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[Hong Kong] Business leader deems minimum wage rise ‘inappropriate’ [Hong Kong] Business leader deems minimum wage rise ‘inappropriate’

Increasing Hong Kong's minimum wage would be inappropriate in a struggling economy, a prominent business leader said at the weekend,...
14 Oct 2020

[Indonesia] The omnibus law dilemma [Indonesia] The omnibus law dilemma

On October 8, the wave of protests from community groups, workers, academics, students and activists against the legalisation of the...
14 Oct 2020

[Indonesia] Unions threaten strike over proposed labour reforms [Indonesia] Unions threaten strike over proposed labour reforms

On September 28, Indonesian trade unions threatened to stage a national strike following the agreement by a parliamentary committee to...
02 Oct 2020

[Japan] Borders will reopen for expats from Brunei and Singapore [Japan] Borders will reopen for expats from Brunei and Singapore

Japan has announced an agreement with Brunei and Singapore to reopen borders for newly arriving expatriates and other long-term residents...
01 Oct 2020

[India] New labour laws will change hiring and firing practices [India] New labour laws will change hiring and firing practices

On September 23, the last day of the monsoon session of parliament - which was cut short by the COVID-19...
30 Sep 2020

[India] Parties prepare to oppose three labour reform laws [India] Parties prepare to oppose three labour reform laws

Opposition parties, who previously protested the passage of two farm reform bills, are now preparing to oppose three upcoming labour...
23 Sep 2020

[Tonga] Chamber says timing wrong for Employment Relations Act 2020 [Tonga] Chamber says timing wrong for Employment Relations Act 2020

In a widely circulated notice, Tonga's Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (TCCI) has urged the government to delay enforcement...
11 Sep 2020