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Updated: Sunday 9 May 2021, 07:14:24
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Zimbabwe Campaigning for safer working conditions in Zimbabwe’s artisanal and small-scale mining [IndustriALL] 2021-05-08

Afghanistan Former television journalist assassinated in Kandahar [IFJ] 2021-05-08

Global UN task force should probe why governments failed to fulfill obligations to seafarers during pandemic [ITF] 2021-05-08

Global We are only safe when everyone is safe: aviation unions join call for TRIPS Waiver to fight Covid [ITF] 2021-05-08

UK RMT accuses Abellio of playing fast and loose with safety [RMT] 2021-05-07

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

Canada Front-line medical workers call for vaccine prioritization as many remain with one dose [CTV] 2021-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Liberals call for inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment, bullying in Winnipeg labour movement [CBC] 2021-05-07

Canada / Ontario TTC union calls on transit agency to take steps to protect operators from assaults [CBC] 2021-05-07

Canada / Ontario Systemic racism at the root of OPSEU's inclusivity problem, insiders say [CBC] 2021-05-07

Canada / Nova Scotia 16 daycares linked to COVID-19 cases in Halifax area [CBC] 2021-05-07

Argentina Union asks Argentina to fire coach for sexual harassment [Yahoo] 2021-05-07

Canada / British Columbia WorkSafeBC Data Shows an ‘Alarming’ Spike in COVID-19 Claims [The Tyee] 2021-05-07

Australia Three aged care workers on what it's really like in the industry [ABC] 2021-05-07

Australia / Western Australia Workers not fully vaccinated allowed to remain in quarantine hotels despite ban [The New Daily] 2021-05-07

UK Spy cops joked about sexual relationships with women, inquiry told [The Guardian] 2021-05-07

UK Pupils should keep wearing masks into the summer, Sage told ministers [The Guardian] 2021-05-07

UK Fire Brigades Union responds to Poplar cladding fire [FBU] 2021-05-07

UK TSSA welcomes inquest into Covid death of rail worker Belly Mujinga [Morning Star] 2021-05-07

UK Unions and scientists renew calls to keep masks in secondary schools [Morning Star] 2021-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape Families of slain Rheinmetall workers say the company is responsible [Elitsha] 2021-05-07

South Africa Firefighters plead for protection from criminals [TimesLIVE] 2021-05-06

UK No full-time return to the office for over a million [BBC] 2021-05-06

South Africa The plight of informal coal miners [Aljazeera] 2021-05-06

Canada Airport screeners union says workers have been denied paid leave for vaccines [The News] 2021-05-06

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax Transit bus not deep cleaned after driver tests positive for COVID-19: union [CBC] 2021-05-06

Canada / Ontario Inadequate housing for migrants cited in coroner report [The Catholic Register] 2021-05-06

Canada / Alberta Workers speak out about COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta meat plant [Yahoo] 2021-05-06

South Africa / North West SADTU condemns stabbing of female educator at school [SADTU] 2021-05-05

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

Global WHO updates guidance on aerosol transmission [IUF] 2021-05-05

Canada DND, Veterans Affairs workers say harassment complaints not taken seriously: unions [Tri-City News] 2021-05-05

Canada / Ontario Faculty union execs at Algonquin College accused of sexism, racism [CBC] 2021-05-05

Canada Civilian staffers at Department of Defence also reporting bullying and harassment, say unions [CBC] 2021-05-05

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

Global Union actions on vaccination education [IUF] 2021-05-05

UK Spycops Inquiry: Special branch kept tabs on journalists [Morning Star] 2021-05-05

UK More than 7 in 10 private hire drivers have been assaulted at work, research reveals [Morning Star] 2021-05-05

UK Swansea DVLA workers begin four-day strike [BBC] 2021-05-04

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

Canada Seafarers' union 'fighting hard' for vaccinations as quarantined cargo ship stays anchored off N.L. [CBC] 2021-05-04

Canada / Quebec As a postal worker, my job is essential. I worry about spreading COVID-19 every day [CBC] 2021-05-04

Canada / Alberta Frontline workers say Leg closure without added protection for Alberta's workforce is hypocritical [CITY] 2021-05-04

Canada / Ontario TTC Union Says A Driver Was Assaulted By 4 People After Asking Them To Wear Masks [Narcity] 2021-05-04

India 'Struggling to get O2 cylinders', Air India pilots refuse to fly unless vaccinated for Covid ‘urgently’ [TNN] 2021-05-04

Australia ACTU, mental health groups and academics call on Cash to back reforms to protect mental health at work [ACTU] 2021-05-04

Australia TWU to Amazon, Aldi, Bunnings: make trucking safer or face action [TWU] 2021-05-04

UK Boris Johnson wrongly cleared over Covid contracts, say MPs [The Guardian] 2021-05-04

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

UK Scientists and public health experts join with unions to demand Covid-19 protection in schools to continue [Morning Star] 2021-05-04

UK Met police spy led triple life infiltrating socialists and far right, inquiry hears [The Guardian] 2021-05-04

UK Doing their duty? What the spycops inquiry reveals about a rotten system [Morning Star] 2021-05-04

Australia Second mercury poisoning incident reported at Chevron's Gorgon LNG project [Upstream] 2021-05-03

Australia CPSU survey finds most sexual harassment in the public service goes unreported [Riot ACT] 2021-05-03

Philippines Philippines recognises COVID-19 an occupational disease [BWI] 2021-05-03

Australia Workplace sexual harassment is preventable, we must act now [CPSU] 2021-05-03

Australia World Press Freedom Day 2021: hostility towards journalists is on the rise [MEAA] 2021-05-03

Australia / Western Australia Cyclone Asbestos Risk Preventable [UnionsWA] 2021-05-03

Canada / British Columbia It shouldn’t have taken this long for the BC NDP to legislate paid sick leave [Canadian Dimension] 2021-05-03

Canada / Ontario Government Found 15,000 COVID-19 Workplace Violations. They Stopped Work Only 24 Times [Press Progress] 2021-05-03

India Supreme Court Lauds Health Workers In COVID Battle; Highlights Issues Affecting Them [Live Law] 2021-05-03

India / Karnataka With second Covid wave, health workers face risk of burnout [New Indian Express] 2021-05-03

UK DVLA members set to walk out again over Covid safety fears [Morning Star] 2021-05-03

UK Jobcentre workers consider strike over unsafe return [Morning Star] 2021-05-03

USA / USA / California AFL CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre Speaks At San Francisco May Day Rally [LVP] For more info 2021-05-02

UK Thousands march through London in biggest ‘kill the bill’ protest yet [The Guardian] 2021-05-02

UK Government taskforce urges permanent job flexibility for all workers [The Guardian] 2021-05-02

Canada / Ontario Union leader shares hardships facing workers during pandemic on Day of Mourning [Consider This] 2021-05-02

Canada / Manitoba Nursing shortages create burnout, more vacancies, Winnipeg health-care workers say [CBC] 2021-05-02

Global RadioLabour's World Report for Friday April 30, 2021 - A union started Int'l Workers Memorial Day [RadioLabour] 2021-05-01

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week of April 25-30, 2021: How CUPE started the International Day of Mourning [RadioLabour] 2021-05-01

Canada / Alberta “We won’t be able to get a handle on the third wave until the UCP acknowledges that COVID is being spread in Alberta workplaces” [AFL] 2021-05-01

Canada / Ontario New paid sick days plan too little, too late [Decent Work and Health Network] 2021-05-01

Australia #WomenSpeak: Gender-based violence is an occupational hazard [BWI] 2021-05-01

UK NUJ calls for coordinated effort to tackle online violence against women journalists [NUJ] 2021-05-01

South Africa ‘Can they just pay me before I die?’ [New Frame] 2021-04-30

UK Working people want action on employment rights – TUC [Morning Star] 2021-04-30

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

Canada / Ontario Reinstate isolation pay so workers don't 'bear burden,' union tells Cambridge Memorial Hospital [CBC] 2021-04-30

UK Long Covid at work - Take the TUC survey [TUC] 2021-04-30

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

UK RMT to strike on polling day over victimisation of union rep [RMT] 2021-04-30

Canada / Manitoba Shut down all public schools in Winnipeg, teachers' union says [CBC] 2021-04-30

Canada / Ontario Toyotetsu employees question protocols after outbreak [The Reformer] 2021-04-30

Canada / Nova Scotia Early childhood educators want clarification on new directives [CBC] 2021-04-30

Canada / Ontario Some Hamilton workplaces are shutting down to stop COVID-19 outbreaks from spreading [CBC] 2021-04-30

Australia Truckies mark Workers’ Memorial Day [TWU] 2021-04-30

Australia Union reports second mercury exposure incident at Barrow Island [ENB] 2021-04-30

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

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

Australia / New South Wales ‘Blood on their hands’: UberEats caught in safety failings over driver deaths [The New Daily] 2021-04-30

Russia Union adopts resolution on healthy and safe workplaces [BWI] 2021-04-30

Canada / Ontario Mourning and Anxiety for Workers in Peel Region [CUPE] 2021-04-29

Europe Huge fall in labour inspections raises Covid risk [ETUC] 2021-04-29

Global No Recovery is Possible without us: Health and Safety at Work for Domestic Workers [IDWF] 2021-04-29

Finland New COVID-19 risk assessment instructions for construction sites [BWI] 2021-04-29

Canada / Ontario Canada Post employees told to self-isolate [Region] 2021-04-29

Canada / Ontario Conservatives put profits ahead of workers with just three paid sick days [Unifor] 2021-04-29

Canada / Northwest Territories Preparing for a poignant – if distant – National Day of Mourning in the NWT [NNSL] 2021-04-29

Canada / Manitoba No paid sick leave forcing workers to make 'impossible choice' amid pandemic, union says [CTV] 2021-04-29

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