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· March, 2007

Stories about Labor from March, 2007

Jordan: Protect Migrant Workers

Jordanian blogger Lina Ejeilat calls for tougher laws to protect women migrant workers in her country after reading about yet another conference to discuss their plight.

Lebanon: The Plight of Migrant Workers

The sad plight of migrant workers in Lebanon comes under the spotlight in an article by Syrian blogger Yaman which appears on Migrant Rights in the Middle East. (Warning: the...

Americans in Moldova; Moldovans in Italy…

Alexandru Culiuc's weblog is one of the best in the Moldovan blogosphere – probably the one I enjoy reading the most, and happily it has an owner and readership that...

Arabisc: Job Hunting in Bahrain?

Bahraini blogger Silverooo, who has just graduated from university, may have hit the jackpot and will soon be making more money than any other graduate her age. Her idea? The...

Iran: Connecting the Medical World and Norouz Inspires Reflection

Iranian bloggers provide information, share their opinions, and discuss various issues with their photography, illustrations, and text. But that's not all. Occasionally, they launch plans to make the world a...

Sri Lanka: Women and Work

True Sri Lankan adds his take on the issue of women with children below the age of five years not being allowed to seek employment abroad. “This is a careful...

Russia: Blood Tests, Work Permits

The Turkish Invasion reports on the blood tests one is required to undergo to be allowed to work in Russia.

China: World Factory?

Jacky and EPIN have translated a post from China Labour Watch on a Japanese businessman views China.

Bahrain: Storms and D-cups

Bahrain was enveloped in a heavy dust storm on Thursday night, the beginning of the weekend, and TechZ wrote about getting caught in it: I couldn’t see anything ahead, other...

Haiti: HOPE Act Implemented

Haiti Innovation applauds the implementation of preferential trade status for Haiti via the HOPE Act: “…this is a first step. There is still much to do in Haiti…but let this...

Russia: Now and Before

What has been written about Russia under Nicholas II sounds much like what could've been written about Putin's Russia. draws some conclusions and makes some forecasts.

Poland: Demography

The beatroot writes: “Poland’s population is shrinking faster than any other country in the EU. Strange that, in a country that claims to be 95 percent Catholic, don’t you think?”

Bahrain: A Kite in My Heart!

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta attended a kite demonstration , at a time when she is actually feeling like there a kite in her heart. “I feel like I have a...

Morocco: Child Beggars – A Lucrative Business

Approximately 15% of beggars under the age of seven are hired workers and are paid between 50 and 100 dirhams per week to beg for their employers, writes Samir in...

Iran:Several teachers were arrested

According to Khorous a few hundreds security agents repressed teachers’ demonstration in front of Parliament[Fa] and several of them were arrested.Teachers have asked for a salary raise but their negotiation...

Russia: Salaries and Workload

White Sun of the Desert discusses Russian salaries (low) and the workload they cover (not too intense).

Cambodia: Life of a Beer Girl

Vutha describes the life of a beer promotion girl in Cambodia.

South Korea: from Yeosu Fire to migrant labour reform

The Yeosu migrant detention centre's fire has developed into a call for legislation to protect the safety and rights of migrant labour in South Korea. Jamies has a very detailed...

The Middle East and North Africa on Women's International Day

While half the world is today celebrating the International Women's Day, the other half seems to be blogging about it I suppose. Here's a run down of some of the...

Philippines: More Women Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Caffeinesparks celebrates the Women's day by digging up statistics that points to Philippines having the most number of women in top corporate positions. “My country tops the list of countries...

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