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Women less likely to be active in the labour market than men: ILO study

A new study from the International Labour Organization (ILO) released earlier this month has found that women are less likely than men to be participants in the labour market, and more likely to be unemployed in most areas of the world. According to the study, the global women’s labour force participation rate in 2018 is 48.5%, while…

South Korea reduces 68-hour workweek

South Korea’s National Assembly has passed a law reducing the maximum weekly work hours from 68 to 52, the Guardian reported. The shorter workweek was one of President Moon Jae-in’s campaign promises; he also helped establish a 16% increase in the country’s minimum wage this year. The law was considered necessary to better living standards, generate…

Workers building iPhones in China exposed to toxic chemicals: China Labour Watch

The Guardian reported that a report alleges that 90 workers were taken to the hospital in May 2017, following a chemicals leak at a Catcher Technology factory in China where items including metal frames for the iPhone 8, Mac keyboards and parts for other technology companies such as Dell and Sony. The report is from rights group…

सफ़ाई कामगारों के आन्दोलन का ऐलान मज़दूर नेता मिलिंद रानाडे से बातचीत

मुंबई, नवी मुंबई और ठाणे जिला में सफाई कामगारों को उनके अधिकारों से वंचित किया जाता रहा है। कमाल की बात यह है कि यह corporations देश के सबसे अमीर corporations हैं। अब इन कामगारों के सब्र का बाँध टूट रहा है। इन्होने January 18 से February 18, 2018 तक आंदोलन का ऐलान किया है।…

Amir Rizvi

Mahapadav: Workers Protest begins in New Delhi

Today nearly 1,00,000 workers from across India are beginning to arrive in the nation’s capital as a part of Mahapadav, a protest against the perceived anti-labour and anti-people policies of the government. In an exclusive video interview to Citizens for Justice and Peace, Vivek Monteiro, Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions, shares the various demands…

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