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· September, 2006

Stories about Labor from September, 2006

Serbian Blog Roundup

  29 September 2006

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of 1200 meters. You would need four hours from Belgrade to get here by car. Beauties of one region are not...

Iran:Blaming Afghans

  27 September 2006

Hamed Ghodosi says authorities, blame Afghan refugees or immigrants for high rate of unemployment instead of lack of foreign investment and low economic movement in country. The blogger says in National Radio an interviewee said I am a jobless technician and a bunch of Afghans are working here. The blogger...

Hong Kong: GP batteries sues labour groups

  27 September 2006

A citizen journalist report at interlocals.net on a transnational corporation's legal action against labour groups to stop them from exposing the heavy metal poisoning situation in their production line in China and Hong Kong.

Japan: foreign workers

  25 September 2006

In order to cope with the shrinking labor force, the Japan Ministry of Justice stressed the need of long-term policies for accepting overseas workers. debito points out that a significant change is that the government has dropped the “3%” upper limit concerning the ratio of foreigners to local population.

Balkans Blog Roundup

  21 September 2006

On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade (Kolarceva street, more precisely). It's like this, after all major successes in sports, but this is the first time we...

China: return migrant workers to countryside

  19 September 2006

Beijing 2008 Environmental Construction Headquarters officials annoucned on September 14 that the government will use of a strategy of “comprehensive return to the countryside” and “strengthening of aid programs” to return migrant workers to countryside before the 2008 Olympic. China Media Project reports that the proposal was criticized by domestic...

Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere

  18 September 2006

The 16th century town of Kazimierz Dolny in Poland – by Gustav (Warsaw Station) The Polish Farmer and the Dell? From bovinechips to microchips, Polish Matters reports on the largest single US investment in Poland from computer-maker Dell. The plant is slated for construction next year in Lodz and will...

Vietnam: The Newspaper Boy

  15 September 2006

Vietnamese God introduces us to a newspaper boy in Hanoi. The boy is disabled and yet he has works from 6AM to 10AM. The blogger writes that this boy is an example for other youth who want to make easy money.

Singapore: Illegal Workers

  14 September 2006

Moe Moe encounters illegal workers being chased by police in a busy Singapore street and remembers her own experience as a illegal worker in another country “When you work illegally, you are always kind of scared. I mean, you can't trust your colleagues, you are afraid you will be found...

La Reunion, USA: Pondering American Employment Trends

  12 September 2006

US-based La Reunion-origined blogger Sandy of Reunion-USA2 posts several cartoons illustrating that (Fr): “In the USA, the cost of living is so high that only a minority of lucky ones can afford to work only one job. Case in point, these two cartoons explaining that having multiple jobs has become...

Bulgaria, Romania: Right to Work in the EU

  7 September 2006

Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist, writes about the dispute over whether Romanians and Bulgarians should have the right to work in the EU: “Few subjects stimulate sillier discussion and worse economics than migration from poor countries to rich ones.”

Cambodia: Tuk-Tuk Drivers Protest in Angkor

  6 September 2006

Details are Sketchy talks about the protest by tuk-tuk drivers in Angkor after the new restrictions that prevents them from driving the tourists to the temples were enforced. Tuk-Tuks are three wheeled motorised vehicle widely used in South East Asia and South Asia as a form of public transport. The...

China: education

  4 September 2006

Recently a vice president of Peking University said that university should train blue collar workers, Xueyong elaborates such debatable proposal in his blog by showing the contraditions in the inmagination of university education and the position of China as a world factory (zh).

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