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Standard Chartered executives' pensions slashed after protest

Shareholders in the British bank demanded that the pension allowances of the CEO and chief financial officer be halved.

Standard Chartered executives' pensions slashed after protest

AJ Impact

Zimbabwe's government workers want wages pegged to US dollars

Unions say salaries tied to United States currency is the way to cushion public-sector employees against hyperinflation.

Zimbabwe's government workers want wages pegged to US dollars

AJ Impact

More losses for Uber after spending on discounts, new ventures

The ride-hailing firm expects to become profitable by the end of 2021, it told investors.

More losses for Uber after spending on discounts, new ventures

AJ IMPACT

Union rejects Royal Mail offer as UK election looms

Elections mailings and Christmas cards could be affected by industrial action aimed at saving workers' jobs.

Union rejects Royal Mail offer as UK election looms

United Kingdom

Britain's plan to raise minimum wage backed by review

Companies are now likely to see wage costs rise after next month's snap national election, whatever the outcome.

Britain's plan to raise minimum wage backed by review

AJ Impact

Could EU tariff threat on Cambodia lead to exploitation of women?

Many women could lose their jobs and turn to other industries, where they may be sexually exploited, warns a new report.

Could EU tariff threat on Cambodia lead to exploitation of women?

Witness

The Dry Valley: Hopes and Dreams in a Romanian Village

A portrait of a Romanian village where many of the Roma residents must leave for Scandinavia to make a living.

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India at work: Labour reforms aim to boost wages and productivity

Critics of the new reforms say streamlining India’s complex labour laws may help companies more than workers.

India at work: Labour reforms aim to boost wages and productivity

AJ Impact

Huge mining waste dams could pose deadly risks, investors say

A global inquiry launched after Brazil dam collapse shows about a tenth of tailings dams have had stability issues.

Huge mining waste dams could pose deadly risks, investors say

AJ Impact

US car giant Ford signs new labour deal with UAW union

The four-year agreement averts a strike at Ford and helps to secure 8,500 jobs.

US car giant Ford signs new labour deal with UAW union

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Thai officials to seek talks with US on loss of trade privileges

The US announced Friday it was suspending $1.3bn in trade preferences for Thailand because of poor worker rights record.

Thai officials to seek talks with US on loss of trade privileges

AJ Impact

United Auto Workers get a new GM deal, now focusing on Ford Motor

After agreeing to ratify a contract with GM, the labour union is turning to second-largest US automaker next.

United Auto Workers get a new GM deal, now focusing on Ford Motor

Education

Striking Chicago teachers march through morning rush hour traffic

Class cancelled for fifth day in US's third-largest public school system as educators demand higher pay, more resources.

Striking Chicago teachers march through morning rush hour traffic

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'Lime juicers': Gig economy workers threaten German labour model

Germany's workers are struggling against a cultural shift in employment contracts as the gig economy booms.

'Lime juicers': Gig economy workers threaten German labour model

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GM and UAW reach tentative deal to end strike

Trump has weighed in on month-long strike by UAW, whose membership is concentrated in states key to 2020 election.

GM and UAW reach tentative deal to end strike