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

Updated: Saturday 31 October 2020, 18:12:57
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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)

Australia / Victoria Shoppers should respect retail workers as Victoria opens up [SDA] 2020-10-31

Australia One story for the workers, another for the stock exchange [ETU] 2020-10-31

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

Australia Teachers take the lead in crisis on World Teachers’ Day [AEU] 2020-10-31

Canada / Ontario Front-line workers who left LTC homes in May won't come back, commission hears [CP] 2020-10-31

Canada / Alberta Outbreak at Calgary jail is a 'horror show,' staff union claims, as COVID cases increase to 124 [CBC] 2020-10-31

Canada MPs, unions urge return of pandemic pay for grocery workers amid 2nd wave [iPolitics] 2020-10-31

UK Wales TUC welcomes Welsh Government announcement on support for lower paid workers to self-isolate [Wales TUC] 2020-10-31

UK As furlough scheme ends Government must bring forward plan for protection of health, jobs and incomes [Unite the union] 2020-10-31

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week October 25-30 - Make Air Canada the people's airline [RadioLabour] 2020-10-31

South Africa / Gauteng Education department mum on youth pay [Elitsha] 2020-10-30

Australia 'Heartbreaking': 9,100 homeless suffer jobseeker payment suspensions amid recession [The Guardian] 2020-10-30

Canada / British Columbia Save-On-Foods Refused Calls to Require Face Masks Inside Their BC Grocery Stores, Company Letter Shows [Press Progress] 2020-10-30

UK / England Government's Tier 3 money for West Yorkshire not enough to support working families, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-30

Canada CUPE flight attendants will take to the streets in Montreal and Toronto to demand support for jobs, industry [CUPE] 2020-10-30

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

UK Unite welcomes Dundee city council support over carers fees campaign [Unite the union] 2020-10-30

UK GCSEs and A-Levels: October [NEU] 2020-10-30

UK Government must not reverse changes in universal credit for freelances [NUJ] 2020-10-30

UK RMT condemns disgusting Halloween nightmare jobs assault on over eighty staff [RMT] 2020-10-30

USA A Third of Health Care Workers Hospitalized with COVID-19 Are Nurses [Spectrum] 2020-10-29

USA 9/11 workers who die of COVID-19 to be added to Nesconset wall [Newsday] 2020-10-29

USA When Government is Run By A Gilded Few, Essential Workers Pay the Price [PEER] 2020-10-29

India Hundreds of Indian workers demand unpaid wages from Saudi construction firm [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-29

UK Indian garment workers cover bosses' lockdown losses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-29

Global Invest in care workers, invest in care [Al Jazeera] 2020-10-29

Myanmar Protecting garment workers’ lives in Myanmar [IndustriALL] 2020-10-26

Australia JobMaker follows trend: poorly designed, unable to deliver [ACTU] 2020-10-29

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

Canada / British Columbia Labour union calls on B.C.’s top doctor to mandate masks in grocery stores [CTV] 2020-10-29

Canada / Nova Scotia Strang says Irving shipyard should have told employees about worker from Quebec [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unifor, Loblaw agree to return to negotiations Thursday [CBC] 2020-10-29

Canada / Ontario UPS executive granted special ministerial exemption from Canada's COVID-19 quarantine in order to lobby union member over contract proposal [CBC] 2020-10-29

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

Canada / Global Global Day of Action: Invest in Care Now! [CUPE] 2020-10-29

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

UK School Absence - Latest Attendance Figures [NEU] 2020-10-28

Global Trade Union Internationalism In The Time of COVID-19 [TUED] 2020-10-28

Australia Border Force accused of breaching health and safety after staff incentivised to forgo sick leave for bonuses [The Guardian] 2020-10-28

Canada / Saskatchewan No mask, no transit; city to enforce mask mandate on buses [The Leader-Post] 2020-10-28

Canada Teachers say return to school this fall has left them with overwhelming stress and a never-ending workload [CBC] 2020-10-28

Canada / Nova Scotia Self-isolation exemption prompts work refusal at Irving Shipyard [CBC] 2020-10-28

Canada / Alberta As COVID-19 rates hit new records, Kenney’s plan to lay off 11,000 sparks wildcat walkouts across the province. [The Tyee] 2020-10-28

Canada / Ontario CUPE calls on public health officials to conduct immediate inspections of private personal care homes [CUPE] 2020-10-28

UK Working from home - Claim tax relief for your job expenses [www.gov.uk] 2020-10-27

Myanmar 'Thrown to the wolves': how Covid-19 laws are being used to silence garment workers [Guardian] 2020-10-27

Japan Less than 20% of workers telecommute despite calls to do so amid pandemic [SIA] 2020-10-27

Eswatini PM advises nation to drink alcohol responsibly, nurses union president warns of looming Covid-19 second wave [The Swaziland News] 2020-10-27

Canada Will Canada give its foreign essential workers their rights? [Open democracy] 2020-10-27

Canada Airline pilots' union plans protest at Pearson International Airport [The Sun] 2020-10-27

Canada / Alberta Health-care workers take to the streets to protect Alberta patients [AUPE] 2020-10-27

Canada / Manitoba He 'took care of everything': Family remembers Manitoba poultry plant worker who had COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Loblaw secures 1 injunction against striking Dominion workers, loses dozens others [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / Manitoba Health-care support workers need more PPE, access to rapid testing, union says [CBC] 2020-10-27

Canada / British Columbia BC elects majority NDP government in campaign centered on health care [HEU] 2020-10-27

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario says funding can slow the spread, amid record-setting 1,000+ cases [CUPE] 2020-10-27

UK Spirit Aerosystems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland [Unite the union] For more info 2020-10-26

UK NUJ statement on Sunak's latest deal for freelances [NUJ] 2020-10-26

Canada / Ontario Ontario Provincial Council urges province to support workers during COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-10-26

Canada / Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Reform Needed [SUN] 2020-10-26

Canada / Manitoba MGEU calls on government to immediately hire more staff at Cadham Lab [NUPGE] 2020-10-26

Canada / Quebec The FIQ and FIQP accept the outstretched hand from the president of the Treasury Board and cancel the 48 hours without forced labour action on October 24 and 25. [FIQ] 2020-10-26

Canada / Quebec Determined, the healthcare professionals have forced the government to listen to them [FIQ] 2020-10-26

USA / Maryland Baltimore Teachers Union urges parents to boycott school reopening [Real News Network] 2020-10-26

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

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

Canada / Alberta Teachers Applaud Decision to Make Diploma Exams Optional [ATA] 2020-10-26

UK After the jobs go - Millions of jobs are under threat [GMB] 2020-10-26

UK PCS demands DWP Oldham office closure after outbreak of Covid-19 [PCS] 2020-10-26

UK Children must not be forgotten in the government’s winter plan [TUC] 2020-10-26

UK NEU lobbies Williamson to explore potential of secondary schools moving to a rota system [Union News] 2020-10-25

UK / Wales Firebreak: Usdaw urges customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers [Union News] 2020-10-25

UK Teaching assistants covering twice as many lessons in the pandemic, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-10-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Job study shows COVID-19 impact on workers [Rank and File] 2020-10-25

Canada / Ontario Striking during the pandemic 'extremely challenging' say U of O support staff [CBC] 2020-10-24

Canada / Ontario WSIB claims from LTC workers could be tip of the iceberg, union says [CBC] 2020-10-24

Canada Hospitality workers urge Ottawa to put employees first in any COVID-19 related bailout [CBC] 2020-10-24

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

UK Secondary Schools Moving to a Rota System [NEU] 2020-10-24

UK Teaching assistants covering twice as many lessons in the pandemic [UNISON] 2020-10-24

Malaysia Media union calls for exemption from work from home directive [IFJ] 2020-10-24

USA Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting COVID Safety Violations [Workplace Fairness] 2020-10-24

USA / Oregon OR Gov Brown extends COVID-19 housing protections for agricultural workers [KATU] 2020-10-24

USA / New York State workers wary after memo indicating plan to increase in-person work [CBS] 2020-10-24

USA / Michigan Workers helping Midland flood cleanup allege in suit they were infected with coronavirus [Detroit Free Press] 2020-10-24

USA / Texas Texans at high-risk for COVID-19 will need to resume looking for work next month [Dallas News] 2020-10-24

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

USA Amazon workers threaten to shut down warehouses if employees don’t get a day off to vote [NYTimes] 2020-10-24

USA Amazon workers ask for paid day off to vote [Retail Wire] For more info 2020-10-24

Caribbean / Latin America Workers’ action bulletins highlight strength and resilience [BWI] 2020-10-24

Israel Empowering Arab women during the Coronavirus crisis [WAC-Maan] 2020-10-24

Canada CUPE says rapid testing at Calgary airport a solid step, calls for other airports to follow suit [CUPE] 2020-10-24

Canada / Ontario Health care unions welcome Ontario Long-Term Care Commission’s recommendation to institute a four-hour care standard [CUPE] 2020-10-24

South Africa These domestic workers lost their jobs during lockdown. Now they have to beg on the streets with their babies [GroundUp] 2020-10-23

USA Amazon’s warehouse injury rates are so high that it faces a more costly workers’ comp classification [Verge] 2020-10-23

USA McConnell helps ‘working families’ by killing coronavirus relief. That’s rich, Mitch [Wash Post] 2020-10-23

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

USA / California A double whammy for California’s jobless workers [Mercury News] 2020-10-23

Korea (South) Fourteen South Korean delivery workers die because of pandemic overwork: union [Reuters] 2020-10-23

USA 'We are fighting for survival:' Black essential workers head to the ballot box [NBC] 2020-10-23

USA Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting COVID Safety Violations [KHN] 2020-10-23

Canada / Quebec The battle against COVID-19 shifts to workplaces [CBC] 2020-10-23

Canada / Manitoba Poultry plant employee dies after testing positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-23

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg home-care workers not told when clients test positive for COVID-19, union claims [CBC] 2020-10-23

UK New job support measures will help struggling employers but hardest hit sectors still need urgent support [Unite the union] 2020-10-23

UK Job support u-turn welcome, but millions face Winter without enough to live on [GMB] 2020-10-23

UK Employers must do all they can to reduce Covid impact on Black staff [UNISON] 2020-10-23

UK Job Support Scheme doesn't reach the workers it needs to says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-10-23

UK Free School Meal provision over holidays [NEU] 2020-10-23

UK ForgottenFreelances were let down by the Treasury and HMRC [NUJ] 2020-10-23

Australia Australia Post’s coronavirus delivery cuts slammed by posties, could be scrapped early [The New Daily] 2020-10-22

Australia Aged care shifts go unfilled as workers despair [UWU] 2020-10-22

Australia / Western Australia Union Strength in the COVID Era [UnionsWA] 2020-10-22

Australia Elevating our issues at CASA and Airservices [Professionals Australia] 2020-10-22

USA OSHA under fire for scant oversight, negligible fines against meatpackers during COVID pandemic [NY Times] 2020-10-22

Canada / Yukon YEU, Yukon Hospital Corp. at odds over whether hospitals are understaffed [The News] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba 27 COVID-19 cases at Manitoba's largest poultry plant apparently linked to community spread, province says [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba Immediate improvements needed at site of deadly COVID-19 outbreak, Parkview Place review finds [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba 11 patients, 5 staff test positive in COVID-19 outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital [CBC] 2020-10-22

Canada / Quebec Major COVID-19 outbreak at an Olymel meat processing facility in the Beauce region [CBC] 2020-10-22

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

UK A national care service is needed urgently to reform social care, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-10-22

UK Joint call by mayors, MPs, councillors and trade unions for comprehensive financial package from Chancellor [Unite the union] 2020-10-22

Canada / Manitoba CUPE 204 files 55 policy grievances against WRHA, Shared Health [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Canada CUPE Ontario condemns Community Living Guelph Wellington for day program closures [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Canada Flight attendants say support can't come soon enough [CUPE] 2020-10-22

Bangladesh / Vietnam Different exposure, similar reality? The pandemic and the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh and Vietnam [Global Labour University] 2020-10-22

USA Hispanic food processing and farm workers more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 [Today] 2020-10-22

USA / Wisconsin Colectivo Coffee hires union busters as some workers move to unionize [Restaurant Biz] 2020-10-22

USA / Nevada Will Union Workers Deliver Nevada For Biden? [The Nation] 2020-10-22

USA / New York 24 percent of NYC subway and bus workers have had COVID-19, survey says [6sqft] 2020-10-22

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

USA / Iowa Univ. Iowa Hospitals and Clinics healthcare workers call on Iowa leaders to step up in fight against COVID-19 [ABC] 2020-10-22

USA Older workers face higher unemployment [Weirton Daily Times] 2020-10-22

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

USA / Louisiana Unemployed hospitality workers plead for local help as federal relief is blocked [WLTV] 2020-10-22

USA / New Jersey $300 unemployment benefit update: Why are workers still waiting? [NJ] 2020-10-22

USA / Michigan Westland nursing home workers: Strike ends after contract deal reached [Detroit News] 2020-10-22

USA 1 in 4 American workers has thought about quitting over Covid-19 stress, poll says [CNN] 2020-10-22

USA / Illinois Restaurant Workers Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Can Get $500 Grant [Block Club] 2020-10-22

USA / Maryland Complaint alleges Maryland agency has failed to protect workers during coronavirus pandemic [Baltimore Sun] 2020-10-22

USA / New York Nearly One-Quarter of New York City Transit Workers Report Having Had COVID-19 [Healthcare Hygiene Mag] 2020-10-22

USA / Kansas Kansas vaccination plan prioritizes health care workers [AP] 2020-10-22

USA / Michigan Moolenaar Honors Emergency Workers in Beaverton [Moolenaar] 2020-10-22

UK PCS demands more workplace safety measures as Covid restrictions increase [PCS] 2020-10-22

UK Unite members will be forever grateful to Andy Burham for fighting low-waged corner [Unite the union] 2020-10-22

India Coronavirus pandemic driving more children into child labour in India [Money Control News] 2020-10-21

Philippines IMEC, ITF launch testing and quarantine facilities [The Times] 2020-10-21

Australia / Global Dock Workers Claim Vindication as Shipping Lines Blamed for Delays and Accused of Profiteering [The Handy Shipping Guide] 2020-10-21

Australia 2020 was supposed to be a big year for unions. Then the pandemic hit [The Morning Herald] 2020-10-21

Canada / Ontario Sudbury personal support worker says 'no silver lining' to be found working in long-term care during COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-10-21

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

Global Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [EI] 2020-10-21

Zimbabwe Government must pay teachers decent salaries for them to resume work [EI] 2020-10-21

Canada Health employers are violating provincial deals by refusing workers PPE, say nurses [CFNU] 2020-10-21

Canada Flight attendants call on Ottawa to save their jobs and industry [CUPE] 2020-10-21

Canada / Ontario CUPE education workers’ generosity will help protect students in Lakehead schools [CUPE] 2020-10-21

UK MPs' report on Universal Credit five-week wait welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-10-21

UK Extra support for NHS staff welcome but high vacancy levels don’t help [UNISON] 2020-10-21

UK Proposed Transport for London funding deal punishes poorest Londoners [Unite the union] 2020-10-21

UK TUC calls for support for jobs in Greater Manchester ahead of new restrictions [TUC] 2020-10-21

UK Transport for London punishment 'nakedly political' says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-10-21

UK Reports that Government are threatening a total takeover of TFL [RMT] 2020-10-21

UK More PCSOs would be best way to ensure public comply with COVID rules [UNISON] 2020-10-21

UK Chancellor must not leave social security uprating linked to this month’s low inflation, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-21

Global Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund [Education International] 2020-10-21

Australia ASU meets with Bain to demand return to good faith bargaining [ASU] 2020-10-20

Australia / Victoria More than 400 Melbourne Centrelink call centre workers sacked [The Age] 2020-10-20

Australia / Global Seafarers forced to spend up to 18 months on ships, International Transport Workers' Federation says [ABC] 2020-10-20

Canada / Quebec Health-care workers block bridges in Quebec City, Montreal over working conditions [CBC] 2020-10-20

Canada / Yukon ‘It’s very scary at WGH right now,’ employee says [The Star] 2020-10-20

UK BALPA - sale has been agreed for business and assets of Flybe Limited (in Administration) ('Flybe') [BALPA] 2020-10-20

UK Tentative welcome for agreement for Flybe being bought out of administration [Unite the union] 2020-10-19

UK Deliveroo workers strike again [Workers liberty] 2020-10-19

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Canberra Airport guards stood down for Covid-19 questions [UWU] 2020-10-19

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

Canada / Ontario The Explainer: U of T’s working-from-home policies [The Varsity] 2020-10-19

UK Privateer's failure hits as Liverpool's hospital beds fill up [Morning Star] 2020-10-19

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

Global Women workers: Gender-based violence, a 'second pandemic' [BWI] 2020-10-19

USA / California Silicon Valley's workforce is feeling more burned out than before the pandemic, with nearly 70% reporting work-home-home exhaustion [Biz Insider] 2020-10-18

USA Elderly, health care workers likely to receive vaccine first [AP] 2020-10-18

USA / Oregon Some Oregon workers believe state could do more to stop COVID-19 workplace outbreaks [KGW8] 2020-10-18

USA How to give back to health care workers [KPC News] 2020-10-18

USA OSHA falls short on COVID-19, unions say [Telegraph Herald] 2020-10-18

Global Global food workers' unions demand urgent action [UFCW Canada] 2020-10-18

Canada / Ontario Education Minister creates further chaos in schools, reopens door to nepotism and cronyism in teacher hiring practices [ETFO] 2020-10-18

Canada Intercity Bus Drivers Need Better Protection [Teamsters] 2020-10-18

Canada / Saskatchewan SUN Releases Official Position Statement on Face Masks [SUN] 2020-10-18

Canada / Alberta Layoffs are about privatizing Alberta's public health system during a pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-10-18

Canada / British Columbia Unions help communities during pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-10-18

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

UK No one should be profiting from test and trace failure, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-10-18

UK COVID-19 vaccine must be managed by NHS and public bodies, says UNISON [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK Unions demand Parliament returns to hybrid sitting [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK NEU calls for circuit breaker to suppress COVID-19 cases [Union News] 2020-10-17

UK Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer’s account [Red Pepper] 2020-10-17

Canada / New Brunswick Province faces severe nursing shortage during COVID-19 [The Media Co-op] 2020-10-17

Australia A week to champion Aussie garment makers [The Chronicle] 2020-10-17

Canada / Nova Scotia Eldercare advocacy groups and unions join forces to press for more nursing home funding [The Examiner] 2020-10-17

Canada / Manitoba Families say residents being neglected at COVID hotspot Parkview Place, blame staff shortages [CBC] 2020-10-17

Canada / Ontario London hospital workers irked by uneven distribution of pandemic pay [Canada.com] 2020-10-17

Canada New layoffs at Air Transat [CUPE] 2020-10-17

UK 1 in 4 BAME workers not given necessary PPE, shock GMB survey shows [GMB] 2020-10-17

Germany Education unions critical of KMK’s backward steps and patchwork approach [EI] 2020-10-17

Australia / Queensland Union warns of 42,000 surplus job cuts [The Bull] 2020-10-16

Cambodia Garment factory workers demand rights after coronavirus closures [ABC] 2020-10-16

Canada / New Brunswick Nurses union calls for independent inquiry into long-term care sector [CBC] 2020-10-16

Canada / Manitoba Parkview Place workers facing burnout, unsafe conditions, union says [CBC] 2020-10-16

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

Canada / Alberta Government's claimed savings from health-care cuts don't add up [rabble] 2020-10-16

Greece Civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike [The Standard] 2020-10-16

France Health workers in France go on strike as coronavirus cases surge [France 24] 2020-10-16

Canada / Manitoba CUPE files grievance at Parkview Place [CUPE] 2020-10-16

UK Threat to 2,000 Marston’s jobs renews Unite’s call for hospitality support package [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK Heathrow rejects workers’ offer to payback bonuses to help avert industrial action [Unite the union] 2020-10-15

UK / England Unite accuses Cornwall’s Tory MPs of hanging county out to dry over lack of COVID support [Union News] 2020-10-15

UK UCU slams government’s “unworkable” Xmas lockdown plans [Union News] 2020-10-15

Canada Study seeks to interview Temporary Foreign Workers in the Maritimes during COVID [The Media Co-op] 2020-10-15

Australia TWU statement re Virgin CEO exit [TWU] 2020-10-15

Australia Bain Capital must honour its promises to Virgin workers [ASU] 2020-10-15

Australia The next employment challenge from coronavirus: how to help the young [AEU] 2020-10-15

Australia Unemployment increases as Morrison pulls support [ACTU] 2020-10-15

Canada / Prince Edward Island Unions raise concerns about safety in schools in the event of COVID-19 community spread [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-10-15

Canada / Alberta Three workers at Red Deer’s Canada Post sorting facility have tested positive for COVID-19 [The Advocate] 2020-10-15

Canada / Ontario 94% of workplace leaders in long-term care say staffing has worsened since Premier Ford promised to act on the crisis [CUPE] 2020-10-15

Global Covid 19: outlook for the Live Performance sector and measures needed [UNI Global Union] 2020-10-15

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

Global ILO releases checklist to protect the health and safety of miners during COVID-19 [ILO] 2020-10-15

Australia / South Australia Essential workers tell SA Govt: We deserve job security [UWU] 2020-10-14

Australia Virgin CEO sacking reports prompt TWU to suspend industrial negotiations [TWU] 2020-10-14

Australia Treating workers like meat: what we’ve learnt from COVID-19 outbreaks in abattoirs [The Conversation] 2020-10-14

Australia Workers face 'pandemic of insecurity', Chris Bowen says [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Australia / Western Australia Covid quarantine for Western Australia's Fifo workers compared to 'house arrest' [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

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

Australia Union walks away from Virgin Australia talks after reports CEO is leaving [The Guardian] 2020-10-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney Government’s layoff announcement throws health care in Alberta back into chaos [UNA] 2020-10-14

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s draconian cuts will destroy public health care during a pandemic and tank our economy during a recession [AFL] 2020-10-14

UK Covid-19 outbreak at Amazon warehouse sparks fears on Prime Day [GMB] 2020-10-14

Global COVID-19: Time for Sport to ‘Build Back Better’ [UNI] 2020-10-14

Global Workers lost a collective $3.5 trillion during the pandemic, with those in informal work and emerging economies particularly hard hit [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

Australia Union boss slams employers using COVID to weaken workers’ pay and conditions [The New Daily] 2020-10-13

Australia NTEU maintains right to COVID-safe protest against uni funding cuts and fee hikes [NTEU] 2020-10-13

Australia How four year olds can make or break an economy [AEU] 2020-10-13

Global Nuclear workers join forces [IndustriALL] 2020-10-13

Australia This is what happens when a ship carrying coronavirus-infected crew arrives in Australia [ABC] 2020-10-13

Australia Coronavirus pandemic a cover to try and weaken workers' pay and conditions, unions say [ABC] 2020-10-13

Global Nearly 3 million migrants stranded by COVID-19 - UN report [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

Thailand Migrant school closures fuel child labour in Thai seafood industry [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-13

USA Latino Immigrant Workers Continue to Die on the Job, Study Says [Latin Post] 2020-10-12

USA / New York Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lenghty stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic [FingerLakes1] 2020-10-12

USA Power the Polls:Help staff your local polling place [AFL-CIO] 2020-10-12

USA Underground insulin exchanges emerge as workers lose jobs, insurance co-pays fall short [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-10-12

USA / Pennsylvania Here are the Greater Philadelphia companies that laid off, furloughed workers in September [Phila Biz Jrnl] 2020-10-12

USA Killing worker safety [Progressive] 2020-10-12

UK Unite calls for a new chapter of constructive working with BA [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK Liverpool region lockdown must include full furlough and improved test and trace [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK ICTS Security at Aberdeen Airport to cut workforce by up to a third [Unite the union] 2020-10-12

UK Government Must Do More To Protect Workers Under New Covid Rules [TSSA] 2020-10-12

Sweden Country Faces Historic Pay Battle for Its Covid Fighters [Bloomberg] 2020-10-12

Liberia Striking Health Works Accept UN Intervention, Suspend Strike [The Observer] 2020-10-12

USA / Florida With Florida’s hotel workers still jobless, unions pivot to canvass for Democrats [The Chronicle] 2020-10-12

Ghana Develop social protection package for us - Domestic workers to Gov’t [GhanaWeb] 2020-10-12

USA Meatpackers deny workers benefits for COVID-19 deaths, illnesses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Bangladesh Coronavirus pandemic led to an estimated 70,000 garment workers losing their factory jobs [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Brazil Brazil's public sector hit with lawsuits for COVID-19 labor abuses [Thomson Reuters] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario Treatment of Long-Term Care Workers a Disgrace [USW] 2020-10-11

Canada / Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews raises uncertainty in health care with belligerent attack on nurses [UNA] 2020-10-11

India Oil ministry wants PSUs to build 50,000 houses for migrant workers [PTI] 2020-10-11

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

Canada Unions welcome employment gains, but urge continued focus on jobs [CLC] 2020-10-11

Canada Lessons of the pandemic must lead to change for frontline workers [CLC] 2020-10-11

Canada / Alberta Stressed out [ATA] 2020-10-11

Canada / Ontario Current school cohorting practices are ineffective and leave itinerant teachers at increased risk, say experts [rabble] 2020-10-11

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week October 4-9, 2020: 21,000 health-care workers infected with COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-10-11

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

Australia Are redundancies available or not, Flight Centre? [ASU] 2020-10-10

Liberia Health Workers Ends 'Stay Home Action' [Front Page Africa] 2020-10-10

Switzerland Geneva’s public sector plans strike over 1% Covid pay cut [Le News] 2020-10-10

Australia Calls for governments to do more to help repatriate ships' crews trapped at sea by border closures and other COVID restrictions [The Herald] 2020-10-10

Canada Union renews plea for aviation industry help [RCI] 2020-10-10

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

Canada Rising COVID-19 numbers prompt calls to bring back hazard pay for retail workers [CBC] 2020-10-10

Canada The state of Canada’s gig economy: how workers are organizing [rabble] 2020-10-10

Global Fighting the Backlash: Covid driven health privatisation has started [PSI] 2020-10-10

Caribbean Young workers leading the post-Covid changes across the Caribbean [PSI] 2020-10-10

Mexico Union targets school dropouts during pandemic [EI] 2020-10-10

Global Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment [EI] 2020-10-10

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

Nepal GEFONT distributes safety materials to health workers [GEFONT] 2020-10-10

Nepal Lockdown is like torture for Workers; President Shrestha [GEFONT] 2020-10-10

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

UK Pay rise plans for MPs amid pandemic criticised by unions [Morning Star] 2020-10-10

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

UK BALPA response to news of proposed downsizing by Norwegian at London Gatwick [BALPA] 2020-10-10

UK World Mental Health Day: Usdaw says 'it's good to talk' as the Covid-19 crisis impacts workers [USDAW] 2020-10-10

UK Northumbria University moves learning online after staff threatened industrial action [UCU] 2020-10-10

UK Northern jobs support much needed but may be too little, too late [Unite the union] 2020-10-09

UK Chancellor’s deal a disaster for hospitality sector that is in urgent need of proper rescue package [Unite the union] 2020-10-09

UK Job Support Scheme expansion will protect jobs in lockdown areas but ministers must do more [TUC] 2020-10-09

UK Coronavirus: UK workers to get two-thirds of wages if firms told to shut [Guardian] 2020-10-09

UK ​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s fears [UNISON] 2020-10-09

Australia / Western Australia Cap on WA public sector pay increases to continue [The Mandarin] 2020-10-09

Australia / New South Wales Unions, Labor lament wage freeze for public servants [CCCN] 2020-10-09

Australia 'Not good enough': Albanese's budget reply angers unions over aged care [The Times] 2020-10-09

Canada Rapid COVID-19 test approval welcomed by aviation workers [Unifor] 2020-10-09

Canada Some Starbucks locations consider unionizing following complaints of overwork, lack of protection [My Kawartha] 2020-10-09

Canada Liberals should adopt the NDP wealth tax to power post-pandemic recovery [CUPE] 2020-10-09

Indonesia Thousands protest against 'omnibus law' on jobs [BBC] 2020-10-09

India Indian unions mobilize for national strike [IndustriALL] 2020-10-08

Madagascar An education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities [Education international] 2020-10-08

Australia Coalition criticised for saving nearly $1bn on job services as unemployment soars [The Guardian] 2020-10-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses vindicated by report slamming lack of protections [Saltwire] 2020-10-08

Canada / Manitoba Promise to transform Manitoba education comes as system already hurting from pandemic: unions [CBC] 2020-10-08

Canada Rapid testing the best path to recovery for Canada's airlines [CUPE] 2020-10-08

Canada / Ontario CUPE city workers team up with Windsor-Essex food bank to deliver Thanksgiving dinners [CUPE] 2020-10-08

South Africa COSATU leads union protests over coronavirus impact [Reuters] 2020-10-08

UK Manchester airport job losses a direct consequence of government failure to provide aviation support [Unite the union] 2020-10-07

UK We need a People’s Bailout. Now! [GMB] 2020-10-07

UK Follow the Scottish Government Covid-19 rules and respect shop workers [USDAW] 2020-10-07

UK Unions launch inquiry as they warn Britain’s self-employed workforce is on the brink [Union News] 2020-10-07

UK UCU members to ballot for action over COVID-19 health and safety failings at Northumbria University [Union News] 2020-10-07

USA / California Understaffed and Unsafe, Bay Area Hospital Workers Strike [Labour Notes] 2020-10-07

Global IUF warns G20 Tourism ministers that COVID-19 is being used as cover to suppress workers' rights [IUF] 2020-10-07

Global Decent Work Day: Building union power towards healthy and inclusive teleworking [IFJ] 2020-10-07

Canada Unions encourage donations to local food banks to mark Thanksgiving [CLC] 2020-10-07

Australia Budget broken promise leaves aged care exposed [UWU] 2020-10-07

UK New Royal Mail shared van plan is 'reckless' and will see coronavirus spread [CWU] 2020-10-07

India One-third of Indian workers face increased burnout at work: Microsoft study [ANI] 2020-10-07

Global COVID-19 and the global addiction to cheap migrant labour [Covid-19] 2020-10-06

Australia Qantas wins court case over engineers stood down due to pandemic [The New Daily] 2020-10-06

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

Australia / Victoria COVID-19: Latest Changes To COVIDSafe Plan [CFMMEU] 2020-10-06

Australia Test of budget to come: will jobs be saved and secure jobs created? [ACTU] 2020-10-06

Canada / Ontario Itinerant school teachers creating unnecessary COVID-19 risks, experts warn [CBC] 2020-10-06

Canada Working from home: workers' health and safety protections [NUPGE] 2020-10-06

Canada The system for protecting Canadian health care workers is broken, report says [360] 2020-10-06

UK PFEW launch Demand, Capacity and Welfare survey [polfed] 2020-10-06

UK Bexley council urged to ditch Serco refuse contract, as workers gear up for strike ballot [Unite the union] 2020-10-06

UK Len McCluskey’s statement on Rishi Sunak speech [Unite the union] 2020-10-06

UK Rishi Sunak’s plans for winter amount to creative destruction of Britain’s workforce [Guardian] 2020-10-06

UK / England TUC launches Day of Action to save Yorkshire’s buses amid government funding crisis [TUC] 2020-10-06

UK Deliveroo action spreads [Workers liberty] 2020-10-05

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

UK First 48 hour strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper [RMT] 2020-10-05

UK Chancellor must do much more to help the unemployed, says TUC [TUC] 2020-10-05

UK Guidance for branches on purchasing face coverings [UNISON] 2020-10-05

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

Canada Investigation: Canada failed health workers and mismanaged COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-10-05

Canada For many workers, reduced hours or pay cuts beat pandemic layoffs. Just ask a WestJet pilot [CBC] 2020-10-05

Canada SARS was 'dress rehearsal for COVID-19' but Canada failed health-care workers: report [This Week] 2020-10-05

South Africa Teachers worried about second Covid outbreak next year [Sunday Independent] 2020-10-05

UK Workers are not prepared for the future of working from home [Prospect] 2020-10-04

UK Commons authorities must take action after Ferrier case [Prospect] 2020-10-04

UK Member survey shows lack of trust in Government [NEU] 2020-10-04

UK Building a Fair Education System After Covid-19 [NEU] 2020-10-04

Global Capitalism after pandemic [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-10-04

Canada / Alberta UNA proposes reopening collective bargaining on October 16 [UNA] 2020-10-04

Canada / Quebec The labour shortage: a smokescreen of accountability [FIQ] 2020-10-04

Canada Investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and health worker safety to be released [CFNU] 2020-10-04

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

Guyana Gov't warns of severe sanctions if nurses continue to strike [The Observer] 2020-10-04

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

Bolivia Striking medical workers step up pressure for more health sector budget [Xinhua] 2020-10-04

Guyana Union not backing down from planned health sector strike [The News] 2020-10-04

UK From pay gap to ill-fitting PPE, female workers highlight challenges in U.K. health care [CBC] 2020-10-04

Cameroon Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry [The National Observer] 2020-10-03

Global Nursing Home Workers Demand a “Shield Against COVID-19” [UNI] 2020-10-03

UK Unite secures free Bernard Matthews bus travel to boost workers' Covid-19 safety [Unite the union] 2020-10-03

UK Covid-19 and the impact on Mental Health [GMB] 2020-10-03

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 on St. Stephen's 'doorstep' after Maine mill worker tests positive, says mayor Social Sharing [CBC] 2020-10-02

UK Unite statement on Unipres Sunderland coronavirus outbreak [Unite the union] 2020-10-02

Australia Flight Centre have announced workforce reductions and store closures [ASU] 2020-10-02

Australia Aged care staffing recommendations don’t go far enough [ANMF] 2020-10-02

Australia Union calls for worker voice in industry roadmaps [AMWU] 2020-10-02

Canada / Saskatchewan Employee case of COVID-19, staff shortages in maximum security at Sask. Penitentiary [CBC] 2020-10-02

Canada Airline unions call on Ottawa for $7 billion in loans for ailing industry [Now] 2020-10-02

Canada Union leaders call on government for financial support of aviation sector [Canada Newswire] 2020-10-02

Canada Unions and NACC: Trudeau Must Provide Immediate Help for Canadian Aviation [Travel Pulse] 2020-10-02

Canada Air Canada flight attendant union says rapid testing needed to save airline jobs, industry [CUPE] 2020-10-02

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario and OCHU say wage increase for personal support workers is just the first step [CUPE] 2020-10-02

USA Amazon reveals over 19,000 workers got COVID-19 [WRIC] 2020-10-02

USA Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19 [ABC] 2020-10-02

USA / West Virginia WV Kroger Workers Staging Protests Over Union Contract [UFCW] 2020-10-02

USA Frontline workers in eye of pandemic storm for months, now fending off repo man [MarketWatch] 2020-10-02

South Africa Many SA teachers want to quit profession due to stress, report says [The Star] 2020-10-02

UK UCU and the National Union Students issue joint statement calling for action over university Covid crisis [UCU] 2020-10-01

UK RMT responds to news of latest savage P&O cuts [RMT] 2020-10-01

Global Formerly colonized people can’t breathe. And the IMF and World Bank are to blame [Opendemocracy] 2020-10-01

USA / California CA governor vetoes bill to help displaced workers [KCRA] For more info 2020-10-01

USA / Florida Layoff Update: Nearly 7,000 Non-Union WDW Workers Losing Jobs [ITM] 2020-10-01

USA / Colorado Denver Meatpacking Plant Employee Union Says JBS Denied Worker's Comp To Families Affected By COVID [CBS] 2020-10-01

Australia Centrelink staff plead for action on JobSeeker [CPSU] 2020-10-01

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19 pandemic leading to higher rates of severe depression, exhaustion in B.C. nurses, study suggests [CTV] 2020-10-01

Canada / Manitoba Surge in health-care worker COVID-19 cases causing burnout, nurses union says [CBC] 2020-10-01

UK Arts workers draw attention to lack of panto season this year and demand more help [Guardian] 2020-10-01

UK Legal case against Lancashire electronic firm `wake up call' to employers abusing furlough [Unite the union] 2020-09-30

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

UK NEU launches interactive School Covid Map website [NEU] 2020-09-30

UK Lack of care home testing a stark warning for ministers - GMB [GMB] 2020-09-30

UK GMB calls on government to extend working visas for NHS staff [Union News] 2020-09-30

China Food delivery workers need a trade union to push for real change [CLB] 2020-09-30

Canada / British Columbia First Shelter for Sex Workers to Open in the Downtown Eastside [The Tyee] 2020-09-30

Australia Government fails the content test in another blow for the screen industry [MEAA] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Murdoch Uni loses bid to freeze staff pay in what union slammed as 'exploitation with no job security' [The Times] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Murdoch Uni loses bid to freeze staff pay in what union slammed as 'exploitation with no job security' [WA Today] 2020-09-30

Australia / Western Australia Coronavirus outbreak among Patricia Oldendorff crew in Port Hedland prompts call for new 'green lane' system [ABC] 2020-09-30

Canada / Alberta 290 staff now isolating as Foothills hospital outbreaks grow [CBC] 2020-09-30

UK Bectu and Musicians' Union join silent protest to save the arts [Morning Star] 2020-09-30

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

UK RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators [RMT] 2020-09-30

USA It's getting bleak for out-of-work hotel workers: 'My biggest worry is securing shelter' [CNN] 2020-09-29

India / Kerala Caught in pandemic's net, fish sellers struggle to stay afloat in India [BDNews] 2020-09-29

India / Maharashtra Mumbai airport union's strike notice over pending salaries [The Times] 2020-09-29

Kenya Health Workers at Kenya’s Biggest Hospital Strike Over Pay [Bloomberg] 2020-09-29

UK Stakes too high and pressures too great to delay NHS pay rise [UNISON] 2020-09-29

UK NHS and care visa extension vital to avoid catastrophic winter crisis [GMB] 2020-09-29

UK Children’s Commissioner’s Covid Report [NEU] 2020-09-29

UK / England Merseyrail Covid redundancies - TSSA union says proposals are 'premature' [TSSA] 2020-09-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE happy to finally have Haggie’s ear on long-term care [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-09-29

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador The pandemic is not over: NAPE helping people in need [NUPGE] 2020-09-29

Africa Teacher unions raise awareness on child labour amidst Covid-19 [Education international] 2020-09-28

Benin Joint action by education unions on COVID-19 prevention along with inclusive education and boosting union leadership role [Education international] 2020-09-28

Ghana Debt and COVID: the recovery must not come at the expense of workers and public services. [TUC website] 2020-09-28

Canada / Alberta Nurses should not be penalized for self-isolating due to COVID-19 outbreaks in hospitals [UNA] 2020-09-28

Canada / Ontario Health Coalition Day of Action: October 8 [ONA] 2020-09-28

Canada The Hypocrisy of the right wing conservatives. [IAMAW] 2020-09-28

Canada Feds Must Support Air Transportation Now! [IAMAW] 2020-09-28

Canada Unions have a plan to move us forward [CLC] 2020-09-28

UK / Scotland Strike ballot at Heriot-Watt University in row over rushed job cuts [UCU] 2020-09-28

Canada A robust immigration system is key to our recovery [CLC] 2020-09-28

Canada The Pandemic Isn’t Over: We Must Remain Vigilant and Protected as We Enter the Second Wave [CUPW] 2020-09-28

Canada / British Columbia This election is a choice between leaving people behind and building a future for all [BCFed] 2020-09-28

Canada Educational assistants face unique risks, uncertainty as school year begins [rabble] 2020-09-28

Australia No more public subsidies for Qantas unless it drops outsourcing of workers & repays unpaid wages [TWU] 2020-09-28

Australia Patrick using false Port Botany delay claims to create community fear in effort to force through attack on workers’ rights [MUA] 2020-09-28

Australia Government cuts support to 3.5 million [ACTU] 2020-09-28

Australia More than fiscal stimulus: an alternate plan to reboot the economy [The Policy Lab] 2020-09-28

Australia Qantas workers face the axe as COVID-19 grounding of flights opens outsourcing loophole [ABC] 2020-09-28

Australia Union fury over ‘false’ claims of medicine shortages [The Australian] 2020-09-28

UK Jobs support scheme will help anxious workers breathe more easily but more must be done [Unite the union] 2020-09-27

UK Heathrow urged to halt brutal plans to fire and rehire thousands in light of new jobs scheme [Unite the union] 2020-09-27

UK Branch resources review restarts, with pledge to stay on schedule [UNISON] 2020-09-27

UK Breakthrough means no compulsory redundancies amongst easyJet pilots [BALPA] 2020-09-27

UK Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance [Guardian] 2020-09-27

UK Covid has left easyJet 'hanging by thread', union official tells staff [Guardian] 2020-09-27

Nepal Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic [EI] 2020-09-27

Canada / Quebec Schools to receive $85M to fund pandemic measures [CBC] 2020-09-27

Canada / Ontario 'It's about time': Hospital's takeover of 2 care homes praised, but questions linger [CBC] 2020-09-27

USA / California Do California hotel workers deserve extra job security? They think so [LATimes] 2020-09-27

USA / Kansas Community college ready to train high-hazard workers during COVID-19 [Hutchinson News] 2020-09-27

USA / California Worker’s Rights Board Hearing on Health Worker’s Work Conditions at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Sept 26, 2020 [Sonoma Cty Gazette] 2020-09-27

USA Stop and Shop workers to receive retroactive bonus pay [WJAR] 2020-09-27

USA Treasury Union Alleges Workers Misled About Payroll Tax Deferral [Bloomberg] 2020-09-27

Australia Qantas owes workers thousands after losing JobKeeper court case [The New Daily] 2020-09-26

Australia Qantas workers to receive thousands in unpaid wages as airline loses Jobkeeper case [TWU] 2020-09-26

Global Coronavirus makes 'modern slaves' of ship crews, UN told [Deutsche Welle] 2020-09-26

Canada / Quebec Supporters rally around CHSLD janitor now facing deportation [CTV] 2020-09-26

Australia ASU win! Federal sides with unions in Qantas Jobkeeper case [ASU] 2020-09-26

Australia Urgent action needed now in aged care - ANMF and AMA say Care Can't Wait [ANMF] 2020-09-26

Australia Morrison rips support from workers in midst of crisis [ACTU] 2020-09-26

Canada Budget will determine if Throne Speech promises become reality [NUPGE] 2020-09-26

Canada WestJet tells workers their pay will be cut by half due to wage subsidy changes [The Courier] 2020-09-26

Canada Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut [Global] 2020-09-26

Canada The federal government promises criminal charges for those who neglect seniors, it should begin by charging itself [CUPE] 2020-09-26

UK Halt in-person university teaching until test and trace fixed, union urges [Guardian] 2020-09-26

USA Will Workers’ Wages Ever Go Up Again? [Quillette] 2020-09-26

USA Wall Street drills Costco stock because it's paying workers $2 more an hour during COVID-19 [Yahoo Finance] 2020-09-26

USA The Tech Companies That Want to Cut Remote Workers’ Salaries [Medium] 2020-09-26

USA / Massachusetts UFCW contract: Stop & Shop to pay 56,000 frontline grocery store workers retroactive premium pay [Mass Live] 2020-09-26

USA / Idaho Farmers need help protecting workers from COVID-19 [ID Farm Bureau Federation] 2020-09-26

South Africa Health workers fight without fuel [Mail & Guardian] 2020-09-25

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

Ghana Nurses and Midwives Association suspends strike action effective Sept. 24 [Joy Online] 2020-09-25

Canada / Quebec Union blames 'hyper-centralized' bureaucracy, budget cuts for CHSLD disaster [The Gazette] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario Three TTC employees test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday [CTV] 2020-09-25

Canada Lack of Detail From Liberals Sends WestJet Workers Into Panic [CUPE] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario To Save Lives, Federal and Provincial Governments Must Order GM to Make N95 Masks Says Coalition [The Whig-Standard] 2020-09-25

Canada / Manitoba Transcontinental abandons Manitoba workers during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-09-25

Canada / Ontario To save lives, federal and provincial governments must order GM to make N95 masks says coalition [CUPE] 2020-09-25

UK Major COVID testing site disappears overnight leaving key workers with nowhere to go [GMB] 2020-09-25

UK / Wales WULF and Covid-19: How GMB adapted their learning offer at Panasonic with great results [Wales TUC] 2020-09-25

Asia How can we better protect migrant workers in the next global crisis? [Devex] 2020-09-25

India India’s low unemployment rate gives no reason to cheer; workers prefer to sit out of job market [FE] 2020-09-25

Canada / New Brunswick Six months later: Union says employees at N.B. entry points face burnout Social Sharing [CBC] 2020-09-24

USA Walmart cuts workers' hours but increases workload as sales rise amid pandemic [Guardian] 2020-09-24

USA / New York NYC to Furlough 9,000 Government Workers [WSJ] 2020-09-24

USA / Ohio Workers at McComb bakery in midst of union campaign [The Blade] 2020-09-24

USA / New York MoMA Workers Must Decide Whether To Return To Work Amid Pandemic [NPR] 2020-09-24

USA / California California, Here’s How to Protect Essential Workers [CA Health Report] 2020-09-24

USA Protect essential farm workers from deportation, farm worker will urge House Judiciary Committee [UFW] 2020-09-24

USA / Tennessee Pandemic Spurs Nashville Restaurant Workers to Organize [Labor Notes] 2020-09-24

UK PCS responds to chancellor Rishi Sunak's Job Support Scheme announcement [PCS] 2020-09-24

UK Government must safeguard thousands of university jobs, say education unions [UNISON] 2020-09-24

UK Chancellor’s short-time working scheme is a significant step forward [TUC] 2020-09-24

UK Chancellor offers no specific help for the retail industry [USDAW] 2020-09-24

Australia Health workers’ union calls for Mikakos axing [The New Daily] 2020-09-24

Australia Qantas workers win thousands in backpay after court backs JobKeeper claim [ACTU] 2020-09-24

Australia World Maritime Day highlights vital role of maritime workers during COVID-19 crisis [MUA] 2020-09-24

Australia Qantas must pass on full jobkeeper subsidy to workers, federal court rules [The Guardian] 2020-09-24

Canada / Alberta End of special paid leave for nurses amid pandemic 'mind boggling,' union official says [CBC] 2020-09-24

Canada / Nova Scotia Immediate action needed by Nova Scotia government to ensure adequate staffing in long-term care before next wave of pandemic [CUPE] 2020-09-24

Canada Unifor welcomes economic and social pandemic support in Throne Speech [Unifor] 2020-09-24

Canada Throne Speech: Canada’s nurses encouraged by commitments to a healthy recovery [CFNU] 2020-09-24

Canada Throne Speech signals commitment to invest in workers [CLC] 2020-09-24

Canada Speech from the Throne: Promises are good, but proof is better [CUPE] 2020-09-24

UK London - Pantomime dames, creative workers and people excluded from government support March - 30th Sept 2020 [Equity] 2020-09-23

Australia Is this the tipping point on workloads? [AEU] 2020-09-23

Canada / Ontario Nurses, PSWs leaving health care industry amid COVID-19 pandemic [CITY] 2020-09-23

Spain Home-working draft bill to make employers pay for expenses [Reuters] 2020-09-23

UK Stobart Aviation Services job losses at Manchester, Southend and Stansted [Unite the union] 2020-09-23

UK New restrictions must be met with jobs support or communities face ruin [Unite the union] 2020-09-23

Canada / British Columbia Postal workers confident they can handle bump in B.C. election mail-in ballots [CITY] 2020-09-23

Canada / Ontario Hotel unions worry about cuts to cleaning visits during pandemic [Toronto.com] 2020-09-23

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

UK Raise a toast to public track and trace [UNISON] 2020-09-23

UK Tube outsourcing company profiteering whilst slashing jobs [RMT] 2020-09-23

Zimbabwe Teachers union rejects UNICEF push to keep african schools open during pandemic [VoA] 2020-09-22

UK Keir Starmer's new leadership offers a credible alternative to Tory incompetence [USDAW] 2020-09-22

UK PM must get a grip on safety at work and extend support for jobs [TUC] 2020-09-22

UK PCS meets Cabinet Office to discuss Michael Gove's U-turn on homeworking [PCS] 2020-09-22

Liberia Doctors Warn of High Death Rate Should Health Workers Strike Continue; Condemns Replacement of Striking Workers [FPA] 2020-09-22

Zimbabwe Teachers to boycott work over pay, demand COVID-19 allowance [Nasdaq] 2020-09-22

Nigeria Health workers end strike despite no coronavirus hazard pay [Yahoo] 2020-09-22

Canada / Ontario Tories Must Address Long-Term Care Staffing Crisis As Cases Surge: Unions [Huffington Post] 2020-09-22

Canada / Manitoba Canada Post worker says employer not doing enough to keep them safe from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-09-22

Canada / Ontario This is Premier Ford’s second chance to take action in long-term care [CUPE] 2020-09-22

UK Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as Covid-19 hits UK economy [Guardian] 2020-09-22

UK British Gas forces its entire workforce into a ‘fire and rehire’ process [UNISON] 2020-09-22

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

South Africa Nehawu protests for wage increase implementation and Covid-19 risk pay [News24] 2020-09-22

South Africa Presidency commits to Wednesday meeting with NEHAWU leadership [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-22

South Africa Nehawu protests for wage increase implementation and Covid-19 risk pay [Polity] 2020-09-22

South Africa Union fights for pay increases as teachers with comorbidities are ordered back to class [The Mercury] 2020-09-22

South Africa Government using pandemic to avoid honouring wage deal, says Sadtu [ANA/IOL] 2020-09-22

UK Unions launch global campaign to ensure journalism’s future [NUJ] 2020-09-21

UK Extension of Emergency Measures Agreements [ASLEF] 2020-09-21

UK Safety measures must be the priority to tackle increased infection spread [UNISON] 2020-09-21

Canada By the Numbers: Ending CERB will make 2.7 million Canadians worse off, analysis finds [UFCW Canada] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario Ford government’s return to school plan unravelling because it refuses to fund smaller class sizes to keep students, educators safe [ETFO] 2020-09-21

Canada / Saskatchewan Staffing, infrastructure concerns an issue for COVID-19 testing capacity increase: Union [SUN] 2020-09-21

Canada Throne Speech an opportunity for a just, resilient, and green economic recovery [PSAC] 2020-09-21

Canada Now is the time to invest in child care [PSAC] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario For-profit long-term care home chain calls for rules to be relaxed as death toll rises [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE reports dangerously low staffing levels in long-term care homes in Newfoundland [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Ontario Cuts to classes show problems with two-tier services [NUPGE] 2020-09-21

Canada / Quebec Healthcare Professionals’ Negotiations : The healthcare system is failing. We are the solution. [FIQ] 2020-09-21

Canada Throne speech must move the country forward [CLC] 2020-09-21

Canada Unions call for a feminist recovery plan [CLC] 2020-09-21

UK Unite reaction to the end of rail franchising - private sector will continue to feed off the taxpayer [Unite the union] 2020-09-21

UK RMT responds to Government’s extension of Emergency Measures [RMT] 2020-09-21

UK NEU demands urgent action on testing [NEU] 2020-09-21

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

Canada / Alberta Research project quantifies teacher concerns [ATA] 2020-09-21

Canada / Alberta Time for action [ATA] 2020-09-21

Canada Performers vote in favour of extending National Commercial Agreement for one-year term [ACTRA] 2020-09-21

UK Unions respond to emergency railway measures [Union News] 2020-09-21

USA School and Campus Workers Say: Not Until It's Safe [Labour Notes] 2020-09-21

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

China Construction worker protests on the rise as economic uncertainties persist [CLB] 2020-09-21

Australia Workers demand Action for Aged Care [ACTU] 2020-09-21

USA America Is Lagging Behind the World in Protecting Meat Workers [Bloomberg] 2020-09-21

Australia ‘So broken’: Unions release plan to fix aged care [The Australian] 2020-09-21

Canada Laid-off WestJet employees have jobs contracted out, call severance a 'sham' [CITY] 2020-09-21

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion Employees Now Getting Their Share of Feds’ Essential Worker Support Pay [VOCM] 2020-09-21

South Africa Exxaro collaborates with trade unions to curb Covid-19 stigma [Witbank News] 2020-09-21

UK Butlin's: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends [BBC] 2020-09-20

UK RMT steps up fight for rail jobs as Grand Central confirms savage cuts [RMT] 2020-09-20

Canada / Quebec Union demands pregnant teachers be withdrawn from schools because of risks tied to COVID-19 [CTV] 2020-09-20

Canada / Ontario Hospital workers' union concerned with Ford's pharmacy testing plan [CTV] 2020-09-20

Canada This year, labour stood for us all [rabble] 2020-09-20

USA / California ‘I’m so scared’: California nail salon workers face ruin as pandemic wears on [SFChronicle] 2020-09-20

USA / West Virginia Rally for Racial and Economic Justice set for eastern panhandle Sunday [Local DVM] 2020-09-20

USA / Illinois As they focused on others with COVID-19 and refused to walk away, Illinois health care workers bore the brunt of pandemic’s fury [Chicago Tribune] 2020-09-20

USA / New York NYC public school food workers say kitchens unsafe, fear kids return to school buildings [PIX] 2020-09-20

USA Postal workers are catching COVID by the thousands. It’s one more threat to voting by mail [Salon] 2020-09-20

USA / Michigan More than 600K essential workers to get free college tuition under Futures for Frontliners program [WBKB] 2020-09-20

USA / Minnesota Spyhouse Coffee Workers Strike [CBS] 2020-09-20

USA / Illinois University of Illinois Hospital workers rally snarls traffic in the Loop [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-09-20

USA / California CalMatters: Bill’s defeat keeps undocumented garment workers in meager wages [Ukiah Daily Jrnl] 2020-09-20

UK Devolved authorities and unions issue joint demand for creation of a UK Aerospace Taskforce [Unite the union] 2020-09-19

UK Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-09-19

Japan Japan Teachers’ Union secures resources for safe school reopening and monitors their expenditure [EI] 2020-09-19

Australia Time to confirm that you mean what you say in writing, Jetstar [ASU] 2020-09-19

Australia Qantas airports update [ASU] 2020-09-19

Canada / Ontario Hospital workers' union concerned with Ford's pharmacy testing plan [The National Post] 2020-09-19

India / Gujarat Rs 3,183cr paid for workers’ wages [TNN] 2020-09-19

Saudi Arabia / India 450 jobless Indian workers forced to beg [TNN] 2020-09-19

South Africa / Mpumalanga NEHAWU members protest in front of Ermelo Provincial Hospital [Ridge Times] 2020-09-19

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal 73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds [GroundUp] 2020-09-18

UK Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay [UNISON] 2020-09-18

UK Luton Airport jobs hammer blow as government inaction bites [Unite the union] 2020-09-18

UK Usdaw welcomes clarification that spitting and coughing is assault [USDAW] 2020-09-18

UK Sign up for PCS reps meeting on coronavirus safety and no forced return to workplaces [PCS] 2020-09-18

Australia ‘Sickening’ $12M Qantas remuneration as workers face outsourcing [TWU] 2020-09-18

Global Strong Unions Are Pivotal For Safety Of Healthcare Workers And Patients [Scoop] 2020-09-18

Australia Jobless to face mutual obligation rule despite few job vacancies [The Guardian] 2020-09-18

Canada Feds 'Urgently' Need To Make Private Nursing Homes Public After COVID-19 Outbreaks [Huffington Post] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario Arbitrator Finds Employer's Blanket Policy Requiring All Employees Who Cross Us Border To Self-Isolate Unreasonable [MONDAQ] 2020-09-18

Brazil Itau lays off 270 staff in retail units, union says [Nasdaq] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario School bus system crisis continues due to government inaction [Unifor] 2020-09-18

Canada / Ontario YCDSB aggravating fallout from COVID by closing school libraries and laying off workers [CUPE] 2020-09-18

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Lockdown Level One [COSATU] 2020-09-17

South Africa COSATU statement on the country’s move to lockdown alert level one [COSATU] 2020-09-17

UK Education Support survey on Covid pressures on schools [NEU] 2020-09-17

South Africa Union says Covid-19 opportunism is behind wage disputes in South Africa [IndustriALL] 2020-09-17

Canada / Global Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $72,000 to Support Populations Affected by COVID-19 [USW] 2020-09-17

Canada / Nova Scotia Fired for quarantine [Rank and File] 2020-09-17

Canada / Ontario Toronto adult day school teachers didn't know if they were returning to work until one business day before school started [rabble] 2020-09-17

Canada / Ontario Do Ontario’s Collective Bargaining Laws Protect Migrant Worker Dismissed for Raising Collective Workplace Concerns? [The Law of Work] 2020-09-17

Australia Government must stay the course on JobKeeper and JobSeeker [ACTU] 2020-09-17

Canada / Saskatchewan SHA employees struggle with overtime, understaffed labs due to increased COVID-19 testing [CBC] 2020-09-17

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore workers call on government to stabilize industry [Unifor] 2020-09-17

UK Retired members’ committee announces care webinar [UNISON] 2020-09-17

Canada / Quebec A historic resumption of parliament and a historic recovery [CUPE] 2020-09-17

South Africa / Limpopo Sadtu says province is far from ready to reopen schools [Opera News] 2020-09-17

UK DHL Parcel Workers Must Be Paid for Covid-19 Related Absences, CWU Say [CWU] 2020-09-17

South Africa / North West Workers pay for Sun International’s failed gamble [New Frame] 2020-09-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Lockdown: Durban nurses claim they are being evicted [eNCA] 2020-09-16

India Govt: No data on migrants’ deaths during lockdown [Hindustan Times] 2020-09-16

India The growing fatigue with work from home [Mint] 2020-09-16

India 15 states seek approval for changes in three labour laws from Centre [ET Bureau] 2020-09-16

UK Unite welcomes British Airways partial u-turn on fire and rehire [Unite the union] 2020-09-16

UK Less than half of school staff given COVID-19 health and safety training [GMB] 2020-09-16

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

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

UK Low inflation leaves road clear for major investment to boost recovery, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-16

Brazil Unions release COVID-19 protocols for construction workers [BWI] 2020-09-16

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

Global A Left populist strategy for post-COVID-19 [Opendemocracy] 2020-09-15

Ireland No ‘legitimate reason’ for Aer Lingus not to sign off on income supports paperwork, trade union says [Irish Sun] 2020-09-13

Australia / Tasmania COVID-19 Recovery Survey Results [Unions Tasmania] 2020-09-15

Canada Full Immigration Status for All [NUPGE] 2020-09-15

South Africa Sactwu declares series of wage disputes [eNCA] 2020-09-15

Canada Hundreds of groups with over 8 million members call for equal rights and permanent immigration status for migrants amidst COVID-19 recovery [Migrant Rights Network] 2020-09-15

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

UK Biggest jump in UK redundancies since 2009 [Guardian] 2020-09-15

USA / Colorado New Law Allows Workers’ Comp For 911 Dispatchers For Trauma Experienced On The Job [CBS] 2020-09-15

USA Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers [NYTimes] 2020-09-15

UK No Going Back to Normal [UNISON] 2020-09-14

UK BME workers have been asked to 'shoulder more risk' during pandemic, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-14

UK Coughed on, spat at: UK shop workers fear asking customers to wear masks [Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Unite statement on health organisations protesting at Public Health England’s demise [Unite the union] 2020-09-14

UK RMT to lead fight against transport austerity in the wake of COVID pandemic [RMT] 2020-09-14

UK Government must support public services and key workers to build a better post-pandemic future [UNISON] 2020-09-14

UK Privatised Railways Shown To Be A Sick Joke [TSSA] 2020-09-14

UK Jo Grady tells TUC a second Covid wave can be prevented, but unions must lead the way [UCU] 2020-09-14

UK 'The pandemic makes the case for a more equal, democratic, greener world' [The Morning Star] 2020-09-14

USA Workers’ Health Data Collected for COVID Safety Poses Risk to Labor Rights [Truthout] 2020-09-14

UK WIN! Sir Philip Green backs down after Unite legal threat [Union News] 2020-09-14

UK UNISON launches campaign to secure better future for key workers [Union News] 2020-09-14

UK Virtual TUC Congress begins today [Union News] 2020-09-14

Australia / New South Wales No opera without us [MEAA] 2020-09-14

Australia Menzies Aviation employees need special leave without pay [ASU] 2020-09-14

Australia 'Unemployment shock': will workers hardest hit by the pandemic be left to languish? [The Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Watch this video message - oppose any forced return to workplaces [PCS] 2020-09-14

UK CMI chief warns women without sufficient childcare could be left out of key decisions [Guardian] 2020-09-14

UK Cut unemployment rate now by unlocking 600,000 public service vacancies and staff gaps, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-14

UK TUC and Unison tell ministers time is running out to prevent mass unemployment [Guardian] 2020-09-14

USA / Michigan Essential Workers Get Free Tuition For Community College and Trade School in MI [Nurse] 2020-09-13

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

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

Canada Provinces have a key role in Canada’s post-COVID economic recovery [NUPGE] 2020-09-13

Nigeria JOHESU Declares Nationwide Strike [Channels] 2020-09-13

Nigeria Arik seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming aviation unions strike [Vanguard] 2020-09-13

Global Teachers unions around the world clash with governments over coronavirus and school reopening plans [The Post] 2020-09-13

UK / Scotland Anger that half of Scotland's home care workers have never been tested for coronavirus [The Daily Record] 2020-09-13

Global Health Worker Safety is a Priority for Patient Safety [PSI] 2020-09-13

Asia South Asia unions prioritize social protection, health and workers’ rights [IndustriALL] 2020-09-13

Germany Call to standardise hygiene guidelines in schools [EI] 2020-09-13

Ukraine Stop wage drop pandemic [BWI] 2020-09-13

Malaysia BWI and Malaysian union fight wage cuts and harassment [BWI] 2020-09-13

France Construction sector benefits from government stimulus plan [BWI] 2020-09-13

Romania / India BWI unions reach out to stranded Indian migrants in Romania [BWI] 2020-09-13

USA / Maryland MD ends enhanced coronavirus pay for thousands of front-line state employees [Baltimore Sun] 2020-09-12

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

USA Times remain hard, especially for low-wage workers [MROnline] 2020-09-12

USA 6 Months Later: The Remarkable Work of The Actors Fund During COVID-19 [Playbill] 2020-09-12

USA / New York Workers in nursing homes and homes for developmentally disabled press state for urgent staff recruitment drive [Newsday] 2020-09-12

USA / Colorado Majority of Colorado workers support a COVID-19 liability shield for employers [Denver Post] 2020-09-12

USA / Wisconsin Young Workers Committee to Hold Essential Workers Rally [Milwaukee Courier] 2020-09-12

USA Smithfield Fined for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19 [CFO] 2020-09-12

USA Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19 [Modern Farmer] 2020-09-12

USA Covid Is Clobbering America’s Farm Workers [Bloomberg] 2020-09-12

USA / Maryland Workers react to end of hazard pay amid coronavirus pandemic [WBAL] 2020-09-12

UK PM failure to address school safety [NEU] 2020-09-12

India / Madhya Pradesh Revenue-starved states eye Rs 30,000 crore in workers' fund [TNN] 2020-09-12

Canada In a Crisis, You Want Someone at Your Back [Centre for Future Work] 2020-09-12

Australia / Queensland NTEU calls on James Cook Uni staff to vote against proposed loss of 2% salary and superannuation increase [NTEU] 2020-09-12

Canada Pension Fund Capitalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Revera [The Bullet] 2020-09-12

Canada / Quebec Collective agreement renewals: despite the pandemic, we're settling! [CUPE] 2020-09-12

Canada / Quebec Heartfelt plea from health care employees: the time has come for true recognition [CUPE] 2020-09-12

USA Union battle over New York school re-opening [Workersliberty] 2020-09-11

Chile Chile during the pandemic: Have the emotions of October subsided [Opendemocracy ] 2020-09-11

Canada COVID-19 has taken 'heavy toll' on female immigrants working in health care, report says [CBC] 2020-09-11

Australia Workers rally to save Opera Australia jobs [ALM] 2020-09-11

Canada Labour's action plan for a post-pandemic Canada [RadioLabour] 2020-09-11

Canada / Ontario Province only paying three per cent of COVID-19 support costs, Ottawa covering remainder: fiscal watchdog [Durham Radio News] 2020-09-11

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

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives sitting on billions meant for schools, health care, and jobs [CUPE] 2020-09-11

UK Government condemned for health and safety breaches at DWP Leeds Office [PCS] For more info 2020-09-11

UK GDP: TUC warns against recovery losing momentum with abrupt end to JRS [TUC] 2020-09-11

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

UK UNISON conferences go virtual [UNISON] 2020-09-11

Kenya Trans Nzoia Health workers on Strike [KNA] 2020-09-11

South Africa Nehawu goes ahead with strike 'to send a clear message regarding PPE' [Radio 702] 2020-09-11

South Africa / Gauteng Bara hospital workers resume work after PPE protest [eNCA] 2020-09-11

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu gives government 10 days [Polokwane Observer] 2020-09-11

UK Coronavirus: Young people and home workers scapegoated, says TUC boss [TUC] 2020-09-10

UK PCS ballots aviation members over 15% pay cut and mass redundancies by Heathrow management [PCS] 2020-09-10

UK TUC: more than 4 in 10 workers would be plunged into financial hardship if forced to self-isolate [TUC] 2020-09-10

UK Firms Using Covid Crisis To 'Squeeze More Out Of Staff' [HuffPost UK] 2020-09-10

UK Test-and-trace will fail without rise in sick pay, says TUC [The Guardian] 2020-09-10

Canada / Ontario Group of Mississauga high school staff briefly walk off job; demand better masks [CP24] 2020-09-10

Australia / Western Australia Back to school [AEU] 2020-09-10

Singapore / India More Indians in Singapore returning home due to job losses: Envoy [PTI] 2020-09-10

Australia / Victoria Aged care staff from largest coronavirus outbreak in Victoria say PPE should have been provided earlier [ABC] 2020-09-10

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

Namibia Air Namibia plans 50% cut to wages of some workers [Reuters] 2020-09-10

Canada / British Columbia Investments key to sustained health sector response to COVID-19 [HEU] 2020-09-10

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu remembers fallen frontline workers [Bosveld Review] 2020-09-10

Global Nurses are on the coronavirus frontline, so why are they being left out of the response? [The Conversation] 2020-09-10

UK 125,000 job losses on our struggling high streets shows that the retail industry urgently needs a Government recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-09-10

UK Revealed: How rogue employment agencies are exploiting the COVID crisis [Opendemocracy ] 2020-09-09

Asia South East Asia cement unions struggle for jobs and income at COVID-19 crisis [IndustriALL] 2020-09-09

Iraq Safety and continuity at heart of KTU guidelines for new school year [EI] 2020-09-09

UK Unite response to 860 Lloyds Banking Group job cuts [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

UK Ministers ignored BAME parents’ concerns for June school reopenings [GMB] 2020-09-09

UK 6000 job losses at 'ghost town' Gatwick airport demonstrates devastation in UK aviation [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

UK Unite launches campaign to stop Go Ahead Group using COVID 19 as cover to slash pay and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-09-09

Australia / Victoria Union calls on Canberra to consider refinery takeover [Bay 93.9] 2020-09-09

Australia JobKeeper blamed as Australia's biggest meat processor, JBS, sheds 600 jobs [ABC] 2020-09-09

Canada / British Columbia Building Trades honour workers during convoy [The Journal of Commerce] 2020-09-09

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg School Division bus drivers begin picketing as students head back to class [CBC] 2020-09-09

Spain Unions call Sept. 22 aerospace workers' strike to protect jobs [Reuters] 2020-09-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour reveals its economic recovery plan [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-09-09

Canada / British Columbia 6 crew members on cargo ship docked in Metro Vancouver test positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-09-09

UK PCS survey highlights issues facing apprentices during pandemic [PCS] 2020-09-09

UK Commuters are no longer your cash cows [TSSA] 2020-09-09

USA / Ohio Labor Unions Launch Website to Encourage COVID Safety [WCPN] 2020-09-08

Canada 'The body says no': Three teachers on their decisions not to return to school this fall [rabble] 2020-09-08

Canada We Will Not Rest, We Will Not Stop -- Building for Better in a Post-Pandemic Recovery [Our Times] 2020-09-08

UK Short-time working agreed at Macclesfield aerospace company to reduce job losses [Unite the union] 2020-09-08

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

Nigeria Health Workers To Embark On Fresh Nationwide Strike From September 13 [Sahara Reporters] 2020-09-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Amid 2 major strikes, N.L. labour federation wants seat at the table for economic recovery plan [CBC] 2020-09-08

UK The very least key workers deserve is a pay rise says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-09-08

USA Covid-19 shows factory food production is dangerous for animals and humans alike [The Guardian] 2020-09-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Labour Day rally in Halifax calls for 10 paid sick days for all workers [Global] 2020-09-08

Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg School Division bus drivers will walk the picket line Tuesday morning: union [CBC] 2020-09-08

Canada / Nunavut Government union slams rule that staff burn holidays in quarantine [CBC] 2020-09-08

Canada Unions mark Labour Day with calls for increased COVID-19 help [CTV] 2020-09-08

India 55 healthcare workers contracted COVID-19 in Kangra: CMO Gurdarshan Gupta [DNA] 2020-09-07

India Workplace disasters during lockdown put spotlight on India's patchy safety record -- explained with graphs [Times Now] 2020-09-07

Canada NDP leader Andrea Horwath calls for paid sick days to curb COVID-19 [CHCH] 2020-09-07

UK Virgin Atlantic job losses reinforces call for aviation support package, says Unite [Unite the union] 2020-09-07

UK / England News listing 349,500 furloughed workers in the North East face cliff edge [TUC] 2020-09-07

UK / Europe Brexit clarity needed for air travel industry [BALPA] 2020-09-07

Israel Virus lab workers end strike after reaching deal with government [Ynet] 2020-09-07

Australia Community workers in limbo amid funding uncertainty [The Age] 2020-09-07

Australia / Victoria Workers at Melbourne’s Toll Warehouse Unite Against COVID-19 [Jacobin] 2020-09-07

Canada Labour Day message: fighting for a just recovery [CUPE] 2020-09-07

USA How gig workers are surviving the pandemic [CNBC] 2020-09-07

USA / Pennsylvania Double Trouble for Service Workers: No Jobs and Little Unemployment [Chief Organizer] 2020-09-07

USA / Minnesota Allina Health technical workers set to strike at Shakopee, Minneapolis hospitals [MN Bring Me the News] 2020-09-07

USA / Texas In Texas, the lowest-income workers don’t qualify for additional unemployment aid [KETK] 2020-09-07

USA People with disabilities, families, workers suffer as GOP-Dominated Congress adjourns [Boston Herald] 2020-09-07

UK RMT responds to reports of a 10% cut to autumn timetable services across Britain's railways [RMT] 2020-09-07

Asia COVID-19: Asian garment workers deprived of $6bn in wages after brands cancel orders & withhold payments [Biz-Human Rights] 2020-09-06

USA / California Domestic workers like me deserve health and safety protections like other workers [Cal Matters] 2020-09-06

USA How Remote Workers Can Recognize Burnout And 6 Actions To Take [Forbes] 2020-09-06

USA Front-line workers this Labor Day: essential, but not secure [AJC] 2020-09-06

Mexico Mexico leads in health workers killed by COVID-19 [Yucatan Times] 2020-09-06

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

USA / Arkansas VA AFGE union workers plan Labor Day demonstration [AR Times] 2020-09-06

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

USA Factory Owners Hiking Pay to Lure Workers Even With Jobless Rate [Bloomberg] 2020-09-06

USA Not much to celebrate this Labor Day because workers need more power [WI State Journal] 2020-09-06

USA / Florida Univ Miami contract workers, faculty stage ‘die-in’ protest demanding response from administration over safety concerns amid the pandemic [Miami Hurricane] 2020-09-06

USA / Massachusetts Labor organizers plan series of socially distanced rallies [SFChronicle] 2020-09-06

USA Student and worker visa restrictions do nothing to help the country [Courant] 2020-09-06

USA Lee Saunders: To honor Labor Day, aid our front-line workers [Courier Times] 2020-09-06

Canada Regional Directors advocate for #SafeSeptember return to school across Canada [Unifor] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Thank You to our LCBO workers [OPSEU] 2020-09-06

Canada / Ontario Labour Day 2020: COVID-19 has strengthened the labour movement, ONA says [ONA] 2020-09-06

Canada / Nova Scotia Cavanagh’s Response to Education Minister Zach Churchill’s Education Update [NSFL] 2020-09-06

Canada / New Brunswick Labour Day: unions call on governments to disaster-proof their economic recovery plans [NBFL] 2020-09-06

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

Canada / Quebec Convincing the government our demands are well-founded [FIQ] 2020-09-06

Canada On Labour Day, the nation’s unions launch a plan to disaster-proof Canada [CLC] 2020-09-06

Canada Labour Day: Canada’s nurses are ready to move forward together [CFNU] 2020-09-06

Canada / British Columbia Federal funding for more teachers and remote learning will help keep schools safe [BCTF] 2020-09-06

Canada / Alberta School Boards Must Prioritize Staffing with Federal Funds [ATA] 2020-09-06

Australia / Victoria Union backs staged return to Vic schools [The Champion] 2020-09-06

Germany Volkswagen's labour chief rules out four-day week to save jobs [Reuters] 2020-09-06

South Africa Nehawu members march to Parliament over 'appallingly unsafe working conditions’ [Cape Argus] 2020-09-06

Australia Time to rebuild: Nicole’s open letter to the industry [HSA] 2020-09-05

Australia TWU welcomes new beginning for Virgin [TWU] 2020-09-05

Australia Seafarers recognised on Merchant Navy Day as pandemic highlights importance of maritime supply chains [MUA] 2020-09-05

Australia Bain Capital confirmed as new owner of Virgin Australia [ASU] 2020-09-05

Myanmar Better Protection of Myanmar Workers’ Rights Needed Amid COVID-19 [The Irrawaddy] 2020-09-05

Australia Transport union calls for national aviation plan following Virgin sale [The Morning Star] 2020-09-05

USA As Nonprofits Face Uncertain Times, Some Employees Look to Unionize [Workday MN] 2020-09-05

South Africa Unions in South Africa slam PPE procurement corruption [IndustriALL] 2020-09-05

USA Research shows stiffing workers on wages grows worse with recession [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA This Labor Day, These Workers Are Trying to Stay Afloat [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA / New York NYC cut 40,000 youth jobs when they are needed most [NYTimes] 2020-09-05

USA Labor Day celebrates workers. But this year, 1 in 5 are unemployed [CBS] 2020-09-05

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

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

New Zealand Pasefika union members calling for Pasefika people to take COVID tests [CTU] 2020-09-05

New Zealand Unions calling for safer sick leave [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-09-05

Trinidad and Tobago Hyatt Hotel Hellhole [NWU] 2020-09-05

UK BALPA - use airport COVID-19 testing, end automatic 14-day quarantine, and get Britain flying [BALPA] 2020-09-05

UK When homeworking versus the office isn’t a straightforward choice [UNISON] 2020-09-05

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

South Africa Nehawu puts govt on notice [DFA] 2020-09-05

South Africa Covid-19 Roundup | Looted funds and wage disputes [New Frame] 2020-09-05

UK Women are losing out in coronavirus job cuts [Guardian] 2020-09-04

UK Assaults on two Bristol drivers strongly condemned by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-09-04

UK RMT Responds - transport workers should be conducting temperature checks on commuters travelling into London [RMT] 2020-09-04

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

Hong Kong Dock workers’ union demands compensation for workers infected with Covid-19 [CLB] 2020-09-04

USA This Labour Day, remember the workers who died because of Donald Trump's deadly pandemic response [rabble] 2020-09-04

Canada / Ontario 'We'll never be able to keep up': School custodians fear burnout, fatigue due to understaffing [rabble] 2020-09-04

Australia Agriculture Workers’ Code – no solution without visa amnesty and quarantine support [UWU] 2020-09-04

Australia / Queensland Positive aged care test in QLD highlights risks [UWU] 2020-09-04

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Virgin Australia sale to Bain Capital [ACTU] 2020-09-04

Australia Opera Australia and MEAA clash over proposed staff redundancies [Arts Hub] 2020-09-04

Canada / Alberta Second COVID-19 outbreak at Harmony Beef this year grows to 74 cases [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Manitoba Bus driver strike looming as start of school nears [CHVN] 2020-09-04

Canada / Ontario U of T reopening plans not safe enough, say education worker unions [CanIndiaNews] 2020-09-04

Canada / Yukon Gov't employees taking fewer sick days during COVID-19 pandemic [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Alberta AUPE alleges Alberta government violating single-site worker rules at Michener Centre [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / British Columbia Premier's office 'confident' temporary pandemic pay coming in October [CBC] 2020-09-04

Canada / Nova Scotia Health & Safety resources for education support workers [CUPE] 2020-09-04

South Africa Nehawu warns of national strike if demands are not met [East Coast Radio] 2020-09-04

South Africa COVID-19: Nehawu threatens to down tools [eNCA] 2020-09-04

South Africa NEHAWU threatens to intensify strike if govt doesn’t respond to its demands [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Western Cape PPE protest: 2 arrested as police use water cannons to disperse Nehawu members in Cape Town [News24] 2020-09-04

South Africa COVID-19 and Casual Workers [Elitsha/YouTube] 2020-09-04

South Africa Unions threaten total shutdown if no response in five days [GroundUp] 2020-09-04

South Africa Police clash with Nehawu members at protest over protective equipment and wages [BusinessLIVE] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Free State NEHAWU says they will leave no stone unturned to root out corruption [News Africa Now] 2020-09-04

South Africa / Western Cape NEHAWU hails health workers [George Herald] 2020-09-04

South Africa Nehawu threatens nationwide strike in five days’ time [The Citizen] 2020-09-04

South Africa NEHAWU day of action: Presidency, Health Deputy Minister to receive memorandum [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-04

South Africa Unscrupulous tender processes will see SA suffer for 200 years [Power98.7FM] 2020-09-03

South Africa Nehawu gives president 7 days to deal with working conditions, pay [DFA] 2020-09-03

UK 2 in 5 working mums face childcare crisis when new term starts – TUC poll [TUC] 2020-09-03

UK Childcare crisis risks pushing women out of workforce, says TUC [TUC] 2020-09-03

USA Public Sector Job Loss Is Coming. Women Will Be Hit Hardest. [Ms] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia 6 hot issues for B.C. workers in the lead-up to Labour Day [The Georgia Straight] 2020-09-03

Australia COVID-19 sparked recession – now is not the time to scale back JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-09-03

Australia TWU to announce legal action against Qantas over outsourcing of 2,500 workers [TWU] 2020-09-03

Canada Pandemic Highlights Precarious, Unpaid Work For Post-Secondary Contract Staff [Huffington Post] 2020-09-03

Australia Roadmap to financing five-star aged-care system released [Hospital and Healthcare] 2020-09-03

Australia Opera Australia axings a disgrace, says union [MEAA] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia BCGEU says provincial government must release pandemic pay now [The Voice] 2020-09-03

Canada / Ontario Premier unleashes war of words with education union leader [CTV] 2020-09-03

Canada / Manitoba 'High likelihood' of bus driver strike next week, Winnipeg School Division warns [CBC] 2020-09-03

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers' hunger strike ends with hope hospitality jobs will be protected [CBC] 2020-09-03

Canada Unifor calls for safe re-opening of casinos across Canada [Unifor] 2020-09-03

Global Amnesty analysis reveals over 7,000 health workers have died from COVID-19 [Amnesty International] 2020-09-03

USA / Alaska Seafood workers trade freedom for a paycheck this summer on closed campus [KFSK] 2020-09-02

South Africa Cosatu: Warnings against PPE linked corruption fell on deaf ears [eNCA] 2020-09-02

USA Am I Safe at Work? [AFL-CIO] 2020-09-02

USA / Massachusetts Union’s billboards depict the plight of home care workers during the pandemic [The Globe] 2020-09-02

USA Unionized workers are more likely to assert their right to a safe and healthy workplace [Pi] 2020-09-02

Canada / Manitoba Pandemic precautions cancel Steelworkers Labour Day picnic [The Citizen] 2020-09-02

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers ending hunger strike outside Beare’s office [The News] 2020-09-02

Nigeria Doctors strike over COVID-19 allowance [CNBC] 2020-09-02

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

USA / New York New York City Delays Reopening of Schools [USNews] 2020-09-02

USA / Hawaii A Union Works To Make TV Production Safe On Maui [Civil Beat] 2020-09-02

USA Amazon has reportedly been spying on workers' private Facebook groups and tracking their plans to 'strike or protest' [Biz Insider] 2020-09-02

USA / California AHMC Healthcare Workers Hold Vigil For Colleagues Who Lost Battle With Coronavirus [CBS] 2020-09-02

USA 3 Messages On Essential Workers Hazard Pay That You Need To Know Now [Forbes] 2020-09-02

USA / Illinois Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work [Bloomberg] 2020-09-02

Canada / Ontario ‘There’s no consistency’: Parents and drivers give Ontario’s busing plan a failing grade [TVO] 2020-09-02

Canada / Ontario School unions blast plan to live stream classrooms [The Recorder] 2020-09-02

Canada / Alberta As students go back to school, Calgary transit union prepares for increase in ridership [Global] 2020-09-02

Canada / Alberta Union calls for closure of Calgary chicken plant following COVID-19 outbreak [CTV] 2020-09-02

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

South Africa NEHAWU says workers forced to resume duties before being cleared of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-02

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal How Pietermaritzburg is faring with Covid-19 [New Frame] 2020-09-02

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

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

South Africa Nehawu holds its National Day of Prayer to remember COVID-19 victims [SABC] 2020-09-01

South Africa NUM is deeply concerned about prevalence of Covid-19 infections in sectors it organises [NUM] 2020-09-01

USA Latin American Immigrants in New York Face Covid-19 Crisis [Nacla] 2020-09-01

UK RMT - Government extension of emergency measures on Great Western Railway [RMT] 2020-09-01

Israel Histadrut declared public sector labor dispute [Jerusalem Post] 2020-09-01

Canada Relaunching Employment Insurance for the Post-Pandemic Economy: A Principled Approach [The Law of Work] 2020-09-01

Australia AFAP supports Bain DOCA for Virgin [AFAP] 2020-09-01

Australia / Tasmania Severe reduction in cleaning time at UTAS will cost livelihoods and threaten Tasmania’s COVID-free status [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia Aged Carers Speak Out: ‘Thank You Is Not Enough’ [UWU] 2020-09-01

Australia Working from home and COVID-safe site plans [CPSU] 2020-09-01

Australia Union calls for Medicare levy hike to fund better aged care – “We knew our aged care homes were running on the smell of an oily rag well before COVID” [The Weekly Source] 2020-09-01

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

Canada / Alberta Calgary chicken-processing plant will remain open after COVID-19 outbreak [OHS Canada] 2020-09-01

Canada / Manitoba PPE, message fatigue among health workers could erode public trust: expert [CBC] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario 4 major teachers’ unions to file labour board complaint over school reopening plan [Global] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions to file labour board complaint over Ontario's school reopening plan [CBC] 2020-09-01

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions filing labour board complaint over Ontario's back-to-school plan [CTV] 2020-09-01

South Africa NEHAWU to hold prayer service for health workers who died of Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-09-01

UK Unite statement on face coverings on flights [Unite the union] 2020-09-01

South Africa COSATU statement on campaign to defend and protect workers against deadly COVID-19 virus [COSATU] 2020-08-31

Australia / Victoria Jobseekers in locked-down Melbourne brace for 'devastating' $300 cut to welfare [The Guardian] 2020-08-31

Australia Increase Medicare levy to pay for aged care, health union says [The Guardian] 2020-08-31

UK NUS president Larissa Kennedy: 'I worry universities won't put student and staff safety first' [Guardian] 2020-08-31

Canada / Ontario Janitors get sick days, raise, pension in new deal [The Star] 2020-08-31

Brazil Unions design COVID-19 protocols for construction and wood sector [BWI] 2020-08-31

USA Homeless essential workers face greater risk of COVID-19 [Columbian] 2020-08-30

USA Death on the job: Workers have never been more expendable than they are now [Salon] 2020-08-30

Canada / Alberta UNA calls on Alberta Government to take stronger safety measures as schools reopen [UNA] 2020-08-30

Canada COVID-19 recovery must include women [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario UFCW calls for premium pay, more workplace protections on economic recovery panel [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

Canada By the Numbers: Canadians worried COVID-19 pandemic will worsen as kids head back to school [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-30

USA / California Foster Farms to temporarily close poultry plant after 8 workers die of COVID-19 [LATimes] 2020-08-30

Canada Government plans to transition from CERB to EI show promise but need significant work [PSAC] 2020-08-30

UK How COVID has deepened the housing crisis [UNISON] 2020-08-30

UK Over 100 MPs come together to press for job retention scheme to be extended to devastated aviation industry [Unite the union] 2020-08-30

UK UK university reopenings risk ‘public health crisis’, academics warn [Guardian] 2020-08-30

Canada Teachers applaud $2 billion federal funding for education [CTF] 2020-08-30

Canada Additional Funding and Resources for a #SafeSeptember are Non-Negotiable [CUPW] 2020-08-30

Canada / British Columbia Government needs to slow down, get the restart plan right [BCTF] 2020-08-30

USA / New York Teachers Expect UFT to Vote on Whether to Authorize a Strike Over School Reopening [The Intercept] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario I help them stay in their homes; I want to stay in mine [Rank and File] 2020-08-30

Australia Calls mount for coronavirus to be deemed workplace injury for front-line workers [The Times] 2020-08-30

Australia Bain offers unions key advisory role in Virgin reboot [The Times] 2020-08-30

Canada / Ontario Windsor Assembly Plant Workers to Hold Virtual Strike Vote at Midnight [AM 800] 2020-08-30

Canada / Alberta Balzac plant hit again as Calgary area sees spike in COVID-19 cases [The Herald] 2020-08-30

USA / West Virginia WV To Pay Unemployed Workers An Additional $400 Weekly Benefit [CBS] 2020-08-30

USA / New York MTA workers won’t take cuts lying down [NYDaily News] 2020-08-29

USA / California 'They don't care about the workers': Foster Farms employee at Livingston plant says he's scared to go back [ABC] 2020-08-29

USA / West Virginia Grocery workers are still on frontline of COVID-19 [WV Gazette] 2020-08-29

USA / Florida Many Florida COVID-19 workers’ comp claims rejected [News4Jax] 2020-08-29

USA / Georgia Union workers at Georgia College to stage 'die-in' to protest nation-leading COVID rate [Salon] 2020-08-29

USA / Texas COVID-19 takes grim toll on border healthcare workers who demand better protection [FOX] 2020-08-29

USA / North Carolina NC State Grad Workers Protest the University's COVID-19 Response [Indy Week] 2020-08-29

USA / Florida BloAlmost half of COVID-19 workers' comp claims filed by 'essential workers' have been denied by insurers [Orlando Weekly] 2020-08-29

UK PM needs a credible plan for office returns, not a scare campaign - TUC [TUC] 2020-08-29

Canada Federal employees 'really nervous' about returning to office during pandemic: PIPSC [CTV] 2020-08-29

Canada / Alberta New outbreak at Harmony Beef | Union calls for Lilydale plant to shutter [The Herald] 2020-08-29

Canada / Ontario Ford government attempting to use pandemic to privatize and cut public transit services [Unifor] 2020-08-29

Canada / Alberta Union wants Calgary chicken processing plant shut down after COVID-19 outbreak [CP] 2020-08-29

Canada / Ontario Transit union welcomes recall of 150 laid off operators but says all TTC workers need to return [CBC] 2020-08-29

Canada / Nova Scotia Province's attempts to deal with deficit will collide with major contract negotiations [CBC] 2020-08-29

Canada / British Columbia Facing risk on the front lines [HEU] 2020-08-29

South Africa Healthcare workers down tools due to unsafe working conditions [East Coast Radio] 2020-08-29

South Africa More than 13,00 healthcare workers have contracted Covid-19. Union Nehawu says some of these infections are preventable [Cape Talk ] 2020-08-29

USA / New York Workers Rally Again, Call for Cuomo to Reopen Casinos Across State [Spectrum] 2020-08-28

USA / Ohio Union pushes back against reduction in staff hours at Oregon City Schools [Toledo Blade] 2020-08-28

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

USA / New York Casino workers rally to reopen [WNYT] 2020-08-28

USA / Vermont Women’s Legislative Caucus: Support relief payments to undocumented workers, families [VT Digger] 2020-08-28

USA An election to prolong workers’ lives [Concord Monitor] 2020-08-28

USA / Texas Hundreds of San Antonio Marriott workers to be laid off [San Antonio Express-News] 2020-08-28

USA / Massachusetts UMass Amherst Puts 850 Workers On Indefinite Furloughs [WBUR] 2020-08-28

USA MGM Resorts Lays off 18,000 Workers [WSJ] 2020-08-28

USA / Kansas KS essential workers who contract COVID-19 can get help covering medical bills [KWCH] 2020-08-28

USA / Michigan MDHHS announces $25M for PPE to keep front line workers, patients safe from COVID-19 [NBC] 2020-08-28

Australia ‘Day of distress’ as SA aged carers barred from jobs [UWU] 2020-08-28

Australia Paid Pandemic Leave - A Win for Workers [SA Unions] 2020-08-28

Australia Construction Unions Stand Up for workers’ rights during COVID-19 [ETU] 2020-08-28

Australia Equal pay day - Pandemic response must address the gender pay gap [ACTU] 2020-08-28

Australia / Western Australia WA union boss urges Premier Mark McGowan to stand his ground on AFL heavies [WA Today] 2020-08-28

Canada / Saskatchewan Union says not enough lab techs for SHA to meet COVID testing target [Canada.com] 2020-08-28

Canada / Ontario Employers are Misusing Doug Ford’s Special Pandemic Powers to Ignore Collective Agreements, Union Says [Press Progress] 2020-08-28

Canada Canada hires thousands of migrant farm workers. Why? [Tri-City News] 2020-08-28

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

Canada / Ontario Education workers are the first line of defence against spread of COVID-19 in schools [CUPE] 2020-08-28

South Africa Cosatu urges all unions to rally behind nationwide health workers strike [SABC] 2020-08-28

South Africa NEHAWU statement on the Siyahlala day of action [COSATU] 2020-08-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU demands PPEs for nurses [Vryheid Herald] 2020-08-28

South Africa NUM statement on allegedly stolen funds meant to address scourge of Covid-19 [NUM] 2020-08-28

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

USA / California California COVID-19 workers’ comp claims soar [Lake Cty Record-Bee] 2020-08-27

USA Tens of thousands of airline jobs at risk with aid uncertain [NBC] 2020-08-27

Kenya Workers Band Together to Protect Kenya's Market Vendors, Community [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-08-27

UK 'Paltry’ £13 a day is not enough to help workers self-isolate, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-27

Zimbabwe Unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness in Zimbabwe [IndustriALL] 2020-08-27

Korea (South) Coronavirus digest: South Korean doctors strike as cases spike [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-27

Australia / Victoria Almost 80 Victorian workplaces fined for breaching Covid safety guidelines since start of stage 4 lockdown [The Guardian] 2020-08-27

USA / Virginia Local union calls for more safety measures, hazard pay for GLTC bus drivers [WDBJ] 2020-08-27

Australia / Victoria Privately operated aged care homes behind devastating Covid-19 infection rate in Victorian health workers [The Guardian] 2020-08-27

Canada / Ontario Campus coalition urging U of T to 'listen to its own scientists' in back-to-school plans [CTV] 2020-08-27

Canada / Quebec For many Quebec teachers, unanswered questions punctuate an already uncertain time [CBC] 2020-08-27

Canada / Manitoba Family of Maple Leaf employees who tested positive for COVID-19 speaks out [CTV] 2020-08-27

Canada / Ontario Pandemic issues will top the agenda at virtual Labour Day [CBC] 2020-08-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA’s Safe Return to School Petition Gains Over 12,000 Signatures [VOCM] 2020-08-27

South Africa / Limpopo NUM to embark on protest march at Ivanplats Mokopane [NUM] 2020-08-27

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

South Africa NEHAWU update on NHLS strike [Polity] 2020-08-27

USA / New York NYC EMS WORKERS BRACE FOR LAYOFFS AS CITY GRAPPLES WITH BUDGET CRISIS [Firefighter Close Calls] 2020-08-26

UK Face covering u-turn shows Ministers must listen to workers [GMB] 2020-08-26

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

UK School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-08-26

Australia TWU takes Qantas to court for abusing Jobkeeper [TWU] 2020-08-26

Australia MEAA working with Opera Australia to ensure redundancies are 'justified' [Arts Hub] 2020-08-26

Australia With management resistance overcome, working from home may be here to stay [The Times] 2020-08-26

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

Aruba Australia needs a comprehensive cultural policy [MEAA] 2020-08-26

Australia Qantas is in court amid allegations it 'ripped off' workers using JobKeeper [Business Insider] 2020-08-26

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

Canada / Ontario School bus drivers call for standardized COVID-19 safety protocols [Unifor] 2020-08-26

Canada / Ontario Teachers' unions ask Ontario for workplace safety orders as schools reopen [CP] 2020-08-26

Canada / Alberta Calgary Transit union alarmed over mid-pandemic switch to contract workers [CBC] 2020-08-26

Global G20: Global unions call for urgent and comprehensive action on jobs, recovery and resilience [IndustriALL] 2020-08-26

Canada A safe and sustainable return to public schools [EI] 2020-08-26

UK Government must ensure fairer qualifications system for A-level exams [EI] 2020-08-26

Zimbabwe Union signs historic agreement on health and safety vs. COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-08-26

India / Serbia BWI unions bring relief to stranded Indian migrant workers in Serbia [BWI] 2020-08-26

Ukraine / Europe COVID-19 worsens plight of Ukrainian migrant workers [BWI] 2020-08-26

South Africa SADTU calls on Education Dept to deploy more teachers, postpone exams [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-26

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

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

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union highlights health sector struggles as eThekwini clinics buckle under Covid-19 pressure [The Mercury] 2020-08-26

UK Cable company 'sacked workers for raising covid-19 concerns' [GMB] 2020-08-25

UK Know Your Rights! New guidance issued to members as post-Covid world of work gets tougher [CWU] 2020-08-25

UK RMT - latest jobs assault on key Channel Islands' ferries [RMT] 2020-08-25

Australia TWU statement on Virgin creditors’ report [TWU] 2020-08-25

Australia TWU calls for Joyce’s resignation amid Qantas abuse of Jobkeeper scheme [TWU] 2020-08-25

Australia ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Qantas job cuts [ACTU] 2020-08-25

Australia Hundreds of university academics around Australia vote to take unprotected strike action [The Guardian] 2020-08-25

Australia Labor to pass government's jobkeeper 2.0 despite concerns for workers' conditions [The Guardian] 2020-08-25

Canada / British Columbia Workers claim B.C. Ferries puts bottom line ahead of safety [Pique] 2020-08-25

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

Canada / Ontario LIUNA pursuing integration of wearable tracing app with federal COVID Alert app [The Daily Commercial News] 2020-08-25

Canada / Quebec Unions call for more human resources to keep at-risk kids in school [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-08-25

Canada / Manitoba Union calls for Maple Leaf Foods shutdown due to COVID cases [HR Reporter] 2020-08-25

Canada / Alberta 15 workers at Lilydale chicken plant in Calgary test positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-08-25

Canada Big grocers face more potential trouble as Dominion workers in Newfoundland strike [The Financial Post] 2020-08-25

Maldives Covid-19 Exposes Abuse of Migrants [Human Rights Watch] 2020-08-25

South Africa NEHAWU: Strike action at NHLS to continue indefinitely [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA statement on continuing tactics by government to effect salary increase and poor quality of PPE given to nurses [COSATU] 2020-08-25

South Africa SADTU keeping a close eye on DBE as pupils return to school [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-25

South Africa Most schools underprepared for return of pupils, says SADTU [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-25

Canada / Ontario Taxpayer Funds Must Improve Long-Term Care, Not Subsidize Corporate Dividends [USW] 2020-08-24

UK Coronavirus: 90,000 travel jobs axed or at risk as firms cry for help [uk.finance.yahoo.com] 2020-08-24

UK ‘Devastation’: how aviation industry’s Covid crisis is hitting towns across UK [Guardian] 2020-08-24

UK TSSA says Abta right to demand travel sector support in face of 'total wipeout' [TSSA] 2020-08-24

Nigeria Redundancies for passport staff labelled 'slap in the face' [Stuff] 2020-08-24

Turkey 'Negative consequences of gender inequality have doubled for women during pandemic' [Bianet] 2020-08-24

Australia Attention all Virgin Australia members [ETU] 2020-08-24

Canada School Won’t Be Safe Without Paid Sick Days: Experts [Huffington Post] 2020-08-24

Australia Qantas Airports/Lounge Redundancy Offers to be made from 25th August [ASU] 2020-08-24

Canada No more email after work? 20 paid vacation days? Amid COVID-19, Canadians are rethinking their work-life balance — and looking to Europe for ideas [The Standard] 2020-08-24

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

Canada / British Columbia Positive tests aboard container ship heighten longshore union's COVID-19 concerns [CTV] 2020-08-24

Canada / British Columbia Employees at private B.C. liquor store vote to unionize, as pandemic profits soar [CBC] 2020-08-24

South Africa Nehawu to go ahead with pickets on Monday [JacarandaFM] 2020-08-24

South Africa Fears of chaos as more grades return to school amid coronavirus pandemic [IOL] 2020-08-24

UK Return to school: PHE England report [NEU] 2020-08-23

Canada Take Action to Protect Farm Workers and Canada’s Food Supply [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-23

Canada / Nova Scotia Teachers, education workers say current back-to-school plan does not meet safety standards [NSFL] 2020-08-23

Canada A Safe and Sustainable Return to Publicly Funded Public Schools [CTF] 2020-08-23

Canada / British Columbia Teachers call for smaller classes and stricter mask mandate [BCTF] 2020-08-23

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

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

Canada / Alberta PEC tables motion of non-confidence in education minister [ATA] 2020-08-23

Canada / Alberta ATA President Responds to Government Decision on School Re-entry Delay [ATA] 2020-08-23

UK School staff must be allowed to wear face coverings for safe reopening [UNISON] 2020-08-23

Canada / Ontario Teachers prepare to return to the classroom in Northumberland in the face of pandemic [Consider This] 2020-08-23

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers on strike in Newfoundland [Unifor] 2020-08-23

South Africa Nehawu goes on strike; if government can afford corruption it can afford to increase salaries [Opera News] 2020-08-22

South Africa Nehawu: Meet all our demands or we’ll withdraw our labour completely [Saturday Star] 2020-08-22

South Africa You can’t blame Nehawu members them for losing patience during Covid-19 pandemic [Saturday Star] 2020-08-22

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

Panama By refusing to work, more over-contract seafarers get off via Panama [ITF] 2020-08-22

Kenya COTU-K officials distribute food and PPEs in Kajiado. [COTU] 2020-08-22

UK New survey will reveal state of NHS staff car parking [UNISON] 2020-08-22

Canada / British Columbia Laid off restaurant, hotel workers fear they're getting leftovers [The National Observer] 2020-08-22

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary Cargill plant seems contained, while workers test negative at Red Deer pork plant [CBC] 2020-08-22

Canada Hospitality and gaming workers applaud EI changes [Unifor] 2020-08-22

Canada / British Columbia Three BC longshore workers test positive for coronavirus [The Daily Hive] 2020-08-22

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

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hiring of 70 Substitutes Doesn’t Mean Additional Teachers will be Available: NLTA [VOCM] 2020-08-22

South Africa Laboratory workers protest over PPE, salaries [eNCA] 2020-08-22

South Africa Laboratory services compromised as NEHAWU MEMBERS stage stay-away [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-22

USA / Florida Nearly 2,000 furloughed airport restaurant workers in Florida face permanent layoffs [Ledgerd] 2020-08-22

USA / New Jersey In response to COVID, NJ moves to pay long-term care workers more [Planet Princeton] 2020-08-22

USA / North Carolina Family on the Frontline: The Healthcare Workers behind the UNC-Chapel Hill Respiratory Diagnostic Center [UNC Health Care] 2020-08-22

USA Recruiting Poll Workers To Power Elections [Protect Democracy] 2020-08-22

USA / Oregon New Seasons Market workers want their hazard pay reinstated [Street Roots] 2020-08-22

USA Teachers added to essential-worker list as they face White House pressure to return to classrooms [Reuters] 2020-08-22

USA Furloughed workers trapped in desperate limbo as aid runs out, waiting for jobs that may never return [NBC] 2020-08-22

South Africa NEHAWU protest over governments failure to increase salaries [Channel24] 2020-08-22

South Africa NEHAWU: Today's NHLS picket a warm-up for next week's protests [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-21

USA SEIU sues HCA Healthcare for knowingly putting workers at risk for coronavirus infection [Washington Post ] 2020-08-21

Australia Hardship fund at The Star pays out $2.8M to casino workers [UWU] 2020-08-21

Australia ACTU provides plan for jobs in pre-budget submission [ACTU] 2020-08-21

Australia Maritime union calls on National Cabinet to urgently implement maritime border corridors for seafarers [MUA] 2020-08-21

Canada / Quebec Unions fear teacher shortages in Quebec will be more severe this year [CBC] 2020-08-21

Canada / Ontario CHEO counsellors ineligible for province's pandemic pay [CBC] 2020-08-21

Latin America Movements Sustain Historical Memory in Latin America [Nacla] 2020-08-21

Canada / Quebec Dollarama workers denounce salary and working conditions [CTV] 2020-08-21

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

Canada Labour’s vision for the 2020-2021 federal budget [CLC] 2020-08-21

Canada Unions encouraged by EI reforms [CLC] 2020-08-21

Canada Unifor welcomes Employment Insurance modernization [Unifor] 2020-08-21

Canada / British Columbia Union representing some B.C. hotel workers want to make sure its members are “first in line” when it comes to getting their jobs back [The Examiner] 2020-08-21

Canada Liberals can and must do better to support Canadians as CERB winds down [CUPE] 2020-08-21

Hong Kong ‘Masks, Covid-19 tests can’t fix crammed living woes at Hong Kong domestic worker dorms’ [The South China Morning Post] 2020-08-21

Bangladesh Returnee Bangladeshi migrants suffering due to stigma and lack of support, study says [Dhaka Tribune] 2020-08-21

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

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

Global 'Free trade' agreements and the pandemic [PSI] 2020-08-21

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

South Africa / Eastern Cape Worker fired over sick leave for Covid-19 anxiety [New Frame] 2020-08-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape EFF and Sadtu call for closure of schools [Opera News] 2020-08-21

South Africa COSATU calls for SABC board to step down after asking for Covid-19 relief [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-21

South Africa Nehawu to start nationwide demonstrations [DFA] 2020-08-21

South Africa / Gauteng Nurses differ with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on state of Tshwane hospitals [Pretoria News] 2020-08-21

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

South Africa NEHAWU to put down tools on Friday [Channel24] 2020-08-20

South Africa NEHAWU statement on state of readiness and detaiils of implementation of national programme of action to protect workers against Covid-19 [Polity] 2020-08-20

South Africa / North West COSATU slams NPA decision to drop criminal charges against Impala’s Mark Munroe [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-20

South Africa NEHAWU to picket next week to highlight healthcare workers' Covid-19 plight [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-20

Canada TRU faculty member leads national project to support nurses during pandemic [CFNU] 2020-08-20

Australia Hospitality workers plea to Senate Committee: We can’t afford to lose JobKeeper [UWU] 2020-08-20

Australia $2bn Qantas loss & airport struggles show government must act on aviation [TWU] 2020-08-20

UK Vaccine manufacture must provide good jobs and medicine security [IndustriALL] 2020-08-20

Australia / Victoria Canon forced leave arrangements in Melbourne because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions [ASU] 2020-08-20

Australia Qantas must put its people before profit [ASU] 2020-08-20

Canada / Ontario Supply teachers in the dark about upcoming school year [CBC] 2020-08-20

Canada / British Columbia West Kelowna Walmart employee planning strike over pandemic pay, wage inequality [The News] 2020-08-20

Global Covid-19: Pandemic threatens press freedom [IFJ] 2020-08-20

Canada / Alberta Union satisfied by company responses to latest meat plant outbreaks [The Herald] 2020-08-20

Canada / British Columbia Teachers’ union calls for smaller classes, masks in back-to-school plan [The Star] 2020-08-20

South Africa Laboratory staff strike [Daily Voice] 2020-08-20

South Africa Nurse’s union demands payment for nurses contracted for Covid-19 response [Health-e] 2020-08-20

South Africa / Gauteng Deputy public protector's visit lays bare failings at Bara [DispatchLIVE] 2020-08-20

South Africa / Northern Cape Concern after three dept workers die [DFA] 2020-08-20

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

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

UK Unite warns `appalling' BA that fight to stop its industrial thuggery [Unite the union] 2020-08-20

UK Rail commuters need a good service to return to, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-20

UK Bigger changes needed for 2021 [NEU] 2020-08-20

UK Push PCS pay petition to 60k by 31 August [PCS] 2020-08-20

USA / New York AFT teachers union in New York City threatens a strike over Sept. 10 school reopening [Washington Post ] 2020-08-20

UK UNISON wins Access to Work victory [UNISON] 2020-08-19

Mozambique Covid-19 has made workers’ health and safety a priority in Mozambique [IndustriALL] 2020-08-19

Singapore The Cost of ‘Singapore Inc.’? A Coronavirus Outbreak Among Migrants [The Nation] 2020-08-19

Australia / Victoria Private security firms 'not learning from quarantine hotel bungle in Melb' [Sky] 2020-08-19

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

Brazil 20% of Meat Plant Workers Infected with Covid in Large Exporter Brazil, Union Says [Insurance Journal] 2020-08-19

Canada / British Columbia Jak's Liquor Store Overwhelmingly Vote Yes to Unionize with SEIU Local 2 Jak's Beer Wine Spirit Maple Ridge first retail store to unionize during the pandemic [SEIU] 2020-08-19

Canada / Quebec Coronavirus second wave plan doesn’t address staff shortages: unions [Global] 2020-08-19

Canada / Ontario Hundreds of teachers seek accommodations for back-to-school [The Citizen] 2020-08-19

Canada / Ontario The rights of front-line workers are being eroded by the Ford government [The Spectator] 2020-08-19

UK Education unions set out concerns to Gavin Williamson after exam results fiasco [UCU] 2020-08-19

UK New health body must be ‘fit for purpose’, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-08-19

South Africa / Gauteng Nurses 'forced to reuse' disposable PPE at hospitals: union [TimesLIVE] 2020-08-19

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

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

South Africa / Gauteng Statement by DENOSA Gauteng after visiting COVID-19 hotspots health facilities and checking working conditions [COSATU] 2020-08-18

Kenya Nakuru doctors issue 30-day strike notice over strain amid pandemic [The Daily Nation] 2020-08-18

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

Kenya Doctors in Kenya Strike for Better Conditions as Infection Rate Among Professionals Rises [Newsclick] 2020-08-18

Australia Transport Workers Union: 'We are approaching a critical phase' for VA job negotiations [CAPA] 2020-08-18

Australia / New South Wales Sydney bus drivers threaten 48-hour strike over face masks and social distancing [The Guardian] 2020-08-18

Canada / Prince Edward Island Province approves 200 new staff positions, three weeks before schools reopen [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-08-18

Canada / Nova Scotia School specialists in ongoing battle over union spot spend summer running virtual camps [CBC] 2020-08-18

Canada / British Columbia PNE's long-term survival at risk without federal help, union and fair officials say [CBC] 2020-08-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Unions say many questions unanswered about back-to-school plan [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-08-18

Canada / British Columbia Union launches 'Save the PNE' campaign amidst financial struggles [CTV] 2020-08-18

Canada / British Columbia Federal government action needed to save the PNE [CUPE] 2020-08-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador School re-entry plan sketchy on details [CUPE] 2020-08-18

Canada Universal, permanent paid sick days needed now [The Star] 2020-08-18

Canada / Ontario Supply teachers say bouncing between schools amid COVID-19 pandemic could put staff, students at risk [CBC] 2020-08-18

Canada Zooming in Post-Pandemic Times - Adapting to a New Normal [Our Times] 2020-08-18

UK easyJet walking away from redundancy talks shows spectacular bad faith [BALPA] 2020-08-18

UK Public Health England is being used as a scapegoat for government’s Covid-19 failings [Unite the union] 2020-08-18

UK Government U-Turn on Exams [NEU] 2020-08-18

New Zealand Covid-19: Transmission shows importance of workplace rights [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-08-18

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA statement on easing of lockdown to Alert Level 2 [COSATU] 2020-08-18

South Africa Health care may be disrupted when Nehawu members protest on Friday [BusinessLIVE] 2020-08-18

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital boards are missing in action [DispatchLIVE] 2020-08-18

New Zealand Covid-19: Exhausted lab workers having trouble with demand [Radio New Zealand] 2020-08-18

South Africa Many schools not ready to return to teaching [SowetanLIVE] 2020-08-18

USA / South Carolina Laid off or fired while quarantined for coronavirus, these SC workers sued [Post and Courier] 2020-08-17

USA / India / California H-1B: Bay Area foreign tech workers stranded in India after President Trump’s visa order [Mercury News] 2020-08-17

USA / New York NY's Unemployed Restaurant Workers Struggle for Food, Housing [Documented NY] 2020-08-17

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

UK Dave Prentis seeks to enlist MPs in jobs row with British Gas [UNISON] 2020-08-17

Australia / Victoria Nursing union makes stunning claims about Victoria’s aged care homes at royal commission [Brinkwire] 2020-08-17

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

Australia Aged care homes should prepare to lose all their staff if they have COVID-19: Royal Commission [Inside Adeing] 2020-08-17

Australia / Victoria Doctors warned Victoria's health department about hotel infection control dangers before coronavirus spread [ABC] 2020-08-17

Australia / Victoria Workplace transmissions: a predictable result of the class divide in worker rights [The Conversation] 2020-08-17

Australia Virgin workers dispute reignites ahead of key vote hearing [The Morning Herald] 2020-08-17

Canada Migrant farm workers call for safety from reprisals for speaking out [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-17

UK / Scotland Union welcomes National Trust for Scotland's 'vitally important' £3.8m bailout [The National] 2020-08-17

UK Blog: Because Black disabled lives matter [UNISON] 2020-08-17

South Africa Nehawu to Ramaphosa: Stop showering frontline workers with empty words - they need more PPEs [News24] 2020-08-17

South Africa Futile to reopen economy without injection of new money, says Cosatu [DFA] 2020-08-17

South Africa SAFTU statement on announcement of lowering of regulations to level 2 [SAFTU] 2020-08-17

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 lockdown level 2 [COSATU] 2020-08-17

Australia Rex purchase of Virgin planes shows government support for aviation is partisan [TWU] 2020-08-16

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry shows aviation workers were put at risk [TWU] 2020-08-16

Australia Ruby Princess inquiry report will be fundamentally flawed due limited scope and public servants’ refusal to appear [MUA] 2020-08-16

Australia ITF and Affiliate Unions Submission to Ruby Princess Special Commission of Inquiry [MUA] 2020-08-16

Australia MUA submission to the Senate Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade. [MUA] 2020-08-16

Singapore Braced for rough weather amid Covid-19: Workers worry over jobs and livelihoods [The Straits Times] 2020-08-16

Germany IG Metall backs four-day week to save jobs [Auto.com] 2020-08-16

Canada / Ontario Inadequate school bus health and safety protocols put students and drivers at risk [Unifor] 2020-08-15

Canada / Ontario UFCW and allies provide PPE, food donations to migrant workers in Leamington [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-15

Canada Conservatives are putting kids and families at risk with back-to-school plans [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-15

Canada / Ontario Front-Line Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Health-care Professionals Call for Repeal of Bills 124, 195 [ONA] 2020-08-15

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Priorities for Economic Recovery: Robust and Viable Options towards an Economy that Works for All [NLFL] 2020-08-15

Canada / British Columbia Survey of 16,400 BC teachers reveals health and safety a top priority [BCTF] 2020-08-15

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

Canada ATA President Demands Meeting with Minister on School Safety [ATA] 2020-08-15

Kenya Doctors vow to strike as coronavirus cases surge [The Standard] 2020-08-15

Kenya Kenyan women protest outside Beirut consulate demanding to be repatriated [CNN] 2020-08-15

UK Jet2 to make 102 pilots redundant after union talks fail to save jobs [BALPA] 2020-08-15

USA / California Low-wage workers face retaliation for demanding COVID-19 safety measures at work [The Times] 2020-08-15

Turkey Concern among workers and unions grows as COVID-19 spreads in factories [SCF] 2020-08-15

UK Despite huge PCS ballot result Tate Enterprises confirms 313 redundancies [PCS] 2020-08-15

Canada The dangerous allure of concession bargaining [CLI] 2020-08-15

Canada / British Columbia Workers want jobs back in return for hotels’ bailouts [CLI] 2020-08-15

Canada / Saskatchewan Education worker speaks out about reopening [Rank and File] 2020-08-15

Canada / Ontario The End of the (Emergency) Era in Ontario: Where are We Now? [The Law of Work] 2020-08-15

New Zealand PSA supports mandatory Covid-19 testing for border and isolation workers [PSA-te Pukenga HereTikanga Mahi] 2020-08-15

Australia Should Australians continue working from home after coronavirus is controlled? [SBS] 2020-08-15

Canada / Alberta COVID-19 outbreak declared at Cargill processing facility in Calgary [CBC] 2020-08-15

Canada / British Columbia 10 hospitality workers in B.C. continue hunger strike, urging government to protect jobs [CBC] 2020-08-15

Canada / Quebec Blue-collar workers protest a dangerous and costly decision by the City of Montreal [CUPE] 2020-08-15

Australia CICTAR: New Report shows that Funding for Non-Profit Aged Care Operators Disappears in the Dark [PSI] 2020-08-15

Global Pandemic and neoliberalism: The bill just arrived [PSI] 2020-08-15

South Africa / Germany VW neglected Covid-19 health and safety protocols, says union [IndustriALL] 2020-08-15

Mayotte Union campaign focuses on students affected by the pandemic [EI] 2020-08-15

New Zealand Covid-19: CTU supports wage subsidy extension [NZCTU] 2020-08-15

Kenya Decent Work in Covid- 19 Period [COTU] 2020-08-15

Kenya PPE Distribution [COTU] 2020-08-15

South Africa Teacher unions poll: Improvement in access to water, sanitiser delivery [News24] 2020-08-15

South Africa ‘Mr President, the numbers don’t add up’ says Numsa on Covid-19 stats [Scribd] 2020-08-14

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

UK UNISON calls for ‘sustainable and sufficient’ university funding [UNISON] 2020-08-14

UK A-level chaos and confusion as minister accused of making up policy on the hoof [UCU] 2020-08-14

Canada / Quebec Quebec promised extra pay for some health-care workers but many still haven't received it [CBC] 2020-08-14

UK TSSA condemns government's 'utterly shambolic' extension of quarantine regime to France [ts] 2020-08-14

Canada / Saskatchewan SEIU-West Launches Demonstrations to Support Fair Deal [CJWW] 2020-08-14

Nepal Solidarity Center Partner Takes Action to Supported Returned Migrant Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-08-14

Canada Care Work is Climate Work - Long-Term Care and a Green New Deal [Our Times] 2020-08-14

Canada / Ontario Tensions escalated between the Ontario government and teachers’ unions Thursday [CP] 2020-08-14

Canada / Ontario Inadequate school bus health and safety protocols put students and drivers at risk [Unifor] 2020-08-14

Canada / Manitoba Strong recommendation for masks in schools not good enough, union says [CBC] 2020-08-14

Canada / Ontario Unions decry Ontario Catholic school board’s COVID-19 sick leave policy [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Rapid Access to Testing and Results Critical to Functionality of School System: NLTA [VOCM] 2020-08-14

Indonesia COVID-19’s Impact on Indonesia’s Social Opposition: The Examples of Labour Rights and the Papuan Question [ISEAS] ActNOW! 2020-08-14

South Africa COVID-19: More than 27 000 health workers test positive [The South African] 2020-08-13

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Province lacks clear COVID-19 plan [eNCA] 2020-08-13

USA / California Dying Young: The Health Care Workers in Their 20s Killed by COVID-19 [KHN] 2020-08-13

USA / New York NY migrant farmworkers warn of next virus wave [Auburn Pub] 2020-08-13

USA Primex workers fired for exposing company’s deadly COVID-19 practices [UFW] 2020-08-13

UK A Level and vocational qualification results in England [NEU] 2020-08-13

Australia Live performance COVID-19 guidelines released [MEAA] 2020-08-13

Australia Government must implement ANMF’s aged care action plan [ANMF] 2020-08-13

Australia Union disappointed in High Court sick leave decision [AMWU] 2020-08-13

Australia Federal Government must intervene to protect workers’ sick leave in a pandemic [ACTU] 2020-08-13

Australia 7.5% per cent unemployed, more than a million out of work for the first time [ACTU] 2020-08-13

Singapore 800 migrant workers newly quarantined after Covid-19 case discovered in cleared dormitory [The Straits Times] 2020-08-13

Australia / Queensland Meat union backs JBS on COVID Jobkeeper payment distortions [Beef Central] 2020-08-13

Australia High Court rules against union bid for more paid sick leave for shift workers [ABC] 2020-08-13

Canada / Manitoba NDP calls on province to test all workers at Maple Leaf in Brandon, 'dramatically increase' capacity [CBC] 2020-08-13

Canada / Ontario Invest in Canada or be punished, Unifor tells Big Three automakers as contract talks kick off [The Star] 2020-08-13

Canada / Ontario Unifor president says Big 3 automaker negotiations 'about working class people' amid COVID-19 concerns [CBC] 2020-08-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Updated return to school plan inadequate on student and staff safety [CUPE] 2020-08-13

Canada / Saskatchewan STF Calls for Consistent Public Health Measures in Schools [STF] 2020-08-13

Brazil GM proposes Brazil workforce reduction through buyouts, union says [Reuters] 2020-08-13

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

South Africa Unions, SGBs concerned about matric, Grade 7 attendance and space for more grades [News24] 2020-08-13

South Africa SA could move to level 2 lockdown very soon if Ramaphosa heeds labour federations’ calls [IOL] 2020-08-13

USA The Pandemic Benefit Seems So Great Because Actual Wages Are Insanely Low [TNR] 2020-08-12

USA / New York During A Lonely New York Summer, Lincoln Center Brings Music To Essential Workers [NPR] For more info 2020-08-12

USA / New York Migrant farm workers warn of next COVID-19 wave in New York [Press Connects] 2020-08-12

Australia Wage growth slumps to historic low [ACTU] 2020-08-12

Australia Fair work Commission quashes deal for workers forced to sleep at airports [TWU] 2020-08-12

Australia Working Holiday Visa program must be axed to end worker exploitation says Retail Supply Chain Alliance [RSCA] 2020-08-12

Australia Hundreds of Australia’s aged care residents will die of Covid because of government failure, expert warns [The Guardian] 2020-08-12

Australia Unions slammed over their call for the working holiday visa to be axed [ABC] 2020-08-12

Canada / British Columbia 'It's not right': B.C. landlord refuses to rent to care home worker [CTV] 2020-08-12

Canada / Ontario Teachers and Education Workers in the Upper Canada District School Board Demand a Safe Return to School [Lake 88.1] 2020-08-12

Canada / New Brunswick Saint John transit union wants province to take federal money [CBC] 2020-08-12

Canada / Alberta Meat plant that had North America's then-largest COVID-19 outbreak has greatly improved safety: union [CBC] 2020-08-12

Switzerland Education unions join forces for safe return to schools and quality education [EI] 2020-08-12

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

UK Bakkavor commits to full pay for self-isolating Newark workers following Unite pressure [Unite the union] 2020-08-12

New Zealand Covid-19 update [NZPFU] 2020-08-12

South Africa Nehawu to continue with planned protests over safety of healthcare workers [The World News] 2020-08-12

Israel Arkia signs agreement with Histadrut, Eilat flights may return [Jerusalem Post] 2020-08-11

Australia Working Holiday Visa program must be axed to end worker exploitation says the Retail Supply Chain Alliance [AWU] 2020-08-11

UK Lewisham council urged to in-source leisure centres to improve services and protect jobs [Unite the union] 2020-08-11

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

UK CITB workers facing immoral triple whammy of attacks on pay, conditions and jobs [Unite the union] 2020-08-11

UK Join our webinar on redundancy and the right to informed [UNISON] 2020-08-11

UK Risks: Union health and safety news - Number 960 - 11 August 2020 [TUC] 2020-08-11

Australia Unions want working holiday visas axed as Australians struggle finding jobs [The New Daily] 2020-08-11

Australia Unions want working holidaymaker visa axed, say pandemic shows farmers' over-reliance on backpackers [ABC] 2020-08-11

Canada / Saskatchewan Moose Jaw schools cut custodial staff as students set to return during pandemic [CBC] 2020-08-11

Canada / British Columbia Laid-off B.C. hotel workers begin hunger strike demanding job protection [The News] 2020-08-11

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

Canada Background performers worry they're being replaced by mannequins [CBC] 2020-08-11

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 cases rise in Maple Leafs Foods plant in Brandon [CTV] 2020-08-11

Canada 'Crisis within a crisis:' Union calls for better migrant-worker protections amid COVID-19 fallout [The Free Press] 2020-08-11

Canada New EI Rule is a Good First Step [CUPE] 2020-08-11

UK Ministers must extend job retention scheme to save jobs, says TUC [TUC] 2020-08-11

Zambia Covid has massively disrupted socio-economic activity – ZCTU [The Mast] 2020-08-11

UK Industrial action not out of the question at Heathrow as `greed, not need' forces huge pay cuts on workers [Unite the union] 2020-08-10

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

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

UK RMT steps up pressure to halt jobs carnage at Trump's Turnberry resort [RMT] 2020-08-10

UK NHS test and trace will fail unless government pays wages, say unions [Guardian] 2020-08-10

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

UK Expand jobs, boost pay! [Workers liberty] 2020-08-10

Australia / Victoria Victorian teachers lodge more WorkCover claims for impacts of coronavirus pandemic than any other profession [ABC] 2020-08-10

Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin responds to false claims by Shipping Australia [MUA] 2020-08-10

South Africa Nurses battling to cope with Covid-19 [City Press] 2020-08-10

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

USA / North Carolina Caravan of educators, parents, cafeteria workers protest in front of Republican US senator's office [WRAL] 2020-08-09

Canada / Nova Scotia Long-term care review must happen quickly to protect workers and residents [Unifor] 2020-08-09

Canada / British Columbia Unifor welcomes mask requirement for Translink, B.C. Transit users [Unifor] 2020-08-09

Canada COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples [OPSEU] 2020-08-09

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU releases report Neglecting Northwood [NUPGE] 2020-08-09

Canada COVID-19 outbreaks more serious in for-profit long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-08-09

Canada The Time is NOW: Letter to PM Trudeau on Extending Paid Sick Leave for all Canadians [CCU] 2020-08-09

Canada We need made-in-Canada N95 respirators [CFNU] 2020-08-09

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

Australia Video Conference exhaustion [Professionals Australia] 2020-08-09

Australia / Victoria Melbourne Uni must pause mass job cuts [NTEU] 2020-08-09

Australia Coronavirus: Fly-in offshore workers left high and dry [MUA] 2020-08-09

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

Australia Strength and solidarity with Victoria [CPSU] 2020-08-09

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

Australia It’s time to show aged care workers genuine respect [ANMF] 2020-08-09

UK PCS consultative ballot of jobcentre and Universal Credit workers opens 17 August [PCS] 2020-08-09

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Fish harvesters happy to see federal money but still have questions [CBC] 2020-08-09

India India's Army Of 600,000 Virus-Hunting Women Health Workers Goes On Strike [NCTV] For more info 2020-08-09

Israel Finance minister and Histadrut chair agreed to establish a roundtable forum for representatives of the workers, the employers and the state [Davar] 2020-08-09

South Africa Support for women informal workers is urgent as pandemic unfolds [The Conversation] 2020-08-09

Zimbabwe ZCTU to name and shame firms exposing workers to Covid-19 risks [New Zimbabwe] 2020-08-08

USA US Has Lost 12,881,000 Jobs Since February. Lowest-Paid Workers Are Hit Hardest [TruthOut] 2020-08-08

USA / Florida Struggling Municipal Workers Plead for Aid from Federal Lawmakers [Bay News 9] 2020-08-08

UK Health and social care must both be public [Workers' liberty] 2020-08-08

USA / Ohio Union representing Cleveland waste workers says city provided workers expired PPE [Yahoo] 2020-08-08

USA Why Black workers will hurt the most if Congress doesn't extend jobless benefits [Philadelphia Tribune] 2020-08-08

USA / New York Covid-19: N.Y. schools allowed to reopen, raising more questions [Buffalo News] 2020-08-08

USA / Florida Florida Gov. DeSantis: Restaurant workers don’t need a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work [WSVN] 2020-08-08

USA / California 'Everyone tested positive': Covid devastates agriculture workers in California's heartland [Guardian] 2020-08-08

USA Without Federal Protections, Farm Workers Risk Coronavirus Infection To Harvest Crops [NPR] 2020-08-08

USA Workers Blow the Whistle on Mass Death [ITT] 2020-08-08

New Zealand Kiwis support working people having safer sick leave [NZCTU] 2020-08-08

Australia Urgent need to extend jobkeeper to Dnata workers [TWU] 2020-08-08

Australia / Global Risk to Global Supply Chain Grows as Overworked Seafarers Halt Ships [gCaptain] 2020-08-08

Australia Jobs for all: could a government-funded Job Guarantee be Australia's answer to unemployment? [The Advocate] 2020-08-08

Canada / Ontario Labour ministry orders eye protection for Rainforest Cafe servers [Review] 2020-08-08

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers to hold massive 'hunger strike' outside B.C. legislature [Vancouver is Awesome] 2020-08-08

Canada / Manitoba Processing plant with COVID-19 should learn from Alberta facilities and shut down, union leaders say [CBC] 2020-08-08

Canada / Manitoba Six more COVID-19 cases reported at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant: union [CTV] 2020-08-08

Canada / Manitoba 10 employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-08-08

Canada Coalition calls for immediate action on pharmacare [CUPE] 2020-08-08

Germany Coronavirus in Germany: How a Romanian sex worker is affected by prostitution ban [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-08

Canada / Prince Edward Island Foreign worker aid fails to address 'fundamental problem': Institute [CBC] 2020-08-08

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

South Africa / Eastern Cape Nehawu plans strike to hire more health workers [Elitsha] 2020-08-08

South Africa Covid-19 Roundup | Investigations and dismissals [New Frame] 2020-08-07

USA / Illinois IL Extends Unemployment Benefits By 20 Weeks As Workers Struggle During Pandemic [Block Club Chicago] 2020-08-07

USA / New Jersey Exposed to travelers, airport workers rally for bill that would pay for their healthcare [NJ] 2020-08-07

USA / Arizona Unions, Safeway raise $40,000 for Navajo Nation [WHICentral] 2020-08-07

Australia / Queensland Brisbane Airport contractor must reinstate cleaning service during COVID-19 [UWU] 2020-08-07

Australia / Victoria Toll Kmart risk worker and community safety with inadequate COVID outbreak management [UWU] 2020-08-07

USA / Montana 2 Keystone XL pipeline workers get virus, but work continues [AP] 2020-08-07

USA / California CA lawmakers propose more protections for farm workers impacted by coronavirus [ABC] 2020-08-07

USA / California Healthcare workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections The employees at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital hold rally [OCRegister] 2020-08-07

Australia Resisting the digital automation of teaching [AEU] 2020-08-07

Australia Expanded JobKeeper still excludes millions [ACTU] 2020-08-07

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

Singapore Almost all workers in dorms tested for Covid-19 by today [The Straits Times] 2020-08-07

USA Large-scale COVID-19 antibody testing of frontline health care workers reveals prevalence [Northwell Health] 2020-08-07

Europe / Asia Covid led to ‘brutal crackdown’ on garment workers' rights, says report [Guardian] 2020-08-07

USA Sign the petition: Demand Congress continue to defer student loan debt until there is an accessible and functioning vaccine for COVID-19 [Action Network] 2020-08-07

USA / New York NYSUT poll: 81 percent of union members say health and safety should drive school reopening [My Little Falls] For more info 2020-08-07

USA Millions of Workers Suffering From Repeat Layoffs [The Street] 2020-08-07

USA AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Providing mental health aid to New York front-line physicians [AMA] 2020-08-07

USA Major unions push for paid leave in COVID-19 aid bill [The Hill] 2020-08-07

USA / Tennessee Under fire from Trump, TVA agrees to keep IT workers, drop outsourcing plan [Chattanooga Times Free Press] 2020-08-07

USA Labor takes a hit from the Covid-19 pandemic [Buffalo News] 2020-08-07

Canada Migrant workers weigh COVID-19 risks, financial needs on Canadian farms [CTV] 2020-08-07

Canada / Manitoba Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases [This Week] 2020-08-07

Canada / Manitoba Opposition leaders back call to shut down Brandon Maple Leaf plant after 4 COVID-19 cases [CBC] 2020-08-07

USA / Florida ‘Held hostage’: Cruise employees were stuck on a ship and forced to work without pay, lawsuit says [Wash Post] 2020-08-07

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Crosbie Meets with Union Leaders as Questions Around Provincial Economy Remain [VOCM] 2020-08-07

USA / Illinois Workers’ rights advocate to join virtual discussion on nation’s economy [SIU News] 2020-08-07

USA / Mexico Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US [Guardian] 2020-08-07

USA 'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay [NPR] 2020-08-07

Canada / Ontario Premier Ford and Minister Lecce neglect child care in school reopening plan [CUPE] 2020-08-07

USA Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn’t Extend Jobless Benefits [NYTimes] 2020-08-07

Global The value of labour after the pandemic [Global Labour University] 2020-08-07

Global From coronavirus to risk society: the challenges trade unions will face [Global Labour University] 2020-08-07

Dominican Republic Pandemic deepens lack of social cohesion in the Dominican Republic [Global Labour University] 2020-08-07

UK Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England [UNISON] 2020-08-07

Africa EI Africa Region Adopts Indicators for school reopening [Education International] 2020-08-07

Global A universal commitment to end child labour [ILO] 2020-08-07

Singapore Singapore migrant worker mental health in spotlight after self harm incident [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-08-07

Middle East Investors raise concerns about migrant workers' rights in Gulf [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-08-07

Asia Union busting and unfair dismissals: Garment workers during COVID-19 [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-08-07

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

UK PCS to focus on pay and impact of coronavirus at TUC Congress 2020 [PCS] 2020-08-07

South Africa Cosatu proposes interventions to tackle Covid-19 procurement graft [Mail & Guardiana] 2020-08-06

South Africa NEHAWU reaction to the situational update by the Minister of Health [COSATU] 2020-08-06

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA welcomes the suspension of senior management at Northdale Hospital [COSATU] 2020-08-06

South Africa / Limpopo SAMWU update on salary increases and compliance with covid-19 regulations [COSATU] 2020-08-06

South Africa Nehawu supports Numsa in calling for VWSA to comply with health and safety regulations [Polity] 2020-08-06

South Africa Nehawu condemns COVID-19 corruption [eNCA] 2020-08-06

Guatemala Covid outbreak exposes dire conditions at Guatemala factory making US brands [The Guardian] 2020-08-06

USA / California Healthcare Workers in Crisis [LA Progressive] 2020-08-06

India The Real Struggle for Life Goes On, As a Temple of Dreams Rises [Newsclick] 2020-08-06

Italy Unions threaten gen strike if ban on dismissals not extended [ANSA] 2020-08-06

UK easyJet base closures `a kick in the teeth' for employees, passengers and vital regional airports [Unite the union] 2020-08-06

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

UK Unite's unique support set to reassure extremely vulnerable workers as they return to work [Unite the union] 2020-08-06

UK Thousands of NHS workers across the UK will be taking to the streets on Saturday (8 August) [Unite the union] 2020-08-06

Kenya Covid-19 crisis looms over health workers’ strikes [The Nation] 2020-08-06

Canada / Ontario Working during a pandemic with no sick days: Janitors at Loyalist College raise concerns about safety as students prepare to return to campus [SEIU] 2020-08-06

UK Bosses turn up at self-isolating workers' home and bully her into Covid-19 blood test [GMB] 2020-08-06

UK PCS exposes contradictory Covid advice from Boris Johnson and the Cabinet Office [PCS] 2020-08-06

Italy A Migrants' Advocate Fights For The 'Invisibles' [NPR] 2020-08-06

France More French workers demand a share of Macron's Covid-19 bonus [RFI] 2020-08-06

Australia Unions refuse to criticise Bain for Virgin cuts [Australian Aviation] 2020-08-06

Australia / Global Unions warn some foreign seafarers forced to stay on board with no prospect of returning home [The Guardian] 2020-08-06

Aruba Unions and parent advocacy group respond to yesterday’s core ECEC announcements [The Sector] 2020-08-06

Canada / Manitoba Liquor Mart staff to wear masks at work starting Thursday [CBC] 2020-08-06

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Long-term-care workers protest staffing levels at St. John's homes [CBC] 2020-08-06

Canada / Ontario Estate planning company offers Ontario education workers free wills ahead of September [Global] 2020-08-06

Canada / British Columbia No Tourism Bailout without Job Protection for 50,000 Hotel Workers, Says Union [The Tyee] 2020-08-06

Canada / Ontario Education unions in Toronto call on TDSB to rethink school restart plan [CBC] 2020-08-06

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 case at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon hopefully isolated, union rep says [CBC] 2020-08-06

USA Labor journalism in the midst of pandemic and national rebellion [Chuffed] 2020-08-06

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Long-Term Care Workers Hold Demonstration Over Staffing Strain [VOCM] 2020-08-06

Canada / Saskatchewan Bback-to-school plans fall short of protections needed for students and staff [CUPE] 2020-08-06

Canada / Alberta Time for Kenney to face reality and commit to safe school reopening [CUPE] 2020-08-06

USA Workers face retaliation, including layoffs, for organizing unions during Covid-19 pandemic [Shadowproof] 2020-08-06

USA / New York Teachers bring coffins, guillotine while protesting NYC schools reopening plan [New York Post] 2020-08-06

Eswatini Teachers oppose hasty school reopening [New Frame] 2020-08-06

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

South Africa Nehawu condemns COVID-19 corruption [eNCA] 2020-08-06

South Africa NEHAWU condemns increase in corruption associated with the procurement of PPE's [Polity] 2020-08-06

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

USA / Illinois Chicago Public Schools will go fully remote to start the fall [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-08-05

USA / Illinois Chicago Teachers Union to call for strike vote at meeting next week [Chicago Sun-Times] 2020-08-05

USA Union wants vulnerable TSA officers kept home as coronavirus cases surge [Washington Post ] 2020-08-05

Kenya Nurses threaten to strike from Monday over poor working conditions [The Star] 2020-08-05

Kenya Lamu medics on strike over exposure to Covid-19 at work [The Star] 2020-08-05

Kenya Homa Bay Health Workers' Strike Enters Second Day [The Nation] 2020-08-05

Italy Advocate Reveals The Plight Of Migrant Workers [KAWC] 2020-08-05

Mexico SNTE Proposals for a Safe Return to Classes [EI] 2020-08-05

Australia Retail staff bearing the brunt of coronavirus-driven abuse [The New Daily] 2020-08-05

Australia Spotless Dandenong workers to be paid through their shutdown [UWU] 2020-08-05

Australia Federal Government announcement has no guarantees for educators [UWU] 2020-08-05

Australia TWU supports announcement on fuller capacity Virgin [TWU] 2020-08-05

Australia ANMF calls for paid pandemic leave for all aged care workers [ANMF] 2020-08-05

Australia Devastating Virgin job cuts prove case for industry support [ASU] 2020-08-05

Australia Statement from ACTU President Michele O’Neil on Virgin Australia [ACTU] 2020-08-05

Canada / Ontario ‘We need them now’: Advocates call for employer-provided paid sick days [TVO] 2020-08-05

Germany Germany's exploited foreign workers amid coronavirus [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-05

Australia / South Australia Union urges SA to access pandemic leave [Yahoo] 2020-08-05

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU report into COVID at Northwood points to government cutbacks, other decisions [Saltwire] 2020-08-05

Canada Employee perceptions on returning to work [OHS Canada] 2020-08-05

Canada / Ontario Health care workers announce 22 political protests against the PC government’s removal of their basic workplace rights [CUPE] 2020-08-05

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

UK Councils forced to pick up the pieces from failing test and trace [UNISON] 2020-08-05

USA / Michigan Detroit polling places open late after some workers no-show for Michigan primary election [Detroit Free Press] 2020-08-05

USA / Ohio Black workers hit hard by COVID-19 economy [Dayton Daily News] 2020-08-04

USA / Delaware New $10M program to retrain pandemic-affected Delaware workers [DE Biz Times] 2020-08-04

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

USA / Pennsylvania Trash is piling up, but people aren’t blaming Philly sanitation workers [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-08-04

USA / Vermont Workers Who Responded to COVID-19 Crisis Qualify for Grants of Up to $2,000 [Seven Days VT] 2020-08-04

USA Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead: The reality is worse than most Americans know [Next Gov] 2020-08-04

South Africa COVID-19 infects prisoners as POPCRU blasts Ramaphosa [Opera News] 2020-08-04

USA / Oregon Oregon fund provides two weeks of pay for agricultural workers impacted by coronavirus [KATU] 2020-08-04

South Africa / Gauteng 'It's genocide' - Denosa on claims poor quality PPEs led to deaths of doctors [Cape Talk ] 2020-08-04

USA / Michigan State orders COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing workers [Detroit News] 2020-08-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal NEHAWU angered by death of a patient from hypoxia in makeshift hospital parking lot facility [Polity] 2020-08-04

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

USA / Wisconsin Epic Systems employees decry CEO's decision to call workers back to the office [WI State Jrnl] 2020-08-04

USA / Maryland 100+ Baltimore District postal workers test positive for COVID-19 [WMAR] 2020-08-04

USA No Evidence The $600 Federal Unemployment Benefit Kept Workers Home [Forbes] 2020-08-04

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

Germany Already experiencing second wave, says doctors' union [The Telegraph] 2020-08-04

Philippines JRRMMC health workers mourn death of colleague to COVID-19 [The Bulletin] 2020-08-04

Australia HSU will continue push for paid pandemic leave for aged care and disability support workers [HSU] 2020-08-04

Australia 'Gaping holes in government's paid pandemic leave': Trade union [Sky] 2020-08-04

Zimbabwe Private doctors send distress call [Bulawayo 24] 2020-08-04

Zimbabwe We Cannot Work On Empty Stomachs, Health Workers Tell Govt [The Conversation] 2020-08-04

Canada / Ontario Rainforest Cafe worker will be allowed to wear face shield [Review] 2020-08-04

Canada Migrant workers on farms across Canada are being told they can’t leave, raising human rights concerns [The Globe and Mail] 2020-08-04

UK C P Pharmaceuticals world class workforce in line to produce Covid-19 vaccines [Unite the union] 2020-08-04

UK The impact of Covid-19 on women [PCS] 2020-08-04

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

UK TSSA signs Save Travel letter to government as Hays Travel cuts jobs [TSSA] 2020-08-04

South Africa It is not about you but about serving the country, ministers must serve the country and not their egos - NEHAWU [Polity] 2020-08-04

UK Unions say government has 'head in sand' over 2021 GCSEs and A-levels [Guardian] 2020-08-04

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal 7 Demands nursing union wants from Health Department [Daily News] 2020-08-04

South Africa Unions: basic Education Department failed to give detailed report on school re-opening [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-04

USA Teachers protest reopening schools while coronavirus lurks [Reuters] 2020-08-04

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

South Africa / Gauteng Lack of quality PPE blamed for deaths of 8 doctors who succumbed to Covid-19 [The Star] 2020-08-03

South Africa / Gauteng Nehawu and DA condemn dumping of PPEs in a river and want action [IOL] 2020-08-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA calls on its members to refuse to resume work post- isolation or quarantine until they receive psychological support first [COSATU] 2020-08-03

South Africa Sadtu says it will not hesitate to seek school break if COVID-19 flares up [Radio 702] 2020-08-03

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

UK UK theatre job losses rise by 2,000 in a month, union figures show [Guardian] 2020-08-03

UK New Emergency Working Principles and Guidance on Face Coverings [TSSA] 2020-08-03

Canada Calling all activists: Support the expansion of EI sickness benefits [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-03

Canada / Ontario Restaurants, grocery stores and gyms will have more safety restrictions than public elementary schools in September [ETFO] 2020-08-03

Canada PSAC pushes back against WE Charity contracting out at Finance Committee [PSAC] 2020-08-03

Canada / Ontario Ford government jeopardizing safety of all Ontarians with underfunded return to school plan [OSSTF] 2020-08-03

Canada / Ontario Staffing Study Gets Much Right on Long-Term Care, ONA Urges Action Backed up by Funding [ONA] 2020-08-03

Canada National child care system needed more than ever [NUPGE] 2020-08-03

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU declines invitation to participate in Northwood review [NUPGE] 2020-08-03

Canada Austerity Sucks! There, I said it. [IAMAW] 2020-08-03

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

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

Australia / Victoria Early educators petition Government for JobKeeper during lockdown in Victoria [UWU] 2020-08-03

Australia / Victoria Melbourne educators could be abandoned without pay [UWU] 2020-08-03

Australia TWU urges Qantas to act on COVID cases as domestic freight in Melbourne shuts [TWU] 2020-08-03

Australia / Queensland Statement: AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton and CFMEU National President Tony Maher [AWU] 2020-08-03

Australia Pandemic relief payment doesn’t go far enough [ACTU] 2020-08-03

Australia ACTU - BCA Joint Letter: Pandemic Leave [ACTU] 2020-08-03

Australia Government moves on paid pandemic leave [Port News] 2020-08-03

Global IUF and Danone to begin negotiations on new agreement to protect against negative employment consequences of COVID-19 [IUF] 2020-08-03

South Africa / Gauteng Hundreds protest in JHB against government’s response to Covid-19 [GroundUp] 2020-08-03

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

South Africa FEDUSA Calls for Urgent Probe into Allegations of PPEs Procurement Corruption [FEDUSA] 2020-08-03

Israel 540 Israeli Airline Employees Protest Company's Likely Closure Amid Pandemic [I24] 2020-08-03

South Africa Teachers, principals anxious about phasing in of different grades [SowetanLIVE] 2020-08-02

South Africa COSATU speaks up against corruption amid pandemic [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-02

South Africa 'Serve the public': NEHAWU gives scathing criticism of govt's response to virus [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-02

USA / Florida Guess which two states have the most newly unemployed. Hint: It's the two worst governors [Daily Kos] 2020-08-02

India Financial perks: Demise of Coal India employee due to COVID-19 to be treated as accidental death [ANI] 2020-08-02

USA The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Intensified Systemic Economic Racism Against Black Americans [New Yorker] 2020-08-02

USA / Oregon Executive Pay Grows as Workers Face Historic Unemployment [OR AFL-CIO] 2020-08-02

USA / Utah More than 1,100 Utah health care workers have contracted COVID-19 [Salt Lake Tribune] 2020-08-02

USA / Oregon Many nurses pushing to expand workers' compensation [BuzzFeedZZ] 2020-08-02

USA Unemployment Insurance Desperately Needs an Update [LA Progressive] 2020-08-02

USA Coronavirus is unleashing righteous worker anger and a new wave of unionism [The Tribune] 2020-08-02

USA / Ohio White Collar Workers Put On Assembly Line As COVID-19 Shrinks Worker Population [IL NPR] 2020-08-02

USA For millions of Americans, the too-soon end of unemployment benefits is life or death [Daily Jrnl] 2020-08-02

Global Grocery workers deserve hero pay [The Daily Nonpareil] 2020-08-02

UK PCS to launch consultative ballot for industrial action over jobcentre hours extension [PCS] 2020-08-02

South Africa Corruption threatens patients' medical care - Sama [eNCA] 2020-08-02

Israel From Lab Technicians to Nurses: This is How the Workers Became the Responsible Adults of the Crisis [Davar] 2020-08-02

USA Pandemic Could Reduce 3 Million Workers’ Social Security Benefits [NRMLA] For more info 2020-08-02

USA If you value essential workers, raise federal minimum wage [Chronicle-Express] 2020-08-02

USA Amazon Workers Respond To Jeff Bezos' Testimony Before Congress [WGLT] 2020-08-02

USA / Oregon Oregon launches coronavirus-related assistance program for agricultural workers [OPB] 2020-08-02

USA / Nevada How Essential Food Workers Are Fighting Back [Culinary Union 226] 2020-08-02

South Africa Health union takes on Health Minister Zweli Mkhize over PPE [IOL] 2020-08-01

Canada / Ontario Doug Ford’s Ministry Of Labour is Giving Migrant Worker Employers Advance Notice of COVID-19 Inspections [Press Progress] 2020-08-01

Canada Reclaiming the Vision - Transforming Long-Term Care in Canada [Our Times] 2020-08-01

Canada / New Brunswick Lowest-paid workers in Shannex homes in New Brunswick excluded from federal wage top-up [The Media Co-op] 2020-08-01

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

Canada The Gap between Stock Markets and Society has Never Been Greater [Centre for Future Work] 2020-08-01

Canada Rebuilding Canada’s Economy Must Start with Rebuilding Work [Centre for Future Work] 2020-08-01

USA Sanders Calls Elon Musk a 'Hypocrite' for Opposing New Stimulus Package [Newsweek] 2020-08-01

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

Australia COVID-vulnerable workers need support to stay safe [RTBU] 2020-08-01

USA The Fight to Save Jobs in the Airline Industry [The New Yorker] 2020-08-01

Australia Aged Care Minister 'clearly doesn't understand the industry' [Sky] 2020-08-01

Canada / Ontario Rainforest Cafe server sent home for wearing face shield [Review] 2020-08-01

Canada / New Brunswick Lowest paid workers in New Brunswick retirement homes being excluded from federal wage top-up [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada Flight attendants call on federal government to make safer skies a priority in next phase of pandemic [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada / Manitoba Plan to re-open schools short on resources, more a wish than a plan [CUPE] 2020-08-01

Canada / Saskatchewan It’s time to focus on fairness [CUPE] 2020-08-01

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

Canada / Ontario Education workers demand more funding for post-COVID schools [CUPE] 2020-08-01

UK Coronavirus: NEU's position on face masks [NEU] 2020-08-01

UK Coronavirus outbreak wipes out 30% of county’s fire cover [FBU] 2020-08-01

South Africa Job cuts, lock-ins, and fear: Domestic workers suffer Covid-19 squeeze [GroundUp] 2020-08-01

South Africa / Eastern Cape Dozens of EPWP workers not paid since May [GroundUp] 2020-08-01

South Africa / Mpumalanga Denosa statement on shortage of nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic in province [allAfrica] 2020-08-01

South Africa / Limpopo NEHAWU reaction to Provincial Command Council press statement [COSATU] 2020-08-01

South Africa SADTU wants clear Covid-19 safety improvement plans from Basic Education Dept [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-31

USA / California At Least 31 Workers Infected With COVID-19 At Costco Stores In Santa Clara County [CBS] 2020-07-31

USA / Nevada Las Vegas Workers Gamble With Their Lives: Trump Kills Safety Rules; Hotel, Casino Staffs Suffer the Consequences; Infections Have Run Rampant Since the City Re-Opened [DC Report] 2020-07-31

USA / Alabama 5,200 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 [WBRC] 2020-07-31

USA / California 31 workers at 4 Bay Area Costcos are infected by COVID-19; stores stay open [LATimes] 2020-07-31

USA How Essential Food Workers Are Fighting Back [Civil Eats] 2020-07-31

UK Heathrow airline catering companies poised to axe 3,000 jobs, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-07-31

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

UK Labour campaign welcome drive to force urgently needed government action to save jobs [Unite the union] 2020-07-31

UK Protest against mass redundancies at Southbank Centre [PCS] 2020-07-31

UK Cash industry crisis: shopkeeper sacked for helping elderly buy bread [GMB] 2020-07-31

UK Demands for immediate return of shielding workers would be ‘heartless and reckless’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-31

South Africa Take leave during Covid-19 peak, union tells health workers [IOL] 2020-07-31

UK Risk at Work - Personal protective equipment (PPE) Coronavirus (COVID-19): update [HSE] 2020-07-31

USA How Trump Politicized Schools Reopening, Regardless of Safety [NY Rev of Bks] 2020-07-31

USA The pandemic shines a spotlight on a system in need of a makeover [Capital and Main] 2020-07-31

USA CONGRESS MUST ACT TO #ProtectWorkers #NoCorporateImmunity [Food Chain ] 2020-07-30

USA Older poll workers are afraid to work this fall. Younger Americans should step up [Wash Post] 2020-07-30

USA / Texas Custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers also fear returning to Texas schools [TX Tribune] 2020-07-30

USA The fear of robots displacing workers has returned [The Economist] 2020-07-30

South Africa Medical workers biggest losers when it comes to PPE corruption: Sama [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-30

USA / Maine Don’t cut unemployment lifeline for Maine workers and their families [BDN] 2020-07-30

USA / Arizona US Foods workers in Arizona threaten to strike over COVID-19 issues [AZ Central] 2020-07-30

South Africa SADTU concerned after DBE fails to reveal plans ahead of return of matrics [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-30

South Africa NEHAWU calls on Minister of Health to stop treating national union like a labour desk of his department [COSATU] 2020-07-30

South Africa COSATU calls for a firm clampdown on PPE procument corruption allegations [COSATU] 2020-07-30

USA Bernie Sanders Calls GOP Economic Relief Plan 'A Terrible Offer' [Newsweek] 2020-07-30

UK NHS workers' day of action 8 August [Workers liberty ] 2020-07-30

USA / Michigan Website launched to help displaced Michigan workers [NBC] 2020-07-30

USA / Tennessee Union workers calling on local senator to help pass Heroes Act [FOX] For more info 2020-07-30

USA Teachers Are Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction, Too [NYTimes] 2020-07-30

USA Retail workers shouldn't be tasked with enforcing store mask rules, union head says: Many store owners have 'abdicated their responsibility' [NBC] 2020-07-30

USA Health Workers Fighting the COVID-19 Fear Deportation [Motion Law] 2020-07-30

USA / California California’s child care providers win historic union election in landslide [1199J] 2020-07-30

USA CEO-to-worker pay gap to surge with coronavirus, AFL-CIO says [News Break] 2020-07-30

Australia Company takes staff to Fair Work for refusing to work amid COVID outbreak [The New Daily] 2020-07-30

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

UK Sunderland members give out 3,000 gift packs to local government workers [UNISON] 2020-07-30

UK RMT demands that Rail Gourmet and its parent company call off redundancy threat [RMT] 2020-07-30

Australia Move on aged care workforce could hinder pandemic effort [UWU] 2020-07-30

UK TSSA Comment on Closure of Tui High Street Shops [TSSA] 2020-07-30

UK Warm weather working and Coronavirus [PCS] 2020-07-30

UK NHS workforce need actions to match the promises, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-07-30

Australia / Victoria Turosi Golden Farms Abandons Workers during COVID-19 outbreak [UWU] 2020-07-30

Australia Hospital Laundry Workers need COVID-19 testing to avoid further outbreaks [UWU] 2020-07-30

Australia JBS cold storage workers cease work over COVID-19 safety concerns [UWU] 2020-07-30

Australia TWU demands uniform permits, testing & pandemic leave for truckies; warns about impact on industry [TWU] 2020-07-30

Australia / Victoria Victoria rides the pandemic's second wave [ETU] 2020-07-30

Australia ASU members endorse pausing bargaining until January 2021 [ASU] 2020-07-30

Canada Young people need a plan for economic recovery that will deliver jobs [ACTU] 2020-07-30

Australia Farmers fear worker shortage due to COVID-19 restrictions despite rising unemployment [ABC] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario The Stakes are High for Long-Term Care Residents and Staff as Government Announces Commission [ONA] 2020-07-30

Canada / Saskatchewan Testing centres at max. capacity and hospital occupancy rising amid COVID-19 resurgence [SUN] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Teamsters Canada Foundation Gives $10,000 to two Ontario Food Banks [Teamsters] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Given Sick Kids report, government must exercise caution on school reopening [ETFO] 2020-07-30

Canada My webCampus Experience: Members find value in online learning during COVID-19 [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario New collective agreement negotiated with Carpenter Canada amid COVID-19 [Unifor] 2020-07-30

Canada / Alberta UNA calls on Alberta government to guarantee compensation benefits for health workers who contract COVID-19 [UNA] 2020-07-30

Canada Governments Must Act Now to Address Women’s Inequality [USW] 2020-07-30

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

Canada / Manitoba Bonus pay on the way for nearly 80,000 Manitoba front-line pandemic workers [CBC] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Unions, students raise concern over University of Toronto’s Fall 2020 in-person learning [Global] 2020-07-30

Canada / Ontario Hundreds of thousands of front-line heroes left behind as more of the province enters Stage 3 [CUPE] 2020-07-30

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

South Africa Corruption poses a threat to the provision of proper medical care to patients - SAMA [News24] 2020-07-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Hospital staff picket in Pietermaritzburg [GroundUp] 2020-07-30

South Africa Advisory committee dealing with PPE shortage, says Mkhize [BusinessLIVE] 2020-07-30

South Africa Nehawu threatens strike over lack of protection for health workers [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-30

South Africa Overcrowding, infected staff & shortages: Nehawu details its hospital 'fact-finding' results [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-29

South Africa / Gauteng NEHAWU calls for thorough investigation into province's PPE tenders [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-29

Australia Living income push in Australia [Workersliberty] 2020-07-29

USA / Ohio Ohio Education Association calls for 100 percent remote learning in all counties where pandemic is at level three or four [The Plain Dealer] 2020-07-29

UK Public want NHS staff to get early and significant pay rise [UNISON] 2020-07-29

UK Government must answer for actions over care home deaths [GMB] 2020-07-29

UK Guide to: Personal protective equipment (PPE) [TUC] 2020-07-29

Global Amazon’s poor social performance during the COVID19 crisis is a threat, new UNI report [UNI] 2020-07-29

Japan Unions win 100 per cent increase in coronavirus subsidy [IndustriALL] 2020-07-29

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

Australia / New South Wales Regional retail workers call for city travellers to mask up [Echo] 2020-07-29

Canada / Manitoba Essential workers still waiting for 'Hero Pay' from the province [CTV] 2020-07-29

Canada / Quebec CUPE demands end to intimidation against journalists [CUPE] 2020-07-29

South Africa Unions ask minister Motshekga on way forward [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-29

South Africa Minister of Health welcomes NEHAWU report [Polity] 2020-07-29

UK Unions call for face masks to be provided for free to all workers [The Guardian] 2020-07-29

USA USDA sued by workers over faster chicken plant production speeds [FOX] 2020-07-29

USA / Pennsylvania Essential workers running Philly’s Greyhound station are fighting for stronger safety protections [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2020-07-29

USA Update on Covid-19 among meatpacking workers: an American tragedy [Food Politics] 2020-07-29

USA / Nebraska Lawsuit Alleges Worker Danger: Poultry Plant Workers Union Points to USDA Line Speed Waivers as COVID-19 Risk [Progressive Farmer] 2020-07-29

South Africa 'Workers had to resort to using refuse bags to protect themselves' - Nehawu report [News24] 2020-07-29

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Union calls for private schools to halt classroom teaching [East Coast Radio] 2020-07-29

South Africa NEHAWU vehemently decries a lack of Covid-19 PPE in hospitals [Power98.7FM] 2020-07-29

USA Labor unions petition Transportation Dept. for a mandatory mask rule [Washington Post ] 2020-07-29

South Africa NEHAWU announces health sector protest on 21 August [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-28

USA / Nebraska Senator Vargas seeks legislative action to protect meatpacking workers after losing father to covid-19 [Jrnl Star] 2020-07-28

USA An Iowa AFL-CIO Series - Part Five: The role of Unions in the COVID-19 Crisis [IA AFL-CIO] 2020-07-28

USA / California California’s newest union: 45,000 childcare workers to be represented in contract talks [Sacramento Bee] 2020-07-28

USA / California Child Care Workers Approve Union Representation [CA Public Radio] 2020-07-28

USA Nursing home workers now have the most dangerous jobs in America. They deserve better [Wash Post] 2020-07-28

USA / Pennsylvania Among Healthcare Workers, Family and Primary Care Doctors May Have Been Most at Risk of Dying from COVID-19 [Penn Medicine News] 2020-07-28

USA COVID-19’s Class War: The greatest predictor of coronavirus deaths appears to be income [Am Prospect] 2020-07-28

USA / New York NYU to study impact of coronavirus pandemic on MTA transit workers [SI Live] 2020-07-28

Canada Actors in a Pandemic - The Precarity of Performers’ Lives [Our Times] 2020-07-28

USA American Federation of Teachers says it will support any local that strikes over safety issues regarding COVID [Politico] 2020-07-28

Canada Premiers must guarantee compensation benefits for health workers who contract COVID-19, say nurses [CFNU] 2020-07-28

USA How Trump Labor Secretary Scalia Played Chicken With Meatpacking Workers’ Lives [Mother Jones] 2020-07-28

UK Anger over NHS pay sparks Downing Street march tomorrow [Unite the union] 2020-07-28

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

UK Bus union RMT responds to study on workers’ deaths [RMT] 2020-07-28

UK BALPA says holidaymakers and airlines should be compensated for latest Government quarantine U-turn [BALPA] 2020-07-28

UK PCS stresses worker safety paramount as employers draw up return to work plans [PCS] 2020-07-28

China Wearing a Mask? It May Come From China’s Controversial Labor Program [New York Times] 2020-07-28

Canada / British Columbia Vancouver Retail Workers Report an Increase in Customer Aggression [The Tyee] 2020-07-28

Canada / Ontario Opening Ontario schools safely amid COVID could require up to $3.2 billion funding for staff, cleaning supplies, say Liberals, staff union [The Star] 2020-07-28

Canada Unionized workers are essential allies in the fight to protect vulnerable front-line employees [rabble] 2020-07-28

Canada Migrant farmworkers: organizing and resisting before, during and beyond COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-07-28

Canada COVID-19 exposing Canada’s dependency on temporary foreign workers in the agri-food sector [Canadian Dimension] 2020-07-28

Canada A Carrot for the Bosses and the Stick for the Workers [Canadian Dimension] 2020-07-28

Australia Pandemic failures in aged care revealed in survey [UWU] 2020-07-28

Australia Doordash & TWU sign agreement on virus protections for delivery workers [TWU] 2020-07-28

Australia Government must extend paid pandemic leave to cover all workers [ACTU] 2020-07-28

Australia 'First step': Union strikes coronavirus deal with delivery giant DoorDash [The Times] 2020-07-28

Australia Aged care workers awarded pandemic leave in Fair Work Commission ruling [The Guardian] 2020-07-28

Australia / Victoria Meat industry COVID-19 cases surge as union warns against shutdown [The Age] 2020-07-28

Australia DoorDash and the Transport Workers Union have entered an agreement to support drivers during the pandemic, including financial help if they contract the virus [Business Insider] 2020-07-28

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

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

Canada / Ontario Sarah Harmer Performing Facebook Concert Session in Support Of 'CARE NOT PROFITS' Advocacy Campaign to Reinvest Profits Back Into the Long-term Care System [CUPE] 2020-07-28

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19 fear takes hold at health department [New Frame] 2020-07-27

South Africa Sadtu: Don’t reopen schools in August [Daily Voice] 2020-07-27

South Africa Sadtu seeks answers from Motshekga over PPEs, safety [IOL] 2020-07-27

UK Unite statement on report that earlier lockdown would have saved London bus driver lives [Unite the union] 2020-07-27

UK Government pinching Covid bonus from poorest key workers [GMB] 2020-07-27

United Arab Emirates UAE's migrant workers fret over future in coronavirus economy [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-07-27

India Coronavirus cases surge among factory workers in post-lockdown India [Thomson Reuters Foundation] 2020-07-27

South Africa 'Lockdown cost 3 million jobs, caused widespread hunger' [IOL] 2020-07-27

Sri Lanka Hundreds stranded in Middle East as coronavirus death toll climbs [Tamil Guardian] 2020-07-27

Brazil International Criminal Court case claims Brazilian government’s Covid-19 response is a crime against humanity [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-27

Australia / Victoria Lack of staff putting 'additional pressure' on Victorian healthcare system [ABC] 2020-07-27

Australia Woolworths employee wears second badge in attempt to stop customer abuse [Yahoo] 2020-07-27

Australia How aged care workers felt during the pandemic: new survey [The Australian] 2020-07-27

India Journalist unions urge action on gender inequalities during the pandemic [IFJ] 2020-07-27

Australia Aged care workers across Australia will be given paid pandemic leave [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-27

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Province may not cope with Covid cases [City Press] 2020-07-27

South Africa Covid-19 infects 22,000 public servants [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-27

UK Tate faces protests over impact of job cuts on BAME staff [Guardian] 2020-07-27

UK ‘Red wall’ Tory MPs demand support for aerospace amid fears for 30,000 jobs [Guardian] 2020-07-27

South Africa Unions want clarity on closure of schools [DFA] 2020-07-26

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Police union concerned over ‘challenges with decontamination in police stations’ [Zululand Observer] 2020-07-26

South Africa NEHAWU: Coronavirus can be defeated [WFTU] 2020-07-26

Canada / Saskatchewan Scott Moe snubs front-line workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-26

Canada / Ontario With six weeks to go, Ontario government has still not announced funding to ensure safe reopening of schools [ETFO] 2020-07-26

Canada Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan provides the blueprint for a just recovery from the pandemic [PSAC] 2020-07-26

Canada Federal government looking at subsidizing privatization [NUPGE] 2020-07-26

USA / Florida AFL-CIO leader: Senate must pass HEROES Act for working families [Orlando Sentinel] 2020-07-26

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

Israel Between 2011 and 2020: 'There’s just no safety net.' [Davar] 2020-07-26

USA / Tennessee Chattanoogans protest COVID-19 working conditions, wages for Black, Latinx and poor workers [Times Free Press] 2020-07-26

USA / Pennsylvania As pandemic unfolded, OSHA complaints around Pittsburgh highlighted supply shortages [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-07-26

Australia Childcare centres struggle to pay up to $9,000 for Covid-19 cleaning [The Guardian] 2020-07-26

USA / Maine Rally to Support BIW Workers this Saturday! [ME AFL-CIO] 2020-07-25

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

USA / California Santa Rosa Hospital Workers Strike to Defend Sick Time and Health Care in Midst of Pandemic [Labor Notes] 2020-07-25

USA / California Postal Workers Union Sounds Alarm Over Budget, Trump Administration Rhetoric On Mail-In Ballots [CBS] For more info 2020-07-25

USA / Florida Some Hospital Workers Are Returning to Work Without Getting COVID-19 Test Results Back [NBC] 2020-07-25

USA Federal bill addresses COVID-19 protections for mine workers [PA Biz Rpt] 2020-07-25

Australia Morrison government’s labour law reforms will make a bad system worse [The New Daily] 2020-07-25

USA / Alaska 56 workers at Anchorage seafood processing plant test positive for COVID-19 [Anchorage Daily News] 2020-07-25

USA JetBlue, pilots union reach deal to avoid involuntary furloughs [Brinkwire] 2020-07-25

USA As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives’ [Wenatchee World] 2020-07-25

USA SGreenhouse: Covid-19 puts workers in danger. It's another reason we need unions [Guardian] 2020-07-25

USA Budget-minded business owners’ love affair with gig workers is growing [CNBC] 2020-07-25

USA / New York New Study Will Look at Risks to Transit Workers From Virus [Route Fifty] 2020-07-25

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

Global Women journalists experience increased gender inequality during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-07-25

Canada / Alberta Safeway workers to vote on new deal [The News] 2020-07-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers vote in favour of strike beginning July 31 [CBC] 2020-07-25

Canada / Quebec Union contests workplace safety board's 'inadequate' conclusion on health-care worker's death [CBC] 2020-07-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE President Says Return to School Causing Concern for Union Members [VOCM] 2020-07-25

Canada / Madagascar Covid-19 union solidarity from Canada to Madagascar [IndustriALL] 2020-07-25

Global Paper sector campaigning and reinventing to face Covid-19 [IndustriALL] 2020-07-25

Global BWI supports urgent justice mechanism for pandemic-affected migrant workers [BWI] 2020-07-25

India / Jammu and Kashmir Over 35,000 labourers return to revive J&K’s moribund brick kilns [The Hindu] 2020-07-25

Turkey COVID-19’s impect on workers [DISK] 2020-07-25

Kazakhstan Safety at Workplace [COTU] 2020-07-25

Canada / Ontario Child care programs in Ontario on brink of collapse, six weeks out from school opening [CUPE] 2020-07-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE NL response: 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Fiscal Update [CUPE] 2020-07-25

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

South Africa Pandemic highlights nursing crisis [Grocott's Mail] 2020-07-25

UK NUJ backs new BBC offer to support PAYE freelances [NUJ] 2020-07-25

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital workers struggle for protection [Elitsha] 2020-07-25

South Africa SADTU’s Response to the Closing of Schools as announced by the President [COSATU] 2020-07-25

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

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

South Africa School closures: Unions 'cautiously' welcome decision but private school concerns remain [News24] 2020-07-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Luthuli Hospital under pressure after hundreds of staff test positive for Covid-19 [Daily News] 2020-07-25

USA / Texas Workers rally in Austin as end nears for COVID-related federal jobless benefits [CBS] 2020-07-24

USA Demand Relief for Unemployed Workers [Ctr for Popular Democracy] 2020-07-24

USA Americans are suffering, especially Blacks. Lives are on the line. Pass the HEROES Act [News&Observer] 2020-07-24

Global Over 3000 health workers have died from Covid-19 worldwide [PSI] 2020-07-24

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

Global Covid heroes need collective bargaining to win equal pay, confirms OECD [ETUC] 2020-07-24

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

Canada / Nova Scotia Ten paid days of sick leave should be accessible to all workers [NSFL] 2020-07-24

Canada The impact of the pandemic on media work [CWA Canada] 2020-07-24

Canada / Alberta Teachers Remain Concerned About Return to School [ATA] 2020-07-24

China After the pandemic, China’s workers take another hit from widespread flooding [CLB] 2020-07-24

UK Firefighters agree to continue delivering coronavirus response until end of September [Union News] 2020-07-24

Canada / British Columbia Care aides risk all to defeat virus outbreak, then join union [CLI] 2020-07-24

Canada Sex Workers Treated as Criminals, and Left Without Support, During COVID-19 [The Tyee] 2020-07-24

Canada / Ontario Nursing homes continue to face critical staffing challenges [Rank and File] 2020-07-24

Canada Migrant agricultural workers experiencing a food crisis [rabble] 2020-07-24

Australia Morrison extends disastrous super withdrawal scheme [ACTU] 2020-07-24

Australia 'A recovery that puts people first': A group of young Australians is demanding a government job guarantee to fight both soaring unemployment and climate change [Business Insider] 2020-07-24

USA / Missouri MO AFL-CIO Dislocated Worker Program provides assistance, resources for workers laid-off due to COVID-19 [Labor Tribune] 2020-07-24

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

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

USA / California California to Buy More Masks, But Will They Get to the Workers Who Need Them? [NBC] 2020-07-24

USA / Oregon Oregon Workers Speak Up for Increased COVID-19 Protections [OR AFL-CIO] 2020-07-24

USA / New York Tompkins Cty Workers Center to host webinar on Worker Power, Racial Justice, & Mutual Aid [Ithaca Voice] 2020-07-24

USA / Pennsylvania Union seeks hazard pay for York Cty essential workers, funding for social services [York Dispatch] 2020-07-24

USA A pandemic ethical conundrum: Must health care workers risk their lives to treat Covid-19 patients? [Stat] 2020-07-24

Australia Paid pandemic leave and reformed rights: How Covid-19 impacts workers [Inside Retail] 2020-07-24

Australia JBS Australia accused of asking COVID-19 positive staff to return to work [BNA] 2020-07-24

Australia Workers' union calls for paid pandemic leave to ensure people isolate at home [9 News] 2020-07-24

Australia / Pacific 'We really need help': Pacific labourers in Australia struggling after state borders close [ABC] 2020-07-24

Australia / Victoria Centrelink staff stood down, say social distancing pleas were ignored [The Age] 2020-07-24

Canada / Ontario Get for-profits out of long-term care, unions say as they launch campaign [The National Post] 2020-07-24

Canada / Quebec Union says N95 masks should be mandatory for all health-care workers [CBC] 2020-07-24

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

Canada / British Columbia Reopening of rec centres & pools welcomed [CUPE] 2020-07-24

UK Face coverings in England, Usdaw calls for the public to support shopworkers [USDAW] 2020-07-24

UK Firefighters agree to continue delivering coronavirus response until end of September [FBU] 2020-07-24

South Africa South African Federation of Trade Unions response to President’s speech [SAFTU] 2020-07-24

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

South Africa Covid-19 deaths in SA's mining industry rise to 52, platinum sector worst affected [Fin24] 2020-07-23

South Africa Labour federations welcome extension of COVID-19 relief scheme [SABC] 2020-07-23

USA Meatpacking workers sue OSHA after it goes AWOL on pandemic [Washington Post ] 2020-07-23

Australia Letter Sent to Aged Care Employers [UWU] 2020-07-23

Australia / Tasmania Welcome extensions, but cuts to Jobkeeper and Jobseeker a further blow for Tasmanian workers [Unions Tasmania] 2020-07-23

Mauritius Mauritian employers use Covid-19 to push back against labour laws [IndustriALL] 2020-07-23

Australia Government abandons aviation industry with Jobkeeper plan [TWU] 2020-07-23

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Now is the time for support for workers, not cuts [UnionsACT] 2020-07-23

Australia Now is the time to invest in, not cut, public sector jobs [CPSU] 2020-07-23

Australia Paid pandemic leave is on the national agenda [CPSU] 2020-07-23

Australia ASU takes Qantas to Federal Court over Jobkeeper penalty rate wagetheft [ASU] 2020-07-23

Australia Morrison must step up to save and create jobs, deliver pandemic leave [ACTU] 2020-07-23

Australia Poll finds 80% support paid pandemic leave [ACTU] 2020-07-23

Malaysia Only higher wages can induce locals to do 3D jobs [The Reserve] 2020-07-23

Australia MEAA claims that COVID-19 arts stimulus package was miscalculated [NME] 2020-07-23

Australia Cleaners are more in demand due to coronavirus but many say they need better support [SBS] 2020-07-23

Australia / Victoria Aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warn [The Guardian] 2020-07-23

Russia Most Covid-19 restrictions lifted, but Moscow is not open for protest [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-23

Canada What life has been like aboard Great Lakes freighters during COVID-19 [The Free Press] 2020-07-23

Global Lockdown on the high seas [The Hill] 2020-07-23

Canada / New Brunswick Nurses Union says nursing homes have too many casual staff when residents need familiarity [CTV] 2020-07-23

Canada / Ontario Migrant worker isolation centre opens at Windsor Holiday Inn [CBC] 2020-07-23

Canada Union pushing for more COVID-19 protection for migrant workers [Real Agriculture] 2020-07-23

USA AFT: Teachers May Use Federal Disability, Medical-Leave Laws to Fight Return to Classroom [CT News Junkie] 2020-07-23

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives’ all-out attack on Ontarians: CUPE Ontario commits to fighting three new laws [CUPE] 2020-07-23

USA Hotel Workers' Union Praises Mask Requirements, Seeks Higher Cleaning Standards [Travel Pulse] 2020-07-23

Canada / Nova Scotia Nurses grow impatient as province remains inactive on compensation for expanded role [CUPE] 2020-07-23

Canada / Nova Scotia School support staff raise concerns about inadequate funding and staffing [CUPE] 2020-07-23

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

South Africa Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across country [GroundUp] 2020-07-23

South Africa COSATU welcomes extension of Unemployment Insurance Fund’s Covid-19 Temporary Employment Relief Scheme until 15 August [COSATU] 2020-07-23

South Africa Unions want clarity on state’s plans to support liquor industry workers [Moneyweb] 2020-07-23

UK / Scotland Concerns raised by lack of worker protection at an NHS call centre [Morning Star] 2020-07-23

South Africa Teachers and teachers’ unions are not the enemy [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-23

Israel Social Workers Union close in on deal with Finance Ministry after 16-day strike [Times of Israel] 2020-07-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Over 300 workers at hospital test positive for COVID-19 [eNCA] 2020-07-22

South Africa Sadtu expects swift govt response after Motshekga meeting [eNCA] 2020-07-22

India Labour dept launches portal for unorganised sector workers [TNN] 2020-07-22

USA / New York NYC Teachers Worried about Risks of Reopening [Diane Ravitch] 2020-07-22

Australia Union campaign delivers continued income support [ACTU] 2020-07-22

Australia Unions defy expectations to report membership growth in pandemic [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario The CFNU expresses Canada's nurses' outrage re. Ontario government's Bill 195 and sends a letter to Premier Ford [CFNU] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario Hospital union holds five-minute protest to fight emergency orders [The National Post] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario Migrant workers in isolation after testing COVID-19 positive not being fed enough [iPolitics] 2020-07-22

Canada / Ontario UFCW Canada advocates for greater protections for migrant workers in Windsor-Essex County [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-22

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

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives must match federal funding for municipalities [CUPE] 2020-07-22

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

USA UNI to Amazon: “It shouldn’t take a lawsuit for you to stop punishing workers for washing their hands” [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-22

Global UNI survey shows impacts of Covid-19 on work-life balance [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-22

Europe EU Recovery Plan good news for 60 million at risk of unemployment [ETUC] 2020-07-22

USA / Florida State's largest teachers union sues state over reopening schools [NBC] 2020-07-22

Canada Coronavirus sheds light on Canada's poor treatment of migrant workers [The Guardian] 2020-07-22

South Africa / Free State COSATU Free State applauds workers at Psychiatric Complex for refusing to perform dangerous work [COSATU] 2020-07-22

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

South Africa Unions call for closure of schools as anticipation grows for Motshekga's address [Cape Argus] 2020-07-22

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Clinic reopens after agreement between workers and health department [GroundUp] 2020-07-22

UK How could ministers have not known sick pay was a massive coronavirus infection risk? [GMB] 2020-07-21

UK easyJet staff to stage airport demonstrations after voting no confidence in chief operating officer [Unite the union] 2020-07-21

USA Essential Workers Hold Protests In National 'Strike For Black Lives' [NPR] 2020-07-21

USA / Global The case for treating teachers around the world as essential front-line workers [Wash Post] 2020-07-21

USA / Central America / Michigan 50 immigrants helping Michigan flood recovery got coronavirus, say safety was neglected [Detroit Free Press] 2020-07-21

Israel Employment service: 3 times more Israelis laid off in last 24 hours than rehired [YNET] 2020-07-21

USA / Colorado JBS Employees Get Raise After Walking Off Job Over Pay Dispute [CBS] For more info 2020-07-21

USA / Pennsylvania Union: 100+ Sanitation Workers Have COVID-19 As Trash Piles Up in Philadelphia [Yahoo] 2020-07-21

USA No Mask, No Service Rules Leave Workers Open to Customer Abuse [Bloomberg] 2020-07-21

USA / New Jersey NJ workers rally outside luxury tower to demand better pay and protection amid COVID-19 dangers [North Jersey] 2020-07-21

USA / Georgia Workers, USW Report Kumho's COVID-19 Safety Lapses [WFMZ] 2020-07-21

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

Taiwan Nursing conditions in poor state of health [The Times] 2020-07-21

Australia / Victoria Doctors call for more transparency around health workers infected with Covid-19 [The Guardian] 2020-07-21

Australia 'Error' will force truck drivers to self-isolate unnecessarily, union says [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-21

Australia Unions call for police, ADF to enforce mask rules in stores [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-21

USA Workers turn into amateur sleuths to track virus cases [OHS Canada] 2020-07-21

Canada New federal investments in sick leave, child care and PPE should be the foundation for permanent, long-term support [CUPE] 2020-07-21

Spain Unions release COVID-19 action guide [BWI] 2020-07-21

UK All public sector workers need a decent pay rise, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-21

UK PCS prioritises member safety as pressure builds to process passports [PCS] 2020-07-21

USA Baseball’s Stadium Workers Are Getting Peanuts From the Billionaire Owners [The Nation] 2020-07-20

USA A Pandemic Tip for Hotel Brands: Treat Your Workers the Way You Treat Guests [Skift] 2020-07-20

USA / California Healthcare workers begin 5-day strike at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital [SFChronicle] 2020-07-20

USA / New York Frontline Workers Call For Protective Equipment as NY Reopens [Documented] 2020-07-20

USA / Minnesota Nursing home workers plan Monday strike [KARE] 2020-07-20

USA Inside the fight for denied compensation for healthcare workers [PBS] 2020-07-20

Romania / Germany A Slaughterhouse for Workers: It’s Not Romanians Spreading The Virus, It’s Capitalism [InDepth News] 2020-07-20

Australia Unions launch plan for jobs led reconstruction [ACTU] 2020-07-20

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

New Zealand 950 jobs to go: Union says The Warehouse using Covid-19 excuse [Stuff] 2020-07-20

USA Bureaucratic Snag Leaves Thousands of Gig Workers Shut Out of Relief Aid [NBC] For more info 2020-07-20

USA Rule Change Gives Laid-Off Workers More Time To Sign Up For COBRA Insurance [NPR] 2020-07-20

USA / Tennessee Despite hundreds of worker complaints, TN OSHA lacks specific COVID-19 standards, ability to issue citations [Tennessean] 2020-07-20

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

Australia Covid-19 commission should focus on carbon-neutral manufacturing projects, not just gas – ACTU [The Guardian] 2020-07-20

Australia Calls for paid pandemic leave are growing after 80% of Victorian coronavirus cases were linked to the workplace [Business Insider] 2020-07-20

USA Amid pandemic, graduate student workers are winning long-sought contracts [Hechinger Report] 2020-07-20

USA 'It's up to us': Amazon employees track COVID-19 outbreaks claiming lack of transparency [CTV] 2020-07-20

South Africa SANTACO says COSATU ignorant about talks with govt over load capacities [Eyewitness News] 2020-07-20

UK Transport union RMT responds to Prime Minister’s announcement. [RMT] 2020-07-20

Canada Funding package for priorities to restart Canada’s economy reveal start of path for longer-term recovery [Unifor] 2020-07-19

Canada / Saskatchewan Nurses push for mandatory masking, but protesters ready to push back [SUN] 2020-07-19

Canada Women & COVID-19: Effects will linger long after the pandemic ends [PSAC] 2020-07-19

Canada Women & COVID-19: Pandemic could set marginalized women back for decades [PSAC] 2020-07-19

UK UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic [UNISON] 2020-07-19

UK Government must use BA’s retirement of 747 fleet to bring forward aircraft scrappage scheme [Unite the union] 2020-07-19

UK UCU and NUS condemn government using Covid-19 crisis to impose restriction on universities [UCU] 2020-07-19

Canada / Ontario OPSEU: crack down on private outlets selling in the early morning, and reopen LCBOs on Mondays [OPSEU] 2020-07-19

Canada Federal deficit will require progressive taxes to help pay for COVID-19 costs [NUPGE] 2020-07-19

Canada / Nova Scotia NSFL President urges Nova Scotia Government to use its share of federal restart money wisely [NSFL] 2020-07-19

Canada Need a plan to reopen schools? Ask the teachers [CTF] 2020-07-19

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

Canada CFNU appeals to the Canadian government to guarantee sick leave provisions to protect workers and businesses [CFNU] 2020-07-19

Canada Don’t mess it up! Eight ways to stay healthy during reopening [CFNU] 2020-07-19

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

Canada / Alberta Division officials must ensure safe conditions for workers [ATA] 2020-07-19

Canada / Alberta The UCP bungled key COVID-19 policies at long-term care facilities and the Auditor General needs to investigate [AFL] 2020-07-19

UK Rail unions slam government’s “mixed messages” over easing lockdown [Union News] 2020-07-19

Canada Will a UBI Cure Capitalism? [Our Times] 2020-07-19

Australia 'Bold vision': Benefits and risks in ACTU push for free childcare [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-19

Australia Coronavirus wage subsidy extension, free childcare, support for apprentices on union movement's wish list [ABC] 2020-07-19

UK Coronavirus workplace guidance confused, warn unions [The Guardian] 2020-07-18

Myanmar Garment manufacturer in Myanmar uses Covid-19 to bust union [IndustriALL] 2020-07-18

Morocco / Tunisia Aerospace companies must assume responsibility in Morocco and Tunisia [IndustriALL] 2020-07-18

Canada Teacher survey exposes damage to education during the pandemic [EI] 2020-07-18

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

Argentina Majority of Argentina’s brick factories affected by COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-07-18

Canada Open work permits for exploited migrant workers a ‘Band-Aid solution,’ critics say [The Tribune] 2020-07-18

Canada Here’s Who Lost Jobs in the Pandemic, and Who Needs Support [The Tyee] 2020-07-18

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

Canada CUPE welcomes federal support for 'safe restart', but warns more will be needed [CUPE] 2020-07-18

USA / Florida Health Care Workers Becoming Infected With COVID-19 [NBC] For more info 2020-07-18

USA / Nevada Culinary Union: 352 workers & family members hospitalized with COVID-19 so far [NBC] 2020-07-18

Canada Hotline became lifeline for migrant workers secretly reporting poor conditions on Canadian farms [CBC] 2020-07-18

USA Local governments employ most essential workers. Why isn't Congress doing more? [The Hill] 2020-07-18

South Africa Vaccines and worker rights [New Frame] 2020-07-18

South Africa Schools under pressure as SA's Covid-19 pandemic gains momentum [News24] 2020-07-18

South Africa Cosatu threatens protests over full taxis [Bloomberg] 2020-07-18

South Africa / Gauteng Marginalised workers demand better working conditions under Covid-19 [Elitsha] 2020-07-18

South Africa POPCRU statement on increasing Covid-19 infections within Criminal Justice Cluster [COSATU] 2020-07-17

South Africa Cosatu threatens taxi boycott [eNCA] 2020-07-17

South Africa / Western Cape Popcru's provincial secretary dies of Covid-19 complications [SowetanLIVE] 2020-07-17

South Africa / Western Cape SAMWU calls for two-week shutdown for sanitising [Knysna-Plett Herald] 2020-07-17

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

South Africa Cosatu to challenge govt's 100% taxi load capacity concession at Nedlac [The World News] 2020-07-17

South Africa DENOSA supports SADTU on the need to close schools given the spike in community infections [DENOSA] 2020-07-17

South Africa Natu disagrees with COVID-19 school infection numbers [eNCA] 2020-07-17

South Africa Numsa warns government not to blame booze for healthcare failures [IOL] 2020-07-17

Australia Fact or fake? [AEU] 2020-07-17

Australia Cashed-up university sector accused of hypocrisy over mass casualisation of workforce, job losses [ABC] 2020-07-17

Australia / Victoria More Menarock Life Aged Care residents evacuated, as coronavirus spread raises concerns about staff arrangements [ABC] 2020-07-17

USA / Virginia Virginia Issues an Emergency Temporary Workplace Standard to Protect Workers from COVID-19: Federal OSHA Must Do the Same [AFL-CIO] 2020-07-17

USA Social Workers Identify Dire Needs as Schools Prepare to Resume Classes [UCLA] 2020-07-17

USA / New York NYC Teachers Union Head Vows Schools Won't Reopen If They Deem It Unsafe [Gothamist] 2020-07-17

USA Keeping up with demand for PPE critical for health care workers [WWLP] For more info 2020-07-17

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

USA / Florida In a week, FL’s new unemployment claims nearly double [Tampa Bay Times] 2020-07-17

USA An error in how the unemployment rate was calculated means we should be more worried than we already are [UP News Info] 2020-07-17

Canada / Ontario Public Health Ontario data reveals devastating pandemic effects for health care workers [Unifor] 2020-07-17

Canada Ottawa's emergency benefits program becomes a flashpoint as businesses reopen [The Times-Colonist] 2020-07-17

Canada Hospitality workers fearing long-term unemployment seek government action [Global] 2020-07-17

Israel / Palestine Palestinian Workers Forced to Sleep in Trash-sorting Plant Because Employers Feared Coronavirus Lockdown [Haaretz] 2020-07-17

UK British Gas owner 'using Covid-19 as smokescreen to alter staff contracts' [Guardian] 2020-07-17

UK Government messaging on lockdown like a 'bull in a china shop', says TSSA [TSSA] 2020-07-17

UK More than 1,600 UK jobs at risk at casino firm Genting [Guardian] 2020-07-17

UK British Gas behaviour ‘disgraceful’ over new staff contracts, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-07-17

UK British Gas owner 'using Covid-19 as smokescreen to alter staff contracts' [Guardian] 2020-07-17

UK Ministers are watching from the side-lines instead of stopping job losses, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-17

India Air India pilots ask: '3.5% salary cut for bosses and 60% for us, how is this justified?' [ANI] 2020-07-16

India / Bihar Delivery boys, workers return home [TNN] 2020-07-16

Jordan JORDAN WORKER RIGHTS GROUPS HAIL OPENING OF CHILD CARE CENTERS [solidaritycenter.org] For more info 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario Demand Paid Sick Days for All [DWHN] 2020-07-16

Canada / Alberta UNA urges province, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to adopt mandatory masking policy [UNA] 2020-07-16

Canada #BuildBackBetter with an accessible income security system [Unifor] 2020-07-16

Canada #BuildBackBetter: Reclaim work life balance and push for a 4-day workweek [Unifor] 2020-07-16

Canada COVID-19 update: The risk to workers continues [UFCW Canada] 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario ETFO educators are back to virtual school this summer for professional learning to enhance their instructional practice [ETFO] 2020-07-16

USA / Alabama The push to block lawsuits by workers and consumers infected with COVID-19 [Facing South] 2020-07-16

Australia 7.4 per cent unemployed, Morrison must extend JobKeeper and adopt jobs plan [ACTU] 2020-07-16

Australia / Tasmania Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica Munday says workers are often left out of decision making [The Advocate] 2020-07-16

Australia Govt must ensure the aviation industry 'doesn't crumble' [Sky] 2020-07-16

Australia Qantas asks pilots to go without leave to avoid forced redundancies [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-16

Canada / Quebec Workers honour 101 elders who died of COVID-19 in Laval CHSLD [The Gazette] 2020-07-16

Israel El Al extends flight suspension, gets union approval for bailout [Reuters] 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario Unifor warns action needed for wheels to turn on school buses in September [Unifor] 2020-07-16

Canada / Ontario Now is the time for Premier to commit to a moratorium on for-profit long-term care, bed expansion only in municipal and non-profit homes [CUPE] 2020-07-16

UK Latest round of BBC job losses is deplored by Unite [Unite the union] 2020-07-16

UK Ministers admit permanently closed jobcentres may reopen [PCS] 2020-07-16

South Africa Tension between Sadtu and government intensifies [Sunday World] 2020-07-16

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

South Africa Teacher unions strengthen calls for schools to close amid Covid-19 peak [Daily Maverick] 2020-07-16

USA Coronavirus: Older workers might be forced to retire early [Just Care] 2020-07-15

France In a show of gratitude for frontline workers, France will give $9 billion worth of pay raises to healthcare workers [Biz Insider] 2020-07-15

USA / California Tesla Workers Speak Out After Industry Blog Reports Dozens Of Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19 [CBS] 2020-07-15

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

UK First major poll post-Sunak summer statement finds a country divided and sceptical on job protection measures [Unite the union] 2020-07-15

UK RMT reveals the eight rail routes still dumping raw sewage [RMT] 2020-07-15

UK More than 500 jobs in BBC News to go [NUJ] 2020-07-15

Pakistan Railway workers protest layoffs [The News] 2020-07-15

Israel Understaffed and underpaid: Israeli nurses prepare to strike [The Post] 2020-07-15

Japan Striking medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardises patient care [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-07-15

Canada / Alberta Safeway workers vote in favour of strike action over benefits, pandemic pay [Benefits Canada] 2020-07-15

Australia Return to $40 a day JobSeeker would crush recovery [ACTU] 2020-07-15

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

Canada GTAA layoffs point to urgent need for aviation sector strategy [Unifor] 2020-07-15

Canada / Ontario Health-care workers plan brief work interruption in response to emergency orders [The Examiner] 2020-07-15

Canada / Manitoba Health-care workers to have more access to PPE after complaints from nurses union [CBC] 2020-07-15

Canada / Ontario Bill to extend emergency orders repays sacrifices by stripping worker rights: union [CBC] 2020-07-15

Canada / Ontario Ford Government: Long-Term Care Homes Don’t Need To Pay Workers For Time Spent Getting Tested for COVID-19 [Press Progress] 2020-07-15

Canada Podcast with Jim Stanford on Making Work Better After COVID [Centre for Future Work] 2020-07-15

South Africa Covid-19 and transport workers [Facebook] 2020-07-15

South Africa Health workers are burning out: SAMA [eNCA] 2020-07-15

South Africa Denosa urges honesty about COVID-19 symptoms when consulting healthcare workers [Radio 702] 2020-07-15

Asia Asia's garment workers say virus used as cover to smash unions [Bangkok Post] 2020-07-15

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 [myjoyonline.com] 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 [allAfrica.com] 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 [Canada.com] 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 [Canada.com] 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 [Sudbury.com] 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 [Canada.com] 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 [Phys.org] 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 [Canada.com] 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 [Canada.com] 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 MACY’S REFUSES TO PROTECT WORKERS DURING REOPENING - UNION TO STEP IN [RWDSU] 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 [Canada.com] 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 [Canada.com] 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 [allAfrica.com] 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 [inquirer.net] 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

UK NO WORKER LEFT BEHIND: PROTECTING VULNERABLE WORKERS FROM EXPLOITATION DURING AND AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC [Focus on Labour Exploitation] 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 https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/sc-seeks-govts-response-on-challenge-to-non-payment-of-wages-to-tea-garden-workers-during-covid-lockdown-156733 [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

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