A factory boss has agreed to compensate Burmese workers at a motorcycle helmet factory in Bangkok after the migrants staged a one-day strike.
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.
The All-Myanmar Network of Trade Unions rejects the 3,600-kyat-a-day offer and calls on workers to be prepared to take to the streets in protest.
Foreign and domestic factory representatives say the proposed minimum wage is unaffordable.