No-shows and other fears: Daily life of food delivery workers in Vietnam

“However, as long as you can endure and put in the work, it will make you money. Frankly speaking, I make enough to cover my rent and put food on the table for my family,” Huu proudly explained only moments before he resumed driving to survive in the city. 

Recruitment demand rises, but employers can’t find enough workers

The centre said that 4,000 enterprises in the city were expected to cut or lay off about 120,000 employees in September due to a lack of orders and raw materials amid the pandemic. The cuts would occur mainly in tourism, accommodation services, transportation, construction, garments, and footwear.

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

“If the government doesn’t act, we face a tsunami of job losses. So my message to the chancellor is this: we worked together once before. We are ready to work with you again – if you are serious about stopping the catastrophe of mass unemployment.

Health workers declare nationwide strike

‘’Such an action while the nation battles the COVID-19 emergency accentuates its illegality, as it  will compound and aggravate the challenges in health services, causing further risk and deaths to the sick in hospitals across the country as the COVID-19 pandemic has been declared as a situation of “Acute National Health crisis” by both the […]

Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?

Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation.

Coronavirus: ‘Lessons to be learned’ over deaths in care homes

‘Lessons to learn’Ms Freeman said “at the time we took all the steps we could reasonably have been expected to take”, but added that “as always with these matters as knowledge about the virus and the practicalities of dealing with it develops, then we will take different judgements and different views”.

Order inside NEET exam halls, but many parents flout norms

Sweta Singh, 19, a resident of Lakshmi Nagar, said she had dropped a year to prepare for NEET. “I was getting very anxious because of the delay in the exam… I was waiting for this exam for the last 18 months, and am glad it’s finished now,” she said.

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

The papers The Guardian leads with “No 10 faces showdown as Tory rebellion over Brexit bill grows” and the Times agrees that is the best story of the day with “Law chief leads Brexit rebellion”. Others stick to Covid-19 for their main stories with the Mirror saying “Final virus warning” and the Telegraph “GPs warned […]

N-Power not solving Nigeria’s unemployment problem

When SMEs are choked with taxes and unfavourable policies, they are forced to abruptly close operations – culminating in a surge in unemployment. The government should further address excessive taxes and abolish unfriendly business policies, grant tax relief programmes for start-ups, ease bureaucratic bottle-necks and provide grants/loans for SMEs’ expansion.