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U.S. Steel job cuts highlight EU sector woes

Kosice, Slovakia | AFP |  As day breaks through smudged tram windows, Slovak workers heading to the U.S. Steel Kosice plant mull their fate after hearing the company plans to sack a fifth of them. Some stare silently at the morning haze behind the chimneys of the sprawling communist-era factory. With …

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Wolfram mining company lays off workers in Rubanda

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  KI3R Minerals International Limited, a United Kingdom-based company that is mining Wolfram in Nyamuriro Wolfram Mines, Muko Sub County Rubanda district has laid off its workers. The mines which cover 175 acres were revived by KI3R Minerals Limited in December 2016 after a takeover from …

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One miner missing, 11 others injured in Ntungamo mine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  One miner is missing following an accident at Mwerasandhu Tin mines in Rwamwire-Ruhaama Sub County in Ntungamo district. The mine, which belongs to German firm, Zanak Holdings caved in on Wednesday injuring eleven miners. Some of the workers told URN that they were called in …

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Gov’t to export 80,000 workers to UAE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is in need of 80,000 Ugandans to work in United Arabs Emirates in the next 12 months. On 26th June 2019 Government through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social development signed a bilateral Agreement with the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) in …

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The coming Community Health Workers

Experts query their cost and compare them to current VHTs Kampala, Uganda |  FLAVIA NASSAKA | Flue, cough, headache, or diarrhea; these simple ailments can be quite uncomfortable. But are they worth going to a health facility to get treated, especially if it is far away, crowded, and the doctor might …

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Chinese companies monitor workers brains

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It sounds like something out of a science fiction, but according to recent news reports, Chinese companies are using special helmets to monitor workers’ brain activity in order to reduce stress and manipulate break times so that they can produce more. Employee brainwave uses sensors …

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Influx of commercial sex workers worries Bunyoro Bishop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The influx of commercial sex workers in the Albertine graben has drawn the attention of Rt. Rev, Samuel Kahuma, the Bishop of Bunyoro Kitara diocese. Bishop Kahuma has in a statement denounced the many commercial sex workers he says have invaded the oil rich Hoima …

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