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27 May 2020

Canada: Hundreds of organisations endorse Principles of a Just Recovery

Author: Canadian Labour Congress, Mining Watch Canada & over 150 civil society organisations

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis and prepare to rebuild, organizations across Canada want governments to know that we cannot go back to the way things were. For years, we have witnessed the results of chronic underinvestment and...

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27 May 2020

Kenya: More than 30,000 hotel workers jobless as businesses & local authority row over testing for Covid-19

Author: Mathews Ndanyi, The Star (Kenya)

"30,000 eatery workers jobless over costly Covid testing"...

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27 May 2020

Qatar: Mandatory Covid-19 tracking app raises serious privacy & security concerns, say NGOs

As part of Qatar's containment efforts to combat coronavirus, the government has rolled out a track-and-trace app, Ehteraz. The app is mandatory for download by those wishing to leave their residence; individuals who fail to do so face a severe fine of...

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27 May 2020

Tanzania: IPIS' briefing on business & human rights; includes coverage on agribusiness, tourism & mining sectors

Author: IPIS

"Briefing on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania: 2019 Quarter 3 & 4: July-December"...

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27 May 2020

UAE: Indian workers stranded penniless without housing & visas after suffering Covid job losses

Author: Ch Sushil Rao, Times of India

"Lockdown effect: 99 Indian workers from Telangana without work and accommodation forced to live under trees in Sharjah and Dubai," 26 May 2020...

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27 May 2020

Uganda: Govt. directs private schools to pay staff after some reportedly stopped paying employees

Author: Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Government directs private schools to pay staff"...

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27 May 2020

USA: Mexican and Central American workers strike against fruit companies for violating their right to health during the pandemic

Workers from companies in the Yakima Valley in Washington, mainly Mexicans and Central Americans, have complained that companies have not taken sufficient measures to ensure their health and safety throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  The companies...

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26 May 2020

Bahrain: Migrant workers at M&I Construction Co. face seven months of delayed wages; incl. co. response

In May 2020, the case of twenty workers employed by M&I Construction Co., who had not been paid for seven months, was cited by NGO Migrant Rights as one of a number of ongoing cases of delayed wages, alongside that of workers employed by GP...

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26 May 2020

Cambodia: Cambodia Labour Confederation officials meet with 60 local union representatives to discuss concerns over job losses; unions urge companies to honour payments

Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times

"Unions discuss plight of suspended and laid off workers", 26 May 2020...

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26 May 2020

Cambodia: Fired garment workers keep watch 24/7 outside their former factories' compound; while owners fail to honour payment

Author: Hun Sirivadh, VOD

"Awaiting Payouts, Fired Garment Workers Keep Watch Outside Factory", 23 May 2020...

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