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 …

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 …

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