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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A laborer recovers metal pieces from the soil, working hard to ensure that his children will have a good day’s meal.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A laborer separates metal from soil with the help of a small magnet.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"Black and Bold"- A labourer holds out his discolored and calloused hands which have endured years of hard shifts at the metal polishing factory.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"A rusty affair"- A worker covers his face with a piece of cloth while working at a metal polishing factory during International Labour Day in Lahore, Pakistan. Many laborers throughout the country often work under difficult and dangerous circumstances without using proper safety equipment.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

Rhemat, a laborer in a metal polishing factory, spares a moment from work to pose for the camera.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Pakistan,Lahore
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A labourer separates metal from soil with the help of a small magnet.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A job notice is displayed outside a factory to attract new recruits. The daily income of labourers is set at one dollar per day, equaling to $60 per month.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

Rehmat, age 30, manages to flash a bright smile despite years of working in harsh conditions at the metal factory.

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Anarchist Labor Unions Call Strike (7...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
31 Oct 2012

October 31, 2012, Barcelona, Spain. The CGT and CNT anarchist labor unions called a 24 hour strike. The day of action is in defense of public services and a protest against social cuts and unemployment. They also complain that salaries in Spain are the lowest in Europe while the unemployment rate is the highest: it is over the 25% of the population and in the case of young people under the age of 25 the rate goes up to 52%. Considering this economic context they also criticize the rising taxes such as the VAT.

The protests started at noon in Plaza de Catalunya. From there people went to places like the AppStore in Plaza de Catalunya and the FNAC. After, they went into a Zara store. There was a tense moment as one of the approximately 300 protesters had taken a mannequin and had thrown items on the floor of the store. The people that caused the accident were a group of fifty hooded individuals; CGT claims not to be involved.

31 de Octubre 2012, Barcelona, Spain. Los sindicatos Anarquistas CGT y CNT convocaron una huelga de 24 horas. La jornada de lucha se hace en protesta contra los recortes sociales, el paro y en defensa de los servicios públicos. Además, denuncian que los sueldos son los más bajos de Europa y el índice de paro, el más alto, ya que supera el 25% de la población y en el caso de los jóvenes menores de 25 años es del 52%. Con todo este contexto económico, critican la subida de impuestos como el IVA.
Las protestas de esta jornada han comenzado a mediodía en la plaza de Catalunya. Desde allí se dirigieron a establecimientos como la AppStore de la plaza de Cataluña y también la FNAC. Después han ido a una tienda de Zara, donde se han vivido algunos momentos de tensión cuando algunos de los cerca de 300 manifestantes han tomado un maniquí y han lanzado por tierra algunas prendas del establecimiento. Los autores del incidente han sido un grupo de una cincuentena de personas encapuchadas de las cuales la CGT se ha desmarcado totalmente.