COVID-19
Myanmar workers COVID Myanmar unions call on garment sector employers to provide minimum wage during lockdown

The unions are demanding that garment workers be paid the minimum wage after employers proposed that workers take unpaid leaves for the entire shutdown period in Myanmar

Kashmir COVID crisis Indian security forces assault healthcare workers in Kashmir

Healthcare workers in Kashmir are alleging that security forces enforcing the shutdown are stopping them from performing their duties. A number of health workers have reportedly been roughed up for violating the curfew

Workers crisis UK COVID Thousands of jobs at stake as restaurant chain collapses in the UK

Workers of Carluccio’s chain of restaurants have already been subjected to a 50% wage cut due to the COVD-19 crisis

NUMSA Covid workers' rights In South Africa, NUMSA alleges forced work during lockdown

Golden Arrows Bus Services claims that it is permitted to provide essential services even as South Africa goes under a 21-day lockdown. However, it has been alleged by the union that the company misled the government by declaring itself as an essential services company “overnight”

With a virtual candle light march, Chileans honor victims of the military dictatorship

On the Day of the Young Combatant, Chileans commemorated the victims of the US-backed military dictatorship with a virtual candle light mobilization on social media

India covid India’s failed lockdown: devastating the poor, weakening the fight against COVID-19

A large-scale migration of people during the lockdown will only spread infections rapidly across the country. Meanwhile, food and other supplies are drying up as supply chains are slowly coming apart under pressure.

Syria COVID death War-ravaged Syria records its first COVID-19 death

Most of the medical facilities in the country have been affected due to the decade-long war. Conditions in areas controlled by anti-government forces and in the overcrowded refugee camps are especially bad

Spain workers COVID Spain prohibits firing of workers amid COVID-19 crisis

Spain has been reeling under the COVID-19 crisis and has now become the worst affected country in Europe after Italy. As of March 30, over 80,000 people had contracted COVID-19 in Spain, with over 6,800 deaths

Dispatches from India Ep 3: Lockdown: Migrant workers’ struggle to survive #COVID19 Dispatches from India Ep 3: Lockdown: Migrant workers’ struggle to survive

We also take a look at the issues faced by disabled people during the lockdown and how journalists are facing the ‘double lockdown’ in Kashmir.

MPLP Interview Belgium Médecine pour le Peuple: Defending the right to health for all

We speak to Dr. Hanne Bosselaers from Médecine pour le Peuple (MPLP) – an initiative of the Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) – which seeks to provide accessible and quality health and medical care to the people

Pandemic and socialism

As COVID-19 grips the world, in country after country, there is socialization of healthcare and of production of some essential goods, which markedly departs from the capitalist norm

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