 2020-06-02

Peru At least 20 journalists died from Covid-19 as they covered pandemic [The Guardian] 2020-06-02

France Ryanair staff in France accuse airline of 'redundancy blackmail' [The Guardian] 2020-06-02

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia: Owners close Milk & Honey Market after wage and coronavirus safety disputes with workers [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-06-02

USA As meatpacking plants reopen, workers terrified of coronavirus risk: Infection rates are still rising at many plants; unions to call for more enforcement [Politico] 2020-06-02

USA Workers built America; now the government needs to support working people [Tallahassee Democrat] 2020-06-02

USA Starbucks Reduces Worker Hours to Reflect Pared-Back Operations [WSJ] 2020-06-02

USA The Pandemic Isn’t Easing Up, but Frontline Food Workers Are Already Losing Bonus Pay [CivilEats] 2020-06-02

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

Australia Early childhood educator survey: TWO-THIRDS say families and educators at increased risk of coronavirus due to lifting attendance [UWU] 2020-06-02

Australia Michele O’Neil on Virgin bidders shortlist [ACTU] 2020-06-02

Singapore Plans to overhaul housing for foreign workers unveiled [The Straits Times] 2020-06-02

New Zealand COVID-19: Unions to pressure Government on extending sick leave in New Zealand from five days to 10 [NewsHub] 2020-06-02

Australia / New South Wales Billing ban from paramedics as public servants fight wage freeze [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-02

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

Australia Union urges contenders Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners to engage constructively with workers [The Guardian] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario Advocates for migrant workers sounding alarm after COVID-19 death [CTV] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario Union representing staff at long-term care homes calls for change as ombudsman launches investigation [CTV] 2020-06-02

Canada / Nova Scotia Mill workers allowed into province without self-isolating [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario New poll shows Kitchener-Waterloo residents unhappy with province's COVID-19 response [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada / British Columbia Employers, Workers Agree: BC Labour Laws Don’t Work Right Now [The Tyee] 2020-06-02

Canada / Manitoba Provincial employees agree to 5 unpaid days off in exchange for no layoffs [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada / Ontario Temporary foreign worker dies due to COVID-19 as disease hits southwestern Ontario farms hard [CBC] 2020-06-02

Canada CUPE and NDP improve CERB access for seasonal workers [CUPE] 2020-06-02

Canada More help needed now for Canada’s local governments [CUPE] 2020-06-02

UK Coronavirus crisis - Updates [ASLEF] 2020-06-02

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

UK PCS reps sign up for online 5 tests meeting [PCS] 2020-06-02

South Africa / Eastern Cape COVID-19: Startling claims about hospital [eNCA] 2020-06-02

UK After being told to return kids to schools, parents and unions had other ideas [Counterfire] 2020-06-02

India / West Bengal Jute mills reopen with 65% workers [TNN] 2020-06-02

India India Inc battles worker shortage, policy flip-flops [ET Bureau] 2020-06-02

South Africa Teacher unions slam DBE's June 8 date for reopening schools to pupils [IOL] 2020-06-02

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

South Africa All workers can now benefit from UIF relief scheme [New Frame] 2020-06-02

South Africa Mines aim to return to full production capacity during level 3 [Business Report] 2020-06-02

South Africa Unions slam Telkom's 'treachery' for putting job cuts back on table amid Covid-19 battle [Business Report] 2020-06-02

South Africa Covid 19: Mines are the new hotspots [News24] 2020-06-02

South Africa CCMA has received 28 000 cases during Covid-19 lockdown [Cape Argus] 2020-06-02

USA Health Care Workers Are Facing an Emerging Mental Health Crisis [USNews] 2020-06-01

USA / Washington Coronavirus updates: 27 counties approved for Phase 2 of recovery plan [KING5] 2020-06-01

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

USA America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit [The Nation] 2020-06-01

USA NY Governor Signs Death Benefits Bill for Essential Workers [Firehouse] 2020-06-01

USA Pandemic Will Mean a Worse Retirement for Millions of Workers [Governing] 2020-06-01

UK PCS warns parliament is not safe from Covid-19 outbreak [PCS] 2020-06-01

UK RMT calls for urgent Government intervention [RMT] 2020-06-01

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

UK TSSA Back Sadiq Khan's Call For Inquiry Into BAME Covid-19 Impact [TSSA] 2020-06-01

UK Usdaw looks beyond the Coronavirus emergency with a call for a new deal for workers and the retail industry [USDAW] 2020-06-01

UK Stansted job losses and pay cuts, unacceptable and will be challenged [Unite the union] 2020-06-01

Australia Union kingmakers fear Bain Capital's bid for Virgin Australia [The Morning Herald] 2020-06-01

Australia Unions warn against push for effective pay cuts amid Covid-19 recovery [The Guardian] 2020-06-01

Canada / Ontario Union calls on province to take control of home after 18 residents transferred to hospital [CBC] 2020-06-01

Canada / Alberta Vegreville care home can't find workers after cutting pay by $8/hr, wants change to public health order [CBC] 2020-06-01

Canada / British Columbia How Filipino-Canadian care aides are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-06-01

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Plant Workers Should See Compensation for Dangerous Work, says FFAW [VOCM] 2020-06-01

USA / California Essential Blueberry Farm Workers Strike After Employer Cuts Pay Amid Pandemic [Now This] 2020-06-01

Asia 200 workers join BWI’s South Asian webinar on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-06-01

South Africa Thousands of teachers expected to ask for permission to teach from home [TimesLIVE] 2020-06-01

South Africa School reopening: 'The timelines were unrealistic' - unions react to postponement [News24] 2020-06-01

South Africa Anxiety over schools endures as pupils now head to classrooms on 8 June [The Citizen] 2020-06-01

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

South Africa No school on Monday: grade 7s & matrics should return on 8 June - Education Dept [Eyewitness News] 2020-06-01

South Africa / Western Cape Provincial secretary of SADTU says they are concerned about well being of teachers [Nari] 2020-06-01

South Africa Thousands of teachers expected to ask for permission to teach from home [DispatchLIVE] 2020-06-01

South Africa Teacher Unions: No PPE, No work [eNCA] 2020-06-01

South Africa Uncertainty and confusion continue as Motshekga delays briefing on school reopening [The Citizen] 2020-06-01

South Africa COSATU supports calls for Mthethwa to meet artists [Daily Sun] 2020-06-01

South Africa SAFTU says: No teaching and learning during Covid-19/lockdown! [SAFTU] 2020-06-01

South Africa SAFTU supports the EUSA High Court application to interdict opening of schools [SAFTU] 2020-06-01

USA / Washington Activists, unions form a caravan to support striking workers [KIMA] 2020-05-31

USA Eight Amazon Workers Have Now Died from Covid-19 [Slashdot] 2020-05-31

USA AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on workers' concerns as more companies reopen amid COVID crisis [FOX] 2020-05-31

Nigeria COVID-19: 553 new cases as doctors threaten strike [The Nation] 2020-05-31

Nigeria Nigerian resident doctors issue ultimatum for strike amid COVID-19 fight [Xinhua] 2020-05-31

Global COVID19 effects on health workers know no borders [PSI] 2020-05-31

Europe EU poll shows citizens want more solidarity over coronavirus [ETUC] 2020-05-31

Europe Workplace safety not in Commission’s top 40 priorities despite coronavirus [ETUC] 2020-05-31

UK NEU calls on government to step back from the brink and stop wider school reopening tomorrow [Union News] 2020-05-31

UK TUC warns inadequate sick pay could force vulnerable people back to work [Union News] 2020-05-31

UK Unite steps up campaign over British Airways plans to fire all workers [Union News] 2020-05-31

UK New flexible working arrangement saves more than 900 JCB jobs [GMB] 2020-05-31

UK NHS Test and Trace may fail without a decent income for all workers who must self-isolate [TUC] 2020-05-31

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 and the Anti-Asian Pandemic - BC Teachers Speak Out [Our Times] 2020-05-31

Canada / Ontario Province Quietly Drops #COVID-19 ESA Regulation on Friday Afternoon. Confusion Reigns [The Law of Work] 2020-05-31

Canada Council of Canadians shows solidarity with UFCW food processing members [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-31

Canada UFCW Canada welcomes federal commitment to paid sick days [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-31

Canada What would our lives be like if there were no truck drivers? [Teamsters] 2020-05-31

Canada Examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ2+ community [PSAC] 2020-05-31

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

Canada / Alberta Labour leaders demand that Kenney not stand in the way of paid sick leave for all [AFL] 2020-05-31

Australia / Western Australia Fremantle: Al Kuwait coronavirus cluster exposes flawed shipping regulations [MUA] 2020-05-31

Australia 'A moral obligation': radical reform urged before cruise ships allowed to return to Australia [The Guardian] 2020-05-31

South Africa Covid-19 cases pass 30 000 mark with 1 727 new infections and 32 more deaths [IOL] 2020-05-31

South Africa / Limpopo PSC tells provincial government to abide by 60-day rule and reinstate suspended officials [News24] 2020-05-31

South Africa It's back to work on Monday — but is SA ready? [Sunday Times] 2020-05-31

UK Not until it's safe: stay away on 1st June [Counterfire] 2020-05-31

UK Government's wider reopening of schools is disappointing [GMB] 2020-05-31

UK Stop wider 1 June school reopening [NEU] 2020-05-31

South Africa COSATU calls on Labour Dept to empower workers ahead of level 3 lockdown [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-31

South Africa / Eastern Cape Schools without water, sanitation won’t open on Monday [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-31

USA Democrats charge OSHA isn’t protecting front-line workers [WTOP] 2020-05-30

USA / Louisiana Board approves hazard pay for essential workers [ABC] 2020-05-30

USA Older school workers worry about virus risks if Florida campuses reopen [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-05-30

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

UK McCluskey: Furlough changes welcome but fragile economy needs further assistance [Unite the union] 2020-05-30

Canada Urgent Call for Action to Protect Canada’s Seniors [CFNU] 2020-05-30

UK Earlier start for short-time furlough another union campaign win, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-30

UK North Somerset schools have made right decision [GMB] 2020-05-30

Canada Learning for a Changing World Post-COVID [CUPW] 2020-05-30

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report May 25-29, 2020: Long-term care workers deserve long-term decent jobs [RadioLabour] 2020-05-30

Canada / Ontario Not all front-line workers to get Ontario's premium pay, setting stage for backlash, observer says [The Reformer] 2020-05-30

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

Brazil Unions win safety concessions at Brazil Post Office [UNI] 2020-05-30

Australia / Global Healthcare: We cannot return to 'normal' [PSI] 2020-05-30

Global Health and safety is paramount for return to work [ITUC] 2020-05-30

Peru / Chile Workers in Peru and Chile question BHP's response to Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-05-30

Ukraine Proposed anti-union law threatens Ukrainian union movement [IndustriALL] 2020-05-30

Kenya New report urges government to plan well and save lives [EI] 2020-05-30

Canada / British Columbia CUPE 723 supports community during COVID [CUPE] 2020-05-30

Canada / Alberta Still no wage increase for Alberta's front line workers [CUPE] 2020-05-30

Dominican Republic Domestic workers and COVID-19: Liliam Marrero, General Secretary of UNFETRAH-FENAMUTRA [IDWF] 2020-05-30

Lebanon All-female group of Ethiopian domestic workers are on a mission to deliver food to fellow domestic workers in need [IDWF] 2020-05-30

USA / USA Domestic Workers In The Pandemic [Working Life] 2020-05-30

South Africa Schools reopening: teachers concerned about infection, compliance by children [News24] 2020-05-30

South Africa Teachers' union urges staff to defy return-to-work order [Aljazeera] 2020-05-30

Zimbabwe COVID-19 should not be used to clampdown on journalists - ZCTU [Bulawayo24 News] 2020-05-30

South Africa / Western Cape Cosatu calls for inspections of province's hospitals [The Citizen] 2020-05-30

South Africa Samwu says municipalities not ready for Level 3 [eNCA] 2020-05-30

South Africa 'Schools not ready to re-open', says national SGB association [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-29

South Africa / Eastern Cape Union blames Sars after employee dies of Covid-19 [DispatchLIVE] 2020-05-29

South Africa Disaster looms, with high Covid-19 infections in mines: NUM [Power98.7] 2020-05-29

South Africa 'Give workers their pension funds' [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-29

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

Zimbabwe ZCTU: More workers will lose jobs after lockdown [Pindula News] 2020-05-29

New Zealand Covid-19 income relief payment announcement welomed [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-05-25

UK Time running out to save airports at heart of regional economies, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-29

UK Unite says return to London bus front door entry must be subject to strict safety checks [Unite the union] 2020-05-29

UK New agreement to ensure NHS staff in England are paid properly for every working hour [UNISON] 2020-05-29

UK 50 years on from the Equal Pay Act and there is still much more to do [USDAW] 2020-05-29

UK Coronavirus shows working women are still underpaid and undervalued, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-29

UK Equal Pay Act at 50: highly-skilled predominantly women care workforce must be properly valued [GMB] 2020-05-29

Australia Union submits progressive vision to Senate COVID-19 Committee [UWU] 2020-05-29

Australia 'When manufacturing goes, it goes': Union warns sector under pressure [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-29

Canada PSAC calls on public service pension plan to pull out of the business of long-term care [PSAC] 2020-05-29

Canada Public sector union calling on PSP to end investment in long-term care operator [Benefits Canada] 2020-05-29

Canada / British Columbia How essential do you have to be? B.C. union speaks out as workers lose pandemic pay [CITY] 2020-05-29

Canada / New Brunswick Province has 'massive double standard' for COVID-19 health guidelines [Unifor] 2020-05-29

Canada / Manitoba Immigrant health workers speak out against racism [The Free Press] 2020-05-29

Canada Temporary wage increase for grocery store workers should be permanent, say unions [rabble] 2020-05-29

Canada / Ontario Govt admits to 'staffing crisis' in long-term care homes before COVID-19 pandemic began [CTV] 2020-05-29

Canada / British Columbia Long term care workers still waiting for promised raise [CUPE] 2020-05-29

Canada / Nova Scotia If you want paid sick days you better join a union, says Premier McNeil [The Advocate] 2020-05-29

Canada In Canada, non-status women are being left behind [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-29

UK Organise against university cuts [Workersliberty] 2020-05-29

South Africa Unions support DEB's plan to cover content lost during lockdown next year [The Star] 2020-05-29

South Africa Will teachers heed Sadtu's call to stay at home? [IOL] 2020-05-29

South Africa / Eastern Cape Protest to continue outside Midland Hospital [Graaff Reinet Advertiser] 2020-05-29

South Africa How Covid-19 has unravelled the clothing industry [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-29

South Africa / Limpopo Premier’s office denies flouting rules after cop tests positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-29

South Africa Coronavirus: South Africa’s unions fight for essential workers’ safety [The Africa Report] 2020-05-29

UK Families of retired miners fear losing out on payouts for industrial disease due to Covid-19 [ITV News] 2020-05-29

South Africa / Gauteng Mines not complying with Covid-19 regulations will be closed, says Makhura [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-29

South Africa / Western Cape Covid-19: Teachers refuse to return to work after one tests positive [GroundUp] 2020-05-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Teachers’ unions urge members to stay away from work [The Citizen] 2020-05-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal 'We are not drunks,' say fuming teachers after education MEC's 'slur' [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-29

South Africa Nurses threaten to protest over non-payment of uniform allowances [East Coast Radio] 2020-05-28

USA 2.1 million new unemployment claims filed last week, as workers still struggle to get benefits: about a quarter of the workforce seeking jobless aid [Politico] 2020-05-28

USA / Washington Coronavirus, underlying issues drive fruit packing house workers to strike [Spokesman-Rev] 2020-05-28

USA / Washington Fruit packing house strikes continue; state releases new guidance for agricultural employers [Yakima Herald] 2020-05-28

USA / Washington Hundreds of Fruit Packing Workers Are On Strike [ITT] 2020-05-28

USA / Washington 'Are Their Apples Worth More Than Our Lives?': Yakima Valley Fruit Workers Strike [OPB] 2020-05-28

USA / Washington Workers at 6 Yakima-area fruit-packing plants strike over coronavirus concerns [Seattle Times] 2020-05-28

UK Covid-19 couriers vote to strike following victimisation by NHS contractor TDL [IWGB] 2020-05-28

UK Courier firm accused of targeting union activists for redundancy [Guardian] 2020-05-28

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

UK easyJet jobs threat underlines urgent need for government support for UK aviation [Unite the union] 2020-05-28

UK Response to news of potential job cuts at easyJet [BALPA] 2020-05-28

UK Anger over Coventry College 'outrageous' U-turn on pledge to protect jobs during pandemic [UCU] 2020-05-28

UK Yodel puts drivers at risk [GMB] 2020-05-28

UK Kindness in the age of COVID-19 [UNISON] 2020-05-28

Singapore NTUC focusing on matching at-risk workers to companies [The Straits Times] 2020-05-28

Canada / Ontario PCs aren’t alone: Exposing Liberal ties with corporate long-term care lobby [Rank and File] 2020-05-28

Canada / Ontario COVID-19 outbreak at Ontario farm highlights deep problems in Canada's seasonal agricultural worker program [rabble] 2020-05-28

Philippines / Global COVID-19 and the Racialized Dimension of Seafaring Work [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-28

Canada / Quebec Protesting nurses warn they're 'dead tired' and can't face a second wave without time off [CTV] 2020-05-28

Canada / Quebec Health care workers protest conditions amid COVID-19 [The National Post] 2020-05-28

Canada NUPGE urges provinces to make temporary emergency orders in long-term care permanent [NUPGE] 2020-05-28

Canada / Ontario Poll shows Thunder Bay, Kenora residents unhappy with Ontario's COVID-19 response [CBC] 2020-05-28

Canada / British Columbia Union blasts Save-On-Food's decision to rescind workers' hazard pay [Newstalk] 2020-05-28

Canada Loblaw extends temporary pay increase to June 13, workers say it's not long enough [rabble] 2020-05-28

Canada Atlantic Canada fish processing plants struggle with reduced seasons, lack of workers [The Journal-Pioneer] 2020-05-28

Canada Gulf Shrimp Coalition Calls for Urgent Support for Harvesters [VOCM] 2020-05-28

Madagascar Unions in Madagascar protest against forced leave [IndustriALL] 2020-05-28

Sri Lanka Tripartite agreement to protect Sri Lankan workers [IndustriALL] 2020-05-28

Global Fair trade for all crucial in times of Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-05-28

Global Development Cooperation: a solid approach to unions’ needs linked to the COVID-19 crisis [PSI] 2020-05-28

Latin America Social Dialogue and Quality Public Policies to Overcome the COVID-19 Crisis [PSI] 2020-05-28

Qatar / United Arab Emirates Migrant workers protest despite no worker rights [BWI] 2020-05-28

Senegal Union’s dialogue with company secures more protection for workers [BWI] 2020-05-28

Canada / Ontario Ontario must get child care right from reopening to recovery [CUPE] 2020-05-28

Canada Thanking our members during Child Care Month [CUPE] 2020-05-28

Canada / Ontario Seniors in LTC homes with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Sudbury and North Bay residents polled [CUPE] 2020-05-28

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

Canada Local governments can’t wait for federal support [CUPE] 2020-05-28

UK Protecting and creating jobs must be a priority in any coronavirus recovery [The Guardian] 2020-05-28

South Africa NUM proposes mines with high Covid-19 cases should temporarily close [The Citizen] 2020-05-28

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

South Africa There is a school near each of us that needs our help [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-28

South Africa Legal opposition to opening schools on hold, pending gazetting by Angie Motshekga [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Unhappy unions to urge teachers not to return to schools [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-28

South Africa / Gauteng Tshwane, Samwu to meet on proposal for Covid-19 danger allowance [Pretoria News] 2020-05-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal COSATU: Re-opening schools is not a good idea [Gagasi FM] 2020-05-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Hospitals will not close when there's a Covid-19 case, says MEC [The Mercury] 2020-05-28

UK Call for tests on ex-miners who die with Covid-19 [BBC] 2020-05-28

South Africa NUM: Some mining companies not protecting workers from Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-28

India Labour reforms: Centre to tell states not to rewrite laws [FE Bureau] 2020-05-28

India / Rajasthan Covid-19: Rajasthan labour dept captures data of 45.98 lakh workers [HT] 2020-05-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Coalition of unions call on teachers to not go back to school yet [News24] 2020-05-28

South Africa deep mines grapple with thousands returning to work [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-28

South Africa Workers flood CCMA offices over retrenchments, unfair dismissals [City Press] 2020-05-28

USA Windows App 'HomeWorker' Promises Increased Productivity from Work-at-home Workers [Homeworker] 2020-05-27

UK Workers need financial support to quarantine for testing and tracing to work, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-27

USA COVID-19 cases among health care workers top 62,000, CDC reports [NBC] 2020-05-27

South Africa / Eastern Cape SAMWU demands that Chris Hani District Municipality moves to a higher lockdown level [Polity] 2020-05-27

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospitals in crisis as staff down tools [DispatchLIVE] 2020-05-27

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses threaten not wear uniforms on June 1 in protest over uniform allowance [Daily News] 2020-05-27

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

USA / Global Coronavirus exposes vulnerabilities of world’s migrant workers [] 2020-05-27

USA DOL Chief Pours Cold Water On Possible Virus Safety Reg [Law360] 2020-05-27

USA Actors' Equity and Dr. David Michaels Share Steps for Getting Actors Back to Work [Broadway World] 2020-05-27

USA AFL-CIO Files Emergency Petition Demanding Formal COVID-19 Action from OSHA [Natl Law Rev] 2020-05-27

USA Equity Insists Actors Shouldn't Work Till Epidemic Is 'Under Control' [NY Times] 2020-05-27

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

Australia Workplace reforms are worth it: union boss [The News] 2020-05-27

Australia Disability workers caring for suspected coronavirus patients ask for pay rise [ABC] 2020-05-27

Australia Union slams McDonald's temperature checks on staff as 'preposterous' [9 News] 2020-05-27

Australia Work in progress: a $60bn miscalculation could make jobkeeper fairer and lead to quicker recovery [The Guardian] 2020-05-27

Australia Why Scott Morrison's plan for overhauling industrial relations is not the same as Bob Hawke's Accords [ABC] 2020-05-27

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

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 10 days after rejecting similar plea, SC takes cognizance of 'problems and miseries' of migrant labourers [DNA] 2020-05-27

India BWI Building and Wood Workers' International Indian unions launch nationwide protests against labour laws suspension [BWI] 2020-05-27

Canada / Alberta Child Care is crucial for Alberta’s economic recovery [AFL] 2020-05-27

Canada We Need A Just Recovery [CUPW] 2020-05-27

Canada A call for collective action [CLC] 2020-05-27

Canada NUPGE poll finds almost universal support for bringing long-term care under the Canada Health Act [NUPGE] 2020-05-27

Canada / Ontario Armed forces LTC report reinforces the long-term care systemic crisis and the need for immediate action [Unifor] 2020-05-27

UK Government must set out how plans for wider school reopening will meet obligations under the Equality Act 2010 [NASUWT] 2020-05-27

UK NUJ calls on the Premier League to rethink plans to cut match coverage to two photographers [NUJ] 2020-05-27

Canada / Ontario Give Urgent Attention to Long-Term Care Issues! [ONA] 2020-05-27

Canada Public service union calls on pension fund to give up ownership of private nursing home chain [Our Windsor] 2020-05-27

Canada / Ontario 'Members have been saying the same thing': Windsor union reacts to military report on long-term care [CTV] 2020-05-27

Canada / Manitoba Deadline arrives for union response on unpaid leave for civil servants, but MGEU says it needs more detail [CBC] 2020-05-27

Canada / Alberta Health-care layoffs postponed again amid COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-27

Canada / Ontario More funding needed for staff in long-term care homes, say advocates [CBC] 2020-05-27


Canada / Ontario Disturbing Revelations from Long-Term Care by the Canadian Armed Forces [SEIU] 2020-05-27

Canada / British Columbia Who should qualify for extra pay during the pandemic? Union says more workers should be eligible [CTV] 2020-05-27

Maldives Virus traps poor foreign workers in deserted Maldives [Daily Times] 2020-05-27

Pakistan ast fashion: Pakistan garment workers fight for rights amid Covid-19 crisis [Guardian] 2020-05-27

Morocco The hardship of foreign migrants in Morocco [North African Journal] 2020-05-27

Russia Russia's labour migrants are caught between poverty and a pandemic [Open Democracy] 2020-05-27

India SC Seeks Govt.'s Response On Challenge To Non-Payment Of Wages To Tea Garden Workers During COVID Lockdown [Live Law] 2020-05-27

Cambodia Over 600 workers demand missing wages [Khmer Times] 2020-05-27

India What Removing Labour Protections Will Mean for India's Workers [The Wire] 2020-05-27

Canada / British Columbia Municipal workers donate $5,000 to Shuswap area charities coping with COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-05-27

Canada / British Columbia Paramedic Services Week: Honouring CUPE 873’s front-line work during the pandemic [CUPE] 2020-05-27

Canada CUPE commends announcement of 10-day sick leave for all workers [CUPE] 2020-05-27

USA Trump Team Killed Rule Designed To Protect Health Workers From Pandemic Like COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-05-27

South Africa Government facing myriad of court challenges over lockdown rules [TimesLIVE] 2020-05-27

South Africa Sending children back to school next week is dangerous - EUSA [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-27

South Africa Arch-rivals NUM and Amcu both oppose Mantashe on mining sector restarting [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-27

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Teachers need more time to prepare - Sadtu on return of staff to schools [News24] 2020-05-27

South Africa / Gauteng Mponeng must test all workers after 188 miners contacted Covid-19: NUM [Power98.7] 2020-05-26

South Africa / Gauteng NUM is concerned with 196 Covid-19 positive cases reported at Mponeng mine [Polity] 2020-05-26

South Africa Workers ineligible for UIF can now claim Ters benefit [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-26

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

UK Usdaw urges retailers to put safety first when reopening stores [USDAW] 2020-05-26

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

UK PCS wins vital health and safety concessions at the Home Office [PCS] 2020-05-26

UK New care home death figures show government claims of protecting the sector ​ring hollow [UNISON] 2020-05-26

Canada Canada wants national sick leave plan in place for second wave of the coronavirus pandemic [CNN] 2020-05-26

Bangladesh Journalists in Dhaka protest sackings during pandemic [Dhaka Tribune] 2020-05-26

Zimbabwe Urban council workers demand $2 500 basic pay [Newsday] 2020-05-26

Global ILO C190 pushed to address COVID-19 violence against women [BWI] 2020-05-26

Malaysia Education union pivots to address new situations caused by COVID-19 crisis [Education International] 2020-05-26

USA ‘Incredibly disposable’: Adjuncts, the ‘gig workers’ of higher-ed, fear losing livelihoods [WITF] 2020-05-26

Malaysia Malaysia to deport all Covid-19 negative undocumented workers [New Straits Times] 2020-05-26

South Africa Unions threaten mass strike action if public servants are forced back to work next week [All4Women] 2020-05-26

Zimbabwe Provide PPE for Workers, Chitown Council Ordered [allAfrica] 2020-05-26

India Mumbai hospital workers protest as employee at Covid-19 ward dies after allegedly being denied leave [Scroll] 2020-05-26

UK Unions and business support Sunak's 'last resort' bail out plans [Guardian] 2020-05-26

UK Covid-19 Means Government Must 'Bite Bullet' & Nationalise Railways [TSSA] 2020-05-26

UK One rule for them, another for everyone else [GMB] 2020-05-26

UK Unite secures lockdown pay victory for agency refuse workers in Sandwell [Unite the union] 2020-05-26

UK Covid response team helps hundreds of PCS members [PCS] 2020-05-26

UK Ministers mustn’t forget important workers delivering essential services, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-26

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

Tunisia 53% of migrants lost jobs in Tunisia in COVID-19 lockdown [Infomigrants] 2020-05-26

Canada / Ontario Doug Ford talks a good game, but he’s denying workers the right to refuse unsafe work [Ricochet] 2020-05-26

Germany COVID-19 outbreak among migrant workers at slaughterhouse [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-05-26

Canada / Alberta Profits over health in Alberta [Rank and File] 2020-05-26

Colombia Colombia: Agricultural trade union SINTRAINAGRO illustrates ways agricultural workers should be protected throughout the pandemic [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-05-26

USA USA: 2,000 workers at ASARCO copper mines strike over stagnant wages & alleged unfair labour practices [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-05-26

Africa West African countries alert for child labour spike [Thomson Reuters] 2020-05-26

Canada / New Brunswick Legislative changes required to support essential workers in New Brunswick [The Media Co-op] 2020-05-26

Australia / Victoria University to shed hundreds of staff amid COVID-19 crisis [The New Daily] 2020-05-26

India India's 'hidden' home garment workers feared losing out on coronavirus aid [Reuters] 2020-05-26

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

France Amazon France [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-26

Hungary Is totalitarianism on the rise in the East? [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-26

Australia Federal government underspend blunder should open Jobkeeper to more casuals [Queensland Unions] 2020-05-26

Australia / Queensland CQUniversity rejects Jobs Protection Framework in Favour of Redundancies [NTEU] 2020-05-26

Australia NTEU slams Vice Chancellors for failure to protect universities [NTEU] 2020-05-26

Australia Qantas needs to consult if it wants to get rosters and stand downs right [ASU] 2020-05-26

Australia ACTU will focus on building a better, stronger and fairer Australia [ACTU] 2020-05-26

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Virgin bidders meetings [ACTU] 2020-05-26

Australia 'They are poverty wages': Top unionist calls for living wage for front-line workers [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-26

USA / Vermont Essential worker hazard pay bill stalls in the House [VT Digger] 2020-05-26

USA Amazon investors want the company to address worker safety at its shareholder meeting [CNBC] 2020-05-26

Canada Unions applaud sick leave announcement [CLC] 2020-05-26

USA / New York Cuomo Says N.Y. Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Government Workers Killed By COVID-19 [CBS] 2020-05-26

USA Coronavirus hit meat plants just as workers were being asked to speed up [Star Tribune] 2020-05-26

USA Fawcett Society survey shows support for income-tax increase to fund pay rise for care workers [Guardian] 2020-05-26

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 Some Americans fear their jobs will be lost forever [Financial Times] 2020-05-26

USA / New York Front-Line Workers Must Prove They Contracted Coronavirus on the Job to Receive Workers' Comp [Gotham Gazette] 2020-05-26

Lebanon Migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply [CITY] 2020-05-26

Israel / Global Workers are at the forefront of this battle [Davar] 2020-05-26

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 / New Jersey Food for the hungry: How industry, labor and government are stepping up in A.C. [ROI-NJ] 2020-05-26

USA Essential workers and their children [Kelly Kall] 2020-05-26

USA / Oregon Workers’ Rights and Power- The Essential Guide [Portland Jobs w/ Justice] 2020-05-26

USA / Connecticut UConn student workers demand pay through end of semester [WHUS] 2020-05-26

USA / UK Assessment of workers' personal vulnerability to Covid-19 using Covid-age [medRxiv] 2020-05-26

USA Meat processing companies are reluctant to disclose detailed case counts of ill workers [NYTimes] For more info 2020-05-26

Canada / Ontario Inquiry into coronavirus nursing home deaths needs to include discussion of workers and race [The Conversation] 2020-05-26

Canada / British Columbia B.C. won’t include grocery store workers in pandemic top-up [Global] 2020-05-26

Canada / Ontario Unifor partners with Hospitality Workers Training Centre to support hotel and food service workers [Unifor] 2020-05-26

Canada Union ramps up pressure for universal long-term health-care coverage [RCI] 2020-05-26

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 / Quebec Steelworkers Join with Employer to Support Local Food Bank [USW] 2020-05-26

Canada Steelworkers Union Praises NDP Victory in Securing Paid Sick Leave Commitment [USW] 2020-05-26

Canada Largest Union Launching Campaign to Make Long-term Care Public [The Financial Post] 2020-05-26

Canada / Alberta Union files labour practice complaint against home care company [CBC] 2020-05-26

Canada Taxation workers union gives more than $120K to Food Banks Canada, Red Cross [CTV] 2020-05-26

Canada Union launches nationwide appeal for long-term care reform in wake of COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-26

Canada CUPE launching campaign to make long-term care public [CUPE] 2020-05-26

South Africa / Western Cape Two Cape Town schools temporarily shut after returning teachers test positive [Cape Times] 2020-05-26

South Africa Union to take govt to court over schools reopening [eNCA] 2020-05-26

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

South Africa Concern lockdown violators contributing to spike in cop infections [Cape Times] 2020-05-26

South Africa NAPTOSA seeks assurances on Covid-19 measures as teachers return to school [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-26

South Africa Basic Education Dept admits not all schools will be ready for 1 June restart [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-26

South Africa / Eastern Cape Call to inspect more hospitals after closure of Frere [DispatchLIVE] 2020-05-26

South Africa New push to allow workers to access their retirement funds during coronavirus lockdown [BusinessTech] 2020-05-26

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health Department lifts suspension of nurses over Covid-19 death [Business Day] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Gauteng Helen Joseph Hospital staff protest after nurses test positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-25

South Africa Crackdown on companies that flout safety rules [Business Report] 2020-05-25

UK BA planning to rehire sacked staff on worse terms, union says [The Guardian] 2020-05-25

UK Project Birch: Lose no more time to prevent job loss 'tsunami', says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-25

UK Urgent government action needed to allow safety inspections of key COVID-19 workplaces [Unite the union] 2020-05-25

India The Road to Modern Serfdom [India Legal] 2020-05-25

South Africa AMCU calls for testing of all employees at affiliated workplaces [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-25

South Africa Union takes Motshekga to court for reopening schools amid virus pandemic [The Star] 2020-05-25

South Africa No to Covid-19 retrenchments and short-pay [Polity] 2020-05-25

South Africa 'Unfolding calamity' - Saftu threatens strike if public servants are forced back to work under lockdown Level 3 [News24] 2020-05-25

USA Hundreds Of McDonald’s Workers Strike Over Company’s Response To Coronavirus [Huff Post] 2020-05-25

USA ‘Essential’ workers are just forced laborers [Wash Post] 2020-05-25

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

USA 1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance [PBS] 2020-05-25

USA Majority of Americans fear job security as coronavirus wallops economy: Headspace study [Yahoo Finance] 2020-05-25

USA / Global Some American nurses are facing pay cuts. But around the world, many are getting huge raises [Wash Post] 2020-05-25

USA The workers that make your food put their lives on the line during pandemic. Whether they're protected now is up to you [Biz Insider] 2020-05-25

USA Trump expected to broaden foreign worker bans [Politico] 2020-05-25

USA Latino workers face discrimination over spread of coronavirus in meat plants [Guardian] 2020-05-25

USA Self-Directed Home Care for Care/Support Workers [Public Partnership] 2020-05-25

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

USA Risk of COVID-19 among frontline healthcare workers and the general community: a prospective cohort study [medRxiv] 2020-05-25

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo United teaching unions set out firm conditions for the reopening of schools [Education International] 2020-05-25

India The Telegraph lays off 35 employees after Covid-19 pressures [IFJ] 2020-05-25

Myanmar Chief editor jailed for false Covid-19 report [IFJ] 2020-05-25

Global Health versus Wealth? Tax and Transparency in the Age of COVID-19 (Online Event) [PSI] 2020-05-25

Global Global unions launch #GenderEqualNewNormal campaign with a webinar on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on women [UNI Global Union] 2020-05-25

Indonesia Religious holiday allowance should not be deferred [IndustriALL] 2020-05-25

South Africa Returning mineworkers test positive to Covid-19 in South Africa [IndustriALL] 2020-05-25

France Macron government faces tough talks on French hospital revamp in wake of Covid-19 [France 24] 2020-05-25

Nigeria Kaduna health workers begin warning strike over 25% salary deduction [The Guardian] 2020-05-25

New Zealand Living wage advocate's concern for supermarket workers [Stuff] 2020-05-25

India ILO urged PM Modi to ‘send clear message’ on changes in labour laws [The Hindu] 2020-05-25

Australia Qantas loses bid to use jobkeeper subsidy to soak up larger portion of wages bill [The Guardian] 2020-05-25

Canada / Quebec Another employee working at a long-term care facility in Quebec has died due to COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-25

Canada / Ontario OPSEU applauds Ford government for testing asymptomatic OPS workers [OPSEU] 2020-05-25

Canada / Quebec Unions in Mauricie region demand public inquiry into handling of COVID-19 outbreaks [CBC] 2020-05-25

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

Canada / Alberta Mourning family of Cargill COVID-19 death feel left behind by company [CBC] 2020-05-25

UK Firefighters demand PM and First Ministers issue national moratorium on fire cuts [FBU] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Western Cape Uncertainty as teachers union holds talks on schools reopening [Cape Times] 2020-05-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Delay in delivery of PPE, so provincial government asks school staff to return on Thursday [News24] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Gauteng AngloGold shuts Mponeng mine as more than 160 test Covid-19 positive [Business Day] 2020-05-25

South Africa / Gauteng World’s deepest mine shuts after 164 Covid-19 cases detected [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-25

Canada / New Brunswick Coronavirus: N.B. farmers relieved over lifting of temporary foreign worker ban [Global News] 2020-05-24

UK PM on wider opening of schools [NEU] 2020-05-25

South Africa Fear leaves Motshekga’s plans to open schools in chaos [City Press] 2020-05-25

South Africa 'We're not ready': Back to school plan under fire [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-25

South Africa The ruling class has spoken! Workers, you are on your own! [SAFTU] 2020-05-25

UK Union urges ministers to bring back health and safety visits for workplaces such as shops and pubs [Guardian] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario Simple ‘Review’ of Long-Term Care an Injustice to Victims of Deadly Crisis [USW] 2020-05-24

Canada Feds Must Rescind Punitive Income Restrictions for Thousands of Canadians [USW] 2020-05-24

Canada / Alberta $170M aid package for private long-term care illustrates failure of privatization, need for transparency [UNA] 2020-05-24

Canada More than 200 organizations across Canada sign open letter for #HealthCare4All [Unifor] 2020-05-24

Canada After pandemic, we must guard against return of austerity [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-24

Canada UFCW campaigns supporting front-line workers take off [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-24

Canada / Alberta Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta [Teamsters] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario OPSEU submits brief on supporting post-secondary education in the COVID-19 era [OPSEU] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario OPSEU negotiates no penalty for former OPS workers who temporarily rejoin fight against COVID-19 [OPSEU] 2020-05-24

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

Canada / Ontario ONA Expects a Full Public Inquiry Into Long-Term Care [ONA] 2020-05-24

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

Canada / Nova Scotia Presumptive Workers’ Compensation coverage for workers who get COVID-19 [NSFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / Nova Scotia NSFL urging provincial government to extend health care coverage for residents in Nova Scotia who are uninsured [NSFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Mr. Jones, the Public Service has Served Us Extremely Well Throughout This Pandemic [NLFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / New Brunswick Open Letter to Premier Higgs & Members of All-party Cabinet Committee on Novel Coronavirus [NBFL] 2020-05-24

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 and Sex Work: A Labour and Health Perspective [MoveUP] 2020-05-24

Canada Universal Basic Income: The Magic Bullet for a Struggling EI Program? [IAMAW] 2020-05-24

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

Canada / Quebec The FIQ’s symbolic action and the government’s response : Stop the ministerial orders and act! [FIQ] 2020-05-24

Canada Together, we will get through this [CTF] 2020-05-24

Canada / British Columbia Historic opportunity to build an economy that works for everyone [BCFed] 2020-05-24

UK Unite launches UK-wide campaign to save British Airways jobs [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK Wrack criticises government’s coronavirus response as firefighters are drafted in to train care home staff [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK Union leaders criticise Cummings over Durham lockdown trip [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK UCU calls for Immigration Health Surcharge to be scrapped [Union News] 2020-05-24

UK GMB survey reveals four in five workers fear returning to work [Union News] 2020-05-24

Global The labour we really need [Le Monde Diplo] 2020-05-24

Global Aid workers face new tests and challenges from the coronavirus [Equal Times] 2020-05-24

Canada / British Columbia BC Boosts Pay for Workers on COVID-19 Frontlines [The Tyee] 2020-05-24

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

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver Island grocery workers go union and fight for hazard pay [Rank and File] 2020-05-24

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 Could a Union-Led Work Stoppage to Combat COVID be Legal in Canada? [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

Canada Collective Bargaining in a Post-Pandemic World [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

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

Canada A Crisis of Mobility: The Inherent Precarity of the Fly-In, Fly-Out Workforce [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

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

Australia Casuals court ruling: After the pandemic, it’s workers v business, as usual [The New Daily] 2020-05-24

Australia / New South Wales Worker safety must be at the forefront of re-opening NSW hospitality [UWU] 2020-05-24

Australia NTEU's job protection plan met with praise, anger from UC, ANU staff [The Times] 2020-05-24

Australia Faces of the frontline: How these vulnerable workers survived coronavirus in Australia [SBS] 2020-05-24

Canada / Ontario Union asks premier to take control of Scarborough long-term care home amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-24

South Africa Plans to get teachers back to schools on Monday thrown into disarray [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-23

USA Incredibly, Republicans Are Blaming Meatpacking Workers, Not Plants, For Virus Spread [Labor 411] 2020-05-23

USA / New York PSC Blasts 'Horrible' CUNY Plan To Lay Off 437 John Jay Adjuncts [The Chief] 2020-05-23

USA Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the meat industry in the United States [Wikipedia] 2020-05-23

USA RKuttner: Taking Public Money and Screwing Workers: The Airlines [Am Prospect] 2020-05-23

USA U.S. Businesses React to Millions of Newly Unemployed Americans by Demanding More Foreign Workers [Immigration Reform] 2020-05-23

USA Faces of unemployment: American Theater workers [CGTN] 2020-05-23

USA Business groups push Trump to keep skilled-worker visas amid pandemic [WKZO] 2020-05-23

USA Workers must risk infection or losing unemployment payments [WJLA] 2020-05-23

USA Teamsters Denounce DHS Policy Change Amid COVID-19 Pandemic [Teamsters] 2020-05-23

USA / California CCA Delays COVID-19 Safety, Remote Work Negotiations in Union Dispute [KQED] 2020-05-23

USA Even as State Economies Reopen, Jobs Continue to Disappear [Governing] 2020-05-23

USA Businesses are reopening. If you’re older or sick, what happens to your job? [LATimes] 2020-05-23

USA PKrugman: We should help workers, not kill them [Valley Press] 2020-05-23

USA The Heroes Act Protects and Compensates Essential Workers [CWA] 2020-05-23

USA 26 million have sought US jobless aid since virus hit [ABC] 2020-05-23

USA Ehstoday 7477 Stressedworker Thinkstock Health Job Insecurity Is Making Americans Sick [EHS Today] 2020-05-23

USA Nearly every state had historic levels of unemployment last month, new data shows [Wash Post] 2020-05-23

Aruba ‘No excuse’ not to extend JobKeeper to temporary migrants, casuals after $60 billion bungle: advocacy groups [SBS] 2020-05-23

Canada / Alberta Continuing Care Workers Haven’t Received Pandemic Pay Increases Yet [Huffington Post] 2020-05-23

Cameroon Hundreds infected, several dead: How COVID-19 has affected the unsung essential workers in retail [The National Post] 2020-05-23

UK Unite warns furlough changes must not lead to jobs tsunami this summer [Unite the union] 2020-05-23

UK COVID-19: Firefighters called in to help stem spread of infection in care homes [FBU] 2020-05-23

UK Rising to the COVID-19 challenge in Openreach [CWU] 2020-05-23

UK A u-turn from the government and a real victory for our union [UNISON] 2020-05-23

Mozambique SNJ organizes training on COVID-19 coverage [IFJ] 2020-05-23

Spain Strike at Nissan Spain over uncertain future [IndustriALL] 2020-05-23

Global Women workers in the front lines [IndustriALL] 2020-05-23

Malaysia 'In This Pandemic, We Got Nothing but Solidarity': The Struggle of Migrant Domestic Workers in Malaysia in Surviving the Lockdown [IDWF] 2020-05-23

Malaysia Protect Migrant Domestic Worker from the Extreme Abuse and Exploitation, Justice for the Victim! [IDWF] 2020-05-23

Brazil Care for those who care for you!Domestic workers’ struggles in times of pandemic crisis [Interface] 2020-05-23

India Unions urge Indian President to reject anti-labour policies [BWI] 2020-05-23

India CGU statement on the suspension of Indian labour laws [BWI] 2020-05-23

Turkey Forest workers stop forced collection of COVID-19 donations [BWI] 2020-05-23

India Nationwide protest day observed by trade unions [CVITU] 2020-05-23

Canada / Alberta Long Term Care Report [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Canada / Alberta CUPE calls on Minister Shandro to deliver promised wages to staff at seniors’ homes [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Canada Paramedic Services Week [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Canada / Ontario Increasing testing and contact tracing will keep us safe and create jobs [CUPE] 2020-05-23

Global RadioLabour's World Report for the week May 18 to 22, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-05-23

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report May 18-22, 2020: The pandemic and women workers [RadioLabour] 2020-05-23

USA Ford Workers Shut Down the Line at Dearborn Truck Plant [LaborNotes] 2020-05-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape Denosa decries suspension of nurses [AlgoaFM] 2020-05-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union, MPL claim staff, patients tested positive for Covid-19 at Durban hospital [News24] 2020-05-23

South Africa / Eastern Cape Doctors and nurses down tools at hospital [GroundUp] 2020-05-23

South Africa Lockdown extends decline of state-owned companies [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-23

South Africa / Western Cape Shop cashiers, cops and guards the most infected says provincial Head of Health [Elitsha] 2020-05-23

USA / New York Tell NYS: Protect workers who are sick and dying because of their jobs! [AFL-CIO] 2020-05-22

Global Is there a role for NGOs in the transformation of society? [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-22

UK It's your right to refuse unsafe work [Workersliberty] 2020-05-22

Spain La derogación de la reforma laboral deberá llegar de la mano del diálogo social [UGT] 2020-05-22

Australia Poll reveals Aussies not ready for return to work amid Covid-19 [Newstalk] 2020-05-22

Australia Federal Government should follow German Lufthansa model for Virgin [TWU] 2020-05-22

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

Australia Jobkeeper error: pay airport workers now [TWU] 2020-05-22

Canada Wage rollbacks will harm the economy [NUPGE] 2020-05-22

Canada / British Columbia Petition demanding paid sick leave in B.C. launched by employment advocacy groups [CBC] 2020-05-22

Canada / Ontario Union wants masks to be mandatory for OC Transpo riders [CTV] 2020-05-22

Canada / Ontario Postal workers dealing with Christmas level parcel rush in May [Bay Today] 2020-05-22

Canada / Quebec Nurses recount 'hell' in Laval, Canada's new COVID-19 epicentre, and ask what they can withstand [CTV] 2020-05-22

Germany Cabin crew union demands Lufthansa bailout safeguards jobs [The National Post] 2020-05-22

Canada / Ontario Cabin Fever: Hope on the Edge of Despair at YYZ [The Bullet] 2020-05-22

Canada WestJet seeks exemption to section of Canada Labour Code covering group terminations [CBC] 2020-05-22

Canada Union adopts Canadian tech to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 [In Brampton] 2020-05-22

Canada Unifor tells Federal Finance Committee to close gap in CERB [Unifor] 2020-05-22

Canada Air Canada to stop emergency wage subsidy [The National Post] 2020-05-22

Canada / Alberta As Albertans return to work, AFL publishes list of 100 jobs where COVID-19 risk is highest [AFL] 2020-05-22

Bosnia and Herzegowina Bosnia and Herzegovina Labor Law Changes Hurt Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-05-22

Bangladesh Covid-19: Bangladesh postal unions urge better protection for workers [UNI Global Union] 2020-05-22

Israel Histadrut negotiates a return to work plan that saves jobs and protects income [UNI Global Union] 2020-05-22

Global Raise your hand for Justice for Every Child! [Education International] 2020-05-22

UK Scrapping of NHS surcharge for migrant health and care workers ‘long overdue’ [UNISON] 2020-05-22

UK U-turn on fee for foreign health and care workers welcome [USDAW] 2020-05-22

UK Assaults against emergency workers spike as overall crimes fall [polfed] 2020-05-22

UK Timet Announcement Potentially Start of 'Redundancy Tidal Wave' for Welsh Manufacturing [Unite the union] 2020-05-22

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

UK Unions chief: lack of planning risks chaotic reopening of schools [Guardian] 2020-05-22

UK COVID-19 heroes threatened with the sack [GMB] 2020-05-22

UK RMT demands government action to save over 1000 P&O Ferries’ jobs [RMT] 2020-05-22

UK TSSA condemns spitting incident at Mile End tube station [TSSA] 2020-05-22

Canada / British Columbia Province announces pandemic allowance for all health care and community social services workers [HEU] 2020-05-22

Canada Higgs’ Wage Recognition Plan Leaves Too Many Behind [CUPE] 2020-05-22

Canada / New Brunswick Community Care Workers Recognized as Essential Workers [CUPE] 2020-05-22

Canada Air Canada flight attendants are being left out in the cold [CUPE] 2020-05-22

Canada Mark Hancock calls on Trudeau to fix long-term care now [CUPE] 2020-05-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Six nurses and four patients at Durban hospital test positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Eastern Cape Sadtu, teachers in rural areas concerned about province's readiness to reopen schools [News24] 2020-05-22

South Africa SADTU: Govt has done little to assure parents, schools will be Covid-19 safe [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Gauteng Superheroes need help too: Health workers in plea for protective gear [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-22

South Africa Business must accept that ensuring workers’ safety is inviolable [Business Day] 2020-05-22

UK Teacher speaks out against government plans for school opening [Counterfire] 2020-05-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal St Augustine's - Unions, MEC not happy with UKZN report release [] 2020-05-22

South Africa COVID-19 exposes the underbelly of education system [The Conversation] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Gauteng Sterkfontein CEO responds to totally uncalled for protest [Krugersdorp News] 2020-05-22

South Africa / Gauteng Solidarity members show up for work in protest against regulations that prevent work [Polity] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Gauteng Samwu wants Tshwane members to be paid coronavirus danger allowance [Pretoria News] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Mpumalanga Kangra mine placed on care and maintenance [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape 5 nurses suspended, Bhisho Hospital shut after nurse dies and 3 staff test positive for Covid-19 [The Citizen] 2020-05-21

South Africa COSATU: Pay retrenched workers more [Daily Sun] 2020-05-21

South Africa An even bigger fight underground: The battle against Covid-19 in SA's mines [Fin24] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Limpopo NUM concerned about high numbers of Covid-19 in mines, at Eskom operations [Engineering News] 2020-05-21

Global ITUC Key issues on the return to work [ITUC] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Western Cape Protective gear focus as virus claims another nurse’s life [Cape Times] 2020-05-21

UK GMB Midland and East Coast Region calls on Rolls Royce to aCt responsibly [GMB] 2020-05-21

UK 7pm 27 May Join the latest PCS Facebook Live event [PCS] 2020-05-21

UK Funding must go to care workers in need, not employers’ bank accounts [UNISON] 2020-05-21

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

Australia Virgin workers push for full capacity airline [TWU] 2020-05-21

Australia Low paid workers need wage rises to help boost economy & clients must be held to account over them [TWU] 2020-05-21

Australia Billion-dollar company takes JobKeeper with one hand and threatens redundancies with the other [UWU] 2020-05-21

Australia / South Australia Petition launch to end Treasurer’s hidden agenda for health workers [UWU] 2020-05-21

Ireland Unions say Ryanair exaggerating COVID threat to undermine conditions [Reuters] 2020-05-21

Australia Poll shows less than 10% of workers have basic COVID protections at work [ACTU] 2020-05-21

USA Unions to sue over failure to protect workers from Covid-19 [Morning Star] 2020-05-21

India / Maharashtra Plight of 500,000 autorickshaw drivers as lockdown halts income [SBS] 2020-05-21

Australia Govt must come clean on Centrelink closures [CPSU] 2020-05-21

India Trade Unions call for nationwide protest against government Read more at: [Times of India] 2020-05-21

Australia Union warns of looming manufacturing crisis [The Times] 2020-05-21

UK / England Sheffield logistics workers to lose jobs at Tradeteam drinks delivery depot - 'Brutal' says Union [BBC] 2020-05-21

Australia / New South Wales 'Give us bloody masks': union calls for Covid-19 protection for public transport workers [The Guardian] 2020-05-21

Barbados Strike by health workers clears appointment mix-up, gets weekly meets [Barbados News] 2020-05-21

UK / England RMT warns of strike action over any cuts to London’s transport system [TransportXtra] 2020-05-21

USA / Delaware Share: Poultry workers’ union files complaint against Mountaire [Cape Gazette] 2020-05-21

Australia Workplaces adopt physical distancing but few other Covid-19 safety measures, poll finds [The Guardian] 2020-05-21

Canada / Saskatchewan SGEU says workers should not be penalized for self-isolation [NUPGE] 2020-05-21

Iran More than 10k health care workers infected with virus [95.7] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario Union leaders mostly happy with autoworkers’ return to Windsor plants [CKLW] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario Ford's long-term care inquiry long overdue [Unifor] 2020-05-21

Canada / Ontario Province and feds have no plans to pay low-wage essential workers a living wage [CBC] 2020-05-21

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE 5430 challenges claims by Deputy Labour Minister regarding workers’ rights and workplace safety [CUPE] 2020-05-21

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

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario and AMO make joint appeal for funding of municipal governments [CUPE] 2020-05-21

Canada Workers are finding ways to organize despite the fear and uncertainty [Briarpatch] 2020-05-21

Trinidad and Tobago OWTU: TTEC putting workers at risk [Newsday] 2020-05-21

South Africa / North West Harmony reports COVID-19 cases, union warns of crisis [Mining Journal] 2020-05-21

UK Why teachers won't go back until it's safe [Counterfire] 2020-05-21

South Africa Why easing the lockdown threatens to put workers at risk [The Conversation] 2020-05-21

South Africa Schools need two more months to get ready: union [BusinessTech] 2020-05-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Durban workers without pay as company fails to declare them with UIF [GroundUp] 2020-05-21

South Africa Back to school: Teacher unions and associations say Covid-19 plan lacks detail [News24] 2020-05-21

South Africa Solidarity calls for lockdown rules to end as Denel unable to pay salaries [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-21

South Africa [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal KwaDukuza government hospital reopens following Covid-19 outbreak [North Coast Courier] 2020-05-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NUMSA calls for Sumitomo Dunlop to close after cases of Covid-19 emerge [SA Trucker] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Gauteng NUMSA condemns Kusasalethu mine for leaving workers stranded! [Polity] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Limpopo NUM in North East calls for temporary closure of all mines in province [Polity] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape Virus shuts down police stations [The Rep] 2020-05-21

South Africa Popcru demands tests and quarantine for prison officials [DispatchLIVE] 2020-05-21

South Africa / Gauteng NUMSA accuses Kusasalethu mine of abandoning its workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-21

Libya DemocracyWatch: Imagine living through civil war as well as the pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-20

Australia High risk situation on our farms: new research released on the risks for undocumented workers in COVID-19 pandemic [UWU] 2020-05-20

Australia Virgin workers to demand government involvement at committee of inspection [TWU] 2020-05-20

UK Government Urged To Ditch 'Cruel' London Fares Policy [TSSA] 2020-05-20

UK Track and Trace [NEU] 2020-05-20

UK BALPA tells the Transport Select Committee that a strategy for aviation is needed right now [BALPA] 2020-05-20

UK 'Scandal' of NHS cleaners and carers left out of bereavement scheme [Unite the union] 2020-05-20

Australia Feds can’t leave higher education funding to the states [NTEU] 2020-05-20

Australia NTEU National Council Reaffirms Support for Jobs Protection Framework [NTEU] 2020-05-20

UK Time running out for aviation industry as government intervention urgently needed [Unite the union] 2020-05-20

Australia NTEU National Councillors strongly endorse Jobs Framework [NTEU] 2020-05-20

UK Government must protect children from poverty, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-20

Australia / New South Wales Newcastle maritime workers provide support to those hardest hit by COVID-19 crisis [MUA] 2020-05-20

Australia Record drop in retail spending shows need for ACTU plan to rebuild domestic economy [ACTU] 2020-05-20

Canada Group home workers provide support to some of society’s most vulnerable [NUPGE] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario Unionized college staff reject COVID-19 furlough deal [The Independent] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario Statement from SEIU Healthcare President on a Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care [SEIU] 2020-05-20

Canada / Manitoba Province proposes 5 days of unpaid leave for 1,000s of employees to cut costs [CBC] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario What happens to workers’ rights during COVID-19? [TVO] 2020-05-20

Canada / Quebec Legault 'disappointed' by nurses' protest as relations further strain [The National Post] 2020-05-20

Canada / Ontario Windsor Assembly Plant workers back in the factory, as auto companies reopen [CBC] 2020-05-20

Canada / British Columbia Front-line health workers to receive pandemic pay top-up [Global] 2020-05-20

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador New Contract with Government All About the Pandemic, says Nurses’ Union [VOCM] 2020-05-20

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE Saskatchewan challenges misleading claim by deputy minister that COVID-19 doesn’t count as unusual danger [CUPE] 2020-05-20

Canada / British Columbia New pandemic fund recognizes critical role of frontline workers [CUPE] 2020-05-20

Canada / Alberta Calgary closed because Kenney won't listen to workers [CUPE] 2020-05-20

Global UNI Global Union launches campaign to promote safe fashion retail post Covid-19 pandemic [UNI] 2020-05-20

Chile Fresenius workers lack of proper PPE while treating high-risk patients [UNI] 2020-05-20

Eswatini A woman's healthcare worker experience during COVID-19 [PSI] 2020-05-20

Belgium Hospital staff turn their backs on Prime Minister in silent protest [Upworthy] 2020-05-20

Indonesia Journalists and media companies call for stimulus package [IFJ] 2020-05-20

Europe Pan European unions: Maximise opportunities opened by COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-05-20

South Africa Sadtu: 1 June is too soon [YouTube] 2020-05-20

Canada / New Brunswick N.B. students as young as 13 fill lobster processing jobs left by barred temporary foreign workers [Global News] 2020-05-18

UK TUC boss calls for new council to build fairer economy after Covid-19 [The Guardian] 2020-05-19

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 / Eastern Cape Unions insist deadly clinics must close [New Frame] 2020-05-19

South Africa AMCU urges govt to make universal testing for mineworkers mandatory [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-19

South Africa / Gauteng Keen to work, but surplus miners must wait in hostels until lockdown level 3 [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-19

South Africa Union supports deal for small enterprises to manufacture 14 million masks [IndustriALL] 2020-05-19

USA AFL-CIO sues feds over coronavirus workplace safety [Axios] 2020-05-19

South Africa SAFPU: Players should have their say in season restart [African Football] 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

South Africa Private sector the biggest culprit of failing to protect its frontliners, claims Denosa [The Citizen] 2020-05-19

South Africa / Limpopo Impala halts production at Marula mine [Business Report] 2020-05-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU slams govt over lack of details on closure of Stanger hospital [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-19

Peru Peru Passes Coronavirus Risk to the Working Class [Nacla] 2020-05-19

Syria Rojava: statelessness in a time of pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-19

USA / Florida AFSCME seeks reinstatement of work hours for custodial staff at FSU [Tallahassee Democrat] 2020-05-19

USA / Ohio Skylift employees look to unionize [Chronicle] 2020-05-19

USA / Pennsylvania Construction unions have led the way on safe reopening during the pandemic [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-05-19

USA / Washington Kroger offers Fred Meyer workers extra pay after outcry [ABC] 2020-05-19

USA / France Amazon Reaches Deal With French Unions in Coronavirus Safety Dispute [NYTimes] 2020-05-19

USA / Delaware Union Claims Delaware Poultry Plant Broke Labor Regulations [WBOC] 2020-05-19

USA / California SEIU Local 1000 president says union 'has a choice,' despite 10% cut to state worker pay [KRCR] 2020-05-19

USA / California Newsom’s Proposed Budget Cuts Includes 10 Percent Pay Cut For State Workers [CBS] 2020-05-19

USA / California Eight Whole Foods workers in Marin contract coronavirus [Marin Ind Jrnl] 2020-05-19

USA / New York Workers press owner of Buffalo nursing homes for hazard pay [Buffalo News] 2020-05-19

USA / Florida Union workers petition governor to change unemployment benefits [WTSP] 2020-05-19

USA AFL-CIO sues Trump's OSHA to demand standard for worker protections [The Hill] 2020-05-19

USA AFL-CIO sues OSHA for coronavirus standard, says 'Trump administration refuses to act' [FOX] 2020-05-19

India Fighting from bottom, India’s sanitation workers are also frontline workers battling Covid-19 [Indian Express] 2020-05-19

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

Global ‘Hunger or the Virus’: COVID-19 & Informal Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-05-19

USA Strikes erupt as essential workers demand protection amid pandemic [The Guardian] 2020-05-19

Australia CLEANER SURVEY: not enough time to deliver essential cleaning work during coronavirus [UWU] 2020-05-19

USA Hundreds of Apple Workers on Strike in Washington [LaborNotes] 2020-05-19

Australia Qantas virus protections fall short, national plan needed [TWU] 2020-05-19

Canada / Quebec Union lists demands for tourism, hotel and restaurant industries amid COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-19

Canada / Manitoba Union criticizes Manitoba worksite inspections since COVID-19 pandemic [The Journal of Commerce] 2020-05-19

Canada / New Brunswick Union questions consultant's Saint John Transit review during pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-19

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

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 Mental Health Awareness Week [GMB] 2020-05-19

UK We need a solid economic plan for recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-19

UK Acas launches new guidance on mental health during coronavirus [Acas] 2020-05-19

UK RMT is to ballot members on Heathrow Express for industrial action [RMT] 2020-05-19

South Africa Scramble to get to level 3: 'We cannot compromise life for the sake of just making money’ [City Press] 2020-05-19

South Africa Calls for government to double relief fund [eNCA] 2020-05-19

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

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

South Africa Mining sector struggling during relaxed lockdown [AFP/The South African] 2020-05-19

South Africa DENOSA: Provision of PPE for health workers vital during coronavirus pandemic [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-18

South Africa Union supports deal for small enterprises in South Africa to manufacture 14 million masks [IndustriALL] 2020-05-18

New Zealand Leverage and organization in the struggle against the undervaluationof care and support workers [E tu union] 2020-05-18

UK Nursing staff still under pressure to work without PPE and gowns [RCN] 2020-05-18

UK RCN urges Treasury to confirm independent sector nursing staff are eligible for furlough support [RCN] 2020-05-18

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

UK Government’s treatment of migrant workers is shameful [UNISON] 2020-05-18

UK Government gives key civil service workers a real-terms pay cut in Cabinet Office swindle [PCS] 2020-05-18

Libya Locked up with no escape: refugees and migrants in Libya face bombs,virus and everything in between [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-18

USA Transit workers are paying a heavy price during the pandemic [Wash Post] 2020-05-18

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

UK Unite Scotland launches Save Off-Shore jobs campaign amid oil and gas crisis [Unite the union] 2020-05-18

USA Ford to offer COVID-19 testing for symptomatic workers as part of reopening plan [TechCrunch] 2020-05-18

USA Federal Inspectors Decry Lack of Transparency on Meat Plant Coronavirus Outbreaks [Gov Exec] 2020-05-18

Trinidad and Tobago Defend your health against the employer [NWU] 2020-05-18

Canada / Alberta Meat Packers Say Cargill Ignored Their Concerns About Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak at Alberta Slaughterhouse [Press Progress] 2020-05-18

Canada Amazon Tells Canadian Warehouse Workers They’re Getting a Pay Cut [Press Progress] 2020-05-18

Canada / Ontario From Pandemic to Prosperity -- Retooling GM Oshawa [Our Times] 2020-05-18

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

Australia Sick Qantas workers look to appeal pay dispute in court [TWU] 2020-05-18

Australia IEUA Speaks on COVID-19 Is Not Gender Neutral [IEU] 2020-05-18

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

Australia Pay cuts to keep jobs: the tertiary education union’s deal with universities explained [The Conversation] 2020-05-18

Australia / Victoria University of Melbourne opts out of union deal despite loss of $400m due to coronavirus [The Guardian] 2020-05-18

Australia Qantas allowed to stop paying sick leave amid coronavirus pandemic, federal court rules [ABC] 2020-05-18

Australia Stood-down Qantas workers lose bid to use sick leave in test case [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-18

Canada / Ontario Windsorites favour federal transit bailout, says poll [Blackburn] 2020-05-18

Canada / Manitoba Security guard at Brandon meat plant tests positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-18

Canada / Saskatchewan Regina Public Library lays off 100 workers amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-18

Canada / Ontario Health-care worker who had COVID-19 returns to job after 3 weeks and still tests positive [CBC] 2020-05-18

UK RMT calls for new compulsory Covid-19 protections for passengers and rail workers [RMT] 2020-05-18

UK Usdaw welcomes the theme of kindness for Mental Health Awareness Week [USDAW] 2020-05-18

UK Fears some companies may have unwittingly bought kit with fake safety certificates [Guardian] 2020-05-18

South Africa Our input on reopening schools during lockdown is ignored, say unions [IOL] 2020-05-18

South Africa / Western Cape Khayelitsha hospital worker’s death being probed [Cape Times] 2020-05-18

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

Canada / New Brunswick Spring lobster season opens amid manpower concerns for processors [Global News] 2020-05-17

Canada / New Brunswick Coloniality of Coronavirus [video] [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-17

Canada / New Brunswick Time to take care of the workers who take care of us: Social work student to Premier Higgs [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-16

USA Sanitation workers battle higher waste levels in residential areas as coronavirus outbreak persists [CNBC] 2020-05-17

USA 'I can't turn my brain off!' PTSD and burnout threaten medical workers [NYTimes] 2020-05-17

USA Midwest manufacturing workers sound alarm over COVID-19 outbreaks [NBC] 2020-05-17

USA Essential workers are losing their hazard pay even though the hazard isn’t over [Vox] 2020-05-17

UK Wider opening of schools: update [NEU] 2020-05-17

India Trade unions to go on strike on May 22 to protest against labour laws suspension [Economic Times] 2020-05-17

Spain Auto Production in Spain Off to Rocky Restart [Ward's Auto] 2020-05-17

France Amazon to reopen French warehouses after union deal for COVID-19 safety [Techzimo] 2020-05-17

Australia Coronavirus has changed Australia's public service for the better [ABC] 2020-05-17

Japan COVID-19 doctors lack fresh masks, hazard pay-union survey [] 2020-05-17

Canada / Quebec Quebec, health-care union spar over new government whistleblower email account [CBC] 2020-05-17

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford hospital worries nurses' union [CBC] 2020-05-17

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

South Africa Schools might reopen in June except those in 'hot spots' [Sunday Times] 2020-05-17

South Africa School reopenings delayed further as Motshekga awaits more feedback from MECs [Cape Argus] 2020-05-16

Zimbabwe ZCTU drags govt to court over Covid-19 regulations [New Zimbabwe] 2020-05-16

UK Teaching unions vow to work towards reopening English schools [The Guardian] 2020-05-16

Trinidad and Tobago Zoomed then zapped [NWU] 2020-05-16

Canada / Ontario OPSEU continues to push Ford government to protect health and safety inspectors [OPSEU] 2020-05-16

Canada / Manitoba Union raises red flags over made-in-Manitoba N95 masks [The Sun] 2020-05-16

Canada / Saskatchewan Union renews call for COVID-19 outbreak declaration at Pasqua Hospital, says staff member shows symptoms [CBC] 2020-05-16

Canada / Ontario Long-term care workers rally for end of for-profit homes [Today] 2020-05-16

Canada / Alberta Calgary Closed Because Kenney Won't Listen to Workers: CUPE [The Financial Post] 2020-05-16

Canada / Quebec 1 dead, 24 Maple Leaf Foods employees infected with COVID-19 at Montreal plant [Global] 2020-05-16

Canada / Manitoba FFs Union Declines Extra Pay During Pandemic [Firehouse] 2020-05-16

Canada / Alberta Temporary Foreign Workers exploited in many cases, SACPA told [The Herald] 2020-05-16

Canada / Ontario Half of hospital workers excluded from Ontario front-line pay subsidy despite facing risks: CUPE [The Star] 2020-05-16

Canada / Manitoba Bonus question: Which workers should get a share of Manitoba's $120M 'risk payment' fund? [CBC] 2020-05-16

Canada / Prince Edward Island Different pay methods for urban vs. rural deliveries unfair, says Canada Post union [CBC] 2020-05-16

Canada UFCW Canada Union Campaign Calls on the Public to Pledge Support for Frontline Workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-16

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Shift to Online Learning Brings Challenges, but Some May Also Benefit: MUNFA [VOCM] 2020-05-16

Trinidad and Tobago People Need the Money Now [NWU] 2020-05-16

New Zealand Passenger launched expletive-filled rant at bus driver over social-distancing [Fairfax Media] 2020-05-16

New Zealand Covid-19-Green light for sex industry to restart [Fairfax Media] 2020-05-16

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

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

UK NEU talks with Government’s scientific advisers [NEU] 2020-05-16

UK Complete new PCS survey on impact of Covid-19 on apprenticeships [PCS] 2020-05-16

Global Global unions launch webinars on women workers and COVID [IFJ] 2020-05-16

UK Support staff mustn’t be exploited by schools reopening, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-16

UK GMB back Liverpool Mayor's 'responsible call' to keep schools shut [GMB] 2020-05-16

UK Ryanair ultimatum is no way to do business [BALPA] 2020-05-16

India Indian states suspend labour laws and increase working hours [IndustriALL] 2020-05-16

Global Eyes on pharmaceutical industry in the Covid-19 fight [IndustriALL] 2020-05-16

Brazil / USA Finding new ways to fight back [IndustriALL] 2020-05-16

France Teacher unions insist on health guarantees for students and their teachers for the reopening of education facilities [EI] 2020-05-16

Global BWI holds its first online conversations [BWI] 2020-05-16

Global BWI releases regional reports on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-05-16

Global BWI launches COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative [BWI] 2020-05-16

South Africa COSATU: Moving to level 3 lockdown could save workers’ lives and jobs [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-16

South Africa / North West SAMWU: health and safety of municipal and waterboards employees should be a priority for all [Facebook] 2020-05-16

UK BMA backs teaching unions' opposition to schools reopening [The Guardian] 2020-05-16

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health workers disrupt wards over lack of protection [GroundUp] 2020-05-16

South Africa Nurses were overwhelmed and drowning in debt even before Covid-19 struck [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal COVID-19: Inanda clinic closed after six nurses test positive [The South African] 2020-05-16

South Africa / Free State COSATU demands standardised food basket for food parcels in Province [Polity] 2020-05-16

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

South Africa / Botswana Ex-mineworkers vow to continue fighting despite COVID-19 outbreak [Elitsha] 2020-05-15

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

USA / Pennsylvania Pa.’s largest nurses’ union accuses hospitals of misinforming state officials about PPE [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Walt Disney World and unions agree on safeguards for returning to work [Reuters] 2020-05-15

USA Being a prison officer is now more dangerous than ever [Federal News Network] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Unemployed Floridians Worry Benefits Won't Come As Sputtering Application System Denies Claims [WFSU] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Job availability low in Florida as residents grapple with unemployment [WFLA] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida ‘Broken by design’: Florida labor unions petition for immediate change to unemployment system [WFLA] 2020-05-15

USA How States and Cities Can Protect Workers During the Pandemic [Am Prospect] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida 11,000 demand more action from governor on unemployment [WCTV] 2020-05-15

USA In re-opening, worker safety must come first: AFL-CIO has proposed eight conditions for reopening the economy in Minnesota and across the country [Post Bulletin] 2020-05-15

USA / Florida Workers describe being denied state jobless assistance without even an explanation [FL Phoenix] 2020-05-15

USA NYC transit workers union rolls out 10-point plan to keep New Yorkers, mass transit workers safe during once COVID-19 crisis passes [NYDaily News] 2020-05-15

USA Designate grocery workers as first responders [Wash Post] 2020-05-15

USA Bipartisan group of lawmakers unveil compensation fund for essential workers struck by COVID-19 [USAToday] 2020-05-15

USA Nearly 40% of low-income workers lost their jobs in March [CNN] 2020-05-15

UK Clock ticking on future of aviation sector as government support yet to lift off [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK UK Aviation is vital [Unite the union/vimeo] 2020-05-15

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 Nearly 1,500 JCB jobs at risk as demand for machines halves [Guardian] 2020-05-15

Canada Janitors are the unsung heroes, unseen but essential amidst the pandemic. Paying them a living wage is the right thing to do. [The Star] 2020-05-15

UK Unite Scotland welcomes 450 new jobs at Honeywell to manufacture PPE [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK Unite and British Pub Confed call for Covid-19 pub rent cancellations to prevent mass closures and jobs losses [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK Chemicals - employers and unions committed to ensuring that the protection of workers' health and safety [Unite the union] 2020-05-15

UK G4S sick pay fails prison officers 'among most likely to die' [GMB] 2020-05-15

UK Blog - Keeping the lights on [UNISON] 2020-05-15

UK Inquiry call as low paid dominate Covid-19 worker deaths [TUC/Risks] 2020-05-15

UK RMT responds to Government briefing this evening on transport services [RMT] 2020-05-15

UK Boots risks minimum wage investigation after recruiting hundreds of volunteers to do coronavirus testing [Independent] 2020-05-15

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

Australia How one salon stayed open during COVID-19 [HSA] 2020-05-15

Australia / New South Wales Sydney airport T2 on workers shut out of Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-05-15

Australia SDA Shopping Centre 10-point health and safety plan [SDA] 2020-05-15

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

Australia University staff pressuring government in a fight for their jobs [Independent Australia] 2020-05-15

New Zealand Why Are The Most Desperate Ignored In The Budget Asks Unite Union [Unite] 2020-05-15

Australia Business wants minimum wage frozen amid virus fallout [The New Daily] 2020-05-15

Australia Waiting on a pay rise? It could be longer for low paid workers [The Herald] 2020-05-15

Australia Coles joins Woolworths in giving staff pandemic bonus [The News] 2020-05-15

Australia Unions, community oppose efforts to cut McDonald's workers’ wages [Green Left Weekly] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 live updates: 'It's very serious': Nurses union blasts response to COVID-19 case in Regina [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-05-15

Canada / Ontario OPSEU makes urgent recommendations to fix COVID-19-hit long-term care [OPSEU] 2020-05-15

Canada / Manitoba MGEU challenges justification of Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation layoffs [NUPGE] 2020-05-15

Canada / Manitoba Employees' Union Questions MASC Layoffs [Pembina Valley] 2020-05-15

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak at Harmony Beef [Today] 2020-05-15

Canada SNC-Lavalin union cites strong results, urges firm to avoid layoffs [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 in Sask.: Nurses' union calls on province to declare outbreak at Regina hospital [CBC] 2020-05-15

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

Canada / Ontario 3 cases of COVID-19 at Guelph beef processing plant, union says [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Ontario Half of hospital workers excluded from Ontario front-line pay subsidy despite facing risks: CUPE [The Citizen] 2020-05-15

Canada / Ontario Hamilton Health Sciences workers protest for co-workers left out of COVID-19 pay bump [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Union welcomes $470M federal COVID-19 relief package [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan Unions say workers using sick days to self-isolate are being 'penalized' [CBC] 2020-05-15

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19: Relief workers shouldn’t pay the price for under staffing in health care [CUPE] 2020-05-15

South Africa NUMSA condemns Excellerate servics for failing to pay workers [Facebook] 2020-05-15

UK Teachers can legally refuse to return over health risk, says union [The Guardian] 2020-05-15

UK Coronavirus: Williamson attempts to break deadlock with unions over schools reopening post-virus [Sky News] 2020-05-15

South Africa / Global INSIDE LABOUR | When lockdown does more harm than good [Fin24] 2020-05-15

South Africa WHO lists criteria before schools are reopened [The Mercury] 2020-05-15

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Reopening of schools in question [North Coast Courier] 2020-05-15

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Netcare closes emergency department after COVID-19 outbreak at Kingsway Hospital [Radio 702] 2020-05-15

South Africa / Western Cape Premier Foods reassures its taking extreme precautions at Blue Ribbon Factory [Voice of the Cape] 2020-05-15

South Africa Can employers now retrench without a business plan? [IOL] 2020-05-15

South Africa / Western Cape Talks to find way forward for 100 suspended Golden Arrow bus drivers [Cape Times] 2020-05-15

South Africa Invisible threat to workers’ rights [Mail & Guardian] 2020-05-15

South Africa Cosatu welcomes mooted move to level 3 [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-15

South Africa COSATU: move to level 3 lockdown must prioritise lives & livelihoods [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-15

UK Coronavirus exposes bogus self-employment problem [The Conversation] 2020-05-15

South Africa Cosatu statement on moving the country between the five lockdown levels [COSATU] 2020-05-15

Ghana Covid-19: TUC urge employers to provide workers with PPEs [TUC website] 2020-05-14

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

USA / Pennsylvania How workers at a South Philly nursing home managed to get raises and hazard pay [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-05-14

USA Holdup In CARES Act Grants Puts 30,000 Airport Workers And Caterers Out Of Work [Forbes] 2020-05-14

USA Amazon extends bonus pay for front-line workers but says it ends in June [Vox] 2020-05-14

USA $200 Billion In Hazard Pay: These Essential Workers Must Get Their Fair Share [Forbes] 2020-05-14

USA Why America's Most Essential Workers Are So Poorly Treated [Atlantic] 2020-05-14

USA / Maine Government and union officials plead for financial aid for local governments [Press Herald] 2020-05-14

South Africa Education Department backtracks on school re-opening announcement [Daily News] 2020-05-14

Botswana No overtime for COVID-19 workers [The Patriot] 2020-05-14

UK Crowded train and bus services are 'categorically less safe' [RMT] 2020-05-14

UK #ForgottenFreelances: NUJ seeks meeting with Treasury [NUJ] 2020-05-14

UK Belly Mujinga - TSSA demands for staff safety [TSSA] 2020-05-14

UK RMT calls on Government to give immediate assurances on TFL budget [RMT] 2020-05-14

UK Community pharmacy trade unions Usdaw and PDA call on Government to facilitate talks on workplace safety [USDAW] 2020-05-14

UK TSSA congratulates Eurostar on providing visors for frontline rail staff and calls for others to follow [TSSA] 2020-05-14

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

UK Give an extra clap for operating theatre staff working on the Covid-19 frontline [UNISON] 2020-05-14

UK Three UNISON nurses stranded in the Philippines [UNISON] 2020-05-14

Myanmar Protecting workers in Myanmar [IndustriALL] 2020-05-14

Malawi Coronavirus leaves Malawi’s health workers facing threats and social stigma [Guardian] 2020-05-14

India Construction union holds COVID-19 webinar [BWI] 2020-05-14

Chile Unions monitor OHS standards amidst pandemic [BWI] 2020-05-14

Middle East / Africa Arab women among most vulnerable to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-05-14

Finland Union fears new waves of COVID-19 with borders reopening [BWI] 2020-05-14

Turkey Cement union opens facility to health workers [BWI] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta AHS finally provides partial clarity on Chief Medical Officer of Health’s April 10 order [UNA] 2020-05-14

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

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

Canada / Ontario Nurses mourn death of London nurse from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-05-14

Canada Nurses to meet with parliamentarians to call for more robust pandemic preparedness [CFNU] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta Calgary COVID Outbreak Inquiry [CUPW] 2020-05-14

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

Canada / Alberta Use of emergency powers to side-step workplace safety standards is deeply troubling [AFL] 2020-05-14

UK RCM launches new campaign to offer advice and support to pregnant women [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK NUJ condemns threats to photographers covering coronavirus crisis [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK / England TSSA issues lists of demands to protect members following the death of Belly Mujinga [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK Unite calls on government to stop overcrowding on buses [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK RMT calls for “unsafe” public transport to be stopped [Union News] 2020-05-14

UK / England ASLEF leader calls on commuters to stay off public transport [Union News] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario PPE guidelines based on supply, not protecting workers [Rank and File] 2020-05-14

Australia Locked out of Jobkeeper: thousands of Dnata workers plead with pollies to close the loophole [TWU] 2020-05-14

Australia Scholarship students step up to coronavirus challenge [CFMMEU] 2020-05-14

Australia Union reluctantly negotiates pay cuts to save thousands of jobs [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-14

UK / England Union threatens strike as Londoners pack trains and buses after coronavirus lockdown loosens [ABC] 2020-05-14

Australia Union calls for paid COVID leave [Ageing Agenda] 2020-05-14

Canada / Saskatchewan Executive committee votes not to pursue EI top-up plan for unionized employees [The Leader-Post] 2020-05-14

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

Canada / Yukon UNW postpones convention by up to a year over Covid-19 [Cabin Radio] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Lab techs, X-ray techs and other hospital workers say 'We matter, too' [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Ford government received worker complaints at poultry plant 2 weeks before COVID-19 outbreak [Global] 2020-05-14

Canada / British Columbia Horizon North camp workers reach union contract amid COVID-19 [The Sentinel] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Unifor demands Personal Protective Equipment for all workers in Community Care [Unifor] 2020-05-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador As Suncor ponders Terra Nova's future, N.L. offshore workers worry about their own [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers at Queensway Carleton to walk out Thursday in support of expanded pandemic pay [CTV] 2020-05-14

Canada / Ontario Now three confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Cargill plant in Guelph, says union [Today] 2020-05-14

Canada / Manitoba Front-line Manitoba COVID-19 workers to get one-time 'risk payment' [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / USA U.S. Workers Are Organizing Mass Strikes. Why Aren't Canadian Workers? [VICE] 2020-05-14

Canada Union says Canada Post keeping employees safe while dealing with high level of packages [The Journal-Pioneer] 2020-05-14

Canada / Alberta Union says 21 Alberta meat-plant inspectors have tested positive for COVID-19 [The Herald] 2020-05-14

Canada 40 food inspectors in Canada, including 21 in Alberta, have COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-05-14

Canada / Prince Edward Island PEI Workers Need Wage Recognition [CUPE] 2020-05-14

Canada New book calls for bold action to reverse privatization [CUPE] 2020-05-14

South Africa Hygiene first, then teaching can follow, teachers’ unions say [The Citizen] 2020-05-14

South Africa Unions vow to fight COVID-19 related retrenchments [Xinhuanet] 2020-05-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Lockdown threat to small-scale fishers [New Frame] 2020-05-14

South Africa Union and nurses demand staff be isolated while awaiting Covid-19 test results [GroundUp] 2020-05-14

South Africa SAFTU statement in response to President announcement of 13 May 2020 [SAFTU] 2020-05-14

Trinidad and Tobago Unions get essential status in covid19 ranking [Newsday] 2020-05-14

Trinidad and Tobago PSA wants non-crisis labour talks [Newsday] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Warders strike, demand mass testing at prison [Cape Times] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Covid-19 shuts another Cape police station [Cape Times] 2020-05-14

South Africa Union slams 'irresponsible employers' saying stores are 'dens of infection' [Cape Talk radio] 2020-05-14

South Africa Plan to reopen schools by June 1 gets murky [Sunday World] 2020-05-14

South Africa DENOSA: Covid-19 proved govt can improve working conditions [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-14

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

South Africa Cosatu backs Ebrahim Patel over ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Covid-19 clothing sales regulations [Talk of the Town] 2020-05-14

South Africa COSATU: Govt's easing of lockdown must be based on science, not profiteering [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Coronavirus-hit Blue Ribbon bakery in Salt River urged to close temporarily [Cape Argus] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Western Cape Show us you care by protecting us from infection, say protesting nurses [TimesLIVE] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health workers live in fear [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-14

South Africa Nehawu calls for the overhaul of the SA Nursing Council [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-14

South Africa / Limpopo NUM disturbed after mine allegedly kept Covid-19 case secret [The Citizen] 2020-05-14

UK Guidance on second raft of regulation changes [polfed] 2020-05-13

UK Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return [Unite the union] 2020-05-13

UK Government must act to prevent dangerous London bus overcrowding [Unite the union] 2020-05-13

Peru New cases of Covid-19 in Peru’s mines [IndustriALL] 2020-05-13

UK SoA tables evidence to Commons committees on COVID-19 impact [Society of Authors] 2020-05-13

Germany Outbreak at German slaughterhouse reveals migrants' plight [WACH] 2020-05-13

India / Punjab Lockdown impact: Pharma company sacks 100 workers [The Tribune] 2020-05-13

UK / England Packed tube trains prompt union anger at Johnson's 'back to work' message [The Guardian] 2020-05-13

Pakistan Workers protest over jobs and pay [Ecotextile News] 2020-05-13

UK Government must introduce maximum public transport capacity rules and face masks to ensure safety warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-13

UK 96% of school staff worried reopening schools will risk children's health [GMB] 2020-05-13

UK Photographers and TV crews face threats and abuse as they cover the Covid-19 crisis [NUJ] 2020-05-13

UK Education unions’ statement on the safe reopening of schools [TUC] 2020-05-13

UK Education unions’ agree statement on the safe reopening of schools [UNISON] 2020-05-13

UK Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return [UCU] 2020-05-13

Australia Major safety concerns raised over hospitality industry re-opening [UWU] 2020-05-13

Australia Landmark agreement preserves 12,000 jobs and hard won university conditions [NTEU] 2020-05-13

Australia AWU supporting Qantas members after further stand downs announced [AWU] 2020-05-13

Australia Wage growth slows to 2.1 per cent as pandemic continues to hit workers [ACTU] 2020-05-13

Australia / New South Wales Nurses fighting Covid-19 left out in the cold by wage freeze [NSWNMA] 2020-05-13

Brazil Cargill registers six COVID-19 cases at Brazil plant [NASDAQ] 2020-05-13

Global Model Workers: Labor Activism Comes to Fashion Modeling [GQ] 2020-05-13

India Workers face 'race to the bottom' of labour standards Some states look to extend working hours, suspend [al Jazeera] 2020-05-13

Australia Unions want ALP focus on migrants, casuals [Yahoo] 2020-05-13

Global We Don’t Need Empty Praise: Nurses’ Unions Demand Better Protection, Rights [Newsclick] 2020-05-13

Australia Academics in talks to take pay cuts to save thousands of university jobs during coronavirus pandemic [ABC] 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 A study urged better standards for migrant workers’ housing. Nothing was done. Now COVID-19 has struck [The Star] 2020-05-13

Canada NDP leader says Canada must put an end to privately owned long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-05-13

Canada Funds to fight COVID-19 in meat plants might not move for months [The National Observer] 2020-05-13

Canada SEIU Local 2 Launches Nationwide Effort to Unionize Essential Workers [SEIU] 2020-05-13

Canada Unions welcome support for large industries [CLC] 2020-05-13

Canada Country needs a national task force on how best to reboot the economy [CLC] 2020-05-13

Canada New union-sponsored poll shows support for federal public-transit bailout [The Sun] 2020-05-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Transit union leaders backing call for $5 billion federal bailout [The Leader-Post] 2020-05-13

Canada / Alberta As Alberta oilsands site fights infections, some want fewer fly-in workers [CBC] 2020-05-13

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

Canada / Alberta Second Cargill worker in High River, Alta. who died of COVID-19 identified by union [CTV] 2020-05-13

Canada / Alberta Union remembers Cargill worker who died as a 'quiet, gentle and humble man' [The National Post] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario Some health care workers excluded from Ontario’s pandemic pay increase [The Globe and Mail] 2020-05-13

Canada / Ontario Paying it forward: CUPE education workers step up to support public and colleagues hard hit by COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-05-13

Global This pandemic shows that Gandhi’s 'practical idealism' is possible [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-13

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

South Africa DENOSA calls for special allowance for nurses, other front line workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-13

South Africa Nehawu spells out conditions for government on R500bn stimulus package [IOL] 2020-05-13

South Africa Cosatu adds to pressure for more Covid-19 data, move to level 3 [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-13

South Africa Covid-19 - NUMSA V SAA - The death knell to successful business rescue? [BDO South Africa] 2020-05-13

South Africa Mine unions condemns possible retrenchments [Pretoria East Rekord] 2020-05-13

South Africa Update on temporary employer-employee relief scheme payment to bus passenger workers [SATAWU] 2020-05-13

South Africa 'Our teachers are traumatized, they may not be ready to return to work' [Cape Talk radio] 2020-05-13

New Zealand How is Fletcher Building gettinga away with this? [First Union] 2020-05-13

New Zealand Fairpay at supermarkets to end-calling on New Zealanders to support our workers [First Union] 2020-05-13

New Zealand Covid-19: Level 2 welcomed [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-05-13

South Africa Education department and unions not on same script over schools reopening [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-13

South Africa / Zimbabwe Amplats reports clean bill of health at SA, Zimbabwe mines after NUM voices fears [MIningMX ] 2020-05-13

South Africa Teacher unions on school reopening: 'We can't have every province doing its own thing' [News24] 2020-05-13

South Africa Cosatu joins calls for government to ease Covid-19 lockdown [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-12

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: Nurses stop work in town after one tests positive [GroundUp] 2020-05-12

South Africa SACCAWU says no Covid-19 oversight mechanism in place for retail workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-12

Canada The Other Outbreak: Workplace Struggles During the Pandemic [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-12

Canada We Need Action, Not Words -- Frontline Healthcare Workers Speak Out [Our Times] 2020-05-12

India COVID-19 Has Pushed India's Already Suffering Tea Plantation Workers into Deeper Crisis [Wire] 2020-05-12

Asia South East Asian unions turn online to defend workers’ rights [IndustriALL] 2020-05-12

Bangladesh Workers are returning to factories despite confusion [WWD] 2020-05-12

UK Low-paid workers more likely to die from Covid-19 than higher earners [The Guardian] 2020-05-12

India / Maharashtra Domestic helps fear loss of livelihood post lockdown [The Express] 2020-05-12

UK Government must provide 'crystal clear' guidance [polfed] 2020-05-12

UK Over 1,000 job losses on P&O’s key routes from Dover and Hull [RMT] 2020-05-12

UK Send in your question for Facebook live on Thursday [PCS] 2020-05-12

UK TSSA member Belly Mujinga who died of coronavirus in April after being spat at [TSSA] 2020-05-12

UK Pilots wary of aviation double whammy from ministers today [BALPA] 2020-05-12

Australia Stimulate construction to save jobs and build a better Australia [CFMMEU] 2020-05-12

UK RMT warns of chaos on transport services [RMT] 2020-05-12

Australia ANMF celebrates International Nurses Day 2020 [ANMF] 2020-05-12

UK PCS statement on Covid-19 - changes to the lockdown guidance are unjustified [PCS] 2020-05-12

UK New research raises concerns about wider reopening of schools [NEU] 2020-05-12

Australia Unions call for 2 million new secure jobs and halving of job insecurity to rebuild economy [ACTU] 2020-05-12

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

Asia / Pacific Nurses Unite To Demand Universal Public Health [CNS] 2020-05-12

Australia / New South Wales 'Suck it up': Nurses, teachers facing wage freeze in COVID-19 crisis [9 News] 2020-05-12

UK / England Railway worker, 47, dies of coronavirus after being spat at on duty [SBS] 2020-05-12

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

Australia United Workers Union supports Dairy Levy for industry in crisis [UWU] 2020-05-12

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses appear to be getting PPE they need, for now, says union president [Today] 2020-05-12

Canada / Ontario Blanket praise for Doug Ford overlooks reckless actions [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-12

Canada CUPW Calls on the Government to Urgently Protect Gig Economy Workers [CUPW] 2020-05-12

Canada Funds to fight COVID-19 in meat plants might not move for months, feds say [CTV] 2020-05-12

Canada / Alberta 3rd death linked to Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta slaughterhouse [CBC] 2020-05-12

Canada / Manitoba Manitoba Hydro plans to temporarily lay off up to 700 workers during COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-12

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW President says Update Coming After Frustrated Harvesters Protest at Union Office [VOCM] 2020-05-12

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

Canada / Ontario Worker Solidarity Cavalcade in Oshawa Demands N95 Masks Now! [Solinet] 2020-05-12

Israel Masses of Israelis have taken to the streets in the past two months and demanded answers. [Davar] 2020-05-12

South Africa Minister Motshekga: Safety of teachers, pupils paramount in all decisions taken [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-12

South Africa Placing COVID-19 patients in field hospitals ‘illogical’ – Sama [The South African] 2020-05-12

South Africa Lockdown is killing the labour movement [Moneyweb] 2020-05-12

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

Canada / New Brunswick After COVID-19: Rebuilding the economy [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-11

USA / New York Metropolitan Opera Stage Manager & Stage Director Start Petition to Support Performing Arts Industry Workers [OperaWire] For more info 2020-05-11

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

South Africa No back to school: Sadtu and education depts tell staff to stay home [News24] 2020-05-11

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nursing union unhappy with decision to re-open KZN Netcare hospitals following Covid-19 outbreaks [IOL] 2020-05-11

South Africa Covid-19: Many domestic workers not covered by relief measures [GroundUp] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: PE clinic closes after a nurse dies and 11 staff test positive [GroundUp] 2020-05-11

South Africa More delays expected in reopening schools as provinces postpone staff return dates [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-11

UK Safety must come first to ease lockdown [ASLEF] 2020-05-11

UK Inquiry needed as low paid workers at greatest risk of COVID-19 deaths [Unite the union] 2020-05-11

UK Mental health issues top of workers' lockdown concerns [Unite the union] 2020-05-11

UK Decisions taken now will shape our country's future - we need clarity to build public confidence [Unite the union] 2020-05-11

UK High Covid-19 deaths among care staff ‘shocking’, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-05-11

UK PCS condemns Boris Johnson’s convoluted Covid-19 advice [PCS] 2020-05-11

UK Working From Home agreement: Royal Mail Customer Experience [CWU] 2020-05-11

UK 'All bets are off' if passenger levels become crowded and dangerous [TSSA] 2020-05-11

UK Wales TUC statement in response to the Prime Minister's announcement on lockdown [TUC] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Western Cape Cut production at Cape bread maker with 27 positive Covid-19 cases, urges union [Cape Times] 2020-05-11

USA / New York Remote school a stopgap for NY students, not a solution [Syracuse] 2020-05-11

Singapore Singapore must rethink how it treats migrant workers [Nikkei Asian Times] 2020-05-11

Malaysia Malaysia detains hundreds of foreign workers in major raid on KL Wholesale Market [The Straits Times] 2020-05-11

USA Amid Pandemic, Hospitals Lay Off 1.4M Workers In April [NPR] 2020-05-11

USA One-Third of All U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Nursing Home Residents or Workers [NYTimes] 2020-05-11

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

Canada Nursing Week Message from CFNU President Linda Silas [CFNU] 2020-05-11

Canada Unifor thanks nurses for quality care and support during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-05-11

Global Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic [ILO] 2020-05-11

Canada Help Protect Food Processing Workers! ACT NOW! [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-11

Australia / South Australia Hospitality workers left out of JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-05-11

Canada Can sex workers count on government support during COVID-19? [TVO] 2020-05-11

Australia AMWU Welcomes Labor's Support for Manufacturing [AMWU] 2020-05-11

Australia Almost 70 per cent of hospo workers are ineligible for JobKeeper, survey finds [Time Out] 2020-05-11

Canada / Nova Scotia Care aides calling for national strategy under Health Act [Today] 2020-05-11

Canada / Ontario Union pushes province to enact legislation that would see GM’s Oshawa plant produce N95 masks [Global] 2020-05-11

Canada / Quebec Another Cargill plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak [The News] 2020-05-11

Canada / Alberta 'Disturbing' review shows Cargill failed to engage workers during COVID-19 investigation [The Herald] 2020-05-11

Canada / Manitoba Nurses being told to reuse masks at Manitoba hospitals, says union [CBC] 2020-05-11

Canada Food inspectors could face sanctions if they refuse reassignment to COVID-19-infected meat plants, union told [CBC] 2020-05-11

Canada / Quebec Cargill meat-processing plant south of Montreal says 64 workers infected with COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-11

Israel Histadrut and employers to the Israeli government: Set an alternative employment model to unpaid leave [Davar] 2020-05-11

South Africa Principals and other officials will not be at school from Monday: union [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Western Cape Union angry over second nurse's Covid-19 death [Cape Times] 2020-05-11

South Africa Companies accused of withholding UIF payments to employees [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Gauteng Restaurant workers' plight gets worse as wages for March are unpaid [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Western Cape Serious intervention needed to curb Covid-19 spread: COSATU [Power98.7] 2020-05-11

UK Boris Johnson speech clears way for dangerous return to work [Socialist Worker] 2020-05-11

South Africa SACCAWU calls for protection of retail workers from contracting Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-11

Israel Histadrut womens movement Na'amat call on the government to act urgently to halt violence against women [Davar] 2020-05-11

Indonesia E Kalimantan's 12 health workers suspected to have contracted COVID-19 [Antara] 2020-05-11

Indonesia 10 medical workers in W Sumatra's Agam test positive for COVID-19 [Antara] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Negative Stigma, Stress Adding to High COVID-19 Mortality Rate [Tempo] 2020-05-11

Indonesia / Italy 11 Indonesian migrant workers test positive for COVID-19 upon return from Italy [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia May Day rallies go online amid COVID-19 restrictions as workers continue to oppose job creation bill [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Pandemic, omnibus bill to greatly impact small-scale fisherfolk [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Businesses worry easing restrictions could prolong recovery [JP] 2020-05-11

Indonesia Indonesia to allow 500 Chinese workers to enter the country amid COVID-19 pandemic: why it is a bad move [The Conversation] 2020-05-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape Uitenhage hospital staff demand separate fridge for Covid-19 corpses [The Rep] 2020-05-11

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nehawu: No work if there’s lack of PPE at St Augustine's [JacarandaFM] 2020-05-11

South Africa Sadtu calls on teachers to stay away until it’s convinced schools are safe [The Citizen] 2020-05-11

South Africa Sadtu members won’t be in class on Monday [Saturday Star] 2020-05-11

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

Canada Federal intervention in food-processing plants needed now [PIPSC] 2020-05-10

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

Canada / British Columbia Rescinding public transit layoffs will help in COVID-19 recovery [MoveUP] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Statement on Harvester Demonstration at FFAW Offices [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-05-10

Canada Unions call for overhaul of long-term care system [CLC] 2020-05-10

Canada Health and Safety Conditions for Re-Opening Sectors of the Economy [CLC] 2020-05-10

Canada We Owe It to Canadians to Transform Long-Term Care [CFNU] 2020-05-10

Canada / Ontario Emergency Child Care in Ontario: An Unfolding Story [CUPW] 2020-05-10

Canada Greyhound shuts down while feds look the other way [ATU Canada] 2020-05-10

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 / Nova Scotia Authorities ignored early warnings from long-term care workers and unions [Rank and File] 2020-05-10

Canada / Global For workers who send money to loved ones back home, pandemic job losses mean remittances are drying up [CBC] 2020-05-10

USA In the early days of the pandemic, the U.S. government turned down an offer to manufacture millions of N95 masks in America [Wash Post] 2020-05-10

USA / Louisiana Work-release inmates brought in as New Orleans sanitation workers continue protest [WDSU] 2020-05-10

USA / New Jersey Union: Roxbury Shopping Center Construction is Irresponsible During COVID-19 [Tap Into Roxbury] 2020-05-10

USA Unemployment Insurance Websites Are Not Telling Laid-Off Workers About Available Health Programs, Despite Enormous Losses of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance [Families USA] 2020-05-10

USA / Iowa Outbreak at Tyson plant infected 1,031 workers [FOX] 2020-05-10

USA Store workers become enforcers of social distancing rules [FOX] 2020-05-10

USA Some Blame Meatpacking Workers, Not Plants, for Virus Spread [USNews] 2020-05-10

USA UFCW opposes reopening U.S. meat plants, more workers die [St Louis Today] 2020-05-10

Australia 'Time to click reset': coronavirus offers chance to end Australia's welfare wars [The Guardian] 2020-05-10

Canada / Saskatchewan Demonstrations at Co-op facilities affecting Sask. producers: APAS [CTV] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hundreds of fish harvesters gather to protest industry concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-10

Canada / Alberta Safety investigation of COVID-19 in Cargill slaughterhouse didn't include worker representation, OHS finds [CBC] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Pandemic Highlights Low Wages Earned by Frontline Workers: Federation of Labour [VOCM] 2020-05-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hundreds of Fish Harvesters Protest Outside FFAW Building [VOCM] 2020-05-10

Canada / New Brunswick NB Front-Line Workers Deserve Wage Recognition [CUPE NB] 2020-05-08

UK Co-op Group and Midcounties Co-op agree a rewards package for staff during the Coronavirus emergency [USDAW] 2020-05-09

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

Europe Coronavirus pandemic: Europe is once again forged in a crisis [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-05-09

India India to send navy and fleet of planes to repatriate workers stranded by coronavirus [Guardian] 2020-05-09

Seychelles Hardship for foreign workers in Seychelles after value of rupee drops [Seychelles News Agency] 2020-05-09

Saint Lucia New Minimum and Equal Wages Commission to be established in three months [JP The Voice] 2020-05-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Covid-19 turns long-term care home into worst place to be [CLI] 2020-05-09

Canada / Alberta Cold Cuts - Cargill workers called back to work despite high rate of infection [CLI] 2020-05-09

Canada Trading our lives for their profits: The plan to sacrifice low-wage workers [Ricochet] 2020-05-09

India Govt in UP to Suspend Key Labour Laws, Workers' Rights for Three Years [The Wire] 2020-05-09

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report May 8, 2020 - Labour working for a redesigned economy [RadioLabour] 2020-05-09

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

Spain Sex workers left to fend for themselves under lockdown [Yahoo] 2020-05-09

Australia / Queensland Cedar Meats cluster: why abattoir workers are on the coronavirus frontline [The Guardian] 2020-05-09

India Sanitation workers in Amaravati say they've not been paid for 4 months [The News] 2020-05-09

India Trade Unions, RS MP slam dilution of labour laws by UP, MP, Gujarat [Indian Express] 2020-05-09

India Lockdown in distress [Indian Express] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario PSW with Toronto’s Access Independent Living Services dies after being exposed to coronavirus: union [Global] 2020-05-09

Canada NUPGE warns federal government: crisis brewing in shelter system [NUPGE] 2020-05-09

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

Canada / Ontario 950 Windsor Assembly workers return next week [The Star] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario PSW draws attention to 'burnt out' staff as COVID-19 compounds long-term care crisis [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Put yourself in their shoes: Let's thank the women on the front line of the pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Alberta Tensions ease just a bit in the Alberta Cargill confrontation [RCI] 2020-05-09

Canada / Manitoba Teachers' contract in Louis Riel School Division could be precedent-setting [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario 'A danger to my life': Canada Post driver speaks out about coronavirus safety concerns on the job [] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario Employees allege unsafe working conditions at Ontario poultry plant with 25 COVID-19 cases [Global] 2020-05-09

Canada / Quebec Hema-Quebec workers denied information on COVID-19 outbreak [CTV] 2020-05-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses' union wants debate about PPE use settled once and for all [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Manitoba Union raises concerns over lack of safety inspections after Manitoba construction worker dies on the job [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak linked to Canada Post main plant in Calgary, health officials say [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Manitoba Union says more than 50 workers laid off at U of M, including book store, communications staff [CBC] 2020-05-09

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers' union says Ontario wants to change N95 directive in long-term care [CTV] 2020-05-09

Global World Players Association to be Guided by Science on Return to Play [UNI] 2020-05-09

UK RMT warns of high risk strategy as Government torpedoes rail industry planning [RMT] 2020-05-09

Global Frontline Care Workers: Fighting Covid-19 and Fighting for their Rights [UNI] 2020-05-09

Global For a Just, Green, Feminist Covid-19 Response and Recovery [PSI] 2020-05-09

USA UNITE HERE calls for strict measures to protect workers and guests as U.S. casinos set to reopen [IUF] 2020-05-09

Global Women journalists are suffering greater stress due to COVID-19 , IFJ study says [IFJ] 2020-05-09

Indonesia Strengthening social protection in Indonesia [IndustriALL] 2020-05-09

Mauritania / Canada Kinross Gold Corporation must ensure workers’ health and safety during Covid-19 crisis [IndustriALL] 2020-05-09

India / Korea (South) Series of industrial accidents rocks India as work resumes post-lockdown [IndustriALL] 2020-05-09

Senegal Recovering education at all levels while saving lives [EI] 2020-05-09

Indonesia Education unionists take swift action on COVID-19 pandemic [EI] 2020-05-09

Italy A trade union Manifesto for inclusive education [EI] 2020-05-09

Venezuela Union secures incomes and benefits amidst lockdown [BWI] 2020-05-09

UK Plan to open schools on 1 June in doubt as unions air safety fears [The Guardian] 2020-05-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Community Services workers left out in the cold [CUPE] 2020-05-09

Canada / British Columbia CUPE 4500 welcomes cancellation of TransLink lay-offs [CUPE] 2020-05-09

South Africa Popcru welcomes government decision to place 19K prisoners on early parole [The Citizen] 2020-05-09

South Africa Nehawu urges govt to stand firm on alcohol, cigarette sale bans [The World News] 2020-05-09

South Africa Nehawu concerned about health workers contracting COVID-19 [News 365] 2020-05-09

South Africa SAMWU wants minister to outline safety standards for municipalities [East Coast Radio] 2020-05-09

South Africa NUM deeply concerned about some employers who are retrenching workers and focusing on profits [Market Screener] 2020-05-09

South Africa Don’t report to school on Monday, education departments tell principals [Talk of the Town] 2020-05-09

South Africa / Northern Cape Union calls on Kimberley mining company to pay full salaries [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-05-09

South Africa The wholesale and retail sector: A new frontline in the war against Covid-19and supermarket workers are on their own [COSATU] 2020-05-09

USA / North Carolina Unions, advocates call for worker protections at meat processing plants [WRAL] 2020-05-09

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

South Africa / Limpopo NUM concerned after another DCM miner is diagnosed with Covid-19 [Steelburger News] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Western Cape Bus drivers disrupt services over Covid-19 fears [GroundUp] 2020-05-08

South Africa Staff picket over plan to convert TB hospital to treat Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-05-08

South Africa SAMWU wants minister to develop covid-19 safety standards for municipalities [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-08

South Africa COSATU demands that Minister for Employment and Labour issue a ministerial direction affirming right to refuse dangerous work for all workers [Polity] 2020-05-08

USA / California California governor expands health coverage in virus cases [San Diego Union-Tribune] 2020-05-08

South Africa Senzo Mchunu: Back to work for public servants [Daily Maverick] 2020-05-08

USA / Pennsylvania Philadelphia Union deliver KN95 masks to 4 hospitals as part of Fight for Philly campaign [KYW] 2020-05-08

USA / Illinois Gov Pritzker again delaying unemployment benefits for independent contractors, gig workers [IL Policy] 2020-05-08

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

USA House Legislation Would Protect Fed Workers’ Unused Leave During Coronavirus Pandemic [Gov Exec] 2020-05-08

India / Karnataka Labour ministry to reconsider order to serve notices for non-payment of wages [Moneycontrol News] 2020-05-08

Global International Labour Organisation outlines four-pronged strategy to address informal workers' woes Read more at: [ET Bureau] 2020-05-08

Australia JobKeeper fail: Survey finds 7 in 10 hospo workers miss out [UWU] 2020-05-08

Australia Qantas staff survey & dossier reveals huge failings on virus [TWU] 2020-05-08

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

Australia / New South Wales How the AWU is Helping to Keep WestConnex Workers Safe from COVID-19 [AWU] 2020-05-08

Australia Fuel security talks with Australian oil refiners welcome, but shipping vulnerability must also be addressed [MUA] 2020-05-08

UK Nothing less than full application of trade union key tests for school reopening is acceptable [Unite the union] 2020-05-08

Australia Australia Post’s non bargaining proposal [CPSU] 2020-05-08

Australia Aged care workers' inspiring efforts to keep older Australians safe despite the challenges of COVID-19 [ANMF] 2020-05-08

Australia Government stuffs up early access to super and forced to freeze program [ACTU] 2020-05-08

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

UK Unions set out needs for safe reopening of schools in letter to Education Secretary [TUC] 2020-05-08

Australia Employers could be held liable for workers who contract COVID-19 [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-08

UK RMT sounds warning over dash to jack up transport service [RMT] 2020-05-08

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

Mexico Following Strikes by Mexican Workers, U.S. Presses to Keep Border Plants Open [Labour Notes] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Masse, labour leaders accuse Ottawa of putting worker incomes at risk [The Star] 2020-05-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian union plans its ‘one shot’ appeal against snow crab price [Undercurrent News] 2020-05-08

Canada Unifor calls on Ottawa to prioritize air transportation workers [Unifor] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Many front-line hospital workers left out from Ford pandemic pay [Unifor] 2020-05-08

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

Canada / Nova Scotia Unifor frontline health care workers in Nova Scotia welcome federal top-up program [Unifor] 2020-05-08

Canada / British Columbia Re-opening unrealistic with transit layoffs looming [Unifor] 2020-05-08

Canada / British Columbia Unifor warns TransLink service cuts will lead to 'transit ghost town' [CBC] 2020-05-08

Canada / Ontario Worker at Ontario poultry plant dies after contracting COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-08

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

Canada / Ontario Toronto personal support worker dies of COVID-19 in 'preventable workplace exposure,' union announces [CBC] 2020-05-08

Canada / Alberta Cargill, union to have hearing with Alberta Labour Relations Board next week [Global] 2020-05-08

Canada / Alberta Cargill workers, many of them new to Canada, face isolation over COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-08

Canada Wage boosts for essential workers should last beyond COVID-19 pandemic: union leaders [Global] 2020-05-08

Canada / Quebec Family-type resources are being overlooked during the current crisis [CUPE] 2020-05-08

Canada Call for urgent focus on human rights during pandemic [CLC] 2020-05-08

Canada Unions call for mental health support for workers [CLC] 2020-05-08

Canada Ottawa, provinces and territories reach $4B deal to boost essential workers' pay [CBC] 2020-05-08

New Zealand More work and less pay? That won't help Aotearoa's training needs [TEU] 2020-04-30

New Zealand Victoria University students organize rent strike to protest placeholder fee [Radio New Zealand] 2020-04-28

New Zealand Coronavirus: Union claims restaurant breaking distancing rules [Radio New Zealand] 2020-05-08

Eswatini Nurses to sue government over COVID-19 mess [The South African] 2020-05-08

Brazil Most Brazilian female workers on the front line are experiencing psychic suffering [PSI] 2020-05-08

Global Securing Data and Labor Rights in the Post-Covid Digital Era [PSI] 2020-05-08

South Africa NUPSAW warns reopening schools ahead of time would be terrible idea to the rate of infection [Facebook] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Eastern Cape Health dept denies health workers don’t have enough PPE [The Citizen] 2020-05-08

South Africa TB hospital staff picket over treating Covid-19 patients [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-08

South Africa Union claims staff were not protected from coronavirus, demands answers from KwaDukuza state hospital [North Coast Courier] 2020-05-08

South Africa NEHAWU worried about spike in Covid-19 cases among health workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-08

South Africa Samwu wants Dlamini-Zuma to develop COVID-19 safety standards for municipalities [AfricaZilla] 2020-05-08

USA / New York New York doesn't count nursing home workers infected by Covid-19 [Buffalo News] 2020-05-08

USA / California California makes it easier to receive workers’ comp for coronavirus claims [LATimes] 2020-05-08

USA / New York Newly formed Union of Musicians calls for extension of CARES Act benefits South Africa Covid-19: Unions hit out at retailers for 'placing profits before employees’ health' [Cape Argus] 2020-05-08

USA United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit [Chicago Tribune] 2020-05-08

USA Why unemployment benefits for the self-employed may be less than expected [CNBC] 2020-05-08

South Africa No back to school until basics sorted, says survey-wielding Sadtu [TimesSelect] 2020-05-08

South Africa NEHAWU notes with grave concern growing numbers of frontline workers infected with conavirus [Polity] 2020-05-08

South Africa / Northern Cape NUM calls for Kimberley Ekapa Mining to pay its members and other workers their full salaries and benefit [Polity] 2020-05-08

South Africa Covid-19 is an opportunity for govt to revive manufacturing sector - COSATU [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-08

USA / Nevada Union nurses at Saint Mary's hospital protest for more COVID-19 protection [NBC] 2020-05-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Unions, health department in talks over Covid-19 concerns [Daily News] 2020-05-08

Zimbabwe ZCTU calls for work boycott until companies are covid-19 safe [New Zimbabwe] 2020-05-08

USA / Texas Amalgamated Transit Union demands hazard pay for Beaumont Transit drivers [KFDM] 2020-05-08

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

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town in hot water for obstructing inspector probing Covid-19 grievances [IOL] 2020-05-08

South Africa Minister threatens labour department with court action over closure of Home Affairs offices [News24] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Covid-19: Lear Corporation workers protest after being put on short-time [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Staff at Uitenhage hospital picket over Covid-19 concerns [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa Covid-19 in SA: Essential workers in danger pay bid [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-07

South Africa Harmony Gold targeting Covid test facilities on own mine premises [Mining Weekly] 2020-05-07

India / Gujarat First batch of migrant workers leave Alang by Shramik train [Indian Express] 2020-05-07

India / Bihar Special trains ferrying 28,500 migrant workers to arrive in Bihar today [IndiaToday] 2020-05-07

India / Maharashtra More important right now: Migrants stay back in Mumbai to build hospital to treat coronavirus patients [IndiaToday] 2020-05-07

Germany Under lockdown, Germany’s PEGIDA goes to YouTube [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-07

UK #ForgottenFreelances: as the scheme to support freelances goes live, a third of self-employed journalists could miss out [NUJ] 2020-05-07

UK Action needed to address higher coronavirus death rates ​for Black people [UNISON] 2020-05-07

UK RMT calls for National Bus Coronavirus Safety Summit [RMT] 2020-05-07

Brazil Wage cuts, layoffs and COVID-19 infections hit journalism [IFJ] 2020-05-07

Namibia Union discusses COVID-19 impact on workers [BWI] 2020-05-07

Tanzania Union inspects COVID-19 measures at cement plants [BWU] 2020-05-07

Egypt Egyptian trade union leader: 'May Day is our day' [CTUWS] 2020-05-07

Israel Suicidal thoughts becasue of economic issues in Israel has become much more evident in recent weeks [Davar] 2020-05-07

Canada New health & safety resource helps workers report COVID-19 exposure [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Online Day of Action to fix long-term care gets huge support [Unifor] 2020-05-07

Canada / Nova Scotia Cape Breton local restocks community pantry [Unifor] 2020-05-07

Canada Emergency Response Must Lead to Long-Term Reform, Says USW Leader [USW] 2020-05-07

Canada / Quebec The FIQ commends the healthcare professionals’ outstanding work and determination in the fight against COVID-19 [FIQ] 2020-05-07

UK Anger as Ryanair’s ground handler sacks workers instead of using furlough scheme [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Usdaw accuses The Range of ignoring social distancing staff complaints [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Unions call on Hancock to abolish tuition fees for health students [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK GMB calls for HE funding review ahead of expected crash in foreign student numbers [Union News] 2020-05-07

UK Medical couriers transporting Covid-19 samples to ballot for strike action [Union News] 2020-05-07

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

Canada / Ontario How ECEs formed a union during COVID-19 [Rank and File] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Pandemic pay doesn’t cut it for Ontario’s home care workers [Rank and File] 2020-05-07

Canada Artists are Screwed in the Covid-19 Era: What implications for labour policies? [The Law of Work] 2020-05-07

New Zealand CTU makes righteous call on migrant workers [The Daily Blog] 2020-05-07

Australia Union-busting bill off industry radar as regulator hails 'unprecedented' peace [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-07

Australia / Queensland Police and teachers' unions vow to fight public sector pay freeze amid coronavirus [ABC] 2020-05-07

Australia Can you ask a casual worker to do more hours for the coronavirus JobKeeper payment? [ABC] 2020-05-07

Canada CFL players preparing for the worst [The Free Press] 2020-05-07

Canada Can You Refuse Unsafe Work In Age Of COVID-19? It's Complicated [Huffington Post] 2020-05-07

Canada / British Columbia For grocery store staff, the work is ‘no different’ than two months ago [Now-Leader] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Maybe it's time for Ottawa to use its power to close those meatpacking plants until their owners fix their COVID-19 mess [rabble] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Province did inspections by phone at Toronto care home where 15 residents died of COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada Fisheries in Atlantic Canada anxious as they await federal aid package [CTV] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Cargill employee's father dies; moment of silence at plant for worker who died [Castanet] 2020-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Calls to Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health tripled after start of pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada Can Canada 'restart' its economy when the ones earning the least face the highest risk? [CBC] 2020-05-07

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

Canada / Manitoba Physical distancing a challenge in the tight confines of commercial kitchens, workers say [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Northwest Territories Union seeks court guarantee Dominion Diamond will honour $9.1M pension shortfall [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Father of Cargill worker becomes 2nd person to die in massive outbreak linked to slaughterhouse [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Unions cry foul over 1-mask-a-day policy for Manitoba home-care workers [CBC] 2020-05-07

Canada / Alberta Help line is no help - Students deserve Educational Assistants, not hold times [CUPE] 2020-05-07

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE concerned regarding the resumption of health care services [CUPE] 2020-05-07

Canada / Ontario Health care worker infections jump 43.5 per cent in 8 days [CUPE] 2020-05-07

UK MPs take up PCS concerns in parliament [PCS] 2020-05-07

UK Universities on brink of collapse as foreign student numbers expected to plummet [GMB] 2020-05-07

UK NEU and Parentkind sign a joint letter to the Education Secretary to express concerns about the re-opening of schools [NEU] 2020-05-07

UK Health unions call on Matt Hancock to recognise student contribution [RCM] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Mpumalanga NEHAWU on the infection of workers by Covid-19 and return back to work during level 4 lockdown [Polity] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape SAFTU condemns the city of Cape Town for putting workers lives at risk [SAFTU] 2020-05-07

USA / North Carolina Giant Hospital Corporation Takes Advantage of Coronavirus to Fight Nurses’ Union Drive [Intercept] 2020-05-07

South Africa The daily fears of essential workers [New Frame] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape Covid-19: Emergency workers resort to making their own protective equipment [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa Covid-19: Teachers alarmed over schools reopening [GroundUp] 2020-05-07

South Africa Bread is not a meal for a working man: Truckers on hunger and job fears [TImesLIVE] 2020-05-07

South Africa Covid-19 batters SA print media [Diamond Fields Advertiser ] 2020-05-07

South Africa Denosa 'furious and annoyed' by number of COVID-19 positive health workers [Radio 702] 2020-05-07

South Africa DENOSA concerned about safety of student nurses as med schools reopen [East Coast Radio] 2020-05-07

South Africa Denosa: Unions in dark about health department decisions [The South African] 2020-05-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Allegations that Covid-19 cases are being concealed at Stanger Hospital [Daily News] 2020-05-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Unions appeal to health portfolio committee [Zululand Observer] 2020-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape NUM accuses Koeberg management of compromising employee safety [The Citizen] 2020-05-07

South Africa Workers should down tools if they feel unsafe - Cosatu [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-06

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town acquiring stand-in staff as Mfuleni nurses refuse to work [Cape Times] 2020-05-06

Canada / New Brunswick Under COVID-19, New Brunswick has the only CUPE lockout in Canada [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-06

Canada / New Brunswick New Brunswick debate on migrant workers leaves a lot to be desired [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-06

Canada / New Brunswick Time to value care of older adults in New Brunswick: future social worker [NB Media Co-op] 2020-05-05

USA / Colorado Denver Health Workers to Form Union Amid COVID-19 Crisis [Westword] 2020-05-06

USA / Ohio Ohio University Faculty, Union Workers Find Ways To Push Back Against Administration [WOUB] 2020-05-06

USA To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry’s history [MN Post] 2020-05-06

USA / Maine Groups Call For Changes To Maine's Unemployment Insurance Program As COVID-19 Impacts Grow [ME Public] 2020-05-06

USA Meat Workers Taking Leave, Quitting as Plants Reopen Amid Coronavirus Scare [Insurance Jrnl] 2020-05-06

USA Union Leaders Demand More Health Safeguards Before Casinos Reopen [Casino] 2020-05-06

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

South Africa / Western Cape Samwu calls for Langa, Gugulethu clinics closure following COVID-19 cases [Townpress] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario At least 10 taxi and limo drivers working out of Pearson have died since start of pandemic: union [CP24] 2020-05-06

South Africa / Limpopo Assore chrome mine shuts after worker diagnosed [Reuters/Daily Maverick] 2020-05-06

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

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 Anger as Ryanair's ground handler sacks workers instead of using furlough scheme [Unite the union] 2020-05-06

UK Education Policy Institute's 'catch up plan' for disadvantaged pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic [NEU] 2020-05-06

UK The FDF and UK trade unions: working together to feed the nation [GMB] 2020-05-06

UK Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn’t be punished [UNISON] 2020-05-06

UK The Range staff continue to complain about safety, as the company still refuses to respond to Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-05-06

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

Australia / South Australia Treasurer attacks health care workers during COVID-19 crisis [UWU] 2020-05-06

Australia Cedar meats shows why we need special laws to stop second wave Coronavirus spread [ACTU] 2020-05-06

Australia / Victoria Push for building industry to trial easing of COVID-19 restrictions [The Times] 2020-05-06

Australia Unions push for higher minimum wage, Porter warns it will cost jobs [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-06

Australia The forgotten workers of Australia’s COVID-19 era [UNSW] 2020-05-06

Australia Coalition has 'no excuse' not to extend jobseeker to visa holders, ACTU says [The Guardian] 2020-05-06

Canada / Alberta Cargill Workers Protest Plant's Re-Opening [Swift Current Online] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario Three minutes of silence held for three personal support workers lost to COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare Calls For Investigations After Losing 3 Workers To COVID-19 [Huffington Post] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario OPSEU demands LCBO bosses prioritize recognition for workers over their bonuses [OPSEU] 2020-05-06

Canada / Alberta 'Precautions are not enough': Petition calls for closure of Brooks, Alta. facility [CTV] 2020-05-06

Canada / Alberta Inside the slaughterhouse [CBC] 2020-05-06

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses angry over possible exposure to COVID-19 after warning Eastern Health of risk [CBC] 2020-05-06

Canada / Alberta Inspectors union calls for closure of 3rd Alberta meat plant with COVID-19 outbreak [CBC] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario Union calls for public inquiry, criminal investigations into COVID-19 deaths at long-term care homes [CBC] 2020-05-06

Turkey Workers in Turkey rise up against SOK supermarkets [UNI] 2020-05-06

USA The passing of a Staten Island Amazon worker should be a wake-up call for Amazon [UNI] 2020-05-06

Uganda Union fights Covid-19 pay cuts [IFJ] 2020-05-06

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare calls for public inquiry and criminal investigations into COVID-19 related deaths [SEIU] 2020-05-06

Brazil Collective agreements in response to Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-05-06

Bangladesh Government must protect workers from impacts of Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-05-06

Global The Coronavirus created a unique May Day [IndustriALL] 2020-05-06

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

Burkina Faso Health and safety issues to be addressed before schools reopen [EI] 2020-05-06

Canada / British Columbia Pandemic underscores necessity for K-12 daytime custodians [CUPE] 2020-05-06

USA Amazon is cracking down on protesters and organizing, workers say [The Guardian] 2020-05-06

Global Education International Guidance on Reopening Schools and Education Institutions [Education International] 2020-05-06

Lebanon Poverty or virus? Lebanon’s uprising continues despite the pandemic [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-06

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

Korea (South) Migrant workers forced to go on unpaid leave as manufacturers shut down due to COVID-19 [Hankyoreh] 2020-05-06

Africa EI African Regional Committee adopts statement of COVID-19 impact and re-opening of schools [Education International] 2020-05-06

Global Unprecedented Operational Risks for Labour Market Restart [TUAC] 2020-05-06

Europe European Commission urged to stand up for women on the COVID-19 frontline [ETUC] 2020-05-06

Europe Union leader sets out COVID demands in Ministers' Council [ETUC] 2020-05-06

Europe COVID-19: Emergency Appeal for Journalism and Media Support [EFJ] 2020-05-06

China Unemployment in China may hit 70 million Workers in electronics industry face massive layoffs [HKCTU] 2020-05-06

Europe We call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis [EFJ] 2020-05-06

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

Israel Collective agreement signed enabling public sector workers to return to work [Davar] 2020-05-06

Global / Brazil Lula's May Day message to the workers of Brazil and the world [LabourStart] 2020-05-06

South Africa No work, no pay as Buffalo ramps up to 50% [Mining Journal] 2020-05-06

South Africa / Gauteng Businesses get used to 'new normal' as strict health measures become part of everyday service [HeraldLIVE] 2020-05-05

South Africa / Limpopo NUM North East region disappointed with Dwarsrivier mine after employee test positive of Coronavirus [Market Screener] 2020-05-05

South Africa NUM warns mining companies against non-compliance [CapricornFM] 2020-05-05

USA Psychological Trauma Is the Next Crisis for Coronavirus Health Workers [Scientific American] 2020-05-05

USA / New Jersey Workers Want Virus Protections Before Casinos Reopen [NYTimes] 2020-05-05

USA / Colorado Sparked by coronavirus, Denver Health workers are forming a union to advocate for better conditions [Denverite] 2020-05-05

USA / Nevada Nevada's Culinary Union details reopening demands: Workers are not 'rats in a lab' [USAToday] 2020-05-05

UK RMT on leaked report showing impact of maintaining social distancing on London Underground [RMT] 2020-05-05

UK Needless care home deaths can be prevented if staff get safety kit [UNISON] 2020-05-05

UK Unions warn against premature reopening of schools [NEU] 2020-05-05

UK Proposed Virgin job losses are evidence of the dire situation facing UK aviation [BALPA] 2020-05-05

UK There for You launches COVID-19 response fund [UNISON] 2020-05-05

UK RMT calls on London Mayor to meet 'amazing' tube cleaners [RMT] 2020-05-05

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

Asia / Pacific EI Asia-Pacific Regional Committee adopts statement on COVID-19 [Education International] 2020-05-05

USA Teacher union presents roadmap to safely reopen schools and communities [Education International] 2020-05-05

Philippines Beginning of new school year should be tied to appropriate health measures [Education International] 2020-05-05

Colombia Yes, it is possible to protect agricultural workers and mitigate risk in a pandemic - SINTRAINAGRO shows how it's done [IUF] 2020-05-05

USA TSA union calls for more protections amid pandemic [WJHL] 2020-05-05

Israel Yad Vashem puts 107 workers on unpaid leave, union sues [Jerusalem Post] 2020-05-05

South Africa / Eastern Cape Frere Hospital staff say Covid-19 cases being hidden, down tools for protective gear [DispatchLIVE] 2020-05-05

USA Frontline Workers are Heroes. We can Show Our Appreciation as We Repair Our World [Jewish News] 2020-05-05

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

USA / Wisconsin Union files Unfair Labor Practice against Aspirus Hospitals [WAOW] 2020-05-05

USA United Airlines Labor Harmony Starts To Unravel As Biggest Union Looks To Sue Over Cutbacks [Forbes] 2020-05-05

USA / Illinois DCFS Investigators Demand Protection From COVID-19 Exposure [NPR IL] 2020-05-05

USA New musician union launches with demands letter for extended COVID-19 relief [Vanyaland] 2020-05-05

Canada / Alberta Cargill plant reopens with fears from workers, fight from union [660News] 2020-05-05

USA / Connecticut Eversource Workers Parade Trucks in Show of Support of Greenwich Hospital Workers [Greenwich Free Press] 2020-05-05

USA / Colorado Colorado lawmakers began slashing the budget and state employees are bracing for the worst [CO Sun] 2020-05-05

USA / District of Columbia Representing Workers on the Front Lines [Hamilton] 2020-05-05

USA Entertainment Industry Union Leaders To Discuss Their Efforts At Combating Pandemic [Deadline] 2020-05-05

Global Sue Longley's May Day video [IUF] 2020-05-05

Australia / New South Wales Sydney Airport staff miss out on JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-05-05

Australia HOSPITALITY SURVEY: 89% of casual & temporary visa hospo workers unemployed, only 5% earning enough to pay rent & food [UWU] 2020-05-05

Australia Standing up: what to do if your rights aren’t respected [HSA] 2020-05-05

Australia Threat to thousands of jobs as Jobkeeper payment loophole cuts off airport companies [TWU] 2020-05-05

Australia Vote for Australia’s most bingeworthy homegrown film or TV show [MEAA] 2020-05-05

UK The COVID-19 domestic violence crisis in the UK is a decade in the making [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-05

Australia New report highlights COVID-19 impact on disability support workers [ASU] 2020-05-05

Australia dnata employees not eligible for the JobKeeper [ASU] 2020-05-05

Australia Pandemic leave, WHS reforms needed before workers can return [ACTU] 2020-05-05

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

UK BALPA warns of impending “death spiral” for aviation industry [Union News] 2020-05-05

UK / England RMT calls on Sadiq Khan to ‘meet’ Tube cleaners over safety fears [Union News] 2020-05-05

UK Ten unions tell governments: “Be careful before you reopen schools” [Union News] 2020-05-05

Mexico Coronavirus Has Mexico’s Workers Pinned Between U.S. Business Interests and Their President’s Obsessive Austerity [The Intercept] 2020-05-05

China A trade union in lockdown [China Labour Bulletin] 2020-05-05

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

Canada / Quebec Unifor welcomes the reopening of the Crustacés de Gaspé plant despite difficult context [Unifor] 2020-05-05

Canada / Alberta 'Numb and very lost': Meat plant reopens as memorial held for Cargill worker [The Times-Colonist] 2020-05-05

Canada / Global Vancouver-based Amazon VP quits in labour protest [The Logic] 2020-05-05

Canada / Ontario GTAA and TAWC’s efforts to keep workers and passengers safe [Skies] 2020-05-05

Canada / New Brunswick Premier’s comments on workers lack context [NUPGE] 2020-05-05

Canada / British Columbia Nurses reusing masks amid COVID-19 supply shortage, says union [CTV] 2020-05-05

Canada / Global Seafarers in Canadian ports are unable to return home as countries lock down [CBC] 2020-05-05

Canada / Alberta Workers, inspectors ask government to shut Cargill plant amid safety concerns [The Globe and Mail] 2020-05-05

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

Canada / Alberta Cargill on Probation - Union forcing Cargill to pay attention to worker safety [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-05

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

Canada / Alberta Union questions worker safety as Cargill reopens plant at centre of COVID-19 outbreak [The Globe and Mail] 2020-05-05

Canada / Alberta AFL calls it 'morally repugnant' to reopen meat-packing plant as COVID-19 cases among workers top 900 [CBC] 2020-05-05

Israel Collective agreement brings the Israeli public sector back to work from COVID-19 lockdown [ITUC/ Histadrut] 2020-05-03

Canada / Alberta Workers return to Alberta meat plant despite union's effort to block reopening amid COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-05-05

Canada Coronavirus: The risks to essential workers with hidden health conditions [The Conversation] 2020-05-05

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW says Federal Support Desperately Needed for Fish Harvesters [VOCM] 2020-05-05

Canada / Saskatchewan Wage top up doesn’t go far enough [CUPE] 2020-05-05

Qatar Government sticks to its guns on Covid-19 mining safety guidelines [The Peninsula] 2020-05-05

South Africa Clinical students urged not to do Covid-19 work without protective kit [Cape Times] 2020-05-05

South Africa Satawu 'shocked' over Prasa forcing staff to take annual leave during lockdown [The World News] 2020-05-05

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

UK Bus services increase must be gradual and based on safety and confidence says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-05-05

UK Police staff unions ask for 6.5% pay rise (England and Wales) [UNISON] 2020-05-05

UK Fight For Our Lives national rally - PCS to join mass online rally 6.30pm 7 May [PCS] 2020-05-05

UK BALPA calls on Government to bring in a moratorium on job cuts [BALPA] 2020-05-05

UK Coronavirus: UK aviation is facing a death spiral, warns Pilots Union [Independent] 2020-05-05

South Africa / Western Cape Khayelitsha EMS crews go on strike over 'inadequate' personal protection equipment [Cape Times] 2020-05-05

South Africa / Eastern Cape Philani Clinic staff tested after Covid-19 case [The Rep] 2020-05-05

South Africa More questions than answers on schools, say teacher unions [Cape Times] 2020-05-05

South Africa Infected teacher's Covid-19 warning: 'The virus is real and not easy' [Daily News] 2020-05-05

South Africa / Eastern Cape Union slams 'absolute discrimination' of giving tablets to only some matrics [TimesLIVE] 2020-05-05

South Africa Domestic workers pay high price for employers’ noncompliance [The Citizen] 2020-05-05

South Africa Health workers fearful of risk of getting Covid-19 [SowetanLIVE] 2020-05-05

UK TUC - When lockdown eases, don't rely on the goodwill of bosses to keep their staff safe [Guardian] 2020-05-04

South Africa Business should be conducted with the utmost precaution [The Star] 2020-05-04

Global Can mindfulness help us in the midst of COVID-19 - and beyond? [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-04

UK MoJ cleaner’s death raises concerns over lack of sick pay for workers says union [The Guardian] 2020-05-04

UK TUC proposals on ensuring a safe return to work [TUC] 2020-05-04

Global New priorities emerge from the TUAC Roundtable on Trade Union Responses to Covid-19 [TUAC] 2020-05-04

Europe Workers’ Day: EFJ calls for more support and solidarity for journalists during COVID-19 pandemic [EFJ] 2020-05-04

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

Angola Trabalhadores da ELISAL voltam a queixar-se de atrasos e ... [Novo Jornal] 2020-05-04

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

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

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

USA / Connecticut Who was left unemployed by coronavirus? Women, young employees and workers in hospital and hotels were the first to lose their jobs [The Courant] 2020-05-04

UK Coronavirus plan for returning to work puts employees at risk, says TUC [The Guardian] 2020-05-04

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

Australia Fast food pay agreement changes spark union fight [The Morning Herald] 2020-05-04

Australia Airport workers fear wage subsidy loophole [The Australian] 2020-05-04

India Intimations of mortality: Graveyard, crematorium workers say job now edged with 'COVID fear' [PTI] 2020-05-04

India / Odisha First train ferrying 1,150 migrant workers reaches Odisha's Ganjam [India Today] 2020-05-04

India Migrants,students across India return to their native places [BS Web] 2020-05-04

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

Canada Security guards in high demand, face more stress on job during COVID-19 pandemic [The National Post] 2020-05-04

UK Unite to Rolls Royce - hold firm, avoid short-term action that will hamper the business and economy [Unite the union] 2020-05-04

Canada Teamsters Canada Foundation donates over $300,000 to Charities [Teamsters] 2020-05-04

UK Thousands of doctors unable to offer patients the desperate care they need as a result of COVID-19 pandemic [BMA] 2020-05-04

Canada / British Columbia Front-line workers on Downtown Eastside say staffing shortage adds to COVID-19 risk [CBC] 2020-05-04

Canada / Alberta Union tries to protect workers at Alberta meat plant with COVID-19 outbreak [The National Observer] 2020-05-04

Canada / Alberta Meat plant should slow production to avoid more COVID-19 outbreaks: union head [Global] 2020-05-04

UK Job guarantee scheme is essential for the UK recovery plan, says TUC [TUC] 2020-05-04

UK Rail Unions: This is not the time to run more trains [TSSA] 2020-05-04

UK Elderly and vulnerable people still at risk from poor advice from some care homes [UNISON] 2020-05-04

South Africa COSATU calls on national treasury to withdraw its fabric face mask tender instruction [Facebook] 2020-05-04

South Africa Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi comments on Level Four regulations [YouTube] 2020-05-04

South Africa Workers made to choose between fear of Covid-19 and their jobs [City Press] 2020-05-04

South Africa 'It's going to have a devastating effect': Jobs axe hangs over half of workforce [Sunday Times] 2020-05-04

South Africa Union wins case on COVID-19 safety for miners [Reuters] 2020-05-03

UK / Europe Why Migrant Farm Workers Are Living Four to a Caravan in a Time of Social Distancing [Jacobin] 2020-05-03

USA / New Jersey Roselle man makes face shields for the front line [Union News Daily] 2020-05-03

Canada / Alberta Union fights reopening of Alberta beef plant hit by COVID-19 [Yahoo!] 2020-05-03

USA AFSCME drops $1 million to push Congress for state worker coronavirus relief [Politico] 2020-05-03

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. leads nation in virus-stricken meat plant workers, CDC says [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-05-03

USA / New York Coronavirus poses a tough question: Did NYC essential workers die in the line of duty? [Politico] 2020-05-03

Canada / Alberta 85% of workers afraid to return as Alberta meat plant preps to reopen after COVID-19 outbreak [CBC] 2020-05-03

South Africa State to pay further R2.4bn in coronavirus benefits for 29 000 employees [Fin24] 2020-05-03

South Africa All employees must wear masks at work: labour minister [BusinessTech] 2020-05-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Cosatu to fight exploitation of workers [Vryheid Herald] 2020-05-03

Iran Economist says underpaid workers will rise up in violent Iran protests [Iran News Wire] 2020-05-03

USA / Oregon TriMet’s paratransit contractor laid off nearly 300 employees, then cut health care [Oregonian] 2020-05-03

USA / District of Columbia Nurses union calls on DC government for more coronavirus protection [WJLA] 2020-05-03

USA / Florida Thousands of health care workers are laid off or furloughed as coronavirus spreads [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-05-03

USA / Minnesota Unions Hold Vigil For Workers Exposed to COVID-19 [Workday MN] 2020-05-03

UK Coronavirus and summer 2020 exams updates [NAHT] 2020-05-03

UK Should healthcare be funded like the UK's military services? [SoR] 2020-05-03

USA / Idaho Pocatello police, fire departments agree to extend contracts in light of COVID-19 pandemic [ID State Jrnl] 2020-05-03

USA / Tennessee HCA Healthcare, union clash over PPE [FOX] 2020-05-03

USA Union pickets Republic Services' Carlisle Twp. facility over PPE, hours [Chronicle] 2020-05-03

USA / Connecticut Union: University of Bridgeport cuts medical insurance for furloughed workers [CTPost] 2020-05-03

Burkina Faso IUF affiliates take the lead in organizing worker safety and protection [IUF] 2020-05-03

USA Unions demand enforceable safety standards as US President Trump orders meat plants to remain open [IUF] 2020-05-03

Jordan Non-payment of teacher salaries in the private sector affecting mainly women [EI] 2020-05-03

Romania Distance learning to be used until the end of the 2019-2020 school year [EI] 2020-05-03

Mauritius CMWEU aids unpaid and COVID-19-vulnerable workers [BWI] 2020-05-03

South Africa NUM seeks to protect workers as lockdown eased in South Africa [BWI] 2020-05-03

Ukraine How Ukraine’s Building Workers’ Union responds to COVID-19 challenges [BWI] 2020-05-03

Caribbean Unions push for workplace audit [BWI] 2020-05-03

India Unions submit 10-point demand to government amidst lockdown extension [BWI] 2020-05-03

New Zealand A Wellbeing Budget for Covid-19 times [NZCTU] 2020-05-03

New Zealand May Day – International Workers Day [NZCTU] 2020-05-03

Global Sharan Burrow: May Day 2020 message to the workers of the world [ITUC] 2020-05-03

Nepal Efforts to secure employment, income and social protection for workers: Right Honorable Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli [GEFONT] 2020-05-03

Nepal GEFONT Celebrated May Day 2020 [GEFONT] 2020-05-03

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

UK Unions issue ‘Mayday’ distress call for aviation industry as Ryanair announces 3,000 jobs at risk [Union News] 2020-05-03

UK NEU sets out five tests before further opening schools post lockdown [Union News] 2020-05-03

UK Housing workers threatened with disciplinary action after raising social distancing concerns [Union News] 2020-05-03

UK / England Unions angry after pay talks for Cornish carers deferred due to coronavirus [Union News] 2020-05-03

UK CWU saves Saturday deliveries [Union News] 2020-05-03

Global Across the world, construction workers are caught between coronavirus risk and joblessness [Equal Times] 2020-05-03

Global Workers’ struggles echo around the world as pandemic spreads [CLB] 2020-05-03

Canada / Ontario Demands grow louder in Ontario to end for-profit nursing homes [Rank and File] 2020-05-03

Canada Retail food workers need respect not abuse - RadioLabour's Canada Report, April 27-May 1 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-05-03

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 / Alberta Under the Shadow of Contagion: Abuse of Filipino Workers in Alberta’s Largest COVID-19 Outbreak [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-03

Canada / British Columbia Legislated paid sick leave long overdue [The Province] 2020-05-03

Canada / Ontario OPSEU demands Kinark Child & Family Services redeploy staff to frontlines instead of issuing unnecessary layoffs [OPSEU] 2020-05-03

Canada / Alberta Meat Plant Workers Share Their Fears and Anger [The Tyee] 2020-05-03

Canada / Ontario PSW death sheds light on risk facing health-care workers, home care patients [CTV] 2020-05-03

Canada / Ontario Fourth health-care worker dies of COVID-19 in Ontario, union calls for better protection [CTV] 2020-05-03

South Africa / Western Cape City Of Cape Town rebuffs SAMWU claims of 9 officers testing positive [GroundUp] 2020-05-03

South Africa Workers in SA are experiencing extreme hardship during Covid-19 lockdown, says Numsa [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-03

South Africa Domestic workers hung out to dry during lockdown [BusinessLIVE] 2020-05-03

South Africa Health workers ultimatum: Give us all protective wear or we will strike [Saturday Star] 2020-05-02

South Africa Education unions demand clarity and more discussions on reopening of schools [ANA/IOL] 2020-05-02

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

Indonesia Govt highlights hospital bed shortage at 1.2 per thousand Indonesians [Antara] 2020-05-02

UK RCM survey reveals more than half of midwives do not feel safe carrying out home visits [RCM] 2020-05-02

UK Royal College of Nursing comments on district and community nursing [RCN] 2020-05-02

UK BALPA response to Ryanair potential job losses [BALPA] 2020-05-02

UK Scotrail Coronavirus Update - Physical Distancing and Use of Surgical Masks [TSSA] 2020-05-02

UK COVID-19: Black and female workers – more impacted than the rest [UNISON] 2020-05-02

UK CWU shock and disgust at high-handed Openreach missive on annual leave [CWU] 2020-05-02

UK Media freedom requires a viable news industry, says NUJ [NUJ] 2020-05-02

Global In pictures: May Day protests around the world [BBC] 2020-05-02

Ireland Covid-19 outbreaks at Irish meat plants raise fears over worker safety [The Guardian] 2020-05-02

Middle East Coronavirus deepens risks for migrant workers in the Gulf [Deutsche Welle] 2020-05-02

Global Labor movements around the world mark May 1 under lockdown [Deutsche Welle] 2020-05-02

Canada / Ontario Security guard shortage threatens public’s health and safety [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-02

Canada Trucking (almost) back to normal [Teamsters] 2020-05-02

Canada May Day 2020: Global crisis creates opportunity for workers [PSAC] 2020-05-02

Canada / Ontario To All the Front-line Workers: Thank you and Solidarity on May Day [OPSEU] 2020-05-02

Canada / Ontario Include Medical Transfer Attendants in Ontario pandemic pay increase for front-line workers [IAMAW] 2020-05-02

Canada / Quebec Our students and teachers are not guinea pigs [CTF] 2020-05-02

Canada Canada’s unions mark May Day by launching campaign to advocate for frontline heroes [CLC] 2020-05-02

Canada In Memoriam: Canada’s Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-05-02

Canada You Can’t Mask Disrespect [CUPW] 2020-05-02

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

Australia United Workers Union welcomes COVID-19 hygiene training [UWU] 2020-05-02

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

Australia HSU calls for COVID case allowance [HSU] 2020-05-02

Australia TWU calls for government to take a stake in Virgin following first creditors’ meeting [TWU] 2020-05-02

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

Australia Fighting for sick leave entitlements for members at Qantas [AWU] 2020-05-02

Australia Australia must boost its refining capacity and shore up fuel security in the light of COVID-19 [AWU] 2020-05-02

Australia Federal Government Irresponsible Funding Proposal. Extorts Schools. Compromises Safety of Staff and Students [IEU] 2020-05-02

Australia Retail industry releases COVID-19 Retail Recovery Protocol [SDA] 2020-05-02

Australia SDA UNION WIN: Woolies commits to recognition payment [SDA] 2020-05-02

Australia CFMEU and MBA call for $10b social housing stimulus package [CFMMEU] 2020-05-02

Australia International Workers Day 1 May 2020 [CFMMEU] 2020-05-02

Australia Aged care funding injection must guarantee the safety of all nursing home residents [ANMF] 2020-05-02

Africa Nurses in the Frontline This May Day [allAfrica] 2020-05-02

Global Virus Worries Haunt Workers Demanding Rights On May Day Worldwide [WBEZ] 2020-05-02

USA UFCW: Trump Order to Keep Meatpacking Plants Open Must Include Immediate Action to Strengthen Coronavirus Testing and Safety Measures [UFCW] 2020-05-02

Global On May Day, Half the World's Workers Risk Losing Livelihood Due to Pandemic [VoA] 2020-05-02

USA / Nevada Las Vegas union demands sick leave, quarantine pay and better protections against coronavirus before casinos reopen [ABC] 2020-05-02

Canada / Alberta Union trying to stop Alberta meat plant with COVID-19 outbreak from reopening [Todayville] 2020-05-02

USA May Day 2020: Worker Unity in the Age of Pandemic [Common Dreams] 2020-05-02

Canada / Ontario Welland Transit on-demand service not working, says union president [The Tribune] 2020-05-02

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

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador A fisheries protest in spring? That's normal, but this one's quite different [CBC] 2020-05-02

Canada International Workers' Day Solidarity [NUPGE] 2020-05-02

Canada Western Unifor locals donate more than $50,000 to food banks [Unifor] 2020-05-02

Canada / Alberta Cargill, JBS and province failed at keeping workers safe [The Herald] 2020-05-02

Canada / Alberta Union takes legal action to stop Cargill meat-packing plant from reopening amid COVID-19 outbreak [CBC] 2020-05-02

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

Canada / British Columbia K-12: supporting the community during a pandemic [CUPE] 2020-05-02

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

South Africa Companies are using COVID-19 to profit, says Cosatu [The South African] 2020-05-02

India / Punjab Workers protest govt’s ‘apathy’ on Labour Day [Tribune News Service] Image 2020-05-02

India A May Day minus the solidarity march in India as lockdown plays spoilsport [BS] 2020-05-02


India Harshest May Day: Workers lose jobs and hard-earned rights [The Telegraph] 2020-05-02

USA / Connecticut State’s largest teachers union urges caution over school reopenings [CT Mirror] 2020-05-02

USA Coronavirus protests put into perspective how vulnerable some workers are: Worker Advocate [Yahoo!] 2020-05-02

USA Amazon, Target, Instacart workers stage U.S. protests on May Day [WKZO] 2020-05-02

USA Nurses holding May Day protests nationwide demanding PPE, union says [CBS] 2020-05-02

Hong Kong Hong Kong's new labor unions aim to reshape political landscape [Nikkei] 2020-05-02

USA Anti-Union Operative Warns Business of Historic Rise in Labor Activism [Intercept] 2020-05-02

USA The Hammer and the Dance: Why Reopening Now Will Kill [Labor Notes] 2020-05-02

Global / South Africa Nurses in the frontline this May Day [New Frame] 2020-05-02

USA AFT says -- Tell Congress: Pass State and Local Aid [AFT] 2020-05-02

South Africa Cosatu wants conditions put in place for firms applying for relief funds [SABC] 2020-05-02

South Africa Numsa throws weight behind healthcare workers participating in stayaway [Townpress] 2020-05-02

South Africa / North West NUMSA wants labour dept to intervene after Tau Lekoa mine fails to pay workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-02

South Africa NUMSA: Workers must be uncompromising about their working conditions [Eyewitness News] 2020-05-02

South Africa SADTU opposes reopening of schools citing social distancing concerns [East Coast Radio] 2020-05-01

South Africa Teachers union Naptosa has rejected a proposed plan to reopen schools for learners in grades 7 and 12 next week [Cape Talk radio] 2020-05-01

South Africa / Western Cape False hope of employment forms jobless queue at Khayelitsha Hospital [Elitsha] 2020-05-01

Global Informal worker movements call on governments to partner on Covid-19 response & recovery [MailChi] 2020-05-01

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

UK UNISON welcomes move to pause VAT on PPE [UNISON] 2020-05-01

UK Unite reaction to Ryanair jobs announcement [Unite the union] 2020-05-01

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

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

UK 5 Tests for Government before schools can re-open [NEU] 2020-05-01

UK The Coronavirus emergency shows that we need a New Deal for Workers says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-05-01

Korea (South) / Korea KPTU Marks May Day Calling for Protections for All Workers [KPTU] 2020-05-01

Canada May 1: Celebrating front line workers amid COVID-19 [Teamsters] 2020-05-01

Canada May 1 International Workers’ Day [NSFL] 2020-05-01

Canada International Worker’s Day: NBFL Thanks Front-line Workers [NBFL] 2020-05-01

Canada International Workers’ Day 2020 [MoveUP] 2020-05-01

Canada / Quebec Human beings behind the masks : healthcare professionals must take a break [FIQ] 2020-05-01

Canada May Day – International Workers’ Day [CUPE] 2020-05-01

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

Canada / British Columbia Ensuring WCB coverage for essential workers is critical [BCFed] 2020-05-01

Canada / Alberta Organizing the unemployed in Alberta: Lessons from past depressions [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-01

Canada Pandemic Response Threatens Worker Solidarity [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-01

Germany In Germany, the radical right is hit hard by the virus [Opendemocracy] 2020-05-01

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

Cuba Blockade of Cuba hinders COVID-19 response [BWI] 2020-05-01

Indonesia COVID-19 pandemic exposes problems in our health care, Jokowi says [JP] 2020-05-01

Indonesia Garuda Indonesia Cuts Salaries as Pandemic Grounds Fleet [JG] 2020-05-01

Indonesia / Bangladesh May Day marks pain, not celebration for [570News] 2020-05-01

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

UK Royal Mail uses Covid-19 as an excuse to reduce deliveries [UNI Global Union] 2020-05-01

UK All key workers deserve a pay rise - May Day message from Frances O'Grady [TUC] 2020-05-01

UK Debenhams tells staff they’ll have to claim redundancy pay from the Government [USDAW] 2020-05-01

USA Give Me Meat and Give Them Death [TNR] 2020-05-01

South Africa Labour unions call for essential workers to be exempt from paying taxes [IOL] 2020-04-30

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

South Africa / Gauteng Picket to be held at Soweto hospital for 'unprotected' workers, unifying health system [IOL] 2020-04-30

South Africa Teachers' union gives resounding 'no' to schools reopening next week [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-30

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

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

USA Coronavirus: Essential Workers Want Voice In CT Reopen Plan [CT Patch] 2020-04-30

USA / South Carolina SC union organization calls for more protections for SC workers, says workers should not be 'offered up' as 'sacrificial lambs for the all mighty dollar' [FOX] 2020-04-30

USA Unions, advocates say Trump putting meat packing workers at risk [KSRO] 2020-04-30

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

Australia Qantas Update: ASU wins on payroll, standdowns! But still lots more to do & fix [ASU] 2020-04-30

Australia Unsung heroes [AEU] 2020-04-30

Australia Unions united in demanding workers focus during Virgin administration [ACTU] 2020-04-30

Australia MUA: Workers have the power to make work safer [Green Left Weekly] 2020-04-30

Australia Sydney laundry condemned for standing down migrant workers ineligible for jobkeeper [The Guardian] 2020-04-30

USA / Ohio Ohio State University Nurses Organization-AFT files complaint with OSHA over coronavirus working conditions [The Plain Dealer] 2020-04-30

UK CWU applauds homeworking revolution in BT Consumer and EE [CWU] 2020-04-30

UK RMT comment on warnings tube will be 'rapidly overwhelmed' when lockdown is lifted [RMT] 2020-04-30

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

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

UK Outrage as government fails to respond to PCS over interim demands [PCS] 2020-04-30

UK UNISON welcomes visa extension announcement [UNISON] 2020-04-30

UK Temperature testing for bus workers must be introduced to reduce risks, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-30

South Africa Managing the impact of fighting Covid-19 on the mental health of healthcare workers [GroundUp] 2020-04-30

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

Canada Canadian Leaders Recognize Janitors' Call For Justice [SEIU] 2020-04-30

Brazil Coronavirus hits Petrobras oil platforms in Campos basin -union [] 2020-04-30

Canada / British Columbia Meet the Cleaners Who Keep You Safe [The Tyee] 2020-04-30

Canada / Ontario 4 Pearson airport taxi and limousine drivers have died of COVID-19, drivers' union says [CBC] 2020-04-30

Canada / Ontario A third health-care worker in Ontario has died from COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-04-30

Canada Iron Workers VP makes case for ramped-up training, recruitment [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-04-30

Canada She-cession: COVID-19, care work and the decline of the service sector [rabble] 2020-04-30

Canada / Alberta Long-term care workers to have some say in pandemic placements [CBC] 2020-04-30

Canada / Ontario 2nd Ontario personal support worker dies, union pleads for more protection [Global] 2020-04-30

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

Canada / Quebec Money is not an issue with the City of Montreal [CUPE] 2020-04-30

Canada COVID-19 hits equity-seeking workers hardest [CUPE] 2020-04-30

South Africa / Cuba Is the deployment of Cuban doctors to SA justified? [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-30

Africa Dramatic changes are coming to newsrooms across Africa [Mail & Guardian] 2020-04-30

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

South Africa / Cuba Where are all the South Africans trained as doctors in Cuba? [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-30

South Africa SA health workers 'snubbed' for Cuban brigade [Cape Argus] 2020-04-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nehawu seeking legal advice over premier 'gambling with lives at hospital rally' [IOL] 2020-04-30

South Africa SADTU wants assurances govt has plan for overcrowding when schools reopen [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-30

South Africa SADTU media statement on the reopening of schools [Facebook] 2020-04-30

South Africa Harmony Gold denies claims it’s failing to protect mine workers [AfricaZilla] 2020-04-30

South Africa No PPE, no work! Union tells health workers as infections rise in sector [IOL] 2020-04-30

South Africa Government sticks to its guns on Covid-19 mining safety guidelines [Fin24] 2020-04-30

South Africa Education groups, unions criticise dbe’s plan to reopen schools [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-30

South Africa Not all domestic workers will return back to work under level 4, says union [Cape Talk radio] 2020-04-30

South Africa / Peru World’s mine workers resist quick restart amid Coronavirus [Reuters/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-30

South Africa / Eastern Cape Uitenhage hospital staff down tools after patient tests positive for Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-04-29

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

South Africa SADTU wants assurances govt has plan for overcrowding when schools reopen [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-29

South Africa Village Main Reef postpones potential job cuts until lockdown ends [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-29

Canada Migrant agricultural workers demanding dignity [Talking Radical Radio] 2020-04-29

South Africa 'Sundowns must get their act together!' [Soccer Laduma] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Cuba SAMA: Deployment of Cuban doctors premature, political [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-29

Canada / Ontario Labour Ministry Not Upholding Workers’ Rights [USW] 2020-04-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Crab fishery delayed until at least May 11, following days of protests [CBC] 2020-04-29

Canada / Alberta Filipino workers face backlash in towns over COVID-19 outbreaks at packing plants [The Herald] 2020-04-29

Canada / Ontario Virtual Day of Mourning ceremony reinforces need for safer workplaces during pandemic [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-04-29

USA Essential Workers Express Themselves Through Poetry [] 2020-04-29

India Kailash Satyarthi Should Know There's No Place for Dilemmas When it Comes to Child Labour [Wire] 2020-04-29

USA Turning Worker Anger Into Worker Power [Am Prospect] 2020-04-29

Canada / Quebec Teachers' Unions Have Concerns About The Plan To Reopen Schools [MTL Blog] 2020-04-29

Philippines / Australia Telstra removes overseas call centre workers from onsite accommodationCRN [CRN] 2020-04-29

USA / North Dakota North Dakota union leaders aim to 'hold employers accountable' during pandemic [In Forum] 2020-04-29

Italy FLAI-CGIL calls for regularization of migrant workers and urgent measures to protect their health [IUF] 2020-04-29

USA President orders meat packing plants to stay open, workers union cries foul [NBC] 2020-04-29

USA Stop & Shop wants emergency designation for workers [Jrnl Inquirer] 2020-04-29

Global IUF calls on G20 tourism ministers to take immediate measures to protect workers in the COVID-19 crisis [IUF] 2020-04-29

Global ITUC Global COVID-19 Survey: Global gaps in adequate provision of PPE and preparation of safe workplaces to protect workers from spread of Covid-19 in spotlight [ITUC] 2020-04-29

Global COVID-19 poses an existential threat to human rights activists worldwide [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-29

UK Furloughed cleaners face 20% pay cut [Workersliberty] 2020-04-29

UK The labour movement and easing the lockdown [Workersliberty] 2020-04-29

Tunisia Tunisian unions sign agreement over salaries in time of pandemic [IndustriALL] 2020-04-29

Indonesia Victory for Indonesian unions as parliament postpones debate of controversial bill [IndustriALL] 2020-04-29

UK Take part in the May Day action and thank a worker [TUC] 2020-04-29

UK Safety is top priority in opening schools [NEU] 2020-04-29

UK National survey confirms Covid 19 terror in contact centres [CWU] 2020-04-29

UK BALPA response to BA announcement of possible job cuts [BALPA] 2020-04-29

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

UK RMT calls for P&O Ferries to be nationalised to protect UK seafarer jobs [RMT] 2020-04-29

UK McCluskey: BA mass sackings 'unlawful and immoral' and imperils the whole of UK aviation [Unite the union] 2020-04-29

UK Half of world’s workers ‘at immediate risk of losing livelihood due to coronavirus’ [Guardian] 2020-04-29

Cameroon Teachers must get more support in developing their skills to help them deliver quality distance education [EI] 2020-04-29

Global International Workers Memorial Day 2020 and COVID-19; mourn for the dead and fight for the living [EI] 2020-04-29

Global Women need equal, safe and inclusive workplaces during pandemic [BWI] 2020-04-29

Philippines Unions call for faster and better aid to workers amid lockdown extension [BWI] 2020-04-29

Nepal Unions unite against COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-29

Global Council of Global Unions wants COVID-19 categorized as occupational disease [BWI] 2020-04-29

Malaysia Unions call on government and employers to do more to protect workers, stop COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-29

India Unions hold webinar with employers, assess impact of COVID-19 in construction [BWI] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Free State GIWUSA demands the immediate closure and shutdown of all operations at Clover SA [Facebook] 2020-04-29

South Africa Two-thirds of recalled miners back at work in SA [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-29

Global Healthcare workers are still coming under attack during the coronavirus pandemic [The Conversation] 2020-04-29

South Africa CCMA cases stunted by lockdown [Mail & Guardian] 2020-04-29

South Africa Covid-19 - 'it's frightening' - police union worried as three more stations 'relocate' services [] 2020-04-29

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

South Africa / Western Cape 32 Covid-19 cases confirmed at correctional facilities [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Free State NUMSA tells members not to resume work at Harmony gold's target mine [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-29

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

South Africa Schools not ready to reopen yet, says SADTU as govt prepares to ease lockdown [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-29

South Africa Temperature scanners needed at all schools - Sadtu [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-29

Canada / New Brunswick New Brunswick to keep borders closed to temporary foreign workers [Global News] 2020-04-28

South Africa Four clubs confirmed in PSL salary cuts [KickOff] 2020-04-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU seeks legal advice against Zikalala for holding gathering [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Cuba COSATU welcomes Cuba’s great act of altruistic solidarity [COSATU] 2020-04-29

South Africa Denosa concerned about unemployed health workers in SA [SABC] 2020-04-29

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

Zimbabwe ZCTU urges stop to Murambatsvina-style stall demolitions [] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Cuba Cuban doctors welcomed but government told to hire unemployed SA healthcare workers [The Citizen] 2020-04-29

South Africa / Western Cape Concern as Epping drug firm reopens despite nearly 100 workers testing positive [Cape Times] 2020-04-29

South Africa Textile industry's 100 million mask task [eNCA] 2020-04-29

Ecuador In Ecuador, Lawfare Marches on Despite Coronavirus [Nacla] 2020-04-28

Brazil Covid-19 and the injustice of life in the favelas and urban peripheries in Rio de Janeiro [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-28

Turkey / Global Construction workers and coronavirus risk and joblessness [EqualTimes] 2020-04-28

USA A Survey of Essential Workers Shows a Political Divide [NYTimes] 2020-04-28

USA / California Tesla cancels plans to bring workers back to US car plant this week [CNBC] 2020-04-28

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

USA Workers Memorial Day Observed on April 28 Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak [ESR] 2020-04-28

USA Coronavirus Shows Us Why Occupational Health and Safety Is Life or Death for Workers [Jacobin] 2020-04-28

USA / Texas Memorializing the Dead in Real Time [Rio Grande Guardian] 2020-04-28

USA / Wisconsin AFL-CIO: Remembers 114 Wisconsin workers who lost their lives on the job this Workers Memorial Day [WI Biz] 2020-04-28

Canada / Ontario Kingston Essential Workers Speak Out [KDLC] 2020-04-28

Global Across the world, construction workers are caught between coronavirus risk and joblessness [Equal Times] 2020-04-28

USA Proposal: Forgive Student Loans For COVID-19 Health Care Workers [Forbes] 2020-04-28

USA IRS workers offered incentive pay to go back to offices [CNN] 2020-04-28

USA / Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission repeals emergency COVID-19 rule [SJR] 2020-04-28

USA What Are Your Rights at Work? [Rewire] 2020-04-28

USA / Connecticut Stop & Shop, union call for workers to be designated extended first responders [Republican American] 2020-04-28

USA / Illinois Illinois nursing home workers plan to strike May 8 [PJStar] 2020-04-28

USA / New Jersey Fired in a pandemic 'Because we tried to start a union,' worker says [NYTimes] 2020-04-28

USA COVID-19 Concerns Dominate Workers' Memorial Day [PNS] 2020-04-28

USA / Pennsylvania Acts of Kindness: Laborers’ Local Union 413 deliver PPE and lunches to front line workers [DE Cty Times] 2020-04-28

USA Delaware’s top labor leader apologizes for anti-Asian coronavirus posts [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-04-28

Germany GPs strip to protest against lack of protective equipment in coronavirus fight [The New Daily] 2020-04-28

USA Amazon Reinstates Fired Warehouse Worker After Employees Strike [VICE] 2020-04-28

Australia Welcome assistance for ACT temporary visa workers – Federal Government must now follow ACT lead [UWU] 2020-04-28

Australia Qantas pilot union backs COVID-19 tracing app [AIPA] 2020-04-28

Australia Sick Qantas workers battle airline over pay in federal court [TWU] 2020-04-28

Australia Gov’t slashes service standards: Australia Post must guarantee jobs, now [CWU] 2020-04-28

Australia Swissport threatens workers with redundancy! [ASU] 2020-04-28

Australia Mental health concerns flagged for mine workers on gruelling COVID-19 rosters [ABC] 2020-04-28

Philippines Call centre staff in the Philippines have been sleeping at work during coronavirus lockdowns to help Australian customers [ABC] 2020-04-28

Australia In a post-coronavirus world, will Australia recognise the valuable role women play? [Smart Company] 2020-04-28

Australia Union fights Qantas in Federal Court over refusal to pay sick leave to stood-down workers [ABC] 2020-04-28

Canada / Ontario Paramedics worried about being forgotten by province as PPE supplies run low [CTV] 2020-04-28

Canada / Quebec Teachers unions worried about lack of preparation in back-to-school plan [CTV] 2020-04-28

Canada / Manitoba Workers Are Worried About Outbreaks at Big Meat Processing Plants [Press Progress] 2020-04-28

Canada / Alberta The Alberta Government’s Failures Are Killing Workers and Spreading COVID-19 [The Tyee] 2020-04-28

Canada / Ontario The list of 'forgotten' health-care workers not getting Ontario's $4 per hour wage increase [CTV] 2020-04-28

Canada / Manitoba Health-care employees banned from working at multiple sites [CBC] 2020-04-28

Canada / Ontario Re-opening Ontario's economy requires collaboration with workers [Unifor] 2020-04-28

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

Canada / Ontario Unions praise Ontario topups for frontline workers amid pandemic [HR Reporter] 2020-04-28

Canada / Manitoba Pallister’s support for health workers is hollow [CUPE] 2020-04-28

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 Sacrifice of health care and social service workers must be valued after COVID-19 ends with stable, better paid work [CUPE] 2020-04-28

Canada CUPE is there for you [CUPE] 2020-04-28

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Wreath Laying for Work Related Deaths Will Be Done Virtually This Year Due to COVID-19 [VOCM] 2020-04-28

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Protesters Who Blocked Out-of-Province Crab Shipment Facing Court Injunction [VOCM] 2020-04-28

Canada Name it, End it - Misogyny and Male Violence [Our Times] 2020-04-28

Canada / Ontario Essential workers need more pay, not compliments, labour survey shows [The Whig-Standard] 2020-04-28

South Africa From masks to desk screens: How unions see physical distancing working once schools reopen [News24] 2020-04-28

South Africa / Eastern Cape Province facing protective gear supply issues for health workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-28

Africa ITUC-Africa commemorates Workers’ Memorial Day with tributes, call for better work conditions [Leadership] 2020-04-28

South Africa / Western Cape SAPS members test positive, stations face lockdown while gang warfare flares up [] 2020-04-28

South Africa / Western Cape Shoprite employees call for stores to shut down after alleged deaths, infections [Cape Times] 2020-04-28

UK RCM welcomes announcement from Government on payment for bereaved families of NHS workers [RCM] 2020-04-28

South Africa / Cuba Denosa raises concern over healthcare workers who remain unemployed [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-28

South Africa Lockdown: Longer wait for parents, pupils [eNCA] 2020-04-28

UK BRC guidance to support reopening of shops [USDAW] 2020-04-28

UK Increasing rail services now is 'impractical and unsafe' says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-04-28

UK Stop the pandemic at work and remember those we've lost [USDAW] 2020-04-28

UK International Workers' Memorial Day [RMT] 2020-04-28

UK Extension of NHS death in service benefits to all healthcare workers is the least we can do [UNISON] 2020-04-28

UK Remembering the dead, and fighting for the living - now and every day [GMB] 2020-04-28

South Africa / Cuba Nursing union raises concerns following arrival of Cuban doctors [The South African] 2020-04-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Addington Hospital in hot water for allegedly hiding coronavirus infection rate [Sunday Tribune] 2020-04-28

UK Ministers meet unions and business to plan getting UK back to work [The Guardian] 2020-04-27

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

UK PCS secures 100% pay for many furloughed museum and gallery workers [PCS] 2020-04-27

UK Brutal cuts to fire and rescue services being rushed through during the pandemic [FBU] 2020-04-27

UK Unite reaction to Airbus concerns [Unite the union] 2020-04-27

UK Public asked to observe minute’s silence tomorrow to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus [UNISON] 2020-04-27

UK Coronavirus: Remembering all the workers who've died after exposure to Covid-19 at work [TUC] 2020-04-27

Canada / Alberta Cargill, COVID, and the failure of Alberta OHS policy [The Parkland Institute] 2020-04-27

Canada Union urges feds to do more to save media outlets [CWA Canada] 2020-04-27

USA / North Carolina FLAG program provides meals for frontline workers [ABC] 2020-04-27

USA / Michigan Despite risks, auto workers step up to make medical gear [ABC] 2020-04-27

USA / New York #ProjectGratitude honors essential workers [CBS] 2020-04-27

USA American factory workers describe 12-hour shifts and 13-day rotations to make masks face shields faster than ever before [Biz Insider] 2020-04-27

USA / Texas Treat grocery workers like ‘first responders’ [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-04-27

USA Warehouse workers are essential. It's time we treated them that way [Eagle] 2020-04-27

USA / New York Town offers buyouts to union workers in face of virus-caused shortfall [Newsday] 2020-04-27

USA / Nevada What's ahead for unions in virus crisis - concessions or battles? [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl] 2020-04-27

Canada Members on the front lines of COVID-19 speak out [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-27

Canada Industry Snapshot: Food retail trends in Canada amid COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-04-27

Canada / Bangladesh Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $50,000 to Support Bangladeshi Garment Workers Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-04-27

Canada / Alberta Cargill Death and Disease a 21st-Century Version of the Westray Explosion [USW] 2020-04-27

UK / England UCU slams University of Manchester over coronavirus job loss threats [Union News] 2020-04-27

UK Beautiful South stars announce free gig for care workers [Union News] 2020-04-27

UK TUC calls on government to introduce tough new measures to ensure workplace safety [Union News] 2020-04-27

UK GMB secures PPE for ambulance staff resuscitating patients [Union News] 2020-04-27

UK GMB partners up with PPE Exchange to provide equipment for frontline workers [Union News] 2020-04-27

Spain The plight of Spain’s migrant workers [The New Internationalist] 2020-04-27

UK If platforms do not protect gig workers, who will? [The New Internationalist] 2020-04-27

UK Muslim workers in the UK prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadan during the time of coronavirus [Equal Times] 2020-04-27

Canada / Global Abandoned and Disposable -- An Agricultural Worker Speaks Out [Our Times] 2020-04-27

Australia TWU Australia appeals to Australia Govt to protect workers interests [CAPA] 2020-04-27

Australia Universities Were Sick Before the Pandemic [Jacobin] 2020-04-27

Global Unions go virtual as virus wipes out May Day marches [The Star] 2020-04-27

Canada / Quebec Union leader says Quebec needs to rethink how it cares for elderly [The Gazette] 2020-04-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Fishermen block out-of-province crab shipments heading for N.L. fish plants [CBC] 2020-04-27

Canada Unifor says close the scab loophole to federal wage subsidy [Unifor] 2020-04-27

Canada / Quebec Health workers union will hold meetings on the most vulnerable [CTV] 2020-04-27

Canada / Alberta Filipino workers at meatpacking plant tied to Canada's biggest COVID-19 outbreak feel unfairly blamed [CBC] 2020-04-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Plant Workers Raise the Alarm on Inadequate Safety Procedures as Companies Push to Begin Processing [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-04-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Harvesters Block Out-of-Province Crab from Landing in NL [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-04-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Vessels Turned Away and Transport Trucks Blocked from Delivering Out-of-Province Crab [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-04-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW to Block Import of Crab Amid Safety Concerns [VOCM] 2020-04-27

Global Multilateralism, SDGs and COVID-19: What role for workers'organisations? [ACTRAV] 2020-04-27

Global Two crises, one flawed supply chain model: How the imbalance of power in global supply chains harms workers [Workers Rights Consortium] 2020-04-27

New Zealand COVID-19: Leave subsidy changes – needs to go further [NZCTU] 2020-04-27

New Zealand Ten checks for a safe return to work on Tuesday [NZCTU] 2020-04-27

New Zealand Essential workers need Fair Pay Agreements [NZCTU] 2020-04-27

Global Cash help crucial for informal workers, says UN labour chief, stressing primacy of multilateralism [ILO] 2020-04-27

Bangladesh Textile workers flout coronavirus lockdown to demand wages [Reuters] 2020-04-27

India May Day Manifesto 2020 [CITU] 2020-04-27

Kenya A Solidarity Fight Against Covid-19 [COTU] 2020-04-27

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

Trinidad and Tobago JTUM backs covid19 extension [Newsday] 2020-04-27

UK Houses being put before health, Unite warns as housebuilders begin return to work [Unite the union] 2020-04-27

UK Radical aviation blueprint for a post COVID 19 world proposed by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-27

UK Children at Risk During Lockdown [NEU] 2020-04-27

UK TUC - No one should have to return to work without 'tough new measures' on safety [TUC] 2020-04-27

South Africa Unions express concern about reopening of schools ahead of briefing [The South African] 2020-04-26

South Africa / Western Cape Pay cuts a real possibility at Cape Town City [IOL] 2020-04-26

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

South Africa Get your locally made face masks on the Proudly SA portal [Sandton Chronicle] 2020-04-26

South Africa / Zimbabwe SA-based Zimbabweans troubled over pending jobs losses in hospitality sector [New Zimbabwe] 2020-04-26

Europe The only frequent flyers left: migrant workers in the EU in times of Covid-19 [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-26

Canada / Ontario 'We're pretty frustrated': Ontario paramedics, respiratory therapists left out of pandemic pay increase [CBC] 2020-04-26

Canada / Cuba / New Brunswick Cuba and COVID-19 [NB Media Co-op] 2020-04-23

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

UK RMT survey reveals extent of Covid-19 crisis for offshore gas and oil [RMT] 2020-04-26

UK Firefighters to make face shields for health and care staff and transfer patients to and from Nightingale hospitals [FBU] 2020-04-26

UK Tackling domestic abuse during Covid-19 lockdown [PCS] 2020-04-26

Uganda Workers of Uganda unite, you have everything to gain [Monitor] 2020-04-26

Pakistan NTUF, HBWWF Distribute Ration Among 350 Families [UrduPoint] 2020-04-26

Jamaica Household workers dying for lockdown pay [The Gleaner] 2020-04-26

Canada / Quebec 'We warned them but they stopped listening,' says Union President of CHSLD crisis [The Suburban] 2020-04-26

Australia Australian captain Tim Paine says cricketers won’t be greedy in pay cut talks [The New Daily] 2020-04-26

Australia Casual workers at the NGA and COVID-19 [CPSU] 2020-04-26

Australia Qantas Update: ASU wins on payroll, standdowns! But still lots more to do & fix [ASU] 2020-04-26

Australia Union accuses ANZ of exploiting staff leave to pad out its results [FSU] 2020-04-26

Australia Virgin Australia cabin crew face uncertain future [The Times] 2020-04-26

Australia Shine wears off the $130bn jobkeeper subsidy as millions are left in the cold [The Guardian] 2020-04-26

Canada / Quebec Prison union calls for action as COVID-19 spreads to Bordeaux jail [The Gazette] 2020-04-26

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

Canada / Ontario Thomas to LCBO, show some recognition for your frontline workers during this pandemic [OPSEU] 2020-04-26

Canada / Quebec Caregiver union demands higher wages for workers during COVID-19 pandemic [CTV] 2020-04-26

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare Statement on Compensation for Frontline Healthcare Workers [SEIU] 2020-04-26

Canada / Alberta 'Death is so real:' Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure [CTV] 2020-04-26

South Africa / Eastern Cape NEHAWU concerned about lack of an effective strategy by provincial government to Combat covid-19 [Polity] 2020-04-26

Canada Trudeau pledges $62.5M for fish and seafood sector amid mounting food supply concerns [CBC] 2020-04-26

Canada / Ontario OPSEU applauds Ford's pay increase for frontline workers, and won't collect union dues on it [OPSEU] 2020-04-26

Canada / Ontario Relief as frontline workers in Ontario get $4 pandemic pay increase [Unifor] 2020-04-26

South Africa / Eastern Cape Bay Samwu members up in arms over non-payment of allowances, overtime [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-26

Canada / Ontario Province announces $4 an hour pandemic pay increase for front-line workers [CBC] 2020-04-26

Canada The Anti-Union Virus Inside the Emergency Powers: Lessons for Workers [The Bullet] 2020-04-26

Canada / Alberta Union calls for more protection for Alberta’s front-line food workers [Global] 2020-04-26

Canada Ottawa Announces $62.5-Million to Support Fish Processors, Plant Workers [VOCM] 2020-04-26

Canada Care in the time of corona: the neoliberal care home [video] [NB Media Co-op] 2020-04-26

South Africa Policing union Sapu seeks legal advice as some officers forced to buy their own masks [Saturday Star] 2020-04-26

South Africa Proudly SA covid-19 non-medical masks marketplace portal goes live [Engineering News] 2020-04-26

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Why were nurses excluded from stimulus asks health union [Daily News] 2020-04-26

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Durban nurse cyberbullied after testing positive for Covid-19 [The Mercury] 2020-04-26

South Africa / Gauteng Covid-19 will wreak havoc in schools, teachers union warns [Saturday Star] 2020-04-26

South Africa Cosatu slams retailers for hiking food prices [Gagasiworld] 2020-04-26

South Africa DA, EFF, COSATU react to ramaphosa’s decision to relax some lockdown regulations [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-26

Canada / New Brunswick Higgs asked to increase care worker pay [NB Media Co-op] 2020-04-25

USA / Ohio Cuyahoga County Jail officers’ union seeks hazard pay, more PPE due to coronavirus outbreak [The Plain Dealer] 2020-04-25

India Coronavirus crisis | Central government employees protest DA freeze [Moneycontrolnews] 2020-04-25

India / Delhi 'Our Life Has No Value?' JNU Sanitation Workers Clean Hostels With No Pay or Protection [News 18] 2020-04-25

Canada / Nunavut Sharon Nowlan: Preparing for an outbreak in Nunavut [PSAC] 2020-04-25

Canada / Ontario York University day care centre uses COVID-19 to screen unfair bargaining [OPSEU] 2020-04-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Federation of Labour vows to continue the fight to make every workplace a safe workplace [NSFL] 2020-04-25

Canada / New Brunswick 2020 Virtual Day of Mourning Ceremony [NBFL] 2020-04-25

Canada / New Brunswick NBFL National Day of Mourning Ceremony focuses on keeping Workers Safe [NBFL] 2020-04-25

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

Canada Bearskin Airlines members back on payroll! [IAMAW] 2020-04-25

Canada Fighting Machinists team up, get crucial protections for pre-board screeners [IAMAW] 2020-04-25

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 / Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Submits Economic Support Proposal to Federal Minister of Fisheries [FFAW/Unifor] 2020-04-25

Bangladesh / Canada Protect the women who make our clothes: Canada’s unions and civil society organizations call for action [CLC] 2020-04-25

Canada Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2020 [CLC] 2020-04-25

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 Thanks Teachers, Take Care of Yourselves [BCTF] 2020-04-25

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 Trump supports transit more than Trudeau [ATU Canada] 2020-04-25

Australia Union alleges Virtua gave hospital nurses bad masks [The Courier-Post] 2020-04-25

Canada / Ontario Niagara's posties to honour healthcare workers [Newstalk] 2020-04-25

France Court backs workers in Amazon row over virus measures [] 2020-04-25

Canada / British Columbia Bus drivers' union to hold massive 'virtual rally' [North Shore News] 2020-04-25

Canada / Quebec Orderlies' union in Laurentians spends $25K to equip members with face shields [CBC] 2020-04-25

Canada / Alberta Health-care workers can now be redeployed to nursing homes to battle COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-25

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare secures greater protections for workers and transparency for families from order by Ontario Labour Relations Board [SEIU] 2020-04-25

Canada / Alberta Union calls on Kenney government to improve working conditions in grocery stores, processing plants [CTV] 2020-04-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador To avoid air transport, local workers to be used for more Muskrat Falls tasks [CBC] 2020-04-25

Canada / Alberta Union demands sick leave for casual front line health-care workers [CBC] 2020-04-25

Canada / Alberta Meat-processing workers need more protection during COVID-19 pandemic, union says [CBC] 2020-04-25

Canada / Ontario 'They're forgetting about us': Pearson Airport workers concerned about getting COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-25

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 / Bangladesh CUPE joins call to protect Bangladesh garment workers [CUPE] 2020-04-25

Canada / Ontario GM Oshawa plant will now produce millions of masks following worker mobilization [CUPE] 2020-04-25

Canada / Saskatchewan Front-line workers falling through the cracks in Re-open Saskatchewan Plan [CUPE] 2020-04-25

Global RadioLabour's World Report for Friday April 24, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-04-25

Zambia ZCTU urges govt to waive electricity, water bills [The Mast] 2020-04-25

UK GMB win as London Ambulance Service increases PPE Requirement [GMB] 2020-04-25

UK Revealed: UK ministers were warned last year of risks of coronavirus pandemic [The Guardian] 2020-04-25

UK Sentencing consistency needed as COVID-19 spitters walk free [polfed] 2020-04-25

Nepal Nepal's top court orders rescue of migrant workers stranded abroad [Thomson Reuters] 2020-04-25

Korea KPTU Statement on New Stability Measures [KPTU] 2020-04-25

Haiti Back at Work, Haiti Garment Workers Risk COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-25

South Africa NUPSAW takes action against hospital and clinic management for violation of human rights during Covid-19 [Facebook] 2020-04-25

South Africa Glencore denies union claim smelter workers had fake permits [Reuters] 2020-04-25

South Africa Workers must have say in reopening business as lockdown eases, Cosatu says [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-25

South Africa Sadtu calls for strict health protocols before pupils, teachers return to school [DispatchLIVE] 2020-04-25

South Africa / Western Cape Golden Arrow warned of total shutdown if it 'fails to test, sanitise' [Cape Times] 2020-04-25

South Africa NUM, Amcu call for proper regulation and safety measures for mineworkers [Mining Weekly] 2020-04-25

South Africa Saccawu concerned about rise of Covid-19 cases in retail sector [The Citizen] 2020-04-25

South Africa SAFTU condemns Dischem and all other private sector thugs taking advantage of the country in its worst crisis [SAFTU] 2020-04-25

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

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

UK Milton Keynes workers supplying Carlsberg secure social distancing and PPE [Unite the union] 2020-04-24

UK TSSA is supporting members being put on furlough by Transport for London [TSSA] 2020-04-24

UK Government asked to back minute’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus [UNISON] 2020-04-24

Indonesia Minister calls women as Indonesia's strength in fight against COVID-19 [Antara] 2020-04-24

Canada / British Columbia Boss Bailout: Workers fear wage subsidy will help bosses the most [CLI] 2020-04-24

Canada / Ontario Grocery workers talk poverty wages and pandemic profits [Rank and File] 2020-04-24

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

Canada The Importance of Home - A Wake-up Call for Housing for All [Our Times] 2020-04-24

Australia / Global Home Care workers COVID-19 demands on Global Day of Action [UWU] 2020-04-24

Australia / Queensland Hundreds of stood down Qantas members are going back to work in Brisbane [AWU] 2020-04-24

USA / Connecticut Nursing home workers union demands protective gear, not lip service [Republican American] 2020-04-24

USA / District of Columbia Powerful video shows nurses reading out the names of colleagues killed by coronavirus during a protest in front of the White House [Biz Insider] 2020-04-24

USA / Nevada Union that represents Nevada health care workers plans to file charges against OSHA [CBS] 2020-04-24

Australia 'If our government wants cultural life to return, it must act now': an open letter from Australia's arts industry [The Guardian] 2020-04-24

Australia Migrant workers face precarious financial hardship during coronavirus crisis [SBS] 2020-04-24

Australia / Tasmania Union welcomes support for vulnerable Tasmanian ECEC visa workers [The Sector] 2020-04-24

Australia Architects’ union launches COVID-19 survey [AAU] 2020-04-24

Canada / Ontario ONA Long-Term Care Nurses Pleased with Superior Court Ruling That Forces Four Long-Term Care Homes to Follow Directives [ONA] 2020-04-24

Canada / British Columbia Prison guards unhappy with handling of COVID-19 outbreak at Mission Institution [CTV] 2020-04-24

Canada / Ontario Government and jail guards' union reach deal allowing officers to wear masks [CTV] 2020-04-24

Canada / Alberta AHS pushes back COVID-19 order that would restrict some health-care workers to one facility [] 2020-04-24

Canada / Alberta More time needed by long-term care operators to enact one-site rule [CBC] 2020-04-24

Canada / Alberta Gov't offers details on probe looking into COVID-19 death linked to Cargill meat plant [Global] 2020-04-24

Canada / Alberta Preventive measures at Alberta meat plants came too late to stop COVID-19 outbreaks, union says [CBC] 2020-04-24

France Court to rule on Amazon union spat as vendors struggle [] 2020-04-24

Canada / British Columbia Union launches legal challenge to TransLink layoffs amid COVID-19 crisis [Global] 2020-04-24

Canada / Ontario Amazon worker at GTA warehouse tests positive for COVID-19 [The Star] 2020-04-24

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Labrador MP, union at odds about Muskrat Falls flights [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-04-24

Canada / Northwest Territories Dominion Diamond Mines to update workers after filing for creditor protection [CBC] 2020-04-24

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 Unifor 'cautiously optimistic' Canadian plants will open in early May [Automotive News] 2020-04-24

Canada / Alberta Union calls for Lilydale chicken plant closure after employee tests positive for COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-04-24

Canada / Alberta Union says workers are fearful after Lilydale chicken plant confirms COVID-19 case [The Herald] 2020-04-24

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

Canada Mark Hancock calls on support for local governments [CUPE] 2020-04-24

Europe EU leaders back budget reboot for coronavirus recovery [Politico] 2020-04-24

Global DemocracyWatch: journalists and dissidents arrested in COVID crackdowns [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-24

Global Chemical sector unions respond to Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-04-24

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

UK 4 in 5 care workers expect colleagues to quit amid coronavirus danger [GMB] 2020-04-24

UK Changes to Free School Meals guidance [NEU] 2020-04-24

UK RMT claimed a major victory in the fight against low pay on the railway [RMT] 2020-04-24

UK United mandates masks for flight attendants, unions want passengers included [Reuters] 2020-04-24

UK Testing for teachers and school staff [NEU] 2020-04-24

UK Covid-19 and reasonable adjustments - guide for reps [TUC] 2020-04-24

South Africa #CovidNurseStayAway: Frontliners sidelined in Covid-19 plans [Health-E News] 2020-04-24

USA Front-line workers in the COVID-19 fight need unions [Washington Post] 2020-04-24

South Africa Vavi to test for third time after second positive Covid-19 result [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-23

South Africa / Western Cape CT City players,technical staff face pay cut as lockdown starts to bite [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-23

South Africa Court to hear Amcu’s opposition to mining lockdown relaxation [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses' union claims five workers at Addington Hospital 'tested positive' [TimesLIVE] 2020-04-23

South Africa New Covid-19 grant for the jobless hailed [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-23

South Africa Allow healthcare workers to do their jobs unhindered - Deputy health minister [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-23

South Africa Massive job losses, closure of companies on the cards, warns Thulas Nxesi [IOL] 2020-04-23

USA Non-Essential Workers? Most Are in Government [Townhall] 2020-04-23

USA Millions of Government Workers Could Lose Their Jobs in the COVID-19 Recession [24/7] 2020-04-23

USA OPM Issues Guidance on Additional Paid Sick Leave for Feds During the Coronavirus Pandemic [Gov Exec] 2020-04-23

USA Trader Joe’s and other US firms suppress unionization efforts during pandemic [The Guardian] 2020-04-23

USA AFL-CIO: Tell Congress to Pass H.R. 6559 and Protect Front-Line Workers [AFL-CIO] 2020-04-23

UK 11am 28 April join a minute’s silence for key workers [PCS] 2020-04-23

USA / Pennsylvania SEPTA avoids work stoppage after union presses safety demands [Philly Voice] 2020-04-23

USA AFL-CIO president: Need massive increase of rapid, reliable coronavirus testing, PPE [Yahoo!] 2020-04-23

Israel / Global Histadrut Chairman: Israel has missed a 'lot of economic momentum' during the COVID-19 crisis [Jerusalem Post] 2020-04-23

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

Middle East In the Gulf, migrant workers fear for their future [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-23

Global Agile working after the pandemic: limitations and need of new digital skills in the labor market [] 2020-04-23

Singapore Migrant worker with COVID-19 dies from injuries after being found motionless at staircase landing in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital [CNA] 2020-04-23

India / Maharashtra Mumbai Trade Unions intervene in Plea seeking Exemption from Payment of Full Wages, Says 'Workers are entitled to wages as Per Contract' [Bar & Bench] 2020-04-23

Gabon Teachers support governmental initiative for education to continue through distance learning [Education International] 2020-04-23

Israel / Palestine Histadrut Chairman to Palestinian Unions chief: The current COVID-19 crisis emphasizes the need for solidarity [Davar] 2020-04-23

Europe Plan to drop pay transparency over Covid-19 a betrayal of frontline women workers [ETUC] 2020-04-23

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

Australia / Tasmania Welcome support for Tasmanian visa workers – Federal Government must now follow Tasmania’s lead [UWU] 2020-04-23

Australia AWU seeks answers from Alcoa over plans to stop issuing PPE [AWU] 2020-04-23

Australia Gov’t slashes service standards: Australia Post must guarantee jobs, now [CWU] 2020-04-23

Australia COVID-19 Pandemic Offers Unique Opportunity to Secure Fuel Stockpile [MUA] 2020-04-23

Australia Save Aviation in Australia [ASU] 2020-04-23

UK Greenwich library coronavirus furlough deal could act as national template, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-23

Australia Polling shows alarming gaps in social distancing, PPE and cleaning protocols in the workplace [ACTU] 2020-04-23

UK PCS demands guarantees staff won’t be forced into work during lockdown [PCS] 2020-04-23

Palestine Palestinian Workers Risk COVID-19 or Losing Income [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-23

UK Abuse, threats and assaults against shopworkers double during the Coronavirus emergency [USDAW] 2020-04-23

UK East Midlands firefighters driving ambulances and assisting in movement of dead bodies in coronavirus response [FBU] 2020-04-23

Global Foreign-born healthcare workers risk their lives in Western countries for victims of a virus that does not discriminate according to colour, religion [The Times] 2020-04-23

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

UK Safety concerns escalate as Covid 19 mobile mast conspiracy theory rumbles on [CWU] 2020-04-23

Papua New Guinea Union leader says govt only supporting public sector [Radio New Zealand] 2020-04-23

Australia What you can do if your employer is ripping you off with the JobKeeper subsidy [ABC] 2020-04-23

Australia / Western Australia WA school students, teachers to be tested from the second week of term 2 [Today] 2020-04-23

Australia / South Australia Teachers criticise mixed messages about how term two will roll-out amid coronavirus pandemic [ABC] 2020-04-23

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

Canada Players vote to ratify union after CPL wage cuts fast-track plans [The Province] 2020-04-23

Canada WestJet to lay off 3,000 more employees as demand for service craters [CBC] 2020-04-23

Canada / Alberta Police union calls for improvements to LRT safety, cleanliness [CBC] 2020-04-23

Canada / Manitoba 'All it would take is one person': COVID-19 protective gear zones raise concerns for nurses, doctor, union [CBC] 2020-04-23

Canada / Alberta Labour group call for OHS and criminal investigations into Cargill beef plant COVID death [The Herald] 2020-04-23

Canada / Alberta Unions applaud federal support for oil and gas workers [AFL] 2020-04-23

Canada / Alberta Order limiting long-term care staff to one site temporarily on hold [CBC] 2020-04-23

Canada Canada has to fix long-term care now and for the long run [rabble] 2020-04-23

Canada / Quebec Union calls for better working conditions for private elder-care home workers [CTV] 2020-04-23

Canada / Ontario FCA, Unifor in COVID-19 safety talks as automaker eyes return to production [Automotive News] 2020-04-23

Canada Test more correctional officers to ease burden in federal prisons, union says [CTV] 2020-04-23

Canada / British Columbia Remember us after pandemic: B.C. grocery-store employee [CTV] 2020-04-23

Canada Unions across job sectors crying out for increased safety measures [Benefits Canada] 2020-04-23

Canada / Alberta OHS investigating Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak at meat plant after worker's death [CBC] 2020-04-23

Canada / Alberta Employee of Calgary chicken plant tests positive for COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-04-23

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial NDP Call for Legislative Changes to Enhance Worker Protections [VOCM] 2020-04-23

Canada / Ontario As outbreaks in Ontario long-term care homes continue why are residents not being taken to hospital for higher care? [CUPE] 2020-04-23

Canada Local governments need federal help now [CUPE] 2020-04-23

Canada / Manitoba CUPE calls for clarity on 14-day paid leave plan in Manitoba [CUPE] 2020-04-23

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

Zimbabwe ZCTU condemns vending stalls demolitions [Pindula News] 2020-04-23

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

South Africa Help pupils in any way possible, teacher union pleads [Cape Times] 2020-04-23

UK Attacks continue on Crown Post Offices despite coronavirus [CWU] 2020-04-23

South Africa Sun International shuts down casinos [Tunf] 2020-04-23

Global Workers capital critical to post-pandemic recovery [ITF] 2020-04-23

Global Podcast: Covid-19 and the future of public transport [ITF] 2020-04-23

UK Watered-down COVID-19 construction guidance is unsafe warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-04-23

UK Some pupils will need much more individual support than is possible [NEU] 2020-04-23

UK TSSA demands answers on railway reopening [TSSA] 2020-04-23

UK PCS People latest issue: stay informed, stay safe [PCS] 2020-04-23

UK Baking for bin men: life as a refuse collector in COVID-19 [UNISON] 2020-04-23

South Africa SASAWU calls for Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development to intervene on provision of protective clothing in all correctional services centres [Facebook] 2020-04-23

South Africa NUPSAW threatens to down tools for community health workers and other health care workers [Facebook] 2020-04-23

South Africa Gaps in relief scheme leave some workers with no income [The Conversation] 2020-04-22

South Africa Union calls for more PPE for nurses as more health workers contract coronavirus [Daily News] 2020-04-22

South Africa Nursing union threatens mass stayaway, health department warns it will be a criminal offence [News24] 2020-04-22

South Africa ‘A slap in the face’: Nurses union calls for support for frontline workers [The South African] 2020-04-22

Global Global action to support the garment industry [IndustriALL] 2020-04-22

South Africa KAP Industrial cuts salaries due to Covid-19 [BusinessLIVE] 2020-04-22

South Africa DENOSA warns govt against redeployment of health workers [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-22

South Africa NEHAWU response to statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on further economic and social measures in response to covid-19 epidemic [Polity] 2020-04-22

South Africa Lifeline for clothing sector workers [eNCA] 2020-04-22

South Africa / Gauteng Satawu to probe working conditions of Fidelity guards [JacarandaFM] 2020-04-22

Chile How a communist mayor is defeating privatisation in Chile [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-22

Russia Chechen president threatens journalist Elena Milashina with death [EFJ] 2020-04-22

Europe Journalists’ unions urge COVID-19 recovery plans to sustain the media sector now and into the future [EFJ] 2020-04-22

South Africa President Ramaphosa supplies mainly smoke and mirrors, while the society and economy starve [SAFTU] 2020-04-22

Global National and Global Agreements in the Garment Sector: When? [] 2020-04-22

USA OSHA says it will only inspect high-risk workplaces for COVID problems, leaving industry to self-police [NY Times] 2020-04-22

Global Global food retailers sign landmark Declaration with UNI to tackle Covid-19, others should follow [UNI] 2020-04-22

Global Rights must be on the agenda as G20 agriculture ministers meet! [IUF] 2020-04-22

Global WTO must stop negotiations on new trade deals and focus on access to medicine and saving lives! [IUF] 2020-04-22

Uganda Flower workers' union fighting against total collapse [IUF] 2020-04-22

Global Abandoned at sea in the midst of a pandemic [ITF] 2020-04-22

Russia Award-winning journalist threatened by Governor over COVID19 reporting [IFJ] 2020-04-22

South Africa Union’s measures to ensure educators’ and students’ health and safety [EI] 2020-04-22

Belgium Social partners in construction sector conclude agreement during pandemic [BWI] 2020-04-22

Italy Trade unions’ response to COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-22

Qatar BWI engages with Supreme Committee on COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-04-22

Philippines / Global Unions urge government to assist 1 million stranded construction workers [BWI] 2020-04-22

Japan Government expands support to workers [BWI] 2020-04-22

Middle East Gulf governments urged to protect migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic [BWI] 2020-04-22

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

Australia / New South Wales When and how schools should be reopening [The Mercury] 2020-04-22

Australia Thousands of airport staff facing the sack [] 2020-04-22

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

Australia Union complains Qantas is using $1,500 jobkeeper payments to pay penalty rates [The Guardian] 2020-04-22

USA UFW: Join our drive to provide masks for farm workers during COVID-19 [UFW] 2020-04-22

Canada / British Columbia HandyDART union calls on federal government for emergency funding [CTV] 2020-04-22

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare Files Applications to Ontario Labour Relations Board Due to Failed Safety Protections for Healthcare Workers [SEIU] 2020-04-22

Canada / Alberta Union says staff at 2nd Alberta meat plant scared of COVID-19, not showing up to work [Global] 2020-04-22

Canada / Saskatchewan Union wants provincial protections for grocery store workers [CBC] 2020-04-22

Canada / Alberta Health and safety inspection of Alberta meat plant linked to 515 COVID-19 cases was done by video call [CBC] 2020-04-22

Canada / Alberta Alberta safety inspection of Cargill slaughterhouse done by FaceTime, with no actual inspector on site [Alberta Politics] 2020-04-22

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 / British Columbia Transit cuts increase pressure on health care and other essential workers [HEU] 2020-04-22

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

Japan Gov't is offering sex workers financial aid. But they say it's not enough to survive the coronavirus pandemic [CNN] 2020-04-22

South Africa Union takes legal action over mine restarts [Mining Journal] 2020-04-22

South Africa / Eastern Cape Mutinying nurses call for health MEC to resign over setting inadequate PPE example [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA: Province needs more health workers to quarantine covid-19 patients [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-22

South Africa DENOSA rejects covid-19 regulation allowing redeployment of medical staff [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-22

UK Government support needed for critical North West transport infrastructure [Unite the union] 2020-04-22

UK Coronavirus: online learning update [UNISON] 2020-04-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union aware AmaZulu players will not receive full salaries this month [HeraldLIVE] 2020-04-22

UK Remember COVID-19 dead this International Workers’ Memorial Day [UNISON] 2020-04-22

UK Boohoo withdrawing fake face masks a small step in the right direction [USDAW] 2020-04-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU claims another Netcare facility facing covid-19 outbreak [Eyewitness News] 2020-04-22

UK NUS is urging institutions to allow students to repeat the year at no cost due to pandemic [Guardian] 2020-04-22

UK #ForgottenFreelances: NUJ letter to Chancellor [NUJ] 2020-04-22

Europe Coronavirus: flying in fruit pickers from countries in lockdown is dangerous for everyone [The Conversation] 2020-04-22

USA / New York Cuomo calls for bonuses for coronavirus front line workers [The Hill] 2020-04-21

South Africa / Gauteng Fidelity guards lament 'inhumane conditions' they say bosses subject them to [IOL] 2020-04-21

South Africa Jobs bloodbath looms as stoppage due to pandemic starts to bite [SowetanLIVE] 2020-04-21

South Africa Another tough month for SACP as it battles to pay staffers [] 2020-04-21

South Africa Bidvest instructs staff to take leave, paid or unpaid [Business Report] 2020-04-21

South Africa Calls for Sars to help UIF with relief applications [ANA/Business Report] 2020-04-21

South Africa COSATU calls for $53bn stimulus plan [Reuters/Moneyweb] 2020-04-21

UK / Scotland We are experiencing first hand the need for a fairer society [Morning Star] 2020-04-21

South Africa SAFTU statement on decision to reopen mines and wine-exporting farms [SAFTU] 2020-04-21

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

USA Nurses union to protest at White House Tuesday [The Hill] 2020-04-21

USA / Louisiana Baton Rouge bus workers' union claims CATS is not providing enough safety equipment [Advocate] 2020-04-21

USA / Florida Disney furloughs 100,000 theme park and hotel workers amid coronavirus shutdown [NBC] 2020-04-21

USA National Nurses United plans White House protest on April 21 to demand federal action on PPE [Washington Post] 2020-04-21

USA America’s freight railroads refuse to cover out-of-pocket COVID-19 treatment costs [Smart Union] 2020-04-21

USA Shift to online education has teachers working twice as long, and unions are pushing back [NY Times] 2020-04-21

USA Sign here! Tell Congress: #ProtectAllWorkers [SEIU] 2020-04-21

USA NYSNA lawsuit says nurses were denied protective gear by state, hospitals and told to report to work sick [Politico] 2020-04-21

USA / Connecticut Unions, lawmakers, want workers’ comp benefits for ‘essential’ workers with coronavirus [Stamford Advocate] 2020-04-21

USA / New York MTA, union say federal guidance on contagion needs overhaul after COVID-19 deaths [AM NY] 2020-04-21

Global Women & Their Unions Stand Strong during COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-21

USA / Iowa Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO calls for COVID-19 worker protections [CBS] 2020-04-21

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

USA White House Instructs Agencies to Begin Process of Returning Some Govt Employees to Their Offices [Gov Exec] 2020-04-21

Brazil Covid-19: Brazil implements basic income policy following massive civil society campaign [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-21

UK / England Unite saves hundreds of jobs at Bentley Motors [Union News] 2020-04-21

UK GMB uses live video feeds to win social distancing dispute at ASDA warehouse [Union News] 2020-04-21

UK The left must rebuild [Workersliberty] 2020-04-21

Honduras Corona Capitalism in Honduras [Labour Notes] 2020-04-21

USA Building Power in a Pandemic: Virtual Labor Notes Conference Draws Thousands [Labour Notes] 2020-04-21

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

Canada Essential Workers: Risk and Resistance [The Tyee] 2020-04-21

Canada / Alberta Cargill workers’ frustrations revealed in telephone town hall [Rank and File] 2020-04-21

Canada COVID-19 shines a light on the relationship between work and health [rabble] 2020-04-21

Canada Decision to put Amazon in charge of distributing emergency medical supplies is a 'national disgrace', warehouse workers group say [Press Progress] 2020-04-21

USA Why Disney is furloughing workers and the other media giants aren’t [CNBC] 2020-04-21

Canada / New Brunswick Nursing homes in the time of COVID and why unions matter [NB Media Co-op] 2020-04-21

Australia HSU fights for paid pandemic leave [HSU] 2020-04-21

Australia Call for federal government to meet unions to discuss Virgin’s future [TWU] 2020-04-21

Australia AWU condemns Morrison Government’s disgraceful attack on pay and conditions [AWU] 2020-04-21

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

Australia Why is the NTEU National Executive negotiating a National Jobs Protection Framework? [NTEU] 2020-04-21

UK Public inquiry needed over 'grotesque failure' of planning on PPE, says TUC [TUC] 2020-04-21

UK More than a thousand care home deaths highlights ‘shambolic’ government response to Covid crisis, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-04-21

Australia Protecting your jobs, your conditions, your EBAs [CWU] 2020-04-21

UK Hospital worker could be sacked over face mask dispute [GMB] 2020-04-21

Australia Prime Minister must act now save 16,000 Virgin jobs [ASU] 2020-04-21

Australia Union applauds Kenworth trucks continuing to pay employees during temporary shut down [AMWU] 2020-04-21

Australia Morrison Government must intervene immediately to support Virgin Australia jobs [ACTU] 2020-04-21

Australia Q+A: ACTU secretary Sally McManus says the Government is 'spying' on union leaders, economist Gigi Foster causes a stir [ABC] 2020-04-21

Australia Heavy Fines on People Spitting on Workers During COVID-19 Crisis [VoA] 2020-04-21

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

Australia Unions urge government to offer Virgin Australia support [Flight Global] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario Niagara Detention Centre staff want masks to protect themselves, inmates from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-04-21

Canada People with disabilities uniquely vulnerable to pandemic impacts [NUPGE] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario Management incompetence led to outbreak at Brampton's Ontario Correctional Institute [OPSEU] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario Bike couriers in Toronto risking illness to deliver 'junk food to rich people' [The National Observer] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario Grand River Transit drivers call for limit of 10 riders per bus [CBC] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario Temporary agency workers have long been a crutch for a care system in crisis, experts say. Now, they are exempt from new COVID-19 health directives [The Standard] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario Transit union demands entire TTC division get tested following 'outbreak' [The Daily Hive] 2020-04-21

Canada / Ontario 21 Newmarket library workers laid off, as COVID-19 closure continues [Today] 2020-04-21

Canada / British Columbia TransLink announces nearly 1,500 layoffs, more service cuts [CBC] 2020-04-21

Canada / Alberta Union seeking two-week shutdown at Red Deer Olymel facility [RD News Now] 2020-04-21

Canada / Alberta Worker dies, hundreds sick as Cargill temporarily closes meat-processing plant at centre of COVID-19 outbreak [CBC] 2020-04-21

Canada Canada Post says 500 workers get bitten by dogs each year; COVID-19 could make it worse [CBC] 2020-04-21

Canada / Alberta Unions demand equal pay for Alberta long-term care home workers during pandemic [CBC] 2020-04-21

Canada / Saskatchewan Small steps forward to protect long-term care residents in Saskatchewan, but more is needed [CUPE] 2020-04-21

Canada / British Columbia CUPE 716 supports Richmond school district food programs [CUPE] 2020-04-21

Canada Air Canada flight attendant union calls for improvements to federal wage subsidy [CUPE] 2020-04-21

Canada COVID-19 and the right to refuse unsafe work [CUPE] 2020-04-21

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

UK Unite urges fast track furlough payment to save jobs at Norwegian airline [Unite the union] 2020-04-21

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

UK National survey confirms widespread Covid 19 concerns in contact centres [CWU] 2020-04-21

UK RMT responds to press speculation over the reintroduction of transport services [RMT] 2020-04-21

UK Running full rail services again [ASLEF] 2020-04-21

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

UK Unite welcomes relaxation on HGV driver medicals to keep goods moving [Unite the union] 2020-04-21

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

Indonesia Emergency medical evacuation finally granted for seafarer after Indonesian authorities reject multiple requests for help [ITF] 2020-04-21

Global IATA and ITF joint statement on aviation support [ITF] 2020-04-21

Global Podcast: women's advocacy and Covid-19 [ITF] 2020-04-21

Global Covid-19 and access to sanitation facilities for transport workers [ITF] 2020-04-21

South Africa Bidvest forces 70,000 workers to take leave during lockdown [Business Insider SA] 2020-04-21

South Africa AMCU heads to court over 'unlawful' return to mining operations [Fin24] 2020-04-21

South Africa ANC and Alliance partners punt a basic income grant for unemployed and informal workers [Daily Maverick] 2020-04-21

Global / Asia Faded desire for fashion leaves global garment workers destitute [Bloomberg/Daily Maverick] 2020-04-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape NUPSAW demands total shutdown and transparency at National Prosecuting Authority offices in East London [Facebook] 2020-04-21

South Africa Solidarity submits economic recovery plan proposals to govt [Engineering News] 2020-04-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nursing union welcomes stricter lockdown, calls for more nurses to be hired for mass testing [The Mercury] 2020-04-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union expresses concern as work resumes at uMhlanga call centre despite lockdown extension [The Mercury] 2020-04-21

South Africa Gwede Mantashe under fire over controversial plan to reopen mines [City Press] 2020-04-21

South Africa A plea for protective gear for healthcare workers [New Frame] 2020-04-21

South Africa / Gauteng Waiting for a job on the roadside during lockdown [GroundUp] 2020-04-21

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: PSA opens criminal case against provincial health head [GroundUp] 2020-04-20

South Africa Amplats paying employees in full, 30% of top pay to Covid-19 relief [Mining Weekly] 2020-04-20

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SAFTU response on intensified lockdown measures around Ethekwini district [SAFTU] 2020-04-20

USA US medical workers stand up to anti-lockdown protesters [AJ] 2020-04-20

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

Global First case related to Covid-19 under the MNE Guidelines [TUAC] 2020-04-20

Global COVID-19 responses must be built on human solidarity, ILO tells World Bank/IMF [ILO] 2020-04-20

Turkey Covid-19 Cases Among Workers 3 Times Higher Than Average [DISK] 2020-04-20

India For Indian migrants in the Gulf it is a financial rather than a health crisis [Opendemocracy] 2020-04-20

Tunisia Union Win: No Layoffs in Tunisia Private-Sector in COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-20

UK Record numbers sign up [UNISON] 2020-04-20

Colombia The agony of Colombia’s quarantined sex workers [Macau Business] 2020-04-20

Japan Coronavirus outbreak sparks harassment at workplaces [Kyodo News] 2020-04-20

USA We Had a Better Social Safety Net. Then We Busted Unions. [History News Network] 2020-04-20

India Lockdown In Poverty: Orphaned By Economy, Women Domestic Workers Struggle To Make Ends Meet [Ooutlook] 2020-04-20

Kenya Educators call for lockdown and measures to protect population during COVID-19 crisis [Education international website] 2020-04-20

Australia TWU statement on Virgin [TWU] 2020-04-20

Mexico Union wants mining operations to resume in May [Mining] 2020-04-20

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador