Stories about Labor from November, 2007
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 and Ireland. Damn! How to make up the labour shortage? Bus in the convicts. Brilliant, isn’t it?”
Latvian Abroad writes about protest rallies against low wages in Lithuania and Latvia.
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 (zh).
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 newspapers Hankyoreh (reposted in Two Koreas)
Kuwaiti blogger Princessdom is angry and here is her rant.
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 we always have plenty of – the Sun!”
CINA blogs about the South Korea government's crackdown of the migrant worker trade union yesterday (Nov 27).
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 up to a third of Armenian youth neither work nor study are in line with its own.
Fons from China Herald is interested to see how the new labour contract law in China will be implemented.
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 recent month. – interlocals.net has a full translation of the incident and civic groups appeal.
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 wages. The constant tug-of-war between the unions and the employers was fueled by rising inflation […] which hit those with...
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, a call for more Islamic bloggers, and a fear that Bahrain won't stay Bahraini for much longer...
The Opposite End of China criticizes the Congressional Executive Commission on China for putting cotton picking under the child labour section.
Kuwaiti blogger Bo7amo0od (Ar) announces that the UAE will increase the salaries of all its government employees by 70 per cent beginning next year.
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.”
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 has just closed, taking the huge amounts its peasant-class employees had invested with it. The city's ant farming industry is...
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.
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.
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” the mine.
Via Moscow Through Brown Eyes, a rather shocking video story about the Russian neo-Nazi, posted on Current.com.
Moscow Through Brown Eyes offers an approach to writing about migrant workers in Moscow: “[…] it demands the excavation of Russia’s imperial pasts, a detailed examination of the labor question in the former Soviet Union and the contributions of migrant workers, a serious investigation of the nationalist rhetoric of Russia’s...