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Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020, 01:56:46
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UK Usdaw welcomes compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and calls for detailed advice to be agreed [USDAW] 2020-07-14

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

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

UK GMB welcomes consultation on tougher sentencing for attacks on emergency workers [GMB] 2020-07-14

UK Further sentencing increases ‘could be meaningless’ without Court support [polfed] 2020-07-14

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Ireland Stress forces 675 ambulance staff off work [Belfast Telegraph] 2020-07-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Zealand Affco to pay almost $400,000 Moerewa boiler blast [NZ Herald] 2020-07-14

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

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

USA / USA / California Healthcare Workers, Covid and Black Lives Matter with Luci Riley NNU CNA Alta Bates Hospital [LVP] For more info 2020-07-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nepal Mental Health & Stress management training for GEFONT youth leadership [GEFONT] 2020-07-11

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

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

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

Canada Cyberbullying Is Not Solidarity [CUPW] 2020-07-11

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

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

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

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

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

Ireland SIPTU: Number of Covid-19 cases among meat factory workers a 'scandal' [Irish Examiner] 2020-07-10

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

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

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

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

Canada / Ontario Hersh: Harassment discussion shows why city hall political staff need a union [The Province] 2020-07-10

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

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

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

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

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

UK Challenging the unsafe return to work - Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk [Hazards Campaign] 2020-07-10

Iran Hoveyzeh, SW [Iran News Wire] 2020-07-10

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

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

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

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

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

UK Silent vigil held in Bow for 85-year-old killed in crane collapse [Morning Star] 2020-07-09

UK More workers to be tested for asymptomatic coronavirus as government is accused of manipulating test tally [Morning Star] 2020-07-09

UK Union to take government to court over lethal PPE failings [Morning Star] 2020-07-09

UK The government still has no plans for PPE shortages MPs warn after PM blames care homes [Morning Star] 2020-07-08

UK Commons catering staff could be advised to walk out over unsafe conditions amid pandemic, says union [Morning Star] 2020-07-08

Canada / Alberta Making Child Labour Great Again! Alberta’s new labour law breaks old ground while undermining unions [Alberta Politics] 2020-07-08

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

Ireland Department to launch public consultation process on remote working [RTÉ] 2020-07-08

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

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

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

Yemen Journalists continue facing harsh conditions [IFJ] 2020-07-08

UK / England Unite reaction to East London crane collapse [Unite the union] 2020-07-08

UK One dead and four injured in Bow crane collapse [BBC] 2020-07-08

UK UK nominates Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization [The Guardian] 2020-07-08

India / Tamil Nadu Neyveli boiler blast: Toll rises to 12 as six more succumb to injuries [PTI] 2020-07-07

UK Senior fire engineer tells inquiry she didn't think Grenfell's cladding would pose problems [Morning Star] 2020-07-07

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

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

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

UK ASLEF remembers 7/7 [ASLEF] 2020-07-07

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA / USA / California Cal/OSHA MIA? Jeff Ruch Of PEER and The Crisis In Cal/OSHA [LVP] For more info 2020-07-07

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada / Ontario DND launches investigation over racist workplace poster [CBC] 2020-07-06

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

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

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