Workers' struggles in Asia (July 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) during July up to the 23rd, and also some from the Indian Subcontinent that I came across whilst searching. I've been posting to a Twitter feed as I find stories: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews. I can't continue with it or these summaries for a few months, but it's possible someone else will take over some of it for a while.

libcom articles
  
Cambodian union calls off garment strike - http://libcom.org/news/cambodian-union-calls-garment-strike-13072010
Cambodian government and unions agree wage increase; strikes could still be on - http://bit.ly/9JZSXH

WSWS: Workers' Struggles in Asia Summaries

WSWS: "Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific" ( http://bit.ly/9qMtED ) 19 July 2010 14:10:09
WSWS: "Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific" ( http://bit.ly/cHvo9p ) 03 July 2010 23:38:29

South Asia

Pakistan: "Ship-breaking workers threaten to block Hub Road" ( http://bit.ly/8ZetOy ) 08 July 2010 14:11:33
Bangladesh: "Children beaten by Bangladeshi police as they join garment workers' strikes | No Sweat" ( http://bit.ly/9CO3i4 ) 08 July 2010 14:10:39
Pakistan: "Police thrash protesting ship-breaking workers" ( http://bit.ly/bsCVNt ) 07 July 2010 13:32:22
Pakistan: "Politicians join Gadani protesters camp" ( http://bit.ly/akbyRm ) 07 July 2010 13:31:03
Bangladesh: "Fresh Ashulia unrest forces closure of 25 apparel units" ( http://bit.ly/b60SUG ) 06 July 2010 14:25:25
"Bangladesh government cracks down on protesting garment workers" ( http://bit.ly/aQL2QU ) 05 July 2010 15:16:39

Cambodia

Cambodia: "Villagers protest mine plan | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/ciHiwF ) 19 July 2010 14:43:17
Cambodia: "Hundreds of families block land-clearing | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/bKjrmc ) 19 July 2010 14:42:57
Cambodia: "Over a fifth of migrants trafficked | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/bOtQaD ) 16 July 2010 15:09:47
Cambodia: "Tracing a trafficking journey | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/a5yvRa ) 16 July 2010 15:09:14
Cambodia: "Expansion of labour firm OK’d after raid | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/aTHywa ) 16 July 2010 15:07:22
Cambodia: "Wage strike in Dangkor | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/aBoh3a ) 14 July 2010 18:45:31
Cambodia: "Workers need a little support | National news | The Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia's Newspaper of Record" ( http://bit.ly/doM3ee ) 13 July 2010 14:06:29
Cambodia: "Labour leader calls off strike | National news | The Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia's Newspaper of Record" ( http://bit.ly/b6OK7C ) 13 July 2010 14:06:17
"Cambodia : Minimum wage decision to ignite apparels workers protests - Apparel News Cambodia" ( http://bit.ly/aQcW8F ) 13 July 2010 14:06:02
Cambodia: "Minimum wage ruling set to spark garment protests | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/b5iVDg ) 10 July 2010 21:17:46
10 July 2010 21:17:07Cambodia: "Reuters AlertNet - Cambodia faces land rights "crisis" - campaigners" ( http://bit.ly/briP38 ) 09 July 2010 14:19:34
Cambodia: "Cambodia govt, unions agree to 9% rise in garment wages" ( http://bit.ly/cTCo4s ) 09 July 2010 14:19:18

Indonesia

Indonesia: "Replica jersey workers want pay rise - Hindustan Times" ( http://bit.ly/cTl7pJ )

Japan

Japan "Rally in Japan in protest over anti-union shipping company" ( http://bit.ly/aojQkr ) 23rd of July
Japan: "Islanders prepare for second battle of Okinawa - Asia, World - The Independent" ( http://bit.ly/9VOg3N ) 08 July 2010 14:08:23

Malaysia

Malaysia: "BERNAMA - Railwaymen's Union Postpones Nationwide Picket" ( http://bit.ly/deLpHi ) 16 July 2010 15:03:29
Malaysia: "Coalfield estate management slammed for neglecting workers" ( http://bit.ly/bGm2VI ) 09 July 2010 14:19:55

North Korea

North Korea: "Home of Kim’s Mother Leafleted" ( http://bit.ly/a0lEuq ) 09 July 2010 14:20:24

Philippines

Philippines: "Peasant Leader Killed Inside Nueva Ecija Army Camp - Bulatlat" ( http://bit.ly/cgjQMl ) 12 July 2010 14:15:14
Philippines: "NCMB settles wage disputes in 3 firms, workers get P74 million | Manila Bulletin" ( http://bit.ly/aRzOsp ) 08 July 2010 14:08:00
Philippines: Workers of Biggest Media Conglomerate in the Philippines Cry of ULP and Violation of Right to Freedom... (http://bit.ly/a1Iq4W) 06 July 2010 14:24:59
Philippines: "Dispersals, killings on Aquino’s first week hints at continued repression - kilusangmayouno.org" ( http://bit.ly/b6VMtI ) 06 July 2010 14:22:45
Philippines: "Artworks of Protest Against the Sufferings of the 43 Health Workers - Bulatlat" ( http://bit.ly/by0HGd ) 03 July 2010 23:38:07

Singapore

Singapore: "Ferrying workers: Smoke-screen regulations won’t work" ( http://bit.ly/aZNufZ ) 19 July 2010 14:08:17
Singapore: "Chinese migrant workers exploited in Singapore | CLB" ( http://bit.ly/dsizS0 ) 08 July 2010 14:07:39

South Korea

South Korea: "Hyundai Motor wraps up wage talks" ( http://bit.ly/aFNIL1 ) 22 July 2010 21:50:26
South Korea: "Hyundai agrees on wage deal for second strike-free year | Deccan Chronicle | 2010-07-22" ( http://bit.ly/btnQZz ) 22 July 2010 21:49:56
South Korea: "Hyundai Motor, Workers Reach Tentative Wage Agreement - BusinessWeek" ( http://bit.ly/9aLcck ) 22 July 2010 21:49:23
South Korea: "Unions in unison against merger plan" ( http://bit.ly/aZuIu1 ) 08 July 2010 14:06:32
South Korea: "Tensions grow over time-off system" ( http://bit.ly/ddzla1 ) 03 July 2010 10:05:35
South Korea: "Strike threats rise over new law on union reps - INSIDE JoongAng Daily" ( http://bit.ly/aKJdyi ) 03 July 2010 10:04:46

Taiwan

Taiwan: "Protesters turn Ketagalan into rice field - The China Post" ( http://bit.ly/9sOu9m ) 19 July 2010 14:09:52
Taiwan: "Taiwan farmers protest outside of Presidential Office - Taiwan News Online" ( http://bit.ly/d4jTSM ) 19 July 2010 14:09:36
Taiwan: "Farmers fail to meet president - Taipei Times - archives" ( http://bit.ly/dr6p2D ) 19 July 2010 14:09:06
Taiwan: "Labor groups oppose draft law regulating dispatch labor - CNA ENGLISH NEWS" ( http://bit.ly/cOALiA ) 15 July 2010 14:17:00
Taiwan: "CLA draws up proposal to protect workers' rights - Taiwan News Online" ( http://bit.ly/cc8LJN ) 13 July 2010 14:05:36
Taiwan: "Workers’ rights in Taiwan - ITUC-CSI-IGB" ( http://bit.ly/9SyHQ1 ) 06 July 2010 14:21:55

Thailand

Thailand: "ICEM - Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand Suffer Gross Human Rights Abuses at Border" ( http://bit.ly/bjm4bO ) 13 July 2010 14:05:49
Thailand: "Organizing Electrolux workers in Thailand - International Metalworkers’ Federation" ( http://bit.ly/9VuyQ8 ) 10 July 2010 21:16:25

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