Workers in running battles with police in protests at largest iPhone factory in China

Police in China have dealt out beatings to workers protesting over working conditions and pay at the biggest factory for iPhones, as the country tries to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases. Videos online showed thousands of people in masks facing rows of police in white protective suits with plastic riot shields. Police kicked and … Read more

‘They are invisible’: the migrant workers struggling in wake of India’s Covid response

When Ram Yadav fled India’s strict countrywide lockdown imposed in March 2020, he was one of the lucky ones, managing to hitch rides from Delhi on trucks going in the direction of his village near Kanpur, 400km (250 miles) away. An estimated 10 million workers were forced to walk home, travelling on foot via fields, … Read more

Hunt cracks down on benefit claimants amid chronic shortage of workers

Jeremy Hunt has launched a drive to halt an exodus from the British jobs market through a crackdown on benefit claimants. The chancellor said the government would ask more than 600,000 further people on universal credit to meet a “work coach” so that they “can get the support they need” to increase their hours or … Read more

Dreams of wealth turn to dust for Qatar migrant workers | The Citizen

Hundreds of thousands of people have flocked to Qatar in recent years to work on giant construction schemes as it boosted its infrastructure ahead of the World Cup. Drawn by the prospect of making more money than they could ever hope to at home, migrants make up nearly 90 percent of Qatar’s population of 2.8 … Read more

‘It’s a scam’: Mbalula says Prasa’s ghost workers saga to be referred for criminal investigations | The Citizen

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the ghost workers scandal at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) will be referred for criminal investigations. Mbalula provided an update on Project Ziveze, which is an employee verification process, on Monday. The project was launched last year after irregularities were uncovered within Prasa’s information and communications technology … Read more

Canadian governments must fix health-care crisis, workers and advocates urge – National | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 4, 2022 9:52 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Associations representing Canada’s doctors, nurses and health organizations are calling on governments to work together to solve the health-care crisis that is affecting people across the country. The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association and … Read more

China iPhone factory quadruples bonuses to workers amid anger over Covid curbs

Apple supplier Foxconn said it has quadrupled bonuses on offer for workers at its Zhengzhou plant in central China as it seeks to quell discontent over Covid curbs and retain staff at the giant iPhone manufacturing site. Daily bonuses for employees, who are part of a Foxconn unit responsible for making electronics including smartphones at … Read more

Video appears to show Chinese factory workers fleeing Covid-19 lockdown – video

Unverified videos shared on Chinese social media showed people who are allegedly workers at the Foxconn plant climbing over fences and carrying their belongings along a road.  Workers from China’s largest iPhone factory have reportedly been fleeing the factory amid fears of full-scale lockdowns in Covid-hit Zhengzhou. Foxconn, an Apple supplier headquartered in Taiwan, has about 200,000 … Read more

China braces for wave of workers fleeing iPhone factory in Covid-hit Zhengzhou

Cities in central China have hastily drawn up plans to isolate migrant workers fleeing to their hometowns from the country’s largest iPhone factory, amid fears they will spread coronavirus after leaving the plant in Covid-hit Zhengzhou. Videos shared on Chinese social media show people who are allegedly workers at the Foxconn plant climbing over fences … Read more

Australia to end mandatory Covid isolation period and disaster payments for workers

National cabinet has unanimously agreed to scrap the mandatory Covid isolation requirement, with exemptions for those working in high-risk settings such as health or aged care. The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, announced on Friday disaster payments for workers diagnosed with Covid would end, with the same exemptions for high-risk workplaces. He said all state premiers … Read more