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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

Unsafe conditions cause more deaths in Myanmar's jade mines

24 December, 2021The death of at least 3 jade miners in a landslide at Hpakant, Myanmar on 22 December highlights the urgency to curb unsafe mining practices and protect miners’ lives.

Escalating violence in Myanmar

21 December, 2021Since mid-December, the Myanmar military has intensified operations against the People’s Defence Force (PDF) and the search for pro-democracy activists. Clashes between soldiers and civilians have led to dozens of casualties. Thousands of villagers have been internally displaced during indiscriminate artillery strikes.

FEATURE: Why does IndustriALL support sanctions in Myanmar?

15 December, 2021At its third Congress on 15 September 2021, affiliates to IndustriALL Global Union voted unanimously to support the campaign of comprehensive economic sanctions organized by the Myanmar Labor Alliance against the military junta in Myanmar. The campaign calls for disinvestment from the country, and for all companies operating there to cease operations and place no new orders. 

“Working in Myanmar is like modern slavery”

9 December, 2021Nearly eleven months into military rule in Myanmar, trade unions in the country say that the dictatorship must end immediately, as democratic rule is essential for protecting workers’ rights.