Stories about Labor from December, 2010
Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's economic and financial relations with China.
From Saudi Arabia, Mustafa Hussain tweets (Ar): “Unemployment, corruption, tribalism, weak education curricula, state-owned media, full prisons, bad government services, oil which is not its own – all this and more in Saudi Arabia.”
As the character 暑 (sho) meaning ‘hot or heat' was chosen to represent the year 2010 at the annual ceremony in Kyoto, let's see a selection of “hot topics” that Global Voices covered this year.
Cloudywind writes about the need to improve the working conditions and benefits of toilet cleaners in Singapore
Observing that housing flats are getting smaller in Singapore, Blinkymummy is curious to know the sleeping room of house maids/helpers.
The verdict this month of a fine of USD 450,000 and several years in prison for one couple who ran a gold farm throughout 2007 has left those following the trial shocked, angered and wondering how something so common in China could suddenly be punished so heavily.
American Bedu, an American living in Saudi Arabia, shares with us her tips on what makes a good expatriate in Saudi Arabia.
Sleeping With Pengovsky posts an update on the pension reform in Slovenia.
@Matteush comments (UKR) on the Ukrainian segment of an Al Jazeera documentary (YouTube video, in Russian, with English subtitles) about inhumane working conditions all over the world, including the coal-mining region of Ukraine, Donbass.
Adamu at Mutantfrog reviews [en] the situation of the Japanese expats around the world.
Prof. Jack Qiu of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an advisor of SACOM, produced a video on the harsh working conditions at Foxconn, Deconstructing Foxconn.
Rashmi Singh at Kafila highlights the plights of the contract laborers who are constructing a new hostel building for Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.
At Desolation Travel, Jane Keeler writes about North Koreans in Russia.
Tofuunion at Japundit reports on the latest figures released by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry of Japan according to which “Japan’s population has shrunken since 2008 and continues to decrease at an accelerating rate”. According to the post, the government has been implementing a new immigration plan to cope...
Diário Liberdade (Daily Freedom, pt/gz), an anti-capitalist portal serving left-wing activist groups in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia and Portuguese-speaking countries, analyses its first ten months online.