The International Labour Organization, in a technical note, said that 26 million workers lost their jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean in the past one year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
Throughout the past year, as the epidemic has ravaged the world, domestic workers, the bulk of whom are migrant women, have shouldered extremely heavy burdens. At the same time, their working conditions have taken a turn for the worse
The Gulf countries are already forcing a large number of migrant workers to go back to their home countries
Across the world, COVID-19 has affected workers as they struggle against layoffs, delayed payment of wages and attacks on their rights to mobilize.
Millions of expatriate workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries face a grim future as the number of COVID-19 cases increases and their jobs are under threat due to the economic downturn
Independent trade union activities in Algeria have, for all practical purposes, been criminalized by the state which is facing intense pressure from mass movements for democratization
In the past three years, a reported 43 workers have been killed by the police and security forces in the Philippines
In mid-October, Erlan Baltabay was sentenced to five months and eight days in prison for refusing to pay a fine. He also faces a seven-year term for his involvement in the banned Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan