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Responsible business not possible in Myanmar: report

16 September, 2022A long-awaited independent report has confirmed IndustriALL Global Union’s position that it is not possible to conduct responsible business in Myanmar. IndustriALL has written once again to brands sourcing from Myanmar, urging them to begin negotiations on a responsible exit.

Violent attack against Myanmar unionists

15 September, 2022Five unionists, including two from IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM), were violently attacked and arrested by military security officers in Yangon on 13 September.

EU must end preferential trade arrangement with Myanmar military

13 July, 2022IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union are calling on the European Union to take stronger action against the military junta in Myanmar, including the withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences.

SPECIAL REPORT: Comprehensive sanctions on Russia: why not Myanmar?

31 May, 2022Despite the call by Myanmar’s trade unions for comprehensive economic sanctions against the military regime, many global garment brands continue to source from the country. The response of the international community to human rights abuses in Myanmar stands in stark contrast to the situation in Russia.

Repression continues at garment factory in Myanmar

12 May, 2022More than a year after the military coup d'état in Myanmar, the state-sponsored repression at garment factories in Myanmar continues. IndustriALL is reiterating its call for brands to leave Myanmar as due diligence is not possible in a military dictatorship.

Military vehicle rams into trade unionists, three detained in Yangon, Myanmar

21 April, 2022After a peaceful demonstration in the South Okkalapa township on 20 April, a military vehicle rammed into a taxi carrying trade unionists. According to an eyewitness, three people were beaten up and taken away by six soldiers.

"We will not rest until power is returned to the people of Myanmar"

3 February, 2022On the first anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, IndustriALL held a webinar with leaders from the global labour movement, as well as unions in Myanmar.

A year of terror in Myanmar: unions call for immediate withdrawal of EU trade preferences

2 February, 2022Together with IndustriAll Europe, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the EU to respond to the horrendous abuses of human rights in Myanmar by immediately withdrawing trade preferences under the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) system to cut off the military junta’s funding.

Myanmar one year after the coup

1 February, 2022On 1 February 2021, the democratic government of Myanmar was overthrown by a military coup. On the first anniversary of the coup, the struggle for democracy continues.

Trade union activists in Myanmar pay a hefty price

24 January, 2022Between military violence, union busting and deteriorating working conditions, Myanmar’s factory workers are being squeezed from all sides