Today in labour history

Today in Labour History

1927 United States of America Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born.[more]

1949 Canada The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU.[more]

2004 Canada Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

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Tuesday 31 March 2020, 00:39:16

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Norway Fryktar aluminiumsanlegget blir stengt og aldri opna igjen [NRK Vestland] 2020-03-30

USA US lawmakers press Amazon to do more to protect its workers: 14 facilities now affected [CNET] 2020-03-29

Portugal / Global Sindicatos Mundiais unidos no apoio a António Costa [UGT] 2020-03-29

Norway Må ha kraftfulle tiltak for industrien [Dagbladet] 2020-03-29

Norway Én av tre bedrifter kan snart gå konk [Klassekampen] 2020-03-28

Norway Regjeringen vil dekke faste kostnader til selskaper [E24] 2020-03-27

Italy Covid-19: labour movement struggles to institute social distance between capital's needs and people's health in Italy [Global Labour University] 2020-03-27

Morocco / Palestine Educators in Morocco and Palestine donate wages to COVID-19 solidarity fund [EI] 2020-03-27

Morocco / Palestine Los educadores de Marruecos y Palestina donan parte de sus salarios al fondo de solidaridad del COVID19 [IE] 2020-03-27

Global La cumbre del G20 da muestras de liderazgo mundial: ahora hay que ponerlo en práctica [CSI] 2020-03-27

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Australia Australia to subsidise wages of up to 6m workers in $130bn coronavirus plan [The Guardian] 2020-03-30 24 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Sylhet tea workers go on work abstention amid Covid-19 fear [Dhaka Tribune] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Brazil For the Brazilian people, Bolsonaro is as dangerous as COVID-19 [Equal Times] 2020-03-30

Cambodia Cambodian garment workers strike over unpaid wages amid COVID-19 outbreak [Globalvoices] 2020-03-30

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 marks year 40 of CUPE’s fight to improve nursing homes in New Brunswick [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-30 47 more labour news stories from Canada today

Eritrea / Canada Eritreans hopeful after ‘historic’ Canadian ruling [New Frame] 2020-03-29

Europe ETUC reveals measures won by unions to protect jobs and wages across Europe [ETUC] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

France France's Renault puts Paris white collar staff on partial unemployment [CNA] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from France today

Ghana Coronavirus: Comply with partial lockdown directive - GUTA tells members [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-30 4 more labour news stories from Ghana today

Global How Employers Are Taking Care Of Their Workers During COVID-19 [Ad Exchanger] 2020-03-30 7 more labour news stories from Global today

India / Uttar Pradesh COVID-19: Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in Uttar Pradesh [Pune Mirror] 2020-03-30 3 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Foreign worker killed, two others severely injured in Freeport shooting [JP] 2020-03-30 8 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Ireland Coronavirus: Creches under pressure could receive fast-tracked financial support [Irish Times] 2020-03-30 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel / Global The shortage of ventilators in Israel is liable to increase the number of victims of COVID-19 [Davar] 2020-03-30 2 more labour news stories from Israel today

Namibia More than 600 workers expected to be sent home at Oshana mall [namibian.com.na] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Namibia today

New Zealand Covid 19 coronavirus: Air New Zealand slashes jobs, Greg Foran lays it on the line [NZ Herald] 2020-03-30 2 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Pakistan Tripartite mechanism activated to mitigate impact of COVID-19 lockdown on workers [The News] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

Papua New Guinea 4,000 nurses to strike over Covid-19 readiness [The Guardian] 2020-03-30

Romania COVID-19: restrictions on access to information in Romania [EFJ] 2020-03-30

Singapore Coronavirus: 70 healthcare workers dedicate the song Home to all Singaporeans [ST] 2020-03-30 2 more labour news stories from Singapore today

South Africa Domestic workers fear retrenchments amid Covid-19 [New Frame] 2020-03-31 34 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Spain Health workers and unions at Madrid’s Ifema field hospital: “It’s a disaster” [El Pais] 2020-03-30

Thailand Emergency Law will further erode press freedom [IFJ] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Thailand today

Trinidad and Tobago Hilton to lay-off staff from tomorrow [Trinidad Guardian] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Turkey / Global Corona cases surge as anger grows among workers [wsws] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Turkey today

Uganda Health workers likelihood to get infected is high [New Vision] 2020-03-30 1 more labour news stories from Uganda today

UK RCM makes plea to NHS leaders to protect funding for pregnant women [Union News] 2020-03-30 25 more labour news stories from UK today

Ukraine COVID-19: Ukrainian journalist attacked while investigating sale of protective masks [EFJ] 2020-03-30

USA AFGE sues to get hazard pay for prison, Ag, and VA workers [Registration required] [Washington Post] 2020-03-31 29 more labour news stories from USA today

Venezuela Govt Suspends Rent Payments, Protects Wages as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 77 [Venezuela Analysis] 2020-03-30

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe health workers demand PPE and water [PSI website] 2020-03-30 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today