Myanmar: Workers demand rehiring & creation of independent labour union

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times, Published on: 6 September 2017

"Over 200 workers set up barricades around factory," 5 September 2017

Over 200 protesters from DJY Knitting Myanmar Co. Ltd sock factory, stepped up in their strike by building barricades around the factory….

“The factory officials violated the law. They fired us without proper reasons. Now we’re also forced to break the law. We resorted to blockade in search of a better outcome,” worker leader Ko Phyoe Ko Ko Aung told The Myanmar Times….

Workers asked the factory officials to re-hire them at their former positions or to compensate for the loss of jobs….

Over 228 of the sock factory’s workers have been protesting…demanding the rehiring of their worker leader Ko Soe Thura Ko, and the creation of an independent labour union.

...DJY Knitting Myanmar Co. Ltd…has been producing various kinds of socks, including famous brands for export….

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Related companies: DJY Knitting (Myanmar) Co., Ltd.