Workers' struggles in Asia (June 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) during June, and also some from the Indian Subcontinent that I came across whilst searching. I now have a Twitter feed where I will be posting the stories I find, so if you don't want to wait until the end of the month to read them or would like to write up some of these for libcom news when they happen rather, please follow it: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews

libcom articles

Sleepless nights for bosses in the Bangladeshi garment sector
Strikes at Air India to continue despite sackings

WSWS: Workers' Struggles in Asia Summaries

28th of June ( http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/jun2010/wkrs-j26.shtml )
19th of June ( http://bit.ly/dAA2si )
12th of June ( http://bit.ly/dy41OT )
5th of June ( http://bit.ly/cokG9A )

Indian Subcontinent

"AFP: Bangladesh garment protests spread to Dhaka streets" ( http://bit.ly/cuR4hT ) 30 June 2010
Bangladesh: 100 injured as police clashwith apparel workers ( http://bit.ly/bquHpY ) 20 June 2010 23:56:06
Bangladesh: "The New Nation - Internet Edition" ( http://bit.ly/cClBa4 ) 20 June 2010 23:54:55
Bangladesh: "Workers riot in Bangladesh; more than 100 injured - The China Post" ( http://bit.ly/bDGz9r ) 20 June 2010 23:54:39
Bangladesh: "Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers clash with police; dozens injured, factories shut" ( http://bit.ly/abbydZ ) 20 June 2010 23:54:20
Bangladesh: RMG workers on rampage again http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=143325 20 June 2010 23:53:57
India: "Police break-up occupation at Hyundai complex in southern India" ( http://bit.ly/aHDUYn ) 12 June 2010 16:24:37
India: "FT.com / Companies / Automobiles - Indian police disperse Hyundai sit-in strikers" ( http://bit.ly/afKN49 ) 09 June 2010 22:11:50
India: "Hyundai’s Chennai workers strike again, co suspends 4-The Economic Times"(http://bit.ly/9yqTlt) 08 June 2010 14:01:52
India: RT @reuters: UPDATE 1-Hyundai Motor's India plant halted by strike http://bit.ly/dkrnrw 08 June 2010 14:00:23
India: "Labor disputes swell at overseas Hyundai Kia Automotive Group plants : Business : Home" ( http://bit.ly/9oQLc5 ) 09 June 2010 13:44:42
India: RT @reuters: Hyundai Motor's India plant strike enters 2nd day http://bit.ly/ckwnV4 08 June 2010 22:00:23
India: "The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Strike Halts Car Production at Hyundai India" ( http://bit.ly/c5mJ1Y ) 08 June 2010 13:41:45

Cambodia

Cambodia: "Resolving a minimum wage | National news | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/9F9Rgx ) 30 June 2010
Cambodia: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010062440062/National-news/third-arrest-in-kampong-speu-sugar-conflict.html 24 June 2010 23:53:31
Cambodia: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010062239998/National-news/garment-workers-protest-again.html 22 June 2010 23:42:55
Cambodia: "Labour Dispute: Strikers head back to work in Ocean row | The Phnom Penh Post" ( http://bit.ly/bSh5ix ) 19 June 2010 16:51:19
Cambodia : Union defies Govt. Calls for strike - Apparel News Cambodia: http://bit.ly/bdcuj6 via @addthis 18 June 2010 21:09:12
Cambodia: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010061739926/National-news/garment-workers-plan-to-strike-for-higher-pay.html 17 June 2010 22:28:00
Cambodia: Police bars protest by Cambodian land-grab victims | Earth Times News http://bit.ly/cXh7qR 15 June 2010 14:05:13
CAMBODIA: Strike threats loom while pay talks stall: Apparel and textile news & analysis" ( http://bit.ly/bY9Htr ) 15 June 2010 14:02:57
Cambodia: RT @reuters: Cambodian draft law on unions worries labour leader http://bit.ly/bodUUj 09 June 2010 22:41:49
Cambodia: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010060939608/National-news/second-union-warns-of-strike.html 09 June 2010 22:40:52
Cambodia: Cambodian Leaders Ban Trade Union Hero's Murder Documentary - Contactmusic News: http://bit.ly/bwp3qv via @addthis 08 June 2010 13:46:59
Cambodia : Labour ministry urges union leader to cancel strike - Apparel News Cambodia: http://bit.ly/9oMQDU via @addthis 06 June 2010 23:50:32
Cambodia: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010060439513/National-news/union-leader-agrees-to-postpone-strike.html 04 June 2010 23:27:01

Japan

Japan: Huge protests demand U.S. leave Okinawa air base: http://bit.ly/ai7wuI via @addthis
11 June 2010 15:17:21

Malaysia

Malaysia: "BERNAMA - Make Safety At Work Compulsory - MTUC" ( http://bit.ly/d9osCE ) 22 June 2010 23:41:15
Malaysia: "Penan Violently Attacked as Communities Set Up Road Blockade to Protect Their Rainforests" ( http://bit.ly/d3VARB ) 22 June 2010 23:40:40
Malaysia: Violence at indigenous logging blockade in Borneo: http://bit.ly/b39rBc via @addthis 22 June 2010 23:39:54Philippines : "Partido ng Manggagawa: PAL union rally at DOLE vs. “midnight decision”" ( http://bit.ly/ayt12n ) 24 June 2010 14:22:53
Malaysia: "BERNAMA - Workers' Unions Urged To Reject Labour Law Amendments" ( http://bit.ly/atnVMT ) 21 June 2010 13:53:46
Malaysia: Rioters claim bad treatment at camp: http://bit.ly/9D0QeI via @addthis 07 June 2010 18:49:44
Malaysia: Burmese migrants riot in Malaysian camp | Democratic Voice of Burma: http://bit.ly/bvHTsZ via @addthis 07 June 2010 18:45:38
Malaysia: "Riot attempt at jail detention depot foiled" ( http://bit.ly/bIJI83 ) 06 June 2010 23:49:39
Malaysia: "Malaysia foils break-out by detained illegal immigrants - MSN Malaysia News" ( http://bit.ly/djlrTO ) 06 June 2010 23:27:58
Malaysia: "BERNAMA - Riot Attempt At Ajil Detention Depot Foiled" ( http://bit.ly/9tGkla ) 06 June 2010 23:26:02
Malaysia: 200 illegal immigrants stage riot at Ajil detention camp: http://bit.ly/ayTDPj via @addthis 06 June 2010 23:20:53Philippines: RT @gmanewstv Labor exec: P22 wage hike for Metro 'win-win' solution - Regions - GMANews.TV - Offi.. http://bit.ly/b2hzsZ 08 June 2010 13:48:14

Myanmar

Myanmar: Labour union work ‘punishable’ | Democratic Voice of Burma: http://bit.ly/bh0m6T via @addthis 25 June 2010 11:11:46
Myanmar: Burma Rejects Labor Union Application http://shar.es/mIe52 25 June 2010 11:10:58
Myanmar: "Starting trade union unlawful, police say" ( http://bit.ly/bGGKmB ) 25 June 2010 11:10:10

Philippines

Philippines: "Activist sugar worker murdered---human rights g..." ( http://bit.ly/bUZuzO ) 30 June 2010
Philippines “Military agent and labour dispute, behind the recent killing of labor leader”, union says" ( http://bit.ly/a8ck1g ) 21 June 2010 13:56:32
Philippines: RT @bulatlat ABS-CBN’s Employees Told: Regularization or Termination? Sign Waiver First - Bulatlat http://bit.ly/aDKl47 20 June 2010 23:52:58
Philippines: PAL union slams DoLE midnight decision on labor dispute - INQUIRER.net, http://bit.ly/9ATZM3 via @addthis 20 June 2010 23:50:40
Philippines: Workers pressure Dole Philippines to stop harassment, union busting "kilusangmayouno.org" ( http://bit.ly/8XCdQa ) 18 June 2010 21:18:28
Philippines: RT @bulatlat Peasants in Hacienda Yulo Vow to Continue Fighting for the Land They Till - Bulatlat http://bit.ly/aRje3J 11 June 2010 15:20:41
Philippines: RT @bulatlat Meager Wages Highlight Need for a New Economic Policy - Bulatlat http://bit.ly/bjM0Ya 11 June 2010 15:21:08
Philippines: RT @bulatlat Union Member Shot Dead, Workers Fear Intensification of Extrajudicial Killings - Bula.. http://bit.ly/atLeLz 04 June 2010 23:41:07
Philippines: BusinessWorld Online: Villagers protest mine area bidding: http://bit.ly/aOuwq1 via @addthis 05 June 2010 17:14:38

South Korea

South Korea: S.KOREAN LABOUR UNREST LOOMS AS KIA MOTORS CUTS UNIONIZED STAFF: http://bit.ly/9hmeeF 30 June 2010
South Korea: "'Time-off' scheme has shaky start" ( http://bit.ly/ccpkNM ) 28 June 2010 22:09:36
South Korea: "S. KOREA'S KIA MOTORS' UNION VOTE TO STRIKE ON PAY DECISION | TradingMarkets.com" ( http://bit.ly/9huqn6 ) 26 June 2010 10:56:34
South Korea: "Tension mounts over new union rules" ( http://bit.ly/blHNVe ) 26 June 2010 10:56:19
South Korea: "Kia Motors union votes to strike - YONHAP NEWS" ( http://bit.ly/9cmYIl ) 26 June 2010 10:55:39
South Korea: Trade union stages massive rally http://www.koreaherald.com/common/redirect.jsp?news_id=20100623000700 23 June 2010 23:14:21
South Korea: Teachers unite in South Korea http://gu.com/p/2hkd7/tw 16 June 2010 23:05:12
South Korea: Ssangyong Workers Return After 16-month Leave "donga.com[English donga]" ( http://bit.ly/bReW32 ) 15 June 2010 23:17:02
South Korea: "Can mighty Ssangyong union be a dealmaker?" ( http://bit.ly/9mb5oE ) 12 June 2010 15:05:50
South Korea "Yongsan protesters get 4-5 year jail sentence" ( http://bit.ly/9SA6H1 ) 01 June 2010 13:49:52

Taiwan

Taiwan: "Taiwan and China: No to the capitalists’ ECFA pact - China Worker" ( http://bit.ly/c1sih0 ) 30 June 2010
Taiwan: "Farmers protest over forced land expropriation - CNA ENGLISH NEWS" ( http://bit.ly/cW0wba ) 30 June 2010
Taiwan: "ICEM - Taiwanese Power Workers Protest Over Slight in Pension Laws" ( http://bit.ly/bEQZdG ) 16 June 2010 23:24:56
Taiwan: "AFP: Labour activists protest Foxconn meeting in Taiwan" ( http://bit.ly/cIKxY4 ) 08 June 2010 13:34:19
Taiwan: Protesters scuffle with cops: http://bit.ly/acpbTS via @addthis 05 June 2010 16:55:01
Taiwan: "Hundreds of state firm employees protest vague status - CNA ENGLISH NEWS" ( http://bit.ly/c5tKIr ) 02 June 2010 14:56:55
Taiwan: "Hundreds of state firm employees protest vague status - CNA ENGLISH NEWS" ( http://bit.ly/c5tKIr ) 02 June 2010 14:56:55
Taiwan: "AFP: Foxconn protest disrupts Taiwan tech fair" ( http://bit.ly/9pN7pM ) 01 June 2010 14:53:18
Taiwan: "AFP: Foxconn protest disrupts Taiwan tech fair" ( http://bit.ly/9pN7pM ) 01 June 2010 14:53:18
Taiwan: "Computex: Foxconn riot mars Ma's reception - We were elsewhere | TechEye" ( http://bit.ly/cblgk8 ) 01 June 2010 14:52:51
Taiwan: "Computex: Foxconn riot mars Ma's reception - We were elsewhere | TechEye" ( http://bit.ly/cblgk8 ) 01 June 2010 14:52:51
Taiwan: "AFP: Foxconn protest disrupts Taiwan tech fair" ( http://bit.ly/9pN7pM ) 01 June 2010 14:29:37
Taiwan: "Teachers can form labor unions but not to strike - Taiwan News Online" ( http://bit.ly/9ja9rV ) 01 June 2010 14:28:29
Taiwan: Computex: Foxconn riot mars Ma's reception - We were elsewhere | TechEye: http://bit.ly/9Yltib via @addthis 01 June 2010 14:27:37
Taiwan: State-run enterpr workers to protest - http://bit.ly/99hYfk 01 June 2010 14:24:39
Taiwan: Computex Protesters: Steve Jobs is a Bloodsucker!: http://bit.ly/c8VjPM via @addthis 9:33 PM Jun 1st

Thailand

Thailand: "Life Without Identity - a film about two million migrant workers from Burma in Thailand on Vimeo" ( http://bit.ly/aLcImm ) 20 June 2010 23:48:06
Thailand: Thai Labour Advocate Arrested http://shar.es/mxWz0 08 June 2010 22:28:24
Thailand: "Riots in Thailand | Red Shirts Versus Yellow Shirts" ( http://bit.ly/961Ktl ) 08 June 2010 13:44:57
THAILAND: A Year Later, Laid-off Women Still Pursuing Own Venture - IPS ipsnews.net http://shar.es/mZ9Rg 05 June 2010 17:29:20

Vietnam

Vietnam: "AFP: Vietnam farmers protest power cuts: media" ( http://bit.ly/af0lGg ) 22 June 2010 23:42:10
Vietnam: Vietnam officials feel the heat from blackout protests | Earth Times News http://bit.ly/alSGGx 21 June 2010 21:19:46

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