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22 Feb 2023

IndustriALL Global Union

Myanmar: IndustriALL Global Union develops framework for a responsible exit from Myanmar garment supply chains

"Framework for a responsible business disengagement from Myanmar"

... In November 2022, IndustriALL began discussions with a number of garment brands operating in the country to outline what a responsible exit would like that.

That discussion has concluded with Framework Principles of a Brand’s Responsible Business Disengagement from Myanmar.

The document is not a commitment by these brands to cease their operations in Myanmar, but an agreement on what would constitute a responsible exit. 

The framework outlines a business exit negotiated with workers’ representatives that ensures that the rights of workers are protected, adequate severance is paid to those affected, and ensures that cases of workers’ rights violations that are still pending will be remediated. Although the framework was developed by the garment industry, its principles can be applied to other sectors of the economy...