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    1. July 29, 2015

      New UK law urges companies to reveal anti-slavery efforts

      Companies with turnover of more than £36m will have to disclose whether they are making efforts to eliminate slavery in...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Temporary, casual and self-employed account for 75% of workers

      Three-quarters of the world’s workers are temporary, casual or self-employed and this sort of employment is likely to...

    Special Reports

    1. Women in Business

      Progress on pay parity for women has stagnated in the past decade - and employers’ sec...
    2. The New Africa

      From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of eco...
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    1. May 8, 2015

      North Korean workers exploited abroad to pay Pyongyang’s bills

      As the fierce Arabian sun beat down on the construction site in the summer of 2012, pushing the temperature beyond the...

    2. April 20, 2015

      How Benetton faced up to the aftermath of Rana Plaza

      Benetton is renowned for visually striking and provocative ad­verts focusing on social causes such as HIV/Aids or race...

    3. March 26, 2015

      Swaziland: A kingdom under pressure

      Like any successful parent whose child has suffered a serious setback, Nathan “Natie” Kirsh, the billionaire founder of...

    4. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Guest post: taking slave labour out of the supply chain

      By Olly Buston and Peter Nicholls Many people think that slavery ended with the demise of the barbaric trans-Atlantic...

    5. March 5, 2015

      Gender gap narrows in a world in which men still rule

      Ripa Rashid is highly educated, has worked at some of the world’s top blue-chip companies, and is an expert in...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. September 23, 2014

      Contracts for crews

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

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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 –...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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....

    36. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2013

      New York headlines

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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