Conditions at a General Motors Plant in Mexico Spur a Labor Challenge

Mexican salaries are low, partly because of unions that collude with employers. Workers at a G.M. factory are challenging that system, testing the labor reforms in the reworked North American …

Digital Transition: An Opportunity to Advance Labour Rights

“With the digital transition, the precise definition of the future of work (its social and human dimensions) requires urgent attention. Recent policymaking developments tell us a little more about whether …

IACtHR: HUMANOS CASO EXTRABAJADORES DEL ORGANISMO JUDICIAL VS. GUATEMALA

Here is the full decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a case against Guatemala regarding the right to strike, where the Court ruled in the favor of …

Spanish Government restores sectoral collective bargaining

Just before the turn of the year, on the 28th December, Spain passed significant labour reforms, described as the “beginning of the end of labour market anomalies involving temporary and precarious …

Sri Lanka: new union-employer agreement addresses key worker rights issues

Garment worker unions in Sri Lanka have signed a ground-breaking agreement with employer association Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) on Monday, in which both parties reached an understanding about how …

‘Worst fashion wage theft’: workers go hungry as Indian suppliers to top UK brands refuse to pay minimum wage

Garment workers making clothes for international brands in Karnataka, a major clothing production hub in India, say their children are going hungry as factories refuse to pay the legal minimum …

Workers’ rights in Myanmar: a decade of fragile progress comes under threat

“Labour protections were insufficient before the coup. Now the junta is rolling them back. Since 1962, workers’ rights in Myanmar suffered decades of abuse and neglect under military rule, creating …

Brazil’s labour justice system is battling with growing rights violations

“It was chaos,” says Nilzete, a nurse at Souza Aguiar Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-three years of experience had not prepared her for this. “The situation was already tough …

Sectoral Bargaining Reforms: Proceed with Caution

“After decades of decline, strike activity grew dramatically in 2018 and 2019.1 Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that these two years marked a thirty-five-year high for the number …

Acuerdo para reintegrar a pilotos de Avianca que fueron despedidos por la huelga

Luego de cuatro años de realizada la huelga más larga de la historia en el transporte aéreo, en Colombia, decidida por ACDAC sindicato gremial de pilotos, en la empresa Avianca, …

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