The exchange of labor for money - when did this begin? Why did Karl Marx criticize wage labor as unjust and exploitative? Is his criticism no longer relevant - or are workers still being exploited today? Or are we perhaps exploiting ourselves?
Low wages can be found in many sectors of Spain's economy. That's particularly obvious in the hotel industry, where wages come close to exploitation. Chambermaids are staging protests, as Stephanie Müller reports.
About 80% of teachers in Poland have gone on strike — they say they are overworked and underpaid. The work stoppage comes as students in the country are due to sit for their final exams.
In 1919, the International Labour Organization was brought to life to fight for social justice. A century later, many workers are still exposed to exploitation, particularly in Africa. Martina Schwikowski reports.
A new report shows that a severe shortage of labor will pull down growth rates in coming years. Experts have long blamed migration for the shortage of workers in the region but now they point to another key factor.
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