bdnews24.com, Bangladesh, 9 Nov 2015 - The government has closed down three buildings housing as many factories, concluding its 23-month long inspection.
The Guardian, Australia, 7 Nov 2015 - The much dissected ABS report last week which put union membership at 14.4% of workers nationally tells many stories, but they don’t all inevitably end with a movement bereft of influence or significance. By looking beyond a single headline figure, it’s possible to see a movement that still plays a role of central importance in contemporary Australian life.
The Malaysian Insider, 6 Nov 2015 - The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has expressed doubt that worker related issues will be resolved even if Putrajaya amend labour laws as required under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
Ashahi Shimbun, Japan, 5 Nov 2015 - Amazon Japan KK employees have formed a labor union with a stated aim to abolish a “performance improvement plan” that they say effectively enables the company to easily fire its workers.
Solidarity Center, Pakistan, 5 Nov 2015 - Workers once again gave their lives for their jobs when a plastic bag factory collapsed in Lahore, Pakistan, yesterday, killing at least 21 and injuring dozens. Between 150 and 200 workers, including child laborers, were in the factory when the building collapsed. Rescuers, who mostly include members of the Pakistan Army, report hearing voices in the rubble, and family members say they have received calls from relatives trapped in the debris. With limited on-the-ground rescue capacity, the Army-led rescue operation has saved many workers trapped under the debris.
China Labour Bulliten, Nov 3 2015 - A building collapse in the central Chinese province of Henan on 30 October killed at least 17 construction workers and injured another 23, many seriously. It was the latest in a string of incidents in China’s notoriously dangerous construction industry.
IndustriALL, Indonesia, 2 Nov 2015 - 25 demonstrators were arrested and many were injured when 35,000 people took to the streets of Jakarta to protest against a new regulation that excludes trade unions from the minimum wage setting process.
The Jakarta Post, Indonesia, 31 Oct 2015 - As many as 24 workers were arrested during a demonstration in front of State Palace on Friday demanding the government revise its new regulation regarding the annual minimum wage determination mechanism.
China Labour Bulletin, China, 30 Oct 2015 - Workers in at least three breweries in eastern China owned by Suntory Holdings went on strike last week after the company announced it was pulling out of its loss-making joint-venture with China’s best-known brewery Tsingtao.
The Middle Ground, 28 Oct 2015 - GAME theory. It’s in the celebrated film A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe. But it can also explain why the International Labour Organisation (ILO) called Singapore a “leader of tripartism” during this week’s international forum on tripartism and praised the republic for its model of tripartism between unions, employers and the G.
The StraitsTimes, Indonesia, 27 Oct 2015 - The official minimum wage in the Indonesian capital will rise by around 15 per cent next year, the Jakarta Post on Tuesday (Oct 27) quoted the governor as saying.
LabourWatchPakistan, 21 Oct 2015 - More than 16 million home-based women workers are contributing to the economy, and the government should accept them as workers as per labour laws and also ratify the ILO Work Convention 177 immediately.
The Mainichi, Japan, 19 Oct 2015 - A national increase in the minimum wage took effect on Oct. 18, but life remains difficult for those at or near the bottom of the ladder.
The Daily Star, Bangladesh, 19 Oct 2015 - Hundreds of people in Dhaka suffered immensely as transport workers suspended bus operations for hours protesting the sentencing of a bus helper to one-month imprisonment and the alleged beating up of a bus driver.
The Jakarta Post, Indonesia, 16 Oct 2015 - A labor union rejected the government’s plan to apply a new formula for an annual wage raise, unless the Manpower Ministry opened up the possibility of negotiations to revise the basic amount of the wage used in calculating the wage increase.