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· August, 2007

Stories about Labor from August, 2007

Ukraine: Crimea

On the last day of summer, here's a translation of LJ user drugoi's photo report on his trip to Crimea, one of the favorite summer tourism destinations in the Soviet...

Japan: Life out of a Manga Kissa

Results of a survey just released by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has found that thousands of people across Japan bordering on poverty live their lives out...

South Korea: E.Land Workers Strike

Workers from a local supermarket E.Land has been on strike for two months against the employer's termination of non-regular workers contract. Jamie from Two Koreas has some updates on the...

China: Exploitation in Summer Holiday

Tan Weishan reported the exploitation of student workers by a shoe factory in Dongguan. More than a hundred secondary school kids spent their summer holiday working 12 hours a day...

Kyrgyzstan: Labour migration

Scraps of Moscow links to an IWPR article about the impact of labour migration on the healthcare system in Kyrgyzstan, and finds many similarities to problems elsewhere in the developing...

Russia: Mistreatment of Foreigners

Window on Eurasia reports: “Foreigners working in the Russian Federation are far from likely to be mistreated by government officials and employers than they are to be attacked by skinheads...

Morocco: Firing the maid

Margot the Marrakesh Mystic shares her story of a not-so-good Moroccan maid.

Czech Republic, Germany: Gastarbeiter

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about labor migrations into and out of the Czech Republic.

China: Temporary Reporter System

Because of the Fake Baozhi news, many mainstream media in China have fired temporary staffs. CCTV has fired up to 1,800 temporary workers, many are reporters. Zhao shilong has once...

Bahrain: Getting Into Gear and Going All the Way…

Our topics range from the highbrow to the lowlife this week, with an exhortation to read more books from across the Arab world, a child’s misunderstanding of a word in...

Iran: A worker activist moved to hospital

According to[Fa] Kargaran (means workers) blog,Mahmoud Salehi, a jailed worker activist,moved to a hospital in Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, on 23th of August.

Russia: An “Oasis of Nonchalance”

August 19 marked sixteen years since the beginning of the Soviet Union's collapse. On this day, LJ user galerist (Marat Guelman, gallery owner from Moscow) happened to post a sketch...

Russia: Pensioners Back to Work

Low pensions and not enough young people are the reasons why more Russian retirees are returning to work, reports Window on Eurasia.

Cambodia: Best Rice in the World

Karen Coates at Epicurious.com says Cambodian rice is the best rice in the world. (via Details are Sketchy)

Barbados: Chinese Labour

“Our government has obviously made some agreements with the Chinese, but Bajans are still in the dark as to what has been promised and agreed to by whom.” Barbados Free...

Kuwait: Sponsorship System

Kiwi Nomad, who lives in Kuwait, links to an article which discusses the ‘sponsorship’ system in the Arabian Gulf.

Saudi Arabia: Health and Saudisation

Saudi Jeans shares his moment in the limelight in this post – about the Saudisation (localisation) of the health sector.

Czech Rebublic: “Imaginary Migrants”

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the Czech Republic's immigration policies and the president's “imaginary migrants and imaginary Muslims.”

Czech Rebublic, Slovakia: Tax Systems

Dr Sean's Diary compares the tax systems of Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Tanzania: How to shoot yourself in the foot

How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot is the lesson Tanzania’s parliament is delivering, at least for the time being, after its decision to suspend a Member of Parliament for...

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