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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.

Socialist group pushing $20/hour min wage posts $13 per hour job

A Seattle-based socialist group that has been pushing for a minimum wage of $20 per hour posted a job that pays $13 per hour.

Swiss turn down world's highest minimum wage: pollster

Geneva - The Swiss have voted down the world's highest minimum wage, which would have offered workers in one of the world's most expensive nations at least $25 an hour, a polling agency said.

Lufthansa calls for reform of right to strike

Frankfurt - The head of Lufthansa called for a reform of workers' right to strike Friday as the biggest strike in the airline's history entered its third and final day.

Lufthansa flights to return to normal Saturday, CEO says

Frankfurt - German airline Lufthansa, which is currently battling the biggest strike in its history, expects normal services to be up and running on Saturday, its chief executive said.

German cabinet adopts national minimum wage: Government source

Berlin - The German cabinet Wednesday adopted draft legislation establishing a fixed national minimum wage of 8.50 euros ($11.70) to be phased in from 2015 and fully in place from 2017. "It's done," a government source told AFP following a cabinet meeting.

Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa

Frankfurt - Pilots of German airline Lufthansa began a strike on Wednesday, forcing the carrier to cancel most of its flights for the next three days and grounding as many as 425,000 passengers.

Amazon hit by strikes in Germany

Frankfurt - One of Amazon's key sites in Germany was the target of fresh walkouts by staff on Monday in an long-running wage dispute. The services sector union Verdi has called for morning stoppages at Amazon's logistics centre in Leipzig.

Biden calls for hike in U.S. minimum wage

Washington - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called for Americans to back President Barack Obama's push to raise the federal minimum wage, intensifying debate ahead of mid-term congressional elections in November.

Workers sue McDonald's for stealing wages

New York - US workers accused fast-food giant McDonald's Thursday of systematically stealing wages through illicit practices like forcing them to work off-the-clock and failing to pay overtime.Seven class-action lawsuits were filed Wednesday and Thursday in Calif...
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MONEY -- California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) says legislative and union leaders hav...
MONEY -- California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) says legislative and union leaders have agreed to raise the Golden State's minimum wage to $15 by 2022.
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