· February, 2006

Stories about Labor from February, 2006

Hong Kong, Philippines: Right of Abode

  21 February 2006

Simon World comments on the possible far-reaching consequences of a recent decision to give two Hong Kong-born children of a Filipino domestic worker “right of abode” in the Chinese territory.

Nicaragua: Medical Strike

  20 February 2006

¡Pura Vida! posts about the 2,000 doctors and 20,000 health workers currently on strike in Managua, noting that “the average doctor here makes around $300 a month.”

Collectively At Hyundai In China

  10 February 2006

Jamie on Two Koreas considers it significant that the All China Federation of Trade Unions is pressuring for a collective bargaining agreement at Hyundai's China operation , even though China restricts collective union actions.

Martinique, Guadeloupe: UDF visit

  10 February 2006

Le Blog de l'UDF, the blog of a French centrist party, reports (FR) its leader Francois Bayrou's visit to French overseas departments Martinique and Guadeloupe. In his post-visit press conference Bayrou cited the unaddressed psychological consequences of slavery, rampant unemployment, a banana industry crisis, immigration from neighboring Caribbean nations, and...