How Temp Agencies Keep Their Workers’ Wages Low

The Biden administration has targeted noncompete agreements. But other tactics depress worker wages. When Fredy Amador worked as a quality technical specialist for a temp agency in Chicago, he and …

Peru: Congress approved law that establishes labor rights for delivery drivers

This bill, which still has a second vote pending, would provide labor rights to delivery men , including the payment of utilities and health insurance. The Congress of the Republic approved last Friday an opinion that …

Final settlement for Brazil’s Samarco dam disaster could reach $19 bln, governor says

A definitive settlement with miner Samarco and owners, BHP Group (BHP.AX) and Vale SA (VALE3.SA), for the damage caused by a burst tailings dam in 2015 could reach 100 billion reais ($19.06 billion), …


Taiwan’s foreign factory workers face rights violations amid latest Covid outbreak

“Taiwan may be at the tail-end of its worst Covid outbreak since the pandemic began, but migrant workers are still facing draconian lockdown measures that rights advocates describe as “discriminatory”. …

Climate change: labour’s neglected role

“Attractive policy promises, wrapped around ambitious long-term targets, have been presented in advance of the next climate summit, COP26, in Glasgow in November. But authoritative reports on, and critical responses to, the prior G7 …

The truth about fast fashion: can you tell how ethical your clothing is by its price?

“What is the true cost of a Zara hoodie? In April 2019, David Hachfeld of the Swiss NGO Public Eye, along with a team of researchers and the Clean Clothes …


This paper proposes a practical new tool to make it easier for workers to report wage theft: a retaliation fund that would allow workers to quickly access meaningful financial support when they have …

100 Years of Advancing Freedom of Association: ILO Convention 11’s role in promoting rights for agricultural workers

“In 1921, the International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted the Right of Association (Agriculture) Convention (No. 11). Convention 11 advanced the principle that all those engaged in agriculture are entitled to …

India: Covid-19, the Executive, and the Judiciary

“From the declaration of India’s first national lockdown, on 23 March 2020, India’s executive has taken a range of actions, purportedly to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many …

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Webinar: Using ILO Recommendation 204 to secure the rights to collective bargaining and to participate in social dialogue

The ILAW Network and WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing) invite you to attend the third webinar in our series on strategies to extend labor rights to informal …

August 25, 2021

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