Labour

Labour or Labor may refer to:

Employment
  • Employment of any kind
  • Manual labour, physical work done by people
  • Wage labour, delivery of services by person for payment
Additional labour & employment topics
  • Child labour, the employment of children under an age determined by law or custom
  • Debt bondage is a system of unfree labour where a person must work to pay off a debt
  • Labour Day, a national holiday in many countries
  • Labor Day, a federal holiday in the US
  • Labour movement, the development of a collective organisation of working people
  • Labour relations, the study of the relationship between management and workers
  • Labour union, an association of wage-earners meant to maintain or improve conditions of employment
  • Labour/Le Travail, an academic journal focusing on the Canadian labour movement.
  • Unfree labour, slavery or penal labour
  • Workforce, the labour pool, the people working in a company, industry, nation or other group


Geography
  • Labor, an obsolete unit of area
  • Josef Labor, a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher
  • Labor, Slovenia

Other:

  • Childbirth, especially from the start of uterine contractions to delivery
  • Labour Party, political parties named after the labour movement.

Other articles related to "labour":

London Borough Of Merton - Merton Borough Council
... The May 2010 local government elections saw the Labour Party become the council largest party, following the loss of three seats by the Conservative Party, two to the Liberal Democrats and one to Labour ... The current council is under no overall control but run by a Labour minority administration and its composition is Labour 28 Conservatives 27 Merton Park Residents 3 Liberal Democrats 2 ...
John Reid, Baron Reid Of Cardowan - Government Career - Chairman of The Labour Party and Minister Without Portfolio
... Reid was appointed Chairman of the Labour Party and Minister Without Portfolio on 24 October 2002 ... his trouble-shooting skills were employed as the Labour Government's chief spokesperson earning him the nickname "Minister for the Today Programme" ... challenges was to keep the trade unions (the Labour Party's main funders) on-side despite the antipathy shown by the Unions to many of the Government's ...
Kate Hoey - Other Interests
... Hoey is known for her fight against the Labour Government's plans to ban fox hunting in Britain a rare position among Labour MPs ... This appointment was controversial in the Labour Party as the Countryside Alliance was seen to be behind a campaign to unseat Labour MPs at the 2005 election ... Kate Hoey nominated John McDonnell for the Labour leadership, but on his withdrawal, switched her nomination to Diane Abbott ...
Vera Baird
... her seat to the Liberal Democrats with the highest swing against any Labour candidate anywhere in the country prompted by local anger over the closure of Teesside Steelworks ... Baird is Labour's candidate to be the Police and Crime Commissioner in Northumbria, selected by the highest vote for any candidate nationwide in a one-member-one-vote ballot of ...
John Reid, Baron Reid Of Cardowan - Background
... Soon after this he joined the Labour Party ... From 1979 to 1983 he was a research officer for the Labour Party in Scotland, and from 1983 to 1985 he was a political adviser to Labour leader Neil Kinnock ... From 1986 to 1987, he was Scottish Organiser of Trade Unionists for Labour ...

Famous quotes containing the word labour:

    A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author’s soul.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    The habits of our whole species fall into three great classes—useful labour, useless labour, and idleness. Of these the first only is meritorious; and to it all the products of labor rightfully belong; but the two latter, while they exist, are heavy pensioners upon the first, robbing it of a large portion of its just rights. The only remedy for this is to, as far as possible, drive useless labour and idleness out of existence.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Coming to Rome, much labour and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you you will not find Him.
    Anonymous 9th century, Irish. “Epigram,” no. 121, A Celtic Miscellany (1951, revised 1971)