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World Employment Social Outlook: the changing nature of jobs

Since the start of the global crisis, unemployment figures are higher as the global economy struggles to create a sufficient number of jobs. This, alongside the changing nature of the employment relationship, poses a number of challenges. This report from the International Labour Organisation addresses those challenges.

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Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical factories

Jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co is providing it's suppliers with financial incentives to adopt progressive labour, ethical and environmental standards. What trends in globalisation does this move reflect? Will others follow suit? The Financial Times considers.

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Forced labour in the production of electronic goods in Malaysia

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Forced labour in the production of electronic goods in Malaysia

What are the problems faced by multi-national companies in policing the working conditions of their international supply chains? Verité, the NGO which monitors international labour rights, reports.

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