The government has been urged to balance the employment needs of local workers while remaining open to foreign investment and manpower
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), together with unions and employer groups, will review the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices
Employer groups are opposing a new law that will allow CEOs to be punished, even by imprisonment, for serious workplace disasters.
The government is working out new laws to protect the rights of workers, especially those in flexible employment.
Some government officials are rejecting Labour’s Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) plan in favour of tightening existing employment laws.
Business owners have been urged to get safety seals for their establishments in the country’s efforts to re-open the economy.
Self-employed workers who earned less than NT$408,000 in 2020, and who have been impacted by the pandemic, will be eligible for subsidies.
Large businesses in the private sector are encouraged to come on board to speed up the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the government to penalise businesses not following measures for pandemic control.
David Atkinson, a member of the government’s growth strategy panel, has called for minimum wages to be raised by at least 3% in fiscal 2021.
The civil construction and infrastructure industry has set up a centre to help meet the needs of the country in infrastructural skills.
A new S$1.2-billion (US$890.2-million) support package is designed to help small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) cope with the pandemic.
Government workers who work from home due to the pandemic can claim for internet expenses of P75-300 (US$1.5-6.1) per month.
To offer financial aid to those affected by the pandemic, the government is planning a VND26-trillion (US$1.13-billion) package.
To effectively contain the spread of COVID-19, companies and private enterprises should equip themselves to do testing by themselves.
The overall unemployment rate in the country trended down in May, falling marginally from 2.9% in the previous month.
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is against increasing the number of service incentive leave days mandated by law.
Companies with five or more permanent staff are planning to hire 24% more employees in the six-month period ending this September.
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order to implement a recovery strategy for the country’s labour market.
From July, more employees, including those hired under special contracts, will be covered under the state employment insurance scheme.
The government is preventing vaccination programme at workplaces from being concentrated in major cities.
Out of the 592,000 Australians who lost their employment in April 2020, 38% were aged between 15 and 24.
The Philippine Skills Framework (PSF) has been launched to link the government, industry and the academia to upskill workers.
According to a survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27% of businesses have difficulty in finding suitable staff.
More than double the expected 500,000 people had applied for COVID-19 relief loans from the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
The Ministry of Human Resources has urged workers and employers affected by the pandemic to apply for benefits under the Employment Insurance System.
Amid a shortage of experienced retail staff, employers have been forced to increase wages to retain and attract talent.
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is leading several business groups in pledging to create at least 1 million new jobs.
All New South Wales (NSW) public-sector workers will be entitled to five days of paid leave if they suffer a miscarriage of a child.
Under the Jobs Support Scheme, more than 140,000 employers will receive wage subsidies totaling S$2.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) from June 30.