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In Mexico autos town, labor rights falter despite U.S. trade deal

After successfully staging a wildcat strike for higher wages in 2019, many workers at the Tridonex auto-parts plant in the Mexican city of Matamoros, across the border from Texas, set …

Exclusive: U.S. Labor Secretary throws his support behind classifying gig workers as employees

A lot of gig workers in the United States should be classified as “employees” who deserve work benefits, President Biden’s labor secretary said on Thursday, suggesting a shift in policy …

Cancelling fashion orders: The legal rethink

When fashion refused to pay their factories for clothes they ordered during the pandemic, some of those factory owners made headlines for joining together to seek justice. In one case, …

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Proposed New Zealand Fair Pay Agreements System

The Fair Pay Agreement system will bring together employers and unions within a sector to bargain for minimum terms and conditions for all employees in that industry or occupation. The …

MARITIME HUMAN RIGHTS RISKS AND THE COVID-19 CREW CHANGE CRISIS A TOOL TO SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE

“The maritime industry is responsible for transporting more than 80 per cent of global trade of goods, such as automobiles, bulk commodities, chemicals, wood products, iron and steel, garments and …

IRELAND: PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT (PLATFORM WORKERS AND BOGUS SELF-EMPLOYMENT) BILL 2021

“An Act to declare the relationship between employer and employee to be a status relationship, to declare the question whether an individual is an employee or is self-employed to be …

Implementación Progresiva del teletrabajo

En un primer momento el boletín analiza si el teletrabajo realmente ha venido para instalarse y los intereses contrapuestos detrás de este discurso. A continuación, se examinan las legislaciones nacionales en la materia y …

“There must be zero tolerance of modern slavery in the shipping industry”

“When International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspector Darren Proctor visited the Panama-flagged Tahsin in Gloucestershire, UK, in July 2017, he found evidence of the Turkish, Georgian and Indian crew drinking seawater as …

EU Committee on Transport and Tourism for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs Opinion on fair working conditions, rights and social protection for platform workers – new forms of employment linked to digital development

The EU Committee on Transport has issued an Opinion on ‘fair working conditions, rights & social protection for platform workers,’ discussing OSH, employment status, social security, AI and transparency.  

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