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· September, 2007

Stories about Labor from September, 2007

Iran:3000 Hungry Workers

According[Fa] to Kaargar (means worker), 3000 workers in Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory in Khuzestan province,started a strike on Saturday.The blogger says that workers protested against their poor conditions and...

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and...

Egypt: Workers Strike Enters Fifth Day

Egyptian blogger Nora Younis posts a picture of the workers on strike in Cairo as their protest enters its fifth day here.

Egypt: Demonstration Planned on Thursday

A demonstration will be held in Cairo, Egypt, at 9pm on Friday in protest against the jailing of journalists and in solidarity with the workers on strike, reports Abna Masr...

Egypt: Blogging Workers’ Strike

Freddy Deknatel takes a look at how a blogger is covering Egypt's workers strike in this post. Global Voices Online earlier reported the unrest here.

Egypt: Workers Strike

Hossam Al Hamalawy from Egypt is writing about a workers strike. “After the first day of the strike and sit-in, the picture inside the factory is really amazing. 10,000 people...

Japan: Impatient patients

In recent years, harsh criticisms have been focused at hospitals and healthcare workers about the quality of medical care. An example of the target of criticisms was a doctor conducting...

Bahrain: No Eating, No Drinking, No Smoking – And No Work?

In the Bahraini blogosphere this week we hear from a blogger who wants a job, and a blogger who wishes he didn’t have a job. There's also a student entering...

Ukraine: Prostitution and Feminism

Natalia Antonova writes about Ukrainian prostitutes and Ukrainian feminism.

Bahrain: Job Hunting

Tito84, from Bahrain, is looking for a job and has given us a breakdown of the troubles job hunters face in Bahrain where even educated candidates are offered BD200 ($530)...

Bahrain: Human Trafficking in the Gulf

“Human trafficking remains to be one of our biggest crimes in the Gulf, with little to no awareness campaigns or activism revolving around it,” writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a , who...

Trinidad & Tobago: Open Letter

Taran Rampersad receives a letter from Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Planning and Development – and writes one back.

China: A Censored Lung Cancer Story

Minjian released an exclusive investigative story (as it has been censored by the Propaganda Department) about 4 mysterious deaths from lung cancer (zh). The 4 victims were workers in a...

China: Zhujian Delta Worker Band

Tang Wei Shan introduces a worker band, Green Band, in Zhujian Delta. The band was started 4 years ago in Shenzhen when two of the members were playing guitars in...

Japan: The “Happy Family” Bill

At from the inside, looking in, blogger fukamimi writes about a new bill calling for an increase in the number of white collar workers not eligible for overtime pay. In...

Barbados: Bajans Being Sidelined?

The Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, in an address to the Barbados South Rotary Club, explained that all Chinese workers on the island have work permits. Notes from the Margin thinks...

Jordan: YouTube Solution for Job-Seekers

“Nowadays eager job seekers are turning to places like You Tube to tout their marketable skills, prospective employers are reacting positively,” writes Hatem Abunimah from Jordan.

Bahrain: More on ‘Duped’ Filmmaker

Bahraini blogger Esra'a writes a follow up on the case of a South African film maker who alleges that she was recruited to Bahrain, duped, kidnapped and deported, after her...

Barbados: Safety First

Living in Barbados is concerned about the lack of enforcement of safety measures on one of the island's construction sites.

Bahrain: South African Film Maker Jailed

Busac from Bahrain writes about the terrifying experience of a South African film maker, who recruited in Bahrain, duped out of her equipment, jailed and later on deported in this...

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