Recent news

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

Global: Home-base standards

With so many employees now working from home, and the general switch to distant working on a more permanent basis in prospect, it is important for employers to establish appropriate workspace and working condition standards for home-based workers …

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Global: Density of robot use

The density of industrial robotic use continues to climb, with the automotive industry leading the way …

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Global: Volvo offers employees 24 weeks of parental le

All Volvo staff who have spent at least a year at the company, irrespective of gender or location, are now entitled to 24 weeks of parental leave, paid at a rate of 80% of their base pay during the leave period …

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Global: Inflation, money supply and disturbed goods supply chains

For many years, the majority of the World has not had to deal with the horrors of hyperinflation, and prices have been kept manageable within the range 0-3% …

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Global: Volvo offers employees 24 weeks of parental leave

All Volvo staff who have spent at least a year at the company, irrespective of gender or location, are now entitled to 24 weeks of parental leave, paid at a rate of 80% of their base pay during the leave period …

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Global: Proposed new COVID passports

Organisations such as the WHO have long offered certificates confirming that immunization has been achieved against diseases such as cholera and plague …

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Global: Passport and visa checks

A very useful set of tools relating to visa restrictions and passport acceptability, particularly during the global lockdown can be found here …

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Global: PPE update

The wearing of gloves is often mentioned in the same breath as masks when PPE is being considered …

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Global: Commuting road accidents

Although in Germany, the Pandemic and increase in home working has led to fall of 18 …

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Global: Future threats

FedEE’s predictive track record has meant that we have now foreseen every major economic and political event since 9/11 – even the Pandemic itself …

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Global: Excess deaths

It still remains impossible to accurately calculate the impact of COVID-19 from individual country reports as so few countries maintain accurate mortality data …

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Global: Pandemic progress

Daily mortality from COVID-19 has declined from its peak at the end of January 2021, but remains very high …

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Global: Facial visibility

Companies that need their staff to operate with their face visible may wish to consider an FDA approved “Clearmask“ …

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Global: IR going global

A new global framework agreement has just between signed between Thyssenkrupp spin-off TK Elevator (TKE) and the unions IG Metall, IndusriaALL and the company works council …

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Global: WTO negotiations on data flows

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) launched in 2019 a “Joint Statement Initiative”(JSI) aimed at finding a framework for Ecommerce around the globe …

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