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2020年1月27日

Work/Life – 11 / 13 观点

Work/Life: international employment news update

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Employee voice: it's not just about pay and hours. Big tech companies especially seem to foster cultures where colleagues speak out – about womens' rights, inclusion and sustainability.

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Ex-Facebook exec starts group to help employees push companies on climate

Facebook's former Head of Sustainability has created Climate Voice, an organisation staffed by volunteers which aims to provide a platform for employees to lobby their employers to take a more aggressive stance on fighting climate change. The organisation will focus on employers in the tech sector, with Nasdaq reporting that there have already been widespread objections raised by employees about the selling of cloud services to "Big Oil".

Germany’s minimum wage boosted productivity but hit small companies

According to The Financial Times,new research has shown that the introduction of a minimum wage in Germany in 2015 has resulted in workers moving from smaller businesses to larger and more productive ones, increasing the overall productivity of the economy. The effects were not all positive, though, with some small businesses going out of business as a result.

Macron presses on with pension reform despite political cost

Thedebate on President Macron's proposed pension reformshas begun in the French National Assembly. The plans are designed to integrate the 42 different public and private pension regimes in France into one system. The reforms have proved controversial, as they would strip some workers of the right to early retirement, and strike action is expected if the measures are passed.

Arab world's workforce could benefit from Scandinavia's flexible hours

Speakers at the recent Global Women's Forum in Dubai have called for Arab countries to embrace a better work/life balance for women, in line with the Scandinavian model.The National has touched on the prevailing sentimentthat while things are moving in the right direction with regard to women's' place in the workforce, more needs to be done to tackle gender inequality and imbalance.

Spanish workers can have pay deducted for smoking breaks – coffee fans watch out!

The Spanish Tribunal Superior de Justicia has ruled that it is lawful for employers to reduce pay for employees who take smoking breaks during work hours. The case was brought against the energy company, Galp, and also allows the company to deduct pay for coffee breaks.

Five weeks of paid holiday per calendar year for young parents in Slovakia

As of 1 January 2020, all employees in Slovakia under 33 who are parents will be entitled to an additional week of paid holidayper calendar year (five weeks of paid holiday per calendar year in total).

New study finds most UAE professionals frustrated over slow, outdated technology

Zawya reports that many UAE employees feel they are being left behindin an increasingly digital world of work. 88% of those surveyed said that slow-running and outdated technology was directly impacting the growth of their businesses.

The rewards and challenges of being a female breadwinner

The Guardian has shared the personal accounts of several women in the UK who have defied traditional gender stereotypes to become their household's primary breadwinner, with their male partners adopting more domestic duties. In the article, they describe the myriad challenges they faced and the prejudices they had to overcome after swapping places with their partners.

Goldman Sachs and EY quarantining staff returning from China

Employees at Goldman Sachs and EY flying back from China have been told to "self-isolate" for at least 14 days to try and avoid the spread of coronavirus within their organisations. Many leading financial services companies (including EY) have either heavily restricted or imposed an absolute ban on business trips to China, Hong Kong and Macau, as the economic impact of the outbreak on global trade continues to grow.

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