Irish Examiner: Hospitals, bus services and businesses suffering due to Covid related staffing issues

Irish Examiner: Hospitals, bus services and businesses suffering due to Covid related staffing issues. “With record-high cases of Covid-19 being reported, hospitals, bus services and businesses have said they are struggling to operate due to many of their staff being out with the virus. Earlier today, Cork University Hospital (CUH) urged members of the public to explore all other options available before presenting to the Emergency Department.”

Deadline: The Walt Disney Co. Will Require That Salaried And Non-Union Hourly Employees In U.S. Be Vaccinated

Deadline: The Walt Disney Co. Will Require That Salaried And Non-Union Hourly Employees In U.S. Be Vaccinated. “The Walt Disney Co. has added its name to the growing list of major corporations mandating that employees be fully vaccinated. The new requirement applies to all salaried and non-union hourly employees, in the U.S., and the company said that they are talking to unions representing workers under collective bargaining agreements.”

New Database Aggregates Company Statements/Intentions on Human Rights

A new database aggregates what companies say they are doing about human rights. “The UNGP Reporting Database does not judge how well a company is implementing the [United Nations] Guiding Principles, nor does it rate or rank corporate performance or disclosure. Instead, the database enables companies and their stakeholders to draw their own conclusions about how meaningfully a company is reporting on its progress towards implementation of the UN Guiding Principles. The database draws only from information companies publish in their own websites and reports, in order to support integrated approaches to how companies think and talk about human rights in their core business.” I took a very quick look. The number of companies in the database is limited at the moment but is expected to expand. Entities listed include Anheuser-Busch InBev, BP, Coca-Cola, Monsanto, Nike, Target, and Wal-Mart stores.