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· May, 2007

Stories about Labor from May, 2007

Syria: A Letter from a Syrian Worker in Lebanon

Golaniya posted a letter from a Syrian Worker in Lebanon. “In Lebanon, our hopes are now starting to flee away. We are outcasts. We receive all kinds of cursing and...

Kuwait: Pedicure Bliss

Ansam from Kuwait announces the launch of a new service – a pedicure service done right in the convenience of your home. “This is amazing… specially for Kuwaiti people! We...

Oman: Minimum Wage and Omanisation

Omani blogger Suburban questions the effectiveness of setting an Omanization quota for corporations in order to reduce the reliance on expatriate labour and provide greater work opportunities for Omani national...

Jordan: Woman Chief of Court Appointed

Jordanian blogger Tololy announces the appointment of a woman chief of court in her country. “Good news; now we have women police officers, nurses, doctors, engineers, journalists, garbage-truck drivers, professors,...

Hong Kong: A Mall in Central

Chia ching, a mainland Chinese reporter, wrote in her blog that IFC (international financial center) is a mall in central Hong Kong (zh). It has been raining for at least...

Bahrain: The ‘two seas’ are now a concrete jungle

From 'blog wars' to work ethics, the Bahraini blogosphere is bubbling with new ideas and excitement. Ayesha Saldanha sheds more light on discussions taking place this week about Bahrain's jungle...

Philippines: Globalization Woes

Manilarat, a supporter of globalization, is having doubts about the benefits of globalization after reading about Mexico's auto industry.

Bahrain: Minimum Wage

“Increasing the minimum salary will only be a temporary solution against families and individuals that are being affected by inflation, but this will only be done by dropping employment opportunities...

Singapore's Myanmarese Go Online for Double Taxation Petition

Myanmar residents abroad have to pay an additional tax to the Myanmar government in addition to the tax they pay in their host countries. Failure to pay this this tax...

Bangladesh: No under-30 maids to the Gulf

a bengali in TO points to a recent move in India banning women under 30 to work as maids in the Gulf. “Renuka Chowdhury, the Indian minister of women and...

Arabeyes: Breast-Feeding Dilemma

Imagine having to breast feed your colleague at work - five times - to ensure that your relationship remains professional! This is the fatwa (religious edict) that had Arab and...

Russia: “How to Get Your Plumbing Fixed in Russia”

The Turkish Invasion returns to Moscow from vacation and finds himself locked out: “All my attempts to get into my flat was vain because of a non existent door handle...

Japan: Bridging the Generation Gap

What with all the news last week of beheadings, shoot-outs and baby dumping — and subsequent soul-searching on the part of Japanese bloggers, at a loss for what to make...

Russia: A Tale of Two Women

Moscow-based expat blogger Laura Citron shares “A Tale of Two Russian Women” over at nEUrosis.

Oman: Friday-Saturday Holiday?

Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat updates us with plans to introduce a Friday-Saturday holiday in the Sultanate.

Russia: “Discrimination”

It sometimes takes more than money and time to have your computer fixed in Moscow: good looks, lots of patience and a special sense of humor may prove helpful as...

Puerto Rico: Leadership

“What happens when you have managers that will not extract opinions from employees AND employees that are so deferential they will not offer them”: El Gringoqueno thinks he has identified...

Iran:Ahmadinejad,Worker and a Bitter Joke

Leonlog says[Fa] once Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, was visiting a factory where a worker told him that there is a long distance between her home and factory and employer does not...

South Korea: FTA Renegotiation?

Jamie from Two Koreas quotes from local newspapers on the possibility that the Kor-US FTA will have to be re-negotiated to better take into consideration a number of labour and...

Europe: Balkan Blogs on Eurovision

A small roundup of the Eurovision-related posts from the Balkans: Pustolovina: Adventure in Serbian writes on the victory for the “new Serbia” and on “a night of belonging”; East Ethnia...

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