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Bangladesh – Experts: Amended labour laws remain unclear

‘Instead of protecting rights and ensuring welfare of the workers, some provisions would create further complications in future’ The government has made 101 amendments and additions to the Bangladesh Labour …

Gig Economy Project – Glovo hit with massive €79 million fine for ‘false self-employment’ in Spain

SPAIN’S largest food delivery platform has been sanctioned with the largest ever fine in the country for ‘false self-employment’, in a move by the Labour Inspectorate which significantly raises the …

UK Unions launch legal challenge against government’s ‘strike breaking’ agency worker law

Trade unions have launched legal proceedings against the UK government, arguing that new laws allowing companies to use agency workers to break strikes are a “broad daylight” attack on the …

New issue of the Global Labour Rights Reporter


Employment Status and Trade Union Rights: Applying Occam’s Razor

“The National Union of Professional Foster Carers (NUPFC) was set up to represent the distinctive occupational interests of foster carers. As a preliminary step, the NUPFC applied to the Certification …

Decent work in the platform economy

The growth in the platform economy and platform work represents an opportunity for job creation and more flexible organization of production processes, but also a challenge in terms of fair …

US: The Story Behind the Averted Rail Strike Is About Employers and Exploitation

“The short story behind the now-averted railroad strike is this: The largest freight railroad carriers in the country were willing to cripple the transportation infrastructure of the United States rather …

The Seoul Administrative Court overturns the decisions of the National Labor Relations Commission that recognized “gig economy” drivers for ride-hailing platform(“Tada”) as employees.

“On July 8th, 2022, The Seoul Administration Court ruled that the National Labor Relations Commission’s decisions to recognize the drivers of the ride-hailing service “Tada” as employees should be canceled. …

Poland’s generous welcome doesn’t mitigate the personal upheaval, labour gaps and potential abuses facing Ukrainian female refugees

“Tell them your story. If you are asked about your weaknesses, put them in a positive light. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!” During a webinar organised for Ukrainian refugees by Mamo …

India: Improving the Street Vendors Act: Limitations and Gaps and way forward

“The street vendors act is an essential piece of legislation for Indian street vendors that has significantly contributed to improving their status in the country and protecting their rights. There …

Upcoming Events

Launch of the 2022 edition of International Journal of Labour Research – “Trade Union Revitalization: Organizing new forms of work including platform workers”

The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 26th September 2022 at 13:30 (CET-Geneva time). “Trade Union Revitalisation: …

September 26, 2022

ILAW Network’s Second Global Conference

We are excited to invite you to the ILAW Network’s Second Global Conference, to be held on October 7-9, 2022, in Brussels, Belgium. We very much hope you will be …

October 7–9, 2022

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