In early morning darkness, workers prepare heavy machinery for the day as rebuilding work continues on the beach area of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, New Jersey. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of hurricane Sandy.
Palestinian factory workers rest inside concrete pipes as they wait for the start of a working day in Gaza City on Wednesday. Read more
Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.
Members of trade union Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia walk during a protest in the business district in Jakarta. Almost 1,000 workers participated in the protest, demanding wage raises and objecting to outsourcing, according to local media on Thursday.
A man wearing a mask burns a flare on Tuesday in Marseille, southern France, as he takes part in a protest called by French workers’ union, against the government’s plans to reform France’s retirement system.
Employees of the French chemical group Kem One demonstrate in the streets of Lyon on Thursday as the city’s commercial court examined their situation. The 1,300 staff of Kem One, placed into receivership since March 27, were due to be informed about potential buyers and their restructuring projects but the court delayed its final decision until December 12.
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Workers wait to enter a construction site early in the morning on Thursday near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing.
Labourers cut grass in the City of Knowledge in Panama City on Friday.
Protesters chant slogans and carry a banner reading “No”, during a rally organised by Greece’s Adedy main public sector union in Athens on Thursday. Hundreds of state employees took part in the rally and held a four-hour work stoppage to protest against planned mandatory public sector employee transfers and suspensions as part of the government’s austerity drive
Afghans travel on a bus, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday