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· April, 2010

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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