Labor

After years of enslavement, abused child maids look to the future

The teenager stares at her crippled hands, broken after torture techniques endured over five years of life as a slave.“I want to continue my studies when my hands are recovered,” she said.Keep reading  ...

Special report: Abuses, exploitation rife in Myanmar’s forgotten prison labour camps

Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds.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 ...

Economic Growth Could Increase Child Labor in Myanmar

After 50 years of economic isolation, observers fear that Myanmar children might be forced to work before they can complete schooling in a booming economy.Keep reading ...

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