Workers' struggles in Asia (February 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) in February from the 11th to the 28th.

Sorted by country in alphabetical order.

Indonesia

14th: Activist demand prtoection for domestic workers.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/02/14/activists-demand-domestic-worker-law.html
23rd: Teachers strike in Central Java.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/02/23/teachers-strike-central-java-regency.html

Myanmar:

More on the strike in Yangon.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/982/
http://www.aliran.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1173:support-workers-demands-for-labour-rights-in-burma&catid=95:2010&Itemid=48
http://www.bwint.org/default.asp?Index=2523&Language=EN
http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=27618&t=Myanmar%3A+++Burmese+junta+cracks+down+on+garment+industry+strikes

North Korea

16th: In another food riot, this time on Kim Jong-Il's birthday, workers tried to rob a rice train. After one was shot dead by armed guards, the guards were in turn attacked with ploughs.
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/03/04/2010030400409.html

Philippines

15th: Casual employees of Makati City Hall protest their dismissal.
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/243661/retrenched-unpaid-employees-hold-makati-city-hall-protest
http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideMetro.htm?f=2010/february/16/metro3.isx&d=2010/february/16
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/245200/makati-employees-protest-retrenchmentsource
Steel Workers at Global Steel launched a wildcat strike that lasted 11 days.
http://www.malaya.com.ph/02182010/busi12.html
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20100221-254523/Arroyo-intervention-sought-on-steel-workers-strike
http://www.malaya.com.ph/02232010/busi3.html
http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideBusiness.htm?f=2010/february/23/business3.isx&d=2010/february/23
http://www.malaya.com.ph/03012010/busi8.html
http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideBusiness.htm?f=2010/march/1/business5.isx&d=2010/march/1
16th: Garment workers protest against the planned closure of their factory.
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/02/15/10/cebu-workers-protest-planned-factory-closure
27th: Militants win Philippine Airlines union elections.
http://partidongmanggagawa2001.blogspot.com/2010/02/militants-win-pal-union-elections-vow.html

South Korea

23rd:Demonstration in support of migrant workers.
http://blog.jinbo.net/CINA/?pid=2095
26th: Workers at a shipbuilder go on strike.
http://www.koilaf.org/KFeng/engLabornews/bbs_read_dis.php?board_no=6522&page=1&keyField=&keyWord=&keyBranch=

Thailand:

23: Triumph workers end eight-month protest in exchange for 250 industrial sewing machines to start their own brand.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/2010/02/23/national/Triumph-workers-end-protest-30123184.html
Truck drivers blocked a road to protest excessive fines imposed by traffic police.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/2010/02/23/national/Protesting-against-police-&039;tea-money&039;-30123175.html