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· June, 2007

Stories about Labor from June, 2007

Bahrain: The Tale of a ‘Legal Slave’

No longer a tax haven, people in Bahrain are fuming at the introduction of a one per cent tax to benefit an Unemployment Fund. Bloggers caught on the bug and...

China: Luxurious Buildings and Shanxi Bricks

CCTV News investigation team asked the Tianya community to submit information concerning extravagant and luxurious building in China (zh). There were many submission. Cha Jing highlighted one of the comments:...

China: Victims of slave labour

Tan Weishan posted some photos of the victims of slave labour in Shanxi brick kiln, one of them lost his legs because of the supervisor abuse. He was dumped in...

Algeria: Holiday Debate

Algerian Nouri gets us in into the debate of changing the weekly holiday from Thursday/Friday to Saturday/Sunday here.

Anguilla: Slave Labour?

As imported Indian labourers marched against unfair wages on a high-profile resort project, Corruption-free Anguilla writes: “Our government has lost its way. It was the compassion of the ordinary Anguillian...

Latvia: Economy

Edward Hugh of A Fistful of Euros posts a thorough examination of Latvia's economy, complete with some policy proposals.

Jamaica: Engaged Employees

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle links to research which finds a connection between engaged employees and increased competitiveness: “Interesting, especially given my estimate that some 60-80% of Caribbean employees are...

Barbados, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda: Deported Journalist Recounts Events

The CARICOM journalist that was recently deported from Antigua and Barbuda tells his tale to Barbados Free Press.

China: Pollution in Shanxi

Among the 10 most polluted cities within China, the top three were at Shanxi province. As Zuo Ai Chong pointed out, pollution in China is always related with politics, Shanxi's...

Bahrain: Are Taxes Un-Islamic?

Money matters feature high in the posts of Bahraini bloggers this week, writes Ayesha Saldanha. Other issues being tackled include: Are taxes un-Islamic? Is culture and art appreciated in Bahrain?...

South Korea: Inequality, Empolyment Outlook

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the increase in income gap in South Korea and two stories about Chaebol's labour management, including companies strategies for intervening in a union election...

Iran:”Go kill yourself”

Arosak Kooki writes [Fa]that a worker in Rasht committed suicide.He did not get paid for several months and he could not survive anymore.When he asked his boss for his money,the...

Bahrain: Thoughts on the One Per Cent

Bahraini blogger emoodz gives us his two cents on a new scheme to introduce the dole in Bahrain.

Taiwan: 《Voyage 15840》– the photo book powered by migrant worker

Voyage, means a period of trip to anywhere. 15840, it is the minimum wage for workers in Taiwan. However, for migrant workers in Taiwan, it means the “maximum”. By naming...

China: Online discussion on slave labour

Bingfeng observes some interesting features in the online discussion of slave labour despite the government censorship instruction.

Trinidad & Tobago: Happy Labour Day

The 5Rivers Kid acknowledges the celebration of Labour Day in Trinidad and Tobago.

Kuwait: Dream Lunch

“If your lady manager invited you for lunch in your dream, would you tell her the next day about it?” writes Purgatorian from Kuwait.

China: More on Slave workers

ESWN translated various local reports on Shanxi slave workers issue. They give more background on the morality of contemporary Chinese society.

China: Slave Labour

Bingfeng put together reports on the Shanxi slave labour scandal. Chong from interlocals translated an internet article on the power of internet to expose and rescue the forced labour.

Ukraine: Want an “A”? Pay $30!

When Ukrainian news site Korrespondent.net reported last week that Kyiv street cleaners would be receiving $400 a month beginning this June, a number of readers confessed that they were earning...

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