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Portugal police march for better wages

Lisbon - Thousands of Portuguese police officers Thursday marched through Lisbon to demand better pay and conditions in the first major protest since the Socialists were returned to office in elections last month.

Swiss women to march for equal pay

Geneva - Women across Switzerland are set to walk off the job and into the streets Friday to demand wage parity, nearly three decades after staging the country's first nationwide strike for equal pay.

Swiss women strike for equal pay again, three decades on

Geneva - Nearly 30 years after staging a first nationwide strike for equal pay, women across Switzerland say they are preparing fresh action to push for wage parity next week.

Nigerian president increases minimum wage by two-thirds

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law an increase by two-thirds to the minimum wage in Africa's most populous country.It raises the minimum wage from 18,000 naira ($50, 44 euros) a month to 30,000 naira ($83).

No new jobs but happier citizens in Finland's basic income test

Apo - A groundbreaking trial providing a guaranteed basic monthly income to 2,000 jobless people has led to improved wellbeing but failed to boost employment, Finnish authorities announced on Friday.

'Golden handshake' for DR Congo's outgoing ministers

Apo - In the weeks leading up to Democratic Republic of Congo's controversial election, those leaving power quietly passed two decrees guaranteeing themselves money and benefits that would ensure their financial security for decades to come.

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.

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.

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Geneva - Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.

Polish ministers to give up bonuses amid public outcry

Warsaw - Ministers in Poland's right-wing government are to donate their generous bonuses to charity while lawmakers face a pay cut, the ruling PiS party said Thursday amid plunging poll numbers.

Almost 80% of UK firms pay men more than women: data

London - Almost eight out of 10 companies and public sector bodies operating in Britain pay men more than women overall, said data published Thursday confirming long-standing gender inequality in the workplace.

Women face uphill wage battle in British finance sector

London - There had never been much doubt that in London's testosterone-fuelled financial sector female workers' salaries lagged far behind those of their mostly male colleagues.

Tennis great Navratilova slams BBC over Wimbledon pay

London - Tennis great Martina Navratilova accused the BBC Monday of a "shocking" pay gap which saw her fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe paid at least 10 times more than her.

UN Geneva staff agree to full-day strike over pay cuts

Geneva - UN staff in Geneva have overwhelmingly voted to strike on Friday over "unfair" pay cuts, in a move sure to disrupt a wide range of activities at the world body's European headquarters.Staff unions said a full 1,040 staff members, or 89.

Germany's huge gender pay gap unchanged in 2017

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany failed to make progress in closing its yawning gender pay gap last year with women still earning 21 percent less than male colleagues, official data showed Thursday, giving the country one of the worst records in Europe.

No pay rise for Singapore's million-dollar ministers

Singapore - Singapore government ministers were told Thursday their salaries will stay frozen despite a recommendation for a hike, but there was little sympathy in the city-state for the world's best-paid politicians.

Iceland puts onus on companies to pay gender equal wages

Reykjav - In a world first, Iceland has introduced a new law requiring employers to prove they are paying men and women the same wage for doing the same work, or face fines.

Strike looms as students arrested in Chad anti-austerity protest

Ndjame - Trade unions in Chad called on Monday for a general strike, as anti-austerity protests grow alongside growing impatience with the regime of President Idriss Deby.

Putin promises minimum wage hike ahead of election

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is seeking to win a fourth term in the Kremlin in March elections, pledged Wednesday to raise the minimum wage this year, benefitting some four million people.

Haitian factory workers demand higher wages

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haiti's factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on Monday against a small increase in the minimum wage set by the government.The workers, paid 300 gourdes (4.75 dollars) a day, are demanding 800 gourdes (12.

Maduro boosts Venezuela's minimum wage for 3rd time this year

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced a 50 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage to 97 bolivars, or about 37 dollars at the official exchange rate.

Berlin startup offers a year with no money worries

Berlin - Miko from Berlin may only be five, but he already has 1,000 euros ($1,063) per month to live on -- not from hard graft, but as part of an experiment into universal basic income.

Germany hopes public payslips will close gender pay gap

Berlin - The German government on Wednesday approved new legislation that will force companies to be more transparent about salaries paid to male and female employees, in a bid to tackle the gender pay gap.

Venezuela boosts minimum wage by 50 percent

Caracas - Embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday raised the minimum wage by 50 percent in Venezuela, a country with astronomical inflation.

Venezuela's Maduro vows 40% pay hike to soothe unrest

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday promised workers a 40 percent rise in the minimum wage, after opponents seeking to drive him from power called for a general strike.

Economics Nobelist Holmstrom: CEO pay 'just a mess'

Washington - Bengt Holmstrom, the Finnish economist whose contract theory research earned him a Nobel economics prize Monday, said that executive compensation has gotten out of hand, and contributed to the collapse of Enron Corp.

Iran to prosecute 400 officials over high salaries

Tehran - Iran's auditors said Sunday that around 400 public sector officials face prosecution over their exorbitant salaries -- a scandal used by hardliners to tarnish the government ahead of next year's election.

German govt, public workers settle wage dispute

Berlin - Germany's federal and local governments reached agreement on Friday with public sector workers on a pay rise, settling a dispute that grounded hundreds of flights during a warning strike two days earlier, sources said.

California adopts bill ensuring equal pay for women

Los Angeles - California adopted a bill aimed at ensuring equal pay between men and women, a measure considered among the strongest in the nation and applauded by Hollywood.

Ikea to pay workers in the UK more than the living wage in 2016

Ikea, the Swedish firm, is set to become the first national retailer in the United Kingdom to pay staff above the government's National Living Wage.
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