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
The demonstrators demanded the protection of workers’ rights and for an urgent social emergency plan to tackle the COVID-19 crisis
Ten central trade unions in India issued a nationwide protest call against the changes being made to labour laws.
Approximately 400 migrant workers were on strike for weeks after management of the Lebanese waste management company, RAMCO, started cutting their wages and paying them in Lebanese pounds instead of the contractually obligated US dollar
82% of oil giant Shell’s workforce in Nigeria is sourced through labor contractors. As per IndustriALL, the workers “live in poverty with no job security, poor healthcare and little regard for health and safety.”
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
The transport workers’ union RMT has called on the city government to guarantee dignified rights and conditions of sanitation staff of the public transportation system
Workers have been stranded in shelters meant for those violating Kuwaiti residency laws after being left jobless due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kuwait has recorded over 5,000 confirmed cases and 40 deaths due to COVID-19
Major trade unions and workers’ parties across Europe organized May Day events in public and online platforms adhering to safety protocols due to lockdown.
Workers under the leadership of the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) in Greece observed the National Day of Action on April 28. PAME has demanded the abolition of the anti-worker measures introduced through bills citing the COVID-19 crisis
In the absence of strong support measures by governments across the world, the estimated loss of mostly informal jobs would result in rising poverty, starvation and inequality, an ILO report says
Chris Smalls was fired from his job at Amazon’s Staten Island facility in the US shortly after he raised issues regarding the lack of safety measures for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic