Stories about Labor
29 May 2015
About 90 percent of the workforce in the factory are contractuals or temporary workers. The striking workers were violently dispersed by goons reportedly hired by the company.
28 May 2015
Like thousands of other children in Balochistan's capital city Quetta, 12 year-old Jummah and 11 year-old Razzaq are forced into child labor because of extreme poverty.
26 May 2015
An initial probe reveals that the factory violated several occupational health and safety standards, despite the government's assurances to the contrary.
21 May 2015
The April 2015 employment rate of 96.7 percent for new post-secondary graduates has surpassed the 2008 employment rate, just prior to the start of the long global economic downturn.
18 May 2015
In light of the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, Venezuelans are crossing the border to work in Brazil and then return home with their earnings.
17 May 2015
Along Morocco’s Border With a Spanish Enclave, Women Shoulder Twice Their Weight ‘to Earn a Morsel of Bread’
These women carry loads of 100-200 lbs for the chance to earn $5 per day across the border from Spain's Ceuta to Morocco.
9 May 2015
Some Filipinos in Thailand criticized the deportation: "Offensive, hateful and downright irresponsible as [the remarks] are, they were not criminal."
8 May 2015
3 May 2015
Tens of thousands of workers across the region trooped to the streets to demand higher wages, benefits, and other improvements amid rising living costs.
2 May 2015
1 May 2015
27 April 2015
More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.
26 April 2015
The driver strike in Balochistan has caused significance inconvenience to the commuters of Quetta, especially those living in the Sariab area of the city. Where do politicians go from here?
25 April 2015
The so-called Arab Spring gave Tunisia international name recognition. Now Tunisia wants to be known for something else — its olive oil.
24 April 2015
The Philippine Consulate General responded, saying "discrimination should have no place in any society, most especially Hong Kong." Migrant domestic workers protested outside Regina Ip's office.
23 April 2015
8 April 2015
"We poor, desperate Tajiks die on the way to state borders, in the streets and bazaars, on building sites and other dirty places. Alas, no-one takes care of us."
3 April 2015
Social media users have not been kind to an article in Japan Times titled "Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan" explaining the difficulties Western men face.