Vice-Premier Liu He has also urged entrepreneurs to contribute to China’s economic development by supporting SMEs in the country.,
Under the proposal, business owners and workers will have to be fully vaccinated and undergo a weekly COVID-19 swab test.
Marital status is the most important determinant of women’s employment., with those who are married 38% less likely to be in paid employment.
The gender gap persists in more areas other than pay, such as the number of hours worked, highlights QCOSS.
Those in their 20s and 30s accounted for 46.8% of the total discouraged workers in June, up 8.2 percentage points from the year before.
Employers are also advised to set up a dedicated safety department at the workplace and appoint a safety office at the work site.
Flexible working arrangements are also encouraged so that vaccine appointments can be scheduled for about 400,000 workers employed by the state.
“End of contract” refers to a highly contested form of contractualisation where workers are hired for not more than five months.
Only a minority support the views that people would miss their co-workers, be less productive and become burned out by flexible working.
The government has been asked to ensure that the support to events, tourism and F&B from vaccinations lead to a sustained recovery.
Some 859,000, or 19.1% of 4.49 million economically inactive people aged 15 to 29 were preparing for job exams in May.
Amid tighter COVID-19 measures, the associations have asked for rental rebates, foreign worker levies and an extension of bank loan moratoriums.
The state labour union voiced out that gig workers should have stronger worker protection and labour rights.
In 2021, there will be 13 million fewer employed women as compared to 2019, said the International Labour Organisation.
Some 213,000 people are still out of jobs, but this is 20,200 fewer than the preceding quarter, as Hong Kong’s labour market continues to recover.
This comes after the country’s minimum wage commission set the new minimum wage rate at 9,160 won (US$7.94) per hour for 2022.
The proportion of people working completely remotely in a recent week in July stood at 11.6%, down from 18.5% in April.
The surveyed urban unemployment rate averaged at 5.2%, down 0.6 percentage points year-on-year, as China’s economic recovery continues to gain pace.
However, underemployment crept up by 0.5% to 7.9% as the economy responded to lockdowns in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
The financial aid will apply to companies in the sectors of construction, hotels, food services, art, entertainment and recreation in affected provinces.
Some 30% of gig workers estimated their hourly wage after expenses to be between NZ$18.90 and 2021’s scheduled minimum wage of NZ$20.
The payout will be on top of the RM$1,000 assistance which was credited to the companies’ bank accounts in mid-June this year.
In the hospitality sector, women-led firms saw a 68% fall in anticipated sales, a higher figure compared to men-led firms, reported the World Bank.
The Malaysian Employers Federation also proposed the set up of a platform to record, monitor and report adverse events related to the COVID-19 vaccinations.
South Korea ranks 30th place out of 36 OECD countries, and falls behind Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.
The programme is to be implemented for four months from August 1st, and would be open to all economic sectors in the first two months.
Both men and women are less likely to leave their jobs for family reasons, as they juggled more childcare with work from home commitments.
The alliance urged the government to change its strategy as very little improvement has been made with regards to the COVID-19 case daily tally.
Consultation for the trial programme will open this month, and the scheme is slated to start in early 2022.
Last year, economic contributions from the sector had already expanded by 4.8%, as digitalisation gains pace in Singapore.