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ArcelorMittal Temirtau to cut 2500 jobs in 2014

ArcelorMittal Temirtau is going to reduce the number of jobs by 2500 in 2014, Viktor Schetinin, vice-chairman of Zhaktau steel workers union.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau to cut 2500 jobs in 2014
Lakshmi Mittal. Photo courtesy of zpravda.kz
Lakshmi Mittal asks Kazakhstan's employees to hunker down

Lakshmi Mittal met with ArcelorMittal Temirtau plant top-managers and called them to reduce expenses and make goods more competitive.

Lakshmi Mittal asks Kazakhstan's employees to hunker down
Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker
Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker

A Chinese factory worker says walking in huge iron shoes weighing more than 200 kilograms each can cure back pain, but faces hefty competition in his bid to build the country's heaviest footwear.

Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker
©Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan poised to put ceiling on salaries

Kazakhstan is planning to set salary ceilings industry-wise.

Kazakhstan poised to put ceiling on salaries
©Tengrinews.kz
28 oil workers poisoned, 2 fatally in Zhanaozen

Mass poisoning of workers of Kezbi oil service company has been registered in Zhanaozen city of Mangystau oblast in western Kazakhstan.

28 oil workers poisoned, 2 fatally in Zhanaozen
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No payout for Australia 'sex-at-work' woman

An Australian woman injured when a motel room light fitting fell and hit her while having sex on a business trip failed in a bid for workers' compensation.

No payout for Australia 'sex-at-work' woman
©Reuters/Issei Kato
Fukushima workers evacuated as small tsunami hits Japan

Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated when a small tsunami hit Japan after a powerful undersea quake Saturday.

Fukushima workers evacuated as small tsunami hits Japan
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat

Sifting through freshly caught sardines at a port in southern Thailand, Shi-Jai is one of thousands of migrant workers -- including women and children -- who keep the kingdom's huge fishing industry in business.

Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
©REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Brazil sues Samsung over poor working conditions

Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Samsung alleging poor working conditions at a factory in the Amazon and is demanding more than $100 million in damages.

Brazil sues Samsung over poor working conditions
Brazil workers protest nationwide for better conditions
Brazil workers protest nationwide for better conditions

Striking workers blocked key highways and staged mainly peaceful marches across Brazil in a day of industrial action called by major unions to demand better work conditions.

Brazil workers protest nationwide for better conditions
©REUTERS/Jason Reed
'Furlough Friday' hits US federal employees

The first day of US government furloughs imposed by a budget crunch saw more than 100,000 federal workers ordered to stay home Friday.

'Furlough Friday' hits US federal employees
S. Korea rejects 'incomprehensible' North demands
S. Korea rejects 'incomprehensible' North demands

South Korea on Monday dismissed an "incomprehensible" list of North Korean demands for reviving suspended operations at a jointly-run industrial park.

S. Korea rejects 'incomprehensible' North demands
S. Korean workers set to leave joint factory zone
S. Korean workers set to leave joint factory zone

South Korean workers were due to start returning Saturday from a jointly run industrial park in North Korea after Seoul announced a complete withdrawal following months of military tensions.

S. Korean workers set to leave joint factory zone
N. Korea threatens to pull its workers from Kaesong
N. Korea threatens to pull its workers from Kaesong

North Korea threatened Thursday to pull its 53,000 workers from the Kaesong joint industrial zone with South Korea and close the complex, a day after it blocked access for South Korean personnel.

N. Korea threatens to pull its workers from Kaesong
©REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
US visa day sparks new debate on tech workers

As the US government opened up visa applications Monday for highly skilled immigrants, debate flared anew on the tech sector's demands to be able to hire more foreign workers.

US visa day sparks new debate on tech workers
© RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan PM urges to staff oil and gas projects with local workforce

The PM urged it is important to ensure employment of fresh graduates holding degrees in Oil and Gas majors, including holders of the state-run Bolashak scholarship.

Kazakhstan PM urges to staff oil and gas projects with local workforce
French unions, employers agree changes to labour laws
French unions, employers agree changes to labour laws

French President Francois Hollande led a chorus of approval after unions and employers reached a deal on reforms to the country's complex labour laws after more than three months of talks.

French unions, employers agree changes to labour laws
Spanish health workers stage fresh protest against cuts
Spanish health workers stage fresh protest against cuts

Thousands of Spanish health workers clad in white medical garb marched in Madrid on Sunday in a fresh protest against government health cuts and privatisation plans, just days after a similar demonstration.

Spanish health workers stage fresh protest against cuts
90 sent to hospital after Singapore oil rig incident
90 sent to hospital after Singapore oil rig incident

About 90 workers were sent to hospital Monday after an oil rig being built at a shipyard in Singapore tilted to one side, forcing many of them to jump into the water.

90 sent to hospital after Singapore oil rig incident
Seoul's working population to fall 1 mn by 2032
Seoul's working population to fall 1 mn by 2032

South Korea's capital stands to lose one million people of working age over the next 20 years -- a fallout from the country's status as one of the world's most rapidly ageing societies.

Seoul's working population to fall 1 mn by 2032