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· February, 2009

Stories about Labor from February, 2009

Hong Kong: Budget report: university students on sale!

Financial Secretary of Hong Kong John Tsang made the budget speech for the fiscal year 2009-2010 at the Legislative Council on 25 of February. This is the first budget report...

Nepal: Strike Culture

Freedom In Bhutan discusses the strike cultures of Nepal and comments:”I wonder how illogical, non sensible and irresponsible have Nepalese grown to. I pray my countrymen Bhutanese will never call...

Jordan: Discusses Vital Issues For Jordan

For the last 10 days or so, has been discussing very important issues affecting Jordan, with issues ranging from water scarcity, energy, unemployment and economics to the recent changes...

Taiwan: The cost of investment

There has been a huge amount of Taiwanese investment in China over the past two decades. Michael Turton discusses the human cost of that investment.

Ukraine: Obstacles and Hope for Museums

Linda Norris of The Uncataloged Museum lists legal and other obstacles that Ukrainian museums are facing, but concludes her post on a positive note, writing about some of the museum...

Russia: Cherkizovsky Market in Moscow

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about an article (RUS) on Moscow's Cherkizovsky Market that appeared in the latest issue of Bolshoi Gorod: “Each of these bewilderingly diverse stories could be...

Poland: Economic Situation

The beatroot writes about the economic situation in Poland.

Japan: Agriculture the latest trend among celebrities

The Japanese economy is facing one of the worse slowdowns in its modern history, with a GDP that has declined at a rate of 12,7%. Nonetheless, TV programs and lifestyle...

Vietnam: Only Nine Public Holidays

There are only nine public holidays in Vietnam. That is why blackouts are not regarded as nuisance by some workers since they can rest during these days.

Fiji: Minimum wage increase postponed

At the beginning of February, Fiji’s workers and trade unions were preparing to receive a roughly 20 percent increase in the country’s minimum wage. Business leaders won a reprieve when...

Egypt: “I can't blog from work”

Egyptian Sandmonkey complains that his work place has blocked access to his site and that he has no way of blogging .. from work.

Egypt: Pharmacies on strike

Egyptian Moftasa reports on Twitter that he saw five pharmacies closed on his way to work because of a strike.

Mongolia: Mongolians in the Czech Republic

Bilguun tells about unemployed Mongolian labor migrants struggling for survival in the Czech Republic, which has become the destination of choice for Mongolians hoping to earn in Euros.

Bangladesh: Exploring New Markets For Manpower

Bangladesh Corporate Blog is in favor of the Bangladesh government's decision to explore new markets for the Bangladeshi manpower, “why should we remain squeezed back to back against each other...

Ukraine: Profile of a Chernobyl Employee

Michael Forster Rothbart writes about one of control room shift supervisor at Chernobyl Power Plant, whom he photographed for “a series of panoramic portraits of Chernobyl employees en milieu“: “The...

Russia: “A ‘Fifth Wave’ of Emigration”

Window on Eurasia writes about “a ‘fifth wave’ of emigration” currently affecting Russia, as “tens of thousands” of Russia's managers and entrepreneurs are now seeking employment abroad.”

Czech Republic, EU: Motherhood Politics

Czechmatediary writes that “the European Parliament fears that the Czechs will make all of the EU women become unappreciated stay-home moms.”

Oman: New Job

Paradise in Me, from Oman, writes about her first few days in her new job in this post. “A lot of fainting, morning sickness, food, weird craving absent minded pregnant...

Arab World: Job Losses on the Way?

With news headlines spelling out economic doom as governments, companies and individuals continue to tighten their belts, bloggers across the Arab world jump on the bandwagon and ask: "Are job...

Russia: “Russianwitness” vs “Da Russophile”

A debate on life in today's Russia between “Russianwitness” and “Da Russophile” – at Streetwise Professor‘s blog.

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