Thai Red Cross Administers COVID-19 Vaccines to Migrant Workers

The Thai Red Cross Society on Tuesday administered COVID-19 vaccines to about 300 migrant workers in Bangkok and Samut Prakan province.  The agency said it would vaccinate at least 5,000 migrant workers, including undocumented migrants and Afghan refugees.  “The problem …

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Biden Administration Launches Measures to Protect Workers from Extreme Heat

The administration of United States President Joe Biden has launched on Sept. 20 new initiatives to protect workers from extreme heat linked to climate change. Biden announced “an all-of-government effort” to provide safe and healthy working conditions to protect workers …

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France Suspends 3,000 Unvaccinated Health Workers Without Pay

France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of a deadline this week. “A large number of these suspensions will be temporary,” Health Minister Olivier Veran told RTL radio, adding that the …

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Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Concerned about Local Vaccine Program Mistrust

Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong expressed growing concern about local vaccination program credibility.  Migrant workers said that the recent scandal in Indonesia over data security and fake vaccine certificates hampered their chance of getting placements abroad.  Eni Lestari, a …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour for Federal Contractors

United States President Joe Biden on April 27 has signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractor workers. Under the executive order, all government agencies must include the increased wage in new contract …

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Alabama Lawmakers Considering Bill That Would Allow Pay for College Athletes

Alabama joined over 20 other states by introducing a bill allowing college athletes to be paid. The bill would allow college athletes in the state to receive compensation for their name, image and likeness, and would take effect July 1 …

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