May 23, 2018

Why being paid to do nothing isn’t actually all that great

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... At least 11 people have been killed after police fired at protesters calling for the closure of a copper smelter in southern India. The deaths raise questions over the future of the…

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … At least 11 people have been killed after police fired at protesters calling for the closure of a copper smelter in southern India. The deaths raise questions over the future of the plant in Tamil Nadu, which is owned by mining giant Vedanta. The BBC’s Sameer Hashmi explains the environmental and business implications. Then, Angela Merkel visits China this week against a backdrop of trade tensions and uncertainty over the future of a nuclear deal with Iran. We ask Jan Weidenfeld at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin about what to expect. And, being paid to do nothing at work might sound like a dream, but as one expert explains, it can also bring shame and depression. (05/23/2018).

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC