Workers' rights

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Sex discrimination commissioner finds gender inequality key driver of toxic culture in federal parliament
Landmark report finds one in three workers have faced sexual harassment and 84% of those did not seek support or advice

Katharine Murphy Political editor

30, Nov, 2021 @4:46 AM

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Extinction Rebellion blockades Amazon UK hubs on Black Friday
Activists target distribution network to highlight company’s treatment of workers and environmental impact

Matthew Taylor

26, Nov, 2021 @2:05 PM

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The golden goal – inside the 26 November Guardian Weekly
The human price of Qatar’s World Cup dream. Plus, Canada’s flood pains.

Graham Snowdon

24, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Improving migrant workers’ lives in Qatar | Letter
Letter: Fahad Al-Mana responds to a report on allegations of exploitation and abuse by migrant workers in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup


22, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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The road to reform: have things improved for Qatar’s World Cup migrant workers?
A year before kick off, workers claim companies are refusing to enforce sweeping new labour laws created to stamp out human rights abuses

Pete Pattisson in Doha

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The disposable US workforce: life as an ‘essential’ meatpacking plant worker
Workers are still waiting for reforms of an industry in which 60,000 got Covid and 300 died

Aaron Nelsen in Cactus, Texas; photography by Encarni Pindado

19, Nov, 2021 @11:05 AM

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‘We have fallen into a trap’: for hotel staff Qatar’s World Cup dream is a nightmare
Exclusive: Seduced by salary promises, workers at Fifa-endorsed hotels allege they have been exploited and abused

Pete Pattisson in Doha

18, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Pride and poverty: Qatar’s World Cup fever tempered by legacy of labour abuses
With a year to go, the new stadiums, hotels and roads are finished and locals are excited, but the low-paid workers who built them are ambivalent

Pete Pattisson

18, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Staying power! How to thrive in the great resignation if you don’t want to quit
The pandemic has sparked a surge in people leaving their jobs. But if you aren’t one of them, how do you survive the tumult – and even flourish? Here is the expert advice on how those left behind can prosper

Zoe Williams

18, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gig-working in England and Wales more than doubles in five years
Percentage of workers paid by platforms such as Uber and Deliveroo jumps from 6% in 2016 to 15% now

Sarah Butler

05, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The Great Resignation has employers sweating. It’s time to escalate the pressure | Erika Rodriguez
This is a once-in-a-generation ‘take this job and shove it’ moment – which gives workers an upper hand. Let’s demand better hours, pay and work-life balance

Erika Rodriguez

01, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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The men who built Qatar’s World Cup dream deserve some of David Beckham’s pay packet | Pete Pattisson
The ex-England star’s deal for his ambassador role is in marked contrast to the wages of the host nation’s migrant workers

Pete Pattisson

28, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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