Global Spotlight on Labor: Editor's Picks

Collection with 12 media items created by Transterra Editor

09 Jan 2014 16:00

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Sulfur Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia 3
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Jan 2011

Many of the miners have no protective clothing. A few have basic masks, most rely on little more than a T-shirt gripped in their teeth.

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 3
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
20 Jan 2013

A "Pallaquera" (a woman who selects stones from the mine dumps looking for gold) is pictured at work in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.

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Bitter Oranges - African Migrant Work...
Rosarno, Italy
By Carolincik
29 Jul 2013

The living conditions of the African migrant workers are horrendous. During the winter months, when thousands arrive in the hope to find work, slum cities develop. The conditions in the squalid camps are similar to those in war zones one of the rare doctors who visit the slums tells us. In many of the makeshift camps there is no running water or electricity. Some of the camps are controlled by the mafia, and people are forced to pay for services they often never receive.

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Ship-breaking yards (3 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Workers at the ship-breaking yards in Bangladeshi town of Sitakund use rope in order to dismantle a ship. The employees are exposed to tough working conditions with little labour rights.

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Pottery Workshop In Gaza City (3 of 12)
Gaza City
By AhmedDeeb
06 Jun 2013

A boy loads clay pots into storage rooms in a pottery factory, which has been a source of income and pride for the Attallah family for generations. Gaza Strip, June, 2013.

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Viome 14
Thessaloniki
By Michele Lapini
29 May 2013

The workers of Vio.Me., a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners, have been unpaid since May 2011. By decision of their general assembly they have decided to occupy the factory and operate it under direct democratic workers’ control. After a year-long struggle that has attracted attention and solidarity in Greece and worldwide, they are kick-starting production on February 12, 2013, after 3 days of intense mobilization.

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Oysters in Normandy 6
Normandy,France
By Ferran Garcia
20 Dec 2013

A oyster farmer walk among the oysters tables under the inclemency of rain and wind. Blainville sur Mer, Normandy, France.

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Manual Labour
Yenagoa, Nigeria
By Preditor Push
08 May 2013

A woman chopping down cassava plants from the proposed site of the 1st Film school In Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria

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Bricks of Bangladesh (7 of 24)
Bandarban, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
08 Jan 2013

The government was supposed to stop issuing licenses to traditional kilns by September 2012, but most brick fields are still using old methods that continue to pollute the environment. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Bandarban, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (10 of 24)
Savar, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
08 Feb 2013

Improving the situation in the brick-making industry would be an important step for Bangladesh in the country's efforts to enhance human development. Big improvements have been made during the past decades: between 2000 and 2010, the number of people living in poverty declined from 63 million to 47 million. Savar, Bangladesh. January 2013. View the full collection here: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1201

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Bricks of Bangladesh (22 of 24)
Bandarban, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
08 Jan 2013

Conditions at the fields are tough. The brick-making generates a lot of dust, which affects everyone working at the site as well as people living nearby. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Bandarban, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Migrant Workers of Lebanon 2
Beirut, Lebanon
By Osie Greenway
31 Dec 2013

Masaret, 28, sits in the room provided for her by the old couple she works with. Though she desperately misses her family, she has grown to love the couple she has lived with for more than seven years, and is grateful to have the opportunity to put her late sister's two children through school, and be able provide them housing and clothes. She sends nearly all of her money home to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, every month.