COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Government & business response
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is a global health and societal emergency that requires effective immediate action by governments and businesses. As of March 2020, 152 countries across the globe are now affected by the outbreak. The World Health Organization and International Chamber of Commerce have issued an unprecedented private sector call to action to tackle COVID-19, and say all businesses have a key role to play in minimising the likelihood of transmission and impact on society.
This section will feature the latest actions by governments and business to cope with this global emergency and safeguard workers around the world.
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Author: Daily Monitor (Uganda)
"Government directs private schools to pay staff"...
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Employers can charter flights to return Indian migrant workers in the Gulf, but thousands remain stranded
Author: Rejimon Kuttappan, The Lede (India)
"Permission for Gulf employers to fly Indian workers via chartered flight," 23 May 2020...
India: Peaceful nationwide protests against suspension of labour laws calls for national govt to recognise rights
Author: BWI International
"Indian unions launch nationwide protests against labour laws suspension", 26 May 2020 Responding to the call of the Central Trade Unions (CTU), BWI Indian affiliates on 22 May joined a nationwide peaceful protest against the suspension of labo...
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Nepal: Recruitment agencies request govt to return guarantee deposits paid to obtain operation licenses amid labour migration fallout
Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, The Kathmandu Post
"Recruiting agencies want their guarantee amount back as their business is affected due to Covid-19", 26 May 2020...
Author: El Desconcierto (Chile)
“No solo políticos: Regalos de las empresas contaminantes a la comunidad en medio de la pandemia” - 21 de mayo de 2020...
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Author: El Colombiano
“En Hidroituango ya son 28 trabajadores contagiados con covid-19” – 22 de mayo de 2020...
Author: Globo Rural
Coronavírus afeta funcionamento de frigoríficos e abates de emergência podem começar. Associação de empresas diz que setor está se organizando para evitar descartes e desabastecimento, mas federação de trabalhadores agrícolas do RS afirma que já...
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Author: Deutsche Welle (Brasil)
“Entidades repudiam fala de Ricardo Salles em reunião ministerial. Ministro do Meio Ambiente sugeriu que governo aproveitasse a atenção da imprensa voltada à pandemia para passar "reformas infralegais" em leis ambientais. ONGs denunciam "políticas de...