European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies: Thematic Review 2021 on Platform work

“Platform work is growing, yet it still remains a moderate to marginal form of economic activity across the EU. The lack of a conceptual quality framework and a unified approach …

US: Republican politicians: Let OSHA do its job

“Quite early in my career as a lawyer for the U.S. Labor Department — at the dawn of the Reagan presidency — I found myself trying a number of safety …

WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

Work-related diseases and injuries were responsible for the deaths of 1.9 million people in 2016, according to the first joint estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour …

European equality law review

IN THIS ISSUE ■ Setting and achieving standards: Independent assistance competences of the equality body ■ Gender equality and tax policies in the EU ■ Protection of self-employed from discrimination …

Worked to death: How a Chinese tuna juggernaut crushed its Indonesian workers

“One of China’s biggest tuna fishing firms, Dalian Ocean Fishing, made headlines last year when four young Indonesian deckhands fell sick and died from unknown illnesses after allegedly being subject …

Right to disconnect: Exploring company practices

“Digital technologies have made it possible for many workers to carry out their work at any time and anywhere, with consequent advantages and disadvantages. Potential advantages include greater autonomy, better …

Human Rights for Working Prisoners

A few days ago it was highlighted in the press that the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers was in discussions with the Ministry of Justice. The aim of these was to explore …

Other People’s Rotten Jobs Are Bad for Them. And for You.

“A few years ago, a part-time minimum wage worker at an upstate New York McDonald’s suspected a gas leak. When he alerted his supervisors, they told him to ignore it or …

TRADE POLICY WON’T WORK FOR WORKERS TILL IT WORKS FOR WOMEN

“Gender justice advocates have been waiting for far too long for trade justice. Women’s rights organizations have been pointing this out for at least two decades, during a wave of …

The Third Revised Draft of a Treaty on Business and Human Rights: Modest Steps Forward, But Much of the Same

The 3rd revised version of a draft treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises (3rd revised draft treaty on business and human rights) was published by the Intergovernmental Working Group established by the …

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