ECB union seeks bigger pay hike in face of inflation – POLITICO

ECB union seeks bigger pay hike in face of inflation – POLITICO

FRANKFURT – As the European Central Bank is getting more heat for refusing to hike interest rates despite rising inflation, its staff is seeking another solution: It wants higher pay. The ECB’s staff trade union IPSO has called on the central bank’s leadership to raise pay more substantially to protect employees’ purchasing power against skyrocketing … Read more

News updates from November 23: US to release 50m barrels of oil from reserves, thousands in England sign up for Covid booster, Apple sues Israeli spyware group NSO

News updates from November 23: US to release 50m barrels of oil from reserves, thousands in England sign up for Covid booster, Apple sues Israeli spyware group NSO

About 90 per cent of US federal employees have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of the deadline later tonight for President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. Jeff Zients, the White House’s coronavirus response co-ordinator, said on Monday afternoon the federal government had achieved 95 per cent compliance with the requirement and that 90 per cent … Read more

EU threatens to blacklist airlines linked to border influx | European Union

The EU has published a draft law that would blacklist airlines and travel operators that fly people to countries on its borders as part of attempts to destabilise the bloc, in its latest response to the crisis at the Poland-Belarus border. The proposal does not specifically mention Belarus, whose authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, is accused … Read more