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27 May 2020

So. Africa: Govt. publishes new mandatory COVID-19 code of practice for mining companies as cases continue to rise and unions demands all employees to be tested

On the 19th of May, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced the guidelines which require miners to implement a code of practice to mitigate and manage the outbreak of COVID-19. It said a failure by employers to prepare and implement a...

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13 May 2020

So. Africa: The Mineral resources dept. publishes guidelines for mining companies as safety and health takes spotlight in the mining industry with 15 Covid-19 confirmed cases

The  Department of Mineral and Energy (DMRE) has published the minimum guidelines for companies on managing the Covid-19 pandemic under the terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, in line with the outcome of the labour court process, and as part of...

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11 May 2020

Jordan: ILO and Fafo issue an assessment of the Covid-19 impact on Jordanian and Syrian workers.

The International Labour Organization’s Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Oslo, Norway) have carried out an assessment to identify the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the most vulnerable workers...

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29 April 2020
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Author: Jordan Labor Watch

 "مصانع في المدن الصناعية تستثمر "عزلة العمال" لقضم حقوقه"،  22-04-2020 المرصد العمّالي- لا ينحصر الوباء بـ "كورونا" فقط، بل هُنالك وباء آخر استطاع أن يكون جائحاً أكثر من كورونا، وهو وباء "اضطهاد العاملين". سجّل "المرصد العمّالي" عدداً من الانتهاكات ا...

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22 April 2020

So. Africa: Union demands ‘solid safety measures’ before workers resume work during lockdown

Author: Power Digital (South Africa)

‘Protect miners or face court action: AMCU to government’ 16 April 2020...

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22 April 2020
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Author: Cámara Minera de México

La Cámara Minera de México (CAMIMEX) reporta ha tomado acciones preventivas ante el Covid-19 en sus distintas instalaciones. Las medidas incluyen protocolos de prevención y salud en cuanto al transporte de personal; filtro al ingreso de operaciones,...

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16 April 2020

Lebanon: ILO analyses impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers & publishes recommendations for employers

The brief outlines the current economic, social and health risks and challenges faced by migrant workers including domestic workers during the Covid-19 pandemic in Lebanon. This includes, among other risks, a termination of jobs without prior notice...

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8 April 2020

So. Africa: Mine ‘accident’ leaves one employee dead

Author: The Citizen (South Africa)

‘Employee dies after accident at Springs mine’ 4 April 2020...

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31 March 2020

Zimbabwe: Union calls on all mining companies to cease all operations for the safety of employees due to the Covid-19

Author: Mthandazo Nyoni, News Day (Zimbabwe)

‘Cease all mining operations’...

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18 March 2020

Migrant Rights reports health impacts of low-skilled work on Gulf migrants, issues recommendations

Author: Migrant Rights

"Op-ed: The precarious health situation of migrant workers in the Gulf," 24 Feb 2020...

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