Oct 30, 2012 06:33 EDT
Police in South Africa on Tuesday fired rubber bullets, teargas and stun grenades in clashes with Anglo American Platinum miners, as a deadline passed for 12,000 sacked workers to reclaim their jobs.
Oct 29, 2012 14:32 EDT
The US Labor Department said Tuesday it expects to release its most recent unemployment data -- a key marker of the economy ahead of the November 6 election -- on schedule despite Hurricane Sandy.
Oct 29, 2012 10:17 EDT
A team from the UN's nuclear watchdog began a safety inspection Monday at a power plant in northern India where dozens of workers were exposed to radiation in separate leaks earlier this year.
Oct 29, 2012 08:32 EDT
Cleaners and maintenance workers at London's British Museum went on strike Monday against plans to outsource their work.
Oct 28, 2012 20:00 EDT
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) claims Mitt Romney is lying when it comes to gay rights. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) claims Mitt Romney is lying when it comes to gay rights. HRC, the nation's largest gay rights advocate, made the allegation in a video released Sunday. The 2-minute ad begins with Romney disavowing discrimination based on sexual orientation. ?But if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays or will in any way try and suggest that people that have different sexual orientation don't have full rights in this country, they won't find that in me,? Romney is seen saying in the NBC/Facebook Republican debate held in January. That image of Romney is shattered as the words ?NONE OF WHAT HE SAID IS TRUE? crash through. ?For same-sex couples, I don't want civil unions or gay marriage,? Romney is seen saying in a Fox News interview. He is quote in a 2006 National Review article as saying that he is opposed to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA),
Oct 28, 2012 19:05 EDT
South Africa's mining sector is creeping back toward normality but large wage increases afforded to strikers mean the sector will face shrinking profit margins that could force companies to mechanise or close shafts.
Oct 28, 2012 15:57 EDT
Slogan-chanting workers threw eggs at riot police Sunday as thousands took to Taipei's streets amid drizzle to demand a pay rise and better protection of their rights.
Oct 27, 2012 16:05 EDT
South African police fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas on Saturday to disperse a protest by striking miners accusing union leaders of betraying worker interests.
Oct 27, 2012 11:49 EDT
South African police fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas on Saturday to break up a protest by striking miners who accuse the country's main union body of betraying worker interests during weeks of unrest in the vital sector.
Oct 27, 2012 07:35 EDT
South African police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse striking mine workers who were trying to prevent a mass rally by the country's main mining union.
Oct 27, 2012 06:18 EDT
Swiss banking giant UBS is planning to split its ailing investment bank, triggering the loss of up to 10,000 jobs, Britain's Financial Times has reported.
Oct 27, 2012 02:42 EDT
A Japanese court dismissed a sexual harassment and unfair dismissal suit against fashion house Prada after management told a female worker to lose weight and keep in shape.
Oct 26, 2012 18:06 EDT
Swiss banking giant UBS is planning to split its ailing investment bank, triggering the loss of up to 10,000 jobs, Britain's Financial Times reported on Friday.
Oct 26, 2012 15:20 EDT
The National Hockey League announced the cancellation of all scheduled November games on Friday due to the lockout that began last month when the NHL collective bargaining deal with players expired.
Oct 26, 2012 09:12 EDT
David Stern says he will retire as commissioner of the NBA on February 1, 2014, exactly 30 years after taking the job and guiding the league and its superstar players to worldwide fame.
Oct 26, 2012 03:19 EDT
It might be considered the latest blow to his troubled empire, but India's Kingfisher Airways tycoon Vijay Mallya professed relief on Friday at losing his billionaire ranking in Forbes magazine.
Oct 25, 2012 15:13 EDT
David Stern said Thursday that he will retire as commissioner of the NBA on February 1, 2014, exactly 30 years after taking the job and guiding the league and its superstar players to worldwide fame.
Oct 25, 2012 13:22 EDT
Striking South African gold miners have signed a pay deal to end months of often violent labour unrest that has cost the economy at least $1.2 billion, the country's main mining union and mine owners said Thursday.
Oct 25, 2012 12:08 EDT
Two South Korean auto workers who have staged a protest up an electricity pylon for more than a week said Thursday they would only come down if Hyundai Motor gives thousands of temporary workers full-time status.
Oct 25, 2012 09:20 EDT
Staff at India's Kingfisher airline, whose fleet has been grounded since October 1, have agreed to end their strike over unpaid wages and return to work, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.