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Amazon reaches agreement with trade unions in Italy

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has struck a deal with Italian trade unions promising to engage with them more in the running of operations in the country. The framework agreement, seen by Reuters, comes …

After an employee’s allegations went viral, will Chinese companies adopt anti-harassment policies?

On Tuesday, an Alibaba manager threatened a defamation lawsuit against a female colleague who accused him of sexually assaulting her on a business trip. The same day, a Beijing court dismissed Zhou Xiaoxuan’s lawsuit against Zhu …

EU to propose ban on products made by forced labour

The European Commission will propose an EU ban on products made by forced labour, its president Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, adding that human dignity and freedom were …

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WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

Work-related diseases and injuries were responsible for the deaths of 1.9 million people in 2016, according to the first joint estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour …

Corte Constitucional colombiana falla demanda sobre presunta reforma laboral

El pasado 19 de agosto la Corte Constitucional les dio la razónLas centrales sindicales CUT, CTC y CGT, quienes con el apoyo en la construcción jurídica de la demanda de …

European equality law review

IN THIS ISSUE ■ Setting and achieving standards: Independent assistance competences of the equality body ■ Gender equality and tax policies in the EU ■ Protection of self-employed from discrimination …

Worked to death: How a Chinese tuna juggernaut crushed its Indonesian workers

“One of China’s biggest tuna fishing firms, Dalian Ocean Fishing, made headlines last year when four young Indonesian deckhands fell sick and died from unknown illnesses after allegedly being subject …

FNV v Uber BV

Drivers who have personally connected with Uber and who transport passengers via the Uber app are covered by the Collective Labor Agreement for Taxi Transport. The legal relationship between Uber and …

Right to disconnect: Exploring company practices

“Digital technologies have made it possible for many workers to carry out their work at any time and anywhere, with consequent advantages and disadvantages. Potential advantages include greater autonomy, better …

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