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· September, 2013

Stories about Labor from September, 2013

Why Indonesia Should Not Raise its Minimum Wage

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...

Doctors in Panama Launch Strike Over Foreign Recruitment Law

Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.

Russia’s Hunger Games

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?

Is the Spanish Army Punishing Women Who Denounce Sexism?

What is the situation of women in the Spanish Army? Lourdes Sada reports.

90% of Madagascar Lives On Less Than Two Dollars a Day. Why?

This chapter of our analysis of the crisis in Madagascar discusses the under-covered causes of the economic decline of the island and the proposed solutions.

A Positive Example of Community Farming in Mozambique

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...

Hong Kong: Indonesian Maids Rally Against Abuse

Hong Kong: More Restriction Imposed on Domestic Maids

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...

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