Coronavirus update, worldwide


Workers at an Amazon fulfillment centre in Staten Island, New York, protest against conditions in the company's warehouse

This photo from the USA shows workers at an Amazon fulfillment centre in Staten Island, New York, protesting against conditions in the company’s warehouse.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Precarious workers across the world stage fightback against bosses ignoring the pandemic

Amazon’s Whole Food Market delivery service hit by a ‘sick-out’

WORKERS in precarious employment across the world are fighting back against bosses who are forcing them to work without safety equipment or face not being paid.

Amazon’s Whole Food Market delivery service was hit by a “sick-out” today, a response to concerns over the spread of coronavirus among its US workforce.

Whole Worker, the national group that organised the strike, said the action was necessary after reports that workers in stores including those in New York City, Chicago, Louisiana and California had contracted the virus.

Turkish unions and MPs launch platform demanding protection for workers from Covid-19: here.

First refugee rescue mission launched after coronavirus outbreak. Sea Eye announces its ship the Alan Kurdi will be in the Libyan search-and-rescue zone this weekend: here.

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