India

Fire in garment factory kills workers in India

Deaths of 13 people in Sahibabad, outside Delhi, seen as latest evidence of country's poor workplace-safety record.

101 East

Maid in Singapore

Agents in Myanmar are recruiting girls as young as 15 to work as domestic helpers in Singapore.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh factory fire death toll rises to 31

At least eight people still missing after devastating fire at Tampaco Foils factory near capital, Dhaka, officials say.

Human Rights

At least 24 killed in Bangladesh factory fire

At least 50 people were also injured when fierce fire engulfed packaging factory north of the capital Dhaka.

Human Rights

Rana Plaza, three years later: Who has paid?

As some of the accused head to a Bangladesh court, Al Jazeera looks at the aftermath of the epic factory collapse.

Asia

Millions of Indian workers strike against privatisation

Thousands of state-run banks, government offices and factories shut as workers rally against Modi's economic policies.

Human Rights

Global index: Risk of modern slavery in 115 countries

Sixty percent of countries at high risk of using slaves, with 46 million people worldwide engaged in forced labour

Human Rights

Report: Samsung endangered workers health in S Korea

Court documents show the electronics giant kept information on chemicals from workers for fear of exposing trade secrets

France

Just how powerful are France's labour unions?

Their capacity to organise paralysing strikes sets them apart from unions elsewhere, but is their influence declining?

United Kingdom

Eagle withdraws from UK Labour leadership contest

Angela Eagle withdrew from the contest to lead Britain's main opposition Labour Party and backed rival Owen Smith.

Slavery: A 21st Century Evil

Food Chain Slaves

It is a nation built on the abolition of slavery, but there are at least 40,000 slaves in the US today.

France

Refineries blockaded by protesters in France

Country suffering from major fuel shortages with oil refineries targeted by striking oil workers.

Politics

Welcome to free Londonistan

The long backlash against multiculturalism has hit a solid wall in London.

by Richard Seymour

Politics

May Day observed from Turkey to Taiwan

Trade unions and other groups stage rallies and events around the world to mark International Workers' Day.

Politics

UK: Labour suspends Ken Livingstone in 'Zionism' row

Opposition party suspends the former mayor of London for arguing Adolf Hitler "supported Zionism before he went mad".