VOA News: Labor Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:48:25 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America Latest Strike by Zimbabwe Doctors & Nurses Hitting Terminally Ill Hardest Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:48:25 +0200 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:48:25 -0400 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:48:25 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/zimbabwe/2009-08-19-voa50.cfm?rss=labor Health care sources said the situation is worsening in Zimbabwe's four main state hospitals with only emergencies cases receiving medical attention "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2009-08-19-voa50.cfm?RSS=Labor" US Jobless Claims, Mortgage Problems Rise Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:10:00 +0200 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:10:00 -0400 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:10:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-20-voa26.cfm?rss=labor Labor Department officials say number of newly laid-off workers rose by 15,000 last week "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-20-voa26.cfm?RSS=Labor" Zimbabwe Civil Servants Threaten Strike if Wage Demands Are Not Met Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:34:20 +0200 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:34:20 -0400 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:34:20 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/zimbabwe/2009-08-25-voa30.cfm?rss=labor The Public Service Association has demanded entry level salaries of US$402 with another US$100 allowance for housing and transport "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2009-08-25-voa30.cfm?RSS=Labor" Latest US Economic Figures Fuel Hopes of Recovery Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:07:49 +0200 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:07:49 -0400 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:07:49 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa37.cfm?rss=labor Commerce Department reports US economy contracted at 1 percent annual rate in 2nd quarter of 2009, a marked improvement over previous quarter "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa37.cfm?RSS=Labor" Zimbabwe Teachers Association Threatens New Strike Next Week Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:49:28 +0200 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:49:28 -0400 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:49:28 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/zimbabwe/2009-08-28-voa49.cfm?rss=labor ZIMTA announced its latest action demanding an increase in teacher salaries of up to US$700 a month compared with the current entry level wage of US$170 "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2009-08-28-voa49.cfm?RSS=Labor" IOM Opens Labor Migration Center in South Africa for Migrants from Zimbabwe Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:40:00 +0200 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:40:00 -0400 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:40:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-28-voa53.cfm?rss=labor International Organization for Migration says center aims to promote safe, orderly labor migration between both countries "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-28-voa53.cfm?RSS=Labor" Another Zimbabwe Teacher Strike Looming As Talks Fail to Materialize Mon, 31 Aug 2009 18:16:26 +0200 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 18:16:26 -0400 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 18:16:26 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/zimbabwe/2009-08-31-voa31.cfm?rss=labor Education Minister David Coltart said he met with Finance Minister Tendai Biti seeking a solution, adding he hoped Biti would be present if he meets with teachers Tuesday "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2009-08-31-voa31.cfm?RSS=Labor" Ministers Meet With Teacher Representatives, But Strike Appears in Offing Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:41:24 +0200 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:41:24 -0400 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:41:24 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/zimbabwe/2009-09-01-voa45.cfm?rss=labor Sources who attended the meeting said Biti offered proof that the government does not have funds to boost teacher salaries and asked for patience on the part of all civil servants "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2009-09-01-voa45.cfm?RSS=Labor" Zimbabwe Teachers Divided Over Strike as New School Term Begins Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:40:22 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:40:22 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:40:22 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/zimbabwe/2009-09-02-voa55.cfm?rss=labor The Zimbabwe Teachers Association has demanded an increase in salaries of up to US$700 a month compared with the current entry level wage of US$170 "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2009-09-02-voa55.cfm?RSS=Labor" Zimbabwe Union Severs Ties With Civic Groups Over Constitutional Reform Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:34:57 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:34:57 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:34:57 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/2009-09-02-voa58.cfm?rss=labor The ZCTU has joined forces with the National Constitutional Assembly in campaigning for a "No" vote in the referendum on the new constitution that must eventually be held "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-09-02-voa58.cfm?RSS=Labor"