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:

    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)

    Through throats where many rivers meet, the curlews cry,
    Under the conceiving moon, on the high chalk hill,
    And there this night I walk in the white giant’s thigh
    Where barrren as boulders women lie longing still
    To labour and love though they lay down long ago.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

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