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· October, 2011

Stories about Labor from October, 2011

24 October 2011

Colombia: Workers and Students Take to the Streets in Protest

Public sector workers and university students have hit the streets of Colombia to express their dissatisfaction. Cati Restrepo explores some of their concerns.

23 October 2011

Coworking Spaces and Nomad Workers in Japan

Coworking is a growing worldwide movement, and Japan is no exception. Surprising to see in a culture where the idea of physically being in the office at all hours is...

20 October 2011

Chile: Transsexuals Demand a Place in Postponed Anti-Discrimination Law

An anti-discrimination law is up for vote in Chile. It would ban any prejudice based on race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and more. Although it offers new protection to...

North Koreans in Mongolia Working Under Miserable Conditions

13 October 2011

Chile: Calls for Government Action One Year Since Rescue of ‘the 33′

Chileans today remembered the incredible rescue one year ago of 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days. Twitter users are calling upon the government to reignite the spirit of that...

Ethiopia: Netizens Take Campaign for Shweya Mullah Online

A social media campaign for justice is raging amongst Ethiopians online after a CNN journalist, Dan Rivers, revealed the horrifying abuse of Shweyga Mullah who was brutally injured after the...

4 October 2011

China: Student Interns Or Cheap Labourers?

To tackle the labour shortage emerging in China, the government has started encouraging privately run institutes to expand vocational schools. Student labourers enrolled in the so-called “factory in front, school...

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