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

USA / Nevada NV to make unvaccinated state workers pay insurance surcharge [The Hill] 2021-12-03

USA When politics trump workers' health, we know who gets burned [The Hill] 2021-12-03

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

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

USA Republicans boost benefits for workers who quit over vaccine mandates [Guardian] 2021-12-02

South Africa Public sector unions refuse to support mandatory vaccinations [Fin24] 2021-11-30

South Africa Clothing union reports 74% Covid vaccination rate [GroundUp] 2021-11-30

South Africa Labour federations express differing views on mandatory vaccination [BusinessLIVE] 2021-11-30

UK RMT said that it's advising all members to ensure that they protect their own personal safety [RMT] 2021-11-30

UK Doctors and unions join bereaved families to highlight issues for Covid inquiry [Guardian] 2021-11-30

South Africa U-turn: Cosatu now backs mandatory vaccination, but other unions are still averse [Fin24] 2021-11-29

South Africa Cosatu calls for restrictions on unvaccinated [IOL] 2021-11-29

South Africa Ill-preparedness for fourth wave and new variant will cost lives, says Nehawu [IOL] 2021-11-29

Global Global workers call for universal access to Covid-19 vaccines, health products and technologies [IndustriALL] 2021-11-29

UK Johnson needs to follow lead of Sturgeon and Drakeford to beat Omicron variant [TSSA] 2021-11-29

UK Government was wrong to water down safety in stores [USDAW] 2021-11-28

UK Public transport face mask rules must be fully enforced [Unite the union] 2021-11-28

UK 'We support the wearing of masks but there are major issues about enforcement' [RMT] 2021-11-28

USA White House: 92% of fed workers under mandate are vaccinated [FOX] 2021-11-25

Ireland SIPTU calls for reduced capacity on public transport to protect workers and passengers [SIPTU] 2021-11-24

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

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

USA / Rhode Island Health workers again challenge Rhode Island's vaccine rule [Fairfield Citizen] 2021-11-21

USA / Florida Disney puts worker vaccine mandate on pause after Florida ban on restrictions [NYTimes] 2021-11-21

USA 'It's up to companies to fix the labor shortage': Why workers are leaving in record numbers [KSDK] 2021-11-16

USA / South Dakota Smithfield to pay $13K penalty for failing to protect workers as part of settlement [Kelo] 2021-11-16

USA / California Amazon to pay California $500,000 for concealing COVID cases among workers [Yahoo] 2021-11-16

USA / Florida Florida lawmakers to spend $6 million fighting vaccine mandates [NBC] 2021-11-16

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

USA / Alabama Workers sue Alabama rocket plant over COVID vaccine policy [] 2021-11-16

USA / California Amazon settles California COVID workers notification dispute [AP] 2021-11-16

USA While Many Unions Work to Undermine Biden's Vaccine Mandate, Some Are Suing to Widen Them [Newsweek] 2021-11-16

Portugal Portuguese law bans employers from contacting staff out of hours [Financial Times] 2021-11-15

USA / New York Dozens of N.Y.C. sanitation workers were suspended during an inquiry into the use of fake vaccine cards [NYTimes] 2021-11-15

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Belfast Trust estimates 20% of staff are not vaccinated [BBC] 2021-11-14

Canada In Memoriam: Canada’s Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19 [CFNU] 2021-11-14

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

USA / Florida FL Gov Ron DeSantis pushing for a bill that would allow payments to workers who refused the vaccine [Union Jrnl] 2021-11-14

USA / New York NYC, 4 Major Labor Unions Strike Deal on COVID Vaccine Mandate: Here’s What It Means [NewsNationUSA] 2021-11-14

South Africa NEHAWU calls on workers to support Vooma vaccination campaign drive [COSATU ] 2021-11-12

Africa Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy comes under the spotlight at Sub Saharan Africa occupational health and safety meeting [IndustriALL] 2021-11-11

South Africa SA Medical Association wants choice of booster shots for health workers [Fin24] 2021-11-11

USA 10 states sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate for health care workers [The Hill] 2021-11-11

Marshall Islands Experiences of Marshallese food processing workers during the COVID-19 pandemic [Pub Med] 2021-11-05

USA The effect of social support on work stress in health workers during the pandemic: The mediation role of resilience [Pub Med] 2021-11-05

USA U.S. Sets Jan. 4 Vaccination Deadline for Big Private Employers and Cover 84M Workers [NYTimes] 2021-11-05

USA PKrugman: Wonking Out: Is the Great Resignation a Great Rethink? [NYTimes] 2021-11-05

South Africa Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) forcing employees to vaccinate for Covid-19 [NUM] 2021-11-04

South Africa Mandatory vaccinations for government workers being considered [BusinessTech] 2021-11-04

USA / New York NYC police unions warned vaccine mandates would pull 10,000 officers off streets. So far, the number is 34 [NYTimes] 2021-11-03

South Africa NEHAWU statement on mandatory vaccination for employees in the public service [WFTU] 2021-11-03

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

USA / Connecticut CT unions say COVID-19 'hero pay' must be funded [Westerly Sun] 2021-10-31

USA / Hawaii Honolulu federal correctional workers rally against President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate [ABC] 2021-10-31

USA / New York Firefighters lag behind, NYPD nearing 90%, some 26,000 city workers still unvaccinated [amNY] 2021-10-31

USA / New York Thousands of NYPD, FDNY, sanitation workers remain unvaccinated past deadline [PIX] 2021-10-31

USA / Illinois Judge denies Chicago workers’ bid to halt vaccine mandate [AP] 2021-10-31

USA / Maine Supreme Court rejects Maine health care workers' effort to block COVID-19 vaccine mandate [CBS] 2021-10-31

USA / Massachusetts 500 state workers suspended, left jobs due to vaccine order [Western Mass News] 2021-10-30

USA / New York NYS health care workers will no longer have religious exemption to Covid-19 vaccine mandate, court rules [CNN] 2021-10-30

South Africa COSATU welcomes Department of Health’s decision to deploy mobile vaccine units for Election Day [COSATU ] 2021-10-29

South Africa COVID-19 Vaccine | One dose not enough for health workers - Sama [eNCA] 2021-10-29

USA 72% of unvaccinated workers vow to quit if ordered to get vaccinated [CNN] 2021-10-29

USA Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died [AP] 2021-10-28

UK UNISON responds to Public Accounts Committee report on test and trace [UNISON] 2021-10-27

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

Ireland Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return [The Journal] 2021-10-23

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

UK TUC and unions warn government against 'sleep-walking into a winter of chaos' [TUC] 2021-10-23

UK Annual CQC State of Care report exposes the detrimental impact of nursing staff shortages across health and care. [RCN] 2021-10-23

UK RCN urges government to stop denying pressure on nursing staff [RCN] 2021-10-23

UK Nine in 10 disabled workers want to continue working from home after pandemic - TUC poll [TUC] 2021-10-22

UK GPs in England threaten industrial action over in-person appointments [Guardian] 2021-10-22

UK Unite general secretary Sharon Graham calls for tighter Covid measures to protect the NHS and workers this winter [Unite the union] 2021-10-21

UK Return to mask wearing needed on public transport as Covid rates rise [Unite the union] 2021-10-20

UK Mandatory face coverings and Covid safety measures must return to shops says Usdaw [USDAW] 2021-10-20

USA OSHA strips Arizona, South Carolina and Utah of their authority to regulate workplace safety, citing shortcomings in COVID policies [New York Times] 2021-10-20

Ireland Workplace return in doubt as deputy CMO calls for people to keep working from home this autumn and winter if possible [Irish Independent] 2021-10-16

South Africa COSATU welcomes Department of Health’s additional measures to roll out vaccines [COSATU ] 2021-10-15

USA / Illinois Chicago police union tells members to refuse COVID vaccination, while mayor demands it for public safety [Washington Post] 2021-10-14

UK Pandemic report shows public inquiry is needed without delay [Unite the union] 2021-10-12

UK 'This government has treated key workers atrociously.' It's time for a living wage for all key workers [TUC] 2021-10-11

USA Burned out frontline workers are seeking out the lesser evil in their job searches [Biz Insider] 2021-10-10

USA Once hailed as heroes, health care workers now face a rash of violence [ABC] 2021-10-10

UK UK unions call for tighter Covid safety measures in schools as cases surge [NEU] 2021-10-10

USA FBI Will Investigate Violent Threats Against Educators and School Boards Funded by Koch Network and Other Rightwing Foundations [Diane Ravitch] 2021-10-09

UK Coronavirus: safety measures in schools [NEU] 2021-10-09

South Africa Numsa strike: 'Our members suffered during Covid. We suffered under lockdown' [Cape Talk ] 2021-10-06

South Africa FEDUSA salutes heroism of teachers in times of Covid-19 [Polity] 2021-10-06

UK PCS to ballot DVLA members over further strike action [PCS] 2021-10-05

USA / New York A few skeptical U.S. hospital workers choose dismissal over vaccine [WNCY] 2021-10-04

USA / Oregon Healthcare workers at McKenzie-Willamette speak out ahead of planned strike [ABC] 2021-10-04

USA / Missouri Frontline workers getting personal panic buttons amid spike in assaults [ABC] 2021-10-04

South Africa NEHAWU statement on Government’s decision to move country to Adjusted Alert Level 1 [COSATU ] 2021-10-02

South Africa 'We remain sceptical about vaccine certificates' - Cosatu [TimesLIVE] 2021-10-01

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

South Africa COSATU statement on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s latest updates in the fight against COVID-19 [COSATU ] 2021-10-01

South Africa COSATU urges all workers and South Africans to support national Vooma Vaccine weekend starting tomorrow [COSATU ] 2021-10-01

South Africa SAMA: health workers should be prioritised if J&J booster jabs implemented [Eyewitness News] 2021-09-29

USA / New York Hundreds of unvaccinated healthcare workers suspended over NY's vaccine mandate [CBS] 2021-09-29

USA / New York N.Y.'s Covid Vaccine Mandate Tested by Pushback From Workers [NYTimes] 2021-09-29

USA / Iowa University of Iowa graduate workers file COVID-19 workplace safety complaints [CBS] 2021-09-26

South Africa Mining industry vaccinates over 200 000 workers, mandatory vaccination not on the cards for now [Mail & Guardian] 2021-09-24

USA ‘We’re trying to survive’: workers face cuts as US public sector lags in recovery [Guardian] 2021-09-22

UK Invest in the health workforce and public services to learn pandemic lessons [UNISON] 2021-09-20

USA / Florida Polk health care workers to rally against COVID vaccine mandate [Ledger] 2021-09-18

Italy COVID-19 Health Passes Mandatory For All Workers [KPCW / NPR] 2021-09-18

USA / Indiana More than 100 part-timers at Indiana University Health left jobless for refusing Covid-19 vaccine [CNN] 2021-09-18

USA / Florida Disney workers march in protest of vaccine mandate [FOX] 2021-09-18

USA In The Fight Against COVID, Health Workers Aren't Immune To Vaccine Misinformation [KNKX] 2021-09-18

USA / Illinois COVID-19 vaccine deadline for Illinois healthcare workers, educators, college students is Sunday [ABC] 2021-09-18

USA / Washington WA state workers are getting exemptions to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine — but will they keep their jobs? [Seattle Times] 2021-09-18

USA / Oregon Health care workers, firefighters file lawsuits to overturn Oregon vaccine mandate [OPB] 2021-09-18

USA Workers in these five industries will be affected the most by Biden’s vaccine mandate [KTVZ] 2021-09-18

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

UK Scrap mandatory vaccine deadline or risk decimating the care sector, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-09-16

Zimbabwe ZCTU vaccines case hit snag [Bulawayo24 News] 2021-09-16

Zimbabwe ZCTU fails in High Court bid to stop mandatory Covid-19 vaccination [ZimLive] 2021-09-16

South Africa Naptosa: Mandatory vaccinations may lead to more hesitancy [eNCA] 2021-09-16

USA / New York Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks NY Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers [Gothamist] 2021-09-15

Ireland Covid-19: Rollout of air quality monitors to schools to be delayed until October [Irish Times] 2021-09-15

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Nurses 'showing signs of inability to keep going' [BBC] 2021-09-15

USA Labor Unions Divided Over Vaccine Mandate [WNYC] 2021-09-15

Zimbabwe ZCTU vaccines case hit snag [The Herald] 2021-09-15

UK Chancellor must stop universal credit cut and extend furlough [TUC] 2021-09-14

UK Teachers in difficult position over teenage Covid jab rollout, say unions [Guardian] 2021-09-14

USA Whirlpool will pay workers $1,000 to get vaccinated [CNN] 2021-09-14

USA Analyzing workers' compensation liability for COVID-19 infections [Reuters] 2021-09-14

South Africa Covid-19: Take vaccines to school children aged 12 and older - unions [News24] 2021-09-14

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

South Africa Most political parties and Cosatu welcome easing of lockdown restrictions [IOL] 2021-09-13

South Africa COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa’s decision to move country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2 [COSATU ] 2021-09-13

USA Women and low-wage workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic [Philadelphia Inquirer] 2021-09-12

USA / New York To Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Governor Hochul Signs Three Pieces of Legislation to Support 9/11 and Communications First Responders [Gov NY] 2021-09-11

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

UK 'A tale of two pandemics' - TUC calls for urgent economic reset to tackle huge Covid class divide [TUC] 2021-09-09

UK COVID conspiracy posters on rail and Tube [RMT] 2021-09-09

South Africa Cosatu adds its voice to mandatory vaccination debate [Health-e News] 2021-09-09

South Africa Mandatory vaccination at the workplace is a progressive workers’ demand [Daily Maverick] 2021-09-09

USA Labor Day 2021: Prospects for Workers amid a Hedge Fund Economy [Nonprofit Quarterly] 2021-09-08

UK Unions write to health secretary over job losses [PCS] 2021-09-08

USA / Minnesota 'It's overwhelming': MN healthcare workers share stresses of latest COVID surge [KMSP] 2021-09-07

Zimbabwe ‘No one may be compelled’: unions go to court over Covid jabs [The Guardian] 2021-09-07

South Africa Doctors and nurses are most trusted sources for vaccine information [Mail & Guardian] 2021-09-07

South Africa School overcrowding stokes covid [Sunday World] 2021-09-07

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Some schools 'not following pupils close contact advice' [BBC] 2021-09-06

South Africa SAPTU wants to be included in policy discussions over mandatory jabs [Eyewitness News] 2021-09-06

USA The ‘union difference’ is especially important amid this pandemic [Spokesman-Review] 2021-09-05

USA Each COVID-19 surge poses a risk for healthcare workers: PTSD [Reuters] 2021-09-05

USA / California Concession workers at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park vote to strike [ESPN] 2021-09-05

Zimbabwe Zimbabwean unions campaign against Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy [IndustriALL] 2021-09-05

USA Tyson Foods Strikes Deal With Unions on Covid-19 Vaccines, Sick Pay [WSJrnl] 2021-09-04

UK JCVI: no mass vaccine for 12-15 [NEU] 2021-09-04

UK Ministers must end jab compulsion to prevent care home catastrophe [UNISON] 2021-09-04

Ireland 'Sardine-like crush' won't be facilitated: Unions hit out at full capacity return on public transport [Irish Independent] 2021-09-03

Ireland One in five staff at St James’s Hospital have been infected with Covid-19 [Irish Times] 2021-09-04

South Africa Cosatu against vaccine ID system for control of access to buildings [SABC] 2021-09-02

UK Wetherspoon’s short on some beers as Brexit affects deliveries [Guardian] 2021-09-02

UK BMJ Research into Covid Risk for Teachers [NEU] 2021-09-02

South Africa 73 Harmony miners dead due to #Covid19 complications [OFM] 2021-09-01

USA / Texas Verbal and physical attacks on health workers surge as emotions boil during latest COVID-19 wave [TX Tribune] 2021-09-01

South Africa / Free State Sama branch members show their support for Covid-19 prevention drive [News24] 2021-09-01

USA Delta’s Extra $200 Monthly Healthcare Surcharge To Unvaccinated Airline Workers May Have Serious Unintended Consequences [Forbes] 2021-08-30

UK ‘I’m utterly sick of it’: UK workers on the return of the commute [Guardian] 2021-08-29

USA / Arkansas Healthcare workers protest vaccine mandates in hospitals [KAIT] 2021-08-29

USA For workers losing unemployment benefits, jobs not always easy to come by [Boston Globe] 2021-08-29

USA / Connecticut Group of Hartford healthcare workers protest vaccine requirement [WFSB] 2021-08-29

USA / West Virginia Health care workers protest against WVU Medicine’s vaccination mandate for employees [WDTV] 2021-08-29

USA / Texas Waco: Healthcare workers protest against vaccine mandates [KWTX] 2021-08-29

USA Child-Care Workers Might Not Come Back [Atlantic] 2021-08-29

USA / Pennsylvania SEPTA workers say the pandemic revealed labor issues that go beyond paychecks [WHYY] 2021-08-28

USA Advocates, Union Representatives, Support Vaccine Mandate For Nursing Home Workers [St Louis PR] 2021-08-28

USA / California San Diego tells city workers they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 2 [LATimes] 2021-08-28

USA More companies are weighing penalties for unvaccinated workers [ADN] 2021-08-28

USA / Illinois Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends COVID Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Says They Owe It To Themselves And The Public [Block Club Chicago] 2021-08-28

UK Supermarkets must take responsibility for HGV and food labour shortages [Unite the union] 2021-08-28

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

USA NFL, NFLPA begin negotiations over NFL's demand for a COVID vaccine mandate [Washington Post] 2021-08-27

UK Returning to Offices [PCS] 2021-08-27

South Africa Employers should constructively encourage their workers to vaccinate and not bully and victimise them [COSATU] 2021-08-26

USA Randi Weingarten leads a union of 1.7 million educators, and the right is not happy with her [New York Times] 2021-08-26

South Africa / Western Cape Taxi drivers block N2 at Plettenberg Bay over Covid-19 relief funds [GroundUp] 2021-08-25

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

USA / New York Met Opera reaches deal with orchestra on COVID, paving way for reopening [New York Times] 2021-08-25

UK Sainsbury’s empty shelves threat as Dartford DHL lorry drivers willing to strike over pay [Unite the union] 2021-08-25

Ireland No data available on numbers of unvaccinated teachers [Irish Times] 2021-08-25

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

South Africa Doctors throw weight behind vaccination [News24] 2021-08-25

Ireland Government urged to allow unvaccinated pregnant teachers to work remotely [Irish Times] 2021-08-23

Ireland Ibec calls for companies to be allowed more freedom to decide how they reopen [Irish Times] 2021-08-24

USA Fast-food worker wages rose 10% as restaurants struggle to hire and retain workers, report says [USAToday] 2021-08-24

USA / New York New York City Requiring Vaccines for All Teachers, School Workers [Barron's] 2021-08-24

USA / California Man drives car into workers at California COVID-19 vaccination clinic [NYPost] 2021-08-24

USA / Wisconsin Colectivo Coffee workers vote to unionize [WMTV] 2021-08-24

USA All the major companies requiring vaccines for workers [Fortune] 2021-08-24

USA These Older Workers Hadn't Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up [NPR] 2021-08-24

USA / Colorado Health care workers hit the streets to protest vaccine mandate [NBC] 2021-08-24

UK Call 999 – the terrifying crisis in the ambulance service [UNISON] 2021-08-24

South Africa NAPTOSA concerned by increase in Covid infections at schools [Eyewitness News] 2021-08-24

USA / Louisiana LA nursing home workers have a low vaccination rate. Biden mandate should change that [LA Illuminator] 2021-08-22

USA 11 states, cities requiring COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2021-08-20

USA / Hawaii Maui hospital workers plead with community to stem COVID-19 surge [Maui News] 2021-08-19

USA Google's Salary Cuts for Remote Workers Renew Location-Based Pay Debate [SHRM] 2021-08-19

USA / Washington Gov Inslee brings back statewide mask order and mandates vaccines for school workers [Seattle Times] 2021-08-19

USA / Colorado COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued for Colorado prison workers, other state employees [FOX] 2021-08-19

USA / Colorado Colorado Office Workers Are More Uncertain Than Ever Over Return-To-Workplace Plans Amid The Delta Variant Surge [CPR] 2021-08-19

USA OSHA issues updated guidance on protecting unvaccinated and other at-risk workers from the coronavirus [ISHN] 2021-08-19

USA / Tennessee TN healthcare workers respond to Governor Lee's anti-mask executive order [NBC] 2021-08-19

USA cPresident Biden says nursing homes must vaccinate workers against COVID-19 [USAToday] 2021-08-19

USA 'We're suffering right now': Flight attendants on the horror of flying during COVID-19 [SFGate] 2021-08-18

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

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

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

USA / Michigan Facing a pandemic, more Michigan workers turned to unionsFacing a pandemic, more Michigan workers turned to unions [MLive] 2021-08-17

USA Labor unions are split on vaccine mandates [Wash Post] 2021-08-17

USA Rumor: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees To ‘Completely Reject Any And All Vaccine Mandates’, Hollywood Facing Massive Loss Of Crew Members [Mix] 2021-08-17

South Africa High Covid infection rate impacting pupils - Naptosa [East Coast Radio] 2021-08-17

Asia / Pacific Reasserting public interest over private profit in the COVID-19 era [IUF Asia/Pacific] 2021-08-17

South Africa SADTU: Govt cutting corners in dealing with Covid-19 spread at schools [Eyewitness News] 2021-08-17

Zimbabwe ZCTU challenges firms over staff vaccination [Daily News] 2021-08-16

USA Why Are So Many Healthcare Workers Unvaccinated? [WAMU] 2021-08-16

USA / Oklahoma Oklahoma City Public Charter School Plans to Defy Mask Ban [USNews] 2021-08-16

USA / Michigan Lack of funding leads to shortage of EMS workers [EMS1] 2021-08-16

USA / Pennsylvania Giant shorted more than 3K workers out of $165K in overtime pay, feds say [Penn Live] 2021-08-16

USA / Oregon OR Nat'l Guard deployed to help hospital workers [KQEN] 2021-08-16

USA Jobs are still down 22% for low-wage workers. They’re up for everyone else [CNBC] 2021-08-16

USA America's failure to pay workers time off undermines vaccine campaign, according to surveys [Wash Post] 2021-08-16

Vietnam Workers try to flee Vietnam's biggest city as coronavirus crisis worsens [Reuters] 2021-08-16

USA / New York Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers [NYS Gov] 2021-08-16

USA Nearly a third of US workers under 40 considered changing careers during the pandemic [Wash Post] 2021-08-16

USA / Indiana Weingarten To Indiana: Mask Up To Keep Kids In School [WFYI] 2021-08-16

USA / District of Columbia D.C. Mayor Orders City Workers, Teachers to Get Vaccinated or Undergo Testing [Daily Beast] 2021-08-15

India Why are so many sanitation worker deaths uncounted? [Indian Express] 2021-08-15

USA / Pennsylvania Workers fired for refusing to get COVID vaccine could get UC benefits [New Castle News] 2021-08-14

USA / Wisconsin As health care workers protest vaccine mandates, experts say receiving unemployment isn’t certain [WBAY] 2021-08-14

USA / Georgia Georgia health care workers sound alarm amid COVID surge [FOX] 2021-08-14

Canada Canada announces COVID jab mandate for travellers, gov’t workers [AlJazeera] 2021-08-14

USA / Hawaii Gov. David Ige announces vaccine mandate for state and county workers [Star Advertiser] For more info 2021-08-14

USA / California Understanding California's Vaccination Mandate For Health Care Workers [LA-ist] 2021-08-14

USA / Georgia GA Health Care Workers Sound Alarm Amid COVID Surge [USNews] 2021-08-14

USA Battling misinformation, nursing homes weigh whether to require vaccination for staff [CBS] 2021-08-14

USA / Florida Elections supervisor imposes vaccine mandate for all poll workers in Broward special congressional election [Sun-Sentinel] 2021-08-14

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

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

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

USA / Rhode Island RI focuses on health workers in fight against delta variant [Westerly Sun] 2021-08-12

USA Rethinking healthcare workers' roles post-pandemic [Healthcare Drive] 2021-08-12

USA / Arkansas AR health care workers overwhelmed by Covid resurgence [NBC] For more info 2021-08-12

USA / Colorado Past the Pandemic - Mental Wellness Support for Health Care Workers [Co Dept of Human Services] 2021-08-12

Bangladesh Workers return to Bangladesh’s garment factories despite record Covid deaths [The Guardian] 2021-08-12

USA / Texas Houston Federation of Teachers Thanks Superintendent for Imposing a Mask Mandate [Diane Ravitch] 2021-08-12

USA / Mississippi MS ICU Nurse: ‘We Need Help’ As Covid Cases Surge [MSNBC] For more info 2021-08-12

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

USA / Wisconsin Some health care workers plan to protest vaccine mandates in Green Bay [WBAY] 2021-08-11

USA / Rhode Island R.I. governor orders health care workers to get vaccinated [Boston Globe] 2021-08-11

USA / Kentucky Healthcare workers protest vaccine requirement in NKY [FOX] 2021-08-11

USA 3 major US airlines will not mandate shots for their unvaccinated workers [CNN] 2021-08-11

USA Biden to Urge Businesses to Require Covid-19 Vaccine for Workers [WSJrnl] 2021-08-11

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

Nigeria Unpaid doctors strike amid new COVID-19 surge [Spectrum News] 2021-08-11

Kenya Get vaccines or face punishment, government orders state workers [Bloomberg] 2021-08-11

South Africa More than 10% of miners have had COVID-19: data [Mining Journal] 2021-08-11

USA Workers fired for refusing a vaccine are unlikely to qualify for unemployment [USAToday] 2021-08-10

UK Covid - Unions condemn Government treatment of school and college leaders [NEU] 2021-08-09

USA Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job [Highlands News-Sun] 2021-08-08

USA After Months of Avoiding the Vaccine Issue, Companies Begin to Mandate [NYTimes] 2021-08-06

USA / Oregon Protecting Essential Workers During the Pandemic: Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center [NACHC] 2021-08-06

UK Main rail union to fight jobs cull across the industry [RMT] 2021-08-06

UK Unite condemns extension of lorry driving hours being relaxed [Unite the union] 2021-08-06

USA Health Care Workers Deserve Solidarity, Not Just Gratitude [Health Affairs] 2021-08-06

USA / Louisiana COVID leaves Louisiana front-line workers exhausted as hospitalizations surge: Reporter's Notebook [ABC] For more info 2021-08-06

USA For Restaurant Workers, the Vaccine Mandate Comes As a Relief [New York] 2021-08-06

USA Uber CEO explains why he’s mandating vaccines for office workers but not drivers [CNBC] 2021-08-06

USA Biden's COVID-19 Vaccine Policy For Federal Workers Raises Questions [NPR] 2021-08-06

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

USA ‘We went from heroes to zeroes’: US nurses strike over work conditions [Guardian] 2021-08-06

UK BALPA response to updated travel rules 5 August [BALPA] 2021-08-06

South Africa Sasol workers told 'vax up or pay up' as Fedusa calls move 'disgusting' [Cape Talk ] 2021-08-06

South Africa Move to reduce physical distancing in schools to less than 1m, but unions are against it [Daily Maverick] 2021-08-06

Ireland People Before Profit proposes Bill to guarantee air quality in workplaces [Irish Times] 2021-08-05

South Africa Teacher unions say they were 'not consulted about proposed reduced social distance of 0.5m' [News24] 2021-08-04

UK Government agrees to vaccination of 16-17 year-olds [NEU] 2021-08-04

USA / Texas City of Houston workers ordered to wear masks again, regardless of vaccination status [Click2Houston] For more info 2021-08-04

UK Health organisations stand together against abuse [RCM] 2021-08-04

Bangladesh Garment workers suffer as factories reopen during Covid-19 lockdown [IndustriALL] 2021-08-04

South Africa SADTU criticises Education Dept over reopening of schools amid health and safety concerns of teachers, learners [Inside Education] 2021-08-04

South Africa Sadtu threatens legal action over proposed narrowing of social distancing at primary schools [JacarandaFM] 2021-08-03

USA Are We Any Closer To Another Relief Payment? [CBS] 2021-08-03

USA Food giant Tyson will require vaccinations for all US workers [Viral Live] 2021-08-03

South Africa Work Covid-19 vaccination debate rages [The Mercury] 2021-08-03

UK More than 650,000 jobs likely to still need furlough when scheme ends in September [ntia] 2021-08-02

UK Pay rise for Aldi lorry drivers amid shortage [BBC] 2021-08-01

UK Don't end furlough, adapt it to avoid a bleak autumn and provide longer-term support for workers [Unite the union] 2021-07-31

South Africa Sadtu concerned about school dropouts rate amid COVID-19 pandemic [SABC] 2021-07-31

USA / Maryland Unemployment Workers Union Hold Rally Thursday Night In Baltimore Over Flagged Claims, Unavailability [CBS] 2021-07-30

USA Biden’s vaccine rule draws both cheers and resistance from federal workers [Wash Post] 2021-07-30

UK BALPA response to updated travel rules for fully vaccinated EU and US passengers [BALPA] 2021-07-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Statement of SADTU on reopening of schools [SADTU] 2021-07-30

South Africa SACTWU WELCOMES decision to immediately vaccinate workers who are over 18 years old [COSATU] 2021-07-29

Zimbabwe Mnangagwa's 'no jab no work' policy to be challenged by ZCTU [Bulawayo24 News] 2021-07-29

South Africa COSATU warns that employers don't have right to fire unvaccinated employees [Eyewitness News] 2021-07-28

USA / California Bay Area Workers are Moving Back and so are Higher Rents [Planetizen] 2021-07-28

USA / Oregon The VA will mandate vaccines for its health workers in Oregon. Other hospitals in the state can’t [OPB] 2021-07-28

USA Workers’ Anxiety Grows as Covid Variant Casts a Shadow [NYTimes] 2021-07-28

USA / New York New Vaccine Rules for Workers? Unions Voice Exasperation [NYTimes] 2021-07-28

South Africa / North West Poultry factory employees accuse employer of flouting COVID-19 regulations [SABC] 2021-07-28

South Africa / Limpopo Teachers must adhere to COVID-19 protocols [Health-e News] 2021-07-27

USA / California There is a Black jobs crisis of generational underemployment, unemployment, and stagnant wages in the four Southern California counties [] 2021-07-27

USA AFL-CIO trade union federation supports vaccination mandates for workers [NND] 2021-07-27

UK Unions could have helped to avoid this ‘pingdemic’ mess – but no one asked them [Guardian] 2021-07-27

UK Unite calls for government to urgently rethink ‘pingdemic’ exemption amid fears of long-term damage to UK manufacturing [Unite the union] 2021-07-27

USA Mandating Vaccines For Health Care Workers Is Critical To Pandemic's End [NPR] 2021-07-27

South Africa NEHAWU statement on decision to move to Alert Level 3 [COSATU] 2021-07-27

USA / Mexico Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economy [NYTimes] 2021-07-27

South Africa Covid-19: Unions should push harder for teachers to get vaccinated [GroundUp] 2021-07-27

USA Medical groups call for mandatory vaccination of U.S. health care workers [NYTimes] 2021-07-26

USA CEO-worker pay gap 'skyrocketing' amid pandemic: AFL-CIO Sec. Treasurer [Yahoo] For more info 2021-07-26

UK Doctors in Unite holds protest in London tomorrow over lack of enhanced PPE for health and social care staff [Unite the union] 2021-07-26

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

USA Disabled workers fear COVID-19 silver lining to fade as 'old normal' returns [Reuters] 2021-07-26

USA We’re Kidding Ourselves That Workers Perform Well From Home [NYTimes] 2021-07-26

USA Doctors, nurses, medical groups call for mandatory vaccinations of health-care workers [The Hill] 2021-07-26

USA / New York New York will require city workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly by mid-September [NYTimes] 2021-07-26

France Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines [AP] 2021-07-26

South Africa / North West Health Department refutes Denosa allegations [OFM] 2021-07-25

South Africa / North West Nursing students allegedly forced to administer vaccines [OFM] 2021-07-25

South Africa Members ready to go back to classrooms: SADTU [SABC] 2021-07-25

USA / Washington Hundreds of area hospital workers unvaccinated [Peninsula Daily News] 2021-07-25

USA / New Jersey Essential Immigrants take over Newark Penn Station to Demand Citizenship for Essential Workers in Infrastructure Package [Insider NJ] 2021-07-25

South Africa Sadtu raises concerns ahead of school reopening [eNCA] 2021-07-25

USA / New York Immigrant essential workers rally in Manhattan for pathway to citizenship [ABC] 2021-07-24

UK Self isolation exemptions gamble with keyworkers' lives [GMB] 2021-07-24

UK ‘Vaccination is not immunisation’ as Scottish government announcement criticised by Unite [Unite the union] 2021-07-23

UK Specialist transport union RMT on staff isolation exemptions [RMT] 2021-07-23

UK Workers frustrated and angry as government fails to get a grip of pandemic and ‘pingdemic’ [Unite the union] 2021-07-22

UK Nightclubs face chaos and disorder as door staff licence cliff edge looms [GMB] 2021-07-21

South Africa / Eastern Cape Staff, PPE shortages at Kariega hospital where patients admitted at night are left unattended - Nehawu [News24] 2021-07-21

USA / Michigan MI healthcare workers protest vaccine mandate [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2021-07-20

UK Isolation changes must happen with boosted safety measures, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-07-20

South Africa Sadtu believes 80% of school staff vaccinated [eNCA] 2021-07-20

UK Health & social care workers self-isolation exempt: 'one rule for them, one rule for us' [GMB] 2021-07-19

UK FBU fears underreporting of Covid infections in the fire service as minister fails to provide data [FBU] 2021-07-19

UK Extend furlough and work with us on working protections [Unite the union] 2021-07-19

USA / New York State data shows one-third of NY hospital workers are unvaccinated [NYPost] 2021-07-19

USA / Minnesota Next job for Minnesota lawmakers: Spend $250 million on front-line worker aid [StarTribune] 2021-07-19

UK RMT warning of total chaos on eve of 'Freedom Day' [RMT] 2021-07-18

UK New law in England must resolve nursing workforce shortages that compromise patient safety [RCN] 2021-07-17

UK RMT warns of further surge in self isolation from Monday [RMT] 2021-07-17

UK ​Health workers increasingly concerned at continued government stalling on NHS pay [UNISON] 2021-07-17

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

USA / New York They Risked Their Lives During Covid. They Still Don’t Earn Minimum Wage [NYTimes] 2021-07-16

USA / Minnesota Minnesota Essential Workers React to Announcement of Working Group Members for $250 Million Fund [SEIU] 2021-07-16

USA / New York The Pandemic Hardships of N.Y.C.’s Gig Workers [NYTimes] 2021-07-16

UK Coronavirus: school outbreaks remain high [NEU] 2021-07-16

UK UNISON praises police decision to retain COVID protections [UNISON] 2021-07-15

UK Government's 'back to work' guidance weakens safety and risks abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2021-07-15

UK BALPA response to traffic light system [BALPA] 2021-07-15

UK Unite welcomes West Yorkshire mayor’s face mask decision [Unite the union] 2021-07-15

UK Unite welcomes Mayor of London’s public transport face mask decision [Unite the union] 2021-07-14

UK London - GMB backs call for TfL face coverings to remain compulsory [GMB] 2021-07-14

South Africa FEDUSA welcomes lockdown relief for workers and stressed sectors [Polity] 2021-07-14

UK Government weakening of Covid safety measures in shops risks abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2021-07-13

UK Mask wearing should be compulsory in NHS settings as Covid infection rates soar [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

UK Unite raises Amazon's pandemic profiteering with the Competition and Markets Authority [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

UK Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

UK Investigate Amazon over pandemic ‘price gouging’, says Unite [Unite the union] 2021-07-13

South Africa Pandemic takes its toll as healthcare workers suffer depression, fatigue and burnout [Daily Maverick] 2021-07-13

UK RMT warns of 'fatal folly' of removing transport Covid protections [RMT] 2021-07-12

South Africa COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa and his administration’s latest measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic [COSATU] 2021-07-12

UK PCS condemns end of Covid restrictions and sets out safety demands [PCS] 2021-07-11

South Africa Police unions raise concerns regarding limited COVID-19 vaccines [SABC] 2021-07-10

UK Rise in Coronavirus Clusters in Schools [NEU] 2021-07-09

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Covid-19: Kilkeel seafood factory closes due to outbreak [BBC] 2021-07-09

Ireland Healthcare workers 'deeply offended' by lack of employer recognition for COVID work [Limerick Post] 2021-07-09

Ireland Decision due soon on large lectures at third-level in September [Irish Times] 2021-07-09

South Africa Online learning on the cards for reopening of schools, say unions [IOL] 2021-07-08

South Africa Sadtu decries failure to reach targets of vaccinating teachers [SABC] 2021-07-08

South Africa Union-run clinics in South African garment sector certified for Covid-19 vaccination [IndustriALL] 2021-07-08

India IndustriALL calls on Indian government to address safety crisis [IndustriALL] 2021-07-08

UK Government’s decision to relax lorry driver rules will not solve driver shortage [Unite the union] 2021-07-08

UK UK employers struggle with worst labour shortage since 1997 [Guardian] 2021-07-08

South Africa About 90% of private school staff vaccinated as unions urge teachers to be 'vaccine ambassadors' [News24] 2021-07-08

South Africa Ters payments will be extended for industries hit by new Level 4 rules - Cosatu [Cape Talk ] 2021-07-07

USA Difficulties encountered by public health workers in COVID-19 outbreak: a cross-sectional study based on five provinces [Pub Med] 2021-07-06

USA Bullying, Threats Are Concerns For Some Healthcare Workers [Tulsa Public Radio] 2021-07-06

South Africa POPCRU welcomes govt's plan to vaccinate police officers [Eyewitness News] 2021-07-06

South Africa Teacher unions urge all members to get the jab [SowetanLIVE] 2021-07-06

South Africa Clothing industry health care clinics secure Covid-19 vaccination certification status [allAfrica] 2021-07-06

UK Johnson 'gung ho gambling' over lifting covid restrictions [TSSA] 2021-07-06

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

Ireland Pandemic compensation claim by health staff to be heard [Irish Times] 2021-07-06

Ireland Covid-19 has significantly set back women’s economic prospects, report finds [Irish Times] 2021-07-06

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

South Africa Covid-19: Popcru accuses correctional services of failing to reduce prison staff to 50% [Pretoria News] 2021-07-05

UK TUC calls for right to work flexibly to be extended as people urged to return to the office [TUC] 2021-07-05

UK Living with Covid without furlough or sick pay `utterly irresponsible' and will cost jobs [Unite the union] 2021-07-05

UK Shoppers should continue to wear face coverings [USDAW] 2021-07-05

UK Bridging support is crucial to avoid redundancies in the culture sector [bectu] 2021-07-05

South Africa Burnout and fatigue haunt Covid-19 front line healthcare workers [Weekend Argus] 2021-07-05

Zimbabwe Civil servants ordered to get vaccinated or quit jobs [Pindula] 2021-07-05

South Africa Popcru announces drive to vaccinate police officers [SowetanLIVE] 2021-07-04

South Africa / Gauteng Over 5,000 health workers recruited to assist with rising Covid cases [Eyewitness News] 2021-07-03

South Africa Covid-19: Sadtu calls for vaccination of teachers to be extended to other education sectors [News24] 2021-07-02

UK Ending furlough scheme too early could damage recovery, say trade unions [Guardian] 2021-07-02

Global Unions concerned by slow Covid-19 vaccination in Sub Saharan Africa amid surging infections [IndustriALL] 2021-07-01

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

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

South Africa Doctors show signs of emotional fatigue: SAMA [SABC] 2021-06-30

South Africa Restaurant staff left without any income as SA goes back to Level 4 [GroundUp] 2021-06-30

South Africa Government must protect jobs during level four restrictions [SAFTU] 2021-06-29

South Africa COSATU to present its submission to Justice Moseneke on likelihood of holding local government elections under Covid-19 restrictions [COSATU] 2021-06-29

South Africa Stricter restrictions the only solution to the Covid-19 problem at hand - Denosa [The Star] 2021-06-29

South Africa Numsa calls on employers to give Covid-19 jab to workers, families [JacarandaFM] 2021-06-29

South Africa Sama welcomes 'long overdue' level 4 restrictions [East Coast Radio] 2021-06-29

South Africa / North West Cosatu, Saftu welcome new measures to curb COVID-19 spread [SABC] 2021-06-29

South Africa Teachers and unions pleased with rollout [Sunday World] 2021-06-29

South Africa Teacher unions welcome closure of schools [Xinhua] 2021-06-29

South Africa COSATU calls for some relief for businesses affected by new lockdown restrictions [SABC] 2021-06-28

USA Public health workers report being threatened and harassed during the pandemic [CBS] 2021-06-28

USA / Kentucky McConnell: Beshear should end $300 weekly unemployment checks [WHAS] 2021-06-28

USA / Kentucky Ky. OSHA complaints rose 45% in 2020, partly due to pandemic; issues are likely to linger as workplaces try to get back to normal [Times Tribune] 2021-06-28

South Africa DENOSA’s response to President Ramaphosa’s address in response to Covid-19 resurgence [COSATU] 2021-06-28

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of additional measures to combat Covid-19 [COSATU] 2021-06-28

USA I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace [NYTimes] 2021-06-27

USA / California Essential workers supported Sacramento during COVID-19. Let’s support them with hazard pay [Sacramento Bee] 2021-06-27

USA / Pennsylvania Dozens of Pa. companies received federal loans meant to save jobs, but laid off workers anyway [FOX] 2021-06-27

USA Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Suicidal Ideation Among State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic [CDC] 2021-06-26

USA Remote workers' energy bills are rising. Should employers reimburse them? [CBS] For more info 2021-06-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Sadtu calls for more jab sites as 21 000 teachers inoculated [East Coast Radio] 2021-06-25

South Africa Teacher vaccinations: Unions satisfied, continue to monitor process [News24] 2021-06-25

South Africa Vaccination programme poorly planned and implemented: Denosa [SABC] 2021-06-24

UK Failure to support low paid and vulnerable to isolate 'act of gross negligence' [Unite the union] 2021-06-24

Global International Labour Conference calls for strong action on Covid recovery [IndustriALL] 2021-06-24

UK NHS nurse sacked over weekend working wins landmark ruling [The Guardian] 2021-06-24

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU calls for more Covid-19 vaccine sites for teachers [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-24

South Africa Sadtu concerned but satisfied with teacher vaccination rollout [SABC] 2021-06-24

South Africa Leaders of teachers unions to receive vaccines on Thursday [IOL] 2021-06-23

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU statement on rise of COVID-19 infections in province [COSATU] 2021-06-23

South Africa Solidarity demands that private sector hospitals be accredited to fill gap with placements of medical interns [Solidarity] 2021-06-23

Taiwan Tech groups in Taiwan accused of locking up migrant workers [Financial Times] 2021-06-23

UK TUC calls for long Covid to be recognised as a disability [NUJ] 2021-06-23

Ireland Concern that Covid measures viewed as Garda not health regulations, AGSI says [Irish Times] 2021-06-23

Global ILO conference adopts strong pandemic call to action [Scoop World] 2021-06-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Sadtu wants more information on coronavirus vaccination sites for educators [SABC] 2021-06-22

USA One-quarter of workers still plan to seek new job after pandemic [SIA] 2021-06-22

USA Half of US workers mulling new jobs, careers after pandemic: survey [The Hill] 2021-06-22

South Africa SADTU, Equal Education optimistic ahead of Covid-19 vaccine rollout for teachers [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-21

South Africa SAOU urges teachers to take J&J vaccine [SABC] 2021-06-21

South Africa COVID-19 | Educators Union of SA vows to shut down schools [eNCA] 2021-06-21

South Africa Fedusa welcomes vaccination drive for educators and support staff [Algoa FM] 2021-06-21

South Africa Teachers’ unions welcome plan to vaccinate teachers from Wednesday [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-20

UK International solidarity is key to opposing authoritarian regimes [UNISON] 2021-06-19

UK Unions say one of key policies to limit virus spread is ‘failing’ in face of rising infections [Guardian] 2021-06-19

South Africa Bypassing EVDS 'nightmare' will help push 10-day vaccination blitz for teachers [Cape Talk ] 2021-06-19

South Africa NEHAWU calls for aggressive messaging from govt to drive home Covid-19 protocols [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-18

South Africa COVID-19: Concerns over health worker burnout [eNCA] 2021-06-18

Ireland Nearly 60% of employers want right to ask if staff have received Covid vaccine, survey says [Irish Times] 2021-06-18

UK New research reveals 'emerging class divide' in who gets flexible working - TUC [TUC] 2021-06-18

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of additional measures in the fight against Covid-19 [COSATU] 2021-06-18

South Africa Denosa disappointed with government's response to third wave [SABC] 2021-06-16

UK Inflation rise should not derail government action to protect working people - TUC [TUC] 2021-06-16

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

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Compulsory vaccine for care home staff 'not necessary' [BBC] 2021-06-16

Global Pandemic fallout has exacerbated modern slavery in ‘every region’, report warns [The Telegraph] 2021-06-16

South Africa NAPTOSA, SADTU concerned over number of J&J jabs earmarked for teachers [Eyewitness News] 2021-06-16

South Africa / Western Cape George municipal workers threaten to strike over Covid-19 danger pay [Weekend Argus] 2021-06-15

USA cTo Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills [NYTimes] 2021-06-15

UK Ministers must extend furlough in line with restrictions, says TUC [TUC] 2021-06-15

USA / Connecticut Prison guards seeking hazard pay for work during pandemic [Fairfield Citizen] 2021-06-15

South Africa Unions rally behind education minister to keep schools open despite Malema’s ultimatum [Sunday World] 2021-06-15

South Africa / Free State Sadtu welcomes move to vaccinate teachers [SABC] 2021-06-14

USA OSHA Announces COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Workers [OHS] 2021-06-14

USA ‘People are so burned out’: US essential workers struggle as restrictions lifted [Guardian] 2021-06-13

South Africa Unions say workers can’t be forced to take Covid-19 shots [Sunday Independent] 2021-06-12

USA OSHA’s New Safety Rule: Health Care Workers and Beyond [Natl Law Rev] 2021-06-12

USA Biden Just Decided Not to Protect Meatpacking Workers from COVID [Mother Jones] 2021-06-12

South Africa / Gauteng As Covid-19 infections soar, union blasts government [IOL] 2021-06-12

USA / New York Wage Theft Got Worse During Covid. A Stalled Bill Could Give Workers Leverage To Fight Back [NY Focus] 2021-06-11

USA Hospitals across U.S. are requiring workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 [CBS] 2021-06-11

USA / Pennsylvania Childcare workers are hard to find [WAGM] 2021-06-11

USA / New Hampshire Bull Moose rehires laid-off workers and issues apology [Press Herald] 2021-06-11

USA U.S. Labor Department issues emergency Covid-19 rule for healthcare workers [CNBC] 2021-06-11

USA The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever [NYTimes] 2021-06-11

USA OSHA finally issues a COVID workplace rule, but only for healthcare [New York Times] 2021-06-11

UK DVLA strike: new Covid cases reported on site as post backlog grows [PCS] 2021-06-11

South Africa / Western Cape EUSA slams move to only register some teachers for Covid jabs [JacarandaFM] 2021-06-11

South Africa Teachers' vaccine rollout on hold as country waits for FDA decision [East Coast Radio] 2021-06-10

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

South Africa Naptosa plans for COVID-19 vaccine rollout despite postponement [SABC] 2021-06-09

USA / California Why Oxnard is sending grocery workers $1,000 checks [Wash Post] 2021-06-08

UK DVLA action: senior managers observe pickets in 30 minute shifts [PCS] 2021-06-08

South Africa Government continues to bungle vaccine roll out: SAFTU [SAFTU] 2021-06-08

South Africa Popcru urges police and prison workers to be given priority for Covid jabs [JacarandaFM] 2021-06-08

USA Biden to Revive OSHA’s Stalled Infectious Disease Rulemaking [Bloomberg] 2021-06-05

USA Amazon defends failure to pay workers for COVID screening time [Seattle Times] 2021-06-05

UK Nearly one in three disabled workers surveyed treated unfairly at work during the pandemic [TUC] 2021-06-05

South Africa Plans being made to vaccinate teachers with Johnson & Johnson [The Citizen] 2021-06-05

USA Now isn’t the time to make workers in lockdown jump through hoops to get support [Guardian] 2021-06-05

USA Joe Biden Is Not Protecting Workers From the Pandemic [Jacobin] 2021-06-05

UK BALPA responds to reports that no further countries are to be added to the green list for travel [BALPA] 2021-06-04

South Africa / Northern Cape Sadtu likens failure to close schools with COVID-19 cases to attempted murder [SABC] 2021-06-04

South Africa Minerals Council, unions commit support to get industry employees vaccinated [Mining Weekly] 2021-06-04

South Africa Covid-19: What it’s like being a nurse during a pandemic [GroundUp] 2021-06-03

Cambodia Survey: Cambodian Workers Struggle to Survive in COVID-19 [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-06-02

USA For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare [NYTimes] 2021-06-02

UK / England Union criticises ‘pitiful’ £1.4bn Covid catch-up plan for pupils [The Guardian] 2021-06-02

South Africa Union calls on government to hire more hospital staff to prepare for third wave [The Star] 2021-06-02

South Africa COVID-19: Sadtu urges caution around pupil safety [eNCA] 2021-06-02

South Africa Get jab without job risk: NUM [Mining Journal] 2021-06-02

South Africa Teacher unions now up in arms as their vaccination calls are ignored [Sunday World] 2021-06-02

UK Jobcentre staff pushed into returning to work [PCS] 2021-06-01

South Africa NEHAWU statement on government’s decision to move the country to adjusted alert level 2 [COSATU] 2021-06-01

South Africa Before sending children back to school the third wave needs to be observed: Sadtu [SABC] 2021-06-01

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

South Africa NUM urges expedited vaccine rollout, says workers must have choice [Mining Weekly] 2021-05-31

South Africa Unions want tougher lockdown restrictions on gatherings [BusinessTech] 2021-05-31

South Africa COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa’s newly announced adjustments to Covid-19 disaster management restrictions [COSATU] 2021-05-31

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

South Africa Unions, parties wary of daily school classes amid Covid-19 third wave [IOL] 2021-05-31

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

South Africa Unions plead for teachers to be vaccinated ahead of daily classes for primary school pupils [News24] 2021-05-30

USA / Texas Medical workers sue Houston Methodist over job requirement to receive COVID vaccine [ABC] 2021-05-29

USA Why restaurant workers are the key to revival [Biz Jrnl] 2021-05-29

USA Burned-out workers are ready for vacation this year [Biz Women] 2021-05-29

USA Wall Street Is Wooing Workers To Return To Work With Free Food [Forbes] 2021-05-29

USA Employers Can (Mostly) Require Vaccines For Workers Returning To The Office [NPR] 2021-05-29

USA / California Grieving Transit Local Has Been Leading Fights for Safety and Service Restoration [Labor Notes] 2021-05-29

USA Gig workers to lose all unemployment benefits in 20 GOP states: 'You can't prepare for it' [CBS] 2021-05-28

USA / Connecticut Informational Picket at UConn Health [CT AFL-CIO] 2021-05-28

USA Prevalence and correlates of stress and burnout among U.S. healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national cross-sectional survey study [PubMed] 2021-05-28

USA / New York Why Are So Many of My Fellow Health Workers Unvaccinated? [NYTimes] 2021-05-28

Mexico Doctors protest as vaccines denied to frontline health workers [Guardian] 2021-05-28

USA / New York Trader Joe’s Put Workers Like Me at Serious Risk During the Pandemic [Jacobin] 2021-05-27

USA / Texas In Texas, a rare workers’ comp win against meatpacker JBS [Fern] 2021-05-27

Global Pharmaceutical unions support universal access to COVID-19 vaccines [IndustriALL] 2021-05-26

South Africa SADTU calls for vaccination of teachers [Inside Education] 2021-05-26

South Africa / Eastern Cape Taxi drivers bring Gqeberha to standstill over Covid-19 funds [GroundUp] 2021-05-26

South Africa Denosa unhappy about news of nurses sent to communities to register people for vaccination [The Star] 2021-05-26

South Africa SAFTU worried about snail-paced vaccine roll-out [SAFTU] 2021-05-25

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

South Africa Denosa calls for rapid vaccination process of its members [Health-e News] 2021-05-24

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal DENOSA warns hospitals’ managers against intimidating nurses who don’t wear uniform as part of protest action for non-payment of Uniform Allowance by Department [COSATU] 2021-05-22

USA / New York Essential New York Workers Honor Colleagues Killed by Covid-19 [NYTimes] 2021-05-21

UK UNISON endorses Labour’s call for an international vaccine plan [UNISON] 2021-05-21

South Africa Cosatu not happy with government's slow Covid-19 vaccination rollout [TimesLIVE] 2021-05-21

South Africa Denosa concerned about nurses being warned not to disclose vaccine side effects [SABC] 2021-05-21

USA / Wisconsin One in 14 migrant workers at Seneca green bean plant in WI died of COVID-19. Here’s what happened [JSOnline] 2021-05-20

USA Changed by pandemic, many workers won’t return to old jobs [WNCT] 2021-05-20

UK IFS on Covid-related spending [NEU] 2021-05-20

Global Trade unions have an important role to play in combatting vaccine hesitancy [Equal Times] 2021-05-20

South Africa Unions call for schools to close as third Covid-19 wave hits [BusinessTech] 2021-05-20

UK Significant concessions achieved in dispute over court safety [PCS] 2021-05-19

UK Public understandably confused by traffic light system for international travel [BALPA] 2021-05-19

Ireland Businesses forcing workers to take unpaid leave for vaccine appointments [Newstalk] 2021-05-19

UK No need for return to offices [PCS] 2021-05-18

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

South Africa Union questions 'slow start' to phase two of Covid-19 vaccine rollout [TimesLIVE] 2021-05-18

South Africa Covid-19: Denosa worried about healthcare workers [eNCA] 2021-05-17

UK Usdaw highlights the unequal impact of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBT+ workers [USDAW] 2021-05-17

UK RMT calls for zero tolerance of any breach of transport Covid safety measures [RMT] 2021-05-17

UK Mass return to work in jobcentres to be imposed from 17 May [PCS] 2021-05-16

UK Public warned of Covid complacency as restaurants and pubs prepare for indoor service from Monday [Unite the union] 2021-05-15

UK Public warned of Covid complacency as restaurants and pubs prepare for indoor service from Monday [Unite the union] 2021-05-15

USA Delta CEO says new workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 [Click Orlando] 2021-05-15

USA / Florida Publix eases mask mandates for vaccinated workers and shoppers [FL Keys News] 2021-05-15

USA Remembering the Food Workers We’ve Lost to COVID-19 Part 4 [Modern Farmer] 2021-05-15

USA Walmart ends mask requirement for vaccinated shoppers and workers [Seeking Alpha] 2021-05-15

USA Creating a Post-COVID Healthcare System that Supports Healthcare Workers [Managed Healthcare] 2021-05-15

USA Will essential workers be vaccination police? [Explica] 2021-05-15

South Africa NEHAWU statement on rise in Covid-19 infections and slow vaccination programme [COSATU] 2021-05-15

South Africa Nehawu expresses concern as Covid-19 numbers spike [The Citizen] 2021-05-14

South Africa NEHAWU wants clear govt update on vaccine procurement, rising infections [Eyewitness News] 2021-05-14

South Africa Nurses want trauma counselling as third wave approaches [IOL] 2021-05-14

South Africa Denosa wants government to tackle havoc caused by Covid-19 in the healthcare system [IOL] 2021-05-14

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

South Africa Nursing unions worried about vaccine rollout: 'It is going to be a mess' [News24] 2021-05-14

South Africa A recipe for disaster: unions concerned over phase 2 of vaccine rollout plan [Eyewitness News] 2021-05-14

UK Covid lateral flow home test kits being launched for Royal Mail workers [CWU] 2021-05-13

South Africa Union calls for special risk allowance for nurses [East Coast Radio] 2021-05-13

South Africa Nurses hardest hit by COVID-19: union [Xinhua] 2021-05-13

Africa Africa's Domestic Workers Demand Urgent Reform in Pandemic Crisis [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-05-12

UK Compulsory vaccinations for care staff are the wrong approach [UNISON] 2021-05-12

Norway Strong reactions to stricter quarantine regulations for rig workers [Industri Energi] 2021-05-12

South Africa As third Covid-19 wave looms in SA, teacher unions against 100% attendance proposal [The Mercury] 2021-05-12

UK The Government have ignored SAGE’s advice to keep face masks in the classroom. [NEU] 2021-05-11

South Africa / Eastern Cape Betting World picketed by workers demanding Covid-19 relief funds [GroundUp] 2021-05-10

UK XPO boss accused of receiving multi million pound bonus while receiving millions of UK furlough cash [Unite the union] 2021-05-10

UK Members share their worries about jobcentre safety [PCS] 2021-05-10

UK Three-quarters of key workers say they were anxious about working through the pandemic [USDAW] 2021-05-10

USA U.S. Department of Labor Launches the Essential Workers, Essential Protections Initiative During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Sullivan & Cromwell] 2021-05-08

USA / Washington Pierce County executive vetoes hazard pay for grocery workers [KUOW] 2021-05-08

USA / New York Cuomo Enacts Law Setting Standards For Private Firms on COVID Controls [The Chief] 2021-05-08

USA / Pennsylvania Proposed legislation would provide airport workers with health benefits [Philadelphia Tribune] 2021-05-07

USA Asian American health workers fight virus and racist attacks [ABC] 2021-05-07

USA National Nurses Week 2021 highlights strength of healthcare workers in pandemic year [KING5] 2021-05-07

USA AFL-CIO Releases Annual Workplace Safety Report, Focused on COVID-19 [HR Law Watch] For more info 2021-05-07

USA Tech service workers are essential. They want to be treated like it [Protocol] 2021-05-07

USA ‘We’re not bringing you the virus’: Asian-American medical workers’ battle with Covid-19 and racism [South China Morning Post] 2021-05-07

USA Vanishing workers are the latest economic worry [CNN] 2021-05-07

USA / Nebraska Nebraska advances virus protections for meatpacking workers [NBC] 2021-05-07

UK TSSA Welcomes Inquest Into Belly Mujinga's Death [TSSA] 2021-05-07

South Africa COSATU welcomes progress on Covid-19 Vaccine TRIPS waiver [COSATU] 2021-05-07

UK Unions and MPs join forces to call for fire and rehire ban as pressure builds on government to take action [Unite the union] 2021-05-06

Global BWI Song of Solidarity for May Day [BWI] 2021-05-06

South Africa / Mpumalanga Sadtu says schools not ready to have all primary school learners back [Lowvelder] 2021-05-06

Ireland HSE staff who refuse Covid-19 vaccines may be redeployed under new proposals [Irish Times] 2021-05-05

UK Ministers told to buttress European holiday hopes for aviation industry with certainty and support [Unite the union] 2021-05-05

UK Support PCS members striking for Covid safety at DVLA at Facebook live rally 7 May [PCS] 2021-05-05

UK Government Clarity Needed Over Summer Travel [TSSA] 2021-05-04

UK Masks still needed in school as 154,000 children and staff with long covid [GMB] 2021-05-04

UK Masks still needed to Keep Millions Safe [NEU] 2021-05-04

Sri Lanka Nurses yet to receive COVID-19 vaccines, union claims [News1st] 2021-05-04

South Africa COSATU concerned about impact of potential COVID-19 third wave on rural communities [SABC] 2021-05-04

South Africa Ramaphosa pays homage to frontline workers against COVID-19 on May Day [CGTN Africa] 2021-05-03

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine rollout puts tourism on cusp of collapse: COSATU [Power98.7FM] 2021-05-03

South Africa Doctors complain about vaccination payment [City Press] 2021-05-02

USA / Connecticut Mobile Clinics Organized to Vaccinate Farm Workers for COVID-19 [CT Examiner] 2021-05-01

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

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

UK DVLA members set to walk out again over Covid safety fears [PCS] 2021-04-30

Africa Covid-19: ITUC-Africa demands compensation for workers infected at workplace [Blueprint] 2021-04-30

USA / California Low-wage workers in Oakland and across the state say they feel unsafe at their job [Oaklandside] 2021-04-29

USA Older workers were devastated by the pandemic downturn and continue to face adverse employment outcomes [EPI] 2021-04-29

USA Unions, production companies begin talks to extend, revamp COVID production rules [New York Times] 2021-04-29

UK Wales TUC calls for tougher enforcement of Covid workplace safety rules [Wales TUC] 2021-04-28

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Concern as some Covid risk assessments for Stormont civil servants go unrecorded [Belfast Telegraph] 2021-04-28

UK TUC calls for immediate public inquiry into Covid deaths [The Guardian] 2021-04-28

UK UK government must share vaccine intellectual property rights to prevent thousands of deaths [UNISON] 2021-04-27

UK Len McCluskey and Unite families to 'walk the wall' as union backs call for Covid public inquiry [Unite the union] 2021-04-27

UK Keir Starmer thanks Usdaw members for their work during the pandemic [USDAW] 2021-04-27

UK Three quarters of care workers’ mental health has worsened during pandemic [GMB] 2021-04-24

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

USA / New York NYS Announces $26.6 Million for Grants to Support Essential Workers [NYS PEF] 2021-04-24

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Extended workplace Covid testing regime [Pinsent Masons] 2021-04-23

Ireland SIPTU calls for urgent meeting with Intel contractors about Covid-19 outbreak at Kildare site [Leinster Leader] 2021-04-23

Ireland Spike in Covid-19 cases linked to school and workplace outbreaks [Irish Times] 2021-04-23

India India: A year later, new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in cities force migrant workers to leave in masses again [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-04-22

India India: New Covid surge puts migrant, informal workers' livelihoods at risk once again [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-04-22

South Africa Teachers who died of Covid-19 have not been replaced [Daily News] 2021-04-21

Global Podcast: How Unions Meet COVID-10 Challenges—and Beyond [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-21

Ireland Dublin Circuit Court Judge delays sentencing due to prison service action [Irish Times] 2021-04-21

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

South Africa SAFTU critically supports continuing the vaccine roll out, but transparency and state sovereignty are overdue [SAFTU] 2021-04-21

USA What's ahead for teachers? [Cornell Chronicle] 2021-04-21

Canada / British Columbia Paid leave for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine [Energetic City] 2021-04-21

USA / New Jersey New law boosts benefits for families of workers who died from COVID-19 [NJBiz] 2021-04-21

UK UK workers’ rights neglected during pandemic, Labour warns [Guardian] 2021-04-20

UK TUC calls for ‘urgent’ action to support young workers hit hard by pandemic [TUC] 2021-04-20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2021-03-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK [The Guardian] 2021-01-22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ireland Childcare sector seeks clarity on who to prioritise [RTÉ] 2021-01-04

South Africa Labour unions concerned as workers return to work [SABC] 2021-01-03

South Africa 'The second wave is overwhelming hospitals': Covid-19 bungling flagged [Sunday Times] 2021-01-03

South Africa COSATU: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy is unconvincing [COSATU] 2021-01-03

UK Unions call on Labour to back NEU over schools closures [Union News] 2021-01-03

UK Northern Ireland primary and post-primary schools to extend remote learning [NEU] 2021-01-03

USA / California The Healthcare and Essential Workers Protection Act (SB 275) [SEIU-UHW] 2021-01-03

USA / New York Orchestra Members Fire Back at Metropolitan Opera’s Decision to Hire Non-Met Musicians for Virtual Gala [Opera Wire] 2021-01-03

UK Covid: Widespread working from home set to continue in 2021 [ITV] 2021-01-03

UK Teachers take legal action as chaos grips England's schools plan [Guardian] 2021-01-03

USA Large Numbers Of Health Care And Frontline Workers Are Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine [Forbes] 2021-01-02

USA / Ohio 40% of OH nursing home workers decline vaccine; health care leaders fight misinformation [Local 12] 2021-01-02

USA / Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccine may be available, but some EMS workers are having difficulty accessing it [FOX] 2021-01-02

USA / California Some health care workers refusing COVID-19 vaccine [Sentinel Source] 2021-01-02

UK Union poised to advise teachers in England not to return to classrooms [Guardian] 2021-01-02

UK VENTING - Coronavirus risks are mostly up in the air [Hazards Campaign] 2021-01-02

Ireland Parents and school staff conflicted about a return to class [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-02

South Africa A Covid-19 rethink for 2021, please! Relief, prevention, treatment and vaccines all need a new approach! [SAFTU] 2021-01-02

USA / New York Panel won't recommend OT changes for NY farmworkers, citing recession [Newsday] 2021-01-01

USA Bidens honor front-line workers in NYE address: 'We owe them, we owe them, we owe them' [The Hill] 2021-01-01

USA / California Deaths keep coming at one L.A. hospital as workers weep [LATimes] 2021-01-01

USA / New York CNY medical workers anxiously await their turn for Covid-19 vaccine [Syracuse] 2021-01-01

USA Project Save Hospitality Hopes to Help Sector's 8 Million Unemployed Workers [Travel Pulse] 2021-01-01

USA / New York NY board delays decision on making it easier for state farmworkers to get overtime pay [Syracuse] 2021-01-01

USA / New York Hospice workers frustrated over exclusion from Phase 1 of NY vaccine plan [My Twin Tiers] 2021-01-01

UK On December 22 SAGE told Government to close schools [NEU] 2021-01-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SAMA expresses concerns over hospital bed shortages, medical staff fatigue [IOL] 2021-01-01

Ireland Creches, childcare facilities having to open this week ‘beggars belief’, sector says [Irish Times] 2021-01-01

Ireland Guard of honour for Covid ward nurse who died from virus [Irish Independent] 2021-01-01

Ireland Staff at Wheatfield Prison test positive for Covid-19 [RTÉ] 2021-01-01

USA / Ohio DeWine says 60% of nursing home workers not electing to get vaccine [Columbus Dispatch] 2020-12-31

USA CO woman creates app to help workers battle burnout [CBS] 2020-12-31

USA U.S. Court docket of Appeals rejects AFL-CIO’s petition for OSHA COVID-19 Non permanent Emergency Customary [Labor News Wire] 2020-12-31

USA / Minnesota United Food & Commercial Workers Local 663 Members Secure a Better Life, Ratify First Union Contracts [UFCW] 2020-12-31

USA / New York Hospice workers frustrated over exclusion from Phase 1 of NY vaccine plan [ABC] 2020-12-31

USA / Arizona AZ health care workers face ‘catastrophic’ conditions amid surge in COVID cases [PBS] 2020-12-31

USA Remember 2020 as the year when markets boomed as workers struggled [LATimes] 2020-12-31

UK Government has to make sure working parents get the support they need [TUC] 2020-12-31

South Africa COVID-19 in SA: Education sector voices concerns [eNCA] 2020-12-31

South Africa Cosatu laments lack of support for affected industries during level 3 lockdown [SAFTU] 2020-12-31

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine should arrive in first quarter of 2021: Cosatu [Power98.7FM] 2020-12-31

UK McCluskey: PM now has nowhere to hide [Unite the union] 2020-12-31

UK NEU responds to the Government’s announcement on the return to school in January [NEU] 2020-12-31

South Africa SADTU wants more psycho-social support for teachers dealing with Covid-19 [Eyewitness News] 2020-12-30

UK Oxford vaccine approval is welcome news [UNISON] 2020-12-30

UK Reopening delay is sensible to make school mass testing work [UNISON] 2020-12-30

South Africa Nehawu rejects government's COVID-19 resurgence plan [eNCA] 2020-12-30

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa: Patients die while waiting for beds [eNCA] 2020-12-30

South Africa SAMA welcomes lockdown measures, concerned over healthworkers [The South African] 2020-12-30

USA Hospital workers upset over COVID-19 vaccine distribution [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2020-12-30

USA How we did it: ‘They think workers are like dogs.’ How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits [Midwest Ctr for Investigative Reporting] 2020-12-30

USA Some states buck federal vaccine recommendations and prioritize elderly over essential workers [Herald-Dispatch] 2020-12-30

USA As the Terror of COVID Struck, Health Care Workers Struggled to Survive. Thousands Lost the Fight [NJACTS] For more info 2020-12-30

USA / Iowa Managers at Tyson plant where six workers died had COVID betting pool [Oregonian] 2020-12-30

Europe 2020 through the eyes of Europe's 'unseen' key workers [CNN] 2020-12-30

USA CDC recommends grocery store workers be included in next round of vaccines [Dayton247now] 2020-12-30

South Africa SAEPU concerned about government’s readiness to deal with second wave of Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-29

South Africa More healthcare workers are getting infected on the second wave of Covid-19 – DENOSA [COSATU] 2020-12-29

South Africa COSATU statement on government’s decision to move country to Alert Level 3 to combat Covid-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-29

South Africa 32 teachers die from Covid-19 in less than a week [Daily News] 2020-12-29

South Africa SA Medical Association, Denosa welcome ban on alcohol and gatherings [IOL] 2020-12-29

South Africa Lockdown: Nehawu welcomes tighter restrictions [eNCA] 2020-12-29

UK Schools and colleges should delay January opening [NEU] 2020-12-29

South Africa Cosatu hits out at government over COVID-19 vaccine delay [eNCA] 2020-12-29

South Africa ‘Front-line workers exhausted and struggling to cope’ [SABC] 2020-12-29

South Africa Cosatu bemoans lack of Covid rule enforcement as SA moved back to level 3 [The Citizen] 2020-12-29

South Africa / Limpopo Public sector doctors express concern over surge of COVID-19 hospitalisations [SABC] 2020-12-29

South Africa Fine young people who are not wearing masks: SAMA [SABC] 2020-12-29

Armenia New CTUA video on Covid-19 [in Armenian] [Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia] 2020-12-29

South Africa Health workers are not prepared for second wave, unions [eNCA] 2020-12-28

USA More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track [Twin Cities Pioneer Press] 2020-12-28

USA Labor Union Leader on the expiration of unemployment benefits: “We are talking about total economic disaster here.” [Yahoo] 2020-12-27

USA Surrounded by death, nursing home workers battle management and fear to protect patients [LATimes] 2020-12-27

South Africa Covid-19 spike: Healthcare unions worried that hospitals won't cope [News24] 2020-12-27

South Africa COVID19 & psychological impact on workers, in particular women [CEPPWAWU] 2020-12-27

USA Vaccinated health workers must navigate another new normal: households in which not all family members are immunized [NYTimes] 2020-12-26

Europe Capital and ideology: interview with Thomas Piketty [Sbilanciamoci] 2020-12-25

Global Ricetta da Nobel [Collettiva] 2020-12-25

South Africa SAMA seeks ‘urgent intervention’ over Mkhwebane report into 17 public hospitals [The Citizen] 2020-12-25

South Africa Public protector’s findings on PPEs ‘shocking and distressing’ - SAMA [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-25

South Africa SAMA vows to keep close watch on staffing levels across hospitals [Eyewitness News] 2020-12-25

South Africa / North West Striking nurses at hospital return to work [SABC] 2020-12-25

Lebanon undreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant maids flown home, many more wait [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Malaysia [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Malaysia Malaysian glove maker denies its workers are living in shipping containers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Cambodia Will Cambodia's garment sector rebound after 'horror year'? [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

UK Bonus for Mercedes Benz Retail Group workers who have ‘gone the extra mile’ during the pandemic [Unite the union] 2020-12-24

UK Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans [NEU] 2020-12-24

UK DVLA contact centre closed due to Covid-19 outbreak [PCS] 2020-12-24

South Africa SAMA laments poor access to medical supplies at health facilities [SABC] 2020-12-24

Ireland Inspectors probe pubs and restaurants to ensure staff aren't claiming PUP [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-24

Ireland Silence from Department of Health as public health doctors prepare for strike [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-24

Mexico Mexican workers sick at PPE supply factory [KGNS] 2020-12-23

USA / New York Los Deliveristas Unidos Are Organizing the Delivery Workers Who Keep the City Fed [New York] 2020-12-23

USA The pandemic is forcing older workers to retire early [CNN] 2020-12-23

USA Older workers are facing fewer job prospects and higher COVID risks [PBS] 2020-12-23

USA As the Terror of COVID Struck, Health Care Workers Struggled to Survive. Thousands Lost the Fight [KHN] 2020-12-23

USA / Alabama BAmazon Union: Anticipating the Battle in Bessemer, Alabama [Labor Notes] 2020-12-23

USA / New York Ask Gov Cuomo to Support 'Broadband Data Collection and Mapping' Bill [CWA District 1] For more info 2020-12-23

UK Unite urges Johnson to open government’s wallet to give NHS staff a substantial pay rise for 2021 [Unite the union] 2020-12-23

Ethiopia Pay cuts and forced overtime: COVID-19 takes heavy toll on Ethiopia's garment workers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-23

UK EPI report into school funding during COVID [NEU] 2020-12-23

USA Sen. Warren introduces bill to provide free Covid testing for teachers, students and essential workers across U.S. [CNBC] 2020-12-22

UK BALPA calls on easyJet to be clear about its executive bonus plan prior to their AGM [BALPA] 2020-12-22

UK RMT calls for travel refunds on open-access services [RMT] 2020-12-22

UK New Covid strain flight bans underscore ‘desperate need’ for UK aviation industry support [Unite the union] 2020-12-22

USA / New York Why CUNY Faculty and Staff May Go on Strike [The Nation] 2020-12-22

USA Mitch McConnell Successfully Blocked Mandatory Paid Leave For Workers With COVID [BuzzFeed] 2020-12-22

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. workers navigate often unreliable jobless benefits [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2020-12-22

USA / Texas UT study: Politics put Texas construction workers at risk early in outbreak [Austin American-Statesman] 2020-12-22

USA / California SEIU Healthcare Workers, Kaiser Permanente Reach Agreement on 'Heroes Bonus' to Recognize Staff Efforts to Care for COVID-19 Patients [SEIU] 2020-12-22

USA / Pennsylvania Pa. vaccinates nearly 18,000 medical workers against COVID-19, nursing home vaccinations begin next week [Penn Live] 2020-12-22

USA Essential ag workers on tap for next vaccines [WI State Farmer] 2020-12-22

USA Should Food and Farm Workers Be Next in Line for the COVID Vaccine? [Civil Eats] 2020-12-22

Europe How gendered disinformation adapts to the context of Covid-19 [EFJ] 2020-12-22

Ireland / Europe Low wage earners bear the brunt of Covid-19 income hit [] 2020-12-22

South Africa Denosa not surprised by Public Protector's findings into 17 public hospitals [News24] 2020-12-22

UK / Scotland Coronavirus: Glasgow Royal Mail depot hit by major outbreak as 38 staff test positive [Scottish Sun] 2020-12-22

UK Delay school return in England by two weeks over Covid, union urges [Guardian] 2020-12-22

UK PCS calls on Cabinet Office to send clear message: ‘Work from home if you can.’ [PCS] 2020-12-22

UK Brexiteers poisoned the well of goodwill we need in current health emergency [TSSA] 2020-12-22

South Africa / Limpopo Nehawu threatening to down tools [CapricornFM] 2020-12-22

South Africa Unions demand action over ’unsafe’ masks [Cape Times] 2020-12-22

USA Mitch McConnell Is Trying To Block Mandatory Paid Sick Leave For Workers Who Get COVID [BuzzFeed] 2020-12-21

UK UNISON sends a very public festive ‘thank you’ to its 1.3m members [UNISON] 2020-12-21

UK Stranded lorry drivers need urgent assistance and end to French border gridlock [Unite the union] 2020-12-21

UK Royal Mail Withdrawal of Shared Vans [CWU] 2020-12-21

UK New measures for return of schools and colleges in January [NEU] 2020-12-21

UK RMT calls for urgent Government support to protect Eurostar and ferry jobs [RMT] 2020-12-21

UK Key workers deserve a pay rise [TUC] 2020-12-21

South Africa Withdraw low-quality masks or face legal action, warns Nehawu [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-20

UK TSSA Calls For Urgent Assistance Over Eurostar After Belgium Ban [TSSA] 2020-12-20

USA / Kentucky Musicians raising money for restaurant, bar workers [Messenger-Inquirer] 2020-12-20

USA / North America North America meatpackers prepare for virus upsurge [AR Democrat Gazette] 2020-12-20

USA / Oregon Essential workers reflect on struggles and triumphs of 2020 [Bulletin] 2020-12-20

USA / California They risk their lives cleaning hospitals. Now, they are getting vaccinated. ‘I want people to know that we exist’ [The Times] 2020-12-20

UK Scenes of overcrowding and chaos on rail services last night were a disgrace [RMT] 2020-12-20

UK Government Responsible For Avoidable Rail Chaos [TSSA] 2020-12-20

USA / New York Cleaning New York Subways, Immigrant Workers Find Abuse [Am Prospect] 2020-12-19

USA / New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Is Asking Support From Big Labor In Solving Fiscal Crisis [TTE] 2020-12-19

USA BLS: On-the-job deaths reach highest level in 12 years [Safety&Health] 2020-12-19

USA / California Frontline Workers' Unions Want To Shut Everything Down For A Month To Stop This COVID-19 Surge [LAist] 2020-12-19

UK Covid: unions say mass testing of England's pupils 'undeliverable' [Guardian] 2020-12-19

UK ONS: huge surge in school infection [NEU] 2020-12-19

USA / North Carolina McDonald's workers strike over low wages, lack of COVID-19 protections [Facing South] 2020-12-19

Asia Alarming attacks on labour laws during Covid-19 in South Asia [IndustriALL] 2020-12-18

USA Building Its Own Delivery Network, Amazon Puts the Squeeze On Drivers [Labor Notes] 2020-12-18

USA It's Been a Long Nightmare Before Christmas for UPS and Postal Workers [Labor Notes] 2020-12-18

USA / Washington Amazon wants its front-line workers vaccinated next [Puget Sound Biz Jrnl] 2020-12-18

USA Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress [VA Mercury] 2020-12-18


USA / Massachusetts Vaccine signup site crashes amid demand from health workers in MA [WJAR] 2020-12-18

USA / Illinois Warehouse And Factory Workers Make Their Case For Priority Access To The COVID-19 Vaccine [WBEZ] 2020-12-18

USA / New York NYC Council Approves Protections for Fast Food Workers [NY1] 2020-12-18

UK Nursing staff fear consequence of lifted restrictions over Christmas [RCN] 2020-12-18

UK Nursing strikes one year on: safe staffing legislation needs to happen [RCN] 2020-12-18

Ireland Education Minister issues update after calls to shut schools early for Christmas [Irish Mirror] 2020-12-18

Ireland Nurses to begin vaccine training next week - INMO [RTÉ] 2020-12-18

South Africa COSATU notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of new measures to combat Covid-19 over Festive Season [COSATU] 2020-12-18

South Africa Healthcare system won’t cope with second Covid-19 wave, warns Denosa [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-18

UK TUC – extension of furlough must be followed by urgent investment in jobs [TUC] 2020-12-18

USA ICU Workers Are Quitting Due To Crushing Stress From COVID-19 Surge [NPR] 2020-12-17

USA Amazon asks CDC to prioritize its essential workers for COVID-19 vaccine at ‘earliest appropriate time’ [GeekWire] 2020-12-17

USA / Colorado Univ CO Health workers seek to unionize [Becker's Hosp Rev] 2020-12-17

USA Tyson Foods Fires 7 Plant Managers Over Betting Ring On Workers Getting COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-12-17

USA / California Sacramento extends ordinance to protect workers during the pandemic as COVID-19 cases rise [Sacto City Express] 2020-12-17

USA / California Coronavirus Erases Recent Wage Gains for Many California Workers, Report Finds [KQED] 2020-12-17

UK RMT responds to Freight statistics that show the rail freight sector still struggling [RMT] 2020-12-17

Canada / New Brunswick Pandemic inequality: Premier Higgs attempts to squeeze money from unionized front-line public sector workers while billionaire wealth rises [NB Media Co-op] 2020-12-17

South Africa Santaco and Cosatu battling over Government’s decision [Opera News] 2020-12-17

Global Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world’s waste-pickers: Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world’s waste-pickers [The Economist] 2020-12-17

South Africa Nehawu slams health department’s response to Covid-19 second wave [Berea Mail] 2020-12-17

USA / Global Robert Reich: Jeff Bezos became even richer thanks to Covid-19. But he still won't protect Amazon workers [Guardian] 2020-12-17

Canada / Ontario Lack of PPE contributes to outbreak [Blackburn News] For more info 2020-12-16

USA / Texas 'Feels like Christmas': Austin health care workers receive first coronavirus vaccinations [Austin American-Statesman] 2020-12-16

USA / Texas 'A light at the end of the tunnel' | Houston-area healthcare workers get their COVID-19 vaccines [KHOU] 2020-12-16

USA / Michigan Michigan Medicine to begin vaccinating health care workers this week [MLive] 2020-12-16

Korea (South) Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’ [NYTimes] 2020-12-16

USA / Virginia Virginia's healthcare workers start receiving vaccinations [Times Union] 2020-12-16

USA / Colorado Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Union Leaders To Demand COVID Hazard Pay For King Soopers Employees [CBS] For more info 2020-12-16

UK Taxi driver mobile protest at Scottish Parliament over lack of support [Unite the union] 2020-12-16

UK Unite launches comprehensive Covid-19 construction guide [Unite the union] 2020-12-16

UK Mass Testing for Schools [NEU] 2020-12-16

UK UNISON backs councils’ attempt to close schools amid COVID spike [UNISON] 2020-12-16

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Healthworkers bear the brunt of COVID-19 surge [eNCA] 2020-12-16

South Africa Nursing union threatens to sue health department over 'unsafe' KN95 masks [TimesLIVE] 2020-12-16

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Queen's Students' Union workers put back on furlough scheme [BBC] 2020-12-16

South Africa Nehawu: Govt needs to step up Covid-19 awareness campaigns [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-15

Canada / Ontario Southbridge Roseview is 'like a war zone,' union leader says [] For more info 2020-12-15

Canada / Ontario Teachers Union Completely In The Dark On When Ontario Educators Will Get Vaccinated [Narcity] For more info 2020-12-15

UK Government again rejects a new law to protect shopworkers from assault [USDAW] 2020-12-15

South Africa / Eastern Cape Concern mounts for health workers [New Frame] 2020-12-15

UK Ofsted on Covid Isolation [NEU] 2020-12-15

UK Unite statement on London and parts of the South East being placed into Tier 3 [Unite the union] 2020-12-15

UK Ministers must ‘step up and create jobs’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-12-15

UK Without more support, jobs will be lost and businesses will close [TUC] 2020-12-15

Ireland Pay student nurses higher allowances for working during Covid-19, urges minister [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-15

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal More than 50 staffers test positive at Addington Hospital [Daily News] 2020-12-14

Canada / Ontario Ontario Labour Board Awards $25,000 to Worker fired for Raising Concerns about COVID-19 [Lexology] For more info 2020-12-10

UK School support staff must get Covid-19 vaccine alongside teachers [GMB] 2020-12-14

Africa / Middle East 16 days: Violence against women, COVID-19’s 'second wave' [BWI] 2020-12-14

Global BWI Youth Music Video: Workers in the time of COVID-19 [BWI] 2020-12-14

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Denosa: Recall KN95 masks [eNCA] 2020-12-14

USA / California Can Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinated? [NBC] 2020-12-14

Canada Federal commitments from First Ministers Meeting welcomed by Canada’s Nurses [CFNU] 2020-12-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Major Concern Over COVID-19 Outbreak in Saskatoon Mail Processing Plant [CUPW] 2020-12-13

Canada / Alberta Compassion fatigue [ATA] 2020-12-13

UK / Scotland Teachers in Glasgow move to ballot after being refused permission to teach online [Union News] 2020-12-13

UK Barnoldswick workers resist lockout [Workersliberty] 2020-12-13

Canada / Ontario OMA calls for paid sick days [OMA] 2020-12-13

Global Report: E-commerce in the Covid-19 World - A challenge for workers and unions [UITA] 2020-12-12

Global Essential workers deserve human rights [UNI] 2020-12-12

Canada Connecting through art during the time of COVID-19 [rabble] 2020-12-12

Canada Out-of-work hotel workers say taxpayer money should help them and not big banks [rabble] 2020-12-12

Global Garment workers going hungry as fallout from cancelled orders takes toll – report [The Guardian] 2020-12-12

Canada / New Brunswick Unions call out premier on wage freeze plan [CBC] 2020-12-12

Canada / Saskatchewan CUPE 5430 in Regina responds to co-management agreement at Parkside Extendicare [CUPE] 2020-12-12

USA / North Carolina Durham McDonald’s workers strike after COVID-19 case. ‘We can’t survive on $7.25.' [News&Observer] 2020-12-11

USA / Massachusetts Chelsea, MA: Information for Workers [] 2020-12-11

USA / California Latinx Low-Income Workers Hardest Hit by SF COVID-19 Surge [UCSF] 2020-12-11

USA / Pennsylvania Philly City Council passes bill to ensure jobs for laid-off hospitality workers [WHYY] 2020-12-11

USA / California Laid off concession workers stage protest at LAX [LADaily News] 2020-12-11

USA / Washington Workers at Fred Meyer in Burien speaking out after 10 employees test positive for COVID-19 [KIRO] 2020-12-11

USA / New York EMS workers concerned about COVID-19 vaccine rollout in New York [WGRZ] 2020-12-11

USA / California Nurses, healthcare workers authorize possible strike at 3 area hospitals [LADaily News] 2020-12-11

USA / Texas Nine months on the pandemic’s front line has crushed Texas health care workers' spirits and killed their colleagues [TX Tribune] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario ‘Morale is horrible’: London, Ont., nurse alleges equipment issues, lack of break space at LHSC [Global] 2020-12-11

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax Transit union launches petition as concerns mount about passengers who refuse to wear masks [The Guardian] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario Toronto education workers call for expansion of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing pilot [CBC] 2020-12-11

Canada NUPGE highlights International Human Rights [NUPGE] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario 21 workers at Cargill meat plant in Guelph, Ont. test positive for COVID-19, union says [CBC] 2020-12-11

Canada / Ontario Union says health-care workers need to be kept safe from COVID-19 [The Whig-Standard] 2020-12-11

Canada Federal government's new bailout program for hospitality sector may benefit banks, not laid-off workers [UNITE-HERE] 2020-12-11

South Africa Second wave of Covid-19 infections not surprising – NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-12-11

UK Testing in Schools [NEU] 2020-12-11

UK European travel ban would be 'death knell for the travel trade' warns TSSA [TSSA] 2020-12-10

Bangladesh Solidarity Center Workers' Empowerment Project in Bangladesh Pivots in COVID-19 Crisis [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-12-10

Canada Essential workers worry they won’t be priority for COVID-19 vaccine [Yahoo] 2020-12-10

Canada / British Columbia Long hours, mounting stress: behind the curtain of COVID-19 red zone in St. Paul's Hospital [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada / Ontario 21 cases in COVID-19 outbreak at Guelph meat packaging plant, union says [CTV] 2020-12-10

Canada / British Columbia Health-care workers hope to be top of list as B.C. announces COVID-19 vaccine plan [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada / Manitoba Thousands left out in $5/hour pay bump for caregivers: union, opposition MLAs [CBC] 2020-12-10

Canada Long-term care: more proof that public works best [CUPE] 2020-12-10

UK Act now to prevent financial calamity at Eurostar, urges TSSA [TSSA] 2020-12-10

UK Chancellor must use power of government to drive faster growth [TUC] 2020-12-10

UK TUC: 1 in 3 BME workers have had to self-isolate during Covid-19 pandemic [TUC] 2020-12-10

UK Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on global labour rights [UNISON] 2020-12-09

Mexico / Sweden Electrolux must compensate workers dismissed over Covid protests [IndustriALL] 2020-12-09

Global States Urged to Follow Guidelines on Crew Testing [IFALPA] 2020-12-09

Portugal Education union calls for adequate framework to ensure the health and safety of teachers in risk groups [EI] 2020-12-09

Global WIPO’s missed opportunity to produce guidance on copyright exceptions hits education during pandemic [EI] 2020-12-09

Portugal Union calls for strike to force government to negotiate [EI] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario Revera report ignores complicity of for-profit long-term care owners and operators in conditions that led to hundreds of residents’ deaths [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario Ford government hoarding $12 billion meant to keep Ontarians safe [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / Ontario The Neighbourhood Group and CUPE 7797 launch campaign for permanent wage increase for PSWs [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Global / Canada CUPE calls on Canada to fight for better vaccine access for low- and middle-income countries at the WTO [CUPE] 2020-12-09

Canada / New Brunswick 'If it wasn't for overtime, we'd have no healthcare system': N.B. nurses union president [CTV] 2020-12-09

Global ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis [ILO] 2020-12-09

UK MPs to debate the future of the high street, Usdaw calls for urgent action [USDAW] 2020-12-09

Global Can internationalism survive Covid? [Opendemocracy] 2020-12-08

USA / New York Metropolitan Opera wants workers to take 30 percent pay cut [NYPost] 2020-12-08

USA / Global Garment workers for Adidas, Nike and H&M among those going hungry due to coronavirus pandemic, survey finds [] 2020-12-08

Australia / Victoria COVID restrictions ease in VIC [HSA] 2020-12-08

Australia Qantas cuts to flight crew will risk safety & service, workers warn [AWU] 2020-12-08

Canada More Than 500 Revera Staff Stopped Coming To Work In 1st Wave: Report [Huffington Post] 2020-12-08

Canada / Saskatchewan Union says Sask.'s largest long-term care outbreak could have been lessened with more gov't action [CBC] 2020-12-08

Ireland Teachers' union ask Taoiseach for priority access to Covid vaccine [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-08

Global Covid-19 vaccine could be a ‘requirement’ for some hospital staff – WHO experts [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-08

Canada / Alberta AUPE Calls on Good Samaritan to Stop Violating Single-Site Order [AUPE] 2020-12-07

Canada / Ontario The fight of our lives: support workers throughout COVID-19 [WAC] 2020-12-07

Canada / Manitoba Union signs agreement for significant top-ups for nurses working on COVID-19 units [UNA] 2020-12-07

Canada Frontline workers should be given high priority for Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada UFCW advocates for members in airline industry on NDP roundtable [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada For conservative premiers, ideology trumps public safety [UFCW Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada / Quebec Teamsters Quebec generous despite the pandemic [Teamsters] 2020-12-07

Canada / Saskatchewan Paid sick leave essential to reducing the spread of COVID-19 [SFL] 2020-12-07

Canada / Saskatchewan SFL calls on Sask. Party government to make ‘hero pay’ available to all workers [SFL] 2020-12-07

Global / Canada NUPGE joins call for waiver of intellectual property rights on COVID-19 medical products [NUPGE] 2020-12-07

Canada Fiscal Announcement A Let Down For Air Transportation and Aerospace Industries [IAMAW] 2020-12-07

Canada Fall Economic Statement, a step in the right direction [CTF] 2020-12-07

Canada Governments must update their guidance for health care workers to recognize - and respond - to the science on COVID-19 transmission [CFNU] 2020-12-07

Canada Transit Union is Encouraged by the Government’s Commitment to Permanent Funding but a Detailed Financial Plan is Needed Quickly [ATU Canada] 2020-12-07

Canada / British Columbia Cleaners Are on LNG Canada’s Frontlines. They’re Scared [The Tyee] 2020-12-07

South Africa Healthcare system won't survive second Covid-19 wave - NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-12-07

South Africa / Eastern Cape Christmas came early for the nurses in Nelson Mandela Bay - Denosa [Radio 702] 2020-12-07

UK Swissport urged to rethink job losses at Jersey Airport [Unite the union] 2020-12-06

Mayotte Interjet workers still waiting for pay; new owner says payments coming Tuesday [Mexico News Daily] 2020-12-06

USA As hospitals start to max out, medical workers beg officials for new Covid-19 mandates [KTVZ] 2020-12-06

Canada / Ontario Pandemic sees nurses, PSWs suffering high COVID infection rate, job stress [Today] 2020-12-06

USA / Washington Hazardous job: Workers’ comp rates to jump at Amazon fulfillment centers [Lewiston Trib] 2020-12-06

Canada / Saskatchewan Health workers fear for other patients as resources diverted to COVID-19 care [CBC] 2020-12-06

USA / Global Solidarity Center Report: Countries Must Cooperate to Facilitate Safe Migration for Workers [Metro Wash AFL-CIO] 2020-12-06

USA / New Jersey Coronavirus Infection Odds Twice as High Among Black, Latinx Hospital Workers [Rutgers] 2020-12-05

UK Bakkavor Covid outbreak: huge win as company agrees full pay for absence [GMB] 2020-12-05

USA / Illinois Nursing home workers enter 2nd week of strike for better wages, hazard pay, PPE [Yahoo] 2020-12-05

UK Women could be pushed into poverty by proposed new rules curbing where carers can work [The Independent] 2020-12-05

Canada / Ontario Six Cargill workers sent home Friday after testing positive for COVID-19 [Today] 2020-12-05

Portugal Teachers in high-risk groups need improved conditions and options [Education International] 2020-12-05

Global Education International Launches Guide on Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic [Education International] 2020-12-05

South Africa SAMA concerned about overworked health workers ahead of festive season [JacarandaFM] 2020-12-05

South Africa COSATU statement on President’s announcement of further measures to combat COVID-19 [COSATU] 2020-12-05

Canada / New Brunswick 'Many' health-care workers working at more than one nursing home during pandemic, says CUPE [CBC] 2020-12-04

Canada / Manitoba Bus drivers back behind wheel in Winnipeg's largest school division, ending three-month strike [] 2020-12-04

Canada / Ontario With Ontario health care staff COVID-19 infections rising, study finds they worked under distress, feeling “sacrificed” and violated [CUPE] 2020-12-04

Canada / Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news – Manitoba’s crisis in care still needs urgent action like paid sick days [CUPE] 2020-12-04

Canada / New Brunswick Health care staff at odds with NB government over surgical masks [CUPE] 2020-12-04

South Africa Nursing union welcomes extension of contracts for Covid-19 health-care workers [IOL] 2020-12-04

UK Police Officers - Survey reveals devastating impact of pandemic on morale [polfed] 2020-12-04

UK Royal College of Nursing responds to approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine [RCN] 2020-12-04

UK Schools are struggling to cope with the extra costs of Covid-19 [NEU] 2020-12-04

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Coronavirus: QUB student union staff in plea over furlough pay [BBC] 2020-12-03

Ireland Covid-19: 120% rise in planned redundancies during six months of pandemic [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-03

Ireland Principals say staff are burnt out from dealing with Covid pressures [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-03

Ireland SIPTU: St Luke’s Hospital in ‘dire straits’ with 34 Covid-19 patients [KCLR] 2020-12-03

UK Second Bakkavor worker dies amid Marks & Spencer supplier factory Covid outbreak [GMB] 2020-12-03

UK Women make up 60% of the UK retail sector and face job losses at Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and other high street stores [] 2020-12-03

UK DfE package of measures - 2021 examinations [NEU] 2020-12-03

USA / Nevada Healthcare workers plan weekly walkout of Las Vegas hospital due to COVID-19 working conditions [FOX] 2020-12-03

USA CDC on Vaccine: Health Care Workers, Long-Term Care Facilities Should be First in Line [9and10] 2020-12-03

USA / California L.A. offers $800 to thousands of restaurant workers struggling during the pandemic [KTLA] 2020-12-03

USA Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be the first to get coronavirus vaccines, CDC advisory group says [Wash Post] 2020-12-03

Australia Hrdlicka proves doubters wrong to seal union deal [Australian Aviation] 2020-12-03

Australia Virgin Australia workers asked to accept pay freeze, but promised their jobs won't be outsourced [ABC] 2020-12-03

Canada Federal economic update delivers some progress; much more needed [PSAC] 2020-12-03

Canada Teamsters Canada Statement on Federal Economic Update [Teamsters] 2020-12-03

Canada Nurses respond to fall economic update: too many Canadian families still without vital medicines [CFNU] 2020-12-03

Canada / Ontario Struggling App Workers Fear Being Made to Pay for Delivery Fee Cap [CUPW] 2020-12-03

Canada / Manitoba Province 'not leading by example,' with too many Manitoba civil servants not working remotely: union [CBC] 2020-12-03

Canada / Saskatchewan Outbreak declared at Saskatoon Canada Post processing site [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-12-03

UK RMT welcomes relaunch ‎of Hull Trains and some Grand Central services [RMT] 2020-12-03

UK TUC: Don’t repeat mistakes of Test and Trace by outsourcing Covid-19 vaccine programme [TUC] 2020-12-03

USA / Washington Workers' Comp Rates to Jump in Amazon's Washington Fulfillment Centers Due to Hazards [Daily Chronicle] 2020-12-03

USA / Delaware High-risk health workers to get first COVID vaccines in DE [DE State News] 2020-12-02

USA cHealth care workers overwhelmed amid record coronavirus hospitalizations [CBS] 2020-12-02

USA / Illinois Healthcare workers in Streator strike for higher wages, better working conditions [MyWebTimes] 2020-12-02

USA Amazon should do better by its workers [Times Herald-Record] 2020-12-02

USA / Washington Workers’ comp rates to jump in Amazon’s Washington fulfillment centers due to hazards [Seattle Times] 2020-12-02

Global Plea to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season [Lloyd's List] 2020-12-02

Australia Freedom lost: the generation coming of age in Australia's pandemic-fuelled recession [The Guardian] 2020-12-02

Canada / Prince Edward Island Nursing union blames poor planning on closure of Charlottetown's psychiatric urgent care clinic [CBC] 2020-12-02

Canada Time to tax extreme wealth as Canada’s billionaires grow $53B richer in pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Canada IATSE Hails Canada’s Move To Save Its Arts & Entertainment Industries; Plan Could Require Companies Like Netflix To Remit Sales Tax On Digital Sales [Deadline] 2020-12-02

Canada Unifor’s Jerry Dias – “Government is starting the long but critical work of economic recovery” [Net News Ledger] 2020-12-02

Canada Encouraging comments but limited action in Fall Economic Statement [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Canada Liberals’ economic update offers more delay and disappointment [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada Flight attendants union disappointed by the federal economic update [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada / Saskatchewan Union representing Legal Aid staff calls for targeted, temporary release of inmates to reduce spread of COVID-19 [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Canada Fiscal update fails to support all airline workers [Unifor] 2020-12-02

UK The mishandling of Covid has created a social epidemic - widespread poverty [Guardian] 2020-12-02

UK 'lockdown coronavirus has continued to increase amongst school age children' [NEU] 2020-12-02

UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday are placing retail and logistics workers under extraordinary pressure [TUC] 2020-12-02

UK 'Keep your cool' follow the rules and respect retail staff [USDAW] 2020-12-02

Australia Serious COVID, environmental and labour rights concerns plague Australian Antarctic Division replacement vessel [MUA] 2020-12-01

Australia Aged care funding papers over chronic problems [ACTU] 2020-12-01

Global Union asks industry to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season [Lloyd's List] 2020-12-01

Australia Hospitality Workers Aren’t “Entitled” — They Just Know How Much Their Work Is Worth [Jacobin] 2020-12-01

Canada Fiscal update’s emphasis on investments will spare Canadians further economic hardship and spur recovery [CLC] 2020-12-01

Canada / Nova Scotia 2 Halifax Transit drivers refuse work, renewing call for mask enforcement [CBC] 2020-12-01

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases rise to 142 at Saskatoon jail, daily temperature checks added for staff: union [CTV] 2020-12-01

Canada / Saskatchewan 'People are scared': Saskatoon mail facility sees rash of COVID-19 cases [The Star-Phoenix] 2020-12-01

Canada / British Columbia “It’s going to be overwhelming,” : Postal workers union President lists packaging deadlines [My PG] 2020-12-01

Canada / New Brunswick Shannex employee sent home with COVID-like symptoms was called back to work, union alleges [CBC] 2020-12-01

Canada Fiscal update points toward future economic recovery, but workers need additional support today [Unifor] 2020-12-01

Ireland SIPTU supports decision to keep third level lectures online for rest of academic year [SIPTU] 2020-12-01

Ireland Traffic ‘significantly busier’ as State exits second lockdown [RTÉ] 2020-12-01

Canada / Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news [CUPE] 2020-12-01

UK £20,000 wages’ axe for Greenwich housing repair staff threatens strike action [Unite the union] 2020-12-01

UK Worker dies amid Covid-19 outbreak at Bakkavor factory [GMB] 2020-12-01

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: 7 132 public healthcare workers infected since start of pandemic [News24] 2020-12-01

UK Heathrow Strike: Workers walkout over savage wage cuts [Unite the union] 2020-11-30

UK Intrusive technology at work on the rise during coronavirus [TUC] 2020-11-30

UK Food factories could be Covid-19 “super spreaders” this Christmas, warns TUC [TUC] 2020-11-30

Global In a year of pandemic and pain, women fight back with mass protests [Opendemocracy] 2020-11-30

Canada / Manitoba Nurse with COVID-19 believes expired masks put her at risk [CBC] 2020-11-30

UK RMT calls for robust enforcement of COVID rules on buses [RMT] 2020-11-30

Canada / Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases at Saskatoon Correctional Centre climb to 128 [CBC] 2020-11-30

Canada / Alberta Over 3,200 COVID-19 claims made to Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta since March [Global] 2020-11-30

Canada / Ontario Pandemic layoffs: United Steelworkers 1998 [The Varsity] 2020-11-30

USA LA Progressive: How Mitch’s Do Nothing Republicans Are Killing Us [KY AFL-CIO] For more info 2020-11-30

USA / New York As COVID-19 Surges, Some Trader Joe’s Workers Say They're In A “State Of Terror” [Gothamist] 2020-11-30

USA Up to 87 million workers could lose access to paid leave next month if Congress doesn't pass another coronavirus relief package [Biz Insider] For more info 2020-11-30

Spain Spain's health workers protest against health service cuts [Reuters] 2020-11-30

USA / Connecticut With COVID-19 surging in Connecticut, health care workers at local hospitals feel the anxiety rising [Hartford Courant] 2020-11-30

USA Chicago Nursing Home Strike: Union Tries To Increase Pressure Before Talks Resume [WBEZ] 2020-11-29

USA / Illinois Nearly 700 nursing home workers walk off job, begin strike in fight for better wages, hazard pay, PPE [ABC] 2020-11-29

Canada Dr. Tam: paid sick leave is “essential to protect worker and community health” [Decent Work and Health Network] 2020-11-29

Canada 117 Food Banks Across Canada Receive $226,750 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund [USW] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta AHS swiftly rejects UNA proposal to achieve labour peace and focus on the pandemic [UNA] 2020-11-29

Canada / British Columbia Unifor calls for additional transit security to enforce mask requirement [Unifor] 2020-11-29

Canada NDP joins UFCW Canada in calling for further action on enhanced safety measures in food processing sector [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-29

Canada / Ontario COVID-19 agriculture strategy snubs farm workers [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-29

Canada Social Justice and COVID-19: PSAC responds with new aid [PSAC] 2020-11-29

Canada / Saskatchewan Province needs to do more than just consider a work-from-home policy [NUPGE] 2020-11-29

Canada Driving a hard bargain – How COVID-19 has changed things [IAMAW] 2020-11-29

Canada “No blank cheques” – Clear message from Jagmeet Singh on Support for Aviation [IAMAW] 2020-11-29

Canada This Black Friday, Think About the Workers, Not the Deals [CUPW] 2020-11-29

Canada / British Columbia Cronk and Skidmore acclaimed to second term as BCFED wraps first-ever online convention [BCFed] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta Kenney’s COVID plan is “inaction masquerading as action,” says AFL [AFL] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta Leaked recordings show Kenney consistently put business interests ahead of worker interests and public safety [AFL] 2020-11-29

Canada / Alberta Frontline workers are losing out on more than $400 million in ‘hero pay’ because the UCP refuses to hold up its end on a cost-shared wage program [AFL] 2020-11-29

USA / Nebraska NE health care workers cope with stress, long hours as they treat COVID-19 patients [Omaha World-Herald] 2020-11-29

USA Millions of workers poised to lose access to paid leave as virus spikes [Politico] 2020-11-29

UK RMT calls for urgent meeting with Sir Peter Hendy to discuss Christmas transport plans [RMT] 2020-11-29

USA / Bangladesh Photos of workers and activists protesting Amazon on Black Friday [Mashable] 2020-11-29

USA The public thanks postal workers [APWU] 2020-11-29

USA / Global Amazon spends another $500 million on bonuses. Some of its workers are still going on strike [WTOP] 2020-11-28

USA / Global Human Rights groups protest Amazon over worker pay ahead of Cyber Monday [NYPost] 2020-11-28

USA / Global Amazon workers across the world protest on Black Friday [FOX] 2020-11-28

USA / Washington Coronavirus cases spike among Puget Sound-area transit workers [Seattle Times] 2020-11-28

USA New York Health Care Workers Are Worried Amid Another COVID-19 Spike [NPR] 2020-11-28

UK Schools and colleges need much stronger safety measures [NEU] 2020-11-28

UK NEU demand that clinically extremely vulnerable staff should work from home [NEU] 2020-11-28

Canada CUPE sounds alarm on pension fund privatization push [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada CUPE asks the government to support struggling airline workers [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada / New Brunswick Healthcare staff at odds with NB government over surgical masks [CUPE] 2020-11-28

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week November 22-27, 2020 - Ontario won't fund the fight to save kids from COVID-19 [RadioLabour] 2020-11-28

USA 50,000 ShopRite workers land union deal for retroactive pay bump [NJ] 2020-11-28

USA Health Care Workers Plead With Americans To Take Pandemic More Seriously [NPR] 2020-11-28

Australia Court rejects Qantas workers bid for sick leave [ACTU] 2020-11-27

Australia Unions lose appeal to have Qantas pay sick leave to workers stood down due to coronavirus [ABC] 2020-11-27

Canada / Ontario Front-line workers in Ontario feel “sacrificed” and violated through the COVID-19 pandemic [Today] 2020-11-27

Canada Nav Canada warns air traffic controllers that job cuts are coming as pandemic crushes revenue [CBC] 2020-11-27

Canada / Saskatchewan Sask Party is shortchanging health care workers, again [CUPE] 2020-11-27

Global COVID-19 in Cold Environments: risks in meat processing plants [IUF] 2020-11-27

Mexico Red tape, bad data and bribes endanger Mexico's workers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-11-27

USA / Global Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal [NYTimes] 2020-11-27

Malaysia Malaysia reassures on supply after world's largest latex glove maker shuts factories [Thomson Reuters] 2020-11-27

UK Failure to boost sick pay with advent of new Covid-19 tier restrictions ‘a dereliction of duty’ [Unite the union] 2020-11-27

USA / Pennsylvania He lost his soulmate, a SEPTA worker, to COVID-19. On top of the grief, it’s now a struggle to pay the bills [Phila Inquirer] 2020-11-27

USA Delta pilots approve cost-cutting measures to avoid furloughs until 2022 [CNBC] 2020-11-27

USA Disney increases layoffs to 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters its theme park business [CNBC] 2020-11-27

USA / New Jersey UFCW Announces COVID-19 Hazard Pay Deal for ShopRite Workers in Tri-State [NBC] 2020-11-27

Australia Berry and citrus farms most at risk of having slave-like working conditions, Woolworths modern slavery report finds [ABC] 2020-11-26

Canada / Alberta Public doesn’t like Kenney’s handling of health care and COVID-19: poll [CUPE] 2020-11-26

Canada / Ontario Hotel workers struggle in pandemic, wondering when — or if — they will be called back [The Citizen] 2020-11-26

Canada / Manitoba Son fears COVID-19 spread after home-care staff ordered to also work in Winnipeg nursing homes [CBC] 2020-11-26

Canada / British Columbia Nurses' union calls for better access to PPE as Fraser Health battles large COVID-19 outbreak at Burnaby Hospital [CTV] 2020-11-26

Canada / Manitoba Unions, families raise PPE concerns after COVID-19 outbreak at Brandon care home [CBC] 2020-11-26

Canada Post pandemic economic recovery must include child care, says new study [CUPE] 2020-11-26

UK RMT responds to rail regulator’s report on financial impact of the pandemic [RMT] 2020-11-26

Latin America Solidarity and trade union cooperation to mitigate COVID impact in the entertainment sector of the Americas [UNI Global Union] 2020-11-26

Georgia Metro train drivers union: majority of Tbilisi Metro employees have tested positive for COVID-19 [] 2020-11-26

USA / Alabama Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote [Wash Post] 2020-11-26

Australia 'No evidence' doubled JobSeeker was a disincentive to work: Academics [The Morning Herald] 2020-11-25

Canada / Ontario Local postal workers brace for busy Christmas season [Bay Today] 2020-11-25

Global WTO members should ensure access to affordable medicines [IndustriALL] 2020-11-25

UK Almost 60% of staff report covid outbreaks in their school [GMB] 2020-11-25

UK Chancellor has power and responsibility to see off mass unemployment [Unite the union] 2020-11-25

UK Quarantine Move Must Be First Step In Travel Sector Fight - Cortes [TSSA] 2020-11-25

UK School attendance continues to fall in the face of the pandemic [NEU] 2020-11-25

UK RMT calls for urgent support for Eurostar [RMT] 2020-11-25

UK Shockingly poor government planning left health and care staff vulnerable to the virus [UNISON] 2020-11-25

Ireland Most meat plant workers not paid sick leave, survey reveals [Irish Times] 2020-11-25

Ireland Health workers to get premium pay when out sick due to Covid-19 [Irish Independent] 2020-11-25

Ireland Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended to March 2021 [RTÉ] 2020-11-25

USA / New York Rich New Yorkers are hiring line-waiters to sit in COVID-19 testing queues [NYPost] 2020-11-25

South Africa Bus drivers protest for Covid relief [GroundUp] 2020-11-25

USA / Alabama Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote [Wash Post] 2020-11-24

Canada / Alberta Nurses union refuses to delay contract negotiations with AHS during COVID-19 pandemic [The Journal] 2020-11-24

USA Nurses’ union warns of hospital stresses amid COVID-19 surge [Al Jazeera] 2020-11-24

Canada / British Columbia Health-care workers plead for public to follow COVID-19 orders [CBC] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario Unions fire back at LHSC boss's 'shaming' over COVID-19 protocol lapses [] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario UWindsor study reveals toll of COVID-19 on Ontario health-care workers [CBC] 2020-11-24

UK / Wales Cardiff taxi drivers to stage protest in Cardiff city centre [Unite the union] 2020-11-24

South Africa UIF could collapse if Covid-19 payments are extended [BusinessTech] 2020-11-24

UK / England School catering staff win in the Wirral after UNISON pressure [UNISON] 2020-11-24

UK Usdaw petition tops 80K after a Respect for Shopworkers Week boost [USDAW] 2020-11-24

UK Community testing scheme should be publicly run, says TUC [TUC] 2020-11-24

UK BALPA welcomes Government help for aviation and urges further steps [BALPA] 2020-11-24

Ireland Borrowing for pandemic rules out major public sector pay hike, Tánaiste signals [Irish Times] 2020-11-24

Canada / Ontario Support workers warn Ontario's long-term care staffing efforts will do more harm than good [rabble] 2020-11-24

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Covid-19: Trains overcrowded as rail service battles to keep up with demand [GroundUp] 2020-11-24

Australia State to trial sick leave for casual workers [The New Daily] 2020-11-23

Australia United Workers Union applauds Victorian Government changes for casual workers – calls on the Federal Government to do more [UWU] 2020-11-23

Australia Union leader says COVID-19 has ‘exposed’ danger of casualised work force [3AW] 2020-11-23

Canada / British Columbia Teachers enlist parents' help amid growing COVID-19 concerns [CTV] 2020-11-23

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA Calling for Mandatory Face Masks in Schools as Cases Rise [VOCM] 2020-11-23

UK Call for ‘czar’ to break PPE logjam in supply chain [Unite the union] 2020-11-23

Ireland Unions ‘gravely concerned’ after 550 healthcare workers are signed off over COVID contacts [] 2020-11-23

USA / Louisiana LA Largest Employer Rakes In Billions While Failing to Protect Workers [Big Easy Mag] 2020-11-23

USA Laid-Off Workers Lobby For Unemployment Benefits To Continue: Nearly 12 million Americans are set to have their benefits expire at the end of the year [Huff Post] 2020-11-23

USA / New York A path to investing in New York City’s social services workers [NYNMedia] 2020-11-23

India Rescued stranded Indian workers finally home [BWI] 2020-11-22

USA Senior Living: Long-term care workers, grieving and under siege, brace for COVID’s next round [Daily Breeze] 2020-11-22

USA / Iowa Meatpacking Bosses in Iowa Allegedly Organized a Betting Pool on How Many Workers Would Get COVID [Jacobin] 2020-11-21

USA Giving direct care workers a raise is a win-win — here's proof [The Hill] 2020-11-22

USA / Michigan hospital workers face burnout as public support fades, COVID-19 cases riseMI [Detroit Free Press] 2020-11-22

USA / Iowa Meat Plant Managers Suspended After Charges of Betting on Number of COVID Cases [WorkCompCentral] 2020-11-22

Canada / Ontario Province refuses to acknowledge link between schools being open and COVID cases increasing [ETFO] 2020-11-22

Canada / Ontario Pandemic magnifies employment struggles of Transgender people [ETFO] 2020-11-22

Canada / Saskatchewan Gov’t must act now to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect workers [SFL] 2020-11-22

Canada / Manitoba MGEU President reacts to weekend anti-mask rally and harassment of MGEU members [NUPGE] 2020-11-22

Canada / Nova Scotia Workers shouldn’t be left out in the cold as the second wave of COVID 19 comes ashore [NSFL] 2020-11-22

Canada / New Brunswick Approach in Speech from Throne is a recipe for failure [NBFL] 2020-11-22

UK Stricter rules urgently needed to combat construction Covid transmissions, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-22

Canada / Alberta Teachers facing increased aggression [ATA] 2020-11-22

Australia / South Australia Eldercare to sack aged care workers during outbreak [UWU] 2020-11-22

Sri Lanka Teachers’ Unions up in arms over decision to reopen schools [News First] 2020-11-22

Canada / Manitoba COVID-19 restrictions create concerns for workers, small businesses [Global] 2020-11-21

Canada / Saskatchewan Union calls on Sask. to allow more Crown staff to work from home [CBC] 2020-11-21

Canada / Alberta Unions call for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown, province-wide mask mandate and a ‘zero-COVID’ strategy to address mounting COVID-19 crisis [AFL] 2020-11-21

Canada / Alberta Workers demand mandatory paid sick leave as Alberta breaks record for COVID-19 deaths [AFL] 2020-11-21

Canada / Alberta Leaders of 18 Alberta unions call for COVID-19 lockdown 'for as long as it takes' [CTV] 2020-11-21

Canada / Quebec Health measures during the Christmas holiday season: Health and social services employees again left out in the cold [CUPE] 2020-11-21

Canada / Nova Scotia Clear and timely direction needed by Nova Scotia’s school support staff in event of outbreaks [CUPE] 2020-11-21

New Zealand Employers must adhere to public health rules [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-11-21

New Zealand Unions call for urgent government action to ensure people are well at work [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-11-21

Global Tecnologia di classe [Covid-19] 2020-11-21

UK Women being hit hardest by Covid-19 in work [GMB] 2020-11-21

UK Retail industry unites in a call to respect shopworkers - Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-21

UK Covid risk - Independent School conference survey [NEU] 2020-11-21

Canada / Ontario Front-line and low-income workers would benefit most from paid sick days, advocates say [The Star] 2020-11-21

Ireland NUJ seeks review of Covid-19 breaches by RTÉ [NUJ] 2020-11-20

Ireland Minister will 'bow to public health' over priority vaccine for teachers [RTÉ] 2020-11-20

Ireland NUJ calls for review after 'grave' RTÉ Covid-19 guideline breaches [Irish News] 2020-11-20

Ireland ASTI: Schools face closure if too cold due to Covid-19 ventilation [Irish Examiner] 2020-11-20

Global Save Lives and Reopen Economies with Rapid Antigen Testing [ITUC] 2020-11-20

Australia Money for jam? Ask me (and your union) how [The Times] 2020-11-20

Canada / British Columbia Retailers, teachers react to mandatory mask order [CITY] 2020-11-20

Canada / Ontario Elder Care Should Not Be About Making Profits [Jacobin] 2020-11-20

Canada Unions and Singh calls for end to for-profit long-term care homes [Castanet] 2020-11-20

Canada The third wave: The shortage of health-care workers because they are too burnt out or sick themselves [The National Post] 2020-11-20

UK Poor PPE to blame for thousands of ambulance workers Covid-19 absences [GMB] 2020-11-20

UK RMT warns that the UK oil and gas industry is teetering on the brink [RMT] 2020-11-20

USA Tyson Food managers bet on workers getting Covid-19, lawsuit says [BBC] 2020-11-20

South Africa / Eastern Cape Unions protest as health minister visits Covid-19 hit province [Health-e News] 2020-11-19

Canada / Ontario Toronto Catholic school education worker dies after contracting COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-11-19

Canada / Ontario Coronavirus: Staff member at Toronto school dies from COVID-19 [Global] 2020-11-19

Canada / Manitoba Home-care workers going into long-term homes with COVID outbreaks need proper PPE: union [CBC] 2020-11-19

Ireland Standard of care at St Luke’s is being impacted by latest superbug outbreak, says local SIPTU rep [KCLR] 2020-11-19

Ireland President: Covid-19 pandemic is 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' to improve workers rights [Irish Examiner] 2020-11-19

Ireland No plans to close schools early at Christmas, Department confirms [Irish Times] 2020-11-19

Ireland Pandemic fallout offers chance to change work and living for better, says President [Irish Times] 2020-11-19

UK UK drivers denied access to toilets with Covid lockdown worsening situation [Unite the union] 2020-11-19

UK Private contract cronyism another shameful legacy of Govt's Covid mishandling [GMB] 2020-11-18

Australia $100 billion in unpaid overtime shows working from home comes at a cost [The New Daily] 2020-11-18

Australia Chief Executive’s report for 2019-20 [MEAA] 2020-11-18

Australia / South Australia CFMEU SA warns against prolonged industry shutdown [CFMMEU] 2020-11-18

Australia TWU demands assurances for truckies on SA-VIC border [TWU] 2020-11-18

Australia Calls to pay employees more to work from home [HRD] 2020-11-18

Canada / British Columbia Doctors, nurses fighting an uphill battle to care for patients [My PG] 2020-11-18

Canada / Alberta Unions call for Alberta government to address paid sick leave gap amid pandemic [Global] 2020-11-18

Canada / British Columbia Nurses struggling with shortage of staff and protective equipment, union president says [CBC] 2020-11-18

Canada / Saskatchewan Crown workers upset by forced return to in-person work, doctor's note requirement to work from home [CBC] 2020-11-18

Canada / British Columbia Government issues province-wide policy for mask use in health facilities [HEU] 2020-11-18

Canada / Manitoba Health care support workers call for immediate changes to PPE guidelines [CUPE] 2020-11-18

Canada / New Brunswick “Renewed and reinvented public services” promised in NB Throne Speech [CUPE] 2020-11-18

Global Hero nurses, untrustworthy domestic workers, and vilified sex workers [Opendemocracy] 2020-11-18

Asia RCEP Rules Could Harm Asia’s Covid-19 Recovery [PSI] 2020-11-18

Norway Industri Energi works continuously for improving solutions for members who have to stay in hotel quarantine [Industri Energi] 2020-11-17

India / Karnataka Why Bengaluru sex workers couldn’t get ration kits during lockdown [Citizen Matters] 2020-11-17

UK Swissport makes 3,000 workers redundant after refusing to access extended furlough scheme [GMB] 2020-11-17

Canada Unifor helps bust common myths about government finances [Unifor] 2020-11-17

UK DHL must take 'responsibility' during pandemic [CWU] 2020-11-17

UK Call for West Yorkshire bus company to restore drivers’ terms and conditions [Unite the union] 2020-11-17

Africa Covid-19 exacerbates precarious work in West and Central Africa [BWI] 2020-11-17

Global 'The second wave has arrived, but the same problems persist' [PSI] 2020-11-17

Global Covid-19 vaccine must be free; Stop Pfizer-BioNTech putting profit first [PSI] 2020-11-17

Italy Rolls-Royce workers strike for jobs [Workers liberty] 2020-11-16

Ireland Workers of the word united in one volume [The Irish Times] 2020-11-16

Canada / Manitoba Nurses union complains after visitors at Seven Oaks Hospital circumvent rules [CBC] 2020-11-16

UK Three-quarters of retail staff say abuse worse during the pandemic [USDAW] 2020-11-16

Spain C-19 lockdown: How domestic workers became prisoners [BBC] 2020-11-12

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers 'feeling disappointed' with deal with Loblaw, Unifor says [CBC] 2020-11-15

USA Taxi drivers and health workers are among the most exposed to the coronavirus [Science Norway] 2020-11-15

USA / Michigan Workers at Sterling Heights assembly plant fear COVID-19 spreading again [ABC] 2020-11-14

UK Don’t put key workers at end of the Covid vaccine queue, warn UK unions [Guardian] 2020-11-14

Ghana Care Union Putting Workers Health First [UNI] 2020-11-14

Romania One Romanian garment worker breaks her silence on COVID-19 pay cuts [Euronews] 2020-11-14

UK Post-Qualification University Admissions [NEU] 2020-11-14

UK / England Union says right to picket during lockdown secured following case involving North Yorkshire Police [The Post] 2020-11-14

Canada / Manitoba 'Completely overwhelming': Steinbach ER at capacity treating COVID-19 patients, nurse says [CBC] 2020-11-14

Canada / British Columbia COVID-19: Union representing retail, grocery workers says majority of members feel unsafe at work [The Sun] 2020-11-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion strike ended after workers ratify new contract [The Chronicle-Herald] 2020-11-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers reach agreement ending 12-week strike [CBC] 2020-11-14

Canada / Quebec A 15-minute pause to support the thousands of men and women on the front lines [CUPE] 2020-11-14

USA / Iowa ACLU of Iowa, unions file complaint saying state OSHA failed to do its job, protect workers against COVID-19 [Des Moines Register] 2020-11-14

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Dominion workers in Newfoundland ratify contract [Unifor] 2020-11-14

USA Working People Call for COVID Relief [WI AFL-CIO] 2020-11-14

USA / Illinois Nursing home workers threaten strike over COVID-19 conditions [ABC] 2020-11-14

USA / Wisconsin As hospitals near capacity, healthcare workers plead for compliance [FOX] 2020-11-14

USA / Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul Health systems short at least 6,000 workers due to Covid-19 spread [Minn/St Paul Biz Jrnl] 2020-11-14

USA / Massachusetts UMASS AMHERST: Graduate Workers Demand Safe Work! [Action Network] 2020-11-14

USA / Michigan Workers describe 'stressful and chaotic' scene at Muskegon hospital hit hard with COVID-19 [NPR] 2020-11-14

USA How Biden could revamp worker health protections in the midst of the deadly pandemic [Wash Post] 2020-11-14

Canada / New Brunswick Death of six-month-old boy prompts warning that social workers have too many cases [CBC] 2020-11-13

USA AFL-CIO expects spike in Adopt-A-Family applicants due to COVID-19 [KQ2] 2020-11-13

USA / Iowa Federal complaint filed against Iowa OSHA for not protecting workers amid COVID-19 [NBC] 2020-11-13

USA / Michigan As COVID-19 cases rise, State emphasizes worker protections in offices, remote work policies [] 2020-11-13

USA / Iowa Labor, civil rights groups: Iowa failed to protect workers [Times-Republican] 2020-11-13

USA Fired Amazon worker sues over pandemic working conditions [CNN] 2020-11-13

USA Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders to Transition Team [UCOMM] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta AUPE calls for province to take action on COVID-19 [AUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Life-saving single-site order collapsing at continuing-care facilities [AUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Doctors, health care unions including UNA, call for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown [UNA] 2020-11-13

Canada New survey is seeking grocery worker input on job pathways and changing industry [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-13

Canada UFCW Canada launches new health and safety resource, Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 at Work [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-13

Canada / Saskatchewan 'Explosion of COVID' leading to overcrowding, bringing health care system to its 'knees': Sask. nurses' union [SUN] 2020-11-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Health organizations unite in call for additional COVID-19 measures [SUN] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario OPSEU/SEFPO calls for OPP investigation into deaths at private long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-11-13

Canada NUPGE renews call for government action in long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-11-13

Canada / British Columbia Public Health Order compliance necessary to keep workers safe [BCFed] 2020-11-13

UK OSC successful in ground-breaking challenge to Government failure to extend H&S protections to workers during COVID-19 pandemic [] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Arbitration panel rejects pay cut for public college staff, orders raise instead [rabble] 2020-11-13

Australia / South Australia Melbourne Airport workers kept in the dark about COVID case [UWU] 2020-11-13

Australia / Victoria Andrews Govt must bring Ambulance Victoria into line over paramedic suffering [UWU] 2020-11-13

USA / District of Columbia Teachers union, D.C. schools reach tentative deal on in-person classes [Washington Post ] 2020-11-13

Australia Early Access to Superannuation [NTEU] 2020-11-13

Australia Conflict or Cooperation? Australian Union Responses to COVID-19 [Labour Law Down Under] 2020-11-13

Australia Collectivising the gig economy: In the pandemic, it's a matter of life and death [Labour Law Down Under] 2020-11-13

Australia Union launches Fair Work Commission case to lift aged care workers’ wages by 25%​ [Aged Care] 2020-11-13

USA Platform Power to the People [SSIR] 2020-11-13

Canada / Quebec The FSE-CSQ and QPAT light up Édifice Marie-Guyart - 'Enough contempt! Respecting teachers is non-negotiable!' [CSQ] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario OPSEU/SEFPO President offers Premier front-line help on long-term care crisis [OPSEU] 2020-11-13

Canada Loblaw raises shareholders dividend but won’t be reinstating ‘hero pay’ to front-line workers [] 2020-11-13

Canada / Alberta Hundreds of Alberta doctors, 3 major health-care unions join calls for 'circuit-breaker' targeted lockdown [CBC] 2020-11-13

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA says Adding More Sports in Schools Goes Against Public Health Measures [VOCM] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario CUPE child care workers in Windsor deliver thousands of toys to those in need [CUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Don’t buy into NL Government’s risky proposal to unlock pensions [CUPE] 2020-11-13

Canada / Ontario Ford Conservatives aren’t listening to scientific experts with new COVID-19 guidelines [SCFP] 2020-11-13

UK Government must end poverty pay for care staff, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-11-13

UK Drivers and assistants, who take disabled children to school in Hackney, vote to strike over Covid-19 payment [Unite the union] 2020-11-13

UK Vaccine success needs a second ‘call to arms’ and a manufacturing minister to avert PPE fiasco repeat [Unite the union] 2020-11-13

South Africa SA Medical Association welcomes further easing of COVID-19 rules [Devdiscourse] 2020-11-13

South Africa Covid-19 must remain a top priority - NEHAWU [Politicsweb] 2020-11-12

UK London City Airport accused of poor treatment of its workforce [Unite the union] 2020-11-12

UK PCS condemns government for contracting out Covid vaccine communications work [PCS] 2020-11-12

UK Massive increase in food bank usage during pandemic underscores necessity for welfare reform [Unite the union] 2020-11-12

UK Government must urgently tackle funding problems for struggling councils, says UNISON [UNISON] 2020-11-12

UK Pay rise and student support are key to increasing nursing numbers [UNISON] 2020-11-12

UK Post-Brexit lorry queues could make Kent 'toilet of England' [Guardian] 2020-11-12

New Zealand Fletcher Building won’t repay wage subsidy from ‘strong’ earnings [Stuff] 2020-11-12

Australia More than 200,000 aged care workers seek 25% pay rise in landmark Australian case [The Guardian] 2020-11-12

Canada / Manitoba Teachers exempted from province's household self-isolation policy [CBC] 2020-11-12

Canada Support staff at commercial buildings not adequately protected amid pandemic: Report [HR Reporter] 2020-11-12

Global Fundamental rights for a better future of work [ILO] 2020-11-12

Singapore COVID-19 exposes the Singapore migrant worker experience [East Asia Forum] 2020-11-12

UK Bosses must have zero tolerance for covid, says TSSA re Manchester Piccadilly [TSSA] 2020-11-12

UK Education Committee on Exams [NEU] 2020-11-12

UK Austerity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report says [Guardian] 2020-11-11

UK NEU urge education minister to let go of GCSEs [NEU] 2020-11-11

UK Staff need training and support to deliver mass testing to students [UNISON] 2020-11-11

Canada / Alberta 10 deaths, 146 cases tied to COVID-19 outbreak at south Edmonton long-term care facility [CBC] 2020-11-11

Canada / Quebec COVID-19: Montreal hotel workers stage protest to protect their jobs [The Gazette] 2020-11-11

Canada / Ontario Advocates and union question new job category for Ontario long-term care homes [CTV] 2020-11-11

Canada Airline workers must be consulted on federal support for sector: CUPE [CUPE] 2020-11-11

Canada / Quebec A moment of reflection for front-line workers in the Eastern Townships [CUPE] 2020-11-11

USA / New York NY Court Dismisses Amazon Workers’ COVID-19 Health and Safety Claims [Law & the Workplace] 2020-11-10

UK Devil will be in the detail for learners, support staff, teachers and leaders after Wales exams cancelled [GMB] 2020-11-10

UK Time to stop government’s ‘economic rollercoaster’, says TUC [TUC] For more info 2020-11-10

UK Royal Mail workers wearing masks, keeping safe, keeping healthy [CWU] 2020-11-10

UK Ofsted Report - November [NEU] 2020-11-10

Australia Pilots point finger for lack of support at Qantas and Virgin [] 2020-11-10

Canada / Manitoba CUPE exposes 'less than accurate' Revera's information on Maples care home [CBC] 2020-11-10

Canada Study seeks to interview temporary foreign workers in the Maritimes [rabble] 2020-11-10

Canada / Manitoba Victoria Hospital health-care aide dies from COVID-19 [CBC] 2020-11-10

Australia / New South Wales Health workers challenge staff strain as Port Macquarie Base Hospital ward 1B re-opens [Port News] 2020-11-09

Israel Union warns strike over payments to quarantined workers [MENA FN] 2020-11-09

Australia Aviation workers demand senate inquiry into industry’s survival [TWU] 2020-11-09

UK Visa rules forcing migrant NHS workers to leave UK amid Covid second wave [Guardian] 2020-11-09

Australia Australian seafarers outraged after Federal Government grants foreign workers COVID exemptions to take coastal shipping jobs [MUA] 2020-11-09

UK Police reminded to respect the role of journalists as key workers [NUJ] 2020-11-09

UK Your safety at work comes first [PCS] 2020-11-09

UK McCluskey: 'We need a plan for jobs and incomes, and we need it yesterday' [Unite the union] 2020-11-09

UK Covid-19 prompts UK call for statutory paid bereavement leave [Guardian] 2020-11-09

USA / Michigan Health workers deal with COVID-19 outbreak in Chippewa County [UpNorthLive] 2020-11-09

USA / Missouri ‘With this, I’ve lost count:’ As COVID surges in KC, health workers, families struggle [Kansas City Star] 2020-11-09

Canada Workshop for Health Workers Next Wednesday [Decent Work and Health Network] 2020-11-08

Canada Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes to 46 Food Banks in Western Canada [USW] 2020-11-08

Canada / Alberta AHS enacts emergency provisions in response to COVID surge in Edmonton Zone [UNA] 2020-11-08

Canada National Council reviews union’s response to COVID-19 pandemic [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-08

Canada Addressing racism must be at centre of COVID-19 recovery [UFCW Canada] 2020-11-08

Canada / Ontario Budget provides no new funding to keep students and educators safe [ETFO] 2020-11-08

Canada / Saskatchewan Private contractors put the Canadian Forces at risk during the pandemic [PSAC] 2020-11-08

Canada / Ontario Instead of Tackling COVID-19 ‘Head On’, Ontario’s Budget takes a ‘head in the sand’ approach. More action needed: OFL [OFL] 2020-11-08

Canada / Nova Scotia Let’s take what we have learned from the pandemic and prepare for a brighter future [NSFL] 2020-11-08

Canada Unions say slowing job recovery necessitates urgent government intervention [CLC] 2020-11-08

Canada Amid austerity measures, some provinces' public services are in trouble [rabble] 2020-11-07

Australia / South Australia Aged care workers still carrying pandemic costs [UWU] 2020-11-07

UK Infection Rates in Schools and Colleges [NEU] 2020-11-07

Canada / Ontario Advocates say absent funding details for long-term care standard in budget troubling [CTV] 2020-11-07

India Who gets reformed, capital or labour? The challenges to Indian labour during the pandemic and times ahead [Global Labour University] 2020-11-07

Global Shell workers determined to overcome Covid-19 challenges [IndustriALL] 2020-11-07

Democratic Republic of the Congo Collaboration of education trade unions in the production of a guide on COVID-19 in schools [EI] 2020-11-07

Palestine Online training positions education union as a strategic social partner [EI] 2020-11-07

Canada / Ontario Tax cuts won’t cut it: CUPE Ontario responds to the Fall Budget [CUPE] 2020-11-07

South Africa Teacher unions rail against Covid-19 decision [JacarandaFM] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU condemns violation of isolation protocols during exams [Political Analysis] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU: 'Schools are not quarantine sites' [East Coast Radio] 2020-11-07

South Africa SADTU calls on Basic Education and Health Departments to convene urgent meeting on unilateral decision that violates isolation protocols during writing of final examinations [SADTU] 2020-11-07

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses at hospital do 'heavy lifting' as infrastructure fails [eNCA] 2020-11-06

Australia Safe and secure? [AEU] 2020-11-06

UK London Assembly supports Usdaw campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse [USDAW] 2020-11-06

UK TSSA slams 'damning' NAO Brexit preparedness report [TSSA] For more info 2020-11-06

UK TUC call for Liverpool employers to do the right thing during mass testing pilot [TUC] 2020-11-06

Australia Union calls for 'distortionary effect' of JobMaker to be scrapped [The advertiser] 2020-11-06

Australia Seafarers outraged after Federal Government grants foreign workers COVID exemptions to take coastal [MUA] 2020-11-06

Canada / Ontario Ford budget acknowledges public services are the great equalizer [OPSEU] 2020-11-06

Canada / Ontario Budget sets an underwhelming path to economic recovery, leaves workers with questions [Unifor] 2020-11-06

Canada / Manitoba Nurses need more protection as COVID-19 hospital outbreaks grow, union says [CBC] 2020-11-06

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities  to move online [UCU] 2020-11-06

UK Chancellor's necessary extension to furlough doesn't address injustices for the low paid says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-06

UK Chancellor's furlough U-turn too late for thousands of aviation workers [GMB] 2020-11-06

UK Pilots union warns students against starting pilot training courses [BALPA] 2020-11-06

South Africa Ters benefit should be extended in line with State of Disaster, Cosatu demands [ANA/IOL] 2020-11-06

Canada Unifor takes battle against Loblaw beyond N.L., where 1,400 workers are on strike [Review] 2020-11-05

Canada / Alberta Union wants better protections, pandemic pay reinstated for Alberta meat plant, grocery store workers [Global] 2020-11-05

Canada / British Columbia Increasing visitation and maintaining safety in long-term care homes a fine balance, says union representative [CBC] 2020-11-05

Canada / New Brunswick Follow the Ontario Example – NB Needs Standards of Care [CUPE] 2020-11-05

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario says the Fall Budget is an opportunity to protect and support Ontarians [CUPE] 2020-11-05

UK ‘Opportunistic’ sign language service attacks during pandemic will cause ‘long term misery’ for deaf communities [Unite the union] 2020-11-05

UK New national restrictions for schools [NEU] 2020-11-05

UK Unions concerned as schools stay open during second lockdown [Education International] 2020-11-05

South Africa With matric exams to start, SADTU worried about Covid-19 effects on pupils [Eyewitness News] 2020-11-05

UK English second lockdown: Usdaw urges customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers [USDAW] 2020-11-05

South Africa COSATU statement on rise in rate of Covid-19 infections [COSATU] 2020-11-05

UK Heathrow catering company snubs furlough extension and plans to sack more than 1,000 workers [Unite the union] 2020-11-04

UK Advice to photographers during lockdown [NUJ] 2020-11-04

UK Pilots union demands urgent action and Government commitments to the airline sector [BALPA] 2020-11-04

UK Safety in libraries must be a priority [UNISON] 2020-11-04

South Africa Unions fume over R836,000 bonus paid to SAA Technical boss [The Times] 2020-11-04

Australia / South Australia Ambulance Union says paramedics have hit crisis point due to a 'dangerous' lack of resources [7 News] 2020-11-04

Australia Unions push for better protections as 80% of employees say they want to keep working from home [The Guardian] 2020-11-04

Canada / Ontario CUPE 4392 launches public campaign to restore day programs for adults with developmental disabilities [CUPE] 2020-11-04

UK UCU and NUS issue joint statement calling on universities to move online [UCU] 2020-11-04

Australia / New South Wales NSW Government slashes 2.5 per cent pay rise for public servants due to coronavirus pandemic [ABC] 2020-11-03

UK RMT calls for guaranteed Government support for Northern transport [RMT] 2020-11-03

UK Cabinet Office must send clear work from home message [PCS] 2020-11-03

UK Nationalise Hull Trains and Grand Central To Save Jobs and Services - TSSA [TSSA] 2020-11-03

UK Making sure young people have a post-pandemic future [UNISON] 2020-11-03

UK 150,000+ support our campaign to close schools and colleges [NEU] 2020-11-03

UK School support must be fully protected or action will be taken warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-03

Canada / Ontario SEIU Healthcare Celebrates Ontario's Commitment to Enhanced Long-Term Care Staffing Levels [SEIU] 2020-11-03

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Labour minister appoints mediator as Dominion strike to regain pandemic pay enters 11th week [CBC] 2020-11-03

Canada Chief Public Health Officer links impact of COVID-19 to inequality [NUPGE] 2020-11-03

Kenya Union says COVID-19 in schools putting teachers at risk [VoA] 2020-11-03

South Africa Government pitted against business and labour over income relief for laid-off workers during the lockdown [Daily Maverick] 2020-11-03

South Africa Community health workers — could Covid-19 finally unlock their role in the NHI? [Mail & Guardian] 2020-11-03

South Africa / Western Cape Education department ready to deal with ‘unknown’ matric exam issues [Cape Times] 2020-11-03

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal SADTU calls for investigation in matric camps [East Coast Radio] 2020-11-03

South Africa Cosatu angered by NCCC decision to not extend COVID-19 relief fund [SABC] 2020-11-03

UK / England Transport for London funding agreement a ‘fair deal’ but challenges remain warns Unite [Unite the union] 2020-11-02

UK Biomedical scientists carrying out Covid-19 tests at Lancashire NHS trust ‘short-changed’ by £7,000-a-year [Unite the union] 2020-11-02

UK Time for fair wage for social care workers on ‘forgotten frontline’, says new coalition [UNISON] 2020-11-02

UK Workers in Wales need clarity on wage support [TUC Wales] 2020-11-02

UK PM must address the impact of a second lockdown on retail says Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-11-02

Canada / New Brunswick As COVID outbreak raged at Atholville home, volunteer workers felt abandoned by province [CBC] 2020-11-02

Australia Hostility to insecure work spikes among hospo workers after COVID-19 [UWU] 2020-11-02

Australia JobMaker scheme will churn workers through short-term, insecure jobs [ACTU] 2020-11-02

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Garbage truck drivers' union accuses contractor of 'taking advantage of the pandemic' over pay dispute [The Times] 2020-11-02

Canada Unions decry Treasury Board’s changes to ‘Other Leave With Pay’ provisions used by public service employees as ‘last resort’ in pandemic [The Hill Times] 2020-11-02

UK UK not ready for two national emergencies at once, firefighters warn [FBU] 2020-11-02

USA / Texas Construction workers had a nearly 5-fold increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 in central Texas compared with other occupational categories [Reddit] For more info 2020-11-01

USA / Connecticut For these Connecticut workers laid off due to COVID-19, anger and despair fuel a desire for political change [Hartford Courant] 2020-11-01

USA / Mississippi ‘Alarming rate’ of coronavirus infection among grocery store workers, study finds [FOX] 2020-11-01

USA Amid High Unemployment Some Workers Look for New Careers [U.S. News] 2020-11-01

USA / California Tenet Hospital workers vote to strike [Z107.7] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta Confusion reigns as COVID-19 runs through Calgary Correctional Centre [AUPE] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta AHS needs to halt plan to slash staffing at Cross Cancer Institute, provide transparency: UNA president [UNA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Alberta UNA urges Alberta government to adopt federal COVID Alert app immediately [UNA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Ontario Public Health Nurses Give Their All During Pandemic Seek Fair Contract at Conciliation [ONA] 2020-11-01

Canada / Quebec The government is easily confused [FIQ] 2020-11-01

Canada Unions hosting virtual Action Week [CLC] 2020-11-01

Canada Leading national and international experts call on Canada to protect health workers from COVID-19 [CFNU] 2020-11-01

UK NEU calls for schools to be closed during lockdown [Union News] 2020-11-01

UK “Send pupils and staff home” – NASUWT tells government [Union News] 2020-11-01

USA / Arizona School Reopenings have Arizona Teachers Hoping for Dignity and Relief from COVID-19 [Law at the Margins] 2020-11-01

UK TUC: Government should have acted sooner to protect lives and livelihoods [TUC] 2020-11-01

UK BALPA response to news of Government restrictions on outbound leisure travel [BALPA] 2020-11-01

Canada / British Columbia Parents, teachers take covid action health authorities don’t [CLI] 2020-11-01

India / Tamil Nadu Special camps to provide ration cards for sex workers soon [The Times] 2020-11-01

Australia Casual workers will increase risk of coronavirus third wave, union claims [The New Daily] 2020-11-01

Australia / Victoria Disability homes lack safety plans as union warns of mental health toll [The Times] 2020-11-01

Canada / Ontario Unprecedented: all 4,300 unionized workers in the Upper Canada District School Board ask administration to “recognize the overwhelming negative effects” of reopening plan [The Intelligencer] 2020-11-01

New Zealand Unions call for acknowledgement of essential workers on Labour Day [NZCTU-Te Kauae Kamahi] 2020-11-01

UK Close schools in national lockdown [NEU] 2020-10-31

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 [] 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 [] 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 [] 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 [] 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 [] 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


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 [] 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 [] 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 A