An employee at the Great Wall sugar refinery factory in Katha died on the spot when a liquid nitrogen tank he was handling exploded.
“The Premier Coffee Company has now agreed to backdate its outstanding wages to the workers,” said FGLLID’s Chit Paw.
Students in Kangon, a village near Latpadaung in Sagaing Division, were forced to stay home this week when a nearby sulfuric acid factory started emitting foul-smelling fumes.
Burma has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country’s garment industry.
UN goodwill envoy Angelina Jolie joins Aung San Suu Kyi on a visit to Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone to speak with female workers about working conditions.
Andy Hall, a British activist who campaigns for the rights of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand, faces final hearing in defamation suit on Monday.