labour markets

Tajikistan: Cash assistance for struggling families in Tajikistan amid the pandemic

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 16:34

unicef.org (16.10.2020)

The Government of Tajikistan is working with the World Bank to provide support to low-income families in Tajikistan through the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 (TEC-19) Project. Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in the national program of the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA), will receive one-off payments of 500 TJS (around US$50) in order to offset the impacts of the pandemic. 20,000 families have already received this vital support, which is helping them cover essential needs such as food and medication.

Regions / Country
tajikistan
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Italy: Renewal of fixed-term employment agreements

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:41

Employers may renew or extend fixed-term employment contracts until 31 December 2020 without justification (in derogation of art. 19 of Legislative Decree 81/2015 (which provides for the obligation to state specific reasons for fixed-term employment relationships of more than 12 months). Extension or renewal without justification is permitted only once, and is permitted only within the maximum duration provided for by law, with the result that the relationship may not exceed a total duration of 24 months.

Regions / Country
italy
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
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Cambodia: Additional Support for Workers and to Revive Economy

Submitted by siha on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:22

Asean Briefing (05.08.2020) Under the fifth stimulus package, the government has extended its financial support for private sector employees, in particular, those in the garment, textiles, and footwear industries. Introduced under the previous stimulus package, companies who want to suspend employment contracts must first submit an application to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The suspended employees are then eligible to receive monthly subsidies. This program has now been extended through the latest economic package until September 2020.

Regions / Country
cambodia
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Cambodia: Govt. takes measures to cover 20% of minimum wages for workers/employees in the tourism sector as Covid-19 causes financial losses

Submitted by siha on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:10

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (03.04.2020) The government announced ... a measure to assist minimum wage workers employed in the tourism sector amid COVID-19 fears. It said in a statement the government will pay 20 percent of the workers’ minimum wages as the tourism sector deals with loss of income. The statement said the financial measure will apply to those who are suspended from their jobs at hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and travel agencies.

Regions / Country
cambodia
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Document Type

Réunion: Regional rebound fund

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:13

Réunion region (02.07.2020)With the objective of strengthening the cash flow of SMEs affected by the crisis, in the amount of € 30K to € 300K, this aid takes the form of a zero-interest loan and is open to SMEs potentially created for more than a year (with at least 1 balance sheet) This fund allows SMEs to have facilities and the possibility of seeing coming with:  2 years deferred repayment, 0% interest rate, and  No administration fees.

Regions / Country
Réunion
Global challenges
Topics
Covid-19
Financial crisis
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Réunion: The digital check: Strengthened to support meeting companies

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:04

Réunion region (13.04.2020) To support small Reunion Island companies in the implementation of teleworking and encourage their digital transition, the Region has decided to strengthen its “Digital Check” so that it responds more effectively to current needs. Thus, the procedures are simplified and the subsidy rate goes from 50% to 80% (the subsidy ceiling going from € 2,000 to € 3,200). Projects can now include consulting and data security services to support companies in the implementation of teleworking. 

Regions / Country
Réunion
Topics
Workplace health promotion
ICT
The technological transition
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