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· March, 2011

Stories about Labor from March, 2011

Saudi Arabia: King Promises Saudis More Money

More money was promised to Saudis today, following an address by King Abdulla to the nation. In a short address, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques thanked clerics, writers...

The Plights of Pakistani Workers in Bahrain Protests

Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts reports on xenophobic attacks on Pakistani workers in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain, by protesters who had laid siege to this complex.

Bangladeshi Workers Evacuated From Libya Faces Uncertain Future

Tasfiyah Jalil at BRAC Blog reports about the plights of the Bangladeshi workers evacuated from Libya, who had supposedly escaped death and endured weeks of near-starvation and now find themselves...

Myanmar: Strike at shoe factory

The Democratic Voice of Burma has a report on the strike staged by 1,500 workers of a shoe factory in Myanmar. Workers reportedly earn only $US0.70 for a 12-hour day.

Portugal: A Protest Generation, Foolish and Scraping By

Hostilities have commenced: today the “Scraping-by Generation” goes to the streets in Portugal and beyond, protesting that 23% of young people are unemployed and hundreds of thousands are underemployed or...

Vietnam: Street vendors

Vietnam720 posts pictures of street vendors in Vietnam.

South Korea: Battling Against Foreign Finance's Encroachment

Korea Exchange Bank employees and civil rights activists have taken to the streets of Seoul to protest against the encroachment of foreign finance on Korean financial turf. Korean net users...

USA: Protests in Support of Labor Rights (Videos)

Across the United States words of solidarity for workers rights and concerns about a union-busting wave are circulating through popular social media sites.

Russia: “Tutor/Nanny/Friend/Plaything”

English Man In Moscow, who seeks to be hired as a tutor by an affluent Russian family with kids, writes about a recent 3-hour “‘trial’ lesson” that he gave to...

Lebanon: Protests Against Sectarian Regime

More than 2,500 Lebanese citizens marched last Sunday (February 27, 2011) in the capital Beirut against the sectarian system which they think is the reason of the country's problems. Here's...

South Korea: Tweet Petitions Filed to Defend Trade Unionist at Risk of Being Deported

The Amnesty International Korea bureau has filed tweet petitions against the Korean Justice department's decision to deport Michel Catuira, the president of the Seoul-Gyeonggi-Incheon Migrants’ Trade Union (MTU). (Read more...

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