Myanmar: Yangon workers suffer unsafe conditions, “extremely low” wages & intimidation for joining unions, says report
Irrawaddy, 1 Nov 2013
Myanmar: Workers’ rights to organise not fully recognised despite new freedom of association laws, say labour activists
29 Apr 2013
Intl. Trade Union Confederation proposal to promote legislation that ensures businesses operating in Myanmar respect human rights,
Intl. Trade Union Confederation, 26 Apr 2012
Myanmar: New law giving workers right to form unions & stage strikes comes into effect
Associated Press, 10 Mar 2012
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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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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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