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UN chief highlights need for decent jobs to fuel COVID-19 recovery

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday highlighted the need for decent jobs to fuel the COVID-19 recovery. In a video message, the UN chief told heads of state and government and others attending a virtual meeting that they are essential to global efforts to “build …

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Hoima airport contractor lays off 160 workers

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  SBC, the company contracted by the government to construct Hoima International Airport has laid off 160 workers.  The company said in a letter to staff that the decision to lay off the workers was in line with the government guidelines to control the spread of …

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US workers face an unequal future when virus recedes

Washington, United States | AFP |  As the coronavirus worked its way across the United States, it cleaved the country’s workforce in two: those who have the ability to work from home, and those who do not. From baristas to hotel workers to tourism operators, people whose job requires them to …

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4.4 million Ugandans could lose jobs due to coronavirus-Report

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Four million Ugandans could lose their jobs if the Coronavirus pandemic persists for the next six months, according to the business climate index published by the Economic Policy Research Centre. EPRC conducted a survey, sending questionnaires electronically to 147 businesses which are a panel of …

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Museveni pleads with employers to desist from laying off workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged employers to resist the temptation of laying off workers because of a slump in their businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking at State House Entebbe to mark the International Labour Day, Museveni said some of the companies …

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