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Zimbabwe court grants bail to trade unionists: lawyer

Harare - Trade union leaders and scores of activists detained in Zimbabwe ahead of planned marches over the country's worsening economic crisis, were released on bail Saturday, lawyers said.

Hungary, Poland plan to overturn EU's cheap labour rules

Budapest - Hungary and Poland said Thursday they will appeal to the European Court of Justice to overturn a hard-wrought compromise struck between EU members last year on the bloc's rules regarding cheap labour.

Extortion and abuse: Myanmar workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

- A "mafia" of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom's notoriously shadowy job market, activists and workers say.

Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

Berlin - Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers, including giving well-integrated, irregular migrants who are employed a shot at staying in the country, ministers said Tuesday.

Neither rich nor crazy: film noir sheds light on Singapore's migrant labourers

Fpo - A world away from the opulence showcased in hit rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians", a critically acclaimed film noir is shedding light on a less well-known side of Singapore -- the precarious existence of its migrant workers.

Corbyn makes pitch for power despite Brexit divisions

Liverpool - Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday presented himself as the man to steer Britain through perilous Brexit negotiations as he pushed his case for a general election.

UK opposition keeps door open to staying in EU

Liverpool - The Brexit spokesman of Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday raised the possibility of staying in the European Union, more than two years after Britons voted to leave.

Corbyn: Serial rebel with designs on Downing Street

Liverpool - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has repeatedly beaten the odds in his long and colourful career and may stand to benefit from government divisions over Brexit but his leftist views and handling of disputes have proved deeply controversial.

UK Labour calls for worker ownership, nationalisations

Liverpool - Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Monday called for mass nationalisation and a new scheme to give workers a share of company dividends that was dismissed by big business.

UK Labour hopes to paper over Brexit splits for united front

Liverpool - Britain's Labour Party kicked off its annual conference on Sunday hoping to prove it was ready to unseat the embattled Conservative government despite its own splits on Brexit and rows over anti-Semitism.

Anger as Turkey jails 24 over Istanbul airport protests

Istanbul - Turkish activists and the opposition on Monday expressed outrage after a court jailed 24 workers ahead of a trial over their actions in protests against labour conditions at Istanbul's giant new airport.

Turkey keeps 24 workers in jail over Istanbul airport protests

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered 24 workers and union activists to stay in jail after they were detained in a mass crackdown over protests on working conditions at Istanbul's giant new airport.

New Air France-KLM chief vows to invest half of salary in airline

Paris - Air France-KLM's new boss said Monday that he would invest half of his fixed salary into the company's stock as a gauge of his "confidence" in returning the strike-prone airline to a more solid footing.

UK Labour signals will vote against Brexit deal

London - Britain's main opposition Labour party is likely to vote against the Brexit deal being negotiated by the government with the EU, a senior figure said Friday.

UK Labour party decides on anti-Semitism definition

London - Leaders of Britain's main opposition Labour party met Tuesday to decide whether to adopt in full an international definition of anti-Semitism, after internal strife on the issue and souring ties with the Jewish community.

Greek ferries laid up as sailors strike for more pay

Atenas - Greek ferries will stay in port Monday, bringing inter-island links to a halt after the powerful federation of Greek seamen called a 24-hour strike over pay demands.

Veteran UK Labour MP quits over anti-Semitism row

London - A veteran British MP quit the main opposition Labour Party group in parliament on Thursday over mounting anti-Semitism allegations that have dogged Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

Thousands of Indian tea workers strike for 50 cent pay rise

Kolkata - Hundreds of thousands of tea plantation workers in eastern India went on a three-day strike Tuesday demanding a 50 cent increase in their daily wage from the government and estate owners.

French food delivery cyclists to strike over pay

Paris - French food-bike delivery staff working for companies like Uber Eats and Deliveroo are set to strike next week demanding better pay and benefits including bonuses when it rains, they said Thursday.

British strawberries in a jam over picker shortage

Faversham - After weeks of uninterrupted sunshine the strawberry season is in full swing in the so-called Garden of England.

Macron hails 'new chapter' for French rail after signing reform

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron hailed a "new chapter" in the country's rail history on Wednesday after signing into law a reform that triggered the longest transport strike in decades.

Moroccan fruit pickers say they were exploited, harassed in Spain

Madrid - Ten women who left their children at home in Morocco to earn money picking strawberries in southern Spain have said that they were lied to, exploited and even sexually harassed.

#MeToo makes waves in Australia with workplace sex harassment probe

Sydney - Australia launched a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment Wednesday, in a sign governments are beginning to respond to a global issue highlighted by the massive #MeToo movement.

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Hv - Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Paris - Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.

Macron on verge of French rail reform victory

Paris - In launching his plan to overhaul France's heavily indebted state rail operator SNCF earlier this year, President Emmanuel Macron knew he was taking aim at a bastion of labour unions which have long defied a range of government reform efforts.

Spain's new government brings mix of hope and disillusion

Madrid - Will he keep his promises? Low-earning Spanish voters hope their new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will address Spain's "social emergency" but disillusion is high in a country stricken by unemployment.

Macron's frenetic reform drive exhausts French MPs

Paris - France may be famed for its 35-hour working week, but in parliament the marathon debates and 1am votes prompted by President Emmanuel Macron's reform drive have MPs on the brink of burnout.

Philippines' Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Seoul - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his "harsh" words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers.

Peace needs at least 15 years: Colombian president

Geneva - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hailed Friday the peace accord reached in his country, but warned it would take at least 15 years to build a truly peaceful society.
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19th Congress of the German Confederation of Trade unions
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From left: MLAs Marie Renaud, Shaye Anderson, and Nicole Goehring. EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
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Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton's Downtown Arena.
Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton s Downtown Arena.
Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton's Downtown Arena.
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Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton s Downtown Arena.
Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton's Downtown Arena.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue
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Ed Balls
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May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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Protesters in Madrid, Spain - 29 March 2012
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Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120 000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day
Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day
Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton s Downtown Arena.
Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton's Downtown Arena.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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U.S Department of Labor
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Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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Canberra: Bus Depot Markets.
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19th Congress of the German Confederation of Trade unions
19th Congress of the German Confederation of Trade unions
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Workers across Europe protest against government austerity policies
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