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The gig economy vs. America’s workers

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and other gig corporations are blessing for unscrupulous employment practices COMMENT | SANDEEP VAHEESAN | Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and other gig corporations are once again seeking the law’s blessing in the United States for their unscrupulous employment practices. Ahead of November’s election, these firms have proposed …

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UAW sets Friday deadline for more plant strike

Chicago, US | Xinhua |  The Detroit-based United Auto Workers (UAW) has set Friday as a deadline for more walkout as the union’s strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers enters the fifth day. If the union does not see serious progress in negotiations with the three companies, it will …

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Amazon warns workers staying away from office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amazon staff in the US received a warning email from the firm for not spending enough time in the office after their attendance was tracked, BBC reported on Aug.11. Some employees were told they were “not currently meeting our expectation of joining your colleagues in …

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Sweden to double wage requirement for migrant workers

Stockholm, Sweden | Xinhua | Under new rules proposed by the Swedish government, job seekers from non-European Union (EU) countries will need to secure a higher minimum wage than before if they wish to obtain a work permit in the country, according to the government on Thursday. The government, together with …

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Parliament orders new verification of ex-workers of EAC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has ordered a fresh verification exercise of all Ugandan former employees of the defunct East African Community – EAC in order to provide a lasting settlement of their pending claims. It follows the adoption of the report of the Committee on EAC Affairs …

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Rights advocates task Gov’t to streamline safety of migrant workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rights activists are proposing some strategies to be adopted to promote the safety of Ugandan migrant workers in the Middle East. Their proposals follow a backdrop of deaths and human rights violations involving Uganda domestic workers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, …

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