Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· February, 2007

Stories about Labor from February, 2007

Iran:Remember fired bus drivers

Several people demonstrated in front of a Court building where Mansour Osanloo,bus syndicate leader,was judged yesterday. Demonstrators asked that fired bus drivers back to work. Osanloo and other bus drivers...

Estonia: Migrant Workers

Hello Estonia writes about Estonian construction workers in Finland.

China: collective bargaining but no right to strike

Fons blogs about the latest discussion about the new labour law in China and quotes from a labour law researcher on a possible outcome: In 2007, tripartite regulations will be...

Ukraine: Corruption (Cont'd)

A week ago, there were about 200 comments on Yuri Zushchik's post on corruption at the National Bank of Ukraine (including an irrelevant but lively discussion of IKEA – which...

China: new year trash

According to Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist, during the lunar new year, Shanghai produced 12,000 tons of daily trash. And the rural migrant workers have to take care of that.

Israel: Anglosaxy's Job Trouble

Israel-based blogger Anglosaxy continues to battle it out with his boss (who apparently is trying to push him out of a job) here. He even found an advert for his...

Senegal: Poor Working Conditions for Workers at a Chinese Owned Factory

Blog Politique du Sénégal outlines (Fr) poor working conditions for Senegalese workers at Henan Chine, a chinese-owned factory in Senegal: “Holidays are not paid, social contributions are not made even...

Myanmar: Exploitation of Burmese Workers

Yangon Thu is pondering setting up an information portal for guest Burmese workers to prevent them from getting exploited by scrupulous agents and contractors.

Malaysia: Sub-Contracting Woes

Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin ridicules Malaysian government's plans to strictly enforce its affirmative action policies in infrastructure projects. Malaysia awards a lot of its official contracts to Bumiputra (ethnic Malay)...

Brunei: Need A Good Tailor

Jewelle in Brunei wonders where all the good tailors have gone too.

Ukraine: Corruption

Ukrainian journalist Yuri Zushchik spent this Valentine's Day in the company of his wife and her close friend, Sveta, who is dating a “mid-level employee” of the National Bank of...

Syria: You Know You're an Engineer When..

Are you an engineer or do you know one? Syrian blogger Omar has a hilarious insight into the lives of engineers here.

South Korea: Korea US FTA Round 7

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the background, debating points in the most recent Korea US FTA negotiation.

Arabisc: Jordanian MPs Having a Ball!

Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam doesn't mince his words when he says that Jordan's Members of Parliament are in for a great weekend. After all, for a few hours of work,...

China: The west is red

If you're still up in the air over what to do over the Chinese New Year holiday, or if you just happen to have a couple weeks off, you could...

The Balkans: Iraq Jobs

Neretva River reports on an American firm recruiting the unemployed in the Balkans “to carry out various jobs assisting the US military in Iraq in fields of work ranging from...

Hungary: Why Study English

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar points out that the Hungarian government is suggesting the wrong motivation for studying English: “[…] achieving the rather lofty (and therefore completely unmeasureable) objective...

Bahrain: First Woman Commercial Pilot

Bahraini Maysaa Hazeem has been appointed as Bahrain's first female commercial pilot, reports Mahmood Al Yousif. He hopes this will be an inspiration for women who think sky is the...

China: Disney sweatshop closed down

Chong translated a citizen report by Lung at on the closure of Disney's factory which is found having environmental and labour problems. However, about 800 workers were left unemployed...

Argentina: “Recuperated Workplaces”

From Global Labor Strategies: “What happens when a group of workers take over their workplace and try to run it without private owners, professional managers, or the government? 10,000 workers...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site