Stories about Labor from June, 2010
Malaysia: Migrant worker fired for lodging complaint with government
jelas.info from Malaysia uploads a letter from labor groups highlighting the case of a migrant worker who was fired by an employer after lodging a complaint with the labor department.
Japan: Most popular company for job seekers
Akky Akimoto from Asiajin quotes a research that shows Google being the most popular company for Japanese job seekers between age 25 to 34.
Old Revolutionaries on the Present Upsurge of Worker Action in China
China Study Group translated a petition statement jointly signed by a number of old revolutionaries on the recent labour strikes in China. The statement addresses to the CCP, People's Congress, the State Council, compatriots throughout China, and all Media Outlets.
Fiji: Tackling the land tenure issue
Because of its ties to ethnicity, culture and a growing import food bill, land tenure is one of Fiji’s most pressing problems. The government will soon attempt to reform the country’s land tenure system, which has largely remained untouched since the mid-1970s.
China: Post 80s rural worker
A recent wave of labour strike in China has attracted local and foreign media's attention. While local media has been harmonized by the propaganda department in order to stop workers from copying each others’ spontaneous protests, foreign media, such as The New York Times, believe that it is a beginning...
Indonesia: When women control their own investments
Kick-starting a conversation on female entrepreneurship, courage and investments with our partner site Conversations for a Better World, Carolina shares an example from Indonesia.
Macedonia: Programmers’ Salaries
Instant Expert writes [MKD] about monthly salaries of software developers in Macedonia: from juniors (EUR 200), to analysts (EUR 350), to seniors (EUR 500+), to “rock stars” (EUR 1000+%). Ping.mk user miopa disagreed [MKD], saying that the figures for seniors are underestimated, suspecting a hidden agenda to persuade programmers to...
Philippines: The Life of a Labor Leader
Tonyo Cruz reviews Ka Bel: The Life and Struggle of Crispin Beltran, a new 156-page biography of the prominent Filipino labor leader by Ina Alleco R. Silverio.