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The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) union reported in February 2016 that the Army’s 46th Infantry Battalion had been “actively campaigning against our affiliate union, Musahamat Workers Labour Union (MWLU)”. The army was trying to link the MWLU to the New People’s Army (NPA), which the KMU feared would (...)

About 100 migrant workers from a tuna factory in Mahachai were sacked and forced out of their accommodation after they collectively complained that they had not been paid for 45 days.
Myanmar and Cambodian workers stopped working after they did not receive their wages, but the employer would (...)

The authorities repeatedly sought to intimidate independent trade unions and their supporters during the social protests at the end of 2016. The independent union of public administration staff SNAPAP (Syndicat National Autonome des Personnels de l’Administration Publique) denounced the measures (...)

Champ Resto Indonesia, one of Indonesia’s leading fast food chains, dismissed 83 workers in July 2016 for taking part in a protest demonstration over health insurance. The events leading up to the demonstration were particularly tragic. In November 2015, a Champ Resto worker’s newborn baby died (...)

Sixty-three members and officers of the Quetta Serena Hotel Union were arrested on 30 November for peacefully gathering in front of the hotel after union members were denied entry and prevented from working.
The union had held a rally at the Quetta Press Club the previous day to protest at (...)

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