Workers' rights

Demonstrators confront police officers as scuffles broke out during a May Day rally in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 10:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign workers: These were among the concerns as hundreds of thousands of union members and labor activists rallied around the world to mark May Day. The...
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Members of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (COSATU) attend a May Day rally in Pinetown, Durban, South Africa, Wednesday May 1, 2019. The rally was attended by South African President and President of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa a week before national elections take place. (AP Photo/Patrick Chauvel)
May 01, 2019 - 9:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign workers: These were among the concerns as hundreds of thousands of union members and labor activists rallied around the world to mark May Day. The...
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People with flags and balloons walk to mark May Day on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with the St. Basil's Cathedral in the background. As in Soviet times, people paraded across Red Square, but instead of red flags with the Communist hammer and sickle, they waved the Russian tricolor. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 01, 2019 - 7:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 1 p.m. Spain's workers are marching on May Day in major cities to make their voices heard days before acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez starts negotiating with other parties to form a new government. Spain'...
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People with flags and balloons walk to mark May Day on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with the St. Basil's Cathedral in the background. As in Soviet times, people paraded across Red Square, but instead of red flags with the Communist hammer and sickle, they waved the Russian tricolor. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 01, 2019 - 6:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Activists say more than a dozen people have been detained in Russia's second-largest city for participating in an unsanctioned political protest on May Day. The OVD-Info group that monitors...
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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters gather at the Alexandra township stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday May 1, 2019, to listen to EFF leader and presidential candidate Julius Malema. In South Africa, the Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party used the day to rally voters a week before the country’s national election. Wearing their signature red shirts and berets, members gathered at a stadium in Johannesburg in cheering support of populist stances that have put pressure on the ruling African National Congress to address issues like economic inequality and land reform. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 01, 2019 - 6:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 12:15 p.m. An opposition party in South Africa is using May Day to rally voters a week before the country's national election. Economic Freedom Fighters members, wearing their signature red shirts and berets...
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Balloons and flags fly over the crowd as people prepare to walk on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with the St. Basil's Cathedral in the background. As in Soviet times, people paraded across Red Square on May Day, but instead of red flags with the Communist hammer and sickle, they waved the Russian tricolor. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 01, 2019 - 6:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 12 p.m. Greece has been left without national rail, island ferry and other transport services for a day as unions hold strikes and rallies to celebrate May Day. Hundreds of people gathered in central Athens...
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Balloons and flags fly over the crowd as people prepare to walk on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with the St. Basil's Cathedral in the background. As in Soviet times, people paraded across Red Square on May Day, but instead of red flags with the Communist hammer and sickle, they waved the Russian tricolor. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 01, 2019 - 5:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Russian authorities say that about 100,000 people are taking part in a May Day rally in central Moscow. Moscow police said on Wednesday that the rally organized by Kremlin-friendly trade unions on...
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Thousands of workers march towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. The workers scored President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly for reneging in his campaign promise three years ago to end temporary hiring known as "contractualization" or "ENDO (End of Contract)". (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 01, 2019 - 5:25 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on rallies and events marking May Day around the world (all times local): 10 a.m. Ahead of a May Day rally in over a dozen German cities, Germany's biggest trade unions are urging voters to participate in this month's European elections and reject nationalism and right-wing...
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Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions hold up their banners during a May Day rally in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. The signs read "Let's win the wage struggle." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 01, 2019 - 5:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of trade union members and activists were marking May Day on Wednesday by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. A major South Korean umbrella trade union also issued a joint statement with a North...
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Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions hold up their banners during a May Day rally in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. The signs read "Let's win the wage struggle." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 01, 2019 - 4:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of trade union members and activists were marking May Day on Wednesday by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. A major South Korean umbrella trade union also issued a joint statement with a North...
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