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Updated: Friday 1 July 2022, 04:19:20
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Australia Safety incidents on construction sites a reminder to be alert and contact the union [ETU] 2022-06-30

Canada / Prince Edward Island Healthcare workers ought not have to worry about being threatened or assaulted while on the job [Saltwire] 2022-06-30

USA Amid Attacks and Thefts, Some Retail Workers Want to Fight Back [New York Times] 2022-06-29

Global BWI and EFBWW: OHS is now a fundamental right! [BWI] 2022-06-29

Canada CUPE stands with public libraries amid surge of hate against the 2SLGBTQ+ community [CUPE] 2022-06-29

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USA The Creative Methods Workers Are Using to Stop Bosses' Abuse [ITT] 2022-06-29

Canada / British Columbia 'Spitting on them': Service Canada workers say they’re being abused by customers at passport offices [The Chief] 2022-06-29

Malaysia Probe private security firm for mistreating workers, health ministry urged [FMY] 2022-06-29

India Journalist arrested for hurting religious sentiments [IFJ] 2022-06-29

Turkey Police arrest AFP photographer amid mass detentions at Istanbul Pride March [IFJ] 2022-06-29

Global / UK The fifth element: Campaigners celebrate a new fundamental workplace right - safe and healthy work [Hazards ] 2022-06-28

Bangladesh Bangladesh launches employment injury scheme for garment workers [IndustriALL] 2022-06-28

Australia PFA and Heartbeat of Football partner to improve heart health in Australian footballers [PFA] 2022-06-27

Canada / Ontario Over 160 health workers sign open letter calling on the Ontario government to legislate 10 paid sick days immediately [DWHN] 2022-06-26

Canada / Ontario ‘Right-to-Disconnect’ is no Such Thing [Centre for Future Work] 2022-06-26

Canada / Quebec Taking an active approach to prevention [FIQ] 2022-06-26

Australia / Queensland Vale Shane Morse [CWU] 2022-06-25

Canada CUPE launches survey on worker mental health during COVID [CUPE] 2022-06-25

Canada Union pushes Ontario to address 'deplorable situation' at National Steel Car after 3 worker deaths [CBC] 2022-06-25

Australia / Queensland Government announces standard-setting body to tackle deadly pressures in transport [TWU] 2022-06-25

USA U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe is an attack on workers’ rights [Education MN] 2022-06-25

Australia / New South Wales Food delivery rider who died at work two years ago acknowledged as employee under NSW workers’ compensation scheme [TWU] 2022-06-25

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Samwu members march to Durban City Hall, raise concerns over safety after murders [The Mercury] 2022-06-25

USA AFL-CIO Affirms the Right of Everyone to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions [AFL-CIO] 2022-06-25

Global BWI and EFBWW: OHS is now a fundamental right [BWI] 2022-06-24

USA ‘We didn’t sign up to die’: US transit workers sound alarm over rising violence [The Guardian] 2022-06-24

Singapore / India Indian worker dies after being crushed by mobile crane parts [Daily Excelsior] 2022-06-24

Canada / Ontario MPPs call for action on Hamilton workplace deaths [The Daily Commercial News] 2022-06-24

Australia / Western Australia 'Simply shocking': Probe into sexual assault report shows WA mining sector 'failed to protect women' [SBS] 2022-06-24

Canada / Ontario Over 160 health workers sign open letter calling on the Ontario government to legislate 10 paid sick days immediately [The Canadian Press] 2022-06-24

UK Commuters would be 'mad' to travel by train if employees were replaced by agency staff [BBC] 2022-06-23

Middle East / United Arab Emirates Life at 50C Gulf Killer Heat [BBC] 2022-06-23

Australia Making in-roads to improve mental health for transport workers [SHM] 2022-06-23

South Africa Calls for action to protect farm workers getting injured in truck accidents [Cape Argus] 2022-06-23

UK Bristol slavery victims recount 'horrendous' abuse [BBC] 2022-06-22

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA Supports Ending Rapid Test Program in K-12 Schools [VOCM] 2022-06-22

Global ITF launches C190 Transport toolkit [ITF] 2022-06-22

Canada / Prince Edward Island ER staff need more protection from violence and abuse, health-care workers say [CBC] 2022-06-22

USA / Georgia “Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States target you?” Powerful January 6 testimony from Georgia poll workers reveals a serious — and ongoing — threat to democracy [Vox] 2022-06-22

Global Unions want all hazardous chemicals listed in Rotterdam Convention [BWI] 2022-06-22

USA / Georgia Election workers describe racist threats after Trump attacks [NewsNation] 2022-06-22

Yemen Journalist killed in a car bomb [IFJ] 2022-06-22

Australia / New South Wales Family of Hungry Panda delivery rider killed at work awarded $834,000 in landmark decision [The Guardian] 2022-06-22

South Africa / Western Cape Cosatu shocked by another accident that led to the injury of 35 farm workers on R45 near Klapmuts [COSATU] 2022-06-22

UK Government admits failing to provide oversight of an ‘inadequate’ and ‘poorly operated’ regulatory system pre-Grenfell [Inside Housing] 2022-06-22

Global Unions report in ITUC survey that 50 governments on track to #RatifyC190 [ITUC] 2022-06-21

Canada / Ontario Falconbridge Mine tragedy continues to have impact after 38 years [CBC] 2022-06-21

Global App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun [ILO] 2022-06-21

Australia Dust diseases scheme recommendations highlight the danger of silica dust [Safe to Work] 2022-06-21

UK Government ‘enslaved to deregulation and wilfully blind to safety concerns’ in years before Grenfell, lawyers for community say [Inside Housing] 2022-06-20

Canada / Ontario Hamilton unions attack National Steel Car’s bloody record [Rank and File] 2022-06-19

Canada / Ontario Unvaccinated assembly plant workers back on the job after arbitration [The Star] 2022-06-19

USA Democrat Senators call for better wages and benefits for airport workers [WKRN] For more info 2022-06-19

USA Union claims Starbucks is threatening to stop gender-affirming benefits [HCA Mag] 2022-06-19

Canada Health-care workers call for government help as burnout worsens and staff shortages increase [Yahoo] 2022-06-18

Philippines / Middle East Overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf have a right to good health [] 2022-06-18

Canada Growing number of companies end mandatory vaccination as COVID-19 restrictions ease [CP24] 2022-06-18

Lebanon Lebanon: Healthcare workers strike over unpaid wages and overstretched workloads: Healthcare workers strike over unpaid wages and overstretched workloads [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 2022-06-18

Global Uni Joins Call for Vaccinations for all; Suspension of wto Rule Restricting Covid Treatment Access for Millions [UNI Global Union] 2022-06-18

UK Home Office minister approves extradition of Assange to the US [IFJ] 2022-06-18

Global Unions want all hazardous chemicals listed in Rotterdam Convention [BWI] 2022-06-17

USA / Ohio Study shows K-12 teacher burnout rates higher than any other industry [Ohio Capital Journal] 2022-06-17

Australia / South Australia Union raises safety concerns on Eyre Peninsula transmission project [PV Magazine] 2022-06-17

Australia ACTU welcomes ALP’s commitment to including 10 days paid FDV Leave in the NES [ACTU] 2022-06-17

Canada / Saskatchewan Union representing workers at Sask. Penitentiary welcomes move to pause COVID-19 vaccine mandate [iHeartRadio] 2022-06-17

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE Concerned with Rise in Violent Thefts from NLC [VOCM] 2022-06-16

UK Thirteen years jail for deaths of two food waste company workers [BBC] 2022-06-16

Canada / Alberta Remembering Canada’s Worst Armoured Car Tragedy [Teamsters] 2022-06-16

Canada / Quebec With more kids working and getting hurt on the job, Quebec to review labour laws [CBC] 2022-06-16

UK / England Firm fined £2 million and Greenfeeds Ltd bosses jailed after two workers drowned in toxic pig feed [ITV] 2022-06-16

UK / Wales Two thirds of people who were sick in the last year carried on working, new Wales TUC poll reveals [TUC] 2022-06-16

UK Night work: Risks of heart attacks and depression are high, says worker [Digital JournaL] 2022-06-16

USA OSHA launches initiative to protect outdoor workers from heat exhaustion [WSB-TV Atlanta] 2022-06-16

Georgia / USA Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Raisa Liparteliani spoke about the role of Trade Unions in the adoption of the 190th ILO Convention [GTUC] 2022-06-16

Global We did it! OHS is now a fundamental right! [BWI] 2022-06-15

Canada / Ontario Union, Bell Canada mourn employee's London-area workplace death [The Free Press] 2022-06-15

Canada / Alberta Mixed reaction in Calgary on final day of pandemic restrictions [CTV News] 2022-06-15

Australia / Victoria Coroner orders further investigation into Ballarat trench collapse deaths of Pipecon workers [ABC] 2022-06-15

Global We did it! OHS is now a fundamental right! [BWI] 2022-06-14

UK Firefighters marking Grenfell fifth anniversary [FBU] 2022-06-14

UK Grenfell fifth anniversary: firefighter numbers cut since Grenfell [FBU] 2022-06-14

USA / Oklahoma Starbucks is threatening trans employees’ healthcare, union says [Vice] 2022-06-14

Portugal Long queues at Lisbon airport to extend into summer - Union [Saltwire] 2022-06-14

Canada Airport screeners offered $200-a-week bonus if they don’t take time off — including sick days [The Star] 2022-06-14

UK I was the first firefighter into Grenfell Tower. Little has changed, and it could happen again [The Guardian] 2022-06-14

Global ILO adds safety and health as a fundamental principle and right at work [IFJ] 2022-06-14

UK More than 100 TfL workers died from Covid-19 [BBC] 2022-06-13

Global ILO: Major breakthrough on occupational health and safety [ITUC] 2022-06-13

Canada / Ontario Three fatalities at National Steel Car in Hamilton – Immediate Action Required [USW] 2022-06-13

Global Health and safety is now a fundamental principle [IndustriALL] 2022-06-13

Global / Europe Landmark UN workers' safety vote leaves EU playing catch-up [ETUC] 2022-06-13

USA / Ohio Opinion | Ohio Republicans’ proposal to arm teachers is an act of cowardice [Wash Post] 2022-06-13

USA How Unions Are Fighting to Protect Abortion Rights [ITT] 2022-06-13

USA / California CA fast-food workers strike in support of FAST Recovery Act [FOX] 2022-06-13

Canada / Ontario 'Solidarity convoy' renews calls for safer conditions, better job mobility for migrant farm workers [iHeartRadio] 2022-06-13

South Africa / Limpopo NUM calls for Department of Minerals Resources and energy to investigate two fatalities at Modikwa mine [NUM] 2022-06-13

UK Rail strike: Agency staff could cover future disruption [BBC] 2022-06-12

UK Prospect Conference supports campaign for properly resourced HSE [bectu] 2022-06-12

UK TUC – lifting the ban on agency workers during strikes would be 'reckless' and endanger public safety [TUC] 2022-06-12

Global / Australia Health and safety recognised as a fundamental right at work by the International Labour Organisation [ACTU] 2022-06-12

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