Workers’ safety
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

Bangladesh Factory Fires _Workers death Bangladeshi workers continue to die under abysmal working conditions

Last week, a fire at an illegal plastic factory claimed the lives of 17 workers in Dhaka district.

Chemist Warehouse NUW strike ‘The workplace culture is toxic’: workers of Australia’s Chemist Warehouse embark on strike

On November 2016, an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) found that the company had underpaid around 6,000 of its employees to the tune of AUD 3.6 million (USD 2.5 million).

Allowing Women to Work Nights in Mines Is ‘Equal Opportunity For Exploitation’

The Indian government has recently passed a law removing restrictions on women working in mines at night. However, activists point out that women stand to pay a much higher cost, in terms of their health and safety, than men if they do so

Tesla workers in Buffalo United States: Workers in Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 push for unionization

This demand for unionization is bringing renewed attention to Tesla’s history of undermining workers’ rights and safety

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