Lebanon: Sexual Harassment Law Missing Key Protections

Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law falls short of international standards by addressing sexual harassment solely as a crime and neglecting prevention, labor law reforms, monitoring, and civil remedies, Human Rights Watch …

German cabinet backs law to protect human rights in global supply chain

Government faces complaints that measures have too many loopholes or put country’s business at a disadvantage Germany’s cabinet has approved a law on due-diligence to enforce the protection of human …

S. Korea ratifies key UN labor conventions

South Korea’s parliament on Friday ratified key International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions on workers’ rights and forced labor, which have long stalled due to objections from businesses and conservative politicians. …

Foodora and the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union sign a historic collective agreement

Since February 2020, the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union and foodora have been in negotiations for a collective agreement that covers the company’s operations, including bicycle and moped bids. The collective agreement …

Myanmar Workers and Unions on the Front Lines in Fight Against Coup

On February 1, the Myanmar military staged a coup and seized power from the elected civilian government under the pretext of alleged election fraud. The coup leaders detained top government …

China court orders man to pay wife for housework in landmark case

A Beijing divorce court has ordered a man to compensate his wife for the housework she did during their marriage, in a landmark ruling. The woman will receive 50,000 yuan ($7,700; …

Rider companies are under investigation. The prosecutor: “Hiring 60 thousand, they are not slaves”

Six people, including CEOs, legal representatives or security delegates, of the companies Uber Eats, Glovo-Foodinho, JustEat and Deliveroo, are under investigation as part of an investigation by the Milan Public …

PROSECUTION OF A FRAUDULENT LABOUR AGENCY IN TAICHUNG: AN INSIGHT ON THE EXPLOITATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN TAIWAN

On 28 January 2021, public prosecutors in Taichung indicted four individuals on charges of human trafficking, violations of the Employment Services Act and forgery of documents for their role in …

Kenya’s digital taxi drivers seek worker benefits after landmark U.K. ruling

Digital taxi drivers in Kenya are seeking worker benefits following a landmark ruling relating to the treatment of the drivers by companies in the U.K. Following the Supreme Court ruling …

Global Labor Allies, including ILAW Demand the Government of Guinea Enforce Freedom of Association and Health and Safety Rights as IUF Brings Complaints to the International Labor Organization

Rule of law must protect workers at the Marriott Sheraton Grand Conakry on the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Dutch Development (FMO) Bank Investment Project.  Today, Global Labor Justice-International Labor …

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