MARITIME HUMAN RIGHTS RISKS AND THE COVID-19 CREW CHANGE CRISIS A TOOL TO SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE

“The maritime industry is responsible for transporting more than 80 per cent of global trade of goods, such as automobiles, bulk commodities, chemicals, wood products, iron and steel, garments and …

Investments in social protection and their impacts on economic growth

“Social protection is an internationally recognised human right, and it plays an important role in supporting and raising living standards and fostering social and economic development. The COVID-19 pandemic has, …

The ‘long Covid’ of work relations and the future of remote work

The pandemic made us all familiar with ‘social distancing’. Employers are starting to glimpse a future where ‘contractual distancing’ is progressively normalised. For all the suffering it wrought and the …

ILO Report: Working from Home – From Invisibility to decent work

“Though working from home has long been an important feature of the world of work, the institutions that govern the labour market are rarely designed with the home as a …

Crying Out for Justice: Wage Theft Against Migrant Workers during COVID-19

The pandemic has devastated the lives of many migrant workers across the globe, leaving many of them hopeless and with no options before them as they are left jobless and …

Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay

A new report says millions of dollars in wages have been withheld from garment workers around the world by factories contracted by major fashion brands. Over a crackling phone line, …

FIRED, THEN ROBBED Fashion brands’ complicity in wage theft during Covid-19

“The world’s garment workers have been among the hardest hit by the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. Hours and wages have declined for many of those lucky enough to …

Garment Workers Win Historic Victory in Effort to Transform Fashion Industry

In March 2020, Amanda Lee McCarty was laid off from her job. For years, she had been working in the fashion industry as a buyer and product developer. But as …

Legal analysis of the regulation and implementation of “teleworking” in Montenegro’s Labour Framework

“The Covid-19 pandemic, officially declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020, has had a profound effect on labour relations and the organization of work across sectors. In …

Wage theft and pandemic profits: The right to a living wage for garment workers

“A year into the pandemic, garment workers producing for major fashion brands are owed months of unpaid wages, benefits and severance pay while most brands record large profits More than …

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