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What is the future for Myanmar’s workers?

Author: David Browne, Equal Times, Published on: 9 November 2015

…FDI (foreign direct investment) and its impact on trade union and workers’ rights is a key issue for the future of the country, Maung Maung believes…Jamie Davis, Myanmar Program Director of the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, tells Equal Times…“The real question is will investors come here with the idea that this is a place where labour is cheap and the rule of law is weak and they can do whatever they want, or will they share their profits in a fair way with the workers?”

…Jeff Vogt, Legal Director of the ITUC, cautions: “There are serious risks that Myanmar’s natural resources and labour will only benefit privileged domestic interests and foreign companies, while disadvantaged communities will suffer the negative impacts of poorly regulated business activities…

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