Indian workers’ rights suspended to restart the economy

India’s government is being accused of using the coronavirus emergency to exploit millions of workers. After two months of lockdown, some of India’s biggest states have suspended most labour laws in a bid to restart the economy. Trade unions say changes to working hours, wages and health and safety standards weaken workers’ rights at a … Read more Indian workers’ rights suspended to restart the economy

Jonathan Ashworth Criticises Dominic Cummings Breaking Lockdown Rules | Good Morning Britain

Boris Johnson has backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings, amid a row over the aide’s lockdown travel. Dominic Cummings is still defending his decision to visit Durham, despite lockdown rules. Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth is critical of the Prime Ministers top aide but the Labour Party are not calling for Mr Cumming to resign. … Read more Jonathan Ashworth Criticises Dominic Cummings Breaking Lockdown Rules | Good Morning Britain

French jobless total passes record 4.5 million after 22% monthly hike

The number of people in France looking for jobs surged in April by 22.6 percent to a record high as a nationwide coronavirus lockdown shut down swathes of the economy, Labour Ministry data showed on Thursday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more French jobless total passes record 4.5 million after 22% monthly hike

Meg Hillier and Yvette Cooper question Boris Johnson on Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson was grilled over the conduct of his adviser Dominic Cummings on Wednesday during a virtual liaison committee hearing. When asked by Labour’s Meg Hillier, who chairs the public accounts committee, if he saw any evidence to prove the allegations against Cummings were false, Johnson confirmed but refused to commit to sharing said evidence. … Read more Meg Hillier and Yvette Cooper question Boris Johnson on Dominic Cummings

Finding A New Job in the Pandemic

Retail veteran Robin Rycroft has been working in the industry for 40 years. He was most recently a regional manager of a U.K. retail chain until he lost his job during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the #FeedTheNation initiative by recruitment firm Staffline Group, Rycroft found a new job in a supermarket warehouse. The initiative is … Read more Finding A New Job in the Pandemic

Did Dominic Cummings Act “Reasonably” and Within the Law? | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Boris Johnson has backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings, amid a row over the aide’s lockdown travel. Dominic Cummings is still defending his decision to visit Durham, despite lockdown rules. Today, we are joined by former Labour spin doctor, Ayesha Hazarika who says Cummings should resign and Suzanne Evans, former … Read more Did Dominic Cummings Act “Reasonably” and Within the Law? | Good Morning Britain

Watch again: Dominic Cummings makes rare statement as calls for his resignation grow

Dominic Cummings has sought to defend his decision to drive to County Durham despite the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, saying he believes he behaved “reasonably” and does not regret his actions. In a highly unusual press conference in the rose garden of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s chief adviser said he made the journey because … Read more Watch again: Dominic Cummings makes rare statement as calls for his resignation grow

Politicians Call for Dominic Cummings to Resign | Good Morning Britain

Boris Johnson has backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings, amid a row over the aide’s lockdown travel. The prime minister said: “In every respect, he has acted responsibly, legally and with integrity.” But a growing number of backbench Tory MPs have now called on Mr Cummings to resign over allegations that he breached lockdown rules. … Read more Politicians Call for Dominic Cummings to Resign | Good Morning Britain

Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings to make statement on lockdown allegations – BBC News

The PM’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is to make a public statement and take questions over allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules. Mr Cummings is facing calls from Labour and some Tory MPs to quit or be fired. He travelled 260 miles with his family to be near relatives when his wife developed Covid-19 symptoms. … Read more Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings to make statement on lockdown allegations – BBC News

Boris Johnson accused of “treating public with contempt” after backing Cummings – BBC News

Boris Johnson has publicly backed his most senior and influential adviser, Dominic Cummings, in the face of calls for him to be sacked for breaching the coronavirus lockdown rules. The Prime Minister said Mr Cummings had followed “the instincts of every father” and had acted “responsibly, legally and with integrity”. His adviser drove more than … Read more Boris Johnson accused of “treating public with contempt” after backing Cummings – BBC News

ILO chief: Workers in informal economy face ‘utter destitution’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live. Nearly every country in the world has been affected. There have already been millions of infections, and hundreds of thousands of deaths. And while scientists work on developing a vaccine, governments are focusing on reducing the number of infections through social distancing and other preventive measures. … Read more ILO chief: Workers in informal economy face ‘utter destitution’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

BREAKING NEWS: PM’s adviser Dominic Cummings said to have breached lockdown rules

Labour is demanding a ‘swift explanation’ after reports that the prime minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings trounced lockdown rules. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 … Read more BREAKING NEWS: PM’s adviser Dominic Cummings said to have breached lockdown rules

Chopper’s Politics Podcast: Keir Starmer on reopening schools and stamping out anti-semitism

Subscribe to Chopper’s Politics for free: https://www.playpodca.st/chopper You wait five years for an interview with a Labour leader and then two come along in the space of a few weeks! Sir Keir Starmer joins Christopher Hope for his first Chopper’s Politics as the Leader of the Opposition. He tells us why he thinks the government … Read more Chopper’s Politics Podcast: Keir Starmer on reopening schools and stamping out anti-semitism

Paying the price: The pandemic’s economic impact on women

In this edition, with numerous businesses worldwide closing or reducing staff, millions of women are losing their jobs. We report on how the recession brought on by the pandemic could lead to a prolonged dip in women’s incomes and labour participation across the globe. Also, what is it like to be fired over Zoom? We talk … Read more Paying the price: The pandemic’s economic impact on women

Boris Johnson gives in to pressure over surcharge for migrant health workers – BBC News

NHS staff and care workers who come from outside the EU will not have to pay a surcharge for the right to use the health service. Barely 24 hours after the Prime Minister told MPs that the fee had to stay, the policy was abruptly reversed. A group of Conservative MPs had joined opposition parties … Read more Boris Johnson gives in to pressure over surcharge for migrant health workers – BBC News