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· May, 2008

Stories about Labor from May, 2008

Nicaragua: A Closer Look at a Government Program for Microloans

The governmental program called Usura Cero provides low interest rate loans to Nicaraguan women for their micro-businesses. It was recently featured on an investigative news program and a local blogger...

Bahrain: Sectarian and Xenophobic

“It seems that Bahrain (as in government and MPs) are just not content with being called sectarian but are now adding a new adjective to their resume- xenophobic,” writes Bahraini...

Bahrain: Ban on Bangladeshis

Following a tragic incident a few days ago, when a Bahraini was killed after he refused to pay a Bangladeshi mechanic the 500 fils (1.3 USD) extra he was demanding...

Trinidad & Tobago: Got Mail? reports that the mail strike in Trinidad and Tobago is still on.

Jordan: Choosing between two jobs

Jordanian Salam writes the dilemma of choosing between two jobs. Read her post to see what she decides to do.

Morocco: Campaign to Support the Unemployed

The Moroccan Bloggers Association has launched a campaign [Ar] draw attention to the atrocities and harsh treatment jobless Moroccan graduates with higher degrees are being subjected to when they protest...

India: Immigrants and Terrorists

An Indian Muslim's Blog on the branding of Bangladeshi immigrants as terrorists.

Europe: Eastern Partnership Project

AnTyx writes about the Eastern Partnership project.

Philippines in mourning over death of legendary labor leader

The death of Filipino veteran labor leader, street parliamentarian and legislator Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran at 11:48 am Tuesday due to massive head injuries saddened and shocked many Filipinos. He...

Russia: Migrant Labor Quotas Exhausted

Window on Eurasia writes that Russian companies need more foreign workers than the number allowed by the current quotas.

UAE: Adorable Old Colleague

Kinan Jarjous, who lives in the UAE, writes about an elderly colleague with him in his office and says: “She's soooooooooooooo adoooooorablllllllllleeeeeeeeeee I want to gobble her all up!”

Bangladesh: Child Labour

Unheard Voices on the increasing trend of child labour in Bangladesh.

Iran: Child Labor in Photos

Yazdnegar,Iranian blogger,has published several photos of working children in Yazd, a historic city,in Iran.

Russia: Roses and Migrant Workers

Russian photographer Oleg Klimov visited a commercial greenhouse outside Moscow and posted his observations about a birthplace of the roses one buys in Russia's capital.

Lebanon: “Unsung heroes”

“Another, silent army has deployed, clad in bright green: the Sukleen cleaners. Many come from India, Bangladesh, or Sri lanka, and they are here, in the middle of this conflict,...

Caucasus: Subjective Well-being

Social Science in the Caucasus, the blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Centers, looks at the the subjective well-being of citizens living in all three South Caucasus republics. Although the...

China: 12% Wage Raise Expected in Guangdong

Fons from China Herald quoted a report from market watch about the Guangdong government's plan to lift wages of all employees by 12 percent this year.

Egypt: You've Been Punk'd

Egyptian blogger Tarek says: “Egyptians, you've been punk'd,” following news that Egypt's parliament endorsed Monday a government bill to raise taxes and fuel prices less than a week after President...

Kuwait: The Blind Leading the Blind

From Kuwait, Desert Girl writes about a website which tells expatriates what to expect in countries they will be moving to. She comments: “I think a lot of newcomers are...

China: Wal-Mart Worker Union

Chinese Law Professor noticed some new development of Wal-Mark worker union.

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