Police in the Naypyidaw Union Territory said they arrested eight people as they attempted to march into the capital to set up a rally camp in front of the President’s…
As former workers from a wood-processing plant in Sagaing approach Naypyidaw after a long march, police will be ready to prevent them entering the Burmese capital.
The march, which follows a 60-day sit in, aims to get the government to mediate in a labour dispute with Myanmar Veneer & Plywood Private Ltd company.
Two brothers will serve time in prison for orchestrating a labour strike in Rangoon’s Shwepyithar Township.
Ethical Trading Initiative, Fair Labor Association say they are backed by 17 international manufacturers, including Adidas, Gap, Tesco, H&M and Patagonia.
Foreign and domestic factory representatives say the proposed minimum wage is unaffordable.