Archive for ChileLabor

Amidst Inequality, Chile Inches Towards Closing the Gender Gap

by Elizabeth Trovall thumbnail photo by Francisco Osoro In efforts to measure and track gender inequality across the globe, the World Economic Forum released its annual study that measures the gender gap in 142 countries around [...]

Chile Education Reform: World Bank says Chile needs better Teachers

(thumbnail photo by Shannon Suetos) The World Bank has weighed in on the topic of elementary education in Chile.  Their report Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin American and Caribbean looks at public grade [...]

How to Find work in Chile

Editor’s note: After you read about how to find work here in Chile, look at “The Avocado Republic of Chile, because it’s too Cold to Grow Bananas,”  Chile’s ultimate tour guide. Laugh-out-loud funny and insightful.  American writer, [...]

Walmart Labour Troubles Continue in Chile

Radio Chile reports that the strike discussed last week by the workers of Walmart Chile has in fact started at their stores called “Acuenta”.  (The video above is from a demonstration shot by the Walmart workers [...]

Walmart Backs Down in Chile

El Mercurio reported this weekend that they would delete from the DICOM system the accounts of certain credit card holders whose debt had been reported to DICOM.  (DICOM in Chile the credit reporting agency owner by [...]

Starbuck Workers on Hunger Strike

Today’s El Mercurio newspaper reports that some of Starbuck’s workers here in Chile have gone on a hunger strike because the company has not given in to their demands after 18 days of strike.  The workers want [...]

Walmart Workers perhaps will go on Strike in Chile

According to web site site Terra.cl , Walmart workers here in Chile are on alert because they could go on strike next week.  Their union leadership says Walmart has refused to negotiate with the union which actually represents the [...]

Starbucks on Strike

In the USA Starbucks is known to be a worker-friendly company whose coffee stewards, called “barristas”, are given health insurance says their CEO Howard Shultz in an interview on the American television show 60 Minutes.  But [...]