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Russian missile strike kills one in east Ukraine

A 60-year-old woman was killed and several others injured when a Russian missile hit a market in the eastern Ukrainian town of Shevchenkove on Monday, Ukrainian officials said.

Footage posted by social media user Suspilne on the Telegram messaging app showed rescuers searching through rubble, burning rubble and a large crater in what he said was Shevchenkove, southeast of the regional capital Kharkiv . Oleh Synehubov, governor of Kharkiv region, wrote on Telegram that “unfortunately a 60-year-old woman has died”.

“All the other victims are in hospital. Doctors help them. Rescuers are continuing to clear the debris,” he said. He previously said that at least seven people were injured, including a 13-year-old girl.

Andriy Yermak, the head of the presidential administration, also said that one person was killed and posted a photo of the burning market on Telegram. Criticizing Russia for the attack, he wrote: “Ordinary terrorists”.

Reuters could not immediately verify the news and images of the attack.

Suspilne quoted a city official as saying that at least three houses were damaged in the attack and a shop was damaged, but Monday was not a market day. Russia, which invaded Ukraine more than 10 months ago, did not immediately comment on the reported attack.

UN chief calls for ‘massive investments’ for Pakistan recovery

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for more support to help Pakistan in its $16 billion reconstruction effort following devastating floods, saying the country has fallen into a climate and financial crisis. the world.

Officials from 40 countries as well as private donors and international financial institutions are gathering for a meeting in Geneva as Islamabad seeks support in what is expected to be a major test of who compensation for weather disasters. The September floods, which continue, killed at least 1,700 people and displaced up to 8 million.

Guterres said in his opening remarks, “We must match the courageous response of the Pakistani people with our efforts and major investments to strengthen their country for the future.” “Pakistan is a double bearer of the climate crisis and a failed global economic system,” he added, calling for creative ways for developing countries to achieve debt relief. and payment.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called for a “new bond of readiness” to give the country a lifeline, saying it needs $8 billion over the next three years. In a video message, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged an additional $10 million in aid.

Many bosses not abiding by Employment Act changes, says MTUC

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) says it has received a number of complaints from employers not complying with the amendments to the Labor Law since it was implemented a week ago.

MTUC general secretary Kamarul Baharin Mansor said that he has received complaints from workers and unions, and one of the issues they raised was the lack of recognition of the 45-hour work week. “Employers did not make the necessary preparations as they expected the government to further postpone the implementation of the amendment,” he said in a statement today.

Kamarul said that some employers have changed the working conditions of their workers without their contract, including not paying them during their holidays. “These workers have changed the work schedule so that workers work a total of 45 hours. This has angered the workers because the time they spend at work has not changed. “The purpose of the 45-hour work week (and not the previous 48-hour work) is to create a work-life balance for workers. Workers will be able to spend less time with their families. “Unfortunately, employers are using other means to force employees to spend 48 hours a week with the company,” he said.

Kamarul urged the Ministry of Human Resources to audit all companies to ensure that they are complying with the law amendment, for the benefit of the workers. He called on employers who failed to make the changes to face tougher measures and even legal action.

The reform of the law is to protect the welfare of the workers and conform to the national standards and the International Labor Organization (ILO) agreement. It was supposed to be done on September 1, but was later delayed until January 1.

Last month, a group of five traders had urged Putrajaya to delay the renewal of the settlement, expressing concern over the RM4,000 wage for workers’ right to overtime pay, a 45-hour work week, 98 birthday leave and flexible work schedule.