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Switzerland will become the first country to hold a national vote on whether to introduce a Universal Basic Income (UBI).
‘God bless America.’ I mean that ironically. Not because the US has nothing to praise; on the contrary. Ironically because we generalists or we
Police clashed with protesters in Paris on Thursday. Thousands of protesters took part in a march against a labour reform bill in Paris on Thursday
Dozens of people have been arrested on the margins of a protest in Paris over planned labour reforms
Spain’s acting prime minister has unveiled plans to do-away with the siesta, the country’s traditional afternoon nap time. Mariano Rajoy wants to cut
Thousands of students took to the streets of France on Thursday to protest planned labour reforms they say will deny them the job stability enjoyed
While technology makes it easy for us to check our emails outside of work, constantly being plugged in eventually takes its toll on our personal
Company doctors have a new role looking out for early signs of chronic conditions such as diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders.
Often vulnerable and exploited, domestic workers around the world have long faced discrimination, low wages, extremely long hours and poor working
What is one of the hardest jobs of all? Caring, because you have to put your heart into it, all the time. Life is tough for carers with careers. Public policy appears to be slow to realise its importa
Precarious work and temporary contracts are increasingly becoming commonplace around the world, according to a new report. The International Labour
Policies to encourage men to be more active parents would help reduce the EU’s gender pay gap, a UN report claims. Latest figures from Eurostat
How would you like a job where you could take as much holiday as you wanted without having to ask permission? That is what is planned for some
Sales of Coca-Cola in Spain are reported to have slumped by half, in the wake of a call for a boycott of the product over an attempt by the company’s
The small town of Guissona in the interior of Catalonia has more foreigners than Spaniards, a first in Spain, and it is thriving. How? The total
French police are questioning top executives of the Swedish furniture chain IKEA after allegations that the company illegally used police files to
Hundreds of doctors and medical staff have been demonstrating in Zagreb, Croatia. Some medics have been on strike over overtime payments that they
More than 3,000 workers from South Korea’s Hyundai Motors launched a partial strike in Ulsan for two days demanding better labour conditions. The
What better way to spend the summer than doing an internship? Sure, you are not paid, you work 50 hours per week and you have to pick up your boss’s
Prosecutors in northern Germany are investigating claims of human exploitation and tax fraud in the meat industry. An undercover TV report claimed
May Day is not technically a public holiday in Greece this year, but Athens and much of the country are at a standstill as another 24-hour strike
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition has rejected an opposition move to set binding quotas for women on German company boards. The Christian
More than 1,000 Japanese students gathered at a rally on February 13 – screaming, shouting, and singing to muster enthusiasm for the annual job hunt.
Around 300 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, staged a mass hunger-strike in the capital, Dhaka, to highlight unsafe working conditions and
Thousands of Indonesian factory workers took to the streets of the capital Jakarta on Thursday to protest against low wages and a new social security
Women still find the road to success blocked in the business world. And attitudes differ widely across Europe. In Malta, just 3% of board members are
Question from Andrius in Vilnius: “I live in Lithuania. My employer wants to “post” me temporarily for a job in France. He said that under EU rules
In this edition, we have a question from Charlotte, in Marseille: “I am a Belgian citizen and I currently reside in France. However, during my
There were some green shoots on the jobs front in the recession-mired UK in August as employment rose to the highest level in over four years. The
The French government is to make it easier for Roma immigrants to obtain work, without waiting for EU work restrictions to be lifted on people from