Myanmar Garment Factory Closes As COVID-19 Cuts Supplies

PATHEIN, Ayeyarwady Region—The coronavirus outbreak in China has forced a garment factory in Ayeyarwady Region to close suddenly, leaving all its workers jobless. A few months ago, the factory was busy and the employees complained about forced overtime on weekends and public holidays. Nearly 1,000 employees at Hua Meng Garment Factory in Kangyidaunt Township were […]

Myanmar and Cambodia to Trade Labor Arbitration Experiences

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Cambodia’s Arbitration Council will share its experiences in settling labor disputes at a series of workshops in Myanmar, a nation with a growing garment industry. The meetings will take place in the capital as well as Yangon, the country’s largest city, according to a press release from the Labor Ministry. […]

Myanmar workers in Thailand paid below minimum wage

Ninety per cent of Myanmar workers working at factories in Tak Province do not receive minimum wages, and four factories pay minimum wages to Myanmar workers, according to the Mae Sot-based Joint Committee for the Affairs of Myanmar Citizens. “About 300 factories are running legally, and more than 1,600 factories are running illegally. Among those […]