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Jane Wardell

For many, COVID-19 has changed the world of work for good

Jan 12 2021

The upheaval in global labour markets triggered by the coronavirus pandemic will transform the working lives of millions of employees for good, policymakers and business leaders told a Reuters virtual forum on Tuesday. | Video

Australian competition watchdog warns Google, Facebook laws are just the start

Jan 12 2021

SYDNEY Australia's competition regulator has warned that planned laws to make the country the first in the world to force Google and Facebook to pay for news content were likely just the start of more regulation for digital platforms. | Video

REUTERS NEXT-Coronavirus spurred changes to global workforce to be permanent

Jan 12 2021

Jan 12 Sweeping changes to the global labour market caused by the coronavirus pandemic will likely be permanent, policy makers said on Tuesday, as some industries collapse, others flourish and workers stay home.

REUTERS NEXT-Travel body rejects compulsory COVID-19 shots as experts say herd immunity not close

Jan 11 2021

* Number of cases worldwide has passed 90 million (Adds British PM and EU-Moderna talks)

Travel body rejects compulsory COVID-19 shots, experts say herd immunity distant

Jan 11 2021

PARIS/SYDNEY The head of a global travel organisation on Monday opposed making COVID-19 vaccinations a requirement for travellers in the fight against the pandemic, despite scepticism about reaching herd immunity this year. | Video

Travel body rejects compulsory COVID-19 shots, experts say herd immunity distant

Jan 11 2021

PARIS/SYDNEY The head of a global travel organisation on Monday opposed making COVID-19 vaccinations a requirement for travellers in the fight against the pandemic, despite scepticism about reaching herd immunity this year. | Video

Travel body rejects compulsory COVID-19 shots, experts say herd immunity distant

Jan 11 2021

PARIS/SYDNEY The head of a global travel organisation on Monday opposed making COVID-19 vaccinations a requirement for travellers in the fight against the pandemic, despite scepticism about reaching herd immunity this year. | Video

UPDATE 1-Australia watchdog chief Sims says reviewing complaint about Qantas by carrier Rex

Dec 21 2020

SYDNEY, Dec 21 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman (ACCC) Rod Sims said the regulator is looking into a complaint from Rex Airlines that Qantas Airways Ltd is trying to stymie its attempts to become a third player on the country's major inter-city routes.

Australia watchdog chief Sims says reviewing complaint about Qantas by carrier Rex

Dec 20 2020

SYDNEY, Dec 21 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman (ACCC) Rod Sims said the regulator is looking into a complaint from Rex Airlines that Qantas Airways Ltd is trying to stymie its attempts to become a third player on the country's major inter-city routes.

Australia regulator chief Sims says Google and Facebook draft laws fair, critical for media future

Dec 20 2020

SYDNEY Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman (ACCC) Rod Sims said proposed laws that will make Australia the first country in the world to force Google and Facebook to pay for news were fair and critical for the survival of the media industry.

World News

Global COVID-19 death toll tops 2 million

The worldwide coronavirus death toll surpassed 2 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as nations around the world are trying to procure multiple vaccines and detect new COVID-19 variants.