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· July, 2011

Stories about Labor from July, 2011

Chile: Starbucks Employees on Hunger Strike

In Chile, a cup of coffee at Starbucks costs more than the baristas’ wages for one hour of work. This is what the 3 union leaders [es] on hunger strike...

Trinidad & Tobago: National Strike on the Horizon?

Caribbean Journal reports that Trinidad and Tobago may soon be facing a national strike.

Cambodia: #camlabor hashtag

Cambodians tweeting about migration, labour and trafficking issues in Cambodia are urged to use the #camlabor hashtag

Philippines: Photos of fishing village

Art Radar Asia features the photo exhibit of Wahoo Guerrero about the lives of fisherfolk in a coastal village in the Philippines.

Factory Closing in South China

Steve Dickinson from China Law Blog explains that the factory closing phenomena in South China is part of the government's plan to upgrade the manufacturing sector.

Singapore: Manager is now a taxi driver

Singapore-Lighthouse reacts to the story about a manager who became a taxi driver in Singapore and links it to the rising unemployment problem in the city state.

Laos: Vientiane Career Fair

Photos of the Vientiane Career Fair in Laos which took place this month have been uploaded on Facebook.

Uzbekistan: World-known brands to denounce child labor

Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Eileen Fisher, Nautica, Gear for Sports, The Jones Group, Liz Claiborne and Nike are among the first companies to sign a pledge boycotting the use of Uzbekistan-sourced cotton...

Ukraine: Why Volunteer?

Linda Norris of The Uncataloged Museum discusses how Ukrainians do volunteer work and why.

South Korea: Skin Problems Occurred by Tear Gas Solution

More than seven thousand protesters clashed with the police on July 10 in a rally against unfair layoffs at Hanjin Heavy Industries. The Wiki Tree site consolidated photos of protesters...

Indonesia: Rage Over Death of Maid in Saudi

Indonesians reacted strongly when it was reported that Ruyati, 54, a migrant worker from West Java, was beheaded in Saudi Arabia last month. The woman was found guilty of killing...

Brazil: Report Reveals Unsustainable Practices of Biofuel Industry

Though biofuel has been acclaimed as the best exit for the world’s struggle for energy resource and a 'green' alternative which can reduce carbon emission, a recent study by the...

Hungary: Public Media Job Cuts

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the staff cuts at the three Hungarian public media outlets: “My understanding is that the two television stations [MTV and Dune TV] and Magyar Rádió have...

Chile: Former Presidential Candidate Accused of ‘Enslaving’ Employees

Chilean television network Canal 13 has aired a documentary in its program 'Contacto' in which they denounce the bad conditions in which Paraguayan immigrants work in former presidential candidate Francisco...

Ukraine: Pension Reform; Multiple Voting by MPs

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's pension reform, which was passed by the parliament yesterday, highlighting the “breathaking arrogance” and disrespect for law by the people who run the country: “248...

Russia: Orenburg Migrant Workers

On OpenDemocracy.net, Elena Strelnikova writes about Central Asian migrant workers of Orenburg, Russia.

Argentina: President Signs Decree to Ban Sex Ads in Newspapers

“President Cristina Kirchner signed a decree banning the publication of sex ads in local newspapers”, The Argentine Post reports, and adds: “banning the publication of sex ads may do little...

East Timor: Urging Proper Investigation on Child Labor

After recording a short video titled ‘Possible Child Labor with Timor Leste Heavy Oil Mega Project‘, Josh Trindade, a Timorese sociologist, says UNICEF and ILO should conduct a “proper investigation”....

South Korea:Hanjin Labor Workers’ Struggle Intensifies

As clashes between Hanjin Heavy Industries and its labor workers have continue to intensify, more net users have joined online protests by posting and retweeting photos of violent clampdowns. Jae...

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