Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside a Burger King restaurant in Los Angeles, California, during a nationwide strike by fast-food workers aimed at increasing their wages. There were strikes and demonstrations in 60 US cities on Thursday in the latest action by fast-food workers in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages to $15 an hour Read more
Protesters chant while carrying a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside parliament, after lawmakers voted to give themselves hefty salary increases on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more
A Kashmiri government employee shouts anti-government slogans from inside an Indian police vehicle after she was detained during a protest demanding release of their arrears and regularisation of adhoc and contractual employees in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Monday. The employees called for a march to enter the Civil Secretariat which comprises offices of the state’s chief minister.
Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster topped 800 Read more
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A female porter climbs the stairs at Beringharjo traditional market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods in baskets strapped to their backs, starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. On a busy day the porter will earn on average an income of Rp35,000, or $3.70 a day.