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Labour news from Asia


Asia

The costs of sexual harassment in the Asian workplace 2017-12-13 [BBC]
Coca-Cola Amatil's Zero Rights Christmas Truck is here for the Holidays! 2017-12-05 [IUF Global Unions]
ILO to review ASEAN consensus on migrant workers next year 2017-11-22 [Manila Bulletin]


Afghanistan

Female journalists’ presence in media on decline: Survey 2017-11-22 [Pajhwok ]
TV cameraman killed in suicide attack 2017-11-21 [IFJ]
TV network attacked, anchor returns with hands bandaged 2017-11-08 [The Day]


Armenia

Unions gather for a regional meeting in Armenia 2017-10-05 [IndustriALL]
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]


Azerbaijan

RFE/RL Takes Azerbaijani Case To ECHR 2017-09-19 [RFE]
IFJ/EFJ welcome release of Mehman Aliyev and Alexander Lapshin 2017-09-13 [IFJ]
Journalism Watchdog Calls For Release Of Azerbaijani Reporter 2017-08-30 [RFE/RL]


Australia

New South Wales South32 to cut more than 200 jobs at Appin mine, workers told 2017-12-16 [Illawarra Mercury ]
Victoria Fire services union fails to stop harassment report releasE 2017-12-16 [Guardian Australia]
Victoria Twenty years on, a new war on Melbourne's wharves 2017-12-16 [Fairfax Media]


Bangladesh

Settlement reached with global fashion brand in Bangladesh Accord arbitration 2017-12-15 [IndustriALL]
Progress on fundamental workers rights remain elusive 2017-12-15 [Solidarity Center]
Settlement reached with global fashion brand in Bangladesh Accord arbitration 2017-12-15 [UNI Global Union]


Bhutan


Brunei


Burma

Labor rights group urge migrant workers to get legal papers as Thai Gvt extends grace period 2017-12-07 [Karen News]
Ethnic Language Teachers Missing Months of Govt Pay 2017-12-05 [Irrawaddy Times]
Mandalay workers march in protest for higher basic wage 2017-12-04 [The Times]


Cambodia

Controversial Trade Union Law having desired effect? 2017-12-15 [The Post]
Human Rights Day celebrations kept to a minimum amid fears of crackdown 2017-12-11 [Phnom Penh Post]
In Cambodia China to boost training for unions 2017-12-10 [Khmer Times]


China

Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens 2017-12-16 [Reuters]
Prospects for US-China Union Relations in the Era of Xi and Trump 2017-12-15 [Chinoiresie]
Is Chinese investment good for workers? 2017-12-14 [China File]


Hong Kong

Union group calls for 6 per cent pay rise amid increase in projected economic growth 2017-12-10 [The South China Morning Post]
Civil Society in Hong Kong Protest Against the Eviction of the Urban Poor in Beijing 2017-12-02 [HKCTU]
In Pictures. HK Migrants Pride: Domestic worker groups rally against discrimination, harassmet 2017-11-28 [HK Free Press]


India

Assam 10 tea workers injured as estate owners open fire in Assam 2017-12-14 [Tribune]
Maharashtra 130 ASHA women workers risk losing their jobs by going on strike 2017-12-13 [The Free Press]
Verizon lays off over 1,000 employees in India; workers seek help from IT Union 2017-12-13 [International Business Times]


Indonesia

Union criticises Hutchison safety record as docker dies 2017-12-14 [Container Management]
Ongoing Labor Abuse Found in Pepsi’s Indonesian Palm Oil Plantations 2017-12-04 [VoA]
Volcano doesn't halt protests over attacks on independent unions at Coca-Cola 2017-11-30 [IUF]


Japan

Company will pay part of workers' salaries in Bitcoin 2017-12-16 [Engadget]
Gvt promises corporate tax cuts BUT ONLY if corporations aggressively raise wages 2017-12-14 [AFR]
Gvt Plans Carrot-and-Stick Tax Changes to Drive Wage Gains 2017-12-14 [Bloomberg]


Kazakhstan

Coal miners carry out strike underground 2017-12-15 [BBC]
Mine Owner Sues Hundreds Of Striking Workers Remaining Underground 2017-12-14 [RFE]
Coal Miners' Strike Spreads In Kazakhstan As Workers Stay Underground 2017-12-13 [RFE/RL]


Korea

RATP and Transdev unions support Seoul colleagues 2017-12-14 [ITF]
Public workers of the world call for immediate release of detained Korean unionist Han Sang-gyun 2017-11-05 [PSI]
ITUC: Dialogue, Not Conflict, in the Korean Peninsula Is Needed 2017-08-23 [ITUC]


Kyrgyzstan

Trade unions vow to protect labour rights ahead of Sunday’s elections 2017-10-13 [Equal Times]
Kyrgyz trade unions vow to protect labour rights ahead of Sunday’s elections 2017-10-12 [Equal Times]
Newly formed Kyrgyz union concludes first agreement with Turkish investor 2017-08-16 [IndustriALL]


Laos

Liquid Labourscape: Ad Hoc Experimentation in a Chinese Special Economic Zone in Laos 2017-11-24 [Chinoiresie]
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]


Malaysia

MTUC concerned over EIS, retrenchments 2017-12-11 [FMT]
Govt urged to intervene in SFI’s layoff programme 2017-12-05 [Borneo Post]
Trade Union leader from Bangladesh harassed at KL airport 2017-12-05 [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

Migration Film Festival held in Kathmandu 2017-12-15 [The kathmandu post]
NHRC says labour rights and HR should not be curtailed 2017-12-15 [myrepublica.com]
Rs 190m doled out from foreign employment welfare fund 2017-11-28 [thehimalayantimes.com]


Pakistan

Workers celebrate Human Rights Day 2017-12-14 [The Nation]
Protest over non-payment of salaries 2017-12-07 [Dawn]
Clerks’ rallies for raise, perks 2017-12-07 [LabourWatch]


Philippines

Negros Occidental farmers, workers call for probe on sugar price slump 2017-11-29 [The Sun-Star]
COMELEC workers’ union lauds Abas appointment 2017-11-26 [The Inquirer]
Land review alarms 5 million workers 2017-11-26 [The Times]


Singapore

‘Recalcitrant’ Activist Charged by Singapore Police for Organizing ‘Illegal Assemblies’ 2017-12-13 [GlobalVoices]
Volunteers with Migrant Workers' Centre help peers address problems they face 2017-12-04 [The Straits Times]
5,000 foreign workers to serve as volunteer ambassadors for migrant welfare group by 2020 2017-12-03 [The Straits Times]


Sri Lanka

Unions in Sri Lanka march for sustainable industrial policy 2017-12-15 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Unions call off rail strike after backlash 2017-12-13 [The Digital Journal]
Striking Railway workers asked to return to work before noon today 2017-12-11 [ColomboPage]


Taiwan

MOTC should help workers in CAL dispute: legislators 2017-12-12 [The Times]
Group protests Cabinet’s labor amendment 2017-12-03 [The Times]
Closure of Hsinchu Homebox Branch Results in Strikes, Arrests 2017-11-27 [The New Lens]


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

Fishing industry harnesses technology to fight abuse 2017-12-10 [Global Cause]
Workers group want Thailand to raise daily wages to 700 baht 2017-10-14 [Myanmar Times]
Thailand: auto parts maker Y-Tec fires workers for unionizing 2017-10-10 [IndustriALL]


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

Turkish union and business community condemns US Jerusalem move 2017-12-10 [Andalou Agency]
Turkey: 140 workers demanding unpaid wages from Zara 2017-12-08 [Equal Times]
140 workers demanding unpaid wages from Zara 2017-12-08 [Equal Times]


Turkmenistan

Free Gaspar Matalaev 2017-12-10 [ATN]
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

Child Labor Returns to Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields 2017-11-01 [Solidarity Center]
5 Cents Per Kilo: Why Uzbek Government Still Forces People To Pick Cotton 2017-10-12 [RFE/RL]
Some Workers Excused from Cotton Fields - But Political Will Needed to End Forced Labor 2017-10-05 [Human Rights Watch]


Vietnam

Regional conference highlight female labourers, trade union’s role 2017-12-07 [VietnamPlus]
Samsung rejects NGO report on worker mistreatment 2017-11-29 [VietnamNet]
Ministry inspects Samsung Vietnam over worker mistreatment 2017-11-29 [VietnamNet]
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