· February, 2012

Stories about Labor from February, 2012

Chile: Aysen Region Social Movement Gains Strength

  18 February 2012

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 Patagonia after locals held a series of protests calling for better quality of life and lower living costs.

Zambia: Netizens Weigh in on Labour Minister, Chinese Quarrel

  6 February 2012

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 the mining region of the Copperbelt and the Chinese ambassador to Zambia.

Cambodia: Mass Fainting in Garment Factories

  2 February 2012

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 conditions in garment factories which caused thousands of workers to faint in their workplaces