Stories about Labor from September, 2010
Cuba: “En Practica”
In the wake of massive public sector layoffs, how exactly are the rules for proposed self-employment going to work? Generation Y says: “Like a repertoire of destitution and dependency, this enumeration of private work seems more in tune with a feudal village than a 21st century country”, while El Yuma...
Singapore: Minimum Wage Debate
Should the Singapore government impose a minimum wage policy? Hong Kong’s recent decision to adopt a minimum wage policy has sparked a debate in Singapore as to whether the prosperous city state should also fix the minimum wage of workers.
Ecuador: Former Football Referee Caught Smuggling Heroin to United States
Ecuadorians are devastated and surprised by news about one of their citizens: this past week, football referee Byron Moreno Ruales was caught trying to smuggle 6 kilos of heroin strapped to his body through the JFK international airport in New York City.
Malaysia: Historic labor town
EngageMedia uploads a video about Batu Arang, a small town in Malaysia which was the site of numerous historic labor actions in the country.
China: Rights to strike
The past year has seen a growing number of Chinese laborers fighting for their rights in incidents from across the country; a recent move by Chinese workers to go on strike in Russia has raised questions on both sides of the border.
China: Shanghai’s 7 Social Classes
Baoru from CNReviews translated an article from JFDaily on Shanghai's 7 social class.
Brazil: Jornal do Brasil Quits Print and Goes Online
Jornal do Brasil (JB), one of the country's oldest and most symbolical newspapers, gave up its printed edition in the end of August and is now distributed exclusively online. Bloggers are talking about JB's rise and fall, telling episodes of its history and discussing the future of media.
Bangladesh: The Plight Of Migrant Workers
Rubayat Ahsan at E-Bangladesh demands that the Bangladeshi government should investigate the deaths of more than eight thousand migrant workers in last five years.
Indigenous People and Mines in Canada
The Indigenous community in North America share many similar challenges with many citizens of the developing world. Poverty is endemic even though their territories are often rich in natural resources. Bloggers weigh in on the latest resource controversy: