Workers’ rights during COVID-19
Deciphering Biden’s excuse to abandon the fight for $15

Walter Smolarek argues that Joe Biden used the promise of $15 minimum wage to win constituents but has showed no political will to pass it

Fight for $15 is a struggle for dignity and equality

Worker and organizer Eric Winston speaks about the importance of the $15 minimum wage for workers in the US and the broader struggle for rights

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

Historic vote on Amazon union kicks off in Alabama

Over 5,800 ballots have been sent out to the employees of Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama. Workers will have seven weeks to mail-in their ballots, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic

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”

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