All in a day's work: May Day musings
It may seem strange to us that May Day is celebrated as a traditional spring holiday in other parts of the world. It wasn't until late 19th century that May 1 was chosen as the International Workers Day (or Labour Day). This holiday holds a certain appeal in countries where lifelong labour is synonymous with life. The futurists however, are predicting days when Artificial Intelligence will do all the work for us, while we grapple with a lifetime of leisure; Kerala has just contributed to the process by banning the practice of ‘gawking’ charges. Read on…
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The troubling saga of H1-B workers’ spouses on H4 visas in the US has worsened after President Donald Trump's ascent to the White House in 2016. H4 visa holders were not allowed to work for pay in the US until the Obama government changed the rule in 2015. Within weeks, anti-immigration groups filed a case challenging the concession and that case is still going on. At its heart, most of the women who are highly qualified, are simply expressing a desire to work in a land espousing liberty and equal opportunity.