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Tag: workers

Seven ways to help garment workers | Fashion

Garment workers around the world experience low wages and exploitation. This is nothing new, but Jessica Simor QC, a barrister at Matrix chambers who has worked extensively on issues of fair pay and human rights in fashion, says: “Covid has thrown a much brighter light on the inequity of the whole system. [It] has exposed …

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CDC says 9% of meatpacking plant workers have been diagnosed with Covid-19

A Tyson Foods Inc. facility stands in Lexington, Nebraska, U.S., on Friday, April 24, 2020. Nebraska businesses that have laid off workers during the coronavirus crisis could be forced to repay tax credits and other incentives they have received through the states main business-incentive program, the state Department of Revenue said. Dan Brouillette | Bloomberg …

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Amazon to pay $500 mln in one-time bonuses to front-line workers, Retail News, ET Retail

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it would spend $500 million on one-time bonuses to its front-line employees and partners working through the coronavirus crisis. Employees and partners who have been with the e-commerce company through June will receive bonuses ranging from $150 to $3,000, the company said in a blog post. The world’s largest online …

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‘The flowers don’t know we’re in lockdown’: farm donates blooms to key workers | World news

The Electric Daisy Flower Farm’s business relied on selling its blooms grown near Bath at a newly opened shop in Hampstead, north London. But, as the managing director, Fiona Haser Bizony, says: “The flowers don’t know we’re in a lockdown.” The shop – only open since February – closed on 17 March with an abundance …

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Send free thank you cards to key workers c/o Scribbler – Retail Times

With the UK on lockdown, key workers continue to work to keep the nation safe, fed and looked after. As the pandemic has unfolded in the UK, the simplest yet most powerful acts of kindness have erupted across the country, from people giving up their parking spots to clapping in unison every Thursday at 8pm. …

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Grocery store workers’ need for mental health care may outlast pandemic

A man carries an umbrella as he walks across an empty East 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in New York, March 23, 2020. Mike Segar | Reuters For grocery store and pharmacy workers across the U.S., stocking shelves and checking out customers have become anxiety-inducing tasks. Each commute …

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Workers must return to offices before malls can reopen

People need to get back to work — and will likely spend weeks in the office — before they get back in the mall, according to the owner of Hudson Yards in New York.  “My guess is we go back to offices first,” Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau told CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin on Tuesday. “I think …

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‘We’re risking our life’: coronavirus takes a toll on essential workers still on the job | World news

Roughly 16 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the wake of immediate layoffs and furloughs due to shutdowns to try to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, triggering a generational economic crisis for millions of Americans. Essential workers still on the job continue to get paid, but the stress of working as the coronavirus …

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This bag retailer is making masks for workers, consumers

Caraa is producing face masks, for health-care workers and consumers, out of excess scraps from its handbag production. Source: Caraa Handbag maker Caraa is one of dozens of retailers, including Nike, Ralph Lauren and Canada Goose, that have retooled machinery, seemingly overnight, to make personal protective equipment like masks and gowns for health-care workers to …

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As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, government warms to e-commerce, Retail News, ET Retail

By : Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI : Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown, Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers – but his heart was in his mouth as he closed in on a police barricade on a deserted New Delhi road. Beatings of delivery workers by …

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