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· September, 2009

Stories about Labor from September, 2009

Egypt: Another journalist to be deported

"Your name [is] on the computer." With those words Cairo-based Swedish journalist and blogger Per Bjorklund is being turned away from the Cairo Airport, where he landed a few hours...

Israel: Cafes Discourage Digital Workers

“How do we handle fast shifts in the economy and in people's behavior?” asks Ami Vider of Tel Aviv Tomorrow, reflecting on how businesses respond to the physical presence of...

Bangladesh: The Importance Of Learning A Foreign Language

“If manpower is our strength, proper foreign language training at home will be a small step in equipping them better to settle down in foreign territories. A change of perception...

ILO Mission to the Philippines

A blog was set-up to highlight and report the activities and findings of the International Labor Organization High-Level Mission to the Philippines. The ILO mission aims to investigate the alleged...

Bermuda: race and income

A recent report on income disparities between black and white employees in Bermuda triggers some statistical analysis by 21 Square. “The sad reality … is that white Bermudians are more...

Qatar: Country's woes not expat labor's fault

Comments ranged from scornful to incredulous upon the release of a government study blaming underskilled expat laborers for Qatar's falling productivity rate. Shabina Khatri taps into the discussion and brings...

USA: Latinos on the passing of Ted Kennedy

Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy’s passing on August 25, 2009 has stirred a flurry of blog posts among the Latino community in the United States, since the late Kennedy was a...

Malaysia: Complaint vs telemarketers

Just Minishorts from Malaysia has a complaint against persistent and impolite telemarketers who offer various financial packages which she doesn't need

Ukraine: Prices, Earnings and iPods

Ukrainiana cites this year's Prices and Earnings report by UBS, Europe's second-largest bank: “On average, it takes 82 hrs of work to buy an iPod Nano in Kyiv, compared to...

Myanmar: A Childhood Spent Scavenging

Irrawaddy reports about a twelve-year-old scavenger called Maung Chan Thar, whose name means “Master of Wealth” in Burmese.

Bermuda: Labour Day

Bermuda Jewel wishes everyone a happy Labour Day!

Bahrain: We Have Our Own Idiots

Bahraini blogger Flymenian wonders about the use of foreign labour in Bahrain: “I'm not here to say that foreigners are all bad and we do not need them, I'm simply...

Brunei: Holiday allowances for doctors

Brunei Doctors Mess Club lists the holiday allowances and other benefits which are due for Brunei doctors.

South Africa: Taxis Defiant of New Bus System for World Cup

A new public transit bus system launched in time for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa is being met with vociferous protests from drivers of taxis (mini busses)....

Japan: New map of politics

Yoko Akimoto wrote a letter to Asia social movements mailing list on the implications of the landslide victory of Democratic Party in the General Election on social movement in Japan....

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