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Tony Abbott promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriages

May 27, 2015

Tony Abbott promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriages

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday promised a "full and frank" debate on gay marriage in response to an opposition-backed push for reform, but said the issue was not a priority for his conservative government. #Australia #NewsTracker #labor party #Gay Marriage #Tony Abbott #Australia Prime Minister #full and frank debate
After Nadella's 'karma' gaffe, Microsoft board to look at gender pay gap

Oct 11, 2014

After Nadella's 'karma' gaffe, Microsoft board to look at gender pay gap

About a third of Microsoft's 110,000 or so employees are women. But the company's pay practices and attitude toward women are still open to question and will likely be taken up at the board level #facebook #India #Technology #Microsoft #Pay #Gender #Women #IT #Sheryl Sandberg #GAP #COO #Satya Nadella #Bureau of Labor Statistics
Former Australian PM Gillard grilled part of graft probe

Sep 10, 2014

Former Australian PM Gillard grilled part of graft probe

Gillard has always strenuously denied acting improperly but admitted to the inquiry that in hindsight she would do things differently. #NewsTracker #Julia Gillard #labor party #Australian Workers Union #Bruce Wilson #Workplace Reform Association #Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
Chinese supplier for Samsung, Lenovo denies using child labour

Aug 28, 2014

Chinese supplier for Samsung, Lenovo denies using child labour

Other multinational companies, including Apple Inc, have been plagued by revelations of underage workers in their supply chains.
#China #Lenovo #Apple #Samsung #China Labor Watch #HEG
LinkedIn to pay 350 employees nearly $6 mn in overtime wages, damages

Aug 05, 2014

LinkedIn to pay 350 employees nearly $6 mn in overtime wages, damages

The US Labor Department said LinkedIn failed to record and compensate workers for all hours worked, violating provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
#LinkedIn #Wages #labour #US Labor Department #Employee #Damages #Overtime
85% of 17 mn formal jobs created under UPA not secure: ILO report

Jan 16, 2014

85% of 17 mn formal jobs created under UPA not secure: ILO report

A recent International Labor Organization study states that of the 17 million new formal sector jobs created between 2009-10 and 2011-12, 85 percent offer no employment benefits and social security. #Manmohan Singh #UPA #jobs #GoodReads #ILO #International Labor Organization #informal sector #formal sector
US unemployment rate hits 5-year low, down to 7% in Nov

Dec 07, 2013

US unemployment rate hits 5-year low, down to 7% in Nov

Painting a brighter picture of the American economy, which is on a revival mode, the unemployment rate in the US has hit a five-year low, latest official figures revealed today. #US #Layoffs #government employees #Manufacturing activity #Jobs Data #Unemployment Rate #Bureau of Labor Statistics #Council of Economic Advisers #government shutdown #America Harry Reid #non-farm payrool
Australia's ruling Labor Party admit defeat in national election

Sep 07, 2013

Australia's ruling Labor Party admit defeat in national election

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek told Australian Broadcasting Corp. television that after 13 percent of the votes had been counted, her government's loss was no longer in doubt. #Australia #NewsTracker #labor party #Kevin Rudd #Australia elections #Tony Abbott
Unemployment still high in US

Sep 07, 2013

Unemployment still high in US

The jobless rate inched down marginally in August from 7.4 percent to 7.3 percent, Xinhua cited figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as saying.The US economy added a paltry 169,000 jobs. #Economy #US #jobs #Employment #Jobs Data #US Bureau of Labor Statistics