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Trade union criticizing insufficient wage increase in the Philippines

Source: www.panaynewsphilippines.com
Date: March 30, 2015
Link: www.panaynewsphilippines.com
Author: Fraire Acupan

End of March a minimum wage increase of 11.50 Peso (USD 0.26 cent) was presented in Western Visayas in the Philippines. Trade union criticized this decision as outrageous because not able to tackle workers’ deprivation.

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Strikers refuse to return to work until factories increase wages

Source: www.mmtimes.com
Date: March 3, 2015
Link: www.mmtimes.com
Author: Kyaw Phone Kyaw

3,803 workers from factories in Yangon, Myanmar, went on a strike end of January, demanding a K30,000 (USD 28) a month pay increase. After police beatings, arrests and negotiations 2,887 workers have returned to work after accepting a K300 (USD 28 cent) increase a day. Nevertheless around 1,200 workers are still holding ground, and claim further wage increases.

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Employees at Prada and Burberry’s shoe suppliers in China striking Over Benefits

Source: www.reuters.com
Date: March 11, 2015
Link: www.reuters.com
Author: Reuters

5,000 to 6,000 employees of a shoe factory in Southern China went to strike to express their concerns regarding government housing fund contributions and payouts. They made it the biggest Chinese strike in a year.

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With Labor Disputes In China On The Rise, Companies Must Tread Carefully

Source: www.forbes.com
Date: March 23, 2015
Link: www.forbes.com
Author: Kent D. Kedl

Labor disputes in China are rarely kind to foreign employers. It is not terribly uncommon these days for a foreign visiting executive to be confined to a hotel room or for a plant manager to end up locked inside his own factory. Sometimes protestors from far remote regions of the country descend upon headquarters in Beijing or Shanghai, and striking employees have been known to shut down factories for weeks on end.

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China's labour movement poses dilemma for Communist Party

Source: www.scmp.com
Date: April 7, 2015
Link: www.scmp.com
Author: Scmp

More than three decades after Beijing began allowing market reforms, the mainland's 168 million migrant workers are discovering their labour rights through social media. They are spearheading a labour movement that poses a growing problem for the Communist Party, wary of any grass-roots activism that can threaten its grip on power.

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The Chinese government and companies confronted to the reality of labor unrest

Source: www.wsj.com
Date: April 8, 2015
Link: www.wsj.com
Author: Chun Han Wong

China is entering a phase of less rapid economic growth, and as a consequence, the labor market is weakening in both urban and rural areas, resulting in a reduction in factories’ margins. This is affecting wage levels, social insurance payments and housing funds, and has led workers to take their demands to the streets. China witnessed almost 1,400 strikes in 2014.

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