Domestic Workers from Myanmar Overworked in Thailand

  CHIANG MAI, THAILAND—In Thailand, thousands of unregistered domestic workers from Myanmar face daily abuse at the hands of their employees. But now, as Myanmar opens to reform, changes are coming slowly. Is it enough to draw back a future work force? Every year, an estimated two million migrant workers from Myanmar join the Thai […]

ILO, Myanmar to Develop Employers’ Capacity

Myanmar’s apex business association and the International Labor Organization (ILO) will launch a project for boosting the capacity of employers’ organisations in Myanmar and promoting work principles and sustainable enterprises. According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed between the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and the ILO, the […]

Burma seeks minimum wage amidst labour shortage

As foreign investors in the garment sector trickle into Myanmar/Burma, local research companies and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are undertaking a study that could prompt the country’s parliament to pass a minimum wage law by December this year. The study, for which one local participant is the Myanmar Marketing and Research Development Co (MMRD), […]