Taiwan’s foreign factory workers face rights violations amid latest Covid outbreak

“Taiwan may be at the tail-end of its worst Covid outbreak since the pandemic began, but migrant workers are still facing draconian lockdown measures that rights advocates describe as “discriminatory”. …

India: Covid-19, the Executive, and the Judiciary

“From the declaration of India’s first national lockdown, on 23 March 2020, India’s executive has taken a range of actions, purportedly to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many …

International Journal of Labour Research: COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better

“This article applies an econometric approach using data on the state of trade unions amidst COVID-19 to explain the contributions of social dialogue in increasing and enhancing trade union membership …

Top fashion brands face legal challenge over garment workers’ rights in Asia

Legal complaints are being filed against some of the world’s largest fashion brands in major garment-producing countries across Asia in a groundbreaking attempt to hold the global fashion industry legally …

Money Heist: COVID-19 Wage Theft in Global Garment Supply Chains

“The Covid-19 pandemic exposed the undeniable truth that extreme labour exploitation forms the core feature of global apparel supply chains. The humanitarian crisis unleashed on garment workers in Asia due …

Stripping back the mask: Working conditions on digital labour platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Digital labour platforms have been widely promoted as a solution to the unemployment crisis  sparked by the COVID–19 pandemic. However, the pandemic has also highlighted the harms to gig  workers—who …

Despite the efforts of trade unions and NGOs, seafarer abandonment is on the rise

“I didn’t think fate would be so hard on me.” Sahabaj Khan, an Indian seafarer, never imagined that he would find himself in a situation like this. He and three …

The Unequal Impacts of Covid-19 on Global Garment Supply Chains – Evidence from Ethiopia, Honduras, India and Myanmar

“This report documents deteriorating living and working conditions for workers in garment supply chains, including a surge in vulnerability to forced labour, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. We undertook this study …

Taiwan factory forces migrant workers back into dormitories amid Covid outbreak

A major manufacturer in Taiwan is forcing some migrant workers out of private homes and back into shared accommodation at the height of the island’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic began, …

OSHA Limits Long-Awaited Virus Safety Rule to Health Care (3)

The first nationwide emergency workplace safety rule, requiring health-care employers to protect workers against on-the-job Covid-19 infection, has been published on OSHA’s website. The emergency temporary standard released Thursday applies only in the …

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