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Spain: 75% of migrants are in elementary and precarious jobs, according to a Caritas report
Spain: 75% of migrants are in elementary and precarious jobs, according to a Caritas report
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The Spanish Caritas has presented a report explaining that 94% of foreigners living in the country feel welcome, while 75% of them are employed in elementary and poorly paid jobs.

The Catholic organization has stressed the need to end the social and occupational segregation of this population, which is a burden for their complete inclusion. Following the report 42% of the foreign population has been in the country for at least 15 years.

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Salesforce to extend work from home policy until August 2021, give six extra weeks of time off for parents
Salesforce to extend work from home policy until August 2021, give six extra weeks of time off for parents

Salesforce announced it is extending the work from home policy to all 49,000 employees until at least July 31. Previously, the company guideline allowed work from home until the end of 2020.

The company also announced it is expanding benefits, offering employees an additional $250 to purchase office supplies to work from home and giving parents six additional weeks of paid time off.

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Zomato introduces 10 days of period leaves for women
Zomato introduces 10 days of period leaves for women
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The "restaurant review, restaurant discovery, food delivery and dining out transactions platform" Zomato has announced on their blog that they introduced ten days of period leaves per year for every women (including transgender people).

Following their announcement the company adjusted the average of 14 menstrual cycles per year for the probability of a menstruation cycle falling onto a weekend and decided to use ten as the number of days going forward. Per menstrual cycle, one day can be used and "should only be availed if you are really unable to attend to work".

In the announcement, the CEO and founder Deepinder Goyal also provided an email to report haressment and stated that "it is our job to make sure that we make room for our biological needs, while not lowering the bar for the quality of our work and the impact that we create".

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German labor union IG Metall calls for 4-day work week
German labor union IG Metall calls for 4-day work week
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The largest labor union in Germany, the IG Metall who represents workers from industrial jobs such as car manufacturing and is the largest industrial union in Europe, has called for a four day work week.

The transformation to electric mobility, further automation, and digitization could lead to future cuts in the workforce of the German automotive companies, fueled by the Covid-19 recession. According to the union chairman Jörg Hoffmann, a four day work week could be the answer to structural changes in the automotive industry in order to prevent future job cuts.

Major German companies such as Daimer and Bosch have already made agreements to reduce working hours in order to retain specialists but cut costs at the same time.

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CEO of Just Eat Takeaway announces intention to stop using gig economy workers
CEO of Just Eat Takeaway announces intention to stop using gig economy workers
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In the past, the CEO of Just Eat Takeaway has relied on the gig economy work model, where workers have flexible work hours but fewer or no benefits compared to regular staff, for his Takeaway.com business that he founded 20 years ago.

He has now stated that "it's our intent to not have those in Europe", referring to gig workers and added that he does not want people that deliver food from restaurants to clients to face harder working conditions.

"We want to be certain they do have benefits, that we do pay taxes on those workers" as they are "a large multinational company with quite a lot of money and we want to insure our people".

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McDonald’s sues former CEO Steve Easterbrook
McDonald’s sues former CEO Steve Easterbrook
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McDonald’s is suing its former CEO, Steve Easterbrook, for allegedly lying during the company’s internal probe into his behaviour. The company requires Easterbrook to return about $40 million paid to him as his exit package.

The board terminated Easterbrook in November for having a consensual relationship with an employee, but the company now alleges that the former CEO had sexual relationships with three employees in the year before his ouster.

According to the complaint, "The investigation confirmed that the alleged relationship had occurred and revealed that it had been a non-physical, consensual relationship involving texting and video calls."

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Facebook extends WFH policy until July 2021
Facebook extends WFH policy until July 2021
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Facebook has announced that it is extending its work from home policy until July of 2021 for all of its 48,000 employees. Facebook is the latest tech giant to offer prolonged remote work amid the pandemic, following Google and Twitter.

"Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working from home until July 2021. In addition, we are giving employees an additional $1,000 for home office needs," so Facebook spokesperson Nneka Norville.

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Study: Women in Germany are underrepresented in leadership positions in public companies
Study: Women in Germany are underrepresented in leadership positions in public companies
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A study by the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen shows that public companies have 19,7 female managers. That is an increase of 0.4 percent over the previous year. So only 432 of the total of 2196 management positions in public companies are filled by women.

The study shows that on average only 22% of female applicants are placed on vacant positions.The city of Offenbach in Hesse is remarkable, as it has 56.5 percent women in the top floors of municipal companies. 1469 public companies such as public utilities or hospitals in 69 cities were examined.

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Study finds 37% of U.S. jobs can be performed entirely at home
Study finds 37% of U.S. jobs can be performed entirely at home
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A study by the University of Chicago evaluating the "economic impact of 'social distancing' measures" found that "37% of jobs in the United States can be performed entirely at home". It further found that remote jobs pay more while "lower-income economies have a lower share".