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· May, 2012

Stories about Labor from May, 2012

Kazakhstan: Where Central Asia's Bread Comes From

China: Netizens Want Confucius to Return Home

A new visa policy was announced on May 17, 2012 by the U.S State Department which put the Confucius Institute under the spotlight in the Chinese blogosphere. Chinese netizens take...

Argentina: Controversy Surrounding Labour Conditions in Production of Yerba Mate

The Province of Misiones, where the famous Iguazú falls can be found, is the current subject of controversy because of the working conditions of yerba mate workers. The AFIP (Federal...

Video: How Societies Work – a Look at Unconventional Arrangements

The VJ Movement has partnered with the London School of Economics to bring us videos and stories that attempt to show how societies in conflict and crisis-affected areas across the...

China: Workers’ Culture on Weibo

Mayotte: Capsizing Boat Kills at Least 5 Economic Refugees

Portugal: Unemployment as the New ‘Thang’

China: Motor-Powered Breakfast Crepes

Thailand: Minimum Wage and Cost of Living

Kenya: To Pay or Not to #PayInterns?

Kenyan tweep @RobertAlai started a lively debate on Twitter on 14 May, 2012 about the need for companies to pay interns. He argued that using interns without pay is a...

Kenya: #PayInterns Trending

Bolivia: Protests Sweep Across the Country

A wave of protests are sweeping across Bolivia, affecting at least six of the largest regions of the country. Although conflicts are not initially linked to each other, they have...

May Day Videos: Marches, Demonstrations and Protests Around The World

Through cities around the globe, people took to the streets to march and commemorate the International Workers' Day. Videos by The Real News take us on a tour of how...

Colombia: Nationwide Demonstrations Mark May 1

Colombian workers took to the streets to commemorate May 1 and protest against the free trade agreement with the United States, the high rate of unemployment, low salaries compared to...

Colombia: Telework Law or Microsoft Law?

India: Photo Essay On Working Mothers

Panama Commemorates May 1 with Protests and Work

In Panama, the public holiday of Labour Day which falls on May 1 was moved to April 30 in order to give workers a long weekend. However, various labour unions...

Cuba: Nothing Changes on May Day

Today, Cuba marks May Day, an occasion that is strongly linked to the concept of labour empowerment, as workers from various towns march with their colleagues to Plaza de la...

May Day Marked Around the Arab World

May Day, or Labour Day, is commemorated in many Arab countries. In this post we look at some of the day's events this year: in Libya it became a national...

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