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UN unveils plans to eliminate child labour by 2020

UN unveils plans to eliminate child labour by 2020 | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

UN report to be launched by Gordon Brown says there will still be 190m child labourers in eight years unless issue is tackled

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Labor Shortage Complicates Changes in China’s Factories

Labor Shortage Complicates Changes in China’s Factories | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The shorter workweeks and higher pay that Apple’s biggest contract manufacturer, Foxconn, has promised would mean fundamental changes to factory work in China — assuming enough workers can be found in the first place.

 

Perhaps just as important: there is a growing shortage of blue-collar workers willing to work in China’s factories. This shortage is a big factor in the long shifts and workweeks manufacturers have used to meet production quotas. It has already been forcing wages higher in China’s industrial heartland.

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Tackling the jobs crisis: new thinking from the World Bank and UNESCO

Tackling the jobs crisis: new thinking from the World Bank and UNESCO | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Oxfam’s head of research, Ricardo Fuentes reviews two big reports on jobs from the World Bank and UNESCO

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