· September, 2013

Stories about Labor from September, 2013

Why Indonesia Should Not Raise its Minimum Wage

  30 September 2013

Rocky Intan explains why a minimum wage hike in Indonesia will harm the country's economy: National and local leaders should resist pressure by some union leaders for an increase in the minimum wage. The increase has not been in line with inflation, unlike what the protesters claim. Moreover, the raise...

Russia’s Hunger Games

RuNet Echo  27 September 2013

There are two hunger strikes in Russia today, one by a famous Pussy Riot member and another by a mothers' group. What do the different receptions online say about Russia?

A Positive Example of Community Farming in Mozambique

  16 September 2013

A positive example of a farming, savings and literacy community project in Mozambique was highlighted in the blog of the NGO Justiça Ambiental (Environmental Justice) following their visit to the community of Nacoma, about 83 km from the northern city of Nampula last July. Justiça Ambiental learned about the association's good practices...

Hong Kong: More Restriction Imposed on Domestic Maids

  5 September 2013

The Hong Kong government has imposed further restriction on the domestic maids and made it harder for them to quit their contract and change job. Tom Grundy pointed out that the new policy will entrap domestic workers to abusive employers.

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