More than 600 workers are on strike, demanding the removal of a South Korean supervisor they accuse of abuse and sexual harassment.
When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Rangoon, a child fills a basket he carries to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites.
The World Bank’s prediction that the Burmese economy would grow at some 8.2 percent this year has been slashed in the latest ‘Myanmar Economic Report’.
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Two hundred and fifty workers circled the Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone on Sunday, chanting for a baseline daily wage of 4,000 kyat (US$3.33).
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.