ILO Report World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

“Despite progress in recent years in extending social protection in many parts of the world, when the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hit many countries were still facing significant challenges in …

Southwest pilots’ union sues carrier over changes to work rules during pandemic travel slump

Southwest pilots’ union sued the carrier this week, alleging the airline violated federal labor laws by altering work rules during the pandemic travel slump without negotiating the changes. Those included …

Repeat, Regain or Renegotiate? The Post-COVID Future of the Apparel Industry

“This paper outlines possible scenarios for a post-COVID-19 future of the global apparel industry, with special attention to the likely impacts for workers, employers and governments in the Asia and …

Taiwan’s foreign factory workers face rights violations amid latest Covid outbreak

“Taiwan may be at the tail-end of its worst Covid outbreak since the pandemic began, but migrant workers are still facing draconian lockdown measures that rights advocates describe as “discriminatory”. …

India: Covid-19, the Executive, and the Judiciary

“From the declaration of India’s first national lockdown, on 23 March 2020, India’s executive has taken a range of actions, purportedly to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many …

ILO Policy Brief: Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

“Over a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, gender equality in the world of work has worsened. Women have suffered disproportionate job and income losses, including because of …

International Journal of Labour Research: COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better

“This article applies an econometric approach using data on the state of trade unions amidst COVID-19 to explain the contributions of social dialogue in increasing and enhancing trade union membership …

Top fashion brands face legal challenge over garment workers’ rights in Asia

Legal complaints are being filed against some of the world’s largest fashion brands in major garment-producing countries across Asia in a groundbreaking attempt to hold the global fashion industry legally …

Money Heist: COVID-19 Wage Theft in Global Garment Supply Chains

“The Covid-19 pandemic exposed the undeniable truth that extreme labour exploitation forms the core feature of global apparel supply chains. The humanitarian crisis unleashed on garment workers in Asia due …

Stripping back the mask: Working conditions on digital labour platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Digital labour platforms have been widely promoted as a solution to the unemployment crisis  sparked by the COVID–19 pandemic. However, the pandemic has also highlighted the harms to gig  workers—who …

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