Thousands of warehouse workers of leading e-commerce giant Amazon are planning to participate in the protests and walkouts across 40 countries in view of coinciding with Black Friday sales, which can be touted as one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping. The employees in the U.K., U.S., India, Australia, South Africa, Japan, and across Europe are demanding better wages and improved working conditions as the crisis of cost-of-living deepens through a campaign, namely “Make Amazon Pay.” According to credible s
reportedly going to participate in the first of 3 days of strike over pay, pensions, and working conditions and pensions. Hence, around 2.5 million students may face disruption as thousands of university staff participate in the industrial action, in what is believed to be the biggest strike in the history of higher education in the UK. The UCU (University and College Union) claims that the strike, which will continue in the next week will bring the sector to a halt. As per sources, at 19 univers
Workers at the world’s largest Apple iPhone manufacturing in Zhengzhou, China, have reportedly begun protesting over wages, according to reports. It has been reported that hundreds of employees protested, and some were confronted by riot police and hazmat suits. As per sources close to the move, cops beat up on workers. Foxconn, a leading tech manufacturer and service provider, claimed that it would cooperate with local authorities and employees to stop further violence. The company st
Beijing has reportedly shut parks and museums and Shanghai has tightened restrictions for visitors entering the city, as China struggles with an increase in Covid-19 cases that has heightened worries about the economy and dimmed prospects for a rapid reopening. Infections in the southwestern region of Chongqing and the southern province of Guangzhou accounted for about half of the country's 28,127 new local Covid-19 cases reported this week, which is approaching the highest number of cases, just like in April. Beijing's admini
The republic is Sudan is reeking under dengue fever as more than 1,400 people have reportedly been diagnosed with the disease this year, which is the worst outbreak in more than a decade. Around 50% of the 18 states in the country have recorded dengue cases, and 9 people, including 1 child have lost their lives as well. The WHO suspects that the true number of cases is much higher than the registered ones.  Dr. Muntasir Osman, director general of emergencies, federal ministry of health, claimed that with 1,430 registered cases of
The UK restaurant industry is reportedly going bust more quickly than during the Covid crisis due to rising energy prices, shortage of workers, and declining bookings. According to research by the consultancy company Mazars, closures in the sector increased by 60%, going from 984 insolvencies in 2020–21 to 1,567 in 2021–22. The number includes 453, an increase from 395, over the last three months. Rebecca Dacre, a partner at Mazars, claimed that insolvencies of restaurant enterprises are currently occurring at a greater ra
Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK, has reportedly announced a rise in funding for state schools in England of $2.7 billion (£2.3 billion) over the next two years. According to the Treasury, this will result in an average fund increase for each student by more than $1188 through 2024–25, compared to last year. With the additional funds, core school funding will increase from $64.04 billion this year to $70 billion by 2025, fulfilling the government's earlier commitment to reinstate funding for students up to the age of 16 back to 2010 levels in real terms. According to the Institute for Fi
According to a survey, a large majority of citizens in the UK reportedly believe that the country has a duty to pay for climate projects in less developed and vulnerable nations. The UN's Cop27 climate summit in Egypt is heavily focused on the topic of wealthy, polluting nations substantially funding developing nations. Experts have cautioned that the united global action required to overcome the crisis won't be possible without the flow of funds to help in reducing emissions and dealing with severe environmenta
Inflation in the UK reportedly increased to a 41-year high of 11.1% in October, exceeding predictions as energy, transport, and food costs continued to strain businesses and households. According to a survey, the consumer price index was expected to rise by 10.7% annually, and October's figure marks a rise from the 40-year high of 10.1% reported in September. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that despite the launch of the government's Energy Price Guarantee program, the largest rising contributions came fr