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· December, 2006

Stories about Labor from December, 2006

China: Cops and bikers

Guangzhou, China's third largest city just a few hours north of Hong Kong, is the last major city to do away with motorbikes, effective January 1, 2007, in a move...

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

Puerto Rico: Do you see what I see?

Gil the Jenius enlists the help of refrain from a Christmas carol in his diatribe against what he sees as some of the administrative and political problems affecting Puerto Rico.

Hungary: Demography

Hungary Economy Watch writes about the country's demographic situation.

Guadeloupe, India: 152nd Anniversary of Tamul Hindus’ Arrival

Atout Guadeloupe announces (Fr) that Guadeloupeans of Hindu Tamul origin celebrated the 152nd anniversary of their ancestors’ arrival in Guadeloupe on Dec. 24. Says the feed: “Hindus arrived after the...

Jamaica: Entrepreneurship and governance

Jamaican blogger Francis Wade is concerned that “our leaders of government who have never run companies do not understand the nature of business, and when they start to support the...

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Slaves in Paradise

Says Collectif Haiti de Provence (Fr):”For International Anti-Slavery Day, May 10, 2007, Pour Que L'esprit Vive Association is organizing a series of activities to denounce living conditions in [Dominican] bateys:...

Iran:Syndicate leader is out of jail

According to AghBahman [Fa], Mansour Osanlou,head of the executive committee of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, is out of prison now.

Sri Lanka: Discrimination and those of the Indian Origin

Moju on workers in Sri Lanka of Indian origin being paid less than average and the troubling times for this ethnic community. “Their call on an indefinite strike to raise...

India: The glory of strikes

Random thoughts of a demented mind on enjoying a Bandh (strike) in West Bengal. “Postponing a bandh? What kind of lunacy is that? Don’t people understand that the bandh needed...

South Korea: migrant news roundup

Jamie from Two Koreas reprints some news from Migrant Worker TV to sum up some of the current issues going on in the migrant movement in South Korea these days.

South Korea: Will S. Korea Ratify Migrant Convention?

Koh Ki-bok from Ohmynews discusses about conditions of migrant workers in South Korea and urges the government to ratify migrant convention as soon as possible.

Russia, U.S.: Medical Insurance; Paid Vacation.

Everybody I Love You seems to have found a way to get medical insurance for his Russian wife through Blue Cross of California – and have discovered that in Russia...

Bangladesh: A strike in Calcutta

imperfect world 2006 on being caught in a bandh (strike) in Calcutta. “My brave taxi driver was scolded mercilessly for breaking the bandh by a bunch of CPM lumpens comrades”

Jamaica: Anti-Service Culture

“…Sales people often seem to be actively working against closing the deal; in this sense, we can call it an ‘anti-service’ culture,” writes Stet as she offers fascinating examples of...

Trinidad & Tobago: NP Strike

Francomenz reports on a strike by workers of Trinidad and Tobago's major petroleum supply company.

Bangladesh: Migrant workers in South Korea

imperfect world 2006 on Bangladeshi migrant workers in South Korea. “There are around two hundred thousand undocumented workers not registered with the authorities, many of whom are unemployed. They provide...

China: no sex in Australia?

ESWN translates an article about translation errors in putting “banning for personal reasons resulting in pregnancy or impregnating” into “banning sexual intercourse” concerning the working conditions of Chinese workers in...

Israel: Municipal employees strike update

“Last week's strike was over quickly after promises were made by the government offices, to transfer money to the municipalities who have not been paying their employees’ salaries for many...

Japan: foreign workers

Debito translates an article about the treatment of foreign workers in Japan and NGO's effort in advocating “free choice of work sector”.

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