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· June, 2007

Stories about Labor from June, 2007

17 June 2007

Korea: Labor Law and E-Land

Last November, the Korean government finally changed the law for irregular workers. To fight discrimination against irregular workers and despotism of companies, the most significant change was to force companies...

13 June 2007

Japan: The Disappearing Pension Accounts

For the past few weeks, pressure has been intensifying against the Japanese government over its apparent mismanagement of over 50 million public pension accounts belonging to millions of Japanese citizens....

China: Child labour debate

11 June 2007

Ukraine: Kyiv Street Cleaners Get a Raise

Kyiv street cleaners - all 6,000 of them - will be getting $400 a month from now on. This raise, city administration officials hope, will help hire 3,500 more people...

Arabeyes: Greedy Doctors, Cheating Spouses and Parliamentary Scuffles

Today's translation of Arabic blogs makes five stops: one each in Libya, Tunisia and Kuwait and two stops in Egypt to give us a gist of what some of the...

Jordan: Where Does Your Salary Go?

8 June 2007

Bahrain: Eat Shawarma at Your Peril!

Are there poor people in Bahrain or is the issue being blown out of proportion by those striving to plant the seeds of sectarianism in our society? Can Bahraini girls...

Iraq: Oil Workers on Strike

Israel: Anticipating End of Term

7 June 2007

Egypt: Banned Documentary, Cairo Metro Strike, Torture Trial and More

It's all happening in Egypt - from the release of jailed bloggers, to the trial of corrupt officers implicated in torture videos which are spreading like a bush on fire...

Iran:Statistics Do not Mean Anything

Iran:Students support jailed workers

Israel: First Day in the Army

6 June 2007

Poverty in Morocco, and a Moroccan Family Living in a Toilet

A major news article about a Moroccan family residing in a toilet sparks a discussion about poverty in Morocco. Jillian York reports from Anglophone blogs in Morocco.

4 June 2007

More on Moldovans in Italy

Lyndon Allin translates another blog comment about Moldovans living and working in Italy - this time by a commenter named Snejana: "…when I write about Moldova I get very emotional,...

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