Despite the efforts of trade unions and NGOs, seafarer abandonment is on the rise

“I didn’t think fate would be so hard on me.” Sahabaj Khan, an Indian seafarer, never imagined that he would find himself in a situation like this. He and three …

The Unequal Impacts of Covid-19 on Global Garment Supply Chains – Evidence from Ethiopia, Honduras, India and Myanmar

“This report documents deteriorating living and working conditions for workers in garment supply chains, including a surge in vulnerability to forced labour, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. We undertook this study …

Taiwan factory forces migrant workers back into dormitories amid Covid outbreak

A major manufacturer in Taiwan is forcing some migrant workers out of private homes and back into shared accommodation at the height of the island’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic began, …

OSHA Limits Long-Awaited Virus Safety Rule to Health Care (3)

The first nationwide emergency workplace safety rule, requiring health-care employers to protect workers against on-the-job Covid-19 infection, has been published on OSHA’s website. The emergency temporary standard released Thursday applies only in the …

Civil Courts Coping with Covid-19

“Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in civil courts – experiences in 23 countries. Reports from 23 countries across the globe The unforeseen Covid-19 pandemic has propelled unprecedented transformations in civil …

IACHR to investigate brazilian government and mining companies for human rights violations during the pandemic based on stories by the Mining Observatory

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) accepted a complaint from union entities about the agglomerations of workers and the violations of rights during the pandemic in the operations of Brazilian …

First global analysis of COVID-19 support for workers ranks 181 governmental responses to the pandemic, finds Argentina top

A new global study from UNI Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has found that 98 per cent of the world’s workers are not getting the sick pay, …

COVID-19: AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE WHERE FRONTLINE WORKERS ARE BEST PROTECTED

As of April 2021, an estimated 3 million people—and counting—have died from COVID-19, and 2020 was the most dangerous year on record for many economic sectors, especially for workers in …

ACHR to investigate brazilian government and mining companies for human rights violations during the pandemic

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) accepted a complaint from union entities about the agglomerations of workers and the violations of rights during the pandemic in the operations of …

Ley 2088 de Trabajo en casa, deficiencias y retrocesos laborales para los trabajadores colombianos

Desde el inicio de la pandemia se había dispuesto vía circular ministerial que los trabajos que pudiesen realizarse de manera remota para evitar el desplazamiento del trabajador, se realizara de …

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