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· April, 2013

Stories about Labor from April, 2013

25 April 2013

Hundreds Killed and Trapped in Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

Yet another factory disaster in Bangladesh, this time a nine story building collapsed killing more than 142 and injuring close to a thousand people. Many more are still trapped, and...

24 April 2013

Japan's Cherry Blossom Tradition Tests Rookie Employees

Among the thousands of people that fill Japan's parks every spring to picnic under the delicate pink cherry blossoms are young professionals sent by their bosses to reserve a spot...

22 April 2013

Migrant Workers Shooting in Greece Sets Off #BloodStrawberries Boycott

After supervisors shot and injured more than 30 undocumented migrant workers from Bangladesh in the strawberry farms of Nea Manolada for demanding months of owed wages, netizens launched an international...

Video: Meet the New Greek Diaspora

Chronicles of the Unemployed in Greece

18 April 2013

Brazil Accused of Spying on Belo Monte Dam Opponents

An activist collective opposed to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in northern Brazil uncovered a spy among its members who confessed to infiltrating the the group...

15 April 2013

Construction Project Fuels Sex and Violence in Brazilian Amazon

Sex and violence are a part of life in the small Brazilian fishing town of Jaci Parana, where police struggle to keep up with crime as a nearby hydroelectric construction...

11 April 2013

Pediatricians Strike in Russian Republic of Udmurtia

RuNet Echo

Starting in early March, Andrey Konoval, an Izhevsk-based journalist, activist, and former deputy, has written over 20 blog posts covering the ongoing battle of local pediatricians against Udmurtia's health ministry.

5 April 2013

Campaign Tackles Migrant Worker Exploitation in Lebanon

Seven NGOs in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs have recently launched the “Fi Chi Ghalat” (Something is Wrong) campaign, denouncing Lebanon's controversial Kafala (sponsorship) System through which all...

4 April 2013

Towards Better Support for French Entrepreneurs in 2013

Excerpt: In 2013, the spotlight is on innovation and entrepreneurship in France. But before putting the tools in place, the entrepreneurs had to have their say, to ensure that the...

Hong Kong Dock Workers Strike Against Long Hours, Low Pay

A strike by Hong Kong dock workers demanding a pay raise and protesting arduous working conditions is delivering a costly blow to the city's port operators and winning widespread sympathy...

3 April 2013

Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets Break Journalist Protest in Togo

On March 14, 2013, security forces violently broke up a sit-in by private sector journalists in Togo. The journalists were protesting the new dispositions of the Organic Law which mean...

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