The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and in some cases deepening systemic inequalities in global economies, particularly for low-wage essential workers at the frontlines; U.S. supermarket companies are viewed as failing to protect their vulnerable workers at a time of heightened risk and insecurity and are being asked to strengthen their policies (Oxfam)

Week of 22 June 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and in some cases deepening systemic inequalities in global economies, particularly for low-wage essential workers at the frontlines; U.S. supermarket companies are viewed as failing to protect their vulnerable workers at a time of heightened risk and insecurity and are being asked to strengthen their … Continue reading The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and in some cases deepening systemic inequalities in global economies, particularly for low-wage essential workers at the frontlines; U.S. supermarket companies are viewed as failing to protect their vulnerable workers at a time of heightened risk and insecurity and are being asked to strengthen their policies (Oxfam)

2019-2020 has seen a rise in repression of workers’ rights by governments and employers globally, with violations of workers’ rights hitting a seven-year high; breakdowns in rights to freedom of association, speech and collective bargaining pose challenges for companies seeking to responsibly operate in or source from a number of countries (ITUC Global Rights Index 2020)

Week of 22 June 2020 2019-2020 has seen a rise in repression of workers’ rights by governments and employers globally, with violations of workers’ rights hitting a seven-year high; breakdowns in rights to freedom of association, speech and collective bargaining pose challenges for companies seeking to responsibly operate in or source from a number of … Continue reading 2019-2020 has seen a rise in repression of workers’ rights by governments and employers globally, with violations of workers’ rights hitting a seven-year high; breakdowns in rights to freedom of association, speech and collective bargaining pose challenges for companies seeking to responsibly operate in or source from a number of countries (ITUC Global Rights Index 2020)

As the EU develops its proposed 2021 mandatory human rights due diligence legislation, two briefing papers commissioned by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights make concrete recommendations to the European Parliament on how to ensure the legislation is robust, actionable and enforceable

Week of 22 June 2020 As the EU develops its proposed 2021 mandatory human rights due diligence legislation, two briefing papers commissioned by the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights make concrete recommendations to the European Parliament on how to ensure the legislation is robust, actionable and enforceable At the request of the European Parliament's … Continue reading As the EU develops its proposed 2021 mandatory human rights due diligence legislation, two briefing papers commissioned by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights make concrete recommendations to the European Parliament on how to ensure the legislation is robust, actionable and enforceable