South Korean factory fined K3 million for defying order

The South Korean-owned Macdo wig factory was fined three million kyat (US$2255) by Mingalardon township court for failing to obey a Central Arbitration Council order, its workers said. “The factory will also be sued for closing the factory without permission. We have also reported them to the Labour Department,” Ma Soe Nwe Oo, the factory […]

Myanmar govt launches garment workers’ safety guidelines

The government of Myanmar has introduced some health and safety guidelines for workers in the garment sector in order to improve the working conditions of the employees. The guidelines have been launched by the country’s ministry of labour, immigration and population and includes instructions for handling machines, equipment and chemicals. The labour ministry along with […]

Agreement reached on amendment of labour laws

Government representatives have agreed with factory owners and workers to amend labour laws and review standard terms in employment contracts, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Securities, The Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 29 September. U Win Shein, the Director-General of the Factories and General Labour Law Inspection Department told […]