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1 November 2013

Rangoon Factory Workers Toil for ‘Extremely Low’ Wages: Report [Myanmar]

Author: Paul Vrieze, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

A survey of factory workers in Rangoon has revealed they suffer from a range of labor rights violations, such as long working hours, unsafe conditions and intimidation for joining labor unions, while most are paid “extremely low” basic wages of...

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29 April 2013

Workers’ Rights Improving, but Problems Remain [Myanmar]

Author: Simon Rougheen, Irrawaddy

A year after the enactment of Burma’s labor organization and freedom of association laws, local and international workers’ rights activists say more must be done to support the newfound freedoms in practice…Despite the new laws, and Burma’s wider...

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24 August 2012

Mine workers form union in Burma

Author: Radio Australia

After years of restrictive international sanctions during its years of military rule that crippled the country Burma's political, economic and social transition continues. For the first time in more than fifty years workplace laws have been passed to...

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5 June 2012

Industry minister calls for trade union support

Author: Lynn Bo Bo, Mizzima News

As labour strikes increase in Rangoon, the Minister for Industry and Myanmar Investment Commission Chairman Soe Thein called for more support of trade unions and the protection of workers’ rights. Speaking about the garment industry at a workshop on...

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26 April 2012

[PDF] Business and Human Rights in Burma: A Trade Union Proposal

Author: International Trade Union Confederation

...The ITUC is encouraging all trade unions to promote the following proposal with their respective governments...

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10 March 2012

Myanmar law allowing strikes takes effect

Author: Associated Press

A new law in Myanmar giving workers the right to form unions and stage strikes has come into effect…The law allows workers to form unions with a minimum of 30 members and stage a strike if they give 14 days’ notice and provide details such as how long...

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