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

Global: Avoiding an inflationary spiral

Employers should be extremely cautious about repeating the errors of the 1970s and allowing themselves to be persuaded to inflation-proof pay …

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Global: Mask shaming – a new variant of bullying

As lockdowns end employees who continue to use Personal protective equipment (PPE) are being increasingly subjected to social pressures and ridicule …

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Global: The latest covid wave

Although many countries experienced the onset of the Omicron variant back in January 2022, it is only just passed its peak in many European and Asian countries …

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Global: Underreporting of pandemic cases

The pandemic is now being rapidly overshadowed by the Ukraine war, but it was already being heavily downplayed by under-reporting and growing public indifference …

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Global: Health hazard in every lungful of air we breath

Advice relating to COVID-19 has led us to focus on social distance as a way to protect ourselves against infection …

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Global: Radical transformation in age structure is underway

Demographic projections concerning the proportion of people who are aged over 65 indicates that within Europe there will be vast differences in age profiles …

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Global: Pensions across the OECD

A less than accurate special report has been prepared for the UK House of Commons Library and published online this month …

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Global: ILO finds parental leave shortfall

In 82 out of 185 countries studied women were not entitled to a minimum of 14 weeks maternity leave …

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Global: How have the three great 21st century shocks hit the world economy?

The impact of the great recession (2007-10), Pandemic (2020-22?) and Ukraine war (February 2022 – ) have all sent shock waves through the world economy, making most of us significantly poorer than we would be if they had not taken place …

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Global: OECD inflation – worrying signs

The annual rate of price inflation across the advanced economies in the OECD reached a 30-year high of 6 …

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Global: Sharp general rise in crime

Companies with operations in a number of countries may need to take action to protect themselves and staff from rising community crime levels …

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Global: Growth of online ransom cases

Last year, the world saw a 105% surge in ransomware cyberattacks …

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Global: The price of war

One of the principal global victims of the Ukraine war will be consumer price inflation …

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Global: Unruly passengers

Although passenger air miles have fallen during the last two years, the number of unruly passenger cases escalated to investigation have climbed significantly …

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Global: Knowledge workers take most advantage of hybrid working

A new global pulse survey of 10,000 knowledge workers undertaken by an organisation called “Future Forum” has found that 58% of such workers operate within such arrangements …

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