Workers’ safety
Workers in India go on strike for living wages and social protection and other stories

Today we look at a strike by government scheme workers in India, a violent eviction drive by police in the Indian state of Assam, and more

Balochistan miners death Coal miners abducted and killed in Balochistan’s Marwar

Unidentified gunmen barged inside the Marwar coalfield area on Monday and abducted the workers, subsequently killing them. Their bodies were found on Tuesday

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

Violence and rising hunger reported in Tigray as conflict continues and other stories

Today we look at the reports of rising violence and hunger in Tigray, protests by normalista students and police repression in Mexico, and more

Volkswagen reinstates workers South Africa Volkswagen South Africa reinstates shop-stewards after pressure from union

The shop stewards had exposed COVID-19 protocol violations at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant, including operating at full workforce capacity and denial of sick leaves

Industrial accidents India In one month, 75 workers were killed in workplace accidents in India

In a series of accidents between May to June, at least 75 workers have died in India, as per Global IndustriALL Union

Myanmar landslide Over 160 jade miners killed in Myanmar’s landslide

The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State’s Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing

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

It’s going to be Amazon vs the People: Chris Smalls

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

Bangladesh garment workers COVID Garment factories reopen in Bangladesh despite COVID-19 concerns

Resumption of work may provide some relief to workers but there are concerns about the spread of the disease due to the absence of adequate safety measures in most factories

Public safety risked to undermine strike at munition factory, alleges South African union

Members of NUMSA have been on strike since February 11 at the Rheinmettal Denel Munition production factory, the company has employed un-trained temporary workers to undermine the strike, putting public safety at risk

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