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· November, 2007

Stories about Labor from November, 2007

Poland, Ukraine: Convicts’ Contribution to Euro 2012?

The beatroot writes: “Poland has to build six new stadiums before co-hosting with Ukraine the Euro 2012 football tournament. Problem is, many of its construction workers are in the UK...

Latvia, Lithuania: Rallies Against Low Wages

Latvian Abroad writes about protest rallies against low wages in Lithuania and Latvia.

China: Labour Protest

Hunan BBS has a citizen report on a labour protest in Dongguan. Photos show that there are thousands of workers gathering outside the electronic factory demanding an increase of salary...

South Korea: Crackdown on Migrant Workers

Jamie from Two Koreas posts the call for international solidarity by local labour union against the government violent crackdown of migrant worker union. More background can be found at local...

Kuwait: Princessdom Rants

Kuwaiti blogger Princessdom is angry and here is her rant.

Haiti: Going Solar?

Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that...

South Korea: Migrant Worker Trade Union Leaders Arrested

CINA blogs about the South Korea government's crackdown of the migrant worker trade union yesterday (Nov 27).

Armenia: Labor Dynamics

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that...

China: Implementation of Labour Contract Law

Fons from China Herald is interested to see how the new labour contract law in China will be implemented.

China: Labour Activist Assaulted for Promoting Labour Contract Law

A woman labour activist in Shenzhen was stabbed and seriously injured by two criminals, the labour center has been active in promoting the to be implemented labour contract law in...

Slovenia: 70,000 Workers Protest in Ljubljana

Sleeping with Pengovsky writes about “the largest gathering of people since the end of World War II” in Slovenia's capital: “70.000 (yes, seventy thousand) workers demanded a rise in basic...

Bahrain: Losing its identity?

This week in Bahrain we have opinions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit, a blogger's dilemma about whether to have a female friend, another getting stuck between his wife-to-be and her family,...

China: Child Labour?

The Opposite End of China criticizes the Congressional Executive Commission on China for putting cotton picking under the child labour section.

UAE: 70 Per Cent Increase in Salaries

Kuwaiti blogger Bo7amo0od (Ar) announces that the UAE will increase the salaries of all its government employees by 70 per cent beginning next year.

Ukraine: Multiple Disasters

Orange Ukraine posts a “Multiple Disaster Update” that covers Chernobyl, Kerch oil spill and the coal mine tragedy, and writes separately about the coalition-building and speaker-nominating “mess and disaster.”

China: Bankrupt ant farmers prepare to protest

Shenyang was mobbed today with furious ex-ant farmers, former employees of Yilishen, a media darling and one of China's most well-known brands in the health supplement market, as the company...

Bahrain: Losing Manama

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati posts a photograph showing a street in the Bahraini capital Manama and explains why there isn't a single Bahraini in it.

Ukraine: More on the Coal Mine Disaster

Foreign Notes writes about the government's reaction to the deadly accident at a coal mine in Donetsk region and translates an article on mismanagement of the mine.

Ukraine: The Deadliest Coal Mine Accident

Ukrainiana reports on the deadly blast at the Zasyadka coal mine in Ukraine's Donetsk region (80 miners killed, 20 still missing) – and on Yukhym Zvyahylsky, the man who “controls”...

Russia: “From Russia With Hate”

Via Moscow Through Brown Eyes, a rather shocking video story about the Russian neo-Nazi, posted on

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