Is 'Work from Home' here to stay?

AS of June 1, 2020, the Government’s general “work from home” COVID-19 order expired and has been replaced with what has been coined a “work smart, work safe” order. The Prime Minister (PM) has also urged that employees should be allowed to work from wherever they can be most effective, particularly if the nature of

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‘They shouldn’t allow us to sign that waiver!’ – Jamaican farm workers in Ontario say Government should renegotiate for better pay, conditions

Some Jamaican farm workers in Ontario are having second thoughts about signing a waiver releasing both Jamaican and Canadian governments of responsibility, should they fall ill amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and are suggesting that Jamaica renegotiate a better package for farm workers, given the increased risks. This, following recent reports that at least 17 Jamaicans

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Virus crisis 'devastating' jobs, output: ILO

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The novel coronavirus pandemic is severely impacting jobs and output around the world, with tourism and car manufacturing particularly hard hit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said yesterday. “The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on workers and employers,” the ILO said, with “massive losses, both of output and jobs

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COVID jobs: Health inspector

A career in health inspection may exist wherever risks of injury and illness are present. Health inspection professionals may be found working for the Government, insurance companies, hospitals, schools or non-profit organisations. They are charged with ensuring that laws and sanitary codes are upheld by visiting public places where health may be affected and conducting

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