Advanced countries have been more open-handed in fiscal support for their economies, in particular for workers, while Third World countries have been extremely niggardly, not necessarily out of choice (except in the case of India)
Vijay Prashad talks to Brasil de Fato on the nature of the crisis COVID-19 has brought, the obscene structural discrimination and loot that characterize capitalism, and the path before the Left during and after these times
Since March, nearly half a million textile and garment industry workers have been dismissed in Punjab province alone, as per the Pakistan Workers’ Federation
Erlan Baltabay faces an eight-year jail term on charges of misappropriation of funds although he has time and again argued that he was only in possession of the money since the dissolution of his union in 2015
Activists have asked the International Labor Organization to review the ongoing repression of workers in the country.
25 countries have so far ratified ILO’s Convention 189, providing numerous labor rights and other protections to millions of domestic workers across the world, 82% of whom are women.
Many miners work in almost inhuman conditions for 16-18 hours a day for merely $10 a week. Nearly 100 coal workers have died this year in accidents