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2 July 2020

UN High Commissioner calls on businesses to use Guiding Principles to remake their companies when recovering from the pandemic

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"HC tells business leaders: build back better by focusing on the vulnerable," 18 Jun 2020 ...

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15 June 2020

Covid-19 threatens Europe’s success at fighting inequality

Author: The Economist (UK)

6 June 2020...

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12 June 2020

USA: California confirms Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees; incl. company comments

Author: Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider

"Uber and Lyft drivers are now employees under California law, according to a new ruling from regulators," 10 June 2020...

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8 June 2020
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Author: Adam Djibril, Manon Minaca et A.L., Guiti News

« Comment le confinement a compliqué la situation des travailleurs sans-papiers », 1er juin 2020....

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1 June 2020

CIVICUS says attempts to reassert austerity or prioritise needs of big business must be avoided in post-COVID recovery

Author: Sonia Elks, Thomson Reuters

"World urged to rebuild greener, more equal economies after coronavirus", 28 May 2020...

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18 May 2020

UK: Delivery companies criticised over alleged failure to provide workers with protective equipment; incl. comments

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12 May 2020

UK gig economy workers exposed to virus, union warns

Author: Owen Bowcott, The Guardian

Workers in the gig economy are being exposed to coronavirus infection because the government is failing to enforce EU safety at work regulations, a union has said....

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10 May 2020

Thailand: Govt. approves cash handout for 13.4 million non-formal workers affected by the pandemic

Author: Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Bangkok Post

"Cash goes to 13.4m non-formal workers", 8 May 2020...

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8 May 2020

Latin America: Gig economy offers jobs for vulnerable migrants but often at the cost of fundamental labour rights

Author: Americas Quarterly

“The Gig Economy: A Lifeline for Latin American Migrants – or a Dead End?”, 20th April 2020...

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7 May 2020

Kenya: Uber drivers to earn less after company increases commission from three to 25 percent citing 'unprecedented times'

Author: Annie Njanja, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Uber drivers face earnings drop as coronavirus bites"...

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