Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign

One of Thailand’s most prominent union leaders is facing three years in prison for his role in organising a railway safety campaign, in a case described as the biggest attack …

Amazon reaches agreement with trade unions in Italy

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has struck a deal with Italian trade unions promising to engage with them more in the running of operations in the country. The framework agreement, seen by Reuters, comes …

Corte Constitucional colombiana falla demanda sobre presunta reforma laboral

El pasado 19 de agosto la Corte Constitucional les dio la razónLas centrales sindicales CUT, CTC y CGT, quienes con el apoyo en la construcción jurídica de la demanda de …

Other People’s Rotten Jobs Are Bad for Them. And for You.

“A few years ago, a part-time minimum wage worker at an upstate New York McDonald’s suspected a gas leak. When he alerted his supervisors, they told him to ignore it or …

The Third Revised Draft of a Treaty on Business and Human Rights: Modest Steps Forward, But Much of the Same

The 3rd revised version of a draft treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises (3rd revised draft treaty on business and human rights) was published by the Intergovernmental Working Group established by the …

Promoting and respecting international labour standards in Asian Development Bank operations: A binding safeguard and beyond

“In 2001, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) demonstrated leadership and foresight by committing to uphold the core labour standards. In doing so, the ADB aligned itself with the 1998 International …

D.C. Circuit rejects NLRB’s limits on contractor picketing

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the National Labor Relations Board’s restrictive Trump-era test for determining when property owners can bar onsite contractors’ employees from picketing, saying it …

INTERNATIONAL ACCORD FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE TEXTILE AND GARMENT INDUSTRY (2021)

Here is the full text of the new agreement: https://bangladesh.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/1-September-International-Accord-on-Health-and-Safety-in-the-Textile-and-Garment-Industry-public-version.pdf  

New worker safety pact struck in Bangladesh

A new safety agreement for workers in Bangladesh has been agreed following months of negotiations between brands and global unions, with plans to expand to other countries. The new agreement, …

GM workers’ historic vote in Mexico tests new trade deal

SILAO, Mexico, Aug 17 (Reuters) – General Motors (GM.N) employee Mari says that for the past decade, she has felt powerless to demand higher pay at the plant in central Mexico that …

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