Leaders of a mass strike at the Han Jen garment factory have continued talks with factory bosses, continuing to lobby for the demands of picketing workers.
More than 1,000 workers at the Han Jen garment factory in Rangoon are mounting a hunger strike in demand of basic workers’ rights.
Ethical Trading Initiative, Fair Labor Association say they are backed by 17 international manufacturers, including Adidas, Gap, Tesco, H&M and Patagonia.
The Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar throws its support behind a government-led proposal for a minimum wage in Burma of 3,600 kyat (US$3.60) a day.
Foreign and domestic factory representatives say the proposed minimum wage is unaffordable.
If accepted, the salary conditions will be applicable to all employers except small enterprises with 15 workers or less, and family businesses.