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· March, 2009

Stories about Labor from March, 2009

Liberia: Unfair Labor Practices at Guthrie Rubber Plantations

Nat blogs about unfair labor practices at the Guthrie Rubber Plantations in Liberia.

Hong Kong and the Philippines: Satire or racism?

A Senate leader in the Philippines just filed a resolution condemning a Hong Kong writer Chip Tsao for his article “The War at Home” in HK Magazine (originally published on...

Japan: Two-man union on strike at Kyoto University

Adamu from Mutantfrog blogs about a two-man strike at Kyoto University against the exploitation of irregular work contract.

Global Recession Survey: Survival Tips and Business Opportunities

Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from...

Russia: Dealing with demographic decline

Eternal Remont reports on how Russia tries to lure back emigrants to avert the country's seemingly unavoidable demographic decline.

Egypt: Waves of Workers’ Strikes

Like in 2008, this year is witnessing waves of strikes and demonstrations by Egyptian workers in various sectors and organizations. Students, pharmacists, lawyers [Ar], railway drivers, media people and, last...

South Asia: Migrant Workers Coming Home

South Asia is a populous region. Many South Asian immigrants or migrant workers travel to distant places around the world in search of a better education, job or better living...

Ukraine, Russia: Social Networking vs Work

Svetlana Gladkova writes on Profy about how social networking often interferes with work being done in Ukraine and Russia: “In fact, as many as 69% of Russian companies already block...

Egypt: Helwan telecom equipment makers on strike

From Egypt, Hossam El Hamalawy reports: “Around 1000 workers at the Telephone Equipment Manufacturing Company in Helwan are on strike since yesterday, demanding their annual shares of profits. The strikers...

China: Female Worker Mock Ad

Jeremy Goldkorn from DANWEI picked up a Mock Ad poster from local forum Xici Hutong on how workers are dealing with the financial crisis.

Vietnam: Kidnapping children

Are child traffickers now kidnapping children in Vietnam provinces? Some children who were reported as missing were found later working in garment factories in Saigon.

Lebanon: Demonstrating for Migrant Workers rights

“I worked for three years and never received my salary” and “The Mister Beats Madame Everyday” are some of the slogans raised during a demonstration to support migrant workers in...

Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk

An account of a trip to Dnipropetrovsk – at Petro's Jotter.

Global recession and its discontents

Today the world seems flat. From Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, the people of the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of a global economic recession. This...

Russia: “Diary of an Uzbek Gastarbeiter”

At Sean's Russia Blog, a discussion of “Diary of an Uzbek Gastarbeiter” – “a harrowing story of an Uzbek migrant named Shukhrat Berdyev, 48, experience as a migrant laborer in...

Estonia: Mart Laar's Plan

AnTyx writes about Mart Laar's “ten-point plan to fix the economy and, in particular, the unemployment situation in Estonia.”

Qatar: The Job Interview

Qatari blogger Aisha describes her experience at a job interview – where she was offered the job, turned it down, then changed her mind.

International Women's Day in Tunisian Blogs

Tunisia celebrates its National Day for Women on August 13. Calls are now being echoed in the blogosphere to join international women in their celebration and mark the day with...

Japan, Brazil: Crisis puts an end to the dream of a better life

After 30 years of a strong immigration trend from Brazil to Japan, young Brazilians who have crossed the ocean in search of a better life are now leaving their adopted...

Russia: “Unsent Letter” on Health Care

Below is a partial translation of a post on health care in Russia - a caustic "unsent letter" to the Russian president, written by LJ user sobe-panek on Feb. 22....

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