Forty Indian employees stranded in violence-hit Iraq are "uncontactable", the foreign ministry said Wednesday, with a newspaper reporting the construction workers have been kidnapped.
Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP.
Fast-food workers in Miami and New York went on strike Thursday to demand pay hikes and the right to unionize in a protest also observed in other cities around the world.
Five aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who were kidnapped in Syria in January have been freed, the medical charity said.
Brazil's congress adopted a law Wednesday to compensate workers who say they were never paid properly after being recruited to Amazon rubber plantations to help the Allies during World War II.
Anti-China riots at a steel plant in Vietnam left one Chinese worker dead and 100 injured, officials said Thursday, as unrest triggered by an escalating territorial dispute spreads across the communist country.
Samsung Electronics promised on Wednesday to pay compensation to a number of employees who claim they contracted cancer from working at the company's semiconductor plants.
Workers on London's Underground train system began a 48-hour strike at 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) on Monday, threatening chaos for commuters and hitting football supporters attending Arsenal's match with Newcastle.
A nearly two-week strike at a huge shoe factory in southern China appears to have ended after the Taiwan-backed company agreed to meet some of the workers' demands, including raising their living allowance and benefit payments.
Most survivors of the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed 1,138 garment workers are still too traumatised or injured to work 12 months after the tragedy, AFP reports according to a survey.
More than one hundred employees of Techno Trading LLP refused to continue working in demand of an increase in wages.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security has dispelled rumors about migration of work force from China and South Kazakhstan to Kazakhstan's northern regions.
Employees at Toyota's auto assembly plants in southern India failed to return to work Monday at the end of a week-long lockout after refusing to sign codes of conduct, their union said.
US workers accused fast-food giant McDonald's of systematically stealing wages through illicit practices like forcing them to work off-the-clock and failing to pay overtime.
Occupational morbidity rate is growing in Kazakhstan: Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan.
ArcelorMittal Temirtau is going to start dismissing 2500 workers of its metallurgical plant in spring 2014: HR Director Andrzej Wypych.
Kazakhstan Labor Minister Tamara Duisenova has commented on yesterday's strike of the workers constructing Abu Dhabi Plaza skyscraper in Astana.
Oil and gas companies are going to be held responsible for the labor conflicts occurring on their sites.
Vietnamese police said Friday they had launched an investigation into a riot at a multi-billion dollar Samsung factory that left 13 people injured, four critically.
Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh on Friday, leaving several people wounded.
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