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Stories about Labor

17 January 2015

Colombia's New Minimum Wage Generates Minimum Enthusiasm

On December 30, 2014, Colombia's government raised the minimum wage by 4.6 percent to 644,350 Colombian pesos ($273). On social media, the disappointment of many has been palpable.

9 January 2015

Should Prisoners Enjoy Full Labor Rights?

The Bridge

Prison inmates in Argentina now have full protection under the country's labor laws. Laura Schneider tries to wrap her head around the issue.

7 January 2015

Protests Against Peru's Labour Law Multiply, But Government Holds Firm

Some 20,000 young people took to the streets of Lima on December 22 to oppose controversial labour legislation proposed by the Peruvian government.

2 January 2015

Activists Persecuted for Opposing Land-Grab-Driven Slavery in Mauritania

Dah Abeid and a few other human activists were arrested by the police in November and are now awaiting their trials.

24 December 2014

New Taxes in Macedonia Send Freelancers and Part-Time Workers Into the Streets

In a country where unemployment sits at nearly 29 percent, freelancing and working part-time is all that's available to many people.

30 November 2014

Solar Homes Helping to End ‘Power Discrimination’ in Bangladesh

45% of Bangladesh—mostly people living in rural areas—is without electricity access. The Solar Home System Project is revolutionizing that imbalance.

5 November 2014

Uzbekistan's Controversial Cotton Harvest ‘Feeds the Regime, not Citizens’

Another violent and exploitative cotton season wraps up in Uzbekistan. The harvest's front line, from teachers and schoolchildren to doctors and nurses, will be the last to see the profits.

Are Employee Transportation Allowances the Cause of Japan's Commuter Hell?

Many employers in Japan's affluent and densely populated Pacific Seaboard axis stretching between Tokyo and Osaka subsidize the substantial cost of train and bus tickets for regular, full-time employees.

29 October 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

27 October 2014

Off-Field Drama in West Indies Cricket Strike Heats Up Online Discussion

The West Indies' 2014 tour to India has been cancelled, thanks to a players' strike. Could this be the beginning of the end of West Indies cricket?

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