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Asia

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Progress in Fight Against Human Trafficking in Asia Hard to Measure 2016-04-13 [Radio Free Asia]
Migrants at risk from new Asia free-trade zone 2016-04-01 [equal times]


Afghanistan

One year after the lynching of Farkhunda, has anything changed for Afghan women? 2016-04-12 [Equal Times]
Afghan journalists continue to fight for media freedom despite terror attack 2016-02-03 [Equal Times]
Senior journalist shot dead in Afghanistan 2016-02-02 [IFJ]


Armenia

Press conference entitled: labor law, trade unions, the legislation problems 2016-05-05 [ANA]
IFJ and EFJ ask for a full investigation into attacks on media workers by Police at a demonstration in Armenia 2015-06-27 [IFJ]
Workers at Narit Plant not paid salaries 2015-06-25 [Armen Press]


Azerbaijan

Rights Activist Leyla Yunus Freed From Jail In Azerbaijan 2015-12-10 [RFE/Radio Liberty]
Two Azerbaijani oil workers released from hospital 2015-12-09 [Trend]
None of the missing Azeri oil workers found so far 2015-12-09 [Azer News]


Australia

New South Wales Protestors gather to announce union 'green ban' on redevelopment at Bondi Pavilion 2016-05-30 [ABC]
New South Wales Green Ban to keep Bondi Pavilion in public hands 2016-05-30 [CFMEU NSW]
New South Wales Green ban to halt Waverley Council's plans for Bondi Pavilion 2016-05-30 [Fairfax Media]


Bangladesh

Court lays murder charges in Rana Plaza disaster 2016-05-21 [HEU]
Amid May Day festivities, 2 workers die in Motijheel 2016-05-02 [The Daily Star]
Nurses call off protests upon ministers assurance 2016-05-02 [The Daily Star]


Bhutan


Brunei


Burma

Police arrest protestors marching to Nay Pyi Taw 2016-05-20 [Myanmar Times]
Dozens of Myanmar workers arrested in police clampdown on labour rights march 2016-05-19 [Mizzima]
Police break worker protest 2016-05-19 [Eleven]


Cambodia

Strikes supporting Sokha illegal: pro-gov’t unions 2016-05-30 [The Post]
Some Unions Slam Strike Threat 2016-05-30 [The Times]
Workers’ rights, NGOs increasingly under fire 2016-05-25 [The Star]


China

PHOTOS: The Chinese Tech Workers Who Have To Sleep At The Office 2016-05-15 [Huffington Post]
Landslide kills Sinohydro construction workers 2016-05-14 [BWI Global Union]
Final death toll in Fujian construction site landslide expected to be 36 2016-05-14 [China Labour Bulletin]


Hong Kong

High speed rail workers hold sit-in protest over HK$7m in unpaid wages 2016-05-30 [HK Free Press]
Construction and retail sectors the worst hit in Hong Kong’s latest unemployment figures 2016-05-18 [SCMP]
Journalist Unions slam reporting curbs for top Chinese official visit 2016-05-18 [HK Free Press]


India

Domestic workers oblivious to schemes 2016-05-30 [The Hindu]
Govt. has failed to solve workers’ problems: CITU 2016-05-30 [The Hindu]
Garment workers’ protest: police were brutal, says report 2016-05-30 [The Hindu]


Indonesia

Widening of holiday allowance net aimed at valuing labour rights 2016-05-13 [Jakarta Post]
Indonesia’s tragic war on drugs 2016-05-05 [Equal Times]
Government urged to protect rights of Indonesian migrant workers 2016-05-02 [Jakarta Post]


Japan

Unions hold rally to make minimum wage an Upper House election issue 2016-05-30 [Japan Press Weekly]
Do Japan’s porn actresses and actors have labor rights? 2016-05-22 [Japan Times]
PM Abe lays the groundwork for domestic workers from overseas 2016-05-13 [Nikkei]


Kazakhstan

ArcelorMittal debts lead to unpaid wages 2016-03-22 [IndustriALL]
Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed? 2016-02-18 [The Diplomat]
Zhanaozen: who ordered the killings and tortures? 2015-12-13 [People and Nature]


Korea

Workers setting up strategies to narrow gap between regular and irregular positions 2016-04-04 [Hankyoreh]
KCTU Members Speak in San Francisco 2016-03-30 [Labor Video]
WILL PARK GEUN-HYE CONTINUE THE ATTACK ON WORKERS IN 2016? 2016-01-18 [Equal Times]


Kyrgyzstan

Court recognizes illegal dismissal of union leader in Kyrgyzstan 2016-03-11 [IndustriALL]
Victory for striking gold miners 2016-01-27 [IndustriALL]
Briton deported after triggering gold mine workers strike after comparing local delicacy to horse penis 2016-01-05 [RFE/Radio Liberty]


Laos

Police Publicly Confirm Arrest of Trio of Workers For Criticizing State 2016-05-30 [Radio Free Asia]
Teachers Go Unpaid in Southern Lao Province 2015-05-13 [Radio Free Asia]
Country Should Address Human Rights Issues, Says Group 2015-01-20 [Phuketwan]


Malaysia

MTUC: No need for lower EPF contributions by employees 2016-05-22 [The Post]
GEFONT Support Group Malaysia success to provide whole Insurance amount to the Victim from the Company 2016-05-13 [GEFONT]
MAS employees union allowed to challenge Administrator 2016-05-10 [The Star]


Maldives

Maldivian journalists arrested for protesting against media crackdown 2016-04-06 [IFJ]
Maldives govt proposes law to criminalize defamation 2016-04-06 [IFJ]
Protesting journalists arrested 2016-04-03 [Sun Online]


Mongolia

Teacher unions push government to boost investment in education 2016-05-20 [Education International]
Winners and losers in Mongolia's mining gold rush 2016-04-29 [SCMP]
Why did Mongolian union leader set himself alight? 2015-12-09 [Open Democracy]


Nepal

Gefont support group established in India 2016-05-30 [GEFONT]
Nepal govt sensitive on labour issues 2016-05-19 [GEFONT]
Gefont organise interaction program on foreign employment act and domestic workers 2016-05-17 [GEFONT]


Pakistan

Journalists union calls for stern action against PTI workers who attacked senior reporter in London 2016-05-29 [The Daily]
Foreign bodies’ efforts for heirs of factory disaster appreciated 2016-05-29 [The News]
Finding middle-ground: PCS officers nominate committee for talks 2016-05-27 [LabourWatch]


Philippines

A strong, independent labor movement could lead the struggle for democracy and justice 2016-05-29 [The Jacobin]
Contractual workers go on strike 2016-05-25 [The Inquirer]
Union officials, SWAT police face off in Philippines amid ongoing Verizon labor dispute 2016-05-14 [UPI]


Singapore

Bus operator Tower Transit announces pay raise of 3.5 per cent for its staff 2016-05-17 [ST]
'Gangsters' showing unwanted migrant workers the door in Singapore 2016-05-13 [ABC]
On May Day, Dr Chee proposes retrenchment insurance for Singaporean workers 2016-05-02 [The Online Citizen]


Sri Lanka

Trade Union Action Adding To CEB Woes 2016-04-24 [Sunday Leader]
Five day week: SL private sector wants it, unions oppose it, workers unsure 2016-04-24 [The Sunday Times]
Port Authority trade unions call off strike after talks with PM 2016-04-12 [The Colombo Page]


Taiwan

Second union backs CAL cabin crew call for strike 2016-05-29 [The Times]
Solidarity with the struggle of dismissed HYDIS workers (#9) 2016-05-29 [CINA]
China Airlines flight attendants rally to escape 'enslavement 2016-05-14 [China Post]


Tajikistan

Workers unhappy that Iranian company in Tajikstan owes 6 months pay 2016-05-18 [RFE/Radio Liberty]
Lawmakers in Tajikstan concerned by deadly brawl between Moscow cemetery workers 2016-05-18 [RFE/Radio Liberty]
Teacher training focuses on vigorous trade unionism and fight against child labour 2015-09-16 [Education International]


Thailand

Trial of migrant workers' rights activist Andy Hall to begin this week 2016-05-18 [undercurrent news]
Again - Raise minimum wage because of piling workers' debts - University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (!) 2016-04-29 [Bangkok Post]
Ending slavery in Thailand needs local solution and unions, activists say 2016-04-28 [NY Times]


Tibet

Over 100 Tibetan Teachers Stage Protest March After Demands Ignored 2014-05-09 [Radio Free Asia]
Machine guns fired on mine protesters 2013-10-22 [Truthloader]
83 workers buried in Tibet landslide 2013-03-30 [The Hindu]


Turkey

Support the union members fighting to save the forests of Cerattepe ActNOW! 2016-05-27 [BWI]
Miners start hunger strike 2016-05-25 [HDN]
Sub Categories: » HOMEPAGE / TURKEY/ RIGHTSWednesday,May 25 2016, Your time is 10:39:46 15 hunger-striking miners hospitalized 2016-05-25 [HDN]


Turkmenistan

IS EU SUPPORT PROPPING UP ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ANTI-DEMOCRATIC REGIMES? 2015-08-10 [Equal Times]


Uzbekistan

Uzbek Rights Defender Detained in Psychiatric Hospital 2016-05-20 [Solidarity Center]
Dark Side of the 'White Gold of Uzbekistan' 2016-05-13 [KTR]
Act Now to Support Jailed Uzbek Human Rights Activist ActNOW! 2016-05-08 [Solidarity Center]


Vietnam

Advancing trade unions in Vietnam 2016-05-19 [IndustriALL]
TPP is the first trade agreement to subject Vietnam to enforceable labor commitments 2016-04-26 [The Diplomat]
2,000 shoe workers stage strike, rotten egg attack 2016-04-15 [Tuoi Tre News]
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