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Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign

One of Thailand’s most prominent union leaders is facing three years in prison for his role in organising a railway safety campaign, in a case described as the biggest attack …

UK staff to gain right to request flexible working from day one

Employees will have the right to request flexible working from the moment they start a job, with companies obliged to explain their reasons if it is then refused, the government …

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 …

Resources

European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies: Thematic Review 2021 on Platform work

“Platform work is growing, yet it still remains a moderate to marginal form of economic activity across the EU. The lack of a conceptual quality framework and a unified approach …

US: Republican politicians: Let OSHA do its job

“Quite early in my career as a lawyer for the U.S. Labor Department — at the dawn of the Reagan presidency — I found myself trying a number of safety …

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 …

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