Education

LA teachers strike: Educators demand better conditions and pay

More than 30,000 LA teachers walked off the job after negotiations for improved compensation and work conditions failed.

India

Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories told

New code of conduct also says factories should not employ staff under the age of 16 and limit working day to nine hours.

Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories told

Europe

UK firms must publicise pay gap between workers and executives

New law requires listed companies with more than 250 employees to calculate and reveal the pay ratio between bosses and the shop floor.

Hungary

Thousands in Hungary protest against PM Orban's rule

Protesters wave Hungarian and EU flags shouting slogans such as 'Don't steal' and 'Independent courts'.

Spain

Spain announces huge minimum wage rise

The largest rise in more than 40 years and could see the salaries of millions of low-paid workers grow by 22 percent.

Spain announces huge minimum wage rise amid Catalonia tensions

Europe

Hungarian workers, students protest over 'slavery law'

Thousands demonstrate in Budapest against proposed changes to a law seeking rise in maximum overtime hours.

Hungarian workers protest over 'slavery law', students join in

China

Labour activists disappeared in China in suspected raids

Activists attracted attention in August when about 50 students converged in the south to support factory workers.

Labour activists disappeared in China in suspected raids

Google

Google staff walk out in protest over treatment of women

A number of the tech giant's executives have been accused of sexual misconduct, with one receiving $90m upon resigning.

Google staff walk out in protest over treatment of women

Cambodia

Cambodia's high-rises, slavery and climate change

A legion of Cambodians are trapped as debt slaves in the brick-making industry as skylines and climate change expand.

Cambodia's high-rises, slavery and climate change

Cambodia

Cambodia calls EU trade threat 'extreme injustice'

The EU announced Cambodia could lose its special access to European markets over undemocratic practices.

Cambodia calls EU trade threat 'extreme injustice'

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Protesters confront President Alvarado over tax bill

Protests by public sector workers over the controversial bill have stretched into a fourth week.

Costa Rica: Protesters confront President Alvarado over tax bill

Russia

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Head of the Central Election Commission said fraud had been identified in a gubernatorial race in eastern Russia.

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Human Rights Watch

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

The government favours technological solutions, but workers say collective action is essential to stopping abuse.

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

Qatar

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

One hundred permanent residencies each year to be given to children of Qatari mothers and skilled expatriates.

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

Aviation

Ryanair strike: Hundreds of European flights cancelled

Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, has acknowledged that the strike will affect the bottom line, but the company has yet to address the pilots' demands.