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U.S. tire maker Goodyear loses dispute against foreign workers in Malaysia

Reuters
(This June 10 story corrects “over a hundred” to “dozens of” in paragraph 1; number of migrant workers who filed complaints to 184 from 250 in para 2; number of workers in latest judgement to 65 from 109 in para 5) Malaysia’s Industrial Court has ruled in favor of dozens......

Michigan workers to help ‘build new arsenal to defeat’ COVID-19

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday said Michigan workers involved in creating the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will help the nation become “the arsenal of vaccines,” comparing the drive to the manufacturing might of Detroit in building tanks and planes during World War......

The mystery of the UK’s missing workers

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57400560 By Robert PlummerBusiness reporter, BBC Newsimage copyrightGetty ImagesAs the UK economy emerges from the effects of the pandemic, various sectors are reporting shortages of staff.The lockdown easing has prompted employers to start recruiting. UK job vacancies have hit their highest level since the start of the pandemic.Yet, puzzlingly, the......

Labor leaders back Eric Adams to become NYC’s ‘blue-collar mayor’

NYPost
Henry A. Garrido, Kyle Bragg, Rich Maroko Leaders of The Hotel Trades Council, Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ and District Council 37 are backing Eric Adams as the mayor who prioritizes the well-being of workers and black and brown people. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main......

Goldman Sachs asking returning workers to say if they’ve been vaccinated

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Goldman Sachs is requiring that bankers and other employees tell the financial firm whether they are vaccinated before returning to the office. The investment bank has started bringing some of its 20,000 U.S.-based employees back, with most workers expected......

Texas hospital suspends nearly 200 workers for refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Houston Methodist is sidelining almost 200 workers for two weeks without pay for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The suspensions come a day after dozens protested the policy outside one of its medical centers in Baytown, Texas.   The......

S.Korea considers vaccinating workers at major companies

Reuters
South Korea is considering plans to vaccinate workers at key businesses including chip and electronics firms to minimise disruptions to production, the government said on Thursday, amid global efforts to boost supply of scarce computer chips. The labour ministry has sent letters to companies including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS),......

Young Thai workers race to reopen deserted beaches

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57404078 Thailand depends on its tourism sector, and normally welcomes 14 million visitors annually. But Covid-19 saw visitor numbers plunge to just four million last year. In the key resort of Phuket, mass vaccinations are being organised ahead of this year’s tourist season. As part of our My Work, My......

U.S. job growth picks up, desperate employers boost wages to attract workers

Reuters
U.S. employers increased hiring in May and raised wages as they competed for workers, with millions of unemployed Americans still at home because of childcare issues, generous unemployment checks and lingering fears over COVID-19. Though the pickup in job growth shown in the Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on......

Companies hired nearly a million new workers in May, ADP says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Private job growth for May accelerated at its fastest pace in nearly a year as companies hired 970,000 workers, according to a report Thursday from payroll processing firm ADP. It was a big jump from April’s 654,000 and the largest......

EU court backs Tesco workers in equal pay dispute

Reuters
A logo of Tesco is pictured outside a Tesco supermarket in Hatfield, Britain October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo Thousands of current and former employees of UK supermarket group Tesco (TSCO.L) on Thursday won the support of Europe’s top court in their fight for equal pay in a judgment that......

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