Workers' struggles in East Asia (August 2013)

Cambodian garment workers on strike in Phnom Penh held back by police

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during August 2013 and related resources.

This month there has been news from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

For reports of workers struggles in Mandarin, as usual I urge you to check Jasmine Revolution and JTTP.cn with the help of a translator website if you need it.

The most important stories:

Burma/Myanmar 2: Strike over wages at Delta Industrial Group (DIG) in Panthein town, Irrawaddy Division (link 1)
Cambodia 14: Striking over wages at CIIDG Erdos Hong-jun Electric Power Co. in Preah Sihanouk (link 1)
Cambodia 24: Strike at Nex-t Apparel (Cambodia) Co Ltd over firing of co-workers for showing solidarity in Phnom Penh (link 1)
Cambodia 30: Strike by workers at SL Garment Processing in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)
China 26: Strike by construction workers at Leighton Contractors (Asia) over late penalty in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong (link 1)
Indonesia 20: Strike over wages, firing of co-workers and contract status by workers of PT ASL in Tanjunguncang, Batam (link 1)
Philippines 15: Strike by teachers and workers over wages and benefits at Angeles University in San Fernando, Central Luzon (link 1)
South Korea 5: Strike by truck drivers over lay off plans at Boral in Dangjin, South Chungcheong (link 1)
South Korea 20: Strike over wages at Hyundai in Ulsan (link 1)
Vietnam 18: Strike Over maggots in food at On Accessories Co., Ltd. in Tan Huong Industrial Park, Tien Giang Province (link 1)

All reports ordered by country and date:

-Analysis

3: Environment related disputes second biggest to land disputes (link 1)
5: Punks break Myanmar's silence on religious attacks (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
26: The Strike That Rattled Singapore: A WSJ Investigation (link 1)

Burma/Myanmar

2: Strike over wages at Delta Industrial Group (DIG) in Panthein town, Irrawaddy Division (link 1)
13: Protest against Letpadaung mine in Monywa (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
20: Protest against land grabs in Rangoon (link 1)

Cambodia

14: Striking over wages at CIIDG Erdos Hong-jun Electric Power Co. in Preah Sihanouk (link 1)
24: Strike at Nex-t Apparel (Cambodia) Co Ltd over firing of co-workers for showing solidarity in Phnom Penh (link 1)
30: Strike by garment workers at Dayup Global Co Ltd over attack on activists in Phnom Penh (link 1)
30: Protest over land grab at kindergarten in Phnom Penh (link 1)
30: Strike by workers at SL Garment Processing in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)

China

13: Protest over diversion of drinking water in Baode county, Shanxi (link 1)
14: Protest by bus workers over colleague's suicide after getting pay docked in Shenzhen, Guangdong (link 1)
20: Protest by healthcare workers and security guards over pay and conditions at hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong (link 1)
26: Strike by construction workers at Leighton Contractors (Asia) over late penalty in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong (link 1)
29: Protest against land grab in Zhangzhou, Fujian (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
29: Protest against incinerator in Puzhai, Guangdong (link 1)
30: Protest against illegal mining in Dzatoe County, Qinghai Province (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)

Indonesia

19: Protest by prisoners over prison conditions and lengths of sentences in Batubara, North Sumatra (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11) (link 12) (link 13)
20: Strike over wages, firing of co-workers and contract status by workers of PT ASL in Tanjunguncang, Batam (link 1)
23: Protest against water plant in Bogor, West Java (link 1)
26: Protest by sex workers against closing of red-light district in Surabaya (link 1)

Japan

6: Protest against US military in Ginowan, Okinawa (link 1) (link 2)

Philippines

11: Protest against squatter evictions in Quezon City, Metro Manila (link 1)
15: Strike by teachers and workers over wages and benefits at Angeles University in San Fernando, Central Luzon (link 1)
20: Protest by farmers over coco levy plans in Quezon City (link 1)
25: Protests against corruption (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10)

South Korea

5: Strike by truck drivers over lay off plans at Boral in Dangjin, South Chungcheong (link 1)
20: Strike over wages at Hyundai in Ulsan (link 1)
24: Protest by rail workers against reform plan in Seoul (link 1)

Taiwan

3: Protest over conscript's death in Taipei (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
15: Dapu supporters throw paint, eggs at Cabinet (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
19: Protest and building occupation over Miaoli land seizures in Taipei (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
24: Protest against nuclear energy in Taipei (link 1) (link 2)
27: Protest against demolition of Huagang community in Taipei (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)

Thailand

6: Protest against waste-to-energy plant in Bang Rakam district (link 1)
28: Thai Rubber Farmers Protest Over Prices (link 1)
29: Road and rail blockade by rubber farmers over prices prices in Cha-uat district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)

Vietnam

18: Strike Over maggots in food at On Accessories Co., Ltd. in Tan Huong Industrial Park, Tien Giang Province (link 1)