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  1. In 2016, it was discovered that Beyonce's "Empower Women" clothing line was made by women sweat shop labourers working on less than £5 a day.

  2. The 8 hour workday was devised so that workers could evenly divide 24 hours between: "Eight hours' labour, Eight hours' recreation, Eight hours' rest"

  3. In World War 2, German POWs in America were shocked by how African Americans were treated. This was due to the prisoners working alongside them in the fields, allowing them to become closer over their shared labour.

  4. Michael Caine saw an Afrikaans foreman punch a black labourer in the face while filming Zulu (1964). He swore to never film in South Africa again while Apartheid existed; he kept his word.

  5. Iqbal Masih, a 10 yo kid who was sold into bondage, escaped the shackles of bonded labour , freed over 3000 children who were trapped bonded labour and was responsible for bringing about significant losses to the carpet weaving industry profiteering off bonded labour.

  6. In 1898 a group of Indian railroad workers were stalked by a pair of man-eating lions that killed at least 35 of the labourers and stopped constuction before being shot to death.

  7. Native American Mohawks were often used as labourers on the skyscrapers because it was believed they had no natural fear of heights. In fact, they were afraid, but unlike their American workers, their culture meant they never showed it.

  8. Knife manufacturer, Victorinox, claims never to have had to lay off an employee. To avoid this they set aside profits during boom periods to supplement recessionary periods, as well as temporarily contracting employees to other companies as outsourced labour during recessions.

  9. In 2000 a Mexican woman, Inés Ramírez, was forced to resort to self-surgery – a Caesarean section – because of lack of medical assistance during a difficult labour. She took 3 shots of hard liquor, then performed the surgery herself with a kitchen knife.

  10. If you're a child labourer for Apple or any of its suppliers, and you're found out, your education is paid along with wages while studying and a guaranteed job at the end of your education

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In the UK, Tory constituencies tend to be responding more positively to the current "Revoke Article 50" petition than Labour

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A man from New Delhi took a 24-year leave from work in 1990 and was paid the entire time. He was not officially fired until 2014 due to India's former labour laws

Pope Leo XIII outlined the rights of workers to a fair wage, safe working conditions, and the formation of labour unions, while affirming the rights of property and free enterprise, opposing both Atheistic Marxism and laissez-faire capitalism.

Jean Lanfray, a labourer who murdered his wife and children in a drunken rage in Switzerland in 1905. His murders were blamed solely on the influence of absinthe, despite the fact that he’d drunk many other alcoholic beverages. It set off a moral panic, and Switzerland soon banned absinthe.

One Nepalese migrant died every two days labouring for the Qatar World Cup during 2014 - This number doesn't include workers from other countries.

A 2011 investigation found Disney's best-selling "Cars" toys were being made in a factory in China that used child labour and forced staff to do three times the amount of overtime allowed by law

Only two of the 185 countries in the International Labour Organization do not have laws mandating parental leave- the United States, and Papua New Guinea.

Children's education has drastically changed from the play-based model (in hunter-gatherers) to forced labour due to Agriculture and Industrial ages, into today's learning-as-work model. The notable trend throughout the years is that play is seen as a hindrance to children's education.

Roman emperor Vespasian refused to make use of a labour-saving machine because he didn't want the day labourers heavily dependent on building projects to loose their livelihoods.

Iqbal Masih, a 4 year old sold into bonded labour ran free and helped free 3000 more children before being shot when he was 12 years old.

Hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of Chinese have been detained in labour camps or prisons since 1999 where they are subject to abuse, torture, and organ harvesting because they practice Falun Gong

Director John Landis violated child labour laws & ignored warnings in a Twilight Zone scene with a helicopter & explosives. This resulted in the decapitation of Vic Morrow & a child actor, the death of another child actor, & the loss of the helicopter. He was acquitted of all charges.

Joshua Norton, most famous for proclaiming himself "Emperor of the United States", once successfully stopped a race riot by standing between the rioters and Chinese labourers and repeatedly reciting the Lord's Prayer until they dispersed

During WW2 the Canadian government housed the Dutch Royal Family and when princess Juliana went into labour Canada declared the Hospital in Ottawa international territory so their child would maintain their Dutch citizenship and remain as the heir to the Royal Family.

The word 'robot' comes from a Czech word meaning 'forced labour'

A company is attempting to create a community of tech workers aboard a cruise ship anchored 12 miles from the US sea border so that they don't have to obey labour laws or get work visas.

Sean Connery's knighthood was likely blocked by the British Labour Party for two years because of his support for an independent Scotland (he finally got it in 2000 and showed up in a kilt)

The UK changed it's child labour laws to allow the filming of Harry Potter

In the 1800's there was a condition called Dysaesthesia aethiopica, which proposed a theory for the cause of laziness among slaves. The 'cure' was more lashings and a hard days labour in the sun.

The word 'robot' was invented by Czech anti-fascist writers. 'Robota' means 'forced labour', & was coined by Josef Čapek. His brother Karel's 1920 sci-fi play 'R.U.R.' tells of android workers rising up against human masters. Josef was murdered in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.

In the U.K. up until 1875 boys as young as 8 were legally sold to a "master sweep" as an apprentice to sweep chimneys. Effectively slaves, after years of hard labour in harsh conditions led to disfigured appendages, poor vision, asthma and extremely high rate of scrotal cancer.

In 1963, Brian Blessed saw a woman in labour in a park. She recognised him from Z Cars and said "please Mr. Blessed, I'm having a baby", he not only delivered the baby but he bit through the umbilical cord

The minerals used to make electronics, gold; tin; tantalum and tungsten, often involve just as much conflict and child labour as diamonds

After conquering Britain, the Nazis planned to deport all men aged between 17 and 45 to Germany to perform slave labour, while the remaining population was terrorised

After WW1, Japan took over Germany's Shandong holdings in China, despite China having been promised them, after supporting the allies with 100,000 labourers at a time when Britain was so undermanned they felt they'd lose the war.

About 90-95% of infants in films are played by twins or triplets, due to child labour laws that restrict how long they can be on set.

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Revoke Article 50 Petition Graph - Petition Signed Percentage By Constituency, Party and Average Age of Constituency Population. Made using Tableau. Although younger labour constit

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[UK] Spent by Sunday making the argument against the "Labour has bankrupt the country" rhetoric