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Amazon – Fighting back for Fair Logistics

Livia Spera, ETF Acting General Secretary

Seeing transport workers constantly monitored by tools of digital surveillance and control, toiling under precarious contracts, often without security, for poor pay, ETF and our affiliates have no choice but to step up action and fight back against the exploitation of workers in the logistics and e-commerce sectors

Amazon and trade unions in Italy: a turning point

Ornella La Tegola, Labour Law Researcher at the University of Bari, Component of the Technical Scientific Committee of Open Corporation

The Industrial Relations Protocol signed by Amazon with labor organizations and the government on September 15, 2021 is a potential turning point in the system of relations between the social partners involved.

Seal of approval for working conditions faces the pandemic

Gabriele Gugliemi, International Policies coordinator for Filcams and the OpenCorporation project

On the occasion of the presentation of the GPtW (Great Place to Work) rankings for Italy published, as well as on their website, also in the supplement entitled “L’Economia” of the Corriere della Sera of 26 April 2021, we seized the opportunity to revisit the subject with the additional focus on the dreadful news related to #Covid-19 and the response to it.

Fast fashion’s exploited workers

Deborah Lucchetti, Clean Clothes Campaign coordinator

Le ali non sono in vendita, viaggio nel mondo della fast fashion (Wings are not for sale, a journey into the world of fast fashion) is a new movie directed by Paolo Campana, with the artistic supervision of Sara Conforti and produced by FAIR with the scientific contribution of the Clean Clothes Campaign. It’s the final result of a journey that lasted over a year, during which we tried to reflect together with the girls and boys on the phenomenon of fast fashion.

Global Solidarity Works: The Case of Qatar

Ambet Yuson, BWI General Secretary

This article concentrates on Qatar and the 2022 World Cup. It uses one specific case to tell a larger story. All of the key elements of BWIs strategic plan that emerged from the BWI World Congress in 2017, held in Durban, “organising, negotiating, and influencing”, are found in this one case.

Microplastics and nanoplastics: an invisible threat with as yet unexplored effects on our health

Sabrina Soffientini, Head of Communications at Federconsumatori and OpenCorporation expert

The production of plastic has grown by more than 38% in the last 10 years, which is why waste containing this material has increased: according to the latest report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), each square kilometer of ocean contains an average of 63,320 particles of microplastics. The Mediterranean is one of the most polluted seas in the world: 7% of microplastics globally are concentrated here.