Workers' struggles in Asia (January 2011)

Cambodian workers protesting

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (focusing on East Asia) during January 2011 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

While revolutions have been kicking off in North Africa this month, many in China have been following events online despite attempts to block "Egypt" from searches (http://t.co/tbL2O0g , http://t.co/FUNoTmF , http://t.co/blKOCbE , http://t.co/PPvGXPn).

But China itself has not been quiet. There have been a number of reports of workers protests (a bus strike - http://t.co/M6PPPGh; two Taxi driver strikes http://t.co/SijJGxn; redundancy payout protest http://t.co/ZEYg7th ; and two protests over back pay http://t.co/orPQ4qb , http://t.co/KC2Ucfr , http://t.co/bd3VpZn , http://t.co/awWgFnH) and also a number over land seizures (one after a villager's death http://t.co/pJvZhGW , http://t.co/PK7KV7M , http://t.co/M6kmgIX; over a dam http://t.co/d6pBjh6 ; an island project http://t.co/v14LZpR; and two in Sichuan http://t.co/1Plo4GR ).

Unrest over land seizures and forced demolitions has reached such a point in China that the government has been forced to issue new rules (http://t.co/NfUB5OJ) although it remains to be seen whether they will be effectively enforced by local authorities. The Epoch Times has also compiled a list of the Top Ten China Mass Protests of 2010 - http://t.co/oO5bgL4. Workers protests against Chinese bosses have not been limited to China though - the have been a number of protests at Chinese owned companies in Africa, the latest in a Zambian mine (http://t.co/U74sMAN , http://t.co/m0KxysS).

Finally, as the Chinese Year of the Rabbit approaches, there has been an online viral hit in the form of a cartoon that verges on a call to revolution called “Little Rabbit, Be Good” . That link has a translation of the dialogue, but you can watch the whole thing here.

Neighbouring Vietnam saw a number of wildcat strikes over New Years bonuses at the end of December, but most seemed to end at the start of the month (http://t.co/sLFeeMc) - though last week a new one broke out in Da Nang (http://t.co/3uKRj23). Burma is apparently considering allowing some limited degree of worker organisation (http://t.co/IpGxHv4) and also saw a successful students’ protest over school bus fares (http://t.co/XZHHjDq). Burmese workers in neighbouring Thailand were also involved in a successful strike (http://t.co/xYmhHfs). Former Triumph workers there have not been so lucky, as they are being prosecuted for protests in 2009 (http://t.co/Ye5S4A8). Cambodian workers have also faced repression with hundreds of garment workers sacked for taking part in a massive strike in September last year (http://t.co/j0FmGMA) and the unsolved murder of a unionist causing the union leader to threaten massive strike (http://t.co/Jk4kNyx).

Moving further south, the have been a number of clashes over land ownership such as this one http://t.co/9ok5cGH, this clash between palm plantation workers and the farmers whose land the trees are grown on (http://t.co/NGCfBW6 ) or this one at a university http://t.co/1UBq9V1.
There was also a protest against police (Google translated reports: http://t.co/8gCDqcX, http://t.co/QlaPhHw, http://t.co/SD7n8L8, http://t.co/oqSNAnA ), a strike in Sumatra (http://t.co/J4keoYe) and a teachers' rally over employment status in Jakarta (http://t.co/ZpacXKl). A number of unionists have also been persecuted with spurious charges including two workers at the Hyatt Bandung (http://t.co/xzK0GrQ) and another in Semarang (http://t.co/gkHmbGg).


Teachers rally over their employment status in Jakarta.

Organisations in Korea have protested in support of the release of Mishu, a militant in Bangladesh (http://t.co/1oBA0a7), but there have been a number of disputes there this month too. Temporary workers at a university have been staging a sit-in after they were fired for joining a union (http://t.co/pkVZlld , http://t.co/ZJh69lV), irregular workers at GM Daewoo have also been protesting including a one union member climbing a crane ( http://t.co/w3T5tRQ). Fired workers at the Cort guitar factory meanwhile have been drumming up international support in the US, including support from Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine (http://t.co/zWXHbdX). Socialists have also issued an international appeal as the South Korean state persecutes socialist workers (http://t.co/Zhr7Zg2).

Clashes between residents of a squatted slum in Manila and demolition crew led to a temporary halt in demolition plans (http://t.co/J6oslnq , http://t.co/dxg5V0f , http://t.co/a8GZ1M6 , http://t.co/N0a4Zj2 ) but in East Timor police managed to evict 1,000 squatters at a former military base (http://t.co/BsQ1Nqz). Those have been the major events in the news this month, but less dramatic developments as well as more details on those stories are covered in the links below - the important ones are in bold.

Analysis, resources and other items of interest

China Study Group has this article on Aufheben on the global crisis & China (http://t.co/WPrfLsT) . There have been a couple of comment pieces on the gains from recent worker militancy in China (http://t.co/i0ywfHP , http://t.co/djzYOUc) and one on environmental issues there (http://t.co/XBwGMAx) which coincides with the release of a documentary called "The Warriors of Qiugang - A New Documentary on the Struggle to Save China's Environment" http://t.co/ymgL7HV . Another two documentaries that might be interesting are "Crime and Punishment" and "Petition", reviewed here: http://t.co/vHFKk90.

Although they are Trotskyists, the report from the CWI 10th World Congress: Asia (http://t.co/sQdXOMd) may be interesting, as their website "China Worker" frequently has decent articles. And lastly, perhaps spurred by recent events in Tunisia, this article on the 1978 self-immolation by a Korean garment worker makes interesting reading (http://t.co/b4c3k4b)

libcom articles

Only two items added to libcom about Asia to report this month, and the first (Auto industry strikes in China - Lance Carter posted by Steven.) is actually one I missed from December.

The other though has a number of parts: I have begun adding the 1970's Japanese publication Libero International which features articles on libertarian movements and struggles in East Asia, particularly Japan, Korea and China. So far there is the introductory leaflet, issue 1 and issue 2. the remaining four issues I hope to add over the next few weeks.

World Socialist Web Site Asia, Australia and the Pacific Summaries

Workers Struggles: 8th of January http://t.co/YF87SvI
Workers Struggles: 15th of January http://t.co/ACP1VeN
Workers Struggles: 22nd of January http://t.co/SBDhtht
Workers Struggles: 29th of January http://t.co/6ZdEFZM

Burma/Myanmar

6: Farmers Protest to Demand Return of Land http://t.co/NyW3CLQ
12: Students’ protest leads to cut in school bus fare http://t.co/XZHHjDq
18: ILO Welcomes Burma's Proposed New Labor Laws http://t.co/IpGxHv4
18: Working for change in Burma http://t.co/zWXy7PQ
19: Trade unions may be allowed back into Burma http://t.co/DDMHPW4 , http://t.co/mjyF9Gt
27: Burma garment workers’ miserable wages http://t.co/N62QEmG

Cambodia

3: Unions petition Labour Ministry http://t.co/iGgHfII
4: Protesters threaten road blockage http://t.co/PwU4SO0
6: Chinese lakeside link confirmed http://t.co/MCCWtyO
7: Land clearance by Korean firm blocked http://t.co/J1vsWOT
10: State keeps unions waiting http://t.co/51oXHhk
11: Garment Workers Sacked for Striking http://t.co/j0FmGMA

11: Unions urge Govt to reinstate suspended workers http://t.co/jcNtvoF , http://t.co/3c4Hyrm
12: Workers fear factory closure http://t.co/oFUFzRj
13: Freedom Plummets in Cambodia http://t.co/0oDtj1A
17: Critics take aim at union law http://t.co/qyJQxdt
17: Union leader’s detention criticised http://t.co/tlcSJZz
19: March target for union law http://t.co/hDdJdiw
21: City restricts union march http://t.co/yqXGRQ5
23: Union leader threatens massive strike http://t.co/Jk4kNyx
23: Chinese embassy weighs in on lake http://t.co/1TBTGfw
30: Unionists balk at no-strike clause http://t.co/HzV0tBc

China

1: Top Ten China Mass Protests of 2010 http://t.co/oO5bgL4
1: Eyewitness: Chinese police, protesters clash after villager's death http://t.co/pJvZhGW , http://t.co/PK7KV7M , http://t.co/M6kmgIX
1: Despite Anti-corruption Drive, Scandals Plague Communist Leaders in China http://t.co/1VrHNFO
2: Szeto Wah, Hong Kong Democracy Activist, Dies http://t.co/p6MuCsb , http://t.co/WfaXuzr
2: Beijing’s Bomb Shelter Hoteliers Protest Against Closure http://t.co/zc9p2Dm
3: Seeds of Change? http://t.co/FUDeT5X
4: Human rights lawyers threatened and jailed http://t.co/sZR0u1P
4: Unions push for collective wage move http://t.co/9PKS89P
4: Latest Directives From the Ministry of Truth, December 15, 2010-January 4, 2011 http://t.co/2TdrWQy
5: Mother killed in China land protest http://t.co/y3B2243
5: Death Probe Sparks Doubt http://t.co/SKIFFIc
5: Cyber-Dissident Dies on Parole http://t.co/O4WWLQr
6: Hong Kong passes city's first minimum wage http://t.co/tEs4Z67
6: Worker militancy yields new labor rights http://t.co/i0ywfHP , http://t.co/djzYOUc
6: Warning to China's Media http://t.co/78sSv4q
6: New Controls on Text Messages http://t.co/h1cS4td
7: Police laughed while woman was crushed http://t.co/vgdF56H
7: Human Rights in China Mourns the Passing of Dissident-Writer Li Hong http://t.co/ioUiNQq
7: The Zhouqu Mudslide: “The National Ecological Disaster in Microcosm.”http://t.co/XBwGMAx
7: Second Industrial Poisoning in Anhui http://t.co/xGtXfi3
7: Beijing to Push Ideology Online http://t.co/7AE9tHv
9: Hu Jintao’s Visit to ‘77 Yuan’ Apartment a Farce, Netizens Say http://t.co/15L2WTG
10: Angry tour guides see more work, less pay http://t.co/qke6ACW
10: Labor lawyer imprisoned in Xi’an for organizing against corrupt privatization of state enterprises http://t.co/iV9I2UH
10: Cathay pay row fails to dent job hopes http://t.co/IoRF1ku
10: Beijing's 'mice' seek shelter from high costs http://t.co/i4BqRoI
10: Big 2010 stories hushed, but not forgotten http://t.co/EHUtneU
10: Dissident's Plight Clouds Hu visit http://t.co/FKU7e1u
11: Tour guides urged to take long-term view on rules http://t.co/UkNKPEk
11: Cathay fails to reach pay deal with cabin crew http://t.co/k8Ua1Qt
11: The Warriors of Qiugang - A New Documentary on the Struggle to Save China's Environment http://t.co/ymgL7HV
11: Graft-Busting Site Blocked http://t.co/7TagMnf
11: Leftist who stood up to China http://t.co/VpJwSzM
12: Cathay rules out further pay talks http://t.co/Ghwc1aJ , http://t.co/BGrxjUX
12: In Crime and Punishment and Petition, the Real People's Republic of China http://t.co/vHFKk90
12: Site Denies Overseas Access http://t.co/lqr9x18
12: Death in China: Crushing Dissent or Tragic Accident? http://t.co/dlhfgwe
13: Shenzhen bus strike erupts into violence http://t.co/M6PPPGh
13: Taxi drivers and officials at stalemate over new work rule http://t.co/AavHpZu
13: New Round of Forced Evictions http://t.co/4ZAvuHx
13: A General Notice from the Central Propaganda Bureau Regarding News and Propaganda in 2011 http://t.co/yzg16BT
13: Time for China to criminalize the willful non-payment of wages http://t.co/Cqh8h29
13: The warriors of Qiugang: bittersweet triumph in eastern China http://t.co/iiFu4Re
13: In accounts of activist's death, villagers and Chinese government differ http://t.co/4Eez8i4
14: Taxi drivers on strike in two Chinese cities http://t.co/SijJGxn
14: Protest at airport to support FAs union http://t.co/wnyIJ2M

14: Speaking from My Heart: A New Article by Gao Zhisheng http://t.co/09Dop6G
14: Police Chief Dies in Custody; Wife Alleges Torture http://t.co/GsdkHkQ
14: Officials Withhold Land Compensation http://t.co/5FD4hMk
14: China Moves to End ‘Modern Slavery’ http://t.co/6LxtJRR
14: Chinese tainted milk activist reportedly leaves hospital, returns home http://t.co/7gGVtZJ
16: New witness accounts renew suspicions over Chinese village leader's gruesome death http://t.co/tKAPBTf
16: Court Officials Probed for Toll Evading Case http://t.co/OCHxzMi
17: Redundant employees protest over payout http://t.co/ZEYg7th
17: Villagers held after dam protest ends in violence http://t.co/d6pBjh6
17: Young lives ruined by the refusal of the boss to pay wage arrears http://t.co/0Lk5h9m
17: Jailed Activist's Health Failing http://t.co/9orScNM
18: Angry villagers halt island project http://t.co/v14LZpR
18: Rights-conscious Chinese pose new labor challenge http://t.co/PT59UVT
18: Housing Demolition in 2010: A Report (Part 1 http://t.co/KACfifw | Part 2 http://t.co/gAMfH9A)
19: Police in China shoot workers protesting over back pay: reports http://t.co/orPQ4qb , http://t.co/KC2Ucfr , http://t.co/bd3VpZn
19: Zambian Miners Riot Over Labor Dispute http://t.co/U74sMAN , http://t.co/m0KxysS
19:Zhejiang Police’s Internal Document: Controlling the Movements of Critical Persons http://t.co/tvZH2GG
19: Chinese man takes forced eviction case to President Hu http://t.co/pptX4be
19: China moves to tighten land seizure rules after suicides, unrest over development http://t.co/pdou3YK
20: Another suicide at Foxconn http://t.co/1hWBGP2
20: Hit Chinese film a sharp-edged satire http://t.co/HN3Vb6r
20: Macau Workers’ Union calls for specific law on illegal work http://t.co/kAf2z9v
20: Tunisia's Uprising an Inspiration for Chinese http://t.co/4RnLrXk
20: Nine dead in explosion at firecracker factory http://t.co/i6zWGLh , http://t.co/HuGiOpR
20: Fears grow that China is overheating http://t.co/aPLlsyr
21: Peasants Kneel for Overdue Salary http://t.co/awWgFnH
21: No pay raise for Carrefour Shanghai workers http://t.co/BcIreHC
21: Sparks from Chinese Media Extinguished, Remain as Embers http://t.co/tOQgmOf
21: Labor Camp Blogger Speaks Out http://t.co/ucP7FeG
21: Amid outcry, Apple says it monitors work conditions in China http://t.co/RxMssvh
22: China issues new rules to ease tensions over forced demolition http://t.co/NfUB5OJ
22: Abuse of Power is the Biggest Problem http://t.co/T7Ns6ig
23: Nicholas Kristof: Banned in Beijing! http://t.co/7SRRSWK
23: No Cathay work-to-rule over New Year http://t.co/HzIejES
23: Migrant workers should enjoy paid leave http://t.co/LX8keaC
23: Zambia - Chambishi mine asked to resume work immediately http://t.co/HfIsEEJ
24: Clashes in Quake Region http://t.co/1Plo4GR

24: “Little Rabbit, Be Good” A Subversive New Years’ Video Card http://t.co/tzAoY3a , http://t.co/2SdQZPv , http://t.co/uhdL3VH
24: Cathay protest called off http://t.co/CKslNXh
24: China's online crusaders gain ground http://t.co/UP0140F
24: Show respect, rail line protesters urged http://t.co/Udo1Wnz
24: Activist Beaten on Release http://t.co/18Q69gk
24: CIA Views China’s “Student Informant System” http://t.co/nwp28Qj
25: China’s National Image Campaign, Folk Version http://t.co/SBgI6cv
25: China’s work-related injury rehabilitation centres lie empty http://t.co/SyrVxEZ
26: China’s Economy Bolstered by the Sale of Bloodstained Land http://t.co/xdkhzWj , http://t.co/b8SHgwL , http://t.co/PON8Yyd
26: China hit-and-run suspect on trial after web outrage http://t.co/ChAgA1e , http://t.co/sZddCT9
26: Hong Kong Bars Dissidents http://t.co/1VjcUT5 , http://t.co/Cbxpyem , http://t.co/n4s7EEx
26: China Leader Encourages Criticism of Government http://t.co/cyYchsM , http://t.co/VMBYHXL , http://t.co/ml5UJhz
27: Family threatens suicide in Beijing property row http://t.co/hayRsm8
27: Carrefour China stores busted for overcharging, refusing to hike wages http://t.co/w1i1gTe
28: Harassment of the Dagongzhe Centre Continues http://t.co/AiTP86s
28: Lunar New Year highlights China labour issues http://t.co/en7tHxv
29: China Policeman’s Son Gets 6 Years for Deadly Hit-and-Run Case http://t.co/r9ejdOo , http://t.co/Ti6rE2w
29: Chinese Regime Blocks ‘Egypt’ Internet Search http://t.co/tbL2O0g , http://t.co/FUNoTmF , http://t.co/blKOCbE , http://t.co/PPvGXPn
30: New IFJ Report Outlines Restrictions on Journalists in China http://t.co/5b7E9D0
31:Hong Kong staff `exploited' by pay cuts despite recovery http://t.co/k7mr2dD
31: Eight-Year-Old Holds Press Conference to Publicize Family's Ordeal in China http://t.co/51dvpz3

East Timor

20: Protests as E. Timor police evict 1,000 squatters http://t.co/BsQ1Nqz

Indonesia

10: 250 Employees Call for Redemption of Social Security http://t.co/FKfg5xC
11: New Year, Old Trick: Stop the Criminalisation of Trade Unionist! http://t.co/lgLGv42 , http://t.co/zkrSDXh
12: Workers protest repossession of industrial zone http://t.co/Dl0MDnP
13: Police shoot students in Unasman campus clash http://t.co/1UBq9V1
14: Protest against police (Google translated reports: http://t.co/8gCDqcX, http://t.co/QlaPhHw, http://t.co/SD7n8L8, http://t.co/oqSNAnA )
15: Gunshot victim faces permanent paralyses http://t.co/jranYvN
15: Farmers shot for harvesting on a palm plantation (Google translated reports: http://t.co/2nitYQ9, http://t.co/hyBAB57 )
17: Take Up Protest for Woman Trade Unionist Jailed in Indonesia http://t.co/gkHmbGg
21: AJI calls for decent salaries for Yogyakarta journalists http://t.co/3Ai0K6D
23: Journalists Not Paid Enough to Maintain Integrity http://t.co/6LoamvQ
24: Free Yudha and Early! Hyatt Bandung disguises outsourcing agenda with criminal charges against union members over $15 http://t.co/xzK0GrQ

24: Villagers Riot Over Land Deal Trickery http://t.co/9ok5cGH
24: FSPM to confront difficult environment with new organizing strategy http://t.co/CNMj5lF
26: Strike in Sumatra http://t.co/J4keoYe
26: Villager’s Tale of  Squalor Under Jeddah’s Bridge of  Despair http://t.co/W5oAha9
29: Employees of PTPN II and Residents Clash (Google translation http://t.co/NGCfBW6 )
29: Thousands of Farmers March http://t.co/bng04pm
31: Thousands of teachers rally over employment status http://t.co/ZpacXKl
31: Arrest in Latest Case of Migrant Abuse in Arabia http://t.co/7WJQXk8

Japan

8: Keidanren OKs regular wage hikes in 'shunto' talks http://t.co/IS5RDLz
10: Civil servants won't receive right to strike http://t.co/NZHkGuF
10: Gov't not to grant its workers right to strike http://t.co/Urd7piS
14: 2011 Spring Struggle begins http://t.co/NI2DiLJ
17: Toyota union plans to forgo wage hike demand http://t.co/jYtIjRO
19: Keidanren, Rengo Kick Off Spring Wage Talks http://t.co/FKFjcG1 , http://t.co/ukkGrjx , http://t.co/WUHYUcQ , http://t.co/86RDUx5
20: Axed pilots, cabin crews sue JAL http://t.co/YcjURL9

Malaysia

10: Blue Elephants - documentary about migrant workers in Malaysian electronics industry http://t.co/p8HTLZj
11: Policy chaos over migrant workers in Malaysia http://t.co/iBk90d7
18: IFJ Condemns Victimisation of Journalist Union Leader in Malaysia http://t.co/iBP7QDN
19: Plantation worker is demanding to know what has happened to union's investments http://t.co/EobLWj6
19: Minimum wage at RM700 is too low http://t.co/fiuyUuw
25: Malaysia's maid crunch hits households http://t.co/QTi4n2i
26: Poor NUPW workers, ‘rich’ union sec-gen http://t.co/xL1vD72
26: Industrial Court endorses colonial wage structure http://t.co/tXYESVH
27: Malaysian electronics workers secure union rights http://t.co/LXbNSUy
27: Union wants regional allowance reviewed http://t.co/NxJwppu
28: Regulate recruiters and labour out-sourcers http://t.co/P8rikNr
30: Review decision to register Maybank in house union says NUBE http://t.co/ug7UixW

Mongolia

4: Mongolian trilateral agreement aimed at easing mining-stakeholder conflicts http://t.co/Y4mVgyX

Philippines

1: Manila to push for overseas workers' insurance scheme http://t.co/HgvymJz
10: PAL labors over DOLE ruling favoring FASAP, seeks reversal http://t.co/BioFqB2 , http://t.co/JaXh1mY
11: Philippines: Government workers' group seeks P6,000 pay hike http://t.co/yT7NUQT
11: PAL union members protest congressman’s alleged boorishness http://t.co/ZSCXdHF
13: ‘Kuliglig’ drivers to meet with CHR, Manila officials http://t.co/q0TmP2O
16: The Slaves of Madagascar: Abused OFWs Repatriated for Fighting for Their Rights http://t.co/O8FkoJe
18: Retirement of 8 PAL flight pursers to worsen labor row http://t.co/2KdRzLw
20: Labor dep’t settles disputes at Philbless, Keihin http://t.co/remzleH
22: Filipino farmers, students hold protests in Davao City http://t.co/SBr12dD
22: DoLE to decide on PAL's reversal motion http://t.co/I28u2nv
23: Stranded Filipino workers stage protest in Riyadh http://t.co/orsHhGq
24: Outspoken journalist murdered in Philippines http://t.co/MuRJ9nR , http://t.co/LXXhAS9
25: Clashes between residents and demolition crew in the Philippines turn violent http://t.co/J6oslnq , http://t.co/dxg5V0f , http://t.co/a8GZ1M6 , http://t.co/N0a4Zj2

25: Angara Ecozone Project a Massive Case of Landgrabbing, Say Aurora Folk http://t.co/p2fWtRH
26: P125 wage hike pushed http://t.co/DI7JAyw
27: Union delegation backs Philippine aviation workers http://t.co/xEQKH1I
27: Work Safety Group Urges Probe of Lucio Tan Firm for Death of 10 Workers http://t.co/9ZQxxms , http://t.co/iPVasY2 , http://t.co/zIuUTX9

Singapore

11: No to lowering minimum age requirement for maids http://t.co/5LPXc4d
13: Minimum wage debate http://t.co/eD4qmkD , http://t.co/0sIyKau , http://t.co/wmLExi2 , http://t.co/gAt5eqQ , http://t.co/9tLiJaT
21: Workplace deaths at all-time low http://t.co/DX37uJ9
21: What’s being done for workers at the bottom http://t.co/PNN2W5e
25: Nathan recalls fight for workers' rights http://t.co/msuTdAX , http://t.co/mRKszCM
31: Linde Industrial Gas Workers’ Network Created in Asia-Pacific http://bit.ly/eQjsG1

South Korea

3: Harsh retribution http://t.co/CIN9ZgK
5: Seoul education office to add course on labor rights at vocational schools http://t.co/iLcq3jP
6: Temporary workers struggle to regain jobs http://t.co/45ZmaYa
7: Lofty protest http://t.co/9jUyx1K
7: KTU chief has concerns on corporal punishment ban http://t.co/8p9ObQd
10: South Korean state persecutes socialist workers http://t.co/Zhr7Zg2
11: Hongik University workers' sit-in continues http://t.co/pkVZlld

12: Campaign against mass firing of workers at Cort guitar factory http://t.co/zWXHbdX
12: Rage Against The Machine Support Guitar Strike http://t.co/3EcTYab
12: Hyundai Oilbank union renounces strikes http://t.co/Q1YShA8 , http://t.co/D2AwV45
14: South Korea: Struggles by 'irregular' workers multiply, solidarity needed http://t.co/ZJh69lV
14: Korean Guitar Workers Return to NAMM Show To Demand Rights http://t.co/VQBeOSd
14: Cleaning workers report benefits from unionizing as standoff continues at Hongik http://t.co/Lha2N9t
14: GM Daewoo Irregular Workers Protest in South Korea http://t.co/w3T5tRQ
17: A management threat to labor unions http://t.co/p8dbINW
20: The S. Korean ruling class tears aside the veil of its “democracy” http://t.co/D6TFmUN
21: With 400 jobs on the line, labor activist continues 15-day subzero sit-in http://t.co/HTdEWzp

21: Solidarity concert @ NAMM Saturday, and a chance encounter with Cort’s CEO http://t.co/1xuyf2t
22: Anachronistic interference in the labor sector http://t.co/8v83MW7
23: Labor activist Chon Tae-il's death: a wake-up call http://t.co/b4c3k4b
24: North Korea: Public Executions over Leaflets http://t.co/9QvhktN
26: Thirty Korean Rights Organizations Demand Immediate Release Of Mishu http://t.co/1oBA0a7
26: New union leader hints breakup with GNP http://t.co/PmK34bV
27: Political witch-hunting against unionized teachers http://t.co/oOFMSuq
28: Riot police squad disbanded for abuse http://t.co/ZkYlpkE , http://t.co/DJw79Bn

Taiwan

1: New labor rights measures to be introduced in 2011 http://t.co/PzPPEHU
2: Aborigines protest ROC repression http://t.co/j5bbJKY
6: Farmers protest industrial park http://t.co/k3fZrnu
6: AIG's Taiwan unit fined for punishing union member http://t.co/olRmsvL
26: Taiwan aborigines want to reclaim land in government hands http://t.co/1BXqYMb
28: Amis clash with police at land protest http://t.co/3ql9g4W , http://t.co/jP90UDR

Thailand

3: Burmese migrant workers stage labour rights protest. http://t.co/1epf939 | http://t.co/JZMSOzd | http://t.co/GXj7ev3
13: Assembly of Poor rallies at Ubon city hall http://t.co/XjwVkLB
18: Laid-off factory workers of Triumph International Thailand fight for a better life http://t.co/qlg0SDE
26: Striking Burmese workers win demands http://t.co/xYmhHfs , http://t.co/B3ZfbJJ
28: Former Triumph workers prosecuted for protests in 2009 http://t.co/Ye5S4A8

Vietnam

1: Thousands join wildcat strikes in Dong Nai http://t.co/BPHOeyv
1: Low cost labor could exact a high price http://t.co/lXyHbjT
1: 23 years working as state employee, earning $100/month http://t.co/ILsNMYm
5: Staff at Vietnam electronics company end strike over pay, holidays http://t.co/sLFeeMc
6: Unionists should better protect workers’ rights http://t.co/uq17s7w
10: Vietnam cracks down on online critics ahead of Communist congress http://t.co/YUgPq4L
21: Reporter Severely Burned http://t.co/kd9yyZp
22: Firms evading employee social insurance payments face court http://t.co/33j1p9D
25: Intensifying Repression of Human Rights http://t.co/Eb4UxBH
26: Da Nang workers go on strike for end-of-year payment, bonus http://t.co/3uKRj23
29: Migrant workers keep up a sweat for Tet http://t.co/f8Od5X4
29: To buy a house, state employees have to fast for 24 years http://t.co/IWvcgBt