Labour or Labor may refer to:

  • 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

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


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

Other articles related to "labour":

John Reid, Baron Reid Of Cardowan - Background
... Soon after this he joined the Labour Party ... 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 ... he was Scottish Organiser of Trade Unionists for Labour ...
Vera Baird
... Vera Thomas on 13 February 1950) is a British Labour Party activist, barrister, author and lecturer. 2001 to 2010, when she lost 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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" ... key 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 proposals ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word labour:

    Work apace, apace, apace, apace;
    Honest labour bears a lovely face;
    Thomas Dekker (1572?–1632?)

    Indeed, I thought, slipping the silver into my purse ... what a change of temper a fixed income will bring about. No force in the world can take from me my five hundred pounds. Food, house and clothing are mine for ever. Therefore not merely do effort and labour cease, but also hatred and bitterness. I need not hate any man; he cannot hurt me. I need not flatter any man; he has nothing to give me.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    We have much studied and much perfected, of late, the great civilized invention of the division of labour; only we give it a false name. It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)