South Africa: Retailers Reap Lockdown Benefits As Consumers Make Merry With Alcohol and Tobacco
[Daily Maverick] Despite low employment, shrinking salaries and inflation, retailers saw a 14.4% increase in annual sales to the total value of R516-billion, according to the latest NielsenIQ State of the Retail Nation analysis report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ministers must do much more to support the hard-up as inflation hits another high, says UNISON
Responding to the release of the latest inflation figures today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “For millions of low-paid workers, the struggle gets worse with every passing month. With prices surging and wages slumping, many households don’t have enough cash to cover the basics. “Ministers can’t continue to sit on the sidelines and do nothing. Hard-up families on stretched budgets need emergency support. Boosting benefits and lifting public sector wages above rising costs are a must if families are to have any hope. “Proper pay rises will ease financial hardship, protect es...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release inflation public sector pay Source Type: news

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production
Children working on tobacco farms in Chipangali District in Eastern Province of Zambia. Credit: Brenda Chitindi          “Most major tobacco producing countries use child labour in tobacco growing. Almost no cigarette can be          guaranteed to be free from child labour.”                                         British Medical Journal,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Judith Mackay and Leonce Dieudonne Leonce Tags: Child Labour Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

High-deductible health plans can leave people vulnerable — but there’s an easy fix
You already know that your business is paying the price of today ’s 40-year inflation high. The cost of health insurance outpaces even that rapid rate: Since 2010, the average that families pay for health coverage premiums has increased 55%, compared with a cumulative 27% growth in wages. High-deductible health plans (HDHPs), defined as insurance plans with a deductible of at least $1,400 for individuals or $2,800 for a family, are one way business leaders have tried to provide coverage for their… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Aflac Source Type: news

Threat of strike action at health sites across Lancashire, says UNISON  
Health workers ​employed by a private firm in Lancashire are ​voting over whether to take strike action to win the same pay and holiday rates as NHS colleagues, says UNISON today (Friday). The 50 ​employees, including porters, caterers and cleaners, work for healthcare facilities firm OCS at eight ​NHS sites across the county​. ​ ​The dispute has been running for some time, says UNISON. A year ago, OCS workers at hospitals, mental health units and clinics in Blackburn, Blackpool, Ormskirk and Preston, said they wanted to be paid and treated the same as their NHS colleagues. OCS staff were earning les...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release NHS subcos Source Type: news

Here's what you need to know about Oregon's new paid family and medical leave program
The starting rate will be 1% of wages, 60% of which the employer will cover starting Jan. 1. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 12, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Physician Compensation Report 2022 Physician Compensation Report 2022
The Medscape Physician Compensation Report is the physician-preferred salary report. It is the most comprehensive and widely used physician salary survey in the United States for the twelfth year in a row. US physicians rely on this report to access not only salary and incentive bonus information, but also important factors affecting income, such as hours worked, incentive bonuses, and what theyMedscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Resource Center Source Type: news

Giants cut James Bradberry with no trade available
Joe Schoen was boxed into a financial corner with Bradberry and what has been anticipated for months finally came down on Monday when the top cornerback, with his debilitating salary, was purged fr… #joeschoen #jamesbradberry #cornerback (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Working people cannot afford 12 more years of decline ’
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has declared that only Labour can help working people out of the cost of living crisis and that the response by the Conservatives has been “nothing short of insulting”. Writing exclusively in the next issue of U, UNISON’s member magazine, Ms Rayner says: “The Conservatives are out of touch, out of ideas and out of excuses. People across Britain are worried about being able to pay their bills as prices spiral, and the Tories have no answers. “In stark contrast,” she continues, “Labour is on your side and focused on building a better future. We are offering real solutions,...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 9, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News angela rayner cost of living Labour Party Source Type: news

Should Baker Mayfield offer to reduce his guaranteed salary to secure his release?
The bridge between Browns and Baker Mayfield has been obliterated. Thursday’s report from Jake Trotter of ESPN.com shows just how bad it has gotten. Even if the Browns need Mayfield due to a... #browns #deshaunwatson #bakermayfield #espncom #jaketrotter #itso (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Director of Development - UK remote
Specifications: Full Time (Permanent role)Salary:£85,000 per annumLocation:UK, homebased and remote-working (attendance at meetings will be expected to pursue development and build relations)Application Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2022, 9am GMT. The recruitment agency will be longlisting applications as soon as they receive them, so please apply early to register your interest.  Cochrane aims to put  evidence at the heart of health decision-making globally. They collaborate to produce trusted synthesized evidence, make it accessible to all, and advocate for its use. Cochrane is seeking a Director of Development to...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Browns currently unwilling to release Baker Mayfield despite lackluster trade market, per report
In other words, they still want someone else to take the QB's salary #browns #bakermayfield #qb (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can Health Leaders Improve Respect and Recognition for Midwives?
By Olajumoke Adebayo, Midwife, advocate, and founder of Reprolife Olajumoke giving a tetanus toxoid vaccine during a client ' s antenatal visit. Photo provide by Olajumoke Adebayo for IntraHealth International.May 04, 2022Imagine if midwives’ voices were heard, they were fairly compensated, had safe working conditions, and could perform their full scope of practice.Unfortunately, lack of respect and recognition for frontline health workers lie at the heart of many workforce-related challenges that impede progress toward ending the global Covid-19 pandemic, eliminating preventable maternal and child deaths, and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy International Day of the Midwife Health Workers Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Quality Assurance Editor - UK Remote Work
Specifications: Full Time 6 month Fixed Term contract (potential opportunity to extend)Salary:  circa£40,000 per annumLocation: UK, RemoteApplication Closing Date: 18 May 2022 (midnight GMT)The Evidence Production and Methods Directorate in Cochrane is made up of three departments that are responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality Cochrane Reviews addressing research questions that are most important to decision makers.As Quality Assurance Editor within Cochrane ’s Editorial Department, you will assess whether protocols, reviews and updates submitted to Cochrane’s Central Editorial Service...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Starbucks to hike wages, double training for workers as CEO Schultz tries to head off union push
Starbucks said it will hike wages for tenured workers and double training for new employees as it seeks to beat back the union push from its baristas. #schultz #baristas #starbucks #unionpush (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news