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· January, 2013

Stories about Labor from January, 2013

25 January 2013

Mauritania: Workers March 700km for Justice

On January 5, a group of illegal or "Journalia" workers (temporary or seasonal), started a long march from the city of Zouerat in order to reach the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott....

23 January 2013

Guyana: Minimum Wage and Inflation

Decades-old Banned Song Inspires Many in Japan

The Annual New Year's Eve music show by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) intrigued many because of a performance by Akihiro Miwa. He sang Yoitomake no Uta (Song for the...

18 January 2013

‘Travelling with Nannies’ Proves Controversial in Brazil

A blog post with useful tips for families who travel with nannies raised controversy as the author's statements reflected a prejudiced view of domestic workers and deeper troubling issues in...

11 January 2013

Zonguldak Accident Draws Attention to Turkish Miners’ Plight

Eight miners were killed due to a gas leak on January 7, 2013. Zonguldak, the main mining city of Turkey, hits the headlines once again with this fatal mine accident....

5 January 2013

Ecuador: President Refuses to Inaugurate Wind Farm

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa preferred not to unveil the Villonaco wind farm, which he considered unfinished. Alison Martínez has local reactions from Loja.