Labor

Mandalay workers vow to continue protest

Without an amicable settlement in sight, Kan Kaung Chin Yadanar factory workers have vowed to continue their sit-in protest at the factory entrance in Bal Lin village of Mandalay’s Singaing township.Keep reading  ...

MOEAF requests for lifting of worker ban to Malaysia

The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) has urged the Myanmar government to lift its temporary suspension on sending workers to Malaysia, according to MOEAF officials.Keep reading ...

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  ...

Skilled labour shortage still a problem

As Myanmar attracts more investments, the country is struggling to provide skilled labour for the construction, tourism and manufacturing sectors.Keep reading ...

Renewed push to legalise migrant workers in Thailand to start later this month

Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand will be issued with Certificates of Identity before the end of November, in a joint effort by the Thai government and Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. 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  ...

Yangon labour department has launched 60 lawsuits against errant factories

After repeated, flagrant violations of the labour laws, 60 recalcitrant factories in Yangon have been slapped with lawsuits so far this year by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, a government official told The Myanmar Times yesterday. Keep reading ...

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