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· November, 2008

Stories about Labor from November, 2008

China: Taxi Driver Strike, Union and Street Democracy

Taxi drivers from around the country have been in strike for a month. The first protest appeared in Chongqin in November 3, then it spread to Hainan, Gansu, Yunnan, Shandong,...

Singapore: Economy and rights

Singapore Democrats tackles the economic crisis and its impact on workers’ rights.

Japan: Employment promised and then revoked

Using the excuse of financial instability, new graduates in Japan, after being hired initially, are finding that unofficial promises of employment are then being revoked, a trend that blogger Akinori...

Saudi Arabia: Showing true support

Nzhinga has been trying to persuade her young son that he should study and not rely on becoming a famous soccer star; after all, he might get injured and not...

Japan: Changing jobs in a recession

Noriyuki Okada at Silicon Valley wa Kyô mo Hareru (シリコンバレーは今日も晴れ) [jp] describes his experience taking the decision as a software-engineer to change his job despite being in the middle of...

China: The 3rd cabbies strike in 10 days. Now appeased.

After the cabbies strike in Chonqing in which about 9000 drivers participated and over 100 taxis and 3 police cars were smashed during the course, another taxi strike broke out...

Worker killed by tigers at Singapore zoo

A Malaysian worker was killed by tigers at the popular Singapore zoo.

Japan: Three Arrested for Visiting PM House

Niphonese translated some local discussions about the recent arrest of three protesters under the Tokyo Public Security Act. The “reality tour” (not protest) was organized by Freeter Union.

Angola: Hawkers face a hard life with dignity and courage

Going up and down the streets of Luanda to sell sweet fruit like sugar apples, scented mangoes, or hope-color avocados, the "zungueiras", or Angolan hawkers, usually the breadwinners of their...

Lebanon: Valet Parking even at Airport

“Valet dude takes the car and parks it 2 meters away, they don't even let you park it yourself in some restaurants, they confiscate all parking spots by placing these...

Philippines: Dealing with office politics

My Daily Blog Diary from the Philippines writes about how to deal with office politics.

Vietnam: Respect ‘bao ve’

‘Bao Ve’ in Vietnam refers to “motorbike security, parking staff, or even valets.” The Comical Hat reminds us to be kind to ‘Bao Ve’.

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