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· October, 2008

Stories about Labor from October, 2008

Russia: Chinese Laborers

Window on Eurasia writes that “ethnic Chinese working and living in the Russian Far East find their surrounding social and political scene far more congenial than do their co-ethnics living...

Serbia: Underground Fashion

“[…] In a dingy underground passage that connects two sides of one of Belgrade's main streets,” A Yankee-in-Belgrade discovers someone who could possibly become a promising fashion designer and posts...

Bermuda: National Pride

FreshieBlog lists a number of reasons he is proud to be Bermudian.

Cambodia: Hero of the Year nominee

Nuon Phymean from Cambodia is one of the nominees for the CNN Hero of the Year Award. She has helped a lot of children in Phnom Penh by providing free...

South Korea: National Struggle Day of Irregular Workers

CINA blogs photos of the demonstration on 26 of Oct – the national struggle day of irregular workers.

Russia: Migrant Workers and the Crisis

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about migrant workers in Russia and the economic crisis.

Japan: Arrested in Shibuya just for walking?

id:inumash comments on news [ja] that three people heading a demo in Shibuya (Tokyo) on Oct. 26th with the intention of going to “see the home of PM Taro Aso”...

Working in Brunei

What are some of the advantages of working in Brunei: “peace, no income tax, heavily subsidized petrol price, excellent education facilities for the kids and one of the lowest inflation...

Bermuda: Speech, Boy!

The Premier of Bermuda makes a speech that leaves Vexed Bermoothes and Catch a fire feeling a bit disconcerted.

Bhutan: Unemployment

Whatever Matters!! has some solutions to reduce unemployment, which is a growing concern in Bhutan.

Guyana: Ladylike?

Guyana-Gyal isn't quite sure what “ladies living in proper places” actually do.

Japan: Subsidy for companies hiring longtime freeters

A thread on bulletin board 2-Channel responds to news that the Japanese government plans to offer subsidies to companies who hire long-time freeters (people who lack full time employment or...

China: Child Labor

Joe from ChinaSMACK blogs about Child labour in Wuhan and the netizens discussion about the issue.

Brazil: Petition against slavery

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] links to the online petition demanding the end of slavery in Brazil. “The majority of the employers who adhere to this system are big land owners, who...

India: Transport strike

Channel 19 blog provides some insight into the recent partial transport strike in Mumbai: “This event not only highlights the issues of autorickshaw drivers and taxi drivers in India’s most...

China: Documentation of Ole Wolff Worker Protest in Yantai

CLNT has translated and documented in detail the Chronology of the Ole Wolff (Yantai) Trade Union’s struggle from a local blog, the company’ suppression of OW Union activists, international support...

Central & Eastern Europe: Financial Crisis

Below is a roundup of reactions from the Anglophone blogosphere on the ongoing financial crisis in Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Serbia.

India: Layoffs rattle aviation industry

One of the stars of Indian private aviation industry Jet Airways decided to lay-off 1900 employees (including ground and cabin crew) to survive the rising fuel prices and the economic...

Guyana: Customer is Always Right

Guyana-Gyal and her mother teach some young entrepreneurs a thing or two about business.

Iran: Strikes over New Sales Tax

Traders in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and bazaars in other major Iranian cities such as Tabriz, Isfahan and Mashad, went on strike for around two weeks in protest over...

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