A picture summary of the employment problem.
Well-paid, productive work is the most basic of human needs. Yet it’s denied to millions of people in rich and poor countries alike. Incomes of the poor majority in the Third World stagnate. Western nations, faced with global recession and job-displacing new technology, have abandoned all hope of full employment. We investigate this looming job crisis.
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Diana Roose looks at the working lives of women in Southeast Asia’s electronics industry.
Wayne Ellwood reports on the global battle for well-paid work.
Glen Williams on the work of Indonesia’s rural poor.
The struggle of Guyana’s sugar workers. By Mike Jones.
Richard Kaziz surveys some encouraging and innovative attempts to organize low-paid and unemployed workers in the U.S.
What trade unions offer. Joe Holland looks at the Philippines and Richard Kaziz at attempts to organize America’s working poor.
The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?
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