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40 Indians in northern Iraq 'uncontactable'
40 Indians in northern Iraq 'uncontactable'

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.

40 Indians in northern Iraq 'uncontactable'
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Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: officials

Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP.

Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: officials
Fast-food workers strike in US for pay, union rights
Fast-food workers strike in US for pay, union rights

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.

Fast-food workers strike in US for pay, union rights
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Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria

Five aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who were kidnapped in Syria in January have been freed, the medical charity said.

Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria
Map showing the Amazonas watershed. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Brazil's WWII 'rubber soldiers' win compensation

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.

Brazil's WWII 'rubber soldiers' win compensation
One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam
One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam

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.

One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam
©Reuters/Rick Wilking
Samsung promises compensation over cancer claims

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.

Samsung promises compensation over cancer claims
A bus waits at a bus-stop during rush hour outside Liverpool Street station in London. ©Reuters/Luke MacGregor
48-hour strike begins on London Underground

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.

48-hour strike begins on London Underground
Workers protest during a strike. ©Reuters/Stringer
Most back to work after China shoe factory strike

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 back to work after China shoe factory strike
Most Bangladesh factory survivors still too sick to work
Most Bangladesh factory survivors still too sick to work

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.

Most Bangladesh factory survivors still too sick to work
Techno Trading workers demand higher wages ©lada.kz
Over 100 workers go on strike demanding higher wages in Western Kazakhstan

More than one hundred employees of Techno Trading LLP refused to continue working in demand of an increase in wages.

Over 100 workers go on strike demanding higher wages in Western Kazakhstan
Tamara Duisenova. Photo courtesy of ortcom.kz
No migration of workforce from China to Kazakhstan

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.

No migration of workforce from China to Kazakhstan
Indian Toyota workers down tools despite end to lockout
Indian Toyota workers down tools despite end to lockout

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.

Indian Toyota workers down tools despite end to lockout
Workers sue McDonald's for stealing wages
Workers sue McDonald's for stealing wages

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.

Workers sue McDonald's for stealing wages
©Tengrinews.kz
Over 2,000 workers injured in factory accidents every year in Kazakhstan

Occupational morbidity rate is growing in Kazakhstan: Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan.

Over 2,000 workers injured in factory accidents every year in Kazakhstan
©Reuters
ArcelorMittal Temirtau to start axing 2500 workers in spring 2014

ArcelorMittal Temirtau is going to start dismissing 2500 workers of its metallurgical plant in spring 2014: HR Director Andrzej Wypych.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau to start axing 2500 workers in spring 2014
The Minister of Labor and Social Security of Kazakhstan Tamara Duisenova. ©Marat Abilov
Labor Minister of Kazakhstan comments on Abu Dhabi Plaza strike

Kazakhstan Labor Minister Tamara Duisenova has commented on yesterday's strike of the workers constructing Abu Dhabi Plaza skyscraper in Astana.

Labor Minister of Kazakhstan comments on Abu Dhabi Plaza strike
Kazakhstan's Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov. ©Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan PM calls to prevent labor conflicts in oil and gas

Oil and gas companies are going to be held responsible for the labor conflicts occurring on their sites.

Kazakhstan PM calls to prevent labor conflicts in oil and gas
Vietnam police investigate riot at Samsung factory
Vietnam police investigate riot at Samsung factory

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.

Vietnam police investigate riot at Samsung factory
Cambodian police open fire on protesters, several wounded
Cambodian police open fire on protesters, several wounded

Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh on Friday, leaving several people wounded.

Cambodian police open fire on protesters, several wounded