AJ Impact

Uber driver sues company over resistance to California 'gig' law

Lawsuit faults ride-hailing firm for saying it will 'defy this statute' and not recognise contractors as employees.

Uber driver sues company over resistance to California 'gig' law

AJ Impact

California's latest bill could transform the gig economy

Bill aims to secure protection for contract workers and paves way for similar laws by other US states.

California's latest bill could transform the gig economy

AJ Impact

Gay fathers get less paid parental leave than other couples

Study finds that on average, same-sex male couples had five fewer months of paid leave than different-sex couples.

Gay fathers get less paid parental leave than other couples

AJ Impact

Thai garment makers scrutinised for allegedly underpaying workers

Many migrant workers from Myanmar receive less than the minimum wage in Thai factories, an investigation shows.

Thai garment makers scrutinised for allegedly underpaying workers

AJ Impact

ILO: US workers put in shorter work week than world average

Assessing the nations where people toil the most and least hours per week, as Labor Day is celebrated in North America.

ILO: US workers put in shorter work week than world average

Opinion

The decades-old war on Palestinian workers

Palestinian workers have faced decades of abuse and marginalisation by Israel, Arab regimes and the PA.

Ramzy Baroud

by Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud

101 East

Fighting Slavery From Space

101 East shows how space technology is helping uncover modern slavery and free bonded workers.

AJ Impact

Rationing imposed as Portuguese tanker drivers strike

Better pay and workers' rights are at the heart of the disagreement between the drivers' union and haulage bosses.

Portugal faces fuel rationing as tanker drivers strike

AJ Impact

Before ICE raids, claims of abuse at Mississippi plant

Poultry processor Koch Foods settled a 2018 federal lawsuit that alleged intimidation, harassment and exploitation.

Before ICE raids, claims of abuse at Mississippi plant

AJ Impact

Thousands of childcare workers awarded $65.5m legal settlement

A US federal judge approved a multimillion-dollar settlement for thousands of workers who came to the US as au pairs.

Thousands of childcare workers awarded $65.5m legal settlement

AJ IMPACT

Alex Acosta: Trump labour chief defends Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

Acosta gives no indication he'd resign after calls by Democrats for him to step down over handling of 2008 plea deal.

Alex Acosta: Trump labour chief defends Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

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In a Cambodian beach town, China-led building boom flouts rules

Lax regulation, bribery and corruption put lives at risk in China-fuelled development of once-sleepy Sihanoukville town.

In a Cambodian beach town, China-led building boom flouts rules

Indonesia

Children among 30 dead in Indonesia matchstick factory blaze

Women working in the matchstick factory in the town of Binjai often brought their children to work, a relative said.

Children among 30 dead in Indonesia matchstick factory blaze

AJ IMPACT

'Work until you die, or die working': Workers strike in Brazil

Thousands protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's pension reforms proposal.

'Work until you die, or die working': Workers strike in Brazil

AJ Impact

Lacking rights, Guatemalan workers struggle in informal economy

Lacking rights and rights protections, informal workers can suffer debilitating blows to their fragile livelihoods.

Lacking rights, Guatemalan workers struggle in informal economy