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Pregnant women at risk from NHS workers’ mixed messages over safety of jab

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Pregnant women are being advised by some health professionals not to have the Covid vaccine despite an edict from the NHS that they should encourage them to get the jab. One in six of the most critically ill Covid pat...

‘It’s a sweat factory’: Instacart workers ready to strike for pay and conditions

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For Instacart workers across the country, the popular grocery delivery app promised flexibility and a solid wage, perks that enticed thousands to join the app during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. But amid worse...

‘We are not machines’: Hollywood workers ready to strike for better conditions

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At the start of the pandemic, Hollywood productions abruptly shut down, leaving many workers out of work before things began to resume with Covid-19 safety protocols in place. Since then, workers in Hollywood say they...

Italy braced for unrest as Covid pass becomes mandatory for all workers

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Italy is bracing itself for further unrest and labour market mayhem as the strictest vaccine mandate in Europe takes effect on Friday. All workers will be obliged to present a coronavirus health pass before entering t...

Over 10,000 John Deere workers strike over ‘years’ of poor treatment

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More than 10,000 production and warehouse workers at 14 John Deere plants in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia walked off the job at midnight on 14 October in the latest in a wave of industrial unrest in th...

Film industry workers agree to strike if deal can’t be made over ‘basic needs’

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The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions. A strike would...

We are Google and Amazon workers. We condemn Project Nimbus

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We are writing as Google and Amazon employees of conscience from diverse backgrounds. We believe that the technology we build should work to serve and uplift people everywhere, including all of our users. As workers w...

‘Death of 1,000 cuts’: Kellogg’s workers on why they’re striking

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About 1,400 Kellogg’s workers at four US plants have gone on strike after their current union contracts expired and amid accusations that the cereal giant is offshoring jobs. The workers, represented by the Bakery, Co...

Hundreds of healthy pigs culled amid UK shortage of abattoir workers

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The culling of healthy pigs has begun on British farms, with farmers forced to kill animals to make space and ensure the continued welfare of their livestock, amid an ongoing shortage of workers at slaughterhouses. Pi...

Essential workers challenge Victoria and NSW vaccine mandates in court

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A casual relief teacher is taking Victorian health officials to court over mandatory Covid vaccines, arguing there is no legal or ethical justification for making workers get the jab. Separately, in New South Wales, a...

EU ‘failing to stop meat industry exploiting agency workers’

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The EU is facing calls to ban outsourcing in the meat industry, after a Guardian investigation revealed how agency workers were exploited by companies that took no responsibility for pay and conditions. Katrin Langens...

Most ethnic minority finance workers suffer discrimination, finds UK report

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Two in three UK finance workers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds have suffered discrimination in the workplace, according to an industry survey revealing shortfalls in the City of London’s diversity agenda. ...

Labour and Lib Dems urge Morrisons owners to protect workers

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Opposition parties have urged Morrisons’ incoming private equity owners to protect workers and ensure that the supermarket is not heaped with debt and stripped of assets as a result of the company’s pending takeover. ...

Up to 120,000 pigs in UK face culling due to lack of abattoir workers

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Farmers have warned that up to 120,000 pigs face being culled because of a lack of abattoir workers, as acute labour shortages across supply chains continue to wreak havoc on the UK economy. Rob Mutimer, the chair of ...

New York mandates vaccines for health workers – how will it play out?

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Erie County Medical Center, a hospital in the western New York city of Buffalo, just recorded its highest single-day patient count ever – 553 patients in a facility licensed for 573 beds – but not because of an influx...

Supermarkets vow to cut ties with meat suppliers found to exploit workers

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UK and European leading supermarkets say they would cut ties with any suppliers that did not meet their ethical standards after a Guardian investigation found allegations of widespread exploitation suffered by workers...

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