Workers’ rights
60,000 film and TV workers in the US set to strike on Monday

Members of the IATSE voted near-unanimously to approve a strike which would halt production on hundreds of TV and movie projects across the country

US jury indicts police and medics in the killing of Elijah McClain and other stories

Today we look at the indictment of police and paramedics in the killing of Elijah McClain, the new abortion law enforced in the US state of Texas, and more

Nabisco workers across US strike demanding fair contracts

Over 1,000 workers across 5 US states have walked off their jobs in Nabisco to demand a fair contract. Workers are protesting low wages and long shifts extending up to 12 to 16 hours.

Train divers strike-Germany Train drivers organize two-day strike in Germany for better pay and benefits

Train drivers under the leadership of the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) have demanded a pay rise of 3.2% by 2022 and a one-time COVID-19 allowance of EUR 600 (USD 706)

Bangladesh garment workers Millions of garment workers in Bangladesh forced to return to factories 

The announcement by the Bangladesh authorities allowing garment export factories to resume work has resulted in tens of thousands of workers returning to major cities in overcrowded trains and buses, ignoring health guidelines

Wage theft from garment workers amounts to rights violation by global brands: Report

Workers in six Asian countries suffered 25% wage loss in 2020. A survey which interviewed more than 2000 workers found the wage loss was actually “wage theft” by the top global brands

Families of blast victims protest as crisis worsens in Lebanon and other stories

Today we look at protests by families of the victims of the 2020 Beirut Port blast, the condition of migrant workers in Thailand during the pandemic, and more

Thailand migrants workers Thai activists condemn cancellation of COVID testing facility for migrant workers

According to reports, the government’s move may leave over 30,000 high-risk expatriate workers in the capital region, mostly from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, without any assistance

Workers strike Australia As workers’ strike completes third week, Australian union calls for boycott of General Mills products 

The boycott call by the United Workers Union comes as the indefinite strike by 90 workers of the General Mills factory in Rooty Hill, near Sydney, is completing three weeks

Amazon workers protest - Germany Amazon workers in Germany go on 3-day strike, demand higher wages

Workers at six major Amazon centers across Germany went on strike demanding higher wages and better work conditions. The workers chose this year’s Amazon ‘prime day’ to launch their strike

Luxembourg Protests Working class in Luxembourg protests holiday work and work-hours flexibility

Following a decision by the Match supermarket chain to keep their stores open on all holidays, workers, trade unions and other progressive sections in Luxembourg have intensified their campaign against holiday work and work-hours flexibility

Israeli forces detain Palestinians, anti-Netanyahu coalition forms and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing mass arrest campaign against Palestinians, charges against Kenyan labour activist Malcolm Bidali in Qatar, and more

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