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· March, 2010

Stories about Labor from March, 2010

Brazil: São Paulo State police beat striking teachers

Departing governor of São Paulo José Serra will run for presidency; teachers today marked his final day with another protest. During a previous demonstration calling for pay rises and other...

Japan Government: On the Fall of the Employment System

A think tank for Japan's Cabinet, the Economic and Social Research Institute (内閣府 経済社会総合研究所) (ESRI) published a study that quantified the present status of lifetime employment and seniority-based wage (i.e....

Spain: MyWorld Video Winner tackles unemployment

Japan: Foreign trainees’ sad stories

Lebanon: Runaway Maids

Russia: Filipina Babysitter and Moscow Police

China: Confession of a ‘Second Generation Migrant Worker’

China’s hukou system, adopted in 1958 to control population movement, has long been criticized for tying the population to their place of origin. With the mass migration of rural workers...

Egypt: And the IslamOnline strike continues

The IslamOnline employees sit-in continues in Cairo, Egypt, after 250 employees were given their notice. The disgruntled employees are livestreaming, blogging and using Twitter to broadcast their plight. Mohamed El...

Egypt: IslamOnline Employees Strike

Hundreds of employees, editors, and journalists started an angry sit-in in the widely read Cairo-based IslamOnline news website after 250 employees were sacked. For the first time, strikers are using...

China: Debating hukou reform

Earlier this month, 13 Chinese newspapers appealed to the National People's Congress' 3,000 delegates for social reforms. They attacked China's hukou (household registration system), which severely limits the access of...

Maldives: Migrant Workers And Human Rights

Jamaica: Consumer Win

Bermuda: Stinking Budget

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