Employment

Missing in action for ANC’s top job

JOHANNESBURG – As the much-anticipated African National Congress (ANC) elective conference gets underway in Johannesburg, a last-minute bid for the party’s top job has been launched by self-proclaimed puppet. Seven people are currently vying for the ANC’s top job, but an eighth presidential candidate is putting up his hand. It is not clear at this stage if there is anyone pulling the strings behind the scenes of Chester Missing’s surprise candidacy.  eNCA’s Joanne Joseph spoke to Missing…

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When a relative asks you ‘is that a real job?’ : Evewoman

The holidays can be a fun time, but they can also be stressful especially when family members are in the picture. From questions about when you’re going to settle down and get married to why you never visit, it can get uncomfortable real fast. But even worse is when you are completely misunderstood regarding what you do day-to-day. I once heard my aunt ask one of my cousins, ‘Is that a real job?’ And while he has never forgiven her,…

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Xceligent abruptly closes, leaving 300 workers jobless – News – Examiner

From staff and wire reports A commercial real estate records company based in Blue Springs has abruptly shut down, leaving about 300 people out of work less than two weeks before Christmas. WDAF-TV reports that workers at Xceligent’s headquarters received an email Thursday afternoon telling them to pack their belongings and be out of the building within 30 minutes. They say they received no severance or payment for accrued time off. Some former workers gathered at a restaurant…

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Air North workers at Vancouver airport join union – North

Air North check-in agents and baggage handlers at the Vancouver airport are now members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union. The Canadian Industrial Relations Board decided this week to allow the 138 workers to form a bargaining unit, and be represented by the union. The employees had voted on the move earlier this fall.  USW spokesperson Scott Lunny says the employees work for Air North in Vancouver, but are also contracted out to work for other airlines, such as American Airlines and…

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Garden State gas owner gets hit for violating labor laws

LAWRENCE >> Gas attendants used to the smell of fuel will get a whiff of rightly earned greenbacks. The owner of six Garden State gas stations agreed to pay back wages to two dozen employees to resolve employment violations. Manit Guleria, the owner of the half-dozen gas stations, will shell out more than $1.4 million in back pay and damages to 24 gas attendants after admitting he didn’t follow the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage…

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Bid to uphold reputation of Fijian workers

THE Ministry for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations wants to make sure that the reputation of Fijian workers remain strong, especially for seasonal workers overseas. This remark was made by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday. Mr Usamate said the ministry was taking into consideration complaints in the past about Fijian seasonal workers working in Australia and New Zealand. “We are looking to have employers looking for us in Australia and New Zealand,” said Mr…

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Republicans Just Made It a Lot Harder for Restaurant Workers to Fight Big Chains

Photo Credit: Sorbis / Shutterstock On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board, led by Trump appointee Philip A. Miscimarra, undid an Obama-era ruling that protected workers, including subcontractors, from labor law violations. In an unsurprising move, all three Republicans on the Board voted together to undo the rule, while the two Democrats opposed them. “Frankly, it’s shocking,” Wilma B. Liebman, a former Democrat chairwoman of the Board, told the Times of the decision. Back in 2015, the Board heard the…

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Zesa, workers clash over Grace, Chivayo

FORMER First Lady Grace Mugabe has been sucked into a raging dispute between workers and management at Zesa Holdings with a demonstration set for December 20 over the issue, NewsDay can report. BY RICHARD CHIDZA In a flurry of letters seen by NewsDay between the Energy Sector Workers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ESWUZ), management and the permanent secretary for Energy Patson Mbiriri, there are accusations of corrupt dealings involving senior officials at Zesa, Zanu PF and government. On November 27, ESWUZ…

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Mandurah, Murray regions post massive job growth

New government figures released today have shown a massive growth in jobs in Mandurah and Murray, with the region leading the country’s employment resurgence. A report released on Friday by the Department of Employment showed a sharp decrease in unemployment in the City of Mandurah from 11.6 per cent a year ago to 6.8 per cent. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and Canning MP Andrew Hastie (pictured with local artist Emma Blyth) have announced a massive drop in unemployment in the city. Photo:…

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Tas Labor pokie policy an ‘attack’ on jobs

Labor’s vow to remove pokies from Tasmanian pubs and clubs is an “attack” on the industry and would cost jobs, the chief of the company which holds exclusive rights to the machines in the state says. CEO of Federal Group Greg Farrell blasted the state opposition’s pledge to strip more than 2300 pokies from venues by 2023 if it wins next year’s election. “There is no question Labor’s policy is an attack on the gaming industry and Federal Group, which…

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U.S. retail sales, labor market data boost economic…

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year. The economic outlook was also bolstered by other data on Thursday showing the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropping to near a 44-1/2-year low last week. The Fed offered…

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How to survive night shift job

I started doing nights shift in 2003 with an International Call Center in Ghana called Supra Telecom.This was the largest call centre in Accra consisting of a network of 948 terminated computer points for voice and data for Supra Telecom based in the USA. There was nothing open back then. Sunday to Saturday with one day off, all of society went to bed at midnight. Even the television shut down. In those days you worked shifts on a cycle. In…

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Labor Federation Calls General Strike Over Teva Layoffs | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | TPS / Tazpit News Agency | 26 Kislev 5778 – December 14, 2017

Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90 The Teva building in Jerusalem. Avi Nissenkorn, the leader of Israel’s Histadrut national labor federation, said Wednesday that the union would declare a general strike for several hours on Sunday to protest massive layoffs by the Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) giant. The strike announcement, which followed reports today that the company will announce as many as 3200 layoffs tomorrow, or nearly 50 percent of its total work force in…

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Agencies predict solid job prospects

London will ring in the new year with solid job prospects, as the city and region’s 2018 economic forecast looks strong, economic and employment agencies agree. A survey of area industries, coupled with demand for workers, has led Manpower’s London office and the Conference Board of Canada to project more people will be working here in 2018. “We will see job growth next year. It will for the most part be broad-based,” across many sectors, said Alan Arcand, economist with…

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Unemployment stays at 5.4pc despite ‘stellar’ jobs boom in November

Updated December 14, 2017 13:10:45 Photo: Unemployment has been gradually trending lower from a peak of 6.4 per cent in October 2014. (ABC: Glyn Jones) Related Story: Unemployment falls to four-and-a-half-year low at 5.4pc Unemployment is at a four-and-half-year low. Sounds good, except that the unemployment rate is still 5.4 per cent, above what most economists consider a desirable balance — something around 5 or below. Key points: An estimated 61,600 jobs created in November, 41,900 full-time, 19,700 part-time Unemployment…

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