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· October, 2006

Stories about Labor from October, 2006

China: new labour law

Fons Tuinstra in China herald blogs about some background fact and fiction concerning the new labour law. Interlocals.net also have some more background information.

Arabisc: Protests, Human Rights and Cultural Repression

With labour union elections coming up soon in Egypt, Manal and Ala are reporting about labour strike in Ain Shams University, where salaries were almost halved. على خلفية الصراع الطبقي...

China: labour law

Law Prof blogs about the comments of Amercian Chamber of Commerce on the draft of Chinese labour law.

China: labour and organization

Zheng Jinyan blogs about her workshop, “understanding China”, in Thailand. One of the session is on labour conditions and organizations in China (zh), it touches upon the relation between Africa...

Malaysia: Falling FDI

The blogger at rocky's bru is concerned about Malaysia's falling attractiveness for foreign direct investors.

Guyane: School Hitting Controversy

Blada.com is unhappy (Fr) with the Mayor of Cayenne's response to the recent hitting of a child by a school aide. (The mayor issued a decree asking school aides –called...

Arabisc: Unemployment, personal attacks and the birth of a new author

Like many parts of the modern world, unemployment is a plague attacking Arab countries. Anonymous blogger Alloush writes about a discovery he made while surfing the world wide web. The...

Voices from Zimbabwe

Global Voices has posted a harrowing video documenting the brutal beatings suffered by worker's union demonstrators recently. Read the post and watch the video here. Debate surrounding a new law,...

South Korea: migrant film festivial

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the migrant film festivial in Seoul: There is an interesting range of films here about migrant workers, and not solely in Korea but in...

China: labour law

The Chinese government has passed a new set of labour law, Alan Baumler at The China history group blog gives more background information about the role of official union and...

China: Let your photos do the talking

While dealing with blocked pages and filter-trigger keywords can get pretty annoying on the wrong side of the internet, for bloggers in China who want some discussion on, say, the...

Zimbabwe: Smuggled DVD brings union protest beatings to light

This video reached me late last night via Ethan Zuckerman. At nearly ten minutes, it's longer than the other videos we've put up, but I strongly recommend you watch this....

Hong Kong: CE's policy address

Yesterday (Oct 12), the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, Donald Tsang defended his second policy address in the legislative council. The selection of next CE will be 8 months...

Jamaica: Work with passion

“While our system of education has tragedy written into its script, with a 16 year old having to choose four subjects on which to “concentrate” to the exclusion of others,...

Jordan: Jordanising The Workforce

Nas reports that the Jordanian government has decided to “Jordanise” the workforce by creating a ‘strategy’ that includes using the municipalities to employ Jordanians through a direct application process. If...

South Korea: labour relation road map

Jamie has an update on the recent labour conflicts and relation: a road map is drawn by the government concerning the relation between business, government and labour, which is considered...

Cayman Islands: Roll over policy

Mighty Afroditee's child's caregiver falls victim to Cayman Islands’ government's newly implemented “roll over policy”, which limits the length of time expatriates can stay in the country.

Hong Kong: Minimum wage

A citizen report at inmediahk.net on a demonstration for minimun wage in Hong Kong. Demand from demonstrators are HK$30 (US$3.5) per hour. While the existing fast food resturant (KFC) rate...

Jordan: Jordan is having rude awakening!

Hatem Abunimeh wonder whether the gripe by the federation of the labor unions is something that will have some grave consequences on the long run, or is it going to...

Voices from Zimbabwe

Years after the first commercial farms were invaded by marauding war veterans and supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, a new wave of farm invasions has hit the country merely weeks...

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