Workers’ rights during COVID-19
Right to picket-UK Union lawsuit wins UK workers right to picket during lockdown 

During the proceedings in a lawsuit filed by Unite union against police and health authorities for threatening workers on strike, the UK government confirmed that workers on lawful industrial action have the right to picket their workplace during the COVID-19 lockdown

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

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

Retrenched employees stage protest at Delhi Airport, claim union members were targeted

Those retrenched were employed by Celebi Airport Services India, which handles ground operations at Delhi airport. The company recently laid off 708 of its 1,19 workers, citing a steep decline in business

In India, Left leads fightback against govt.’s inhumane policies

Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Maxist), talks about the all-India protest day organized by the party on June 16

Spanish Nissan workers resist company’s plans to shut down Barcelona plants

These closures will affect around 3,000 direct jobs and 25,000 indirect jobs dependent on Nissan’s operations.

DRC mining workers Mining companies in DRC warned against confining workers at mining sites

Global mining companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused by trade unions of violating workers’ rights in the name of the coronavirus pandemic

Macsteel NUMSA strike South Africa NUMSA embarks on strike at Macsteel against 20% cut in salaries

The company’s management has gone to court seeking an urgent interdict against the industrial action called by NUMSA. The union’s general secretary Irvin Jim said “We reject their attempts to blackmail workers into accepting reduced wages”

NUMSA South Africa Excellerate South Africa’s NUMSA calls out leading company for violating workers’ rights

Excellerate Services, owner of South Africa’s largest private security company, has failed to pay its workers’ outstanding wages while forcing them to work without PPEs, sanitizers and other protective measures, as per the union

Tesla factory reopens Workers’ lives at risk Tesla to resume production in defiance of lockdown rules

Elon Musk, the chief executive office of US electric car maker Tesla, even dared the authorities to arrest him and threatened to shift the factory outside Fremont, California

No greater hypocrisy than Indian Govt’s pronouncements on migrants: Sitaram Yechury

Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the Indian government’s failure to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic

Sanitation workers in New Orleans on strike to demand better conditions and pay

Sanitation workers, who are hired by the city through a subcontractor, have condemned the lack of safety measures and support from city officials despite being considered essential workers

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