Workers' struggles in East Asia (July 2012)

Residents of Qidong occupy a government building to protest pollution

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during July 2012 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 Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Once more I've included quite a few links in Indonesian and Chinese - if you can't read those languages, I recommend getting a browser plug-in such as Google Translate to get an idea of what they're about. Alternatively, just look at the pictures - molihua.org (the Jasmine Revolution site) is especially good for these.

The most important stories:

Cambodia 5: Strike over wages at Tai Yang garment factory in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)
Cambodia 10: Strike against sacking of union members at Horus Industrial Corp in Phnom Penh (link 1)
Cambodia 20: Strikes over wages and right to organise at several garment factories (link 1)
China 2: Protest against new city leader and president of China in Hong Kong (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) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21)
China 2: Protest against building of alloy plant in Shifang, Sichuan Province (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) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21) (link 22) (link 23) (link 24) (link 25) (link 26) (link 27) (link 28) (link 29) (link 30) (link 31) (link 32) (link 33) (link 34) (link 35) (link 36) (link 37) (link 38) (link 39)
China 4: Strike against layoffs at CIMIC ceramics company in Shanghai (link 1)
China 7: Protest over unpaid wages by road workers in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province (link 1)
China 10: Strike at Daisho Group in Huizhou, Guangdong Province (link 1)
China 10: Strike over restructuring at department store in Haikou, Hainan Province (link 1) (link 2)
China 13: Strike over change of management at NVC Lightening Holding Limited in Chongqing, Wanzhou and Huizhou, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
China 13: Protest over unpaid wages by migrant workers in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province (link 1) (link 2)
China 16: Strike over unpaid wages and working conditions at construction site in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (link 1)
China 17: Protest over unpaid wages in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province (link 1)
China 17: Protest over wages by migrant workers in Liupanshui, Guizhou Province (link 1)
China 19: Strike against privatisation of bus company in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province (link 1)
China 19: Strike against layoffs and trade union inaction at brewery in Wuhan, Hubei Province (link 1) (link 2)
China 23: Strike for wage rise at electronics factory in Foshan, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2)
China 24: Protest over unpaid wages by migrant construction workers in Xiamen, Fujian Province (link 1)
China 26: Strike over failure to pay promised wage increase at machine power plant in Changping, Guangdong Province (link 1)
China 26: Strike over wages by cleaners at Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital in Guangdong Province (link 1)
China 28: Protest against proposed waste pipeline in Qidong, Jiangsu Province (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) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21) (link 22) (link 23) (link 24) (link 25) (link 26) (link 27)
China 30: Strike over print factory relocation in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2)
Indonesia 10: Protest over wages in Purwakarta, West Java (link 1)
Indonesia 10: Strike against outsourcing and for improved benefits at PT Dharma Anugerah Indah factory in Surabaya, East Java (link 1)
Indonesia 12: Protest against outsourcing in Jakarta (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6)
Philippines 12: Strike over wages at Radio Mindanao Network in Davao (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11) (link 12)
South Korea 16: Strike over wages and hours at Hyundai Motor (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6)
Taiwan 20: Strike over unpaid wages at RPTI International power systems company (link 1)
Taiwan 24: Factory occupation over unpaid wages at Hualon textile factory in Miaoli County (link 1) (link 2)

All reports ordered by country and date:

-Analysis

6: June strikes show collective bargaining gaining traction in China (link 1)

Burma/Myanmar

16: Protest for Return of Seized Land in Rangoon (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)

Cambodia

2: Protest against firing of worker for organising at Wai Full Garments in Kandal Province (link 1)
5: Strike over wages at Tai Yang garment factory in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)
10: Strike against sacking of union members at Horus Industrial Corp in Phnom Penh (link 1)
13: Protest by garment worker for higher wages in Phnom Penh (link 1) (link 2)
18: Protest against union deal with employers, Thai Pore garments (link 1)
20: Strikes over wages and right to organise at several garment factories (link 1)

China

1: Protest against pollution in Shanghai (link 1)
1: Work-to-rule over hours by firefighters in HongKong (link 1)
1: Protest against construction of waste disposal plant in Fuyang, Anhui Province (link 1) (link 2)
2: Protest against forced resettlement in Inner Mongolia (link 1)
2: Protest against land seizure in Jiaozuo, Henan Province (link 1)
2: Protest against new city leader and president of China in Hong Kong (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) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21)
2: Protest against building of alloy plant in Shifang, Sichuan Province (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) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21) (link 22) (link 23) (link 24) (link 25) (link 26) (link 27) (link 28) (link 29) (link 30) (link 31) (link 32) (link 33) (link 34) (link 35) (link 36) (link 37) (link 38) (link 39)
3: Protest against pollution in Lufeng, Guangdong (link 1)
4: Protest over unpaid wages in Humen, Guangdong (link 1)
4: Strike against layoffs at CIMIC ceramics company in Shanghai (link 1)
5: Protests against layoffs by engineers at heavy machinery manufacturer Sany in Shenyang, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
6: Protest against demolition of school in Huidong County, Guangdong Province (link 1)
6: Strike against increased taxi rental by taxi drivers in Shanghai (link 1)
7: Protest against land seizure in Xianyang, Shaanxi Province (link 1) (link 2)
7: Protest over unpaid wages by road workers in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province (link 1)
10: Strike at Daisho Group in Huizhou, Guangdong Province (link 1)
10: Strike over restructuring at department store in Haikou, Hainan Province (link 1) (link 2)
11: Protest over pensions by army veterans in Changsha, Hunan Province (link 1)
12: Protest against land seizure in Yangshan County, Guangdong Province (link 1)
12: Protest against mining by villagers in Yangshan County, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2)
13: Protest against forced abortions in Zhejiang (link 1)
13: Strike over change of management at NVC Lightening Holding Limited in Chongqing, Wanzhou and Huizhou, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
13: Protest over unpaid wages by migrant workers in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province (link 1) (link 2)
15: Protest against land seizure in Foshan, Guangdong Province (link 1)
16: Protest against land seizure in Qingtian, Zhejiang Province (link 1)
16: Strike over unpaid wages and working conditions at construction site in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (link 1)
17: Protest over unpaid wages in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province (link 1)
17: Protest over wages by migrant workers in Liupanshui, Guizhou Province (link 1)
18: Protest against police brutality in Chongqing (link 1)
18: Protest against land seizure in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province (link 1)
19: Strike against privatisation of bus company in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province (link 1)
19: Strike against layoffs and trade union inaction at brewery in Wuhan, Hubei Province (link 1) (link 2)
20: Strike against illegal taxis by taxi drivers in Xinxiang, Henan (link 1)
20: Protest against land seizure in Shanwei, Guandong Province (link 1) (link 2)
22: Protest against land seizure in Renhuai, Guizhou Province (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
23: Strike for wage rise at electronics factory in Foshan, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2)
24: Protest against police brutality by tour guides at Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province (link 1)
24: Protest over unpaid wages by migrant construction workers in Xiamen, Fujian Province (link 1)
25: Protest against gender discrimination in Beijing (link 1) (link 2)
26: Strike over failure to pay promised wage increase at machine power plant in Changping, Guangdong Province (link 1)
26: Strike over wages by cleaners at Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital in Guangdong Province (link 1)
27: Protest against police brutality in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province (link 1) (link 2)
28: Protest against proposed waste pipeline in Qidong, Jiangsu Province (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) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17) (link 18) (link 19) (link 20) (link 21) (link 22) (link 23) (link 24) (link 25) (link 26) (link 27)
29: Protest against 'patriotic' education in Hong Kong (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
29: Protest against police brutality in Chengdu, Sichuan Province (link 1) (link 2)
30: Protest over failure of rural credit unions to pay in Xuchang, Henan Province (link 1)
30: Strike over print factory relocation in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (link 1) (link 2)
31: Protest over redundancy pay at bank in Maoming, Guangdong Province (link 1)

Indonesia

9: Protest against iron-sand mining in Kulonprogo, Yogyakarta (link 1) (link 2)
9: Protest against land seizure in Stabat, Sumatra (link 1)
10: Protest over wages in Purwakarta, West Java (link 1)
10: Strike against outsourcing and for improved benefits at PT Dharma Anugerah Indah factory in Surabaya, East Java (link 1)
12: Union workers close road front of Grahadi in Surabaya (link 1)
12: Protest against outsourcing in Jakarta (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6)
19: Protest against land seizure in Ogan Ilir, Sumatra (link 1)
25: Protest over employment status of workers at PT Nittoh Presisi Indonesia by metal workers' union in Bogor, West Java (link 1)
28: Protest against coal terminal in Lampung (link 1)
30: Protest against construction of house for official in Jakarta (link 1)
30: Protests against land seizures in Lampung (link 1)
31: Protest in land seizure in North Lampung (link 1)

Japan

1: Protests against restarting of nuclear reactor in Tokyo and Ohi (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
12: Strike over forced more to part-time work for older worker at US Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities in Okinawa (link 1)
16: Protest against nuclear power in Tokyo (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
17: Protest against deployment of new US military planes in Okinawa (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
29: Protest against nuclear power in Tokyo (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)

Philippines

12: Strike over wages at Radio Mindanao Network in Davao (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11) (link 12)
16: Protests against government policy (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)
27: Protest against threatened arrest of union members in Manila (link 1)

South Korea

3: Protest against free trade talks with China (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
11: Strike for media independence at MBC and YTN (link 1) (link 2)
16: Strike over wages and hours at Hyundai Motor (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6)
26: Protest for job security and working conditions by financial industry workers in Seoul (link 1)

Taiwan

2: Protest against privatization of state petroleum company (link 1)
20: Strike over unpaid wages at RPTI International power systems company (link 1)
24: Factory occupation over unpaid wages at Hualon textile factory in Miaoli County (link 1) (link 2)
30: Protest against petrochemical project in Yunlin County (link 1)

Vietnam

25: Protest against land seizure in Hanoi (link 1)

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Aug 7 2012 14:59

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