Factory Workers in Hlaing Tharyar Protest Halving of Thingyan Holiday

Hundreds of work­ers from facto­ries in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar staged protests against a govern­ment decision to halve the number of days in the an­nual Thingyan holiday.

Last week, 500 workers from 15 different facto­ries held a demonstration against the government announcement that their normal 10-day Thingyan holiday would be cut to five days.

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