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Labour news from Asia


Asia

Southeast Asian workers press for big minimum wage hikes 2017-08-18 [Nikkei Asian Review]
Asia Pacific young workers strengthen networks 2017-08-15 [ITF]
PSI joins efforts to question mega trade deal the RCEP 2017-08-02 [NUPGE]


Afghanistan

Afghan women break barriers with all-female TV station 2017-07-18 [Equal Times]
Kabul attack: BBC workers among victims in Afghanistan suicide bombing 2017-05-31 [The Independent]
This Kabul restaurant boosts the dreams of Afghan women 2017-03-18 [PRI]


Armenia

Unionists underpin role of education in teaching human rights and values 2017-04-08 [Education International ]
Defending Armenia’s Workers – Is Class Struggle on the Agenda? 2016-09-11 [hetq]
Excessive police force against journalists covering demonstrations 2016-08-03 [IFJ]


Azerbaijan

18 worker deaths a year - oil company SOCAR lambasted over safety record 2016-12-21 [Hazardex]
9 Azerbaijani Oil Workers Still Missing In Caspian Sea 2016-12-19 [VoA]
Oil Platform Collapse Leaves One Dead, Nine Missing In Caspian Sea 2016-12-19 [RFERL]


Australia

National Union of Workers, United Voice plan to create 'new union model' 2017-08-18 [AFR]
Tasmania Policy backflip: uniom fight stops lower school age 2017-08-18 [United Voice]
Pharmacists among ‘most underpaid workers’ in Australia: union report 2017-08-18 [The New Daily]


Bangladesh

FTA urges Bangladesh to cooperate with EU, ILO 2017-08-08 [fibre2fashion]
Violence against domestic workers reaches alarming high 2017-08-05 [Dhaka Tribune]
Reforming labour rights 2017-07-29 [The Financial Express]


Bhutan


Brunei


Burma

Workers march to call for minimum wage rise 2017-08-16 [The Post]
Underage maids from Myanmar seek help in Singapore 2017-08-08 [Al Jazeera]
Myanmar migrant workers in South Korea stage protest demanding equal working rights 2017-07-24 [Coconuts]


Cambodia

Why female workers are prone to sexual abuse in Cambodia 2017-08-18 [DW]
Ong Kay: The Real Story behind Siem Reap 2017-08-08 [Solidarity Center]
Ong Kay: The Real Story behind Siem Reap 2017-08-07 [Solidarity Center]


China

Women Need Not Apply for China Tech Worker Jobs 2017-08-18 [WSJ]
New normal? Strike Map shows steady trends in worker actions in first half of 2017 2017-08-17 [China Labour Bulletin]
Agency workers at SOEs take action demanding equal pay 2017-08-15 [China Labour Bulletin]


Hong Kong

Employer who prevented domestic worker from using air-con ‘cyberbullied’, says rights group 2017-08-15 [HKFP]
Woman Complains Maid Used AC Without Permission 2017-08-15 [UNI]
Politician Called ‘Inhumane’ For Suggesting Domestic Helpers Use Less A/C 2017-08-15 [AFP]


India

Telangana Strike by postal staff affects services 2017-08-19 [The Hindu]
SCCL announces minimum wages to outsourcing employees 2017-08-19 [Hans India]
Delhi Hotel manager accused of molesting staff in Delhi, held 2017-08-19 [The Hindu]


Indonesia

Freeport: Mining Giant accused of denying workers health care, trade unions involved in dispute 2017-08-17 [ABC]
Ten people die in mine labour dispute 2017-08-16 [Radio New Zealand]
Global trade unions and NGOs back PepsiCo-linked palm oil workers in their fight for labour rights 2017-08-15 [Equal Times]


Japan

Reverence for Robots: Japanese Workers Treasure Automation 2017-08-17 [USNews]
First reported death in Tokyo 2020 Olympics site 2017-08-15 [BWI]
Work-hour deregulation 2017-08-06 [The Times]


Kazakhstan

European unions demand justice for Larisa Kharkova, Nurbek Kushakbaev and Amin Eleussinov 2017-08-07 [ETUC]
Kazakhstan: Sentencing of Union Leader a Travesty of Justice 2017-08-06 [ITUC]
La IndustriALL condena simulacros de juicios de activistas sindicales en Kazajstán 2017-08-03 [IndustriALL]


Korea

Struggling healthcare workers join labor unions in droves 2017-08-08 [Korea Biomedical Review]
Korea: UNI Global Union urges President Moon to release Han Sang-gyun 2017-07-09 [uniglobalunion.org]
Hyundai Motor union blasted for excessive demands 2017-05-03 [The Times]


Kyrgyzstan

Newly formed Kyrgyz union concludes first agreement with Turkish investor 2017-08-16 [IndustriALL]
Kyrgyzstan’s Sherimbayeva: ‘We Are Stronger … Together’ 2017-07-12 [Solidarity Center]
Miners in Kyrgyzstan demand wage arrears 2017-06-08 [IndustriALL]


Laos

Three Lao Workers Jailed For Criticizing Government Online Still Held After More Than a Year 2017-03-09 [RFA]
Salary Delays Slow Government Work in Laos 2017-01-07 [RFA]
Feeling Pain of Rising Prices, Stagnant Wages 2016-08-25 [Radio Free Asia]


Malaysia

Shangri-La workers win 13-year fight to restore collective bargaining rights 2017-08-07 [IUF]
Why isn’t government contributing to EIS? Workers union asks 2017-08-03 [Yahoo]
Contract staff at govt hospitals urged to join union 2017-08-02 [The Daily Star]


Maldives

Police rough up, arrest journalists covering opposition rally 2017-07-28 [IFJ]
Maldives police summons liberal bloggers over unspecified charges 2017-06-05 [IFJ]
Maldivian journalists arrested for protesting against media crackdown 2016-04-06 [IFJ]


Mongolia

National monthly minimum wage to be raised by 25% 2017-01-09 [AKIpress]
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]


Nepal

nteraction program held regarding the implementation of Social security act and revised labour act at NTUC 2017-08-17 [NTUC Nepal]
Gefont Weekly English News Video 2017-08-13 [GEFONT]
The Legislature Parliament Adopts Labour Bill 2017-08-13 [GEFONT]


Pakistan

Unpaid Sukkur dist council workers hold demo 2017-08-17 [LabourWatch]
Sindh govt’s decision to hold tripartite labour conference lauded 2017-08-17 [The News]
Karak paramedics threaten protest over lack of promotion 2017-08-17 [Dawn]


Philippines

DSWD workers in Iloilo condemn Taguiwalo rejection 2017-08-18 [The Inquirer]
Stop requiring women to wear high heels at work – labor union 2017-08-07 [Rappler]
Labor group urges Duterte to hike NCR wages to P675 per day 2017-08-06 [GMA]


Singapore

Bangladeshi construction workers in limbo over unpaid salaries, say payslips were falsified 2017-08-13 [The Straits Times]
Tharman receives NTUC's highest May Day honour 2017-05-13 [The Straits Times]
Better insurance coverage for foreign domestic workers from October 2017-05-07 [Channel News Asia]


Sri Lanka

Petrol workers to strike 2017-08-19 [LankaWeb]
Lankan unions oppose USAID entry in labour reforms 2017-08-06 [The Sunday Times]
Energy security options being examined after oil strike: PM 2017-07-30 [The Island]


Taiwan

Mail carriers blast air-conditioning guideline 2017-08-04 [The Times]
EVA strike affects 10,000 passengers 2017-07-31 [The Times]
Taiwanese unionist recognised by US 2017-07-05 [Solidarity Center]


Tajikistan

'Equal Rights Are Not For Us,' And Other Thoughts On Women's Day 2017-03-09 [RFE/Radio Liberty]
Teachers trained on trade unionism and Sustainable Development Goals 2016-06-17 [Education International]
Workers unhappy that Iranian company in Tajikstan owes 6 months pay 2016-05-18 [RFE/Radio Liberty]


Thailand

Outspoken anti-junta journalist faces sedition charges 2017-08-09 [The Nation]
Journalist charged with sedition over online comments 2017-08-09 [Associated Press]
Journalist Charged With Sedition for Online Criticism of Junta 2017-08-09 [VoA]


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]


Turkey

Belgian Ministers asked to help release French journalist Loup Bureau 2017-08-09 [EFJ]
Threat of curriculum manipulation to replace science with Islamic worldview 2017-08-07 [Education International]
The state of emergency one year on: Emergency rule hurts workers 2017-08-04 [disk]


Turkmenistan

International Workers, Employers, Governments Call on Turkmenistan to End Forced Labour 2016-06-15 [Union Rights' Defence Centre]
IS EU SUPPORT PROPPING UP ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ANTI-DEMOCRATIC REGIMES? 2015-08-10 [Equal Times]


Uzbekistan

Report Links World Bank to Uzbekistan Forced Labor 2017-07-05 [Solidarity Center]
World Bank funds linked to forced labour in Uzbekistan 2017-06-29 [Guardian ]
Forced Labor Linked to World Bank 2017-06-27 [Human Rights Watch]


Vietnam

Mekong Delta fights for survival amidst climate change and unbridled development 2017-08-15 [Equal Times]
Older workers being pushed out to be replaced by cheaper young workers 2017-08-08 [VietnamNet]
Firms move to push out veteran labourers 2017-08-06 [Vietnam Net]
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