Apparel groups concerned at Myanmar labour law reforms

Business groups representing international garment, footwear, and travel goods buyers have written to the government of Myanmar to express their increasing concern over several worker rights issues in the country. They say they are particularly troubled by ongoing labour law reforms, including “serious and repeated violations of the fundamental rights to freely associate, to organise, […]

Myanmar targets $12 bn of garment exports by 2020

Myanmar’s garment industry has set an ambitious export revenue target of $12 billion and create around 1.5 million new jobs by 2020, the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association has announced. The industry has gained momentum since 2014 when its export earnings amounted to $1.5 million. By mid-2015, the industry created over 230,000 jobs. The local garment […]