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 […]

Thousands of Myanmar Workers Demand Higher Minimum Wage

YANGON—More than 5,000 workers marched on Sunday in Hlaing Tharyar Township, where Yangon’s biggest industrial zone is located, to call for higher wages ahead of an upcoming amendment to Myanmar’s minimum wage law. Under the 2013 Minimum Wage Law, the National Committee for Designating Minimum Wage has to amend the minimum wage at least every […]