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CESI Talks – The EU and workers with Eszter Sandor, Researcher at Eurofound [Video]

A conversation with Eszter Sandor, researcher at Eurofound, on teleworking and the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of workers.#CESItalks is a series of conversations with MEPs and EP officials/experts on social and employment policies. It is part of a project co-financed by the European Parliament: “WeEP – The EP and workers: a well-designed post-pandemic recovery plan.” The project wants to raise citizens’ and workers’ awareness of the role of the European Union – and of the European Parliament in particular – in the design of social standards.Against the background of the post-Covid recovery and the heralded digital and green transitions, social and employment policies are more than ever of major relevance. More info: https://www.cesi.org/posts/weep-the-ep-and-workers-a-well-designed-post-covid19-recovery-plan/#CESItalks​​​​​ #WeEP​​​​​ #CESI​​​​​ #AllWorkersCount​​​​​ #WorkersRights​​​​​ #TradeUnions​​​

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Thousands of state workers pivot to working remotely in winter storm [Video]

Thousands of state employees were asked to work remotely in the aftermath of the winter storm that slammed into northern Utah overnight.It is the first time the state has utilized a new law for teleworking for a snowstorm. The law was passed by the Utah State Legislature earlier this year, originally designed for days when Utah has bad air quality. But it also included a provision for “special circumstances.”The law was created in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, when a number of people were forced to work remotely.Read the full story – https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/thousands-of-state-workers-pivot-to-working-remotely-in-winter-stormMore Utah news: https://www.fox13now.com/Subscribe: youtube.com/user/fox13newsutahLike Fox 13 News on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3ydzNlDFollow on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3kraqI8Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XQc4eJSubscribe to Fox 13 Newsletters to receive breaking news, weather, and daily headlines from around Utah right in your inbox: https://bit.ly/3B9heku

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Mountain temples hope to lure people to try ‘tera-work’ [Video]

By Keita Sakato / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterOSAKA — Within the past two years, two mash-up words related to employment have barged their way into common usage: “telework” and “workation.” By now, just about everyone understands that telework is work done outside of a conventional office, and a workation is teleworking somewhere that you could go to on vacation. The usual places for workations are resorts, theme parks and the like, but if the efforts of some temples are successful, a new term may come to the fore: “tera-work.” As the word implies, tera-work means teleworking in the precincts of a temple, with the attraction of being surrounded by an atmosphere quite serene compared with daily life. People who have tried tera-working say they can concentrate better on their work. Having seen both the number of temple visitors and money spent within the precincts plunge amid the COVID-19 crisis, some temples have high hopes that tera-work will catch on.■ ‘Feel so refreshed’ Within the tree-enclosed grounds of Jinzoji temple in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, several desks, chairs, and portable Wi-Fi devices have been placed for teleworking. Young workers were seen looking into the displays of their personal computers, sitting wherever they like, such as under the eaves of the main building of the temple. The seven mostly young workers were from TAM inc., an IT firm based in Kita Ward, Osaka. One of them, age 26, said with a smile: “In a sacred atmosphere, I can do well with my work. As I ramble through the woods within the precincts of the temple, I feel so refreshed.” After work, the seven employees held a barbecue party.■ Revenue plunges The temple began letting people telework and camp there in July due to the harsh environment surrounding the temple’s operations. This temple had eked out its expenses through revenue gained from visitors entering the temple for celebrating the New Year and those people visiting there to enjoy the autumn leaves, as well as the money thrown into offertory boxes. As group visitors to the temple dropped as the COVID-19 crisis dragged, however, its revenue, which would total about ¥1 million in a normal year, dropped markedly. As the temple was unable to raise money to repair leaks in the roof of the main building, it’s now dealing with the leaks by using a waterproof sheet. The fee for tera-working is ¥2,500 a day. The temple also offers such Buddhist-related services as letting people experience Zen meditation. In July, about 30 people used the workation service. In August and September, when the state of emergency was in place, the temple refrained from accepting people. During the October-November period, about 60 people are expected to have used the temple for their workations. Gikei Matsumoto, a 48-year-old deputy chief priest at the temple, senses a good response to the service, saying: “If people stop coming here, our temple, located deep in a mountain, would become dilapidated soon. The workation service has brought about a new style of connection between the temple and young people.”■ 100 groups in a month Daitaiji temple in Nachikatsuura-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, started accepting campers into its grounds, primarily from a viewpoint of disaster prevention. Located on high ground, the temple serves as an evacuation site in times of disasters. In the summer of 2019, it started a lodging service within its grounds, in hopes of enabling evacuees to spend their time as comfortably as possible even in times of emergency. At the same time, the temple began accepting campers. Such attempts have unexpectedly drawn much attention, in line with the spread of the use of its workation service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, about 100 groups used the service, with the lodging facility almost fully booked by the year-end. Users bring their own Wi-Fi devices to do their telework, while enjoying the natural surroundings, according to the temple. Experiencing some Buddhist rituals, such as sutra copying and Zen meditation, has also proved popular among visitors. Tomi Nishiyama, a 40-year-old chief priest of the temple, said delightedly, “I would be grateful if our temple eventually becomes a presence close to people.”Speech

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JAN Monthly Webcast Series – December 2021 – Accommodation Solutions for Autoimmune Disorders [Video]

Join JAN Lead Consultants Lisa Mathess and Teresa Goddard to explore workplace accommodations and AT options to keep your employees with autoimmune disorders safe and successful in the workplace. We will explore accommodations for a variety of limitations arising from autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gastrointestinal diseases, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and more. From fatigue to fine motor impairment and cognition to vision loss we will share real life accommodations for your consideration. Since autoimmune disorders can affect individuals differently, we will cover a range of common limitations include difficulty with activities of daily living, body fatigue and weakness, cognitive limitations, temperature sensitivity, gross and fine motor limitations, speech impairments, and vision issues. We will also discuss accommodation approaches tailored for roles in a variety of industries including administrative services, information technology (IT), manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare.

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It is not enough to be pro Christian-Nationalism, one must be actively anti Global-Liberalism [Video]

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Reports on falling median pay likely reflect pandemic effects rather than real trends [Video]

For more, visit:https://www.floridatrend.com/article/32679/falling-median-pay-may-reflect-pandemic-effects-rather-than-real-trendshttps://www.floridatrend.com/article/32678/floridian-of-the-year-lift-orlandoNew COVID-19 test requisite for incoming international travelers; Pandemic’s inconsistent influence on Florida’s median pay; Working from home may soon offer additional benefits in South Florida; Gov. Ron DeSantis promotes “Always Ready Florida” initiative; Florida Trend announces 2021’s “Floridian of the Year.”