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Historic official registration of CTUM union in Myanmar

23 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union celebrates the historic awarding of the trade union registration certificate to the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar, today 23 July.

Khaing Zar Aung, Assistant General Secretary of IndustriALL’s affiliate Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar (IWFM), a key member of the CTUM, reports:

The Chief Registrar Myo Aung from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security presented the National Registration Certificate to Maung Maung, President of CTUM at the Inya Lake Hotel. During this event, CTUM's affiliates, leaders and members were present.

CTUM President Maung Maung returned to Myanmar in September 2012 after a 24-year exile as a union leader.

Determined and successful organizing and campaigning during these first three years of unions being legal in Myanmar have resulted in mass recruitment including over 1,400 new local unions, progress towards a new minimum wage, education of both workers and managers, safety and health drives, and the laying of strong foundations for collective bargaining.

IndustriALL has and will continue to support organizing, training and union building in Myanmar.