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· May, 2008

Stories about Labor from May, 2008

Hong Kong: Minimum Allowable Wage for foreign maids

Filipino blogger Kapet's Yosi clarifies the myth that the foreign maid's salary in Hong Kong is one of the highest in the world. Many Filipinos are domestic helpers in Hong...

Jamaica: The Right Answer

Francis Wade says that there are four types of information available in Jamaica – and only one of them counts.

Bangladesh: Bangla Blogs remember May Day

This week, the Bangla blog world buzzed with essays and analysis regarding May 1st, remembered the world over as International Workers’ Day or Labor Day. There was disappointment amongst many...

Bangladesh: ration for workers vs. profit sharing

The knitwear industry of Bangladesh is going to increase salary for the workers and it is also thinking of introducing food rations for the workers to overcome the present price...

Middle East: Police Meet Workers on May 1

May Day is the day workers around the world rally for better working conditions and higher wages. In the Middle East, bloggers mark the day with posts and photographs reporting...

Mozambique: Not much to celebrate on the Workers’ Day

“Right on May 1st, between going to the march with banners saying “the best for workers”, knowing that he is speaker is the boss who pays badly and sometimes is...

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned in the Office

Have you ever found yourself working late in the office? From Saudi Arabia, Ar6abon [Ar] shares with us this fascinating story about how he was locked up in his office...

Morocco: Rage and sadness at this weekend's Casablanca factory fires

This weekend saw two deadly fires, one in a mattress and another in a textile factory, break out in Morocco's economic capital, Casablanca. Dozens of people died from asphyxia after...

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