No RT-PCR test result, no work for unvaxxed workers by Dec. 4

WORKERS unvaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) who fail to show a negative RT-PCR test result will no longer be allowed entry to their workplaces starting Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, according to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. IATF chief implementer for the Visayas Melquiades Feliciano relayed this information to […]

2021 Digital Etiquette Study Highlights the Rise of the Invisible Workforce

SYDNEY, Nov 10, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The 2021 Digital Etiquette Study by digital transformation experts, Adaptavist, highlights that 48% of Australian workers want to come back to the workplace/office full-time, while 42% favour a flexible/hybrid model. Only 10% of Australians want to be remote full-time. However, as hybrid work increasingly becomes […]

EXPLAINER: Acting Mayor Rama not clear on release of City Hall bonus: must all be vaccinated? Stance last June was harder but more specific.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED. Acting Mayor Michael Rama on Monday, November 8, said no (yearend) bonuses will be given to City Hall employees unless all of them are vaccinated. Rama, Mayor Edgardo Labella’s vice mayor, repeated the policy that the acting mayor announced last June, also in a similar Monday post-flag-raising speech before the City Government […]

IATF alert system reso ‘legal basis’ for firing unvaccinated workers

COMPANIES may now use the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ resolution on the alert level system as a legal basis to fire or withhold the salaries of their employees who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said on Thursday, October 21, 2021. […]

Dole 7 to employers: Dialogue with workers on air purifier requirement

OFFICIALS of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas urged owners of essential establishments in Cebu Province to hold a dialogue with their employees on how they can implement Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s order to wear air purifiers. Garcia’s Executive Order (EO) 41-2021, which places Cebu Province under general community quarantine until Sept. […]

Mandaue City releases cash incentives

MANDAUE City Mayor Jonas Cortes has announced that all employees of the City Government will receive cash incentives as part of the city’s 52nd Charter Day celebration. On Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, Cortes and other city officials celebrated Charter Day through a “Unity Flag Raising” at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) at the North […]

Labor group bats for protection of state workers vs COVID-19

A LABOR group has urged the government to protect state workers from the coronavirus after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said 1,600 employees have died of infection. The commission and Department of Health should monitor the compliance of agencies with health protocols, the Confederation For Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees said in a […]

Amazon’s COVID dilemma: Mandate vaccinations and risk losing workers

WHILE MUCH of Corporate America scrambled to adjust COVID-19 policies this summer in response to a surge of cases,, Inc. was dismantling its coronavirus testing sites. Sequestered corners of warehouses and conference rooms where, just a few weeks ago employees were performing nasal swabs, are now blocked off or cleared of equipment. This may seem […]

Reimagining the future of work

(First of two parts) While many organizations had previously embarked on implementing more agile, people-centric and digitally-enabled workplaces, these same enterprises were not sufficiently equipped to deal with the rapid proliferation of COVID-19. After more than a year of adapting to the new normal and transforming how we work, it became evident that employees, workplaces, […]

Fujitsu Reports Rapid Progress in First 100 Days of UN Aligned SDG Communities Initiative

TOKYO, Jul 2, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today reports rapid progress with its new SDG Communities (1) global initiative to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which consist of 17 global goals designed to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. More than 30,000 Fujitsu employees worldwide […]

Fujitsu to Initiate On-Site Vaccinations for Employees in Japan

TOKYO, Jun 15, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu Limited today announced that in accordance with the Japanese government’s COVID-19 vaccination policy targeting a June 21, 2021 start for large companies and universities, Fujitsu will initiate on-site inoculations for employees at select locations in Japan from June 29, 2021, supplementing efforts by local […]