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· October, 2007

Stories about Labor from October, 2007

Israel: Junior Academic Staff Join Strike

“The Junior academic staff have joined in with the Senior staff to have a one-day solidarity strike today. Many thanks for the support!” reports Israeli blogger Yael.

India: Child Labour

Atanu Dey raises some questions about banning child labour, especially relevant in the context of recent media reports about GAP sourcing its clothes from vendors who use child labour.

Laos: Farmers Might Need Help

Lao Voices has images from Laos where farmers are trying to save their harvest from flooding earlier this month.

China: Province scraps Hukou system

Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei with breaking news of southwestern Yunnan province's plans to abandon the hukou system, implemented in the 1950s, making it the first province in China to do...

South Korea: Worker's Public Suicide

CINA blogs on two workers’ demonstration on 27 October in Seoul, one organized by construction workers, one by irregular workers. In the former protest, a worker committed public suicide by...

Iraq: D Cups and the Greenzone

Neurotic Iraqi Wife complains about life in the Greenzone – where she says backstabbing and D cups are the rule.

China: Collective Labour Arbitration

Fons from China Herald brings up into the attention of the drafting of labour arbitration law. One missing element is the collective labour arbitration process.

Egypt: Red Card for Professionals

Egyptian Mostafa Hussein discusses the Red Card – available to professionals in his country. “In Egypt, we already have a system called the ‘Red card’ for expelling highly skilled professionals....

Pakistan: Women and Harassment

All Things Pakistan on the harassment and bullying women face at the workplace or in school.

Bahrain: The times they are a-changin'…

Many of Bahrain's bloggers are either lamenting or advocating change of one kind or another this week, whether concerning family celebrations, employment practices, political priorities – or even footwear, writes...

Japan: Investigation commission to discuss welfare cutbacks

Starting in 2008, according to blogger tokyodo-2005, an investigation commission will begin discussing plans to cutback the welfare system in Japan. tokyodo-2005 writes that the existence of the commission has...

Japan: NOVA on the brink of collapse

Despite numerous statements to the contrary from an increasingly evasive management, the collapse of Japan's largest English language school operator NOVA appears imminent as bloggers have been reporting lesson cancellations,...

Central & Eastern Europe: “Human Capital”

Edward Lucas writes about “a lack of brainpower” in Eastern and Central Europe.

Japan: Starving in the Land of Plenty

The recent story of a man starving to death as a result of not being able to receive welfare assistance, made famous thanks to his having documented his last days...

Japan: Employers to start reporting non-Japanese employees

Debito reports that Japanese employers have been forced to start reporting all their non-Japanese workers to the government, in an attempt by the government to crack down on illegals.

Iran:Sugar cane workers were paid,finally!

Salam Democrat informs[Fa] that Haft Tapeh sugar cane workers who started a strike on 27 September,finally received their unpaid salaries.

Iraq: Teens Work to Help Families

Alive in Baghdad brings us the latest from a war torn Iraq, where at least 50 per cent of the population are under the age of 18. “Despite the ongoing...

Bulgaria: Sex Trade

The Natashas, an anti-trafficking blog, comments on a BBC article about sex trade in Bulgaria and the readers’ comments it has received.

Japan: NOVA Union Action Day

Tomorrow (October 15), NOVA Union will organize an action day to give pressure to the President Nozomu Sahashi for filing to the court for bankruptcy protection, so that employees can...

Egypt: Efficiency

Efficiency is not just a scientific term used by Mechanical Engineers. The Egyptian blogger Ahmed Tharwat (Ya Marakby) decided to apply it on society as well as Tarek Amr shows...

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