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Unions in South East Asia call on government to comply with ILO standards

29 October, 2020Unions in South East Asia are calling on governments to ratify ILO Conventions 87 and 98 to protect freedom of association and ban anti-union discrimination when organizing.

Protecting garment workers’ lives in Myanmar

26 October, 2020As reported cases of Covid-19 skyrocketed in Myanmar, the government, employers and trade unions have taken strong measures to protect workers’ lives.

Union wins right to organize in Myanmar through ACT guidelines

20 October, 2020Since the global outbreak of Covid-19, ACT brands and IndustriALL have observed an increased level of union busting in the global garment and footwear supply chain. To protect and promote Freedom of Association in Myanmar, an ongoing collaboration between IndustriALL, Myanmar-based union IWFM and ACT brands plays a critical role in protecting workers’ rights.

#UnionWin as garment workers are reinstated

6 October, 2020Using the Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline, IndustriALL affiliate IWFM has achieved the reinstatement of three union leaders at Glory Fashion, who were dismissed after setting up a local union.

Fighting for workers’ rights in South East Asia

14 September, 2020Unions in South East Asia are planning ahead for defending workers’ rights through struggle and advocacy, institutionalizing safety and health concerns in collective agreements, and building capacity for women and youth.

Union successfully fights mass dismissals in Myanmar

11 August, 2020The Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) has successfully fought two mass dismissal cases, winning the reinstatement of over a hundred garment workers in Yangon.

Garment manufacturer in Myanmar uses Covid-19 to bust union

14 July, 2020Kamcaine Manufacturing in Myanmar is using the ongoing pandemic as an excuse for union busting in its factory in Yangon, dismissing 57 workers, all members of IndustriALL affiliate IWFM.

Mine collapse kills more than 160 workers in Myanmar

3 July, 2020An accident in Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin state, has claimed the lives of at least 162 mine workers, with dozens more feared dead, and injured 54.

Myanmar: call for social dialogue over dismissals

18 June, 2020Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) is urging Jia Hao Fashion Industry to immediately engage in social dialogue over the dismissal of 79 workers and continuous protests outside their factory in Myanmar’s capital Yangon.

Protecting workers in Myanmar

14 May, 2020IndustriALL affiliate IWFM has signed a framework for action with employers and ACT brands producing in the country, aiming to protect garment workers from the devastating impacts of the pandemic.