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:

    There seems almost a general wish of descrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. The power of invention has been conferred by nature upon few, and the labour of learning those sciences which may, by mere labour, be obtained, is too great to be willingly endured; but every man can exert some judgment as he has upon the works of others; and he whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of critic.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    Painting consumes labour not disproportionate to its effect; but a fellow will hack half a year at a block of marble to make something in stone that hardly resembles a man. The value of statuary is owing to its difficulty. You would not value the finest head cut upon a carrot.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)