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February 19, 2018

Labour

Thailand to scan eyes of workers in notorious seafood industry

Thailand to scan eyes of workers in notorious seafood industry

Thailand is using optical scanning technology to keep track of who is working on its fishing boats, officials said Thursday, as the kingdom tries to curb slave labour and human trafficking that has riddled the low-paid industry.The lucrative fishing business i

German Social Democrats head Schulz quits amid party rift

German Social Democrats head Schulz quits amid party rift

German Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz announced Tuesday he would quit as chairman of the storied labour movement, but because of internal divisions his designated successor Andrea Nahles must wait to take the reins."The SPD needs renewal in its

France tackles taboo with buyout plan for civil servants

France tackles taboo with buyout plan for civil servants

The French government surprised labour unions Thursday by announcing voluntary buyouts for some of the country's five million civil servants, an unprecedented move against jobs which are largely considered secure for life.Talks with union leaders will begin t

London attack accused hoped to kill Corbyn

London attack accused hoped to kill Corbyn

A man accused of deliberately driving a van into a group of London Muslims told his trial on Tuesday that he wanted to kill the British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.Darren Osborne said killing the leftist Labour leader would have been "one less terrorist o

German metalworkers start strikes for 28-hour week

German metalworkers start strikes for 28-hour week

Germany's powerful metalworkers' union launched mass strikes Monday over pay and working hours that could impact a key industry and the shape of labour nationwide.IG Metall are not just asking for a pay rise but also demanding that all workers have the optio