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Gender parity at work only possible if men do more at home: UN

Geneva - Progress towards gender parity at work has barely budged for the past quarter century, and will only speed up once men take on far more unpaid caregiving tasks, the UN said Thursday, on the eve of International Women's Day.

Target raises minimum wage as latest barrage in talent war

Target will raise its starting wage to $15 an hour in the near future. During Target's 2018 earnings call, CEO Brian Cornell announced that the starting wage would get a boost by 2020.

UK's Labour Party torn apart by anti-Semitism row

London - Britain's main opposition Labour party is in turmoil over mounting allegations of anti-Semitism on leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn's watch -- and the party's way of dealing with the issue.

From camps to factories: Muslim detainees say China using forced labour

Almaty - As Gulzira Auelkhan toiled stitching gloves in a factory in China's troubled Xinjiang region, her managers made no secret of where her production would be sold.

Brexit defections force Labour leader Corbyn's hand

London - Labour leader and lifelong eurosceptic Jeremy Corbyn may be hoping his cautious support for a second Brexit referendum is never put to the test, experts said.

Google to ditch mandatory-arbitration policy after mass protest

Forced arbitration is a corporate practice whereby employees waive their right to take some employer disputes to court and instead must settle the matters privately.

Seven MPs quit Labour Party as Brexit tensions mount

London - Seven MPs quit Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Monday, citing the leadership's support for Brexit and a growing culture of racism, intimidation and abuse.

Seven MPs leave Britain's Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

London - Seven MPs from Britain's opposition Labour Party announced on Monday they were breaking away in protest at the party leadership's support for Brexit and its failure to stamp out anti-Semitism.

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor: UN

Geneva - The global unemployment rate inched down last year, the UN said Wednesday, warning though that jobs often failed to guarantee decent living, with some 700 million workers wallowing in poverty. Unemployment around the world fell last year to 5.

Demonstrator loses hand at Paris 'yellow vest' march

Paris - A "yellow vest" demonstrator lost his hand Saturday during clashes outside the main parliament building in Paris, witnesses told AFP, during a 13th weekend of anti-government protests across France.

Thousands of South Koreans mourn tragic death of coal worker

Seoul - Some 2,500 South Koreans marched through Seoul Saturday to honour a worker who was crushed to death at a coal plant fuelling an outcry which led to a landmark amendment of the nation's industrial safety laws.

UK Labour's Brexit offer rebuffed by govt, welcomed by EU

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Thursday repeated its opposition to negotiating a future UK-EU customs union, after the opposition Labour Party named that as its price for backing her Brexit plan.

Qatar says committed to labour reform after Amnesty criticism

Doha - Qatar said Wednesday it is committed to labour reform following an Amnesty International report that the 2022 World Cup host is failing to stop widespread labour abuse.

Women enter the select male world of Spanish ham cutters

Madrid - In Spain, cutting "jamon" is a fully-fledged job that brings prestige and money, a man's world which women are only just starting to take on.

Refugees struggle for work amid Greek jobs drought

Atenas - After escaping poverty in Pakistan and spending two hard years in Greece without family or money, Manassif Raza proudly stands in his brand new hair salon, receiving his first customers.

Amazon minimum-wage hike barely made a dent in operating costs

Amazon announced in October that it was raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. But the rise for hundreds of thousands of workers has barely made a dent in its operating expenses, which grew at a similar or slower rate than it did the rest of the year.

Bulgaria adopts apprenticeships in scramble for workers

- Vladislav Nikolov, with shy youthful looks and sporting neat work overalls, belongs to a rare breed in Bulgaria: Apprentices.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa 'appalled' by filmed attack on civilian

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing security forces repeatedly beating a detained civilian, and ordered the arrest of those responsible.

Greek PM announces minimum pay rise as elections loom

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday announced an 11-percent rise in the minimum wage, the first after a decade of austerity and months ahead of legislative elections.

Tunisia trade unions mull 'compromise' ahead of strike

Tunis - Tunisia's powerful UGTT trade union confederation, locked in a dispute with the government over economic reforms, has said it is open to compromise ahead of February strikes -- "but not at any price".

UK Labour proposes MPs vote on new Brexit referendum

London - Britain's main opposition Labour party has proposed MPs be allowed to vote on a second referendum as part of a series of options to stop a "no deal" Brexit.

Iran arrests labour protest leader

Tehran - An Iranian labour protest leader has been arrested for the second time, state media reported Monday, after the judiciary denied his claim that he was tortured in custody late last year.

Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

Harare - Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.

Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

Harare - Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

Frankfurt Am Main - Hundreds of flights were cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walked off the job in a deepening row over pay.

Media watchdog condemns 'yellow vest' attacks on journalists

Paris - Reporters Without Borders on Sunday called on those who speak for France's "yellow vest" protesters to condemn numerous attacks and threats against journalists across the country during the latest round of anti-government demonstrations.

French court backs Uber driver in key gig-economy case

Paris - Ride-hailing giant Uber said Friday that it would appeal a fresh legal setback in Europe after a French court ruled a former driver who sued the firm effectively had a work contract, potentially undermining a pillar of the US group's business model.

French court rules against Uber in 'employment' contract case

Paris - Ride-hailing giant Uber has lost an appeal in France brought by a former driver who wanted his terms of employment recognised as a fully-fledged work contract.

Israel opposition leader slams Netanyahu in key speech

Apo - A key Israeli opposition figure on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's public criticism of authorities investigating him on graft allegations, saying such behaviour was not "normal".

German court rejects suit over Pakistan factory fire

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court Thursday threw out a lawsuit by Pakistani plaintiffs against clothing retailer KiK over a deadly 2012 fire at a Karachi garment factory, saying the statute of limitations had expired.
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