Labor
Workers across US strike demanding hike in minimum wage

Workers in major cities across the United States, participated in a nationwide strike action to raise the federal minimum wage to USD 15 per hour, on February 16

Unions demands investigation after death of three workers following explosion at ArcelorMittal plant in South Africa

For 12 hours after the incident, the management of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer on the African continent, did not bring in specialists, but used about 10 of its ordinary employees to conduct the search and rescue operation, NUMSA reported

Why Amazon is fighting so hard to stop warehouse workers from unionizing

Workers at one of Amazon’s warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon’s union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is

South Africa’s constitutional Court protects domestic workers

The court has ruled that these employees can claim from the Compensation Fund if injured while on duty. The ground-breaking judgment also ensures domestic workers can apply retrospectively.

Californian court passes injunction on gig workers’ law, after threats from Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft, have strongly opposed California’s AB5, that classifies gig workers as employees, instead of as contractors of the companies

Oil workers in Nigeria strike over withheld salaries

The government has refused to pay state employees for the last three months who have not enrolled in the centralized payment platform

Two years of Duque’s Colombia: deepening neoliberalism, increased violence and a public health crisis

Colombian social leader Milena Ochoa analyses the past two years of Iván Duque’s government and explains how its functioning has been completely in favor of big business, landowners, paramilitaries and the corrupt

Brazilian unions reject return to classes without safe conditions

Brazilian educational and healthcare workers took to the streets on July 29 to denounce the decision by the state government to return to in-person classes while the pandemic rages on

Workers returning from crisis-hit Gulf economies need state support back home

The Gulf countries are already forcing a large number of migrant workers to go back to their home countries

Comair workers in South Africa yet to receive pay while business rescue plan becomes more costly

Serious questions of conflict of interest have been raised as the business rescue practitioners ask the ailing airline to pay R250,000 per month to Redford Capital – a consultancy firm of which they themselves are the directors.

Slovenian Left faces opposition to pro-worker bill

The left-wing Levica Party proposed a bill calling for shop workers to have Sundays off, but conservative parties delayed the voting

Unions Fight to Save South African Airways

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola discusses the struggle being waged by South African trade unions to save the country’s airline and above all, to protect its employees

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