Work (Right to) and Workers’ Rights

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On the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8), ESCR-Net members and allies, including members of the Women and ESCR Working Group, took action to promote and defend women's rights, including engaging in the International Women’s Strike to...

ESCR-Net’s Women and ESCR Working Group (WESCR WG) held two parallel sessions and a strategy meeting on advancing women’s rights related to work during CSW 61 (United Nations Commission on the...

Undocumented workers should be granted equal rights, states the Inter-American Commission

Leopoldo Zumaya and Francisco Berumen Lizalde were both injured on the job while working without work authorization in the United States. Each sustained long-term physical damage and were denied access to compensation solely because of their immigration status. Mr. Zumaya filed a workers’ compensation claim but had to settle for a fraction of what he would have received if he had been a U.S. legal permanent resident or citizen. Mr. Lizalde was arrested and deported to Mexico – seemingly in direct response to his workers’ compensation claim – and therefore was unable to pursue it. 

A publication in Arabic by the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) tackling the issue of employment policies in Lebanon. Since independence and until now, Lebanon has not seen an...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) launched a campaign across the Sindh province of Pakistan to promote the rights of...

Women and ESCR Working Group member Zi Teng, a “sex workers concern group...

The Supreme Court of Canada upholds the right to collective bargaining for teachers’ union

On 10 November 2016, in a decisive victory for workers’ rights, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) upheld the constitutional right to the freedom of association {S. 2 (d)}, delivering a 7-2 decision in favor of the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation (BCTF), the labour union that represents all public school teachers in the province of British Columbia (BC).