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    1. December 4, 2014

      ILO warns on stagnant global wages

      Wages have flatlined in the developed world as workers fail to benefit from the uneven global economic recovery. Average...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Women earn less than men even when they set the pay

      That women earn less money than men is well known. But research has revealed that even when women start their own...

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    1. October 5, 2014

      Job creation critical to prevent social unrest in Africa

      “Where are the jobs?” The question was raised by a PhD student during a meeting this year of African finance ministers and...

    2. September 23, 2014

      Contracts for crews

      High salaries coupled with low living costs have made the superyacht sector an attractive proposition for those seeking to...

    3. September 18, 2014

      The gender pay gap is growing wider, especially for mothers

      The gender pay gap in the UK stands at 19.7 per cent. In effect, this means that women in this country stop earning anything...

    4. September 9, 2014

      World’s leading economies warned over ‘global jobs crisis’

      The world’s largest economies are still failing to create enough jobs and too many of those that are being produced are too...

    5. July 20, 2014

      Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’

      British businesses have poor knowledge of where their products were sourced from and how they were made, making it likely...

    6. July 6, 2014

      Unemployment: Labour pains

      It has been more than two years since Claudio Castro lost his job at a Portuguese magazine where he had worked for almost a...

    7. beyondbrics

      May 27, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Kiev says it has retaken Donetsk airport | Kiev says it has retaken Donetsk airport after heavy fighting...

    8. May 27, 2014

      Quality job creation aids growth in developing countries, says ILO

      Developing countries that encourage the creation of “quality jobs” – higher-productivity roles with regular earnings – are...

    9. May 14, 2014

      Report slams US tobacco child labour

      Children who cannot legally buy cigarettes harvest tobacco, use heavy machinery and climb into barn rafters to dry leaves....

    10. February 26, 2014

      Gender pay gap shows little sign of closing

      There is no country on earth where women are paid as much as men. Around the world, the International Labour Organisation...

    11. January 20, 2014

      Global youth-to-adult jobless ratio hits peak

      The global youth-to-adult unemployment ratio has reached a historical peak as the modest economic recovery fails to improve...

    12. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2014

      The week ahead: Jan 20-25

      It’s a week of high-level meetings, with Davos, the African Union and LatAm summits all taking place; FMCG-giants Unliver...

    13. November 17, 2013

      Manila steps up relief effort for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

      The Philippine government has begun an emergency employment programme in Tacloban city and other areas still reeling from...

    14. November 4, 2013

      ILO says Portugal needs ‘job-centred’ strategy to tackle crisis

      Portugal needs to boost bank lending to small companies and adopt a “job-centred” strategy to tackle “the most critical...

    15. September 23, 2013

      Decline in child labour not fast enough

      The number of child labourers globally has declined by a third since 2000, from 246m to 168m, but the decline is too slow,...

    16. September 22, 2013

      Divisions over control mount at Ecobank

      The battle for control of Africa’s most geographically diverse bank may yet be long and bitter. Wracked by recent...

    17. September 19, 2013

      Tough choices in crisis paved way for new opportunities

      What offshore financial centres lack in size, they try to make up for in agility. Jersey is no exception. Its history shows...

    18. September 5, 2013

      Czech Republic, Philippines, Australia

      A day of relative quiet before the US jobs data on Friday. Inflation eased in both the Philippines and Taiwan, while a surge...

    19. June 3, 2013

      Youth fights for foothold in world of change

      Management consultancies analyse what engages them at work; social scientists try to get to the bottom of what influences...

    20. June 3, 2013

      We must hope that crisis will ebb away

      For those born in industrial economies, it used to be that the prospects for work, life and happiness would continue to...

    21. June 3, 2013

      ILO reports rebound in CEO pay and widening income inequality

      Chief executives’ pay has rebounded strongly in many countries since the financial crisis as income inequality continues to...

    22. May 8, 2013

      UN warns global youth unemployment will continue to rise

      Global youth unemployment is set to continue growing over the next five years, putting a generation at risk of lasting...

    23. May 3, 2013

      Bangladesh factory collapse a catalyst for workers’ rights

      Since the collapse last week of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza much of the focus has been on international retailers and what they...

    24. April 25, 2013

      Bangladesh factory disasters highlight regulatory failures

      The day before the building collapsed and killed more than 200 people, Rana Plaza, which housed five garment factories...

    25. April 24, 2013

      Scores dead in Bangladeshi garment factory collapse

      A eight-storey building in Bangladesh that collapsed on Wednesday killing at least 87 and trapping or injuring many more may...

    26. March 29, 2013

      Maids’ win poses risks to Brazil economy

      Josimayra Ayres is one of the luckier members of São Paulo’s army of domestic workers. While many live in suffocating...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2013

      Cambodian garments begin to fray

      If Cambodia is anything to go by, physical size and a population of just 15m are immaterial when it comes to building a...

    28. FT Data

      March 8, 2013

      Do women in the workforce help boost economic growth?

      Just over half of the world’s female population aged 15 to 64 is in employment, compared to more than 8 out of 10 men. But...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Grim outlook for global unemployment * Most emerging stocks fall, led by energy shares; Vietnam tumbles * Bad Chinese...

    30. January 22, 2013

      Grim outlook for global unemployment

      GENEVA, Jan 22 - The global jobless queue will stretch to more than 200m people this year, the International Labour...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 20, 2013

      The week ahead, January 21 - 25

      A look at the week ahead featuring: eagerly-awaited Q1 results from Apple; Turkey and South Africa announce monetary policy...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2013

      Thai minimum wage: short term pain

      The Thai government, known for its string of populist policies including rice and fuel subsidies, is delighting working...

    33. December 14, 2012

      ILO alarmed at Thai mass deportation move

      The International Labour Organisation has expressed “concern” over Thailand’s decision to deport millions of illegal...

    34. December 7, 2012

      Developed nations suffer wage squeeze

      Workers in richer nations have suffered a “double dip” squeeze on their wages as earnings growth slows across the world, the...

    35. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2012

      Indonesia: after wage hikes, unions protest against temporary hiring

      Despite a big round of minimum wage hikes, Indonesia’s manufacturing belt hasn’t seen the end of the recent wave of labour...

    36. October 27, 2012

      Merkel calls for more financial regulation

      BERLIN, October 27 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged the world’s leading economies to push ahead with further...

    37. October 23, 2012

      Greece wins business reform accolade

      Greece was among the best global reformers in streamlining business regulation in the past year, but remains one of the...

    38. September 4, 2012

      Youth jobless rate to rise, says ILO

      Global youth unemployment is set to rise over the next five years as the impact of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to...

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