Workers' struggles in East Asia (September 2013)

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

This month there has been news from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. I haven't had time to summarise or filter the links as usual, so I apologise if it's not as clear and if some articles are repeated. October's summary will be the same as I'm on holiday (I actually rolled our car over without injuries amazingly, so lucky I can post this at all!).

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:

Cambodia 6: After Mass Protest, 700 Fired Factory Workers Reinstated (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) (link 27)

All reports ordered by country and date:

Burma/Myanmar

2: Farmers protest against land grabbing in Bago Region (link 1) (link 2)
24: Factory workers end strike (link 1) (link 2)
25: Residents protest the building of oil refinery in Dawei (link 1) (link 2)
29: Ignored by government, residents prepare for 'full-time' protest (link 1)
30: Protesters Begin March from Mandalay to Copper Mine to Protect Buddhist Site (link 1)

Cambodia

2: Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal staff strike over unpaid wages (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)
4: Ratanakkiri Villagers Protest Against Community Forest Logging (link 1) (link 2)
6: After Mass Protest, 700 Fired Factory Workers Reinstated (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) (link 27)
22: Shots fired at SL Garment factory rally (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
23: Violent Mob, Police Attack Peaceful Protesters (link 1)

China

2: Cooper's Chinese workers lock out US managers to protest Indian buyout (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
2: Strike at Zara Supplier, UPDATE! (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
2: China's Shenzhen Docks 'Paralyzed' by Strike Over Benefits (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
3: Migrant Workers Protest Indonesian ID Cards in Hong Kong (link 1)
6: 'Hong Kong activist' arrested over village incinerator protest (link 1)
16: China Steel Plant Halts as Workforce Protests Over Unpaid Wages (link 1) (link 2)
18: Over 1000 Chinese Police Crush Guangdong Village Protest (link 1)
24: Foxconn Riot: Largest Apple Supplier Suffers Another Violent Outbreak (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6)
24: Bringing China�¢ï¿½ï¿½s workers�¢ï¿½ï¿½ movement to the world (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)

Indonesia

4: Workers go on strike, again, call for wage hike (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6)
10: President Celebrates Birthday as Makers of His Favorite Food Strike (link 1)
11: Strike over soybean prices (link 1) (link 2)
16: Workers protest low wages, (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
18: Villagers occupy govt office in Indonesia Borneo in protest against palm oil ... (link 1)
18: Villagers occupy govt office in Indonesia Borneo in protest against palm oil ... (link 1)
24: Outsourced PLN workers threaten to turn off Jakarta�¢ï¿½ï¿½s lights (link 1) (link 2)
24: Workers at pig farm near Batam to get $25 pay rise (link 1) (link 2)

Malaysia

7: Lorry drivers stage protest: SPAD 'simply' issuing summonses (link 1)
24: Indigenous Penan continue protesting as Murum dam begins to fill (link 1)

Mongolia

15: CMTU to demonstrate for minimum monthly wage increases (link 1)

Philippines

4: Oil palm company rehires �¢ï¿½ï¿½unjustly�¢ï¿½ï¿½ axed 293 union workers (link 1) (link 2)
7: OFWs join protests vs pork barrel (link 1)
11: Anti-pork rally in Fuente (link 1)
13: Workers picket dole, slam p10 NCR wage hike (link 1)
17: Cagayanos protest massive 'black sand' mining (link 1)
18: Yes, Greece's Latest General Strike Is Still A Big Deal (link 1)
22: Migrants' group amplifies Zero Remittance Day with march to Mendiola (link 1)
25: Victorious Coca-Cola Strike: Take back the power of strikes! (link 1)

South Korea

5: Hyundai, union reach preliminary deal to end strike - The Huntsville Times (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9)
5: South Korean trade unions hold partial auto strikes (link 1)
13: Kia's South Korean Workers Vote To End Strike (link 1)

Taiwan

9: Labor activists stage anti-war protest outside AIT (link 1)
14: Miaoli activists protest against arrests (link 1)
29: Thousands protest in Taiwan for president's resignation (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
30: Wiretapping, China Policy Fuel Taiwan Protesters' Discontent (link 1)

Thailand

6: Violence flares at Thai rubber farmer protest (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) (link 27) (link 28) (link 29) (link 30) (link 31) (link 32) (link 33) (link 34) (link 35) (link 36) (link 37) (link 38) (link 39) (link 40) (link 41) (link 42) (link 43) (link 44) (link 45) (link 46) (link 47)