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World Cup security guards still jailed in Qatar after dispute over unpaid wages
Workers at World Cup 2022 venues fired as tournament ended and allegedly jailed or deported after trying to claim unpaid wages

Pete Pattisson in Doha, Imran Mukhtar in Islamabad and Praveen Yadav in Kathmandu

26, May, 2023 @4:00 AM

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‘We give our blood so they live comfortably’: Sri Lanka’s tea pickers say they go hungry and live in squalor
Top tea firms investigate as plantation workers say they have to pick 18kg a day but still skip meals and make their children work

Jeevan Ravindran in Maskeliya

23, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The best childcare in the world? Maybe so, but new parents in Iceland are holding out for better
Even in forward-thinking Reykjavik, finding a preschool place for the youngest infants is tough. Parents explain why

Sarah Marsh in Reykjavik

18, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Not seeing the trees for the wood: willow shortage could spell end for Kashmir’s cricket bat industry
The climate crisis and farmers opting to grow more lucrative timber is putting many bat-makers in Kashmir out of business

Kamran Yousuf in Sangam

16, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Why would we employ people?’ Experts on five ways AI will change work
From farming and education to healthcare and the military, artificial intelligence is poised to make sweeping changes to the workplace. But can it have a positive impact – or are we in for a darker future?

Philippa Kelly

12, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Half of UK gig economy workers earn below minimum wage, study reveals
Poor pay, risky work, anxiety and job insecurity reported by delivery, transport and data workers tied to digital platforms

Philippa Kelly

11, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘We have a right to live in dignity’: Biharis in Bangladesh fight for equality – and jobs
The Urdu-speaking ethnic group was stateless for many years after the partition of India – and even now remain marginalised, living in cramped settlement camps and struggling to find formal work

Thaslima Begum in Mohammadpur

09, May, 2023 @1:00 PM

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British workers increasingly likely to work into their 70s, research suggests
Cost of living crisis forcing some older people to stay in work as data shows 61% increase in number of over-70s in employment

Rob Davies

30, Apr, 2023 @1:15 PM

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Human values, as well as AI, must be at the core of the future of work | Anna Thomas
Automation too often erodes conditions and job quality creating anxiety and overwork. To build ‘good work’, we must invest in people as well as tech

Anna Thomas

25, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Brazil may sue VW amid claims firm used ‘slave labour’ under military rule
Prosecutors seek compensation for workers kept on cattle ranch owned by German carmaker during dictatorship from 1973 to 1987

Grace Livingstone and Matheus Faustino

30, Mar, 2023 @4:12 PM

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‘Dystopian’ surveillance ‘disproportionately targets young, female and minority workers’
Thinktank calls on UK government for stronger regulation to protect workers from intrusive monitoring

Dahaba Ali Hussen

26, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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African leaders who dilute workers’ rights for Uber’s digital empire harm Africa
During a decade on the continent, Uber has often cut drivers’ pay and added little value to local economies. Governments should admit it is not economic progress but imperial exploitation

Kelle Howson

23, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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