Burma’s growing industrial workforce is becoming increasingly unionised and assertive.
Two Burmese labour rights groups said Burma’s authorities had blocked them from operating in Thailand because they had criticised recruitment practices as “legal human trafficking”.
Burmese migrant workers in a garment factory in northern Thailand’s Mae Sot are striking over unpaid wages and long working hours.
Opposition groups say Burmese government must enact legislation that protects workers, as 30 labuor activists remain behind bars
Mar 19, 2009 (DVB), Underage workers at a garment factory in Rangoon's New Dagon township have complained of labour rights abuses by their employers after being forced to work unpaid overtime. Four female workers, all under the age of 18, recently quit their jobs at the Hercules factory, which is owned by a South-Korean businessman. …
The NHRC’s findings matched results from an earlier Labour Ministry and Labour Protection and Welfare Department probe.