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Military in Myanmar cracking down on unions

26 February, 2021Twenty union leaders, the majority from IndustriALL affiliate IWFM, including the vice president, are on the military’s wanted list after peacefully protesting for their democratic rights.

Nationwide strike for democracy in Myanmar

22 February, 2021Today saw a nationwide strike in Myanmar, as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in spite of a previous statement by the military that protestors risked their lives.

ACT brands condemn Myanmar coup

19 February, 2021Global retail brands sourcing ready-made garments from Myanmar have released a joint statement with IndustriALL condemning the military coup and affirming their commitment to democratic standards.

Myanmar’s cyber security law threatens democracy and labour movement

18 February, 2021Myanmar’s military regime has introduced a draft cyber security law that gives them sweeping power to suppress and control freedom of information, as workers continue to protest against the coup across the country.

Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta

9 February, 2021Ten global unions representing more than 200 million workers from across the world call on unions globally to ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to target the commercial interests of the Myanmar military junta.

IndustriALL Global Union condemns military coup in Myanmar and calls for respect for democracy and the constitution

1 February, 2021IndustriALL Global Union condemns the coup d’etat by the military in Myanmar and the detention of democratically elected leaders of National League for Democracy (NLD) Win Myint and Aung San Suu Kyi, hours before the swearing-in ceremony of new parliamentarians and formation of a new cabinet.

Union leaders in general election in Myanmar

2 November, 2020Three unionists from Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) are running for general election as independent candidates on 8 November in the country’s main industrial zones, aiming to champion workers’ rights in the federal and regional parliaments.

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.