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The salary hike for employees will take place by 2025. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • Bank of America will require US vendors to pay employees at least $15 an hour
  • In March 2020, the giant US bank lifted its minimum wage to $20 an hour
  • The announcement is the latest to lift wages amid a tightening labour market

Germany is Amazon's second largest market in the world after the US. (Photo Credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The union said the sites in Rheinberg, Werne, Koblenz, Leipzig and two other locations have unofficially agreed to the talks
  • Amazon in Germany has found itself embroiled in longstanding battles over better pay and work conditions since 2013
  • The e-commerce giant said that during its previous strikes, about 90% employees went about their tasks in a usual manner

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The Department proposed to delay is in accordance with the Presidential directive. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Biden Administration has proposed an 18-month delay in calculating prevailing wages of H-1B  and other visas
  • The delay will provide the administration enough time to consider the rules
  • The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers

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Bernie Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BernieSanders)

  • The vote ended on a 42-58 divide with eight democrats voting against it
  • Sanders vowed to not give up on the bill and bring it up again
  • Senator Sinema from Arizona made a gesture while casting her vote which attracted critcism

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US Vice President Kamala Harris voted in favour of discussing the bill (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KamalaHarris)

  • Kamala Harris broke the stalemate vote in the Senate
  •  GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski voted against the discussion of the bill
  • The 628-page-bill is being read out in the Senate on the appeal of Senator Ron Johnson

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US President Joe Biden proposed revised minimum wages in the US (Photo Credit: Twitter @JoeBiden)

  • The plan aims to increase the minimum wages in the US to $15 per hour by 2025
  • Supporters of the policy say that this is an essential step to tackle the income gap in the US
  • On the other hand, critics claim that the revision will cause damage to small businesses 

Pope Francis cuddles a baby as he exchanges holidays greeting with Vatican employees on Monday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Pope recognised the struggle of people during the pandemic
  • The Vatican has been paying full time wages to everyone throughout the pandemic
  • He called the social injustice, inequality and marginalisation a 'larger virus' 

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Security personnel stand guard outside Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

  • Authorities assured to protect the rights of those impacted 
  • Damage was reported to be between 100-200 million New Taiwan Dollar 
  • Over 150 arrests were made for the violence on December 12 

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Good news for Starbucks employees amid the pandemic crisis(Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The hike is taking effect from December 14
  • It benefits servers and shift supervisors who were with the company on or before September 14
  • Several states, including New York, California and Maryland, have already raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour