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· April, 2006

Stories about Labor from April, 2006

Martinique: Gas Ration In Case of Strike

Bien Vu laments (FR) rumors of an imminent gas station strike and hopes a new twenty Euro per person ration is not in vain. “You don't want to be driving...

Riots and panic in East Timor

Violence broke out in East Timor's capital Dili earlier today. Dili-gence says The usual press outlets have already reported 2 dead and 21 injured. We received a phone call from...

Jordan: Customer Service

Speaking her mind about the ‘customer service’ in the Arab world, Khalidah says: “We see large companies with hundreds of employees and fancy titles, their organization charts can fill a...

Iran: Contractual Workers Fired!

Jomhour (Persian) writes that there are collective firings of contractual workers in all over country. He adds on the other side of story government appointed employees and workers have benefited...

Polish Blogosphere Update

Ever wonder what a day in the life of someone living in Poland would look like condensed into a 10-minute video? Neither did I until I came to Poland. The...

Haiti: In the news

Alice Backer rounds up Haiti-related news stories that have caught her attention lately.

French Antilles: Questions about Identity and Unemployment

Questioning Identity in the Diaspora Tino Land, written by a Martiniquan blogger living in Paris, highlights the tensions that sometimes exist between Africans and French Caribbeans, criticizing French Antillians who...

North Korea: Migrant vulnerability

Kotaji blogger blogs on the rough and tough lives of North Korean lumberjacks and construction workers in the eastern corners of Russia.

Guatemala: Declartion Against North American Mining Firms

The Guatemala Solidarity Network is distributing a declaration, which demands that the Marlin Mine of San Marcos be closed.

Saudi Arabia: Illegal Nigerians in Saudi Arabia

Looks like the issue of the Nigerian citizens living in the Saudi Arabia illegally is increasingly becoming a chronic problem, Prometheus said.

Polish Blogosphere Update

On the literary front, As the Warsaw Crow Flies notes the death of Polish author Stanislaw Lem. On Lem, Warsaw Crow writes: Having only read his novel Solaris, I can't...

Brazil:Varig Airlines Bankruptcy

Brazil's Varig has joined Mexico's Aerocalifornia and Bolivia's LAB on the growing list of Latin American airlines struggling to get by according to Made in Brazil.

Call centre outsoursing woes

Filipino blogger J. Angelo Racoma questions the logic behind a bill that the US Senate Commerce Committee is considering. The bill requires that call centre employees disclose what country they...

South Korea: Foreign migrant workers

Occidentalism‘s Matt looks at a recent move by the South Korean government aimed at improving the situation of the country's foreign worker population. “It is claimed to be so bad...

Barbados: “Women Need Not Apply”

Barbados Free Press scans in some local help-wanted ads to show the rampant and legal gender discrimination when it comes to getting a job.

Taiwan: Police life

Michael Turton reports in his blog The View from Taiwan on a presentation last week by Jeff Martin, Ph.D. who spent three years researching—sometimes drinking with—the Taipei police force. From...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

It's another eventful week in the Saudi blogosphere, so let's get started with our weekly roundup… Providing a proper work environment for Saudi women was one of the major goals...

Sri Lanka: Difference between UK and SL

London, Lanka and Drums on the difference in attitudes in Sri Lanka and the UK – “I think many of the major differences are caused by the relative labour costs....

South Korea: North Korea

Orackay looks at North Korean apologist voices in the South Korean media in “just say no to workers’ rights.” “Even if one assumes that publicly taking issue with the gulags...

Hong Kong: Labor strife

The EastSouthWestNorth blogger translates a report on a recent protest in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and finds some missing details in corresponding English-language coverage.

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