General observation on matters arising from the application of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) during the COVID-19 pandemic

“The Committee notes with deep concern the challenges and the impact that restrictions and other measures adopted by governments around the world to contain the spread of the COVID19 pandemic …

Google Delays Return to Office and Eyes ‘Flexible Work Week’

With the pandemic still in full swing and the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine just starting to ship in the United States, Google has pushed back the planned return to the …

Why women’s right to health and gender equality should be your business

“In order to address existing inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic, companies should make a serious effort in reducing the gender pay gap, upholding maternity provisions, tackling gender bias, and reducing …

The Cost of Contagion: The consequences of COVID-19 for migrant workers in the Gulf

“Nobody knows the extent of the mental toll this situation has put on us. There is a very real chance that many workers will resort to suicide. The Government should do something for us. It’s …

Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020

The bill has been framed as a COVID recovery measure in order “to improve the operation and usability of the national industrial relations system,” including by “providing greater certainty and …

ILO: Resolution concerning maritime labour issues and the COVID-19 pandemic

ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis: “The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization has taken the exceptional action of adopting a Resolution to address …

Made for this Moment: How ILO Convention 190 Addresses Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the World of Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

“INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION (ILO) CONVENTION 190 (“ILO Convention 190”) is the first global, binding treaty that recognizes the fundamental right to a world of work free from violence and harassment. …

UN urges countries to designate ship crews as ‘key workers’

With the coronavirus pandemic stranding nearly 400,000 merchant seamen at sea, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Tuesday urging all nations to designate those working on ships as “key …

Malaysia to charge Top Glove over poor worker accommodation, government says

Malaysia said on Tuesday it would file charges against Top Glove Corp because of poor worker accommodation provided by the world’s biggest maker of medical gloves. The Labour Department, part …

Despite landmark legal protections, women continue to face gender-based violence in pandemic-era Tunisia

“In Tunisia, during the two and a half months of lockdown introduced on 21 March to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the ‘1899 Green Line’ managed by the Ministry …

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