COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension announcement good for working people

first_imgCOVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension announcement good for working people The Council of Trade Unions welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Finance today to extend the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The payment will protect jobs for businesses affected by the recent rise in alert levels. Applications to the Wage Subsidy Scheme can be made to the Ministry of Social Development from 1pm Thursday 4 March, with payments to begin from Monday 8 March.CTU President Richard Wagstaff said, “We are pleased that the government has continued with the necessary Wage Subsidy Scheme. It makes it clear that employers must continue to employ employees for the period that they are receiving the Subsidy. We would encourage all employers to make sure they are doing the right thing and paying the full wages of their employees, not just the governments contribution”.“The government has now made a range of support available for businesses because of COVID-19. Employers should be making sure that they are looking after their workforce, minimising the threat of COVID-19 transmission, and working with employees and their unions to protect jobs and livelihoods”.“On Monday the CTU and Business New Zealand released a joint statement calling on all workplaces to play their part in helping New Zealand beat the latest COVID outbreak and help minimise the risk of future outbreaks. This subsidy from the government will provide further support to deliver on that goal,” Wagstaff said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, council, Council of Trade Unions, covid-19, Employees, finance, future, Government, Minister, New Zealand, Outbreak, President, Social Development, trade, trade union, workforcelast_img read more

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Full Responsibility for Policy Actions in EFF

first_imgRelatedGovernment Reviving Traditional Economic Activities Story Highlights The administration takes full responsibility for the policy actions which are contained in the EFF signed with the IMF.The Government recognises that there is a great need to stimulate expansion in the economy and job creation.Within the context of the limited fiscal space allowed by the EFF, the Government has set about devising ways of encouraging and stimulating growth. Full Responsibility for Policy Actions in EFFJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (centre), shares a moment with Chairman, Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Donovan Perkins (left); and JSE General Manager, Marlene Street Forrest, at the opening of the JSE’s Ninth Regional Conference on Investments & Capital Markets on January 21, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. RelatedLocal Companies Will Have Opportunities in Logistics Hub – PMcenter_img Full Responsibility for Policy Actions in EFF Prime MinisterJanuary 23, 2014Written by: Andrea Braham RelatedPM to Deliver Main Address at Logistics Hub Symposium Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says the administration takes full responsibility for the policy actions which are contained in the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and believes that in the long term, true benefits will accrue to the society.“My Administration does not, in any way, seek to resile from taking responsibility for the tough decisions which had to be made.  We have not presented these decisions as being impositions by the IMF. That would be a ‘cop out’. Whilst we may disagree with the Fund in terms of the pace of some of the adjustments, we accept that the adjustments are necessary,” she said.Mrs. Simpson Miller was delivering the keynote address on the theme: ‘Looking Beyond the IMF: Achieving Vision 2030 Jamaica’, at the Ninth Regional Conference on Investments & the Capital Markets, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, on January 21.The Prime Minister pointed out that for the administration, an IMF Agreement is not an end in itself, but “a stepping stone towards achieving economic growth with equity,” on its way to meeting the objectives laid out in Vision 2030, which is a strategic development plan aimed at moving Jamaica to the status of a developed country by 2030.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the Government recognises that there is a great need to stimulate expansion in the economy and job creation, even as it remains steadfast in its pursuit of fiscal consolidation.“We cannot ignore the fiscal situation which our country now faces, and will continue to face over the medium term.  Even whilst we accept this reality, we do not use it as an excuse. Rather, that reality check serves to stimulate our creativity in moving forward,” she noted.The Prime Minster pointed out that within the context of the limited fiscal space allowed by the EFF, the Government has set about devising ways of encouraging and stimulating growth activities in the economy.She said that the country has seen tough times before and has overcome. “My Government intends to lead our resilient people, our industrious people to greater prosperity.  We will overcome the social and economic challenges we face.  We will make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business. The Government is committed to this Vision,” Mrs. Simpson Miller pledged.This year’s conference is being held under the theme: ‘From Productivity to Prosperity: Regional Survival & Growth through Investments’. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis appoints four to JNCs

first_img Jun 07, 2021 Top Stories Gov. Ron DeSantis recently made four appointments to Florida’s judicial nominating commissions.11th Circuit Judicial Nominating CommissionPedro M. Allende previously served as deputy assistant secretary for Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and law degree from the University of Florida. Allende is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2023. Jesus M. Suarez is a partner at Genovese, Joblove & Battista, P.A. in Miami. His practices include the areas of business litigation, bankruptcy, and governmental law. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Loyola University Chicago and his law degree from the University of Florida. Suarez is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2024.13th Circuit Judicial Nominating CommissionPedro F. Bajo, Jr., is a partner at Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel, P.A., in Tampa that specializes in all aspects of trial and appellate law. Bajo previously served as the 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission chair from 2009 to 2010 and as a member from 2006 to 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Southern Methodist University and his law degree from Florida State University. Bajo is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by The Florida Bar for a term ending July 1, 2024.17th Circuit Judicial Nominating CommissionCamille Coolidge Shotwell owns a law firm, Coolidge Law Group, P.A., that specializes in commercial real estate and family law in Ft. Lauderdale. She received her bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University and law degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Shotwell is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2024.center_img Gov. DeSantis appoints four to JNCslast_img read more

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