Workers' struggles in Asia (April 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) from the 16th of April. Ed has written some of these up, so I've included links to his articles in case you missed them and links to any further reports that followed up on those incidents.

Cambodia

20th: Security guards in Siem Reap demand unpaid wages:
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010042037630/National-news/siem-reap-security-guards-demand-late-salaries.html
27th: Residents protest planned evictions around a lake.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010042738162/National-news/lake-plan-prompts-protest.html

Indonesia

22nd: Riot on the industrial island of Batam after an Indian manager called workers "stupid".
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/situation-eases-in-batam-after-mass-violence/370884
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hZUytENjFoKlL2KQJF6SWwK-3jBw
http://www.antara.co.id/en/news/1271940856/govt-sets-up-fact-finding-team-to-investigate-batam-rioting
http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nasional/2010/04/22/brk,20100422-242600,uk.html
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/riot-sweeps-batam-dry-dock/371040
http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100423-0000107/Batam-dockworkers-torch-shipyard
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8638097.stm
http://www.antara.co.id/en/news/1272029984/batam-riot-purely-caused-by-internal-conflict-police
http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC100424-0000076/Indonesia-names-Indian-exec-as-suspect-after-stupid-slur
http://www.antara.co.id/en/news/1272235793/wide-gap-in-salaries-contributes-to-batam-riot-legislator
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/company-suspends-batam-operations-indefinitely/371508

Japan

19th: Big rallies against a new us base:
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/15000-tokunoshima-residents-rally-against-futenma-base-relocation
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-04-19/japan-s-hatoyama-won-t-resign-over-u-s-base-issue-update1-.html
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100419a1.html
21st: Hostesses in Tokyo march to demand better working conditions:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/charm-offensive-the-hostess-bites-back-1949638.html

Korea

18th: Kumho Tires reach an agreement:
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2010/04/18/4/0302000000AEN20100418000800320F.HTML

Mongolia

21st: Civil servants demand wage increase:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-04/21/c_13261735.htm

Philippines

19th: Motorcade in Manila by airline workers against planned layoffs:
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metro/view/20100419-265173/PAL-union-vs-planned-layoff-of-3000
24th: Workers end protest at Surigao City Port, Phillippines
27th: Philippines airlines strike may be averted:
http://www.bworldonline.com/main/content.php?id=10032
http://business.inquirer.net/money/breakingnews/view/20100423-266027/PAL-union-considers-strike-compromise-still-possible
http://business.inquirer.net/money/breakingnews/view/20100427-266755/Govt-stops-PAL-layoff-outsourcing-for-now
Lock-out in an export zone:
http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=684

Taiwan

19th: Taiwanese workers protest dismissals
http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=675
Article on the struggles of Indonesian workers in Taiwan.
http://www.insideindonesia.org/index.php/feature/1294-oppressed-and-they-know-it

Vietnam

20th: Land seizures:
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/economic-divide%20-04202010133703.html

Posted By

Spartacus
May 3 2010 14:46

Share

Attached files