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· January, 2007

Stories about Labor from January, 2007

Poland: Clothing for the Pope vs G-Strings

A small Polish town is divided: is it a sin to make sexy underwear for a company that used to make ceremonial clothing for Pope John Paul II? The beatroot...

China: Out of Libya

It‘s [zh] since been disabled, but there was one especially eye-catching post on Tianya, one of China's most widely-read bbs forum sites last month. ‘Save us!’ it read. ‘We've been...

South Korea: alternative fashion show

Jamie from interlocals.net reports on an interesting alternative fashion show in Seoul: The clothes were made and modeled by the women who made them as well as by a number...

Iran:Bus Drivers under Pressure

According to Otoobos2,Fazl Mazaheri,a bus driver was fired because of his participation in bus strike [Fa].

Ghana: It's Harmattan again, Re-denomination of Ghanian Currency Looms Large, Why the Ghanian Worker Wants to Leave, and 82 Steps to Renew a Visa

Ghana is currently experiencing a harmattan, and this state of play evidently does not escape the comment of Leanne, of An American in Africa, who explains how the harmattan, which...

Senegal: Flooded by Chinese Products

Blog Politique du Senegal is worried (Fr)about imports from China “flooding” local markets: “China has extremely low production costs … By opening its doors wide to Chinese products, Senegal is...

Cambodia: Paying Fair Wages

Diana at Cambodia Calling compares her life in her former home Singapore to her current home Cambodia. The blogger also describes why her company, a garment manufacturing unit, believes in...

Europe: Migration

The Economist‘s Edward Lucas writes about migration within the EU.

South Korea: labour movement

Jamie in Two Koreas updates his readers about the recent labour movement activities in South Korea, including 20th anniversary of the June 1987 Democratic Uprising, anti FTA protest, etc.

Japan: white collar exemption

Adamu in Mutant frog has a nice article discussing the recent debate on white collar exemption, which means office workers who earn 4 million yen or more annually could no...

Slovenia: Public Holidays

The Glory of Carniola rejoices: “…Slovenian workers will hit the jackpot in 2007: All public holidays this year fall on weekdays.”

Guadeloupe: No Correlation Between Earthquake and Smooth Abolition of Slavery

Guadeloupe Attitude reposts an article by Claude Thiebaut concluding that (Fr) contrary to a prior theory, an 1843 earthquake in Guadeloupe did not contribute (through what was thought to be...

Cambodia: Life of a Child Vendor

Vutha introduces us to a ten year old girl who sells bracelets to tourists to support her family and her education.

Guinea: unlimited national strike

Black Star Journal reports about the national strike organized by Guinea's main trade union, “Guinea's main trade union collective, CNTG-USTG, has announced that it will launch an unlimited national general...

Malaysia: North Korean Workers Found Dead

DPRK studies links to a Malaysian news story about two North Koreans found dead in Sibu, East Malaysia. This is the first time that we have news of North Korean...

Anguilla: What's wrong with the public service

The Corruption-free Anguilla blog is devoting a series of posts — one, two, three, four — to a detailed analysis of the country's public service and its discontents.

Barbados: Caribbean Direct Recruitment Scheme

Titilayo supplements what she knew previously about the Caribbean Direct Recruitment scheme, through which London Transport recruited Caribbean migrants to the UK, with information from an exhibition currently on at...

Europe: Migration

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar posts some “more migrating piffle.”

Ukraine: Thoughts on Staying and Leaving

LJ user chio – of Simferopol, Crimea – writes (RUS): On life A friend came for a visit recently – he had emigrated to New Zealand some five years ago...

China: Teacher strike

Teachers in Huadu, an outlying suburb of Southern China metropolis Guangzhou went on strike yesterday in front of the local district government building yesterday, calling for higher wages. A thorough...

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