Ukraine’s new labour law could ‘open Pandora’s box’ for workers

Ukrainian parliament set to vote on new labour law that threatens workers with a ‘rollback to the 19th century’ “With one letter [our employer] sent us away, and our dialogue …

United States Seeks Mexico’s Review of Alleged Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Violations at Panasonic Facility

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today announced that the United States has asked Mexico to review whether workers at the Panasonic Automotive Systems de Mexico facility in Reynosa, State …

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 …

The First Federal Bill That Could Protect U.S. Garment Workers Is Heading to Congress

A first-of-its-kind bill that aims to protect American garment workers is making its way to the Senate floor. New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced the Fashioning Accountability and Building …

Content moderator in Kenya sues Meta over working conditions

 A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution. The petition, also …

New Zealand’s jobs law will cause ripples beyond its shores

The pandemic made one truth hard to ignore: the people we need the most are often the ones we value the least. While many people were furloughed or laid off …

Workers in British Columbia Just Won Single-Step Union Certification

Before the anti-labor onslaught of the 1980s, union recognition in Canada was straightforward and democratic — all it took was a workplace majority to sign authorization cards. Now, decades later, …

ILO Flagship Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive sustainable and resilient recovery

“Concerns have been growing over rising in- equality in earnings and widening gaps in labour market opportunities. This is mirrored by sluggish productivity growth on the one hand, and a …

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 …

‘Captive audience’ meetings used in Amazon union fight should be illegal, federal official argues

Does a company have the right to make its employees attend meetings where they hear messages against joining a union? The general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board is …

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