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Casual workers forced to wear barcodes

Clay Lucas The Age CASUAL workers at a warehouse in Melbourne’s west are being required to wear – and pay for – armbands identifying them as non-permanent staff. The armbands contain employee numbers on barcodes and must be used to … Continue reading

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Dress your way out of danger

Natasha Hughes Sydney Morning Herald The experts agree that dressing appropriately can help make your job recession proof, writes Natasha Hughes. You might be clever and well-connected in the office, but this won’t necessarily shield you if the grim reaper … Continue reading

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Turkey to temporarily halt GMO food imports

World Bulletin The Council of State ruled on Monday that the importation of genetically modified (GM) food will be temporarily halted while more stringent regulations are enacted, a move designed to better oversee the use of the highly controversial food … Continue reading

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Italy risks “social explosion” over austerity: union chief

Source: Reuters Italy risks a “social explosion” over the government’s austerity measures and unions plan more protests against them, the head of the country’s largest labor federation CGIL said on Wednesday. CGIL leader Susanna Camusso told Reuters that Prime Minister … Continue reading

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