Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Global as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Global: Pay update (10th October 2021)

The few collective agreements that are being concluded in Europe are resulting in only modest gains for trade unions …

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Global: Prices update (10th October 2021)

Global hyperinflation remains a significant risk next year …

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Global: Unemployment update (10th October 2021)

Manpower is available, but many lack the necessary experience or wish to risk going to work …

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Global: Employment update (10th October 2021)

Past immigration policies, inadequate past training programmes and a drift back to the country are all leading to labour shortages …

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Global: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year (WHO/ILO)

Long working hours responsible for the most work-related deaths …

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Global: Fear of inflation leading to significant rises in low pay safety nets

In past economic upturns, it was collectively negotiated pay deals which either indicated the level of expected price rises or was a major driving force for inflation …

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Global: Anton piller orders

Employers often suspect, but cannot prove, that a departing employee is walking away with sensitive company property – but what can they do? If an employer challenges an employee, they will almost always be met with an absolute denial …

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Global: Lockdown blues

The pandemic certainly has had a huge impact on particular sectors and organisations, but overall in the more advanced economies its effects were generally patchy and modest …

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Global: Statutory minimum wage (26th September 2021)

Although significant increases are being awarded and promised to low paid workers, the picture is not all that it appears …

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Global: Pay update (25th September 2021)

Collective bargaining remains generally at a low level with most negotiated and un-negotiated pay increases being at below the rate of price inflation – leading to falling real pay levels …

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Global: Criminal records checks

Although companies frequently hire employees from another country, they do not always take the wise precaution of requesting criminal records certificates …

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Global: Employment update (23rd September 2021)

The most severe job vacancy problems around the World are seldom “across the board” and usually focus on a handful of key sectors, or occupations …

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Global: Expat futures

An important feature of working as an executive or career professional in a multinational company has long been the opportunity to gain international experience …

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Global: Unemployment update (21st September 2021)

Although the global trend is towards a reduction in joblessness, its fall is being held back in a number of ways …

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Global: Humanoid robots

The era in which most robotic devices are just operated by a remote control like a model car will soon be over …

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