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8 April 2020

USA: Workers in retail and fast food receive 'rewards' of pizza and candy instead of sick leave and hazard pay

Author: Shoshy Ciment, Kate Taylor, Business Insider (USA)

Workers at essential businesses like Staples, Costco, and Wendy's say they're insulted by 'pathetic' rewards of pizza, free lunches, and candy, as they beg for sick leave and hazard pay during the pandemic, 7 April 2020...

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Article
6 April 2020

USA: Independent contractors working for Instacart stage novel protest against inadequate COVID-19 safety measures

Author: Noam Scheiber & Kate Conger, The New York Times

"Strikes at Instacart and Amazon Over Coronavirus Health Concerns", 30 Mar 2020...

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6 April 2020

USA: Trader Joe’s opposes unionization efforts among its employees, critical of its response to COVID-19

Author: David Yaffe-Bellany, The New York Times

"Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe’s", 02 Apr 2020...

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Company response
5 April 2020

Shoprite's response

Author: Shoprite (South Africa)

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Story
5 April 2020

So. Africa: Shoprite supermarkets shutdown for failing to adhere to lockdown regulations; incl Shoprite’s response

Two Shoprite supermarkets in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria were on Monday shut down by labour inspectors for allegedly failing to comply with health and safety regulations during lockdown. The Department of Employment and Labour Provincial’s...

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Article
3 April 2020

Australia: Migrant workers on temporary visas are not eligible for COVID-19 crisis wage subsidy

Author: Ben Doherty, Josh Taylo & Paul Karp, The Guardian

"'Left with nothing': Australia's migrant workforce face destitution without coronavirus safety net", 1  April 2020...

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1 April 2020
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Author: Urban Fusions (France)

« Coronavirus: Rachel Reeves exhorte les employeurs à protéger le personnel », 27 mars 2020...

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1 April 2020

Uganda: Carrefour and Mega Standard supermarkets adopt measures to protect staff and customers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Author: Christine Kasemire, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Retailers enforce protective measures against coronavirus"...

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Company response
30 March 2020

Lidl Slovenia responded

[W]e refute any and all insinuations about the company LIDL Slovenija...allegedly initiating the procedure of ordinary termination for misconduct due to her trade union activities against its employee, Mrs Tjaša Kozole, who is also the President of...

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30 March 2020

Slovenia: Dismissal process initiated against Lidl union leader in midst of COVID-19 organizing, allegedly due to negligence; company responded

In early March 2020, Lidl Slovenia initiated the dismissal process for Tjasa Kozole, the founder of the union in the company and an employee and branch manager of nine years, allegedly for breaches of contractual obligations due to serious negligence....

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