US Supreme Court Decision: NESTLE USA, INC. v. DOE ET AL

Find the full decision here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-416_i4dj.pdf Nestlé and Cargill were sued on behalf of six children trafficked from Mali to Cote D’Ivoire to forcibly harvest cocoa under dangerous conditions. Today, 16 …

ILO Report – Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

“Since the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), domestic workers have gained legal protection in many countries. For too many domestic workers, however, decent work has not …

CASE OF NORWEGIAN CONFEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS (LO) AND NORWEGIAN TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION (NTF) v. NORWAY (ECtHR)

The European Court of Human rights held that the right to strike under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights takes precedence of economic freedom. “Firstly, the Court …

Enforceable social clauses in trade agreements with ‘bite’?

“Implications of the EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report of 20 January 2021 Policy Implications The EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report (‘the Report’) confounded expectations by asserting that it …

Mrs F Mercer v Alternative Furture Group Ltd and Others: UKEAT/0196/20/JOJ

Section 146 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 protects workers against detriment related to taking part in the activities of an independent trade union. However, the …

The Shell climate verdict: a major win for mandatory due diligence and corporate accountability

The global movement to hold corporations accountable for their impact on the climate is having a moment. Wednesday, 26 May, may well go down in history as the most important …

FORCED LABOUR AT SEA: The case of Indonesian Migrant Fishers

In this report, a follow up to “Seabound: The Journey to Modern Slavery on the High Seas” (2019)2 , Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysed complaints from Indonesian migrant fishers over a …

With the government reluctant to ratify ILO C176, Pakistan’s miners are condemned to work in death traps

“Mohammad Israr, 17, says that he prays with a heavy heart every time he enters the deadly coal mine in the mineral-rich, south-western province of Balochistan that claimed the life …

The New Racial Wage Code

“The legal identity of on-demand platform workers has become a central site of conflict between labor and industry. Amidst growing economic inequality, labor representatives and workers have demanded that platform …

Lawmakers Should Oppose New York’s Uber Bill: Workers need real sectoral bargaining not company unionism

Uber and other gig companies are rushing to pass a bill in the final weeks of Albany’s legislative session that would undermine labor standards for the growing millions of app-based …

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