New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, sued Amazon on Tuesday evening, arguing that the company provided inadequate safety protection for workers in New York City during the pandemic and retaliated …

ILO Committee of Experts Annual Report 2021

 Application of International Labour Standards 2021 Addendum to the 2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations International Labour Conference 109th Session, 2021 https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_771042.pdf

Non-standard workers and the self-employed in the EU

Social protection during the Covid-19 pandemic “The lockdown and other restrictive measures introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic recession have had a strong impact on labour markets …

During a pandemic, democracy at work is even more important than ever

““I don’t mind working, but I do mind dying.” This slogan comes from the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, whose members protested, among other things, against the dangers of working on …

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts to Improve Legal Regulation of Remote Work”

The Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts to Improve Legal Regulation of Remote Work” demarcates the concepts and legal regulation of flexible working mode, remote work, and work …

COVID-19 was a big test for UN migration initiatives. Did they succeed?

“During the springtime lockdowns in Europe, a poem-turned-video ‘you clap for me now’, went viral. Its message was to protect the migrants in the EU, who work to keep home-office populations …

ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. Seventh edition Updated estimates and analysis

In this issue of the ILO Monitor, the ILO provides data on working hours lost worldwide, and expectations for gaining that and jobs back in the first part of 2021. …

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 …

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