Workers' struggles in Asia (January 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) in the last half of January.

Sorted by country in alphabetical order.

Cambodia

25th: A union plans demonstrations and strikes over the murder of one of their leaders was killed.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010012531034/National-news/chea-mony-strike-must-follow-the-law-ministry.html
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1162315&lang=eng_news
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704509704575018562346018260.html?mod=rss_asia_whats_news

Indonesia

28th: Protests against the current government in Jakarta.
http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nasional/2010/01/28/brk,20100128-221916,uk.html
http://thejakartaglobe.com/home/jakarta-protesters-trot-out-water-buffalo/355356
http://thejakartaglobe.com/home/snap-crackle-flop-jakarta-demonstrations-underwhelm/355508

21st: Protests against a China-ASEAN trade agreement.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/21/thousands-rally-against-free-trade-treaty-surabaya-semarang.html

Japan

30th: Protests against relocation of US base.
http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/6000-rally-in-tokyo-against-futenma-relocation
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/30/AR2010013000739.html
http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstStory/index.php?storyid=483142

Korea

18th: Locals protesting against construction of a new naval base clashed with police after their car blockade was removed.
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jan2010/2010-01-18-01.html

Philippines

22nd: Marchers commemorate 23 year old massacre and demands land reform.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/22/AR2010012201516.html
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/182182/farmers-rally-marks-mendiola-massacre-anniversary
http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/component/content/article/42-rokstories/10114-oldest-mendiola-massacre-survivor-traumatized-still
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_asia/2010-01-22/869429863403.html
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/metro/view/20100122-248905/Farmers-march-to-Mendiola-hit-bets-for-land-reform-stand
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=543090&publicationSubCategoryId=63
http://www.mindanaoexaminer.com/news.php?news_id=20100122080640

Singapore

23rd: Article on the rise in protests, apparently brought by the influx of (predominantly mainland Chinese) immigrants with a different attitude to the authorities.
http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?col=insightdownsouth&file=/2010/1/23/columnists/insightdownsouth/5522304&sec=Insight%20Down%20South

Taiwan

22nd: Steel workers protest against the appointment of a new company president.
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1161592&lang=eng_news&cate_img=49.jpg&cate_rss=news_Society

Vietnam

31st: Article on strikes expacted in the coming year (urging action to stop them...)
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/biz/201001/Foreign-firms-braced-for-industrial-action-892478/

22nd: Workers staged a 3 day wildcat strike at a Taiwan-owned factory demanding their end of year bonuses.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/business/news/article_1527543.php/Vietnam-workers-strike-over-salary-increases
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/305212,vietnam-workers-strike-over-salary-increases.html

20th: Recent crackdown on dissent.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/convict-01202010152629.html

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Spartacus
Feb 1 2010 16:22

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