In Indonesia social restrictions will continue until the end of May. But the government has said that workers under the age of 45 in some sectors can return to work before then. If this happens it risks undoing much of the progress made in April/May in suppressing the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and could lead to aContinue reading “younger workers under 45 returning to work is based on business, not science”
The International Health Regulations (IHR) 3rd Emergency Committee convened on April 30 to assess the COVID-19 public health emergency and made recommendations to the WHO and to governments. The Emergency Committee recognized the need to protect food workers and highlighted the need to ensure food security. The Emergency Committee called on the WHO and UNContinue reading “International Health Regulations (IHR) 3rd Emergency Committee recognizes food workers, food supply & food security”
In several countries laws are being relaxed, suspended or revised to extend daily working hours from 8 to 12 hours. See the case of India, for example. Proponents of these changes claim this will boost business and speed-up economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lock-down. The extension of working hours to 12 resultsContinue reading “the 12 hour-day undermines rights, health and economic recovery”
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