Stories about Labor from April, 2010
USA: Rallying Cries for Immigration Reform
In the United States, immigration reform activists have taken to the streets - and the internet - in order to create momentum for comprehensive changes in immigration law.
Iran: Opposition leader issues message for workers
Mir-Hussein Mousavi, an opposition leader, issued a message via You Tube for Iranian workers on occaison of International Worker's Day. He said Iran is suffering from a widespread political, economic and social crisis.
Iran: A ‘Green’ Labor Day (At Least Online)
The Iranian Green Movement is planning to make International Workers Day on May 1 a “green” day. The post-election opposition movement has not held any important demonstration since their last attempts were thwarted in February.
Brunei: Salaries of hospital doctors
Brunei Doctors Mess Club writes about the salaries received by hospital doctors in Brunei.
Jordan: The Nursing Profession
Emi, an American in Amman, reflects on the nursing profession in Jordan in this post.
Ecuador: Latest Unemployment Figures
The National Institute of Statistics and Census released its quarterly report about unemployment in Ecuador. Some are investigating the causes for the increase in unemployment and how the government plans to address the situation.
Taiwan: Smart phone supplier's exploitative practice
Young Fast Optoelectronics (YFO), one of the biggest manufacturers of smart phone touch panel in the world, was recently accused by its trade union (YFOTU) of its exploitative working conditions and violation of labour law. According to the trade union blog, being a major supplier of the world's famous cell...
Lebanon: 24/7 Campaign for Migrants’ Rights
The 24/7: Campaign is a new online campaign working to alter the servant stereotype established between an Asian/African person and a Lebanese person. It is raising awareness to the fact that migrant workers are business persons from sophisticated cultures. The campaign aims at improving work conditions which, despite the recently...
Vietnam: Work permit for foreigners
Thomas Wanhoff complains about the difficulty of requesting a work permit for foreigners in Vietnam
Bahamas: How's the Weather?
“The nonsense that has paraded as commentary since the tornado tragedy in Freeport two weeks ago has taken political pantomime to new levels”: Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith blogs about weather and politics.
Taiwan: HTC under attack on labour rights issue
A union blog, Young Fast Optoelectronics Trade Union (YFOTU), reports on a protest against mobile phone company HTC which neglects the labour condition and labour rights violation of its supplier.
Japan: 2channel Advice for New Hires
Matt Alt translates “nuggets of wisdom for new hires at Japanese companies from the anonymous hordes of 2ch”. It offers another angle on the subject to our article “Japan: Call us Social Beings Now!“.
Japan: Call us social beings now!
April 1st marks a new academic year for students and the first day of work for the young, new employees. To distinguish them from the students, who don’t pay taxes and have no civic responsibilities, those who work and contribute with their job to ‘society’ are referred to as ‘social people’ - shakaijin in Japanese.
Guyana: Child Labour
Guyana's Minister of Labour is considering revising the current labour laws as they pertain to children; Repeating Islands takes note.
Lebanon: Culture of Racism and Discrimination
“Culture of Racism and Discrimination in Lebanon” is a new blog which aims to break the traditional ways in which research has been presented about racism and discrimination by being an online journal and by incorporating the use of social media tools.