Workers’ rights
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

Sub-contracted hotel workers in Paris win pay rise after two years of heroic struggle

In a historic victory for subcontracted workers in the French hospitality sector, about 20 cleaning and sanitation staff at the Ibis Batignolles hotel in Paris won better pay and working conditions after 22 months of relentless struggle

Hundreds of Palestinians injured in Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa mosque and other stories

Today we look at the violent raid by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa mosque, the armed attack on an Indigenous minga in Colombia, and more

Workers Protest-Italy 100 days of strike: Texprint workers in Italy demand rights and dignity

The workers of textile printing company Texprint srl. in Prato, Italy, have been on strike since January 18 demanding the reduction of their exploitative 12-hour daily work shifts to a maximum of eight hours per day

Port workers in Montreal strike over pressure tactics by employers

While workers have been on partial strike since April 13, pressure tactics by employers prompted an indefinite general strike, bringing Canada’s second largest port to a standstill

US migrants hunger strike After 23-day hunger strike, undocumented workers in New York win USD 2.1 billion in assistance

The protests, organized by the Fund Excluded Workers campaign, sought to deliver benefits to undocumented workers who had lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The victory has been hailed but activist groups say more needs to be done

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