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  • April 19, 2021

    Some American workers are reaching the end of their “benefit year”

    Unemployment benefits have indeed been the lifeline for the tens of millions of Americans who applied and started receiving them in the initial weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic but some individuals are now reaching the end of their “benefit year”.
    Unemployment benefits have indeed been the lifeline for the tens of millions of Americans who applied and started receiving them in the initial weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic but some individuals are now reaching the end of their “benefit year”.
  • Friday news roundup April 16, 2021

    A combination of interventions may be the reason behind Taiwan's Covid success and UK workers in insecure jobs were found to be twice as likely to die of Covid as their more secure peers. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    A combination of interventions may be the reason behind Taiwan's Covid success and UK workers in insecure jobs were found to be twice as likely to die of Covid as their more secure peers. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • April 15, 2021

    Denmark denies renewal of temporary residency status for Syrian refugees

    The Danish government has denied the temporary residence status of approximately 189 Syrian refugees, claiming that some parts of the war-torn country are now safe to return to.
    The Danish government has denied the temporary residence status of approximately 189 Syrian refugees, claiming that some parts of the war-torn country are now safe to return to.
  • April 13, 2021

    During peak times Uber Eats drivers in Sydney earn less than the minimum casual wage

    In the first of its public hearings into the gig economy, the Select Committee on Job Security is hearing from representatives from Uber, Uber Eats, Ola, and Deliveroo.
    In the first of its public hearings into the gig economy, the Select Committee on Job Security is hearing from representatives from Uber, Uber Eats, Ola, and Deliveroo.
  • Friday news roundup April 9, 2021

    Children are taking European states to court to tackle the climate crisis and the Australian government has announced a "road map for respect" in the fight against sexual harassment. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Children are taking European states to court to tackle the climate crisis and the Australian government has announced a "road map for respect" in the fight against sexual harassment. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • April 08, 2021

    Tax the wealthy to help shrink inequality caused by Covid-19, IMF recommends

    Wealth taxation usually applies to the assets owned by taxpayers, which can be property or investments, but its use has declined in recent decades.
    Wealth taxation usually applies to the assets owned by taxpayers, which can be property or investments, but its use has declined in recent decades.
  • April 01, 2021

    Volvo employees to be granted 24 weeks of paid parental leave

    The new “Family Bond” program applies to all employees, regardless of gender, who have been with the company for a minimum of one year.
    The new “Family Bond” program applies to all employees, regardless of gender, who have been with the company for a minimum of one year.
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