In Mexico autos town, labor rights falter despite U.S. trade deal

After successfully staging a wildcat strike for higher wages in 2019, many workers at the Tridonex auto-parts plant in the Mexican city of Matamoros, across the border from Texas, set …

Exclusive: U.S. Labor Secretary throws his support behind classifying gig workers as employees

A lot of gig workers in the United States should be classified as “employees” who deserve work benefits, President Biden’s labor secretary said on Thursday, suggesting a shift in policy …

Cancelling fashion orders: The legal rethink

When fashion refused to pay their factories for clothes they ordered during the pandemic, some of those factory owners made headlines for joining together to seek justice. In one case, …

German supply chain law reaches parliament

German unions have campaigned for years for a supply chain law to strengthen the human rights due diligence obligations of German companies. The government is now on the verge of …

Mexico restricts labor subcontracting with new law

A Mexican bill that aims to bring more workers into the formal economy by sharply limiting companies’ ability to subcontract labor cleared a final legislative hurdle on Tuesday, with a …

App-Based Jobs Emerge as Battleground for Workplace Safety in Georgia

Labor Inspectorate Should Prioritize Regular Inspections of Delivery Companies The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred a boom in food delivery services in Georgia, where the streets are packed with mopeds carrying branded boxes …

S. Korea completes ratification process for key ILO conventions

 South Korea on Tuesday completed the ratification process for three key International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, which have long stalled due to objections from businesses and conservatives. The Ministry of …

¿Libertad sindical? Sindicato de General Motors abre ventana de 15 horas para que 10 mil trabajadores voten nuevo contrato

El sindicato Miguel Trujillo López de la planta General Motors en Silao convoca a consulta los próximos 20 y 21 de abril, en las instalaciones de la empresa y con …

Reforma laboral, frenada por Luisa María Alcalde, denuncian telefonistas

Representantes de trabajadores telefonistas y universitarios disidentes denunciaron la “pasividad” de la secretaria del Trabajo, Luisa María Alcalde, para llevar a la práctica la reforma laboral de 2019, así como …

Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process

Uber has been ordered to reinstate five British drivers who were struck off from its ride-hailing app by robot technology. The five drivers, backed by the App Drivers & Couriers …

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