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Uber to give UK drivers workers’ rights after court defeat
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Uber to give UK drivers workers’ rights after court defeat

LONDON (Reuters) – In a major victory for unions, Uber’s more than 70,000 British drivers will be paid the minimum…
French telecom company Orange convicted over suicides
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French telecom company Orange convicted over suicides

French phone and Internet provider Orange was found guilty Friday of a string of employee suicides and its former CEO…
South Africa still hobbled by abusive legacy of domestic work
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South Africa still hobbled by abusive legacy of domestic work

For three years, SiyamthandaDube lived in a shed outside the house where she cleaned, cooked and babysat for a family…
Tokyo Olympic construction race raises worker safety questions
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Tokyo Olympic construction race raises worker safety questions

As Tokyo 2020 Olympics preparations enter their final stage, officials are touting the city’s readiness, but activists and workers groups…
Minya Textile Factory workers continue strike for 4th day
Egypt

Minya Textile Factory workers continue strike for 4th day

Workers at the Minya Textile Factory continued their strike on Thursday for the fourth day in a row to demand…
Rideshare drivers strike as Uber poised to go public
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Rideshare drivers strike as Uber poised to go public

Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers turned off their apps in a US-wide strike Wednesday over pay and working conditions,…
May Day 2019: Workers demand higher wages, rights, respect
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May Day 2019: Workers demand higher wages, rights, respect

BERLIN (AP) — Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or…
US judge rejects Uber’s driver expenses settlement
Business

US judge rejects Uber’s driver expenses settlement

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by Uber Technologies Inc to settle a class action lawsuit with drivers…
Nagi Rashad: Workers’ rights still denied
Egypt

Nagi Rashad: Workers’ rights still denied

Nagi Rashad, a leading labor figure who had obtained a court ruling during Mubarak's regime to raise the minimum wage…
Egypt’s workers worried new drive for investment will benefit business over labor
Egypt

Egypt’s workers worried new drive for investment will benefit business over labor

Just days before Egypt holds a major economic conference to attract foreign investors, scores of workers held the latest in…
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