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· February, 2011

Stories about Labor from February, 2011

Singapore: Runaway maids

Flying Low reacts to the news about the increasing number of runaway maids in Singapore.

Singapore: “Flawed” immigration policy

Sgpolitics.net comments about the ‘flawed’ immigration policy of the Singapore government which favors the hiring of more foreign workers at the expense of its local workforce.

South Korea: Taxi Drivers Protesting Against High Gasoline Price

Twitter @ekctu posted a dramatic photo of hundreds of taxis occupying the road. The taxi drivers parked their cars on the road today in Seoul as a sign of protest against the government's decision to raise LPG gas price.

Russia: Photos From Coal Miners’ Towns in Perm Region

Alexander Belenkiy (LJ user macos) posts photos (RUS) taken in the neglected – but not yet fully deserted – coal miners’ towns in Perm region, where the first mine appeared...

China: Apple's new supplier responsibility report

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times brings the readers’ attention to Apple company's new supplier responsibility report. The company pledges greater cooperation with Chinese NGOs in the future in the...

Brazil: Journalist's dismissal causes outrage

Journalist Aguirre Peixoto's dismissal from the Brazilian newspaper A Tarde caused outrage among bloggers and journalists [pt]: Peixoto's reports on the environmental damage caused by a new development to the...

Malaysia: Unemployed college graduates

Greg Lopez, writing for the New Mandala, tackles the issue of unemployment among college graduates in Malaysia.

Egypt: A List of Demands from Tahrir Square

A list of demands from the protesters at Tahrir Square is being circulated online today, the 17th day of massive demonstrations across Egypt calling for the overthrow of the Mubarak...

Egypt: Strike! Strike! Strike!

Hundreds of thousands of workers have gone on strike across Egypt today, and more are threatening to join the action tomorrow. Reports of strikes started making their way online yesterday,...

South Korea: Backlash After '30 Minute’ Pizza Delivery Death

A popular Domino's Pizza marketing strategy promising pizza delivery within 30 minutes of an order has met with a public backlash in South Korea, following the deaths of several young...

S.Korean net users mourn over the death of a struggling movie writer

South Korean net users commemorated the death of Choi Go-eun, a movie writer who died from chronic disease after battling with the poverty and huger with earning less than minimum...

South Korea: Protests Against 30 Minutes Pizza Delivery System

Korean net users have filed an online petition[ko] urging big pizza chains to halt their 30 minutes delivery system which have cost several young lives and injured numerous delivery people,...

Brazil: “Fat” teachers rejected from schools

Ricardo Kotscho asks himself [pt] “why fat people cannot teach”, after five teachers were rejected on medical examination to teach in Brazilian state schools because of their obesity.

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