Unemployment
Ford’s departure from Brazil could leave thousands jobless

Ford has announced that it will stop all activities in Brazil, two factories with 3700 workers will close immediately, a third will remain in operation until the 4th quarter of 2021

Bangladesh factory fire Despite eight-year struggle, Tazreen fire victims in Bangladesh yet to get justice 

On November 24, 2012, a short-circuit triggered a massive fire at the nine-story Tazreen garment factory in Ashulia,. Over 110 workers were killed. Eight years on, many of the families of victims and survivors are still in a bad state

COVID19 ILO report 34 million workers lost jobs in Latin America and Caribbean region due to pandemic: report

The International Labour Organization study based on nine major economies in Latin America and the Caribbean says there was a 21% contraction in working hours in the first three quarters of 2020

French unions hit the streets against anti-worker policies

CGT has also condemned the latest reforms in unemployment insurance at a time when unemployment is at the highest in 37 years.

jordan-explosion Two killed in explosions near military base in Jordan

A Jordanian minister said that preliminary investigations show the explosions to be caused by an electric short circuit at an army depot used for storing unusable and old mortar bombs

JKCCS report Kashmir 500,000 Kashmiri have lost their jobs because of digital apartheid, says JKCCS report

A report by the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society remarks that the multi-faceted and targeted denial of digital rights is a “systemic form of discrimination, digital repression and collective punishment” for the Kashmiri population

More giveaways to capitalist finance? It’s high time to change the objective

Jan Kregel explains the fundamental problem with the economic system is its focus on providing finance to investors

Hospitality workers South Africa South Africa’s restaurant sector reels under impact of COVID-19 restrictions

It is estimated that about 70% jobs in the restaurant industry are already lost due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Restaurant and alcohol industry workers staged two countrywide protests last week

South Africa accounts for a third of Africa’s total COVID-19 cases

Since 65% of all testing in South Africa has been conducted in costly private hospitals, questions are being raised if the most vulnerable sections of the population, which includes the majority of South Africans, are being tested sufficiently for COVID-19?

Revert to full employment to overcome neoliberalism and COVID-19 jobs crisis

Economist Robert Pollin advocates a macroeconomic agenda centred on full employment to deal with the rapidly unfolding jobs crisis.

US freezes visas until 2021 Immigration groups slam US decision to suspend immigration visas

The Trump administration on Monday decided to suspend a variety of immigration visas until the end of the year. The National Immigration Forum has decried the order as an attempt to divide communities.

COVID-19 relief packages The politics and economics of COVID-19 relief packages

Most governments worldwide have announced relief packages to deal with the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, though big in numbers, these packages have very little to offer to those most affected by the crisis

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