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SUNS # 9725 Wednesday 18 January 2023

UN : Economic slowdown may force workers to accept lower quality jobs (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global employment is projected to expand by 1.0 per cent in 2023, a significant deceleration from the 2.3 per cent grow th rate of 2022, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

UN : Keeps shrinking - amid pandemic lockdowns & flexible working hours (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A new variant of Covid-19, spreading across New York city, is forcing businesses, banks and high-powered financi al institutions to re-introduce flexible working hours after a brief hiatus.

Europe : Energy crisis hits Roma populations hard (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
As European households brace for energy shortages this winter and leaders draw up support packages to help people h eat homes in the coming months, experts fear that the largest minority on the continent, the Roma, will be left behind.

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