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Myanmar: Apparel brands sign freedom of association agreement with suppliers

"Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline", 15 November 2019

...factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed on a Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline with...Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM)...

...By providing workers a voice and representation, the guideline facilitates cooperation to solve workplace issues.

The guideline aims to specify and ensure the practical application of the principles of Freedom of Association under International Labour Standards, and also outlines a timetable to begin to the process of collective bargaining.

The FoA guideline was discussed...at a round table discussion...joined by global brands H&M, Inditex, Bestseller New Look, Next, and Tchibo...