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Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned. NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members. It comes… Read More »

Melbourne uni staff reject losing pay rise

Staff at the University of Melbourne have knocked back proposed changes to their enterprise agreement, which would have stripped them of a recent pay rise in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Along with dumping the 2.2 per cent pay rise, the proposed changes would have created new voluntary redundancy provisions with reduced entitlements. The… Read More »

As Japan reopens, coronavirus testing slowed by bureaucracy and staff shortages

TOKYO (Reuters) – At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health centre to get him a coronavirus test, but the phone lines were busy. FILE PHOTO: A medical worker conducts a simulation for drive-through polymerase chain reaction… Read More »