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· July, 2008

Stories about Labor from July, 2008

Russia: Change in Migration Policies

LJ user Kontury comments on (RUS) a government initiative to liberalise labour immigration by increasing quotas from CIS countries.

Russia: Prostitution To Be Legalised?

LJ user mbpolyakov discusses (RUS) proposals and rising support for legalising prostitution in Russia.

Russia: An Expat Exodus?

Copydude follows up on an earlier story, on increasing difficulties for foreigners to stay on in Russia, and partly supports his claim with statistics, and Russia Blog picks up and...

Russia: Military Service Exchanged for Construction Work?

LJ user dragspapa reports (RUS) about a proposal that young people should be able to do construction work as an alternative to military service.

Bahrain: A Woman in a Workplace

“I pledge, as a woman in a workplace – mostly dominated by men who smell either like cheap cigarettes, cheap cologne, hardcore armpit odour -to maintain my good deeds and...

Philippines: Monthly salary of politicians

A Filipino politician reveals his monthly salary to belie popular perception that politicians are earning big.

Costa Rica: Concerts, riots and concerns.

Journalist Cristian Cambronero from popular Costa Rican blog Fusil de Chispas posts a recount of Sunday's Concert where youth rioted and destroyed the campus of the Universidad Latina in the...

Japan: Toyota's Just-In-Time System and the Akihabara Killings (Part 1)

When Tomohiro Kato killed 7 people and injured many more in Tokyo's Akihabara district last month, the details of his life became the talk of the Japanese blogging world. Among...

Russia: Increasing Difficulties for Expats

Copydude argues that foreigners living in Russia are experiencing increasing difficulties with staying on due to stiffer visa regulations, and even portrays the situation as an exodus for expats from...

South Korea: Temporary Worker Protection

Korean women worker association has an article about a symposium on Temporary Employee Protection Act.

Bangladesh: Corporate culture and employees’ privacy

A Bangladeshi writer who works in a bank for her living and also keeps a blog writes a post to shed light to the ever demanding corporate culture in Bangladesh,...

Japan: Communist Party gets boost from Nico Nico Douga

It is a long time since the Japanese Communist Party had any luck in Japanese politics, but with help from no other than Japan's popular video sharing site, Nico Nico...

Malawi: Slow bureaucracy at the road traffic office

Victor Kaonga describes his two-day bureaucratic “adventure” at the road traffic office in Lilongwe, in Malawi.

China: Olympics side-effect on industry

What will be the cost of presenting an unprecedented Olympics? A dialogue between a blogger and workers somewhat revealed the predicament met by heavy industry in China during the Games.

Hungary: Outsourcing

Hudin explains why Ebay Germany is “running the bulk of their customer support operations in Hungary.”

Pakistan: Public sector employment

Five Rupees on the government's ban on public sector employment in Pakistan.

Mali: 21st Century Slavery

Sociolingo's Africa quotes two recent articles that “show that slavery still goes on today” in northern Mali and that it is a very complex issue in the country as many...

Bermuda: Tourism Outsourced

News that the Bermuda Department of Tourism is retrenching workers at its New York office, and outsourcing to an unnamed US sales company, leaves Vexed Bermoothes asking a lot of...

Brazil: On the ill-treatment for migrant workers

“We are imperialists and prejudiced, but faced with other nations’ prejudice, we forget our own. We turn our backs to Latin America and Africa, despite sharing with them the same...

Ukraine: More Foreign Workers?

Buffalo Expat writes about Ukraine's demographics, migrant labor and xenophobia.

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