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INTERVIEW: Khaing Zar

23 April, 2021Trade unions have only been allowed in Myanmar since 2012, when the country took its first steps away from a military regime towards democracy. However, in February this year, the military took back power in a coup d’état.   

Myanmar miner Chan Myae Kyaw sacrifices his life for democracy

6 April, 2021In the early morning of 31 March 2021, thousands of workers and local people quietly gathered at Ywatha village, Salingyi township, Monywa to bid farewell to miner Chan Myae Kyaw.

IndustriALL urges companies to guarantee fundamental rights in Myanmar

12 March, 2021The civil disobedience movement continues in Myanmar as the military refuses to respect democracy and hand back power. As the military’s use of violence towards the peaceful protestors is escalating, unions in Myanmar are reiterating the urgent need for economic sanctions.

IndustriALL Global Union leadership calls on the military of Myanmar to restore democratic order and stop arresting, injuring and killing protesters

8 March, 2021Jörg Hofmann and Valter Sanches urge the military leaders of Myanmar to restore democracy and comply with international human rights norms now. IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Myanmar, who are protesting peacefully for their country. The arrests, injuries and deaths caused by military actions must end immediately.

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.