Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes” – below is their description. Schools in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have reopened, but nobody knows how long they will stay open. Legal disputes between mayors, governors and trade unions have left students and … Read more Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes

How should workers’ rights be protected during the pandemic? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “How should workers’ rights be protected during the pandemic? | Inside Story” – below is their description. The coronavirus pandemic is devastating economies worldwide. Lockdowns meant businesses were forced to fire staff and cut spending. One of France’s biggest trade unions is calling for a nationwide strike … Read more How should workers’ rights be protected during the pandemic? | Inside Story

South Africa’s Denel ordered to pay staff wages

State defense firm Denel was ordered on Tuesday (August 4) by South Africa’s Labour Court to pay workers outstanding salaries for May, June and July by no later than Friday (August 7). The case against Denel was brought by two trade unions, Solidarity and UASA, on behalf of their members, after the weapons manufacturer failed … Read more South Africa’s Denel ordered to pay staff wages

ACTU secretary Sally McManus says pandemic leave is a step forward but doesn’t go far enough | 7.30

Leigh Sales interviews Sally McManus, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, about the Government’s new $1,500 pandemic leave payment for Victorians. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: … Read more ACTU secretary Sally McManus says pandemic leave is a step forward but doesn’t go far enough | 7.30

Working on a solution for Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong, as a special administrative region (SAR) of China and a global financial hub, rests upon its stability for its prosperity. The national legislature’s decision last month to adopt a new security law for Hong Kong SAR has sparked discussion. Most from both Hong Kong and the mainland have shown their support. How do … Read more Working on a solution for Hong Kong SAR

Post Covid-19: The dawn of a new Franco-German dynamic?

#Germany is coming out very strong from this #crisis in the way it is committing itself to its neighbours. Germany is taking a form of leadership that is economic but also in terms of policies. In #France, we adopted the furlough from Germany because we know it worked in 2008-09 to safeguard jobs. How much … Read more Post Covid-19: The dawn of a new Franco-German dynamic?

Indian workers’ rights suspended to restart the economy

India’s government is being accused of using the coronavirus emergency to exploit millions of workers. After two months of lockdown, some of India’s biggest states have suspended most labour laws in a bid to restart the economy. Trade unions say changes to working hours, wages and health and safety standards weaken workers’ rights at a … Read more Indian workers’ rights suspended to restart the economy

Hong Kong Police Brace for Day of Anti-Beijing Protests

Hong Kong protesters geared up on Wednesday for what could be their biggest day of unrest in months against China’s increasing control over the city. The morning commute was largely unfettered, with Hong Kong police deploying a large number of officers downtown to deter demonstrations. Student groups and trade unions had called for protests to … Read more Hong Kong Police Brace for Day of Anti-Beijing Protests

‘Stabbed in the back’: Syrian porter asks Boris Johnson to reconsider NHS scheme

In a direct message to Boris Johnson posted on social media, Hassan Akkad, a Bafta-winning filmmaker who is working as an NHS cleaner, said he was proud of the work he was doing but felt ‘stabbed in the back’ when he found out he did not qualify for the bereavement scheme granting indefinite leave to … Read more ‘Stabbed in the back’: Syrian porter asks Boris Johnson to reconsider NHS scheme

U.K. Unveils New Coronavirus Guidelines Ahead of Workplaces Reopening

The UK government on Tuesday unveiled new safety guidelines for people who can’t work from home, ahead of the expected reopening of many workplaces on Wednesday. Business secretary Alok Sharma said during the daily news briefing that employers must carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment in consultation with employees and trade unions. He said employers … Read more U.K. Unveils New Coronavirus Guidelines Ahead of Workplaces Reopening

Why does ARGENTINA have the most POWERFUL trade UNIONS in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

From a political point of view, Argentina is as exciting as a football match between Real Madrid and Barça for a football fan. That helps explain why we have already published more than 15 videos about the Land of Tango. Videos where we have touched on a lot of different topics but here we take … Read more Why does ARGENTINA have the most POWERFUL trade UNIONS in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Len McCluskey: Jeremy Corbyn disliked only due to Brexit

The union boss blamed Labour’s defeat on the referendum and criticised the Tories for trying to “minimise” trade unions. He defended Unite’s decision to endorse Rebecca Long-Bailey for the leadership, saying Labour’s other policies are very popular with voters. He wants to see the Conservatives allow workplace ballots, which would make it easier for dissatisfied … Read more Len McCluskey: Jeremy Corbyn disliked only due to Brexit

Focus group: Who do ex-Labour voters want to take on Boris Johnson?

The Labour MP Jess Phillips has withdrawn from her party’s leadership race. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) She sent a video message to her supporters this afternoon, saying that she didn’t believe she would be able to unite all parts of the Labour movement.The remaining four candidates are still chasing endorsements from constituency Labour parties and Trade Unions. … Read more Focus group: Who do ex-Labour voters want to take on Boris Johnson?

‘People forget trade unions formed the Labour party’

Mick Whelan, the General Sec of ASLEF, on who he believes could become Labour Leader. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB Sky News … Read more ‘People forget trade unions formed the Labour party’

France braces for another weekend of nationwide strikes over reforms

Mass transportation strikes hit Paris and other major cities across the country on Thursday. Trade unions and public sector workers are piling the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron over his proposed pension reforms, but while negotiations between the government and unions drag on, some have managed to find the funny side of recent events. … Read more France braces for another weekend of nationwide strikes over reforms