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One-fifth of Czech workers say that their employers or supervisors aren’t actually following the anti-pandemic measures that the government implemented in the workplace, Novinky reports. According to a survey called Život během pandemie, or “Life During The Pandemic,” the Czech workforce has mixed reviews of the new restrictions, with about two-fifths saying that their employer was being responsible and sticking to the rules as laid out by the government. One in every seven employees reported that their boss or supervisor specifically requested that they break a rule in order to get something done, for example not taking tests or not reporting who they came in contact with.  Some workers also reported their employers asking them to come to work evenContinue Reading

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Ned Ludd’s body was filled with anger. All he was able to think about was the ‘devilish machine’. ‘I won’t let them take my job away from me’, a thought ran through young weaver’s mind. Trembling with rage, his fingers grasped a giant hammer, he swung and the stocking frame standing in front of him ended up smashed into little pieces… Or at least a popular urban tale tells so. The alleged incident is associated with the roots of the Luddite movement of the early 19th century which alongside a bloom of mechanized manufacturing stirred up fears of unemployment and other socially disruptive effects of the Industrial revolution.  Even though industrialization was unstoppable and took over the world, the sentimentContinue Reading