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.

Famous quotes containing the word labour:

    You must labour to acquire that great and uncommon talent of hating with good breeding, and loving with prudence; to make no quarrel irreconcilable by silly and unnecessary indications of anger; and no friendship dangerous, in care it breaks, by a wanton, indiscreet, and unreserved confidence.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    For now indeed is the race of iron; and men never cease from labour and sorrow by day and from perishing by night.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)

    Sublime tobacco! which from east to west
    Cheers the tar’s labour or the Turkman’s rest.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)