Medical workers in Nankai district, North China's Tianjin Municipality pose for a picture on Sunday. The district organized a team of 458 medical workers to help Binhai New Area launch wide-scale COVID-19 nucleic acid tests after new domestic infections were found. As of 6 pm Monday, there were nine existing domestic cases in Tianjin. Photo: VCGCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Hijabis in UAE share their unique challenge in virtual meetings
Abu Dhabi: Following the Covid-19 outbreak, working from home has become common enough. While workplace environments are hard to mirror, setting up meetings has become fairly easy through the use of video telephony and conferencing apps like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.With no need to rush to meeting venues, workers have found they can easily log on to meetings from the comfort of their own homes. And even when they have to make themselves presentable for the camera, for most, it is not a big deal.Still, these virtual meetings have brought in their own set of challenges for working women who don ...
COVID-19: 80,000 domestic workers to return to Kuwait
Cairo: Around 80,000 domestic workers are expected to return to Kuwait in five months after the government gave the go-ahead for their comeback, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper.Thousands of expatriates, including domestic workers, have been stranded abroad after Kuwait announced in August a ban on flights with dozens of countries over the coronavirus concerns. Majority of domestic workers in Kuwait are from banned countries such as India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.“Suggestions made regarding the domestic workers’ return include the arrival of 600 daily on two flights amid stringent health...
Ondo workers gives Akeredolu 8-day ultimatum to pay owed salaries
Workers in Ondo State have given Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu 8-day ultimatum to settle their accumulated salaries and deductions or face industrial action.This was contained in a letter addressed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and signed by the State chairmen and secretaries of NLC, TUC and JNC, Sunday Adeleye-Oluwole, Helen Odofin, Niyi Fabunmi; Omokehinde Shado, Tajudeen Balogun and Kehinde Olomiye.Businessday reports that the State Government is owing workers October salaries and six months deductions, which the workers said, had crippled various co-operative societies in the State Pu...
Senate Heads for Recess Without New Coronavirus Relief Package
With Small Businesses on Brink of Closure, Senate Heads for Recess Without New Relief PackageQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreSenate Goes On Vacations Without New Relief PackageWASHINGTON, D.C. – After Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent the Senate home for the rest of the month, Americans continue to wait on pins and needles without the help of a new COVID-19 relief package. The Senate will take its vacation after more than a week where talks between lawmakers and the administration on getting American workers and small businesses new relief funds to keep them afloat have grou...
Covid-19: Hong Kong health chief says 7,000 medics who went on strike will be handled with ‘established mechanism’
Hong Kong health chief has said that 7,000 medical workers who went on strike earlier this year over the government’s response to Covid-19 will be “handled with an established mechanism.”Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said in the Legislative Council on Wednesday that the Hospital Authority (HA) is currently looking through the responses from medics who went on strike in February after they were asked for an explanation.The Alliance initiated the strike between February 3 and 7 after Chief Executive Carrie Lam refused to attend the negotiations.Aside from border closures, they urged ...
Hong Kong Free Press
Facebook moderators press for pandemic safety protections
San Francisco (AFP) - More than 200 Facebook content moderators demanded better health and safety protections Wednesday as the social media giant called the workers back to the office during the pandemic.A petition signed by the contract workers living in various countries said Facebook should guarantee better conditions or allow the workers to continue their jobs from home."After months of allowing content moderators to work from home, faced with intense pressure to keep Facebook free of hate and disinformation, you have forced us back to the office," said the open letter released by the Brit...
Home Depot boosts worker pay as profits rise
Home Depot is giving raises to frontline and hourly workers that will add $1 billion a year to their paychecks after revenue and profit soared at the giant retailer.Since the pandemic took hold earlier this year, the company has spent $1.7 billion on extra bonuses, paid leave and other benefits. The raises announced Tuesday will replace those programs.“This is a permanent investment and that is different,” Richard McPhail, chief financial officer, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. “These are permanent wage increases.”He declined to offer more details, but said that the wage hik...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Microsoft 4Afrika points way for workers as tech changes job landscape
Microsoft 4Afrika has pointed the way forward for workers as the job space continues to feel the impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and emerging technologies change job landscape as well as the accepted means of doing business.As a Microsoft initiative, 4Afrika is focused on accelerating Africa’s economic development by providing affordable access to the internet, creating a skilled workforce and investing in local technology solutions.The use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud computing, robotics and more is impacting the way people live an...
Nominal salary of hired workers up in Azerbaijan in Jan-Sep
By Ayya LmahamadThe average monthly nominal salary of hired workers increased by 17.1 percent in January-September, amounting to AZN 706.6 ($415.6), the State Statistics Committee has reported.During the reported period, the average monthly nominal salary was higher in the spheres of mining industry, financial and insurance activity, professional, scientific-technical activity, information and communication, as well as in the transport and storage facilities.As of October 1, the number of employed in the country’s economy increased by 2.6 percent or 42,500 people, compared to the same period o...