Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mapping Collective Bargaining in Southeast Asia

From Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC), a case studies of organizing informal workers and collective bargaining.  Full description below.

The map presents case studies from various countries in Asia on strategy of organizing informal workers and collective bargaining. The collective bargaining here refers to a process wherein the informal workers are able to constitute some form of political power. This includes a process of creating and recreating social solidarity among workers from various and diverse sectors, creating representational space and identifying targets for collective bargaining. Most of the case studies presented here are based on Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) work with various partners in Asia.

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Workers Strike At Huawei

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“In this photograph taken on March 4, 2013 Indonesian employees of Chinese telecom group Huawei stage a protest outside their office in Jakarta. The employees who are demanding better terms, accused the firm of union busting and illegally hiring foreign workers. The strike continued into Friday.” (AFP Photo/Adek Berry)

From The Jakarta Post:

Indonesians working for Chinese telecom firm Huawei joined a strike Friday over claims their employer broke labor laws, in the latest industrial action to hit a foreign company in Indonesia.

Some 150 workers in the capital Jakarta and the eastern Java city of Surabaya took part over claims Huawei has illegally hired foreign workers and has sought to disrupt the work of labour unions. Huawei denies the claims.