Strikes spread to Mandalay

Strikes spread to Mandalay

Widespread factory strikes in Burma that began in Rangoon’s Industrial Zones last month have spread to Mandalay.

About 300 workers from Aung Sein textile and wool factory, are staging a sit-in protest.

The workers have issued a six-point demand, which includes an increase in their basic salary rise, better health benefits, worker’s compensation, guaranteed days off on weekends and an end to mistreatment.

A witness said strike leaders met with company representatives at noon today to begin negotiations.

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