Workers' struggles in East Asia (October 2013)

Workers' struggles in East Asia (October 2013)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during October 2013 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

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

The most important stories:

Cambodia 15: Protest by teachers over pay in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2)
Cambodia 23: Strike continues at SL Garment in Phnom Penh (link 1)
China 24: Strike by supermarket workers at Lotus stores over takeover by Wumart in Beijing (link 1)
China 29: Strike by hospital workers against violence against them in Wenling, Zhejiang (link 1)
Indonesia 31: Strikes for increase in minimum wage and social security nationwide (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) (link 14) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21) (link 22) (link 23) (link 24) (link 25) (link 26)
South Korea 22: Strike by university hospital workers for wage rise and improved conditions at Seoul National University Hospital (link 1)
Thailand 10: Strike against reduced benefits at Thai Rayon (link 1)

All reports ordered by country and date:

-Analysis

2: Factory �boys�: the changing face of China�s production lines (link 1)
4: Large-scale strikes a feature of recent worker protest in China (link 1)
15: Diary of a Chinese worker activist (link 1)
19: Calligraphy pieces by Chinese blogger �Red... (link 1)
30: SCMP: Trade unions failing in Shenzhen factories (link 1)

Burma/Myanmar

3: Protest against land seizure in Yangon (link 1)
16: Protest over fishing rights in Irrawaddy (link 1) (link 2)
16: Residents Protest Letpadaung Copper Mine Resumption (link 1)
25: Protest against copper mine at Letpadaung (link 1) (link 2)

Cambodia

11: Protest against forced home evictions in Phnom Penh (link 1)
11: Protest against land seizures in Phnom Penh (link 1)
15: Protest by teachers over pay in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2)
21: Protest against land grabs and corruption in Phnom Penh (link 1)
23: Strike continues at SL Garment in Phnom Penh (link 1)
28: Protest by. farmers against land clearing in Rovieng, Preah Vihear (link 1) (link 2)

China

3: Strike against outsourcing and working hours at Swire Beverages, Coca-Cola suppliers in Hong Kong (link 1)
5: Striking is not a crime - defend imprisoned Chinese labour rights defenders (link 1) (link 2)
15: Protest against lack of aid after flood in Yuyao, Zhejiang (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7)
19: Strike against workplace discrimination at Luen Shing Industries Limited, McDonald's toy mold factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong (link 1)
21: Protest against land grab in Shantou, Guangdong (link 1)
21: Protest against media monopoly in Hong Kong (link 1)
24: Protest by former bank workers over redundancy payments in Beijing (link 1)
24: Strike by supermarket workers at Lotus stores over takeover by Wumart in Beijing (link 1)
25: Protest against land grab in Guangji, Yunnan (link 1) (link 2)
29: Strike by hospital workers against violence against them in Wenling, Zhejiang (link 1)
31: Protest against land grab in Xiage, Zhejiang (link 1)

Indonesia

9: Protest against home demolitions in Jakarta (link 1)
31: Strikes for increase in minimum wage and social security nationwide (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) (link 14) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21) (link 22) (link 23) (link 24) (link 25) (link 26)

Japan

7: Protest against US military Psprey aircraft in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture (link 1)

Malaysia

24: Protest against dam in Sarawak (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
31: Protest against demolition of village in Kampung Hakka Mantin, Negeri Sembilan (link 1)

Philippines

13: Protest in solidarity with Turkish Airline Workers / Hava-� in Makati City, Manila (link 1)
23: Protest by workers against Social Security System giving of loans instead of direct aid to disaster victims in Quezon City, Manila (link 1)

South Korea

22: Strike by university hospital workers for wage rise and improved conditions at Seoul National University Hospital (link 1)

Taiwan

15: Protest by fish farmers for compensation from Formosa Petrochemical Corp in Mailiao, Yunlin County (link 1)

Thailand

10: Strike against reduced benefits at Thai Rayon (link 1)

Vietnam

14: Protest against corruption in Hoa Binh province (link 1)
28: Protest against sand dredging in Quang Ngai province (link 1)