labour : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
- n concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
- n a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
- n productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
- v work hard
- v strive and make an effort to reach a goal
- v undergo the efforts of childbirth
News & Articles
- Canadian Families Receiving Record Tax Relief under Harper Government's Low-Tax Plan
On behalf of the Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, accompanied by Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West, attended a children's dance ...
June 15, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
- Help Wanted: What Good Is Job Creation If We Can't Find People With The Right Skills To Fill Them?
According to the International Labour Organisation, the world needs to create over 500 million new jobs by 2020 to provide career opportunities for people who have jobs now, as well as youths who will join the workforce. But the biggest roadblock to economic growth may well be finding workers with the necessary skills and training to get those jobs done. The European Centre for the Development ...
June 13, 2013 - Forbes
- World Day Against Child Labour: Protecting Working Children from Harm
Today the international community marks World Day Against Child Labour, to recognize the millions of children engaged in work that deprives them of their rights and is harmful to their physical and mental ...
June 12, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
- Barack Obama in Swissinfo
I think actually Senator Clinton's answer on this one is right,Obama said. "I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labour and environmental standards that are enforced."
- Tony Blair in CNN International
I'm absolutely delighted to give my full support to Gordon as the next leader of the Labour Party and prime minister,Blair said. "I will endorse him fully."
- Nick Clegg in Sunday Herald
Clegg said: "We are watching the death throes of the Labour Party. It's the end for Labour. I do not think there is any way back for them. They no longer stand for anything the vast majority of British people need or want".