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Swiss court declares driver an Uber employee

Swiss court declares driver an Uber employee

A Swiss court has ruled that a former Uber driver was an employee of the ride-sharing firm, not an independent contractor, in a potentially landmark decision, the driver's lawyer said Monday. The ruling by the labour court in Lausanne, which has not been made

British PM tells Labour: 'Let's do a deal' on Brexit

British PM tells Labour: 'Let's do a deal' on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday urged main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to work with her to break the Brexit deadlock, telling him: "Let's do a deal".May said she understood why hardcore Brexiteers in her own centre-right Conservative

Qatar to abolish exit visa system by year's end: UN

Qatar to abolish exit visa system by year's end: UN

Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, the UN's International Labour Organization said Friday. Qatar has introduced a series of labour reforms since its selection to host the 2022 World Cup,

Kim woos Putin as N. Korean labourers toil in Russia

Kim woos Putin as N. Korean labourers toil in Russia

While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is wined and dined with Vladimir Putin in Russia this week, around 10,000 of his citizens will be labouring around the country to earn money for his government.Analysts say Kim is looking to strengthen economic links with

Chinese workers demand release of labour rights activists

Chinese workers demand release of labour rights activists

Some 100 Chinese workers suffering from a work-related disease have signed a petition demanding the release of three prominent activists in southern China amid a crackdown on labour activism.Wei Zhili and Ke Chengbing, editors of a labour rights news site that

Finnish election winner Rinne, ex-trade union tough guy

Finnish election winner Rinne, ex-trade union tough guy

Finland's Antti Rinne, the Social Democrat leader who will now try to form a government after a slim election victory, is a former trade union boss once known as the "labour market gangster" for his fiery negotiating skills.Aged 56, the silver-haired and se