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Workers at iPhone plant in India riot over wages

December 14, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGALORE • The authorities have vowed to crack down on workers who went on a violent rampage at a Taiwanese-run iPhone factory in southern India over allegations of unpaid wages and exploitation, with 100 people arrested so far.

Worker dormitories in Selangor placed under strict lockdown after Covid-19 surge

November 16, 2020 5:24 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - The worker dormitories of top Malaysian rubber glove maker Top Glove in Selangor has been placed under a strict lockdown after cases of Covid-19 infections surged, said Senior Minister (Security) Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Monday (Nov 16).

Workaholic Shenzhen mandates paid leave - first city in China to do so

November 12, 2020 5:00 AM

SHENZHEN • The technology hub of Shenzhen, notorious for its long work hours, will become China's first city to require that workers take paid leave, a move to help reduce burnout that may be replicated in other parts of the country.

Workaholic Shenzhen city makes leave time mandatory in first for China

November 11, 2020 5:11 PM

SHENZHEN (REUTERS) - The southern Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen, notorious for its long work hours, will become China's first city to require that workers take paid leave, a move to help reduce burnout that may be replicated in other parts of the country.

Indonesian unions vow mass protests if president signs jobs law

October 24, 2020 5:10 PM

Unions and rights groups say the new law favours business over workers and the environment.

Jokowi gets final draft of labour Bill from Parliament

October 15, 2020 5:00 AM

The Indonesian Parliament handed over to President Joko Widodo yesterday the final draft of a new labour Bill that has triggered days of violent street protests and vandalism throughout the world's third largest democracy.

Indonesia's Islamic groups, students join bid to scrap job law

October 14, 2020 5:00 AM

JAKARTA • Wearing white Islamic garb and waving red and white Indonesian flags, more than 1,000 protesters from Islamic and student groups gathered in the world's most populous Muslim nation yesterday to show discontent over a divisive new job law.

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