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Tanzania Tanzanian union addresses gender-based violence in textile and garment factories [IndustriALL] 2021-07-31

South Africa Retail & construction sectors not compliant with safety laws, new report finds [Eyewitness News] 2021-07-31

New Zealand Fed-up Christchurch ED nurses issue notice to their bosses [TVNZ] 2021-07-31

Australia / Northern Territory Marina workers' exposure to COVID-19 case on yacht sparks call to move Darwin's international arrival point [ABC] 2021-07-31

Japan BWI on the Tokyo Olympics’ handling of COVID-19 and workers’ rights [BWI] 2021-07-31

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Malta State responsible for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder [IFJ] 2021-07-31

Namibia / Namibia Namibia MUN Karibib Best Cheer Marble Workers Face Union Busting From Chinese Owner [LVP] For more info 2021-07-31

South Africa / Limpopo 'Death trap' Musina Magistrate's Court closed for health and safety act violations [News24] 2021-07-30

USA Over 4,000 flight attendants faced unruly passengers in first half of 2021, says union [Saltwire] 2021-07-30

USA One in five flight attendants survive a 'physical incident' [The Hill] 2021-07-30

New Zealand 'Nothing has changed'-grieving families want answers to 'systemic forestry safety issues [Gisbourne Herald] 2021-07-29

Canada Workers’ Environmental Rights in Canada report [NUPGE] 2021-07-29

Australia / Queensland “Losing control': Queensland teachers report being assaulted or exposed to workplace violence at least once a day [Sky] 2021-07-29

Australia Undervalued and overworked [AEU] 2021-07-28

Australia 200 truck drivers killed since road safety tribunal abolished [TWU] 2021-07-28

Australia Dictator Qantas ignores pay issue with vaccination [TWU] 2021-07-28

Australia / New South Wales Food supply chain at risk as COVID takes root in workplaces across Sydney [UWU] 2021-07-28

USA / California How Oakland teachers took control of our return to school [Labor Notes] 2021-07-27

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Exhausted, understaffed paramedics on the brink [NUPGE] 2021-07-27

Australia TWU blames federal government over truck driver deaths [Owner-Driver] 2021-07-27

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

UK London - Night Tube strike goes ahead in August [RMT] 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 Behind the scenes of your summer oranges [UFW] 2021-07-27

USA / USA / California Stop Ripping Us Off! Drivers & Gig Workers Protest Rally In SF At Lyft and UBER World HQ [LVP] For more info 2021-07-26

Canada Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory for healthcare workers? Experts weigh in [Global] 2021-07-26

Canada / Ontario 'An alarming exodus': Ontario nursing sector slammed with staffing shortage as many rethink careers [CTV] 2021-07-26

Canada Still at work on the sticky floor [CLI] 2021-07-26

China Fourteen construction workers confirmed dead in Zhuhai tunnel flooding [CLB] 2021-07-26

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

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

USA / Kansas Frito-Lay workers end 20-day strike in Kansas with contract that guarantees one day off per week [Wash Post] 2021-07-26

USA / Kentucky Beat the heat: Employers reminded to protect workers [Kentucky Today] 2021-07-26

UK Workers vote to strike at Serco Sandwell over 'culture of anxiety' [GMB] 2021-07-25

Australia / South Australia COVID-19 vaccine yet to be taken up by one in five Adelaide health workers ahead of deadline [ABC] 2021-07-25

Colombia A teachers’ union tries to keep Colombia’s schools closed [The Economist] 2021-07-25

UK RMT demands urgent clarification on expanded isolation [RMT] 2021-07-24

Japan / Global BWI on the Tokyo Olympics’ handling of COVID-19 and workers’ rights [BWI] 2021-07-24

Philippines Radio commentator shot outside radio station [IFJ] 2021-07-24

New Zealand Worksafe meets with Talley's as review into safety record begins [TVNZ] 2021-07-23

UK MPs to examine lack of support for working menopausal women [The Guardian] 2021-07-23

UK Campaigners hit out at government inaction on climate change 100 days ahead of Cop26 talks [Morning Star] 2021-07-23

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

Canada / Ontario Queen's Park can't let Hells Angels intimidate London jail staff: Union [The Free Press] 2021-07-23

Canada Stress, burnout, ‘chaos’. Why Canada’s at risk of losing its nurses and what health-care insiders say needs to change to keep them [The Times-News-Express] 2021-07-23

Australia AWU secures pay rise for casual hair stylists [AWU] 2021-07-23

Australia Unionised hair stylists set for pay rise through landmark agreement [HSA] 2021-07-23

UK Unite demands independent bus audit as London drivers warn of heat distress [Unite the union] 2021-07-23

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

New Zealand Over 170 Talley's staff injured at three sites in one year, probe reveals [TVNZ] 2021-07-22

UK Firefighters identify deadly private sector inspection threat in Building Safety Bill [FBU] 2021-07-22

UK RMT demands urgent investigation into Troon Station fire [RMT] 2021-07-22

Canada / Ontario Elementary teachers union urges cautious return to classrooms [The National Observer] 2021-07-22

Canada / Quebec Nurses say paying student interns could help solve staffing crisis in ERs [CBC] 2021-07-22

UK More than 220 groups criticise UK review of Human Rights Act [The Guardian] 2021-07-22

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

USA / New York Kingston social workers struggle to find solution for displaced disabled [Spectrum] 2021-07-21

New Zealand Maritime union: More needs doing to ensure integrity of borders [Radio New Zealand] 2021-07-21

New Zealand Caution required with more Covid cases on overseas vessels [MUNZ] 2021-07-21

UK TUC survey: 7 in 10 disabled women say they’ve been sexually harassed at work [TUC] 2021-07-21

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

Canada Crane Collapses Have Become All Too Common [Storeys] 2021-07-21

Australia Govt commits to provider, union vaccine demands [AAA] 2021-07-21

Afghanistan U.S. government pressed for humanitarian support for Afghani journalists [IFJ] 2021-07-21

India / Chhattisgarh BWU supports to hunger strike by dependents of BSP workers died of COVID [Hitavada] 2021-07-21

UK Ministers exposed as having scuppered deal to end DVLA strike at select committee [PCS] 2021-07-21

USA / USA / California Billionaire Fisher, STOP THE GREED! ILWU 10 & Community Activists Speak Out To Protest Port Theft/Privatization [LVP] For more info 2021-07-20

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

USA / California Hollywood crews could be forced to vaccinate under new deal with unions [The Times] 2021-07-20

Australia Sleep-deprived workers at Shell’s Prelude FLNG make official complaint [Energy Voice] 2021-07-20

Australia Cleaners help to keep Sydney's essential workers safe during lockdown [SBS] 2021-07-20

New Zealand Covid-19: Union calls for mandatory testing after container ship crew members test positive [Stuff] 2021-07-20

USA / Missouri OSHA cites 3 employers for exposing workers, residents to asbestos at Monett, Mo. residential care facility [KY3] 2021-07-20

UK Climate carnage is here and the unions must act [Morning Star] 2021-07-20

UK Union leaders warn government not to ignore workplace discrimination and harassment against LGBT workers [TUC] 2021-07-19

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

Canada / Ontario Many workplace ‘accidents’ are preventable. Stop the killing, and start criminal investigations [The Star] 2021-07-19

Canada / Quebec Nurses pan 'barbaric' working conditions, propose solutions to staffing crisis in ERs [CBC] 2021-07-19

Australia Aussie farms “the centrepiece for exploitation in this country” [Macrobusiness] 2021-07-19

Australia Calls for bosses to prevent sex harassment [The West Australian] 2021-07-19

Australia Unions call on Minister Hunt to urgently act on silicosis [ACTU] 2021-07-19

Australia Union calls for priority vaccination of essential postal and telecommunications workers [CWU] 2021-07-18

USA / Kansas Hundreds of Frito-Lay workers on strike in Topeka, citing forced overtime and 84-hour workweeks [Wash Post] 2021-07-18

Australia / New South Wales Vulnerable workers must be protected in NSW COVID outbreak [RTBU] 2021-07-18

Australia RTBU members force safety regulator back to the drawing board [RTBU] 2021-07-18

Australia / New South Wales TWU slams lack of action as two Sydney concrete truck drivers test positive for COVID [TWU] 2021-07-18

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

Australia Shocking assaults reveal prisons short-staffing [UWU] 2021-07-18

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

UK Flu Vaccines [NEU] 2021-07-17

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

UK RCM calls for annual workforce assessment in Health Bill [RCM] 2021-07-17

Bangladesh Hashem Foods fire: IUF calls for independent inquiry [IUF] 2021-07-17

Australia / New South Wales The cleaners helping to keep Sydney's essential workers safe during lockdown [SBS] 2021-07-17

Canada / British Columbia BCFED statement on the Kelowna crane tragedy [BCFed] 2021-07-17

UK Study reveals lasting damage of virus to Covid-19 survivors [Morning Star] 2021-07-16

UK England’s Covid-19 guidelines a dangerous shambles, say unions [Morning Star] 2021-07-16

Global New poll shows expectation that women are much more likely than men to face violence at work [ITUC] 2021-07-16

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