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Philippines Labor Blacklist Spans 41 Countries

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines government announced Wednesday that Philippine workers will be banned from working in the following countries which do not provide satisfactory protections against labor abuse. 1. Afghanistan 2. Antigua and Barbuda 3. Barbados 4. Cambodia 5. Cayman Islands 6. Chad 7. Croatia 8. Cuba 9. North Korea 10. Dominica 11. East Timor/Timor Leste 12. […]

Philippines Bars Citizens From Working in 41 Countries

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines says it will ban its citizens from working in 41 countries where satisfactory safeguards against labor abuse do not exist. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Wednesday that relatively few workers will be affected because none of the 41 countries accepts large numbers of Filipino workers. As many as 10 percent of […]

Bodies of Indian Divers Recovered in Iran Oil Field

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says it has recovered the bodies of six Indian divers who were trapped underwater when their support boat sank in an Iranian oil field in the Persian Gulf. Iran said rescue workers saved 60 of the 73 people on board the ship after it sank Thursday. Iran says it found the bodies of six […]

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New Report Redefines China’s Massive Migrant Workforce

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new Hong Kong study says young people in China’s 200 million-strong migrant workforce are better educated, more knowledgeable than ever and willing to strike for better pay. The report Tuesday by the non-governmental China Labor Bulletin, which advocates for strengthening worker rights, also said that tens of millions of young rural Chinese migrants are […]

New Report Redefines China’s Massive Migrant Workforce

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A new Hong Kong study says young people in China’s 200 million-strong migrant workforce are better educated, more knowledgeable than ever and willing to strike for better pay. The report Tuesday by the non-governmental China Labor Bulletin, which advocates for strengthening worker rights, also said that tens of millions of young rural Chinese migrants are […]

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GM, UAW Agree on New Contract

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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General Motors Company and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract late Friday in Detroit, Michigan. Details of the settlement are being withheld, pending a review meeting with local union leaders and ratification by rank-and-file workers. The UAW’s old agreement expired Wednesday, but the union was barred from […]

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New Hopes, Protections for Domestic Workers

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s domestic workers could soon have better working conditions under a landmark convention. Delegates at the International Labor Conference in Geneva Thursday adopted a treaty protecting domestic workers’ rights. If approved by member states, it will give domestic workers many of the same basic rights already available to other workers, including reasonable work hours, […]

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