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· August, 2012

Stories about Labor from August, 2012

21 August 2012

Guyana: Social Media Plays Role in Linden Solidarity Protests

The protests in Linden have spawned other protests in solidarity, both in Guyana and overseas - and social media, in the form of blogs, online videos and Facebook - have...

South Africa: ‘Apartheid Era’ Police Brutality at Mine Massacre

"16th of August 2012 will go down in South African history as the new Sharpeville. 45 dead because police and the South African government cannot handle an independent union movement."...

17 August 2012

Italy: Uncertain Future for Polluting Ilva Steel Plant – and its 12,000 Employees

Europe's biggest steel plant in Taranto, Italy, has been put under judicial seizure: the last chapter of a complex struggle involving high environmental risks and occupational issues. Along with street...

15 August 2012

China: International Scholars Call on Guangdong Government to Stop Repression against Labor NGOs

Is China's Africa Policy Failing?

The news of a Chinese mining boss being allegedly killed by striking workers in Zambia has caught Chinese netizens' attention, prompting them to compare the working conditions in both countries...

10 August 2012

Zambia: Chinese Mining Boss Allegedly Killed by Striking Workers

The tragic death of a Chinese supervisor at a coal mine in southern Zambia allegedly at the hands of striking workers demanding the implementation of the new minimum wage policy...

8 August 2012

Mauritania: Bribery and String-Pulling, Made in China

"The Chinese accused of bribing escaped any legal pursuit. What matters is, as far as I know, that he is the first civil servant to report a bribery case in...

Egypt: Social Justice for All

6 August 2012

South Korea: Mass Firing of TV Writers from Investigative Program

Although an unprecedentedly long strike by workers from South Korea's largest TV network, MBC, officially ended in mid-July, complaints and anger has yet again resurfaced after the network fired every...

1 August 2012

Tanzania: Teachers’ Strike De-stabilizes the Nation

Teachers in Tannzania have been on a strike to urge the government to pay their unpaid dues and to improve their benefit and salaries. The strike followed, after the Teacher's...

Mauritania: Mining Workers Protest ‘New Kind of Slavery’

More than 2,300 laborers are protesting in the Mauritanian northern mining city of Zouerat, which has led to complete paralysis at some ten National Mining and Industrial Company sites, in...

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