The Advisory Committee on Platform Workers is also considering forming a union for such workers to represent their concerns in the event of disputes.
This includes solutions such as using standing desks and installing a shower room in the workplace, a research report recommends.
This is in collaboration with NTUC, who will provide guidance on how SMEs can improve gender equality and anti-harassment policies .
The payment of employment insurance fees and electricity and gas bills for April and June will be postponed for three more months.
The Employees Provident Fund is keen to see wages go upwards, but stresses that it must match with the availability of funds and the right way to do it.
Some 8.62 million people with disabilities, including the self-employed and flexible workers, were employed in 2020, up from 8.55 million in 2019.
About 94% of trade apprentice graduates were employed after training in 2021, up 2.5 percentage points from 2019.
Around half of the 1,000 respondents of a recent survey said that they would leave the ride-sharing industry if there were job opportunities.
As of February 18, a total of RM21.72 million has been channelled to 902 MSMEs under the Indian Community Entrepreneur Development Scheme.
The impact of the Omicron variant on economic activity has not been significant, allowing activities within the country to proceed.
Employees should also establish individual telework plans and clarify expectations about timelines and expected results, the WHO and ILO highlighted.
Currently, gig workers are considered self-employed and therefore not guaranteed a minimum wage or employment insurance.
The number of jobs for workers in their 60s and above rose by 243,000, recording the highest increase among all age groups.
The full-time wage gap between male and female workers amounted to A$255 per week, marking the second lowest national pay gap in the last 20 years.
Gig workers on the platform with existing EPF accounts can give their consent to opt into the programme and set their contribution rate.
A$34.2 million of funding will be used to place workers in over 1,500 jobs across hospitality, warehousing and logistics, and tourism.
Although the government is still discussing the minimum wage hike, some firms are already paying more than the minimum wage.
Improving the skills of Indonesian workers will also be a priority, said National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa.
Employees who experience miscarriage or still birth should also be provided with paid leave, said the Community and Public Sector Union.
To qualify for the handout, businesses must show a 40% drop in revenue over seven consecutive days during the six weeks prior to February 15.
Despite the rollout of government work support initiatives, employers have been reluctant to offer decent salaries to potential workers.
The Japanese Trade Union Confederation wants businesses to define workplace rules related to the eligibility for remote work.
The health ministry noted that the current infectious rate of COVID-19 in the country is higher, and most likely caused by the Omicron variant.
Instead, pay increases are more likely to come in the form of one-time bonuses, which may not lead to increased household spending
Government support ensured the unemployment rate hit 3.5% instead of 7.5% in 2021, said the country’s finance ministry.
The majority of recruitment remains concentrated in capital cities, with the highest number of job ads in Sydney and Melbourne.
Foreign workers would send back the surplus of their salaries to their home countries, instead of spending their earnings in Malaysia, says employers group.
84% of fresh graduates were employed in full-time jobs within six months of completing their exams, an increase from 69.8% in 2020 and 81.7% in 2019.
Incentives that are based on employees’ use of sick leave will be deemed as “unfair practice”, says the Manpower Minister.
The country aims to nurture local talent, instead of relying heavily on skilled foreign workers in the industry.