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Workers win wage victory in Myanmar

18 March, 2014Collective bargaining by a Myanmar union has succeeded in securing a 20 per cent wage increase for workers at the Yes 1 Garment factory in the country’s industrial centre, Yangon.

Myanmar unions win first minimum wage

2 July, 2015Three years after unions were made legal in Myanmar, their fight for a minimum wage delivered a victory on 29 June. The country’s first-ever minimum wage of 3,600 kyatts per day is equal to US$3.2.

Landslide kills jade workers in their tents

27 November, 2015At least 117 people were killed in a landslide in the jade mining area in northern Myanmar on 21 November. Workers and their families were asleep in their tents that were buried under the piles of rubble.

Changing behaviours - organizing in Myanmar

16 April, 2018Yes, a Korean-owned garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar, is in some ways a rarity among the many other factories found in the township Hlaing Thar Yar. Workers here have formed a trade union and have negotiated a collective agreement with management.

Myanmar unions call on brands to join ACT in fight for living wage

8 July, 2019IndustriALL’s Myanmar affiliates are committed to continue the fight for a living wage through building union power and industry wide collective bargaining, and called on global brands and retailers to support the ACT initiative.

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.

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.

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.

Striking Myanmar miners hurt military revenue

26 July, 2021Since the military coup in February, 4,800 miners have been on strike in Monywa township. The solid five-month strike has undermined the revenue of the military regime.

“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.