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Updated: Friday 24 May 2024, 13:31:02
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South Africa Operations at Harmony’s Phakisa mine suspended following deadly blast [SABC] 2024-05-24

South Africa COSATU urges Department of Employment and Labour to launch a health and safety crackdown across high risk sectors [COSATU] 2024-05-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal COSATU devastated by incident that claimed lives of four workers and left one seriously injured at construction site [COSATU] 2024-05-23

South Africa SAFTU mourns tragic loss of 11 fishermen and commends rescue teams [SAFTU] 2024-05-23

UK ‘We are not the cops’ - FBU Conference [Morning Star] 2024-05-23

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South Africa Building collapse kills 34 workers, unions call for accountability and better OHS [BWI] 2024-05-23

Palestine / Israel Journalist shot and wounded by Israeli army in Jenin [IFJ] 2024-05-23

Canada / Saskatchewan Tragedy temporarily closes Nutrien potash mine [The Safety Mag] 2024-05-23

Australia / Queensland Workers' union calls on Queensland Government to stamp out hospital violence [PSNews] 2024-05-23

Bolivia / Pakistan Safety on the job and at home, for Pakistani workers and Bolivian women [The Christian Science Monitor] 2024-05-23

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Ballito incident highlights safety issues, says Cosatu [East Coast Radio] 2024-05-23

South Africa Numsa strike at South African Steel Mills turns violent [Cape Times] 2024-05-23

South Africa Search for 11 fisherman ended too early, says Food and Allied Workers Union [Cape Times] 2024-05-22

Brazil / Brazil Help street vendors affected by deadly floods in Brazil! [] For more info 2024-05-22

Global Unions celebrate “victories” in revised OSH Code of Practice in Forestry Work [BWI] 2024-05-22

UK PCS conference votes for a National Climate and Just Transition Service [PCS] 2024-05-22

USA / New York Appeals panel rebuffs city’s effort to force 'Medicare Advantage' on NYC municipal workers [The Chief] 2024-05-22

Australia ACTU seeks to strengthen right to disconnect, as Dutton promises to abolish it [ACTU] 2024-05-21

Australia Westpac time-keeping systems must address severe understaffing and excessive workloads [FSU] 2024-05-21

Australia ‘Catastrophic failure of safety systems’ [MEU] 2024-05-21

South Africa / Gauteng DENOSA Gauteng to remember fallen nurses of Boksburg’s gas tanker explosion at its nurses day event at tambo memorial hospital on Thursday, 23 May. [COSATU] 2024-05-21

Global Some clubs failing to insure players against serious injury – FIFPRO calls for guarantees [FIFPRO] 2024-05-21

Global / India AIRF/ECRKU Conducts Trade Union Education Programme [AIRF, INDIA] For more info 2024-05-21

UK Job centre security guards strike for fourth day [Morning Star] 2024-05-20

South Africa With rescue & recovery ops concluded, George building collapse site officially a crime scene [Eyewitness News] 2024-05-20

South Africa 'We are devastated by this tragedy,' says Sea Harvest as search for 11 fishermen continues [News24] 2024-05-20

Tanzania Enough of work-related deaths, say unions [BWI] 2024-05-20

UK Why unions are lobbying Labour over a ‘just transition’ to cleaner energy [The Guardian] 2024-05-20

Australia Unions win stronger laws that will improve health and safety for offshore oil and gas workers [ACTU] 2024-05-19

Japan Union demands changes to address teacher workload and well-being [Education International] 2024-05-17

Pakistan Punjab Journalist slain in targeted attack [IFJ] 2024-05-17

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador MUN Researchers Join Group Studying Impact of 911 Calls on Dispatchers [VOCM] 2024-05-17

UK Almost nine out of 10 nurses in England work when ill, survey finds [The Guardian] 2024-05-16

Europe End stress directive needed to improve mental health [ETUC] 2024-05-16

UK RMT writes to London Mayor over investigation into Clapham Common incident [RMT] 2024-05-16

South Africa SAFTU cautiously welcomes signing of National Health Insurance legislation [SAFTU] 2024-05-16

South Africa Death toll in George building collapse hits 33, with 19 still missing [SABC] 2024-05-15

Australia Workers lucky to be alive after automated Rio Tinto iron ore train derailment [MEU] 2024-05-15

UK Six-day teacher strike after Ofsted ‘lies’ lead to privatisation threat [Morning Star] 2024-05-15

South Africa COSATU urges government to move with speed to ensure justice is done for George tragedy [COSATU] 2024-05-14

South Africa 20 still missing in George building collapse as Public Works’ Zikalala visits site [Daily Maverick] 2024-05-14

UK Almost half a million women gagged after workplace discrimination, bullying or harassment [Independent] 2024-05-14

UK Over 430k mothers have been legally gagged in the UK following workplace discrimination, harassment or bullying [Pregnant Then Screwed & Can't Buy My Silence] 2024-05-14

South Africa / Limpopo Robbery of nurses at Jane Furse hospital raises security concerns [CapricornFM] 2024-05-14

Australia / Western Australia Rio Tinto autonomous train derailment left five workers shaken as they escaped potential harm, union says [ABC] 2024-05-14

India / Assam Inside The Brewing Healthcare Crisis of Assam’s Tea Garden Labourers [India Spend] 2024-05-14

Canada / Manitoba No Frills union’s stabbing grievance headed to arbitration [The Free Press] 2024-05-14

USA / Ohio Hearings begin for nurse-to-patient ratio legislation in Ohio [WEWS-5] 2024-05-14

UK Labour and unions reach agreement on workers’ rights proposals [The Guardian] 2024-05-14

UK Government urged to stop vilifying the sick as unemployment soars [Morning Star] 2024-05-14

UK Watered-down plans to ban sex-pest MPs will put Parliamentary staff at risk, Prospect says [Morning Star] 2024-05-13

UK Far more women becoming too sick to work, TUC warns [Morning Star] 2024-05-13

UK Firefighters’ union leader raises alarm over Elphicke defection in letter to Starmer [FBU] 2024-05-13

Global Meeting of experts to update and adopt the 1998 ILO code of practice on safety and health in forestry work [ILO] 2024-05-13

UK TUC – long-term sickness becomes top reason for women being out of the labour market [TUC] 2024-05-13

UK Job Centre security guards to strike as figures show 80 per cent suffer abuse [GMB] 2024-05-13

South Africa George ‘national calamity’ building collapse death toll rises to 12 — Winde hails efforts of tireless team [Daily Maverick] 2024-05-12

Canada Mental Health at Canada Post [CUPW] 2024-05-12

Canada / Saskatchewan Young worker poisoning demands action [SFL] 2024-05-12

Canada Westray Act failing slain workers 20 years after adoption [USW] 2024-05-12

Canada / Manitoba SAFE Roads campaign reminds Manitobans that roads are workplaces, too [MGEU] 2024-05-12

South Africa ‘Those responsible for George building collapse must account’ [Sunday World] 2024-05-11

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal It’s terrible, say workers as more bodies clog morgue [Daily News] 2024-05-11

Australia / Tasmania Tasmania is now the only state without laws relating to industrial manslaughter [The Mercury] 2024-05-11

UK Rail companies and cleaning contractors failing on cleanliness standards [RMT] 2024-05-11

South Africa ‘Hope is fading’ — families of workers missing after George building collapse voice their fears [Daily Maverick] 2024-05-10

South Africa Gruelling weekend in store for rescue crews at collapsed building site in George [Cape Argus] 2024-05-10

Canada 20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law [CLC] 2024-05-10

Italy Mock coffins fill a square in Milan in a protest over workplace safety in Italy [CITY] 2024-05-10

UK / Scotland Teachers ‘morally blackmailed’ into excessive hours, union says [Morning Star] 2024-05-10

Australia Advocates concerned asbestos affects will linger into next century [] 2024-05-10

South Africa COSATU offers its support for the victims of George tragedy [COSATU] 2024-05-10

South Africa George building collapse: Cosatu demands accountability, calls for construction company owners and management to be held liable for deaths [IOL] 2024-05-09

South Africa With 38 workers still missing, rescuers in George building collapse switch to large machinery [Daily Maverick] 2024-05-09

South Africa / Western Cape NUM media statement on collapse of a building under construction in George [NUM] 2024-05-09

Aruba CPSU applauds Government's $314m investment in safety for Services Australia [CPSU] 2024-05-09

Australia / Global ITF identifies shocking wage theft and mistreatment of crew aboard ship at Mackay Harbour [MUA] 2024-05-09

UK Mandelson firm worked for campaign critics say would hinder Post Office-style lawsuits [The Guardian] 2024-05-08

South Africa SADTU statement on Glenvista Secondary School classroom fight [SADTU] 2024-05-08

South Africa Race to find 48 trapped construction workers [GroundUp] 2024-05-08

South Africa No job is worth a life, says Nxesi as search for 39 workers nears 48-hour mark at George building collapse [Times Live] 2024-05-08

UK / Scotland Most food delivery couriers in Scotland feel ‘unsafe’ at work, study finds [Morning Star] 2024-05-08

Philippines Hot on the tracks: BWI and ADB hold inspection of Philippine railway project amid sweltering heat [BWI] 2024-05-08

UK FBU advises firefighters not to take part in law enforcement activities around protests [FBU] 2024-05-08

South Africa Five dead and 49 missing in devastating George building collapse [Daily Maverick] 2024-05-07

South Africa Investigations into mine fatalities should be speeded up, says AMCU [SABC] 2024-05-07

South Africa SAFTU calls for full implementation of Usindiso Building Commission’s report [SAFTU] 2024-05-07

Canada Do Canadian border agents face a higher risk of getting cancer? [HRD] 2024-05-07

India / Maharashtra Sanitation worker deaths: Maharashtra issues new guidelines for manual cleaning of septic tanks [Scroll] 2024-05-07

India / Maharashtra Sanitation worker deaths: Maharashtra issues new guidelines for manual cleaning of septic tanks [Scroll] 2024-05-07

South Africa ‘Glenvista high video shows breakdown of discipline in schools’ [SABC] 2024-05-05

France Unions want justice for worker who died on Paris Olympics construction site [RFI] 2024-05-05

Netherlands Unions insist on national early retirement for hard physical labor; Employers hesitant [NL Times] 2024-05-05

UK New journalists' safety tracker to help monitor SLAPPS [NUJ] 2024-05-05

New Zealand Union calls for AT to make bus stops safer [Radio New Zealand] 2024-05-05

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal ‘Morgue jobs making us sick’ [Independent on Saturday] 2024-05-05

Canada / Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut affiliation extends IAFF’s reach in Canada [IAFF] 2024-05-04

UK / England FIFPRO, PFA England, Nike & Leeds Beckett University launch project to reduce ACL injuries in women’s football [FIFPRO] 2024-05-04

Global Lucy Bronze: 'Players need to be more aware why ACL injuries happen' [FIFPRO] 2024-05-04

Global Ellen White: Why centralising the player voice is crucial with ACL injury [FIFPRO] 2024-05-04