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 […]

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

“Anyone in this ‘shipper’ business will face these situations at least once. I was lucky to get my money back, but other shippers have had to bear the brunt, [for example] drinking five cups of boba tea or eating two servings of family-sized hotpot [that no-show customers left them with]. It’s rather saddening.”

NFL, Dish Strike New Carriage Contract After Nearly Three Months of Haggling

NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on Dish in mid-June after the two sides failed to come to terms on a new contract. The NFL said at the time that it had “offered terms consistent with those in place with other distributors,” but noted, “Dish has not agreed.” Somehow, just as the first Sunday […]

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.

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

Nguyễn Văn Sang, deputy head of the HCM City Youth Employment Service Center under the HCM City unit of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, said the centre had asked youth unions to compile a list of working age people and the kind of jobs they prefer. The centre would help connect them with a company in need of employees.

Edo 2020: I want INEC to conduct free, fair elections — Obaseki

“The governor here is the chief security officer in the sate, but here they are bringing more security officers into the state to assist him in maintaining peace.

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

Brexit rebellion – Boris Johnson is facing mounting opposition from his own backbenchers over his plans to break international law with legislation that could override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Dozens of Tory MPs are expected to support an amendment to the internal market bill that would give parliament a veto of any changes […]

How was lockdown living with my partner? So good I missed her when she went to the balcony

For the record, I am normally far too cool to care about mundanities such as dish placement. But these are not normal times. Spending so much time stuck in the house has led me to fixate on weird things; when everything outside is so chaotic, there is great comfort to be had in organisation. E […]

Eat out to help out used 10.5m times in scheme’s first week

The half-price meal offer appears to have benefited retailers, which have also been hit hard by the pandemic. The number of people visiting high streets and shopping malls surged last week, especially during the evenings, according to the retail analysts Springboard.

UK cities should work for the people who live in them, not for distant shareholders

And these problems don’t just affect big cities. Part of the justification for agglomeration is that wealth generated in city centres will eventually “trickle outwards” as investors look for cheaper opportunities – hence Boris Johnson’s assertion in 2016 that a “pound spent in Croydon is far more valuable to the country than a pound spent […]