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Myanmar law allowing strikes takes effect

Author: Associated Press, Published on: 10 March 2012

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 it will last, how many workers will take part and how it will be conducted. An employer who dismisses workers for going on strike or belonging to a union will face up to a year in jail and a fine of 100,000 kyat ($125), while workers who stage strikes against the law face up to a year in jail and a fine of 30,000 kyat ($38).

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