Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says protecting the social and economic rights of his people remains a top priority, highlighting the government's fifty percent minimum wage hike to support workers in Türkiye.
President Pedro Castillo announces lifting of curfew following protests against rising fuel prices, tolls and food prices in the Andean country.
Nearly a dozen unions have organised a nationwide two-day strike, with universal security coverage and an increased minimum wage on the list of demands.
The increase, which will come into effect next month, brings the country’s minimum wage to 4,250 Turkish liras a month, roughly $275.
Employers are required to pay all workers, including domestic staff, at least $275 (or 1,000 riyals) for a month of full-time work besides allowance for food and accommodation.
The coronavirus has killed over 2.5 million people and infected more than 113 million globally. Here are the virus-related developments for February 26:
The size of the package has been a concern for Republicans, who have floated a $600 billion aid package, less than a third the size of the Democrats' plan.
US President Joe Biden is signing two executive orders that will increase food aid, protect job seekers on unemployment and clear a path for federal workers and contractors to get a $15 hourly minimum wage.
Supporters of the minimum wage say it will reduce inequality and stimulate economic growth as workers spend more. But critics say it could lead to increased unemployment.
The French president called the "yellow vest" protests that have been held around the country for over a month "forty years of malaise that have come to the surface."
Nicolas Maduro ordered a 96 percent currency devaluation, pegged the bolivar currency to the government’s petro cryptocurrency and boosted taxes.
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