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‘Work without limits:’ Japan’s teachers battle for change

A 2018 OECD survey found Japanese middle school teachers work 56 hours a week, versus an average 38 hours in most developed countries

Asia-Pacific: Two out of three workers employed in the informal sector

A report published this week revealed that the workers in Asia are not “productive, protected, and healthy” enough

Recovery in youth employment after pandemic still lagging, says ILO

The report finds that the pandemic has exacerbated the numerous labor market challenges facing those aged between 15 and 24 years

Relatives flock to hospitals after Bangladesh blast kills more than 40

Dozens of missing workers from a container depot were still unaccounted for, while many of the dead were burned beyond recognition

Indian diocese dedicates shrine to migrant workers

Bishop Henry D’Souza of Bellary described the shrine as a masterpiece and a blessing to the diocese

Philippine labor sector, activists pay tribute to country’s workers

President Duterte lauded Filipino workers for being known worldwide for their “great passion, integrity and professionalism”

Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety, health at work – ILO...

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners

Jesuit blames India’s political leaders for frustration of country’s workers

A report said the overall labor participation rate in India dropped from 46 percent to 40 percent between 2017 and 2022

Asian workers pushed to upskill as pandemic quickens digital shift

The pandemic accelerated digitization and automation by governments and firms, but there is a risk of widening inequality

Asian farmers turn to drones, apps for labor, climate challenges

Falling technology costs, labor shortages are driving popularity of digital tools to improve crop yields, farm incomes in Asia

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