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· September, 2009

Stories about Labor from September, 2009

Bangladesh: The Importance Of Learning A Foreign Language

  23 September 2009

“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 at our language expertise and workforce, especially the young, is vital now,” comments Bangladesh Corporate Blog.

ILO Mission to the Philippines

  22 September 2009

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 human rights violations experienced by Filipino workers under the incumbent government.

Bermuda: race and income

  18 September 2009

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 likely to hold a higher level of education and thus are more likely to earn more.”

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USA: Latinos on the passing of Ted Kennedy

  13 September 2009

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 vocal ally on immigrant rights.

Ukraine: Prices, Earnings and iPods

  9 September 2009

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 10.5 hrs in Toronto, 9 hrs in New York, 36 hrs in Moscow and 45.5 hrs in Warsaw.”

Bahrain: We Have Our Own Idiots

  7 September 2009

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 saying instead of importing idiots to fill stupid positions why can't we employ our own idiots; at least they are...

Japan: New map of politics

  1 September 2009

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. The letter is reposted at interlocals.net.

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