labour

Croatia's Q3 survey unemployment rate down to 10.9 pct

The survey unemployment rate in Croatia fell to 10.9% in the third quarter of 2016 from 15.4% in the corresponding period of 2015, show the results of a labour force survey carried out by the...

Finland launches basic income experiment to overhaul welfare system

From the start of 2017, 2,000 people in Finland begin receiving a monthly government payment of around 600 dollars - whether employed or not. Finland hopes this social welfare experiment will...

Croatia sees steepest fall in Q3 hourly labour costs in EU

Croatia has the steepest decline in hourly labour costs among European Union member states in the third quarter of 2016, according to the figures provided by the EU statistical office Eurostat....

Eiffel Tower reopens after five days of closure due to strikes

The Eiffel Tower reopened Sunday after being closed for five consecutive days due to worker strikes, the landmark's operating company said.

Eiffel Tower closed for fifth day running due to strikes

The Eiffel Tower was closed Saturday for the fifth day in a row due to strikes by workers, the landmark's operating company said in a statement.

Q3 employment up in EU and in Croatia by 0.2%

 The number of employed Croatians mildly rose in Q3 2016 compared to Q2, and it was within the average rise in the euro area and EU28, however, this increase was considerably slower than the rise...

Greek ferry strike ends after eight days

A nationwide strike by Greek ferry workers that led to supply shortages on a several islands ended Saturday after eight days, a union leader said.

Pilots resume negotiations with Lufthansa in long-running pay battle

Pilots working for Germany's flagship airline, Lufthansa, have returned to the negotiating table with their employers, marking progress in a long-running pay dispute that has dogged the company...

One in six workers in EU earns low wages, according to report

Nearly one in every six employees in the European Union is earning the lowest of wages, according to the European statistics bureau Eurostat on Thursday, citing figures from 2014.

SSSH against proposed foreign workers' quota in Croatia in 2017

The SSSH trade union on Wednesday raised its voice against the proposed quota of work permits for foreigners in 2017, and accused the government of having caved in under pressure from employers....

Greek ferry services remain disrupted as strike extended to Friday

Ferry services in Greece will remain disrupted through the week, after a seafarers' union extended an ongoing strike.

US unemployment rate dips to 9-year low

The US unemployment rate fell in November to 4.6 per cent, a nine-year low, the Bureau of Labour Statistics said Friday.

Cambodia's brick factories plagued by 'modern slavery,' says NGO

Cambodia's brick factories are plagued by modern forms of slavery such as debt bondage and child labour, according to a report from a local rights organization released Friday.

EU, eurozone unemployment squeak to seven-year lows for October

Unemployment across Europe ticked down in October to its lowest rates in more than seven years, data released Wednesday showed, but differences between individual countries, as well as high youth...

Strike forces Lufthansa passengers to find alternative transport

About 98,000 Lufthansa passengers were forced to make alternative travel plans on Wednesday as a pilots' strike forced the German airline to slash 890 flights.