India’s gig economy is failing women workers

“We will assign you jobs based on the number of hours and days that you are available to work. If you want to work for two hours, we will assign …

Long-term care is in crisis; building worker power is the solution

“If these two pandemic years have felt long to you, imagine what it was like for the hundreds of thousands of long-term care workers when Covid hit in nursing homes …

Think the gig economy provides a platform for ‘women’s empowerment’? Take a look at Ukraine and think again

“Ukraine currently occupies fourth place in the world and first place in Europe when it comes to the number of people working on digital labour platforms, according to pre-pandemic data. App-based …

Turkey’s flagship online food ordering company is failing to deliver on workers’ rights

“In April 2021 while delivering groceries in a dense suburb of Istanbul, Ahmet passed through a small puddle while making a turn. He slipped and fell from his motorbike, sustaining …

COSATU spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla: “With decent work, everyone – workers, employers and the economy – can emerge as winners”

“The informal sector makes up a significant portion of the South African economy, with estimates ranging from 6 to 18 per cent depending on the sector. Some 27 per cent …

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 …

After 30 years on Bogotá’s buses, I fear that just transition is slipping out of our hands

“December 2021. That’s the last date when the buses I have been working in and around my whole life will be phased out, for a new generation of all-electric ones. …

It has the legal framework but what will it take to power genuine just transition in the Philippines?

In 2008, the Philippines passed the landmark Renewable Energy (RE) Act, which aimed to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and harness its local energy sources. The law was designed to attract …

Janhavi Dave: “We need to empower home-based workers by investing in more co-operatives. Unity builds strength and resilience”

“South Asia is home to over 50 million home-based workers, most of whom are women. From agarbhatti incense stick rollers in India to piecework garment workers in Sri Lanka, they contribute immensely to …

In the midst of the Covid crisis, Kenyan unions are attempting to tackle the climate emergency head on

“After 18 months of lockdowns, closed borders, grounded flights and travel restrictions, the global tourism industry is still reeling from the impact of Covid-19. One of the countries where this …

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