Labor rights
10 injured as police repress garment workers’ protest in Gazipur, Bangladesh

The workers were protesting the failure of their company’s management to pay wages for between three and five months

A decade after the Tazreen garment factory fire in Bangladesh, workers cry out for justice 

Victims of the one of the deadliest industrial accidents in Bangladesh lament the long wait for justice and the lack of compensation and institutional support

Protests in Morocco Thousands march in Morocco to protest worsening economic conditions and oppression

Thousands marched on December 4 in Rabat against soaring prices of basic goods including food and fuel. The protest also drew attention to the attacks on freedom of expression, public services, and labor rights

Uruguayans mobilize against President Luis Lacalle Pou’s pension reform

The pension reform presented by the Lacalle Pou administration raises the retirement age and attacks early retirement benefits, among other modifications

NUMSA strike South Africa South Africa Labor Court interdicts NUMSA strike at Macsteel 

The union had announced a strike at the steel company on October 11, citing a unilateral withdrawal of employment benefits including medical aid

Employment injury scheme Bangladesh Bangladesh’s first employment injury scheme for garment workers

The social security scheme involves the government, employers and the workers’ representatives and offers long term and immediate compensation for work-related injuries, income protection, and rehabilitation to return to work

Egypt workers protest Egyptian factory workers protests non-payment of wages following one worker’s suicide

Egyptian security forces responded heavily to the protest and sit-in by workers outside the Universal Appliances factory, using tear gas canisters to break up the protests 

Qatar laborers deaths Amnesty underscores Qatar’s failure to investigate workers’ deaths in new report

The rights group asked the Qatari government to do more to investigate and identify the underlying causes of deaths of the foreign workers

US Supreme Court ends pandemic-related federal ban on evictions and other stories

Today we look at the lifting of a federal ban on evictions in the US, the Struggle for Life protest by Indigenous communities in Brazil, and more

Workers strike India Indefinite hunger strike by workers at Talema Electronics plant in Tamil Naidu, India

The protesting workers have complained that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has been used by the administration as a pretext to delay wage revision

Peru’s election jury proclaims socialist Pedro Castillo as president and other stories

Today we look at the official declaration of Pedro Castillo as Peru’s next president, a strike by workers at a Frito Lay plant in the US against brutal working conditions, and more

US Volvo workers strike Volvo Trucks workers on strike again in Virginia

The second wave of strike at the Volvo Trucks North America plant in Virginia, US comes after workers resoundingly rejected the second tentative deal offered by the company