Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 14 – Partnerships between trade unions and the social and solidarity economy to support informal economy workers

“Over two billion workers, representing 61.2 per cent of global employment, are in the informal economy (ILO 2018a). Workers’ experiences differ significantly depending on their occupation, with women concentrated in …

Failure to Deliver: Assessing Amazon’s Freedom of Association Policy under International Labor Standards

On March 11, 2022, Amazon announced a new policy on freedom of association under international standards.[1] Citing International Labor Organization and United Nations principles, Amazon pledged to comply with global norms …

ILO Working Paper: Protection of workers’ personal data: General principles

“This study on “the legal protection of workers’ personal data” aims to develop the knowledge base on this subject in light of legal and technological developments. The purpose of this …

‘Bossware is coming for almost every worker’: the software you might not realize is watching you

When the job of a young east coast-based analyst – we’ll call him James – went remote with the pandemic, he didn’t envisage any problems. The company, a large US …

Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Victims and NGOs on Recourse Mechanisms

“Published for the first time in 2010, FIDH’s guide on Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses seeks to provide a practical tool for victims and their (legal) representatives, NGOs and other …

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 …

ETUI: Labour rights in trade agreements: five new stories

“Labour provisions in trade agreements have been criticised for minimal effectiveness in improving employment conditions. Five recent cases point to some benefits and to the lessons on when and how labour provisions can be effective. They make a difference in particular …

The Right to Disconnect: Emerging Issues and Ways to Overcome Them

“The blurring of the boundaries between work and life has been an issue plaguing workplaces for years. Even before the pandemic, digital technologies were impacting the confines of a workday to the office, …

A first global mapping of rights-based climate litigation reveals a need to explore just transition cases in more depth

Annalisa Savaresi and Joana Setzer have identified more than 100 climate cases that rely on human rights arguments to promote action on climate change – but also a growing body …

UN’s labour agency suspends cooperation with Russia

ILO suspends cooperation with Russia, except when related to humanitarian assistance, until it halts its war on Ukraine. The UN’s International Labour Organization has said it will halt all technical …

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