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Updated: Monday 28 November 2022, 13:26:38
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UK FBU statement on London Fire Brigade Independent Culture Review [FBU] 2022-11-26

Indonesia Becoming a Union Leader: the story of Indonesian garment union organizer Aan Aminah [Asian Labour Review] 2022-11-26

Canada / Manitoba Union sounds alarm on safety - again - after Transit drivers assaulted on buses [O Canada] 2022-11-26

Canada / Manitoba 2 drivers, supervisor assaulted in multiple Winnipeg Transit incidents: police [CBC] 2022-11-26

South Africa Paramedics deserve to be protected [SowetanLIVE] 2022-11-25

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UK / Global Amazon warehouse workers stage Black Friday strikes and protests around world [The Guardian] 2022-11-25

UK International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2022 [NUJ] 2022-11-25

Canada / Quebec People who can't work remotely need more sick days because of COVID: unions [The Gazette] 2022-11-25

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Paramedics and Transport Workers' Union call for better working conditions, rostering and support from Emergency Services Agency [ABC] 2022-11-25

Canada Working prisoners are entitled to employment and safety standards just like anybody else [The Conversation] 2022-11-25

Canada / Saskatchewan Province updates workplace violence and harassment law [CUPE] 2022-11-24

UK Brexit: Don't scrap EU rules, firms and unions say [BBC] 2022-11-24

Global Violence and harassment at work: 16 days of activism [ITUC] 2022-11-24

Australia Risky, silicosis-causing stone product must be banned, construction union tells government [ABC] 2022-11-23

Global Online abuse: 'It is about silencing any woman who dares to speak out and to have an opinion', NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet [IFJ] 2022-11-23

Philippines Impunity rampant on the anniversary of Ampatuan Massacre [IFJ] 2022-11-23

Australia Risky silicosis-causing stone product must be banned - Australian trade union [RNZ] 2022-11-23

Australia Inverleigh derailment shows need for urgent overhaul of rail safety [RTBU] 2022-11-23

Australia / New South Wales Industrial Action Could Affect Coffs Harbour Airport [News Of the Area] 2022-11-23

UK Qatar: advice for journalists covering the World Cup [NUJ] 2022-11-22

Canada / Ontario Calls for lower levels of diesel particulate exposure in Ontario mining [COS] 2022-11-22

USA GOP pres hopeful Mike Pompeo says Randi Weingarten is the ‘most dangerous person in the world’ [The Hill] 2022-11-22

Canada / Alberta AFL urges school boards to implement temporary mask mandates [AFL] 2022-11-22

New Zealand Mushrooms grow from walls of Auckland's leaky Balmoral fire station [NZ Herald] Image 2022-11-22

Afghanistan Media beset by violence, threats, censorship, financial�pressures [CWA Canada] 2022-11-22

Canada / Ontario Steelworkers push for legislative change on diesel exposure [The Nugget] 2022-11-21

New Zealand Government Must Commit To Eliminating Workplace Violence, Says NZCTU [NZCTU] 2022-11-21

UK UK opposition parties to table amendments to delay deletion of 4,000 EU laws [The Guardian] 2022-11-19

Qatar FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar and the legacy of decent work: Deafening silence on the future of migrant workers’ rights [BWI] 2022-11-19

Iraq Alarm sounded over safety and health in Iraq's oil and gas sector [IndustriALL] 2022-11-19

Global Health and safety as a strategic organizing tool [IndustriALL] 2022-11-19

Myanmar Japanese video journalist released amid prisoner amnesty [IFJ] 2022-11-19

Angola Decent sanitation is a vital right for workers [ITF] 2022-11-19

Argentina National protocol in the food industry builds on C190 [IUF] 2022-11-19

Tunisia PSI's Tunisian affiliates created a play on GBV [PSI] 2022-11-19

Canada / Saskatchewan Paramedic on psychological injury leave warns of mental health impact of strained system [CBC] 2022-11-18

Qatar World Cup: Families seek answers over migrant worker deaths [BBC] 2022-11-18

Qatar Female migrant workers speak out about harassment in Qatar’s World Cup hotels [The Guardian] 2022-11-18

Australia Airport Firefighter's to strike before January 1 [7News] 2022-11-17

Canada / Alberta Explosion at Alberta oil and gas development kills two workers [COS] 2022-11-17

Global World Toilet Day 2022 [Unifor] 2022-11-17

Australia First criminal prosecution opens over Qantas standing down health and safety rep [TWU] 2022-11-17

Zimbabwe Workers to re-intensify campaign vs. asbestos [BWI] 2022-11-16

Nigeria Country makes history, ratifies ILO conventions on workplace violence and OHS [BWI] 2022-11-16

Global Conference: Women in Unions: Building power, Fighting for safety [IFJ] 2022-11-16

Australia Airport firefighters cleared to strike over Christmas after Fair Work win [SMH] 2022-11-16


Zimbabwe Workers to re-intensify campaign vs. asbestos [BWI] 2022-11-15

UK Visually stunning comic launched to help creative freelancers with their mental health [Society of Authors] 2022-11-14

USA The Senate Must Prioritize the Needs of Pregnant Workers and Moms Like Me During the Lame Duck Session [Ms.] 2022-11-13

USA Breaking disability’s glass ceiling: NY firm helps workers push beyond low-pay jobs [NorthJersey] 2022-11-13

USA / Ohio US DOL initiative to protect food processing workers in Illinois, Ohio [IL Biz Jrnl] 2022-11-13

UK Protests take place across Britain to demand climate justice [Morning Star] 2022-11-13

Canada / Dominican Republic Pivot Air crew detained in Dominican Republic since April could return home soon, CEO says [The Globe and Mail] 2022-11-12

Canada / Quebec Workplace safety board finds health and safety violations at Cowansville ER [CBC] 2022-11-12

Maldives / India Nine Indians among 10 workers killed in Maldives fire: Report [Al Jazeera] 2022-11-11

Australia We mustache the question: how can we protect mental health at work [Australian Unions] 2022-11-11

USA / Alabama Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where on ballot [NBC] 2022-11-10

Canada Unions say turnover rate high for new security officers as busy holiday season looms [BNN] 2022-11-10

Ireland Fórsa calls on all employers to support victims of domestic abuse [Fórsa] 2022-11-10

UK Minister and unions clash over EU protections for holidays and pay [The Guardian] 2022-11-09

USA / USA / California Union Busting Attack on PNWU2015 Staff By SEIU 2015 President/SEIU Sec. Treasurer April Verrett [LVP] For more info 2022-11-09

Hong Kong Veteran journalist Bao Choy loses appeal, faces fine [IFJ] 2022-11-09

Palestine Hamas arrests journalist exposing corruption in Gaza [IFJ] 2022-11-09

India Two factory fires in India in less than a week [IndustriALL] 2022-11-09

Nigeria Nigeria ratifies ILO conventions on occupational safety and health and on violence and harassment in the world of work [ILO] 2022-11-09

UK UK rolling back efforts to tackle modern slavery, charity says [The Guardian] 2022-11-08

Philippines Prisons chief charged in journalist's killing [Yahoo] 2022-11-07

Canada / British Columbia WCB changes are a welcome start, recognizing much more is needed: BCFED [BCFed] 2022-11-06

USA / Texas Railroad worker dies after explosion caused by fuel at tracks near Old Town Spring, authorities say [Click2Houston] 2022-11-06

UK / Global Cop27 to begin this weekend as killer floods, fires and famine destroy lives across the planet [Morning Star] 2022-11-05

Panama Panama becomes 21st country to ratify ILO Convention 190 [BWI] 2022-11-05

UK Safety tips on the go [NUJ] 2022-11-04

UK Upcoming events for safety reps [TUC] 2022-11-04

UK TUC Risks - free weekly health and safety e-newsletter [TUC] 2022-11-04

Canada Addressing the northern nursing crisis, and getting remote communities the care they deserve [Toronto Star] 2022-11-04

Canada Canadian governments must fix health-care crisis, workers and advocates urge [The Canadian Press] 2022-11-04

India / Maharashtra Six workers injured in explosion at steel plant in Jalna [PTI] 2022-11-03

Australia Teachers face biggest assault risk [The New Daily] 2022-11-03

Canada / Quebec Understaffed and underequipped: Report shines new light on struggles at Montreal ER [CBC] 2022-11-02

Global #EndImpunity: IFJ affiliates stand against impunity [IFJ] 2022-11-02

Somalia Journalist killed in Mogadishu car bomb explosions [IFJ] 2022-11-02

UK Nurses are at breaking point – we’re striking because patient safety has been lost and we can’t afford to eat [Evening Standard] 2022-11-01

Australia PFAS firefighting chemical found in drinking water at Avalon Airport fire station [ABC] 2022-10-31

Australia / Northern Territory Hundreds of Darwin bus services cancelled as drivers quit due to escalating violence and anti-social behaviour [ABC] 2022-10-31

Australia / Victoria Firefighters tested for forever chemicals [The New Daily] 2022-10-31

USA / USA / California Adjuncts, Equal Pay For Equal Work & Suspension of E. LA Community College AFT1521 Ex Bd Member Khaled Hussain [LVP] For more info 2022-10-31

Canada / Alberta Is Smith trying to make unions and workplace health & safety disappear in Alberta? [AFL] 2022-10-30

Canada / British Columbia Health and Safety Handbook Now Available [BCTF] 2022-10-30

Ireland Alcoholic Supervalu manager who was sacked after he drank himself ‘unconscious’ on premises awarded €40,000 [Irish Independent] 2022-10-29

Europe Worker’s wellbeing in the spotlight once more [Eurocadres] 2022-10-29

Global OHS Victories: Looking back, moving forward [BWI] 2022-10-29

Yemen YJS reports 21 media violations against media in the third quarter of 2022 [IFJ] 2022-10-29

Global Impunity: IFJ demands a Convention to enhance journalists’ safety [IFJ] 2022-10-29

Qatar Thousands of Workers Evicted in Qatar's Capital Ahead of World Cup [USNews] 2022-10-29

USA / Oklahoma Starbucks’ Decision to End COVID Protections Endangers Me and Other Baristas [Progressive] 2022-10-29

Australia Aviation fire fighters sound the alarm on safety [ACTU] 2022-10-28

Australia Structural change the key to women’s safety in the workplace and at home [Australian Unions] 2022-10-28

Canada CEIU/PSAC demands better working conditions for Immigration Board members [PSAC] 2022-10-28

India Eight in 10 employees report body pain-related concerns while working from home, says new survey [ET Bureau] 2022-10-28