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· October, 2009

Stories about Labor from October, 2009

Japan: When Your Wife is Sick

When Japanese “corporate livestock” (社蓄 shachiku) culture and values on marriage collide – more than 300 people responded to this question on the mega forum Hatsugen Komachi: Should a husband...

Thailand: Laid-off underwear workers create new clothing line

Presenting, ‘Try Arm’ underwear products designed and made by laid-off workers of Triumph Company in Thailand. The workers who are still on strike conceptualized “Try Arm” to sustain their campaign...

Hungary, Serbia: Tragedy At The Border

A group of 19 Kosovo Albanians tried to cross the Hungarian-Serbian river border illegally on Oct. 15; fifteen of them are now reported missing; three bodies have been found by...

Bhutan: Perspective On Child Labor

“The malignant hypocrisy hangs in the air when a rich official’s wife ill-treats her maidservant, who is only a child, while her husband attends international conferences and speaks to people...

UAE: Desperate Housewife

Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her life as a ‘deperate’ housewife, whose life and work rotates around her home.

East Timor: Brothels raided

Brothels and suspicious bars were raided by East Timor police. Some staff members of UN agencies working in Dili were seen inside the brothels. Tempo Semanal has uploaded videos of...

Puerto Rico: The National Strike (update)

Early this morning thousands of people began to flood the main avenues and highways of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, as part of the national strike that aims...

Saudi Arabia: Housework for Men?

Do Saudi men help with household chores? Nzingha testifies that they do in this post.

Bangladesh: Strategic Migration For Climate Refugees

Bangladesh Corporate Blog proposes strategic migration of skilled labors to solve the climate refugees problem in Bangladesh.

Uzbekistan: Auction of children’s sweat

Musafirbek writes about the use of child labor in Uzbekistan, especially when children pick cotton for 8-10 hours a day. The government says they are doing it ‘by their own...

Romania: General strike start of presidential campaign

Gabriela Ionita of Power&Politics World links a general strike planned for Monday with the start of the country's presidential election campaign.

Philippines: Supporting Women through Pregnancy and Motherhood

If it goes against the religious mandates of a Catholic organization, can unwed pregnant females be fired from work or expelled from school? Bloggers discuss this situation currently faced in...

Puerto Rico: Examining Problems

Gil the Jenius quotes a U.S. News and World Report to make a point about Puerto Rico's problems, summing up the situation this way: “We'd rather imitate than innovate. We...

Singapore: Foreign workers live in slum-like conditions

The Online Citizen has a report on the substandard living conditions of foreign workers in Singapore

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