Myanmar Workers at International Joint-Venture Construction Site Strike for Unpaid Wages

Yangon – Hundreds of construction workers at the Yoma Central development projects are on strike, blocking a major Yangon road over late payment of wages and unpaid social-security allowances. In 2015 Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings Limited, headed by Serge Pun, received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission for the redevelopment of a four-hectare site on […]

Few workers left in deserted Magwe

Villages in Magwe Region are becoming ever more sparsely populated, as men and women move overseas in search of work, leaving few behind to plant and pick the region’s native crops, farmers said. Flooding in July and August destroyed thousands of acres of farmland, and hundreds of thousands more have been confiscated by the government […]