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  • Zimbabwe state workers accept pay deal, avert strike
    Harare: Zimbabwe’s public sector workers said on Thursday they had accepted a government pay offer, averting a potentially damaging strike in a country facing its worst economic crisis in a decade. The workers had on Tuesday threatened to stay away from work unless the state raised wages to the equivalent of US$475 per month for the lowest paid - a move they said would only keep up with crippling inflation.…
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  • RM700 too high to encourage workers to take up latest
    Petaling Jaya: An international workers’ union has welcomed the government’s latest amnesty programme to enable undocumented migrants to leave the country, but said the RM700 compound fee was still too steep. The Building and Wood Workers’ International warned that the amount could work as a “real disincentive” for migrants to take up the offer. “A minimum compound of RM150 will encourage them to take up the offer without having to…
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  • Labour awareness camps at Gulabgarh, Paddar held
    Kishtwar: To reach out to the people at their doorsteps, Labour Department Kishtwar organised two day awareness camp at Gulabgarh, Paddar. A team of officials headed by Labour Inspector, Fulail Singh educated the participants (building and other construction workers) and locals about benefits of registration. He made them aware about various schemes for them including Education Assistance, Disability and Death Assistance among others. Forms for registration as Building and Construction…
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  • FTI wants SSF waiver for workers in lieu of wage
    Thailand: The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is calling for the Labour Ministry to waive the 5% contribution from insured workers to the Social Security Fund (SSF) for 6-12 months instead of increasing the daily minimum wage to 400 baht as promised during the election campaign. The exemption should be subsidised temporarily by the government, said Supant Mongkolsuthree, the FTI chairman. The SSF has contributions from three stakeholders: insured employees…
    Jul 19, 2019 - 0 Views

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