Workers' struggles in East Asia (June 2013)

Workers and students protest against hike in the price of fuel in Jakarta

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during June 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, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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:

Burma/Myanmar 5: Strike over wages at Yangon Crown steel factory in Hmawbi, Rangoon (link 1)
Burma/Myanmar 10: Strike over sacking of co-workers at San Kaung plastic bag factory in Shwe Pyi Thar, Yangon (link 1)
Cambodia 3: Strike and protest over wages and benefits at Sabrina Garment factory (Nike supplier) in Kampong Speu (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11)
Cambodia 6: Protest by workers against arrest of co-workers in Chbar Mon City, Kampong Speu (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
Cambodia 20: Strike and protest over working conditions at M and V International Manufacturing (link 1)
Cambodia 25: Strike over wages at Nagaworld casino in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7)
China 19: Strike over wages and factory suspension at Jiangyin Xinhui Solar Energy Co., Ltd solar panel factory (link 1)
China 26: Strike and hostage taking over unpaid wages and severance package at Specialty Medical Supplies in Huairou, Beijing (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)
Indonesia 11: Strike by bus drivers and other staff over wages at Transjakarta operator PT Jakarta Express Trans in Jakarta (link 1)
Indonesia 17: Protest against fuel price hike in Jakarta (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9)
Indonesia 21: Protests and strikes by workers and students against fuel price rise (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)
Indonesia 26: Strike over employment status at train operator PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek in Jakarta (link 1) (link 2)
Thailand 24: Protest by Burmese workers against firings at Shwe Pyi Thar seafood-processing plant in Mahachai, Samut Sakhon Province (link 1)
Vietnam 3: Strike over insults from manager at Ho Guom Garment Company in Cam Tu, Thanh Hoa (link 1)

All reports ordered by country and date:

-Analysis

18: Secret Societies Mushroom in Southern China (link 1)
26: Battlefield Indonesia (link 1)

Burma/Myanmar

3: Protest against corruption in Paung Township (link 1)
5: Strike over wages at Yangon Crown steel factory in Hmawbi, Rangoon (link 1)
10: Strike over sacking of co-workers at San Kaung plastic bag factory in Shwe Pyi Thar, Yangon (link 1)
12: Protest over land seizures near Inle Lake, Shan State (link 1)
17: Protest against Latpadaung Copper Mine (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)

Cambodia

3: Protest for release of land activist in Phnom Penh (link 1)
3: Strike and protest over wages and benefits at Sabrina Garment factory (Nike supplier) in Kampong Speu (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11)
6: Protest by workers against arrest of co-workers in Chbar Mon City, Kampong Speu (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
9: Protest over unpaid wages by workers at Indochina Food sugar factory in Sambor, Kratie (link 1)
13: Nike workers sacked for striking (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
14: Protest over forest land seizures in Kompong Chhnang (link 1)
20: Strike and protest over working conditions at M and V International Manufacturing (link 1)
25: Strike over wages at Nagaworld casino in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7)

China

1: Protest against assault on hawker by officials in Deyang, Sichuan (link 1)
4: Protest to commemorate Tiananmen Square massacre in Hong Kong (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
4: Protest over factory fire in Dehui, Jilin (link 1) (link 2)
11: Relatives protest over Chinese poultry factory fire deaths (link 1)
12: Protest against subsidence caused by coal mine in Xuchang, Henan (link 1)
19: Strike over wages and factory suspension at Jiangyin Xinhui Solar Energy Co., Ltd solar panel factory (link 1)
21: Protest against police confiscations of electric bikes in Guangzhou, Guangdong (link 1)
26: Strike and hostage taking over unpaid wages and severance package at Specialty Medical Supplies in Huairou, Beijing (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)

Indonesia

3: Strike by distribution staff against monopoly at Tanjung Priok port (link 1)
3: Strike over health, safety and contract labour at PT Starindo Prima lumber mill in Tanjungmorawa, North Sumatra (link 1)
3: Strike over outsourcing at PT Telkom in Makassar (link 1)
11: Strike by bus drivers and other staff over wages at Transjakarta operator PT Jakarta Express Trans in Jakarta (link 1)
17: Protest against fuel price hike in Jakarta (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9)
21: Protests and strikes by workers and students against fuel price rise (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)
26: Strike over employment status at train operator PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek in Jakarta (link 1) (link 2)

Japan

3: Protest against nuclear power in Tokyo (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
14: Protest by railway workers in solidarity with US dockers in Tokyo (link 1)

Malaysia

7: Protest against evictions by squatters in Kuching (link 1) (link 2)

Philippines

4: Protest by health workers against privatization of Philippine Orthopedic Center in Manila (link 1)
4: Protest by farmers against failed agrarian reform in Manila and Mindanao (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
11: Protest against water rate hike in Manila (link 1)
12: Protest against corruption at University of Southern Mindanao in Kabacan, Mindanao (link 1)
13: Protest by farmers over failure of land reform (link 1)
21: Protest in solidarity with Turkish protests in Manila (link 1) (link 2)
24: Protest over working conditions and against lock out at Pentagon Steel in Quezon, Manila (link 1) (link 2)

Singapore

8: Protest against censorship (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
29: Protest in support of gay rights (link 1)

Taiwan

3: Protest by residents against development plans in Kaohsiung (link 1)
7: Protest against land reclamation project in Changhua (link 1)
27: Protest by Dapu residents against demolition order in Taipei (link 1)

Thailand

11: Protest by Burmese migrants against 'broker agency' in Mae Sot (link 1)
24: Protest by Burmese workers against firings at Shwe Pyi Thar seafood-processing plant in Mahachai, Samut Sakhon Province (link 1)

Vietnam

3: Strike over insults from manager at Ho Guom Garment Company in Cam Tu, Thanh Hoa (link 1)
25: Hunger strikes over prison conditions (link 1) (link 2)

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Jul 6 2013 13:18

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