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What choices for European women seeking gender equality?

Efforts to end discrimination that affects half of the European population have fallen through in a European Union dedicated to economic harmonisation.

Efforts to end discrimination that affects half of the European population have fallen through in a European Union dedicated to economic harmonisation.

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New British law could be major boost in womens' fight to close gender pay gap

From Thursday all British forms employing 250 people or more will have to publish by next April the complete gender breakdown of their workers' pay, and will no longer be able to hide the lower rates

From Thursday all British forms employing 250 people or more will have to publish by next April the complete gender breakdown of their workers' pay, and will no longer be able to hide the lower rates

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Rights groups blast European court's headscarf work ban

Rights groups have attacked the European Court of Justice after it ruled employers can ban religious symbols, including headscarves, at work.

Rights groups have attacked the European Court of Justice after it ruled employers can ban religious symbols, including headscarves, at work.

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"There is a lot of pressure" - how "Premium Friday" could help the Japanese

Euronews Editorial Project Manager Javier Villagarcía has lived and worked in Japan. Here he gives us his impression of how the country's working culture will be affected.

Euronews Editorial Project Manager Javier Villagarcía has lived and worked in Japan. Here he gives us his impression of how the country's working culture will be affected.

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Japan tackles its workaholic culture

The government has launched the "Premium Friday" campaign encouraging firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of each month.

The government has launched the "Premium Friday" campaign encouraging firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of each month.

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Swedish old folks' home abandons six-hour workday experiment

A six-hour workday experiment has been abandoned at one retirement home in the Swedish city of Gothenberg despite workers reporting better health, reduced absenteeism and improved quality of patient c

A six-hour workday experiment has been abandoned at one retirement home in the Swedish city of Gothenberg despite workers reporting better health, reduced absenteeism and improved quality of patient c

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More turbulence for Lufthansa

The German flag carrier says an estimated 1,706 flights will be cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a long-running pay dispute between management and pilots.

The German flag carrier says an estimated 1,706 flights will be cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a long-running pay dispute between management and pilots.

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Brussels blocked by massive protest

Thousands of demonstrators who work in Belgium's health and welfare sector are angry about government plans for austerity measures.

Thousands of demonstrators who work in Belgium's health and welfare sector are angry about government plans for austerity measures.

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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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Merkel tells German companies to speed up hiring of refugees

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany needed "viable solutions" to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met bosses of leading companies.

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany needed "viable solutions" to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met bosses of leading companies.

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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

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UK jobless rate unchanged, wage growth slows

Unemployment in the UK fell by 60,000 in the final three months of 2015, but despite the strong labour market wage growth slowed.

Unemployment in the UK fell by 60,000 in the final three months of 2015, but despite the strong labour market wage growth slowed.

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Skiving worker ordered to pay 27,000 euros to Spanish employer

A skiving civil servant has been ordered to pay back nearly 27,000 euros after it was found he was claiming wages for years in which he didn’t work

A skiving civil servant has been ordered to pay back nearly 27,000 euros after it was found he was claiming wages for years in which he didn’t work

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How did Spanish worker's six-year absence go unnoticed for so long?

The six-year absence of a Spanish civil servant from his post was only noticed when he became eligible for a long-service award, it’s emerged

The six-year absence of a Spanish civil servant from his post was only noticed when he became eligible for a long-service award, it’s emerged

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Turkey to offer work permits to Syrian migrants

At least three migrants died on Monday when their boat capsized in the Aegean sea off the coast of Turkey. It’s understood the vessel was heading for

At least three migrants died on Monday when their boat capsized in the Aegean sea off the coast of Turkey. It’s understood the vessel was heading for

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What's it like to work at Amazon?*

*according to the New York Times In a long exposé published on Sunday, the New York Times investigated, based on a large number interviews, some of

*according to the New York Times In a long exposé published on Sunday, the New York Times investigated, based on a large number interviews, some of

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Ireland makes legal gender equality history

A new milestone has been reached in the battle to achieve gender equality in sectors that have been dominated by men for centuries. According to

A new milestone has been reached in the battle to achieve gender equality in sectors that have been dominated by men for centuries. According to

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Turkish workers' anger at elevator deaths

Hundreds of demonstrators took the streets of Istanbul on Sunday to demand stricter health and safety regulations in the workplace. The protest

Hundreds of demonstrators took the streets of Istanbul on Sunday to demand stricter health and safety regulations in the workplace. The protest

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American fast-food strikers mobilise for living wage

Fast-food workers in more than 150 cities in the United States are holding a national day of protest to press for a wage increase to $US15 an

Fast-food workers in more than 150 cities in the United States are holding a national day of protest to press for a wage increase to $US15 an

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Japanese company brings the beach lifestyle to business

It’s kind of unusual to have the sound of waves and the feeling of warm sand beneath one’s feet at the office. But Japanese company Biztech is no

It’s kind of unusual to have the sound of waves and the feeling of warm sand beneath one’s feet at the office. But Japanese company Biztech is no

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More foreign workers evacuate amid worsening violence in Libya

A British naval ship that evacuated 110 UK, German and Irish citizens from the worsening situation in Libya has docked in Malta. HMS Enterprise has

A British naval ship that evacuated 110 UK, German and Irish citizens from the worsening situation in Libya has docked in Malta. HMS Enterprise has

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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs to remove Nokia duplication

Big job cuts have been announced by Microsoft. The world’s largest software maker is eliminating up to 18,000 positions over the next year. That is

Big job cuts have been announced by Microsoft. The world’s largest software maker is eliminating up to 18,000 positions over the next year. That is

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Who gets the most time off in Europe?

British workers get just eight public holidays a year, putting them among those with the fewest annual days off in Europe. They are on a par with

British workers get just eight public holidays a year, putting them among those with the fewest annual days off in Europe. They are on a par with

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Gaza civil servant scuffle over salary dispute

They may have a new unity government but it didn’t prevent simmering tensions between Palestinian factions erupting into scuffles in Gaza. It came

They may have a new unity government but it didn’t prevent simmering tensions between Palestinian factions erupting into scuffles in Gaza. It came