Stories about Labor from September, 2011
Tomyris reports that two members of an unregistered Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Society were detained by the authorities for photographing schoolchildren picking cotton in the country's southern province.
Foreign domestic workers constitute 3,763,000 total workforce in Hong Kong. However, their rights are very often neglected. “Open door” a support group for FDW posted an article addressing the situation at inmediahk.net.
In Bolivia, where unions are extensively formed by members of society, another group of workers have unionized: children. Bloggers and reporters try to put this delicate issue into context.
Brazilian blogger Beto Mafra shared [pt] videos and pictures of a demonstration of public school teachers in the state of Minas Gerais who after 101 days of strike, have chained themselves in front of the Palace of Liberty during a visit of the President Rousseff. The police later charged on...
Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated a NetEase story feature on Chinese people working in Africa on Chinese invested construction projects.
A community of enthusiastic young people in Beirut, The Migrant Workers Task Force, are working to support foreign domestic workers in Lebanon whose living and working conditions are often desperately unfair. Thalia Rahme reports.
Multibrand writes about the planned strike of Indonesian workers of PT Freeport, a mining company that produces the world's largest supply of Gold and Copper. The workers are demanding the compliance of the management's pledge to adjust wages.
Khairul Kuader at Bangla Rights tells how girls from Bangladeshi villages are being lured into prostitution in India offering them better jobs abroad.
Carlos Múnera quotes [es] a reader's comment calling owners and drivers of ‘chiva’ buses to use the Internet to communicate, share ideas and inform each other about policies that could affect their work. The reader indicates that he is currently creating a Facebook group for fans of these buses.
Setty asks: “Did Chile learn anything from the trapped miners?”, and argues that Chile apparently did learn something: “This year, only 14 died through July, well below trend. In fact, even if the same number again die by the end of the year, that would still make 2011 the least...