Amazon presses for in-person voting for unionization election in the midst of a pandemic

Amazon wants the upcoming unionization election at its Bessemer, Ala., warehouse to be held in-person, arguing against National Labor Relations Board guidance to hold mail-in balloting in the middle of …

‘Right to disconnect’ should be an EU-wide fundamental right, MEPs say

Parliament calls for an EU law that grants workers the right to digitally disconnect from work without facing negative repercussions. In their legislative initiative that passed with 472 votes in …

Firms accused of putting workers’ lives at risk by bending lockdown trading rules

Analysis by the Observer shows that no enforcement notices have been served on companies by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors for Covid safety breaches since the country went into the latest lockdown, despite …

The fourth industrial revolution and Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

“The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the workplace remarkably. This is evidenced by the concomitant shift of the working space to the digital arena after curfews and lockdowns were imposed. All …

Auditing firms shouldn’t provide cover for the inaction of global brands on low wages

“The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the brute commercial power brands and retailers wield over garment and textile factories. It has been a harsh reminder that brands and retailers hold significant influence when …

Pimlico Plumbers to introduce ‘no jab, no job’ work contracts

Pimlico Plumbers will introduce a “no jab, no job” policy requiring all of its workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Charlie Mullins, Pimlico’s founder and former chief executive, now chairman, …

The other pandemic for migrant workers: wage theft

Employers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to unlawfully dismiss their migrant workforce and to withhold the wages and benefits that are owed to them. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

Around the world, platform food couriers are mobilising for basic workers’ rights

As Covid-19 forces citizens around the world into lockdown and food delivery workers go into overdrive to provide relief to customers, a new report has shone a light on the …

Special report: Just transition – PUTTING PLANET, PEOPLE AND JOBS FIRST

Unions are at the forefront of the challenges the world is facing today. Income and wealth inequality are at historic levels, driving people to despair, anger and protest. Too many …

RAPPI WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS FOR ITS COURIERS

Rappi, the Colombian delivery platform present in 9 countries in Latin America,  has committed to implement various actions to protect its couriers. The deal was reached in a class action …

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