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· February, 2012

Stories about Labor from February, 2012

Tunisia: Police Use Tear Gas and Batons to Disperse Labor Union Protest

Police used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters showing support to the Tunisian General Union for Labour (known by its French acronym UGTT), in the capital Tunis, yesterday (February...

Egypt: Finding a job you enjoy?

Egyptian blogger Cinderella Nabil blogs [ar] about her refusal in accepting any job just for the money.

Chile: Aysen Region Social Movement Gains Strength

Last year, the Aysen Region was on the national spotlight due to the controversial dam project Hydroaysén. Today people are once again paying attention to this region in the Chilean...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Job Letter

Perhaps the best (or worst!) recommendation letter ever – diaspora blogger CunningLinguist shares.

Kazakhstan: Uzbek labor migrants survival

Camilla tells the story of Uzbek labor migrants in Kazakhstan, who were illegally trafficked – apparently, via channels, supervised by the officials – to work as slaves.

Germany, France: Disparities in Policies Regarding the Integration of Foreign Students

Elsa Doladille writes  [fr] on the Educators Without Borders blog : ” While the Guéant Bill in France aims at toughening the conditions for foreign students to obtain a work permit,  Germany encourages...

Italy: More Protests Against Austerity and Information Deficit

The austerity measures being implemented in EU countries are still drawing popular opposition. Especially in a country like Italy, already strained by years of government mismanagement and budget issues --...

Zambia: Netizens Weigh in on Labour Minister, Chinese Quarrel

This is a roundup of reactions from Zambian netizens following a public quarrel involving the Labour Minister Chishimba Kambwili, the Chief Medical Officer of the Chinese-run Sino-Zam Friendly Hospital in...

Cambodia: Mass Fainting in Garment Factories

Cambodia’s first ever People’s Tribunal on Minimum Living Wage and Decent Working Conditions for garment workers will take place next week which will tackle, among other things, the poor working...

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