Posts Tagged ‘workers’

Czech workers given extra holiday for having COVID jab

Fully vaccinated Czech state workers will be able to claim an additional two days in paid holiday before the end of the year, the Prime Minister has announced. Source 00

Why America needs union workers to drive the success of a national infrastructure program

Visitors to National Airport in Washington, D.C., have often gazed in awe at a grand, wide hall with soaring, vaulted ceilings intended to evoke the grandeur of government buildings in the nation’s capital. Union workers at Cives Steel Co. in Winchester, Virginia, fabricated thousands of tons of steel for that innovative project. While they’re pleased […]

Biden Mandates Vaccines for Federal Workers—Tells States, Businesses, Schools to Follow Suit

(ZH) — Earlier in the week Biden suggested that those who are yet to be vaccinated are “sowing enormous confusion.” “We have a pandemic because of the unvaccinated, and they’re sowing enormous confusion,” Biden said. “And there’s only one thing we know for sure, if those other 100 million people got vaccinated, we’d be in a […]

Going Postal: American Postal Workers Union REJECTS Biden Vaccine Mandate

Australians who merely post anti-lockdown information online could face fines of up to $11,000 under a draconian new piece of legislation. Under the proposal, which is being pushed by the opposition in in New South Wales, protest organizers would be fined a whopping $20,000 and people who attend would be fined $5,500. However, the law […]

It Begins: VA Issues Vaccine Mandate for Frontline Healthcare Workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will require tens of thousands of its frontline healthcare workers to get a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, giving them two months to do so. Those who refuse risk losing their jobs. Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, affirmed on Monday that a vaccine mandate is simply “the […]

Workers Are Being Crushed By Unemployment Benefit Shutoffs

Above Photo: Chris Hondros / Getty Images. Republicans are cutting off unemployment benefits at a time when huge numbers of workers still desperately need them. And the Democrats aren’t putting up a fight over it. The federal government’s unemployment assistance program became a “lifeline” for Susan Hardy when the pandemic made it impossible to find […]

The North Korean workers in east Russia making money for themselves and Pyongyang

On a popular advertising site in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok, there’s a separate page with listings devoted to North Korean workers available for home construction jobs. The contact information on one post led to a North Korean man who tells The Washington Post he has worked in Russia for “many years”. He said […]

For A Workers’ Olympics!

The Tokyo Olympics are an opportunity for athletes to demonstrate the pinnacles of physical accomplishment and show the best and worst of sports, but the games are controlled by a shady clique of capitalists and aristocrats. What could an alternative look like? Let’s check out the old Workers’ Olympiads. As the Summer Olympics begin in […]

Cybersecurity Experts Encourage System of Reporting Workers to Employers for “Online Abuse”

After a controversy surrounding racist messages sent to black England footballers led to calls for people to be forced to provide identity documents to create a social media account, some pointed to evidence suggesting the vast majority of the messages were posted by users from South Asia and the Middle East. Italy beat England on […]

Slavitt: Biden Needs to Require Unvaccinated Workers, Students Test Every Day and Pay for It

Former White House senior COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt said Thursday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that President Joe Biden needed to get “very aggressive” and advocate that schools, businesses and government agencies require daily negative coronavirus tests results from the unvaccinated for which they pay. Cooper said, “Fifty-seven percent of those eligible are fully vaccinated […]

Railway Workers Strike Amidst Wave Of Transportation Struggles

Above Photo: Military Police fire tear gas grenades at Francisco Morato station during rail strike. Diário da CPTM. A strike by São Paulo railway workers last Thursday, July 15, shut down an important section of public transport in Brazil’s largest city over the demand for higher wages. More than 40 stations and four railway lines […]

Stranded, still: Workers address online press conference

Mohammad Arif is a singer of bhajans, and usually in high demand at functions. With the lockdown, functions were cancelled and bhajan singers were no longer needed. “I’ve taken a big hit, I’m just home in Meerut now, there is nowhere to go and no money made for months,” he said, at an online press […]

As Rocket Returns, Amazon Workers Shuffle Back Into Place After Enjoying 10-Minute Break

As Rocket Returns, Amazon Workers Shuffle Back Into Place After Enjoying 10-Minute Break U.S.—Forlorn Amazon warehouse workers returned to their shifts after enjoying a ten-minute break for the first time in their entire employment today as Bezos rocket disappointingly returned to earth. The hopeful workers had gathered around televisions in break rooms, saying their prayers […]

Why the U.S. must bolster retraining for workers harmed by unfair trade

When Goodyear closed its Tennessee manufacturing facility and laid off Ray Spangler about a decade ago, he moved his shell-shocked family about 330 miles so he could take a job at the company’s Gadsden, Alabama, plant. Goodyear shut that plant as well last year, after shifting most of the work to Mexico, leaving Spangler with […]

Race to rescue 14 workers trapped inside a flooded tunnel in China

Efforts are underway to rescue over a dozen workers in southern China who were trapped inside an under-construction tunnel that sprung a leak and subsequently flooded, two days after the mishap occurred. An evacuation had begun on Wednesday after workers noticed the tunnel had sprung a leak. The tunnel collapsed in the early hours of […]

Minimum wage workers can’t afford average two bedroom rent anywhere in the US

Minimum wage workers in the US do not earn enough money to rent an average two-bedroom property anywhere across the country, a new report has revealed. The National Low Income Housing Coalition has shown that there is not a single state, county or city in the country where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford […]

Governments Introduce Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Workers – Vaccine Passports Were Always the Plan

It appears as though there is a coordinated effort to introduce the idea of making the Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for the masses, as just last night French Prime Minister Macron announced that Covid vaccinations will become compulsory for all healthcare workers from July 21st. Last night, Greece and France announced that Covid-19 vaccines will be […]

Burger King Workers Resign In Protest

“We All Quit.” “It’s Just Incredible What Standing Up For Your Rights Can Do.” Burger King workers in Lincoln, Nebraska quit en masse when their general manager Rachael Flores gave her notice after months of mistreatment from higher ups. On the way out last week, Flores put up a message that went viral on social […]

Frito-Lay Workers Strike Over 84-Hour Weeks, Meager Raises

Above Photo: Monk Drapeaux-Stewart Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas, have been on strike since Monday over low pay and forced overtime. Some workers have been forced to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, for weeks on end due to short staffing. They want to see that change. “Nobody I know loves Frito-Lay enough that […]

At Least 52 Dead In Bangladesh Factory Fire As Workers Locked Inside

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire officials said Friday. The blaze began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory, in Rupganj, just outside Dhaka, sending huge clouds […]

Heat Waves Prompt Workers To Walk Out

‘We Weren’t Going To Tolerate It.’ A doughnut shop. A Jack In The Box. A Hooters. Workers all over say their workplaces are too hot as the U.S. bakes. Alicia Lara works the drive-thru at a Jack In The Box in Sacramento. The 55-year-old mother of four says the air conditioning unit inside the restaurant […]

Pandemic Wave of Automation May Be Bad News for Workers

When Kroger customers in Cincinnati shop online these days, their groceries may be picked out not by a worker in their local supermarket but by a robot in a nearby warehouse. Gamers at Dave & Buster’s in Dallas who want pretzel dogs can order and pay from their phones — no need to flag down […]

Mack And Ford Workers Call For Joint Action To Back Volvo Trucks Strikers

Above Photo: WSWS Media. Aware of the anger over handling scab parts and growing sentiment for collective action in solidarity with the NRV strikers, UAW 677 posted a notice Monday, which read: “As the NRV strike continues, our brothers and sisters at Local 2069 need our support.” Far from calling the workers out or even […]

Report: UAE company cracks down on pro-Palestine workers in Canada

The Dubai Ports World (DP World) has recently sent out notices delivering a three-day suspension to 94 port workers who respected a Block the Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship in Prince Rupert, northern British Columbia, and refused to unload the vessel. Mondoweiss news site said DP World, owned by state-owned Dubai […]

Plight of migrant workers in Gujarat during April-June, 2021 lockdown

To Shri Apurva Chandra Union Labour Secretary Dear Shri Apurva Chandra, The preamble to the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 defines its primary objective to be “to regulate the employment of interstate migrant workmen and to provide for their conditions of service and for matters connected therewith“. This Act […]

153 Houston hospital workers fired or quit over COVID vax requirement

More than 150 workers at a Houston hospital quit or were fired on Tuesday after being suspended for refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Houston Methodist Hospital system suspended 178 unvaccinated employees without pay two weeks ago for missing a June 7 deadline to get jabbed. Whoever didn’t comply or resign during the suspension period was let […]

Petition: Do not require health and social care workers to take covid-19 vaccination

We, the people, demand that health and social care workers are given the right to exercise free will in relation to any medical procedure and so to be able to refuse to take the covid 19 vaccination without fear of facing discrimination at work or in wider society. The government serves the people, not vice […]

NZ MSM: “The way to get CV-free is to vaccinate”, meanwhile in Indonesia, hundreds of vaccinated health workers get COVID-19

Great stuff! Announced this morning on NZ radio with those possible new ‘scary positives’ from our southern regions. More glaring anomalies then from the official covid narrative in light of the Indonesian workers. What to believe? How about none of it? … preferably, turn off the killavision. (NZ is now considering Johnson and Johnson one […]

Russia to Mandatorily Inject Public Workers in Moscow Against the Boogeyman 2019

Home » Breaking News, Europe, Health » Russia to Mandatorily Inject Public Workers in Moscow Against the Boogeyman 2019     Moscow has become the first city in the world to make vaccination against coronavirus compulsory not just for healthcare workers, but for employees in a range of public-facing industries, including catering, transport and museums. […]

Organizing Poultry Workers Starts With Learning Together

Above Photo: Magaly Licolli, left, at an action in favor of a just food system. Courtesy of Licolli. She’s been denounced by Tyson Foods as a “radical union organizer,” but Magaly Licolli doesn’t organize unions — she organizes workers. Licolli is a leader in the workers’ center movement that since the 1970s has been organizing labor difficult […]

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