Paid medical leave extended for pregnant workers during pandemic

Pregnant workers are now entitled to 26 weeks of medical leave at 60% pay during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Social Security Board (SSB). The benefits will be paid out from the national social security fund, it said. Spokespersons from the labour ministry could not say whether employers will be required to chip in […]

Myanmar’s electricity minister reduces workload due to illness

U Win Khine, who was appointed as Electricity Minister in the National League for Democracy-led government in August 2017, has been suffering from clogged arteries and diabetes. He had medical treatment abroad in the first week of June, and is now taking a rest in Yangon, government officials confirmed to The Irrawaddy. “It is true […]