Stories about Labor from March, 2006
Bolovia: Airport Protest Photographs
Indymedia Bolivia has lots of interesting photographs and comments (ES) from Cochabamba's Jorge Wilstermann airport, where airline employees are protesting.
Bolivia: “Battle at the Cochabamba Airport”
Eduardo Ávila is covering a developing story at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba, where workers of the airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano are demanding that the indebted airline be nationalized. Writing from Cochabamba, Jim Shultz describes LAB as “one more lab rat in that great IMF-induced economic experiment of privatizing all...
China Law Blog‘s Dan Harris follows up on yesterday's post “China — Uber Capitalist,” with today's “China — Uber Capitalist and Loving It,” in which he compares France's stance on free markets with China's.
South Korea: general strike
Joshua from The Korea Liberator examines the relevant labor issues leading up to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions’ general strike planned for next week.
India: Workers left on the streets
A huge store shuts down, and leaves its workers on the streets. Saakshi reports on the closure of AkbarAllys.
Cayman Islands: But the old brooms know the corners
OddBlog sings the praises of the older staff members at the Reef Resort.
The Week That Was in Bahrain
Once again the island bloggers venture away from their shores to report international and regional events in a turbulant world where freedom and human rights are challenged on a daily basis. Away from politics, they continue to delve in culture, arts and literature.
Slovenia: Civil Servants’ Salaries
Michael at The Glory of Carniola reports on how much Slovenian civil servants were earning in 2005.
China: Petitioning parliament
“The wife of and daughter of imprisoned labor activist Yao Fuxin have gone to Beijing to petition delegates of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on during their annual sessions,” reports Human Rights in China. Yao is in poor health, and his family...
Bermuda: Local shutterbugs snubbed
The Limey posts a press release from the Bermuda Professional Photographers Association which alleges that the government is violating its own guidelines by hiring foreign photographers to shoot Bermuda tourism ads.
Costa Ricas: Taxistas Protest
Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey has an impressive set of photographs from yesterday's Taxi driver strike in San Jose.
The Moroccan blogosphere celebrates women and discusses taboos
The Moroccan bloggers paid their tribute to the woman who is, Today, celebrated all over the world. They also discussed sensitive issues like being gay in a conservative environment. Samir blogged about Rif, where two-thirds of farmers grow cannabis, while IBAHRINE stressed the revolutionary role of the internet in the...
Eastern & Central Europe: Migrants Vs Expats
Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar points out the unfortunate discrepancy in usage of the terms ‘a migrant’ and ‘an expat.’
Trinidad & Tobago, UK: John La Rose
The Caribbean Beat Weblog notes the passing of Trinidad-born “poet, essayist, publisher, filmmaker, trade unionist, cultural and political activist” John La Rose, by linking to a Guardian obit by Linton Kwesi Johnson. Johnson writes that “the depth and breadth of his contribution to the struggle for cultural and social change,...
Cambodia: Beer Girls Predicament
Mowgli at Maytel2020 is having an ethical dilemma: what beer should he drink when many beer companies in Cambodia use “beer girls”? The girls, who hang out in bars and restaurants to promote their brands, are often expected by customers to provide sexual services. According to beergirls.org, a site set...