Stories about Labor from July, 2013
Asylum Seekers in Germany: Integration or Slavery?
Asylum seekers will carry luggage at a train station in Gmünder, Germany for €1.05 an hour if a proposed integration project is passed.
Bogus Doctors Apply for Qatar Hospitals
Group Qatari blog Doha News reports: Some 66 percent of job applicants for nursing positions at state hospitals last year were found to have forged their educational qualifications, the Supreme Council of Health has said. Some 13 percent of people applying for jobs as doctors and 21 percent up for...
PHOTO: Fishing in the Polluted Waters of Manila Bay
A fisherman at work on the polluted waters of Manila Bay against the backdrop of the Manila skyline. According to government statistics, fisherfolk comprise the poorest sector in the Philippines
Has Alexey Navalny Really Changed Russian Politics?
If convicted activist and Moscow mayoral candidate Navalny has in fact rejuvenated Russian politics, what does that look like online, where his support base is supposedly strongest?
Russian Blood on the Asphalt, Armenian Hands on the Wheel
A fatal bus crash that killed 18 has heightened anti-immigrant tensions in Russia.
Garment Factory Map in Cambodia
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights has launched a map of garment factories in Cambodia. The map provides details of each factory including location, nationality of the owner, and number of employees. There are at least 558 garment factories in Cambodia which produce and supply garments to major international brands...
Caring For The Migrant Workers in Maldives
Amira at Mindblur comments: The population of the Maldives is a little over 300,000 people and we employee over 100,000 expatriate workers mainly in menial jobs in the construction industry, as housemaids, cleaners, helpers in various places, etc. This high proportion of the population would mean the Government should put...
Caribbean: Encouraging Innovators?
How innovative is the Caribbean? Using the criteria of The Global Innovation Index, ICT Pulse takes a look.
Former Fukushima Plant Manager Passes Away
Masao Yoshida, the manager at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant at the time of the accident in Japan, died on July 9, 2013. He had esophageal cancer. Many people expressed condolences on social media, and EX-SKF blog translated more details on Yoshida's unfulfilled dream to speak for workers and stabilize the...
Fishermen Organize First Migrant Workers’ Union in Taiwan
The first migrant workers' union was formed on May 25, 2013 in Taiwan to improve foreign fishermen's working conditions.
Economics Behind Colombia's Peasant Revolt
The agrarian problem explains the restlessness and open rebellion of the peasantry against the neo-liberal economic policies and the growing encroachments of rentier capitalism. In Cuadernos Colombianos, a blog from The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Nazih Richani explains the motives behind a massive peasant mobilization in Catatumbo, North...
Eastern Europeans to Boost UK IT Industry
The UK labour movement restrictions placed several years ago to prevent migrants from Romania and Bulgaria from moving permanently and seeking employment in the UK will be lifted on January 1, 2014. Some predict large migrations of workers from these two countries, among the poorest in the European Union, while...