The first CJEU decision on domestic workers: the role of EU equality law in challenging unjustified exclusions from labour rights and social protections

“On 24 February 2022, the CJEU issued its first judgment on domestic workers. In case C-389/20, TGSS (Chômage des employés de maison), the CJEU held that the exclusion of this category …

Civil Remedies and Human Rights in Flux

“What private law avenues are open to victims of human rights violations? This innovative new collection explores this question across sixteen jurisdictions in the Global South and Global North. It …

Union Files “Precedent-Setting” Charges of Misconduct Against Amazon

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has filed new “precedent setting” charges of misconduct against Amazon with the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB), which previously ruled that the company …

European justice concludes that the labor regime of domestic workers in Spain is discriminatory

The Court of Justice of the EU considers that there are no reasons to deny the collective the right to unemployment New setback to the labor regime of domestic workers. The …

Indian supplier to UK fashion brands agrees to pay £3m in unpaid wages

India’s largest garment company has paid out an estimated £3m in unpaid wages to tens of thousands of workers, after two years of refusing to pay the legal minimum wage. …

Posición y propuestas del movimiento sindical en Colombia sobre Piso de Protección Social

Luego de que la Corte Constitucional colombiana declarara inexequible el Piso de Protección Social que había implementado el Gobierno Nacional y diera un plazo para que se legisle adecuadamente sobre …

The Future of Unions and Worker Representation: The Digital Picket Line

“The current organising drive at Starbucks stores across the USA illustrates both the difficulty for unions in countering the power of multinational companies – and, more importantly, the momentum that can be …

ILO Committee of Experts of the Application of Conventions and recommendations (CEACR) 2022

The ILO CEACR has published its 2022 annual report. The CEACR has ‘double footnoted’ the most concerning cases:  Azerbaijan, Central African Republic, China, Malawi, and Myanmar

Danish pension fund ditches Wizz Air over labour rights

Danish pension fund AkademikerPension said on Monday it was selling its stake in budget airline Wizz Air (WIZZ.L) over alleged “human and labour rights abuses” towards its workers. The $23 billion fund …

G.M. workers in Mexico pick an independent union, a trade deal test case.

The vote came after the United States, Mexico and Canada revised a trade agreement that sought to strengthen the hand of workers. Workers at one of the largest General Motors …

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