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Risks and challenges brought about on workers amid coronavirus Pandemic

Risks and challenges brought about on workers amid coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has greatly impacted the global economy. Simultaneously, a huge number of workers in the informal sector have suffered from lockdowns all over the globe. Especially, daily wagers who were laid off without…

Migrant workers
India set’s up migrant workers database

India set’s up migrant workers database

Millions of internal migrants are stranded in the midst of the lockdown in India and the lack of reliable data has exasperated their suffering. The biggest lockdown in the world in nearly its two-month mark…

Work life balance
Staying Fit While Maintaining Work-Life Balance at the Time of Pandemic

Staying Fit While Maintaining Work-Life Balance at the Time of Pandemic

With all of us living in unprecedented times of pandemic and no clue of what tomorrow brings, it looks like that working from home is staying for days to come. Balancing the work life and…

Labour rights
Workers at Amazon protest for labour rights, safety rights and their legal rights

Workers at Amazon protest for labour rights, safety rights and their legal rights

Workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Staten Island cerebrated the May Day (International Workers Day) by organising protests against the company’s attitude towards safety measures, compensation, working hours and basic legal rights. Similar protests were planned…

Migrant workers
Plight of migrant workers in Singapore, unable to maintain even one-metre distance from each other

Plight of migrant workers in Singapore, unable to maintain even one-metre distance from each other

Few weeks ago, Singapore was applauded all over the world for its corona prevention  model as the country was quick to control Covid-19 transmission rate. As soon as the  news of coronavirus pandemic hit the…

Human rights
Anti-Asian racism surges in US amid Coronavirus fears

Anti-Asian racism surges in US amid Coronavirus fears

With the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic across the world, incidents of racial discrimination against Asian-Americans in the United States have also witnessed a surge. There has been a significant increase in the number of incidents…

News
HRW calls on Thai Government to ensure healthcare workers are properly equipped to safely carry out their duties

HRW calls on Thai Government to ensure healthcare workers are properly equipped to safely carry out their duties

Overall, Thailand had 2.04 health professionals working in OPS-affiliated public facilities per 1,000 population on average with a range between 0.83 and 3.98. This figure could be broken down into 0.27 for doctors, 1.56 for…

Migrant workers
Coronavirus pandemic puts millions of jobs in peril

Coronavirus pandemic puts millions of jobs in peril

With the maximum countries under lockdown in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, the worst-hit are the workers who left their hometowns in remote villages and travelled to urban sectors in search for daily…

Human rights
UN steps up measures to protect migrants and refugees amid Coronavirus outbreak

UN steps up measures to protect migrants and refugees amid Coronavirus outbreak

In a major step taken to protect the migrant workers during Coronavirus outbreak across the world, four UN agencies have released a joint statement ensuring the safety of the migrants during the pandemic. The World…

News
ILO warns of global unemployment amid pandemic, 5.3 million in best-case scenario

ILO warns of global unemployment amid pandemic, 5.3 million in best-case scenario

In a recent study conducted by the International Labor Organization, the organization warned the world of the economic and labor crisis which lie ahead as a result of the new corona virus pandemic. The deadly…