BUSINESS – 98.5% of Burma’s workers have no social welfare

Some 98.5 percent of all workers in Burma are living without any social welfare benefits, according to Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Human Settlement Win Maw Tun. She made the remark to reporters while concluding a ceremony for 10 workers who had been injured or died in work-related accidents in the region. She suggested that each workforce take steps to get insurance.