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· August, 2006

Stories about Labor from August, 2006

South Korea: ILO Pusan

  31 August 2006

Jamie from Two Koreas tells us how the International Labour Organization's meeting is going on in Busan now.

Poland: On Migrant Labor, Again

  30 August 2006

The beatroot writes about “free movement of labour” and responds to a “deranged” commenter who, among other things, is “favorably comparing the Nazi invasion and the Holocaust to the influx of a few hundred thousand Poles and others to the UK.”

South Korea: media worker union

  30 August 2006

Cho Jun Sang, president of the labour union of the South Korean newspaper ‘Hankyoreh’ talks about the background and concern of South Korea media workers union in Asia Media Forum.

Serbia: Unemployment and Low Salaries

  30 August 2006

While Serbian citizens are preoccupied with bare survival, the country's media and politicians focus on the need to extradite individuals wanted by the Hague tribunal. A few days ago, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica announced he would not put up with people like Mladic, who is accused of committing atrocities...

Iran: One day salary for Lebanon!

Faryad says one day of his/her mother's salary reduced on her pay check in the name of helping Lebanon! The blogger says it is a very ugly act to reduce somebody's salary for a cause without asking him [Fa]. The blogger adds he/she does not know this salary reduction only...

Trinidad & Tobago: CSME politics

  17 August 2006

Jamaican Francis Wade is disturbed at the Trinidad and Tobago opposition leader's efforts to politicise the Caricom Single Market and Economy and tries to discern the thinking behind it.

Hungary, Poland: Crime Roundup

  16 August 2006

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the deportation of ex-con Gabor Magosztovics (aka Joe Dinardo, aka Ironman “during his heavyweight boxing career”) from Canada to Hungary. The beatroot writes about Scottish teenagers being punished for attacks on Polish immigrants with a trip to Poland. Our Man in Gdansk...

China: my future is not a dream

  16 August 2006

The Asia Media Forum introduces a T.V soap drama, My future is not a dream, in China (Sichuan). It's tareget audience are rural migrant workers, whose dreams are starting small business. The drama is a collaboration between the TV network, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Start and Improve Your...

Belize: Hopkins Village

  14 August 2006

Lee considers the future of a Garifuna village in Belize, which “is disappearing little bit by little bit. Not to beach erosion but to an influx of million dollar concrete beachfront homes and resorts,” and links to an article with quotations from both residents of the area and visitors.

Bhutan: testing English language skills

  4 August 2006

South Asia Biz reports that a Bhutanese IT company failed to recruit required 80 people because only 39 out of almost 500 applied could pass the recruitment test. The test was mainly concentrated on English language skills. The firm dismissed the candidates' accusation that the test was tough quoting the need of world class standard employees to get a 'medical transcription' outsourcing contract.

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