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Workplace Insight (23.08.2019) A new survey from CV-Library suggests that the UK’s professionals have a problematic relationship with work, with three-quarters (74.2 percent) claiming that their job is damaging their mental health.
ILO (22.08.2019) ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the decision to place the fight against inequality at the heart of this year’s G7 summit. Ryder, who will be attending the 24 to 26 August summit in Biarritz, France, called inequality one of the key challenges of our time.
Capital (20.08.2019) Instaurée en 2016, la protection universelle maladie (Puma) est le régime de couverture santé qui s'est substitué à la Couverture Maladie Universelle (CMU) La réforme du régime de couverture maladie intervenue au 1er janvier 2016 visait à répondre à un triple but : èlargir la base des bénéficiaires, garantir la continuité des droits à la prise en charge des frais de santé, simplifier les démarches d'obtention.
The Sidney Morning Herald (22.08.2019) Australian academics are looking to Iceland when it comes to ways to increase the proportion of fathers who take paternity leave. Asdís Arnalds, from the faculty of social work at the University of Iceland, will give the keynote address at the Australian National University on Thursday about how her country has doubled the proportion of fathers who take paternity leave from 40 per cent to 80 per cent since it was extended from six months to nine months.
newstatesman (20.08.2019) A simplistic plan to save money would bring hardship to those least able to cope. t is rare that I see a proposal as potentially damaging as the recommendation, just published by the Centre for Social Justice, to dramatically increase the state pension age – to 70 by 2028 and then to 75 a few years later. This flawed policy thinking suggests little understanding of the role and impact of state pensions and the differentials within our society. It must be dismissed immediately before it is adopted by politicians looking for seemingly easy benefits.
WHO news (18.08.2019) WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has completed a two-week mission to Pacific Island countries and reiterated WHO’s unflagging commitment to supporting their efforts to advance health and well being. In 2017, WHO established a special initiative on climate change and health in small island developing states, launching it in cooperation with His Excellency Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, who was president of COP23 in Bonn. Following consultations with Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific island countries, WHO developed an action plan which was endorsed at the World Health Assembly in May 2019. WHO is now supporting countries in implementing that plan.
Periodistas en Español (13.08.2019) El Comité Español de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad (CERMI) ha planteado como reto del próximo decenio incorporar al menos 250 000 personas con discapacidad a un trabajo estable y digno para fortalecer los recursos de la Seguridad Social y garantizar que la protección social llegue a todos por igual, independientemente de su trayectoria laboral.
TDG (20.08.2019) Le taux de chômage calculé selon les indications du Bureau international du travail (BIT) a reculé de 0,4 point sur un an, à 4,2%, indique mardi l'Office fédéral de la statistique (OFS). Corrigée des variations saisonnières, la contraction atteint 0,1 point à 4,5%.
Xinhua (16.08.2019) The General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army (PLAGH) said Friday that it will set up 45 stations of remote medical services in public hospitals in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in five years. PLAGH and the regional government reached a framework agreement on health and poverty alleviation in Lhasa, capital of Tibet on Friday. PLAGH will provide free telemedicine services for Tibetan hospitals, according to the agreement.
Bloomberg (18.08.2019) Singapore extended support for older workers in the aging island nation as the current leadership prepares to hand over to a new generation in the next few years. The retirement age will be gradually raised to 65 from 62, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Sunday in his annual National Day Rally speech. The re-employment age, where employers must offer work in the same organization, will rise to 70 from 67.