UNI takes action to support LGBTI+ rights on 17 May

15 May 2020 -- tom.myers.478

This 17 May, UNI Global Union is marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by taking action to protect LGBTI+ workers, as the coronavirus crisis is hitting these workers particularly hard.

UNI is joining other global unions and the ITUC in issuing a statement reaffirming its commitment to building respect and dignity for all workers and is closely coordinating with these organizations to develop a “Solidarity Charter” to build a more inclusive trade union movement.

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World Players Association to be Guided by Science on Return to Play

7 May 2020 -- leonie.guguen

Player health and safety is not negotiable

The World Players Association and its affiliated player and athlete associations throughout the world will continue to work with leading medical professionals, sports physicians, public health experts, epidemiologists and other experts as professional sports seek to resume training and competition having been shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Executive Director Brendan Schwab said:

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Workers in Turkey rise up against SOK supermarkets

30 April 2020 -- leonie.guguen

Workers at SOK in Turkey are fighting back against illegal and unsafe working conditions imposed by the supermarket chain during the coronavirus pandemic.

After a temporary curfew in Turkey was lifted on 26 April, ŞOK, which employs 29,000 workers in over 7,000 stores, increased the length of shifts to 14 hours a day. Turkish labour law limits daily working time to 11 hours, including overtime.

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Royal Mail uses Covid-19 as an excuse to reduce deliveries

29 April 2020 -- Richard Elliott

As people around the UK show their appreciation for posties on National Postal Workers Day, Royal Mail has seen fit to announce plans to reduce the universal service obligation temporarily from six to five day delivery.

The official argument for it is due to Covid-19, but UNI Global Union affiliate, the Communication Workers Union (CWU), suspects it is part of a long-term strategy to introduce a permanent reduction of services.

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