The minimum wage will rise from 3600 kyats ($2.70) to 4,800 kyats per day, but for some workers, fears have been raised it may come at the cost of other…
More than 600 workers are on strike, demanding the removal of a South Korean supervisor they accuse of abuse and sexual harassment.
Around 100 workers of the Lawun Htet Tha garment factory in Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone have gone on strike in protest against late salary payments.
The case of 14 garment factory workers arrested when a strike was forcibly put down by plain clothed vigilantes in March continues to languish in court.
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.
Clothing giant H&M has voiced their support for a standard minimum wage across Burma, as negotiations on the proposed 3,600 kyat (US$3) per day figure continue.