Africa Struggles with Health Worker Strikes During Pandemic

“It’s for these reasons that nurses in Zimbabwe went on strike two months ago. Instead of improving pay, PPE, and working conditions … the government brought in student nurses and those who had been out of work for a long time. This meant that many wards were overwhelmed or staffed with nurses who were either […]

Strike at Belarus’ state TV erodes government control

Police brutally dispersed massive protests challenging Lukashenko’s victory in the Aug. 9 vote with rubber bullets, stun grenades and clubs, injuring hundreds and arresting nearly 7,000. At least three protesters died. Many of the detainees reported savage beatings and other abuse in police custody.

Postmates CEO: 3 ways Congress can make sure gig workers are no longer left out

Take what’s happening in California. Last year, California enacted Assembly Bill 5, which aims to prevent companies from misclassifying workers as independent contractors. But simply classifying workers as employees instead of independent contractors is a one-size fits all solution that ultimately strips their ability to work how and when they want, while doing nothing to […]

Conservancy workers in Chennai call off strike after second day

The workers demanded implementation of the revised wage structure. But civic officials refused to accept the demand. As the protest continued on Tuesday, conservancy operations in most of Ambattur and some parts of Royapuram, Tondiarpet, Sholinganallur and Perungudi were disrupted. The city collects around 3,500 tonnes of garbage every day.

Nigeria Health Workers, Officials at Odds Over Unpaid COVID-19 Allowances

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Nigerian doctors began a nationwide strike Monday over unpaid COVID-19 hazard allowances and inadequate protective equipment during the pandemic. Other health workers’ groups and associations are threatening to join the strike. Since the country’s first case, more than 1,000 Nigerian healthcare workers have become infected with COVID-19.

Canadian auto workers pick Ford as potential strike target

Canadian auto workers has picked Ford as a potential strike target in contract talks this year. The Unifor union’s contracts with all three Detroit automakers expires at 11:59 pm on September 21. Unifor President Jerry Dias says at a news conference Tuesday that the union wants product commitments for Ford’s assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario, […]

Amazon warehouse workers reveal their horror stories: Staff claim robots get better treatment, ex-con says it’s worse than prison and employee challenges Bezos to complete a shift there

‘We believe so strongly in the environment provided for fulfillment center employees, including our safety culture, that we offer public tours where anyone can come see for themselves one of our sites and its working conditions first-hand.’

Kollywood strike: Rajinikant’s Kaala, 19 shoots affected as employees demand wage hike

“TFPC should work with the members of FEFSI who are more than 25,000 in number and can’t use non-FEFSI members. The wage agreement for FEFSI members expired on July 31 and that’s why we requested revision in daily wages. The members should be paid new wages and until then we will be on strike,” said […]

Shocking moment doctor and domestic worker are pummeled by neighbors who refused to turn down music during ‘prohibited’ house party

A separate video shows Peñaranda talking to Martín Parra and Fanny Franco outside their apartment where at least 30 people, including musicians, gathered to celebrate the 18th birthday party of the couple’s daughter, completely ignoring the country’s ban on large gatherings. 

Pawan Kalyan, BJP leaders on hunger strike over temple attacks in Andhra

BJP state president Somu Veerraju, who sat on a 11-hour deeksha at his residence in Rajahmundry in East Godavari district, said the agitation would continue till the state government brings the culprits to book. He said he would petition the Governor over the burning of chariot at Antarvedi temple.