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Egypt: Smoking in health, education and government facilities banned

Although tobacco consumption is declining around the World, it is growing fast in Egypt and now poses a serious health risk to the population … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: Declining trust and rising uncertainty

The latest PwC global Future of Work and Skills survey has revealed a mixed picture of distance working and automation … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Australia: Employers want end to rules requiring port jobs to go to ‘family and friends’ of union members

Pre-entry closed shops in the ports sector are reducing competition in the labour market … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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China: Seafarers’ basic salary to rise by 7%

The Chinese Seamen & Construction Workers’ Union and China Shipowners’ Association have signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, effective from 1st January 2022 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Global: COVID update – the worst is yet to come

The most dangerous places in the World, as far as COVID-19 is concerned, are all in Europe … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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USA: US-Japan partnership on trade

A new “US-Japan Partnership on Trade” has been agreed, that includes “labor-related and environment-related priorities” … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Singapore: New measures to support retention of work permit holders in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is introducing measures to support employers and improve retention of Work Permit Holders (WPHs) in the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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United Kingdom: Omicron – What are England’s mask rules now?

Face masks are now compulsory in a wide range of settings … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Over two-thirds of working adults are travelling to work (November 2021/COVID-19)

The pandemic did not have such a radical impact on the way people worked as commonly assumed … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Poland: Tax changes for employees

Tax rates are being fundamentally changed with the greatest burden on the self-employed and those earning over PLN 13,000 (US$3,182 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Irish Republic: ‘Double bank holiday’ on the cards for March 2022 – Leo Varadkar

There now appears to be little support for an extra bank holiday in February next year, but a two-day break in March does seem to be a likelihood … Please login to view this content or become a member by …

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France: MPs approve continued use of Covid health pass through July 2022

Some Deputies and Senators have argued that the current health emergency does not justify extension of governmental powers until the end of July 2022 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Court of Justice: Relevant factors when judging whether stand-by time is working time

In yet a further case involving the working time of firefighters, the court has just decided that standby time need not necessarily be treated as a paid working period … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Global: The new threat – Omicron Virus

The new Omicron Virus has caused widespread panic around the world, closed borders and halting flights from South Africa … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Turkey: Police break up ‘violence against women’ protest

Widespread protests, met by tear gas and rubber bullets, have taken place in Istanbul over the withdrawal of the country from the Istanbul Convention on the Elimination of Violence Against Women … Please login to view this content or become …

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