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Jordanian female plumbers aim to get more women into work

Maryam Mutlaq and 29 classmates are now qualified plumbers.Only 14% of women in Jordan work, but Maryam and her classmates don't see why.

Maryam Mutlaq and 29 classmates are now qualified plumbers.Only 14% of women in Jordan work, but Maryam and her classmates don't see why.

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How to be happier at work

Adults of working age in Europe spend an average of 40 hours a week at work. But is it a pleasure or a chore?

Adults of working age in Europe spend an average of 40 hours a week at work. But is it a pleasure or a chore?

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Happiness at work - dream or reality?

Do you work to live or live to work? The Euronews Insiders team finds out how important it is to enjoy your employment and how your employer can help.

Do you work to live or live to work? The Euronews Insiders team finds out how important it is to enjoy your employment and how your employer can help.

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All you need to know about the Universal Basic Income

Switzerland will become the first country to hold a national vote on whether to introduce a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

Switzerland will become the first country to hold a national vote on whether to introduce a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

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The dark origins of May Day

‘God bless America.’ I mean that ironically. Not because the US has nothing to praise; on the contrary. Ironically because we generalists or we

‘God bless America.’ I mean that ironically. Not because the US has nothing to praise; on the contrary. Ironically because we generalists or we

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Clashes in Paris at French labour reform bill protest

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

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

Business

Spain looks to turn back the clock and end the siesta

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

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

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France: Clashes as students march against labour reforms

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

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

Science_technology

Being plugged in 24/7 causes stress and anxiety

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

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

Science_technology

Keeping the workplace healthy

Company doctors have a new role looking out for early signs of chronic conditions such as diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders.

Company doctors have a new role looking out for early signs of chronic conditions such as diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders.

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Domestic workers: debunking the myths

Often vulnerable and exploited, domestic workers around the world have long faced discrimination, low wages, extremely long hours and poor working

Often vulnerable and exploited, domestic workers around the world have long faced discrimination, low wages, extremely long hours and poor working

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The challenges of balancing care and career

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

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

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ILO warns job insecurity growing globally

Precarious work and temporary contracts are increasingly becoming commonplace around the world, according to a new report. The International Labour

Precarious work and temporary contracts are increasingly becoming commonplace around the world, according to a new report. The International Labour

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Which EU country has the biggest gender pay gap?

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

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

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Coca-Cola sales nosedive in Spain after boycott call over layoff plan

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

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

Europe

Spain: tiny foreign island of 'full' employment in Catalonia

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

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

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IKEA executives questioned over snooping claims

French police are questioning top executives of the Swedish furniture chain IKEA after allegations that the company illegally used police files to

French police are questioning top executives of the Swedish furniture chain IKEA after allegations that the company illegally used police files to

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Croatia: striking doctors protest in Zagreb

Hundreds of doctors and medical staff have been demonstrating in Zagreb, Croatia. Some medics have been on strike over overtime payments that they

Hundreds of doctors and medical staff have been demonstrating in Zagreb, Croatia. Some medics have been on strike over overtime payments that they

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Hyundai strike in South Korea

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

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

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Interns Rising

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

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

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Inquiry into worker abuse and fraud in German meat industry

Prosecutors in northern Germany are investigating claims of human exploitation and tax fraud in the meat industry. An undercover TV report claimed

Prosecutors in northern Germany are investigating claims of human exploitation and tax fraud in the meat industry. An undercover TV report claimed

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Greeks mark workers' day with 24-hour anti-austerity strike

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

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

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Germany's ruling party rebuffs move for women's quota

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition has rejected an opposition move to set binding quotas for women on German company boards. The Christian

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition has rejected an opposition move to set binding quotas for women on German company boards. The Christian

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Japan:happy job-hunting

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.

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.

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Bangladesh garment workers hunger strike

Around 300 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, staged a mass hunger-strike in the capital, Dhaka, to highlight unsafe working conditions and

Around 300 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, staged a mass hunger-strike in the capital, Dhaka, to highlight unsafe working conditions and