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Australia – Move away from mining to cost the tax payers dearly

27 May 2014

A new government report has predicted that by 2018, 45% of new jobs across Australia will be created in health, education, public administration, and safety, as the country moves away from mining, reports The Australian. This means more workers will be paid their salaries with taxpayer money...


MENA – Female workers are motivated but face high levels of stress

27 May 2014

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are mostly content within their workplace. However, a study from Bayt.com revealed that there are several factors that can increase their levels of motivation and reduce the levels of stress that are felt by a significant proportion of the region’s...


Hong Kong – en world appoints Country Manager

27 May 2014

Japanese recruitment solutions company, en world group, today announced today the appointment of Bernard Yeo to the position of Country Manager for Hong Kong and Mainland China.Mr Yeo will be focusing on business growth and investment opportunities not only in Hong Kong but also Mainland China ma...


South Africa – Unions call for temporary staffing to be banned

26 May 2014

The continuation of labour broking in South Africa is an indication that the working class is not yet liberated, even 20 years after democracy, according to Rangers Molapo, a Deputy Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), reports sabc.co.za.Mr Molapo said during the Afri...


Saudi Arabia – Licences issued to recruitment firms to create price stability in the labour market

26 May 2014

The rise in recruitment company fees is because of the rising demand for labour, both general labour and domestic workers, especially given the limited number of countries exporting labour to the Kingdom, according to a survey conducted recently by the Saudi Arabian Labour Ministry, reports arabn...


Venezuela – Labour market stagnation to continue

26 May 2014

Venezuela’s labour market will remain stagnant for the rest of the year because of restrictions imposed by President Nicolas Maduro against the private sector, according to economist Francisco Ibarra, reports rotativo.com.mx.Mr Ibarra, a university professor, commented: “I think that the private...


Nigeria – Calls to curb influx of foreign construction workers

26 May 2014

The President of Nigerian Welders Association (NWA) Pius Itama, has called on the Federal Government to curb the influx of foreigners into Nigeria’s labour market, reports thisdaylive.com.Mr Itama made the call at a two-day National Executive Council (NEC) meeting last week. He said the asso...


United Arab Emirates – Financial institutions will need to pay up to attract and retain talent

26 May 2014

Banks and other financial institutions in the UAE may have reported strong performances recently, but those working in the industry are not feeling any significant financial benefits, according to the latest report from recruitment firm Robert Half.The report shows that accounting and finance pro...


Japan – New holiday created for overworked population

26 May 2014

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal claims that the average Japanese worker only uses 8.6 holiday days per year, less than half of their entitlement. According to Japan’s Labour Standards Act, employees are entitled to between 25 and 35 days paid leave each year, inclusive of 15 public ho...


World – Greece, the US, and Hong Kong among the worst places to be a worker

23 May 2014

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), an alliance of regional trade confederations that advocates for labour rights around the world, debuted its Global Rights Index this week, ranking countries on a 1 (best) through 5 (worst) scale on the basis of how well worke...