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Workers' struggles in Asia (March 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding China) from the 16th to the 31st of March.

Cambodia

18th: Villagers clashed with police attempting to evict them from their homes after a court ruling.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9EH5U701.htm
19th: Another protest over land seizures, this time involving burning of buildings on a sugar plantation and a rally of 1000 villagers.
http://in.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idINSGE62I07I20100319
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010032233948/National-news/villagers-fear-police-retaliation.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010032534227/National-news/two-held-over-kampong-speu-conflict.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010032634305/National-news/police-villagers-clash-in-kampong-speu.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010033034494/National-news/pair-make-bail-in-land-dispute.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010032934430/National-news/kampong-speu-villagers-awaiting-representatives-release.html
23rd: Casino workers to go on strike.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010032334065/National-news/casino-workers-threaten-strike.html
24th: Apparently the government told businessmen to partner with army divisions.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/315513,former-khmer-rouge-battalion-deployed-in-senators-land-dispute.html

Indonesia

18th: Residents of a slum in Jakarta resist eviction.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/2010/832/42786

Philippines

19th: Bakery workers on strike over the firing of 127 colleague because of an "illegal" strike had to defend themselves from an attack by scabs in a different union.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metro/view/20100319-259648/8-workers-hurt-in-picket-line-violence
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/03/19/10/6-hurt-unruly-goldilocks-protest

South Korea

22nd: Workers at a hotel win a nine year battle against outsourcing, including back pay.
http://cms.iuf.org/?q=node/302
30th: Workers at Kumho Tire will strike on the 1st of April.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-03/30/c_13230870.htm

Taiwan

25th:Villagers in southern Taiwan clashed with police in a protest over pollution from a plastic factory.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2010/03/25/249723/FPG-plants.htm
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_506400.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/local/kaohsiung/2010/03/26/249885/Jenwu-villagers.htm

Thailand

26th: Workers at Nikon went on strike for improved benefits.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/35044/nikon-workers-demand-improved-benefits

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Spartacus
Apr 1 2010 14:13

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