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Posts Tagged ‘Garment Industry’ (2 found)

ထိပ္တန္းျမန္မာအထည္ခ်ဴပ္ လုပ္သား ၂ဝဝ ေက်ာ္ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ဆႏၵျပ

ရန္ကုန္တိုင္းေဒသႀကီး လိႈင္သာယာစက္မႈဇုန္ ၄ မွာရွိတဲ့ ထိပ္တန္းျမန္မာအထည္ခ်ဳပ္စက္ရံုက အလုပ္သမား ၂ဝဝ ေက်ာ္ဟာ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာလအတြက္ လုပ္ခလစာ အျပည့္မရရွိတာေၾကာင့္ ဒီကေန႔ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ တာေမြၿမိဳ႕နယ္က ဗိုလ္စိန္မွန္ကြင္းကေန တာေမြၿမိဳ႕နယ္ က်ိဳကၠဆံလူထုဟစ္တိုင္အထိ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္ဆႏၵျပၾကပါတယ္ […]

January 7, 2016  •  By RFA  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Another Wave of Industrial Action Threatens to Drown Burma’s Garment Industry

workers-arrange-talored-clothing-IrrawaddyThe month of February saw sustained and widespread industrial action at garment factories in Rangoon’s industrial zones, with thousands of striking workers demanding better pay and working conditions. Yet the authorities, along with influential private sector interests, have sought to quell the demonstrations without addressing the fundamental flaws in this burgeoning sector, resorting to force and underhand methods as they have done for decades.

The main strikes occurred at E-Land Myanmar, Costec, Tai Yi, Red Stone and Ford Glory factories, located in Shwepyithar and Hlaingtharyar industrial zones. While there are variations in demands across the factories, one which was consistent among the strikers was a pay increase of 30,000 kyat ($30) per month. The average wage of a worker in a garment factory in Rangoon is around 80,000 ($80) per month. This is not a living wage and barely enough to survive, while a complex system of overtime and bonuses means that basic wages are extremely low, thus forcing workers to work an extra three hours per day, as well as on weekends, to make ends meet […]

March 2, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤