How the world can make Uber & Co. treat workers better
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Great income on some days, poverty wages on most others: Ride-hailing drivers in Africa and beyond are beholden to the whims of the apps they work for. Here’s how some countries are starting to protect them better.
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Germany is desperate to attract more immigrants to bolster its workforce, but racism in German society and the success of the far-right AfD doesn't make things easier.
As part of a new immigration bill, the French government is hoping to fill labour shortages with undocumented migrants by offering them a one-year residency permit. But despite President Emmanuel Macron having promised progress in the first fortnight of July, plans for the bill have been overshadowed by the recent riots, while right-wing politicians still disagree over several aspects of the legislation.
Tech companies shed more than 386,000 jobs last year and in the first half of this year, according to Layoffs.fyi. That number is climbing. But while layoffs have taxed workers, a booming artificial intelligence market is giving the industry a renewed sense of optimism.
A new report by the UN's International Labor Organization found that AI can help with certain duties rather than take over entire jobs. However, clerical workers remain exposed to full automation.
"We cannot give Marine Le Pen an inexorable path to power," French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin warned, as speculation grows that he might be vying to succeed Emmanuel Macron.
Alive and Kicking — a social enterprise that manufactures sports balls — has increased the number of people with disabilities working in its factory. The company says it's part of its contribution to attaining society's sustainable development goals.
The biggest increase is among men, but women are still very much in the majority in this sector. They have though seen their number of working hours go up.
About a quarter of Libya's eastern city of Derna was wiped out after dams burst in a storm, the administration in the area said on Tuesday, and the Red Cross said 10,000 people were feared to be missing across the country in floods.
Detroit's Big Three automakers failed to reach a new labor agreement before their contract with employees represented by the United Auto Workers expired at midnight Thursday, triggering one of the largest strikes to hit the U.S. in years.
A German newspaper group found that North Rhine-Westphalia, the country's most populous state, saw the most violence against first responders. Experts believe the real number of victims is higher.
Small and medium-sized companies in Germany's more rural areas face huge challenges as labor shortages are increasingly being felt in the countryside.
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