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Migrant Workers Fear Massive Singapore Dormitory Lockdown is Coronavirus Time Bomb

Migrant workers living in vast Singapore dormitories cut off from the outside world due to the coronavirus outbreak fear their cramped and squalid quarters are fast becoming a hotbed for infection. Singapore on Sunday (Apr 6) said it had quarantined nearly 20,000 workers in two dormitories, made up of mainly Bangladeshi and other South Asian […]

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April 7, 20205:56 pm
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Jobs Hampered Worldwide as Coronavirus Outbreak Triggers Global Recession

BLOOMBERG – The world’s workers are reeling from the initial shock of the coronavirus recession, with job losses and welfare claims around the globe already running into the millions this week. With International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warning of a “crisis like no other,” the cuts from Austria to the U.S. reflect the […]

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April 6, 20206:33 pm
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India Lockdown: Companies Ensure Jobs and Salaries Safety Despite Coronavirus Disruption

Leading companies in India are proactively assuring employees that they will be taken care of financially while the lockdown continues or even if it gets extended. From paying advance salary to both regular and contractual workers a week before the usual salary credit date to honouring joining date commitment for new joinees even if they […]

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March 30, 20203:15 pm
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Coronavirus: 7 Tips to Help Your Employees Stay Productive While Working from Home

The world is seeing the largest work-from-home experiment due to the Coronavirus outbreak. While the idea of remote working or telecommuting is hardly new, the truth is, many leaders are still grappling with the challenges of managing a virtual team. Sure, working in a personal space, instead of a professional environment, sounds like a great […]

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March 20, 202011:00 am
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Workers Rushed to Singapore before Malaysia’s Lockdown Over Coronavirus

As Malaysia ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, a horde of workers commuting daily to Singapore formed a long queue at the border checkpoints to make it in before the measure took effect midnight Tuesday (Mar 17). Singaporeans affected by the shuttering of commercial activities in the neighboring […]

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March 19, 20204:41 pm
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108,000 Workers Affected by Coronavirus to Each Get $300

A one-time payment of up to $300 will be given to about 108,000 workers who lose their jobs or suffer income losses due to the coronavirus outbreak, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said on Wednesday (March 18), as the pandemic continues to take a toll on the global economy. The payment will be funded […]

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March 19, 202011:36 am
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Here’s the Coronavirus’s Gendered Impact: WEF

Are men and women feeling the effects of the coronavirus differently? Research from China suggests that while COVID-19 is infecting men and women in about equal numbers, women appear less likely to die from the virus than men. A study of some 44,600 people with COVID-19 from the Chinese Center for Disease Control showed the […]

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March 17, 20201:08 pm
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Coronavirus: Malaysia Airlines Asks Staff Take Voluntary Unpaid Leave Up to Three Months

Malaysia Airlines Bhd is offering voluntary unpaid leave to all its 13,000 employees effective from this month. The national carrier said such scheme was also offered to staff of its parent Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) and subsidiaries including MAB Kargo, MAB Engineering, Firefly and MASwings. Malaysia Airlines’ top management confirmed to the New Straits Times […]

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March 13, 20204:46 pm