“The minimum wage will be uniformly set across all regions and states in the country, with no discrimination regarding the nature of the job.”
Acting on a stringent new labour law, Thai police are leading a crackdown on Burmese migrant workers.
Moe Gyo said that Thai police inspected farms, crafts workshops and small businesses, mostly focusing on workplaces that are not officially registered.
Burma’s growing industrial workforce is becoming increasingly unionised and assertive.
“The Premier Coffee Company has now agreed to backdate its outstanding wages to the workers,” said FGLLID’s Chit Paw.
A police officer said that of 71 protesters detained, 51 had been charged and taken to Yamethin Prison near the capital after they refused to be split up from fellow…