The labour ministry has recommended raising the national average minimum wage by 3.1% to 930 yen (US$8.43) per hour.
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.
Tan See Leng, Singapore’s Manpower Minister, urged manufacturing firms in Singapore, especially SMEs, to continue to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies.
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The Minimum Wage Commission (MWC) has set the country’s minimum wage for next year at 9,160 won (US$8) per hour.
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.
The New South Wales (NSW) and federal governments have announced a financial assistance package to keep businesses afloat.
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 Department of Finance (DOF) has said lockdowns caused by new variants of COVID-19 will slow the recovery of job gains.
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.
The government has been urged to balance the employment needs of local workers while remaining open to foreign investment and manpower
South Korea ranks 30th place out of 36 OECD countries, and falls behind Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.
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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), together with unions and employer groups, will review the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices
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.
Employer groups are opposing a new law that will allow CEOs to be punished, even by imprisonment, for serious workplace disasters.
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 government is working out new laws to protect the rights of workers, especially those in flexible employment.
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.
Some government officials are rejecting Labour’s Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) plan in favour of tightening existing employment laws.
Consultation for the trial programme will open this month, and the scheme is slated to start in early 2022.
Business owners have been urged to get safety seals for their establishments in the country’s efforts to re-open the economy.
Last year, economic contributions from the sector had already expanded by 4.8%, as digitalisation gains pace in Singapore.
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.
Between January and April this year, entrepreneurs aged 30 and under started 59,000 enterprises over the period, an increase of almost 20% year-on-year.
Despite the easing of social restrictions in Singapore, companies should continue to ensure their employees work from home, whenever possible.
Large businesses in the private sector are encouraged to come on board to speed up the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Workers will now be eligible for handouts of up to NT$20,000 in subsidies over four months if they find a new full-time job.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the government to penalise businesses not following measures for pandemic control.
The new measures will allow parents to qualify for paternity, maternity and adoption benefits of up to S$30,000, depending on their income.