Labor policy and administration

Fund to Prevent Deaths at Work Making Headway in Myanmar

A business leader has urged the or­ganisers of an in­ternational scheme aimed at reducing deaths and injuries in global supply chains to set up a safety training school in Myan­mar.The Vision Zero Fund, founded in 2015 and backed by G7, a group of the world’s ...

Garment factory closes after attack by workers

Chinese owned Hangzhou Hundred Tex garment factory in Yangon which was attacked by striking workers last week, has temporarily closed to carry out repairs on equipment and furniture that were damaged in the incident, factory officials said yesterday.Keep reading ...

MICS workers demand for their rights

Some 300 workers from the Myanmar Infrastructure, Craft and Service (MICS) labour organisation took to the streets yesterday, urging the government to listen to their demands.Keep reading ...

Minimum wage committee reformed

Myanmar has formed a national committee on minimum wage again, to improve wages in the country. The committee, which was set up last week, includes financial experts, ministries and representatives from labour and employer groups.Keep reading  ...

Settlement, apology ends strike at slipper factory

Some 600 disgruntled workers at the Myanmar DYC slipper factory in Mingaladon township ended their strike yesterday, after labour officials mediated a settlement and a Korean supervisor of the operation apologised for allegedly abusive conduct, according to the workers and a factory official. Keep reading ...

Workers at state-owned oilfield in Magwe Region claim lack of overtime pay, poor safety measures

Oilfield workers in Magwe Region’s Yenangyaung township claim they are not being properly compensated for overtime work and that they do not have the appropriate safety gear. Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise, which is accused by the workers of the labor violations, is a state-owned firm.Keep reading  ...

Bill Committee advises more flexibility for civil servants’ retirement

The Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee has weighed in on ongoing efforts to amend the Civil Service Law, submitting a report to the lower house that recommends lowering the bar for government employees’ retirement. The proposal would allow civil servants to retire after completing 30 years of ...

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