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Innovation, Ikea style image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:20:58 AM
....Kamprad was already obsessed with cutting prices - so obsessed, some manufacturers had started to boycott him. One way to keep prices low is to sell furniture in bits, rather than paying labourers to assemble it. ...
India's small businesses facing 'apocalypse' amid biggest financial experiment in history image
....Asha Devi sits spread-legged on the Sharma factory’s floor, using fine scissors to cut loose threads from piles of jeans. A migrant labourer from Bihar state, she has a bank account, but has not been able to access her money since early November. ...
Dhaka's Dickensian workhouses should shame us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 04:00:03 PM
.... Almost all were working more than 42 hours a week, with child labour levels rising steadily from 8% at the age of 10 to 45% by 14. Two-thirds of girl child labourers were employed making clothes, a big export earner for Bangladesh, which has an estimated 7,000 garment factories, employing about 5 million workers. ...
A lack of cash is forcing rural Indians to barter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 11:34:18 PM
....Rural Indians are being forced to barter for groceries after the government withdrew larger banknotes. Farmers and labourers in the state of West Bengal tell us how they are coping with the cash shortage. ...
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Machine food image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 12:36:28 AM
.... . From 1950 to 2010, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), agricultural labourers as a percentage of the workforce declined from 81% to 48. ...
Teach yourself image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:34:33 AM
. Something is happening in Bhaumau - a rural village in India's populous state of Uttar Pradesh where parents spend most of their time working in agriculture and as day labourers. ...
Desperate housewives image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 12:16:38 AM
.... . "Also, I have seen daily-wage labourers struggle to buy basic things like food and milk in the last few days. ...
Money for nothing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:18:12 AM
....Mahavir Singh, sitting outside Delhi's famed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is the picture of despair. The farm labourer has travelled nearly 80km (49 miles) from his village with his mother and his 10-year-old son Mohit Kumar, who suffers from blood cancer. ...
Pay talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:06:06 AM
.... She started as an apprentice at the age of 16 and when she and her fellow apprentices completed their training, the three men in the group got a pay rise - but Julie didn't. She discovered that they were classed as craftsmen, while she was considered a labourer. ...
Shock as India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 07:10:50 AM
.... . The most affected are likely to be small traders, vendors and labourers but newspapers were quick to point out that India's wedding season, due to start in a few days, will also be hit hard. ...
Volkswagen appoints expert to examine Brazil torture claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 01:42:38 PM
....The company was set up in 1937 by the Deutsche Arbeitsfront, the Nazi trade union organisation. During the war, VW made vehicles for the German army using more than 15,000 slave labourers from nearby concentration camps. ...
Wage gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 12:17:12 AM
.... . The French industrial company, Bouygues, which is building the luxury hotel in partnership with the Cuban state, brought between 100 and 200 Indian labourers to Cuba to work on the project, Reuters reported earlier this year. ...
Mortgage lenders lift upper limits to help solve an age-old problem image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 08:39:31 AM
.... One of the more recent converts to this is Leeds building society, which raised its maximum age for residential applications from 75 to 80, while the Teachers building society has increased its maximum lending age at end of term to 83 on all its standard mortgages. An architect might be able to work into their late 80s, but it 
is less likely that a labourer could do so. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of September 2016 06:00:23 AM
.... He didn’t get any offers and has interpreted this as meaning he is useless, and now says he “can’t do interviews”. I know there is nothing wrong with being a labourer for a while, but he is capable of so much more. ...
My son has a phobia of job interviews – how can I help him? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 06:00:11 AM
....My 19-year-old son seems to have developed a phobia of interviews and refuses to apply for any job that involves one. This means he is restricted to either not working or doing contract labourer jobs where he is self-employed, the rates are terrible and the work day is long and hard. ...

Stressful job? It might help you fight off Alzheimer's
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 05:23:10 PM
....They found that people who worked primarily with other people, as opposed to with “things or data”, were less likely to be affected by brain damage indicated by WMHs. While lawyers, social workers, teachers and doctors were best protected, those who enjoyed the least protection included shelf-stackers, machine operators and labourers. ...
Housebuilder says leaving EU would harm British construction image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 12:39:28 PM
....Like others in the industry, Crest warned of shortages of construction workers if the leave campaign prevailed. The industry has always relied on foreign workers to plug skill gaps – from Irish labourers to Polish plumbers. ...
BHS rescue: bidders include Sports Direct and Matalan founder image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 06:26:14 PM
.... The 88-year-old retailer failed little more than a year after Green sold it to a little-known collection of financiers, lawyers and accountants, led by Chappell, who has been declared bankrupt at least twice. With an estimated fortune of £500m, Hargreaves, the son of a Liverpool dock labourer, has the financial clout to do a deal, although Matalan’s profits have suffered in recent years. ...
Caring for home and family is real work – and it deserves proper recognition | Judith Flanders image
....This joint labour was not a secret. In 16th-century wills, men frequently called their wives “fellow labourers”. ...
Pensions fairness to next generation demands that we adapt to new realities image
....Rightly so, in my view, open-ended commitments are unsustainable as retirement extends into the 80s for many people. When Lloyd George introduced the first pension of five shillings a week (25p at a time when a labourer’s wage was £1. ...
Tesco CEO heads up global food waste campaign launched at Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 01:14:03 PM
.... They have to destroy their crops. Day labourers don’t get paid and literally they can’t put food on the plates of their children. ...
Building trades top for drink-driving image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 12:05:40 PM
....021 per 1,000. Other types of employees in the top 10 for drink- and drug-driving convictions were ground workers, building labourers, roofers, labourers, road workers, plasterers, soldiers, bricklayers and fitters. ...
Calls mount for Thai shrimp boycott image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 06:05:41 PM
.... . The report found that shrimp producers in Thailand forced labourers to work 16-hour days for little or no pay. ...
Myer, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut scandals show many workers don't get a fair go image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 06:22:43 AM
....The exploitation of workers, both at home and overseas, is a common characteristic of our complex modern supply chains and addressing it has become a huge challenge for Australian business. Temporary migrant labourers are particularly vulnerable because of the insecurity of their residency status. ...
Heat stress: the next global public health crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 07:15:03 AM
. When rural labourers first started turning up at the Rosales National Hospital in the El Salvadorian capital of San Salvador with advanced symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD), doctors put the phenomenon down to pesticides. ...
A trulli unique Italian house for sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 07:00:03 AM
.... A trullo is a traditional dry stone building with a conical roof, unique to the Itria valley in Puglia. Dating back centuries in some cases, trulli were generally constructed as temporary storehouses or permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. ...
Taylor Wimpey boss upbeat but plays down talk of housing bubble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 12:18:43 PM
....1bn, in the year to date. The firm echoed reports of rising labour costs due to a shortage of skilled labourers, with the cost of building a house up 5%. ...
'Healthy' UK housing market leads to record sales at Taylor Wimpey image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 11:40:45 AM
....   Photo: Markit. Taylor Wimpey said build costs had increased by around 5pc this year, partly because of rising wages for construction workers and skilled labourers. ...
3D takes shape at Dubai Airshow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 12:12:06 PM
....Mr Shelby says: "You don't have to have a big manufacturing facility. You don't have to have skilled labourers to run these machines. ...
Palm oil: why do we care more about orangutans than migrant workers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 11:25:01 AM
.... so many of these workers, even before they arrive, have considerable debts,” she says. “It is a very abusive system that includes labour-trafficking, debt bondage and unfair payments,” says Gottwald, adding that once in Malaysia many workers are hired as day labourers without any kind of written contract. ...
Training India's millions of unskilled workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of October 2015 08:00:52 PM
.... . He is one of hundreds of labourers who are waiting in small groups for contractors to come and give them jobs at construction sites. ...
Eco-friendly bio-toilets improving health and dignity for India’s poor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 11:01:35 AM
.... All staff involved in manufacturing the units are given pensions, health benefits and access to the banking system. Each installation includes the training of local masons and labourers, some of whom are later given full-time employment. ...
Where's our northern powerhouse now, Scunthorpe workers ask image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 05:12:07 PM
....Related: Chinese president praises relations with UK in Westminster address - live. Simons has been working at the site since he was 18, when he joined as a “day gang” labourer. ...
Banning child labour imposes naive western ideals on complex problems image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of August 2015 01:39:03 PM
.... For instance, nearly half of the workforce in British cotton mills in the early 19th century consisted of children. One may argue that a formal ban on child labour will be the requisite trigger to reform labour conditions in low-income countries, or at least improve the living situation of former child labourers. ...
Where have all the bricklayers gone? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of August 2015 02:00:30 PM
.... The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reported last week that two out of three small builders have to turn down work because they can’t get staff with the skills they need. Bricklayers are most in demand, followed by carpenters, then plasterers and general construction operatives – labourers to the layman. ...
Job vacancies rise as Department of Employment predicts labour gloom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of August 2015 02:44:24 AM
....Technicians and trades workers were the most in demand in July, rising 3. 2%, while the number for labourers fell by a further 1. ...
Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data image
....In 1871, 6. 6% of the workforce of England and Wales were classified as agricultural labourers. ...
Limits on migrants will be one of this government's greatest mistakes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of August 2015 03:49:30 PM
.... British fruit producers happily speak to exceptionally high skills levels among workforces, one noting recently that a worker boasted a degree in astrophysics. Why not welcome new waves of Syrian doctors, Eritrean nurses or Afghan labourers into Britain to help overcome significant skill shortages in the NHS or the current London construction crunch? The latter sees thousands of construction worker vacancies in a city desperate to build to remain affordable and inclusive. ...
Making the grade keeps Brazilian coffee top of the pots image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 01:48:46 PM
.... Instead, Marcio was referring to the quality score given to the best coffees in the world. For growers such as Carvalho, whose farm produces around 70pc to 80pc specialty coffee, the grade is crucial, and even his labourers know it. ...
The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon image
....However, the challenges go beyond the integration of smallholders. Villagers, labourers and NGOs have complained about poor living and working conditions in the Socapalm plantations, a lack of maintenance of local infrastructure and pollution. ...
Mahindra offers mortgages to households in rural India image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 03:48:17 PM
....A widowed mother of three tells her story:. I was working as a labourer and earning a daily wage of about $4. ...
Palm oil companies exploit Indonesia's people and its corrupt politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 06:00:05 AM
....The government estimates that thousands of communities are involved in active or latent conflicts with companies, the state and each other as a result. Individuals from Sumatra in the west to Papua in the east have become labourers on their own land. ...
Always boring, never dull: Britain at cutting edge of tunnelling boom image
....Miller says: “It pains me that young girls are not understanding what a great career they could have here. ” There were women in all her tunnelling crews – labourers and engineers – she says, but admits: “It seems there are even fewer women in tunnelling – but the ones who are here find it meaningful, exciting and well-paid. ...
BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of May 2015 05:05:35 AM
.... . The agency he was pitching to employs 300 workers, many of whom work in low paid jobs in warehouses or as labourers. ...
Fifa sponsors 'must act over Qatar' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of May 2015 11:32:58 AM
....The new initiative has been co-ordinated by specialist sportswear firm Skins, whose chairman, Jaimie Fuller, recently visited Qatar and got inside some workers' camps. As well as conditions in the camps, he is also critical of the "kafala" system of system of work sponsorship, whereby employers, in effect, own labourers and control their freedom to leave the country. ...
Meet the chief executive who beat depression to get Britain back to work image
.... . He has taken an unconventional route to the top having left Watford Grammar school aged 16, and then working in a number of jobs, including as a bin man and labourer on a construction site, before working his way up and eventually running and then selling his first recruitment firm, an Alfred Marks franchise. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 12:06:56 AM
.... Because official Eurocentric statistics classify all people who are not working at formally recognised firms as “unemployed”, it was not surprising that most observers quickly labelled Bouazizi as an “unemployed worker”. But this classification system missed the fact that Bouazizi was not a labourer but a businessman since the age of 12, who very much wanted more capital. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of April 2015 10:45:53 AM
....It was a bloody period as property prices fell from between a third to under half of their previous value in months. The stock market fell 70% and thousands of mostly Asian labourers were sent back home. ...
Andrew Morton: 'I made £1m from Diana's story, initially' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 11th of April 2015 06:08:00 AM
.... . And while studying at the University of Sussex, I supplemented my grant by working as a labourer, a British Rail carriage cleaner and a delivery man. ...
Many basement extension projects unsafe, figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of March 2015 10:44:34 AM
.... Over the last 10 years, HSE has received reports of the deaths of 17 construction workers as a result of an excavation collapsing, while in the same period 27 were seriously injured. Last year, a company director was found guilty of manslaughter offences and jailed after a labourer died in a basement excavation collapse in Fulham. ...
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Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 13th of March 2015 09:00:00 PM
.... [Point of order: the origin of the phrase "hee-haw" is almost interesting. The story goes that in 14th century feudal Scotland, a farm labourer was determined to get a pay rise from the English landowner. ...
Silver entrepreneurs behind Britain’s self-employment boom, says Bank of England image
.... . A third of the increase in employment since 2010 has been in self-employment, as 15pc of labourers now work for themselves. ...
Williston fights to keep boomtown spirit alive after slump in oil prices image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 8th of February 2015 10:00:14 AM
.... . As always with booms, those who got in early, got rich – rents spiked to Manhattan levels, land values quadrupled, unskilled labourers earned more than $100,000 (£66,000) a year and some “mom and pop” restaurants took $20,000 a week; for a while it seemed like the party would never end. ...
Barratt to build on a record number of sites image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 11:33:15 AM
.... . "There was no doubt the industry was really struggling to recruit skilled labourers last year. ...
Scrap dealer's £5m tax dodge unveiled in HMRC 'name and shame' list image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 20th of November 2014 12:54:56 PM
.... . HMRC also unmasked errant taxpayer and construction worker Gary Rix (evaded £25,881), along with shopkeeper Jagdev Singh (evaded £29,778), and labourer Conor Harte (evaded £31,447). ...
France is a nation in decline - and Britain could be next  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of October 2014 06:05:08 AM
....9 per cent, and for Germany 35 per cent. Indeed, as a percentage of income, the amount paid out by French business in social taxes is higher than the entire tax burden, including all income tax and other employee-paid insurance contributions, on labourers in the US. ...
A Burmese migrant battles the odds to be his own boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of October 2014 07:09:14 PM
.... This is a daily ritual for the Burmese migrant, who left Yangon (also known as Rangoon) for Thailand nearly 20 years ago. The moistened wood contains the spores of oyster mushrooms, and every two or three days Than is able to collect several kilos of fungi to sell, either to market traders or often directly to Burmese labourers working on nearby building sites. ...
Why height and murder rates are valid ways to measure global growth image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 3rd of October 2014 08:33:59 AM
.... Real wages - the division of wages by prices - are another important economic indicator of personal well-being, as they reflect standard of living and depict the widening gap between developed and emerging economies. Unsurprisingly, real wages of unskilled male labourers closely reflects the rise in GDP per capita. ...
The North Koreans setting up businesses in the South image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of October 2014 07:27:16 PM
....But, he says, working as an employee in South Korea isn't an option. "There's almost nothing I haven't tried - construction worker, manual labourer, deliveryman, bus driver," he says. ...
Which profession makes it hardest to be a good parent? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 18th of August 2014 09:18:38 AM
...." . The study concluded that lawyers, salespeople, labourers, receptionists, police officers and politicians were regularly met with cynicism about their careers that could damage their parenting skills. ...
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Samsung re-uses 'child labour' firm but cuts business by 30% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:51:45 PM
....Samsung said at the time that it would permanently halt business with the phone cover and parts supplier should evidence of child workers be found. However, an investigation found that a third-party firm had brought in underage labourers with forged identification shortly after a Samsung audit, a Shinyang engineering official said. ...
Primark shopper finds 'cry for help' stitched into her £10 dress image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 23rd of June 2014 11:08:30 PM
....". It is the latest ethical setback for the retailer since the Rana Plaza factory disaster in 2013 (video below), in which more than 1,000 people died in Bangladesh in a tragedy that  raised questions about labourers the cut-price clothing for Primark and other Western clothing retailers. ...
Britain took more out of India that it put in could China do the same to Britain? image
.... Certainly no impoverished weaver in Bengal would have taken a similar view in 1800. "How pleased we are to have helped the British Empire by pointing thousands of England's rural labourers towards the smoke of Manchester, where their power looms have made us redundant. ...
Slavery in supermarket supply chains can and must be eliminated image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of June 2014 11:01:00 PM
.... For many years, a range of UN agencies, including the International Labour Organisation (pdf), as well as local Thai and Burmese groups, have recognised human trafficking in the Thai seafood sector as a serious problem. The US state department's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, widely considered the gold standard of global slavery reporting, has also repeatedly highlighted the slavery and abuse of trafficked labourers in Thailand. ...
Forced labour 'making $150bn profit' - ILO report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of May 2014 12:03:44 AM
.... . Over half of all forced labourers work in Asia, with 18% in Africa and almost 10% in Latin America. ...
China to build new East Africa railway line image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of May 2014 12:26:04 AM
....It reached the shore of Lake Victoria in December 1901. During the difficult and often dangerous work, at least 2,000 workers lost their lives - many of them Indian labourers imported to East Africa to build the railway. ...
Frank Skinner: 'I thought I had lost everything' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of April 2014 06:57:46 AM
.... So I grew up thinking that working hard was honourable. When I worked in a factory as a labourer the other workers told me to slow down, but the truth is it’s a very long day if you’re not working hard. ...
UK house price growth shows signs of 'moderation' as average London home sells for more than £362,000, Nationwide says image
...."However, supply continues to lag behind demand, and this problem must be tackled if homes are to remain affordable for first-time buyers. Investment in construction and recruitment of skilled labourers is essential if we are to keep the momentum of housing recovery going. ...

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